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  1. For the news you didn't know you needed until today, April will bring on us a Power Rangers fighting game that looks like it could be decent. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will be coming to PS4, XB1, and Switch in April, with a PC release coming later. Blurb: For over 25 years Power Rangers has been one of the most popular franchises in the world. As a perennial Top 10 NPD Action Brand, the globally renowned brand has spawned hit TV shows, movies, toys, comics, live entertainment and games. Today, nWay, the developer and publisher behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the hit multiplayer mobile game with over 45 million downloads, is partnering with Hasbro and global content leader Lionsgate to announce Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. The new cross-platform fighting game will be available as a digital download for $19.99 first on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in April 2019, and then as a PC release later in the year. The game is now available for pre-order at www.battleforthegrid.com. PlayStation 4 pre-orders will start shortly. Those ordering prior to launch will receive an exclusive bonus of the Green Ranger V2 character skin and a digital art book. In addition, a special Digital Collector’s Edition will be available to pre-order for $39.99, which contains the full game download, Season One Pass (which will include three new characters, their Arcade story, and a new warrior skin), and exclusive Lord Drakkon Evo II and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink Ranger character skins. “Power Rangers fans have been asking for a high fidelity fighting game on console and PC that match up iconic Rangers and villains across the expansive Power Rangers multiverse for quite some time now,” said Taehoon Kim, co-founder and CEO of nWay. “We wanted to deliver this to the fans and make sure it has cross-play and cross-progression capabilities as we believe playing with friends across multiple platforms at the same time is where the future of gaming is headed.” Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid is an easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise. The game features stunning graphics with vivid details and pits new and classic Rangers and villains against each other in team battles. Featuring a streamlined combat system, the game welcomes newcomers to the genre with simplified controls, while maintaining depth and detail for more intense and experienced competitors. Players will be challenged to test their skills online against friends and other players around the world, providing endless replayability. With new content and game modes releasing throughout the year, the game will continuously offer the community new ways to play and compete. With cross-play across multiple platforms, all players whether on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC, will be in the same player pool and will have the ability to compete against each other in real-time. Even when players change their platform, their mission progress they have worked to achieve will still be available to them, allowing for cross-progression and true seamless gameplay no matter where they play. “Since the acquisition of the Power Rangers IP, we’ve been looking forward to bringing Power Rangers fans memorable experiences. With Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, we’re expanding the portfolio of great Power Rangers games to more platforms,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Affairs at Hasbro. “The Power Rangers have proven to be an enduring global phenomenon among audiences of all ages,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Interactive Ventures & Games at Lionsgate. “We are excited to build upon our successful mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, to offer a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy a new cross-platform fighting game experience on console and PC.” More details on Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid will be released in the coming weeks.
  2. Episode 2 of the expansive DLC package for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been released. Check out the trailer and blurb below: Blurb: In Shadow Heritage, a letter from Darius leads players to investigate a mystery through which the hero will come face to face with a new threat, The Tempest, a mastermind of naval battle who commands her own fleet. With her superior naval techniques and deadly weaponry, she will stop at nothing to ensure the hero’s demise. Each episode of Legacy of the First Blade will feature a new ability for each branch of the skill tree: Hunter, Warrior and Assassin. The first episode, Hunted, introduced a new Assassin ability, and in Shadow Heritage players will discover a new Hunter ability, Rapid Fire. It will allow players to rapidly shoot arrows without having to reload with the firing speed increasing with each skill level and will be a valuable skill to all players, not only those with a Hunter playstyle. To access Shadow Heritage, players must have completed Hunted, the first episode of Legacy of the First Blade, and the Naxos questline in Chapter 7 of the main story of the game, and must have reached character level 28 or above. The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and the launch of Legacy of the First Blade is just the beginning for players who wish to progress further with new content in Ancient Greece. Season pass owners will access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The season pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered and will be released this March.
  3. Drunk_Monk

