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An indie DBZ fighting game that looks like it doesn't suck? Sign us up!

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This is a bit of a tough pill to swallow, but it looks like several hardcore fans are on their way to making a Dragonball Z fighting game that actually makes sense.

The Budokai series of Dragonball Z had its ups (#3) and downs (#1) over its run, but all of them felt somewhat blocky and slow, something out of the mind of someone who played Tekken far too much and just swapped out the characters at 25% slower speed.  I've been a fan of the series since I was a kid who had just discovered anime, so imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the video of a fan project named Hyper Dragonball Z, and it looks....well, it looks really good.

The indie developers behind the title are a group of fans that are under the name of Team Z2.  The game is being created through the indie fighting game engine Mugen, and while it isn't going to be a graphical monster on any next-gen titles, it looks like it belongs somewhere in the CD era.  Goku and Vegeta look damn good, and the battle system makes sense.  Counters, specific moves, and different versions of each character based upon where they come from in the show are all available.

You can keep up with the development here.  Be sure to check out the gameplay demo video below!

 

Nintendo Download for 4/24/2014: Time to Remix it up

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Hot off the heels of last week's Nintendo Download that saw Super Mario Bros. 3 come to the Virtual Console is...not as awesome but still fun nonetheless, at least where the Virtual Console is concerned.  The Wii U's VC saw the arrival of Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 from the Game Boy Advance...which is kind of strange as they could have also released the Super NES version, but still it's a fun game either way.

The Wii U also saw the release of NES Remix 2, the sequel to the original with better games (in my humble opinion) such as Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Zelda II: Adventure of Link, and Kirby's Adventure.  Plus if you also own the original NES Remix you can access a special Championship Mode based off of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships NES cart.  Finally, you can check out a trailer for Child of Light which releases on April 29th.

Over on the 3DS we have a demo for Mario Golf: World Tour as well as a trailer for Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends which also releases April 29th.  Select games by Joindots will be on sale until 9am PT on May 8th including FunFair Party Games, Gardenscapes, Secret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg.

 

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Sony taking the Playstation S4 on the road this Spring

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In what has become something of an annual event for the console manufactures, Sony will hold up its end of the bargain by taking the PlayStation 4 on the road this Spring. Currently there are nine stops on the Road to Greatness tour, including one here at GamingNexus HQ in Columbus at Rock on the Range May 16-18. The show opens this weekend at the Stagecoach Country Festival in Palm Springs, CA.

Games to be featured include inFAMOUS Second Son, Watch Dogs, The Order: 1886, Destiny, Knack, RESOGUN, FIFA 14, Contrast, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Octodad: Deadliest Catch, Tiny Brains and Super Motherload.

You can check out the entire lineup, locations and details at the official Road to Greatness website.


Now Loading from CD102.5 in Columbus

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Thursday means that the end of the week is upon us... and that it is time to check in with Joe Jewett and the Morning Show at WWCD102.5 to run down the big video game releases for the week. I called in this morning (a little later than usual) to give a quick rundown of two free to play games launching this week, Warface and Soul Calibur: Lost Swords:

Starpoint Gemini 2 adds Steam Workshop while still in Early Access

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I'm not sure if this is an example of developers focusing on player-driven content and gameplay or putting the cart before the horse, Little Green Men Games has decided to implement the Steam Workshop into Starpoint Gemini 2 while it's still in Early Access. According to Danijel Mihokovic, the CTO of Little Green Men Games,

"Modding is at the heart of Starpoint Gemini 2 and we have done, and will continue to do, everything possible to open up SPG2 and allow virtually anything to be changed, tweaked and improved by the community."

Then again, maybe this is a clever way to get the community up and running while they continue to work on integrating the Oculus Rift in time for launch.

The Workshop Beta is available now with the addition of junkyards to the SPG2 world, along with some miscellaneous additions to the overall gameplay. If you want to see the full list of updates or buy into the Starpoint Gemini 2 Early Access, you should check out their Steam page. In the meantime, here's some tasty new screenshots.


