Dead or Alive 5: Last Round announced for PS4 and Xbox One

dead or alive 5 last round
I wonder how long it will take before Anita Sarkeesian tears this game apart?

Team Ninja has to be the nr 1 game studio in the world when it comes to top quality fan service (if you know what i mean). Because ever since Dead or Alive 1, the series has been forever associated with bouncing boobs, naked skin and lollita complex (DOA Extreme anyone?).
However, some of the DOA games has been rather good when it comes to gameplay. DOA2 are still considered to be one of the best DOA (fighting) game in the world for ex. But what about DOA5 then? Well, grade wise, it´s one of the weakest title in the series so far.

So i really hope that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (which would be the newest installment to date) will change that negative trend. There´s just one tiny little problem. Last Round won´t be released until Spring next year (for Xbox one and PS4).

Oh well, hopefully Team Ninja will use that time well to shape (insert a cheap joke or two here) Last Round into a great fighting game.


/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Could Blade 4 actually happen?

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Will Marvel (and Disney) let Wesley Snipes star in Blade 4?

Is Blade 4 actually happening? According to the buzz that’s circulating the internet, it is a very strong possibility. In 1998, we were introduced to the day walking vampire hunter, and Marvel entertainmet never looked back. Blade slashed his way into theatres, and achieved box office success, the same kind expected of Marvel standalone hero’s at the time.

The only problem that Blade ran into was that the sequels that followed, couldn’t measure up to the success that X-men had achieved in 2000. If you pair this with the fact that Marvel really didn’t see a way to include him into the mainstream world, and give him his own standing comic series—you can certainly understand why the buzz died quickly, even after it saved horrible comic book movies such as Batman and Robin, and The Phantom.

The NY Daily news seems to think that Snipes has the chops to pull off a huge comeback with his reprisal.

Confidenti@l has learned Wesley Snipes is set to reprise his lead role in "Blade," the 1998 vampire thriller that made more than $130 million and generated two sequels. Sources close to Snipes tells us the 52-year-old actor’s comeback after being released from prison in April 2013 (after serving two and a half years for tax evasion) is "looking good" and that he’ll make $3 million from this film, plus a cut of the profits.

Wesley Snipes has begun a career comeback, with his most recent entry of The Expendables 3. While his role was more of a supporting casting, it still was enough to let fans know, he still has he moves to play Blade if Marvel gives him the chance. The only obstacles in his way that we can forsee are:

1. With Marvel being so PG-13 now, can a rated R film like Blade 4 achieve box office success with the Avengers and new Marvel Universe? Honestly, probably not. They could give him his own arc, but how successful would it be exactly?

2. Now that Disney owns Blade, we can’t seriously expect him to show up in the theme parks like the Avengers, or Spider-Man, so what could they do with him as a character?

3. Knowing that New Line Cinema was the leading producer of the first three Blade films, and Warner Bros. was the Exective producer, while Marvel was the parent it raises many questions.

If Blade 4 comes to theatres, we have to wonder if we’ll get extra footage, if Marvel will bring him back into prominence, and if Snipes will be Blade once again. We could get a new actor entirely if the movie is greenlit, just so Snipes won’t receive royalties for repackaged movie combo packs.

What are your thoughts on Blade 4? Let us know in the comments!

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/Kenay Peterson
The Gaming Ground

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - 1 year anniversary

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Time really flies by when you're having fun.

Beastie Boys once sang "No sleep to Brooklyn" (in their song with the same name). But that would fit rather well in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. If we just changed the lyrics to "No sleep to Final Fantasy XIV". Why? Because people have been live streaming the 1 year anniversary for days now.

Some players has even done 24-48 hour streams. So, yeah. It´s party time in the land of A Realm Reborn. And it seems like the party will be around for a few more days. So if you feel like partying with the rest of the Final Fantasy XIV fans.

Then join the fun today ;)

Press release:
Nordic, 28th August, 2014 – The first anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV®: A Realm Reborn™ has arrived! With the celebrations in full swing, fans are invited to view a series of special, commemorative messages from members of the development team, and key SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd., company executives.

From today until the 13th September, personal messages to fans, detailing the journey and memories of those involved, will be posted daily on the dedicated FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn anniversary website - culminating in a special message from Producer / Director, Naoki Yoshida.

To mark the occasion, commemorative messages from President and CEO of SQUARE ENIX Group - Yosuke Matsuda, Yoichi Wada, and FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager; Shinji Hashimoto can already be viewed on the official anniversary website.

“Thanks to acclaim from players from around the world, we are able to be here today, announcing the first anniversary of A Realm Reborn” said Yosuke Matsuda. “This would not be possible without the generous support of our players, and I would like to offer you all my deepest gratitude”.

Yoichi Wada also thanked players around the world; “Thank you for playing FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. For me, the most memorable part of this journey was the "End of an Era" trailer. I remember how deeply moved I was, seeing that we did in fact make FFXIV a true FINAL FANTASY title.”

