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March 5, 2016 Game News Update – Nintendo News, Trademark Trouble, Future of Xbox

March 5, 2016 Game News Update – Nintendo News, Trademark Trouble, Future of Xbox

This has been quite the week for game news- the latest Nintendo direct revealed some awesome upcoming games, Rock Band 4 is coming to PC, there are some fantastic VR games to be released and we now know that a Hololens will set you back $3,000. Plus, there’s our report on the trademark issue that’s popped up on Google Play, resulting in games with “memory” in their title being removed from the store- check it all out on this week’s episode of Game News Update. Perhaps you’d like to play Rock Band 4 but you don’t own a console- good news! Harmonix has kicked off... Read On

February 27, 2016 Game News Update – Fire Emblem and Censorship, VR and Pokemon

February 27, 2016 Game News Update – Fire Emblem and Censorship, VR and Pokemon

This week in game news, some great games are out, we’re giving away a Steam key for some Sega games, we talked to Fire Emblem fans about the localization of Fates and we have news about virtual reality games and hardware, including the HTC Vive’s price, the next Pokemon games, the LG 360 and Sword Art Online game that IBM’s working on. If you’re here for our Steam key giveaway, you can enter that over here. Earlier this week, I opened up threads on Reddit and Voat asking Fire Emblem Fates fans what they thought about the changes made to the game; in case... Read On

February 20, 2016 Game News Update – Half-Baked Street Fighter, Kojima, Pokemon vs. Youtube

February 20, 2016 Game News Update – Half-Baked Street Fighter, Kojima, Pokemon vs. Youtube

This week on The Blackman ‘N Robin Game News Update, the D.I.C.E. Summit has been held and we have cool insight from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro on the game industry and their collaboration, there’s a dispute between The Pokemon Company and a Youtuber, Nintendo’s New York store is back and better than ever and we have news of some great game releases and exciting announcements for future titles. This year’s D.I.C.E. Summit went quite well; it’s not a show like E3, which is mostly about revealing new games- it’s for the developers to talk about their design process, what inspires... Read On

February 14, 2016 Game News Update – Video Game TV, Zelda Maker

February 14, 2016 Game News Update – Video Game TV, Zelda Maker

First off, I’d like to apologize for the lateness of this week’s episode of Game News Update; we ran into some technical difficulties, hence, the episode’s a day late (unless you’re a Comcast customer watching on demand on 9 Bit, in which case the episode was several hours late). In this week’s game news, GameTrailers is gone, Titanfall is coming to television, Amazon’s humping into game development, and we have news about a piece of software that’ll let you make your own Legend of Zelda styled game- enjoy! If you came here looking for cool Kickstarter projects to back, you came to the... Read On

February 2, 2016 Game News Update – Bat-Controversy Returns, Molyneux’s Mistake

February 2, 2016 Game News Update – Bat-Controversy Returns, Molyneux’s Mistake

Not too much happened this week in game news- some cool games were released and announced, and Batman: Arkham Knight found a new way to disappoint us- and as it turns out, Peter Molyneux has managed to frustrate people with a free update to Godus– we have the details of this and more in the latest episode of Game News Update. If you came in search of this episode’s Kickstarters, the first you’ll want to see is for City of the Shroud; if you’re into tactical RPGs (think XCOM or Fire Emblem) you’ll want to check this one out- it mixes up turn-based combat with some real-time... Read On

January 30, 2016 Game News Update – VR Arcade, Google’s Revolutionary Gaming AI

January 30, 2016 Game News Update – VR Arcade, Google’s Revolutionary Gaming AI

This was a pretty good week for game news- The Witness finally came out and folks seem to like it, Starbreeze has announced their plans for a virtual reality arcade and Google has had a bit of a breakthrough with a program called AlphaGo, which has mastered the game of Go- and beaten a world champion. All this and more on this week’s episode of Game News Update! If you came here looking to play a wonderfully ridiculous game about jumping between trucks, look no further- you can sign up to play the Clustertruck alpha here- TinyBuild is going to be publishing this... Read On