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Let me see your war face!

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Crytek's Warface Xbox 360 Edition is now available for free to all Xbox LIVE Gold members through the Xbox Game store. John got his hands on it at way back at E3 2012, and he had a lot of good things to say about it.

Warface has four classes to choose from that are all fairly self-explanitory: The Rifleman, Sniper, Medic and Engineer. Each class comes with unique weapon sets and gameplay styles; but what really caught my eye is the ability to modify your weapons mid-match. You'll be able to play with a constantly-evolving set of maps and content in five-player Co-op mode, as well as a Versus mode that can hold up to sixteen players. For more info, check out the Warface website.

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Witcher: House of Glass #2 is out now

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It's an exciting time to be a gamer and a fan of comic books.  Dark Horse Comics has seemingly made it their mission to put out a comic companion to as many game franchises out there and that's great.

I'd imagine that in this environment, a comic book companion to the Witcher franchise was a sort of an "of course" moment since it's already based on a series of novels and is also a pair of the some of the most thoughtful and mature RPGs that have been made.  

So the Witcher: House of Glass #2 is out now.  You can watch the trailer below.  If you haven't checked it out, then you should go download the Dark Horse app on iOS and Android.  You should also go and check out the Dark Horse digital store online.

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News Roundup - 04/23/2014

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Night Prowler Bastet pounces her way onto the battlefield in SMITE

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New SMITE patch this week and with it brings the amazing Night Prowler skin for Bastet, Goddess of Cats. The Night Prowler skin bears a strong resemblance to a popular DC Comics character from the Batman Universe. I think you can put two and two together just looking at the skin.  

Also included with his patch is a custom voice pack for Scarlet Coven Isis and Ms. Diagnosis Neith and Frost Maiden Freya have updated loading cards. 

The Night Prowler is just another skin in a lane of absolutely amazing custom skins that Hi Rez has released lately. In the past few months we have gotten Poolseidon, Red Star and Winter Olympian Athena, Space Monkey Hun Batz, Dark Lord Sun Wukong, PrivaTyr, and Scarlet Coven Isis. I cannot wait to see what amazing skins they have planned for future updates.

 

Multiplayer in Watch Dogs looks crazy good

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Ubisoft has put forth a video showing about 9 minutes of Watch Dogs' multiplayer aspect. The game actually seamlessly connects the single player and multiplayer game in a fun way. You can see the various ways you can get into multiplayer with a friend or friends in the video. 

I really love how your friends can appear as NPCs in your game and you can initiate a multiplayer game with them. You don't have to get into some other mode to do so and it's this smooth transition from single player to multiplayer and vice versa that has peaked my interest.

Both team and single player online portions are shown and each look fun in its own way. I'm really excited for this game to come out and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

The great XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Android

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One of the great turn based games in the past few years is going mobile. The XCOM twitter account has announced the XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Android on both the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. Sorry Windows Phone folks, you're still being left out. 

No word on when exactly it will hit the two respective digital stores, but if you didn't play it on the PC when it first came out, be sure to pick up the mobile version if you are on Android. Those who have an iOS device have been enjoying the mobile version of the game for about a year now.

News Roundup - 04/22/2014

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IGN has the first screenshot from the next Call of Duty game

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This year's Call of Duty game is coming from the folks at Sledgehammer. This will be their first full fledged Call of Duty game and it's taken them three years to develop it. 

IGN has the first screenshot from the game and from what the developers were saying, this is an actual in game screenshot. The model looks really, really detailed. You can see the small imperfections in the skin and the light reflecting off the various parts of the face.

If this is an actual in game model, then the visuals should be pretty stunning. The big question though is, how will the gameplay be. 

Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Treyarch are now on a three year cycle to produce Call of Duty games so let's hope the extra time does allow for some better games as the series is starting to get a bit stale for those who have played them for a while now.