    GRIS Review

    When I played Journey for the second time, after the first did not click with me, I never thought a game would provide me this experience again. A totally vague story, with visual elements telling you of a history and world around you, and action occurring throughout the game, but never being explicitly told a thing, was so beautifully created. Then I encountered GRIS and realised that this magic can be recaptured in a new way. GRIS is a side scrolling platformer that is beautifully simple, and frustratingly difficult. Mechanically it is basic, with moving, and jumping over obstacles taking up most of your time. It throws in new mechanics like the ability to use the unnamed protagonist’s cape to turn into a square, or eventually double jumping and swimming, but nothing there tends to be overly difficult or unique. But with many great 2D platformers, the mechanics need to work, and in GRIS they work flawlessly. The real reason to be playing this side scroller is for the story. Without dialogue, you take this woman on a journey through a terrifying but beautiful world and fill the story in yourself. It starts with her singing and animations that make it clear that she is scared before she is plopped down into the world. Starting off black and white you venture forth introducing new colour in new stages as you complete the game. There seems to be a perpetual feeling of fear and loss in the world, without it ever explicitly telling you this. One of the best implementations of this is when you start getting stalked by a blackbird whose scream sends you tumbling backwards. This bird torments you for quite a while as a threat that can be occasionally seen, and pops up to provide a puzzle at times, but it’s never about beating this creature, but overcoming its presence. One of the clever frustrations is how the game introduces minor elements, regularly not telling you, or not telling you well enough about something to get past a stage. Usually you get put into an isolated space so you know you need to use something there, and once you do it uses the mechanic more often as you will recognise it after that short intro. The way it introduces these can be annoying, but it fits the feel of the whole game of being overwhelmed and finding your way through. What makes this journey worthwhile is its style and music. The game has beautiful animations with a gorgeous painting style that is as haunting as it is elegant. I never got sick of looking at GRIS and melting into the sad but beautiful world was heightened with headphones to enjoy its sad and beautiful soundtrack. There isn’t much more to say about this beautiful game except it’s mechanically simple and fun, but such a unique experience. You need to help this woman through this dark and gorgeous world, and in that you may feel things you aren’t used to in games. I can’t recommend GRIS enough. A code was provided for review
  4. If you haven't checked out the Remasters of the excellent JRPG's Final Fantasy X/X-2 & FFXII: The Zodiac Age then now is the perfect chance thanks to them releasing on coming to Switch on the 30th of April this year. Blurb: About FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster contains FINAL FANTASY X and its sequel FINAL FANTASY X-2, renowned as some of the most popular titles in the whole FINAL FANTASY series for their emotional stories and stunning graphical quality. FINAL FANTASY X follows the story of superstar athlete Tidus, whose fate intertwines with the beautiful summoner Yuna as they embark on a pilgrimage to save the world of Spira. FINAL FANTASY X-2 takes place two years later, following the stories of Yuna, Rikku and Paine in their exciting adventures to uncover ancient secrets and overcome powerful enemies. Having shipped over 14 million units worldwide to date, FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster invites new players to discover a stunning RPG adventure you will never forget. About FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Based on the 12th numbered entry in the smash hit FINAL FANTASY series that has sold over 6 million units worldwide, FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE has re-worked the game’s design and re-mastered their visuals in full-HD, making full use of current generation hardware capabilities to improve the graphical and audio quality for the ultimate play experience. FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE takes place in the breath-taking world of Ivalice, where magic is commonplace and airships fill the sky. The small kingdom of Dalmasca is caught between warring empires Archadia and Rozarria, and the lone heir to the Dalmascan throne, Princess Ashe has devoted herself to forming a resistance to liberate her homeland. The story begins when Ashe meets Vaan, a young thief who dreams of flying free in the skies, as their adventure changes the destiny of the world’s greatest nations. To commemorate the announcements of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One editions of FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE, SQUARE ENIX have also unveiled beautiful new artwork by artist Akihiko Yoshida. FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster will be available digitally and boxed for the Nintendo Switch, and digitally for the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, on 19th April 2019 and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE will also be available digitally on 30th April 2019
  5. Drunk_Monk

    Bungie has left Activision and taken Destiny with it

    That's the question. People liked to blame Activision for the stuff they didn't like. How long untill Bungie does it for the cash flow is what I'll be interested to see.
  6. Kotaku has reported that Bungie has splits with Activision, keeping the Destiny IP. This is interesting news as Destiny continues to be a loved game from a story and game-play aspect, but most people have been angry since the first games launch with money making policies. The future should be interesting as these policies are usually publisher determined. Will Bungie go down a game friendly route, or see the value in the golden goose themselves... only time will tell.
  7. eep Silver and 4A Games today released Part One of The Making of Metro Exodus – a three-part documentary series filmed on location in Kiev and Malta at 4A Games’ two studios as they put the finishing touches on the upcoming Metro Exodus. Featuring interviews with key personnel at 4A Games, archive footage and photos, and never-seen-before materials from the 5-year development of Metro Exodus from the earliest concept stage, this series takes fans to the heart of the creative process behind 4A Games’ most ambitious project to date. In Episode One we meet the team of ‘Spartans’ who founded 4A Games with one goal in mind – to rise from the rank of ‘underdogs’ and forge the studio that could bring Dmitry Glukhovsky’s series of Metro novel to life.
  8. NZBigC plays with Twitch on Twitch in Rainbow Six Siege
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    The Making of Metro Exodus Episode 1

