December 7, 2016

Big update to Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest tomorrow

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

The next update for Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest is scheduled to go live tomorrow, and from the post on the developers blog it looks like it’s going to be a big one.

With the game hitting its one year anniversary, this new update will include the addition of cards from the Kaladesh expansion. The Kaladesh expansion adds 184 new cards to work with and now lets you battle with vehicles, massive constructs and harness the plane’s energy to gain the upper hand on your opponents.

This expansion features 4 brand-new mechanics: Energize, Overload, Fabricate and Crew. Energize and Overload go hand in hand. When a card performs Energize, it adds Energy to gems on the board. By itself, Energy doesn’t do anything, but when you match gems that contain Energy, ANY card you control on the battlefield with the Overload keyword will activate and the Energy is then removed from the matched gems.

Fabricate summons supports that grant +1/+1 to the first creature you control, and Crew gives mana to Vehicles when another non-token creature you control enters the battlefield.

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More Pokémon coming soon to Pokémon GO

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

There are about to be more catchable Pokémon in Niantic and Nintendo’s mobile game Pokémon GO soon.

The official Pokémon Twitter channel sent out a brief tweet today announcing that “More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon GO!” The tweet went on to tease the date of December 12th for more information.

There is some speculation of what the new Pokémon will be, with the assumption that it will be the second generation Pokémon coming to the game. While that is the most likely assumption, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the new Pokémon from Nintendo’s newest 3DS games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon might not be in the mix.

It would certainly be a miss not to use this release to cross promote between the two Pokémon games.

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Dead Rising 4 Changes Are Awesome For Casual Fans

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Les Major

Dead Rising 4 Promo

I’ve seen a lot of complaints online addressing the changes made to Dead Rising 4 and in some ways I get how hardcore fans must feel. I admit, Dead Rising 3 for me was an accomplishment. When I took down a psychopath, I felt powerful! Like somehow I’d beaten the odds and finished off a boss that I had no right clearing with my skills.

The fourth entry in the series is very much different, but I like it for being it’s own thing. I still remember fighting my way through those impossible odds and beating a difficult boss in the first Dead Rising. Then I ran out of time and had to start all over again, thankfully carrying my leveling up over to my next play through. Still, I’m pretty sure the bosses came back again. That impossible mountain that I’d climbed had returned. I don’t think you had to beat them during a playthrough, but it was just one of those things.

Much of that has changed. There is no time limit anymore. For many, that created quite an outcry. On the other hand, you have this large sandbox town with side quests to explore and collectables to discover. So Dead Rising 4 could be just the game you’re looking for. The problem many gamers have is that it’s different. It’s something they were used to and it’s been removed. Quite honestly, I’ve seen a similar response from some of my friends who are playing Pokémon Sun or Moon. Gyms have been swapped out in that series for trials now. It’s on the surface not that much of a difference, but even a smaller change that didn’t really alter gameplay that much frustrated some fans.

In Dead Rising 4, the changes are more significant. But it all depends on your perspective if they’re better or worse. It would take a lot of programming and possibly some balancing, but it’s a shame both styles of gameplay couldn’t have been included. There is something to be said about the more relaxed and explorative style of this latest release. Having it as a casual mode potentially would have been a way to please everyone.

For me and my friends, it’s actually a welcome change. Instead of having to backtrack through content over and over, you have a steady sense of progress in Dead Rising 4. I’m not about to run out of time and have to go back to the beginning. Instead I’m mowing down crowds of literally hundreds of zombies on screen at once and getting to take my time doing it. If I want to stay in one area and level up, that’s totally an option. I don’t need to worry about muscling my way through the story again.

On top of all that you have more inventory space and bosses do seem significantly easier. It’s either that or I’ve just been armed to the teeth when I’ve met up with some of them. If anything out of it all, maybe the bosses could be a bit tougher. I just finished the second case in the game and the boss I was fighting seemed to have many healing items scattered about. Don’t get me wrong, if I wasn’t paying attention and backing off from the fight I’m sure I could have gotten Frank totaled.

Is the game difficult? No, no really, at least not so far. Is the game fun? Well, yeah! I wish there were even more areas to go inside of out in the town, but there are interiors to explore. I haven’t even touched on multiplayer yet. So it may not be your usual Dead Rising, but it may be something different that you’ll really enjoy!

I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot this season. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare had the same sort of reception to some. Yes a lot of fans were angered by having to buy the remaster of Modern Warfare along with the new game. Others didn’t care for the sci-fi setting. Really I said the same thing for Infinite Warfare that I’m saying here, if it wasn’t a part of a series we wouldn’t be having this conversation. On their own rights, Dead Rising 4 and Infinite Warfare are awesome games that I love! I just feel bad for the fans that are dedicated to the franchises that were expecting something different. I’ve been there before too. I’d dreamed of NEW Super Mario Bros 2 being based on Super Mario Bros 2 USA which it wasn’t. I watched the Secret of Mana series change and evolve over time into something I didn’t really recognize anymore. I do understand where everyone is coming from.

If you want a zombie game with a holiday theme, tons of weapons you’re used to from the Dead Rising series, and a sandbox town to explore during an outbreak, you’ve got a great title here. I still remember on my gameplay stream having a friend in the chat comment about the Black Friday sale being out of control. Well, yeah, it even is Black Friday when the outbreak happened. So there are still banners for the sales hanging up in the mall.

I’m not hyping the game under any obligation. We do receive free review copies occasionally from publishers and Dead Rising 4 is one of those titles. That does not require us to give a positive review for a game. I honestly enjoy Dead Rising 4 and I hope you’ll give it a chance. Do your research and see what you think of the game. Maybe you’re not hardcore into the series and the concept of no time limit is a godsend to you! Well, have at it! This game is for you then!

Stay tuned for our full review of Dead Rising 4 in the coming days. I can tell you right now though that this is an enjoyable addition to the series.

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Last Episode of Batman Telltale Series To Be Released Next Week

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Telltales’ Batman series has been going strong since its debut this past summer and now things are about to come to a close for The Dark Knight in Batman: The Telltale Series episode 5 ‘City of Lights’. Episode 5 will be live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows via Steam on Tuesday December 13th Telltale announced today via press release.

The leader of The Children of Arkham is preparing to strike out against the Wayne family and if this plans succeed it could mean the end to more than just Bruce Wayne’s reputation. Players will have the chance to make choices as either the caped crusader or the wealthy billionaire as Telltale’s narrative heads towards its conclusion.

With the upcoming launch of Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 5 the developers behind the series has made the first episode ‘Realm of Shadows’ on all platforms. For more Batman: The Telltale Series cove rage make sure to read our Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3 reviews!



Report: Nintendo Switch Will Have GameCube Virtual Console Support

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo’s next console may come with support for GameCube virtual console titles if tweet by a well known industry insider is to correct. The deputy news editor for outlet EuroGamer, which originally broke the news of the detachable Nintendo Switch “Joy-Cons”, has posted on twitter that the upcoming Nintendo Switch will have GameCube emulation support for the third iteration of the Virtual Console.

Here is the original tweet by Tom Phillips that has set a wave of speculation across the internet:

No details about what GameCube titles that may be currently in testing at Nintendo or which games the console manufacturer may be considering for the Switch’s launch next March. Tom Phillips is promising that an upcoming report on EuroGamer will outline what may be the 1st games to hit the 3rd generation of the Virtual Console service.

We will update this post as soon as more information becomes available.


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