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Bloodborne Is coming, and I’m taking vacation for it.

Seriously I’m taking a nice vacation to play this game. I didn’t even try to hide it from my boss, he knows why I’m taking vacation and he has no choice but to accept it because I will be doing nothing but playing this game.

I’m a HUGE fan of the series. From Software created such a gem when they released Demon’s Souls. It was a game that easily flew under many people’s radar. It was also a game that tested everyone’s whose played it patients. That’s why it became so famous though, you just did not get that difficulty from any other game at the time. Then when you started to get into the multiplayer aspect of the game, it was like a whole new game in itself.

With the release of Dark Souls they took the game into a nice open world RPG instead of the central hub world jumping that was in Demon’s Souls. Dark Souls was such a good game, and even though it took almost every aspect of Demon’s souls, it still felt like its own thing completely.

Dark Souls II would soon come after that. It was fun for sure , but it just didn’t grab me the way the other two did. I would play it over almost any other RPG, but I would still rather play the other two. It had the nice open world that Dark Souls did, and in my opinion, and I’m sure many others, the online was much more stable. Unlike the other two it felt like it was just hard to be hard, as to where its predecessors were still very difficult, but they were difficult because it was teaching you something. there was always a reason you died. somehow or some way you, the player, messed up. Dark Souls II felt a little overburden with cheap shots and lame tricks.

Now we Have Bloodborn coming out next Tuesday and, with the original creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki behind it, I just cannot wait. This is the game I bought my Playstaion 4 for. Everything I have seen from it looks just do darn beautiful. The trailers make me squeal in excitement and, even though I stay away from many game play videos, I can just see the amount of polish and time that went into this. It’s going to be different with it being a bit faster pace, taking away the shield in favor of a short range shotgun, but getting my hands on another game where I have to constantly be one step ahead of my enemy, or death is a most likely around the corner, is just some kind of drug to me. I cannot get enough of it.


What Has Happened to DLC??

Who doesn’t enjoy DLC? It can add additional characters, extend the original game when it has run its course, and in some cases add almost a whole new game! This is, however, how it should be. Instead, we get a bunch of game developers pushing out DLC before the game has even hit the sales floor.

Look I will be the first to admit that I use to buy a lot of DLC. Oblivion was such an amazing game that when Shivering Isles came out I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. When Call Of Duty first started its Elite program, it was what the season pass is now, I was one of the first supporters. Getting all the map packs for a cheaper price as long as you paid it up front seemed like a great idea. It was for a game that I knew I was going to play so why wouldn’t I? This right here, RIGHT FREAKING HERE, is where I should have seen things going downhill.

At first glance a season pass does seem like a great idea and to an extent, it is. Getting all the DLC at a cheaper price is awesome, as long as this DLC is not already made. The problem being that some of that DLC you are pre-purchasing is already done and that company just wants to get more money out of you now and not give you that chance to see if the game is worth investing more money into. The saddest part of this is so many games either come out and are just bad or, even worse, they are broken.

We went from something like this

“Hey guys! We are so happy you have enjoyed our game and i know it’s been a while, but we have decided to add more content. For $20, we will give you several hours of new stuff to do!”

To something like this

“Hey guys! We have a game coming up. We would love for you all to buy it, but only 75% of what we have to offer. In order to play that whole game we are going to need you to pay this extra $30 right now. Thank you.”

This change has happened within only a few years. To myself and many other gamers out there, this is completely unacceptable. The argument that nobody is being forced to buy this can be made here. My personal problem with that is that now of days if I don’t buy that DLC chances are I’m not getting the full game experience.

I don’t know when or if this will ever change. All I can do is hope that is does because if not, one day we might all be buying DLC for a game that isn’t even released yet. That is a very sad future to look forward to!


We Need To Calm Down With Game Releases

Remember when a game would come out, it would be awesome, and you couldn’t wait for the next one? Good news for you! You basically don’t have to anymore. So many franchises are getting a new game every year and, in my opinion, it’s destroying the value of those games.

