Upcoming Games- WWE 2K20: (2019)

One of most high profile games that people are talking about in relation to October 2019 is the upcoming release of WWE 2K20. For those who do not know WWE2K20 will be developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Games and is the direct sequel of last year’s installment WWE 2K19. As far as features are concerned in relation to WWE 2K20 many people will be happy to know that 2K Showcase Mode will be making a return in this game. However, this year’s 2K Showcase Mode will focus on the careers of the Four Horsewomen including current Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley, “The Queen” Charlotte Flair, “The Boss” Sasha Banks and reigning Raw Women’s Champion “The Man” Becky Lynch in relation to The Women’s Evolution. Players will have the opportunity to relive some of the most memorable moments that defined the careers of the Four Horsewomen. The single-player 2K Showcase Mode allows people to play through key matches involving all four women from NXT to the main roster PPV’s such as the Royal Rumble & WrestleMania. The inclusion of historical footage & documentary vignettes adds to the overall quality of this year’s 2K Showcase Mode which is considered to be one of the main attractions of WWE 2K20.

Another feature that is considered to be a huge attraction in WWE 2K20 is My Career Mode which was also in WWE 2K19. However, this year’s My Career Mode allows players to create both male and female MyPlayers and use them throughout the campaign. Similar to last year’s My Career Mode people will be graced with various cutscenes and voiceovers from various WWE Superstars on the current roster. Along with the inclusion of a new My Career Mode many people will be happy to know that Universe Mode will also be making a return in WWE 2K20. As far as Universe Mode is concerned players will have more flexibility in relation match and rivalry limits on major shows. While match limits on major and minor shows have been changed from seven to nine the same has been done with PPV’s matches going from seven to fourteen.

It should also be noted that the amount of rivalries that players can have on major shows have increased from three to four while the number of shows that can co-cost a pay-per-view has increased from two to three. In addition to all these brand new features WWE 2K20 has many of today’s hottest stars including Seth Rollins, A.J. Styles, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Johnny Gargano, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, Kofi Kingston, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Randy Orton and many others. As far as legends are concerned players will also see the return of big names such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and more. WWE 2K20 is currently scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on October 22nd. There is no question that the features include in WWE 2K20 will definitely be an attraction to those who have been following the WWE 2K series for the past eight years.

Fortnite Chapter 2 emerges from the Black Hole Event!!!!

The Fortnite Chapter 10 End Of The World event was such a big deal on October 13th and drew so much mainstream attention especially considering how popular the game has been since 2017. The way that Chapter 2 Season 11 of Fortnite was introduced was pretty spectacular especially considering the fact that nothing like the Black Hole Event following the end of Season 10 was unlike anything many people had ever seen in the gaming world. There were over 6 million people on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Twitch any YouTube who were online when the Black Hole Event happened wondering what was going to happen next. About two days following the Black Hole Event millions of Fortnite players saw the emergence of Chapter 2 Season 11 with the introduction of a brand new overworld map. Along the inclusion of a brand new map players are provided with a new battle pass which provides them with the privilege of unlocking various bonus items for less money compared to any of the previous seasons in Chapter 1.

Epic Games had also added some additional features including new ways to earn in-game rewards along with a new level up system. These were all features that the world learned about following the trailer that Epic Games had provided following the Black Hole Event. While many people are ecstatic about some of the changes in Fortnite Season 11 there are a few features that some are not too crazy about such as the inclusion on “bots”. While Fortnite still has plenty of urban territories for people to explore Season 11 will place more emphasis other activities such as swimming and fishing since there will be more forests and rivers than in comparison to the previous seasons. As time progresses we will most likely learn more about details regarding Fortnite Season 11 hopefully before 2020. As a Battle Royale game Fortnite is quite possibly the biggest title within the gaming world right now. Fortnite earned at least $2.4 billion in revenue back in 2018 and is still considered to be a huge attraction to casual gamers today. It will be interesting to see how successful Season 11 of Fortnite will be along with the rest of Chapter 2 for that matter.

Upcoming Games- Little Nightmares II: (2020)

For those who enjoyed the first Little Nightmares game which came out back in 2017 you will be happy to know that the sequel has been confirmed for a multi-platform release in 2020. Similar to the original installment Little Nightmares II is set to appear on consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows. As far as details are concerned we do know that Little Nightmares II will be developed by Tarsier Studios an indie video game company from Sweden and published by Bandi Namco Entertainment. Along with appearing on multiple game consoles Little Nightmares II will be utilizing the Unreal Engine 4. Little Nightmares II is going to be a puzzle-platform horror adventure that we still know very little about aside from the basic plot.

