My Top 5 Video Games of 2016

Another year down, more video games to countdown. There was plenty to play in the year of 2016, but unfortunately I cannot play them all. Here are 5 of my most definite favorites though. Lets start with some honorable mentions:

Street Fighter V: Street Fighter V just missed the cut because it got off to a rough start. It got pushed out to the public a bit early and ultimately was an unfinished product. Capcom has been working hard to fix some of the issues with it and its now shaping up to be a pretty great game. The future of Street Fighter V is looking bright.

Dark Souls 3: I’ve never been that big of a fan of this series, but I was able to have quite a bit of fun with DS3. It wont make me like the Souls games over Bloodborne though. Still hoping a sequel will be made.

And the FINAL honorable mention goes to Final Fantasy XV. FFXV is a fantastic game, but it left more to be desired from me. We do know that Square-Enix has future DLC plans for the game, which is exciting.

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The Demon Himself, Akuma, Will Grace Street Fighter V on December 20th

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Even though Yoshinori Ono tried to steer us away from thinking Akuma was going to be playable in SFV, to nobody’s surprise Akuma will be playable in SFV. A reveal trailer was shown off at PlayStation Experience, this past weekend.

Akuma, and his lion mane, will be available on the 20th of this month. He will be the first season 2 dlc chracter.

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New English Trailer for Persona 5

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Person 5 may have gotten delayed for the 1000th time for western audiences, but Atlus has come through with a new English trailer to help ease the pain. It doesn’t get rid of all the pain, but I will be able to sleep a little better at night knowing that it does still exist. Japan says its really good. Check out the trailer below.

Hopefully it wont get delayed again, but look for Persona 5 to hit stores sometime in April of 2017.

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Nintendo’s Next Console is the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo released a video this morning giving the world its first looks at the next Nintendo console. Know as the NX for quite sometime, the official name is now Switch. That name pretty much fits with the console since it can be played on your TV or on the go. We all know this is the successor to the WiiU, but there is no word on whether Nintendo will keep making handheld systems since the Switch offers portability as well.

In the video you can see how the system functions. It essentially looks like a modernized WiiU gamepad, but with way more functionality. Controllers slide off of each side of the handheld screen, then you combine them on another contraption to get the true living room, console experience. Rumors that the Switch would be cartridge based were spot on. Check out the video below.

The Switch seems to already be garnering quite a bit of third party support as well. Skyrim can even be seen running on the Switch during the video.

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The Nintendo Switch is dated to launch March 2017. Hopefully Nintendo has a Nintendo Direct planned sometime soon so we can get more information on the Switch.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is Official. 

After setting the world on fire with teaser photos over the past couple of days, Rockstar has officially announced today that Red Dead Redemption 2 is on the way. The game is expected to be released in the fall of 2017 on PS4 and XB1. There is no mention of a PC release. A trailer will be released this Thursday. 

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What are Ya Playin’ This Weekend?

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Happy first weekend of Summer, and it is a hot one! I hope you are able to get plenty of gaming in this weekend.

I will be playing some competitive Overwatch. The mode recently launched in Public Test Realm. I played a few games earlier and lost all 3. Hopefully I can win the last 7. Trails of Cold Steel will also be played and Tokyo Mirage Sessions just arrived in my mailbox today. I will probably play the first hour or so just to see how it is.

If you’re into fighting game tournaments, the big CEO tournament is happening in Orlando this weekend and it should be pretty good. Games like Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros, MKX, Guilty Gear, and many more will all be featured.

That’s enough about  me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend?

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Shovel Knight is Getting More Free DLC

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The third campaign will feature Specter Knight, a boss in the original Shovel Knight campaign. There is no word on when the DLC will be available, but Yacht Club Games says to expect it “sooner than the wait between Shovel Knight and Plague Knight.”

More DLC is in development as well. The King Knight, Body Swap, and Battle Mode will be available at some point in the future. All DLC will be 100% free.

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