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The Top 10 Most Epic Generation II Pokemon

by Todd Blackon May 23, 2016
Nintendo may not be doing so hot as a company right now, but the Pokemon franchise has never been stronger. The next generation is coming via Sun/Moon, the anime is still going on, and the original games that were re-released have sold over 1.5 million copies. Add that to the hopefully good Pokemon Go, and […]

New UI Coming To Civilization VI

by Todd Blackon May 21, 2016
For strategy games, and games of massive size and scope, the User Interface is vital to keeping the game manageable, and easy to operate. The Civilization series is no different. So for Civilization VI, they wanted to both keep what they had that worked, while also improving it. “Civ 5 has a beautiful UI – […]

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Leak of Destiny: Meet “Rise Of Iron”

by Peter Paltridgeon May 20, 2016
Destiny’s next expansion will be called “Rise of Iron.” We know this due to a leak that made its way to Reddit yesterday, which has been reportedly confirmed by staff at Bungie. The candidly snapped poster depicts what many are guessing is Lord Saladin from the Iron Banner event, brandishing a totally metal new weapon […]

It’s A Super Mario Minecraft Mash In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon May 19, 2016
This week in the Nintendo Download, the team-up that’s been overdue for years is finally a reality (officially, at least). Mario and the denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom are invading Minecraft with a brand-new free update to Minecraft on Wii U! if Creepers and Zombies weren’t enough to contend with, try Bowser! There’s also a […]


Dates Revealed For Sony And Microsoft’s E3 Conferences

by Peter Paltridgeon May 17, 2016
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today exactly when their yearly E3 conference will commence. You’ll be able to watch their newest press briefing at 6 PM. PT, 9 PM ET on Monday, June 13. Will they reveal an awesome new trailer for a surprise unknown game? Will they also reveal something kooky and weird that we’ll […]

Overwatch Animated Short: Dragons

by Alex Beanon May 17, 2016
The third in a series of animated shorts for the video game “Overwatch” [release date: May 24, 2016] is entitled “Dragons… Video credit: Play Overwatch Be our first to comment

Individual Units Getting Cultural Flare In Civ VI

by Todd Blackon May 16, 2016
The uniqueness of the nations in Civilization are paramount to the gameplay. However, outside of certain visuals, the units themselves are not as unique. Even the specialized units in the game can come across as basic. For Civ VI, this aims to change in a big way: “We still have our unique units. Like, you […]
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Yo-Kai Watch 2 Given US Release Date

by Peter Paltridgeon May 16, 2016
Nintendo announced today that Yo-Kai Watch 2 will be released in America for the Nintendo 3DS on September 30. Unlike the first Yo-Kai game, it’ll be coming in two different versions, subtitled “Fleshy Souls” and “Bony Spirits,” and like Pokemon they will each contain their own exclusive ghosts. Why? Yo-Kai is why. September 30 is, […]

New Civilization Graphics Required New Focus On Art Assets

by Todd Blackon May 16, 2016
Civilization has changed dramatically in terms of visuals over the years. At times, they’ve even made brand new engines to launch their titles on. With Civilization VI, the team at Firaxis are not only making another new engine for the game, but also emphasizing things that they’ve never truly focused on in previous incarnations. “When we went […]

New Diplomacy Interface And Upgrades Coming To Civilization VI

by Todd Blackon May 14, 2016
While Diplomacy was one of the main focuses in the Civilization games, even allowing for a diplomatic victory rather than military takeover, it was hardly a favorable, or even wanted, path. Mainly because every nation acted the same when they weren’t controlled by a player. Firaxis aims to make this different in Civilization VI. “In […]