I miss the times where I would actually get excited for a new game in a franchise. When they would announce a new game and I would get super happy, call all of my friends up, go to work or class and talk about it. Unfortunately that feeling is pretty much nonexistent due to new games in many franchises coming out every year. Call of Duty was known for this but now that trend has spread to so many more that it’s sickening. Forza, Assassins Creed, Skylanders, Pokémon and many more fall into this yearly category and it’s very hard to get excited for a game announcement when you know its coming just due to the fact that it comes out EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

On the other hand, I am very excited for the rumored Fallout game. There hasn’t been a fallout game since 2010. That means there will be at least a five year gap between the old game and the, hopefully real, new game. This time gap allows for me to build that excitement and that thirst for a new one. Something that I don’t get from many franchises anymore.

If developers would just take a step back, and take their time on new products. We would most likely see an increase in quality. Some company’s use a different development team to make their games, like Activison and the Call of Duty series; this allows them to publish a game every year while having each game in development for more than a year. This is fine a dandy, but you tend to have hit or miss titles which in turn builds a lack of trust against those developers.

I use to get excited for the new Call of Duty or the new Pokémon game coming out. Unfortunately I have not felt that way in a long time. There are still those gems out, that I hope they never change, but for the most part we are pretty much getting served a rehash of what came out last year with a few added features and a new $60 price tag. I just want that excitement back and I’m afraid, if things keep following the trend we have now, I’m never going to.

Playstation 4 Previews

Bloodborne Release date and Collectors Edition!

Bloodborne officially has a North America release date of February 6, 2015. The game will also have a collector’s edition which will include; a Premium SteelBook case, Premium Art Book, and a Digital Soundtrack all for the price of $79.99

With the game coming out so soon, From Software has started a closed Alpha for the game. A select few have already gotten into the Alpha while others can go to Sony’s website and submit an application for a chance to be selected for the Alpha.

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BloodBorne is Coming Soon!

Sony has given a release date to its upcoming exclusive game BloodBorne today at the pre-TGS conference in Japan.  It is slated to launch on February 5th, 2015.  Unfortunately this is only a Japan release date and no North America date is has been set.

New game play has been released of the title with more to come from TGS.  BloodBorne is the new “Souls” game being developed by From Software.  Since the Japan release date is in February, I can only imagine that the North America date cannot be to far behind.  Other big titles already have a February release date such as; The Witcher, and The Order 1886.  So it wouldn’t surprise me if we see the game launch after these titles to help out with sales.  Stay tuned to Provengamer for more details of BloodBorne!

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P.T. Scariest Teaser Ever!

I was not one of the first to play P.T., the now discovered teaser for the new upcoming Silent Hills game, I actually found out about it a day later from a friend. He said it was one of the scariest things he has played. I being a very big fan of the survival horror genre was intrigued right away, but was afraid he made it out to be more than what it was actually going to be. He did not.

The game/teaser starts you off in a little room that you exit pretty much right away. You then walk into this hallway make a right turn at the end and go down another hallway and enter another doorway, no big deal right? Yea that’s what I said at first, and then slowly but surely shit started to happen and by the end of the game I was more than happy and terrified with my experience.


I don’t want to say what happens, that something I think everyone should experience for themselves because what’s the fun in it if you know what to expect? At first glance my first thought was “wow this game looks AMAZING” maybe it was just me but the game looked excellent and the lighting effects where just something else in general. One of the best elements in a survival horror game is the not knowing. This is something that in my opinion has been long gone and it’s that same something that this game uses to make it one of the scariest experiences I have ever had playing a game. P.T is not just a scary game though; it’s a puzzle as well. In order to progress in the game you must first figure out the puzzle in the room, again I’m not going to spoil any of that for you because it would just ruin the fun. All I will say is they didn’t expect anyone to beat it for at least a week, so don’t expect them to be easy ones.


It should be known that at the end of the teaser there is an actual Silent Hills teaser trailer and at the end of that trailer it states that nothing in the game itself is going to be part of the Silent Hills game. I am ok with that but I really don’t want them to make this game, and they completely leave out what made this teaser so damn good and terrifying. If they make me feel the same way I did when I was playing the teaser for the length of an entire AAA game. Then they can just take my money now.



Resident Evil 1 is coming to Current GEN!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen; the current generation is getting its first Resident Evil title, and it’s a good one too! This isn’t the first time RE1 has been remade. There was the GameCube remake, and after that there was also the Wii remake (if that’s what you want to call it) they basically ported the GameCube remake and gave it Wii controls.

