Author: Mike Alava

A gaming hipster and Sega nerd with a passion for substance, style, and story.

The Five Nights at Freddy’s series has been ongoing and long-running since 2014, amassing a franchise spanning multiple games across multiple genres. Even being as kind as to letting fan works be a part of the overall storyline. But when you have an over encompassing plot that gets spoon-fed little by little per game, it’s hard to keep track of everything, not knowing which is essential for the Five Nights at Freddy’s experience. That’s why there are Five Nights at Freddy’s Core Collection, coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch, January 12th, 2021. The Core Collection will include…

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Fans of the adventure genre can rejoice, as Sam & Max Save the World Remastered has been announced for Nintendo Switch and Steam for a December 2 launch. While earlier this year, a VR game of the dynamic duo was announced for PC, a remaster of the point-and-click classic may be something that fans are more interested in. The port is being handled by Sunkape Games, which should also please many fans since they’re comprised of ex-Telltale employees. Sam & Max Save the World Remastered will not only be remastered with a brand new lighting engine and enhanced visuals, but…

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Electronic Arts and Bioware have announced today as a celebration of N7 day. Mass Effect is coming back in a significant collection for both PC and Consoles in 2021, entitled Mass Effect Legendary Edition. The mainline series that lasted from 2007 to 2012 will be ported in their best forms, including all the DLC and promotional items. While it’s not meant to be considered a remake by any stretch of the imagination, there will be improved textures, 4k resolution, frame rates, and shaders to give the game a visual upgrade while not adding any additional content. The Mass Effect series…

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Capcom has announced that they’ve suffered from a ransomware attack on Wednesday. While they claim that no customer data has been stolen, nor has the online play for any games been affected, the hackers known as Ragnar Locker have claimed to have taken over 1TB of information from the company encrypting 2,000 servers on their network. A malware researcher known as pancak3 was first to confirm the attack. Pancak3 uploaded a sample of the ransomware on a malware analysis website and found a ransom note directed at Capcom. “HELLO, CAPCOM! If you are reading this message, it means your network…

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Bandai Namco has released two more trailers for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, coming December 3 to Nintendo Switch. Each video showcases an overview of the adventure, showing you what you might expect to see when choosing your Rhythmic Adventure. The first adventure, titled Don and Katsu’s Great Time Adventure, stars the mascot of the series Don, meeting Tocky, the protector of all history. But when Professor Timedyne kidnaps her friend Ticky, history itself starts to unravel. Aided by Tocky, it’s Don’s job to travel through time and right the past’s wrongs. The second adventure, entitled Dokodon! Mystery Adventure involves the…

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Many games have found unique ways to interpret dreams and memories, but using these themes as a way to explore death adds a layer of new elements to explore. The Signifier from developer PlayMeStudio aims to tackle this idea using some creative science-fictional set pieces and themes. https://youtu.be/LMYKRflAfDo In The Signifier, you play as Russell, a scientist that has nearly perfected an AI Computer that allows him to explore dreams and memories, named Evee. Evee can adjust dreams to try and appear more perceptible to the human eye. However, since it’s an experimental tech, glitches and unfinished surfaces are more…

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In today’s Nintendo Partner Direct, Grasshopper Manufacture released a trailer. It was reinforced that No More Heroes 3 will be coming in 2021, as stated in a tweet from Suda 51, the game’s director, earlier last month. The trailer also showcased gameplay and a surprise announcement of No More Heroes 1 & 2, making the long-running rumor true. In the trailer, Sylvia, Travis’ lover turned wife reintroduces the viewer to Travis Touchdown, the number one ranked assassin twice over and star of the unconventional hack and slash game. While the games before were fights for the top ranking between assassins,…

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We’ve had an issue this generation with game announcements, Cyberpunk 2077 being no exception. They get announced too early with little to show after the announcement, leading to droughts of info. We’ve seen time and again over the past few years that big, ambitious titles get announced, the workload is more than both the developer and the publisher expect, and they get pushed back and pushed back every presentation, practically an expectation for E3 presentations. Cyberpunk 2077 is that latest victim, as it has been delayed yet another time, finally sitting on December 10th, 2020. And it’s really killed my…

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