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Is it too late to have 2017 games list? Nah, it’s never too late to have a 2017 games list. With the bizarre year that is 2016 almost up and the last of the year’s major AAA games coming out, I’m looking towards the future. And what better way to do this than picking out next year’s upcoming video games.  Continue reading

Nintendo Announces ….. The 2DS?

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By far the strangest variations of the 3DS yet, Nintendo announces the 2DS. A cheaper alternative to the 3DS and 3DS XL, the 2DS seems to be for those who do not quite want the 3D feature of the 3DS. The idea of the system makes sense, however abandoning the clam-shell design and the high placement of the buttons looks to be uncomfortable. Speaking with IGN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime states,

We’re always thinking about what we can do that’s new, unique, different, and brings more people into this category that we love

And so with the Nintendo 3DS, we were clear to parents that, ‘hey, we recommend that your children be seven and older to utilize this device.’ So clearly that creates an opportunity for five-year-olds, six-year-olds, that first-time handheld gaming consumer.

 

The 2DS will come with all the same features as the 3DS (minus the 3D, of course), which include playing 3DS and DS games and Wifi. The only real changes are additional buttons for turning off Wifi and putting the system to sleep. The 2DS will retail for $129.99 and release on October 12th.

 

Along the huge info drop about Pokemon’s new Professor, Bad Guys and Pokemon, the Pokemon X and Y website also has information on two new Gym leaders, as well as a new trailer.

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Gym Leader Grant excels at bike racing, mountain climbing, and all sorts of sports. You’ll be facing a Trainer with a strong heart when you challenge Grant!

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On the official Smash Bros. website, they have announced the return of Pikmin’s main astronaut Captain Olimar. He seems to retain the same move set he had in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Below you will find all of the screen shots of the Pikmin and Olimar.

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GTA V Gameplay Trailer

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Gone are the days of mistyping long 25 digit codes in order to redeem money or pre-order bonuses. Xbox corporate vice president Marc Whitten says that the new Kinect will be able to scan QR codes and make it easier for players to redeem credit, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and many others. I guess there is one plus to the always connected, always on and all seeing camera.

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According to Joystiq, they have received word directly from Irrational Games that new Bioshock Infinite DLC will be revealed at the end of July. More than likely this will be a part of the three DLC packs promised within the game’s Season Pass. It will be interesting to see what kind of DLC Irrational comes up with for Bioshock Infinite, especially if it is story driven.

No word on the release date for this DLC, but it will probably be announced along with the reveal.

BioShock Infinite DLC Status

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Ken Levine, creator of the Bioshock series and co-founder of Irrational Games has taken to twitter to give an update on the long awaited Bioshock Infinite DLC. He posted:

DLC Update: We are working on it- have been since the game shipped. Things are going well, but plz understand: game development takes time.

It has been three months since the games has released. In a world where gamers are so use to DLC and also getting it as soon as possible, it is understandable that most people are impatient. Personally, I have no problem with the wait, but others might. Especially those that bought the Season Pass, which promises all three planned DLC packs. The biggest problem here is the Season Pass because people are paying for content that is not yet finished, with no definite release date. Even with the reduced price, there is never any guarantee of the content being finished on time or at all.

Despite the issues, the rumors are that the new DLC may feature a new location and new companion that is not Elizabeth.

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Yesterday, Sony announced that the Playstation Store on the PS Vita would be getting a brand new Indie Games section like the PS3. To celebrate, a new trailer has been released showing off all the great indie games on and coming to the Vita.

I have had a PS Vita since day one and always felt that the system was a great place downloadable and indie games. With more than year within the Vita’s life cycle, it great to see the catalog of indie games Sony has built already. More trailers like this are necessary to show how special the Vita is and perhaps if they threw these into a couple of television commercials they might see more sales.

OUYA Arrives Today

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The little Android console that could is available to purchase today for the small, small price of $99. Last year developer, OUYA Inc., ran a kickstarter that raised an astounding $8.5 million to bring the console to life. The basic idea behind the OUYA is a cheap console that runs on the Android operating system and is easily accessible, allowing owners to freely develop games, hack or mod the console.

The console’s public debut has not been without its share of problems. Many of the backers (people who donated money to the kickstarter), who were promised an OUYA shipped to them on launch day, have not received their console. Despite the hiccups, the OUYA is still a very interesting addition to the gaming industry. It is essentially an indie gamers and developers dream. Without the barriers of having to deal with big name companies, the tiny 3×3 console could be the place to go for many great and overlooked games. I will be watching very closely to see how much of any impact the system will have and just might pick one up in the near future.

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