January 23, 2016 Game News Update – Battlefront 3 Leaked, Salvador Dali in VR

January 23, 2016 Game News Update – Battlefront 3 Leaked, Salvador Dali in VR

This week in game news, Star Wars Battlefront III leaked, Microsoft purchased MinecraftEDU and there’s an awesome Salvador Dali VR exhibit that’s now open in Florida- all this and more in this week’s episode of The Blackman ‘N Robin Game News Update. The fabulous music in today’s episode was provided by RoBKTA; you can check out more of his work on Soundcloud. If you’re wondering about where you can check out that Salvador Dali VR exhibit, you can find more details about it here; it’s called Dreams of Dali and it’s playable at the Dali Museum in St. Petersberg, Florida; if you can’t visit the... Read On

January 16, 2016 Game News Update – Our Show’s a Year Old

January 16, 2016 Game News Update – Our Show’s a Year Old

Alright folks, this is a special episode of Game News Update– well, it’s mostly ordinary except for the fact that this is our 52nd episode, making Game News Update a year old. Actually, the show is just a little younger than that due to the fact that we switched the day it airs, since most game news is out on Friday- making Saturday the right day to release our episodes. Anyway, we’re giving away a copy of That Dragon, Cancer– it’s super easy to enter, there’s a convenient form below. We’re also giving away a copy of Dyscourse– watch the episode to find out how... Read On

January 9, 2016 Game News Update – VR Excitement, Sony’s Worrisome Trademark, Lumosity Lies

January 9, 2016 Game News Update – VR Excitement, Sony’s Worrisome Trademark, Lumosity Lies

This week in game news, Inafune’s ReCore has been delayed, Hideo Kojima has been inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame (and Konami can’t stop it), CES 2016 kicked off, bringing much virtual reality news- speaking of which, the Oculus Rift is now available for pre-order at $599- though, if the Playstation VR price leak from Amazon.ca is any indication, that’s not too bad. This week it was also revealed that Sony is trying to trademark “Let’s Play” and Lumosity (the folks who make those “brain training” games) has gotten into serious trouble with the FTC... Read On

January 2, 2016 Game News Update – VR News, PS4 Hacking, Valve Debacle

January 2, 2016 Game News Update – VR News, PS4 Hacking, Valve Debacle

This week in game news, we now know what happened to Steam last week (it was bad), what’s happening with virtual reality in 2016, and a look back at some of the best games of last year- we also have news about PS4 hacking (Fail0verflow got the Playstation 4 running Linux) and what’s happening with virtual reality in 2016. If you’d rather just watch and read our top ten list of games from 2015, click here. Before getting to things… Can we talk about Conga Master? Created for a Ludum Dare, Conga Master is a game in which you turn up... Read On

December 26, 2015 Game News Update – Year in Review

December 26, 2015 Game News Update – Year in Review

This episode of The Blackman ‘N Robin Game News Update is the last of the year- there’s some news about releases and Nintendo’s business strategy with the NX (they released just a little information earlier this week) as well as upcoming games and yesterday’s Steam disaster, but it’s largely a look back at the some of the things that happened in gaming in 2015. Enjoy! 2015 has been a good year for video games. I confess to having not played the year’s massive AAA titles simply because the fantastic indies that have flooded my inbox day after day have kept me... Read On

December 19, 2015 Game News Update – Kojima Free, Smash Updates, PS3 Emulation Advances

December 19, 2015 Game News Update – Kojima Free, Smash Updates, PS3 Emulation Advances

This week in game news, Hideo Kojima has been freed from Konami (officially) and is working on something new in conjunction with Sony, Cloud has come to Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS (Bayonetta and Corrin are set to follow in February), The Banner Saga is coming to the Xbox One and PS4 and much more- all on this week’s episode of Game News Update. If you came in search of a cool free game, The Curse of Issyos was released by Locomalito this week- it’s a short platformer that draws on Greek mythology, and you can download it... Read On

December 12, 2015 Game News Update – Steamworld Heist, SteamOS Handheld, Final Fantasy VII Remake Details

December 12, 2015 Game News Update – Steamworld Heist, SteamOS Handheld, Final Fantasy VII Remake Details

This week in game news, Mojang announced Minecraft for the Wii U (and we got some disappointing news about that), Steamworld Heist was released and I give my first impressions, there’s a SteamOS based game console that hit Kickstarter this week, the Playstation Experience brought game announcements and much more- check it out in this week’s episode of Game News Update. If you’d like to watch the full Playstation Experience keynote, it’s embedded below; the Playstation Experience is Sony’s marketing event for all things Playstation. It was nice seeing that the Vita’s not quite as dead as we thought it was- Bastion was... Read On

