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From the folks who bring you honest reviews of movies and games in plethora for our amusement, we bring you Honest Game Trailers getting down and dirty, as they pick apart Star Wars Battlefront by EA. The highly hyped addition to the Battlefront series was said to bring vivid graphic updates paired with all new modes of gameplay, and while Honest Game Trailer does give them just due for EA “trying” it hones in on the true qualms that many had with this game that played on our nostalgia, all the while leading us down the rabbit-hole of frustration.
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Face it, if you’re a reader of NerdBastards then the odds are that you play video games, lots of video games, but have you ever started playing a new game, decided to skip work and stop talking to your wife and friends for THREE WEEKS? Well a Siberian man is alleging just that. After seeing an advertisement and purchasing Bethesda‘s Fallout 4, he binge played so much in that three weeks that his boss fired him, his wife left him, and his health went into the toilet. Now he wants Bethesda to pick up the bill of his destroyed life.

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Former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment and creator of the Metal Gear series (among many other titles), Hideo Kojima‘s contract with Konami has officially expired. Sad news as this may be, it’s by no means the end for Kojima. Sony Playstation has since announced that they will be working with Kojima’s independent company: Kojima Productions. The video game designer/screenwriter/director/producer actually founded Kojima Productions back in 2005 as a subsidary of Konami, but following a company restructure at Konami it became temporarily defunct. Kojima Productions will now be restored by Kojima as an independent studio, and the game franchise he’s developing with Playstation will be the “new” studio’s first title. (more…)

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Back in 2012, before Lucasfilm was taken over by The Empire Disney, there were two very exciting projects in the works, Star Wars: Underworld, a TV series, and Star Wars: 1313, a video game. After the mouse took over control of Lucasfilm, all projects were stopped or canceled. Or so we thought. In a recent interview, Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, said that those two projects were something they were “spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, (and) discussing” . This news is a very exciting for those of us who were already looking forward to the new Star Wars installments. (more…)

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It is no secret that some of the biggest gaming franchises have come from the Japanese game developer Capcom, and few have even come close to reaching the heights of Street Fighter. Street Fighter 2 (We’re going to pretend the awful first Street Fighter didn’t happen) was released in arcades in 1991 and changed the face of gaming as we know it. Street Fighter has gone on to grace almost every medium you can think of from collectible card games, board games, kids meal toys, action figures, and Halloween costumes, you name it and Street Fighter has had some version of it. There is one place that Street Fighter has been, shall we say less than successful: Live Action. (more…)

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Mortal Kombat has given us some very unique and interesting characters over the years. Aside from the DC Universe crossover, 2011’s “Mortal Kombat” game was the first time we saw some outside characters competing with the folks from the Netherrealm. “Mortal Kombat” gave us Jason Vorhees and the Predator, and a trailer for the upcoming DLC for “Mortal Kombat X” shows that this title will continue to follow suit. The trailer was leaked ahead of the official announcement at The Game Awards last night, but was confirmed at the show. A previous DLC pack already featured Freddy Kruger, but the upcoming pack will feature four characters: Bo Rai Cho, Tri-Borg, Leatherface, and the Xenomorph. (more…)

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From the time she saved Andrea’s bacon in the finale of season 2 of The Walking Dead, Michonne’s past has been given to us in bits and pieces along the way. Portrayed on-screen by Danai Gurai, viewers have watched the character prove her worth over and over, from her care of the children to her skill as a badass katana-wielding walker-slayer, yet there are still huge gaps in her history. Telltale Games, known for titles such as Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft Story Mode, announced that they will look to fill some of that missing canon in an upcoming mini-series game devoted specifically to Michonne. (more…)

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They say nothing can keep a good man down, and for Shaquille O’Neal that has never been truer. Despite a bevy of critically panned movies, TV spots and games, the big man just keeps on trucking with a smile on his face.

In 1994, Shaq got together with Publisher EA Games and Delphine Software to make what they hoped would be the next generation of fighting games known as Shaq-Fu. The game was a disaster, featuring poor graphics, muddled fighting mechanics and controls that make you feel like you are navigating a camel through quicksand. It has become a favorite of angry video game reviewers on Youtube and has gone on to be one of those so-bad-its-good games with a strong cult following and now, thanks to crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, Shaq is taking a second stab at the digital world with Shaq-Fu 2: A Legend Reborn. (more…)

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Telltale Games is all a buzz today with the announcement that the studio will craft a series based on Batman. The point-and-click based video game developer have previously created playable adventures plucked from the worlds of Back To The Future, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead. It seems a great fit for the game company to try its hand at the adaptation of the DC universe, but does their style integrate well into the land of Bat gadgets and vigilantism? (more…)


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What was one of the best parts about growing up in the late 80s/early 90s? If you said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle video games, then you should either go help people with your freaky powers of clairvoyance or you read the title very well before clicking on this article. Either way, we’re here now together to reminisce about the immersive anthropomorphic reptilian adventures that shaped our childhoods and revel in news about a new forthcoming game. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arguably had some of the most enjoyable games during that era, the original NES game, Turtles in Time, The Hyper Stone Heist, The Manhattan Project, where the Turtles aided in the development of the first atomic bombs. Today, there is some fantastic news for fans of Turtle games.

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