Month: January 2018

After several years in development, developer Boss Key Productions released their long-awaited shooter LawBreakers on PS4 and PC at the end of last summer and while the game garnered some positive reception and featured unique gameplay ideas, ultimately the game appears to have been one of last year’s underperformers, according to its publisher. Publisher Nexon released
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For this week’s DualShockers Community Game Night, we’re playing The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Jackbox has been getting a great reaction on Twitch, so we’re making it a regular thing. Where: https://www.twitch.tv/dualshockerslive/ When: Wednesday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm EDT Here’s the best part: You don’t even need a copy of The Jackbox Party Pack 4 to play. Just join
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Flyhigh Works, known for Nintendo Switch titles like Kamiko and VOEZ, revealed today on Twitter that they are working with Circle Entertainment and Altair Works to bring the turn-based strategy game Ambition of the Slimes to Nintendo Switch in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. According to the developers, the game’s release is “not far
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Grave Danger, a side-scrolling co-op platformer previously available only on Steam, has announced an Ultimate Edition with added features and availability on both PC and current generation home consoles. Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition adds ten new levels with all-new mechanics including a rideable robotic bird. Of course, the most exciting part about it is that
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Last week, independent developer Atooi confirmed that they would be bringing “at least” three games to the Nintendo Switch this year. Today, they revealed on Twitter that the first of these titles would be their 2D Metroidvania platformer Xeodrifter. Not much else was revealed about the game, with the developers promising “more intel soon,” but
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EarthBound was a game of its own style, even by today’s standards. It took the standard JRPG tropes and translated them into a modern-day equivalence. This lead to potions becoming hamburgers, cookies, and other sorts of treats. With Earthbound’s unique style and representation, this made the little 16-bit morsels look tasty. Apparently, Chef Bryan Connor and
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If you were planning on raiding or leveling up your character in Destiny 2 mid-day tomorrow, you may want to reconsider your plans. Developer Bungie has announced that the first-person shooter/MMO will go offline during that period tomorrow. The maintenance is set to start tomorrow, January 3, 2018, at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. EDT). At this time
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Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced this week’s Xbox Deals With Gold; the following offers are available until Monday, January 8, 2018. Xbox One owners with an active Xbox Live subscription can save up to 80% off on a slew of video games and DLC add-ons. Highlights featured this week include Diablo III:
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Today, British independent studio Sumo Digital announced they have acquired CCP Games’ Newcastle Studio. Thirty-four staff members — including Owen O’Brien who will take the mantle of Studio Director — from the garnered game studio will remain in Newcastle as part of Sumo Digital. Managing Director of Sumo Digital Paul Porter considers the acquisition of
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Recently the Entertainment Software Ratings Board unveiled the rating summary for Square Enix’s upcoming title Secret of Mana. According to the ESRB, the upcoming Japanese Role-Playing title will receive an E10+ (for Everyone aged 10 and over) rating. Unlike like its mobile and Wii ports (which was also E10+), the board decided to give the sequel an E10+ rating
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Brawlout from Angry Mob Games was a somewhat late release on the Nintendo Switch in 2017, only coming out on December 19. Fortunately, this meant that the game was poised well on the Switch’s eShop right before Christmas, so Brawlout ended up selling over 50,000 copies of the game during its first two weeks on the
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Many don’t know that the popular sci-fi visual novel franchise Muv-Luv by Age actually has a mobile/browser game hybrid in Japan named Muv-Luv Alternative: Strike Frontier. While the game is available only in Japanese, published by the local giant DMM, it’s definitely interesting because it doesn’t just follow the original storyline, but expands on it. At the
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Final Fantasy XIV has continued to stay strong throughout the years with new content updates and expansions, and with a new year having just started, there definitely seems to be more on the way for players of the long-running MMORPG. In a post on the official FFXIV North American forums, producer and director Naoki Yoshida provided
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  Welcome to 2018 at DualShockers, and let’s ring in the New Year with our most time-honored tradition: reflecting on the previous year’s game and trying our best to rank them. And what a year 2017 was. Continuing from the practice from previous years, our most important awards — Game of the Year (Readers’ Choice) and Most Anticipated
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To kick off 2018, Electronic Arts and Ghosts Games revealed that a new online feature will be coming to Need for Speed Payback this year. This feature is the much requested Online Free Roam mode that would allow players to explore Need for Speed Payback’s large world with others online. This news was delivered via
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