The Slow Mo Guys fire a cannon and channel their inner Black Flag

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See, the problem with destruction is that it often happens too quickly. Boom. Done. 

Quick is boring. Which is why I'm thankful for the Slow Mo Guys. Here they take a cannon—like, a cannonball cannon—and shoot a stack of fruity drinks, filming all of it with high-speed cinema cameras. It's lovely.

And if you've played Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you know the satisfying feeling you get when you launch a full broadside of cannons on an enemy and it cuts to that slow-motion third-person camera angle before you chew up the enemy's hull. That's the feeling the Slow Mo Guys' video evokes.

An MMA fighter will pound several EVE Online devs into the mat

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Nearly a dozen EVE Online and DUST 514 developers are about to commit suicide by taking on a mixed-martial arts fighter in the ring. In an exciting but ill-advised publicity stunt, CCP devs (the makers of EVE and DUST) will climb into a ring and face off against Gunnar Nelson, a black belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, ranked #14 among Ultimate Fighting Championship's welterweights. They'll fight him, one after another, with only enough pausing between fights to haul one busted fighter out of the ring and haul in the next one.

Gunnar Nelson often looks sleepy, but he's really just stone cold. He's an Iceland native, and you can tell he's got legit Viking blood in his veins. He's not flashy in the ring. He doesn't waste a lot of movement. But he knows how to demoralize and exhuast opponents during takedowns. I'm not sure how much CCP's internet spaceships are going to help them in this situation. A little, maybe?

The fight will take place on May 2, on the second night of the upcoming three-day EVE Fanfest 2014 in Rekyjavik, Iceland.

Fast forward to about the 10-minute mark if you want to see things start to get uncomfortable for Gunnar Nelson's opponent, Jorge Santiago. Santiago puts up a nice fight, but I can imagine those EVE devs are sweating bullets watching videos like these. I'm sure it's (very) little consolation for the devs to see that DUST 514 logo on Gunnar Nelson's shorts.

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Aerena may be the turned based game I've been looking for

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I have never really been a fan of turned based games but then I discovered XComm Enemy Unknown and everything changed. I absolutely fell in love with XComm and wanted to seek out more games that are turned based but are also tactical in the same way. Then at PAX East this year I discovered Aerena and I think I found another turned based game I may fall in love with soon. 

In Aerena you put together a team of five characters, all with their own abilities and take to the battlefield against the AI or against other opponents. The battlefield you fight on is rather small but provides for some pretty intense battles. Like I mentioned before, the game is turned based so you will have to think carefully about how you will spend each of the moves in your turn. In one turn you may move a character to a square and then attack the enemy, or you may decide to not attack at all and move more squares to get a better advantage over the enemy. Every move is critical and I feel like this going to be a game that takes a short time to learn, but a long time to master. The ultimate goal of the battle is to take down your opponents gun ship so there are also some MOBA elements in the game as well for those who are into those games. 

I really wish there were more games of this genre around and I'm really excited to check out Aerena as it grows over time. The official launch of Aerena is scheduled for April 30th but you can download Aerena now on Steam on early access, Google Play and will be coming soon to the Apple App Store. The other cool thing about the game is that is features cross platform play and will allow you to play your game on all three devices. The mobile versions are free to play but the Steam version is paid. I am not sure how that works with the cross platform play but I am going to assume anything you buy or own is carried over between all three versions. 


Child of Light dev diaries: a living painting

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Nintendo might have less than a clue about keeping solid retail titles in the pipeline for Wii U, but the console's digital library is surprisingly robust. Even big publishers like Ubisoft are recognizing the console's strength for downloadable titles, like their upcoming RPG Child of Light. Inspired by classic turn based RPGs of the 16-bit era, the game is styled like a living watercolor. It's nice to see that Ubi hasn't completely abandoned Wii U, as I'm most excited to play Child of Light and future projects from UbiArt on Nintendo's home console.

