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RIME Indie Game Spotlight on YouTube

RIME Indie Game Spotlight on YouTube

RIME is one of those mysterious abstract puzzles from the first second the game begins. Waking up, alone on a desert island with nothing but the clothes on your back and the crabs at your feet, the story has yet to come into focus. Developed by Tequila Works and released in 2017, RIME faced mixed reviews from the critics and fans. Always preferring a first-hand look at a game, the Gigamax crew decided it was time to see for themselves.

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The game is beautiful but the sea is absolutely the superior environment. The land seemed a bit stiff but the water physics and graphics really were in a league of their own when compared to the land. Even so, the cell shading was enjoyable and easy on the eyes when walking around the interesting world of RIME.

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Gigs and Mack plan on working their way through RIME in between big game releases. This will be another playlist added to the Indie Spotlight Section! Don’t forget to let the Gigamax crew know what indie games you want to see! Comment your favorite indie game at the bottom of the page so Gigs and Mack know what to play next.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ | YouTube Playlist

Dragon Ball FighterZ | YouTube Playlist

Fighting games have been around for such a long time and gamers consistently enjoy the challenge they present. Able to be played competitively and also open to the casual player, they’re always a great time for anyone. However, throw in a Dragon Ball element and it opens it up to another huge audience. Dragon Ball FighterZ is being called one of the best Dragon Ball fighting games in years. After multiple missteps, it seems Dragon Ball FighterZ found the right formula to make an exciting and fun Dragon Ball fighting game.

Not only is Dragon Ball FighterZ great for competitive online play, but the single player is something special. Fans of the Dragon Ball franchize will absolutely fall in love with the incredible story. Even those that haven’t watched a single episode of Dragon Ball may actually find themselves falling in love with the series after playing through the single player.

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With the game offering such a variety of characters, the story mode being stuffed with content and the multiplayer experience asking for competitive play, Dragon Ball FighterZ is sure to be a source of countless new videos. The crew has been practicing non-stop so they can put on a show when fighting head to head. This fighting game will come second nature for any Street Fighter fans out there so it’ll only take minimal adjustments before feeling comfortable with the controls.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to watch! This will be the place to find all the latest episodes added to the Dragon Ball FighterZ playlist. Both Gigs and Mack fell in love with this flashy fighting game so new videos will be coming soon!

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Leave a comment at the bottom of the page to let the crew what you thought of the playlist above or what you want to see next!

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New Crash Bandicoot Rumor and Gamers Heads Spin

New Crash Bandicoot Rumor and Gamers Heads Spin

Activision is rumored to be working on a brand new Crash Bandicoot game. With the incredible success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, selling over 2 million copies, it would be a good move for the company and for gamers. The rumor broke after people spotted the ‘Spring 2018 issue of Licensing Source Book Europe’. This game may have been a breakout hit but there is still no confirmed reports by Activision on if they will be delivering a new Crash Bandicoot game in 2019. There is, however, a lot of evidence pointing to it being a reality.

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Max Arguile, a manager of the merchandising company GB Eye reportedly shared some information he may not have had permission to disclose. “The new game was a huge success at retail with no marketing spend. Next year it will be going broader (Switch and PC) and there will be another game in 2019,” he said. “Activision has a five-year plan for this and GB Eye is delighted to be fully on board for all products.” http://bit.ly/2E5ZRrM

It would make sense for Activision to ride the Crash wave as long as possible. This PlayStation exclusive took the spot for the top-selling remastered collection in Sony’s recent history. With the rumors causing so much excitement and the previous success of the remastered collection, it looks like Activision would be able to drop a successful new Crash Bandicoot game tomorrow without spending a dime on marketing once again. 

The Rumor Mill Keeps On Spinning

The rumors don’t stop at just a 2019 release. Those precarious parentheses in the alleged quote recorded by IGN did hold the names of two important consoles, Switch and PC. With the runaway success of the Switch and the massive popularity of PC gaming, a Crash Bandicoot game would be a wonderful addition to both consoles. Still, this is just a rumor but one that holds a lot of validity since Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was such a money maker. Opening up its audience would mean even more access to gamers wallets.

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Gigamax Games will be keeping a close eye on the progression of these developments surrounding the brand new Crash Bandicoot game that could possibly be released in 2019. Be sure to check back on this page for any updates or additional news from Activision. The gaming world couldn’t believe the headlines and with good reason, they’re not confirmed. However, let’s keep those fingers crossed because a new Crash Bandicoot game would put a smile on millions of gamers faces around the world.

