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How To Win At Poker In Red Dead Redemption (And Where To Play It)

Red Dead Redemption is one of the most popular video game franchises of the last ten years, with millions of copies sold worldwide and a number of titles in the Red Dead series.

Part of the reason for Red Dead Redemption’s popularity is its faithful rendition of Western action and part of that comes from the in-game poker play.

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Why put Marvel characters in Kingdom Hearts 3: The Case for Spider-Man

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Hard8Times – Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition Revealed, Game Not Included WHAT? [HD Videocast]

Is Bethesda slipping further into the corporate downward spiral of evil? Take a look at this video from Hard8Times about the Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition  that doesn’t even come with a copy of the game apparently. Take a look at the video for the Hard8Times feedback to Bethesda and hopefully it gets through to them about this edition of the title at least. If you like the video check him out and maybe give him a sub so you can keep watching.

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Replay: 2013 Video Games Trade Industry Events Roundup

March 2, 2014 at 7:30am

 

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  • PAX EAST 2014 – RealGamerNewz will be represented in person, attending as Press at this year’s PAX East 2014 in our hometown of Boston, MA. Coverage will include original content as well as official releases from our various partners and team members.

 

     Catch up on our Gamescom 2013, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013, VGX 2013, and Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2013 coverage before GDC 2014 begins.

 

     GDC 2014 will take place this month and you can find out more about the event from our coverage introduction post here — http://realgamernewz.com/29425/gdc-2014-its-like-e3-but-for-developers-mostly

 

 

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OTON X Beta Registration + OTON Kick-Off Video For “Automated Games Platform” [HD 1080P]

The OTON X is a new type of video games and entertainment micro-console being produced that claims to have made game development virtually automated. Games will somehow be generated automatically. Take a look at the video below for more information and Beta Sign Ups Are Here.

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Frozen Hearth Post-Mortem Review

Frozen Hearth is a real time strategy game available right now on Steam with a unique story-line that gives way to original gameplay mechanics and a diverse set of units which are controlled by the player in addition to a main hero style character that is customized to some extent based on the player’s play-style. Structure building has been simplified quite a bit to keep the player’s focus on the battle at hand and so sub-structures are built and replaced as attachments to the home base rather than freestyle bases being built across empty lands.

In Frozen Hearth, the campaign can either be played single player or with two player co-operative settings seeing both players completely involved as opposed to previous attempts at this in the genre by other titles. Graphics are a decently strong point for the game, and although many have already gotten their hands on this title there’s been some question as to how exactly this title’s detailed mechanics work.

Controlling your troops is problematic and even simple tasks are confusing for no reason. Units seem like they do not know where to go or what to do and players have to tell them over and over again, this can be game breaking at times. When playing the campaign, some of the earlier missions can serve as a more well put together experience, but that just shows how boring the title really is. Take a look below and see for yourself.

With so much ambition and so many good ideas put forward in Frozen Hearth, it saddens me that none of them actually work out. This game tries to take some of the best elements of the RTS and MOBA genres and combine them into something brave, new, and exciting but ends up being confusing, dull, and ultimately disappointing.

This game seems to be geared more towards multiplayer which I was looking forward to playing, unfortunately that never happened. Despite having several friends with the game and some of us even meeting up with the development team online for play, we have thus far been unable to get into a match that doesn’t lag out uncontrollably. There also seem to be no servers being hosted at this time, which is a definite shame. That being said, a group of friends grabbing the title together with LAN in mind can probably still have a great time.

The developers behind Frozen Hearth are still to this day putting work into patching things like this and these hiccups may eventually be addressed with kinks like multiplayer lag being ironed out over time. As it stands though, a large portion of the gameplay is left behind and that really hurts the recommendation of this title. Of course, the Instant Action mode is still a viable option for those looking to have more of a skirmish experience in the game.

