All Posts by Alex MacIntyre

If you've played your fair share of shooters and action games, you've probably thought about how ridiculous gun mechanics are. In games like Borderlands and Destiny, you can shoot an enemy thousands of times before they feel the damage. In Call of Duty, the swing of a knife does more damage than a couple of shots to the chest. While it may seem like there are only a handful of games that follow a realistic understanding of how firearms work (the recent Wolfenstein games being a key example), the Uncharted series has taken a different path this whole time, and we were all clueless to its cleverness.

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During Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct, we got a whole lot of new information on the new Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch. Now titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game will feature every single character from the previous titles, newcomers Inklings and Ridley, and thousands of changes that strive to create the perfect Smash experience. The most important part, though, was when we'll be able to get our hands on it.

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If you've been wondering when to expect a new Mario Party game for the Nintendo Switch, look no further. At Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct, they showed off a quick trailer revealing Super Mario Party. Featuring some new, made-for-Switch minigames that bring a creative edge to local multiplayer using the Switch's versatile design.

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I wouldn't blame you if you chose to skip this years Devolver Digital press conference at E3 2018. Last year's conference invoked the type of bizarre, layered satire that would be enough to make Eric André shed a tear. This year, they amped up their insanity with an actual game announcement with the announcement of Metal Wolf Chaos XD, a remaster of a game developed and published by Dark Souls developer From Software well over a decade ago.

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Bethesda's E3 2018 conference came with a lot of information, including a megaton of information on Fallout 76, Wolfenstein Youngblood, and the announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI. Something we didn't expect, however, was something completely different: a brand new, sci-fi based franchise.

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During Bethesda's E3 2018 conference, company figurehead Todd Howard talked a lot about Fallout, but not just Fallout 76. This year is the ten year anniversary of the franchise, but it's also the three year anniversary of Fallout Shelter. The game has since garnered massive success, and it's been ported to the Xbox One last year, but where are the ports to other consoles?

If you've been asking that question, you're in luck. Fallout Shelter is available for free on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch right now. Head inside for more information!

Quake is the original eSport. It has been at the center of the first person shooter world at the genres inception nearly 25 years ago and it was the most popular multiplayer shooter of its time. Unfortunately, it hasn't seen a new entry to the main franchise since Quake 4 in 2004. Thankfully, we have Quake Champions, set for release this year.

At their E3 2018 conference this year, Bethesda announced that this week, and this week only, you'll be able to play a free trial of Quake Champions, and you'll be able to play it until the games release. Can't wait to play it? Head inside!

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Nintendo Switch was initially revealed in a fall Nintendo Direct. Months of silence have followed, but now we have a better idea of what this Nazi-killing sequel is going to be like on Nintendo's hardware and when we'll be able to play it.

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You may not be aware of it, but the SEGA dream lives on today. It may not be through the middling success of Sonic the Hedgehog (it'll bounce back from Sonic Forces, right?), but through the excellence shown in their very own Yakuza franchise, a series that has always been more popular in Japan than in North America up until the globally successful release of Yakuza 0 last year. A blend of over-the-top beat-em-up action and RPG elements, the Yakuza series stands as SEGA's competitor to Grand Theft Auto. The series offers a solemn, serious story not dissimilar in tone to the Metal Gear Solid franchise, with hours of minigames and distracting sidequests. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is not only an excellent conclusion to this high-quality action series, but it refines its best traits to the point of greatness.

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E3, the biggest gaming event of the year, is just under three months away. Developers, journalists, and now fans alike flock to it each year for big reveals, announcements, and largely, a celebration of video games. Massive companies such as Nintendo, Sony, Bethesda, EA, and Ubisoft routinely make use of the event for extravagant, flashy press conferences. However, it looks like Microsoft has different plans for their big show in 2018.

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Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider origin story is coming to an end this year with its third entry, the long rumored Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a game we know very little about so far. We've finally been given some answers today, with the game's official website seemingly leaving important information hidden deep within its code, including confirmation of the game's title, multiplatform status, and even the release date!

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If you have an existing Twitch Prime subscription, you're about to receive some extra perks! Starting on March 15th, Twitch users with an active Prime subscription will be able to access "Free Games With Prime," a new feature on Twitch that seeks to compete with services such as Games With Gold on Xbox and the Instant Game Collection on PlayStation Plus.

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Among the loads of indie games in development at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo this year, the one that stood out for me most was Polyball, a unique and fun to play physics-based platformer from a small studio known as Studio Monolith. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the game takes the ball-rolling gameplay of Super Monkey Ball and the speed of Sonic the Hedgehog, but completely comes into its own and uses these elements into its own thing with an enticing, addictive experience.

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During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed off two new styles for the New Nintendo 2DS XL. One of these new consoles sports a new permanent orange and white color scheme, and the other is a limited edition Pokémon console that's styled like a Poké Ball.

The orange and white New Nintendo 2DS will hit stores on October 6th, whereas the the Poké Ball console will launch on November 3rd, two weeks before the launch of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

One of the most interesting parts about tonight's Nintendo Direct was Square Enix's new trailer for "project Octopath Traveler," which was revealed alongside the Nintendo Switch last year. Made by the developers behind Bravely Default, the game will feature eight protagonists with different abilities and is set to have a rich story with true role-playing elements. It even has a demo, which is available now!

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