January 12, 2016

Witch & Hero 2 Nearing Completion

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

Released over a year ago now, the original Witch & Hero was highly enjoyed by us. So much so that it got a 10/10 rating.

The sequel, developed again by FlyHigh Works, is nearly ready for release in North America. Circle Entertainment, who is again publishing the game in North America, shared that the English translation is nearly complete and have hinted at some surprising secret content.

We’re looking forward to seeing the sequel though no release date has been set.

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Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics Gets a release date

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced the release date for the next installment of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series. The game will be released on the Nintendo 3DS on March 18th, 2016.

Interestingly the release date for the Wii U version of the game is stated to be “later this year.” Also interesting is that the page for the Wii U game on Nintendo.com doesn’t have a box shot but instead has an image indicitive of a digital only release. Could the Wii U version of the game be skipping stores and being released strictly via digital?

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The Final Fight for the Future in Sonic Universe this week

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Jason Nason

sonic_universe_82_comicSONIC UNIVERSE #82

ENTER THE FINAL FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! “The Silver Age” part four: The finale to Silver’s latest adventure! Silver simply doesn’t have the might to stop the creature menacing his time. Maybe the combined brain power of Gold and Prof. von Schlemmer can help! It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the fate of the future with a shocking ending you’ll never see coming-even if you’re psychic! Featuring cover art by the “Silver Age” writer herself, Evan Stanley, plus a special “Movie Poster Variant” by the terrific T. Rex!

Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli & Matt Herms
Cover: Evan Stanley
Variant Cover: T. Rex
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The book will go on sale on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016!

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Celebrating 20 Years of Pokémon!

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Kyle Scarboro

Want to feel old? This year marks the 20th anniversary of Pokémon. It is crazy how quickly twenty years have passed since Pikachu captured the hearts of so many children. (It does not look like he plans to give back your hearts anytime soon.)

After twenty years, the Pokémon franchise is stronger than ever. Still releasing games, trading cards, new anime series, manga, and more. What do you do when you have such a huge fan base after so many years? You give back to the ones who made you into what you are today!

#Pokemon20 is just the tip of the iceberg. The company is reaching out to their fans and urging and encouraging to share your favorite moments on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, etc., and for every moment captured, yours might be chosen to get something special. What that special something is is a mystery. If you would like to take a trip down memory lane or see other’s photos posted, then click here for more.

You may be wondering if that is all they have to offer? Heck no!

Nintendo knows what you want and they are sparing no one!

On February 27th, Nintendo is releasing a special 3DS bundle! (Venusaur gets no love) Which includes a pre-installed copy of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, & Pokémon Yellow. It also includes a special Pokémon menu theme.


What is that? You want more? You are not satisfied yet? Okay, how about this..

Throughout 2016, you will be getting one of these lovely legendary Pokémon every month. Mew will be distributed from February 1st through February 24th at Gamespot, Celebi will run from March 1st through March 24th on the Nintendo Network, Jirachi in April on the Nintendo Network, Darkrai in May at Gamestop, Manaphy in June via Nintendo Network, Shaymin in July via Nintendo Network, Arceus in August via Gamestop, Victini in September via Nintendo Network, Keldeo in October via Nintendo Network, Genesect in November at Gamespot in the US, and Meloetta in December via Nintendo Network. European details will be revealed soon.

Finally, Nintendo will be releasing a new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game called Generations in February. It is a throwback to the original 151 and the main stars of the series. If you are a true fan of the OG, then there is no better time than now to jump in the TCG.



Secret of Evermore | Retrospective

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Kenny Keelan

When I was younger, I had a thing for giving games a chance when they weren’t rated so well or they weren’t getting a lot of media attention. If I was at a local video store and I hadn’t seen a game before, I’d always get excited as though I was the first person in the entire world to play it and I’d found some kind of hidden gem. Back when I first started renting SNES and Genesis games on my own – before that, I needed parental or brotherly approval – the Internet wasn’t nearly as relevant as it is now and very little of it was dedicated to gaming and gaming press so having what you would call a gaming blog, back then, was kind of a brand new thing. My thing, back then, was just talking about games that I liked and trying to grow a community that knew no borders. It’s a weird thing, back then, really quite a bit more niche than it is now. When I wrote about Secret of Evermore, then, I remember saying that I got it because of its similarities to Secret of Mana, a game that stood as a beautiful and rich departure from the likes of Final FantasyDragon Warrior, and Breath of Fire titles that were all the rage at the time. Delving into it now, I feel that I was able to appreciate it a little more than I did when I first tried it. Follow the jump to learn more about the game and my experiences with it!

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Call of Duty: World League Kicks Off Today With International Events

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Call of Duty World League

Today marks the start of the first season for the Call of Duty: World League, Activision’s brand new international e-sports ladder for the Call of Duty franchise.  For the next 11 weeks teams from all over the world will battle it out in a series of “Best of Five Matches” in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The current slate of matches will culminate in regional LAN events to determine who will enter the first stage of the CWL this March.

Live streams will be available today and tomorrow for three different regions: North America, Europe and Australia / New Zealand. Each region also have their own team of commentators who will be calling each match for viewers.

You can watch all of the matches today and tomorrow on Activision’s official website. Here’s the full line-up for the next two days including times and casters:

North America

Tuesday, Jan. 12: 3pm PST

Wednesday, Jan. 133pm PST





Tuesday, Jan. 12: 4pm CET

Wednesday, Jan. 134pm CET




Clint “Maven” Evans

Matt “MrX” Morello

John “Revan” Boble

Jack “Courage” Dunlop



Philip “momo” Whitfield

Alex “Machine” Richardson




Australia & New Zealand

Tuesday, Jan. 12: 6pm AEDT  (11pm PST Jan 11)


Wednesday, Jan. 136pm AEDT (11pm PSTJ an 12 )


Joshua “Inmaniac” Inman

Michael “Myksta” Evidis



Have Left For Dead 3 Details Leaked From Valve?

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Left For Dead 3

Get out your tinfoil hats and listen up because apparently if you listen really close you can hear the dead stirring.

According to outlet Express.co.uk(via Neogaf) Left for Dead 3 is currently in active production at Valve for a 2017 release although this latest report does not list any platforms for L4D3 or would that be L3F7 F0R D34D?

Apparently the creative team at Valve has dreamt up three brand new protagonists for this supposed zombie slaying sequel – three male characters and one female character named Katherine. Previous “leaks” have corroborated one of the characters being named “Katherine” with the names of the 3 male leads being “Irvine”, “Keenan” and “Garret Jr.”.

It is said that there will be six campaigns for Left for Dead 3 including some returning favorites. The six playable scenarios are said to be: Crashland, Impasse, Inquisitor Land, Early Destination, Cliff Hanger and No Mercy. Players of the original 2009 Left for Dead game may remember No Mercy as the first campaign setting in Turtle Rock’s game that featured players escaping a hospital filled with the undead.

Back in 2013 access to an internal Valve planning tool called Jira was made available to the public and screenshots found their way onto longtime Valve fan site, Valvetime. At that time 68 separate Valve employees were listed in various Left For Dead 3 development groups. The Jira screenshots were one of the first acknowledgements of the Source 3 engine which was recently utilized in the DOTA 2: Reborn client update.

Do you think that ant of these details are true? Could this just be the case of anonymous internet trolls reposting old rumors to try and get our hopes up?


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