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Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Keiji fulfills his promise of a new hero in the demo version of his Kickstarter project.

Destiny [Review]

Destiny [Review]

A really good first step in Bungie's newest long-run franchise.

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

Designer Matt Thorson chats about TowerFall.

Interview with Dani Landers of Studio Fawn

Interview with Dani Landers of Studio Fawn

Creator of Bloom Memories.

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Fathom Interactive hits a major milestone.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Set To Arrive On Wii U In Director's Cut Version [Updated]

The somewhat hand-me down perception the Wii U has amongst certain gamers will likely continue with this latest tidbit of news. After being rumored due to vague retail listings, Square Enix has formally announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut for the Wii U.

Endless Skater Announced For XBLA/Win8

Skateboarding fans finally have another video game to do mass combo laced grinds in a project that doesn’t star the legendary Tony Hawk.  Sadly the Skate series is still out of commission as per the ever shifting plans of EA, but now Supervillain Studios has stepped up to the plate to release Endless Skater for Xbox Live Arcade via the Windows 8 platform.

Acquire Reveals The Persona Clone That Is Mind 0 [Update]

2013 may be a better year for the PlayStation Vita since yet another game for the platform has been revealed.  After teasing us last week with a site that led people to believe The Last Guy was set to return (which was a dumb thing to think), Acquire has revealed the new action-dungeon crawler Mind 0.

BattleBlock Theater Date Announced [Trailer]

The guys over at The Behemoth have, rather quickly, rooted themselves a secure place deep in the cockles of my heart.

Supergiant Games Reveal Transistor, New Sci-Fi Action-RPG

Those who are attending PAX East this week will have one very cool treat since they can play the latest game from the makers of Bastion.  Since wowing us with their talents in the incredibly beautiful and ever compelling Bastion, the team at Supergiant Games have announced their latest game: Transistor.

Ovosonico Teams Up With Sony To Produce New IP

Sony is once again teaming up with a talented indie studio to develop an original title for the PlayStation.  Today the indie based firm of Ovosonico announced that they’ve signed a contract with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe to release an original IP for yet to be revealed PlayStation platforms.

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Heart of the Swarm does what every good expansion/sequel to a Blizzard title (or game in general) should. It expands on the original concepts, without killing the reason we fell in love with it in the first place, and brings something new to the table. At first glance, the changes to the competitive gaming (easily the biggest part of the game for most gamers) seem subtle, but after playing with the new units for a bit, it’s easy to see just how drastically the game has been changed for all levels of gamers.

The Pros: 

+Improvements to the play and feel of the campaign mode.

+New units drastically reshape the gameplay in competitive, with subtle tweaks to the play-style.

+Top-tier production value that we’ve come to expect from Blizzard.

+Some of the most visually impressive gameplay and cinematics in the RTS genre. 

The Cons: 

-F*ck the Zerg.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

Does anyone else feel the connection between Blizzard Entertainment and Wolverine? Seriously, it’s been bothering me all week… Every time Blizzard comes out with a new trailer, a new game, an expansion, or whatever I hear, in my head, “We are Blizzard, and we’re the best at what we do and what we do is…” roll the title and display whatever it is they are showing off that particular day of the week.

Canadian Video Game Awards 2013 Nominees

Fans of Shogun Gamer are probably already aware that we are a (primarily) Canadian site. That means we’re big fans of touting the talent of the hard-working Canadians in the video game industry, and that we tend to follow the Canadian Video Game Awards with eager anticipation. Last year we had the privilege of attending the show, which was a blast and finally shone the spotlight on some well-deserved Canadian talent.

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two Arriving On PS Vita. Why Is This Happening?

Likely ending up to be the most befuddling announcement made this year, barring of course we get another $599 moment from Sony, Disney has revealed that Epic Mickey is once again returning. 

Saints Row IV Is Revealed, Superpowered Craziness To The Max

The 3rd Street Saints are back and yes, they’re doing things in a unique way that will likely make a shocking first impression on us.  We all knew that a new entry in the Saints Row franchise was in the works, even when THQ was a sinking ship, and now in the wake of Deep Silver acquiring both the IP and Volition the next entry in the series has finally been announced.

