All posts by Mitch Walters

EA Games stock market share value continues to slide downward

While a number of financial withdrawals of support have taken place (both scheduled and unexpected), as well as consumer backlash leading to a general lack of interest in upcoming titles, the value of EA Games in the stock market has been taking a continual dip. While most journalists and gamers may not have noticed, EA Games has been steadily sliding in a downward spiral as the lack of hype around their games produces a chilling effect on investor confidence. Continue reading EA Games stock market share value continues to slide downward

Project Stream by Google delivers Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in your web browser

While major gaming CEOs continue to push the idea that streaming games is the future, which would be convenient for them since they won’t have to pay royalties anymore to console makers, many gamers remain uninterested in the technology. OnLive was perhaps one of the biggest flops of the video game streaming service industry that helped prove internet connections and demand for such a product just don’t exist to support the business model yet.

Despite that, the game industry continues to develop software and technology geared towards a streaming future in which you wouldn’t own your games but instead pay a monthly fee for the right to stream them. Google announced today that they are testing one of the world’s most advanced video game streaming services ever conjured up – currently nicknamed Project Stream. In a partnership with Ubisoft, Google Project Stream will allow beta testers to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in their web browser even if their computer is fairly weak (as long as their internet connection is strong).

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The Escapist returns to gaming journalism, vows to avoid politics

Politically charged reviews, news, and gaming articles are a plague to the industry which has become disturbingly one-sided as the years go on. But enough of that, we here at RGN have dabbled in the topic throughout the past – especially during more tumultuous time periods of gaming. However, fans tell us that one of the best attributes of RGN is that we are more focused on gameplay than anything else. Politics are not always appropriate and often times are used as a way to click-bait users into rage commenting to drive up views rather than genuinely believing the toxic nonsense they’re spouting.

One website which was heavily involved in the political gambit during a darker time in games journalism is The Escapist. With slowly losing many of their creative talents who fled to YouTube among the sinking popularity of gaming websites, The Escapist eventually had to close its doors. This week we received word that the website will return in the form of Escapist Magazine Volume Two, but this time they’ve promised that they’re “leaving politics at the door”.

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Free PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold Games announced for October 2018

Each month PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold give away from games for paying subscribers of the online services. While Sony is soon to drop support for PS3 and Vita, they haven’t yet. And even though Microsoft is selling an Xbox Game Pass with all first party Xbox One titles included, they’re still offering something up for Gold members. Sony has focused on giving less but bigger games for the PS4 in recent times, while Microsoft is giving indie titles and lesser known games a chance to shine in their Games With Gold service since Xbox Game Pass already holds many major titles from first and third party studios.

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RuneHeads discusses their expectations with PS5 and Xbox Scarlet

In a recently published interview with GamingBolt, Matteo Sciutteri of RuneHeads has revealed a few expectations for next-generation hardware currently in development from Microsoft and Sony. As many may know, Microsoft openly announced the Xbox Project Scarlet family of consoles to be in development at this year’s Xbox E3 2018, though no details were yet provided. Sony has been vague about details as well, merely stating that a next-gen console can be expected from them around 2020 or 2021 with a possible name of ‘PlayStation 5’ given by the leading game industry giant.

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MOTHERGUNSHIP Review

If you’ve been playing shooter video games since the days of Quake and Unreal Tournament you may be finding the likes of Call of Duty or Battlefield too convoluted by kill-streaks, character classes, perks then you may enjoy MOTHERGUNSHIP. The creator behind Tower of Guns joins up with Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games to produce the next chapter in the bullet hell genre.

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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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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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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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Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition comes to PS4

One of the most interesting exploration and survival titles around is arriving on the PlayStation platform later this year. Announced today, hot off the presses, Sunless Sea and its Zubmariner DLC have been revealed as a combined package for the PS4. Taking place in Fallen London and heavily focusing on literature-drive gameplay experience, the RPG of of the ocean was praised by the late TotalBiscuit in his WTF Is… Video Series.

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SDCC & Anime Expo 2018: New trailers for Tales of Vesperia, Spider-Man, and more

The San Diego Comic Con and Los Angeles Anime Expo events of 2018 played host to a few important updates on games that many fans are waiting for. Lego DC Super-Villains, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, and Marvel’s Spider-Man were among the titles showcased at this year’s west coast events aimed towards comic book fans and the anime community.

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How to get a Nintendo Switch for $225 (July 2018)

Americans are able to get a special deal on the Nintendo Switch for a limited time through Google Express (sorry, no Canadians allowed) via discount code on checkout with Target selected as the retailer. This deal comes from the infamous industry watchdog Wario64 who should be followed by anyone who wants to know the latest in gaming discounts, pre-order information, and other rare purchasing options for the latest games and technology. The person behind this account is unidentified and though theories have gone around about them being Suda51 or another industry figurehead hiding behind an anonymous call-sign, recent posts seem to hint that they might be in fact a games journalist.

In any event, this deal is something you wouldn’t want to pass up if you need a Nintendo Switch and feel the timing is right to budget for one. We’ll do our best to include instructions on how to go through with the offer in this article. It should be noted that the discount is designed for items in the cart and not specifically the Switch, but underground gamers likely stumbled upon it and repeated its usage for buying Switch hardware before Wario64 decided to share it. He obviously operates within a pretty clever group of gamers who seem to always have the latest and greatest deals at their fingertips.

Even so, this particular deal is only valid until July 17, 2018 so if you want it then you’ll need to hurry up and buy it within the next ten days. It also has to be in stock in a nearby store.

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E3 2018: Devolver Digital Press Conference – Full WrapUp & Videos

The indie label best known for games like Hotline Miami, Titan Souls, and their involvement with the Serious Sam series, Devolver Digital hosts something that you could try to call a Press Conference each year at E3. In reality, these shows are more of a parody of the traditional Press Conference, but we love Devolver Digital as a publisher since their taste in games is excellent and they serve as a curator of finely tuned, fun-focused indie titles the world may have otherwise never heard about.

They’ve brought “hand-crafted games” as they call them from obscurity and helped them rise to blockbuster success at times, and at minimum they give great games a chance to be played. So here’s our recap on what happened on the Devolver Digital stage at this year’s E3 2018.

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