Now supposedly the game is getting another HD remake and I’m honestly ok with it. After what I’ve been through with the recent instalments of the series, I could go for some RE1 good old fashion survival horror game play. I personally don’t expect a big jump in graphics (look at the “HD” remake of RE4 for example) but just give me the game, make it look decent and I’m good to go.  What surprises me the most about this is the fact that, as much as I love RE1, most people have clearly stated that they want a remake of RE2, I being one of those people. It’s not that I don’t like RE1; trust me I love that game, it’s that there really hasn’t been a Resident Evil 2 HD remake yet. The GameCube version was more of a port than an actual remake so fans have been basically pleading with them to make one, but no such luck.

Oh well. I am not going to complain! I’m super excited for this remake. The PC and Current Gen remakes are all set to be 1080p, whereas the Ps3 and Xbox 360 versions are going to only support up to 720p. All versions of the title will have 5.1 surround sound support. Other camera and control options will be available as well so you should be able to change it up to your liking. You will also get the option to play the game in its original 4:3 ratio or in the 16:9 widescreen mode. The game is due out sometime early 2015 and will be on Ps4, Xbox One, Ps3, Xbox 360 and PC.


Beta Thoughts: The Crew

The Crew is a new racing game IP by Ubisoft. The game has a massive map spanning across all of the United States and its all free roam as well. It also has online support much like an MMO, where you will see plenty of other people driving around the game in real time. They recently had a Beta and I was lucky enough to get my hands on it, so sit back and let me walk you through my thoughts of The Crew.

First off let’s talk about gameplay itself. The first thing I noticed is it felt like a mix between arcade racing and a simulator. Going crazy fast is all part of the fun much like a NFS game, but taking turns is more like Forza where you can lose control of your car pretty easily if you are not careful. At first, this threw me off and it was just kind of awkward, as I played more and got use to the controls I most certainly improved and it didn’t bother me. As you drive through this gigantic map you will come across random events. Ones that will put your driving skills to the test. Some will have you go as far as possible within the given time limit but you have to stay on the road. Depending on how far you get will depend on the medal you get, and depending on the medal will depend on what level of car upgrade you get. The map is very large spanning all across America. There are only a few big cities actually on the map such as New York, Detroit, San Diego and a few others. My trip from NY to Detroit took about 15 real time minutes.


One of the new features The Crew has to offer is a car level. I’m not talking like a grade such as E, F, D, C, B, and A like Forza. I mean an actual numbered Level. As you get new parts and upgrade for your car, your car level will go up. This is a way that other drivers can see how much you have improved your car. For example I had a Mustang that was level 75, so this shows other drivers that I have put some work into upgrading my car.

The Crew also has its own unique twist on Customization. So one of the first things you do in the game is picking the car you want to start with. From there you can go and look at just how many parts of your car can be upgraded, and trust me, it’s a lot. The main way you will be getting your upgrades will be from completing races and or random challenges. Depending on the medal you receive from the event will depend on the quality of the upgrade you get. What is nice is once you do complete the event you can just instantly upgrade your car if you choose to. No need to drive or fast travel to the shop to install upgrades, unless you want to. Of course you can change the color of your car and they even have a very wide amount of paint types to choose from! (All of what I have seen was in beta so there may even be more). One thing to note is that different car dealers will have a different selection of cars to choose from. This means if you want to see some different cars you will have to be willing to drive to a new dealer, which may be very far away depending on your location, just to see the selection. I personally enjoy this feature just because it gives me another reason to just drive to these random locations.


One aspect of the game that actually surprised me was the story. There is one. I’m not going to say anything about it because I don’t want to spoil anything, buts let’s just say that I enjoyed what I saw and I cannot wait to continue it. The online seemed to work out pretty well. I was asked by several people to join their crew. I did join one and we did a few races together. It was quite fun to play a race in a co-op type fashion. It seemed that as long as me or the other guy won the race, we both got rewarded which is very nice to see. Visually the game looks good. It’s not on the level of Forza by any means ( again this was a beta so it may change) but all in all it was a good looking game.

I enjoyed my time with The Crew and can’t wait to get my hands back on it when it releases on November 11th of this year!


