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Fall is coming. You all know what that means. The leaves begin to turn. The air becomes crisp. The smell of cider lingers in the air. Idiots scramble for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And, most importantly, new video games will be released. 

We demand the release of new games! They’re crucial to our health! Considering just how many games are being released. How do you know which to pay attention to? 

Here are 17 games coming out this fall that you simply must obtain. 

1. Life Is Strange – True Colors (September 10)

The third entry in the Life is Strange franchise is developed by Deck Nine and published by Square Enix. You play Alex Chen, a young woman who experiences the emotions of others as she tries to solve her brother’s mysterious death. This third-person graphic adventure will be available for Microsoft Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and XBox Series X/S. 

2. Deathloop (September 14)

You play Colt, an assassin stuck in a time loop in this new game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Colt, an assassin, is tasked with taking out eight targets before midnight. If he leaves any alive, or if he dies, Colt starts the loop from the beginning. You can find this action-adventure game for Windows and PS5.

3. Lost Judgment (September 21)

Time to solve another bloody crime. Once again, players will settle into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami as he investigates another crime in this sequel to 2018’s Judgment. The action-adventure game is for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

Far Cry 6 (October 7)

Developed and published by Ubisoft, the sixth entry in the first-person shooter franchise has Revolution in the air. Players become Dani Rojas, a former soldier turned freedom fighter against Giancarlo Esposito’s “El Presidente.” Dive into the action for Amazon Luna, PS4, PS5, XBox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. 

5. Metroid Dread (October 8)

Developed by MecurySteam and Nintendo EPD, the bounty hunter Samus Aran returns in this sequel to 2002’s Metroid Fusion. Set after the events in Fusion, Samus faces a nefarious robotic enemy on the planet ZDR. Only available on Nintendo Switch.

6. Back 4 Blood (October 12)

This is the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Players will jump into a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected humans known as “the Ridden.” You play as a member of “the Cleaners,” soldiers teaming up to fight zombies in this multiplayer first-person shooter. 

7. Battlefield 2042 (October 22)

The seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series, developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, is the successor to 2018’s Battlefield V. The multiplayer-only first-person shooter has brand new features to make for more immersive gameplay. To be released for Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

8. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (October 26)

Developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix, Guardians of the Galaxy is a third-person action-adventure game where you play as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. Filled with crazy fights, snarky dialogue, and motivational speeches that affect the other members in combat, Guardians of the Galaxy is available for Windows, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

Forza Horizon 5 (November 9)

Developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios, this racing game is set in an open world map based in Mexico. Players can explore this map freely by completing the campaign or competing in multiplayer races. This game will be available for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Shin Megami Tensei 5 (November 11)

This post-apocalyptic RPG by Atlus has players assume the role of a high school student in modern-day Tokyo. They are unexpectedly drawn into an alternate version of Tokyo that has been overrun by demons and must fight to restore order. Available for only Nintendo Switch. 

11. Dying Light 2 (December 7)

Set 20 years after the original game, this open-world first-person action RPG. Developed and produced by Techland, players assume the role of Aiden Caldwell, who can perform over 3000 parkour animations, giving the game a more fluid-free running experience. Available for Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

12. Horizon Forbidden West (TBA)

The breathy, distressed character that we know to be Aloy has quickly joined the ranks of other Playstation mascots like God of War’s Kratos. And now, she’s back to kick robot dinosaur ass in the sequel to the blockbuster hit Horizon Zero Dawn. Developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, this open-world, post-apocalyptic game is set in a new region known as the Forbidden West. Available for PS4 and PS5. 

  1. Ghostwire – Tokyo (October) 

13. Ghostwire – Tokyo (October)

Described as “karate meets magic,” this first-person action-adventure game allows players to use various psychic and paranormal abilities to defeat the ghosts and spirits haunting Tokyo. Developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks, this game is available for PS5 and Windows. 

14. SABLE (September)

This stripped-down game developed by Shedworks and published by Raw Fury places the player in the role of a young girl named Sable. Featuring no combat or set storyline, SABLE emphasizes gameplay on simple puzzle-solving and discovery as Sable traverses sand dunes and ruins. Available for macOS, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S. 

15. FIFA ’22 (October 1)

Pretty straightforward release. Developed and released annually by Electronic Arts, the latest game features cover athlete Kylian Mbappe and is available for Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. 

16. Solar Ash (TBA)

An adventure platforming game with an emphasis on movement over combat, Solar Ash has players traversing through a bright-neon colored, three-dimensional landscape. Developed by Heart Machine and published by Annapurna Interactive, the game is available for Windows, PS4, and PS5. 

