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Nintendo Switch ! New Console Anouncement March 2017 Backed by Nvidia

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Nintendo Switch ! New Console Anouncement March 2017 Backed by Nvidia

Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

Nintendo just unveiled its next console, now officially known as the Nintendo Switch. The Switch features an interesting controller scheme called the "Joy-Con."

As seen in the video, each Switch seems to come with a Joy-Con that consists of two halves, the Joy-Con (R) and the Joy-Con (L), that slot into the sides of the Switch console.

From the press released photos above Nintendo is marketing thier new system for the mobile gamer. The system supports a modular controller, using the two Joy-Con sides together as one controller, the individual Joy-Con pieces can be used as separate controllers on a single device for local split-screen multiplayer.

Tech Specs have not yet been released by either Nintendo or Nvidia, which we are assuming the console will support some sort of VR Format. As far as Blu Ray HDR, or any type of UHD outputs, Nintendo has yet to unveil any specs to the console. Here is the concerning piece to the Nintendo puzzle of struggles...Nintendo has always marketed to a specific fan base, which is great! However, in terms of modern day gaming where HDR, UHD and 4K gaming formats taking market holds from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo needs to compete in this realm. Visuals is and will be the capturing point for any console developer as PC has already taken the leaps and bounds of 4k and now 5k gaming visuals. Sound is another breakthrough since CES 2016. The introduction to superior sound quality and bit/rate is Dolby Atmos. To my point, Nintendo has in the past delivered but sometimes fall short to the Microsoft and Sony market contenders in terms of tech specs and hardware features. 

Whereas Nintendo has at times struggled in the past with third-party support, for its upcoming Switch console (née NX), the company has announced dozens of publishers, developers, and middleware companies pledging to support the new platform. All the major third-party publishers are here, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda (Skyrim, or something that looked very similar to Skyrim, appeared in the Switch debut trailer).

Nintendo is careful to say that these are just “some” of the partners it has, many of which haven’t yet announced specific plans. Nintendo Switch is scheduled to launch March 2017, just months from now.

By Candy Lopez

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E3 2016 Media Review Industry Changes, Trolls, Thiefs, & Peasants Xbox Vs Playstation STAR TREK VR

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E3 2016 Media Review Industry Changes, Trolls, Thiefs, & Peasants Xbox Vs Playstation STAR TREK VR

Another year has come and another E3 is in the books for this guy. I have to say that over the 10 years of attending I have never had a complaint until now. First of all the Expo went about with no incidences...and we all know in this day in age what those "incidences" can be. For the most part I had another great experience. ALL except two phenomenal things...

1. I understand the E3 Expo management is marketing more toward the masses. Meaning those who are not in the industry but are the general public that buys and plays the games. I get it, money is God. However, the main purpose of E3 in the past, at least for me, was to experience first-hand from a media/developer/investor before the game reaches store shelves. This meant NO lines, NO kids, and NO scalpers. This leads me to number two complaint.

2. With this year being 70,000 attendees that broke down to 53,000 industry professionals (me) and 20,000 fans (peasants) whom steal, troll and take-up spots to demo the latest and greatest innovations. I love E3 and will hope to continue to attend without hearing about a vendor losing gear to people who attend. E3 used to be 100% professional. It still is for those who respect those measures. Meaning professional attire, dress, and conduct. These rules are not measured and enforced anymore. We have peasants coming into the Expo who want free "swag" to sell on Ebay. This is disgusting. This disgust me and those whom are attending the expo for gaming purposes. 

SIGH...I cannot stress anymore but please watch my video blog below because what I cannot express in words will be addressed physically on video. 

Overall, E3 has put together yet another fantastic experience and safe environment. I do know that the Expo is leading more towards public exposure for example, PAX. 

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Article by Ryan Quon

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FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE SHOWCASED AT PLAYSTATION EXPERIENCE

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FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE SHOWCASED AT PLAYSTATION EXPERIENCE

During this past weekend’s December5th-6th PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.

SQUARE ENIX also revealed that the original FINAL FANTASY VII is now available on the PlayStation®Store‎ for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. For the first time on the new generation of consoles, gamers new and old can experience the unforgettable RPG that shaped the future of the genre. In celebration of its release, the title will be available with a 30% discount for the first week and will then be priced at $15.99 starting December 13. All players who purchase the title will also receive a static custom theme, featuring the cityscape of Midgar from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.

The new FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE trailer and related assets can be found on the press site: press.na.square-enix.com.

FINAL FANTASY VII for the PlayStation®4 system is available for purchase at the:

NA PlayStation®Store: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/cid=UP0082-CUSA01875_00-FINALFANTASY7ZZZ

EU PlayStation®Store: https://store.playstation.com/#!/cid=EP0082-CUSA01847_00-FINALFANTASYVIIB

Related Links

Official Homepage: ffvii_remake.square-enix.com/

Official Facebook® Page: www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy

Official Twitter®: www.twitter.com/FinalFantasy

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

About FINAL FANTASY

Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 110 million units worldwide.

About FINAL FANTASY VII

FINAL FANTASY VII, which sold more than 11 million copies worldwide across multiple platforms on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The critically-acclaimed title raised the bar with its captivating narrative, colorful cast of characters and cinematic movie sequences, leveraging cutting-edge technology of the time.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com.

FINAL FANTASY VII © 1997,1998, 2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Posted by Ryan Quon 

Edited by Brent Bullard

 

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