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New Final Fantasy XV Trailer!

New Final Fantasy XV Trailer!

  It’s been a year and a half since we last saw anything new for Square Enix’s long overdue Final Fantasy XV. Think about that for a bit. Seeing as how they have a lot riding on this game, they were smart enough to gives gamers something to feast their eyes upon, especially with TGS this week. So here it is, your new trailer. Enjoy it now, who knows when we might be seeing a new one. The gameplay still looks pretty cool, though the trailer itself wasn’t exactly great. Hopefully we’ll get more news and footage during TGS this... Read On

“Steamworld Heist”, follow-up to “Steamworld Dig”, Announced

“Steamworld Heist”, follow-up to “Steamworld Dig”, Announced

Image & Form, the Swedish studio behind the critically acclaimed Steamworld Dig, has announced that there’s going to be a new game in the universe- Steamworld Heist. It’s not a sequel to the first game, but takes the world in a new direction. Apparently, the Steamworld has gone from a dusty western town to the dark depths of outer space- it’s not a fast-paced metroidvania platformer but a turn-based strategy game. It’s set after some cataclysmic event blew apart the world we came to love in Steamworld Dig, and things are pretty rough- you have a ragtag bunch of robots trying to survive their harsh new... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 14

New Game Plus: Episode 14

Podcast: Play in new window | Download     It’s that time of the week for yet another awesome episode of New Game Plus. This week we talk about the few news bits to come out of the gaming industry, Troy Baker & Nolan North’s rivalry, Nintendo holding out on a release date for Super Smash Bros Wii U, Justin’s thoughts on Destiny so far and we get into the whole gamer gate debacle that’s taken the internet by storm. Be sure to come back every Monday for an all new episode and check out Blackman N’ Robin frequently... Read On

Interview Preview: Under the Dog with Hiroaki Yura

Interview Preview: Under the Dog with Hiroaki Yura

As of September 7th, 2014 Jiro Ishii’s passion project, 17 years in the making, came true when on Kickstarter he raised $580,000 for “Under the Dog”, a sci-fi anime created by studio Creative Intelligence Art. It was exciting, and pretty nerve racking, to see this project’s number count slowly climb up (and I’m sure it was a million times worse for the development team).  Under the Dog brought together a lot of veterans in the anime industry such as director Masahrio Ando who was the storyboard artist for such hits as “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, (my... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 13

New Game Plus: Episode 13

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Here is your weekly does of New Game Plus. This week we bring you some more news coming out of the gaming industry and focus on why Final Fantasy XV could make or break the future of Square Enix as a JRPG developer. Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more news, reviews, and awesome geek insight. And as always be sure to come back next Monday for another awesome episode. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 12

New Game Plus: Episode 12

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s that time again fellow gamers for a brand new awesome episode of New Game Plus! This week we cover some more news from the industry and once again examine Nintendo’s poor decision making in the wake of the announcement for the New Nintendo 3DS. As always be sure to check back every Monday for a brand new episode or if you’re on the go you can find us on iTunes as well. Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more news, reviews and geek insight. Read On

Pokemon Fighting Game Announced!

Pokemon Fighting Game Announced!

  Seeing Pokémon battle in different games is nothing new. Pokémon Stadium and Super Smash Bros allowed players new ways to battle with Pokémon. Apparently that wasn’t enough as The Pokémon Company and Badai Namco have teamed up to give players a more hardcore Pokemon battle experience in an arcade game titled POKKÉN TOURNAMENT. This is…interesting. It’s odd that they would develop this as an arcade game, but then again Metal Gear Solid’s online multiplayer was also in Japanese arcades as well. No word on if/when this will hit stateside, but seeing as how the trailer has English in it I wouldn’t be... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 11

New Game Plus: Episode 11

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s Monday and you know what that means. It is time once again for a brand new episode of your favorite gaming podcast, New Game Plus with the best hosts in the world. This week was light in terms of news, so we get into the mystery of Sony selling so many PS4 systems, Nintendo starting to make some smart decisions, and the DDoS attack on Sony’s servers. Be sure to check back next week for another awesome episode. Also for more news, reviews and gaming insight be sure to follow Peter... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 10

New Game Plus: Episode 10

  Welcome to our 10th episode of New Game Plus! We’ve got another good show for you as we go into some of the news that came out of Gamescom, why Square Enix needs to get itself together, and also pay tribute to the late Robin Williams. Enjoy!   Here is an awesome tribute video to Robin Williams: And here is a promo video for Ocarina of Time for the 3DS featuring his daughter, Zelda: Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more news, reviews and geek insight.   Read On

Where to Check Out the 2014 Hugo Awards Winners

Where to Check Out the 2014 Hugo Awards Winners

The 2014 Hugo Awards took place on August 8th, 2014- during the annual ceremony, science fiction creators of all sorts were honored for their contributions to a genre that is both fantastical and thought-provoking. Many great works were nominated in each category- if you’d like to see the list of nominees, be sure to check them out here. We’ve embedded the 2014 Hugo Awards below for your viewing pleasure- enjoy. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream If you’d like to check out the works that won and the people who won them, we’ve got them here! Take a look below... Read On

Xbox Announces Advanced Warfare Bundle

Xbox Announces Advanced Warfare Bundle

Xbox is banking on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to be a big seller for their console as they do every year. They feature it heavily in all of their press briefings and commercials. This morning at Gamescom not only did they show some more gameplay footage they also revealed that when the game launches there will also be a bundle with the Xbox One that is almost too good to pass up. The bundle will come with a custom Xbox One console and controller, a headset, the game pre-loaded on the system as well as a whopping 1 terabyte... Read On