Based on what we know the story for the game revolves around a character named Six who must infiltrate a Signal Tower with the help of a child named Mono. As far as how successful Little Nightmares II has the potential in being is concerned its something that is debatable. The original Little Nightmares game managed to sell over one million copies worldwide since it released over two years ago. The first game was praised for its dark atmosphere and terrifying visuals which is something we are definitely going to see more of in Little Nightmares II. Hopefully, we will learn more details about Little Nightmares II as we get closer to 2020. But as it currently stands Little Nightmares II looks like it has the potential to be one of the best puzzle-platform adventure titles of 2020.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge (1995)

When it comes down to 2D fighting games from the 90’s that are considered to be underrated one of the few titles that comes to mind is Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge which was released back in 1995. Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge was initially released in arcade centers for the CP System II before appearing on the Sega Saturn in 1996. For whatever reason Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge never appeared on the PS1 despite the console being more popular both Japan and America. For those who do not know Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge was the direct sequel to the original Darkstalkers game Capcom had developed in ’94. Ironically, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors was ported for the PS1 in ’96 despite the quality of the game being slightly inferior compared to Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge. As far as popularity is concerned DarkStalkers: The Night Warriors was arguably a more well known title since it was the first entry within the entire series. In fact, Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge had the same characters, ending and plot from the ’94 game. However, Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge did have some new characters in addition to the likes of Morrigan Aensland, Lord Raptor, Hsien-Ko Felicia and others.

There were non-playable boss characters such as Huitzil & Pyron who were in the first DarkStalkers game that became selectable in Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge. Also, the improvements made to the gameplay for DarkStalkers Revenge was a positive. When it came downtown the super meters of the characters Capcom had decided to give them both EX & ES specials. While a EX special consumed the players entire special gauge an ES special took up about a fraction of the characters meter somewhat similar to the Street Fighter Alpha series from the mid to late 90’s. Its entire possible that Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge could have been way more popular than it was during ’95-’96 on the PS1. However, 2D fighting games were starting to lose their appeal in America & Japan during the mid 90’s in favor of 3D gaming. Despite, not being as popular as other 2D fighting games from the 90’s Night Warriors: DarkStalkers Revenge was still a very good fighting game that does not get talked about as much should.

Should the release price of PS5 Controllers be the same as the PS4?

The announcement regarding the PlayStation 5 and its upcoming release in late 2020 is something that everyone in the gaming world is talking about right now. We have recently learned more details about the features regarding the PS5 console itself. As far as features are concerned in relation to the PlayStation 5 it has been revealed that Sony has decided to place more emphasis in providing people with a richer gameplay experience overall. The addition of adaptive triggers and haptic feedback is something that is unique and will make the PS5 control pad standout more from Sony’s older generation controllers. However, despite the recent information that has surfaced online there is no news regarding how much the PlayStation 5 console will be priced at along with its controllers.

As currently stands a Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller averages around $64.99 at Best in America. With the new features of the Sony DualShock 5 wireless controller some believe that the initial release price should be slightly higher. We are most likely going to find out more about the cost of the PlayStation 5 along with its accessories within the next couple of months or so. However, the PlayStation 5 is priced the same as the PS4 there is no doubt that the console will have strong sales within its first year.

PlayStation 5 Confirmed for release before the holidays in 2020!!!!

One of the hottest topics in the gaming world for over the past year or so has involved rumors regarding Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 5 console. There have been many people who have been anxious to know the official release date of Sony’s next generation console for quite sometime now. As it currently stands the PlayStation 4 which was released worldwide back in November 2013 has sold at least 100 million units worldwide. Despite, not selling nearly as much as the PlayStation 2 did due the 00’s The PS4 still managed to become more successful than rival consoles such as the Wii-U and the Xbox One during the 10’s decade. The PlayStation 4 had improved greatly from its predecessor as far as features were concerned. The return of blu-ray compatibility along with the inclusion of motion control and 1 TB storage capacity versus 80 GB for the PS3 made the PlayStation 4 worth the price of $399.99 following its initial release approximately six years ago. Since then many people have thought of how Sony could possibly top the PlayStation 4 in terms of quality. As far as details regarding PS5 are concerned we have learned more information about new features which will make it stand out more from previous game systems.