Gameplay Anyone?

If you haven’t had the chance to see gameplay from the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, this will help. Hope you enjoy!

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http://community.extra-life.org/articles.html/gamingnews/rumor-new-crash-bandicoot-coming-in-2019-r1483/

http://www.ibtimes.com/new-crash-bandicoot-game-rumored-be-released-activision-2019-2650114

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/05/new-crash-bandicoot-game-rumoured-for-2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/09/24/crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-has-sold-over-2-5-million-copies-on-ps4/#69de39655a70

Sea of Thieves on YouTube with Gigamax Games

Sea of Thieves on YouTube with Gigamax Games

Who’s ready to sail the open seas with a party full of pirates? Sea of Thieves is promising all the adventure of a pirates life without the risk of scurvy or a watery grave. The game is releasing in March of 2018 but the Gigamax Games crew was able to get an early start with the closed beta. Having a small preview of the game was exciting and it made the wait for the full release even harder.

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The gameplay was relatively smooth all the way through which was great to see. Rare had to address some technical issues that interrupted the first few days of the closed beta but extended the beta to compensate. The games’ graphics may be cartoony but they were fantastic. Looking out into the ocean at full sail is a sight to remember. 

An Ocean Filled With Danger

Combat was fun and each island held their own surprises. The ocean was filled with danger but it only made the Gigamax crew want to sail into the blue abyss and see what trouble they’d come across. Sea of Thieves has a very interesting progression and questing system which will take some time to figure out but it promises exciting adventures await on the horizon. 

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No one said being a pirate captain would be easy. Sailing the ship requires a player to hoist the anchor, release the sails, steer the ship and navigate all on their own. Having a crew of friends on board will absolutely make navigating the high seas much easier. Plus, the ships sink on a dime so having a bunch of friends along for the ride could help with fending off shark attacks.

Sea of Thieves is high on the list of games to play for the Gigamax Games crew. Be sure to follow Gigamax on YouTube or check back on this playlist page soon for more videos.

Have you had a chance to play Sea of Thieves? Let us know what you think about the pirate adventure in the comments below!

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Begins

Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Begins

Today (1/24/18) marks the start of Microsoft’s closed beta for the upcoming pirate simulator, Sea of Thieves. Eligible players for the trial can download the game now so the minute it’s available, they can start playing.

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Much like the technical alpha held back in December, the closed beta is restricted to those that entered the Sea of Thieves Insider Program before December 1st or have pre-ordered the title. Xbox One players that already bought the game digitally can find the beta waiting in the ‘My Games and Apps’ section while those who pre-ordered on PC will find it waiting in their library. If you reserved a physical copy at your local retailer, you will need the redeem the code for the Black Dog cosmetic pack on the Microsoft or Xbox store before installing the beta. Xbox One owners should expect a file size of 7.45 GB. If you’d like to read more about the installation process, check out their official website.

When You Can Play

The Sea of Thieves closed beta will begin at 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET / 12 PM GMT on January 24 and runs until 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 8 AM GMT on January 29. While the developer, Rare, hasn’t specified what exactly players can expect from the beta, they did say it would not be a portion of the full game. Rare did assure that it would offer a taste of the pirate life.

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Sea of Thieves is set to release for both Xbox One and PC on March 20th and will be one of the few games to offer cross-play between the two platforms. It will also be the first game on the Xbox One’s Games Pass program that is available on the service the same day it comes out.

Gigamax Games will be taking part in the closed beta so please don’t forget to check on Youtube or below for an inside look into what Sea of Thieves has to offer!

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Playlist

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Playlist

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is an interesting creation for the Final Fantasy franchise. Characters from every single Final Fantasy game will fight for their lives in spectacular battles, an experience worth trying. It was amazing having a chance to see the characters from the beginning of the series with much more detail their 8-bit sprite forms.

