New Street Fighter V Mechanics, Stages, Screen Shots, and Video Released Today

Capcom has released a new video about Street Fighter V today and it explains the new V-Gauge and V-Skill mechanic.

According to the latest issue of ShortList.com‘s gaming magazine, as you take damage during a match the V-Gauge fills. Using some of your V-Gauge, you can do special moves like the double fireball Chun-li throws in previous videos.

We’ve also learned about the new V-SKill mechanic. This is more of a defensive mechanic that allows certain characters to parry, deflect projectiles.

Special moves have also gotten a name change. Called Ultras in SFIV, in SFV they are called Critical Arts. These special moves are activated by a full EX gauge and are still the flashy, dynamic camera, multi-hit combo moves that we all know and love.

Last but not least, 2 new stages are now known: China and London’s King Cross Station. King’s Cross Station can be seen in a flurry of beautiful new screen shots after the jump.

Street Fighter V arrives on PC and PS4 March 2016

Source: ShortList.com

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Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow June 11th. + Activity Update

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According to Gamerzone, individuals have been receiving emails from Paypal about the Steam Summer Sale. These emails prove that the rumored start date, June 11th, is in fact true.

The email states:

Save on Summer’s hottest games with this exclusive Steam sale.

Save on thousands of game’s during Steam’s Summer Sale starting June 11, 2015. Now’s the time to stop up on Steam Wallet codes from the PayPal Digital Gift Store, so when the sale starts, you’re ready to buy games for yourself, friends, and family.

Steam’s Summer Sale is 6/11/15 – 6/21/15.

This is bad news for my wallet, but my body is ready.

Source: Gamerzone

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. The NBA Finals + social life + School starting back and it’s all got me a bit busy at the moment. I do have some posts planned to be published before the week is over so be on the look out.

PC Game Stream Coming Very Soon

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I primarily only streamed from my PS4 since it was the only streaming device I had at the moment, so I bought a webcam and a new gaming mouse today. Look out for some PC game streaming in the near future.

By the way, if you’re looking for a new gaming mouse, the Logitec G602 is on sale for $39.99 at Best Buy and on Amazon this week! It’s a pretty great mouse!

Capcom Announces a New Mega Man Collection Today

Hot on the heels of the latest announcement for Mighty No. 9, Capcom reveals the Mega Man Legacy Collection today.

This enhanced collection will feature Mega Man 1-6 to introduce new players and feed the nostalgia of long time fans. It will also feature a Museum Mode and a Challenge Mode. Channeling straight from the Capcom UK YouTube page, the Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.

It looks like Capcom hasn’t forgotten about Mega Man. The collection will be available later this summer as a digital download for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and on 3DS this Winter.

Source: Official Capcom UK

What are ya Playin’ This Weekend?

  
Its finally here again gamers! It’s the weekend and hopefully you can get plenty of game time in.

I will hopefully be finishing up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt this weekend. This should be the last weekend of it, because I am pretty close to the end. I’m getting anxious to see how it ends.

I will also be fitting in some Heroes of the Storm. If you just so happened to read my first impressions post (you can do so here) then you know that I was hesitant to take my talents online. Well I did 2 days ago and I’m not as bad as I thought I would be! I have at least 5 wins under my belt!

That’s enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend? Share in the comment section below. 

Honest Game Trailers Strikes Again

Smosh Ganes YouTube page uploaded it’s latest offering this week and this time it’s Heroes of the Storm.

The theme of these videos is to make fun of a game, but at the same time tell the brutal honest truth in a bit of  sarcastic manner. Even if you’re a fan of the game that is being made fun of, most of the time you can’t help but to laugh and agree. Check out the video below.

Source: Smosh Games 

The Uncharted PS4 Collection Has Officially Been Announced

PlayStation Blog has released all of the details of what all will be included in the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection.

The bundle will of course include Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The collection is being developed by Bluepoint Games and they promise all 3 games will run at 1080p 60fps. They are also working on a number of improvements across all 3 games including better lighting, textures, and models.

