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REVIEW: Street Fighter V – A Shadow Falls DLC

When Street Fighter V released with a bare minimal amount of content, casual fans took to the internet and ripped Capcom’s newest entry in their legendary fighting series to shreds. I’m not here to participate in said shredding, nor am I here to defend it, but rather focus on the game’s newly added story DLC, A Shadow Falls.

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PlayStation Plus August Lineup Confirmed

With Xbox confirming their list of Xbox Live Gold incentive titles a couple of days ago, it was only a matter of time until Sony followed suit. We’re only 3 days away from August 1st, after all!  Continue reading

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Let’s Discuss the Recent Nintendo NX Rumors, Shall We?

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Let’s begin by stating the obvious: Rumors are just that — a rumor. None of this information has since been verified by Nintendo, though the source (EuroGamer) and other media outlets have been beating this drum for months now.

As things stand, the Nintendo NX will be pulling double duty as both a home console and a portable handheld. It’ll allegedly have a primary game screen with detachable controllers on the left and right sides, so just imagine the Wii U’s GamePad if you could pull it apart in sections. Continue reading

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Xbox ‘Games With Gold’ for August Confirmed.

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With less than a week until July kicks the bucket and August moves its shit in to our front rooms, the folks at Xbox have just confirmed next month’s Games With Gold incentive titles.

All month long, Xbox One owners can download the Dynasty Warriors spin-off Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. It’s not a bad game if you’re in to the musou genre, but if you are, chances are you already own it. Either way, it’s different from what we normally see through Games With Gold.

Beginning August 15th and running until the middle of September, last year’s WWE 2K16 will be available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to pass the time until this year’s game releases in October.

Both games cater to a niche audience, but hey, both are also full retail games.

On the Xbox 360 front, roguelike platformer Spelunky will be available during the first half of the month, before being replaced by Beyond Good & Evil HD on August 16th. Friendly reminder that all Xbox 360 games offered through Games With Gold are backwards compatible on Xbox One.

A solid list of games overall, pending you don’t have them already.

I already play Spelunky over on my Vita and Beyond Good & Evil HD on PS3, plus I just bought WWE 2K16 and its season pass during a respectable Xbox One sale two months ago, so the only thing I have to look forward to is the musou. That’s fine, I enjoy them and I’m sure I’ll give it a go.

Thoughts?

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LTTP: Splatoon is the Perfect Shooter for People Who Hate Competitive Shooters

As someone who typically shies away from competitive shooters, or competitive games in general, I’ve had little interest in Nintendo’s colorful turf war Splatoon since it launched on the Wii U back in May last year. Recently though, I began developing symptoms of the dreaded amiibo fever, and the Squid Sisters two-pack was way too good to pass up.

It felt awkward owning the game’s amiibo while never having played it, but thankfully that’s since changed.  Continue reading

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?

I finished a few playthroughs of Gal*Gun: Double Peace in order to get my review up this morning when the embargo lifted, so it’s time to dive in to something else. Well, that, or go back to a game I’ve been chipping away at for what seems like an eternity.

Street Fighter V arrived from GameFly today. I was pretty adamant about avoiding the game until the roster was expanded, but EVO 2016 reinvigorated my love of fighting games to a level I haven’t experienced since the Killer Instinct reboot during the Xbox One’s launch. I’m really looking forward to checking out its (supposedly disappointing) story mode.

I uninstalled the King of Fighters XIV demo. I played enough to know that I like it, so there’s no reason for me to continue plugging away until the full release on August 23rd. I’m really impressed by how smooth it plays, but also came to the conclusion that I don’t like the character designs. Everyone looks like they fell out of a cancelled JRPG from the mid-to-late 2000’s, but that’s something I can get over. Either way, the demo served its purpose. I liked it, I want the game, so no reason to keep it on the HD.

I also gave up on the new Metroid Prime: Federation Force demo of its 3-on-3 Rocket League mode, Blast Ball. I’ll spare you the details of my disappointment, since I’ve already gone in depth about it here on the site.

I started playing through the original Legend of Zelda on NES the other day, which tends to be an annual event. It still holds up incredibly well. I have 2 dungeons left before taking on Ganon, so I’m sure I’ll finish that up later on today.

If I’m not absorbed by Street Fighter V this weekend, I may log in to World of Warcraft to check out more of the latest class changes that arrived with the pre-Legion expansion patch. Maybe not, though. I don’t have much incentive to play until Legion goes live next month.

Maybe I’ll go back to Persona 4 Golden for a bit, since I’m holding off on playing another meaty game until it’s out of my backlog. I really want to get back to Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, after all.

Outside of gaming, WWE Battleground is Sunday. As many of you know, I’m a huge wrestling nerd and there was a big brand split storyline that occurred on Tuesday. It’s not very interesting, but I try not to miss any PPV events.

What about you folks? What are you getting in to this weekend?

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REVIEW: Gal*Gun: Double Peace

Gal*Gun: Double Peace
Developed by: Inti Creates (Mega Man 9/10/Zero series, Gunvolt series, Mighty No. 9, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night)
Publisher: PQube (Senran Kagura, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena)
Release date: August 2, 2016
Available on: PS4, PS Vita (reviewed)
Price: $59.99 on PS4, $39.99 on Vita
In a nutshell: Thwart mobs of horny girls by giving them orgasms (and find true love, of course) in this batshit insane, highly replayable rail shooter.

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