Back in 2014, I felt that No Man's Sky was a gloriously ambitious, space exploration title, unlike anything we've experience to this point in gaming. Sadly, it's been marred by complaints over missing features that has now lead to an investigation from an advertising agency. According to Eurogamer, the ASA (advertising standards authority) has opened an investigation against the Valve and Hello Games title. Questions were raised around specific features shown and spoken about in past conferences and trailers for the recently released title. Several weeks ago, compilation videos like this surfaced on the net about game director Sean Murray showing features that never made it to the final game or were missing completely upon it's release. After the release of the game on August 9th, players quickly found out the game they got were missing features like the much talked about multiplayer, which would have allowed players to interact on the same planets. This then lead to a large number of returns which major retailers like Amazon, Sony, and Steam granted under specific conditions. It was recently revealed that the number per hours on steam has dropped from over 20 thousand players per hours to around 1 to 2 thousand (source depending). Which is awful news to come just on the heels of the announced investigation. Whether Murray and company lied intentionally or not, a good handful of features are in fact missing including some of the most complined about features compiled by Reddit user AzzerUK including 'flowing water,' and even 'large scale space combat.' Whether Hello Games and Valve will have to issue some major refunds is yet to be seen but it looks like No Man's Sky is in some serious trouble.
Emmy award winning EDM producer, Zedd, is giving gamers the anthem they need for this years Legaue of Legends world championships. The anthem will most likely be followed by more tracks from other artist. Previously, Riotgames recruited Imagine Dragons for an anthem for Worlds as well. Take a listen to the gamers anthem below and get pumped up for Worlds when it begins September 29th and runs through the 29th of October!
At this point, everything new from Pokemon Sun and Moon is both welcoming and surprising and the latest trailer gets you even more excited for the November title. The new video reveals a few game exclusive Pokemon as well as exclusive Z moves for both Pikachu and Eevee. You'll be able to customize your trainer once again like you could back in Pokemon X and Y and even groom your Pokemon in a Pokemon-amie type mini-game. Get acquainted with some new Pokemon and surprises in the trailer below!
After the controversial exit of series creator Hideo Kojima, Konami seeks to return to the Metal Gear franchise with their first official release with him. Take a look at 15 full minutes of game play from the Tokyo Game Show for Metal Gear Survive and get ready to take on some zombie soldiers with your friends when the titles released in 2017.
Before the release of the latest Pokemon anime series, the iconic gaming franchise is giving fans a look at the past with Pokemon generations, a series of shorts dedicated to some of the biggest moments in Pokemon history. The first two episodes, which feature some amazing fight scenes, were released on youtube today. One, serving as more of a trailer for the over all series showing Red with Pikachu fighting off hordes of Pokemon and encountering legendary types from all previous generations. The second bring back Team Rocket leader and Viridian gym leader Giovanni in an attempt to capture him! Watch both of the videos below and look out for more to be added online in the next few weeks.
Digimon has been growing in popularity again and now the latest release, Digimon World: Next Order, is coming stateside! The title, which follows a similar gameplay format from the previous Digimon World titles, released in Japan back in March with large first week sales. The title will be coming both to the Sony store for the PS4 and PSVita as well as a physical copy just for the PS4. Get ready to jump back into the digital world in 2017 and take a look at the brand new trailer below!
Soon you'll be able to watch all of the Star Wars films on cable TV. Variety is reporting that Time Warner has won a massive deal with Disney studios to secure the rights for not only all of the Star Wars films that have been released thus far, but several more that have yet to be released including Decembers Rogue one and the untitled Episode 8. In a deal that reportedly cost $250 million, TBS and TNT will both be homes to this beloved franchise beginning September 20th the the original trilogy as well as prequel's running in a marathon format. The marathon will occur again September 24th and 25th as well as leading up to the release of Rogue One on December 16th. You can read more about the landmark deal here and get excited to see even more Star Wars both on TV and on demand.
The latest Corocoro leak has brought us more Pokemon news with even more surprises, adding to the mysterious ultra beasts and even some details about the new Pokemon anime series. According to the Japanese magazine, the newest Pokemon anime will debut this November, starring out hero Ash in the brand new Alola region. For the first time, Ash will also be in school with aims towards graduating. Whats even more surprising, we learned that the normal type Rockruff will evolve into one of two different forms depending on the time of day you evolve it (The moon form, pictured above). We got a look at exclusive ultra beast, one known as Ultra Beast 02 Beauty for Pokemon Moon and Ultra Beast 02 Expansion for Pokemon sun. November is quickly approaching, stay excited as the November 18th release date for Pokemon Sun and Moon nears closer!
According to Variety, another famed DC hero is on his way to TV! Fox, along side Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and the upcoming Archie comics based TV series, Riverdale (due out in 2017), Greg Berlanti, have apparently reached an commitment agreement for the pilot. While this doesn't guarantee that the series will make it to a full season order, it's hard to imagine that it doesn't have a fair chance with DC's comics dominating television right now. At this time, no is attached to the main role and we're probably a little while away from seeing any of those rumors start to swirl. Are you excited for another comic book series or is it becoming too much to handle?
Sony has finally confirmed the rumored "slim," version of their current console, the PS4, but that wasn't the only surprise they had in store for us today during their press conference. The newly announced, PS4 Pro, was shown today as well, packing HDR and 4K resolution, promising a more sleek gaming experience. All former consoles will receive a free HDR upgrade but not all 4K compatible games will deliver the same resolution on the new slim model, which will replace the current line of PS4s on the shelves. Titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Shadow of Mordor will be able to make use of the 4K output as well as some highly anticipated future releases like Final Fantasy 15, Naughty Dog's Spider Man exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Mass Effect: Andromeda. The press conference also gave us some amazing game play footage of Mass Effect with a promise of more to come on N7 day, November 7th, 2016. Oddly enough, tech news reporter for the BBC news, Chris Fox, confirmed with Sony that the 4K PS4 Pro won't be able to play 4K blue ray disc, it will instead support 4K streaming. The new, slimmer PS4 is expected to hit "most markets," September 15th for $299 and the PS4 Pro will be released November 10th, 2016 for $399 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Take a look below for the new Mass Effect clip and more and keep posted for more gaming news.