More details on Google Stadia emerges!!!!

As far as big news is concerned in relation to technology one of the many things that everyone is talking about right now is Google Stadia. A couple of months ago the Google Stadia was announced at the Game Developers Conference back in March 2019 and since people have been very anxious to learn more details about this new gaming platform. After the reveal trailer that we got at GDC 2019 it was being described as the “Netflix of Gaming” and had people wondering how it would work and what price would be. We have recently learned at Stadia Connect on August 19th that the Google Stadia will be launched in November 2019 on a date that has yet to be revealed. People will have access to various games such as Destiny 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Tomb Raider Trilogy and many others through Google’s upcoming streaming service. Players will be able to access these games through the Google Stadia’s subscription service that provides them with optimal quality in relationtion to streaming.

For those who seek better quality in relation to visuals the Google Stadia Pro subscription provides 4K HDR and will cost $10 each month. For those who decide to purchase the Stadia Pro plan you will be happy to know that Destiny 2 has been confirmed as a free game. Also, players have the option on pre-ordering the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition for $130 which includes the Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia Controller along with a three month buddy pass. We also learned that the cost of a Google Stadia controller comes to $70 along with the fact that the Google Stadia Base will not be released until 2020. The Google Stadia Base will provide subscribers with high quality visuals where games run at 1080p 60 FPS. The whole concept of the Google Stadia seems very innovative and it will be interesting to see how things play out following its upcoming launch.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Sonic Battle: (2003)

As far as older games from the 00’s are concerned in relation to Nintendo consoles in general the are some who would argue that the Game Boy Advance has better titles than GameCube for the most part. While GBA having better titles than GameCube is debatable it definitely seemed like the Game Boy Advance has more variety. There were games such as Sonic Battle which was pretty unique following its initial release back in December 2003. Sonic Battle was a title that hardcore fans of the Sonic series might remember because it was one of the few high profile titles that Sega had ever made in relation to the blue hedgehog. Sonic Battle was a fighting game with an intriguing plot that involved Dr. Eggman being one of the main antagonists like usual. The story mode focuses on an ancient weapon known as a Gizoid who is later named Emerl by Sonic who becomes one of the key characters in the game as it copies the abilities for various characters while becoming stronger process. Emerl also became more powerful which each Chaos Emerald that he received and ended becoming the main antagonist of Sonic Battle.

There were various aspects about cool the story mode for Sonic Battle that people like including the cutscenes, world maps along with the fact that people had the opportunity to play as various characters opposed to only Sonic. The story mode gave people the opportunity to play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Shadow, Cream The Rabbit, Rouge the Bat and even Emerl himself. While playing with Emerl in the towards the beginning of the story mode was a huge challenge making progress throughout game was even more rewarding as players watched the story unfold. Sadly, Sonic Battle never received a direct sequel but its still seen as a underrated classic for the Game Boy Advance which does not get talked about as much as it should.

Retro Gaming 10’s- Super Mario Galaxy 2: (2010)

As far as older platform games are concerned in relation to the early part of the 10’s decade one of the more memorable titles that we got to see within that genre was Super Mario Galaxy 2. For those who do not know Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released for theWii console back in May 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the direct sequel to its ’07 predecessor Super Mario Galaxy was a title that managed to be a huge success on the Wii console as well. As far as the plot is concerned setting starts off in the same place as the prequel which is Mushroom Kingdom at the Star Festival. We get the same formula similar to that of older Mario games were Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach but with a different story. In Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mario has to stop Bowser from building his empire in the center of the universe while collecting Power Stars throughout the game in the process. One more intersection things about Super Mario Galaxy 2 that was a step up from it predecessor was the inclusion of Yoshi who has been a popular character in the series since he made his debut in Super Mario World in 1990. Also, on this game Mario is given access to a unique Starship which generates its energy from Power Stars in addition to meeting creatures known as Lumas who eventually becomes his allies.

In addition, to befriending Lumas people saw the return of the Toad Brigade from the original Super Mario Galaxy with the inclusion of Mario’s brother Luigi. In Super Mario Galaxy 2 Luigi becomes a playable character after players collect 120 Power Stars and completing the game in its entirety. Despite, arguably being a better game in relation to quality compared to its prequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 ended up selling less overall. Since its initial release back in Spring 2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 managed to reach over 7.4 million copies worldwide which is still incredible. The original Super Mario Galaxy 2 game had ended up reaching over 12 million copies in sales following its release in 2007 and ended the ninth best selling game on the Wii console. Many people would that Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been saved for the Wii-U console which came out late 2012 because it could have shined more than it did for the Wii. In fact, if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was a Wii-U exclusive the console itself could have possibly been a bigger attraction than it was considering the fact that the best selling game was Mario Kart 8 which reached over 8.4 million copies in sales. Either way, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was still a huge attraction when its was released for the Wii in 2010 and is still considered to be one of the best 3D platformers of the series as far as the 10’s decade is concerned.

