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Bayonetta Seeks Revenge in New Trailer

In the newest trailer for Bayonetta 2, she reveals that she was condemned by Heaven and Hell, and she is left to fend for herself.

But she plans on teaching them that she is not one to be against. Bayonetta 2,releases this week October 24th. In the retail version, it will also include the original Bayonetta for free.

Check out the newest trailer below:

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Borderlands: The Pre-sequel Review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

The 2014 holiday season is heating up, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the latest game to be released. Borderlands is the beloved series from Gearbox Studios. However, this time around 2K Austrailia has taken the reigns of the series, with Gearbox taking on more of a support role. How does Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel compare, not just it’s holiday season competition, but previous games in the series as well? Keep reading to find out.

Story

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place before Borderlands 1, but after Borderlands 2. A Hyperion employee, Jack has hired 4 Vault Hunters to aid him in saving one of Pandora’s moons from bandits. The story features some familiar faces and tells the story of how Handsome Jack becomes the insane man that he is. The story is very well told and still contained the same humor and charm that Borderlands is known for.

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Gameplay

The Gameplay of the Pre-Sequel is mostly the same as previous installments of the Borderlands series. The game is tight and plays very well. There is a large variety of guns and other customization options (like shields and grenade mods) that have a profound amount of depth.

The Pre-Sequel continues the high standard that Borderlands has set for the first person shooter RPG. The skill trees among the 4 characters are a lot of fun to tweak and play around with, especially with the option to reset your skill tree, for a small in-game fee.

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New to the Pre-Sequel, is the oxygen system. Since the Pre-Sequel takes place on one of Pandora’s moons, not all areas have an atmosphere. There are some positives and some negatives to this new gameplay mechanic.

The new oxygen mechanic provides a new type of oxygen shield that adds even more depth to The Pre-Sequel. However, the new oxygen system also has given Borderlands a tweaked pull on gravity. While it is fun to jump around in near-zero gravity, enemy movement has become something that can be truly frustrating. At times, enemies will just jump and lunge at you from decently far distances, which can be tough when fighting the hordes of frequently respawning enemies.

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Borderlands: The Pre-sequel can be quite buggy at times. I ran into a few issues where my game froze or I got stuck on lockers I was looting that forced me to quit out and restart the game.

Another big issue that I came across was that my moonstones, a rare type of currency would disappear and I would never get them back. Hopefully this can get fixed in an update, because it is a very disheartening thing. One other player I came across in my time with The Pre-sequel confirmed to also have the same problem with his moonstones.

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Presentation

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel looks is the best looking Borderlands to date. Between an amazing skyline, to interesting enemy design, I enjoyed traveling through the cel-shaded moon of Pandora. As usual the voice acting is simply top notch and there is some good parts of the soundtrack, although sometimes the game felt a little too quiet.
Overall

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel gets a lot of things right. The story and gameplay are awesome. But the new oxygen mechanic can feel a bit pointless at times. Plus, the game has a decent amount of bugs. That being said, it is a great game that Borderlands fans will love and was a great attempt by 2K Australia to capture the magic that Gearbox creates.
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Super Smash Bros. Review (3DS)

It’s time to settle it, in smash! It’s been six years since the release of the last Super Smash Bros. game and fans have been dying of anticipation. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until November 21 until they can get their hands on the Wii U version. On the bright side, we have the 3DS version to hold us over. How is it? Keep reading to find out.

Story

Smash Bros takes all of the biggest stars from Nintendo’s and a few others from some of the biggest franchises and has them take a part in an all-out battle. There really isn’t any story in Smash Bros. 3DS. The lack of a single player campaign( i.e. Brawl’s Subspace Emissary) Feels like a real missed opportunity, as I would have loved to play through a story with all of these iconic characters. Hopefully it’s exclusion is due to hardware and we will see one on the Wii U version.

