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The Year of Virtual Reality – Gigamax Breaks It Down

The Year of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality has long eluded the AAA gaming scene. Some VR technology has reached the consumer. However, technology like the ‘3D Head’ or Nintendo’s ‘Virtual Boy’ were just not practical for the gamer at the time. A truly powerful gaming Virtual Reality headset has only recently began to reach the mass market. The Oculus Rift, Gear VR, HTC Vive and the Playstation VR are just some of the major VR headsets that have revolutionized the video game experience. No longer are we gamers stuck looking at a 2D world through a pane of glass. There’s so much more!

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‘3D Printing’

The idea of a great Virtual Reality setup is exciting, but how well did these technologies sell in 2016? This is an extremely important question to ask for a couple reasons. First, if this technology sells well out of the gate, it’ll entice technology manufacturers to continue and improve on the hardware. Secondly the more units sold, the more game developers will begin to work on exciting and lengthy games specifically designed to be played in VR. For any owners of the Playstation VR, they know the struggle of looking for a new VR game that will offer a complete gaming experience. Many games feel like a tech demo rather than an actual game.

Exact sales numbers are hard to come by, which isn’t usually the best sign. From reports, we can compile a rough estimate on the total units sold for the most popular models.

Breakdown

Sony announced that PSVR outsold every console on the market in Japan in less than a week, selling over 51,000 units from October 13 through October 16. An analyst firm, IHS Markit marked down 1.4 million units sold this year. A HTC Vive rep has claimed the company sold over 140,000 units. One million people have used Samsung’s Gear VR according to multiple statements by the company. Manufacturers of VR gaming headsets have been undoubtedly elusive when it comes to exact sales numbers. We can assume, millions of consumers have access to a gaming VR headset, a decent foundation to build from.

Let’s circle back to Playstation VR real fast. This is truly a Virtual reality headset for the mass consumer. When it comes to the PSVR, anyone with a Playstation had the option to make the purchase and begin gaming. Even with the Oculus, before the new reduced PC Spec update, an individual needed a robust gaming PC to use it. Even now, PC’s a few years behind the curve won’t be able to deliver a solid VR experience. Samsung’s headset had a substantial reach as well, but didn’t have comparable power to Oculus or PlayStation’s gear. Playstation VR may be most successful consumer level Virtual Reality gaming headset on the market today.

Overview

So what this all means is that 2016 built the foundation of a successful future for Virtual Reality. Technology and video game developers have taken note, but seem to be waiting anxiously to flood the market with hardware and software. A representative from Oculus made a remark saying that they are far from reaching saturation, meaning every person that wants one, doesn’t have one yet. 2017 has a lot in store for Virtual Reality. Let’s all hope they continue releasing substantial AAA games for the hardware so our expensive headsets don’t go to waste and don’t fade away, becoming nothing more than a novelty.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition | Gigamax Review

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a return to the real time strategy classic from 2009. In anticipation for the next entry, Halo Wars 2, 343 Industries is letting fans head back into the original and its DLC. Halo Wars doesn’t shake up the RTS formula, but it is interesting to see the Halo lore expanded in strategy game form. With a generous amount of troops on either side the game is a good starting point for those new to the genre.

UNSC army in Halo Wars

Real Time Strategy

Real time strategy games can be an intimidating experience for those that have never tried commanding their own virtual armies. Halo Wars offers a simple user interface that fits well on the Xbox, which is rare for strategy games. There is also a few tutorials to help get players back into running a well oiled war machine. If the game still proves too daunting, the campaign can be played on various difficulties ranging from easy to legendary. Although each level in the story seemingly has its own difficulty which can go from hand holding to unfair in an instant.

Halo Wars’ campaign follows the UNSC as they fight the Covenant at their most nefarious. The campaign doesn’t do much to ‘wow’ the player, but for hardcore fans it’s a fun look inside the battles leading up to the first game in the main series. The game is very much catered for those that’ve played the core series. Players that have never played a Halo game may feel lost in the convoluted plot. With the only two factions, the Covenant and the Marines, it also feels like there is some untapped potential.

