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August will be Mega-May all over again for the 3DS and Wii U

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Remember how Capcom released all of the Game Boy and GBC Mega Man titles back in May?  Well according to a post over at Capcom Unity it's time for another month of the blue bomber starting today with the release of Mega Man Battle Network for the 3DS and Wii U's eShop.  If you've never played a Battle Network game, this is definitely one to check out.  It's not your traditional side-scroller like the classic and X games, but it's an interesting take on the franchise...even if the first game's network layout made things confusing (later games in the series made it easier to tell just what part of the net you were in).

But wait, there's more.  Every Thursday in August will see the release of another classic Mega Man game.  The games will be Mega Man 5 (NES), Mega Man 6 (NES...and still not on the Wii yet :D), Mega Man X3, and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (a spin-off of the Battle Network games).  The order of release will be a mystery, but as long as MM5 is released before MM6, then order really doesn't matter to me.

[image courtesy of Capcom Unity]

Killer Instinct Season 1 coming to retail stores and includes TJ Combo

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When the new Killer Instinct launched last year it was a download only games and since then fans have been begging for a physical release of the game.

Well they got their wish as the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker pack will be hitting retail stores on September 23rd for $19.99.

The game comes with all season 1 fighters including Jago, Saberwulf, Glacius, Orchid, Sadira, Spinal, Fulgore and Thunder. 

Also, buying the game will get you a code to unlock TJ Combo free when Season 2 launches this fall. 

Agility and control spotlighted in latest FIFA 15 update

by: Sean Cahill - - 0 Comments

We continue to get regular updates and videos regarding the upcoming launch of FIFA 15.  With most European leagues starting back up in the next couple of weeks, along with the U.S Summer Soccer Tour wrapping up in the next few days, football is at an all time popularity high.  Today, EA Sports wants to show the world how smooth the new agility and control system is.  The trailer below gives just a small taste of what to expect, so don't expect your hunger to be satiated terribly much.  I would consider this just a small appetizer before the main course.

15 years later, modders bring the Dreamcast to the HDD-age

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To this day, the Dreamcast has been my favorite console off all that I have ever owned. Sega’s under-appreciated machine created some of my favorite gaming memories during my college years. Anyways, the system still lives on to this day, despite dying commercially many, many years ago, thanks to the efforts of modders and hackers around the world. According to SEGAbits, the latest advancement that has come to the system is the ability to run and save your software off of a hard disk akin to modern consoles.

It is pretty cool to see this sort of support come to the system and should breath a little bit of life into the Dreamcast scene. I don’t have a system any more, but I might consider tracking one down now after seeing this. A hard drive would be great for managing your saves and add-on content for the games rather than juggling an assortment of VMU’s. There are some games that are having problems, but then again, this is just the beginning of this advancement.

Long live the Dreamcast! 9-9-99

Clockwork Empires moving from 'Earliest' Access to just Early Access

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I know some people are scared off by the phrase 'Early Access' because they don't want to deal with buggy games, but how can you not be intrigued by cited problems like "dead characters coming back to life to have conversations about communism" and "a small issue where colonists only sleep once in their lives"?

Clockwork Empires is a game that's all about the three C's: Colonization, Capitalism, and Cosmic Horror. You are a Junior Bureaucrat (Colonial Grade) in a Steampunkified Victorian era that's been tasked by the empire to secure their foothold (and purse strings) in the new world. You'll build colonies populated by characters from all levels of social strata, where every person has their own memories, personalities, and secrets. Your actions shape the fledgeling colony and the fates of the people that call it home. But no matter what you do, cracks will form in your little society. Disease, cultists, depression, mutant uprising, and murder most foul will crop up every now and again, so you'll probably have to deal with that. But then again, maybe you'll be responsible for the collapsing infrastructure. Will you overwork your populace in order to secure more of a profit for the empire? Or will you order your scientists to usher in a new technological era by having them study forces that man was not meant to comprehend?