    Introducing The Making of Metro Exodus – a three part documentary series filmed on location in Kyiv and Malta at 4A Games’ two studios as they put the finishing touches on the upcoming Metro Exodus.
  10. Ubisoft has dropped Blue Swan Hospital, the latest entry in the Is it Love? series on iOS and Android. Check out the download links or trailer and blurb below for more info on this epsidic drama. App Store Google Play
  11. Quirky JRPG Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to Switch, and can be pre-ordered now for $57.75 on the NZ eShop. Check out the trailer and blurb below for more information: Blurb: Story Long ago, a war waged between the Vile God and the Goddess. The battle was fierce; the two were equally matched. Finally, both sides unleashed special weapons that contained fairies imbued with their power. Using this power, each god sealed away the other within another world. And so, time passed… The weapons that the Goddess and the Vile God left were called Furies, and the warriors who used them were called Fencers. Rumors arose that the Furies were so powerful, whoever collected them all would be granted one wish. As a result, Fencers fought each other endlessly to obtain them. By chance, a young man named Fang happened to unwittingly become a Fencer, and saved a girl named Tiara. And she, too, was a Fencer. From that day forward, Fang found himself an important part of the battle between the Goddess and the Vile God. Key Features Three Stories, Three Paths! In the three stories to play – the Goddess story, the Vile God story, and the Evil Goddess story – friends become foes, foes become friends, and based on your choices, multiple endings can be unlocked! Three Ways to Fight and Fairize! Play in Easy, Normal, or Hard mode and switch the difficulty up whenever you want to balance the game to your play style! Three’s a Crowd, Six is a Party! With up to six party members on the battlefield at a time, you can play as all your favorite Fencers! Shape the World Around You! Customize weapons by fusing them with fairies and change dungeons stats through world-shaping. Even power up Fencers through the fairies’ power to transform, or Fairize, during battle and change your world!
  12. OlliOlli is coming to Switch with OlliOlli Switch Stance. Both OlliOlli and OlliOlli 2 are packed in for this awesome indie package. Praised for it's fun physics, and gameplay, this is a must play for Switch owners. Check out the trailer and blurb below for why: Blurb: It’s been a while since genre-defining skate-em-up OlliOlli first tickled the thumbs of trick-hungry gamers. After multiple successful releases on various platforms, board lords Roll7 and sprained-ankle amateurs Good Shepherd Entertainment are here to announce the forthcoming launch of OlliOlli Switch Stance on Nintendo Switch on February 14th 2019. With an almost embarrassing 75 awards and nominations under its belt, including BAFTA Best Sports Title 2015, the franchise is pulling out all the stops for its Nintendo Switch debut. OlliOlli: Switch Stance includes not only OlliOlli but also OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood, living up to the maxim that more is always more. The game’s 2D side-scrolling world, simple controls, and rapid-fire gameplay have found perhaps their most perfect home yet on Nintendo Switch. OlliOlli: Switch Stancecombines addictive die-and-retry gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds, 50 cunningly crafted levels, 250 challenges, plus fan favourites Spots Mode, Daily Grind, and unlockable RAD Mode. Take command of the Joy-Con, land those sweet tricks, and bathe your ears in a soundtrack of exquisite electronic head music. If for some bizarre reason (alien abduction, politically-induced coma, meat sweats) you’ve never played an OlliOlli game, OlliOlli Switch Stance is your chance to right that wrong. OlliOlli Switch Stance is also the perfect Valentines Day gift for your partner who wish they’d learned to skate when they were kids but now realize it’s far too late. Rub it in.
  13. The online brawling fighting game Absolver has landed on Xbox One and is available immediately on Game Pass. For reasons to check it out, check out the launch trailer below: Blurb: Independent developer Sloclap and low blow specialists Devolver Digital have released the online melee combat adventure Absolver on Xbox One and Xbox One Gamepass. Absolver puts players behind the mask of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world. Prospects will choose a combat style, each with their own special abilities, and assemble their own custom Combat Deck to create a personal fighting system in intense, real-time combat. Choose to wander the land alone, with friends, or find a mentor to spar and learn from to become a more polished warrior.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    How do you guys do voi e chat for Switch mischief? Using the in game stuff or discord?
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