UNSC Base in Halo Wars

Each of the armies offer different intricacies and strategies to learn. They also both come with various troops and buildings. Players are not able to expand bases past a preselected zone and that can feel a bit lackluster, the developer makes up for this by including a ton of different troops. Each side has an array of foot soldiers, ground vehicles and aircrafts to play with. Battles have an excellent chaotic feel that sound and look excellent. Combat is also shaken up with the inclusion of non playable factions. Taking over certain points can send out flood or forerunners to ravage the enemy and aid your fight. The only issue with this is that these two factions could have made excellent controllable armies.

PVP

Multiplayer is fun and is obviously the heart of the experience. Skirmishes are an intense experience that can lead to satisfying victories and devastating losses. Defending bases from Warthog rushes and hoarding supplies feels great. Another plus is micro managing troops is simple. It’s not always PVP though, also available are co-op campaign missions that can lead to fun power trips.

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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is a good first experience for new RTS players, although those returning to the series won’t find any new content. The allure for veterans is to shake off the rust and prepare for the sequel releasing in February. Overall the experience is enjoyable and can scratch that real time strategy itch that seems to be lacking in today’s current console market.

 

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Banjo-Kazooie Throwback ‘Let’s Play’ with GIGAMAX

Banjo-Kazooie ‘Let’s Play’ with GIGAMAX

Take it back to the late 90’s with the Rare classic, Banjo-Kazooie! One of those treasures that were lost to time, until recently. When Microsoft released the Rare Classic collection and Banjo was included, it was an easy choice. After playing Playtonics, Yooka-Laylee, there was no better game to play than Banjo-Kazooie.

Banjo-Kazooie was developed by Rare which was eventually bought out by Microsoft which ruined the IP and left it to die. The original creative talent took it upon themselves to offer the gamer what they wanted, which was essentially a copy-paste version of Banjo’s control mechanics, better graphics and new theme. These individuals spun off to create their own development team, Playtonic and are breathing new life into the franchise with their spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee.

We could not be more excited to revisit this wonderful game. It’s a nostalgia trip to say the least. Hope you all enjoy the playthrough as we will be releasing new episodes periodically. To stay up to date with our latest releases, don’t forget to Subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

Below is our playlist of all the episodes.

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Yooka-Laylee 100% Demo ‘Let’s Play’ | GIGAMAX

Yooka-Laylee “Let’s Play” | Playtonic

Yooka-Laylee by Playtonic, former creative talent who brought us the classic, Banjo-Kazooie! Huge fans of the Rare original, recording the Demo was a must. Gigamax dives into Playtonic’s proof of concept, 100% the level and showing the path to the end secret.

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This game has a lot of potential and the demo played well. Camera angles are one aspect we hope they further refine. Overall it delivered a nostalgic and refreshing taste as what’s to come. Excited to get our hands on the full game and see what it will deliver. The world is small for now, the ToolBox demo was just a proof of concept. They accomplished their mission in this short preview, offering a museum of sorts to show off sprites and environmental effects. Playtonic games stayed true to their original success and Yooka-Laylee is poised to be a beautifully constructed spiritual successor. To get ready for the release of Yooka-Laylee, Gigamax will be playing through Banjo-Kazooie by Rare. 

‘If you want to watch out Banjo-Kazooie playthrough, don’t forget to check here!’

It is expected to drop in early 2017. Find the 100% Yooka-Laylee Toolbox Demo play through below! For a detailed look into the game, check out our review/impression here! Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with our latest videos on YouTube; Like, Comment and Subscribe  for More!!

 

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Microtransactions: Little Bits of Joy or Tiny Problems

Microtransactions: What’s The True Cost?

In recent years microtransactions have become increasingly prevalent in video games big and small. Although they are a fundamental part of the free to play structure, they have made their way into games that players have already bought. Most of these low cost purchases only net the player cosmetic items that will make in game models look different, but that isn’t always the case. It seems that in a matter of years microtransactions have gone from a stigma, to a widely used and accepted part of the industry.

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One of the first “microtransactions” was the infamous horse armor DLC in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This extra content was an armor set for the mounts in game. When it launched, the community responded with serious backlash. Priced at $2.49 on Xbox 360, players denounced it as a cash grab by Bethesda. It’s understandable, considering it was the early days of the DLC and previous paid for downloads were very substantial. The horse armor was not simply cosmetic, it was a functional piece as well, which is more than most mini DLC’s offer today.