Alien Isolation is a world where technology won't save you

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Creative Assembly keeps making me more confident about Alien: Isolation. They really seem to get what made Ridley Scott's 1979 film so terrifying: it wasn't about inexplicably stupid scientists making dumb decisions with trillions of dollars of technology, as in Prometheus. Rather, it was about a group of terrified space truckers, doing the best they could with the crappy tech they had on hand, making all the right decisions and still getting killed by the alien, which is precisely what made the movie scary.

Case in point: Creative Assembly is doing their best to reverse-engineer the work of Ron Cobb, the legendary concept artist who designed the look of both Scott's Alien and Cameron's sequel, Aliens. This very analog, push-button future Cobb created looked like it could actually exist and work, and Creative Assembly has taken that to heart in building their game. But once again, all of the tech in the world, advanced or 1970s clunky, won't save you from a literal force of nature like the xenomorph. This is something Aliens: Colonial Marines missed completely, so I still have high hopes for Isolation.


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Batman: Arkham Origins Cold, Cold Heart DLC release

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Today, Warner Bros. Montreal releases the story add-on Cold, Cold Heart for Batman: Arkham Origins. The story revolves around Victor Fries' first encounter with the caped crusader and gives players access to all new gadgets to take down the subzero villain, including Thermocharged Batarangs and Thermal Gloves. The DLC is available for $9.99 on PSN, Xbox Live, and STEAM. 

And in case you missed it, here's the trailer for the Mr. Freeze DLC:

Behold the first look at Dragon Age: Inquisition coming to you October 7th

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Yesterday the box art for Dragon Age: Inquisition popped up for everyone to see. Today, a new trailer is up with some gameplay footage for people to drool over.

Yes, the game does look absolutely stunning. It's running on the Frostbite 2 engine, which powers games like Battlefield 4. I was thoroughly surprised at how good the footage looks. The third person action looks amazing and some of the scenery is really well done.

There's plenty of action with dragons in the trailer and you get to see the Inquisition leaders as well. All told, the trailer does a great job at showing the power of the Frostbite 2 engine and how it's making Inquisition such a visually impressive game.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released on the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on October 7th.

News Roundup - 04/21/2014

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Amazon Deal of the Day: Titanfall for $36.99

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If you haven’t picked up Titanfall yet for the Xbox One, PC or Xbox 360, Amazon has a deal for you. The game is on sale today for $36.99, which is 38% off retail while supplies last. Titanfall lead all game sales last month according to NPD, so getting in now isn’t too late. Just head over to the Amazon Daily Deal section and grab your preferred copy while it is available.


Amazon Gold Box deals all video games today

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Amazon is running a very decidedly gold-box deal for video games today. It started this morning with Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox 360, and will include headsets, Skylanders figurines and other games throughout the day. Take a gander at the times and what products will be deeply discounted when they are on the clock.

 


Box art for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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BioWare's next will be the third game in the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Looking to bounce back from the lackluster second game, BioWare is really trying to make the third game stand out. Decisions should have a greater impact on the game and the world will be bigger for players to explore.

Today, the box art for the game has been revealed. Dragon Age III will be coming out for most platforms this fall after a year delay.


Now Loading for the week of April 21, 2014

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Things are slowing a bit this week but there are still a ton of new games to play. This week may lack the “big name” / “highly anticipated” titles that we have seen the last couple of weeks, but there are still plenty of new games to pick up. Personally, I am looking forward to the HD-remake of one of my favorite games of the last generation: Cel Damage. surely, the game was far from perfect, but I had a ton of fun with it when it originally launched and always hoped for a sequel, or at least an update.

This week’s lineup includes:

  • Cel Damage HD for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4
  • Dark Souls II for PC
  • Defense Technica for PlayStation 3
  • Demon Gaze for PlayStation Vita
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch for PlayStation 4
  • Soul Calibur Lost Swords for PlayStation 3
  • Starlight Inception for PlayStation Vita
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 for PlayStation Vita
  • Warface for Xbox 360