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The $8,000 CAD Kickstarter deal has been successfully funded for the new and upcoming virtual reality massively multiplayer online game heading out to Oculus Rift VR headset devices from InEvoWare Game Studios titled XViREnt. As of April 20, 2014 the campaign will be closed, meaning the game met its mark ahead of schedule. Click here to become a backer if there’s still a chance by the time you’re reading this (35 hours left at the time of post with $9,127 CAD raised).
XViREnt is a fantasy themed MMO that will be free-to-play with various classes including Vampire, Werewolf / Lycanthrope, “Agent” Class, “Inquisitor” Class, and more. Of course this MMO has many RPG elements listed including Careers, Experience, Skills, and Superpowers. UGC (User Generated Content) allows players to create their own character, go on their own quests, and perform their own missions, craft their own worlds, and even spawn their own custom creatures. Teased at the end of the preview / pitch video for this game is an advanced feature of Alter Ego to Super Ego Conversion.
Take a look at the Kickstarter Pitch / Preview Demonstration of this Work In Progress:
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The Poison Trailer for Ultra Street Fighter IV is presented below in high definition.
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Check out our Blackguards Hands-On Preview if you haven’t already, and look for the title to release on Windows PC as well as Mac OS X platforms January 24, 2014 from Daedalic Entertainment. Below is a Full 1080P High Definition video on Blackguards detailing the character classes found in the game and guiding players in Character Class Selection.
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League of Legends, is it for you? This game is a great run and kill or be killed. I have been playing this game for close to 5 months. I love it (my opinion). Many like this game because of the ability to kill someone without actually killing them. Others like it because its free. This is a game you can really get into and get lost in. Chose a character and make a team then have at the fun. there is a wide variety of characters that soot everyone’s need. From the tanks to the range, and melee to stealth you are never limited to who or what you what. This game is only online and only the computer.
To play you just have to chose a character and upgrade them in game. Every match you start at level 1 and go up to 18 max. Each character only have 4 major attacks as well, but don’t worry the attacks are worth the limitation. Then just start killing. As you play you level up your account allowing you to get materials called “Runes” to improve your in game play. Once you get to you max account level (30) you can play “Rank” games and show how great you have progressed.
Not everyone will be good at the game automatically so be patient and learn the game. Now if you don’t have any friends playing you can solo and be put in a team with other people. This is where someone’s social skills come into play. Talking to your team and working together is a crucial to winning. Have someone that won’t talk or listen to the team can be the difference between winning and a huge rage quit. All and all the game play and fighting style are great for anyone. If i had to rate this game i would give it a 8 out of 10 or 4 of 5. I highly recommend this game if you like amazing looking characters and killing. Be careful if you are the “hot head” type, you will lose your temper.
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Usually controversial and always love-able Aubrey Norris (Director of Marketing & PR over at Deep Silver) has dropped a bomb on us today with the entire cast being revealed for Saints Row IV. We are more than sure that the audience behind the gore responsible for bringing you more over-the-top action than you’ve ever seen before in open-world galore, has even more in store. But for now you’ll have to make due with this piece of new info.
There’s one other thing, if you happen to be around the San Diego Comic Con you’ll want to definitely check out the panel aforementioned PR & Marketing guru A. Norris will be hosting at room 7AB on Saturday, July 20, 2013 starting at 6:30pm (obviously in SDCC’s time zone for those that are really in need of a global clock). Without further delay, we present to you the Saints Row IV Cast of Characters and Actors/Actresses who will bring them to life in one of the most highly anticipated open-world video games of all time releasing this August 20, 2013 in the United States (and August 23, 2013 for Europe) on Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Stay Tuned for more Saints Row IV news as we approach the release date, we have a lot in store for you all.
Keith David As himself
Danielle Nicolet As Shaundi
Jennifer Jules Hart As Shaundi #2
Natalie Lander As Kinzie Kensington
Terry Crews As Benjamin King
JB Blanc As Zinyak/Phillipe Loren
Michael Dorn As Maero
Neil Patrick Harris As DJ Veteran Child
Yuri Lowenthal As Matt Miller
Arif Kinchen As Pierce Washington
Tim Thomerson As Cyrus Temple
Mike Carlucci As Zach
Rob Van Dam As Bobby
Rebecca Riedy As Asha Odekar
Andrew Bowen As Josh Birk/NyteBlayde
Michael Yurchak As CID
TC Carson As Big Tony
Ursula Taherian As Tanya
Ogie Banks As Warren Williams
Nolan North As The Player
Troy Baker As The Player
Laura Bailey As The Player
Robin Atkin Downes As The Player
Diane Michelle As The Player
Kenn Michael As The Player
Sumalee Montano As The Player
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Given the fonts and colors used to promote this game, you’d almost be reminded of HAZE, this is not a good thing. But look past that, because FUSE does what you’ve often wished games would do. It goes there. FUSE uses real life legends such as Area 51 underground bases and more to set the tone for a serious adventure that is parts Action, parts Shooter, and more.