One of the features that has been mentioned in relation to the PS5 includes haptic feedback oppose to simple rumbling which is something that has been common on DualShock controllers since the late 90’s-early 00’s. The haptic feedback feature not only contributes to adding more depth to the overall gameplay experience but it will make titles from different genres feel more unique. With haptic feedback racing games will feel different from sports games such as football making the overall gameplay experience more realistic. It should also be noted that adaptive triggers has been added to the L2/R2 buttons for the PlayStation 5 control pad. In addition, to controller based improvements it should be noted that the PS5 will indeed utilize physical discs that will have a capacity 100 GB. Other features includes ray tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware along with and a new UI to give players more details on what they can play along with their friends activities. USB-C connectivity and a system battery with a larger capacity than that of the PS4 will also be key features in the PlayStation 5. While the official release date for the PlayStation 5 has yet to be confirmed many people believe that it will most likely happen in November 2020. After all, history has shown that Sony normally releases their next generation game consoles around November following every six years or so. The PlayStation 3 was released back in November 2006 while the PS4 came out that same month in 2013. It will interesting to see how much the PlayStation 5 will be priced prior to its official release in late 2020.

Retro Gaming 10’s- Lollipop Chainsaw: (2012)

When it comes down to older action based hack and slash games from the late 00’s-early 10’s titles such as Bayonetta, No More Heroes 2, Darksiders along with God Of War 3 comes to many people’s minds in relation to that particular genre. The titles just mentioned were all big attractions for older generation consoles between the late 00’s-early 10’s such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. Which the hack n slash genre of gaming was not as pop as first and third person shooters fans and critics alike were fond of certain games from that genre back in the day. One of the few action-based hack n slash games that came out back in the early 10’s that has been seeming forgotten since its release was Chainsaw Lollipop from June 2012. For those who many have missed it Chainsaw Lollipop was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture the same company that worked on the No More Heroes series since 2007. Also, Chainsaw Lollipop was published by worldwide Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment before while Kadokawa Games took that same role Japan. The storyline for Chainsaw Lollipop was interesting especially since it took elements science-fiction and mixed it with something that has been a recurring issue especially in American society in relation to grade school which is bullying. In this game players control the main protagonist who is a cheerleader from San Romero High School and a cheerleader/zombie hunter named Juliet Starling as she fights of hordes of undead creatures during a zombie apocalypse on her 18th birthday.

The plot is both bizarre and intriguing as players discover that one of the key antagonists of the game is a gothic outcast by the name of Swan. It turns out that Swan is the one behind the zombie apocalypse and its mainly due to how he has been mistreated and bullied by almost everyone at San Romero High School. Ironically, Juliet was not among any of the students who mistreated Swan and while he began to develop romantic feelings towards her she eventually found another love interest. While Juliet falls for a jock at San Romero High School School it drives Swan insane especially considering the fact that jocks were the biggest bullies of them all. These events lead Swan to use his expert knowledge of Necromancy perform a ritual to summon the “Zombie of Zombies” and the final boss in Chainsaw Lollipop known as Killabilly from the Rotten World. Throughout the game players had to destroy various enemies and bosses using Juliet Starling’s athletic abilities and along with her custom chainsaw.

Players encounter bosses with the likes of Zed, Mariska, Vikkie, Lewis Legend, Josey with Killabilly arguably being the toughest one of them all. The visuals for Lollipop Chainsaw looked very impressive mainly since the game utilized the Unreal Engine 3 for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360. The gameplay for Chainsaw Lollipop was pretty solid and there was a fair amount of creativity that went into its development. Players were allowed to earn gold & platinum medals by engaging in activities such rescuing classmates and destroying enemies. The medals collected could be used to unlock new moves and attires for Juliet Starling in addition to obtain artwork and music in relation to the game itself. The health bar meter players are given can be replenished by collecting lollipops throughout the game. Also, Nick who Juliet saves from becoming a zombie by cutting of his head and using a magic ritual on him to maintain his life had health bar as well.

The plot for Chainsaw Lollipop took a interesting twist when Juliet learned that the zombie overlords that she battled were all allowed to perish so Killabilly could make his return to earth. Along with the comic-book like art style and the gameplay mechanics included in Chainsaw Lollipop the storytelling aspect of the game was surprisingly interesting. While the Chainsaw Lollipop mainly received a mixed reception from critics it was still a pretty fun action based hack n slash title. While the presentation of Chainsaw Lollipop can easily draw the attention of casual gamers who are huge fans of the hack n slash genre some would argue that minor improvements to the gameplay could have made. However, since Lollipop Chainsaw came out during a time period where 3D action hack n slash games were popular and never officially developed into a series it’s considered to be a memorable gem for the PS3 & Xbox 360 from the early 10’s.