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Destiny Collectors Editions Detailed

Bungie has finally announced two collectors’ editions for their upcoming game Destiny. First up is the Limited edition. The limited edition includes the game itself plus the following

  • A steelbook case
  • A Guardian folio
  • A field manual with handwritten notes
  • An antique star chart
  • 4 postcards from The Golden Age
  • CE digital content such as an in game Ghost skin, player emblem and ship skin
  • And the Destiny Expansion pass which sold separately is $34.99.

The limited edition comes in at $99.99 which, considering it comes with that Expansion pass is a great deal. Next up is the Ghost Edition. The Ghost Edition comes with everything stated above but also comes with a life size replica of the Ghost robot from the game, what makes it even better is, it lights up and has the voice dialogue! Woot for more Peter Dinklage! This can all be use at the price of $149.99. One thing to be said about the Ghost Edition, Bungie did say that it was going to be in very short supply. So if you have any thought of getting the Ghost Edition of Destiny, you are going to have to act fast.

Finally, there’s also an $89.99 Digital Guardian Edition for those looking to skip the disc version of the game. It includes a digital download of the game, early access to Vanguard armory and player emblem pre-order bonuses, a reservation for upcoming Destiny expansions “The Dark Below” and “House of Wolves” (each of which includes new Story missions, cooperative and competitive multiplayer arenas, and a “wealth” of new weapons, armor, and gear), and the aforementioned Collector’s Edition Digital Content. You can also grab it Amazon.

Playstation Vita Reviews Reviews

Z-Run Review

Oh, Z-Run, I can honestly say that I was excited to get to play this game.  A nice new Indie game for my PS Vita that features zombies and a decent but simple concept of getting from point A to point B.  Sadly though it’s nothing but that, a nice concept.

So let’s start with the fact that there is no story at all.  You are just some guy or some woman running down the streets trying to avoid or kill any zombie you come across.  Not a big deal, I didn’t expect for the game to have a story anyways, so just telling you now don’t expect it.  You have no idea why you are who you are or even what the hell happened.


Alright let’s get into some gameplay.  The goal of any runner game is a simple one; get from the start to the finish.  In Z-Run it’s no different besides the hordes of zombies blocking your path.  So in order for you to meet your objective you have to either avoid them or kill them.  To avoid them you can just try to stay away from them, but they will lunge at you and at some point you are going to have to kill some (I mean what would be the point if you didn’t?).  You will pick up weapons that will help you kill the undead horde such as wrenches and planks for melee and a handgun and shotgun for firearms.  You will also have to avoid obstacles such as barricades and cars.  Skills like jumping and sliding will allow you to jump barricades or slide under vans, semi and other obstacles.  The sliding skill is honestly the most useful skill you have because it also allows you to slide into zombies and take them out without using a weapon.  You have a health bar and a stamina bar plus your inventory at the bottom.  As you play the game your character will level up, though it won’t tell you so make sure you pay attention, and you get points to spend that you can get more items like; more health, more stamina, sliding and jumping cost less stamina, more inventory, and plenty more.  There are around 30 levels in the campaign and a survival mode that has 3 areas that allows you to run endlessly until you die.

One of my biggest problems with the game is all the levels are very very similar, other than some visual changes.  Sure they may move some obstacles around but for the most part it’s just copy and paste of the previous levels.  Only one new enemy will show up about half way through the game, and it’s just a slightly bigger zombie that you can’t slide into like you can to the others.  There is just do depth here. In my opinion they actually punish you for killing zombies with a melee weapon because when you do you get blood splatter on your screen, that’s cool and all but when I’m trying to look ahead to see the next obstacle and I can’t because I got all this red gunk blocking my view, it tends to lead to my death or at least health loss and that’s just annoying.  All of your weapons either have durability or bullets, and you need to conserve them because they don’t replenish even if you have to start the level over.


The environment is also not well thought out.  Plenty of times I would think I could jump over something and it turns out I can’t, even though I clearly jumped over very similar items before.  So because of that, I have either lost health or died, again this is annoying.  I also got into situations where I saw some ammo in a spot where a car was close to a wall and found out that I can’t get through the gap that was there, and because you can’t go backwards I just ran into the invisible wall until I died.  The game just doesn’t work well and I found it to be way more of a task to play it than I did having fun.

