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.
It's so close I can taste it. TASTE IT!!! Kingdom Hearts III is nearly upon us and here's the Opening Cinematic trailer. This trailer gives you all the feels and paints you a brief overview of all the Kingdom Hearts game leading up to the final battle.
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Devil May Cry V was announced not too long ago and see's the return of Nero and the demon-slayer himself Dante. There's also a new player on the scene and his moves are so different from what everyone has come to expect from a Devil May Cry game. His name is V and I'm not sure his role in all of this but I can't wait to see and play as this new character.
This trailer dropped at the game awards and with it the demo. Now I've played the demo and I have to say it's wonderful. Absolutely Wonderful. It feels so fresh and I can't wait to play the full game.
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Kingdom Hearts III has gone GOLD. To say that sounds like something so long in the making; to be able to finally say it feels surreal. We have just a little over two months to catch up on the previous games (should you so choose) but I know I'll be doing that. I can't believe it's finally about to happen. I'll get to continue and finish Sora's journey I began so long ago (T.T).
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It's over 105GB. You heard that right, 105GB. That is an absurd amount but that it is. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a massive open world game that lets you do probably anything you can think of if we're going by the latest gameplay trailer (TRAILER). Rockstar has been known for creating such an immersive experience that this should come as no surprise. Just look at GTA V. That game is massive and they've just built upon that formula.
Red Dead Redemption is a few short weeks away from being released on October 26th. I know what I'll be playing that weekend and I'm all set to enjoy this massive game.
Oh Rockstar, you know just how to get me so vested in one of your games without me having ever played the game. That's the case here in the latest gameplay video that shows everything you can do in the game; all the places you can go to; how you can customize your character and so much more. The fact that they mentioned that even taking a bath is a choice you can make is both refreshing and interesting. To see sure a minor thing one would not think about in a game being an actual aspect that can affect how people interact with you, it's marvelous.
There's just so much in this one trailer you have to watch it for yourself at least a few times. I have.
I know what I'll be playing for the rest of the year.
Anthem is set to be released on February 22, 2019, and it has officially hit Alpha. What that means is that all the parts of the game are in and it can be played from beginning to end. BioWare's Casey Hudson tells us as much in an article on the BioWare blog. Check out what he has to say HERE.
This is just wonderful. I can't wait to get my hands on this game as I'm sure everyone else is. From the gameplay we've seen so far this game is going to be beyond exciting.
Crossplay has been one of the most player-requested features for this generation of gamers, for as long as I can remember. I mean who wouldn't want to play with their best buddy on another platform like the Xbox One or the Switch--think of the possibilities. Well as of September 26th Sony has made the first step toward making that possible. The only catch is, it's only set up for Fortnite.
Fortnite players on PS4 can now play with gamers on Xbox One, Switch, Android, iOS, Windows and Mac computers. In the PlayStation blog that announced this, John Kodera said this: We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.Granted this is only for Fortnite and it's only in BETA, this is a great first step to getting crossplay with more games down the road.
Personally, I think this is great. I have friends on either platform (…
The more I see of this game the more I can't get my hands on it. We've know for a long time that Big Hero 6 was going to be one of the new worlds in Kingdom Hearts III but this is our first time seeing so much of how our hero's; Sora, Donald and Goofy, interact with this world. Kingdom Hearts III is set to be released next year on January 25th.
Oh Dante, it's so good to see you back in action. When Devil May Cry V was first announced I believe everyone was overjoyed to see it returning to form and continuing the story after the events of Devil May Cry 4. Nero, is making his return, although, this time a bit different. While Dante looks pretty much the same, if not older. This is a Devil May Cry we all know an love and we don't have long to wait. Devil May Cry V will be released on March 8, 2019. I'm ready to get stylish.
One thing you can more than expect from a BioWare game is a gripping story. One that is both memorable and really makes the player experience a range of emotions. That same can be expected from Anthem, their upcoming game. This Story trailer talks about all the people you'll meet during the course of your game and how interacting with them can change your story. Your choices have consequences. This is how you make the game yours. Anthem is set to be released early next year and if you're like me, you can't wait to play it either.
We've all been eager to see what Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been planning for their Battle Royal mode and here it is. This is most certainly a Black Ops game. The gameplay shows off so much, it's impossible to just imagine how crazy this mode will be. One thing I can say is that it looks intense. From ATVs to Helicopters, even Wingsuits. Getting around the battlefield will be one hell of a good time.