The Early Days

This incident happened in 2005. It is easy to forget that the industry was still trying to figure out how to handle DLC. With modding still being a very important part of the PC gaming community, a paid download for something minuscule felt like a stab in the back. Bethesda dealt with the complaints and time went on. In 2008 the Iphone App Store released and thus started the beginning of the microtransaction structure. Mobile developers started to realize the ad’s on games or purchasing price were not nearly making enough profit and quickly found a remedy. With the addition of small incremental purchases that allowed the player to progress quickly or unlock content faster, they were seeing a huge profit.

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Some of the most popular games to do this are Clash of Clans and Hearthstone. These applications are considered “pay to win” which means if someone pays more they get better gear, troops, equipment, etc… which in turn gives them a higher chance of winning. Most of the time someone can download this game and earn all the rewards by playing, but typically it takes a ridiculous amount of time and effort. Some games handle the pay wall a little more subtly such as a more recent application, Pokemon Go. In this players can walk to “Poke Stops” in real life to receive items necessary to play or purchase them with actual cash. While not an unrealistic accomplishment based on location, they can be extremely accessible or extremely elusive which forces players into a pay wall.

Console Takes Control

Console games have adapted microtransactions and turned them into loot boxes containing new items. Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Battlefield are all examples of games that offer boxes containing a random set of loot. There is no guarantee that spending money will actually pay off, many have spent a lot only to not see any reward. While these rewards can be earned in game developers like Blizzard have implemented seasonal rewards. Players will only have a limited time to earn specific themed gear, which is very easy to miss if they can not log into the game.

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With microtransactions becoming almost unavoidable in today’s market, it is hard not to question if they will remain. However, it looks as though these small payments are here to stay. It is hard to say whether they benefit the player or just the developer. Nothing is forcing a player’s hand, but cool content that is merely cosmetic shouldn’t be hidden behind a paywall. It can feel cheap and like something forced in by a publisher just to make a buck. On the other hand, this could encourage developers to extend the lifetime of a game because there is still profit to be had.

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Homestead: Elder Scrolls Online Feb. 2017 – GIGAMAX

Homestead: Elder Scrolls Online Feb. 2017 – GIGAMAX

Homestead, The Elder Scrolls Online’s next big update drops February of 2017. Pulling an absolute essential and exciting feature from Skyrim, players will now be able to purchase a home. Of course, you can’t build your own homes exactly like in Skyrim but there is a choice between 40 unique home styles. 2,000 individual decorative and furniture options make it seem as if there will be plenty of original content to last for a bit.

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Definitely worth mentioning, huge fan of the houses in Skyrim. Recently we released, “Skyrim: Touched For The Very First Time” and it’ll describe our obsession.

The home options will only be available in ESO’s base zones and not in any DLC areas. On the Elder Scrolls Online website they offer a reason, “to make it easy to find and purchase”, but it definitely would have been awesome to have a house in Winterhold. Offering a free fast travel, it’ll be another fun and interesting part of the game.

What caught our attention is that the Homes are styled after the 10 playable races. This update is available without purchasing any DLC but there is one exception. Imperial-style homes require the Imperial Edition of ESO which costs 2,100 crowns on the Crown Store. If a player has the Imperial Edition, all 10 races can purchase an Imperial style home.

A Place To Call Home

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There is something nice about having a home in an RPG, a place to go after a hard day of adventuring just to escape. Friends, guild members and even those who are not on your friends list can enter the home. The owner can assign a role to the guests, listing them as a “Visitor” or “Decorator”. It seems as though the Decorator can actually make changes in the home as well.

Good news, homes are secure so other players can’t break in and steal your stuff. This idea could have added an interesting depth to the home idea, but we bet it would get old quickly.

