Sunday, 17 December 2017

Video Game Deep Cuts: Dance, Dance Aztarac!

This installment of Video Game Deep Cuts includes pieces about the death and rebirth of Dance Dance Revolution, the resurrection of gorgeous vector arcade game Aztarac after its creator's death, and lots more. ...



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WWE Clash of Champions Live Stream Starts Soon, Hop in 'WWE Mayhem' to Play Along During the First Live Event

Last week you may have seen us post the news that Reliance Games in partnership with the WWE launched a new swipe-fighter called WWE Mayhem [Free], which pits many of WWE's Superstars from both past and present against each other in one-on-one or tag team bouts. You also might remember that in that post we mentioned that the game supports special live events that will happen simultaneously during WWE's live televised events, and the first of those live events is happening today during the Clash of Champions pay-per-view. Being both a big wrestling fan and a big fan of the many swipe-fighters available on the App Store, I figured I'd follow along with this first WWE Mayhem live event since I'd be watching the pay-per-view event anyway. And then I figured, hey, why not share this experience with our lovely readers? So if you've been enjoying WWE Mayhem since it came out last week or have yet to try it, but are intrigued by this live event business, read on for how to check out the pay-per-view and partake in the game's event.

First off, what's the best way to watch Clash of Champions? Well, it's a pay-per-view event which means you can order it through your cable or satellite company and it'll set your back somewhere in the vicinity of $50. And that's just a one-off charge for this one single event. It's not a great deal. The better way to go about it is to sign up for the WWE Network, which is WWE's streaming and on-demand service. It's basically Netflix but for WWE content. And like similar streaming services WWE Network costs $9.99 per month to subscribe. If you're a wrestling fan though, the cost of an entire year of the service is roughly the cost of just a couple of pay-per-views, so even if you're a more casual wrestling fan that only orders a pay-per-view a few times a year the network is still probably worth it in the long run. That's not even considering all the original content the service offers, some of which is not especially great but there are quite a few shows that are super interesting to watch as a wrestling fan as it gives you more of a behind the scenes look at the business or just a deeper look into the individual wrestlers in their daily lives. PLUS there's tons of legacy content including almost all the old pay-per-view events from the history of not just WWE but WCE, ECW, NWA, and more.

I know I'm sounding like an infomercial for WWE Network right now, but there really is a ton of great content on the service and at least in my opinion it's more than worth the ten bucks a month if you're pretty into wrestling. Best of all is that they'll give you the first month for free, and you can cancel at absolutely anytime even after your free month as there's no contract you're locked into or anything. So if you're reading all this, and you're still not sure about dropping money on the network, but you ARE interested in today's Clash of Champions pay-per-view and the accompanying WWE Mayhem live event, then you can sign up for your free month and check it all out with no obligation and then just cancel it if you want. I mean, I'd urge you to at least use your free month to check out all that the service offers, but if you only wanted to have it for today's events then you can totally do that.

Here are some links that will help:

Sign up for the free month of WWE Network: http://ift.tt/1d1h4N5

Check out the additional ways to watch through your cable or satellite provider: http://ift.tt/YVdKw1

With all that out of the way, what about this live event in WWE Mayhem? Well, I don't know much about it right now, as it's not set to go live until the pre-show starts which is at 7pm EST, or roughly 30 minutes from now. There's a selection of Events available already, including ones for Raw and Smackdown and even a Clash of Champions event that's already live, but they're just generic-style events having you face off against opponents for prizes. What I'm thinking (and hoping) happens when the true Clash of Champions live event kicks off is that it'll be a series of events that's based on the matches happening in the actual show, and going one step further maybe the events can even change based off of what happens during the show. This particular pay-per-view has all the current champions putting their belts on the line, so there's bound to be some championships changing hands, and it would be cool to see that sort of thing reflected in the in-game live event.

Whatever the case I'm curious enough about the whole thing to be on board, so if you want to give it a shot follow the instructions above to watch Clash of Champions tonight (as mentioned, the pre-show starts at 4pm EST and the actual pay-per-view starts at 5pm EST) and grab WWE Mayhem from the App Store if you haven't already. You'll need to level up your profile in-game to level 5 in order to partake in the live events, but it's pretty easy to get to there quickly just beating the first set of story campaign missions. If anything truly neat happens with the Clash of Champions Live Event during the show I'll update this post, otherwise enjoy the show and the game!



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Purrfect Date Lets You Date A Cat Without Jail Time

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Purrfect Date is the newest in what seems to be a string of lighthearted visual novels this year, bringing a new romantic feline flavor. As the song states, 'if you try it in real life, you'll get sent to jail, but in the game it's fine!'. So, if you're into dark humor, cats and tons of replay value, pick up Purrfect Date!

