E3 2014: Square Enix brings the Fantasy

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Another E3 has passed and Square Enix, never one to shy away for an amazing booth, returns with large screen TVs showing off trailers for their upcoming games. Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII G-Bike for mobile devices, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The … Continue reading

E3 2014: Skylanders Trap Team lets you capture them all…well almost

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This October Activision will release the new Skylanders: Trap Team game for the Nintendo Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. While the game uses a whole new portal (it includes a slot for the trap crystals), you can still use all your collected Skylander figures that … Continue reading

E3 2014: Enjoy Sega classic characters on your mobile devices

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During E3 we had a chance to talk with Haruki Satomi, CEO of the Sega Network. Sega, known for their huge library of video games, has brought back some familiar names to the mobile market under the Sega Network to cater to both hardcore and casual players. Some of the new free-to-play titles we … Continue reading

E3 2014: Snail Games’ mobile games keeps you entertained

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Snail Games will be releasing three mobile games for iOS/Android soon. They featured all three at E3 this year. All three were pretty interesting on their own. Check them out. Heroes of Gaia This 3D turn-based strategy game allows players to enter a world of magic and mercenaries, paladins and power … Continue reading

E3 2014: Interview with Extra Life’s Jeromy Adams

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Love gaming? Why not do that and help sick and injured kids along the way? Now you can. Extra Life is a fundraising program for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that has raised over $8 million since it started in 2008. Extra Life raises money year-round for its one-day non-stop gaming event called … Continue reading

Interview with Wizard World CEO John Macaluso

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When it comes to TV, movies, comic books and pop culture, there is never a better feeling than attending a convention and being a part of the culture, whether you’re waiting in line to meet a special guest, sitting in a panel with other fans, or buying collectibles and wondering … Continue reading

E3 2014: Dragon Ball Xenoverse

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One meeting I was really looking forward to during E3 was with Namco Bandai Games. They had their own private meeting area to showcase some upcoming games like Dragon Ball Xenoverse, which was just announced right before E3. We were shown the recently released trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse which is … Continue reading

Videogame BANG! E3 2014 Recap Day #3

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This is it everyone, our final daily recap of our experience at E3. After having an amazing three days at the show we are finally back in our hometown of Sacramento, California. Gone are the days of recording in our cheap LA hotel room and we are back to the … Continue reading

E3 2014: The seven tools of EverQuest Next’s Landmark

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Dave Georgeson and Terry Michaels of Sony Online Entertainment treated me to a special viewing of the latest build of their massive game, Landmark. I can say from what I saw and heard, the game is progressing along great. Nerd Reactor covered this game in its alpha form and now that it’s … Continue reading

E3 2014: Evolve – My time as ‘The Medic’

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One of the big surprises at E3 was the time I spent with Turtle Rock Studios and 2K’s Evolve. I was thrust into the game and was hooked. If you don’t know what evolve is Evolve, it’s a multiplayer co-op shooter game that sets a team of four hunters, from four different classes, … Continue reading

E3 2014 – Juju: A kid-friendly game that adults can play too

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From the makers of Hard Reset, Hard Reset: Exile and Shadow Warrior comes a new, and very different, game called Juju. Flying Wild Hog’s games have been known for their ultra-violent fighting games, but this time their main character is about an adorable pink panda and his lizard sidekick. Juju is … Continue reading

E3 2014: Destiny multiplayer hands-on first impressions (Alpha launches today!)

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For those attending E3 this year, Activision and Bungie made two major announcements regarding the upcoming titan of a launch that is Destiny. One announcement was the beginning of the Alpha testing stage for PS4 users that should be available today, and the launch of the Beta on July 27th. … Continue reading

KCON – Korean Pop Culture Convention

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At this rate, you may have heard of someone who listens to Korean pop music (also known as K-Pop) avidly or know of the increasing international phenomenon taking over the States. For the last decade, fans around the world have fallen in love with actors and performers from South Korea. … Continue reading

E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors impressions (with video)

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Since this game was announced, I’ve been a little bit skeptical on the Legend of Zelda universe getting the Dynasty Warriors gameplay style treatment. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the Dynasty Warriors franchise for more than a decade, but with so many crossovers, sometimes it just … Continue reading

E3 2014: The Evil Within impressions

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Bethesda Softworks, known famously for its The Elder Scrolls series of games, had a nice fat “booth” at E3 this year. While the entire box walls advertised The Evil Within, its juicy center mostly had Battlecry as the main focus. But in the dark tunnels and alcoves embedded in this … Continue reading

E3 2014: Super Smash Bros Wii U impressions

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One of the most anticipated games in 2014 belong to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. Not far off, the Super Smash Bros Invitational line was already packed with fans looking to get into the event and see the game played by some professional players in the Smash Bros. community. The entrance … Continue reading

E3 2014: New Legend of Zelda trailer compared to the 2011 HD tech demo

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Legend of  Zelda’s new trailer from Nintendo press event has everyone talking. It would be the first Zelda title to appear on a next-gen console with HD graphics and an open world. While most fans are over the moon with the new trailer, there are still many fans that are wondering: What … Continue reading

E3 2014: Origin’s Steam Machine Chronos and Monoprice partnership

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With just about every custom PC manufacturing company jumping aboard the Steam Machine bandwagon, Origin has taken it upon themselves to prove that performance doesn’t have to be sacrificed for a living room console. With the Chronos, their first small form factor 4k PC, Origin can now dominate the living … Continue reading