Apparently, Nathan Drake Doesn’t Lose Health, He Loses Luck in the ‘Uncharted’ Series…

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I have a question for any of my fellow gamers who’ve played an Uncharted game or two (or more). How many of you thought that while playing any game in the series and Nathan Drake’s UI turned red that he was getting hit with bullets and was losing health? You? You? You Too? Yup, include me as well. Well, it turns out that Mr. Drake is NOT the bullet-sponge that a majority of us assumed he was; the red UI changes actually reflect that bullets he’s dodging are chipping away at his luck, which is a finite resource. So, once his luck runs out, the next bullet will take him out of commission. Continue reading “Apparently, Nathan Drake Doesn’t Lose Health, He Loses Luck in the ‘Uncharted’ Series…”

Due To Expired Music Rights, Rockstar Pulls David Bowie And More From ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’

 

Rockstar Games is removing a number of songs in Grand Theft Auto IV due to music licensing issues, as a pretty-large patch for the game started to go live this past weekend, resulting in eliminating A LOT of songs across all the radio stations. For example, the Vladivostok FM station was predicted to be particularly hard hit, and that turns out to be very true.  In the place of some of the missing tracks, Rockstar will add a few more newer, lesser-known Russian songs, mostly by Seryoga. Continue reading “Due To Expired Music Rights, Rockstar Pulls David Bowie And More From ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’”

A New Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption II’ is HERE!

A brand new story trailer for Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 just came out today. According to this story-focused trailer (which is full of hand-to-hand fighting and some stagecoach battles), this new game is a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption, and you’ll play the role of Arthur Morgan of the Dutch van der Linde gang. An updated summary explains that: “After a robbery goes badly … Continue reading A New Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption II’ is HERE!

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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**”

The First Trailers for ‘Persona 3’ & ‘Persona 5’ Dancing Night games are OUT! Plus, Persona Anime News!

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With 2018 almost upon us, there are many games that we’ve enjoyed this year, but that means even MORE releases to look forward to next year! There are even articles — like this one from Sports Betting Dime — published that discuss which anticipated new games are expected to sell really well in 2018, and I have a feeling that a few Atlus games will make that discussion. On Christmas Eve, Atlus held their Persona live stream, which was 75 minutes of awesome insanity that featured news about the upcoming Persona 5 anime, Blu-ray sets, the official canon name for the Persona 5 protagonist (you know, Joker), and the two upcoming Persona: Dancing Night game titles. Trust me, that stream was full of goofy-wackyness!

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The PractitioNERD’s “List ‘O Faves” Trailers from E3 2017!

Another E3 has come and gone, so here are some of The PractitioNERD’s favorite announcements made and presented at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo! Which includes (of course) Beyond Good and Evil 2 (OMG OMG OMG!!), Spider-Man, OG Xbox games and, wait….hold on…TWO METROID GAMES?!? HUZZAH!! Continue reading “The PractitioNERD’s “List ‘O Faves” Trailers from E3 2017!”

Watch the entire ‘Gravity Rush: The Overture Animation’ Anime for FREE!

Before you step back into the world of Gravity Rush, check out this two-part, 17-minute Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~, which takes place between 2012’s Gravity Rush (which was AWESOME on the PS Vita and PS4) and the upcoming Gravity Rush 2 for the PS4.  For players familiar with the franchise’s first physics-defying action title, they’ll recognize series characters Kat and Raven, who are present and star in the animation. Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~ fills in their story following Gravity Rush’s cliffhanger ending. Continue reading “Watch the entire ‘Gravity Rush: The Overture Animation’ Anime for FREE!”

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”

New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game

Since Sega debuted this game series back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2, the Yakuza games have brought a unique flavor of open-world brawling to consoles worldwide. Think of it as modern Grand Theft Auto meets old-school River City Ransom set in Japan.  I recall Area5 (you know, the former “1Up Show” people) referring to the series as “Shenmue done right.” Anyway, the PlayStation 4-exclusive Yakuza 6 is coming out soon in Japan, and it’s been reported by a Japanese gaming publication that New Japan Pro Wrestling stars will be appearing in the game as a rival gang. I love this; I want this; ALL of this; IN MY FACE! Continue reading “New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game”