17. Halo Infinite (TBA)

Buckle up, buckaroos. Get ready for the next installation of the iconic Halo series. Developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios, the sixth entry in the series continues the story of the Master Chief. What more is there to say? 

Well, what are you waiting for? The air is getting chillier! Time to get inside and glue yourselves to the next big blockbuster game of the fall! 

Chris Blondell is a Philadelphia-based writer and social media strategist with a current focus on tech industry news. He has written about startups and entrepreneurs based in Denver, Seattle, Chicago, New Haven, and more. He has also written content for a true-crime blog, Sword and Scale, and developed social media content for a local spice shop. An occasional comedian, Chris Blondell also spends his time writing humorous content and performing stand-up for local audiences.

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2021 Black Friday Video Game Deals

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Gamers everywhere, gather ‘round! We have another series of Black Friday video game deals for you to drool over. We’ve got another Call of Duty, another Far Cry, another Resident Evil, and a few originals scattered here and there. Scroll through and find a deal that you won’t be able to resist. 

Behold, our 2021 Black Friday video game deals!

Scroll down to the bottom for a very special deal!

Call of Duty Vanguard 

Who doesn’t get excited for the next Call of Duty? Even those who remember this series as a WWII-specific game get excited for the next round of action. 

44% Off $69.99 – $39.00

Deathloop

You need to get on this future Game of the Year entry. Not kidding. It’s like Groundhog Day, but badass. 

57% Off $59.99 – $24.99

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

These two are back at it again! Snag this action-packed delight now before it goes back up to peasant prices!

28% Off $69.99 – $49.94

Far Cry 6

You know you felt chills at the sight of Giancarlo Esposito. Why wouldn’t you? Did you see what he did when someone scuffed his sneakers? 

42% Off $59.99 – $49.94

Resident Evil Village

Tall vampire lady stole the internet before this game was officially released. Download this game and see why she’s so scary and so sexy. 

60% Off $49.99 – $19.99

Riders Republic 

Get into some sick riding, brah. What more is there to say? Do you need details? GTFO. 

57% Off $59.99 – $24.99

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

This is the samurai game we’ve been asking for. It’s here and it’s stunning. The director’s cut is even more special with a lengthy add-on that reminds you why this game is so beautiful. 

29% Off $69.99 – $49.94

Lost Judgment

True crime? In a game?! Yo, my bloodlust is tingling. Check out this intense murder mystery and see what everyone isn’t shutting up about. 

50% Off $59.99 – $29.99

Just Dance 2022

An easy crowd pleaser. If you need any reason to snag this game, here it is

50% Off $49.99 – $24.99

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

It’s hard to imagine a game more cathartic than this. Who doesn’t want to be a village-pillaging viking? Like, come on. 

67% Off $59.99 – $19.98

Back 4 Blood

It’s called Left 4 Dead. They use a 4 for “for.” That’s how you know it’s fun. I’m not being sarcastic. 

33% Off $59.99 – $39.99

Madden NFL 22

Nobody is surprised that another Madden game is out. But this one has that cutie-patootie heartthrob gorgeous piece of man that is Patrick Mahomes on the cover. Sold. 

50% Off $69.99 – $34.99

The Last of Us: Part II

Ellie is back and she’s kicking ass. Continue the grim, brutal story that is The Last of Us with some of the most thoughtful character development seen in video games. 

50% Off 39.88 – $19.93

FIFA 22 

A little soccer (or football if you’re some kind of non-American) never hurt nobody. 

50% Off $69.99 – $34.99

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition

If you thought Peter Parker was the end-all-be-all of Spider-men, you’re just wrong. Miles Morales is as fun, if not more so, than Parker. This game helps solidify is permanent Spidey-Status. 

29% Off $69.99 – $49.99

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Is this a Super Smash Bros knock off? Sure. Who cares? Nobody. Dive into some no-kidding-around nostalgia with this gem. 

40% Off $49.99 – $29.99

Life Is Strange: True Colors

A thoughtful and beautiful graphic adventure game that launches this series forward in ways that is sure to gain more fans. 

42% Off $59.99 – $34.99

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

The epic series has been rereleased for you to cry all over again. Will you recreate your classic Shepherd? Or will you create an entirely new character to fight the Reapers? 

58% Off $59.99 – $25.00

Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition

It’s Minecraft. Who hates Minecraft? You know who? People without souls. 

33% Off $29.99 – $19.99

And now, for the very special deal… 

Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) + $50 Gift Card

Use Promo Code – OCULUS50 – $299.00

Not what you were expecting when you read “special deal?” I guess you don’t appreciate the value of a $50 Gift Card! That’s a whole game or two on Black Friday!