December 5, 2015 Game News Update – Steam Key Giveaway, Psychonauts 2, VR Rock Band

December 5, 2015 Game News Update – Steam Key Giveaway, Psychonauts 2, VR Rock Band

This week in game news, the Game Awards took place, some long-running things have been shut down, Rock Band is coming to virtual reality, we’re giving away a Steam key for Knight Squad, Rocket League is coming to the Xbox One and a crowdfunding campaign for Psychonauts 2 opened up- all this and more in this week’s episode of Game News Update, check it out! To get some of the sadder news out of the way, Mastertronic’s going out of business- a real pity, but it seems that they’re taking steps to make sure that the developers who published games under them get to... Read On

November 28, 2015 Game News Update – Namco’s Patent, Which Console to Pick

November 28, 2015 Game News Update – Namco’s Patent, Which Console to Pick

This was a pretty slow week for game news- that’s not a bad thing, since there was a nice absence of bad news- coupled with the fact that right about now, people are picking up consoles, this made it the perfect week for a special episode of Game News Update. Hence, in addition to the usual, this episode of Game News Update is largely about picking out a console that suits you. If you’d rather read, you can check out this article. Also, I ran into some rather neat articles during the week that I thought were worth sharing, such... Read On

November 21, 2015 Game News Update – Wii U Emulation, Nintendo Wins in Court, Polycade

November 21, 2015 Game News Update – Wii U Emulation, Nintendo Wins in Court, Polycade

This week in game news, some pretty big things happened- Wii U emulation has taken serious steps forward, Nintendo won a court case against an Italian manufacturer of modchips, the Playstation 4 will one day play PS2 games,and, unfortunately, the Bat-Controversy burns on- but, there’s still plenty of good news. Check it out! If you came here looking to download Back to Dinosaur Island for free, here it is. One of the coolest things I saw on Twitter this week was a reproduction of Tennis for Two at the New York Historical Society; its creator, Ben Johnson, tells me that it... Read On

November 14, 2015 Game News Update – Nintendo News, Big Releases and More

November 14, 2015 Game News Update – Nintendo News, Big Releases and More

This week in game news, Nintendo held a Direct, showing off a bunch of exciting upcoming games, the Xbox One got a big update that improves the user interface and brings over 100 Xbox 360 games, and some really big games have been released. We have all this and more in this week’s episode, check it out! To start with, the Samsung Gear VR is now available to purchase for about a hundred dollars; a pretty reasonable price for a VR headset- the one catch is that you need to own a Samsung phone- we have the details on that... Read On

November 7, 2015 Game News Update – Blizzcon, Warcraft Movie, Playstation VR

November 7, 2015 Game News Update – Blizzcon, Warcraft Movie, Playstation VR

This has been a pretty crazy week in game news- Blizzcon’s going on and some big announcements have come out, Activision Blizzard’s acquiring King Digital Entertainment for nearly six billion dollars, fresh details about the Playstation VR (it already has quite the game lineup) have been unveiled and as per usual we have all the latest awesome game news in this week’s episode of Game News Update, embedded below for your viewing pleasure. If you’re looking to download the Rise of the Tomb Raider soundtrack for free (legally, of course), you can do that right here. If you’re a World of Warcraft... Read On

October 31, 2015 Game News Update – Bat-Controversy Continues, Upcoming Playstation Games

October 31, 2015 Game News Update – Bat-Controversy Continues, Upcoming Playstation Games

This week in game news, a bunch of upcoming PS4 games were shown off at the Paris Games Week, the Bat-Controversy was almost over but may have just gotten worse, and there are new legal protections for video game historians. As mentioned before, the Paris Games Week kicked off this week and some really awesome games were shown off, including the hotly anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn and the Playstation VR exclusive RIGS; if you’d like to see Sony’s press conference in its entirety, we’ve embedded it below for your viewing pleasure. If you’re looking for the latest Street Fighter V screenshots of Dhalsim, you can... Read On

October 24, 2015 Game News Update – Legend of Zelda Maker, What to Do at PAX Aus, Steam Link Trouble

