March 1, 2016

EnjoyUp’s Grumpy Reaper Releases in Europe This Week

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Jason Nason

EnjoyUp Games revealed that their next game The Grumpy Reaper will be releasing in the Wii U eShop this Thursday. The game, developed by Drakhar Studio, is an arcade-style game that includes elements of skill in different playing modes.

In Grumpy Reaper Death’s granddaughter has stolen the keys to the Underworld to unleash creatures on the world! You will take on the role of Grumpy, mow the lawn and find the lost keys to help Death solve this problem through multiple time trial, nocturnal and survival levels!

Of course it’s not all up to you and Death has not left you on your own! You will be able to improve your lawn mower to turn it into a lethal weapon against the monsters. You can also control tornadoes, turn yourself into a Zombie, wear armor to survive and restore peace…if you can.

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Resident Evil Sale Causes Deals To Rise From The Grave On PSN

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

News of a Resident Evil 6 re-release on PlayStation 4 isn’t the only reason to resurrect your interest in this series starring the undead. Capcom has discounted nearly every RE title available on PlayStation 3, 4 and Vita including the recently released Resident Evil Zero HD edition.

Perhaps battling the undead isn’t your thing? Well, Tecmo-Koei is offering a discount on the entire roster of DOA 5: Last Round for PlayStation 3 & 4. If you’d like to try their newest fighter and don’t want to spend any cash you could also download Dead or Alive: Last Round Core Fighters which includes four fighters out of the gate with most game modes available, plus as an added bonus this week Tecmo Koei has made Jan Lee a free downloadable permanent unlock (available this week only).

If you’re looking for more gratis gameplay the March slate of PlayStation Plus titles including Broforce (PS4), Galak-Z (PS4) & others is also now live on the store.

Here’s a selection of some of this week’s best PSN deals:

Full Games On Sale (PS4) – $12.99 USD
Resident Evil Zero HD (PS4) – $15.99 USD
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS4) Season’s Pass (includes most DLC / All chapters) – $9.99 USD
Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – $6.99 USD
Resident Evil 5 PS3 Deluxe (Includes Lost In Nightmare DLC) – $10.49 USD
Resident Evil 4 (PS3) – $6.99 USD
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City – $4.99 USD

Select Add-Ons On Sale

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Character Jan Lee – Free
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Costume Packs – $2.50 USD Each
Resident Evil 2 Raid Mode Throwback Map Pack – $2.49 USD
Resident Evil 20th Anniversary PS4 Theme – Free


Nintendo Offering FREE Zelda Twilight Princess HD CD

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Jason Nason

With the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD headed to the Wii U in North America this Friday, Nintendo of Canada is set to offer a free CD soundtrack promotion.

The special promotion is only available at the two Nintendo Kiosks, one of which is in Ontario and the other in British Columbia. Swing by the Nintendo Kiosk to get The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Sound Selection CD* FREE with the purchase of any Legend of Zelda merchandise.

The promotion begins on March 4th, the same day as the game release, while supplies last.

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The Flame in the Flood Review

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Review by Brandon Hall

With nothing but a flashlight, staff, and your faithful companion, everything is important and the dangers are more real in the Flame and the Flood.The Flame in the Flood was made by development team members from the studios behind Bioshock, Halo 2, and Rockband. Knowing that the development team had members from these games I already had high hopes for an engaging experience. The game is marketed as a roguelike survival game, and it holds very true to that name. Each play through is different than the last, with your character Scout trying to build a different path each game. The game may seem simple but its actually quite hard with the ever evolving levels and hazards making harder than it seems.

Starting off in the game you are met by Aesop, your faithful dog, who also serves as an expanded inventory, and you are given a slight look into what has happened to the world. The game intentionally keeps the look short and no real information is given. This adds to the mystery of the setting.

flame and the flood

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Parascientific Escape to be Released this Week

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment tweeted just yesterday that their upcoming title Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea will be released on the 3DS eShop this week.

