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Soulcalibur VI - Swords and Souls documentary video part 1/2

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 29 mins ago

The launch of Soulcalibur VI is about to be upon us and ahead of the release Bandai Namco has debuted the second part of the their Soulcalibur documentary series.



Before the next installment into the series is released Bandai thought it would be good to give fans a bit of background on where Soulcalibur originated from and how the 20 year old fighter still stands today. The first video in the series gives a look at the previous titles that have been released and how the game has evolved from what it once was, to what it is today.


Both video's contain pro Soulcalibur players and YouTube influencers that give their take on how the franchise has been developed over its lifespan. Part 2 mainly focusses on Soulcalibur VI and the thoughts that both the YouTubers and pro-players have regarding the title. Soulcalibur VI will launch on October 19th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you want to check out the character trailers for the upcoming game, check out my compiled post here.

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Mario/Zelda/Pokemon themed Smash Bros. Ultimate controllers

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 29 mins ago

We aren't far off from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimates release and there is no doubt that Smash fans are itching to get into the new game. The real question is, will players be using their hardened classic GameCube controller or make the switch to something a bit more modern?




As a Super Smash Bros. fanatic there is absolutely zero chance that I am going to be transferring over to any new controller that isn't a classic GameCube one. Smash players that have been around the scene will understand where I am coming from, any other controller than the one you learned how to do your first combo on is just weird to use.


With that in mind though, what about a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that is GameCube themed? PDP and Nintendo currently have in the works three specifically themed controllers; Mario, Zelda and a Pokemon one. Each of the controllers will only be $25 and comes with a 10 foot long USB cable, and also the option to swap out the traditional C-Stick with a full sized one.

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Kingdom Hearts III Screenshots: Twilight Town/Olympus Worlds

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 29 mins ago

Square Enix has released a brand new batch of screenshots for their upcoming Disney adventure Kingdom Hearts III.




From the new selection of screenshots released by Square Enix we can see several Kingdom Hearts classic characters. We can also see some Hercules characters; Hades, Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Phill and Zeus. Hayner Olette and Pence can also be spotted. The screenshots have been released in full-HD 1920x1080 and look absolutely great.


If you haven't heard, Sora is rumored to come to Smash Bros. Ultimate as some leakers have said that Square Enix will have a representative within the game. Check out that story here. Did you know Baymax from Big Hero 6 will be included within Kingdom Hearts III? It's true, the personal healthcare companion will be assisting players throughout the game, check that story out here.


If you want to check out the full batch of screenshots released by Square Enix, click this link here.

Zombie outfit/snapshot filters come to Super Mario Odyssey

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 29 mins ago

As we move closer to Halloween Nintendo have decided to get into the festive spirit and make their favorite mascot into a zombie. Introducing Mario, the undead version.



If you haven't played Super Mario Odyssey you are truly missing out, in my personal opinion it is one of the best games I have ever played. The controls are smooth, the levels make you feel like a kid again, but also provide a sense of achievement once completed and the costumes are an amazing added bonus.


Since we are about to land onto Halloween, Nintendo have decided to get into the spirit and debut a Mario zombie outfit (as seen above). Not only do players have the opportunity to make Mario undead with the new update through the Zombie Headware and the Zombie Outfit, but some extra goodies have been added as well. Nintendo has also released three new snapshot filters, they are titled; Manga, Tile and Kaleidoscope. For more informtion regarding Super Mario Odyssey, visit the official Nintendo website here.

ZOTAC's new MEK ULTRA gaming rigs pack GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 56 mins ago

ZOTAC has just unveiled its latest MEL ULTRA gaming PC with some beefed up internals now that NVIDIA has unveiled its new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.




The new ZOTAC MEK ULTRA can be configured up to the Intel Core i9-7900X processor (10C/20T) on a X299 motherboard, with ZOTAC's custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, and up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 (upgradable to 128GB). ZOTAC offers a wide variety of storage options with a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 32GB of Intel Optane mixed with a 4TB 3.5-inch HDD.


There's plenty of connectivity with on-board 7.1-channel audio, 1GbE network, Killer AC 1550 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and a PS/2 port for old school keyboards and mice. There's also 2 x USB 3.1 (Type-C), 6 x USB 3.0 and 4 x USB 2.0 offering a plethora of connectivity. ZOTAC uses a 80+ Gold rated 1000W PSU that will keep all of your components fed with power.

