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Game of Thrones: Season 1 [Review]

Game of Thrones: Season 1 [Review]

Telltale does it once again, bringing us an unforgettable adventure.

Rise of the Tomb Raider [Review]

Rise of the Tomb Raider [Review]

Lara returns for yet another adventure with many new improvements!

Xbox One Elite Controller [Review]

Xbox One Elite Controller [Review]

The price is what you pay, Elite status is what you get.

Tales from the Borderlands [Review]

Tales from the Borderlands [Review]

Gearbox and Telltale team up for one of the funniest games you'll ever play

Halo 5 Guardians [Review]

Halo 5 Guardians [Review]

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New Arkham Knight Trailer Features The Scarecrow

As mentioned on the Radial Dialogue Podcast (is that what I'm calling it?) Arkham Knight got a new trailer this morning.

March Games with Gold Titles Leaked, Double in April!

Earlier this morning an image surfaced with information regarding the Xbox “Games with Gold” promotion showing off not only what we can look forward to in March (a bit early) but also revealing the fact that in the following month, April, we’ll get twice as many free games.

The image surface on NeoGaf this morning and was subsequently picked up and ran on virtually every game news site. Chances are pretty good you’ve already seen it, if not here’s the image and link to the thread on NeoGaf:

Radial Dialogue - Episode 2 - SteamVR and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Alright! Episode 2 is up and another very important lesson learned. Casey should not be allowed to play a video game about Dragon Ball while trying to uphold his end of the conversation.

Street Fighter V Charlie Nash Reveal, Bison Tease, and Beta Program

Capcom just released their latest from the upcoming Street Fighter V for PS4 and PC: The reveal trailer for none other than Charlie Nash! While this is exciting news (that we knew was coming) for fans of Street Fighter Third Strike, the more important news was what followed.

A Life in Games

I do talk a lot about the games I played when I was a kid. There are countless classic titles that I just like to sit down with, from time to time, for the purpose of blowing through something quick and familiar. With today's culture being steeped in nostalgia - everything  demanding everyone's attention has that 'old-school' feel, it's a freaking epidemic - it's always fun to think back to the way things were when you were a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed mutant squirrel child opening a brand-new SNES game for the first time. Wait, you weren't born with a tail, just me? Well, shit.

GTA V Heists Finally Receive Release Date

Since its original launch, way back in September 2013, the question on everyone's mind has been "when are we getting Heists?" If you're not familiar with GTA - and if you aren't I have no idea what you're doing on a video game website - the game mode is one that was announced well before release and is intended to feature online heist missions with your friends.

Batman: Arkham Knight Receives M Rating

It seems as though the next Rocksteady/Arkham game is going to be a little mature than the previous chapters. It was revealed today that the ESRB has slapped the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight with an "M" rating, according to the developer.

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.


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

Radial Dialogue - New Morning Show from Shogun Gamer!

In the grand tradition of Monty Python: “And now for something completely different.

This year we want to try some new things at Shogun Gamer and a big fantasy we’ve always had (as a collective) was to produce more video content. Over the last few months we’ve been procuring the resources and even dabbled with a couple of test (live-streams of new/upcoming games). It feels like we can do more though, so starting next week we’re going to begin trials of things we think are good ideas to see how far they can go.

The New 3DS XL [Hardware Review]

Overall Feeling: 

If you're someone who puts a lot of time into their 3DS library as is, the New 3DS XL is a pretty worthwhile upgrade. While the differences between the new console and the 3DS XL are pretty minimal, they are super handy. The face-tracking 3D makes a huge difference. I'm sure that when New 3DS-specific software comes out we'll see some good use from the additional shoulder buttons and right thumbstick. If you're like me and still rocking the original 3DS regularly though, I wholly advise you to go and get one right now and then maybe play some Mario Kart with me.

The Pros: 

+ Massively improved face-tracking 3D makes slight movement during gameplay a reality
+ New right thumbstick-nipple for sexy romps and additional controls
+ Improved battery life means you can play with the thumbstick-nipple for even longer during those lonely nights
+ Additional shoulder buttons that might be implemented in a game someday
+ Amiibo support
+ Did I mention nipples

The Cons: 

- Due to comparable specs, might not be a worthwhile investment for current 3DS XL owners
- It is not packaged with a charger, which is a detriment to new owners
- SD card slot not super easily accessible Rating : 

The eternal burning question: should you upgrade your console hardware? What if the new system isn’t really even “next-gen”? What upgrades do you get? What new games are immediately available for it? Has the string of questions become annoying yet? Should I stop? I’ll stop.

Round 2 Of M2’s Fantastic 3DS Sega Ports Has Begun

Growing up in a small town of only 30 000 I didn't have access to a particularly robust selection of arcade titles. The bowling alley at the bottom of the hill where everyone held their birthday parties had a handful of games that I could sink my teeth into; Bust-A-Move, Metal Slug, a couple great pinball tables.

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