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New trailer released for This Is The Police 2 (PC / PS4 / Switch / Xbox)

Releasing for PC in a week, This Is The Police 2 receives a new trailer today. THQ Nordic presents Weappy Studio’s sequel to the 2016 indie hit title encapsulating the strategy, comedy, and tragedy of managing a fictional police squadron.

Originated from the Kickstarter community, This Is The Police has gone on to become a successful commercial release and found itself welcomed into THQ Nordic’s publishing portfolio with open arms. The controversies surrounding real life police brutality issues were a source of criticisms for a game built for fun-factor and gameplay, which is a shame and a symptom of our overly politicized industry. The sequel takes place in a small town, and as such, should be immune to such criticisms. It’s a border town called Sharpwood which should lead to entirely new situations with a variety of crimes to stop and a completely different story-line.

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Octopath Traveler Launch Week Impressions

Octopath Traveler is a game designed by Acquire and headed by the producers of the much heralded Bravely Default and Bravely Second, two amazing RPGs on the 3DS. Fittingly so, this game has received some serious hype as a Switch exclusive for months before its release. Not only that, its unique style of art and old school JRPG feel were giving it serious buzz within the community. Basically from the get-go it was designed to scratch an itch that many have been craving for a long time. Suffice it to say, from what I have played of the game thus far, Octopath Traveler bsolutely does not disappoint.

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RONIN – Path to Vengeance Trailer [HD] #IndieGames #AllDev #GamersUnite

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Debuted recently at PAX South and on its way to Steam on PC, Mac and Linux later this Fall 2015, from developer Tomasz Waclawek, RONIN is a Turn-Based Action Platformer.

More Info HERE On Steam

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Blackguards 2 (Strategic Turn Based Role Playing PC Game) – Video Guide Part 1 [ENG]

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The Sequel to one of our favorite strategy based role playing games, Blackguards 2  is available on GOG with the following video guide launching off a new series to expect on RGN:

http://www.gog.com/game/blackguards_2

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Sid Meier’s Starships – Announcement Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Announcement Trailer of Sid Meier’s Starships.

Genre(s): Turn Based Strategy
Platform(s): iOS, Mac, PC
Publisher(s): 2K Games
Developer(s): Firaxis
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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Total War: Attila – The White Horse Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The White Horse Trailer of Total War: Attila.

Genre(s): Turn-based strategy, real-time tactics
Platform(s): Mac, PC
Publisher(s): SEGA
Developer(s): The Creative Assembly
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC Exclusive) – Intro Cinematic [HD 1080P]

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Intro Cinematic of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Genre(s): Turn-based strategy
Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): 2K Games
Developer(s): Firaxis Games
Release Date (NA): October 24th, 2014

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Omerta: City of Gangsters Steam Review

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Omerta means code of silence, and that’s something that everyone should keep in mind here in Atlantic City where bottles get crushed and fools get poked. In Omerta: City of Gangsters players run through Absecon Beach, Illinois Ave, Maine Ave, Virginia Ave, North Carolina Ave, or Downtown Atlantic City. Choose your character from a series of mob personalities that would probably be called wise guys in their time. Select their stats based on their nickname around the hood growing up, whether it’s something like “Earful, Berries, or Hood”, and proceed. Answer a series of questionnaires that will define you as a person and then select how much gang violence you would like to be taking place around you (and towards you), then finally gameplay begins.

A top down view of the area you hope to one day control appears. Players can hire and fire a setting-appropriate cast of characters including Ma’ Evans, Big Man, Wolf, Dandy, Happy, Fishman, Squigs, Loony, and more. Ah, who could forget good old Squigs, a true right hand man. He would gut a man for me at just $15 a day and I wouldn’t hesitate to fire him if he told an unfunny joke. Quickly it becomes obvious that this title is more about strategy than actual mafia life. What a funny way to approach an economic simulator I thought to myself. Well, okay. I’ve enjoyed some of those in my day and actually think it’s a pretty cool way to present one. So is it actually any good?

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After amassing a full crew, upgrading my hideout and extorting a few local spots I came to realize that Omerta isn’t completely terrible. Members of your crew can be zoomed in on and observed making their daily rounds as dirty money and clean money are both earned (and kept separately of course), daily salaries to your thugs are paid out, liquor is acquired, and the business expands.

