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Month: March 2017 (page 2 of 2)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Let’s Play with Gigamax

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an amazing, awe inspiring experience that is one of the best games to come out in the past decade. So Mack and Gigs decided to hop into it and make a couple Applebee’s jokes. All kidding aside, this game really is amazing and a great addition to the Zelda family. This time around Nintendo abandoned the traditional Zelda format and made an open world that is easy to spend hours in.

Gigs and Mack take their time in this let’s play to run around and show you some of the nuances of the latest entry. Starting out at a small stable filled with creepy children, the guys make their way down into one of the 120 shrines located throughout the game. After leaving the shrine the guys spot a horse that isn’t even aware it’s Gigs’ new best friend.  In a nail biting moment, Gigs sneaks up on the wild beast BUT CAN HE CAPTURE IT, he may doomed to fail and be alone forever. See what happens next in the exciting let’s play below!

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Fire Emblem Gaiden Remake Has Some Changes in Store

Fire Emblem : Ch-Ch-Ch-Changing

Nintendo recently shared some updates on the upcoming 3DS game Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This new entry is a remake of the 1992 release Fire Emblem Gaiden.

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At this years PAX East, Nintendo gave a good look at the upcoming game ahead of its May 19th release date. The preview offered some insight into the upcoming remake and its major new features. New to the series is a world map structure that allows player to have more freedom in their mission selection.

One of the biggest new additions fans will find on the world map are dungeons. These introduce a new look for the game by abandoning the over the top camera and having the perspective switch to 3rd person. Much like a traditional RPG dungeon, these explorable areas offer destructible objects and treasure chests that contain items and gold. Enemies of course wander the dungeons and when engaged, the fight will occur much like a traditional Fire Emblem fight. Players can attack enemies before the fight to gain an upper hand, this also works for the enemy if they manage to hit the character before a fight. Dungeons behave like a side mission with access to your squad and abilities and the opportunity to fight multiple enemies.

Another big departure from the traditional Fire Emblem structure is the introduction of pre-set main characters. Instead of designing their own characters players, will switch between two protagonists, Cecilia and Alm. Both have an overarching objective of saving their country but their approach is very different. Because of these differences players will be able to swap between two whenever they want or forced swapped at specific points in the story. Echoes is also noteworthy for being the first game to have full voice acting for all the characters.

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Some changes to the units themselves will also be making their way to the game. Archers can now counter attack from only one tile away, making them more viable for fans of an aggressive strategy. Opposite to the archer buff, mages are being nerfed in a serious way, now when casting spells this popular unit will have to expend a portion of their health bar.

Weapon durability will also not be included in Fire Emblem Echoes after being taken out of Fire Emblem Fates. The game is also sticking true to its source material by not including a support system or a weapon triangle, but the developer assures that there will still be a way to gain an advantage.

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PlayStation 4 Update 4.50 Available Now

PlayStation 4 Update - 4.50

The highly anticipated PlayStation 4 update 4.50 was released yesterday adding an array of new features to the system. This patch was previously announced under the codename "SASUKE" although many fans knew the details due to an error on the Chinese Playstation Blog. A leak had also appeared on Reddit, suggesting that the PlayStation 4 update would arrive March 7th.

Many of the changes to the UI are barely noticeable with very little done to how the system looks. Most of the major updates come in the form of new customization updates. The patch offers users the ability to upload custom backgrounds with screenshots they've taken. Also available is the addition of external hard drive support. Sony has been behind Microsoft and Nintendo in regard to external HD support. Looking to rectify this problem, the PlayStation 4 will now accepts outside storage of up to 8 terabytes.

While most the changes were either to the benefit of the console or inconsequential, one change has seemingly irked the entire fanbase. The notifications tab is no longer separated into easy to operate categories. Now it's mashed together into one long and untidy list. Many other changes deal with PS4 Pro support and add more accessibility options for owners of the elite system. For a full list of the changes check out the list below.

Main Features In The Latest PlayStation 4 Update

1. You can now use a USB storage device to install applications, or move applications from your PS4’s system storage. The following USB storage devices can be used. Select(Settings) > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices], select the connected USB storage device, and then format it for use as extended storage.

2. The quick menu is now more user friendly. Creating, joining, and other party features are even easier to access.

3. (Notifications) has been redesigned. All notifications now appear in a single list.

4. When using Remote Play on a Windows® PC, Mac, Xperia™ Smartphone, or Xperia™ Tablet, you can now use your device’s microphone for voice chat in games or in parties.

5. You can now use screenshots to customize the background of your home screen and function screen. Select(Settings) > [Themes] > [Select Theme] > [Custom].

6. You can now post screenshots directly to activities, such as those shown in [What’s New]. Press the SHARE button, select [Screenshot], and then select [Activities] as the upload destination. Also, you can now tag games and fellow players.

