A Video Gamers Digest
Video Games are a unique media that are enjoyed by people, both young and old worldwide. Adults, teens, and kids all play games to escape to a fantasy world, educate themselves, get up and dance or just socialize with friends.
My aim in creating Games News Network is to build a place where I could show others all the great games, media and news that come out of the industry. It's all about giving back to an industry that has given gamers so much.
Niantic Labs has officially announced that more Pokemon are coming to their AR game Pokemon Go over the next few months. Right now players will be able to get Pichu and Togepi in the gameworld either from catching them or hatching them from eggs.
This new update will get me back onto the game to see what I can catch and that can definitely be said about others who haven't played the games in some time.
This is so close that it's killing me that I'm not playing it yet. It just looks beautiful. May your heart be the guiding key. My heart is telling me I need to replay the games, right now before this comes out in January.
This year's PlayStation Experience event occurred this past weekend and boy did they have a lot to show. From beginning the first day's show with a new Uncharted game to closing it out with a follow-up to one of their hit games, Last of Us Part 2.
This is definitely a new type of Prey and a different kind of game. At last night's Game Awards Arkane showed of more of the upcoming shooter. There's also a eight minute gameplay video that was released. Watch the vid below.
Telltale, Oh Telltale. How you weave such a great narrative. The latest Walking Dead from Telltale Games is slated to be related in a few short weeks on December 20th. In this trailer we get an idea of how the zombie outbreak affected new comer Javier.
I have some catching up to do. There's no way I'm jumping into A New Frontier without refreshing myself of Telltale's previous Walking Dead games. Just have to get through the latest episode of Batman. I like what you're doing Telltale. Keep it up.
Fresh off The Game Awards last night we finally get a complete look at Mass Effect Andromeda's gameplay. It looks beautiful. The environments, the weapons, the abilities and I'm happy to see the interrupts they introduced in Mass Effect 2 are back.
Just look at this trailer. OMG. I can't wait for this game. It looks so much more fun and enjoyable that I expected.
In a new Production Update video from Hellblade's developer Ninja Theory, they are reporting that the game will not be released this year and will be pushed to 2017. They cite a cancelled project and working with Epic Games to push motion capture as the reasons behind the delay.
Am I the only one who wasn't expecting this game this year. We never got a release date and as of writing this article it's December 1st. When was it going to be released if they were shooting for this year. There's not even a product listing for the game up yet. Hopefully we do get a release date soon. I like what I see from this game. Ninja Theory is doing something different here.
It's just a few short days away but it's almost here. The PlayStation Experience will be held on December 3rd-4th at the Anaheim Convention Center. There's a lot going on over these two days including the PlayStation Showcase, which kicks off the event, panels, video game leagues, and loads of announcements. Now that's just a snapshot of what's going on, for more information and where you can watch said event check out the official PlayStation Blog.
I'm excited for this. Falling a day after the Game Awards, this event guarantees that my weekend will be fully video game focused.
With the end of the year quickly approaching it's that time again. The Game Awards are slated for December 1st at 9 PM EST at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Pretty soon we'll get to see which games are elected winner of their respective categories. With 2016 begin a great year for games, the Awards will be exciting, to say the least, plus the possibility of getting a glimpse at upcoming games isn't bad either.
If you're looking to tune into the Game Awards, you can catch it on several platforms including: YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. You can also watch it on your Xbox One or PS4.
I'm looking forward to the winners and announcements from the show.
There's a rumor floating around that there will be a new Marvel Vs. Capcom in 2017 and that the announcement will happen during the PlayStation Experience Event (more on this in a subsequent post) in a few days.
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I liked Marvel vs Capcom 3 but I didn't enjoy it as much as Marvel vs Capcom 2. I felt like it was missing something but hopeful the next iteration can fix that. Looking forward to seeing if this is true of not.
I don't know how I missed this one especially since I've eagerly awaiting it's release. Telltale released the latest episode of their Batman series, Guardian of Gotham, earlier this week on November 22nd. Once all this Thankgiving and Black Friday festivities are over I will get to continue the story of Bruce Wayne and Batman to see where my choice will take me.
The next season of Telltale's Games The Walking Dead titled A New Frontier has an official release date. Players and fans alike will be able to continue the story on December 20th. Along with the first episode, Telltale will also release a Season Pass for all additional content in the price of $24.99. If you're looking to purchase the physical copy of the game, that will be released in February of next year.