You can expect to see a detailed guide about the player housing system, editor features and other crafting information early in 2017. Homestead launches in February but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Sources:

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/12/06/introducing-homestead

http://www.newseveryday.com/articles/58630/20161208/elder-scrolls-online-dlc-elder-scrolls-online-eso-homestead-bethesda-videogaming-entertainment.htm

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/12/06/the-elder-scrolls-online-homestead-dlc-coming-in-february

Yooka-Laylee: A Nostalgic Dream Come True

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When I first heard that an exciting new project by the developer of Banjo-Kazooie was coming out, my excitement went through the roof. Then it was announced that the game would be a spiritual successor to the Banjo series and I lost it. A game that had been a huge part of my childhood was finally about to see life again and the hype train left the station at full speed. It was no secret that this game would need to be funded on Kickstarter before it would ever make it to a console. Luckily it didn’t take long for Yooka-Laylee to hit its goal.

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In fact this indie game did more than make the required funding, it blew past the goal and into the million dollar mark. The relatively small game turned into a full fledged experience that would make its way to almost every gaming console. Yooka-Laylee is obviously a labor of love by developer Playtonic. Essentially Banjo-Kazooie in almost every way possible and that’s an amazing thing. While I wasn’t able to back the game on Kickstarter, I took the opportunity to pre-order it and show support as an official release has been announced. Players that purchase early are able to hop on the Toybox Demo that was originally released to backers and I immediately took the chance to take control.

Diving In

Right off the bat (pun very much intended) you can tell the new dynamic duo are essentially Banjo and Kazooie with a new skin. Now a chameleon and bat instead of a bear and bird, these two control and move just like the original protagonists. They have the same moves that use the same buttons and make the familiar wacky noises when moving. When speaking to the one NPC available you can tell the same writing style was used. A mix between meta and sassy makes for an endearing and good laugh. In the background you can hear a nostalgic score that feels like it was pulled right from Banjo-Kazooie. This compilation of love for the N64 classic makes anyone who was a fan of the original feel right at home.

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Although the Toybox is less of a demo and more of a proof of concept to early adopters, it still inspires plenty of confidence for the full release. It gives a small taste of what’s to come and most importantly let’s you step back in time. Nowadays it is very rare to see a 3D platformer with bright colorful worlds. Hopefully other developers take a note from Playtonic. Once a common sight, Yooka-Laylee does a great job of making the classic structure feel modern. The Toybox has 100 “quills” available that once collected unlock a secret to discover somewhere in the demo. Those familiar with Banjo-Kazooie will recognize the collect to progress structure that feels so very satisfying.

Overview

With such a fun teaser, Playtonic certainly knows how to build excitement for their game. Yooka-Laylee’s release is set for March of 2017 and it can not come fast enough. These two are looking great and I don’t think I’m prepared for the nostalgia overdose that is in my near future. If you’d like to see the demo in action we’ve got a full playthrough that shows where all the quills are located and where to find the secret. If you were a fan of the Banjo-Kazooie or want a return to 3D platformers I recommend keeping this game on your radar.

Super Mario Run | Gigamax Review

Running in the Wrong Direction

Nintendo has made it clear they plan on pushing further into the mobile gaming market. With the release of Super Mario Run, it marks the third entry in their collection of smartphone apps and their second game on phones. After Pokemon Go’s success earlier in the year expectations for this running simulator were high. Mario’s debut on the smartphone is a bit of a let down that has a great idea that it doesn’t fully embrace. While this game is fun at its core it never really becomes anything more than a running game with an insane price point.

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Super Mario Run has very simple one touch controls that is perfect for long car rides or boring meetings in the office. Before asking you to commit to the $10 price, Nintendo offers the first three levels and a taste of the “multiplayer”. After paying you are given access to the underwhelming 6 worlds comprised of 4 levels each. 24 levels may sound like a lot but it only takes about 2 minutes to complete each, so the main story has about an hour of unique content. The game then encourages you to go back and get the hidden coins and complete the challenges in each of the world’s.

The game also implements a building feature that has the player rebuilding a destroyed Mushroom Kingdom. To earn the toads, the resource necessary for building, you need to play rally mode. This mode is a challenge against the ghost of another player and is the closest thing the game has to a multiplayer. You will have to race and earn the respect of more citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom then your competition. Accomplishing this is as simple as pulling off flashy moves and collecting more coins then the ghost. Although a lot of the pressure is taken away by the fact that a living player isn’t present on the other side. By winning you’ve effectively earned a bigger population for your world and can build more unique buildings.

