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Middle Earth: Shadow of War is lit 

Yesterday the gameplay of Middle Earth: Shadow of War was revealed and I must say that like Shadow of Morrodor it look lit. The game takes the whole allies & enemies system from the first game and makes it even more important. I’ll be giving my thoughts on the gameplay soon so you can watch the gameplay and form your own thoughts on it. 

Ubisoft looking for another L

After taking L’s in 2016 like they were Meek Mill French Game Dev studio Ubisoft has decided to go with a brand new game based off of James Cameron’s Avatar which would be their second game, the first being released in 2009. 

The game is going to be developed by Massive the same studio that was responsible for the eventual L called Tom Clancy’s The Division. I have to ask why would Ubisoft make a game based off of a movie that’s a little old. Hopefully the game doesn’t get a major downgrade after we manage to see the gameplay like Watch Dogs did. 

The game was announced after update 1.6 was released for The Division. Thw timing of the announcement would lead one to think that Ubisoft is done with The Division but they’ve assured us that the game won’t have an impact on The Division which could mean any number of things. Let me know if you think this new game is gonna be a flop or of Ubisoft will hit gold with this title. 

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AMD Ryzen to receive patches to boost performance 

AMD dropped their new couple called Ryzen and it didn’t live up to expectations as it struggled with 1080p gaming. AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said We hear people on wanting to see improved 1080p performance and we fully expect that Ryzen performance in 1080p will only get better as developers get more time with ‘Zen,’”.  

 Also Su stated “We have over 300+ developers now working with ‘Zen’ and several of the developers for Ashes of Singularity and Total Warhammer are actively optimizing now.” st If all goes well the Ryzen should be able to handle 1080p and 1440p very well let’s just hope that it doesn’t constantly have to be patched like it’s name is Battlefield 4. 

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Is The Nintendo Switches Online Service A Load Of Shit???

The hype around Nintendo’s upcoming consoles is a bit confusing, it seems as though the console is going to be nothing more than a glorified tablet trying to pass as a gaming console. Yet the masses of Nintendo faithful claim that it’ll be a great console despite all the negatives. 

Today my focus is on the paid online service that the switch offers and that Nintendo apparently hasn’t named yet. I’ll be going over the different features offered by the service and giving my thoughts on them then giving a final verdict. 

Online Play

One of the services main features is online play such as multiplayer and online Co-Op. They don’t state much about this feature but hopefully it doesn’t crash every other month like PSN. 

Voice Chat

Voice Chat is something that comes default with practically every online gaming service, hell there’s even one’s like Discord that aren’t connected to a certain brand. With that in mind you would think that Nintendo would have their newest console capable of Voice Chat right? Well…Ummm… they didn’t do that. In order to use voice chat you have to download a separate app on your phone and it doesn’t just stop there the free version of the app which drops in the summer is going to be limited so it looks like you’ll have to shed out some more money possibly $10-$20 more for the app which is fucking ridiculous. 

Monthly Game Downloads

This is very similar to Xbox’ s Game With Gold became you can download older titles for free. The only possible downside to this is that you may not be able to keep the free games you downloaded if you cancel your subscription subscription. 

Verdict

Nintendo looks as though they’re moving is a good direction, they still made some bad decisions with the online service mainly the fact that there’s no native voice chat on the console. There still remain some questions about the online service, mainly people wondering if it’s going to be stable. Earlier I stated that in order to use voice chat one would have to download an app, the app not only allows for voice chat but it also allows you to send game invites, set “play appointments” (the fuck are those), and chat online all of which should be able to be done from switch itself and shouldn’t require a person to download an app for. Overall the Switch’s online service has potential, so long as Nintendo doesn’t try to nickel & dime consumers it’ll have some success not as much as PSN or XBL but it will have some success. 

Video Game Tag

I gotta thank my mans Matt for tagging me for the video game tag. It’s a rarity that I talk about my own interest outside of news, reviews and the like. So you’ll get the chance to know a little bit about me. 

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers

    Question: 

    What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.)?

    I enjoy RPG’s the most especially ones that have extensive character creation and customization. Racing games are also tied with RPG’s. 

    Which system do you prefer to game on?

    I’m a PC gamer pretty much by default but I’m thinking of copping a PS4 mainly because of Horizon Zero Dawn. I would be willing to cop a Xbox One but there aren’t any exclusives that make me really want it although Halo Reach Anniversary should be dropping in the next few years. 

    Who is your favorite video game character?

    It’s gonna be a 3-way tie for this one my favorite characters are Master Chief (Halo Franchise), Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII), & Squall Leonhart (Kingdom Hearts Franchise, Final Fantasy VI).

    Which game do you believe has the best plot?

    Honestly I think the Mass Effect Franchise had the best plot in gaming. I say that because the player had the ability to alter the plot to an extent with their decision making.

    What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver? 

    The Division easily didn’t live up to the hype. That game had the most bootleg damage model, headshots didn’t kill enemies, yet you could get fucked up quick. Ubisoft did one hell of a job hyping it up just for us to be let down. 

