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E3 2017: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Details

8:30 PM EST – E3 is in full swing, currently WB Games is streaming new gameplay from the highly anticipated Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The sequel to the 2014 games takes place in between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring (for context.) The game reintroduces mechanics very similar to Shadow of Mordor, and improves on them. Not only this, but their hierarchy system has received a huge upgrade, and may be the best new feature of the game completely.

The new mechanic allows orc commanders to expand, and strengthen their army with every victory called “The Nemesis System”. Not only that, but each orc commander will be able to team up with other orc commanders making their army stronger, and much more difficult to defeat. Additionally, these orc commanders will bring special traits to their armies. These Legendary orc commanders will inhabit their own unique lairs which will come with their own set of challenges.

Shadow of Mordor seems to bring the compelling, addictive gameplay from Shadow of War and amplifies it. The battles are bigger, the enemies more grotesque, and the stakes that much higher. Sauron’s army seems like it has gained greater hold of the land, and those of us familiar will the books and films know how it all plays out. Nonetheless, Talion’s story is one that’s as compelling and as immersive as the films and books themselves.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is set to be released October 10th, 2017

Are You Interested in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series?

No one really asked for a Guardians of the Galaxy game, but it’s coming. The first episode is due out on April 18th on Xbox One, PS4, Steam, and GOG.

I watched the trailer and I gotta say, it’s not very funny, at least to me their attempts at a couple of jokes fell flat. You’d think they’d get it right since the humor in Tales From the Borderlands is on point. But that’s okay if you can’t have jokes then at least Telltale is known for making games filled to the brim with choices; to be fair most if not all of these choices don’t actually go anywhere significant in terms of the core plot in any of these games.

I hope no one new to the Telltale line up of games falls for that trap like so many of us have in the past.

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I guess I’m just not convinced with this trailer. I mean it’s fun to see the Guardians of the Galaxy square off against Thanos, which they reveal in the trailer, but if it’s anything on par with the Telltale Batman series I think I’ll sit this one out.

If this is the trailer for episode 1 of the series then there definitely isn’t going to be a resolution to that fight anytime soon.

I much rather Telltale focuses on titles such as The Wolf Among Us, or even the next Borderlands series of games. I feel like to preserve quality they should focus on finishing one series before beginning the next one. Although the time to strike the iron is while it’s hot, and with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to release May 5th it makes sense financially to pump this out now.

Do you think Telltale has a hit with the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series? Or should they go back to their other titles that have garnered a lot of success and respect which they haven’t finished with?

Find out more about Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and more by visiting their site.

Huge Pokemon GO Update Coming This December

Niantic Labs is reportedly prepping for a huge Pokemon GO update this December. Since its phenomenal release, Pokemon Go’s user base has sharply declined. Users became disappointed with the app after features have been taken away and replaced with less interesting additions. This comes along with plenty of other inadequacies that the team over at Niantic are rushing to repair, and remedy with new, exciting additions.

No official announcements have been made, but along with the recent addition of Ditto, many are speculating that we’ll see more legendary Pokemon along with the inclusion of a large number of Johto region creatures.

It’s too soon to say if the upcoming update will excite users enough to return, but Niantic doesn’t seem to be concerned just yet. The game is still standing tall as the most successful mobile game of all-time with over $600 million in revenue.

Will you be returning to Pokemon Go for a chance to catch all your Johto favorites or are you out for good? Let us know!


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How VR Works In GTA World

The talented folks over at Corridor have done it again. They recently released a short film that takes us into the mind of an unsuspecting gamer trying out GTA VR for the first time. Not only is the short hilarious, and compellingly shot it also features who is arguable THE fan favorite character: Trevor. Not only is our protagonist taken through the GTA VR tutorial by the game’s most disconcerting characters; he is also played by the game’s voice actor, Steven Ogg.

Take a look for yourself, and let us know what you think!

E3 Kicks Off In LA

2016’s E3 convention officially kicked off in LA today. Attendees
not only have an abundance of flashy setups to look at, but countless game
demos to get their hands on as well. In the South Hall, 2K games went all-out
on their New Orleans-inspired Mafia III setup which includes fortune tellers,
and even a live band. In addition, Final Fantasy brought along a giant Chocobo
that fans can actually ride.

Indie fans should make time to stop by IndieCade and check
out demos for 1979 Revolution Black Friday, Run or Die, and even a board game
inspired by Escape The Room! Whether you’re looking to check out Watch Dogs 2,
The Legend of Zelda, or even amazing indie content like Abzu and Beat Cop,
there’s no shortage of things to do at this year’s E3.


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Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition Announced

Bethesda has just announced they will be releasing an all-new
Pip-Boy. So now those of us that weren’t able to get our hands on one
during the initial Fallout 4 release will now have a chance. Bethesda is
currently taking pre-orders here.

This
version of the Pip-Boy will have some minor improvements that will
increase the overall intuitiveness and enjoyability of the Pip-Boy
accessory.

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Will you be pre-ordering the new Pip-Boy?


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