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It was hard not to be let down by the lack of many obvious features that were not present in the game. Mainly the most confusing thing absent is the lack of any ice or water levels. These simple additions seem like easy to add functions that Nintendo totally ignored. Super Mario Run also lacks an infinite running mode and high score leader boards. These simple features are present in even the most simple running games and the absence of them seriously impacts the quality of the game. It also doesn’t help that you need a constant internet connection to even turn it on.

Bowser's dungeon in super mario run

Super Mario Run is a fun but way too brief experience that lacks some fundamental features and obvious level design choices. More was expected from Nintendo especially with their mascot, Mario’s, name being on the line. This game should have been an opportunity to introduce this plumber to a wider audience in a positive way but falls short by charging way too much for a disappointing amount of content. This game is not worth the steep price point and will hopefully be patched into something more worthwhile over time.

Dead Rising 4 | Let’s Play

Dawn of a Zombie Slaying Machine

Zombies, zombies, zombies! Dead Rising 4 is chock full of these ghouls and Gigs is here to clean up the streets.

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This awesome Capcom game is a Zombie slayer’s wet dream. Players journey back into Willamette, Colorado the location from the first Dead Rising. This time around Frank West takes charge of stopping yet another zombie outbreak. Frank has covered wars you know and now he’s also covered the war on the undead, with prior zombie slaying experience you’re more powerful than ever. The ability to make extremely strong, creative, and wacky combo weapons makes the player a force to be reckoned with. Though the game doesn’t change the fundamentals of the game it does change some of the originals quirks. Gone are annoying escort missions and time constraints and as you can see in our Let’s Play they’ve added a lot more fun.

In this video we, Mack and Gigs, unwind after a long day of making content to relieve stress in the best way possible… MURDERING HORDES AND HORDES OF ZOMBIES! Join us as we take a festive journey and celebrate Dead Rising 4’s holiday theme by decking the Willamette Memorial Megaplex hall’s with bits of the undead. We then take a drive over to the small town suburban park and give some ne’er do wells the gift of our swift retribution. Unfortunately we were not able to play with one of the shiny new exo suits but hopefully we will get to them when our full play through is released.

If you enjoyed our quick play through let us know in the comments and make sure to give that subscribe button a click! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Youtube video collection, there’s something for everyone. We also have an awesome twitch channel for a live look at all the latest video game releases.

7 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

7 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

2017 is almost here and that means a whole new list of video games ready to be released. There was no shortage of blockbuster hits in 2016 as you can see from our Top 10 Outstanding Games of 2016 article.

Below is our top 7 most anticipated video games of 2017. Let us know what you think about our list or if we forgot a game that stood out to you on Twitter, Facebook or leave a comment below!

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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Platforms:  PS4, Xbox One, PC
Expected Release: January 24, 2017
Developer: Capcom

 

One of our most anticipated games has to be Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The demo offered an interesting look at the heart of this terrifying experience brought to us by the developer, Capcom. Resident Evil has always been a great time. Some games in the series have been more thrilling than others. However, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard looks like it’s ready to deliver a thrill. That thrill may even be multiplied this time around.

Compatible with Playstation VR, this will be a new kind of Resident Evil experience. Completely immersed, the player will feel the tension unable to rip themselves out of this unique world as the zombies begin to close in. We’re excited.

Yooka Laylee

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
Expected Release: March 2017
Developer: Playtonic Games

 

This game  is close to our hearts here at Gigamax. Yooka-Laylee is a new open-world platformer by the newly-formed developer, Playtonic Games. The kicker is that Yooka-Laylee was a brainchild of the key creative talent behind the classic Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. A spiritual successor, the game is nearly guaranteed to deliver a great gaming experience with memorable characters that we will play over and over again.

