Saturday Video Round Up: August 23 – 29

Hey, it’s PAX Prime weekend! For those of you attending, have a great time. This also means that it’s time for another Round Up, bringing you the best trailers and gameplay from the past week. With September upon us, the ushering in of another fall/holiday release schedule is here. That also means the trailers are falling like water. So lets get to it, then!

We’re now only a few days away from what could be Kojima’s last Metal Gear game. To celebrate, Kojima himself has revealed the game’s launch trailer which he edited himself. For series fans, it’ll take you through a nostalgic journey back while showing off some crazy set pieces in the upcoming game. One thing is definitely for sure, this looks to have all the hallmarks of a Kojima game.

Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately called by his fans, finally revealed what his studio has been working on for the past year. LawBreakers is a free to play PC only shooter which looks to take elements from games like OverWatch and mix them with fast pasted action from Unreal Tournament. Both the reveal and gameplay trailers are awaiting for you below. Let me know what you think.

I’ve also got new videos for Street Fighter V, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Mad Max and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Soundtrack Central: Best Music From Mid 2015 – Part 2

Well, I promised you more soundtrack goodness didn’t I? The second part of Soundtrack Central is finally hear, bringing with it three new games which have some great tunes that are worth listening to. Music can have a major influence on how a game turns out. A good soundtrack can help elevate a game even further just as a bad soundtrack can drag the entire experience down. Thankfully, these three titles only add to the gameplay.

Before you jump below to fill your ear canal with audio bliss, make sure to catch up on part one here first.

For everyone else, enjoy!

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Thoughts on The Taken King From A Former Destiny Player

I wanted to believe in Destiny.

On paper it sounded wonderful. A game that let you hop from planet to planet in an epic space saga, battling unique enemies, teaming up with friends, and gathering loot to customize a unique hero all your own. What’s not to love, right?

Destiny Stormcaller

Unfortunately, the lack of any sort of cohesive story, overly confusing aspects within the game and the grind heavy elements of the end game drove a wedge between Bungie’s long awaited space shooter and myself after a couple months.

I managed to stay clean from Destiny for quite a while, happy that others found things to like about the experience, but completely content to not return to that world. Then, The Taken King happened.

So what happened? Read more below the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: August 16 – 22

With a less than packed week last time, the Round Up this week has returned to form. As the fall rush of games quickly approaches, so to has the amount of trailers and videos for fans to enjoy. I’ve managed to capture the best ones from the week that was and here’s a small taste of what awaits you below.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition hits store shelves and the Xbox Live Marketplace next week and to celebrate, The Coalition released a pretty snazzy launch trailer. Considering the Ultimate Edition is a remastered version of the first game, what better way to pay homage then to remaster the epic Mad World classic trailer? Come take a look at the new visuals and relive the nostalgia you didn’t know you had!

Year One Destiny fans finally got a look at the VIP rewards Bungie has been promoting since E3. Want to see the shader, sparrow bike, and emotes you’ll be getting on September 15? The trailer is waiting for you below.

I’ve also got new videos for Mad Max, Tales from the Borderlands, Splatoon and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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The Rainbow Six Siege Delay And The Shifting Holiday Release Schedule

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege Logo

It finally happened.

The first game that’s planned for release during the holiday rush this year was finally delayed, something gamers should be used to at this point in the year. Last year alone saw a number of titles fly the crowded schedule like Evolve and Batman: Arkham Knight in favor of more development time and greener release windows. So far, the schedule for 2015 has been rock solid.

This year’s first delay came from Ubisoft as they pushed Rainbow Six Siege out of the popular month of October and into December. The delay will give Ubisoft Montreal more time to polish and tweak the experience after the beta hits in September.

The news obviously surprised me as this is a title I felt was solid after playing the alpha earlier this year. It’s certainly a popular franchise and the previous release date helped the title avoid shooter competition in the following weeks like Halo 5: Guardians and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Not only that, it would have hit stores before some major franchises like Fallout 4.

With it’s release date now moved back to December 1 along side Just Cause 3, team Rainbow now sits in a more precarious position being behind those major games I mentioned previously. While this won’t be a massive blow, I can’t help but feel like it will definitely hurt on some level. Speaking for myself who’s a big Rainbow Six Vegas fan, I don’t have unlimited money and with a glut of releases staring back at me this year, I’m going to have to make some hard decisions about what I can buy. With Siege now coming after many of the games I’ve been looking forward to, it puts that title in a tougher spot then it was previously.

Doubling down on that fact is that I’m still not sure what kind of campaign this game will have. Ubisoft has focused the majority of the PR coverage on their PvP element, and rightfully so. This past E3 introduced us to the fan favorite Terrorist Hunt mode returning along with Angela Basset acting as a sort of leader for Team Rainbow. There’s been no talk over a dedicated campaign element, so I’m not sure if it’s something that Ubisoft has been holding back or if the “Terrohunt” mode is acting as a sort of fill in. My hope is that this aspect has just not been revealed yet, though, I’m not exactly sure why they’ve sat on it for as long as they have.

Either way, Siege is still going to be a fun and unique title when it hits on December 1, 2015. The delay is unfortunate for sure, but as they say, “a delayed game is only delayed, a bad game is bad forever.” Hopefully, the delay won’t deter players from picking it up but on the other hand, it wouldn’t be too surprising considering the amount of AAA titles releasing this season. It’s a tough spot to be in at this point, but it makes for an interesting holiday season, that’s for sure.

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Saturday Video Round Up: August 9 – 15

With GamesCom now at an end and the giant trailer explosion a thing of last week, the industry has settled a bit. Unfortunately for us here at the Round Up, that means significantly less videos to give to you, dear reader. Still, lets make the best of it shall we? Here are the best videos from the past week, which are conveniently tucked away after the break below. For now, here’s just a brief taste.

The big trailer for me this week comes from Nintendo. With Super Mario Maker on the horizon, Nintendo has dropped a mega-sized 7 minute trailer showing off more of the game and all the new features that you didn’t already know about before hand. Seriously, there’s a lot of stuff this one is bringing to the table and I cannot wait.

The surprise hit of 2015 currently rests in the hands of Dying Light and developer Techland is bringing a whole new chapter to fans with The Following. Featuring a new and expansive area for player to kill zombies in, the biggest surprise may be the inclusion of a dune buggy than can also be upgraded. Come get a first look below.

I’ve also got new videos for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Rainbow Six Siege, Mega Man Legacy Collection and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Day Dreaming: Building A Mega Man Level Creator Game

I won’t lie, lately, my head has been in the clouds.

With Super Mario Maker finally on the horizon, I’ve been thinking how much freedom and creativity that game actually gives to it’s players by letting them mess with established tradition typical in Mario games. The attention to detail that Nintendo has added along with giving players the ability to express themselves through creating unique and fun levels is such a great idea and one that I hope pays off for Nintendo.

Mega Man Universe Logo

I started applying this concept to other franchises in my head and I managed to settle on one in particular. So today’s post is entirely me providing a sort of wish-list for a new level creation game featuring everyone’s favorite blue robot, Mega Man. Indulge me for a bit, won’t you?

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