The game follows Hitomi Akeneno, a 16 year old high school student with a little secret – she has not one, but two psychic powers. After receiving an invitation, she boards a luxury cruise ship with her friend, Chisono Shio. As soon as she enters a suite room, a loud explosion sounds…and she finds herself stuck, unable to get out. Is this an accident? Or something far more sinister…? The only way to find out is to escape, with the help of her powers.

While this certainly means that the adventure + escape game will be hitting North American eShops on Thursday, Circle also tagged Japanese developer Flyhigh Works in the tweet. Circle releases many Flyhigh Works titles in North America, so this could also suggest that the game could be seeing a Japanese release oN Wednesday’s Nintendo of Japan download.

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The division will not have microtransactions says natchai stappers

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

The Division

Ubisofts upcoming open world RPG shooter The Division is as good a candidate for monetization as the studio has ever had. Gun skins, personalized gear, and titles are all common purchases in MMO’s and Ubisoft could probably have gotten away with putting them in The Division. So you can imagine my suprise when I woke up to this tweet from Ubisoft community manager Natchai Stappers.

The internet has commented that the fact that he said there is no pay to win as being odd since if there are no microtransactions, then how would you pay? My self I will wait for the release in just one week to judge. We do know that Ubisoft have said before there will be no paid content in the form of microtransactions. Ubisoft told Eurogamer in January that “there will be no microtransactions at all. Not even for vanity items. Vanity items will be sold as DLC, through the regular first-party stores.”

So now we wait. The Division releases to much fanfare after two beta tests on next Tuesday March 8th. Until then I am sure the internet will erupt in flames each time anything even close to details comes out about this game because they are so excited for its release.

Will you be getting the Division? Tell us on twitter @brokenjoysticks, and be sure to follow us for all your gaming news and reviews!


Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Coming For Free To Windows 10

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Forza Motorsport

Microsoft held a behind closed doors press event last week to showcase upcoming games & technologies coming to Windows PC and Xbox One. Among the announcements, set to be unveiled later today at 9PM EST, is the fact that a free version of last year’s Forza: Motorsport 6 will be coming to Windows 10 for free.

In a now removed Seattle Times article which was accidently posted before the event’s embargo reporter Matt Day summarizes Forza Motorsport 6: Apex as a “a slimmed down version of its Xbox cousin, will be released free to users of Windows 10 this spring.” Day continues that Microsoft hopes that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be a showcase for what Windows 10 powered gaming rigs can do.

Forza isn’t the only previously Xbox One exclusive franchise to make the jump to Microsoft’s longest running product.  Killer Instinct season 3, the third batch of add-on content for the 2013 Xbox One brawler, will make the leap later this month. Developer Iron Galaxy Studios recently unveiled that Halo’s The Arbiter will be playable once Season 3 releases.

Expect more news from the Microsoft press event when the embargo drops in a few short hours.



StarCraft II World Championship Series Premiere League Begins Tomorrow

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’s World Championship Series winter season culminates in a 32 player premiere league finale that kicks off tomorrow.  These 32 highly skilled finalists have honed their strats &  stretched their clicking fingers through both the WCS Regional Qualifiers and WCS Challenger rounds to prove that they are some of the best in the world.

What’s on the line? $35,000 for first place and 3,000 WCS points.  These points are used to determine who the final finalists will be who compete at the WCS Global Finals at the end of the year.


Here’s a peek at some of the prizes on the line at this week’s winter finale:

1st Place
$35,000 USD & 3,000 WCS Points

2nd Place
$15,000 USD & 1,400 WCS Points

3rd & 4th Place
$10,000 USD & 900 WCS Points

Even if you don’t follow the current StarCraft II meta, which some of us just don’t have the time or dedication to do, watching high-level play can still be enjoyable. It’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement as the tension between players rise in a long match, or that one moment when a player pulls off an unlikely strategy and absolutely crushes their opponent.

If you want to read up on WCS rules, bracketing structure and how players advance you can check out the official BlizzardWCS site or this thread. We’ll update this story with links / embeds of WCS streams as soon as they come online.


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