Author: Joey Hedrick

The Dota 2 Manila Major

I’ve talked about my spotted history with Dota in the past but even if I don’t like playing it all the time, I sure as hell do love watching the big events. The next Major hosted by PGL in Manila is going to be interesting considering the Shanghai Major, which finished up in early March, was a bit of a controversial one. Moving forward, the invited teams have been announced. The usual suspects for the most part with the exception of maybe Liquid, who played out of the minds at Shanghai and are truly deserving of their invite even though their...

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Space Hulk Deathwing Gameplay Reveal

  I don’t know about you guys but I’m a massive sucker for anything Warhammer, whether it’s fantasy or 40K. The good news is there is a hell of a lot coming out from a wide variety of developers and it’s all quite spread out over a variety of genres to boot. I wasn’t totally enamoured with Space Marine which was released in 2011 but this looks to be quite different to that even though it’s probably the closest analogue that has come out bearing the Warhammer 40K name so far. First of all, it has co-op and you...

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Nintendo NX Scheduled for March 2017

A financial report which details lots of numbers regarding last years earnings and such has been released by Nintendo which also mentions the NX. The most surprising thing is that it’s slated to be released in March 2017. Too soon? The Wii U, which I still have love for, looks like it’s being neglected but that may not be the case. Several tweets from Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal has given us an insight into the planned life cycle of the Wii U and NX straight from the CEO of Nintendo. The next Zelda game will be released...

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Cuphead lookin’ sharp

I’ve been keeping an eye on this one. The gameplay is reminiscent of the Metal Slug series and Gunstar Heroes for the Sega Mega Drive, if that rings any bells. Being able to shoot in all directions, having somewhat customisable shot modes, powerups and even the movement speed is quite similar. Cuphead also shares the focus on bosses as it started out as a pure boss rush game. It’s mentioned in the video however that they’ve added platforming sections to give some reprieve between bosses. Obviously the real talking point is the art style of the game. I don’t...

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SNK to return to former glory

SNK have vowed to restore their name to its former glory, having ditched their investment in pachi-slot machines to focus on good old video games again. This is pretty much the exact opposite of what Konami did so I’m gonna call it a good move. They’ve revived their original logo that hearkens back to their days of dominance in the arcade. There is already some good news on the front of their various IPs with the next King of Fighters game slated for release in August this year on the Playstation 4. Their other frafnchises are said to be considered for...

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