Final Verdict:

Unfortunately the game’s cluttered and stale interface and how the experience just isn’t where it needs to be are all that comes across to most players of this title. Our team put it in the hands of more than one reviewer and ultimately the responsibility was handed to me. To deliver on the potential of the story-line and gameplay designs selected by the developer, a better color palette, better control scheme, better artificial intelligence, better voice acting, and better writing would be needed.

Some sort of community-driven online service is also badly needed to allow players to meet up easily and quickly without worry over lag or disconnect needs to become part of Frozen Hearth’s main core if the multiplayer is to be truly appreciated by the mass public. Beyond that, many troubling issues exist still within the gameplay itself including the inability to effectively rely on well planned commands to be followed out properly by the player’s troops.

That being said, Epiphany Games is incredibly ambitious and has their hands in many technologies. The Australian-based development studio continues to roll out patches for this title and has been laying the programming foundation for tools that will likely make a big splash in their next title drastically transforming the level of quality they are able to output. Frozen Hearth cannot be recommended in its current state but can stand as a learning experience for Epiphany and a benchmark of some of their more experimental ideas in the real time strategy genre.

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Official Score: 4.5/10

RGN Rating: Below Bronze

Developer: Epiphany Games

Publisher: Immanitas Entertainment

Available On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: Four digital copies of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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GTA Online Exploit Enables North Yankton Exploration

It has become revealed that players of the Grand Theft Auto Online video game are able to find their way into the forbidden region of North Yankton while exploring Los Santos. Check out the video below to find out exactly how to do this!

 

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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Review

The background of this title stems from a much under-appreciated game called Elemental: War of Magic which is a large-scale board game-esque RPG world that is quite intricate but meticulous to play through. Following the games release Fallen Enchantress has given birth to a new version of this experience which is essentially an entirely new game but was given to free for purchasers of the aforementioned Elemental: War of Magic. Playing through the game immediately gives you a sense of feeling the elements of the game which have been formed as revised versions of gameplay mechanics seen in past games from this producer whose dedication to these concepts should be commended. Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is the latest version of the game and is praised highly from Grand Strategy enthusiasts. If you enjoy this complexity-rewarding genre, you may be after this title. Unfortunately, this experience lacks any sort of translation to the rest of the gaming world who will often see the game as a series of menus.

Ancient Lore in game talks of a radiant and glowing world with pure magic everywhere. The three civs used this magic. Titans went against men and men against Titan for many years until the apocalypse started. Overall the convoluted feeling is still left over from the previous iterations of this concept, the story proves to be all over the place, doesn’t even make sense half of the time, and is only meant to serve its purpose as a simple background plot.

Free-roaming RPG gameplay is simulated with turn-based movements. Players can start kingdoms, gain wives, amass an entire army made up of towns, and a lot more. Some may find this system addictive, but similar to games of MMORPG or Roguelike nature this may not be interesting to everyone.

The controls in this game remind me of when the internet had dial-up modems and you had to intensively search through every function of your computer in order to get even the simplest of mechanisms to work. The original Elemental game’s spiritual successor Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes does a great job of getting initial gameplay mechanics to work practically instantly and intuitively; we just wish the same were true for the rest of the game’s many mind-boggling and often dreadfully boring inner-workings.

Characters and enemies are represented in the game world in the graphic style, at first this was limited but in the latest versions of this concept seen in Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes we are happy to see some quite epic enemies taking place on-screen as well as events that will give the game a more grandiose feeling to it. These moments do little to redeem the fact that we will be returning to brutally difficult and tedious gameplay immediately upon completion of these events though.

The look of the game has improved dramatically from past iterations, but the basic problems of this camera angle remain. While the free-roam concept is great, the detailed menu system and inability to really see what is going on at certain key points makes it difficult to immerse yourself in the game.

The developers of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes need to seriously go back to the drawing board. While they have managed to finally make a much more decent and potentially enjoyable game than Elemental: War of Magic, Fallen Enchantress still has newcomers crying out in agony and repulsed by its tedious gameplay. This game gets a 5.9 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz and is only the type of game you want if you’re a cult fan.

Overall Score: 5.9 / 10

Available On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital voucher for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

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