FUSE received controversy upon its announcement as Insomniac Games has brought one of their titles out on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 multi-platform for the first time. There are some who say that this game is nothing more than a cash-in by Insomniac to go multi-platform and develop their good relationship with Electronic Arts and Microsoft before creating the exclusive New IP for Xbox ONE entitled Sunset Overdrive (coming next-gen from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Microsoft).
I’m happy to report those claims couldn’t be more wrong. While the weapons in FUSE may sometimes remind you of those seen in Ratchet or Resistance franchises, this is rare and even when it does happen they feel too completely different for you to mind. Not to mention, this game strikes more intriguing plot lines than both of the aforementioned franchises. This game actually manages to squeak past all of its controversy and be pretty enjoyable to say the least. A few stumbles behind a masterpiece, FUSE deserves a closer look than I originally expected and I’m glad I did check it out.
FUSE is not just the name of this game but the essence of it. FUSE is something like an anti-matter substance, a wormhole to another dimension? It’s being used as a never-ending power source, and a super-weapon applicable to many different forms of guns, air-craft, and more. It’s very volatile and can kill you. It might even be alive, and exists on a molecular level similar to radiation. A few groups fight over control of this substance throughout the game as your characters discover why and what makes this one out of many of the government’s top secret inventions the most dangerous.
Many of the enemies found in this game are predictable, easy to take down with a friend or even the AI, and don’t seem extremely realistic to be in the game’s setting. We are supposed to be fighting the most high-tech robotic guards around. And while some foot-soldiers seem almost like zombies after they’ve been exposed to too much FUSE, most of the enemy design is pretty lacking in creativity and excitement. The most advanced air-craft you’ll find are more towards the originality and complexity we would have hoped to see from the rest of the game’s enemies.
The cheeky dialogue between the characters shouldn’t fool you, this type of stuff is pretty much directly based on the United States alien UFO conspiracy folk stories that go around since before the invention of the internet involving stories of an “Area 51” like the one featured in FUSE and more. Of course, this game is entirely fictional and any real versions of what it represents are purely coincidental, right?
Incredible hit detection, great storyline, and compelling co-op with drop in/out online support make this game a shooter’s game. Gameplay elements right where you’d want them let you know Insomniac put time and thought every detail through in this title. If you can get past the sometimes cliche’ dialogue and the sub-par graphics then you’ll definitely be in for a great experience. At first the extreme amount of words on the screen will throw you off, but the HUD really is meant for gamers that know their shooting. If you can shoot well then you will appreciate the detail of things like automatically displaying head-shots and other events in text by your aiming crosshairs.
In FUSE, Single Player and multiplayer are seamless. When there’s less than 4 people online in your game, you can “Leap” between characters that are being played by AI. In FUSE, another thing you should know is that Stealth is optional. You will be able to break out a gunfight at any time by shooting off when there was once silence. Your partner(s) may or may not mind however, as this game seems to be pretty much all about gunfights and high-tech alien/government secret conspiracies.
Some of the dialogue that the characters share make them seem like they aren’t real people. They don’t do a good job of making every single character believable, which can take away from the immersion at times. But there are so many small bits of evidence that quickly play as audio clips in the game which do a much better job of adding to the suspense and evolving knowledge of the characters as they adventure into what is essentially one of the most deadly mysteries on Earth.
Unfortunately graphics seem to miss the mark on the type of pixel fidelity expected from an Insomniac Games after what has been displayed with their Sony-proprietary PlayStation 3 titles such as Resistance 3. Not to mention the completely doctored screenshots that’ve been released to promote the game. But it gets the job done. You’re able to see what you’re shooting and there aren’t enough artifacts to prevent you from becoming immersed in the game. The graphics aren’t bad, they just seem limited by the hardware being pushed to its limits since this console generation is at its ending.
The Four player drop-in/drop-out multiplayer in FUSE is some of the best in its class. This game feels great even if you’re alone. The AI can do things like flank, heal you, even complete co-operative objectives without you lifting a finger. But online with friends/strangers is where this game shines. It’s a quick blow through and enjoy type of game though, so don’t be looking to get any deep tactics and strategy out of it. Each character has their own unique weapon, use them as you wish because it all gets the job done.
Replay Ability- All of your standard re-playability features are here including picking up intel, customizing your skills and upgrading abilities, as well as enhanced difficulty modes.
Engine Performance- Engine is amazing, one time I was spawned in a spot where I couldn’t move though. But it was during a boss fight that contained cut-scenes and I was placed in it after one, then removed from it after one. No glitches happened after, and this one didn’t stop my progress in any way so I find it easy to forgive in light of the incredible hit detection, animations, and fluid controls / UI.
