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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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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New Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer

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Bioware really didn’t have anything to show off for the upcoming sci-fi epic. They say that we will get more information this fall so look forward to that.

The new trailer is nice though. It really gives you the feel that Bioware is really going back to the roots of Mass Effect when it comes to exploring. There are even a couple of scenes featuring the Mako! That’s enough to get me excited, really. Check out the trailer below.

Mass Effect Andromeda is expected to launch March of 2017.

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Destiny: Rise of Iron Officially Announced and Detailed

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The upcoming DLC will be available September 20th and will cost $30. It will only be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully most PS3 and Xbox 360 users have upgraded by now. Here is a description on the Rise of Iron DLC straight from the Xbox Store:

“Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next highly anticipated expansion to the Destiny universe. The wall which stood for centuries along the southern border of Old Russia has collapsed. Fallen mutants now scavenge the tombs of the Golden Age, and the plague they have unearthed in the wastes is more dangerous than even they understand. Join Lord Saladin. Journey into the Plaguelands. Learn the fate of the Iron Lords and stop the growing threat before it is too late.

Includes: • New Story Campaign & Quests • New Armor and Gear • New Weapons • New Raid • Maximum Light Increase • New Strike • New Plaguelands Zone & Social Space • New Crucible Mode & Maps • New Enemy Faction and Bosses.”

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Here is a Quick Look at Cuphead’s Platforming Gameplay

The old school, Disney cartoon inspired game Cuphead is almost ready to be released on Xbox One and PC. Just ahead of E3, StudioMDHR along with IGN decided it would be nice to show off some gameplay.

The game features run-and-gun gameplay that could be compared to Mega Man. In the video you can see Cuphead fight his way through a forest level ducking, dodging, jumping, and shooting a few enemies you will encounter while playing the game. Check out the IGN video above.

Cuphead was shown off at E3 2014 when it was less than 50% complete. It was originally supposed to come out last year, but StudioMDHR had to delay the game. It is now expected to come out this year on XB1 and PC, but there is no release date just yet. Despite the delay, it looks like StudioMDHR has been hard at work. The game still looks great and has my attention. Cuphead’s art direction makes it one of the most original games I’ve seen in quite some time. I will definitely be picking it up.

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Batman: Return to Arkham Remaster Officially Announced

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Batman: Return to Arkham will feature the first 2 games in the series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Both games will be visually enhanced and will be bundled together for $50. All DLC will be included as well.

The collection is not too far off as it will drop this summer on July 26th. Return to Arkham will be available on the Xbox One and PS4. There is no PC release, which may be for the best after what happened with Arkham Knight.

If you missed on playing one or both games, then this collection is for you. Check out the trailer below.

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