7. You can now post animated GIFs to activities and social applications.

8. Your status is now visible as (Mobile) when you sign in to an application such as (PlayStation App), even when you are away from your PS4 system. This means you are available to communicate with Friends.

9. You can now make a party public or private even after the party has been created. Select (Party) > [Party Settings] > [Party Privacy].

10. PlayStation VR now supports Blu-ray 3D™ content.

Other Features In Version 4.50

1. The PS4 system you use to sign in to PlayStation Network for the first time is now automatically activated as your primary PS4 system.

2. As a parent or guardian, you can now easily create sub accounts for your children when creating your master account.

3. You can now upload or download saved data right from the home screen. Press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Upload/Download Saved Data].

4. You now have the option to share screenshots on PlayStation Network. When sharing, you can also adjust privacy settings.

5. You can now launch 'SHAREfactory' right from Capture Gallery. Press the OPTIONS button while viewing Capture Gallery, and then select [Edit in SHAREfactory].

6. You can now change the color of your profile screen to match the cover image. On your profile screen, select (Options) > [Change Cover Image] > [Change Background Color].

7. When reporting inappropriate content, you can now preview your report before sending.
The design of (PS4 Remote Play) for Xperia™ has been updated.

8. When you receive a party invitation, you can now respond from (Messages) or (PS Messages) with a quick reply.

9. Your profile screen cover image on your PS4 system is now displayed in (PS Messages).

10. Cinematic mode image quality on PlayStation VR has been improved.

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Nintendo® Slams Copyright Hammer on 3DS Modchip Seller

Nintendo Wins Copyright Case Against 'Go Cyber Shipping'

Nintendo is notorious for the no nonsense crack down on any brand using their Copyright in any way, shape or form. This goes for videos on YouTube to pirated games on their consoles. Some of the company’s Copyright enforcement seem a bit harsh, but others are justified. You can decide for yourself what you think about this latest case, but here are the details.

The latest copyright case went down in Canada where Nintendo accused Go Cyber Shipping (GCS) and its founder, Jeramie King, of illegally selling 3DS flashcarts, modchips and other piracy-oriented tools. This is the first case of its kind, testing the Canadian Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention measures. The law basically runs parallel to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US.



GCS did try to claim, support for homebrew games made the sales acceptable. However according to the decision by the Canadian courts, there’s a legal way to write games for the 3DS. GCS’s sales of bootleg material far outweighed any homebrew uses. GCS will be ordered to pay Nintendo $12.76 million Canadian ($9.5 million US) in damages along with a formal apology on its website.

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Gigamax Meets Nintendo

Here at Gigamax we recently just experienced our first run in with Nintendo as a legal entity. Our latest Let’s Play, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was flagged on YouTube for Copyright infringement. Monetization was turned off, but no strike was issued and no penalty was handed out. So it seems as though Nintendo didn’t really give us any trouble, it ultimately is their game after all. But, to see that the video is owned by “NintendoJP” is a little disheartening. Putting hours of work into a video just for it to get claimed by another company can feel like a punch in the gut. However, in the grand scheme of things it’s not the end all be all and we learned a lesson. We’ll count that as a win.

GCS’s latest copyright case with Nintendo stands as an example of both the benefits and pitfalls of these anti-circumvention laws. Furthermore, seeing how Nintendo handles a small entity such as Gigamax it’s a but conflicting. Are they just money hungry, attempting to monopolise their ancient I.P’s? Or are they trying to protect an idea that the company holds close to their heart and in the competitive industry, trying to protect what little(not so little) they have? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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Warhammer: Vermintide Let’s Play with Gigamax

Warhammer Vermintide is an interesting look into the massive Warhammer universe. Set in a hostile takeover of a small city by a giant rat menace, players murder their way through hordes of creatures to reach objectives. Players have to cut, shoot, cast magic at, and explode these gross critters all while trying to keep their friends and themselves alive till each safe zone. The heroes also must avoid the various special rat creatures that attempt to separate players from each other and do tons of damage.

Mack and Gigs hoped into this let’s play in hopes of taking out the rat plague that is currently taking hold of their home town. The boys give their impressions of the game that is very reminiscent of another shooter/survival game they’ve played before. Gamers looking for something a lot like Left for Dead 2 will feel right at home with this game even if it does feel like a shameless copy.

Remember to keep checking back at this page for more episodes. We’ll be updating it as we take on more of the rat menace that is tearing apart the Warhammer universe.

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Upcoming Nintendo Switch Indie Releases

Nintendo Switch: Home for Indies

The Nintendo Switch Indie game scene is shaping up to be huge for the recently released console. In a showcase that occurred during  the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (GDC) the company announced 64 indie games that will be making their way to the console throughout 2017.