Z-Run is a runner game that disappoints in so many different ways.  Sure you can play it and few out there may enjoy it. I personally did not.  The game has nothing going for it IMO other than the fact there are actually zombies in it, and they are not even good looking zombies.



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Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers

With the M15 Core set right around the corner, the Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers game will be coming out right before it. The game finally has a release date of July 16th 2014, that’s just 2 days before the Core set comes out. You can pre-purchase the game on Steam. There are three versions of the game that you can purchase

The standard edition of the game cost just $9.99 and all customers who pre-purchase will be awarded one Premium Booster pack which contains 10 cards for your collection, usable in single player campaign and multiplayer modes.

The Special Edition is $19.99 and includes Steam-exclusive.  Content consisting of a soundtrack, desktop wallpapers, and an eBook ““Theros; Godsend, Part 1” in PDF format.

Finally the Complete bundle is $34.99 and includes the Special Edition content, plus 300 foil stickers and the following bonus card collections: Innistrad Card Collection, Theros Card Collection, Ravnica Card Collection, Shandalar Card Collection, Zendikar Card Collection.

Don’t forget that purchasing the game will also grant you a promotional booster pack from any of your local card shop. If you purchase the game for Xbox 360 or the Xbox One, you will receive exclusive access to the alternative-art Soul of Ravnica. In order to get Soul of Zendikar, you have to purchase the game on any other platform.



Consoles Playstation TV

What is Playstation TV?

Playstation TV was announced a while back but it got brought back up at this year’s E3. It seems like a cool idea, but people still want to know what exactly Playstation TV is. So I have compiled a list of all the features you should expect from Playstation TV when it comes out this year.

  • First off let’s start with the fact that the Playstation TV allows you to stream your PS4 games to any other TV in the house. For Example: your PS4 is hooked up in your living room and you are playing a game there. If someone comes over and wants to watch TV instead of unhooking the PS4, if you have PS TV in another room, you can simply stream your game from your PS4 to your PS TV without having to hook up anything and from what we have seen, it should be a very easy and smooth transition.
  • Don’t have a Vita but want to play those few Vita games that catch your eye? No problem! With the PS TV you can simply download the Vita game you want or go buy a physical copy and insert the game into the dedicated Vita spot.
  • Playstation Now ready! This is great! As long as PS Now starts working properly. PS now is still in beta but it’s a great concept. Rent any PS game for the service and stream it directly to your PS Vita, PS4, PS3, and now the PS TV. So now technically you won’t even have to own a PS4 or PS3 to play the games that will be part of that service. Isn’t that cool?
  • APPS! That right its going to have all those great apps you want, like Netflix, Hulu, music unlimited (people use that right?) and more to come!
  • More games! the PS TV will also support the download of PSP games and PS one classics!

Ok so there are all the main features now let’s get down to brass tax. This device is compatible with the Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4. There are two price points. The PS TV itself is only $100 (pretty good deal if you ask me for all the features), and there is a bundle that comes a Dualshock 3, 8 gig memory card and a digital voucher for the Lego Movie Videogame. To wrap things up the PS TV comes out this fall and I for one can’t wait to pick one up!

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Ionball 2: Ionstorm Review

The time I spent with Ionball 2 made me think about how much fun I used to have with games like Brick Break. Ionball 2 takes that very same formula of you trying to break all the “bricks” (in the case of this game the bricks are robots), with a paddle and a fast moving ball. In many ways Ionball 2 improves on this formula and in other ways it just drops the ball.

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The game itself is most certainly fun. You start off in a space station of some sort at the bottom level. After you beat the stages on the bottom level you then get to go and select the boss stage for that level. Each boss has a different mechanic to it, ranging from a standard kill all the enemies or  one where you only start with a paddle and you have to wait for the boss to throw the ball out towards you and try to hit it back at it. After beating the boss you will move on the next stage and continue. What’s really nice is no two levels are the same. Each one is different, so it’s like figuring out a new puzzle every time. The gameplay is very fun, I found myself getting irritated when I miss with the paddle but I always went back, and when I finally beat that level it felt really really good.  On top of all this, they have even implemented an upgrade system. During each level the enemies you defeat drops XP which you can spend on passive or active upgrades. Passive upgrades are upgrades such as; a longer bat, the ball does more damage and a vacuum for the XP so you don’t miss it when it’s dropping towards you. The active upgrades can give your ball a machine gun attachment, make you paddle shoot out a laser for a few seconds, and a rocket launcher that will focus more annoying robots.

