eSports: Yikes! rebrands as Arc6

Yikes! announced last night they’re officially changing their name to Arc6, and will compete in today’s Contenders matches under the new name and logo.

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eSports: Dummy officially released by NRG

Unfortunately for pro Overwatch player Dummy,  rumors and speculation on the flex support player’s future with NRG have proven true, as the organization has parted ways with him, according to a post on over.gg

NRG has been trying out various replacements over the last week, with Aythen (formerly of Immortals), b1am (formerly of Kungarna/ Team Solo Mid), and sleepy (formerly of Tempo Storm) all getting their shot to be part of the troubled roster. The organization has also been trying out Phaz (formerly of Rise esports) for Lucio play, along with xRetzi (formerly of Rise), and Brazilian star Snow (formerly of Method) for projectile DPS.

Currently, the roster stands at three: IDDQD, Harbleu, and Numlocked, with Seagull in reserves. It looks like NRG will be another few months before being at full strength. Dummy is currently a free agent, and hasn’t responded to the news beyond a tweet vaguely acknowledging it.

Konami Exec: PES 2018 not coming to Nintendo Switch

While soccer fans may be excited about FIFA 18 coming to the Switch, that’s all they’ll be getting, at least for now. Eurogamer has reported that Konami Global Product and Brand Manager Adam Bhatti confirmed that PES 2018 will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but they are open to bringing future games to the console: Continue reading Konami Exec: PES 2018 not coming to Nintendo Switch

Why Super Smash Bros was never going to be at E3

In the lead up to E3 2017, many Nintendo and fighting game fans were expecting to see either an enhanced port, in the vein of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or an entirely new entry for the Super Smash Bros series on Nintendo Switch. On the surface, it seemed like a logical idea: The new Smash amiibo are finally coming after a lengthy wait, and if Pokken Tournament was getting a DX version, then certainly Smash deserved one. However, while Smash is definitely coming to the Nintendo Switch, there was never a chance it was going to be at E3. Continue reading Why Super Smash Bros was never going to be at E3

Bethesda needs to give fans more year-by-year

Turn back the clock two years and a few days. Bethesda had just finished their first ever full E3 press conference, BE3 2015. They’d live streamed shows before, sure, but nothing quite like that. They announced some of their most anticipated games of the last two years: Dishonored 2DoomThe Elder Scrolls Online going to consoles. Finally, the latest mainstream offering of one of their flagship IPs: Fallout 4. Continue reading Bethesda needs to give fans more year-by-year

Nintendo Exec: Metroid Prime 4 coming in 2018

Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon RPG game are apparently coming in 2018, says Nintendo communications director Charlie Scibetta’s interview with Venture Beat. Scibetta talked up the constant stream of games Nintendo has planned, saying “If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be.” Continue reading Nintendo Exec: Metroid Prime 4 coming in 2018

Top 5: Reasons why E3 2017 wasn’t at it’s best

E3 2017 was fine. In fact it had some great high points, like Beyond Good and Evil 2, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered, Pokémon and Metroid Prime 4 confirmed for Nintendo Switch, and the Super Mario Odyssey blowout. However, there was a little something missing from the conferences this year.  Something that, in years past, had kept gamers glued to the live streams.

What was missing? Let’s break it down and find out. Here are five reasons why E3 2017 wasn’t at it’s best.

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The Catch-22 of Souls games’ stories and why they must remain the same

I love Souls games. Admittedly, I got on the train a little late: I’ve never played Demon’s Souls and I have Dark Souls II and III queued up, ready to go. When Dark Souls was released for PC, I gave it a try, finding it horribly unwieldy with PC controls, and giving up after being killed by skeletons at the first bonfire five or six times, but once I used a controller, things got better. I also absolutely adore Bloodborne.

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