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The battles are flashy and exciting but it’ll take some time to uncover all the intricacies Dissidia Final Fantasy NT seems to be hiding. With so many different numbers, stats, and indicators, the game looks like there is plenty of meta and different layers to the combat. However, it doesn’t seem as though this fighter is going to be incredibly competitive. Instead, the developers are working to create a fun fighter for Final Fantasy fans.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Playlist on YouTube

Be sure to check back on this page for all past and future Dissidia Final Fantasy NT videos. Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise, Gigs and Mack were excited to see what the original characters actually look like. No more using imagination to turn those 8-bit sprites into relatable characters. The graphics on modern consoles allows Final Fantasy fans to really see a new side of the original Final Fantasy’s.

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Indie Week Celebration: YouTube Playlist

Indie Week Celebration: YouTube Playlist

Indie games have a special place in the Gigamax crew’s heart. Being an independent organization, developing, producing and publishing a complete video game isn’t easy. These games are usually put together by small teams that pour their heart and soul into their adventures. Every now and then, Gigamax hosts and Indie Week, showcasing some of the classics and new arrival to the indie game scene.

This is a little look at the indie games the Gigamax has celebrated. Be sure to keep checking back for information on upcoming Indie Weeks!

Find the Indie Game playlist below!

Some of the games that make up this playlist include Rocket League, Oxenfree, Cuphead, Enter the Gungeon, The Darwin Project and so many more. With some incredible indie games coming in 2018, you can be sure this playlist will continue to expand!

Time To Celebrate

Let’s celebrate all the hard work that has gone into these works of art. AAA games are of course usually more graphically appealing with larger worlds utilizing their bigger budgets but at the same time, they feel more sterile.

When big corporations get their hands on the creative process of developing a video game, things start to change and often times suffer. Indie games avoid this kind of corporate input and instead, the teams create their own vision without the need to appease their bosses. This is what allows indie developers to truly push the envelope and develop the games they want to make. This kind of passion is worth celebrating and that’s exactly the goal of Indie Week at Gigamax Games. 

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Eidos Montreal Increasing Focus on Online Experiences

Eidos Montreal Increasing Focus on Online Experiences

Triple A  developer Eidos Montreal, most well known for its Deus Ex series, confirmed plans to focus on online elements. In a blog post on the developer’s website which was initially reported by the gaming publication IGN, the studio’s head David Anfossi said you can expect an “added emphasis” for online play in the developer’s games going forward to improve the experience overall.

“At Eidos-Montreal, we’re constantly working towards creating innovative and exciting experiences for gamers everywhere,” he explained in his post detailing his plans for the future of the company. “In turn, we are placing an added emphasis on the online experiences in our games, striving to continually provide players with content that is memorable and impactful.” (http://bit.ly/2CWdgOY)

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New Opportunities

Anfossi continued by saying that online play, through its “inherent interactivity,” presents the studio an opportunity for the games it develops to exist for a longer period of time in the market. This comes as no surprise as the company had previously detailed its plans to approach a “games-as-a-service” approach, where a developer launches a game and overtime supports the experience with new content generally for free with the ability to purchase microtransactions. Anfossi also said Eidos Montreal is currently forming teams and tools to support these goals.

Eidos Montreal recently revealed they are working on the new Tomb Raider game, but they have not offered any details on the title. The studio is also working on a new Marvel Avengers game in partnership with Crystal Dynamics, but even less is known about that other than a short teaser trailer.

Deus Ex On Hiatus

Unfortunately for fans of the series, it was reported that Square Enix is putting Deus Ex on hiatus after their last entry, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided because of poor sales figures. Square Enix’s CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, said that the series isn’t going away forever but it is unknown when development will pick it up again.

Eidos Montreal has yet to offer any details on its upcoming projects so little is known about how they plan to approach this new direction. Hopefully, they are able to keep up the strong nature of their single-player campaigns because it is what the studio did so well. Make sure to keep checking back with Gigamax Games for more details on the studio’s future as they become available!

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Monster Hunter Gameplay – YouTube Playlist

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With a brand new Monster Hunter coming to PlayStation 4, it was time to update the Monster Hunter Playlist. The Demo for Monster Hunter: World was available for a limited time and the Gigamax crew was lucky enough to give it a try. It was amazing to see what the PlayStation 4 can do for this iconic series. The gameplay was unlike any previous game and it only made the gaming community more excited for the full release.

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The playlist below includes gameplay from the Monster Hunter: World demo as well as the walkthrough to open up Monster Hunter XX on the North American Nintendo Switch. Be sure to stick around for more videos!

Jump to 6:30 for the gameplay!

