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GameStop Expo 2016 Impression stars

This year GameStop Expo 2016 was held on September 14th at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. I attended this one-day event to check out some of the games that we didn’t have time to play at E3 or PAX. As with E3 this year, the emphasis revolved around VR and there plenty of opportunities to try out VR at GameStop Expo. GameStop Expo has a different feel than any other gaming convention I’ve attended so far.

The Art of Castle in the Sky Review stars

The year 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Castle in The Sky by Studio Ghibli and Viz Media, the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution and global entertainment licensing is celebrating this anniversary with the release of The Art of Castle in The Sky. The release coincides with the film’s 30th anniversary and joins the series of hardcover art books by Viz Media showcasing Studio Ghibli films.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Pit People stars

During PAX west we stopped in with our friends at The Behemoth, the same people who brought us Castle Crashers and got to play their new title, Pit People, an upcoming turn-based strategy game. Pit People takes a spin on what we have seen in other typical turn-based games with some unique changes that makes it stand out from the rest.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: NightCry stars

From the creator of the Clock Tower game series, director Hifumi Kono and the director of the Ju-on (The Grudge) Takashi Shimizu comes Project Scissors: NightCry from Japanese video game developers, Nude Maker and Playism. This year at PAX West, I got to play a quick demo of this game. The game plays like Resident Evil, but has the feel of a Japanese horror movie that will have you by the edge of your seat.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Through the Woods stars

Through the Woods by Antagonist began as a Kickstarter, and it will soon be coming to Steam as their debut game. During PAX West 2016, I got to play the demo and had a quick Q&A with the staff behind Through the Woods. First, let me begin by setting the story. Through the Woods revolves around the story of a mother in search of her missing son in a forest on the western shore of Norway. The game plays in third-person, and the mother narrates her tale as you travel through the forest. Bit by bit, we learn more about what happened in the past; eventually bringing us to the present. This game is a psychological horror game with heavy influences from Norse Mythology and Norwegian folk tales. I only knew a little about the game from watching the trailer. I walked into the demo a bit intrigued and with an opened mind.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past stars

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past came out for the PS1 back in 2000 for Japan and in 2001 for US. Square Enix decided to remake it into the 3DS format for Japan in 2013 and now finally, the US is getting a localized version as well in the 3DS format which is scheduled to be released September 16, 2016. During PAX West 2016, I got to play Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past at the Nintendo booth on the 3DS.

Don’t Starve MEGA PACK deal stars

Are you a fan of Don’t Starve! on PS4 then you will be happy to hear that Don’t Starve Together is coming to PS4. The game will be available on Tuesday, September 13th in the PlayStation Store but that is not all it will be available in a brand new bundle (or separately), the “Don’t Starve MEGA PACK” for $26.99 (look below to see what the bundle includes). For those fans that already own the original Don’t Starve! on PS4 well you get a special price of $10.79 a discount of 60% now that’s a nice deal.

PAX West 2016 Impressions: Dragon Quest Builders stars

Among the games that I played at PAX West this year, one of the notable ones that I would like to talk about is Dragon Quest Builders from Square Enix. This game caught my eye once I noticed it has elements of crafting and the beloved enemies from the Dragon Quest series. Your character, the Savior, is woken up by a goddess inside a crypt with no memories and is told that humans of this world have lost the ability of creating. A back story follows and it leads her into teaching you the basic controls, how to gather, craft and create.

Attack on Titan (PS4) Review stars

So first came the manga, then the anime, and then the live action movie, now comes the game! So cue the German chant chorus because here comes Attack on Titan (PS4) by Koei Tecmo. This game is coming out just in time for the fans that are waiting for the second season of the anime to begin. Is this what all fans are waiting for or is this just another bomb like Humanity in Chains?

Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience @ Anime Expo 2016 stars

Anime Expo may be more than a month ago but the Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience was something I will remember for years to come. This year, fans of Cowboy Bebop had a chance to attend the Cowboy Bebop Jazz Cat Experience featuring Alice Underground, brought in by Bang Zoom, Funimation and Anime Expo. This was a treat to all those Cowboy Bebop Jazz loving fans. 

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