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SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset
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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.


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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The new Skylanders game lets you trap and turn your enemies

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Yesterday, Toys for Bob announced the next game in the Skylanders series. Skylanders: Trap Team, coming October 5th, will let you trap enemies and in turn, you'll be able to use them your team to fight with you.

Kaos is back to cause havoc as he unleashes a whole slew of villains onto the world of Skylands. Using these new trap crystals you can set on a brand new portal, you'll be able to capture these villains complete with the voice of the captured one coming from a speaker on the portal. Once captured, you can switch between the villain or the Skylander by pushing a button.

There will be over 40 different villains that you can trap with crystals that are spread across the same elements as those designated in the previous games. In the preview, you can see even a version of Kaos will be trappable by the player.

As for Skylanders, over 50 will be available which range from new versions of old characters to a handful of new Trap Masters for you to collect. No new swappable characters will be introduced, it seems, with Trap Team but, you can use characters from previous games in the new game. 

So, it sounds like there's a nice new twist to the Skylanders gameplay. As mentioned earlier, the game will be due out on October 5th and it will be available on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.


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.

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.


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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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 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

 


Weekend News Roundup - 04/20/2014

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Your Bound by Flame hero probably won't look like your friend's Bound by Flame hero

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Bound by Flame sounds a bit more ambitious with every press release. What deveoper Spiders Studios is saying about its upcoming action role-playing game is, your hero's appearance—which has a wide range of customization options from the beginning (including gender)—will continually have his or her appearance messed with throughout the story. Just like in Fable, doing bad stuff gives your skin a molten appearance and sprouts horns from your forehead. While doing good things apparently keeps you looking plainly human. (Perhaps a halo or some other kind of heavenly aura is called for.) All the while, of course, your armor and weaponry changes up with gear unlocks.

This widespread variety in appearance is great for gamers, but hell on marketing teams, since it becomes impossible to nail down a poster boy/girl to put on the front of your game box. It will be difficult—if they even try—to manufacture their own version of Commander Shepard, or Link, or Lara Croft. In other words, it will be difficult to pick Bound by Flame out of a crowd, simply because their mascot is so variable.

Bound by Flame is scheduled for a May 9 launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.


   
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Tropico 5 special edition announced

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If your thirst for simulated tropical despotism simply cannot be sated by anything and you're literally frothing at the mouth for your next fix, then you'll probably be thrilled to know that Tropico 5 is offering a Special Edition for those gamers that either pre-order the title or buy a boxed retail version at launch.

The Tropico 5 Special Edition will include a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo Del Olfato Sandbox Mode map, an authentic Tropico passport (not valid for international travel), and a Tropico postcard created by Penultimo himself.

You can also pre-purchase the game on Steam starting on April 17 for a 10% discount, the Businessman avatar for El Presidente, the Isla de Vapor Sandbox Mode map, and other, and as yet unnamed bonuses depending on the number of the pre-orders Tropico 5 gets on Steam. 

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News Roundup - 04/17/2014

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News Roundup - 04/16/2014

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PSN Update 1.70 lets you create and share videos easily and allows for pre-loading of games

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The PlayStation 4 will be getting update 1.70 soon and Sony has given some details on what's in release on their blog. Coming to the PlayStation 4 is the Share Factory. This little piece of software will let you edit your saved video clips with features such as transitions, commentary, and music. The software looks fairly intuitive and will allow you to use your own music as well as the included ones as well. 

Finally, the update will allow people who pre-order games to pre-load the game onto their system ahead of time. This feature is something that's a god send on platforms like Steam allowing people to play the game the second it's launched. Being able to purchase a game and have it pre-load days before is an extremely helpful feature and one I'm glad to see come to the PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 hits the 7 million units sold mark

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It's been just over a month since the PlayStation 4 hit 6 million units and the system is showing no signs of slowing down as Sony announced today that the system has hit the 7 million unit mark worldwide.

That's a pretty impressive feat and it's nice to see the system continuing to sell so well.  I imagine that the release of Infamous: Second Son helped keep things going for Sony.  At this rate the system will hit 10 million units right after E3.


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News Roundup - 04/15/2014

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Pepsi augments reality, throws meteors, aliens, and attacking robots at bus commuters

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If you'll pardon the shameless Pepsi Max plug, this is actually pretty cool. Pepsi took a busy London bus stop, installed a screen and a camera, then injected some augmented reality into a few pleasantly surprised commuters' lives. I think the dodgy tiger would've absobloodylootely made me get my knickers in a twist and take off down the motorway in my trainers, as they might say in the U.K.

News Roundup - 04/14/2014

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