As someone who's been enjoying the Telltale games for the pass few month I'm looking forward to this game.
The entire time I was watching this I was laughing, right down to the very end. With Final Fantasy XV out in a few short days, Conan played the game on his show segment, Clueless Gamer. He made light of many things from their fashion sense to the gameplay. Nothing was off the table.
Super Mario Run, announced a few months ago at Apple's event has an official release date. The game will be released on December 15th. The game is free to download but it will have in-game transactions to unlock additional features.
Super Mario Run will be release in 151 countries and in 10 different languages. That's alot Nintendo. Android users will have to wait until 2017 to get their hands on this one.
In another trailer that dropped alongside the Mass Effect Andromeda Cinematic Reveal Trailer, the Andromeda Initiative Orientation Briefing takes a different tact but reveals a lot more about the game.
We find out the reason for the 600 year long journey which is basically to find habitable worlds in the Andromeda system. We also learn that their are three Arks including Hyperion, the one you're on, with a main hub called the Nexus that will be traveling to the Andromeda system. On each Ark is a Pathfinder, a mix of soldier, scientist and guide who runs the show.
The video goes on to say over the next coming weeks we'll be granted access to information about Arks, ground vehicles, first contact protocols and weapons and biotics training should we be accepted onto the Pathfinder team.
If you're interested in Joining the Andromeda Initiative head over HERE.
It's N7 day, the day that has become synonymous with everything Mass Effect. Today we are celebrating Mass Effect Andromeda with a Cinematic Reveal trailer. In the trailer we get to meet our protagonist that will herald us into the new frontier, our pathfinder. We also get a glimpse of our enemy, monsters and the environments we'll get to visit. If this trailer is any indication of what this game will be like, I think one word sums it up -- EPIC.
I have to say from the brief pieces of gameplay mixed in throughout this trailer the game looks beautiful and I wouldn't expect anything less. My wish for Andromeda is to put me back into that same place that Mass Effect 2 did.
Expect to get your hands on Mass Effect Andromeda next Spring.
The Overwatch League is Blizzards new eSport League where seasoned players compete against each other world wide. Each team in the League will represent a city and each team will encompass team owners, team players and each team will have their own structure. It's a lot and a bold venture that Blizzard is undertaking.
Blizzard has pulled the curtain back on their latest addition to the Overwatch roster. Sombra, an infiltrator with the the ability to cloak, teleport short range and hack enemy abilities and pickups. It would seem that she's out for her own sake and not interested in the motivations of others. Information is power as she puts it. I think I love her. As usual Blizzard has release a new gameplay video as well as an animated short to showoff Sombra.
This announcement comes alongside the Overwatch League which I'll put in another post but Overwatch has a lot coming down the pipeline.
Unlock more with the Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass including additional missions, new co-op difficulty modes, outfits, vehicles and a lot more customization items.
It goes without saying that there aren't may fans of a game having a season pass, myself included. If feels as though they're hiding the content behind an additional fee. I'll definitely play Watch Dogs 2 but is shelling out more money for the season pass worth it? We'll have to wait and see.
It's been a while since we received any info on upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 (which is still in development) but today the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter page dropped loads of new details. Well not details, more like some shots from the game.
The two stills from the game not only confirms that Drive Forms from Kingdom Hearts 2 will be back in Kingdom Hearts 3 but also shows a new form. The above picture shows off the Guard Form in what looks like Olympus Coliseum. Below is the Power Form and according to the tweet the picture was edited so that it wouldn't show a new world. This is exciting, Drive Forms were one of the best elements from Kingdom Hearts 2 I can wait to see what else they do.
They also announced that Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 and II.5 will be released next year on one disk for the PlayStation 4 in March.
Finally they dropped a new trailer for the Final Chapter Prologue.
It's been a great day for Kingdom Hearts and being a big fan of the series and can wait for 2.8 an…
Bethesda, the studio behind well known games like Skyrim, Doom and the upcoming Dishonored 2 have gone on record and said that they will no longer be providing advanced review copies of their games to media outlets. They essentially said this: "we want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time."You can read what they had to say in it's entirety here.
Honestly I see no problem with this. Often times reviews can make or break a game as some gamers hang on the words of those reviewing it. While there are those who don't. I know I guilty on both fronts and in the end it falls to your preference.