The first three messages, courtesy of Yosuke Matsuda, Yoichi Wada and Shinji Hashimoto, are now available on the official FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn anniversary page.

With posts scheduled daily, fans should keep an eye on the official anniversary page over the next two weeks for more special messages; and for more details on all upcoming celebratory events and activities.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Interloper are now live on Steam Greenlight!

Interloper keeps on getting more and more interesting.

It´s my greate pleasure to inform you guys that Monogon Games neat action/RTS game "Interloper" (for PC, MAC and Linux), have finally landed on Steam Greenlight! So if you like the gameplay video down below. Then show Interloper some love on Steam Greenlight =)

You can also sign up for the beta via Interlopers homepage.

Press release:
August 28, 2014 - Utrecht, the Netherlands - Last month saw the announcement of Interloper (https://vimeo.com/101303564) and 3 weeks ago we revealed Interloper’s gameplay (https://vimeo.com/103011979). Today we are proud to tell you that Interloper is on Steam Greenlight! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=303527351

We plan to release Interloper on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam (all 3 at launch). In order to do so we will need votes on Greenlight. Closer than the release however, is the beta we have planned for this fall. If we succeed in getting greenlit before the end of fall, we want to host the beta on Steam.

This will greatly improve the online experience for players, especially for those who wish to challenge friends in a quick strategic match of Interloper. Using Steam connection features, the matchmaking will be streamlined according to the high standards we expect from multiplayer online games these days.

We believe we can change the playing field of the contemporary RTS and deliver an experience that is both highly tactical and respects your time as an individual. Matches of Interloper never take more than 5 minutes, but honing your skills can take you a lifetime.

- Short, intense matches lasting no longer than 5 minutes.
- Gameplay focused on spatial tactics.
- Competitive cross platform online multiplayer matches.
- Extensive single-player campaign.
- Unique visual style and dynamic soundtrack based on your tribe.
- Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
- Website: http://interlopergame.com/

About Monogon Games:
Monogon Games is a small independent studio based in the Utrecht, the Netherlands as part
of the Dutch Game Garden (known for housing Abbey Games, Ragesquid, Digital Dreams, etc).
As a company we don’t just strive to innovate, but also to provide quality in every aspect
of development.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Star Conflict - The invasion mode

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The invasion mode will be released on the 4th of September.

I know, i know. The summer is over for this year. And the dark and cold Autum will soon knock on our doors. But have no worries people. Because Gaijin Entertainment got our backs covered. Well, at least if you play Star Conflict.

Because the new mode "Invasion" are set for a release in September (the 4th). And that of course will add new gameplay value for the players. And you can read all about it in the official press release down below =)

Press release: 
The anticipated release of Star Conflict, including free access to the new ‘Invasion Mode’, is officially set for September 4th, and today Star Gem, Inc and Gaijin Entertainment have announced a special sale running from now until launch day to help players stock up on supplies for the ‘Invasion’ pre-launch event, currently underway for closed beta testers. 

Starting today, players with closed beta access have a week to defend their home bases against scores of aliens to win prizes. With increased award-earning opportunities by getting in early and the special pre-launch sale, now is the best time to join the ranks of defenders. Players new to the fray can access the Invasion Mode Closed Beta by earning in- game achievements “Detachment of Prometheus” and “The Voyage of the Galaxy”.

After September 4th Star Conflict opens for all gamers - Invasion Mode is unlockable - and the ‘Invasion’ event continues for one more week, allowing all players to join the battle and defend their home bases against the alien onslaught.

Currently in Closed Beta, Invasion Mode features an underlying story in which an alien race that disappeared into another dimension of space and time has now returned to invade and conquer. Star Conflict players must team up in parties of four to explore the new ‘Open Space’ area and combine forces as they take on new quests and engage in PvP and PvE battles. These new activities provide new loot, which can also be used to craft unique armament options and protection for their spaceships.

Star Conflict, is currently in Open Beta and puts players at the helm of an intergalactic spaceship to fight in the star fleet’s massive battles!

About Star Conflict
Developed by Star Gem Inc, Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the roles of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish.

 The game includes a wide variety of battleships, from light and fast interceptors to powerful fighters and well-defended frigates. Players can choose to go it alone or team up with friends to form powerful alliances. The combination of strategic and skill based gameplay in Star Conflict allows players to develop their abilities and establish specialized skills.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Retron 5 -The king of new retro consoles?

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Retron 5 costs about $200 (plus shipment).

There´s litterly a ton of different so called "retro systems" (consoles) on the market. Both new and old ones. And as we all know. Many of those systems are either pure crap, or just really mediocre (rip offs, pretty much). So yeah, i was pretty sceptical when i heard about Hyperkin´s "Retron 5"

I mean, Retron 5 are marketed as a "revolutionary new way to experience classic games in high definition". But then again, it´s a $200 android based emulation machine. So i have to give it a try before i can rant anymore about Retron 5 (or review it for that matter).

