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The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie has fans excited for its upcoming theatrical release and for good reason. If the trailers are anything to go by, then the movie is certainly a bloody good time, fatalities and all. Mortal Kombat is a fighting game series as iconic as Street Fighter, and was also very controversial for its time. It’s the game that caused the creation of a rating system for video games in the West, and it made words like Fatality and Toasty iconic phrases. It was also adapted into a film back in 1995 that became a classic favorite for its faithfulness to original game and its cast has become iconic to Mortal Kombat fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55QjhYwmdJs Fast forward to 2021, and in anticipation for the film, we had a blast looking at all the nitty gritty that the 2021 reboot got right. In fact, it may very well seem like…

When we last encountered Balan Wonderworld, we weren’t exactly thrilled by the game. The demo was a mixed bag, with crude looking graphics and frustrating gameplay. It did have some unique character designs and catchy music, but not enough to outweigh the cons. With Balan Wonderworld being the latest project of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams, we did see some potential from the demo and waited on the final product to see if it can change our minds. After waiting for the final release, suffice to say that it did not have any wonder at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpUfLwRNDXA Finding your Heart In Balan Wonderworld, you play one of two children: Leo Craig or Emma Cole. Both have different circumstances but are still similar in the sense that both lead a troubled life, leading them to encounter Maestro Balan, the mysterious overseer of the Balan Theater. From…

Get ready for another trip back to the Halcyon Colony because the second DLC for The Outer Worlds is now here. Solving the mystery surrounding the perilous Gorgon Asteroid was quite the adventure, so you can bet the bar has been raised, considering this is the last DLC that will be released for the game. In a star system full of mysteries, danger, and conspiracies, you may think you’ve already seen everything the Halcyon Colony has to offer, but what about a good old-fashion whodunit? Well if you haven’t, there’s a place that should be right up your alley. Trade in your captain’s hat for some detective headgear because we’re hot on the trail of a killer in The Outer Worlds’ Murder on Eridanos DLC and find out if this murder mystery is worth one last trip back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NUKJXkQUn4 There’s a killer on the loose  Murder on Eridanos is a…

Gamers looking for sweet deals need not look any further, as they will be able to snag their free copy of Horizon: Zero Dawn next month, along with a few neat Indie games beginning March 25 courtesy of Sony’s Play At Home Initiative. In the meantime though, what PlayStation owners can avail of now is the plethora of games on sale at the PlayStation Store courtesy of the Mega March Sale. Only available until March 31, there are a lot of deals across both the Singapore and North American regional storefronts, so we’ve narrowed it down to some notable titles that you may want to consider, especially if you’ve never bought any of these yet. In no particular order, here are our picks among all the titles on the Mega March: SG PS Store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy8jmm9kY4A Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Edition – SGD117.30 SGD46.92 (Around PHP1,700) For the price of…

Persona 5 Strikers, if you haven’t played it yet, is a more than worthwhile trip back into the Metaverse as we’ve said in our review. While the game should be familiar to fans of the series, it mixes in a bit Musou-style gameplay, which might come as a shock. Don’t worry though, as we won’t let you venture into the cognitive world unprepared. Like any good Phantom Thief knows, a successful heist requires lots of careful planning and training. So here’s some beginner tips that players should know before starting their adventure in Persona 5 Strikers: Take Your Heart (And Time) The Phantom Thieves are in the middle of their summer vacation, though you can’t exactly consider it a vacation when they’re putting their lives on the line and duking it out with Shadows. Point is, school’s out, meaning there’s no strict schedule to adhere to, no tests to study…

Persona 5 was another phenomenal entry in the Shin Megami Tensei Persona series, where once again the fate of humanity is left in the hands of a group of high school students who fight against Shadows by utilizing the power of their inner selves, their Personas. It had a unique take on the gentleman thief genre and like Persona 3’s S.E.E.S. and Persona 4’s Investigation Team, Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves of Hearts were a memorable bunch of misunderstood but well-meaning do-gooders who were a joy to follow as they balanced their hectic school lives with thrilling and dangerous otherworldly heists to steal hearts. These charming masked rogues truly live up to their name as they have stolen hearts both in-game and in the real world. Well if you can’t get enough of the escapades of Joker and company, then you’re in for a treat. Just when you thought they were…

Resident Evil Village is still a couple of months away from launch but the hype is pretty big thanks to a certain big lady vampire, that has even the developers replying to the fans about her. Capcom has recently revealed (via Gematsu) the Japanese voice acting cast for Resident Evil Village, and fans will be extremely excited to know that the game is in good hands thanks to these veterans, especially the voice behind Alcina Dimitrescu herself, Kikuko Inoue of various projects like Oh My Goddess, Magic Knight Rayearth, Code Geass, Claymore, and much more. Check out the lineup below: Hidenobu Kiuchi as Ethan Winters Notable Roles: Katekyo Hitman Reborn! – Ryohei SasagawaDarker than Black – HeiJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Hol HorseResonance of Fate – JurisTales of Xillia – WingulUnder Night In-Birth – MerkavaGranblue Fantasy – YuriusYs VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – Sahad Akari Higuchi as Mia Winters…

During PlayStation’s State of Play presentation, Absolver developers Sloclap released a trailer for their upcoming new game, Sifu, which will make its way to the PS4, PS5, and PC. Sifu is described as “A third person action game featuring intense hand-to-hand combat, it puts you in control of a young Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.” Check out the trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQ1YO3Ks2U This one looks really interesting, especially for all fans of classic kung-fu action movies and shows. The premise of a martial arts student on the road of revenge may not be anything new, but the gameplay mechanic of a magical amulet that significantly ages your character every time you die is very intriguing. From the trailer it already feels like a throwback to classic beat-em-ups. It’s too early to say if Sifu will be anything special, but it’s definitely something that got our attention. Sifu is being…

