Game & Gear of 2014 – Dragon Age Inquisition (10/07/14)

 

We all knew it was coming, most thought that the release date would’ve have been announced at this year’s E3, but hey no one’s complaining – least of all me. I’m convinced now that the fall will set the tone for all of next-gen gaming for the year. People I’m always excited for the Games & Gear on our lists, but this one game I’ve been watching and following for quite some time – its my Game of Thrones. So this news is the best thing ever and to get you al properly jacked for the coming of the Inquisition we’re doing a whole week of coverage starting today with the release date and a small look to things to come. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Game Preview: Wildstar Week Pt.3 – Wildstar Release Date

 

Well people we wrap this three week journy of awesomeness with the annoncent we’ve been waiting for (or at least I’ve been waiting for): pre-order and Release Date! Yay! Sadly it is not soon enough for me but my 7th generation consoles will make the  time go that much faster (by the by Titanfall and Second Son Reviews coming soon). Now I’ve showed all the important bits, in my opinion, to get you all ready for Wildstar but they more to show and see just hit them up at their website or youtube page to get even more informed. Til then people see you on Nexus!

 

 

 

Bonus!

 

PVP! You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

This just in (Or not) – NINTENDO’S WII U HAS A RELEASE DATE AND IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER (sorry for the all caps, but this is important).

 

 

This is not a drill; I repeat is not a drill! I swear this is just like the ‘Fall of Games’ for you. A few posts ago I said that this year’s games for the fall were a bit underwhelming. Then, as if they were listening, the powers that be, who as if responded: ‘Oh yeah?!’, slapped me (and the world at large with) with this bombshell. If you somehow missed my ridiculously huge and embolden tag line of top then I’ll repeat it now: the Wii U is not only available for pre order now but will be out in a couple of months. Ah yes players the next generation of console wars starts today and I’m pleased as punch. Why? Because to be honest I didn’t think I wouldn’t think I would see the Wii U this soon, and as I said before this year’s Fall of Games was milk toast. Now I got something to be genuinely excited for – doing the Mario in the streets kind of excited. In my opinion the Wii was the most innovated video game console in my lifetime; simple to learn & fun to master it broke barriers between gamers and non-gamers. Proving once and for all anyone could not only game, but game well. Back in its prime you couldn’t find the Wii anywhere and if you got one you were half temped to sell it on eBay to quadtriple your investment. It was family friendly but had games with an edge to them too, never mind their brilliant inclusion of channels (i.e. apps) and the Miis which by themselves were hours of fun (creating different Mii versions of real/fictional people –don’t deny it). Even their competition had no choice but to follow suit and come up with their less than stellar knockoffs just to offer something comparable. So in short the Wii was awesome – but it has its weaknesses.

 

 

 

 

Many a gamer said its graphics the machine produces is bad, which I agree, don’t get me wrong; when a developer puts in the time (more on that in a minute) they can make it work, but for games ports you can always tell the difference between the PS3 Ghostbusters game and the Wii version. Only other complaint about the original Wii is that the games are bad, which I strongly disagree. The Wii is a very unique system, in turn might not be the easiest thing to develop and program for; but that’s just an excuse for laziness (that’s right I went there). Some of the best games for that system was Madworld and No More Heroes; games that people put in the time, effort, and a dare say love into them it make them the great works of art they are (violent art but still). However some developers don’t care about making a half descent game, but rather making a quick buck on a popular machine by churning out shovelware. That said shovelware devalues the excellent console gives it the stigmata of ‘too kiddy’ or ‘amateur console’ to this day. Now thanks to the Wii U those complaints will be irrelevant: the graphics will be comparable if not better than the 360 and PS3 platforms, and combined with the new Wii U’s mini tablet controller will give those the non-conformist developers more than enough to work with for their latest violent, hyped up shooter for next year (doesn’t matter which one). *Sigh* And yet I still hear the doubts and complains on how Wii U is not enough or will be overwhelmed by the upcoming Xbox 720 or the PS whatever in the next year. This is also a fallacy – know your history, a lot of people wrote off the first Wii before it came out; only for them to be proven wrong throughout most of the console’s lifetime and against consoles who, on paper, are superior.  The Wii U has all the strengths of its predecessor, and none of its weaknesses; to bet against it now would be unwise. Go, preorder, now!

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Guild Wars 2 release date

 

 

Well people another release date drops from the pipe, today (or rather on 6/28) it’s Guild Wars 2. Now hardcore Armada fans will remember at the end of my swtor review I joked that Guild Wars 2 will be the next big MMO. Don’t get me wrong, I still love swtor (even more now thanks to the group finding tool), but Guild Wars 2 has the potential to take MMO’s to the next level. The level of detail to characters alone is awesome as players can craft a unique back story and fighting style from numerous options. The world of Tyria is completely exploreable and host numerous dynamic events and skill challenges that not only improve your character but actually change the face of the world you inhabit, for real. Finally as to the cost to play this game, well after buying the game for the time you can play this MMO as much as you like – no charge. So to recap: Guild Wars 2 has the ability to customize your character in an infinite amount of ways; players can traverse a living world that your actions (or inactions) can affect it, and after a one time you can keep playing it til doomsday. Oh yeah people, if I don’t post around 08/28/12 you’ll know the reason why.