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By Les Major, December 11, 2014 0

Ranging between Earth’s Cosmodrome and The Hellmouth pit on the Moon, Destiny gamers can now purchase Bungie’s first expansion. Don’t be fooled into thinking there’s just a new raid here. Be sure to stop by the Tower after picking up the The Dark Below expansion and talk to newcomer Eris. She’ll have some bounties for you that will unlock new missions.

If you’ve played Destiny on Earth or the Moon recently, you’ve seen increased activity from The Hive foes. This DLC continues that storyline leading into the darkness deep within the moon where the latest raid takes place. What else is in store and what other goodies do you get? Read on for the press release from Activision! (more…)

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By Les Major, December 11, 2014 0

Just a couple days ago, Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl the Complete Series was released in North America thanks to NIS America. The release includes a two Blu-ray, two DVD disc set with bonus features. Described as an out-of-this-world comedy, this anime involves a group of teenagers living in “the city of aliens”. Shown above this the Complete Series Premium Edition.

Want to know more? Read on for NISA’s official press release about this 13 episode series, as well as the trailer! (more…)

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By Les Major, December 11, 2014 0

Lets take a look into the New Year already as NIS America prepares to release The Eccentric Family in a Complete Premium Edition on January 6th, 2015. The premium edition two Blu-ray disc set will include all 13 episodes, a 64 page full-color art book, and NIS America’s high quality collectable packaging! Want to hear more about the tale of the Shimogamo family and see the trailer? Read on for (more…)

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By Les Major, December 10, 2014 0

Creative writing inspirational title Elegy for a Dead World surprisingly appeared on Steam today weeks before it’s expected 1st quarter of 2015 release date. This is the official release though and no mistake! Elegy is an interesting almost educational software title, encouraging users to be creative and craft a story about alien worlds as they explore them.

The almost madlib style that writers are presented prompts in allows for encouraged creativity. There is also a freeform selection that lets players input any text they like. We gave Elegy a run through and will have a review coming soon. Till then, read on for the press release details announced today. (more…)

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By Les Major, December 3, 2014 0

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may seem to just be inspired by the Super Mario 3D World levels, but goes beyond those puzzle levels gamers fell in love with. I mean common, if nothing else it’s another Nintendo game that you can throw turnips at bad guys! I’ve missed that since Super Mario Bros 2 USA (or Doki Doki Panic in Japan). I grew up on titles like The Adventures of Lolo, so puzzle games like Captain Toad really appeal to me.

With boss battles and over 70 stages with a variety of locations, the game looks pretty awesome as it is. Even better, it seems to be a value priced title at only $44.99 MSRP. That’s pretty surprising since Captain Toad looks like a fantastic title! I guess Nintendo just wants to make sure as many people as possible get to experience this game and see the value of this concept. Read on for the trailer. (more…)

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By Les Major, December 2, 2014 0

From the suffocating and stressful tone of the King theme to the dance party anthem of it’s boss battles, the Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions soundtrack has a lot of character to it. Now you can check out the music composed for the game by Chris Mann at any time by streaming it on Soundcloud.

That’s twelve tracks of energetic tunes ready for your listening enjoyment, for free. Read on to listen now! (more…)

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By Les Major, December 1, 2014 0

After playing so much of the second Geometry Wars game, I was satisfied and didn’t think the series could evolve further (see what I did there?) but this third installment is a wonderful worthwhile addition. From the newly reformed Sierra we have an unexpected and awesome release. Imagine the gameplay of Geometry Wars, but featuring 3d objects as the grid you move across. It’s like you’re flying around a world in Super Mario Galaxy.

The main feature of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is adventure mode. You’ll encounter various shaped fields to orbit, different alterations that change levels into almost new modes themselves, and even boss battles! At first you may look at adventure mode and think it’s rather small, but each level is actually a quality stage that you’ll want to play again.

It’s an intense game, especially when you’re returning to previous levels to beat your high score and earn more stars. Boss battles need a certain number of stars to be accessed and collecting them is an increasing challenge. When you finally reach a level that focuses on a mode you’re good at, it feels like you’re flying through like a pro. (more…)

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By Les Major, December 1, 2014 0

After a delay in November (we’ll call it a race day rain delay for fun) Ubisoft is on the eve of releasing The Crew! From what we’ve seen of the beta, it promises to be a game changer. Sure, you have the regular races, intense moments, and acquiring upgrades. But The Crew is so much more! The real star of this game is the open world it takes place in. Not just a city, or a state. No, it’s a smaller version of the United States of America!

It sounds pretty outlandish and impossible, but that really is what The Crew brings to the table. Oh, that and it’s multiplayer online enabled. Even though having a huge open world to explore between missions was more than enough, you’ll even encounter other players as you race around the game world. My time with the beta was focused on just seeing the sights and experiencing the great story mode. There’s even more to The Crew which launches off the starting line tomorrow, December 2nd. Read on for the launch trailer! (more…)

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By Les Major, November 27, 2014 0

The moment I heard about Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor, I was completely excited to play this title. It also made me quite nervous since it’s seemingly original content created in the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. Quickly as I’d read the announcement I scrolled down to the comments to see how fans would feel, and I’ve been exploring that ever since. It’s been relieving to see a positive response to this new venture. Shadows of Mordor does something wonderful in bringing more of Middle Earth to us and it’s great to see fans seem to appreciate it as a respectful addition.

At first it may seem like a wild fanfiction story, but it works surprisingly well when you get into the game. A ranger who is given wraith powers sets off to exact revenge on the Orcs and Uruks of Mordor. The game is essentially what would happen if the Batman Arkham series and Assassins Creed had a baby. That’s a very good thing! On top of that Monolith Productions added in what is known as the nemesis system. This could have been a basic element to the game, but instead it makes the ability to free roam into a huge personal war you can wage against all of Mordor! (more…)

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By Les Major, November 26, 2014 0

Press Play’s two character platform puzzler is quite enjoyable! In a weird way it kind of evokes feelings of playing Portal, in the sense of twisting the game mechanics to complete puzzles. It’s a deceptively complex concept that adds new elements at a steady pace to keep things interesting.

We had a chance to take Kalimba out for a test drive and what follows is impressions from the beta build of the game. (more…)

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