December 31, 2015

December 31st Nintendo Download

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console

1080º Snowboarding – Get ready to experience one of the first realistic snowboarding games ever created! In this Nintendo 64 classic, select from five characters, each with his or her own attributes and special tricks. Pick a snowboard that best suits your rider, and then head down the mountain and feel the sensation of speed that’ll make you forget all about the cold.
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Final Fantasy IX Heading To Phones & Windows

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix announced via their official website today that the classic ninth entry in the Final Fantasy series will be getting a mobile port as well as a version for Windows PC thru valve’s steam service. Final Fantasy IX is the last of the classic PlayStatjon 1 era FF RPGs to receive a port to modern architecture.

Alongside the unveiling of a landing page for the port Square also released a brief trailer celebrating the announcement. What do you think of FFIX coming to mobile phones? It continues a trend of Square porting their popular titles to portable handhelds – one of the last to be announced was Dragon Quest VIII for the 3DS, due out next August.

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A year of EA access for only 23.99

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Newegg is offering, a great deal on EA access right now. What is EA access you ask? Well its basically a subscription service that gives you early access to many of EA’s games. As well as free acess to some older titles.

This is really quite a good deal if you play any of the EA games listed currently on the vault, or plan to get any of their upcoming games. head on over to newegg and use discount code EMCKNNX57


Galactic Civilizations 2 gets surprise massive patch

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

It seems this is a month of reviving older games with massive patches. First we had a massive patch to Dwarf Fortress, and now fan favorite massive space RTS Glactive Civilizations 2 (2006, Stardock software) is getting what can only be called a full re-work patch. 2.20 is what the patch official name is.  the patch notes are after the jump but they take up a full three pages of text in the post on the developers website.  Perhaps this is the start of something new? An age of patching fan favorite but out of date games with still active communities.

Version 2.20 makes an asston of changes to the sci-fi strategy game. Some of which are fan suggested and some of which have already been modded by the community. Stardock’s CEO Brad Wardell says that it “was awesome being able to work with the fans to integrate years of their own mods and tweaks into the base game. They also gave me a long list of areas where they thought I could improve the AI, which I used to dig into the now 10 year old AI source code base to implement”.

Hit the jump for the full pathc notes

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Underrail: A First Look

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Broken Joysticks

Where do I start with Underrail?
No, really, where do i start? not just the review,  but in the game itself? At first the game seems very streamlined, but I found myself lost even in the initial quest, even if it was largely due to my own mistakes. I first went into the railway system, finding death at every turn, wasting a full five hours before encountering the correct path back, where I started at the elevator, heading back in, to find the Cave system I was intended to explore.

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This year was great, but when can I play all of these games?

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Chelsea Richards

Let’s be real, 2015 was a fantastic year for gaming. Of course, there were some misses like the monetization for Battlefront and EVOLVE, and… whatever the hell happened to the PC release of Arkham Knight. But, stepping away from those, it’s after Christmas, so let’s look at our definite hits that we have, and enjoy 2015’s gifts to us.

We were rewarded with not-one-but-two solid MMO expansions, through Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, both building significantly on the groundwork by their previous launches and content updates. Keeping in the multiplayer line, we were graced with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Rocket League, Heroes of the Storm, and Nintendo’s smash hit of Splatoon.Read More


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