October 24, 2015 Game News Update – Legend of Zelda Maker, What to Do at PAX Aus, Steam Link Trouble

This week in game news, Indiecade’s happening in California, some interesting fan game projects have come to light including a Legend of Zelda maker, Valve is offering a deal to customers who may have trouble with the Steam Link and of course we have all the latest and greatest game releases on this week’s episode of Game News Update! Also in this week’s episode are the most exciting things to check out at PAX Australia next week- there are some really neat panels and exciting games that’ll be out on the show floor. Don’t miss them! Regarding crowdfunding news, the next... Read On

October 17, 2015 Game News Update – NYCC, Wii U Emulation, Ratchet & Clank Movie, Animal Gods Steam Key Giveaway

October 17, 2015 Game News Update – NYCC, Wii U Emulation, Ratchet & Clank Movie, Animal Gods Steam Key Giveaway

This week in game news, we have news from the New York Comic Con last week, the latest and greatest game releases, such as Dungeon Defenders II, which is now in open alpha, and Mushroom 11 in which you play as a fungus, and some interesting emulation news, along with a Steam key giveaway for Animal Gods– check it out in this week’s episode! To start with, we lots of fun at NYCC last week- we got to try out Street Fighter V and Tales of Zestiria; you can read our impressions of the latter and see some gameplay footage from the show right here.... Read On

October 10, 2015 Game News Update – Hololens, Street Fighter V’s Laura, Indivisible

October 10, 2015 Game News Update – Hololens, Street Fighter V’s Laura, Indivisible

This week in game news, Rock Band 4 came out, a new Halo movie will be released, Microsoft unveiled some fantastic possibilities for augmented reality gaming and some very cool games are coming out soon! One of the coolest games on our show this week is Astroneer. It’s so cool that the game’s official site can be found at Astroneer.Space. If that’s not cool, I don’t know what is- perhaps the game itself? In Astroneer, space travel has become much cheaper and faster, and this has led to businesses sending poorly trained employees into the cosmos, spreading the wonders of corporate life, in... Read On

October 3, 2015 Game News Update – Humble Controversy, Trouble with Tony Hawk, Planetary Annihilation Giveaway

October 3, 2015 Game News Update – Humble Controversy, Trouble with Tony Hawk, Planetary Annihilation Giveaway

This week in game news, the Bat-Controversy is drawing to a close as Warner Bros. has announced when Batman: Arkham Knight will be available to purchase on PC again- but there’s new trouble on the horizon as Humble has announced a controversial new bundle, the latest Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is a mess and the next Street Fighter V character has leaked. In spite of the trouble, however, there’s plenty of good news, such as the release of yet another game for the Sega Dreamcast, Wildstar’s transition to free-to-play and a new game from the developer of The Stanley Parable. All... Read On

September 25, 2015 Game News Update – Kickstarter Special, Assault Android Cactus Steam Key Giveaway

September 25, 2015 Game News Update – Kickstarter Special, Assault Android Cactus Steam Key Giveaway

This week, Kickstarter went from being a plain old corporation to a Public Benefit Corporation, meaning that they’ll be giving a little money to charity from now on, which is nice. I decided that this week would be perfect for a Kickstarter special episode on the Blackman ‘N Robin Irregular Game Show; alongside all the usual news, such as that of the upcoming claymation adventure game Armikrog, the release of a $99 VR headset and our giveaway for Assault Android Cactus, you can also expect to see a bunch of exciting upcoming game projects from Kickstarter. Check out the episode below- if you’re looking for... Read On

September 19, 2015 Game News Update – TGS 2015, Upcoming JRPGs, Shiny Indies

September 19, 2015 Game News Update – TGS 2015, Upcoming JRPGs, Shiny Indies

This week in game news we got quite a bit of JRPG news out of the 2015 Tokyo Game Show, including a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XV and others, the lame new name for Project Morpheus (it’s just Playstation VR now) and more. We also got a release date for Jonathan Blow’s The Witness and Capcom announced a brand new (kinda old) character for Street Fighter V– all this and more in this week’s episode of Game News Update. I worked hard on editing an abbreviated version of Sony’s SCEJA conference but my computer hasn’t been co-operating; if I can get it... Read On

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