Final Verdict- The fact that Insomniac Games was able to bring out a New IP on short notice at the end of a console generation with so much polish, such a compelling storyline, and such fun gameplay that doesn’t have any of those dreaded “WTF” moments of terrible design woes shows that they are truly masters of their craft. However, FUSE fails to innovate and instead focuses on showcasing some of the best elements seen in the shooter genre. This is an incredible ride if you’re intrigued at all by shooter video games and/or conspiracy theory, but veteran and seasoned gamers may find it generic and lacking of identity. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and FUSE earns a respectable 8.75 out of 10 points giving it an RGN Rating of Silver. Given some time to rest and regain its energy, FUSE could someday return as one of the industry’s greats, but right now it’s just a decent play.
Overall Score: 8.75/10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Insomniac Games / Publisher: EA Games
Available On: Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3
Played On: Sony PS3
Review Copy Info- This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purposes of this Review.
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Skyrim on the PC is a game that has seen many mods from the underground gaming community which thrives on user generated content to keep games alive on PC long after they have already been played through the most on consoles. The latest character mod for Skyrim introduces Tomb Raider fan favorite Lara Croft with all-new voice sound effects and you can even bring her as backup in a battle for enhanced gameplay experience that is totally a different and original twist for the Role Playing Game classic series The Elder Scrolls.
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New character incoming for Borderlands 2 fans out there. For the first time ever you get to play as a Phycho the cover enemy for both games. His name is Krieg his ability’s is called a bloody battle axe which basically gets people off your back. He has many different specializations for character not all released yet of course. No release date yet but if you have the season pass you should be fine the price is gonna be 10 dollars or 800 Microsoft points.
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According to a new statistic released today by video game researchers, studies have been used to show that female characters in video games serving as the main character provide less profit to publishers than male character driven games such as Halo or Gears.
After the explosive success of the latest Tomb Raider title by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix it is almost negligent for researchers to continue this line of thinking when these same studies have also revealed that female characters receive less than half the funding for advertisement as their male companions on the average game release.
The success of breakaway title Mirror’s Edge is also pointed to as a strong source of inspiration for the gaming community as the upcoming title Remember Me is being chosen for debate amongst fans and speculators who may be considering things from the investment side of things.
If you aren’t giving a game the proper investment, nobody will know it exists. Tomb Raider was successful because it’s a great game, but it’s also successful because of a never-ending rainstorm of news, impressions, and videos that were positively reinforcing the fact that the game was good to consumers leading up to and post-launch release date. As mentioned earlier, Halo is one game that does some of the most notable launch week sales numbers in the industry meanwhile Halo 3 received $55 Million in advertising funds to help propel it to where it is today. Games featuring females are largely not getting investments anywhere near the titles that feature male protagonists meaning they are never really given a chance to do big sales in the first place. And publishers know it.
However, we feel the need as gamers to urge developers and publishers that female protagonists in games are worth investing in. Games should always be judged by their gameplay and fun factor, and not by their fashion statement. The marketability of gaming may have become mainstream as an overall business, however the titles in question such as Remember Me are not depending on market trends and shouldn’t have funding subject to it. Some of the most innovative titles in terms of gameplay include Mirror’s Edge by DICE and the Mass Effect series by Bioware feature the ability to play as a female and yet experience the latest gaming technology has to offer.
There’s also no need to release studies trying to convince us that it is financially unstable for gaming publishers with mammoth millions to invest the same in a female character-based game as they do a male. How many games released in the past console generation that were hyped to launch only to never be heard from again and become abandoned when early Reviews and Impressions came from the media and real, live gaming communities alike unleashed their findings that these games were just as mediocre and generic as their competitors, or worse the times when a game was not even worthy of being mentioned by gamers much less criticized.
Instead of conforming to a reality that was caused by lack of funding, poor decisions, random bad luck or timing, and a number of many other various factors contributing to low sales, let’s not blame it on the entire female gender further alienating one of the largest demographics in the industry. Investment and the goal of any game featuring a female protagonist should in fact be that their title will be the game that breaks the mold for the female hero. We are highly anticipating the release of Remember Me and you can read our Tomb Raider Review here if you want to see how we feel about the results of females in the game industry. In short, less complaining researchers and publishers and more groundbreaking gameplay and investment in awareness advertising for genuinely good games.
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RE6 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi takes you behind Capcom and Valve’s match made in hell: Resident Evil x Left 4 Dead 2!
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My first impressions on this DLC are good even though all there is are weapons and characters. So far I have unlocked the Cabal Vanguard which is a fan wanted Female Turian. I also have the Geth Juggernaunt which is strong but but slow just like the Geth Prime bosses in the game.
So far its pleasant no weapons yet but once I get everything unlocked, I’ll be back writing about it. That may take a while, but you know good things come to those who wait.
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