Old-School Goodness Is Abound In Shovel Knight

The newly formed development studio Yacht Club Games has finally announced their debut project and yes, it’s seeking funding via the Kickstarter route. Coming to us from the former WayForward filled team that is Yacht Club Games is Shovel Knight – a new ode to the 8-bit era that will make us older gamers all nostalgic.

New Fast & Furious Game Set To Arrive Soon

Our dreams may finally be close to becoming a reality since a game based upon the Fast & Furious franchise is seemingly upon us.  Starting out as a mere street based racing film way back in 2001, the Fast & Furious franchise has gone on to become one of the premier action film franchises due to stories and scenes that are so dumb and insane that it’s hard not to find them appealing.  Now the ever chiseled visage of Vin Diesel may be appearing in a new Fast & Furious game from none other than Activision. Yup, good old Acti is at it once again.

Spec Ops: The Line Developers Prep New Game, Tease Announcement Soon

The team behind the daring and rather intense action/drama Spec Ops: The Line are on the cusp of announcing their next project.  We’ve already known that Yager have been working on something once Spec Ops finally arrived at retail last Summer, but now we have a few more details on the project and a tease of things to come.

Drakengard Returns With New Sequel

Square Enix is dipping back into one of their more popular catalog titles to deliver a new sequel. No, we’re not going to receive yet another pointless Final Fantasy title as the shocking announcement is that of a new Drakengard title for the PlayStation 3.

Indie Love - East Side Games

Vancouver’s East Side Games launched themselves from the arguably inauspicious beginnings of Pot Farm to become a stable, successful, and growing indie shop currently approaching the ripe old age of two. Their success is owed partially to an experienced management team, partially to the company culture that empowers decisions at all levels of the organization, and (I think you’ll agree) more than a little to the moxie from passionate game developers like Josh Nilson, COO of East Side Games and the person providing the answers to our questions.

 

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Is Detailed In New Walkthrough Video

Seeing an established developer branch out a bit is always nice, but we rarely see a studio go from a heritage of dark FPS titles filled with good old-fashioned ultra-violence and then suddenly do a platformer/puzzle title with a friendly exterior. Yet such a thing is the case for the new game from Starbreeze, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons.

Gore Verbinski's XBLA Game Matter Canned By Microsoft

Last week we saw one Hollywood titan exit the video game industry after an effort that was far from fruitful, and we have news of another unexpected development.  After Jerry Bruckheimer decided to shutter his games division after being in existence for five years, during which no games were ever released/created under the label, word has surfaced which points to Microsoft ending their partnership with acclaimed film director Gore Verbinski.

Lost Planet 3 Shows A More Dramatic Side In This New Trailer + Release Date Revealed

Capcom’s somewhat unexpected reboot/sequel of the Lost Planet series has emerged once again after a brief absence. Not seen since E3 2012, some had wondered if things had gone terribly wrong with Lost Planet 3 due to the radio silence both by Capcom and Spark Unlimited. Yet here we are once again graced by the new everyman hero of Lost Planet 3 along with news of when the game will arrive.

Small Update Given For New Tomb Raider Movie

Perhaps poised to go nowhere due to the politics of making a film and whether or not the game is truly a success, a minor update has been given concerning the new Tomb Raider movie.

After two live-action entries featuring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft were released during the original heyday of the Tomb Raider franchise, production company GK Films announced their plans to do a new Tomb Raider movie to coincide with Square Enix’s video game reboot.

The Indie Brawler That Is Aztez Surfaces Again [Video]

Ever a fan of smaller titles of an indie nature, I’ve had my eye on one game in particular when it comes to satisfying my need for brutal and fast combat.  Always a hard thing to do, nailing the feel of combat within a game isn’t an easy feat yet the developers at Team Colorblind seem to have done such a thing with Aztez.

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