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NX and Nintendo at E3 2016

Posted by Shadowfox364 on April 28, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys, so it was recently announced that the new Legend of Zelda game has been delayed to March 2017 for polishing, not only that, but the game will not just release on Wii U, but as well on the new NX system(also slated for March 2017). It was also confirmed that Zelda U/NX will be the main focus at Nintendo's E3 event. Let us know what you all think about this recent annoucement. 

Digital vs Physical: The State of Gaming

Posted by LaTN_AssAssN on March 1, 2014 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Sup Outlaws,

So I'm sitting at my desk at work the other day and this guy I work with in front of me is going on and on about how much he loved Titanfall (see article below for my opinion on the game btw). So I asked him if he had pre-ordered the game, which he replied "Of course not. Why should I wait when I can download my digital when it hits on the 11th". As much as I hate giving him credit, it did get me thinking about the state of gaming today.

Now I live a pretty rural area in the southern half of New Mexico and I can honestly say that MOST of my friends still carry physical copies of their beloved games. That said, I have friends around the country, heck around the world, who tell me about how much they love just downloading the digital stuff to their HDD. No muss, no clutter of discs, just pay and play (sometimes not even that if you know what I mean there he he he...just kidding Microsoft / Sony / Nintendo / Anybody else who could sue me...I HAVE RECEIPTS!!!).

Also take into account mobile devices. I can't go TEN [email protected]^# steps in my office without somebody talking about Flappybird. Is it silly, abso-freaking-lutely...but it still falls under the same aspects of gaming. I remember not too long ago when my friends and I couldn't stop talking about Metal Gear Solid at the cafeteria table and how freakin Pyscho Mantis would read what game you played last...it's the same thing, just different times.

Evolution is a force that cannot nor should not be halted. As things grow, they evolve and adapt to their environments, be they physical or social. So gaming itself isn't changing, it is simply adapting to the evolution of technology and how we connect ourselves to the world around us. Will there come a day when physical copies are no longer an option...maybe...but that time will and should come when technology can accommodate for the evolution of its time. So bottom line...I'm still going to be standing in line waiting for my Titanfall and other games (cough*SOUTH PARK*cough cough)

Let me know what you guys think in the comments below

Until next time

KeEp oN RoKN,

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The Titanfall Gamble?? Should We Believe the Hype

Posted by LaTN_AssAssN on March 1, 2014 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

What's Up Outlaws,

So one of things I wanted to give my two cents on is the recent surge of interest behind the game Titanfall, due to come on March 11 of this year. I had a chance to play the 'Alpha' of the game (which was really an early Beta no doubt about it) and I gotta say I liked what I saw. Had a recent chance to play the open Beta, and the feelings remained the same on a mostly positive note.

 

All that said, there are still critics who believe that Titanfall is simply buying it's own reviews and overall attention. Since the last E3, where most if not all of the conflict began, the general hype amongst the leading retail stores for Titanfall has been massive. You couldn't walk into a game store, or an electronics store...HELL you couldn't log onto a website without someone advertising this game...but is there more to it...I think there is...

Most if not all of the advertisements we've been shown have something to do with the Xbox One, a console that has had mediocre reviews and not exactly bragging worthy sales reports. Now with Titanfall being an exclusive product of Microsoft, and much of their attention going to marketing the game for their 'beast' console, It could be argued that Microsoft is worried more about their consoles selling rather than the actual game itself. This at last rang true to me when the announcement was 'leaked' about the Titanfall bundle and prices in the UK going down, which signifies another push by Microsoft in the console wars.

What's that mean for all of us, well let's be honest here, Microsoft would promote "My Little Pony Happy Times in Yum Yum Land" if they thought it would get them more net sales of their beloved machine, but should we blame the game itself for the endless strategies of the marketing department. Personally...I don't think so...in this instance, the game itself can back up the claims put forth by Microsoft. Now is it the game that's going to tip the balance of the scale in the console wars, I don't think so...but it's a step in the right direction and one I feel is at least justified by the work of the development team who did an amazing job on this game.

So I'll be standing by for Titanfall, regardless of the Hype Machine itself.

Let me know what you guys think in the comments box

Until then

KeEp oN RoKN

[email protected]