If you pre-oreder the collection you get the Nathan Drake Pack which consist of single player skins, the Golden AK-47, and Golden 93FS.

To top it all off, an Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta code will also be included. There is no info on when that will take place as of yet.

Look for the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection to hit store shelves October 9th. Uncharted 4 sometime in 2016.

Source: PlayStation Blog

First Impressions: Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is the latest game in the MOBA genre. It features characters from all of Blizzard’s games such as Diablo from the Diablo series, and the cigar smoking Tychus from Starcraft. It’s a neat game, but it has a bit of a learning curve.

I personally never got into the whole MOBA craze. Matter of fact, I never had a computer capable to play League of Legends until it eventually came out for Mac OS. I did give it a try but was turned off by the learning curve. Clicking to move was something I was never a fan of since I grew up primarily a console gamer so I eventually stopped playing. Enter Heroes of the Storm and now with a sudden urge to give MOBAs another chance.

 

Armed with a recently upgraded PC, I download the game and was pretty impressed by the opening cinematic. It’s really cool to see all of these characters come together from their respective franchises to do battle. It feels like the first time I played Smash Brothers on the N64.

I get into the tutorial to learn all the basics and jump into training mode. Uther does a pretty good job of teaching the mechanics. The battlegrounds I have played on so far are neat and have features that can help turn the tides of battle. My favorite battleground at moment would be the two level map, The Haunted Mines. As the battle rages on, the announcer will periodically tell you that the mines are about to open. When they do open, you and your team have to try and get down into the mines as fast as you can to kill enemy minions. When you kill the minions they count towards a sacrifice and those sacrifices are used to power up a golem to send your opponents way. If your team gets more sacrifices than the enemy team before times up, then your golem will be more powerful than theirs.

Another feature on each map are mercenary camps. Theses camps have neutral characters on site and to get them to fight for you, all you have to do is defeat them. I’ve quickly learned that you should not try and conquer one alone. It’s best to try and take a camp with at least two people.

The game can be a rewarding experience too. During a match, everybody on the same team gets experience and levels up at the same time. I feel like this kind of evens the playing field so nobody is THAT much better than the next guy or gal. Losing also doesn’t seem that bad. When I lost my first A.I. match, I was still rewarded with quite a bit of experience and some in game currency. The game does a good job of helping you keep you head up when you lose.

All in all, I am enjoying the game. One thing that I’m working on is to play smarter and try not to be such a lone wolf. I’ve learned quickly that this is definitely a team based game like any other MOBA. Right now I’m am just playing with A.I. opponents/team mates. There is no telling when I will finally get the courage to jump online to face real people. I have nothing against League of Legends, but unlike L.o.L. this game has me hooked for the moment and my competitive spirit won’t let me give up just yet.

Now back to practice mode.

Heroes of the Storm officially launched June 2nd on PC and is free to download and play at heroesofthestorm.com.

Are you also playing Heroes of the Storm? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Overwatch Still Looks Great

Blizzard uploaded a new video to YouTube today from their upcoming team based shooter, Overwatch. It features the dual wielding, overly enthusiastic, death bringer himself, Reaper.

The footage is from an early build of the game, but it looks great nonetheless. The player goes on a rampage while showcasing some of Reaper’s abilities, such as his Ultimate Ability Death Blossom. Check out the video below.

Overwatch’s beta takes place this Fall and you can sign up here. The launch happens sometime in 2016.

Mighty No. 9 Gets a Release Date and a New Trailer

Keiji Inafune’s long awaited, spiritual successor to the Mega Man series will be released September 15th. If you pre-order, you get the “Retro Hero” DLC that basically looks like a Minecraft version of Beck.

If you want to be a bit fancier, North Americans can pre-order the limited Mighty No.9 Signature Edition. This edition features a 6.5″ numbered figurine of Beck complete with three interchangeable faceplates and 14 points of articulation all for $59.99.

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Mighty No.9 is being brought to us by Deep Silver and will appear on just about every console under the sun.