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By Jason Nason, September 18, 2014 0

Skylanders fans can go on a villain vanquishing adventure this fall with Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo 3DS as they take on the evil Dream Sheep and 13 other villains exclusive to the platform.

The portable version of the game will launch day and date on October 5th with the console and tablet versions of the game from Activision.

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By Jason Nason, September 16, 2014 0

Image & Form, who developed and released the smash hit SteamWorld Dig, has teased their latest game project, and it’s a little bit different than you might expect.

SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival. Recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. Board enemy ships and command your crew in a unique variety of turn-based combat.

Taking place some time after SteamWorld Dig, a cataclysmic event has shattered the planet and forced its population into steam-driven spaceships. It’s a robot-eat-robot world out there, and water is desperately hard to come by. Heisting other ships and bases – bad guys fortunately, the lot of them – is their only way to remain in operation.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, September 13, 2014 0

Remember when RockStar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto V would be coming to current generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 sometime soon? The studio revealed this week that the latest GTA will be making its way on to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18th 2014 and will be available on Windows PC on January 27th 2015!

Will there be better graphics? Most definitely, but that is not the only improvement that RockStar is working on for GTA’s 8th generation debut. Multiplayer matches will now feature up to 30 players on PS4 & Xbox One,  they’ve also added new vehicles, new weapons, new activities and enhanced damage / weather systems.

Did you take a trip to Los Santos when GTA V was released last September? If you didn’t, then the current-gen version sounds like the best way to experience the latest GTA. Check out several screenshots of GTA V for Xbox One / PS4 after the jump. We’ve also got the full press-release from RockStar games!

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By Jason Nason, September 11, 2014 0

Nintendo announced three new special editions of the Nintendo 3DS yesterday.

Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems during the GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, California. The new systems include a red or blue Super Smash Bros. edition, a special NES edition as well as a Persona Q Edition, which is being released in conjunction with Atlus’ new game Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

“More than 12 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “These new models give shoppers even more choices during the holiday shopping season. Based on past experience, these special editions likely won’t stay on shelves for very long.”

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By Jason Nason, September 11, 2014 0

The Keep is a breath of fresh air on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, a statement riddled with irony considering the setting of the game. The game brings the classic dungeon crawler role playing game genre and definitely hits all of the right notes.

In The Keep you embark on a quest to explore caves and mines filled with monsters. You are trying to find your way out while also trying to solve puzzles get yourself to freedom. The story unfolds in story narration in between floors. Here is a bit of the plot of the game and then we’ll get to how the game plays and why I love it.

Many have been mesmerized by the blue depths of the Crystals. Those who tried to control them became their slaves. The weak were killed and the strong broken. With ancient knowledge of magic rediscovered old terrors found their way into the Realm and a new nefarious wizard came into being. While the Council hides behind thick stone walls and ignores the Darkness sweeping across the Realm a young warrior comes to face the wizard. He is certainly not the first one to do so…

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By Jason Nason, September 11, 2014 0

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Teslagrad – Put your sense of logic to the test and cleverly manipulate the world around you using electricity and magnetism. Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer with more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn environments to explore as you journey into (and beyond) Tesla Tower. Take up the mantle of the Teslamancer in your quest to reveal a great injustice and overthrow a tyrant. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Jason Nason, September 10, 2014 0

Electronic Arts announced today that they are making a mobile version of SimCity for iOS and Android called SimCity BuildIt. The game will be coming soon to iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. The release states that this will be an all-new SimCity game like you’ve never seen before, designed for gamers on the go.

Whether you’re a savvy city planner or a strategic mastermind, you can take control and have fun wherever you are. The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath.

Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city in the palm of your hand. With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, it’s the most advanced mobile building simulation game.

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By Jason Nason, September 10, 2014 0

Nintendo released a demo for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS. In Japan, anyway.

In the demo, gamers can pick among 5 fighters with which to play. The stage is Battlefield, and the rules are fixed. There will be a few items and assist trophies available too. You can also battle via local wireless.

In a Miiverse post, Masahiro Sakurai told users outside of Japan to stay tuned for more news about the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Could we see the demo in tomorrow’s Nintendo download?

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, September 10, 2014 0

Batman is set to ride down the streets of gotham in his sweet batmobile next  spring with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  Warner Brothers interactive has confirmed a release date of June 2nd, 2015 for the caped crusader’s next adventure , which means that we have about eight and a half months to wait before we can put on the cowell once again.

Warner Brothers announced two special editions of Arkham Knight. The first is the Limited Edition which includes an 80 page art book, a limited edition steel case, The New 52 skin pack and a Batman statue. The Batmobile edition includes the artbook alongside a Batman: Arkham Knight Issue #0 comic book and a pretty sweet looking transformable Batmobile statue.

A limited edition of Arkham Knight will set you back $119.99 Canadian while the Batmobile edition is quite a bit more expensive at $229.99!  Both of these editions will be available in North America – Europe and Oceanic regions will also see the release of Arkham Origins on PC as well.

Warner Bros interactive provided us with some promotional images of both editions which you can check out after the jump.

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By Jason Nason, September 9, 2014 0

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call takes all of the beloved music from the Final Fantasy games and mashes them with a rhythm game and the result is pretty great, and pretty tough. The demo has released last week and I downloaded it to give it a whirl. I’ve been a longtime fan of Final Fantasy and love the music. How could I go wrong here.

Playing the game is simple enough. As with similar music rhythm games, the goal is to follow a melody line and tap or swipe at the right times. This is easier said than done, at least in the harder difficulties. Circles and lines pass from the left to the right of the screen. When you are presented with a circle on the screen, you tap when it reaches a certain circle mark on the screen. If you time it right you will get points, if you miss it then you will lose HP in your life bar. Run out of HP and the level is over.

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