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Gameplay

Speaking of hardware limitations, Super Smash Bros 3DS’ biggest weakness is the limits and build of the hardware. The controls feel as smooth as they can be, but something just felt off. I found myself tired of playing on the 3DS, and longed for the opportunity to play Smash bros. on a home console. The circle pad just does not work for Smash Bros. and proves that as great as the 3DS hardware can be, it could certainly benefit from having a control stick.

Playing a 3DS XL, I would say that the size of the screen was a bit too small for larger maps or when characters were spaced out. I can’t imagine how much worse it could have been on the original 3DS.

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For a handheld, Super Smash Bros. 3DS offers a good amount of content. There is a massive roster of characters, a decent amount of stages, classic mode, all star mode, trophy rush, challenges, and the introduction of Smash Run.

Smash Run will have players running through a dungeon gathering stat boosters to use in a final battle at the end of a five minute period. Smash Run was a real miss for me. The five minutes before the final brawl, felt like it went on forever, and the final battle was also usually over rather quickly, making it feel like a boring waste of time. As stated earlier, I would much rather see something in the vein of Brawl’s Subspace Emissary.

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Presentation

Super Smash Bros is the best looking game on the 3DS. All fighters run at a smooth 60fps, while all assist trophies, smash run enemies and Pokemon (from poke balls) run 30fps. The sound design is also superb. Classic tunes have been brought back and sound great. Like all Smash Bros. before it, Smash Bros. 3DS’ presentation is a love letter to Nintendo and other franchise characters’ fans. There is a lot more retro love shown as well.

Multiplayer

In my time spent with multiplayer(both local and online), I am pleased to say that I encountered little to no lag whatsoever. However, I felt like there could have been more rule customization, would have been nice.

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Overall

Super Smash Bros. 3DS does what you would expect it to. It is the novelty of playing Smash Bros. on the go. It offers up a great amount of content. There is a great deal of depth in characters, but I would have liked to see much more stages. The big trouble with Smash Bros. is that the 3DS just does not do it justice. From a pretty bad circle pad, to the small screen, and everything wrong in between. Smash Bros. 3DS is a good game, but the 3DS limits it. That being said, Smash Run was also a huge miss, even if it were to offer online multiplayer, which it does not. What Super Smash Bros. 3DS does right, above everything else, is increase the anticipation of the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros and honestly, I’m ok with that.
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Resident Evil TV Series in the Works

Resident Evil has been a game series, a film franchise, and now it maybe a television series. According to the Variety.  the film company behind the Resident Evil Films, Constantin Films, are looking into producing a Resident Evil television series after the film franchise is completed in 2015.

Reports have said this decision has come about due to the success of “The Walking Dead” in television and in video game form.

It is not said yet, if the tv show will take place in the universe of the film or if it will be rebooted tp fit the game’s plot. But only time will tell.

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Borderlands: The Pre Sequel Launch Trailer Has A Little Fun With Destiny

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel will be released tomorrow for Xbox 360, PS3. and PC! Released today was the launch trailer of the game from 2K Games. In this trailer, we get to see some of the cool new weapons you will get to spot in the game and also all of the characters you will be able to play with in the 4 player co-op.

They also poke a little fun at Destiny, with the reference of “moon wizards”. Check out the trailer for the next Borderlands below:

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Gran Turismo 7 For PS4 Expected Release Date Revealed

Gran Turismo has been a long running series in the racing field for Playstation for years. After the release of Gran Turismo 6 on Playstation 3, fans were eager to see what the next step for the series on Next Gen would be.

Today, the series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, revealed that the next gen version of the series, Gran Turismo 7 will be released in 2015 or 2016.

He explained that the differences between the development of the previous game on PS3 was a difficult one, and transferring over to PS4 is making for a bigger experience.

“We have a clear vision for Gran Turismo 7, which is to do everything we couldn’t do in GT6.” he said. “We want to make it very Gran Turismo. By that I mean it’s going to be a game that matches the very era that we live in, in 2015 or 2016.”

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