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This weekend, Respawn Entertainment launched what they referred to as a “Tech Test” for Titanfall 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The test was likely designed to see how the game handles in “the wild”.

Open to anyone with a PS4 and an Xbox One, the test was free and did not require any special membership to any sort of service. This will not be a proper review and will only discuss the impressions of the pre-alpha version of the game that was available. As with any game that has not been officially launched yet, it should be noted that any aspect of the game can be changed by the developer before the game is launched. That means anything discussed could very well become nonexistent. The game could end up looking very different from the build that was played over the weekend.  (more…)

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Everything comes to an end and Fallout 4‘s last DLC Nuka-World is hitting later this month on August 30th. There’s a new trailer out today and this last DLC looks like a lot of fun. If it holds up to the Far Harbor DLC then Fallout fans should get one last hurrah before the long wait for Fallout 5, and we all know how long that might take. So get ready, there’s new characters, weapons, power armor, and places to see at Nuka-World, and let’s not forget the rides! (more…)

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South Park has always pushed the limits on television so it isn’t surprising that the franchise would also push the limits when it came to their video games. The follow-up to incredible humorous and fun to play South Park: The Stick Of Truth is looking to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality to a brand new, never smelt before level with the introduction of the Nosulus Rift. That’s right, when you play South Park: Fractured But Whole with the Nosulus Rift, you won’t just play the game, you’ll smell the game. (more…)

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You hear about it all the time: a fan, or team of talented and creative fans, like a property something so much, they band together to create a fan-game. A not-for-profit, totally labor of love style endeavor that should fall into the realm of “fan art”, but always seems to tick off the rights owners of those properties. It’s happened on multiple occasions with Chrono Trigger, the canned fan-remake of Metal Gear, and then there was that weird My Little Pony fighting game that got hit with a cease and desist… almost immediately after raising $200,000 in donations for breast cancer research. Classy move, Hasbro. All in all, it seems like companies don’t like to reward their fans time and effort when it comes to creating fan content in the form of games… and unfortunately, it seems the trend continues with Star Wars(more…)

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Last month, the release of Pokemon Go made people aware of what they were missing in their lives: mindlessly wandering around their town or city looking for pocket monsters, whilst barely being aware of their surroundings. With the kind of unprecedented success that Pokemon Go has enjoyed, not to mention the accompanying media exposure, it would be rather rash for the developer, Niantic, would do anything to jeopardize that good will, and great press, but that seems to be what’s happening as a new update to the game is leaving fans fuming, as well as Niantic’s move to quash other apps trying to piggyback on their success. (more…)

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If there’s a video game franchise that epitomizes the so-called “curse” in adapting these games to movies, it’s Uncharted. The globe-trotting adventures of Nathan Drake are ideally constructed to make for an easy transfer from consoles to cinemas as Hollywood has a long tradition of movie heroes chasing MacGuffins from one location to the next. But seven years after Uncharted was first optioned by Sony Pictures, it’s been stuck in development hell as a rotating door of creators and actors have passed through and back out again. So what are they going to do now? Bring in another new creator of course, this time in the person of Joe Carnahan. (more…)

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Pokemon Go is so big. How big is it? I dunno, why don’t you ask the bulbous Bulbasaur dildo sitting in your significant others sock drawer. Given the insane popularity and influence Pokemon has on the world right now, leave it to the adult entertainment industry to make some f**k toys out of it.

Called “Pokémoan“, the toys come fashioned after the starter Pokémon available in the game. You can choose either Bulby, Charmy, Squirty or Piky. (more…)

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When Yooka-Laylee was announced on Kickstarter, it was a big deal. The game was being developed by Playtonic Games, a new game studio comprised entirely of former members of Rare, many of which had worked on game series such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark, and the timeless N64 classic Goldeneye. Their mission was to create a new game to reinvigorate the dying genre of 3D platformers, a genre set into motion by Super Mario 64 that once dominated the video game market. These developers, led by project director Chris Sutherland, wanted to bring the style of gameplay they had (arguably) perfected in games like Banjo-Kazooie. There was only one problem: Banjo and pals are owned by Microsoft. Enter his unofficial successor: Yooka the Chameleon, and his pal, Laylee the Bat. With new characters, the boys (formerly of Rare) were back in business, so they turned to Kickstarter to fund the dream. They asked for $270,000 to make it happen; well, it did. In less than 30 minutes. (more…)

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Pokémon GO, released on July 6th this month, has become a phenomenal success; it has become such a large success, in fact, that San Diego Comic-Con staff realized they had a problem on their hands—the panel for the game was originally scheduled for room 25ABC, a small room for less than 500 people. With how popular the mobile app had become, the space given for the panel no longer reflected the interest; SDCC staff decided to bring out the big gun, Hall H. The hall is an actual hangar that can hold thousands and thousands of attendees; this sacred space is usually for panels on the scale of DC and Marvel. The best part? The hall was still filled to capacity, with people pouring out the doors. People wanted the newest info on their precious game… and maybe a chance at a rare catch. (more…)

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Last night, Sega held a 25th anniversary party for their famous brand character, Sonic the Hedgehog, as part of their presence at San Diego Comic-con. During the event, they had promised to make several reveals about the future of the character and share those reveals with the world at large; many had suspected that Sega would announce a new game in the Sonic series. To everyone’s surprise, however, Sega didn’t announce one new Sonic game—they announced two. Now, we’ve got trailers to show off, so buckle in and get ready to go fast, because the blue blur is coming in at top speed.  (more…)