What to Expect from The Game Awards 2016

Slowly but surely, Geoff Keighley’s honorable attempt to make a respectable, Oscars-like, North American mainstream video game award show has built to its most valiant attempt yet. Between The Game Awards 2016 and PlayStation Experience 2016, we are about to embark on a weekend of annual gaming news that is only surpassed by E3, which we are six months removed from. That said, before The Game Awards 2016 begins tonight at 9 PM ET, here is what we can already expect to happen, based on game news reporting around the internet.

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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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Game News Stories: Week of February 29, 2016

During Episode 3 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Nintendo Direct: March 2016 Takeaways After a new Nintendo Direct revealed Wii U and 3DS games for summer 2016, several questions came to mind. What could the fatal flaw be for Star Fox Zero? Are we finally sold on Metroid Prime: Federation Force? Is there hope for the new Paper Mario game on Wii U? Here are our top five takeaways from the event!

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Game News Stories: Week of February 22, 2016

During Episode 2 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   Pokémon Sun and Moon Revealed Generation VII of Pokémon is upon us! Between leaked marketing documents and logos, Pokémon Sun and Moon were afterthoughts after the big Pokémon Direct was concluded. Did we learn anything else besides the names? What else could still be on that document?

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Game News Stories: Week of February 15, 2016

During Episode 1 of Tempo Control, we covered the latest game news stories. Here are those segments, compiled into one location for your viewing!   New Pokémon Magearna Revealed Now that The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed the new Pokémon Magearna in the West, let’s look at what this means for the franchise’s future! Does this mean we are on the precipice of Generation VII? Does the secrecy of the future game mean that a Nintendo NX main-series installment is on the horizon?

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