With several games coming in the coming weeks I have a lot of catching up to do. With that being said what I'm playing this week is a mixed bag.
Dishonored: With Dishonored 2 out next month I needed to revised Dishonored to get a feel for the game and to complete the story. I managed to finish a high chaos run recently so I need to jump back in one more time for a low chaos run.
Titanfall 2: I never played Titanfall. Why? Because it didn't have a single player campaign. I'm not all too keep on games that only offer a multiplayer experience. So with Titanfall 2 having a story campaign, I'll invest time in it this coming weekend.
Batman: The 3rd episode of Telltales Batman is out and continues the story of the Dark Knight as he once again tries to protect Gotham from harm. I tried this last night but there was an issue with the season pass but will definitely jump behind this once it's fixed.
World of Final Fantasy: I got this one to scratch my Final Fantasy itch until …
It would seem that the PlayStation Network is experience a bit of technical difficulties and has gone down worldwide. There's no apparent reason behind the outage and this has upset many of PS gamers who are trying to play their games. Sony isn't a stranger to outages but based on what I've seen it's an all too frequent occurrence.
Sony is investigating this current outage so here's hoping the PlayStation Network goes back up soon.
With the next installment of Call of Duty a few weeks out it comes a no surprise that we'd find out what the install size is for the game. Brace yourselves, it's a whopping 130GB. That includes both Infinite Warfare and the Remastered Modern Warfare. This will eat up literally two games worth of space. Space that is hard to come by when you already have tons of games installed and now have to pick and choose which ones you want to uninstall from your hard drive.
Good thing I went and bought a new external hard drive. Not specifically for this but just for all the other games I will be playing in the next few months.
I really wasn't expecting another episode of the Telltale Batman series to be released so soon. Feels like it's only been a few short weeks since my choices, and so many others, created the villain who will become Two Face. Well, I'm not going to complain. I'll don cape and cowl and jump right back into it as I try to protect Gotham.
Going by this trailer for the upcoming Episode 3: New World Order, it would seem that things are getting a bit hot in Gotham for both Batman and Bruce.
Yesterday Nintendo did something pretty cool. It officially announced its new console and no it wasn't the Nintendo NX as it was called. Instead we got a trailer of the Nintendo Switch, a console, for lack of a better word, seems so genius. It captures both the console and handheld market, much like the Wii U did but better.
One thing that immediately caught my attention from the first look video was how seamless the transition was from using the Switch as a console to a handheld device. Just put the two joystick controllers onto the mounted screen and go. Another thing was Skyrim running on the console which opens a lot of possibilities for the platform. More third-party supported games? One thing I did notice is that we're going back to cartridges, which I'm not sure how I feel.
Outside of being a unique design, wouldn't expect anything less from Nintendo, there are of course concerns. The battery, the amount of power the console will generate (with both Sony and Micro…
And it's official. After teasing us with a logo change and then and image, Rockstar Games has officially announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming Fall 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. News comes directly from Rockstar who just moments ago dropped the details. They also announced that a trailer for the game will drop on Thursday, October 20th at 11 AM EST on their Facebook, Youtube and Twitch pages.
Update: So I got this wrong. It wasn't that they'd be doing a demo of the game on their channel or anything it would seem that they were releasing a demo for gamers to play. Sorry about that misunderstanding. ---
Nintendo is giving Pokemon fans a rare threat. Today, October 18 at 7 AM Pacific time, Nintendo will be giving a demo of Pokemon Sun & Moon. According to the video the demo takes place outside of the games main story but hopes to reveal a lot about the game including new Pokemon, features and such.
Head back here later for said video which I'll link in this post.
So this happened over the weekend. Rockstar Games dropped an updated logo which looks all too similar to one of there most loved franchises, Red Dead. Their most recently entry, Red Dead Redemption has received such acclaim that fans have been asking for a new game in the series. Is this a sign from Rockstar saying that a new game is imminent. What's made this a bit more exciting and basically points to exactly that is the new image they dropped earlier this morning.
Now if that doesn't scream new Red Dead game I don't know what will. As you can see in the image we have seven silhouettes. Is Rockstar trying to do the Magnificent Seven? Hmm. All we can do now is wait for Rockstar to raise the curtains on whatever they have planned.
