Sunday Video Round Up: September 16 – 22

With October right around the corner, we’re in the thick of the fall release schedule. While that may be bad for all of our wallets, it’s definitely a good thing for those of us who enjoy watching new trailers and gameplay videos. Let’s take a look at all the content from this past week in a brand new edition of the Video Round Up. Here’s a taste.

The biggest reveal this week arguably came from Capcom as they finally revealed the highly anticipated Dante gameplay for Devil May Cry V. The reveal trailer also included a number of surprises for longtime fans as well as a crossover item from one of Capcom’s other well known franchise: Mega Man.

In fact, another classic Capcom franchise also made quite the splash this week. The latest trailer for Resident Evil 2 Remake continues to impress with its visuals and attention to detail. Longtime fans of the franchise will definitely see a classic character making a return and I don’t know about you, but zombie dogs have never been more scary…

I’ve also got new videos for SoulCalibur VI, PlayStation Classic, Pokemon Let’s Go, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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Rise of the Clones: Sony Announces the PlayStation Classic

In the age of remasters and nostalgia for what once was, Sony has finally jumped into the fray. Today, the company announced the PlayStation Classic, a miniature version of the original PlayStation 1 console that’s arriving on store shelves later this year.

The news is undoubtedly exciting for many fans, especially those who grew up with the old school PlayStation console. While I knew people with the PS1 console and was fortunate to try some of those classic games, I grew up strictly Nintendo so I don’t have a real connection to this announcement. This may seem like a biased opinion after what I just admitted, but after seeing this announcement, I couldn’t help but immediately think of Sony copying what Nintendo has been doing the past could of years.

I honestly can’t blame them. I’m sure development was greenlit as soon as they saw how crazy the NES Mini sold and then the SNES Mini a year later. It’s easy money these days, especially for those of us who grew up with these systems.

I still have a number of questions, however. The announcement felt overly vague, kind of like announcing another announcement coming later. We got the basics, sure, like what the package comes with (two controllers, USB cable, HDMI Cable, console), how much smaller it is than the original (45%), and when it launches: December 3.

Now, the other piece of information is that the console launches with 20 games and is going to retail for $99.99. While the final pre-loaded list of games wasn’t provided, fans are definitely going to see Final Fantasy VIIJumping FlashRidge Racer Type 4Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. What struck me is that this console comes with less games (20) for a much steeper price ($100) than what Nintendo has offered with the NES and SNES Mini. It’s an odd decision, to say the least especially when companies have access to better technology these days.

While Microsoft doesn’t have the classic backlog that Sony or Nintendo does, I have to give them a quick shout out for this gem on social media after the PS1 Class announcement went live:

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Sunday Video Round Up: September 9 – 15

We’re back at the weekend and that means it’s time for a brand new Video Round Up! We’re still a few days away from the official start of the annual Tokyo Game Show, but that hasn’t stopped some companies from releasing trailers early. There’s a lot to get to, so here’s a small taste of what’s waiting below.

Well, Nintendo certainly dropped a lot of news this week, didn’t they? Not only did we see Luigi’s Mansion 3, but they confirmed Isabelle is indeed joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate as many predicted. Not only that, with the help of that shifty loan shark Tom Nook, Nintendo finally revealed that a dedicated Animal Crossing game is coming to Switch sometime next year.

Another no-brainer reveal came earlier this week as SoulCalibur’s resident undead pirate, Cervantes, finally made his official debut in a brand new trailer. Longtime fans of the franchise should be pretty happy with his inclusion and classic move set.

I’ve also got new videos for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Pokemon Let’s Go, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Impressions and Thoughts – Does Whatever A Spider Can

After what felt like an eternity, the highly-anticipated open-world superhero game, Marvel’s Spider-Man finally launched this past week on the PlayStation 4. While I’m a fan of Spider-Man, what excited me most about this game is the fact that Insomniac Games was the developer behind this one.

Sure, all of the trailers and write-ups have been excellent leading up to release, but after what the developer pulled off in Sunset Overdrive (not to mention its storied history with Ratch & Clank), I had a feeling this one would be something special.

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I’ve spent a good chunk of hours in the game to this point and I’m ready to reveal some of my initial impressions. So, does Marvel’s Spider-Man ensnare me in its web or would we be better off just rolling up a newspaper and swatting it away?

Read on to find out, true believers.

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Sunday Video Round Up: Sept 2 – 8

With GamesCom and PAX West now behind us, you’d think things would slow down a bit, right? Not so as Tokyo Games Show is right around the corner, and we’ve jumped head first into the fall release rush which kicked off with Destiny 2: Forsaken and Spider-Man this past week. Marketing machines have been firing on all cylinders lately and the Round Up has you covered on all the latest gameplay and trailers. Here’s a small taste of the full list below.

I wasn’t sure what to make of Fallout 76 when it was finally revealed, but the more I hear about the game, the more intrigued I become. It certainly helps that Bethesda knows how to market their games because the various trailers featuring Vault Boy have been excellent. Thankfully, we get another new one this week, which keeps the good times rollin’.

Destiny 2: Forsaken launched this week and so far, it has seemingly restored my faith in the franchise. There’s so many new things under the hood but one of the more exciting aspects is new super abilities. If you want to get a look at the new abilities and supers for each of the three classes, Bungie has you covered below.

I’ve also got new videos for Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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Destiny 2: Forsaken and Sandbox Change Impressions – For Cayde!

The past couple of weeks have been huge for Destiny 2, a game which has certainly seen its fair share of ups and downs since launching last year. What’s interesting is that Destiny 2 has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor to the letter, experiencing a few content droughts, releasing two smaller expansions, and slowly but surely improving itself month after month.

Hoping to build on that great gunplay foundation, Forsaken and the Sandbox update have introduced many changes, balance updates, and essentially overhauled a large portion of the experience.  Did it work? Is Destiny 2 now a game that has fully realized its potential?

Before we jump into Forsaken, I wanted to take a moment to offer a few thoughts on the massive Sandbox update that arrived a week before the expansion dropped.

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Sunday Video Round Up: August 26 – Sept 1

GamesCom may have ended last weekend but the expo season is in full swing as PAX West is currently raging on this weekend in Seattle, Washington. That, along with the fall season heating up, has provided a number of excellent trailers that you can find below in the Video Round Up. Here’s a small taste of what’s waiting for you after the break.

Arguably, the biggest trailer to release this week came from CD Projekt RED who finally gave fans a look at what the press has been seeing privately for Cyberpunk 2077. The level of polish and detail already is unbelievable, but the studio continues to set expectations by saying this is still in active development and will likely change. Still, it’s absolutely worth a look.

The evolution of Destiny 2 comes to a head in just a few days as the highly anticipated expansion Forsaken arrives. Prepare yourself with two new videos, one a launch trailer and the other a glimpse at what Bungie has in store for the next year. Be warned that the launch trailer may have some spoilers in it for those of you looking to go into it pure. Good luck.

I’ve also got new videos for Anthem, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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