The FNAF world just got bigger with the latest game in the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, and developers Steel Wool Studios have released a new trailer during PlayStation’s State of Play, showcasing some really spooky gameplay. Check out the trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY9-jWQQHgw It’s really a massive departure from the previous games, as you’re no longer stuck inside a security room having to constantly watch cameras to fend off killer animatronics. With a bigger new venue in the form of the Mega Pizza Plex, it feels very reminiscent of more classic horror games like Alien: Isolation or Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, where you explore a large open area and are hounded by terrifying monsters. Whether you will have ways to deal with these horrors, by hiding places or weapons, remains to be seen but either way this latest entry is looking to be really terrifying. Five Nights at…

The Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta will be coming out on the 19th, and fighting game aficionados have got to be itching to try it out. We used to be huge Guilty Gear enthusiasts a long time ago, so this latest entry has us excited to hop on the fighting game train again, despite our aging reflexes. If you’ve seen any of the many trailers, you’ll immediately notice the trademark Guilty Gear flair and edge that defined the series, and it’s back in quite a big way. Big effects, stylish moves, rockin’ soundtrack – they’re all here, and -Strive- could very well be one of the best looking fighting games out there. Given an early access to the beta, it will give you a quick taste of what to expect once the main game comes out. For single player modes, there’s the VS CPU, Tutorial, and Training Modes. Arcade is…

Get ready to rock Heaven or Hell one more time as the Open Beta for the highly anticipated latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game series will begin on February 19, 2021 4:00 AM CET (11AM Philippines) and will run until February 21, 2021 3:00 PM CET (10PM Philippines). Those who preordered on the PlayStation 4 or 5 will get access a day earlier. The Guilty Gear -Strive- Open Beta will have VS (CPU or Human opponents), Tutorial, Training, and Network modes. 13 playable characters will also be available to use including: Sol-Badguy, Ky-Kiske, May, Axl-Low, Chipp-Zanuff, Potemkin, Faust, Millia-Rage, Zato-1One, Ramlethal-Valentine, Leo-Whitefang, and newcomers Nagoriyuki and Giovanna. Unfortunately, Anji-Mito and the unrevealed 15th playable character will not be available in the Open Beta. Additionally, Arc System Works has released gameplay videos of Guilty Gear -Strive- in action with some of the cast strutting their stuff: Ky-Kiske vs Giovanna…

Hop aboard the Unreliable one more time as The Outer Worlds’ second expansion, Murder on Eridanos, is expected to release soon. If Take Two’s latest financial reports (via VGC) are anything to go by, estimations point to some time during the first quarter of 2021 so until anything official is announced, fans of Obsidian’s space RPG can expect to return to the Halcyon Colony before the end of April 2021. In the meantime those who own The Outer Worlds on the Nintendo Switch can now purchase the game’s first DLC expansion, Peril on Gorgon, beginning today February 10, 2021. Check out some of the key features of the Peril on Gorgon expansion below: Intrigue and danger: Search an abandoned Spacer’s Choice facility and encounter a cast of new characters as you uncover the mystery behind the sudden cancellation of the Gorgon Project.New locations: Explore the treacherous canyons of the Gorgon…

Following the official reveal and the announcement of the release date scheduled for May 14, the groundbreaking sci-fi epic Mass Effect will be making its way back to your consoles and PC’s in stunning fashion, bringing along the Normandy crew in all its 4K 60fps glory. The system requirements have been recently revealed as well, and it looks pretty manageable! All things considered, you may not even need to upgrade for when the game comes out, but one thing that you might have to do is clear some space because you’ll need 120GB. For 3 games, that’s not too bad. Minimum Requirements: 64-bit Windows 10Intel Core i5 3470 or AMD FX-83508 GB RAMGPU: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X GPU RAM: 2 GB Video MemoryDirectX Version 11120 GB available space Recommended Requirements: 64-bit Windows 10Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X16 GB RAMGPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070 /…

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard news about the game since it was revealed in March last year. A recent update reveals that the game will be getting PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC versions on top of the PlayStation 4 version from before. It is currently scheduled to release this year in Japan. According to Gematsu, the latest issue of Weekly Jump Magazine reveals this information. Additionally, the information shows that the game will have a Story and Tag Battle mode, which let’s you play as various characters from the Anime. A Twitter user named @DbsHype also posted what seems to be the leaked images from the issue, which features new screenshots from the game, although there’s no way to verify whether the image is valid, so take it with a grain of salt. https://twitter.com/DbsHype/status/1357202588735737859 More information about the game is set to be revealed in the…

While video gaming has become popular due to the current state of the world, there will come a point where you would want to step away from the monitor and take a break from that too. Board games immediately come to mind, as they have come a long way from your usual Monopoly or Scrabble game from years back. Enter Steamforged Games, who have turned a lot of popular video games into actual tabletop board games. Their resume is pretty impressive with games like Devil May Cry V, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 2, and Dark Souls as part of their lineup. Now they’re adding a new title to that list and it’s one that should get a lot of hunters curious: Monster Hunter World. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeQwXKxyusQ&feature=emb_logo Teased way back in August 2020, Monster Hunter World The Board Game will begin its Kickstarter campaign this April 2021 and recently, Steamforged Games…