• Metal Slug 3 Review - PlayStation 4 (Also on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita)

Star Wars Battle Front LogoDICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment experience featuring photorealistic visuals and epic action in iconic Star Wars locations.

Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer:

Star Wars Battlefront Screenshots:


“Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe,” said Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront. “To be working on a Star Wars project and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor. Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing.”
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Metal Slug 3 LogoMetal Slug 3 has a long history of being ported to pretty much every console since its original 2000 arcade release. And while there’s no shortage of ways to play the game, this port has a few extra features that could entice the hardcore Metal Slug fans. But, it’s still Metal Slug 3. And it’s great.
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Big News! GearTactics.com Launches!

Posted By Justin Lee On April 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm ADD COMMENTS

It’s not very often a new site launches with the GameTactics family, we have decided to merge our sister site Techmamba to a new site called GearTactics (get it? Game Tactics, Gear Tactics). To celebrate, we have an exclusive first video review of the new world sim card called ChatSim.

So, be sure to like GearTactics on Facebook
Follow @GearTactics
Subscribe to our Youtube Channel (if you’ve already subscribed to Techmamba, it’s the same channel)

And of course here’s the worlds first ChatSim video review:

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After selling millions and being a cultural phenomenon in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems role-playing game YO-KAI WATCH is coming to North America. Published by Nintendo, YO-KAI WATCH centres on a boy who gets a special watch that lets him befriend and help mischievous Yo-kai* and later summon them to fight other Yo-kai. Players can overcome challenges and help various characters solve everyday problems with the help of Yo-kai friends. These eccentric Yo-kai resemble anything from inanimate objects to mythical creatures.

After the 2013 launch in Japan, the Nintendo 3DS game became a top seller and was well-received by both critics and players. Along with the anime and manga, the YO-KAI WATCH phenomenon evoked wide-spread popularity and demand for the brand among children.

“With sales of more than 7 million units in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH is coming to North America, where a new audience will be able to experience this irresistible franchise for the first time,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s senior director and general manager. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid, parent, fan or fan-in-the-making: Everyone will be won over by this charming game.”

YO-KAI WATCH is launching in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Korea, demonstrating its global demand and appeal. Beyond video games, manga and anime television shows, YO-KAI WATCH has generated more than $1 billion in retail sales of toys and other merchandise in Japan, not counting games, music or publishing.
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Sakura Angels Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm ADD COMMENTS

Sakura Angels LogoIt hasn’t been a terribly long time since Winged Cloud released their Kinetic and fan service-laden visual novel Sakura Spirit. Thankfully its new follow-up Sakura Angels is an improvement; although the improvements are only slight.
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Fossil Fighters Frontier Review – 3DS

Posted By Michael Leparc On April 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm ADD COMMENTS

Fossil Fighters Frontier_LogoWith how perennially popular dinosaurs are among kids (and even adults like me), it’s a wonder there aren’t more games designed to exploit that fact. Fossil Fighters is a series that debuted here on the DS back in 2009, but mostly slipped under the radar despite some decent reviews. It’s back now as a 3DS title, Fossil Fighters Frontier, but unfortunately it doesn’t do too much for the cause of dinosaur games with its failure to stand out much from the pack of other RPGs like Pokemon.
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Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Review – PS Vita

Posted By Justin Lee On April 2, 2015 at 11:30 am ADD COMMENTS

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Oreshika is a game I almost though wouldn’t make the trip across the sea. But the digital platform of PSN, and Sony’s localization and marketing teams have convinced SCEA to bring the title to western audiences. And the game is a solid JRPG experience with a great visual flair, so it was worth the wait.
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Nintendo Details Upcoming Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Games and New amiibos

Posted By Justin Lee On April 2, 2015 at 10:57 am ADD COMMENTS

Nintendo_Direct_LogoWith so much information, it would be easy to dismiss the latest Nintendo Direct presentation as an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank. But the latest Nintendo Direct is definitely no joke. The next evolution of amiibo? It’s happening! Lucas from Mother 3 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS? He’s joining the battle! The debut of a 200cc speed class in Mario Kart 8? Yup! A new line of Yoshi amiibo figures made of actual yarn? Oh yeah. A home-designing Animal Crossing game? Launching this year! Splatoon launching on May 29 and more details about Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and the new game in the Fire Emblem series? It’s all accurate!


“The world of amiibo is getting bigger, better and even more interactive,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “And with existing amiibo support for games like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 and more, and upcoming support for Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, amiibo continue to stretch the definition of the toys-to-life category.”

Highlights revealed in the video include:
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Games with Gold: Double the Free Games for April 2015

Posted By Justin Lee On March 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm ADD COMMENTS

games-with-gold-promotionYou didn’t read that title wrong, Games with Gold will offer double the free games for April That means Xbox One gamers get two awesome new titles, and Xbox 360 gamers get a whopping four games! So invite your friends and clear your calendar for gaming! Xbox Gold members can download these games in the month of April on their respective consoles:

* Pool Nation FX ($9.99 ERP): Available all month on Xbox One
* Child of Light ($14.99 ERP): Available all month on Xbox One
* Gears of War: Judgment ($19.99 ERP): Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
* Terraria ($14.99 ERP): Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
* Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag ($29.99 ERP): Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360
* Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel ($19.99 ERP): Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360

In the first part of the month, Xbox 360 gamers get the Gears of War: Judgment, as well as the open-world Roguelike Terraria. Gears of War: Judgment takes players back to the immediate aftermath of Emergence Day, the defining event of the Gears of War universe. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a young COG lieutenant, Damon Baird, and his team – Kilo Squad. In addition to an intense campaign that pits you against a horrifying new enemy, Gears of War: Judgment also introduces two class-based multiplayer modes, OverRun and Survival that add an exciting twist for fans of great cooperative multiplayer gaming.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the official launch of Infinite Crisis, a bold new entrant into the wildly popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game genre. Infinite Crisis delivers a heart-pounding competitive experience with innovative new mechanics including the unique 2-lane Coast City map featuring the powerful Doomsday Device, destructible environments and Stolen Powers. Beginning today, players can download Infinite Crisis for free on Steam by visiting http://www.infinitecrisis.com/steam.

“We would like to thank all of the great players who participated in our beta. Their passion and feedback were key to helping us deliver a really unique gameplay experience,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer. “Today marks a major milestone for Infinite Crisis, and to celebrate the official launch, we are offering two special Champion bundles that will be available exclusively on Steam.”
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