The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt has finally dropped and sports some absolutely stunning animation. It starts with a Sorceress getting caught in the middle of a pretty standard medieval battle. Featuring one of the most gruesome horse decapitation moves a general decaptiates the Sorceress horse. Hilarity ensues and as such I recommend you watch it to see how it ends.

What do you think of the new Witcher 3 trailer? How do you feel about horse decaptiation? How can ravens fly through people's skulls? Why does the Witcher suddenly look like Gabe Newell? Does the Witcher celebrate Christmas?

These questions may be answer when The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt drops next year.
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Bejeweled 3
Recently, I found out that EA was giving away Dragon Age: Origins (see the post by Jon http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/2241/dragon-age-origins-free-on-ea-origin). I purchased the PS3 version of the game about a year ago. In fact, I got the Ultimate Edition which includes all the DLC. I'm not sure how many hours I put into the game, but I don't believe I got very far in it or spent very much time playing it. Since I got an awesome new Alienware PC, just less than a year ago, I was delighted to see that I could get it for free (excluding the DLC) and play the PC version. After installing the game, I did try it out very briefly. Although, I still have not yet completed the very first... [Read All]
Destiny
If you have been paying attention to the release of Bungie's new game Destiny you may have heard some people take point to aspects of it. YouTube sensation loadingreadyrun has created a fun 8bit styled video about some Destiny quirks.

Not sure I am going to pick this up on console and if it ever does come to PC, I can't wait to try it out and join the "destiny complain train."
Alien: Isolation
Jack and Rick from Red Letter Media review Alien: Isolation the new triple A horror game from Sega. I took away a few things from this video. First off I am not going to get Alien: Isolation, secondly I am happy that when I sit down to review a game, if I don't like it I stop.

That said, I sort of admire their persistence and watching the video was pretty great even though they loathed the game they were reviewing. In the end hearing the game wasn't great was unfortunate as I really like Alien and was hoping for a really kick ass stealth game.
Fist of Jesus
In a world featuring samey tropes and cookie cutter storylines, Mutant Games brings us the heretically titled game Fist of Jesus. In Fist of Jesus

"Something went wrong with Lazarus’ resurrection... help Jesus and Judas to fight the zombie infection using amazing combos, divine punishments and special attacks!"

As you can see from the trailer above, Mutant Games is having a ton of fun with Jesus fan fic and zombies.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/321110/
Stardew Valley
ConcernedApe is still feverishly working on one of my most anticipated games of the moment, Stardew Valley. Recently he uploaded a new trailer that features lots of gameplay and some story beats. So far he hasn't dropped a date about when the game might release, but it doesn't look like we have too much longer to wait.

"I know Stardew has been in development for a long time... but it is getting close to completion. Thanks for your patience, everyone. And thanks for watching!"
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General Discussion
Today Google dropped the news of a new Android powered device called "Nexus Player." After looking at it i've concluded it's some of the best tech news i've heard in quite some time. Basically the Nexus Player sports a quad-core Intel Atom 1.8GHZ chip, 802.11ac, HDMI out & remote for $99. You can also buy an XBox 360 styled controller for $40. The Nexus Player runs a version of Android configured for TV and also supports the incredible Chromecast protocol, which enables you to stream video directly to it from a Chrome tab or Chomecast powered app. Google is taking a pretty big leap into the realm of TV and this device seems to be pretty awesome.

Why Does This Matter? Isn't This Just The... [Read All]
General Discussion
Why do some game manuals tell you a character's blood type along with the expected name, height and age? Watch for the significance of blood types in Japanese games and the blood types of the cast of Street Fighter, Resident Evil and Final Fantasy, mostly.

Seeing Blood Type in games like Super Street Fighter 2 was something I never really paid attention to. I never questioned why it was there. It just was. But know I know that there is an actual reason for it. Surprising and interesting.
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General Discussion
GOG is testing it's new multiplayer platform and to test it out is giving away copies of Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000. They are giving away keys in batches for a limited time, so hop on it and get to playing :)

http://www.gog.com/galaxy
Ghostbusters
YouTube sensation MichaelBtheGameGenie drops a timely review of Ghostbusters on Sega Genesis. This is a great review of the Ghostbusters Sega Genesis game but is also a good reason to post anything Halloween related.
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt
Jamin brought up a really interesting point in this episode of Game/Show. Humans aren't very good jumpers but that doesn't stop us from building games with really cool jump mechanics. Jamin covers some history of game jumping and tries to answer the question if Mario's crazy jump ability effected any video games that came afterward? Spoiler alert, apparently it did.

Wii Transfer Tool

GregoPeck wrote 15 days ago
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General Discussion
The Wii U stands out among the new generation consoles for many reasons such as the usage of a touch screen game pad and it's probably not as powerful. However, the Wii U can do what neither the XBox One nor the PS4 can do, backwards compatibility. Sure, eventually you can purchase games from older PS generations once they get that cloud service available, but the Wii U is the only console which will play the games you already paid for.

I don't know why it took me so long to realize, but last night I found out about the Wii Transfer Tool, for free on Nintendo's eStore. My son wanted to play Pokemon Rumble, which I had downloaded for him on the Wii some time ago. While he was in the Wii... [Read All]
General Discussion
Coming to an arcade near you, the Star Wars Battle Pod looks to be a great experience. Kotaku got to sit down and play with the Battle Pod and you can see the video above where they head into the Death Star trenches in a pretty epic dogfight with Imperial forces. This is the first Star Wars arcade cabinet in quite some time and I can't wait to check it out in person.
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Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight was finally ported to Linux on Steam and as such I downloaded to check it out. I found absolutely no issues running the game and had fun coming back to this platforming shoveler. I expect many more content updates from Yacht Club Games as they decided to release the main game on Windows and then bring the extra Kickstarter game rewards in subsequent updates. If you are looking for an amazing retro platforming experience with shoveling, you should get this game.
General Discussion
I know. It's been a dream gamers have had for quite some time. To be able to sit down and watch all the Gameboy start screens in one go has been the "holy grail" of many gamers. Our wait is over as YouTube sensation NicksplosionFX has cut up all the Gameboy start screens and edited them down to a little under three hours.
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