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15 Features Needed in the Nintendo NX Reveal

Nintendo NX. Consider for a moment – like Dolphin, Revolution, and Project Café – this is a code name that will soon be just a footnote in Nintendo history. For months, many have speculated that the Nintendo NX reveal would take place in September – six months ahead of the announced March 2017 release window. And yet, it is now October. Whenever the reveal event occurs, NX will have the quickest turnaround time from announcement to product launch in video game console history. As we approach the reveal of Nintendo’s next game platform, the video game news cycle makes it

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The E3 2016 Week Before News Roundup

E3 2016 is upon us. Many games exist in today’s industry, but some of these titles can’t take the chance of getting buried by the upcoming onslaught of announcements. Thus, these publishers choose the week before E3 to direct the spotlight to their products. Every year, fans worry if these leaks or planned announcements threaten the big surprises that the conferences have in store. This happens every year, and when you still get a conference like Sony at E3 2015, the “spoiled” argument goes a bit out the window. Yet, for those that missed this week’s wild action, here’s a

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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Nintendo and Third-Party

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We conclude with… NINTENDO AND THIRD-PARTIES EA Conference:

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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Sony

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We continue with… SONY Conference: Monday, June 13

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11 E3 2016 Predictions for Microsoft

For the last several years, when June rolls around and the Electronic Entertainment Expo hype begins, I have created lists of fifty questions that set up the scope of what game enthusiasts are anticipating. These questions are framed in the sense that they can be definitively answered “YES” or “NO” by the time E3 concludes. This year will be a bit different. Because of the shifting landscape of the press conferences this year, three posts will pose these kinds of questions. In each, I will directly give you my E3 2016 predictions. We begin with… MICROSOFT Conference: Monday, June 13

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Why Pokémon Starters Will Never Change

It has been two weeks since the three starters for Pokémon Sun & Moon were officially revealed. While one of these beginner creatures is usually received less enthusiastically by the general gaming public, particularly when compared to the other two, it’s hard to remember the last time that this fondness gap between Pokémon starters was so large. While I happen to favor the Grass type Rowlet, and others prefer the Fire type Litten, the Water type Popplio has a vastly smaller, yet just as ardent following. In all of the excitement for Generation VII of the main series Pokémon games,

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Tempo Control: Episode 7 – Mass Effect

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Mass Effect soundtrack, PlayStation 4K rumors intensify, Final Fantasy XV uncovered, Nintendo fires a target of online harassment, and gaming’s best April Fool’s Day moments! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:29 – #10 Song 4:35 – PlayStation 4K Rumors 10:27 – #9 Song 11:58 – Mako Drive (Mashup) 12:39 – #8 Song 16:40 – Final Fantasy XV Uncovered 19:46 – #7 Song 22:00 – Now Playing 23:20 – Composer Spotlight 24:48 – #6 Song 26:35 – Nintendo Fires Alison Rapp 30:11 – #5 Song 32:06 – Out This Week 33:12

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Tempo Control: Episode 6 – Killer Instinct: Season 2

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Killer Instinct: Season 2 soundtrack, the leaked NX controllers are fake, players get to experience Dark Souls III early, the GameTrailers crew returns under a new name, and the top five rabbits in video games! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:18 – #10 Song 9:08 – Leaked NX Controllers are Fake 12:09 – #9 Song 17:31 – Learning How to Ultra Combo (Skit) 21:28 – #8 Song 27:39 – Dark Souls III Leaked in English Early 29:56 – #7 Song 39:07 – Now Playing 40:59 – Composer Spotlight 42:00 –

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Tempo Control: Episode 5 – Undertale

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Undertale soundtrack, PlayStation VR pricing and other GDC news, Xbox One and PS4 cross-network coming to Rocket League, Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling, and five way too early E3 2016 predictions! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:20 – #10 Song 4:10 – PlayStation VR Pricing and GDC Headlines 9:19 – #9 Song 15:55 – Snowdin Star (Mashup) 17:12 – #8 Song 19:10 – Rocket League to Feature Cross-Network Play 21:12 – #7 Song 23:54 – Now Playing 25:18 – Composer Spotlight 26:13 – #6 Song 28:24 – Digital Homicide Sues

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Tempo Control: Episode 4 – Pokémon Black & White

On this week’s episode: The Top 10 songs from the Pokémon Black & White soundtrack, our final predictions for the PlayStation VR release date and price, Microsoft closes Lionhead Studios, Ubisoft has a long way to go with The Division, and we rank the Pokémon generations from worst to first! SHOW SEGMENTS 0:00 – Intro 2:19 – #10 Song 4:24 – Final Predictions for PlayStation VR 7:25 – #9 Song 9:21 – A Pokémon Battle With No Regrets (Skit) 15:16 – #8 Song 18:54 – Microsoft Closes Lionhead Studios 21:25 – #7 Song 24:01 – Now Playing 25:31 – Composer

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