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Ever since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, Skyrim fans have been longing for a re-release. Already known for its impressive graphics, the idea of seeing Skyrim on the improved graphics of a PS4 or Xbox One was a hope many fans had given up on. All hope was not lost though when last week at the 2016 E3 in Los Angeles, Bethesda made this announcement. Later this October, Skyrim will be re-released with all the bells and whistles that only a next Gen console can provide. Remastering of popular games has become fairly common practice in the game industry. Games such as Final Fantasy X, God of War III, Dark Souls II, The Last of Us and many others have recently released HD versions. Some of these offered little to no extra game material, they were merely made to look better. And gamers were excited. They bought them. They played them. They asked for more, but many others asked what seemed like an obvious question. Why? Why are game studios just gussying up old games instead of making new ones? Have they run out of ideas? Is it just laziness? These are fair questions and ones that deserve exploration. (more…)

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“Pikachu, I choose you!” Many have been following the Pokemon franchise for quite some time. Since the release of Pokemon Red and Blue, on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1996, it has been a fan favorite among all ages. After the video game, came the television series and soon after, a collectable trading card game. It has been a worldwide known name and people from all over the world have been exposed to at least one format of the franchise. Pokemon has stayed so popular, that it’s now hit its seventh generation. There are now 720 confirmed Pokemon existing in the universe. Now, that’s a lot of Pokemon! (more…)

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The Nintendo stage at this year’s E3 convention was dominated by just two games. Along with a little more information about the new NX console coming out next year, Nintendo focused mainly on the upcoming Pokémon releases and the hugely anticipated new Legend of Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. Given that both franchises are decades old, the originality that have gone into the new games has certainly made Nintendo’s announements unique. Pokémon Go offers fans a foray into real world gaming, while almost everything about Breath of the Wild is groundbreaking. (more…)

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Where do you even begin? As one friend pointed out, “Maybe you should try going inside.” Unraveling the mystery that is E3 can be very daunting. But it’s not quite as scary once you get there. In fact, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will be one of the most culturally enriching experiences there is to have for those lucky enough to get into the show.

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South Park: Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to South Park: The Stick of Truth, has a new trailer and game play video that premiered at E3 and it looks like everything one might want in a South Park game along with some fantastic face slaps to both the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. There’s trouble in South Park and only the Coon and Friends can make things right. That is if the Coon and Friends can keep from killing each other while creating their Cinematic Universe of films. (more…)

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Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. At today’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), developer Nintendo debuted a trailer and demoed their upcoming Wii U game, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.’

Be prepared to step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in this boundary-breaking game in the acclaimed Zelda series. As Link, you will find yourself traveling across fields, through forests and up mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunningly beautiful open-air adventure.

With remarkable visuals, a breathtaking environment, and a vast landscape, Link and the Zelda franchise have never looked better. NerdBastards has the official trailer, as well as video of some of today’s demoing of the game. (more…)

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It’s that time of year when we’re flooded with first looks, trailers and other assorted news from the video game business. It’s E3 in Los Angeles this week! The chance for fans, journalists, and competitors to get to see what the video game companies are cooking, and from the looks of things, there’s a lot of good stuff in the oven. To wit, a veritable eruption of new game trailers for the Sony‘s Playstation 4 have been released, and they include some pretty big names and a hint at what Sony’s got in store for those looking forward to VR. Hope your browsers up to date, because there are so many trailers below, we just might crash it! (more…)

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There’s something magical about the holidays. The brisk night air, the sweet aromas of holiday meals, the giving of gifts, and the pitter-patter of feet from putrified corpses running through the streets. Ahh… the memories!

Today, during their presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft debuted a brand-new trailer for their upcoming Xbox release, ‘Dead Rising 4.’ The trailer features an arsenal of weapons. Frank West is back, or rather #frankisback, and he spending the holidays doing what he does best… kill zombies. (more…)

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The mega video game expo known as E3 doesn’t official kick off until tomorrow (June 14th) but on this, the eve of the industry’s biggest media event, comes a slew of advance gaming trailers and footage. Already, we’ve seen some exciting trailers for Halo Wars 2 and Titanfall 2, as well as seeing some intriguing developments from X-Box’s Project Scorpio. Coming off the already exciting day in gaming, comes some footage Gun Media‘s upcoming Friday the 13th video game. They just revealed five new minutes of gameplay footage and it looks promising, and a little boring , but mostly promising. (more…)

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This week, E3 is unfolding in Los Angeles. It’s the Comic Con of video games; the spring training – if you will – for the retail year ahead in gaming, so expect a whole lot of gaming news in the next couple of days. To wit, in this article here we have your first trailer for the latest edition to the Halo franchise, Halo Wars 2. It’s not imaginatively named, but it is a sequel to the first Halo spin-off, 2009’s real-time strategy game Halo Wars. The original game was fairly well-received, so will the sequel be able to capitalize on what Halo Wars did so right, or will the sequel fail to live up to lofty expectations? Let’s let first impressions of the trailer decide. (more…)