Upcoming Games- Rivals Of Aether (2019-2020)

As far as upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch is concerned one of the few titles that will be appearing on the hybrid console in the near future is Rivals Of Aether. For those who do not know Rivals If Aether is a fighting game that was developed and published by Dan Fornace and initially released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One back in 2017. As far as gameplay is concerned Rivals Of Aether feels similar to that of a Smash Bros game but with a few minor differences. Some examples would be various characters within the game representing different elements along with their ability to change the complexion of the stages they battle on with their moves. Also, as far as gameplay is concerned the combo system seems to be a lot faster in Rivals Of Aether opposed to that Super Smash Bros games.

As it currently stands an official release date for Rivals Of Aether has yet to be confirmed and we do not know if it will appear in the Switch console this year or during 2020. There is no doubt that Rivals Of Aether will be a bigger attraction on the Switch console than it was on the Xbox One or Microsoft Windows. For the most part RPG’s and shooter games stand out more on consoles like the Xbox One and there is a good chance that Rivals Of Aether will standout more on the Switch console in general.

Upcoming Games- Minecraft Dungeons: (2020)

As far as upcoming role-playing games are concerned one of the few big titles that people are talking about in relation to next year is Minecraft Dungeons. This game will be developed by Mojang and published by Xbox Game Studios and will feature both single and multiplayer gameplay and be available for various game consoles. The game systems that Minecraft Dungeons will appear on includes the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows. Minecraft Dungeons will be utilizing the Unreal Engine 4 and is expected to be released sometime during the second quarter of 2020. The date regarding the official release of Minecraft Dungeons has yet to be revealed. The Minecraft series has been around for approximately ten years now and this upcoming installment is one that seems very promising.

This upcoming action role-playing game seems more like a dungeon crawler than anything and players will have the opportunity to journey throughout random levels while encountering various monsters in the game. Unlike, various traditional RPG’s Minecraft Dungeons will not have a class system which is cool because players have more freedom in relation to the weapons and armor they choose in the game. Hopefully, Xbox Game Studios will reveal more information about Minecraft Dungeons as we get closer to the second quarter next year. There is no doubt that Minecraft Dungeons has the Po to be one of the top action role-playing titles of 2020.

Upcoming Games- Tales Of Arise: (2020)

As far as upcoming games are concerned in relation to next year there are several big titles that many people are looking forward to seeing on various consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. As far as the action-role playing games are concerned an upcoming title developed and published by Bandi Namco Entertainment called Tales Of Arise is expected to appear ob Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on a date that has yet to be revealed in 2020. Based on what we know Tales Of Arise is a title that will be utilizing the Unreal Engine 4 will successor to Tales Of Berseria which was released back in 2016. Unlike previous installments Tales Of Arise is expected to have a darker tone than what fans of the series are used to seeing as the game centers around two main protagonists. As far as the setting is concerned emphasis is placed on the fictional world of Rena over Medieval Dahna while exploiting its people and resources.

It should be noted that in both areas of magic and technology that Rena is more advanced than Dahna as the divided setting makes for a very intriguing plot. Its should be noted that basic elements of the traditional Tales battle system will be included in this upcoming which is something that long time fans of the series might appreciate. As far on how successful Tales Of Arise will become is something that many people are anxious about especially since the action-role playing genre seems more popular nowadays than its ever been.

Should Nintendo have made Super Mario Galaxy 2 a Wii-U exclusive?

As far as high profile video games for the Nintendo Wii is concerned we saw a lot of big titles released for that console between 2006-2012. We got to see the release of games as Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess along with the first Super Mario Galaxy game. As far as the first Super Mario Galaxy game is concerned it was one that was very successful on the Wii console following its initial release back in 2007. Since its release Super Mario Galaxy had managed to reach over 12 million copies worldwide and ended becoming the ninth best selling video game on that console. A few years later we got to see the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii console in 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was a huge success as well and managed to reach over 7.4 million copies in worldwide sales since its release. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 did not sell as much as its predecessor many people would argue that the game could have possibly stood out more if it were released as a Wii-U exclusive.

Even though, the Wii-U console was not released until late 2012 if Nintendo had saved Super Mario Galaxy 2 for that console its possible that it could have sold more in the long run. In fact, the Wii-U in general could have sold more than it did if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was saved for that console seeing how much it sold for the original Wii system. The best selling game for the Wii-U was Mario Kart 8 which reached over 8.4 million copies in sales. The second best video game in relation to sales was Super Mario 3D World which reached over 5.8 million copies following its release in 2013. There is no doubt that Super Mario Galaxy 2 could have definitely been a bigger attraction on the Wii-U console between the 2013-2014 time period than it was 2010. Despite, the expensive price of the Wii-U console along with its accessories Super Mario Galaxy 2 could have still ended up becoming one of the top selling titles for that console during the early to mid 10’s.