But what do you guys think about Retron 5?

About Retron 5:
"The ultimate HD remake: Hyperkin presents the RetroN 5, a revolutionary new way to experience classic games in high definition; the first of its kind with an all-digital HDMI output. The RetroN 5 supports NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, & Game Boy Advance cartridges with enhanced resolution, improved interpolated sound, screenshot capture, & the ability to have on the fly save states. The RetroN5 is the retro gaming console that brings you back to a world where recharging health is a cheat code, you can have as many guns as you want, and achievements aren’t just some numbers on a screen."

- Multiple System Compatibility: The RetroN 5 allows you to play your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system. You can also play Master System games with the use of the Power Base Converter.*
- Graphical User Interface (GUI): A brand new GUI Menu that gives access to features and the ability to customize your gaming experience on the screen
- HDMI Output: The HDMI output will upconvert the signal to your HDTV with a maximum output resolution of 720p.
- Save/Load States: Save or load your games at any point during gameplay, with 10 save slots for each game.
- Video Enhancement: Customize your video settings with the variety of different filter and shader effects, including scanlines.
- Audio Enhancement: Utilizing Audio Interpolation, the RetroN 5 will produce a smoother, crisper sound output.
- Cheats: Pre-built cheats that can be accessed at any point during gameplay for most games.
- Bluetooth Wireless Controller: Utilizing Bluetooth technology this controller has a range of up to 30 feet and features a microswitch directional pad, two programmable macro buttons, and a Home button for quick-in game access to features.
- Original Controller Ports: 2 original controller ports (6 total) for each platform
- 100% Compatibility: The RetroN 5 will play both PAL and NTSC cartridges. CIC lockout chips and FX chips are no longer going to be an issue, as we aim to achieve 100% compatibility with all cartridges. *Power Base Converter sold separately.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Teslagrad are coming to Wii U!

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Teslagrad will be released to Wii U (via EShop) on the 11th of September (US$14.99 in North America and €14.99/£13.99 in Europe).

I just heard that Rain Games awesome puzzle/platformer "Teslagrad" are now heading to the Wii U. That´s some really great news for those who own a Wii U. Because imo, Teslagrad are one of the very best platform games of 2014.

But don´t take my word for it. Watch my Teslagrad gameplay video on Youtube instead ;) And before i forget, Teslagrad will also be released to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in the near future.

Press release:
Bergen, Norway - 29th August 2014

The Rain Games team is proud to announce the Wii U release date of Teslagrad, the magnetic puzzle platformer. Begin a journey to the heart of the Tesla Tower, taking the role of a young Teslamancer in his quest to reveal the great injustice that caused him to be the last of his kind. Join this adventure and let your creativity take you into the forbidden depths of the gloomy tower, and defeat all challenges that stand in your way.

Teslagrad will be available to download from the Wii U eShop on Europe and North America on September 11th, priced at £13.99 / €14.99 / $14.99. Praised by dozens of international game critics with 80+ review scores, the Wii U version (featuring new controls and off-TV play) is a do-not-miss release. Don't hesitate to ask for review codes, which will be available by Thursday September 4th.

About Teslagrad:
Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to go throughout the game, and thereby discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new habilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.

You play as a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long- forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling, writing your own part. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.


- Explore! Make your way through rich 2D hand-drawn surroundings as you journey into — and
beyond— Tesla Tower, as you discover and use amazing new items.
- Visual storytelling! Tired of all those words in your video games? Have no fear,
Teslagrad features not a single snippet of text or squeak of dialogue. Everything is purely
visual, and the entire story is told through what you see (and sometimes what you don't
- Steampunk powered! Discover a dystopic and mind-blowing rainy-and-brainy setting,
presenting a steampunk vision of an old Europe-inspired new world.
- Old-school boss fights! Use your skills and wits to overcome the 5 incredible final
bosses eager to demagnetize you.
- No disruptions! That means no loading screens, no GUI, no cutscenes. Just the game and
- Mesmerizing soundtrack! Awesome mix of classical orchestra, with a touch of Russian
inspiration and a myriad of metal bit and electrical stuff.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Brutal Doom v19 - Doom 2 - Part 27

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Burn baby burn!

Fire ain´t no friend of mine. Especially not when it´s inside my office. In this case, my fire alarm set itself on fire. And things got ugly really fast. 
I was just lucky that i had to get back to my office to get my iPAD.

Or else my whole office might have burned down to the ground. 
But i managed to put out the fire with the help of a wet blanket. Both my wall and my cd-shelf has burn marks though.

But besides that, no other harm was done. 
So that´s basically what i´m talking about in this video. So, enjoy folks ;)

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground
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