Author: Emily Rose Jacobson

D23 2017: Level Up! Video Game Showcase Recap

The Level Up! Video Game Showcase was something to behold at Disney’s 2017  D23 Expo! With Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, all properties under the Disney Company, one could only imagine what games would be featured at this event. There were freebies, world premieres of new games and even a few guest appearances! The event was hosted by popular video game streamers Jacksepticeye and Strawburry17, and highlighted the upcoming Disney property games coming out in 2017 and 2018. STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT 2 The first game to kick off Level Up, was Star Wars: Battlefront 2.  This game takes place immediately after Return...

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E3 2017: Hands On with UBISOFT

This year at E3 2017, I had the privilege of being able to meet with developers and participating in hands-on tests of some of Ubisoft’s upcoming games. In this article, I highlight the four games that I tested: Far Cry 5, Skull & Bones, Assassins Creed: Origins, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. RELATED: UBISOFT Announces Their E3 2017 Lineup FAR CRY 5 The Far Cry series remains widely popular and quite successful. It is no surprise that after the triumph of Far Cry 4, Ubisoft would have another sequel queued up.  Since 2004, the series has consisted of...

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E3 2017: Nintendo Switch Demos and Announcements

Nintendo came into E3 2017 joycons blazing. In 2016, Nintendo’s ONLY feature was Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the WiiU. This year, hot off the release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo featured an array of games and amiibos that would become available for their newest console throughout 2017 and 2018. SHOW FLOOR DEMOS Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo’s E3 feature presentation remains Super Mario Odyssey. This is the next Mario game following Super Mario Galaxy, and the first Super Mario title on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has always found a way to be inventive, and still hold onto what...

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E3 2017: Highlights from the PC Gaming Show Press Conference

On Monday June 12th, before the start of E3,  press conferences were in full swing. The first of the day was the PC Gaming Show press conference hosted by Intel. There was a good amount of bleed over from other conferences, but the PC Gaming Show possessed several games we had not seen yet at E3. Here are a few of the upcoming games that were featured at the event:  Age of Empires Definitive Edition This remains the centerpiece of the PC Gaming Show. Age of Empires Definitive Edition is the fully re-mastered, high-definition, 20th Anniversary version of the original Age of...

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E3 2017: Here’s the Trailers From the PC Gaming Show Press Conference

On Monday June 12th, the PC Gaming Show press conference announced several up-and-coming games for the PC in 2017 and 2018.  In case you missed the event, all of the trailers that were featured at the event are posted below. Let us know what you’re looking forward to most!   RELATED: E3 2017: Here’s All the Trailers From the EA PLAY Press Conference XCOM 2: War of the Chosen  Ooblets   BattleTech BattleTech: Customization of the ARGO   BattleTech: In-development Combat Gameplay   Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord   Total War: Warhammer 2: The Battle of the Fallen Gates  ...

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POKÉMON GO Commemorates 1st Year Anniversary with LIVE and In-Game Events!

Happy 1st Birthday Pokémon GO! One year ago, this mobile augmented reality game hit the App Store, and the rest remains history. With over 750 MILLION downloads in its first year, it’s no wonder that this game became a beloved pop culture phenomenon. In celebration of it’s first birthday, The Pokémon Company International and Niantic, Inc. have created in-game events and, for the first time, LIVE events that will bring trainers physically and digitally together. RELATED: Pokemon GO Coming to Apple Watch Because Why Not LIVE EVENTS The first official LIVE Niantic Inc hosted event, “Pokémon GO Fest”, will take place...

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Video Game Review: STAR TREK: BRIDGE CREW

Star Trek: Bridge Crew appeared as one of Ubisoft’s highlights at E3 2016. It was their headlining VR game, and a E3 Press exclusive. Star Trek and video game fans alike eagerly awaited this virtual reality Starfleet Simulator. Finally, after a few delays, Bridge Crew was released for the Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive on May 30th, 2017. RELATED: UBISOFT Announces Their E3 2017 Line Up The game takes place in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek universe, known as the Kelvin Timeline, with Klingons, and Vulcans, and Starfleet dresses, oh my! You are the crew members of the...

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Top 10 Event Skins From OVERWATCH’s First Year

Can you believe it? A year ago, Blizzard’s Overwatch was released across consoles and quickly became a video game phenomenon. From becoming an Esports focus, to winning several awards across the board, it cannot be argued that Overwatch was one of the top games of 2016. It’s popularity worldwide continues to grow. The game reached 30 MILLION players on April 28, 2017.  Throughout this successful past year, there were several themed events that presented players with skins, icons, and themed games. In this article, I highlight the Top 10 Event Skins from the first year. I’ve limited the skins to those that were earned in events....

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New Developments for Sony’s UNCHARTED Film

On Monday, Deadline reported a new addition to Sony’s upcoming Uncharted film: Tom Holland. Holland is most noticeably Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, and in the upcoming film Spider-man: Homecoming. RELATED: The UNCHARTED Movie Finally Has a Script Hollland’s casting sheds a new light onto the projection of the film. Originally, we only knew that Shawn Levy (best known for the Night at the Museum films) was signed on to be the director. Speculations were that the film would follow closely to the first game-Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. But according to Deadline, with Holland headlining as Nathan, the Uncharted film...

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What Made THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD a 10/10?

I had the pleasure of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last year at E3, and I was BEYOND excited when the game’s release date was announced along with the Nintendo Switch. Towards the end of February, as I anxiously waited for March 3rd, I saw images such as the picture above popping up across the web. Wow. That’s a LOT of perfect scores. How could one game achieve SO MANY perfect scores? Could an open world Zelda game be THAT good? Had another Zelda game come close to the perfection of Ocarina of Time? To answer these questions, I’ve highlighted the...

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