With Marvel's Spider-Man set to be released in just a few days, Insomniac Games has released a trailer for the games Photo Mode. Photo Mode has become a staple of a lot of recent games, including The Witcher 3 and most recently God Of War. In this trailer, we get to take a look at all the possibilities and I have to say that it looks like gamers will be taking lots of great pictures, like Peter Parker himself, of our favorite wall-crawler.
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I wasn't expecting this. I really wasn't; I don't think anyone was. CD PROJEKT RED has released the E3 gameplay demo of their upcoming cyberpunk RPG, Cypberpunk 2077. This was the demo that only a select few got to see and everyone was talking about nearly a week after seeing it and I can see why. This game looks absolutely brilliant. There's so much in this gameplay demo to go through that I think it's good to watch it yourself and make your own judgment about the game.
I want it now. I want to create my own character. I want to find and use some of these awesome weapons and upgrade my character with kickass abilities. GIMME Cyberpunk 2077 now.
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J. Jonah Jameson is back again with another insightful video about our favorite wall-crawler menace, as he'd claim. In this episode, he goes after Spider-Man's use of gadgets, different suits and suit abilities. Now, this is the first time we actually get to see any of the suit abilities. From the Spider-Punk suit's area-of-effect attack to the Scarlet Spider suit's multiple holograms. Combat in Marvel Spider-Man will be varied and fun, to say the least. We're just two short weeks away now.
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With Gamescom 2018 kicking off today it's no surprise that we're getting new information about a recently announced, fan favorite, Devil May Cry V. Nero is back but this time he's different, well his arm is at least. In the demo (below) we see him utilizing a robotic, disposable arm that gets used up as he continues to fight demons. What's interesting is that as he uses them up he's able to replenish them as pickups from the environment around him.
Devil May Cry has always been over the top and the trailer doesn't pull any punches there. From riding a rocket to using a bike as a weapon only to ride it again. Only Devil May Cry can pull something some wonderful off.
I was never expecting to get a release date for this so soon after it was announced but it seems we'll be able to get our hands on this early next year on March 8th. I can't wait.
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Marvel Spider-Man is three short weeks away from it's September 7th release date. This new trailer explores the open world of New York City. You get glimpses of all the notable landmarks around the city as Spidey traverses between them fighting crime and grabbing collectibles. We even get to see him using the metro.
Three weeks can't go by fast enough. I think we've all waited patiently enough for this game.
Battlefield V returns to World War II after success with Battlefield 1 and from this trailer it looks grand in both scale and action. Battlefield V is set to release on October 19th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
If the Doom Eternal gameplay demo didn't get you excited enough then here's more from Rage 2, that should get you going. It's more of the same that we've seen before but damn is it good. Rage 2 is adding so much more this time around, from more indebt vehicle combat to far more to do with the Wingstick. Another title I can't wait for.
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Oh, my... On my way to hang out with some friends yesterday, I saw this pop up on my Youtube feed. Little did I realize at the time that Quakecon 2018 was underway. I kick myself for not being aware.
With that being said, Id Software demoed a seven-minute, pure action, pure heart racing, edge of your seat gameplay demo for their upcoming Doom Eternal. In this demo, they show off new weapons, new mods for your weapons, new ways of traversal and new enemy types. There's even an arm-mounted retractable blade and what seems to be a should cannon that doubles as both a flamethrower and rocket launcher.
There's no set release date for Doom Eternal but from what I see in this gameplay demo, I can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Destiny 2 was released back in September of last year and since then has received a lot of criticism from fans for things they've done since release. Destiny 2: Forsaken, set to be released in under a month on September 4th is poised to change the game for the better.
To give players a taste of what's to come, Bungie did a livestream and here it is.
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And here it is. The gameplay reveal for Rockstar Games Red Dead Redemption II. This game looks beautiful, to say the least. The way they allow you to interact with the world is beyond impressive. From talking to your teammates to a passerby, you can do so much and hunting animals for money or loot...just wow.
This is just the first part, aptly titled An Introduction, with more to come. What did you think of what Rockstar Games is doing and what you saw?
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August has come and Sony has several interesting free games lined up for its PLUS members. Coming this month on the PlayStation 4 are Mafia III. An open-world game set in the fictional city of New Bourdeaux where you play as Lincoln Clay who seeks revenge against the Italian mob. Then there's Dead by Daylight, an asymmetricsurvival horroronline multiplayer video game where one player takes on the role of the killer and the others the survivors.