Cat Island is the main stage of the story, a place where you'll be playing as a researcher trying to understand this cat-infested land mass. While doing so, you'll have to hone your skills through three stats - research, recon and stress. Can you balance your love life with your research, or will your choices come back to haunt you at the end of your journey? The island has many secrets to uncover, and only the most dedicated researchers will be able to find them.

With 6 cats to date, 6 humans to play, and 6 chapters to traverse and make choices in (which will be evaluated in the final seventh chapter), Purrfect Date is chock full of content. The game is also bursting with personality, whether it be its catchy theme song, the hilarious cast of cats (from Floofybutt to Kibbles) or the quick-witted dialogue. Players that are looking for something new in their visual novels should definitely give Purrfect Date a try.

You can purchase Purrfect Date on Steam here. You can also check out the official page, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channel.



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Purrfect Date Lets You Date A Cat Without Jail Time

purrfectdate_header.jpg

Purrfect Date is the newest in what seems to be a string of lighthearted visual novels this year, bringing a new romantic feline flavor. As the song states, 'if you try it in real life, you'll get sent to jail, but in the game it's fine!'. So, if you're into dark humor, cats and tons of replay value, pick up Purrfect Date!

Cat Island is the main stage of the story, a place where you'll be playing as a researcher trying to understand this cat-infested land mass. While doing so, you'll have to hone your skills through three stats - research, recon and stress. Can you balance your love life with your research, or will your choices come back to haunt you at the end of your journey? The island has many secrets to uncover, and only the most dedicated researchers will be able to find them.

With 6 cats to date, 6 humans to play, and 6 chapters to traverse and make choices in (which will be evaluated in the final seventh chapter), Purrfect Date is chock full of content. The game is also bursting with personality, whether it be its catchy theme song, the hilarious cast of cats (from Floofybutt to Kibbles) or the quick-witted dialogue. Players that are looking for something new in their visual novels should definitely give Purrfect Date a try.

You can purchase Purrfect Date on Steam here. You can also check out the official page, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channel.



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Video: The First 30 Years of Mega Man

Video: Video: The First 30 Years of Mega Man

You can’t stop the rock!



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5 Things To Do With Your Master Cycle Zero In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

News: 5 Things To Do With Your Master Cycle Zero In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Lots of room to vroom



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Pokemon Crystal Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Back when Nintendo announced that Pokemon Gold & Silver were going to be released on the Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS hardware line, I was a bit surprised at the omission of the third title in the generation, Pokemon Crystal.

Pokemon Crystal for Game Boy Color!

With the first generation games all three title, Pokemon Red & Blue along with the later arriving Pokemon Yellow, were released at the same time.  This time around however, Nintendo seems to want to follow the original release pattern.  Pokemon Gold & Silver were released back in September.  Now we have just gotten the word from Nintendo that Pokemon Crystal will be available next month.

Virtual Console Bound

I suppose this is consistent with how things ran back in the day.  For a stretch Nintendo and Game Freak had a pattern of releasing a pair of titles, each with Pokemon exclusive to one or the other, then following up with a revised version that allowed players to catch them all, and a few more, on one combined title, slightly updated, but set in the same region.  This continued on through Pokemon Platinum, the follow on title for Pokemon Diamond & Pearl.

After that the plan seemed to be to rework and old title, like Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver, or release two more follow on titles, as in the case of the current Pokemon UltraSun & UltraMoon.

Anyway, if you’ve gotta collect all the titles, you will be able to pick up Pokemon Crystal come January 26, 2018.



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ARMS Version 5.0 Update is Coming This Year, With Another New Character

News: ARMS Version 5.0 Update is Coming This Year, With Another New Character

The roster keeps growing



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Daily Deal - L.A. Noire, 65% Off

Today's Deal: Save 65% on L.A. Noire!*

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Review: Floor Kids (Switch eShop)

Review: Review: Floor Kids (Switch eShop)

Top Rock



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Review: Human: Fall Flat (Switch eShop)

Review: Review: Human: Fall Flat (Switch eShop)

A slapstick symphony



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How a counterfeit NES console opened up the Russian games market

Back in the 90s, if you had mentioned the names Nintendo and Sega to a kid in America, Japan or Europe, their face would have likely lit up. They'd instantly know what these words represented; the colour and excitement of a game on the TV screen in their front room, and a sense of fun. But if you said these words to a child in Russia, they'd have looked at you blankly. These companies were not present in the region at the time. Say 'Dendy', however, and you'd invoke that same kind of magic.

This was a counterfeit NES console that was released in December 1992 by a Russian technology company called Steepler. It all began when Victor Savyuk, then working at another tech firm called Paragraph, first learnt of 'TV games'; machines that plugged into your TV at home, were controlled with joysticks and let people enjoy video games.

This was brand new information; games were far from a mainstream idea at the time, rather being confined to computers which were owned by a very small percentage of the population.

Read more…



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