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Coming Soon: November 2021

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Tokyo Game Show 2021 Trailers

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Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ / Tōkyō Gēmu Shō) is a video game convention held annually in in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases and related hardware as well. The show features booths from major game publishers, console makers, mobile gaming platforms and a few indies. This years event runs from September 29th to October 3rd.















































































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Dying 1983
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• Unsouled
• Crysis Remastered Trilogy
• ANVIL: Vault Breakers
• Little Witch in the Woods
THE iDOLM@STER: Starlit Season
• Nobunaga's Ambition: Shinsei
• River City Girls 2
• Wanted: Dead
• Gran Saga




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Monthly Roundup: September 2021

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Video Game: Terraforming Mars
Lowkey Gaming Review
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Critics’ opinions on the mobile adaptation of Terraforming Mars — whose original tabletop version consistently ranks in the overall top 10 on BGG — are wide-ranging. We’ve seen everything from a perfect score to nearly the lowest rating of all games a critic has ever reviewed, and everything in between.

That variety in viewpoints is probably explained by the fact that Terraforming Mars is beautifully implemented for 99% of the game, but has major flaws in the other 1% that can ruin a game. Your (and critics’) experience with the game depends on how often you encounter those flaws, and how much you care about their impact. In general, we recommend this game, but caution especially the more serious players that it will sometimes be frustrating to play.
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Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Di-Minish-ing Rewards
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The Minish Cap is a game that I remember fondly from my childhood, a game that I spent hours on collecting odd knick-knacks and traveling through a tiny world within another slightly larger world. Yet it's a game you hear about so infrequently in regards to the Zelda series, practically forgotten amidst the relics of GameBoy Advance carts. So, I decided to revisit the game in an effort to recapture some lost nostalgia from my past and get to the bottom of whether or not this is a game that needs to be saved from our fading memories.

From the onset, Minish Cap is a pretty standard Zelda affair; Zelda needs to be saved from a big bad, this time a goth wizard named Vaati, and the only one fit for the job is you, some kid who lives just outside of town with his blacksmithing grandpa. You're tasked with finding the 4 elemental emblems to restore your ancient sword and return Hyrule to peace once more. Pretty basic stuff. The twist comes in the form of your companion, Ezlo, a talkative bird-like creature that sits on your head like a hat, piping up now and again to give "helpful" advice. And with him comes the ability to shrink down to the size of a mouse, traversing around the map as a mite, squeezing into otherwise inaccessible areas. A fun concept for sure, as you soon find yourself weaving through what could have been straightforward mazes, trying to find the appropriate map to get through all kinds of obstacles.
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Video Game: Homeworld
Interesting
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An interesting and somewhat unique twist on the real time strategy genre, Homeworld gets its inspiration from the old Terran Trade Authority books authored by Stewart Cowley. The color schemes on the space ships, the general visual appeal and design and vastness of the artistry of various science fiction novels from the 1960s and 1970s is encapsulated in this game's visuals, but without either the core stories and second tier stories that Cowley authored as a post thought.

Instead Homeworld offers a kind of ethnic cleansing as a backstory and current political state of affairs, with perhaps some medical overtones to justify political repression which is probably allegorical for some behavioral science.

The single player story regards a lost and repressed people who have suffered a genocide and are fighting their way to gain recognition through space combat. The visuals are very attractive, but the gameplay is somewhat hamstrung by both the design criteria of when the game was made and the general design of the game in terms of restriction of scope and scale of the battle space.
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Browsing Games - ...a night on the road to canada...
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When it comes to setup woes, video games will always trump analog gaming.

Click a button, wait a few seconds (a bit more of Steam needs an update), and your set for an otherworldly game where fun and immersion reign supreme with the minimum effort required from the players.

Before leaving Florida, Ernie and Kathy decided to stop in a Y'all Mart to grab some supplies for the coming road trip. Ernie had nothing but a metal pipe and Kathy a flashlight to start. Which begs the question, what were they doing all this time if not preparing for the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse?
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Memoirs of an Action 52 Programmer - Why 52 Games?
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First of all, it turns out it's hard to write a blog. I published and subsequently deleted the first post I did today. Hopefully this one is better. It at least has more information and less fluff. This one, I think, came out much better.

So this isn't new information really. If you look online you can find Mario has said the same thing. Vince Perri's son had a Nintendo cartridge, a bootleg, with 52 games on it. I have no idea what games he had but they were all official NES licensed games on a single cart. Not sure how he got a hold of that cartridge but he and all his friends were pretty excited by this. Vince saw how the kids reacted about a 52 game cartridge and being the entrepreneur that he was, he figured as excited as kids got over this bootleg what if kids could by a cartridge with 52 original games. It was brilliant!
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Video Game: Age of Wonders III
Random Ruminations - Down to the Wire
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Somewhere in VGG there's a GeekList for best (personal favorite) game of 2021, but I can't find it. Early in the year I added Age of Wonders III to the list, wondering if it would stand up to Dominions 5: Warriors of the Faith, which I also mentioned.