Final Fantasy is known for their powerful spells among other things. Death is one such spell. This iteration of the powerful one-hit KO spell, when it hits, does it abit different. From the trailer you can see Noctis equip the Ring of the Lucil. I'm not sure if this is same ring from the KingsGlaive movie but it seems to be going by the items description.
This Death Spell literally sucks the life out of enemies until the die in a puff of smoke. The drawback to this spell, is that it leaves you completely open to attack and takes some time to cast. I completely understand for limitations on such a powerful spell and can't wait to get my hands of this game. November cannot come soon enough.
Bethesda Softworks has released two gameplay trailers showing two different ways of playing a mission in the game. The Low Chaos or Stealth way(below) and the High Chaos or Lethal way(above) and their respective abilities are highlighted within each video. Dishonored 2 is scheduled to be released on November 11.
What I have to say is that both playthroughs look as fun as ever.
With October right around the corner Sony has released a trailer that highlights the free games of the month. They include Resident Evil HD remake and Transformers Devastation. Both of these games will be available come October 4th.
I haven't played either of these and will most likely try them out. They are free and all.
This is not the John Snow we've come to know. This story trailer shows us just how ruthless he can be as the antagonist of the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Set to be released on November 11, Infinite Warfare takes the future warfare a step further than it's predecessor.
I'm expecting bigger in terms of story and gameplay and based on what we've seen so far, Infinity Ward aims to do just that.
In sad news this morning. The soon to be released sequel South Park-The Fractured But Whole has been delayed. The game was set to be released this December but has been pushed to next year so that the game can further be polished. Amazon has a release date up of March 31 but that may not be set in stone.
Stay tuned and we'll update you with the date as soon as it's available.
I'd heard rumors that they were bringing Boruto to Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and this trailer confirms the expansion for the game. The manga is still relatively new so it'll be fun to see who they're including as playable characters come February.
After watching the most recent Kingsglaive movies I'm more than set to enter the world of Final Fantasy XV and continue the story where the movie lets off. Joining Noct and his bros and they see the world while trying to reclaim his throne. November 29 can't come soon enough.
NieR was a unique game released back in 2010. It was different in its time and gained a cult following. Six years later and another NieR game is set to take center stage. NieR: Automata is set for February of 2017 as a PlayStation exclusive.
Now this has me pleasantly surprised. The Gundam Versus games have been around for some time (as you can see in the trailer). I remember playing against my college buddy on my PSP and getting so swallowed by the game we almost missed out classes; haven't touched any of the games since then. Looking forward to playing this when it's released. Who knows, might invite my buddy over for a few intense matches.
So this dropped this morning and it almost brought me to tears. I'm such a Kingdom Hearts fan that every and anything from this game really gets me going. This comes via this year's Tokyo Game Show, which will be taking place from September 15-18.
I'm sure many of you have played games like The Witcher 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the list goes on. The question is, have you played these massive open world games at the same time. I don't mean that in a literal sense but more in terms of jumping between these worlds in an aim to get to the end game, where the credits finally roll. I haven't and don't think I'd put myself in that kind of hell.
Why is it hell? Let's get into that. Open World games these days are MASSIVE, usually taking up an entire real-world city or small country. Take The Witcher 3 for example. The game world is so expansive it takes you some time to travel from one end of the map to the other and that's one reason these games can be hell; their sheer size. Moreso if they don't have any type of fast travel system, traveling can be a task in itself. Can you image trying to play Skyrim without any sort of Fast Travel. It would take a player ages to get…
If you missed the PlayStation Event yesterday that highlighted the new, slimmer PlayStation 4 and the new PlayStation 4 Pro, here's the stream in it's entirety directly from the PlayStation YouTube page. Enjoy.
As Adam Jensen dived toward an unfinished hotel I couldn't help but feel excited and ready to get my hands on him and his wonderful augments once again. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided greatly improves on it predecessor, Human Revolution, but by the end of it all I'm left wanting so much more.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided opens in grand fashion with a tutorial level that familiarizes you with the new mechanics in the game. From there the story expands to show the fallout from Human Revolution and how a bombing in the outset of Mankind Divided is driven by an Illuminati plot. What this gives you is a story that pushes you from plot point to plot point without offering up too many surprises. Just as the story ramps up the game ends, leaving a unfulfilled taste. "That's it." Those were my words when the screen faded to black and the credits began to roll. Without going into too much detail and not wanting to spoil the game for those who haven't played Mankind Divided yet. T…