Sunday Video Round Up: Oct 7 – 13

Another week down means it’s time once more for the Video Round Up. As always, we’re bringing you the biggest and best trailers from the past seven days. We’re now midway through October and the trailers are coming left, right, and center. Here’s a small sample of everything that waits for you below the jump.

In terms of gaming franchises, it doesn’t get much bigger than Call of Duty. While this year’s version, Black Ops 4, arrives a month earlier than usual, it has also completely ditched the single player campaign to focus on Multiplayer, Zombies, and the newcomer, Blackout. There’s two new videos this week, one introducing Blackout and another showcasing a new Zombie campaign.

While it’s not coming this year, the early 2019 horror title Resident Evil 2 Remake is a game that is on many players must have lists. Completely reinvigorating the classic horror game, players will be entering a familiar world, now powered by the extremely impressive RE7 engine.

I’ve also got new videos for Overwatch, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Hitman 2, 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’s Most Underrated Feature: Social Media

As I’ve indicated in the past, Marvel’s Spider-Man is a game I absolutely love and can’t get enough of. Sure, I haven’t played it nearly as much as I’d like to (Thanks Destiny…) but the times I do get to swing around a virtual New York City are always enjoyable. In fact, I’d say it’s easily one of my favorite games of 2018 for sure.

While I previously discussed the gameplay and story, there’s a smaller element to the experience which I discovered and am just floored with how impressive it is. When going into the menu system to look at skills, spider suits, and other stuff, you have an option to open up Spider-Man’s social media feed, a quasi-Twitter like experience. While it’s totally missable and isn’t important to the game in any way, it’s something I highly recommend checking out every so often.

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Sunday Video Round Up: Sept 30 – Oct 6

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another edition of the Sunday Video Round Up! As always, we’re bringing you the latest and best trailers from the week that was. There’s a lot to get to as we head through one of the busiest launch months in 2018, so here’s a brief look at everything waiting for you below.

For releases remaining in 2018, it doesn’t get much bigger than Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2. With its release just a few weeks away, the marking machine has clearly picked up the pace as the latest gameplay trailer has released, giving fans another great look at the highly anticipated western.

One game that is, unfortunately, getting lost in the shuffle is Gunfire Games’ Darksiders 3. Hopefully, this won’t become an issue because this game looks to be another great entry in the franchise. With many of the longtime developers back on the project, longtime fans should keep an eye on this one.

I’ve also got new videos for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, SoulCalibur VI, Control, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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The Dreaming City’s Secret Weapon: Story Telling | Destiny 2: Forsaken

We’ve gone over this quite a bit in the five years of Destiny, but story and world building was never the franchise’s strong suit. It’s been particularly disappointing for many considering how much effort Bungie put into creating this interesting and beautiful new IP. With so many things to take in, I wanted to know more about the things and characters I was interacting with. Vanilla Destiny never lived up to that as the campaign felt disjointed and chaotic, no doubt a result of the turbulent development cycle.

The destinations in-game, places like Venus and Mars, were beautiful to look at and compelling in their own right but felt more like shooting galleries than actual fleshed out worlds. As I’ve mentioned in the past, the majority of this problem was with the unlockable Grimoire Cards, lore and story beats from the game that were actually housed on the Bungie website and forced players to leave the game to read them rather than experience them first hand.

Thankfully, things improved dramatically with The Taken King expansion, which went on to fix a lot of the core game’s issues as well as present a much more interesting and self-contained story. While the cards continued to be a thorn in the side of those wanting more details in the actual game, Destiny 2 finally ditched them and proved that Bungie learned from their past mistakes.

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Now Arriving: Games of October 2018

I hope you’re ready because October 2018 is arguably the busiest and biggest month of the entire year. The wallet pain train has finally arrived and is bringing a ton of major AAA franchises along with it. Let’s take a look at everything launching this month.

Love it or hate it, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is positioning itself to be a major player this month, which is earlier than its usual November launch. Oddly enough, the single player campaign has been completely scrapped this time around, letting Treyarch focus on Zombies, multiplayer, and the new battle royale mode, Blackout.

For most people, October starts and ends with one game: Red Dead Redemption 2. Even though this newest game from Rockstar is technically labeled as a sequel to the massive hit 2010 game, RDR2 is actually a prequel story and focusing on a new protagonist named Arthur Morgan. The level of polish and detail has been cranked up to 11, so for those looking to live a western fantasy, this is your game.

October doesn’t stop there, however. There’s an astonishing amount of games this month including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, SoulCalibur VI, and more! Head down below and see the complete release list for the month of October.

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Sunday Video Round Up: Sept 23 – 29

It’s the weekend which means it’s time for another weekly edition of the Video Round Up! As always, I’m bringing you the best trailers and gameplay footage from the previous seven days. Here’s a few of the trailers waiting for you below, let’s get started!

Another week, another bizarre but captivating trailer from Hideo Kojima. I’ll be honest, I really have no idea how to set up the trailer for you but just know that it’s for Death Stranding, another game I really can’t describe, and it involves Troy Baker and a massive gold masked lion, beast, sludge monster. Have fun!

The news many have been waiting for finally arrived this week as Bethesda announced the beta start dates for Fallout 76. While Xbox owners can get a head start one week early on October 23, Bethesda also released the official opening cinematic from the game to get people ready to emerge when the game launches in November.

I’ve also got new videos for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4, 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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Hitting the Panic Button: Red Dead Redemption 2

Well, Red Dead Redemption 2 has had quite the week, hasn’t it?

For a game that has (so far) received such little marketing and trailers, many outlets finally got actual hands-on time with the game. Naturally, most of what I read and saw was outrageously positive. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering it’s Rockstar Games, a developer who typically tries to cover all of their bases and go into extreme detail with their games. Red Dead Redemption 2 definitely seems to be going in that direction as well.

As someone who absolutely loved the first game and still considers it to be one of the best games I’ve ever played, I find myself in an odd position. I can’t seem to get hyped or at all excited for Red Dead Redemption 2.

What’s wrong with me, right? Let’s try to sort this out…

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