Players start out with their main man as a Level 1 Mastermind while other characters in their gang are somewhat expendable and have their own purpose such as Enforcing, Burglary, helping with Mastermind duties, Grifting, and more. Each character gets their own stats, equipment, perks, and talents which are advanced as things continue. Not only do players focus on getting them to accomplish earning for the great good of the mob they control, but they also have to think about the well-being of each individual by tracking any persistent wounds. After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link.

Deals can be made with other gangsters who got what you want, or want what you need to get rid of. Money talks and, well you know what walks already don’t you. After all, it’s 2014 but after a few hours of sensual jazz pumped into your ear Omerta: City of Gangster’s soundtrack has you feeling alright with a trip down memory lane (that is memories from your past life). Some of these deals come with a catch of course, it’s not all fun and games in the life of crime. You can pay to increase your reputation in the streets, pay for guns, and even pay later for money given to you now. But when deals go sour, that’s when things really get interesting.

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Crooked Deals offer players a way to test the mettle of their gang’s members by pitting them in sticky situations where shots fire and not everyone gets to go home unharmed. Maybe things will be easier when we’re all microchipped and vaccinated by those micro-machines in The Matrix films, but back in the dirty days of booze and fedoras, hot lead answered the questions of justice.

A strategic economic simulation turns into a turn-based shootout when deals go crooked and it really feels awesome to take part in it. Send out some of your men and control their every action from using a first aid if wounded to which types of shots to fire at their enemies. That being said, the weapons of Omerta range from baseball bats to samurai swords, rifles, pistols, tommy guns, and more. Players have to get a grip on what each character’s role is in the fight and respond accordingly while moving from cover to cover, or risk having their salary-earning hustlers become victims to the ginsu. After seeing war in the street crew members level up and can gain bonuses that are tailored to their particular skill-set (or however you please if that’s not the case).

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As the game advances further from early beginnings to more complex mafia management, jobs and killing becomes routine. Heists, shoot-outs, dirty cops, and drunk damsels trying to get out of paying for their booze become commonplace. Jazz is replaced by Swing and some great things begin to happen. The local area you run is transformed and citizens feel happier for having you around, at least they better be – why I oughtta… Keeping track of how much is coming in, how much is going out, how much is clean, and how much is dirty are always challenges but can become normal to the brain of an economic strategist. When all else fails, let your enemies know its time to get hit, get shot, and get sliced. Everyone’s a haggler though, and even regular customers try to pull a fast one on you. Respect is just a fickle thing I guess.

Players establish more and more of a Mafia presence in their area by establishing Breweries, additional Safe Houses, Hidden Storage locations, Smuggler spots, Boxing Arenas, Private Investigation rings, Soup Kitchens, Distilleries, Accountant firms, Counterfeiters, Wholesale warehouses, Labor Unions, and all while keeping enemy gangs at bay. Once vehicles and guns are plentiful though a few drive-bys are definitely in order for assisting in this task. Goons can also be hired for stand up security keeping your each of your joints clear of issues. An informant can be sent around town to hear about even more opportunities you haven’t gotten to yet. Sometimes when the heat gets too heavy, Investigators snoop around and need to be bribed or otherwise dealt with. There are often multiple ways to deal with a situation, whether its getting information from the neighborhood gossip corner or murdering the competition. Shots ring out in the middle of the night and nobody seems to care or question why. That’s life in the fast lane.

Final Verdict:

I’ll take Omerta: City of Gangsters over SimCity any day. Taking things into your own hands when deals go crooked feels great, and there’s so much to do in a corrupt and fun city full of violence and economic potential that it’s hard to stop playing once you start. A few ways the game could be improved include a better looking and slightly more intuitive user interface (though what is presented is not too bad), as well as a more exciting and reasonable introductory experience to the game. The campaign is dull and players will likely favor simply playing through their own way instead of the arbitrary goals that are handed down. It sure would be nice if the Multiplayer had managed to keep its player base too. But there’s not too much to complain about overall though, since Sandbox mode is awesome, and we highly recommend this simulation title to everyone in the gaming community.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Haemimont Games

Publisher: Kalypso Media

Available On: PC | Mac OS X

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (3DS Exclusive RPG) – New Hoenn Adventure E3 2014 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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If you ever wanted to revisit the Ruby and Sapphire Pokemon role playing / turn-based games best known for their stat-based gameplay on the GameBoy Advance platform back in the day, then November 21, 2014 will be a day for you to remember.