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Sadly not everything about this game is great. Starting off I wasn’t a fan of the fact that you absolutely have to use the mouse. Not saying it’s terrible but for something like this I would much rather uses my arrow keys. One of the things about the mouse that bothers me is the fact that the paddle follows your mouse 100%. This doesn’t seem like a bad thing until let’s say you have two monitors and when you go to make a save and swing your mouse hard right, sure I saved the ball, but because of that hard right my mouse cursor is now way on my second monitor, so when I go left I have to wait for my mouse cursor to get back to my main monitor until my paddle will move, and that 1-2 second delay in a game like this can easily lose you a life. I have lost several lives due to situations like that. This all could have been avoided by either A) allowing me to use my arrow keys to control the paddle or B) making it to where once the paddle is on the screen that’s what my mouse controls and it stops my mouse cursor. I also came across a few bugs while playing. Sometimes when my ball would fall off the level, it would never show  back up and I would have to exit the stage, which then results in me losing how much progress I made in that stage. I also came across a glitch during a boss that made it so I couldn’t die. Sure it’s cool and all, but there is no challenge in that, and I like my challenges.

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All in all the game is well rounded and I did enjoy the time I spent with it. They try to implement a story but honestly they shouldn’t have bothered. This is not a game that needs a story, I just want to get in, kill some robots and move on. The upgrade system is fantastic and adds even more depth into a game that you wouldn’t think to have. It’s simplistic but addicting, and aside from the few disappointments I stated above, I think they have done a great job giving new life to the standard Brick Break style game.


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It looks like Project beast is out of the bag and this is a new IP from From Software called Bloodborne. Not much is said about this little game. It most certainly has a Demon’s Souls look to it but with it not being an actual Souls game I can’t wait to see what From Software can do with another dark and gritty game. The game is slated to come out in 2015. stay tuned for more details!

E3 2014 X-Box One

Master Chief Collection Confirmed

The Halo Master Chief Collection has officially been confirmed by Microsoft today at E3. It will ship on November 11th and will include Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. The best news to come from this is the fact that Halo 2 not only is getting the full anniversary make over, but it will also launch with the full Halo 2 multiplayer experience completely untouched! All these games will be running at 1080p and 60fps with the edition of dedicated servers for multiplayer. The Master Chief Collection will also include a beta for the Halo 5 multiplayer coming in December of this year and the digital film Halo: Nightfall.

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Mortal Kombat X Revealed

Get ready to break some bones in Mortal Kombat X. WB and NetherRealm have just announced their newest instalment in the Mortal Kombat series. MKX is slated for a 2015 release and is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Studio has said that this new game will   “launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.  For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.”

This will be the first Mortal Kombat game since the very successful MK 9 which launched in 2011. There is an announcement trailer that shows off Sub-zero and Scorpion in an epic battle which revealed a few key features. First we see that X-Ray attacks are back, we see that personal weapons have also made a return and lastly it looks like you will be able to interact with the environment. So there you go, we got a new MK game coming for the next generation and I personally can not wait!

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Master Chief Collection Rumored

A report from Engadget states that there is a new collection coming to the Xbox One system. This collection is called Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will include Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. This is supposedly due out sometime this year and no price tag has been set.

If its true this is a great collection to refresh anyone on Master Chief’s story before Halo 5: Guardians comes out. Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach will not be included, and rightly so as they are not a main part of Master Chief himself.

Microsoft has yet to confirm any of this nor do we know who is actually in development of this collection. We are also not sure if this is going to be just a simple port or an actual remake of the series. I would put my money on just a port. Stay tuned to for more details on the Halo: Master Chief Collection.

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Kinect-less Xbox One

 Microsoft has announced that they will be selling their Xbox One system without the Kinect sensor for $399 starting in June. Microsoft also stated that they will be selling the sensor separately in the fall, but have not given a price tag on how much it will cost. This now puts the Xbox One at the same price as the PS4.