This is where the relatively new insect glaive goes to work on one of the most iconic boss variations from the series. Those familiar with the franchise will instantly recognize the classic dinosaur but might not have had the chance to play with this weapon. Unfortunately, Gigs and Mack have no idea which stance they’re using as all the text is still in Japanese. Well, not all of it, which they found incredibly confusing.

Porting the Japanese Demo to the North American Nintendo Switch isn’t a complicated process at all! The walkthrough is clear and concise and if you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment and Gigs or Mack will get right back to you.

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Includes, SPECIAL EPISODE: Unlock Monster Hunter XX for North American Switch! & Gameplay

The Gigamax crew are huge fans of the Monster Hunter franchise and the new PlayStation 4 version has us on the edge of our seats. More Monster Hunter videos are sure to pour in fast once it’s released.

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5 Worst Video Games and Blunders of 2017

5 Worst Video Games and Blunders of 2017

With the year coming to a close and the Game of The Year announced, it’s time to take a look back at the games that didn’t make the cut. After an absolutely intense Game Awards this year, it can be hard to remember that not every game was a big hit. 2017 was a great year for gaming in some ways but also filled with some grand mistakes. Let’s find out what made the list of the worst video games and blunders of 2017.


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The Stain on Star Wars Battlefront II

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Star Wars Battlefront II may not have been a bad game but it did get off on the wrong foot. The community was in an uproar when they found out loot boxes offered advantages in the multiplayer. When a game is built around the multiplayer experience, offering an unfair advantage for money will strike a nerve with the gaming community. 

These were not your normal Overwatch cosmetic loot boxes, these were much more similar to those found in Free to Play games. Gamers could pay their way to the top, absolutely decimating anyone who refused to participate in EA’s scheme. EA held an AMA with the Reddit community to address concerns about the upcoming title. They were quickly overwhelmed by the anger the community expressed about the loot box system. Ignoring questions and inevitably shutting the microtransactions down the day of release, this game is now stained with this shameless money grab.

Absolver

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This was a game that the Gigamax crew was looking forward to for quite some time. A melee based, online fighter where the player can create their own unique combos caught the eye of gamers everywhere. It sounded like it would be an original and exciting fighter with “Dungeon crawling elements” and deliver an expansive online experience. However, after the impressively short story was over, the only thing left to do was run around the astonishing small map and get punched and kicked to collect new moves, collecting rare masks and not much else. Of course, there was a 1v1 online matchmaking experience but that was even lackluster. Even though the developers built this game up in a big way, it quickly fell flat on its face. This is the epitome of a blunder.

Scalebound

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It’s always upsetting when a game gets canceled. What’s even more upsetting is when the game was promoted with all the might Microsoft Studios had to offer. This game was making its rounds throughout the game community and people were pumped to ride through an amazing world on top of a gigantic dragon. The world was distraught when word broke that this fantastic adventure would never reach stores.

Making headlines in May, Microsoft Studios made the decision public stating “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” a representative told Polygon. When a game makes such impressive rounds throughout the world of gaming media and then get dropped flat on its face, it makes the list of top gaming blunders of 2017.

Destiny 2

Bungie made a statement with the first Destiny game. It rocked the world and was a monumental success right out of the gate. Making claims that it would be a 10-year game, that was quickly proved false after the announcement of their second installment, Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 was supposed to address all the shortcomings gamers complained about in the first game. But after gamers worked their way through an improved campaign, things started to go downhill. With the release of the latest DLC, gamers that previously had access to content without any additional purchases found themselves locked out, forced to purchase the DLC to once again enter the prestige raid.  Lackluster post-release support, shallow content, and a horde of disappointed gamers earned Destiny 2 a spot on this list.

Friday the 13th the Game

Friday the 13th The Game was not a bad game at heart. The Gigamax crew poured hours and hours into this unique indie game, granted a lot of that time was spent waiting for the servers to work. Plagued with server issues, random crashes, and simply being broken from time to time these issues absolutely decimated the value of this imaginative experience.

Even though the developer, Gun Media went out on a limb to build the game, these issues hurt the overall game in a big way. Gamebreaking bugs, unreliable servers, and missteps along the way left a bad taste in gamers mouths. It’s tough out there for an indie developer, hopefully, these issues won’t hurt any future games Gun Media releases.

What do you think should have made the worst video games and blunders of 2017? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook. We want to hear from you!
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