The showcase announced release dates for many of the games but left vague time frames for some. Not all the games coming to the console were highlighted during the event but will still eventually come to the Switch.

Below we have the list of Nintendo Switch Indie games that were paid extra attention to and had some sort of release date confirmed. If you'd like to see the whole showcase check out the video above.

The "Nindies"

Steamworld Dig 2: Summer 2017

Yooka-Laylee: Aprill 11th, 2017

Overcooked Special Edition: TBD 2017

The Escapist 2: TBD 2017

Gonner: TBD 2017

Kingdom Two Crowns: TBD 2017

Runner 3: Fall 2017

Blaster Master Zero: March 9th 2017

Flipping Death: TBD 2017

Graceful Explosion Machine: April 2017

Dandara: Summer 2017

Mr. Shifty: April 2017

Tumbleseed: Spring 2017

Shakedown Hawaii: TBD 2017

Pocket Rumble: March 2017

WarGroove: TBD 2017

Stardew Valley: Summer 2017

Thumper: Spring 2017

Perception: TBD 2017

Ultimate Chicken Horse: TBD 2017

Rogue Tropper Redux: TBD 2017

NBA Playgrounds: TBD 2017

Celeste: TBD 2017

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth: March 2017

Fast RMX: March 3rd 2017

Shovel Knight Specter of Torment: March 3rd 2017

Shovel Knight Treasure Trove: March 3rd 2017

The Switch is quite the console and with Nintendo's recent dedication to indie games this system has a bright future. Gigamax managed to get their hands on one of these elusive consoles and will be posting more content for the console as the year goes on!

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Horizon Zero Dawn – Let’s Play with Gigamax

Horizon Zero Dawn – Playlist with Gigamax

Horizon Zero Dawn has finally graced us with its presence. Absolutely stunning visuals mixed with a gorgeous open world experience has captivated gamers imagination… and time. The open world adventure isn’t just another of the same old thing, Horizon brought a new feel to this overused concept. Gorilla Games did a fantastic job offering the player a streamlined open world experience that flows like a conventional single player campaign. The review by Gigamax Games will be available soon, offering a detailed look into the depths of Horizon Zero Dawn.

Below is the Gigamax playlist where all Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay will be available. Get ready for a bunch of ‘Best Moments’ videos because this game is full of intense, heart stopping action. Not only will you be able to follow along the Gigamax adventure through the world, you might just find a hidden secret or two.

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Overall this game delivered and continues to deliver an exciting experience through and through. From the stunning graphics to the wonderfully laid out story, the robot monsters only enhance the playthrough. Hope you enjoy the video below and have as much fun with Horizon Zero Dawn as Gigs and Mack did playing it.

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Blizzard Confirms New Overwatch Character: Meet Orisa

Orisa Joins the Crew

Blizzard has officially confirmed the newest character coming to their immensely popular multiplayer shooter, Overwatch. Orisa is a guardian tank developed by robotics expert, Efi Oladele, whom was recently teased by the developer in a blog post. It seems as though Blizzard is trying to expand on the lore of the game in a big way as Orisa has plenty of back story.

According to a host of detailed blog posts and leaks over the past couple weeks, Blizzard has painted a vivid picture of Efi and her robot buddy. Efi, being the good natured soul that she is, had recently won a grant for furthering her skills to help keep humanity safe. She decided that the best way to accomplish this was building a giant robot centaur that has plenty of weaponry. Orisa is an upgraded OR15 robot that was recently decommissioned because of... Technical difficulties. (See Picture Below)

Orisa

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Orisa's Personality Core

Efi gave Orisa a personality core and a bunch of new armaments for players to experiment with. As a hero in the game, Orisa has a two star difficulty rating and supposedly has the best range of any tank character. Her main weapon is a "Fusion Driver," which is a mini gun like arm that can deliver sustained damage but significantly lowers speed while being fired. Next up is the "Fortify" ability which lets Orisa take more damage and power through action-impairing effects.  She also has a graviton charge launcher named "Halt!" that not only slows enemies, but pulls them toward the explosion as well. Her last main ability is "Protective barrier" that offers a deployable barrier for allies to hide behind.  Finally Orisa's ultimate is a "Supercharger" that powers up friendly attack damage in a wide area, the device can be destroyed so it's suggested that a barrier be deployed over it.

Orisa

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Orisa is currently live on the PTR for players to test out and give opinions on. If you have the ability to try her out we recommend giving it a shot. Blizzard appreciates the feedback and test data that ultimately helps balance the game. Right now there is no word on when Orisa is going to be patched into the game, but hopefully players won't have to wait long. Keep checking back with Gigamax for more details on this very unique character, we will have gameplay videos of Orisa the minute she is available for us to play.

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