Nintendo Officially Unveils the “Super NES Classic”

In a follow up to last year’s mega-popular NES Classic, Nintendo has officially revealed their new throwback console the Super NES Classic.

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E3 2017: ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ Detailed

The follow up to 2015’s charming Ori and the Blind Forest was officially shown off at today’s Microsoft E3 Press Event.

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E3 2017: Xbox One X Unveiled With Price and Date

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on it’s powerful new Xbox One X. Formerly referred to by it’s code name Project Scorpio this console has become the most powerful console available.

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E3 2017: ‘A Way Out’ – A New Kind of Co-Op

E3 2017 kicked off in full with EA Play. EA had lots of big announcements, Star Wars Battlefront 2, more Battlefield 1 content and a tease of Bioware’s new game Anthem. One game that may not have had the star power of the previously mentioned games but has the potential to be huge is A Way Out.

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The Japanese Gaming Renaissance

Video games for much of their infancy were closely associated with the Japanese giants that developed incredible experiences. During much of my childhood the country of Japan and the constant stream of incredible games coming from it went hand in hand. 

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Platinum Games action-shooter ‘Vanquish’ is Coming to Steam

Sega announced that it is re-launching fan-favorite Vanquish today. 
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Nintendo’s Bid for Mindshare: The State of the Switch

           Nintendo had a monumental challenge on its hands with the launch of the Nintendo Switch, its new crossover handheld/home console, when it released on March 3rd. Nintendo had to prove that it could appeal to a general market while still re-capturing its target audience.
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Overwatch Becomes Activision-Blizzard’s 8th Billion Dollar Franchise

On the heels of the announcement that Overwatch has over 30 million global players, parent company Activision announced sales figures exceeding expectations thanks to Overwatch.

“Among the drivers of our results was ‘Overwatch‘ which now has over 30 million players globally”, said Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick in a statement.

Total adjusted revenue for Activision-Blizzard rose 31.7% to $1.2 billion in the first quarter ending March 31st. Last year figures ended at $908 million.

Don’t Cry for Mankind: A Case for NieR: Automata

The early months of 2017 have been among the all-time strongest starts for video games. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Atlus’ Persona 5 and Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn have raised the bar for the video games as a whole. In a single move, The Legend of Zelda completely rewrote the formula from previous Zelda games. Persona 5 took the successful blueprints from previous titles in the series and added a layer of beautiful animation and personality to every single screen and menu. Continue reading “Don’t Cry for Mankind: A Case for NieR: Automata”