Development studio Game Freak has teamed up with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company to re-invent the classic adventure title for the Nintendo 3DS, which centers almost completely around combat and has won over the hearts of many hardened gamers that might have otherwise overlooked such a franchise.

The Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games are not just remakes though. As the term ‘New Hoenn Adventure’ alludes, these classics have been completely transplanted into new bodies, metaphorically speaking. The new presentation style of Pokemon X / Y is being put to the test once again, with some tweaks, as these remakes receive a fully new vision. Take a look at the E3 2014 trailer for the upcoming handheld games below.

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Lords of the Black Sun – Beta Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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Beta Gameplay of Lords of the Black Sun.

Genre(s): Tactical, turn-based, space
Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Iceberg Interactive
Developer(s): Arkavi Studios
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Invisible Inc. – B-roll Gameplay Footage [HD]

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B-roll Footage of Invisible Inc. is presented below in high definition.

Genre(s): Turn-based, tactical espionage
Platform(s): PC, TBA (Other Platforms)
Publisher(s): Klei Entertainment
Developer(s): Klei Entertainment
Release Date (NA): TBA

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PAX East 2014: Child of Light – Making of: Sound and Artistic Effects [HD 1080P]

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The Making of: Sound and Artistic Effects Dev Diary for Child of Light by Ubisoft is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Platforming, role-playing
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date (NA): April 30th, 2014

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Pokemon X / Y Sales Reach Roughly 12 Million Units Worldwide On Nintendo 3DS Platform

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Before anybody goes getting too excited about Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sales The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y put together have delivered roughly 12 Million Sales for Nintendo’s 3DS / 2DS platform. Most players cite the game’s raw turn-based RPG gameplay elements as the hook that keeps bringing them back to the franchise despite outgrowing its initial appeal.

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Kickstarter News: Newly Announced Role Playing Game Prodigy Gets 1080P Teaser; KS Incoming Next Week

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Next Wednesday a Kickstarter will be launched for the upcoming role playing game Prodigy that’s being created right now by development studio Hanakai being led on the project by Jean Bey (known for expertise in Rackham/Confrontation). Take a look at the following Teaser video released by Hanakai and presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Celestian Tales: Old North on Kickstarter

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Ekuator Games, located in Bandung, Indonesia, is making an epic looking RPG game called Celestian Tales: Old North. The game strives to tell a story that does not rely on fantastical beasts or dueling deities, but rather unearths the concepts of greed, loyalty, dishonor, and love within every human. Through the perspectives of six different characters, players will have to see with their own eyes that nothing is one-sided.

The art for Celestian Tales is comprised of pixelated sprites, similar to older Suikoden games. Each pixel is hand-drawn, giving the style a unique look all of its own. The environment is a mixture of water-colored sceneries that have been digitally retouched and combined in a beautiful way.

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Another intriguing aspect of this game is the fact that it spans three decades. This change is shown in the world environments and even in the characters themselves. They will age and they will learn. The choices that each character makes help shape the future profoundly. So before you decide to blindly follow orders, take a moment to consider the consequences that your actions will have later on in your life. Will you regret doling out punishment just because someone ordered you to, or will you instead regret taking a stand and deliberately disobeying a direct order? The choice is yours to make.

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The battle system is comprised of turn-based combat with customizable and branching action choices for each character. Yet, to enter battle, you must physically interact with an enemy, similar to Persona or Grandia. Yet, “To purposefully avoid or chase enemies is integrated as part of the story-line elements. For example, not fighting any single fey creature when you attempt to pass through an elven forest would raise your standings as a friend of nature. This will in turn affect how persuasive you are to the elven-kin, who may not aid those they distrust.”

So, strategically avoiding certain battles, or aiming to engage in particular fights, will affect the story down the road.

Celestian Tales: Old North is on Kickstarter right now, and at the moment, has exceeded their goal. Nine days remain in the campaign, however, so you still have a chance to lend your support and help Ekuator Games reach their stretch goals. The game will be presented in three parts, one for each decade. Part one is scheduled to release late 2014, with the other two parts to be distributed by mid-2015.

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