July 21, 2016

July 21st Nintendo Download

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training Demo – In this demo, enjoy the full animated short movie (Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins), then jump into training to prepare for combat. It’ll take more than luck to master the Arwing jet, the Gyrowing flight drone and the Landmaster tank!

Star Fox Guard – Special Demo – Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox needs your help protecting their booming business! All you have to do is keep an eye on a dozen video screens as you mow down waves of attacking robots with your turret-mounted cameras!

Buddy & Me: Dream Edition – Race through an enchanted forest together with your magical flying companion, Buddy, in this endless dream about exploration and friendship. The game is a charming experience for all ages and skills, upgraded with exclusive content for the Wii U version. The Buddy & Me: Dream Edition game will be available on July 21.

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13 Minutes of COD: Infinite Warfare Campaign Footage

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Activision has released a new 13 minute single-player video showcasing some of the campaign mission ‘Black Sky’ from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This demonstration footage was released as part of Activision’s San Diego Comic Con festivities and was actually shown behind closed doors at E3 last month as well.

Here is the official description of ‘Black Sky’ from the Call of Duty YouTube channel:

When the Settlement Defense Front attacks UNSA forces in Geneva without warning during Fleet Week, Lt. Reyes and his squad have only one option: Fight back against the SetDef and give ‘em hell. Check out the Campaign gameplay from “Black Sky” in Infinite Warfare.

Infinite Warfare continues the series’ march into the far future, this time blasting players off into space with sub-orbital dogfights featuring smaller spacecraft but also large capital ships. During the single player campaign Lt.Reyes will actually get command of one of earth’s last remaining capital ships in a narrative that will take players across the solar system.

The first single-player gameplay from Infinite was released at Sony’s E3 press conference and our next chance to get a look at the game will be at Call of Duty XP from September 2-4th.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 4th.



Escape from Tarkov reveals first location for closed Alpha

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

So, if you have been following Escape from Tarkov at all, you know its been plagues with slowness, developer problems, and a severe lack of information. Well, Battlestate Games has released a new screenshot pack from its in-development title Escape from Tarkov. So, now you can look at how pretty it is. You know, because gameplay is less important than graphics.

Battlestate Games says the new screen shots are from the Alpha, presumably meaning that the game is at least in a partly finished state. The screen shots show the area “The Customs”.

In “The Customs” most of the abandoned or occupied places are guarded by bands of civilian Scavengers who took over most of the Tarkov when the conflict started. These ‘Scavs’ are desperate for loot and ruthless in protecting what they have managed to salvage.


The game features an extensive inventory system

Escape from where now?

Ill forgive you for not knowing that this game is coming up. Mostly because I also had no idea. It’s basically an atmospheric survival/shooter, very similar to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, only it’s also an MMO.

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore story-driven MMO featuring elements of FPS and RPG. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed of by roadblocks and sunk into the chaos of local warfare between private military companies. Escape from Tarkov’s Hazardous Environment Combat Simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create incredibly immersive gameplay and make players feel the reality of what is happening in the game.


Weapon modding is also present

Why do I care?

Survival games aren’t for everyone, sure. But, for this game, you can expect a sort of fall out meets Day Z vibe. A huge part of the game will no doubt be just surviving. Since this is supposed to be like S.T.A.L.K.E.R I assume that bullets will be scarce, and you will have to save them for when you most need. There has never really been a good MMO like this before. So, this is new ground. Also this game is pretty, so its better than other games, because it has graphics. If you want to sign up for the Alpha you can do it here.

Good luck out there.


Hideki Anno Apologizes For Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0’s Radio Silence

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Neon Gensis Evangelion is my absolutely favorite anime series despite its disconnected narrative and massive plot threads / teases the end up going absolutely nowhere and fans have been waiting for an entire decade to see the alternate vision of director Hideki Anno‘s classic 90s mecha series make its way from beginning to end. It has been four years since the last film, 2012’s Evangelion 3.0: You Can (NOT) Advance made its’ Japanese theatrical debut and now Hideki Anno has offered an apology to fans. 

Here is a partial translated quote from Kotaku in regards to Anno’s apology: 

“To all the Evangelion fans, I’m really, really keeping you all waiting …  Evangelion can only be described as my soul. It’s a work that chips off parts of me.” 

Further in the original article Kotaku quotes Anno as explaining that producing Evangelion can be draining to his mental health and like many creatives he needs time to recuperate. It won’t be surprising to learn for long time fans that during the production of Evangelion 3.0 Anno wasn’t even sure if he wanted to complete the tetrilogy given these costs. Thankfully it looks his work on the upcoming Godzila film has recharged him enough to finish work on the Eva film series that began production back in 2006.

Did you enjoy any of the Rebuild series that has been released thus far? Let us know in the comments! As soon as more information on Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 becomes available we will bring it to you.


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