Saturday Video Round Up: September 18 – 24

Saturday has once again rolled around so that means it’s time for another edition of the Saturday Video Round Up. As usual, we’re bringing you the latest trailers from the week that was. Let’s see what when down in the gaming industry this week, shall we?

Xbox has a bunch of launch trailers for your viewing enjoyment. The first is the gorgeous looking racer Forza Horizon 3, which looks to just want to provide a fun experience to players rather than be a true simulation racer.

Even though it’s not out for a few more weeks, the hype meter continues to rise for Gears of War 4. All aboard the hype train as the impressive launch trailer is now available for your eyes.

Ubisoft waited till the end of the week, but they released a new trailer for Watch_Dogs 2 focusing entirely on the story. We finally get to see the villain of the game, motivations for the characters, and a surprise reveal from a big character form the first game. No, not Mr. Trench Coat, Aiden Pearce, but another friendly face.

I’ve also got new videos for Dishonored 2, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Titanfall 2 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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Let’s Chat: ReCore Impressions

To say I didn’t have a somewhat unhealthy level of hype for ReCore prior to its launch would be an understatement. Considering I basically championed the game before its release, says more than enough.

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I mean, how could I not be interested? ReCore is a collaboration between Armature Studios down in Texas, made up of former members of Retro Studios who worked on the fantastic Metroid Prime series for Nintendo. On the flip side, Keiji Inafune’s Comcept studio made up the other half on this project. While that studio is going through a rough patch with the Mighty No. 9 fall out, I’m giving them a pass here mainly because Inafune helped create one of my favorite franchises while at Capcom: Mega Man.

So how did it turn out? Was I right in believing in the new IP or did I make a horrible mistake?

Find out after the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: September 11 – 17

The weekend is back and that means it’s time for some new videos! Lets see what’s on tap for this week’s edition of the Saturday Video Round Up.

Dishonored 2 dropped a new trailer on everyone, which focuses most of it’s time on the story. Unlike most promotional items, Corvo was heavily featured, showing off his impressive moves while also detailing story elements such as Delilah Copperspoon usurping the throne from Emily Kaldwin. Why we still don’t know why, the plot is certainly beginning to thicken.

Destiny fans got a special treat this week as Bungie released the launch trailer for the final expansion pack, Rise of Iron, this week. Fans got a good look at some of the cutscenes, new Devil Splicer enemies, and a whole lot of loot. Not too much longer to wait now, Guardians!

I’ve also got new videos for For Honor, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Mafia III 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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Final Thoughts on the Second Titanfall 2 Technical Test

It’s been a few weeks since Titanfall 2 opened its doors for players to help test their infrastructure and try out some of the new mechanics coming in the sequel. After a surprising first weekend, Respawn rolled out a number of big changes for the second weekend based on some…how shall we say…vocal and somewhat less than enthusiastic feedback from the community.

Many of you may remember that I unintentionally dedicated a whole week to covering the Titanfall 2 technical test and in an effort to not do that again, I decided to put my thoughts into a video, rather than through text. Some time has passed since I last played and after sleeping on it a bit, here are my final thoughts on how things went on that second weekend.

Like the video? Please, make sure to like, subscribe, and leave a comment if you’re so inclined. While I can’t dedicate a ton of time to making videos, I do really enjoy the process. I have a couple bigger things coming down the pipeline soon, so make sure to stay tuned for that as well.

If you’ve been with me over on my channel, you may have seen me mix in some shorter videos to go along with my typical longer ones. I’ve been trying to post some smaller but interesting types of videos up on there, such as my Triple Golden Gun kill in Destiny or How Lucio cannot be killed in Overwatch. Just some stuff I think is kinda fun.

Either way, thanks for watching folks. Let me know what you thought of the second weekend of testing in Titanfall 2. Was it a welcomed change or are you still holding out for more updates before release?

 

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My Top 5 Video Game Gameplay Mechanic Pet Peeves

While it’s great that the summer dry spell is now over, the lull in entertainment did give me a chance to kind of reflect on a number of topics regarding video games.

Today, I wanted to tackle the stuff which may not be so great about some game mechanics. You know, certain mission types, or maybe things that games do that make you just want to rage quit.

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For me, I’ve paired my list down to five things that are just my pet peeves with games. I’ve been playing games since the days of NES, so you can say I’ve seen it all. Surprisingly, much of the stuff on my list continues to exist in some form, which probably means that I may be alone in some of the things I dislike considering they’ve existed for so long. Either way, lets take a closer look at some of things that make me cringe in games.

Yes, this is where I start to complain and nit pick things that, in the grand scheme of things, don’t matter all that much. It’s all in good fun though.

Are there any certain gaming mechanics that make you want to chuck a controller across the room? Any moments you love to hate about games? Let me know in the comments below.

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Saturday Video Round Up: September 4 – 10

The weekend has once again returned and so to has a brand new edition of the Saturday Video Round up. As usual, I’m bringing you the best trailers and gameplay videos from the past week, so kick your feet up, crank the volume, and enjoy. Lets get started, shall we?

Ubisoft released a trio of videos this week for their upcoming melee inspired game, For Honor. Fans can get a look at the Vanguard classes for the Viking, Samurai, and Knight factions. While all three may be in the same class, they certainly don’t play the same way.

While it may have skipped out at Gamescom and E3 this year, EA finally gave fans the first gameplay of Mass Effect Andromeda this past week at non-other than Sony’s PlayStation Pro reveal event. There was almost no set up, so we don’t quite know who many of these people are, where they are, or what they’re doing but man is it good to see Mass Effect back once again.

I’ve also got new videos for Titanfall 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Prey 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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I’m Rooting for ReCore

Well gang, the summer lull is officially over and we’re quickly speeding into the holiday release rush period. One of my most anticipated titles of 2016, ReCore, finally hits store shelves next week and I couldn’t be more excited.

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For those who are scratching their heads at the moment, let me give you a quick breakdown on the game. ReCore is a third person action-adventure game that takes place on a distant planet known as Far Eden. After waking from a 100 year cryo-sleep, Joule Adams discovers that the planet has not been terraformed as originally planned. Worse yet, the once friendly robots who had been tasked with working on the colony world have taken over and become hostile. It’s up to Joule and her corebot companions to figure out what’s going on and how things went terribly wrong.

As I mentioned, ReCore is a third person action-adventure game containing RPG elements such as a leveling system, customization, loot, and some good old fashioned platforming. The game is created by Armature Studios, former developers who worked on the excellent Metroid Prime series, with help from Microsoft and Keiji Inafune’s team at Comcept.

Inafune helping on a game that features robots that have gone berserk? Yup, it is starting to all make sense now, isn’t it.

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