The Shenmue 1 & 2 Collection Is Coming Out Year?!? **faints**

**wakes back up**

Huh? Whaaa? What happened? What did I miss? Ok, this is one of those things that’s both FOR me and NOT for me. You see, I was a fan of the Sega Dreamcast (despite not owning one; I played on a friend’s console) and of Shenmue when it was released (again, I played it on a friend’s Dreamcast). I even got my hands on the Xbox port of Shenmue II despite not having an Xbox at the time; yeah, I had it pretty bad. based just on that alone, imagine how much I fanboyed when the Shenmue III crowdfunding campaign was announced a couple of years ago. Anyway, SEGA recently announced at FES 2018 that HD ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II are being brought over to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe, while being exclusive on PlayStation 4 only in Japan. Continue reading “The Shenmue 1 & 2 Collection Is Coming Out Year?!? **faints**”

This Past Tuesday, Half-Life (a 19 YEAR OLD Game) Was Updated for the 1st Time in 4 years…

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Given the lack of attention that Valve gives to the Half-Life game series, it comes to a minor shock when at least ONE HUMAN BEING at the company is keeping an eye on the iconic and legendary 1998 first-person shooter. This past Tuesday, the original game got patched, and before you ask, it looks to have NOTHING to do with Half-Life 3, an announcement of Half-Life 3, or the existence of Half-Life 3. **teardrop** 

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Google Drive’s New Backup System is Great (Especially if You Have NO Backup Plan…)

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Google is soon going to introduce an update on June 28th (for consumers) to its cloud storage service Google Drive, which will allow you to backup your data by selecting certain folders on your computer and syncing them to their respective folders rather than copying them onto one folder on Drive.  The service is being called Backup & Sync, and if you don’t have an offsite cloud backup storage plan (you should have one; I’ll get to that later), you’ll have little-to-no excuse. While more higher-rated data backup services like Crashplan and Backblaze exist, Google’s offering is more accessible and easier to dive into.

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‘How-To-Geek’s’ Awesome Guide on Buying Refurbished PC Parts

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Something that’s part of the fun of assembling and/or upgrading your own desktop or laptop PC is the allure of the money you’ll be saving versus outright purchasing a pre-built machine. You can further extend saving MORE money by focusing on buying refurbished parts, but that’s territory where you’ll want to pay more attention and tread more lightly.  This is because while some refurbished PC parts are of good quality and can be bought for less, others parts may not be. Thankfully, for additional insight, Michael Crider of How-To-Geek put together a great guide on the best and least recommended PC parts to buy refurbished, based on the type/component of parts that you’re looking for (i.e., hard drives, power supplies, motherboards, etc.). Continue reading “‘How-To-Geek’s’ Awesome Guide on Buying Refurbished PC Parts”

New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

If you’ve ever felt the eagerness to hop into the world of any movie from Quentin Tarantino, than you might enjoy this bit of news. A new cinematic-style trailer and release date has been announced for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, which will be out on PC and Steam on May 18  (that’s NEXT month!). The game centers around the bank robbery plot of the classic Quentin … Continue reading New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

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Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here.  Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of  the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading “Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…”

Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…

Upon it’s release, No Man’s Sky was a game you either loved or hated, depending on your gaming tastes and your interpretation of the features advertised by the developers (or the gaming media’s assumptions of features not announced by the developers).  Well, on November 25th, Hello Games, the team behind the game that went on radio silence after the game’s release, promised a forthcoming “Foundation Update” for the PC and PS4 versions of the game that would expand and add new features to the title, as well as serve as the first of many free expansions to No Man’s Sky.  The dev team came through with that promise as the Foundation update went live on November 27th. Continue reading “Redemption, Thy Name is ‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Foundation Update…”

The First Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ coming Fall 2017

Officially announced only this past Monday morning (after teasing up this past Sunday, then another image on Monday), Rockstar Games, the developers and the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the original Red Dead Redemption, officially announced the long-awaited sequel of the latter title, Red Dead Redemption 2, and that it would be released next fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  Continue reading “The First Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ coming Fall 2017”

Check Out the Cancelled (and Near-Finished) ‘Daredevil’ Game from 2002

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw licensed films release in time for their silver-screen counterpart, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It began development in 2002 as a third-person action game for PlayStation 2, but after Marvel saw (and liked) the first prototype, they stepped in to oversee the project and have final say in all decisions (since they owned the rights to the character, so of course). When the game’s publisher, Encore, saw potential sales success with the movie, development expanded to PC and Xbox, and the game turned into an open-world action game set for release in early 2003, alongside the film. After that, boy OH BOY did the drama begin…
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