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Bravely Default: A retro review in time for the sequel

Even though Square Enix released Bravely Default onto the Nintendo 3DS on October 11, 2012, I’ve first gotten around to playing the game this year. After spending nearly 110 hours with the game, and since the sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer, hits Europe later this month and North America in April, I felt I’d do a bit of a retro review and share my thoughts on the game. With the game being nearly four years old, some spoilers may follow in my review. If you haven’t played the game (and for the most part, if you enjoy JRPGs, you should) you may wish to stop reading now. If spoilers don’t faze you or you’ve already completed Square Enix’s flawed gem, come along and hear my thoughts.
Bravely Default centers around four characters whose world has been upended when a Great Chasm opens up and d...

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game announced

WB Interactive announced today that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be heading to gaming platforms early this summer. The game was initially leaked on Amazon Italy and the Xbox store, and was confirmed by WB Interactive as coming to the PS3, PS4, Playstation Vita, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Take a look at the announcement trailer below.

Along with covering the events in the movie, the game will also explore the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Deluxe versions of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One will contain a Finn mini-figure, with the PS4 also getting a droid character pack and a phantom limb level bonus. Both deluxe versions of the game contain the Season Pass.
The game is set to release on June 28.

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New releases for the week of Monday, February 1, 2016

A new month begins, and with it comes a slew of all new gaming experiences. It’s time to gather your forces to stave off those nasty extraterrestrials in XCOM 2. The dizzying action game Gravity Rush makes the jump from the Vita to the PS4 in a remastered version. Cute monsters and detective collide in Digimon Story Cybersleuth. And 4 new maps to wage mayhem on plus a new ground for zombie slaying arrives with The Awakening, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. On the home video front we get the espionage thriller Bridge of Spies from director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks along with Vin Diesel’s fantasy action flick The Last Witch Hunter...

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New releases for the week of Monday, January 25, 2016

Some major releases are hitting consoles, handhelds, and PC in this last week of January. Marvel’s Avengers get the LEGO treatment, so expect plenty of collectibles and bricks to smash and reassemble. Rise of the Tomb Raider debuts on PC this week along with getting its first story driven DLC called Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch. This War of Mine: The Little Ones brings a different perspective to human conflict to the PS4 and Xbox One. The puzzle exploration game The Witness arrives on PS4 and PC, and Final Fantasy characters from across the franchise come together in Final Fantasy Explorers on the 3DS. The Jack Black family friendly horror comedy Goosebumps arrives on home video this week along with the critically acclaimed thriller The Assassin and the cooking drama Burnt...

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New releases for the week of Monday, January 18, 2016

While no new major releases are heading for your game consoles yet, this week still has a nice selection on tap. Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 get the HD treatment for the PS4 and Xbox One in the Resident Evil Origins Collection. The PC game Homeworld gets an expansion with Deserts of Kharak, and A Boy and His Blob get the HD treatment for the PC, PS4, Vita, and Xbox One. On the home video front we get a couple of ‘inspired by true events” tales, one in the form of the survival adventure movie Everest and the rap biopic Straight Outta Compton. Hitting theaters this week is the alien invasion flick The 5th Wave, the raunchy comedy Dirty Grandpa, and the horror movie The Boy. Time to get to this week’s list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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New releases for the week of Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 wraps things up this week with nothing really of note on the gaming side. Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight gets its wide release into theaters and the video game inspired flick Hitman: Agent 47 hits home video. So as we fade from the old year into the new, time to work on that backlog, kiddies (We know you have one). So time now for this week’s (short) list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.

Monday, December 28, 2015


Brunswick Pro Bowling- Wii U

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Hitman: Agent 47

A Walk in the Woods

The Perfect Guy

Shameless: The Complete Fifth Season

Ray Donovan: Season Three

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Beatsplosion for Kinect- Xbox One

Friday, January 1, 2016


Kill the Plumber- PC


The Hateful Eigh...

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New releases for the week of Monday, December 14, 2015

The Force will be strong at the box office this week as the long awaited and highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens lands in theaters on Friday. Two other movies also open this week (the comedy Sisters and the family friendly Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) but it’s more likely Star Wars fans will have run over the local cinemas. On the gaming front, Final Fantasy VI makes it to PC, the second episode of King’s Quest hits the PC and consoles, Xbox One players get early access to the dino game Ark: Survival Evolved, and Jacob and Evie Frye hunt for one of history’s most notorious killers in the Jack the Ripper DLC for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate...

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My year in gaming 2015- A banner year, with plenty of hits and a few misfires

2015 saw the current generation of games really coming into their own, with the last generation being slowly nudged out. All three platforms had their share of successes, though Nintendo maintained its lock on leading the handheld market over the Playstation Vita, even releasing the New Nintendo 3DS XL, a souped up version of its best selling handheld with added shoulder buttons and a wider screen. There was certainly no lacking in variety this year, with games coming out to suit every type of gamer. Creative types had levels to build in Super Mario Maker and Disney Infinity 3.0. Those who long for killstreaks in first person shooters had plenty to choose from, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars Battlefront, and Rainbow Six Siege hitting store shelves...

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New releases for the week of Monday, December 7, 2015

Not much on tap for this second week of December. The Wii U gets an action game in Devil’s Third, and those wanting to explore the criminal underground in Japan can do so on the PS3 Tuesday when Yakuza 5 comes west. Sony players can defend the Earth from marauding space bugs on both the Vita and the PS4, and 3DS owners can indulge themselves in some world building as Terraria arrives on Nintendo’s handheld. For home video we get the Marvel movie Ant-Man, those wacky little gibberish speaking yellow guys in the animated Minions, some fisticuffs and car chases in The Transporter Refueled, and a bit of horror in Knock Knock. On the big screen Thor (Chris Hemsworth) goes whaling in the Ron Howard directed movie In the Heart of the Sea, based on the true story of the whaling ship Essex and th...

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Game Awards 2015- The winners and game trailer debuts

The Game Awards 2015, hosted by Geoff Keighley, was held in Los Angeles last night, honoring the achievements in the videogame industry for the past year. Some presenters were amusing (Mark Hamill jokingly asking if he would be on the poster for Star Citizen) and some were downright embarrassing (Jade Raymond giving a dig about David Hayter being the “true” voice of Snake in the Metal Gear games while Kiefer Sutherland sat in the audience, and then botching the winner of Best Performance, stating Viva Siefert won for The Witcher 3 even though she was the lead in Her Story). There was also a touching tribute to Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo who passed away on July 11...

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