On the PlayStation 3 front is Bound by Flame. It's an action role-playing game that puts you in the role of a hero possessed by a demon. Up next is Serious Sam 3: BFE a first-person shooter where you battle against hordes of enemies. Sony is also offering Drawer Slasher and Space Hulk for PS Vita and as a bonus Here They Lie, a PS VR title and Knowledge is Power, a PS4 PlayLink title. All of these games are currently available and will be so for the remainder of the month through early September.
Rockstar Games has announced that the official gameplay video of their upcoming, highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption II will drop tomorrow, Thursday, August 9th at 11AM EST (oh what joy 😃). With Red Dead Redemption II set for release on October 26th, it's nice to finally get a look at the gameplay for this game. Knowing Rockstar, expect some interesting gameplay. Check back here tomorrow where I'll have the video posted and my take on everything in it.
Tekken is one of the best and longest running fighting franchises out there. With Tekken 7 being out for more than two years now fans are still receiving more from the developer. Talk about fan service. This time around it's the announcement of additional characters coming to the game including Anna Williams and Lei Wulong (one of my favs from past games). That's not all however, there will also be a Walking Dead character crossing over. That character is none other than Negan. He marks one of six new characters coming to the game for Season Pass 2.
Stay tuned to Games News Network as more characters are announced. What do you think of the characters announced so far and who else do you think will be added?
With August well underway, it's time for another month of free games for both the Xbox One and PlayStation Plus Stores (more on that in a subsequent post). This month the Xbox Games with Gold line-up is pretty good.
For the month of August from August 1st to August 31st gamers will have instant access to Forza Horizon 2. Forza is an open-world racing game that continues the long line of Forza games, being the seventh in the series. This runs along with Death Squared that will wrap its time mid-August.
Next up is For Honor. It follow's up Forza Horizon 2 and will be available from August 16 until September 15. For Honor is an action fighting game that has you taking on the role of Knights, Samurais or Vikings in a post-apocalyptic setting.
On the Xbox 360 backward compatibility front, we start the month out with Dead Space 3 which will be available from August 1st through the 15th. Dead Space 3 is a co-op survival horror game and wraps up the Dead Space series as Isaac Clarke trie…
Insomniac's Marvel Spider-Man, due out in September, had a great showing at E3 a few days ago. I've watched every gameplay video that I could find from the time and I have to say that I can't get enough of this game and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I literally sent a tweet to Insomniac begging for them to release a demo. PLEASE. Feed my need to play this awesome game.
Everything about this game makes me want to play it so bad. From the web-swinging to the combat, it all looks so great. So wonderful. So much like Spider-Man and I can't wait to be him in this game. More importantly, I want, much like all the other Spidey fans out there I'm sure, I want to see how this game's story unfolds. The Sony Press Conference gameplay trailer ended on such a cliffhanger that it has sparked so many fan theories. Who's the mastermind behind it all? I have my own theories and I want to see what happens next.
Let's talk about web-swinging first. It looks fluid,…
Last year Sony blew me away with their conference. The number of games they had to show us, many of which I've played over the last year and that I'm still playing to this day, became hits and best sellers.
Tonight I hope for more of the same. Sony kicked off their conference with a musical interlude and then goes right into Last of Us 2. It opens with brilliant cinematic and transitions seamlessly into gameplay. I have friends who don't even own a PS4 talking about just this intro beat out anything Microsoft showed off the day before. That speaks volumes to me. Last of Us 2 looks and plays like a marvel.
After a brief intermission, which wasn't that brief as I sat at the edge of my seat patiently waiting for it to return. Sony came back with Ghost of Tsushima which had a mix of stealth and combat gameplay. They showed off a new game called Control and then stunned everyone with the reveal of Resident Evil 2 Remastered.
OMG, Kingdom Heart III in Pirates of the Caribbean. …
I have to say that I went into this Microsoft E3 Press Conference with little expectations. As I watch the conference and write this at the same time they did not disappoint. Or rather, they didn't impress. They hit the same beats they always do, sticking to their well-establish franchises and not venturing out and showing anything new. The conference opens with a Halo: Infinite tease and then goes into games that we all know are coming. Crackdown 3, We Happy Few, Forza, Gears; you get the idea. They showed off a new trailer for Fallout 76 and a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III (LOVED IT) and a few other upcoming titles but nothing really NEW. We got a Division 2 trailer and gameplay reveal. It looks great but we all remember what happened when The Division first debuted at E3 and the final game we got when it was released. We also got an announcement and trailer for Gears 5. Can't say that I didn't see that one coming but I did.