Final Fantasy has long been one of the most recognized and beloved names in the JRPG genre. Some of the most loved elements of the series include it’s characters, and it’s story. So naturally i was skeptical to try it out as an MMO, even when it had a previous successful MMO with Final Fantasy XI. I shouldn’t have worried however as Final Fantasy XIV has been one of the best games i have played in a while, and definitely the biggest time sink. Continue reading
Last week was a long tough week and left me with no time to jump on to my Xbox One and enjoy a few games. Then, as we were preparing for the latest podcast, Shot O’ Games, I got a notification from Xbox One Smartglass on my Nokia 925 Windows Phone.
Do you recall this thing that happens every so often called the “Console Wars”? Ya know, that thing where people of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, classifications, and experience all wage a war on a system (or systems) they deem inferior to their own personal system of choice? This was no different 25 years ago. Only then, bit-count was the battlefield where unnaturally colored woodland creatures, seafaring mammals, and a multitude of other such characters waged a war on the industry giant, defined a generation and revolutionized the gaming industry for all time. This week, we would like to wish a happy birthday to the system that changed it all… Continue reading
Are you ready for some Pokéhype?! There have been some additions to the Pokémon website recently that added two well known and beloved battlers to the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire page. Continue reading
Shovel Knight is a classic side scrolling platformer like Mario and Mega Man combined with that childhood lust for beating the other kids in the sandbox with your plastic trowel. In other words, it’s a retro styled nostalgia trip that has the fun and excitement of an old school game with the added bonus of digging tools. Continue reading
If you’re a Nintendo fan then you should know that they’ve been dishing out some serious information for their future game releases. With an overload of heavy hitter information such as Super Smash Bros, Legend of Zelda and some other Mario franchise titles like Yoshi’s Wooly World and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker some of the other titles may have fallen under your radar, especially if you didn’t watch the live stream. The game I want to focus on is called Splatoon; a new and refreshing take on the 3rd person shooter style game due in 2015 for the Wii U. Continue reading
Oh Sony. They had a good conference overall and they announced some big titles, however it felt really long and they didn’t do much to build excitement either. Well, at least from me anyway. The games were fairly impressive though, so lets talk about them.
Ubisoft had a fairly decent show this year. They showed us some expected franchises, as well ass some new games as well. The whole presentation benefited from Aisha Tyler presenting it. She did a fabulous job and i really hope she is back next year. Anyway, time to talk about the games.
It is E3 once again, and that means it is time for game developers to show us what is going to be coming out over the next couple of years. The first company up this year is Microsoft, and they started off E3 right.
EA had an overall just a ‘meh’ show at E3 this year. I say ‘meh’ as some games looked decent, but everything else i really didn’t seem to care about. We knew sports games would be shown, but that was pretty much half of the lineup this year. Any way lets delve into what was shown today.