It’s always important to remember, never get your hopes up but how can’t we! The game looks great and the demo delivered an incredible look into the heart of Yooka-Laylee. Be ready for a Let’s Play of the demo and you can bet we’ll be playing through the full game once it drops in March of 2017.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Expected Release: 2017
Developers: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development, Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development

 

This is a Zelda game like no other. This open world Zelda experience should break the barriers of what we all know and love about the classic Zelda experience. Even those skeptical about Nintendo’s new direction are excited to get their hands on this game. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should be an interesting experience to say the least. Graphics look incredible in the game play videos but as we all know, graphics don’t always make the game.

Now that we got the skeptical stuff out of the way, let’s dive into what the developer has promised from Breath of the Wild. Offering more than 100 Shrines of Trials which are scattered around the landscape ready to be discovered in any order you please. Different outfits and gear offer special effects that can make you faster or stealthier. The open world offers different environments which may call for heavier clothing to protect from cold or heat resistant outfits in the desert heat. It all sounds interesting, but how can we not be excited for a new Zelda?

 Red Dead Redemption 2

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Expected Release: 2017
Developers: Rockstar Games, Rockstar San Diego
Nominations: The Game Award for Most Anticipated Game

 

The original Red Dead Redemption offered countless hours of fun and excitement. A gem among stones, this western is truly an innovative game that has stuck in the minds of anyone who had the chance to play. Red Dead Redemption 2 will hopefully do the same. Many wonder why the western isn’t represented more in the video game medium, but that doesn’t matter anymore because Red Read Redemption 2 is expected to drop sometime in 2017.

Developed by Rockstar Games and Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption 2 is nominated for the Most Anticipated Game of 2017. We could not agree more with this nomination because it’s been on our minds since it was officially announced.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Expected Release: 2017
Developer: BioWare

 

Mass Effect: Andromeda is one of those games we’ve been watching since the second it was announced. The legendary role-player developer, BioWare has some pretty big shoes to fill after the first installations in the Mass Effect series. Offering 4K compatibility this game is expected to look beautiful and thanks to a blunder by Best Buy, we have a little information on what he game has to offer.

This story will revolve around Earth, unlike the original Mass Effect trilogy. Andromeda will take place after the events of Commander Shepard’s defense of Earth against the Reapers. Humans are looking for a new planet to call home. Andromeda’s new hero is named Ryder according to BioWare producer Michael Gamble. Ryder, a novice explorer, is tasked with venturing to Earth’s nearest galaxy Andromeda to find a suitable planet for humanity.

The story sounds interesting and BioWare has a fantastic track record. Mass Effect: Andromeda is sure to be an exciting addition to the franchise. It’s not always promising when the expected release day is just “2017” with no month attached, but our hopes are high.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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Platforms: PSVR, Rift, Vive
Expected Releases: March 14, 2017
Developer: Red Storm Entertainment

 

Another Virtual Reality game makes our list, Star Trek: Bridge Crew. It looks as though it’ll appeal to Trekkies and VR fans alike. Being fans of VR and the Star Trek franchise, Bridge Crew is something we here at Gigamax are excited to experience. It’s also very important that VR games continue to be released in order to make the Playstation VR and other systems more legitimate and attractive to developers.

The idea of Star Trek: Bridge crew is that the player “and friends” are are at the heart of the starship. Acting as officers of the Federation, they will set out to explore the Universe. Each decision will impact the fate of the star ship as it battles through The Trench, a largely unexplored section of space. The Klingon Empire is also out to thwart your crews plans as they search for a new home for the decimated Vulcan populous. Let’s hope Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft pull this off because it would be amazing to have a great Star Trek game in VR.

For Honor

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Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
February 14, 2017
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

 

We’ve been looking forward to checking out For Honor since we saw it announced at E3 back in June. 12 playable heroes battle through different multiplayer modes and maps offering some exciting and powerful gameplay. A strong story-driven campaign is also included. The story has the potential to truly round out this impressive looking video game. There are three factions; Knights, Samurai and Vikings and the story mode covers all three of their perspectives. It’s Always fun when a game offers a story in this fashion but it also leads us to believe each of those individual stories may be a bit short.

Overall For Honor looks like a great game to play with friends and the story does show promise. From the gameplay we’ve seen, it is easy on the eyes and offers some awesome playable characters. I mean, who doesn’t want to fight as a Knight, Samurai or Viking and watch all of these fearless warriors battle it out?

 

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