January 16, 2018

Scriblenauts Showdown coming March 6th

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Jason Nason

Starting March 6th, play the coolest party game modes on Scribblenauts Showdown, where up to four players can face off with 25+ of the coolest mini games.

Use your imagination to conjure almost anything from the 35,000+ word dictionary and go head-to-head in over 25 mini-games. The game will also feature a sandbox mode where you can unleash your creativity. Scribblenauts Showdown can be played both solo or with up to three other players. Additionally you can create your very own Scribblenaut with hundreds of costume pieces and vehicles.

Scribblenauts Showdown will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



Three classic Nintendo 3DS games are now only $29.99 each

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Jason Nason

Starting on February 3rd, Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, two of the most acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games of all time, and Ultimate NES Remix, a mashup of classic NES games starring classic Nintendo characters, are joining the Nintendo Selects library and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 CAD each.

The Nintendo Selects library features a wide variety of games for various Nintendo systems, which can each be purchased for the suggested retail price of only $29.99. In addition to the newly added games, other games in the library include classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

“For people that received a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system as a holiday gift, these three games are ideal ways to start their gaming library,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited to offer these must-have games for a new, low price.”

In Super Mario 3D Land, players run, jump and power up with Mario through multiple colorful worlds. The game is a fun combination of 3D gameplay combined with the more traditional linear designs of classic 2D Super Mario games.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds continues the adventure of the legendary hero of Hyrule. In this critically acclaimed tale, Link can transform into a living painting to cross into a dark parallel world, travel along walls and solve challenging puzzles.

Ultimate NES Remix features rapid-fire challenges and mashups from some of the most recognizable games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Players take on creative and nostalgic challenges from classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Punch-Out!!


Dissidia: Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Brings FF Action To Mobile Phones

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

PlayStation 4 isn’t the only place where Final Fantasy characters from across the mainline series will do battle against one another. It turns out that Cloud, Sephiroth, Y’Sthola, Steiner and dozens of other FF mainstays will be making their way to mobile phones later this month with the release of Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia for Apple iOS and Google Android. 

Unlike its console sibling, Dissidia NT, Opera Omnia turns back the clock to the classic Final Fantasy days and features a turn based battle system like those found in the SNES and PlayStation era titles. The battle system in Opera Omnia isn’t a direct copy of older ATB based games – the BRAVE mechanic from the proir Dissidia games makes its first appearance here. Land a hit at just the right time to do massive amounts of brave damage! 

The art style reminds me of the FFIII remake from the Nintendo DS, with adorable low polygon versions of all of your favorite characters, who will.. Ahem *pardon the pun* square off in this free to play title.  

Android users can pre-register for Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omni on the Google Play Store right now. No word yet on an exact release date and what regions the game will launch in but it will also be coming to Apple devices this month as well.  


Final Fantasy XV’s System Requirements Aren’t For The Faint of Heart

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

Final Fantasy XV is finally about to hit Windows PC this March after nearly a year and a half of PlayStation exclusivity. If you’re wondering about how finely tuned your gaming rig will have to be to render Noctis. Prompto, Ignis, Gladio and their sweet ride, the Regalia, you might want to sit down ft a moment.

16GBs of RAM, 6GB of video RAM and an AMD 8350 are required just to play the game in 1080p – which seems a bit excessive considering the PS4 achieves the same resolution at 30FPS with just 8GB of RAM and a much lower clocked CPU.

Now to be fair, Comparing PC specs to console specs is apples to oranges considering just how optimized a console port can be under the right circumstances. Still you might be wondering how much HDD space you’ll need for XV? Oh just 150GB.

Recommended Specs for 1080p
• AMD 8350 or Intel i7 3770
• 16GB
• At least 100GB free
• GeForce 1060 6GB variant or Radeon 480 8GB variant

Recommended Specs for 4K
• Windows 10
• Intel 7700k or AMD Ryzen 1600x
• 16GB
• At least 150GB free
• GeForce 1080TI

With all of the talk of technical specs out of the way – the Windows version of Final Fantasy XV does being some new additions: namely a drivable boat and a brand new map / set of quests that take place in the ruined capital city.
Here’s a rundown of features provided by Square Enix. A benchmark to test your own rigs against the FFXV behemoth will be released on Feb 1.

• Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.
• A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.
• A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” – players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.
• A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.
• More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets
• Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the FINAL FANTASY XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.
• Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D
• New Trophies
• The FINAL FANTASY XV base game


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