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Deep Silver….er….THQ Nordic Acquires Novalogic’s Back Catalog.

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Before Call of Duty, Rainbow Six, Battlefield, and your other favorite military shooter, there was Delta Force. Few games before it and few games since have had the depth of gameplay and realism that Delta Force had. Yesterday, the company formerly known as Deep Silver has acquired the Novalogic catalog. This means that Deep Silver, now known as THQ Nordic, has the rights to not only the Delta Force series, but Commanche, Armored Fist, Joint Operations, and even the 2000 space-flight simulator, Tachyon: The Fringe. The last release from the company was 2009’s Delta Force Xtreme 2 (Pictured). Deep Silver has been making some big moves after acquiring most of THQ’s properties in 2013 including Saint’s Row, Darksiders, and Red Faction. They renamed themselves THQ Nordic this past august. With the acquisition of Novalogic, hopefully this means we’ll see some new Delta Force games.

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Power Rangers Mega Battle

Fans of the old school Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series will want to take a look at this. Developed by Bamtang and published by Namco Bandai, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle is a multiplayer action brawler for up to 4 players. The game will feature cutscenes, monsters, and dialogue based on the original series, and will also feature unlockable characters. The game will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 next year. If the gameplay can keep in line with the graphics, MMPR:MB will be an excellent flashback to our childhood.

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San Diego Comic Con 2016 – Marvel to Re-Release Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2

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At the San Diego Comic Con this past week, Marvel producer Mike Jones revealed that the last gen hits Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 are coming to Xbox One, PC, and PS4 this Tuesday. The games will be available digitally, with both games carrying a price tag of $40 each or $60 together. The games will feature graphical and UI tweaks, along with other features that will help it fit on current generation systems.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel were a pair of action RPGS that put players in the shoes of many of Marvel’s finest, including Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-men, and the Fantastic Four. The first game had players battling Dr Doom and the masters of Evil, while the second game’s plot was inspired by 2006’s Civil War crossover. The games featured 4 player co-op (both local and online), unlockable costumes, and tons of cameos from throughout the Marvel Universe. If you never played these games before, or if you want to revisit them, now is a great time to do so. Who knows? We might even be seeing MUA 3 before long.

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Mai Shiranui, KOF, Attack on Titan Comes to DOA 5


Dead or Alive 5 is 4 years old, yet it’s still recieving content. At last week’s Dead or Alive festival, Tecmo/Koei revealed that Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury/King of Fighters will be joining the game as paid DLC, at least in Japan. Given Mai’s ‘proportions’, she fits quite well with the ladies of DOA. She joins a cast that includes Virtual Fighter’s Akira, Samurai Warrior’s Naotora Ii, and Momji from Ninja Gaiden. Check out the trailer above, and check out more surprises below.
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Possible Pre E3 2016: Dead Rising 4

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E3 kicks off next week with press conferences starting as early as Next Sunday. However, we already have the skinny on a game that might be making an appearance. A site called thisgengaming is reporting that Capcom Vancouver is developing Dead Rising 4, which looks to be a remake of the original Dead Rising, albeit with a Christmas theme. If rumors are to be believed, the game will feature online features, co-op, and Unreal Engine 4 graphics. The game is believed to be an Xbox One/Windows 10 exclusive our website. We’ll likely learn more next week at E3.

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DC Universe Coming to Xbox One….Wait WHAT!?

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5 years ago, Sony Online Entertainment released the free-to-play MMORPG DC Universe Online on PC and PS3. It launched alongside the PS4 as well. Since then, SOE has changed its name to Daybreak Studios, and evidently broke off ties with Sony. To that end, they figured why not share the wealth and allow Xbox One players to get in on the comic book based action. For the uninitiated, DC Universe Online allows characters to create an original character, and join one of 6 major DC heroes and villains and tackle a series of quests all around the DC Universe. There is plenty enough content on its own, however players can spend extra dime on various add-ons such as expansions and new powersets. Also, PS4 players will be able to play alongside PC gamers, and the game will receive a new episode based on DC’s upcoming Legends of Tomorrow tv series. You can learn more about the upcoming features as the game celebrates its 5-year anniversary here.

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Lost Classics Special: Top 10 Franchises Introduced this Console Generation

Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive title developed by Insomniac (Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank), is one of many new gaming franchises set to make its debut next console generation.

Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive title developed by Insomniac (Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank), is one of many new gaming franchises set to make its debut next console generation.

Like it or not, this next generation of consoles will soon be upon us. With the Wii U having been out for little over half a year, some will say it’s already here. The Wii U, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 will present players with dozens of sure to be classic titles, including several new franchises. Lets not forget however that there were several classic franchises that came from this generation. So now is a perfect time to take a look at the classic franchises that were spawned this past generation. To qualify, a franchise has to have it’s first title released on the Wii, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3, so you won’t see the Elder Scrolls or Halo in this list. Also, a game has to have more than one title in it’s series, so that’s why you won’t see Mirror’s Edge here.
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MAGfest 11: Pre-Event Lineup

Another year has gone by and another MAGfest is upon us. Last year, Sean Orange and I made the trek to MAGfest X to take part in the 4-day music and gaming geekery that surrounded us, and this year we’ll be doing another round and taking in all the highlights (and even maybe some hilarious lowlights!) that the event has to offer.

This year features 3 special guests in terms of composers. Following up last year’s spectacular appearance by Final Fantasy’s Nobou Uematsu, MAGfest XI has the legendary combined talents of Kuniyo Yamashita (Castlevania, MegaMan X3), Chris Huelsbeck (Turrican Series, R-Type) and the great Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Actraiser) gracing the Gaylord National Harbor hotel. This will also be the first time Koshiro will be playing a DJ set in US shores, which provides event-goers with an extra special treat!

There are a huge amount of bands and performances this year as well; 38 concerts and visual performances to be exact! (the largest amount thus far!) Included in the lineup are mainstays such as Metroid Metal, The One-Ups and The Megas, but also included are a ton of new-comers to the MAGfest scene such as Lords of Thunder, Fighting in the Streets and The Tri-Force Quartet. There’s even band-personifications of two of the better institutions for video game music arranging: Overclocked Remix’s Overclocked University and Dwelling of Duels Live! Throw in tons of panelist and entertains like Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson, The Angry Video Game Nerd and yet another return by Jon St. John, and you’ve got the most ambitious MAGfest to date!

The event runs January 3-6 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Maryland with tell that there are tons of tickets still available at the door. Sean and I will bring coverage of the fun little things we run across at this gamer’s paradise and bring it to you for your viewing enjoyment.

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