For the past twenty years, the Pokémon franchise has been one of the most consistently popular series in all of gaming. Though it easily could’ve been what killed the series, the familiarity of narrative and structure from generation to generation has become a key part of the games and fans have come to expect certain things from ecah new game. The evil team bent on dominating the world of Pokémon in one way or another, the series of Gym Leaders and other accomplished trainers you must defeat to earn your status as a Pokémon Master and the rival that challenges you every step of the way all make the Pokémon games the beloved series they are. (more…)
One of the most popular game franchises in not just Nintendo‘s repertoire but the entire history of gaming, Legend of Zelda has defined the high-fantasy adventure puzzle genre. Spanning dozens of games over the course of thirty years, the series has shown no sign of losing popularity and the generations go on. Over its now considerable life span, the franchise has inspired a television series, a number of comic books and graphic novels, board games and a live performance of the game soundtracks by symphony orchestras that toured the world. There has been no shortage of ways to indulge your Legend of Zelda love. (more…)
Telltale Games, the independent video game company that specializes in episodic games based on many popular licenses, is getting ready for yet another adventure. They rose to popularity with such titles as The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and most recently Batman where game players would go through various scenarios, making decisions along the way that would affect the outcome of the game. Most Telltale Games properties have a signature look graphics-wise that helped for branding purposes and recent hits have helped the company exponentially explode in the video game market. Telltale has licensing deals with NBC Universal, Warner Bros Interactive, Sierra, HBO, and now has a new deal with Marvel.
A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo unveiled the future, or at the very least the future of its console gaming. Nintendo Switch hits store shelves sometime in the new year, which means that the end is nigh for the Wii U, and it likely can’t come soon enough for the gaming company. Sales for Wii U, as compared to the sales for the original Wii, have been downright tepid. To borrow a line from a certain politician, it’s a disaster. So it’s understandable then, for all those reasons, why reports are saying that Nintendo will wrap production on Wii U at the end of the week. (more…)
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the director of Deadpool, Tim Miller, would not be returning to the sequel. This was due to creative differences not with the studio but with Deadpool start Ryan Reynolds. The two were apparently at odds over how big and stylized they wanted to go with the sequel, with Ryan Reynolds wanting to keep things smaller and kitschy, and Miller wanting to go far grander. The split was amicable. Ryan Reynolds and FOX are fine in finding a replacement director – Deadpool 2 will carry on. It is Tim Miller, however, who’s career trajectory is far more interesting to watch out for. Here’s a middle-aged guy who, prior to Deadpool, was known solely for directing video game trailers. Tim’s directing projects include Warner Bros. Batman: Arkham City, Sony’s DC Universe Online, and Dante’s Inferno. He made his first motion picture debut with Deadpool. And as history goes, it became the highest grossing Rated R movie of all time. He proved himself and then some. He’s earned the right to make whatever the hell he wants and be given an almost blank check.
So what does Tim Miller want to do, what’s next on his list? Well, Sonic The Hedgehog, of course! (more…)
One of the most eagerly anticipated Pokémon games in a generation, Pokémon Sun and Moon looks set to become an all new experience of the series. Complete with a new way of earning your status as a Pokémon Master and throwbacks to not just the beloved early narrative games but also such niche nostalgic treats as Pokémon Snap, it has fans from all ages, backgrounds and demographics talking about what to expect. Giving us plenty to chew over in the last few weeks before the game comes out in November, Nintendo has released another trailer that reveals not just the new Pokémon we might meet but some old faces too. (more…)
Square Enix teased the trailer release yesterday for Final Fantasy XV – Omen which hits store shelves in a month. It has been a long wait for fans since the 2013 release of FFXIV – A Realm Reborn but if this trailer is any indication, the wait will have been worth it. (more…)
Everyone can use a little pressure relief and for many, video games are the outlet to let off some steam after a long day in the trenches of real life. Activision recognizes this and used it in their latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live action trailer featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the ever bad boy actor Danny McBride. Take a five-minute break from your hectic day to check out the video below. (more…)
Rockstar is finally back at it with a follow-up to the 2010 video game Red Dead Redemption, the western based version of Grand Theft Auto. Red Dead Redemption 2 should hit store shelves in the Fall of 2017 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While there was no announcement of a PC version, it would be surprising if one wasn’t available with the others or at least hot on the heels of the Fall 2017 release date. Check out the trailer below. (more…)
For almost two years now, we’ve heard about this thing called Nintendo NX. It is to be the game changer the gaming company’s been looking for, the thing that will put them back on top in the same way that Wii shook up the industry so many years ago now. There’s been a lot of anticipation for the NX, and a lot of secrecy too, in fact, as it turns out, NX isn’t what the new system is called either. So get ready to make room on your shelf for the Nintendo Switch, a unique new console that will answer not only your gaming needs at home, but also on the go. (more…)