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    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft and The Coalition have released a new preview video of Gears 5 that introduces the Bootcamp mode. The mode helps introduce new players and familiarize returning players with the combat mechanics of the game. 

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

    Key Features:

    • Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
    • Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
    • Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
    • Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.

    Gears 5 will launch for Xbox One and PC on September 10.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439417/gears-5-preview-introduces-the-bootcamp-mode/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft and The Coalition have released a new preview video of Gears 5 that introduces the Bootcamp mode. The mode helps introduce new players and familiarize returning players with the combat mechanics of the game. 

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

    Key Features:

    • Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
    • Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
    • Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
    • Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.

    Gears 5 will launch for Xbox One and PC on September 10.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439417/gears-5-preview-introduces-the-bootcamp-mode/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Nintendo has released a new trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses that introduces the Golden Deer house.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the house:

    Take a deeper look at the Leicester Alliance, which lies in the east and represented at Garreg Mach Monastery under the banner of the Golden Deer. Led by Claude, this rogue nation answers to no king!

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses will launch for the Nintendo Switch on July 26.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439416/fire-emblem-three-houses-trailer-introduces-the-golden-deer-house/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    It was reported recently that Gears of War developer, The Coalition, is eliminating depictions of smoking in Gears 5. Studio head Rod Fergusson has clarified on Twitter that this isn't the first time the studio has removed depictions of smoking.

    Gears of War 2 character Dizzy in the original concept art showed him smoking a cigarette. However, by the time the game was released he was no longer smoking.

    Tweet

    Gears 5 will launch for Xbox One and PC on September 10.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439415/rod-fergusson-gears-5-isnt-the-first-time-the-gears-franchise-removed-tobacco-use/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Best Buy is currently running a sale on Sony's PlayStation Classic. The mini-console is available for just $19.99. That is a $40 discount over the current MSRP of $59.99 and is 80 percent lower than the $100 price it launched at. 

    Here is an overview of the PlayStation Classic:

    • PlayStation Classic comes with 20 pre-loaded games including, Final Fantasy VIIJumping FlashRidge Racer Type 4Tekken 3 and Wild Arms.
    • This mini Console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation.
    • Includes two wired Controllers, a virtual memory card and an HDMI cable.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439408/playstation-classic-on-sale-for-just-20-at-best-buy/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    GameXplain has released a five minute long gameplay video of Astral Chain.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Master multiple combat styles in this synergetic action game!

    Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.

    The Astral Chain game gives you full control over two characters at once for thrilling Synergetic Action, courtesy of PlatinumGames. Alternate between several Legion types and skills to save the world your way.

    Astral Chain features character designs by the acclaimed manga artist Masakazu Katsura (ZETMANVideo Girl Ai), and marks the directorial debut of PlatinumGames’ Takahisa Taura (designer of NieR: Automata). Hideki Kamiya, director of the Bayonetta game and writer/supervisor of the Bayonetta 2 game, provides supervision.

    Key Features:

    • Players can control the protagonist and a special weapon called a Legion simultaneously, building stylish combos by using both characters in tandem
    • There are multiple Legions in the game, each with different combat styles and abilities. Players can even strategically change between Legions at will during real-time battles
    • This apocalyptic setting is full of intricate details and interesting characters, including citizens and suspects you can interact with in the city, others in the special police task force, and your twin sibling
    • Use the abilities of the Legion not only in battle but also for investigating cases and solving environmental puzzles
    • Uncover the secrets of the alternate dimension called the Astral Plane, where the mysterious invaders originate
    • Astral Chain is directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as the game designer on NieR: Automata, and supervised by Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series

    Astral Chain will launch for the Nintendo Switch on August 30.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439414/astral-chain-gets-5-minute-long-gameplay-video/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will not have every single Pokemon in the game and Game Freak developers Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori in an interview with Famitsu clarified that the reason for this was to prioritize quality over quantity. 

    When you take into account every Pokemon and form changes the total number is now over 1,000. The developers wanted to create more detailed and better animated Pokemon in the game.

    "With the move to Nintendo Switch, it became possible to recreate Pokemon with more beautiful and livelier animations but on the other hand it took more time to develop," said Masuda. "Another point is that the total number of Pokemon has exceeded 1000, including new Pokemon and form changes.

    "As a result, in addition to adapting to changes in hardware in order to create quality graphics, it has become very difficult to adjust the balance of each Pokemon’s unique skills. That is the reason for this decision, and why we have decided it will be difficult to have all Pokemon appear in future works.

    "This decision is personally very sad [for me]. Of course I wanted to be able to bring every Pokemon if I could, but it was also a decision that I had to make eventually. In the end, I had no choice but to prioritize quality."

     

    Ohmori added, "Even in Pokemon Sun and Moon it was quite the difficult situation to bring in every Pokemon, but then we switched to Nintendo Switch and the models had to be rebuilt from scratch so we had to make some decisions. However, although there are limitations to the amount of Pokemon you can play with, Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s content such as the Wild Area and story are quite extensive."

    Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will launch worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on November 15.

    Thanks DualShockers.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439413/pokemon-sword-and-shield-missing-pokemon-is-due-to-prioritizing-quality-over-quantity/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Platinum Games animation artist Takahiro Iwagam in a blog post revealed the protagonist in Astral Chain doesn't have any dialogue. This is so the player can project themselves onto the character.

    "The main character of Astral Chain isn’t completely unvoiced; you can hear them calling out to their Legion as they fight," said Takahiro. "However, the main character doesn’t have any dialogue of their own in the main story cutscenes. Before I started animating anything at all, director Takahisa Taura and I discussed what overall impressions each character’s facial expressions should have.

    "Taura told me, 'I want players to be able to project themselves onto the player character, so they naturally feel like part of the game. So don’t give the player character any extreme expressions that might give them too much of a predefined personality.'"

    Astral Chain will launch for the Nintendo Switch on August 30.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439412/astral-chain-protagonist-doesnt-have-any-dialogue/

  • scissors
    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    It was previously confirmed 343 Industries was getting development support on Halo: Infinite from Skybox Labs. Studio Sperasoft has now been announced to also be working on the game.

    Sperasoft has helped developer AAA titles, most recently helping with the animations in Mass Effect Andromeda. While the studio is helping with animations in Halo: Infinite, 343 Industries is doing the majority of the animations.


    Halo: Infinite will launch in holiday 2020 for the Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Project Scarlett.

    Thanks Generacion Xbox.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439411/343-industries-to-receive-support-from-sperasoft-studio-helped-on-mass-effect-andromedas-animations/

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    July 15th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion executive director and art director Kaname Fujioka speaking with GameInformer in an interview revealed it will be more difficult and more challenging than the base game.

    "We’ve taken that feedback to heart from players who wanted more difficulty and more challenge and really delivered on that," said Fujioka.


    The Iceborne expansion launches for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, and this winter for Windows PC.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439410/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-expansion-will-be-more-difficult-and-more-challenging/

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