January 21, 2016

New Games Added To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Xbox One

Major Nelson announced on his blog that 11 games have been added to the Xbox One backwards list. He also made readers aware of a policy change that will enable MS to push Xbox 360 emulators as soon as they pass certification rather than on a monthly roll out.  More information on the Xbox Backwards compatibility is available through the Xbox F.A.Q.

Interestingly players have logged over 21 million hours playing older software on their Xbox One consoles.

Here’s the full list of titles that have been added:

  • Aegis Wings
  • Age of Booty
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Jeremy McGrath Offroad
  • Sam & Max Save The World
  • Skullgirls
  • Smallgirls
  • Small Arms
  • Soulcalibur
  • Space Giraffe
  • The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings


Portugal Blocks Video Game Studio Domain

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Renee Gittins


Carbon Games, the creators of AirMech and the Oculus Rift launch title, AirMechVR,  found their domain http://www.carbongames.com/ was blocked by the major ISPs in Portugal on January 20th, 2016. Carbon was notified through their support requests that they were blocked, while Reddit kept a detailed thread of information about the block, as the block is Portugal’s first block on a website without any justification.

LinkRaider, a Redditor who claims to be part of the team that created Ahoy!, an extension to bypass the block in Portugal, said that they first became aware of the block last Monday, meaning that Portuguese fans of AirMech may have had trouble accessing the domain for several days. It was also noted that the Portuguese ISPs failed to block carbongames.com lacking the “www” prefix.Read More


SEGA Revives 9 Classic Games For SEGA 3D Classics Collections

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

SEGA of America teased a brand new reveal coming today on their official twitter account and today the publisher announced that they will be reviving 9 of their classic Genesis titles for the SEGA 3D Classic Collection. As the title suggests 9 of the companies classic games including well known titles like the original Sonic The Hedgehog and Altered Beast will be available in a physical cartridge for the Nintendo 3DS.

Two of the included games, Power Drift & Puyo Puyo 2, were never released outside of Japan. Some of these games are already available digitally on Nintendo E-Shop but SEGA is hopping that owners of these games may consider double dipping for the promise of playing two previously unreleased titles.

SEGA 3D Classic Collection will be available at retail in North America for $29.99 USD / $44.99 CDN on April 28th.


Here’s a brief description of each game as provided by SEGA:

  • Power DriftA high octane sprite-based circuit racer
  • Puyo Puyo 2A head-to-head competitive puzzle game.
  • Maze WalkerA 3D mystery adventure.
  • Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa A classic psychedelic scrolling shooter.
  • Fantasy Zone II WFantasy Zone II W is basically an updated version of the game above.
  • Sonic The HedgehogControl the iconic character in the classic fast-paced platformer.
  • Thunder BladeHelicopters, guns, missiles and explosions. What more do you need?
  • Galaxy Force IISave the galaxy in this space themed3D shoot ’em up.
  • Altered BeastA beat ’em up set in ancient Greece.


Nintendo Affirms April Release Date For Star Fox Zero, Confirms Amiibo Support

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Star Fox Zero

Nintendo reaffirmed their plan to launch Arwings into the stars on April 22nd despite rumors that they would delay the upcoming Star Fox reboot, Star Fox Zero, after an online retailer listed the game for a July release.

The game not only features a unique dual screen approach to piloting the Arwing but will also have support for Amiibo Nintendo confirmed via press release. So far two Star Fox characters – Fox and Falco- have joined Nintendo’s line of collectable figures. It is not known what functionality Amiibo will bring to Star Fox Zero or whether or not we will get that Arwing themed figure that Miyamoto teased last year.

Here’s the full quote from Nintendo’s Press Release:

Finally, Star Fox Zero delivers a new beginning for the classic shooter series. With a unique control scheme that uses both the TV screen and the screen on the GamePad, players pilot multiple vehicles through intergalactic levels with Fox and his classic crew. The game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 22 and will feature amiibo compatibility. More details will be revealed at a later time.



New Video finally shows Farcrys human aspects

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

So you thought Far Cry Primal was all about the ancient animals right? No? That was just me? oh ok. Well today we are getting the chance to see that indeed there are other humans in this game in two new trailers from Ubisoft, and oh boy are they intresting. The first shows the player consuming what appears to be blood out of a skull while a shaman looks on. The Player then halucints (in best FarCry Style) and then we get a chance to see that all is not well in this game, and as in any really good game, people are trying to kill you. Look its a Far Cry game, you know exactly what to expect your going to have to find collectibles, liberate settlements, hunt for animals to get pieces of them to make things, and this time your going to do it in a more “Primal” environment.

just watch the trailer.

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and if you like me are a huge fan of behind the scenes things (you know a vouyer) then also give this one a look, it shows the team at work on the game.

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Paragon gameplay video revels new heroes

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Moba’s are really hot right now, the massive commercial sucess of League, Dota, and to a lesser extent their dozens of clones and imitators have spawned a wave of indie and AAA moba type games. I myself am a huge fan of Overwatch, Blizzards shooty moba, and Paladins, a similar game from Hi-Rez studios. So it comes as no real suprise when I see that the Epic games backed Paragon  is actaully a MOBA and not an epic sci-fi shooter.

Now a new trailer is showing us what we can expect from its MOBA aspects. The new trailer, as Epic explained, features “Gadget and Feng Mao pushing down mid-lane, while Rampage rushes to defend, setting up a gank from the Assassin Kallari.” So it seems that Epic have decided to market the game as 100% MOBA, isntead of its more previous more mysterious tacit.

Most of the rest of Paragon remains a mystery, keep it tuned here for all your Paragon related new and a first look some time next week, and hit the jump for the new trailer

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Gladiator simulation Elysium: Blood Games is now on Steam

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Raise your sword as the unique gladiator simulator Elysium: Blood Games launches on Steam from SimProse Studios! Elysium puts you in the shoes of a medieval Ludus manager, guiding a group of gladiators as they grow in strength and power. You can deal in dark secrets, gamble on the outcome of matches, bribe opponents, and drink magical brews to enhance your warrior’s abilities (with a small risk of course). A high-res interface, music and an easy-to-use help system make it easy to get started.

So yes its football manager for gladiators, is it fun, yes it is. Ill leave you to check it out for for 5$ on steam if your a fan of sports sims this is a very cool, non traditional one that you might want to try.


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