Xbox’s Chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi has defended the fact that at first they bundled it in with the system stating “ I think it was the right call to bundle with the Kinect” and “In the beginning of a new console generation, you’re trying to set the bar for a new experience, and I think we did that with Xbox One. The proof is really in the usage. 80 percent of people are using Kinect which is remarkable compared to the last generation. We’re doing 120 voice commands on average a month with over a billion commands issued. People who wanted the experience came and bought it. We were sold out all through the holidays. I think it was the right call, and now is a good time to offer more choices for people who haven’t been able to get that experience.”


Developers also seem pleased that the Xbox One is now being sold without the Kinect. 10% of the systems power was going towards Kinect commands, but now without the Kinect being a priority game, Developers can get more strength out of the system itself resulting in better performance for games.

Microsoft trails behind Sony in terms of systems sold. Will this be enough to help them catch up? With this extra power from the system, let’s hope that we start to see more games running at 1080p and 60fps.


Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Today Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 
will be coming out November of this year to the 3ds and 2ds handheld 
systems. These two titles are remakes of the original GBA titles Pokémon 
Ruby & Sapphire which came out in 2003. Ruby and Sapphire were the first 
Pokémon games on the GBA system and included features such as creating 
your own little hide out and it also included in game weather systems.

Fans of the series have been wanting a remake of these two titles for a 
while not (including myself) and it will be very interesting to see what 
new features, if any, they will be adding to these long loved titles. 
With the introduction of Mega Evolutions in the previous titles, Pokémon 
X & Y, I’m curious if they will add Mega evolutions to both Mudkip and 
Sceptile since Blaziken already has one. If you ask me I would almost 
count on it. Not much has been said about these remakes other than the 
time of release so keep checking in at ProvenGamer for any updates on 
these titles!





Elder Scrolls Online: Crafting Basics

Elder Scrolls Online has a very simple crafting system, but just because it’s simple doesn’t make it easy to master. Even though the mechanics of the craft are simple enough to understand it will still take a lot of dedication to level up. If you plan to play Elder Scrolls Online and you plan to become a master crafter then stick around a read on as I give you some helpful tips that will help you become the best in your class.


Let’s start with the basics. Any craft you choose will involve a fair amount of farming particular items. Whether it’s wood for woodworking, cloth for clothing, Runes for Enchanting and so on and so forth, you can find any of these items in the world while doing your standard questing. Some skill help see them better like Keen Eye which highlights these ingredients when you get close enough to them. Other skills like the Hireling is nice because once a day you will get mail that includes ingredients of your craft and sometimes you even get rare drops from these hirelings.  Keep in mind finding the ingredients and Refining materials will not give you XP. The only way to get XP is from creating and deconstructing.

When it comes to getting XP the only two options you have are the ones stated above, you either construct something or you deconstruct something. When it comes constructing recipes or enchantments the first time you create a new recipe or enchantment you will receive a lot of XP and every time you create the same one you will get less and less XP, this is due to diminishing returns.  Diminishing returns is what will slow you down when it comes to leveling up your craft. You get diminishing returns whenever you deconstruct your own creations and for deconstructing the same thing over and over. To overcome this you can do a couple of things

  • Get into a guild that is active in their store so you can buy from them to get less diminishing returns
  • Find someone in the same craft to Trade your crafted items with. This way you don’t get diminishing returns.
  • Pay attention to the Chat log. A lot of people sell stuff in bulk to make quick cash, so you can get good deals if you watch for them.

ESO crafting

Enchanting is a rough one to level up because it requires you to have 3 separate runes to make anything.  You need to find potency runes, essence runes and aspect runes. Potency runs and essence runes are easy to come by, but the aspect runes on the other hand are very difficult and very rare. Some aspect runes are so rare that they sell for a lot of gold by themselves. In order to craft and Enchantment you must have at least 1 of each rune. This is why it becomes difficult to level up because even though you have plenty of potency and essence runes you may have no aspect runes which mean you can’t do anything with the others. I suggest using the PvP area to farm runes.  Follow the river banks; this tends to be the place that runes show up the most. I for one found an area in the PvP zone that has around 10 runes to farm, all within a few meters of each other.

Crafting is not for everyone but it you are willing to put the time into becoming a very skillful crafter it can be very rewarding in ESO. Use what you have read today to become the best there is of your desired craft and just watch as the money comes flowing in!