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Blizzard to share 'some Diablo-related news at BlizzCon 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 57 mins ago

We already know that Blizzard is working on a new Diablo game, but now the developer has come out and outright told us that there will be some super exclusive stuff revealed about Diablo at BlizzCon 2018.




Blizzard took to the official Diablo 3 website with a post titled 'Diablo at BlizzCon 2018' and said: "These are very exciting times - we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them... when the time is right". The developer continued, saying they won't be unveiling all of their Diablo-related projects but they "do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show".


BlizzCon 2018 kicks off on November 2, the same day that Diablo 3 lands on the Nintendo Switch. I'm hoping we see a glimpse of Diablo 4, especially when the developer teases "good things come to those who wait" but they followed it up with "but evil things often take longer".

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Black Ops 4 weekend sales don't beat Black Ops 3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 5 mins ago

Black Ops 4's combined retail and digital weekend sales have surpassed $500 million in revenues, Activision announces, but the multiplayer-based Call of Duty doesn't beat Black Ops 3.




Although Activision has enjoyed strong digital sales and engagement with Black Ops 4's launch, the game's combined weekend sales fail to breach records set by previous Black Ops games.


According to figures provided by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Black Ops 4's $500 million launch weekend revenues match earnings made by 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. 2015's Black Ops 3 made $550 million in three-day launch sales. Activision's monumental Black Ops II still holds the record with $500 million earned in just the first day of launch.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 launch trailer shows renegade thievery

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 7 mins ago

After many long, long years of development Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally on its way. Rockstar celebrates the game's impending release with a new launch trailer that foreshadows an epic cowboy adventure.



Red Dead Redemption 2's story should be one for the ages. Ever since the first reveal trailer in 2016, I had a feeling Rockstar would spin a Western yarn worthy of a Sergio Leone series. Everything up until this point has only reinforced that feeling: RDR2 tells the story of a group of desperate outlaws who are displaced in time and constantly hunted by the long arm of the law. As Arthur Morgan, players will watch first-hand as the Dutch Van Der Linde gang tries to hold on to their savage way of life amid a changing 1899 frontier America. And eventually we'll have to make a choice: die bloodied by the gun as we live, or redeem ourselves to live another day.


The game's official launch trailer touches on this fall of outlaws. Renegade life is becoming harder and harder, and the Van Der Linde gang just needs one more big score before they can leave this life and settle down. But that's always the way with thievery; just one more robbery, just one more hold-up, all the while never knowing which could be your last.

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ZeniMax Online making new MMORPG

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 12 mins ago

On the heels of its success with Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax Online will continue expanding with new MMORPG experiences.




ZeniMax Online is making an new MMORPG set in a fresh IP, a new job listing reveals. The mention of a new IP hints the new game won't adapt one of Bethesda's core franchises. The studio took this approach by translating Bethesda Game Studios' beloved Elder Scrolls series into an MMO--The Elder Scrolls Online--which started off rocky but is now stable. Now it seems the devs want to push even farther into the online space.


Other than it being an MMO, the Core Tech Programmer listing itself doesn't reveal any hints or key info about the game. It does suggest that the game is in early phases of development, however. This isn't uncommon in the games industry; developers typically take on multiple projects at once and lay the seeds for new works while fortifying existing releases.

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Ninja Theory may be making live service game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 14 mins ago

A new job listing suggests Ninja Theory's next game will have live service elements of some kind, which should make its new owners at Microsoft quite happy.




Now that it has been folded into Microsoft's internal Game Studios division, it only makes sense that Ninja Theory would consequently meld live service components into its future games. Ninja Theory is hiring for a Senior Games Analyst who will parse, interpret, and manage key data points on a regular basis, strongly hinting its upcoming project(s) will have online features of some kind.


KPIs or key performance indicators, which are critical components for any live service game, are mentioned in the listing alongside other interesting clues. The analyst will essentially prepare Ninja Theory's new game to tap important data metrics before and after launch. All of these things are hallmarks of the engagement-driven strategy that drives big-name online multiplayer games from publishers like Activision, Ubisoft, Take-Two, and Microsoft.

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