Street Fighter V’s Next DLC Character is Kolin

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Kolin is otherwise known as Gill’s personal assistant from Street Fighter 3. She has ice based powers and quite a few combos, similar to Karin. Channeling straight from the Capcom Unity blog:

“After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin makes her Street Fighter V debut. First appearing in Street Fighter III, Kolin works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans. Spoiler-alert, she resurrects Nash and uses him as a pawn too, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.”

Kolin will be available February 28th. Check out her reveal trailer below featuring a new song from hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco.

Check out the Capcom Unity blog for all the extra details, such as fighting style, v-trigger, v-skill, and costumes for Kolin.

Source: Capcom Unity

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E3 2017 Will Be Open to the Public

E3 is coming! Every gamer’s biggest dream is to go to E3 at some point in their lives. You can fulfill that dream this year. The media only event will be opening its doors to us mere muggles this year, but there is a catch. There will be a limited amount of tickets available to the public. Only about 15,000 consumer passes so you will have to act fast when they go on sale.

The E3 consumer passes will go on sale this Monday, February 13th at 12PM ET. Tickets will originally go on sale at a price of $150, but will jump up to $250 after the 13th. E3 is held at the Los Angeles Convention center every June. You can find more info on E3 at the website right here.

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What are ya Playin’ This Weekend?

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Happy weekend gamers! I hope you get plenty of gaming in on this fine weekend.

I will be playing Kingdom Hearts 2.8. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far as I make my way through Dream Drop Distance. I will also be playing Pokemon Moon and get plenty of Overwatch time in.

That’s enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend? Sound off in the comments below.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Release This Year

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2015’s Star Wars Battlefront left a lot to be desired. It’s not necessarily a bad game, but it does not live up to what Battlefront used to be. EA and DICE realize that and will fix that in the upcoming sequel.

EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson, stated in a recent earnings call that the next Battlefront game will be released this holiday season. It will feature a new single player campaign mode as well.

“There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single-player campaign, and much, much more that we are excited to share with our player in the months ahead,” Wilson stated.

Wilson also mentioned that the game will be bigger, have more locations, and more characters that span across multiple Star Wars stories. It’s safe to say Rogue One and The Force Awakens will for sure be included in this one. Check out the statement to shareholders to see for yourself.

What do you want to see most in the next Star Wars Battlefront game?

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Nioh’s Last Chance Demo Takes Place This Weekend

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If you missed the alpha and beta late last year, this weekend will be your final chance to check out Team Ninja’s Nioh.

The Last Chance Trial will take place this weekend, January 21st – 22nd. You can download the application to your PS4 right now so you will be ready when the demo goes live this Saturday. This will also be your last chance to get the DLC extras for completing the demo. Check out the Last Chance Trial trailer below.

Nioh will be released on February 7th, 2017

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Platinum Games Releases an Official Statement on the Cancellation Scalebound

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On January 9th, Microsoft announced that development of their upcoming exclusive, Scalebound was coming to an end. Platinum Games has released a statement on the matter today.

“We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!

President and CEO
Kenichi Sato”

Scalebound’s director, Hideki Kamiya, also took to Twitter to express how sorry he is about the game being cancelled, but he promises to work extra hard on Platinum’s upcoming projects. NieR: Automata comes out in March and Platinum also has two other announced games, Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link, and Lost Order. Both games are yet to be announced for the west, but look/seem promising.

Source: Platinum Games Official blog

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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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