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Battlefield: Hardline Live, an Eight Day Competition for £10,000

Launch events are not a new concept, neither is the idea of a game tournament. However, what does feel somewhat shiny and new is the way that EA is handling it for their upcoming Battlefield: Hardline.

Announced today, EA will be holding a competition in London called Battlefield: Hardline Live. The idea is a real-life competition held between registered "crews" at a "secret location" somewhere in London over the course of eight days, March 18th to 25th.

Steam Announces New VR Technology at GDC

Valve announced today that not only are they moving forwards with new devices for their “Steam Machines” but will also be adventuring into the world of Virtual Reality. At this year’s GDC Valve/Steam will be showing off a collection of new hardware items to represent the next generation of Steam Machines including a revised take on the controller that made such uproar last year.

The Humble Beginnings of a Game Blogger

I feel fairly confident that I've mentioned my humble beginning in video games before on the site (potentially in one of my old auto-biographies). However, it's a story I enjoy telling and seeing as we're all looking to introduce (or in my case re-introduce) everyone on the site to the writing staff here at Shogun, I'll happily recant the tale once more for the benefit of those new to the site:

Axiom Verge Release Date and Power Up Gifs

If you're a fan of the "Metroid-Vania" genre of gaming -- why wouldn't you be? You'll be pleased to know that the Playstation blog announced a release date for Axiom Verge today: March 31st. It also announced the cost: $19.99, along with including a bunch of new information about the game's power-ups.

Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun 32min Gameplay Video Unearthed!

It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf investigators has unearthed a rather sizable look at the no-longer existent Legacy of Kain sequel: Dead Sun.

There's a full 32 minutes of the game (including intro video and title screen) available online (for who knows how long). If you're a fan of Legacy of Kain I highly recommend checking this one out. It looks like it could have had some potential at the minimum.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Announced

While we're still waiting on the launch of the next Dragon Ball fighter (Dragon Ball Xenoverse, launching TOMORROW), today sees the announcement (and first images) of a NEW Dragon Ball fighter.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 1 - The Oscars

This morning we premiered the first episode of Radial Dialogue! Thanks to everyone that joined us live. We did have a few technical issues (as per Shogun tradition) which have (hopefully) been ironed out. Moving forwards the show should start on time and become smoother. Below you'll see the show notes, along with links to the topics discussed.

Republique Emerges From Its Chrysalis On PC and Mac

The tumultuous but successful Kickstarter for Republique back in 2012 was my first taste of crowd-funding. It was particularly thrilling because a number of the people involved including David Hayter and Jennifer Hale were here in Vancouver for an expo while the campaign was happening. It was also the first project that I decided to fund based on the director's clear philosophy.

2015 Gaming Resolutions

It's a brand new year, and while most people are making life changing resolutions to better themselves, such as going to the gym, being a better person, or volunteering, I'm going the true gamer route and deciding to make my own resolutions as well, but in relation to my gaming habits.

I want to be a better gamer.

Done With (Multiplayer) Demos

Earlier this week Evolve launched, and if you're not familiar with the concept it is a 4-vs-1 game style that features a collective of (four) hunters working together in order to take down (one) large monster creature. It is a concept that nearly exclusively features online-multiplayer and progressive character building. Our review should be up shortly, but is unfortunately delayed because of my diminished interest in actually playing games.

Why?

Well because I was burnt out on the beta, which is what I wish to spend a little bit of time talking about today.

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