It's almost October now, and I'd say it's still a close call. I've spent about equal hours on each game, and I still love 'em both. Of course I also have problems with both, as nothing in this world is perfect.

I haven't limited myself to just those two games, though. In fact, I've spent just about as much time on Civilization V and VI. The latter is one of my newest games, and I have a lot to learn about it; the former is somewhat simpler and much more familiar. So I've been going back and forth between them. Oh, and I've also played a fair bit of Master of Orion, my old standby. And dabbled at Dom5's sister game, Conquest of Elysium 4.
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Nintendo Direct - September 2021

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Coming Soon: October 2021

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Summer Game Fest 2021 Trailers | THQ Nordic

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Summer Game Fest is an all-digital, multi-month global festival. It features gaming news, events, and free playable content. Each developer or publisher will announce and host their own conference as part of the event.

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SGF 2021 Trailers | Nacon
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Sony State of Play - September 2021

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Monthly Roundup: August 2021

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Video Game: Tales of Hearts R
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Monsters called "xerom" are consuming the hearts (Spirias) of people and inflicting them with negative emotions ("Despir"). Somatics, wielders of shape shifting blades called "Soma", exist to fight off the xerom by directly entering the Spiria of an infected person. During one such job, a young Somatic named Kor, accidentally shatters the Spiria of a girl, draining her of all emotion. In an attempt to fix his mistake, Kor travels the world looking for the girl's Spiria shards. In the process he discovers the source of the xerom and a secret hidden within the planet's twin moons.
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Video Game: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Next-Gen Ratchet & Clank
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Despite the series well established history and reputation, Rift Apart is one of only a few Ratchet & Clank games I’ve played to completion. I’m always on the look out for games my wife and I can play together, and this seemed like a perfect example of the kind of thing we could enjoy together. Between the cute, Pixar style graphics and presentation as well as the simple, yet rewarding combat, passing the controller back and forth as we worked our way through the game and eventually to the platinum trophy was just as much fun as any of our favorite games from the past. And not simply because the game has you zooming between rifts in space and time at breakneck speeds.
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Video Game: ISLANDERS
Now released on consoles. Terrific laid back experience.
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I just discovered this city building game after it released on Xbox. Only cost me about $6 (Canadian). It's essentially a rogue-like, meaning you're meant to fail, restart, and do better and better each time, unlike something along the lines of Sim City. You're goal is basically to get a better high score than your previous game.

It feels VERY board gamey, which is why I wanted to mention it here. Placing a building gets you points for the building itself (usually), plus bonus points or negative points for certain adjacent buildings. It could very easily be converted into a tile laying board game.

The controls are simple and intuitive. As an added bonus, when you move your new building that you're about to place around the map, there's a large score displayed that changes in real time as you move about, so no worries about having to do any math.
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Video Game: Police Simulator: Patrol Officers

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A Gnome's Ponderings - Nearing the middle of Cozy Grove
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As I wrote a couple months ago, we started playing Cozy Grove. It’s a video game about being gently helping unhappy ghosts let go and pass on. And we’ve made it to about the halfway point.

Short version: the game has kept us engaged and want to keep playing. So, that’s a thumbs up.

Here’s a recap: You are a spirit scout, a branch of scouting that is into wildernesss skills and helping the restless dead find peace. And you are stuck on an island that is full to the bursting with unhappy ghosts. Who are all pretty friendly. At the worst, they are rude but they will still talk to you. You don’t have to worry about the dead trying to horribly murder you.

While there is a plenty of crafting and decorating for you to do, the heart of the game is fulfilling literally hundreds of fetch quests. And, slowly, you find out each ghosts story. As opposed to random, faceless ghosts, you have a small collection of ghosts, each with their own story to explore.
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Magpie Gamer - Legends of the Guild: Something For The Fans
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Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is the latest animated adaptation of a video game franchise from Netflix. Releasing just a little over six months after the theatrical run of the live action adaptation by director Paul W. S. Anderson , the Netflix trailer already appears more faithful to the source material than Monster Hunter (2020) was. Over the last couple of years, Netflix has gained a bit of a reputation for producing stellar video game adaptions, the Castlevania series being the most notable. However, the streaming service has been known to put out a few duds, such as the Dragon's Dogma series released last year.
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Gamescom 2021 Trailers | Part 4

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Gamescom 2021 Trailers | Part 3

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