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Finally! DRAGON QUEST XI Gets a Release Date

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DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to PS4 and Steam on September 4, 2018 in North America and Europe! Spoiler Alert! Its not gonna be on Nintendo Switch for a long time. Here is your First Look at DRAGON QUEST XI:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, DRAGON QUEST XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike.

 

 

 

 

Are you excited that we actually have a date of release? What did you see that you liked the most from the gameplay? Let’s discuss below.

 

 

 

 

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SAVAGE!!! A “Netflix” For Video Games??

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Microsoft has recently announced its plan for getting 2 billion gamers

around the world to subscribe to their new service.

In an interview with The Verge, a Microsoft Xbox team member released some information about the company working on a service that would function similarly to how Netflix functions… but for video games. The service would offer users access to games from a variety of developers, including Microsoft and other major platforms to stream any title available title on the market to the player’s device of choice. This means if you want to play Call of Duty Black Ops on your Nintendo DS XL, or if you want to play Animal Crossing on your Playstation; you will now be able to.
Kareem Choudhry stated in an interview, ” We’re looking at ways to make that content available to anyone no matter what device they’re on” and the goal is to bring together the 2 billion gamers in the world on to one platform.
 
This beautiful idea could prove difficult however. The video game industry has been a funneled market, where games are exclusively available on one console and can not be played anywhere else. Players are then either forced to choose which console to game on or purchase many of these expensive consoles to feed their gaming needs.
The idea of using the cloud, however, is presenting new opportunities in the gaming community. By storing games on the cloud, developers could technically stream any of their content out to PCs, mobile devices, and consoles. Microsoft currently operates on Azure Cloud Service, among several others, and the team at Microsoft fully beieve they can deliver the platform on which games can be delivered and streamed instantly.
It is unknown if whether or not Nintendo and Sony will hop on this idea. Nintendo has only recently started delivering games to platforms beyond its own consoles, but they are only doing so on iPhones and Android devices. These games are not the same as those released on their systems; they are games that are spinoffs of an original idea and are very, very different. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have never expressed an interest in bringing their exclusive games to to other consoles; so it may be a dream that is too far away still since they have been competitors for so long.
A streaming service could be successful without Nintendo and Sony’s help. The majority of games are developed by a third party developer. Adding Microsoft’s games to the lineup could ensure a relatively well-rounded lineup of titles.
On Monday, Amazon announced a new cloud service called GameOn, intended to reel in game developers with the option to add more features such as competitions in games, along with the ability to send giveaways through easy integration with its e-commerce marketplace. Since Amazon already has a cloud service in place, it may not even be Microsoft who follows through with their big announcement!
Here at Geek Impulse, we believe this idea to be  revolutionary. We would rather pay for a high end streaming service like this, instead of buying a new console every year just to be able to play the new game releases. We are also excited to be able to play retro games and games we loved from our childhood that we have difficulty finding. If this streaming service does come true, we will be the first to tell you all the details on this platform.

 

Sources:

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/15/17123452/microsoft-gaming-cloud-xbox-future

 

Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak – Breaks Records

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Destroy Some Aliens and Zombies! Rainbow Six: Siege – Outbreak is fun!

Rainbow Six: Siege just continues to delight us. If only destiny could do something similar I would lay it more. Anyways, allow me to digress. The newest zombie update is absolutely Phenomenal. Do not take my word for it though. Just go online and play it. Its so good even my grandma tried to play it. True story. So many people are coming back to play it now as a result and there is good reasons why.

 

 

SteamCharts recorded a high of more than 176,000 players. That’s up from just over 47,000 players one year ago. The first batch of content for season three revolves around Operation Chimera, a Team Rainbow mission to contain a parasitic infection in a remote town in New Mexico. Check out our previous article here about Operation Chimera. Beyond the standard stuff, there are also some stranger enemies, like a zombie witch that spawns new enemies, and an alien who gets stronger as its HP depletes.

 

 

There seems to be an abundance of ammo everywhere which is nice. It seems that you are constantly getting ambushed so running out of ammo hasn’t happened. Similar to the main game, enemies and players can destroy walls and doors, but with that being said players can also barricade doors as well as set traps. Strategizing where to fortify against an incoming onslaught is a big part of surviving which is super important for the more intense combat engagements.

 

 

Really enjoying this mode! I hope we get more like this and with some of the other operators. Surprised it’s three players and not four, but I guess some of the areas are rather small. You get to choose some of your favorite characters so I play as Ash. You only have one month to play so get on it now!

 

 

I’m willing to bet my money though that this wont be just limited. Just the amount of time they must have spent on it would be HUGE – cutscenes (which weren’t even in the base game), tons of new animations, 5 new enemy types with unique attacks, visuals and animations, voice lines, music, story…seriously, removing it in a month would be the dumbest thing ever. So I think they will make it semi-permanent. Especially if they keep seeing the increase in the active daily users continue to increase.

 

 

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Yakuza 6 Demo Turns into a full game download!!!

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If you were one of the lucky few to be one of the first people to download the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo yesterday, you were in for a lucky surprise. Yakuza 6’s demo was made available on the Playstation Store earlier yesterday and it was an over 30GB download! The reason for this large download was Sega accidentally released the entire game, with only the opening stages made playable.

 

The idea for this was that if you later decided to buy this game you’d be purchasing an unlock code to access the full game… that was the idea though.

 

Some lucky downloaders were left out of the lockout restrictions. Fans quickly realized this after playing to the end point of the demo, but were able to keep on going and earn trophies during their playthrough. It was almost as if it was Christmas for these lucky gamers because they got the new “unreleased” game for free!

 

Sadly, Sega quickly noticed and pulled the demo from the North American Stores. The European and Australian versions of the demo were however the intended download from Sega and are still available in their Playstation store.

 

 

 

There is no word however on whether Sega will be allowing those players who did get the free download to keep the game on their systems. It will be interesting to see in the next couple days because the idea of the demo was that it would retain the progress the player made in the demo and could continue on when they purchased the game or unlock code.

 

Let us know if you were one of the few who were able to obtain the game and tell us what you think about this whole downloadable mess.