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Is Shadow of War Overpromising?

WHO DOESN’T WANT AN ARMY OF LOYAL FOLLOWERS?

A few days ago, we were treated with the first gameplay trailer for Shadow of War, the sequel to Shadow of Mordor.

The general response? This looks fucking awesome! There is so much to love here!

That being said, it did remind us of something. Remember the first gameplay trailer for its prequel, Shadow of Mordor? We went looking and…it raised a few concerns.

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Final Fantasy XV: One Last Delay (After 10 Years)

WELL, NOBODY CAN SAY THEY RUSHED THE GAME

To call Final Fantasy XV’s development troubled is like calling the dead sea  faintly salty. Introduced back in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game has now been in development in one form or another for 10 bloody years.

Now another trailer has come out. This is the 4th trailer in the World of Wonder promotion series and this one focusses mainly on aquatic regions and creatures. The game still looks absolutely gorgeous, but you have to wonder if it’s not put itself in an unmanageable position by this point. After 10 years, people will expect a lot from this game.

It has now been confirmed that the game will be delayed. Instead of September 30th, it will not be released until November 29th. Square Enix is supposedly considering releasing a PC version, so if we’re lucky we should get that somewhere between 2020 and the heat death of the universe.

With the new date in mind, if you’re still on the fence about getting the game, let’s talk about a few things about its development that stood out to us.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon: News and Speculation!

TELLING US A LOT, WHILE NOT TELLING US ALL THAT MUCH

Look, Nintedo and E3 just don’t really go together. They’ve already given up on holding actual conferences like most of their competitors do and instead focus on their Nintendo Treehouse streams. The lack of spectacle, though, often makes them seems rather disappointing by comparison, whether that is justified or not.

Still, at least they started with the games we actually wanted to hear about. Zelda looks like it will be amazing and Pokémon Sun and Moon…Okay, yeah, they immediately dropped the ball again after Zelda. Above you’ll find a new trailer, released after the Tree house stream, and below we’re going into what we learned from both that and the stream.

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Stardew Valley Review

SOOOO, BASICALLY HARVEST MOON?

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Some days you don’t want to save the world. Running around with a huge gun and shooting aliens or zombies or people who look at you funny just loses its appeal at times. Some days you just want to wander around a farm, raising vegetables and cattle and generally kind of wasting time.

If that sort of mindless relaxation is what you’re looking for, Stardew Valley is exactly the indie game you need.

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Why The Last Guardian wasn’t at Paris Game Week!

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THIS SEEMS FAMILIAR…

LAST GUARDIAN FOOTAGE HELD BACK

Of all the games stuck in development hell, The Last Guardian has been somewhere just below Half-Life 3 when it comes to fan expectations for years now. Development started all the way back in 2007 and received a lot of positive attention when it was revealed two years later.

And then it vanished.

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Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! Review

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POTATO PUNS!

Steam’s not always great at judging what it should throw at you. It tries to tailor itself to your preferred genres, but it still has to include free-to-play games and big AAA titles, whether you want to play those or not.

And, of course, sometimes it throws a game at you about a potato manning a smithy.

…What? Seems plausible to us.

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