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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 21, 2014 0

Activision has released the epilogue trailer for Destiny’s upcoming first expansion, The Dark Below. This expansion is set to be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on December 9 for $19.99 or as part of the Destiny Season Pass.

In terms of content TDB includes three main story missions: The Veil Lifted,  The Seeding and The Wakening. It also includes two new Strikes – Will of Crota and The Undying Mind (Which is PlayStaion exclusive) as well as three new crucible maps.  When TDB drops on the 9th all players will gain access to new weapons, armor and bounties regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased The Dark Below.

Check out the prologue in the embedded player below.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 21, 2014 0

A brand new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is set to be released in North American cinemas in front of some the biggest holiday blockbusters but you can watch an extended version of the trailer online right now! This trailer originally debuted on a segment of “Square Enix Presents” during an interview with game director  Hajime Tabata.

Final Fantasy Type-0 was originally released on the PlayStation Portable in October 2011 but has yet to make it to North America or Europe. At this past E3 Square Enix confirmed that a current-generation version of the game with up-scaled graphics and cinematics would be released in March of 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Not only does this HD version include some shinier visuals and the adventures of Class Zero but it also includes access to the demo of Final Fantasy XIV.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be released on March 17th in North American and March 20th in Europe. Check out the trailer after the break!  (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 19, 2014 0

Capcom is set to unleash another addictive entry in the Monster Hunter franchise next spring with the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS. MH4 gives players access to enhanced movement with the added ability to climb in any direction as well as giving players the option to grab onto their foes.

The publisher recently released a five minute quest walkthrough that gives players a bit of a look at the game play. Also announce previously was the fact that bounty hunter Samus Aran from the Metroid series will be making an appearance in MH4! It is no wonder the game sold over 1.4 million copies when it was released in Japan earlier this year.

Check out the full walk-through video in the embedded player after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 17, 2014 0

Nintendo of America announced that Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS has already sold 1.2 million units in the United States. This figure contains both digital and physical copies, in fact Smash is the best selling hand-held title so far in 2014. These fantastic sales figures put it at number 9 in the all time rankings of US 3DS title sales.

The full list of top selling 3DS titles include:

Mario Kart 7
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros 2
Pokemon X  / Pokemon Y
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Super Smash Bros for 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

If you haven’t checked out Super Smash Bros yet, now is probably the best time to grab the fantastic 3DS rendition of this long running fighting series.  With the WiiU version coming out this coming Friday, November 21st, there’s only six days to get some practice in. There are a lot of reasons why we gave SSB on 3DS a perfect ten in our review.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 17, 2014 0

Master Chief makes his first appearance on Xbox One with this past week’s release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and with it came new details on the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians beta. If you happen to own either a digital or physical copy of Halo: TMCC you’re automatically eligible to test an early version of Halo 5′s Arena multiplayer from Dec 29th until January 18th 2015. We not only got the first details about gameplay changes coming in Halo 5 but the first gameplay videos as well!

Continuing some of the changes found in Halo 4′s single player Spartans now have access to a series of thruster packs that are built into their armor. This additional maneuverability allows players to quickly sidestep and pull off split second movements that they otherwise couldn’t do in previous Halo titles. Spartans are now also able to perform a ground pound attack after using the jet-pack ability. If all of this sounds like the “armor abilities” found in Halo: Reach,  that is because they function similarly but everyone will have access to all of them instead of choosing a pre-determined load out.  Another change to the game play formula is the addition of a new zooming mechanic that kind of works like Call of Duty’s iron sights, 343 industries is calling this feature “smart scope”.

So far we know the names of four maps that will be included in the beta: Truth (a re-make of Halo 2′s Midship),  Empire, Break out and Crossfire. In terms of weapons we know that classics like the Sniper Rifle, Pistol and Assault Rifle will return!

Check out several videos of beta gameplay in the embedded player below. Halo 5: Guardians is expected to be released in the Fall of 2015 and with the beta taking place almost a year before launch perhaps we’ll get a second chance to try Halo 5 before it launches!

Sources: Tech Cheat Sheet | Halo Wiki


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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 12, 2014 0

SEGA has released their 2008 strategy RPG Valkryia Chronicles onto the Steam Store this morning. As we covered earlier in the month, the announcement of VC coming to PC was pretty surprising and almost out of nowhere. This port comes with some good news – it supports any resolution your video card can handle , heck PCGamer got the thing running at 4K resolution!

The system requirements are pretty lax too – SEGA is recommendations a 3GHZ Dual Core with 3GB of RAM and at least a Geforce280. Next thing you know you’ll be able to play this on a modern smartphone, come on SEGA why not?

Click after the jump for the official and recommended specs for this awesome strategy RPG!


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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 12, 2014 0

Version Tested: PlayStation 3

This year’s entry into the Call of Duty franchise brings with it a lot of promise. Fresh off of their role in developing 2011′s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sledgehammer Games gets their first crack at developing a fully fledged COD title. This is also the first game in the series to be developed within the newly announced 3 year development cycle. Does this extra dev time combined with an excellent performance by House of Card’s Kevin Spacey and the addition of powerful exoskeletons revitalize Activision’s yearly warfare franchise? or should you refuse to enlist? Read on to find out… (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 11, 2014 0

Over the weekend Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a team based FPS called OverWatch. If this announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, that’s because it is! The developer further stated that the team that was working the cancelled Project Titan continued to refine their ideas until they became what was unveiled at Blizzcon.

In addition to an entire array of screenshots Blizzard also released a nearly six minute long trailer that introduces us to all of the classes. As to be expected all of them have a unique personality, look and game play style.  My favorite has to be Widowmaker whom uses a cloaking device to gain the advantage while picking off targets from long distance with her sniper rifle. Another fan amongst the Broken Joysticks staff was also Tracer!

Blizzard hopes that OverWatch will be particularly friendly to new players, in their press release they described the game play style as “pick up and play”. If you want in on the 6 Vs 6 battles Blizzard has opened the beta sign ups on their official site.

Check out the trailer, a whole gallery of screenshots and official characters bios after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 5, 2014 0

Version Tested: PlayStation 3

Destiny quickly become one of the most pre-ordered titles in recent memory and of course it was backed by one of the largest marketing campaigns we’ve seen in a while for a videogame. Needless to say expectations for Bungie’s first post-Halo release reached into the stratosphere and after playing Destiny for quite some time I’m ready to render my verdict. Should you forge ahead into the stars and join the ranks of the Guardians or pass at being an interstellar savior? (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 5, 2014 0

Square Enix took the wraps off the collector’s edition of Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix this afternoon and if you are an avid KH fan you’re going to want to keep reading because this special edition includes some really neat stuff!

First off it includes a 9 inch Shadow Heartless plush toy, so you can carry around this adorable baddie where ever you go. Also included is a 30 page art book w/ dust jacket, collector’s steel case and probably most enticing is the fact that the CE includes not only KH 2.5 HD Remix but also last year’s Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix. That’s almost the entire Kingdom Hearts collection available on your PS3!

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Collector’s Edition will retail for $99.99 USD and will be sold exclusively through the  Square Enix Store. By pre-ordering KH 2.5HD at select retailers you can get a free upgrade to the limited edition which includes a collectable pin. Both versions will be released on December 2nd!

Check out details from Square’s press release after the jump. (more…)

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