When it comes to video games I've played a good many. My first system was a Super Nintendo at the age of 8 and I never looked back. Well, let me take that back, I did look back, to atari, NES, Famicom, and the rest of the systems I had missed. I became a gaming freak of nature, later working as a manager of a video game store, Game Crazy for four years. I spent my entire time there playing every current game that came through the doors and every classic game I had missed. I'm absolutely sure a good portion of my brains memory banks are taken up with the gameplay of thousands of video games and I wouldn't have it any other way. a good video game could take away all the stresses of my day and I have to say that I love being in the minority of female gamers too. It's a lot of fun to enjoy everything from Animal Crossing to Mass Effect and I'm always looking forward to what the future of gaming has in store. BRING ON THE VIRTUAL REALITY! :)
E3 2018 gave a sneak peek into Jump Force, which has a general 2019 release date. This Manga and Anime themed fighting game has some of the visualizations you might expect if you’ve been a long time fan of Anime. Players can put together a trio of fighters to preform over the top moves with powerful energy beam specializations. It’s Def Jam, for Anime fans! How much more amazing can it get? This multi-platform title is releasing on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. If you’re interested in the line-up of characters, here is what we know so far:
Aizen Sosuke (Bleach)
Luffy (One Piece)
Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
Zoro (One Piece)
It’s a short list, as of right now, but we will be sure to keep you up to date on the latest news. For now, check out the trailer below.
When the announcement for Cuphead first came to fruition I can’t say I wasn’t excited. People in my age category, we’ll just call us millennials even though we’ve gotten a bad wrap, met the tail end of a certain cartoon era that we will most likely never see again. This era hit on hard issues and it didn’t have a filter. No one blamed them though, it was an era of pure truth, of how the world was and best of all, it was all hand drawn. I didn’t have this type of appreciation for it at the time. I just wanted to watch Looney Tunes, and looking back some of it was obviously oblivious to the cultural issues that we see today. Regardless of that though, the animation stands as some of the most unique and beautiful we will ever see, and we didn’t even realize it then. Many of my memories of these cartoons are were old even in the 90’s because they were reruns from animation that stems back to the 30’s. Chad Moldenhauer, the director, and artist for this title captures this long forgotten art perfectly and it is a true masterpiece to behold. Watercolor backgrounds and hand-drawn animated foregrounds are appealing in a way no other game can even come close to. Enter Cuphead:
GDEX, the Midwest’s largest gaming convention, is in its fifth year. The Play Legit crew wants to bring you all the highlights of the weekend in case you missed it. Myself (Ms. Throwback), Cmack The Don, Hec G, Jason Johns, Uriah Worldwide, Nese005, Rickayyy, and Brian DK all joined the GDEX crowds for the latest and greatest gaming expo this side of the U.S. Our goal was to promote PlayLegit.Net, and hang-out with players from all-over-the region while checking out excellent indie developed titles.
The Play Legit Booth was popping with Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast and Mario Kart Double Dash for the Gamecube playable. Custom designed Play Legit Waterbottles were handed-out and a projector played clips of our social media antics and reviews. GDEXer’s approached with curiosities about the site and we were very overwhelmed with support for unbiased reviews. Uriah busted out the replica portal gun which expo patrons had a blast taking a picture with. Thank you to all of those who came out to see us do our thing.
This year we interviewed a large portion of exhibitors and tried many of the titles out for display. Everything from hack and slashers, endless runners, VR, and new titles created to run on the classic NES and Sega Genesis. We will be posting our interviews on the site in short order. In the meantime, let’s look at some of the highlights from this year.
Recently, bar arcades have taken off, because what adult doesn’t want to drink but also act like a kid? We met the people that own the newest arcade in town, Sphere Virtual Reality Arcade. This little-known arcade sets themselves apart from the rest by delving exclusively into virtual reality. We had a chance to check them out at their location in Columbus, Ohio’s own Easton Town Center and walked out breaking a sweat! This isn’t just a good place for entertainment. This is a good place for a workout! With over 70 five star reviews already we highly suggest you check out the latest and greatest in VR without breaking the bank account to have this in your own home.
Mega Cat Studios creates new titles for old systems. Right now they have playable titles on the NES, PC, and Sega Genesis but I was told by one of the developers they are also going to start producing games for the SNES. For those of us that have been collectors of classic systems for years, this is fantastic. The games come fully equipt with a sturdy case/box, full-color instruction manual with backstory, and the game itself. One of my favorite titles in their line-up was Coffee Crisis. A street fighting title where baristas save the day from alien invasions. I mean really? Does it get better than that?
Plenty of hack and slash dungeon crawling can be had in Rouges Like Us. A game available for download on steam. This game has simple looks with a complex play style becoming more and more complex over time. Players can change their looks, weaponry, and will encounter more difficult enemies along the way. Nese005 will be reviewing this title in the very near future.
Bevontule, which has been in development since 2015, is a tactical turn-based RPG downloadable on Steam. It combines beautiful visuals with a deep story line to bring an overall excellent title to the arena. Developers talked to us about bringing the best of all RPG experiences together in this dramatic package. Creating challenges and thickening plot progression are key to keeping the player intrigued. Personally, I enjoyed the cleanliness of the title. The developers have shown careful consideration not to litter the screen with menus until the player actually needs them.
I really enjoyed Light Knight, a 2D co-op fighter where players can, in the process of being a hero, injure themselves. The animations of this title are very entertaining, as being killed will render your character in several pieces which then give the players that killed your and their enemies points. Very cool!Overall GDEX 2017 was again a success! We have more info coming on the details of this event but for now. Please check out intriguing pictures from our crew and join us next year for the midwests largest gaming expo.
This week is less than stellar in the game release department so we need some news to look forward to. Something I’ve personally been looking forward to since the Switches launch is a Netflix app. The Switch is perfectly suited for around the house Netflix viewing and we have yet to see an app. This week Netflix announced it is ready to launch on the platform and are eagerly awaiting approval from Nintendo. Come on Nintendo! We can only hope they announce this app come this holiday season as it is long overdue.
If you missed the first round of preorders on Xbox One X, you might be in luck. Starting tomorrow our good old friends at Wally World will begin preorders for the next gen console. Visit Walmart’s website for more information and get ready at midnight because we are sure there will be limited quantities as with any launch.
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This week we’ve dropped the Mario + Rabbids review. We will also be dropping Uncharted: Lost Legacy so make sure you keep checking up for the latest reviews and updates on the games you need to be in the know about. Nintendo is dropping some news direct today and we couldn’t be more excited. Make sure to check back where we will have updated coverage of the event.
This week Apple announced their new iPhones which are going to cost you some pretty pennies. While the iPhone 8 is dropping starting at $699, you’ll be paying at least $999 for the iPhone X. There are some differences between the two hardware-wise as well. The iPhone 8 has more classic and familiar features like the home button and also comes in the popular plus size. The iPhone X will feature all touch screen unlocking features including facial recognition. Both phones can handle more complex tasking but only the iPhone X will feature OLED screen technology and wireless charging. All phones also include Apple’s best camera yet which is exciting since they have had arguable the best camera in cell phones for quite awhile. All phones can be reserves the end of October and will launch November 3 of this year.
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