Fight Back 80’s Style With Dark Souls III

Fight Back 80’s Style With Dark Souls III

The marketing team at Namco Bandai is stepping up their game in regards to Dark Souls III. Their latest contribution to hyping up fans is a spoof on 80’s action movie trailers titled Dark Souls III – The Movie. Complete with a cheesy voiceover, and an over-played VHS tape filter, it actually does an excellent job capturing the dark tone of the franchise. As it should, because “when you pick a fight with the Devil, you’d better be stronger than hell!”

Namco Bandai  pulled out all the stops with their promotion of Dark Souls III.  The Japanese publisher hyped up its fans with epic trailers, leaving them drooling for its North American release on April 12 on PS4, XBox One and PC.  Prior to this, the marketing team joined forces with horror director Eli Roth (Grindhouse, Cabin Fever, Hostel) to create a brilliantly animated short titled, Dark Souls III – The Witches.

With these two trailers diverging so heavily from their original campaign, it’s  almost a bittersweet end to the wait. It’s a shame that the marketing team waited so long to go in this unconventional direction. It would have been nice to see what other creative ideas might have come forth. I guess we can all take consolation in the fact that it means we’ll be able to play this highly anticipated game very soon.

Square Enix Updates Sales Goal Statement

Square Enix Updates Sales Goal Statement

After Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata made a rather controversial statement about the game’s sales goal, Square Enix stepped in to shed light on the miscommunication.

Originally, Tabata revealed that an ambitious sales goal of 10 million copies was necessary for Final Fantasy XV to break even on Square Enix’s investment. The statement made sense, as Final Fantasy XV has been in development for almost a decade – the expenses have surely accumulated beyond the average game.

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However, Square Enix retracted Tabata’s statement, and clarified what Director Tabata meant.

“We’d like to make a comment on the news reports that state Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy XV, commented that Final Fantasy XV needed to sell 10 million copies to recoup the investment at the press conference held yesterday in LA,” Square Enix said. “We believe there was a communication problem during the conference. In fact, Tabata was referencing 10 million copies only as a high goal which the development team set to realize their ambition to make the ultimate Final Fantasy XV game. And the comment was never meant to be referred as a recoup line of the investment.”

It’s undeniable that Final Fantasy XV has racked up a hefty budget, but with a two-console release and no access for PC players in sight, it may take a while for Final Fantasy XV to hit Tabata’s goal. In fact, the most popular Final Fantasy game of all time, Final Fantasy VII, reached 11 million lifetime sales last year. This suggests that Tabata believes Final Fantasy XV could be of even higher quality than fan-favourite Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XV hits shelves September 20, 2016. Square Enix also released a demo for the game, which is available now. For a more detailed look at all the recent Final Fantasy news, check out our roundup.




Pokken Tournament gets Free Wii U Demo Today

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Wii U owners on the fence about Nintendo’s newest fighting game Pokken, are getting the chance to test out the game before they buy.

Announced from their official Twitter, Nintendo released a playable demo for Pokken Tournament today.

The Tekken style fighting game features not only 16 unique characters from the Pokémon franchise, but a unique combat system and an interesting design.

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Pokken was originally released for Japanese arcade machines in 2015, but suffered from a startling lack of interest in some arcades. The game then released on Wii U earlier this year to both critical and commercial success. For our opinion on Pokken, check out the full review.

Point Break Giveaway

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CGM is giving away more movies!

pointbreakcover 284x300 - Point Break GiveawayCGM has teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to give away some of the best movies in recent history.

This month we are giving away Point Break!

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Own it on now Blu-ray™ or Digital HD!

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Point Break Blu Ray Give Away in CGMagazine on LockerDome

Microsoft Announces New Halo 5: Guardians Content

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If your’e still playing Halo 5: Guardians, get ready for a blast of content. Ghosts of Meridian is the latest free update for Halo 5: Guardians.

It will automatically download for Halo 5 owners next week and includes two new maps, new weapons, new vehicles, new visual customizations.

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The maps are a Warzone map, Skirmish at Darkstar, and an Arena map, Tyrant. Skirmish at Darkstar features a remote polar outpost with an all-new boss buried deep under the planet’s surface. Tyrant is a small, symmetrical map built for modes like Assault and Capture the Flag.

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One of the new weapons included is Tartarus’ Gavel, a legendary gravity hammer with devastating explosive attacks and plenty of stat boosts.

343 Industries will show off all the new Ghosts of Meridian content during a livestream on Tuesday, April 5 on Halo’s Twitch channel and on the Halo Channel.