    What game are you waiting for?

    Mass Effect Andromeda, I’m so hyped up for that game it’s not even funny and the gameplay that was dropped had me salivating. I’m getting that game day one. 

    If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

    I would choose The Crew, Skyrim, and I’m gonna go back to the days if the PS2 with this one Jak X. 

    Which games do you feel have the best replay value?

    I would say any old school game because it was just something about them that made the so fun, maybe it’s the absence of DLC. 

    Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

    For this one I’m gonna go with a game that may have slipped under people’s radars in the days of the Xbox 360, the game is called Vanquish, and although it’s only single player the game is pretty damn good

    What game did you grow up on?

    As a 90’s kid I grew up playing things like Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, & Sly Cooper. The last three just so happen to also be some of my favorite game franchises ever. 


    Which game would you like to see come back?

    Jak & Daxter mainly because the last game two games that came out were spin-offs and I know for a fact Jak ain’t the type to sit around and rule Spargas City. Also I’m pretty sure the metal heads are still around at the end of Jak 3. 

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    Xbox Gamers Dreams For Neir Automata have been crushed

    If you’re an Xbox her and you’ve been keeping your eye on the hyped up Neir Automata then it looks like you’ll mostly be out of luck if you don’t buy a PS4 because the game pretty much isn’t coming to Xbox One. Now before Xbox fanboys try and send death threats to platinum games they did give a reason as to why the game is only on PS4. 

    According to our source Neir Automata’s producer Yosuke Saito stated 

    “There are currently no plans to release on this platform. “The main reason for this is that the Japanese market for Xbox One is not strong, so the decision was made to focus on PlayStation 4 rather than to split our efforts across two platforms. The biggest benefit to developing on one platform is that we did not have to split our time, allowing us to focus more on the quality,” Saito continued.” It is not about whether one platform is better than the other, it’s that from a development point of view were can devote more time to one platform.

    In other words the game isn’t going to be available on Xbox One simply because the market for the console isn’t as big in Japan. There is a nice upside to the lack of availability is that the game should have better graphics since they’re only developing it for one platform (which has better graphics). Hopefully it gets ported over at some point in time so that everyone that wants to cop it doesn’t have to drop money for a PS4 or gaming PC. 

    Tekken 7 to take up plenty of storage & gets delayed

    Anyone who wants to cop the highly anticipated fighting game Tekken 7 is most likely going to have to clear some space on their console if they have a lot of games. The game is going to take up 42GBs of storage in the US and 45GBs in Europe as the minimum save capacity. If you pre-interviews the game then you’ll most likely have to have more space. 

    If you happen to have the storage then you might be disappointed to know that the game has been delayed. According to the plug Tekken 7 has been delayed to June 2nd. The reason for the delay is because the devs didn’t want players to essentially bitch over a “lack of content”. The PS4 Version of the game is also going to support VR so that’s probably another reason for the delay. 

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    Fallout Shelter takes refuge on PC and Xbox One

    The hit mobile game Fallout Shelter is making its way over to PC and Xbox one this week. The hit management game first came out in 2015 and was a huge success, the game managed to be one of the most downloaded games of 2015. 

    Fallout Shelter will be making it’s first appearance on console this month but it’s been available on PC for a good while. The game will remain free to play, it’s also the latest game to support Microsoft’s Play Anywhere feature meaning that you can transfer saves between devices. The new versions drop Tuesday February 7th. 

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    PS4’s update 4.50 gets it’s details released

    PlayStation apparently has revealed the details about their latest update. The new update is update 4.50 and according to our plug the update has been code named Saskue. The update will include

    • Custom Wallpapers: PS4 owners will be able to use screenshots as wallpapers on their console
    • External HDD Support: Users will finally be able use external Hard Drives with their PS4, this feature should’ve been available day one but it’s better to get it later instead of never getting it. 
    • 3D Blu-ray on PlayStation VR: If you fuck with 3D movies and own PlayStation VR then Sony has has you covered because you can now get the full 3D experience at home. 
    • Refreshed Quick Menu: 
      Sony does a welcome refresh of their Quick Menu

    Overall the updates main features are good with the only truly significant thing being External Hard Drive support. It would’ve been nice if they did a full on overhaul of the UI and made it look better but they didn’t. 

    Final Fantasy XII remake gets a release date

    Today is the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy, a series that almost never existed. 2017 is a major year for the Series with the creator Square Enix coming off of the hype that Final Fantasy XV generated. It’s also expected that Final Fantasy VII remake is going to drop this year also, XV should be getting some DLC also. 

    Release dates

    But before all that happens we’ll be getting a remake of Final Fantasy XII. This remake is luckily is going to drop much sooner than VII, the remake for XII is set to drop in July and features updated graphics (1080p), a newly recorded soundtrack, and a trial mode. FF XII was the last game in the series to release on the PlayStation 2.