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Nintendo Direct – Pokemon Announcements Abound! Summary and Impressions!

Nintendo’s use of “Nintendo Directs” can often be just cause for excitement and jubilation at times, especially when they have released a new console in the last few months and the gaming community is on tenterhooks to know: WHAT’S NEXT FROM NINTENDO?!

Yesterday’s correspondence has given us a much clearer idea as to what to expect over the coming months for one of their most universally successful series across the board: Pokémon.

This Nintendo Direct was comprised of four main Pokémon related announcements:

  • Pokken Tournament DX – Switch
  • Pokken Tournament released for the Wii U a couple of years ago now to relatively decent praise and feedback. The fighting game formula was seemingly a big winner when given a pretty Pokémon sheen...

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SquareEnix announces a new JRPG for the Nintendo Switch

The dust has settled to a calm on the release Nintendo’s newest hybrid hardware, the Switch, and following the exciting release of the hardware, the future of the console now lies squarely in the hands of its software. The games make the system, not the other way around!

A couple of big name titles are already on the system, with the likes of the almighty Breathe of the Wild and the Deluxe version of Mario Kart 8 setting the trend, hopefully, for the rest of the year. Other games have been announced to be on their way sooner (Monster Hunter XX) or later (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) and this is all for the best. The Switch needs as much decent, well produced software to be thrown at it as possible if it is to avoid the problems of it’s predecessor: The Wii U.

With that in mind, another announce...

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Gwent Goes Public!

Still one of the best single player games on the market at the moment, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt had an ace up its sleeve in the guise of one of the best card based minigames since Triple Triad! Gwent distracted and destroyed the noblest intentions of a certain White Wolf of Riviera for many a person’s playthrough in favour of sitting in a smokey tavern with ne’er do wells and miscreants to outmaneuver and best his opponent over the card table in Gwent!

As with any card based minigame that reaches the lofty heights of “a tangible and veritable distraction from the main game”, Gwent is defined by two di-opposed traits that perfectly work together symbiotically: Its simplicity and it’s depth...

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Release Window & Screenshots

There are few no video game developers that command as much respect and attention as Rockstar Games. With it’s stellar output and insane budget, Grand Theft Auto V is a great example of what happens when everything comes together correctly and receives the overwhelming critical and peer based reception that it did so receive. And that’s what they achieved during the last generation, many and more of us have been eagerly awaiting what they can do with the current generation’s Hardware.

But we’ll have to wait a little longer, unfortunately! Previously, the rough release date has been pushed back somewhat...

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New Addition to the Nintendo DS Family Coming July 28th!

Since it’s release way back in 2005, the Nintendo DS has had a number of successful revisions and re-releases, each tweaking the design for one purpose or another. Since its first release back in 2005, the versions and releases we have seen have been:

The Original DS Series

  • Original – 2005
  • Lite – 2007
  • DSi – 2009
  • DSi XL – 2010

3DS Revision

  • 3DS – 2011
  • 3DS XL –
  • New 3DS – 2012
  • New 3DS XL – 2012
  • 2DS – 2013
  • It has been about four years since the last revision of Nintendo’s flagship handheld console did away with the eponymous third dimension to the screen, as well as the beloved clam shell design, in an attempt to go after a younger market. While the 2DS may not have set the market aflame, the impact that it did make was strong enough for Ninty to give it another breath of the wild life de...

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Tiny Racers – New Grand Theft Auto V Mode!

In an unexpected announcement, fans of the massively successful Grand Theft Auto V can look forward to an interesting mode that’s sure to turn heads, wheels and friendships. In what looks like a love letter to the classic Micro Machine games from the early 90’s, while also BLUR(ing) a little Mario Kart in there as well, Tiny Racers is sure to offer an unforgettable experience!

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Get ready for a new spin on classic Grand Theft Auto action, with Tiny Racers, coming April 25th. Watch the new trailer above to catch a glimpse of the retro-inspired stunt racing this all-new mode will bring to GTA Online next week.

Adaptability and variety of gameplay can always rear its head as a problem w...

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Upcoming PS4 VR Game – Farpoint: Story Trailer

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VR is here and it finally works as smoothly as we have all dreamed! Sony have splashed out the big bucks to ensure they are the Alpha and Omega when it comes to Console VR Domination! But the perfect hardware means little without a great stream of software incoming.

Sony look to be aware of this very basic business acumen and have today released a story trailer for the upcoming immersive offering: Farpoint. Could be something to keep an eye tracker on!

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Call of Duty Returns to World War 2!

There are few franchises as well known as Call of Duty. The yearly instalment continues Activision’s reign over November’s releases, it a safe expectations nowadays that there will be a new Call of Duty at the end of every year until the Sun sets in the East and rises in the West.

Information has been officially announced regarding the next instalment of the Activision’s figurehead series has been released...

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – From the Creator of Assassin’s Creed

Set ten million years in the past, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is generating a fair amount of buzz around it at the moment. The first game from Patrice Desilets’ Panache Digital Games. Patrice Desilets is likely best known for his work creating the Assassin’s Creed series a decade(!) ago.

The teaser trailer itself is rather stunning; atmospheric and enticing. Showing a dark and foreboding, green Garden of Eden, the game hints at a primal lasciviousness and openness that would easily rival the recent Farcry Primal, and may even give Horizon Zero Dawn a run for its money, provided it is given a *lot* of polish and… and… I take that back, Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t going to be bettered anytime soon...

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Three New Zelda Amiibos on their way!

Nintendo this morning have tweeted out a new hope for those of us that love our Amiibos collections, specifically the Zelda ones. Three new ones are on their way! And, as always, the look perfect. The recent releases of the Amiibos for Breath of the Wild are among the best on the market, what do you think? How do these stack up in comparison. Let us know in the comments below!

Nintendo has offered that “They’ll give you a useful selection of items for Zelda: Breath of the Wild”.

But I don’t care about that, it’s Zelda related and they’ll look great on a shelf! Set for release on June 23rd, these striking Amiibos are sure to add quality and a lovely green hue to any of us that are hooked on building our collection of childhood hero figures!

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