.hack//G.U.’s remaster trailer is out

Publisher Bandai Namco announced the Japanese multimedia franchise .hack  would see the three .hack//G.U. games remastered, as .hack//G.U. Last Recode. With other adaptations including light novels, manga, and a CGI film, the series, and this particular subset, saw its golden days near the end of the PS2 era in 2006 and 2007.

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Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown

E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see.  It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown

Nintendo Switch Gets It’s First Major System Update.

The Nintendo Switch has now obtained it’s first major system update, 3.0.0. It aimed to add a few new features to make using your Nintendo Switch more ergonomic and improve the general user experience.

Nintendo listed some of it’s key features that it’s releasing including adding friends from you 3DS and WiiU friends list, notifications when your friends come online and the ability to activate the vibrate function on detached Joy Cons that are within communication range of the Console.

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Other updates include sound and colour option changes and the ability to uninstall software to enable installation of other software.

This update should automatically be installed on your Switch, if not see the support site (here) for advice on how to properly install the update as well as the full list of updates for Nintendo Switch 3.0.0

Grand Theft Auto V’s Steam reviews are ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ as OpenIV is closed

Grand Theft Auto V has had startling longevity, owing to its complex online and detailed open world that provides gamers with an almost unfathomable amount of stuff to do. Even outside of its lauded story, I still play Grand Theft Auto V for things like its tennis, golf, and the peyote animal trips. Continue reading Grand Theft Auto V’s Steam reviews are ‘Overwhelmingly Negative’ as OpenIV is closed

It’s good that Nintendo doesn’t want to make political statements

I’ve tried very hard to remove politics from CSG, as I want to cover games. They’re the world’s greatest entertainment medium, and our favorite form of escapism from our less-than-perfect, or monotonous lives. Nintendo has the right of it: In a recent interview Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-aime said that “Making political statements are for other people to do. We want people to smile and have fun when they play our games.” Continue reading It’s good that Nintendo doesn’t want to make political statements

E3 2017 Impressions: Sony is now holding back the gaming industry

Every single time a console holder becomes the top dog, they also become disdainful of their fans. They lean on their past and current success, then try to maximize profits by utilizing unsustainable business practices, instead of pleasing gamers and third parties. This is why Nintendo had such a terrible reputation for decades. It’s why Sony’s expectation of PS3 dominance got BTFO by XB360 and Wii. It’s why the Wii U failed so miserably. It’s why the XBOX will possibly be Microsoft’s last console. It’s as inevitable as the tides: When a company becomes too successful, it stops playing by the rules of good sense and gets smacked down. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Sony is now holding back the gaming industry

Overwatch World Cup: Team USA and Canada Teams Announced

Today we got a first look at two major NA teams headed into the Overwatch World Cup. Team USA scrimmaged against Team Canada today in preparation for the major tournament, which will be starting in a few weeks. The scrim was shown live on Twitch, cast by Team USA committee members, Steven “Ster” Serge and Jason Kaplan. Continue reading Overwatch World Cup: Team USA and Canada Teams Announced

E3 2017: ARMS’ new character and spectator mode revealed

In the last moments of the Nintendo Treehouse, ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki came on to announce new DLCs coming to the game soon. First, he gave us a look at Max Brass, the first DLC character. Max Brass is the greatest fighter ever on the ARMS Grand Prix, so much so that his arms are made out of championship belts. He sports a Trojan helmet and a huge upper body. Continue reading E3 2017: ARMS’ new character and spectator mode revealed

E3 2017: Why isn’t Sony allowing cross-network play?

At E3 2017, Microsoft announced cross-network play for PC, Switch, and Xbox One was coming to Minecraft. Soon afterwards, Nintendo announced that Rocket League will be coming to the Switch, once more bringing cross-network play between PC, Switch, and Xbox One.

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E3 2017: Metal Gear Survive delayed until 2018

Konami’s newest Kojima-less offering to the Metal Gear franchise has seen a fair amount of press recently, and new screenshots have been released for E3 2017. However, it has come to light that the survival-stealth-action-adventure game has will not be released until 2018, previously having been set for release some time this year. Continue reading E3 2017: Metal Gear Survive delayed until 2018