VAMPYR the video game will become a TV series, FOX21 secures rights

Soon enough video games and film / television will continue to have more and more in common as filmmakers look for new and exciting ways to see their medium progress forward. Technologies like AR and VR are sure to change the landscape for interactive entertainment in both industries, but while waiting for such innovations to become more mainstream we are seeing some interesting exploration of intellectual properties.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Now Available

This Monday Activision Blizzard has made their 7th expansion pack for world renowned MMORPG World of Warcraft. Practically defining the genre while simultaneously overshadowing all competition, WoW has been one of the most actively played video games in existence since its launch in 2004 (back when Windows XP was still the main operating system around).  Trivia aside, the various races of WoW will clash in a huge war 25 years in the making.

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection Announced for Nintendo Switch

After heavy rumors circulating about Activision Blizzard working on a new mobile entry to the Diablo series it has been announced that Diablo III will grace the Nintendo Switch hybrid handheld / console. The jury is still out on whether or not this is a lead-up to something more, but the Switch version of Diablo III has been confirmed today as the Eternal Collection and will include the base game, all expansion packs, updates, and some exclusive Switch bonus items when it launches some time later this year, 2018.

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Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition Xbox Review

Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition is the definitive version of the fourth title in the long running real time strategy series featuring not only the base game with its three campaigns as well as four more through the included Road to Dunkirk and Finland: Winter Storm add-ons plus a version exclusive three levels. While Sudden Strike 4 is available on other platforms, the European Battlefields Edition is exclusive to the XBOX One.

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Retro Review: A Second Look at Donkey Kong – Ultimate NES Remix Edition

Recently Nintendo, Atari, Sega, and many other game companies’ classic libraries are making their comeback with a vengeance. They have made these consoles with hundreds of titles all preloaded. Fans have been able to play classics, and a whole new generation have come to enjoy the games we know and love. Considering this, we have decided to play these games and give them a second look. Whether it’s remixes, remastered, or classics on a new system, like Pokémon we want to catch ‘em all!

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Nintendo Direct 8.8.18 – Full WrapUp & Video

Today Nintendo has provided a new Direct presentation all about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in which our late-night rumor from last night came true. Simon Belmont has been announced for the Nintendo Switch exclusive game and a lot more!

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Simon Belmont Leaked for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Update: Simon Belmont was revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the 8.8.2018 Nintendo Direct, you can see the Full WrapUp & Video HERE and below remains the unedited version of our rumor for this character reveal which we posted about 7 hours before the show began.

Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco Studios, and Nintendo will soon reveal much more about the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but the public relations and marketing team may have just leaked one of their biggest announcements early.

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Dead Cells Review

Dead Cells is a rogue-like Metroid-vania style game developed by the studio Motion-Twin. So this game features procedurally generated areas which is something new to the genre of Metroid-vania since it’s usually all about remembering the layout of the map, finding secrets in it, and back tracking to older areas to unlock newer areas. Dead Cells throws all of that on its head with making everything well randomized. Survive long enough and you can play it like Metroid, but die and it’s time to start over. Sure, some of the areas are pre-designed, but they are constantly randomized, so you will never know where to go next whenever a new life begins.

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Market Forecasts for Europe, India, and Asia-Pacific Regions 2018 – 2023

Looks like those who want to predict the end of consoles will have to wait another 10 years and try again next time. Billions of dollars of new income will flood the video game industry between 2018 – 2023, and the majority of it will be in the console gaming space. Research into the trends that will dominate the digital video games market for the next five years throughout the regions of Europe, India, and Asia-Pacific has been released by the world’s largest Market Research resource this week and the results do share some interesting insights, although not completely surprising.

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FF7 Remake could take until 2021, launch on PS5, and have different name

Final Fantasy VI Remake was announced way too early according to Tetsuya Nomura (FF7 Remake Director, Director of the Kingdom Hearts series, and holder of many design and director credits throughout the Final Fantasy series). Although the team has stopped making their own game engines and now use Unreal Engine 4, there is mounting evidence suggesting that the title will not be done anytime soon and could look completely different from what has been seen thus far by the time it launches. And this wouldn’t be the first time a Square Enix game’s development has been like this, as Final Fantasy already know all too well…

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Black Ops 4 Private Beta has launched on PS4, hits Xbox next week

The “love it or hate it” shooter franchise from Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty, has dropped story mode this time around in favor of Zombies, Multiplayer, and an all-new Battle Royale system called ‘Blackout’ which has drawn much fan criticism and controversy already. PS4 users will get the chance to play first.

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS Vita) Revisited

Developed by French Bread and Ecole, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a 2D fighting crossover title between SEGA and ASCII Media Works made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The roster features 12 playable characters and 18 assist characters from 22 light novels.

The game features a variety of different modes to play in, such as network mode, score attack, survival, and the brand new Dream Duel mode exclusive to the console versions. The game’s playable characters come from various Dengeki Bunko-published light novels, such as Shakugan no Shana, Sword Art Online, Oreimo, and Strike the Blood, while stages come from various SEGA games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Valkyria Chronicles, and Phantasy Star Online 2.

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Valve actually making a game, confirmed a release date for Artifact the digital card game

While working heavily on Steam VR and delegating as much of the work of managing the Steam store as they possibly can to the community, fans have been complaining for decades that Valve doesn’t release enough video games. Here’s their first game in a very long time, it’s a digital card game called Artifact.

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Children addicted to video games? Blame the parents, not the game company

Firstly, Fortnite is not supposed to be played by kids. You’re never more than half a mile away from a group of huddled mothers (like Karen Dowdall of the local Peterborough, Ontario news outlet MyKawartha) who keep buying their kids video games rated for adults and then complaining that their kids can’t handle them. Call of Duty games for example are rated M for Mature, meaning players should be 18 years old or older. Fortnite is rated T for Teen as well but can be found installed on the PS4 systems of ten year olds all over the world. This epidemic of poor parenting and misinformed Canadians has led to televised news reports, written reports, and even published papers that all seem to miss one important fact: the games were rated for adults, not children.

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Google Chrome is now VR-Ready, here’s our impressions

A leap forward has been achieved in that now websites do not require any sort of special programming to be compatible with Virtual Reality headsets. Google Daydream and GearVR (Samsung’s current model of Mobile VR for their Galaxy smartphones) will now bring whatever you browse under your face and launch in the Google Chrome app, in Full VR.

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