Rise of the Tomb Raider to be Xbox One Exclusive

Rise of the Tomb Raider to be Xbox One Exclusive

Gamescon kicked off this week with Microsoft having an Xbox press conference bright and early in the day. Many of the games due out this fall made their usual appearance, however they did touch upon a few games that are not due until next year. One of which is Crystal Dynamics’ follow up to their Tomb Raider reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider.  The typical jargon was dished out about how the studio is working to make everything better than the last game. However at the end of the segment came a surprise twist. Rise of the Tomb Raider has... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 9

New Game Plus: Episode 9

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   It’s time once again for a brand new episode of everyone’s favorite gaming podcast, New Game Plus. This week we have a nice extra long episode as we do a roundup of some gaming news, once again delve into what Nintendo is doing wrong, and also dissect the answers that Crytek’s CEO gave during his interview with Eurogamer. Part 1: Part 2: Read On

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Officially Announced

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Officially Announced

Event though Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to be exclusive to current gen consoles Ubisoft was adamant that there would be a game for last gen consoles as well. Nothing was announced at E3 this year which left many wondering what this game was going to be since it was supposedly due out this year as well. Today Ubisoft released the announcement trailer for the last gen game titled Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It looks like the main character will start off as an assassin and either switch sides in the conflict or stand alone and hunt down his fellow assassins. Sounds like... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 8

New Game Plus: Episode 8

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s that time of the week. Here is another awesome episode of New Game Plus. This week we go over some good (and not so good) news in the gaming industry, question Nintendo and geek out about Guardians of the Galaxy For more news, reviews, and geek insight be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Showcases Story

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Showcases Story

As we get closer to the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision and Sledgehammer Games are stepping up their PR game with a new trailer that gives us a good look at the story. Also we get to see Kevin Spacey give a great performance that House of Cards fans will be all too familiar with so naturally he is going to be awesome. I’m not really a huge Call of Duty fan and have felt the series become stale in recent years. However with each new video I see for this game I can’t help but get excited about... Read On

Watch The Last of Us One Night Live Event!

Watch The Last of Us One Night Live Event!

  Last night , in celebration of the release of The Last of Us: Remastered Edition, Creative Director Neil Druckmann as well as the cast of the game (Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Annie Wersching, Merle Dandridge) performed various scenes from the game live. In case you missed it last night here it is in all of its glory. Spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t played the game yet (shame on you!). It was great seeing these scenes performed live and once again remind us of just how awesome The Last of Us was. The remastered edition is out in stores... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 7 – SDCC Special

New Game Plus: Episode 7 – SDCC Special

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another episode of everyone’s favorite gaming podcast, New Game Plus. This week we delve into some of the gaming announcements made during San Diego Comic Con 2014, a bit of good news coming out of Crytek UK and we throw in our two cents of the recently revealed photo of Wonder Woman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Be sure to come back next week for another awesome episode. For more news, reviews, and gaming insight be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 6

New Game Plus: Episode 6

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sorry for the delay fellow gamers, but not to worry for here is your weekly does of New Game Plus. This week we get into some goodies that happened over the week and the not so good news coming out of Microsoft. Also we give you our impressions of the Destiny beta. Enjoy!     For more news, reviews, and gaming insight be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 5

New Game Plus: Episode 5

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome back to another fantastic episode of New Game Plus. This week we recap some of the highlights of this week’s gaming news, try to understand Microsoft’s thought process, and question why there could be a “Director’s Cut” of Beyond Two Souls.   Be sure to check back next week for another great episode. And for more gaming news, reviews, and insights follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 4

New Game Plus: Episode 4

Podcast: Play in new window | Download We may be a day late, but we are back with another awesome episode of everyone’s favorite gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week we take a look at some grim news in the gaming industry as well as some silly news bits related to gaming. Also Justin discusses his love/hate relationship with his Xbox One. As always be sure to check back next week for another awesome episode and come back to the site for more gaming news and reviews. For more news, reviews, and gaming insight be sure to follow... Read On

Old Art Meets New Tech- First Impressions of Testament of the White Cypress

Old Art Meets New Tech- First Impressions of Testament of the White Cypress

Quite often- far too often, really, I complain about the wonderful first-world-woes of being a game journalist. “There are far too many games to review!” I whine. And indeed, my inbox continues to overflow with press releases for amazing games- far more than I’ll probably get to play in my lifetime. Right now, the trend is toward space related games- which is nice for me, as a huge fan of science fiction (and a sci-fi author!), but sometimes, I get sick of staring into the stars. Don’t get me wrong- I hope these space games continue for a good long... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 3

New Game Plus: Episode 3

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s time once again for a brand spanking new episode of your favorite gaming podcast, New Game Plus. This week we talk about the over confidence of some of the gaming industries top dogs as well as some controversies that are all to common.   Be sure to come back next week for another awesome episode and for more reviews, news and geek insight follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 2

New Game Plus: Episode 2

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to another awesome episode of New Game plus. This week we get into the MGS 5 gameplay, some missed games at E3 and get into some detail about the Destiny alpha. Enjoy! Be sure to come back next week for another episode and follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more news, reviews and geek insight. Read On

30 Minutes of MGS V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay

30 Minutes of MGS V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay

Yesterday it was announced that Kojima productions would be doing a live stream of 30 minutes of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Unfortunately for most of us it would be streaming very early in the morning (when pretty much everyone would still be asleep). Thankfully the full stream is available to view online and here it is. Just skip to the 50 minute mark to get to the gameplay.   The game is shaping up to be one of the best Metal Gear Solid experiences (at least in the gameplay department) and I am very... Read On

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