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Dungeon Crawlers HD is coming to Steam in June

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Drowning Monkeys has recently announced that their tactical turn-based RPG Dungeon Crawlers HD will be coming to Steam on June 1st, 2015.  The game is described as "who the Ghostbusters would have been in the medieval times" and judging from the new trailer, I can kind of see that.  The game has just been launched on iTunes and in a couple of months you'll be able to join Payter, Aegon, Roy, and Failston on their Ghostbusters-inspired adventure.  I'm not making that up, those are their names according to the press release.  Just remember that when someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!

 

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What Are You Playing This Weekend? Infinity Runner Kombat X Edition

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GTA V's Rockstar Editor is cultivating a batch of amateur movie makers, but modding is still a pain. The U.S. Department of Education will back a “Games for Learning Summit” at this year’s Games for Change festival in NYC. And Kill Screen Magazine looks at the rise of pastoral video games.

What are you playing this weekend?

Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
I figured I'd be done with my Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past minimalist run by now, but nope. I keep finding myself stuck on Kholdstare, the boss of the Ice Palace. Doing these later dungeons with only the Master Sword is starting to take its toll on me. Still, it's a fun project, mainly because it's my favorite game in the franchise. Outside of that, I've also been working on Fossil Fighters Frontier and Titan Souls for a couple of upcoming reviews. I swear Fossil Fighters makes me think of what would happen if Jurassic Park met Monster Rancher.

Nathan Carter, staff writer, @natedoggcata
The wait is finally over and I finally have my hands on Mortal Kombat X. I have been playing for hours already, but I will finally be able to get in some good, dedicated time with this game over the weekend. I have taking a liking to Kitana, Erron Black, and Ferra/Torr, and they will probably end up being my mains as I progress forward. The one thing I haven't had time to do yet is to really sit down in the training mode and learn some big combos, so I am setting aside some time to really learn how to dish out some serious damage.

Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
This week, Donkey Kong 64 finally arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console. The game has never been available digitally before; the only way to play it, up until now, was on the old N64. I really enjoyed this underappreciated gem back in the day, even if it was filled with fetch quests. So, expect me to be going bananas all weekend.

Chapel Collins, staff writer, @ChapelCollins
I was going to get Mortal Kombat X this week, but instead I went to Chik-Fil-A like a million times, so I'm just going to keep playing Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. It's probably for the best; I don't think I would be able to decide which to play if I had both anyway.

Jeremy Duff, senior staff writer, @Duff3c
What else is there to play other than Mortal Kombat X? I have been pouring hours upon hours into it daily since the review copy arrived early last week—and I still cannot get enough. Aside from that, I guess I should spend some time on other games that I need to finish up reviews on, such as the upcoming Infinity Runner, and maybe beginning my restoration project on the Super Contra arcade cabinet I just acquired.

Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
Yes, I've heard the hollering. "Get out of the Hinterlands!" they say. But I love how the journey begins in Dragon Age: Inquisition. It continues the age-old tradition of taking a party from a pastoral RPG setting, and then gradually introducing the Crazy with syringes shaped like urban sprawl and dragon teeth. I like a game that roots me in a rural reality before throwing me into the overbuilt thick of it.

What we've learned from the Battlefront trailer and panel

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As I was watching the Battlefront panel, I was jotting some stuff down that either caught my eye or ear, and I'll compile it here.

  • Confirmed maps are Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, Sullust and Jakku. 
  • Hoth will take place at least partially in Echo Base, and the canyons of Tatooine will be seen, presumably from the cockpit of an X-Wing.
  • Battle of Jakku will be free dlc on December 8th, and a week before for pre-orders. Jakku is the planet with the downed Star Destroyer in the Episode VII movie trailer, and the game will tie into the movie.
  • Starship fighting confirmed, but all of it was on land so no word on space battles.
  • Other vehicles like AT-AT and AT-ST confirmed. An AT-AT gets destroyed by a group of Y-Wing bombers in the trailer, which could either be player controlled or maybe a kill streak or air strike of some sort.
  • Hero characters confirmed. We saw Boba Fett and Darth Vader.
  • Launching November 17th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
  • 1st and 3rd person confirmed.

There were a few other little details I noticed that made me curious. Particularly, on Endor a rebel trooper was using the E-11 Blaster Rifle, which is the weapon of the Stormtroopers. Hopefully this means that we will be able to customize our weapons and not be stuck using the one or two weapons we see on each side in the movies.

It looks great. I'm disappointed it wasn't gameplay footage, but it's great anyway.

Ultra Street Fighter IV hits PS4 on May 26

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The fighting game scene is heating up very quickly on the new generation of consoles. While Mortal Kombat X launched last week, Capcom is planning on joining the fray soon. The PlayStation Blog revealed this morning that Ultra Street Fighter IV is hitting the PlayStation 4 on May 26, 2015. Fighting game fans such as myself have been waiting for a while for this series to come to the new consoles and now the game will be available digitally through the PlayStation Store for $24.99. This is the ultimate version of the game and features all of the characters and ALL of the DLC costumes in a single package. That's right, you won't have to drop additional money to deck out your favorite fighters in new duds as all of the released costume packs for the series will be in the game from the start. That doesn't mean that there won't be more costumes to come in the future though.

 

 

Star Wars Battlefront finally shows its pre-rendered face

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Well, the 17th is here, and so is the first official trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront. The game, which launches on November 17, is headed to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as John revealed yesterday with the leaked special edition packaging. While the trailer below looks great, it doesn't give us any glimpses of actualy gameplay, which makes a few of us here at Gaming Nexus a little sad. It still looks fantastic though and we have a lot of faith in DICE.

Check it out:

 

News Roundup - 04/16/2015

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Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains gameplay trailer

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Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is coming to the 3DS, and here is the gameplay trailer. It details some of the familiar locations from the anime, mentions the 4-player online or local co-op, shows off the Omni-directional Mobility Gear you'll be zipping around in, gives a peek at character customization, and there's a bit of Humanity on Titan action.

The first two episodes of the Attack on Titan anime are also available for free through the Nintento e-Shop through June 30th. The entire season is on Netflix as well. It's worth a watch and if you've got a 3DS this is a game to keep tabs on.  It released in Japan last December and is looking to hit North American shores sometime next month. 

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Watch the Battlefront panel here live!

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Gear up, it's coming!

In addtion to the trailer, there will be a panel and discussion of Battlefront afterwards. It starts at 10:30 Pacific, 1:30 Eastern.

You can also read about some pre-release buzz on Twitter here, and check out the special editions and the first leaked image as you wait.

Earn some free stuff by playing Evolve this weekend

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Do you like playing Evolve? Do you like free stuff? Well, better play some Evolve this weekend as Turtle Rock and 2K will be hosting a challenge weekend.

If the community deals 200 million damage to Monsters using Bucket's sentry guns, then everyone who played Evolve over the weekend will win a free Bucket Predator Skin. 

If the community manages to deal 350 million damage, then everyone who plays will win the entire Support Predator Skin Set. 

If the goals are met, the players will get the skins by Thursday, April 23rd. 

The event will run from Friday April to Monday, April 20th. 

Hey, it's free stuff! Now, get out there and happy hunting! 

For more information, check out the official website.

Project CARS final release date announced

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Slightly Mad Studios has revealed that Project CARS will be available on May 8 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. No official word was given for the Wii U version.

The crowdfunded racing sim was originally due out last November before facing a delay until March, then until April, and then finally until mid-May. 

Check out the newest trailer for Project CARS below which showcases some slick visuals and shiny, expensive cars.