Diablo 3’s Necromancer Finally Hits This Month

necro

The Necromancer class in Diablo 3 has been teased for what seems like ages, and now, we’re finally getting it on June 27. The Necromancer will be priced at $14.99 and will require the Reaper of Souls expansion on PC to play. The pack will also grant access to additional character slots, a portrait, banner, sigil, accent and pennant, a brand new pet and some items for your pets.

Blizzard also revealed the new Eternal Collection for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, that will give console players full access to the game and all of its DLC, including the Necromancer.

Killer Instinct Coming to Steam

ki

It was announced last night during the Top 8 battle at CEO 2017, that Killer Instinct is officially headed to Steam in the near future. No price or launch date was given, but it marks the first time the game will be available outside of the Windows 10 Xbox Store.

Killer Instinct has been one of the more faithfully updated titles of this generation, with fighter pack releases, and new gameplay content coming out at a steady rate for fans of the fighter franchise.

Mistwalker to Announce New Title

mistwalker

Mistwalker head, and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is set to announce a new title from his acclaimed studio Mistwalker. Mistwalker hasn’t released a core console title since The Last Story on the Wii, and even further with Lost Odyssey on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The new title will be announced on a Famitsu live stream on June 22. You can check it out on NicoNico LIVE at 8:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time), with a special guest appearance by Nobuo Uematsu.

New Xbox Avatars Unveiled

Part of me always hoped that Microsoft wouldn’t give up on Xbox Avatars. I loved the customizability they had, and they did well to make the Xbox a bit more fun. Plus, with tons of ways to express yourself, you could always make your Avatar look more like you than your Mii ever could.

Now, Microsoft has announced that they’re coming back to the forefront after disappearing since the release of the Xbox One. The new Avatars are definitely suited for 4K, with new options for hair customization, clothing, and even prosthetics, and vehicles.

PhE3: Bethesda Recap

E3CoverBeth

Bethesda had no real surprises in store, but that doesn’t mean what we saw wasn’t a welcome sight. Updates of the VR front for the company, as well as a few new pieces of DLC, and expecting game reveals dominated their late-night keynote.

Hit the jump for the full offerings from Bethesda Softwork’s E3 conference.

Continue reading “PhE3: Bethesda Recap”

PhE3: Xbox Recap

E3CoverXbox

Microsoft took the stage of E3, and blew its doors off, with numerous world premieres of blockbuster titles, a lineup of 42 games shown, with half being Xbox One and Windows PC exclusive, and the worldwide reveal of the Xbox One X. It was a massive show for the tech giant, and with a heavy focus on 4K Ultra HD as the future of the industry currently, they did their best to showcase beautiful visuals, and gorgeous looks at a varied library. My best moment is undoubtedly when Phil Spencer reveals to the crowded hall that original Xbox games will be making their way to the Xbox One with backwards compatibility.

This was, admittedly, one of the most exciting and surprise-filled keynotes that Microsoft has ever done, with a lot of great moments and fantastic looking games shown. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of the keynote with trailers for everything shown.

Continue reading “PhE3: Xbox Recap”

Analog EP13: WondE3r Woman

Josh and Theo are joined by James (like Beyonce) for a huge Pre-E3 episode! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Sin City and Cowboy Bebop TV adaptations, Wonder Wonder thoughts, and E3 predictions fill out the 13th episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2oHmZka

PhE3 Coverage Schedule

PhE3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one of the craziest times of the year for fans of video games and entertainment. An entire weekend of updates, announcements, shocks, and dreams coming true. This is the time when the industries biggest and brightest show off their best, and reveal their plans not only for the rest of the year, but oftentimes for many years to follow.

The most important bits of this weekend is undoubtedly the keynotes. Starting on Saturday, and running through to Tuesday, the schedule can be seen below. I will be out of town for the weekend, but will do my best to stay updated as much as possible. You can absolutely expect recaps for all of the major keynotes on that Monday, though.

sched

UPDATE: E3 has come and gone, and you can hit the jump for links to coverage of all the major keynotes.

Continue reading “PhE3 Coverage Schedule”

Tekken 7 Features Overview

Tekken 7 is finally releasing on home consoles this Friday, and in preparation for the release, they’ve put together a hefty features overview video for fans, new and returning, explaining many of the new features in the game. Showcasing Rage Art, and Power Crush moves, as well as the Mishima Saga itself, which is coming to a head in the penultimate title.

Tekken 7 launches worldwide on June 2, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Wonder Woman Multiverse Event

Warner Bros. is taking full advantage of the great timing of their DC Entertainment properties. Injustice 2 released last week to incredible fanfare (Listen to my thoughts Here), and Wonder Woman is releasing this week to incredible early reviews.

With that in mind, check out the trailer above, and make sure to jump into the Multiverse in Injustice 2 this week, to earn the Wonder Woman movie armor for your character. Injustice 2 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Introducing Red Hood

NetherRealm Studios has shared the first character trailer from DLC Pack 1, showcasing Jason Todd’s Red Hood fighter. The trailer relies heavily on known rivalries, as it pits Jason against the Joker, and Damian Wayne.

Red Hood will be released alongside Starfire, and Sub-Zero, in the “Fighter Pack 1” for Injustice 2. Currently, there is no release date for the DLC, but we should be hearing soon. Injustice 2 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Far Cry 5 Announced

farcry

Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 5, as well as shared numerous details about the game, complete with a release date. The title, which will be released on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, will see players take control of a custom-created police deputy in an attempt to liberate Hope County, Montana from the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.

Far Cry 5 is the first in the series set in America, and will task players with hiring mercenaries, and training various animals in an attempt to create a Resistance against the vicious cult. You will be able to travel the map, which can be edited through the returning Map Editor, with ATVs, big rigs, boats, and even planes. Some of the returning weapons are guns, grenades, baseball bats, and sledgehammers.

Ubisoft has released five trailers for the game this morning: 2 story trailers, and 3 character trailers.

Continue reading “Far Cry 5 Announced”

Xbox Game Pass Begins June 1st

xbox

In March of this year, Microsoft revealed a new service for Xbox players that would allow them to pay $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 each month to receive access to a library of over 100 OnDemand games at any given time. Service for the Xbox Game Pass will begin on June 1st, but Microsoft is giving players the option to try out the service with a 14-day free trial.

With Xbox Game Pass, players can download as many games on the service as they like, and play them for as long as they like, or until the game is removed from the library. If you enjoy the title you are playing, you can buy it for 20% off and receive 10% off of its DLC, as well.

Tekken 7 Opening Movie Now Online

Bandai Namco has shared the official Tekken 7 opening movie on YouTube, and as per usual with Tekken’s opening visuals, it’s a gorgeous reel of characters and story. This particular opening focusing primarily on the Mishima feud between Heihachi, and his son, Kazuya. We get glimpses of many other characters, with Akuma being a standout.

Tekken 7 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week, June 2, 2017.

5 Games Sega Should Revive

sega

SEGA unveiled their Road to 2020 last week, showcasing their plans to restore their former glory in the world of gaming across Japan, and the rest of the globe. It’s a fascinating look at a company desperate to get back to their roots. In the lofty plan, they reveal a plan to revive older game IP’s for modern home consoles to restore some of their older player base.

Their history of innovative titles consists of a Who’s Who of blockbuster games in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some have seen themselves revived, in not-so-good fashion. While others haven’t seen the light of day since. Hit the jump for my Top 5 picks of Games that Sega should revive.

Continue reading “5 Games Sega Should Revive”