• Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review – Wii U

Obsidian Entertainment reveals the Gunner class in Skyforge

Posted By Justin Lee On January 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm ADD COMMENTS

Obsidian Entertainment has revealed the Gunner class in Skyforge in an explosive new trailer. The Gunner is one of the most heavily armed classes in the game with a powerful gun that can transform into a massive missile launcher, destructive flamethrower and other firing modes. These different firing modes make the the Gunner a dangerous foe in a variety of tactical situations. If the situation ever becomes overwhelming, the Gunner can teleport out of harm’s way and call in a devastating orbital strike.

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Resident Evil Now Available for Digital Download

Posted By Justin Lee On January 20, 2015 at 11:24 am ADD COMMENTS

Resident_Evil_title_logoIt’s time to return to the infamous Mansion that launched the survival horror genre. The definitive version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece Resident Evil is available for digital download across North America for $19.99 beginning today. The game is available on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.

This remastered version of the fan favorite GameCube “remake” features enhanced graphics, 5.1 surround sound, widescreen mode option, alternate control option and a Very Easy Mode for novice players.

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Nintendo to Discontinue Club Nintendo Rewards Program

Posted By Justin Lee On January 20, 2015 at 11:14 am ADD COMMENTS

Club_NintendoAfter more than six years of delivering fun Nintendo-themed rewards to its members, Club Nintendo is preparing to shut down. Nintendo’s loyalty-rewards program rewarded members with a variety of items, such as downloadable games, Nintendo posters or character figures in exchange for Coins that members earned by registering products or completing surveys. Club Nintendo members in the United States and Canada can earn additional Coins through the end of March, and can redeem those Coins through the end of June. Nintendo of America will be announcing a new customer loyalty program at a later date.

“We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances.”
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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Coming to Next-Gen

Posted By Justin Lee On January 20, 2015 at 11:02 am ADD COMMENTS

2K and Gearbox Software today announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, bringing the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time and offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack. The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all of the downloadable content for both titles* – over $100 of value on prior-gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for only $59.99. The Handsome Collection will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

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For the first time on a console, players can experience Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in HD – looking better than ever before. With The Handsome Collection, Borderlands fans can also continue their adventure right where they left off by transferring their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality**. After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection. Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen – another first for the franchise.
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review – Wii U

Posted By Michael Leparc On January 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm ADD COMMENTS

Shantae and the Pirates Curse_gameplay_1The Shantae series has been a pleasant surprise from the start, a Metroidvania style platformer which features a quite whimsical and visually appealing universe along with some very original powers as well level as level and boss designs. While not one of the major properties out there, it has enough of a cult following that Wayforward has been able to parlay its support into a massively successful kickstarter for the upcoming Half-Genie Hero, which will take greater advantage of what the current consoles have to offer. Until that comes out though, there’s Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, a sequel to the last DS title does more than whet our appetite.
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3D After Burner II Released on the Nintendo 3DS Today

Posted By Justin Lee On January 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm ADD COMMENTS

SEGA announced today that 3D After Burner II, the first release in the second series of 3D re-masterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS is now available in the Americas and Europe to download in the Nintendo eShop.

3D After Burner II is the 1987 flight game masterpiece first released on SEGA’s X Board arcade hardware. Delivering a true vintage arcade experience, the re-mastered version features eye-popping stereoscopic 3D visuals and offers a host of options and settings, including the ability to adjust the difficulty settings and other visual enhancements, such as smoke transparency that were not present in the original version. Players are able to choose from a number of real-life arcade cabinets wherein everything from the appearance to the environmental sounds of the specific cabinet are recreated, providing a true and authentic arcade experience.

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The highlight of 3D After Burner II is the addition of the ’special mode’ which can be unlocked once the player completes the game. The ’special mode,’ while maintaining the basics of the ’arcade mode,’ provides the player with a completely new gaming experience and allows the players to control time by utilizing the ‘burst’ which makes avoiding incoming attacks easier and increases the number of lock-on targets.
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New Nintendo 3DS XL Unboxing Video of the Canada / U.S. Version

Posted By Justin Lee On January 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm ADD COMMENTS

Gametactics gets an early look at the New 3DS XL that is coming out in Canada and the United States on February 13th 2015. Your Host Justin Lee unboxes and even gets out the screw driver to get to the Micro SD card slot that is under the battery cover.

We will have a full review of the new Nintendo 3DS shortly!

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Last year I reviewed EA’s return to the basketball court with NBA Live 14. While that game was stillborn and ultimately not much of a contender to 2K’s reign, it still interrupted their brief monopoly on the virtual sport. Given another year or two, the NBA 2K series might have an actual competitor on the other side of the court, so it’s important to see if they’ve stepped up their game this year with NBA 2K15
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New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches in North America on February 13

Posted By Justin Lee On January 14, 2015 at 11:35 am ADD COMMENTS

During a Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 USD ($229.99 CAD). New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures.

All of the new features of New Nintendo 3DS XL make it the ideal way to experience upcoming portable games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., as well as all other existing Nintendo 3DS software. The system also enhances certain games like Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS with amiibo functionality, faster processing speeds and more control options when compared to the Nintendo 3DS system. In addition to the standard hardware in New Red and New Black, two other New Nintendo 3DS XL designs will be available at launch: a system featuring artwork inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and one based on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate available exclusively at GameStop with the game pre-installed. The three stand-alone New Nintendo 3DS XL models and the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate bundle* will all be available on Feb. 13 at suggested retail prices of $199.99 ($229.99 CAD) and $229.99 USD ($249.99 CAD), respectively. *Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate New Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will be available exclusively at EB Games in Canada.

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In addition to the New Nintendo 3DS XL news, Nintendo also revealed the Feb. 13 launch date of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, a new game in the Fire Emblem series, a line of amiibo featuring classic characters from the Super Mario series, the arrival of amiibo compatibility in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and many details about upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party 10.

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

“We are only a couple of weeks into 2015, and Nintendo is already starting the year off with a bang,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With New Nintendo 3DS XL coming very soon and an enormous library of exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching throughout the coming months, it has never been a better time to be a Nintendo fan.”

DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE Shifts Its Launch Date to February 24

Posted By Justin Lee On January 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm ADD COMMENTS

Dragon_Ball_Xenoverse_logoWith DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE, BANDAI NAMCO Games is striving to create one of the most ambitious Dragon Ball video game experiences ever; with an expansive online multiplayer world, a multitude of game modes, and for the first time ever… players can create their own fully customizable characters and actually play a part in rewriting the classic franchise’s history.

In order to ensure the highest possible gameplay experience for our fans; BANDAI NAMCO Games America will be moving the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE launch date from February 17, 2015 to February 24, 2015.

DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be available in the Americas on February 24, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The STEAM for PC version of DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will be available on February 27, 2015.