Gaslight Games, the developers of Dungeons of Dredmor, have already had people testing Clockwork Empires in their own 'Earliest Access' version. But on August 15th, they'll make it available to the public through regular old Early Access for $29.99.

If you're on the fence on whether or not you want a dystopian civilization-building game, you should take a look at their hilarious weekly Devblog. Even if you aren't even remotely interested, you should read it. It has a dry wit you rarely see developers use in their information-dump patch updates.

Phantom Breakers: Battle Grounds sees a Vita delay (insert sad face here)

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I was deeply saddened last night to receive an e-mail from the PR staff behind Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. Unfortunately, the game has seen a slight delay in its release and will now be launching on the PlayStation Network on August, 12, 2014. It appears that there have been some hiccups in the release process, which 5pb has addressed on their official Facebook page.

I guess a short delay isn’t too bad... I can wait a few more weeks to get me pixelated pugilism on!

News Roundup - 07/30/2014

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20 minutes of gameplay from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

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I have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was a child. The deductive detective has returned to the mainstream in the past few years, and I for one am quite fond of it. Of course, that doesn't mean everything Holmes and Watson is top quality, but Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments looks like it will be quite enjoyable, and here is a 20 minute trailer focused on gameplay (without any spoilers).

 

 

Destiny wraps up as the biggest beta in history.

by: Sean Cahill - - 0 Comments

If the beta of Destiny has done anything right, it's brought together people from around the world.

The highly anticipated beta finished up on Sunday, and we here at Gaming Nexus put in our time on just about every version available.  The beta has only left everyone wanting more, and for good reason, considering how many people it has touched.

An astounding 4.6 million people played the beta across all consoles, which has to be exciting for those involved at Bungie.  It's hard to believe that just 14 years ago, this was the group who was hanging their hopes on ONI doing well upon launch of the PS2.  Of course, it all changed when Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 2001.  Now that the reigns of Halo have been handed over to 343 IndustriesDestiny is the only thing that Bungie has, and it looks like everything is beautiful in their future.

Destiny launches on September 3, 2014, and from what we've played thus far, it's a true GOTY candidate.

GaymerX has come and gone, and may never be again. *UPDATE* OR WILL IT??

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Cons are fun, right? Who doesn't love a good Convention? You get to completely immerse yourself in your favorite hobby and be surrounded by other fanatics for the entire day- sometimes the entire week. There's nothing quite like cutting loose and letting yourself get swept away by the geist of gaming- at least, when you're the target demographic.

Thankfully, mainstream gaming is getting better at inclusion, but for the time being, games that have LGBT characters, or are specifically marketed towards queer audiences are still few and far between. That's why GaymerX and GaymerX2 were so awesome- it was a convention specifically for people who are normally treated as an exception to the norm. Sadly, due to coming up short on funds this year, there will not be a GaymerX3 next year. But Matt Conn and some of the other folks behind Gaymer X have a few projects right now to help pay for their debts and continue the work they started with the convention.

First, there's they helped produce Gaming in Color- a documentary about the importance of queer gaming. You can buy it for $9.99 (Or however much you are willing to pay) and watch it now. Here's a trailer:

Second, there's a game coming out in November called Read Only Memories. It's a 90's-style point and click adventure that takes place in Neo San Francisco in 2064, where your friend goes missing and a strange robot named Turing shows up in your apartment. It was already successfully funded via Kickstarter, and is currently trying to get greenlit on Steam. If it looks like the brand of progressive nostalgia that you're into, you can Pre-order it through MidBoss' website.

Finally, if you're just a straight up philanthropist that isn't interested in games or movies about games (if that's the case, I can't imagine why you'd be reading this in the first place), you can always donate money to GaymerX to help them pay their debts.

Update: Okay, so remember when I said that they were severely short on funds to pay their debts for GaymerX2? It looks like the folks at Devolver Digital, Coffee Stain Studios, and several other generous souls have donated enough money to make GX3 a possibility. Awesome!


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