‘Jurassic World Evolution,’ Launch Date and New Trailer Details

Frontier Developments finally has revealed some details on the upcoming park-building simulation, Jurassic World Evolution, and like Ian Malcolm once said: “Oooh ahhh… That’s how it always starts… but then there’s running… and uh screaming…”

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A Mesozoic Proposal: Making Dinosaurs Relevant Again

Alright I have to ask the most important question, but first let me point something out:

Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for around 200 times longer than we have. They came in all shapes and sizes and survived in every type of environment. Some were as big as a Boeing 747, and some could fit into the palm of your hand. They shared our planet with some of the largest and most fascinating marine creatures to ever swim the oceans, while incredible flying reptiles glided through the skies above.

So that brings us back to my question:

Why do we have to suffer through the 500 trillionth zombie apocalypse movie or TV show when there’s literally 200 million years of awesome dinosaurs to pull from?

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New PlayStation 4 God of War Gets a Release Date

Sony today announced the release date for the much anticipated God of War from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio for the PlayStation 4. Coming in the beginning of the second quarter of 2018, April 20.

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Most Anticipated 2018 – ‘Code: Vein’

Easily my favorite genre of game in the modern era are the Sous-like games. Starting with the fantastic and soon to be remastered Dark Souls and spun off with fantastic takes like Salt & Sanctuary and Ni-Oh. The base formula is simple, you are dropped into a world that does not hold your hand and tasked with fighting enemies that can often kill you with relative ease.

The back and forth of fighting for your life with the constant threat of losing progression makes the player always feel like there is something on the line. That game play loop has become one of my favorite experiences in video games.

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Nintendo Makes Plenty of New Announcements in it’s Surprise Direct

The long rumored mid-January Nintendo Direct was finally released this morning and brought with it a slew of new announcements for the Nintendo Switch. This short 15 minute video details new game announcements as well as a host of remakes and remasters due out in the first half of 2018. The full Nintendo Direct can be viewed here. To read up on all of the announcements keep reading below.

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Most Anticipated 2018 – ‘Dreams’

I’ve always wanted to make a game. There’s some solid A+ ideas rolling around in my head about a directed, highly stylized game about a mysterious female protagonist fighting against larger and larger machines in an effort to defend her homeland (This is starting to sound like NieR: Automata and Horizon: Zero Dawn).

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HTC Reveals the Vive Pro

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC showed off it’s high end HTC Vive Pro headset. This marks the first real departure from the core HTC Vive that the company has announced since it first came to market.

“There’s a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset,” said VIVE US general manager Daniel O’Brien. “Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experience.”

The new Vive Pro headset will feature dual OLED screens running at a 2880×1600 resolution and comes equipped with noise cancelling microphone, two front facing cameras and a fully redesigned head strap.

There is currently no announcements of pricing or release.

Most Anticipated 2018 – ’13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’

Some of the best artistic style in games over the last 10 years came from Vanillaware. The Japanese studio uses a cel-shaded style that makes every single frame look like it was straight out of an incredibly detailed manga or comic book. Any Vanillaware game is beautiful to see in motion and is worth viewing for yourself.

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Brent’s Top 10 Games of 2017

2017 will be remembered as a very strong year for gaming. The Nintendo Switch came out and planted itself firmly as the console to beat and the Playstation 4 brought a selection of software reaffirming Sony’s games first mentality; and Microsoft put out a nuclear reactor in console form in the stunningly beautiful Xbox One X. No matter where your allegiances lie whether it be to one company or to gaming as a whole everybody had something to be supremely proud of this year.

Summing up where my top 10 games of the year was a harrowing task as this year some of this console generations best games released one on top of the other. There are multiple games that it pains me won’t make this list and even more than won’t make it as I just never had the time to play them. This is the internet however and games must be listed, so here is my list of the top 10 video games of 2017!

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Fully Charged Cast – Episode 11

In this episode of the Fully Charged Cast, Frank, Matt and Joe talk about some current games and news that they are interested in. A discussion about media and pop culture franchises is had, and they reveal which ones they would like to come back and which ones could go away.

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