For all the Rick and Morty stuff that I’ve been writing about, you’d think I’d at least have something on the new season… And I still don’t, but here’s something you didn’t know you needed until right now.
As high tech as the new PS4 and XBox One systems are, it’s sometimes nice to just kick back with something more historical. That retro based gaming sensation is certainly one of my pleasures and it would appear I am not the only one with love for the retro gaming reviews on YouTube and Steam created games, having a very 80s feel to them with graphics and content.
Now one of the original heavyweights of the golden age of gaming, Coleco has stepped up yet again to announce the release of a new console with a very familiar feel to it. The new console called Coleco Chameleon is a sleek, cartridge based system similar to the Sega Genesis from back in the 90s. The look of it is both retro and futuristic all at the same time. Coleco explains the reasoning behind the creation of the console;
Earlier this year Square Enix and Sony made a big splash at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) when they showed the announcement trailer for an upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VII. Though many fans have been asking and hoping for just such a thing to happen, many believed it never would. So, when the announcement trailer dropped back in June, people lost their minds.
This weekend, in what seems like a pretty short span of time, we were already treated to more footage of the game. Most interesting is the tiny bit of actual gameplay in the trailer, as it definitely looks to be a departure from the classic turn-based system that the original operated on in lieu of a more current, action oriented approach. Not surprising as the franchise has largely moved away from the classic combat systems of old in favor of a more fluid approach to battle. Take a look after the jump:
As most of you reading this already know, when Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars, all of the previously released Expanded Universe content was discarded as not being official canon. While all that material was officially licensed by Lucasfilm, George Lucas himself didn’t particularly consider it “canon” anyways. In any case, Disney’s decision to declare all of that material as not being canon had to be so in order to allow for creative freedom for the new films.
Nonetheless, it’s still a hard pill to swallow for some so we’re going to celebrate a few of the best stories from what is now Star Wars Legends…
Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th films are a staple of the horror film genre, and the Halloween season alike. On October 13, Gun Media announced that the mass murderer will be getting his own video game, allowing you to take control of the psychotic slasher to terrorize your friends. They also announced a Kickstarter campaign to help finish funding the development of the game. Check out the announcement trailer:
Over the weekend Star Wars fans and gamers were treated with the open Beta for Star Wars Battlefront, and so far it absolutely lives up to the hype of being one of the year’s most anticipated games. The beta went live on October 8 and has been extended through October 13. Even though there are only 3 game modes and maps available in the beta, it didn’t really feel too samey during the time I was playing it, and I played it fairly extensively on my PS4.
In 1985 Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale unleashed something incredible into the cinematic time stream. That something was a time travelling DeLorean. Of course this is when the now iconic science fiction comedy Back to the Future was released, and even though it only spawned 3 movies, it has still managed to capture our hearts and imaginations, as well as giving us a ruddy good laugh at the same time.
Grab that good ol’ blaster at your side and gear up for some Star Wars Battlefront this weekend as the beta opened to everyone as of 1:00 PM today. Players across XBox One, PS4 and PC will have their first chance to really dive into the game while also providing EA and Dice, the creators of the game, the chance to fine tune it as well as stress test their servers to ensure that they are ready for the game’s full release this coming November 17.
It is coming close to Halloween, the time when costumes, candy and scares are a plenty. But what does one do when the urge to dress up fades? What do you do when you are tired of the same old horror flicks on TV or your streaming channel of choice?
You still want a horrifically entertaining Halloween, but can you do that from the comfort of your own home? Of course you can! Through the magic of table top gaming you can enjoy all the Halloween thrills you desire. So get a few pals by your side and let your imagination run wild with this special edition of Table Top Bonanza.
With its launch several days behind us now, we can safely say by general consensus that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a huge success. I’m currently loving just about every moment, filling in the gaps of Big Boss’s legendary story, and while the overarching story is as dark and tragic as its ever been, it wouldn’t be Metal Gear Solid without Hideo Kojima’s trademark sense of humor. Here are some of the more light-hearted (spoiler-free!) surprises in the game that I absolutely adore.