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Games for Gold February 2015

Posted By Justin Lee On January 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm ADD COMMENTS

games-with-gold-promotionHere are the Xbox Games with Gold offerings for February 2015:

Xbox 360:
· Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($14.99 ERP): Available from Feb. 1 – 15 on Xbox 360
· Sniper Elite V2 ($29.99 ERP): Available from Feb. 16 – 28 on Xbox 360

Xbox One:
· #IDARB ($14.99 ERP): Available from Feb. 1 – 28

· #IDARB is a stunning conglomeration of game types built into one title. Part platformer, part hockey, part fighting game, and part party game, #IDARB features tight controls and a frenetic, eight-player local co-op core that makes it a blast to play offline or online. The game was built based on suggestions that developer Other Ocean Interactive received from fans on Twitter, and includes some truly unique game options, including the ability to make your own music, characters, and spectator interaction with real-time games via social media! One of the most exciting things about the game is that it’s ever-changing, and the developer has promised to continue adding new content, characters, and even gameplay elements over the course of #IDARB’s life cycle.

· Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a powerfully emotional tale of two young men struggling to save their father’s life in a medieval fantasy world. They must work together to overcome obstacles of the physical and magical variety – facing down angry giants, insane cultists, and a town seemingly frozen by snow in an instant. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons presents a vibrant world, which the titular characters discover just as surely as they discover how powerful the bond between siblings can really be.

· Sniper Elite V2 is a third-person shooter that places you at the midst of World War II, trying to put an end to Germany’s V-2 rocket program with nothing but your wits and your handy sniper rifle. Stealth and a steady trigger finger are what counts here, although a bevy of items and upgrades transform the game from a simple stealth shooter to an open-ended adventure. Sniper Elite V2 also features a robust cooperative multiplayer mode that sees players working together, which adds a lot of extra depth to the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Preview – 3DS

Posted By Eric Kelly On January 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm ADD COMMENTS

TheLegendofZeldaMajorasMask3D_LogoI was lucky enough to play Majora’s Mask early, and you can expect a review soon. But for now, here’s a sneak peek at what to expect for The Zelda of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.

The game is a remake of the Y2k N64 classic. The game was so big that it required the Expansion pack, a jumper pack that provided more memory to give the N64 a boost in texture rendering or allow for more content to be played. Good thing technology has advanced, and you don’t need anything extra to play this version. And the Visual upgrade is wonderful. Just like Grezzo’s other remastering of Ocarina of Time, the extra level of graphic detail brings the world of Termina to life more than ever before. The Bomber Notebook, which was used to keep track of side-quests is back. But it’s also been upgraded to be more useful and accessible. The latest unresolved quest will be at the top of the list, and quests that have multiple parts to them will have number markers denoting there might be more to the questline. Quests that are time sensitive will also be indicated with a clock icon.
In fact the game will very clearly let you know everything that gets updated without you having to check it manually. It’s a nice upgrade and will act like a de facto strategy guide of sorts.
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Chivalry_LogoChivalry: Medieval Warfare is a game. Any way you look at it, it is indeed an actual game. You can download it, and install it. You can load it up on your Xbox 360. You can even play it. You can! Really! But do you want to? That’s a really good question.
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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.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Box Shots/Limited Edition/Screenshots:


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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!