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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EA will watch how Fifa 18 does on Switch, is “exploring other products” with the console

In an interview with GamesIndustry, EA executive Laura Miele gave some interesting information in regards to the company’s partnership with Nintendo, and specifically the Switch. The Fifa 18 port seems to be a sort of test run for the developer, to see how their games sell on the console. Miele said they’re going to “continue to watch how the hardware does.” They’re also “exploring other products… looking at other IP.” Continue reading EA will watch how Fifa 18 does on Switch, is “exploring other products” with the console

.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

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