Be sure to check out all of our other Holiday Gift Guides and Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals!

Happy Holidays and Be Safe!

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N64 Games Coming to Switch had Sparked Buzz among Nintendo Fans

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Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) celebrated its third anniversary on September 18, 2021. Nintendo gamers and enthusiasts expected exciting promotions alongside NSO’s milestones. Thus, several rumors circulated online that N64 games might be added to Nintendo Switch. Is the alleged introduction of new retro contents likely to happen? Are you a fan of Mario Kart, Mario Tennis, Dr. Mario, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Lylat Wars, Sin and Punishment, Operation: Winback,  and other N64 classics? Continue reading to know more.

Key Points

  • Nintendo Switch Online turned three on September 18
  • The Japanese game giant recently applied a particular game controller with the Federal Communications Commission 
  • Fans went crazy over the alleged introduction of retro titles on the subscription service 
  • The subscription fee hike is imminent once the upcoming expansion pushes through 

What do the folks think about the Nintendo rumors?

If you noticed on Twitter, the public recently went wild with their mixed reactions about an odd game controller application that gaming giant Nintendo Co. Ltd. filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC is an independent government agency that monitors local and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in the US. 

Most of the fans think that the new filing is related to the anticipated expansion of Nintendo Switch Online. Because of this, “N64” and “retro gaming” have been among the trending topics on Twitter since mid-September. Now, how did the rumors start? The speculations began when Nintendo insider Nate the Hate leaked that Game Boy, and Game Boy Color games are expected to be introduced to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Eurogamer later confirmed, saying the other Nintendo retro games will head on over to NSO as well. 

Most Nintendo famous games are already available online, and folks are continuously looking for new games. Since September marks Nintendo’s anniversary, many fans expect the video game company will offer a unique selection of titles. They’ve been doing this since 2019.

In January 2019, a data mine of the NES Switch app hinted that the video game company would add new SNES titles to the service before the official launch. During that time, Eurogamer said, the data mine also pointed to a couple of other hidden emulators in anticipation of their further enhancements. With the news, folks speculated that they would also include Game Boy advance in the upcoming expansion of the Nintendo Switch online subscription service.

Additional leaks and reactions

Nate the Hate also divulged that Nintendo 64 games can become an addition to NSO, too. The fans are thinking about whether or not these upcoming releases will add value to their gaming experience. On September 16, Twitter user SamusHunter2 shared that the gaming giant had filed a particular game controller-related application with the Federal Communications Commission. 

Although it does not clearly mention the Nintendo Switch, the console’s peripheral model numbers all share the prefix, “HAC” also present in the new FCC application. Sadly, any part of the application that would reveal more information about the product is not published. Regardless of these limitations, hardcore Nintendo gamers continue to share their predictions about what kind of game controller it could be.

Another Twitter user Toufool said that the rumored launch can become attractive for anyone interested in Nintendo’s emulation history.  He added that fans who want to discover why NSO N64 will perform compared to the Wii’s Virtual Console. Others were hesitant to try it. It’s because of the fear of ruining their game due to lags and other performance problems. 

The Mysterious Game Controller Filed with the FCC

Kotaku EIC Stephen Totilo emphasized that  NSO’s third anniversary and N64 25th anniversary simultaneously happen in September. The whole buzz continues since a lot of people are expecting some retro-related Nintendo Switch Online upgrades.

On the other hand, LootPots founding editor Jack Parsons thought that the new filing is most likely linked to the new NSO version. The extent of the expansion remains a puzzle for Nintendo games fanatics. But Nate the Hate strongly believes that there is a high possibility that subscription rates will increase once the development pushes through. They were hoping for a moderate increase, though. 

BONUS: What is Nintendo Switch Online?

Nintendo Switch Online or simply NSO is an online subscription service for the Nintendo Switch video game console. Septmber 18 2018 was the launch date, which initially covered 43 markets and expanded later. Nintendo Switch consoles imported to China experienced connectivity issues because NSO service running on Google servers were blocked in China. Nintendo Switch consoles imported to China experienced connectivity issues because China blocked the NSO service using  Google servers. 

NSO features include online multiplayer, cloud saving, voice chat through smartphone App, access to the library of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and other promotions and offers. Nintendo Switch Online’s classic game library currently contains around 80 NES games and 50 SNES, though it varies between regions.

Depending on the plan, the subscription fee in the United States ranges from 3.99 to 79.99 USD. Since its establishment, Nintendo Switch Online has released many game titles. That is why fans got curious about what was in store for them during the company’s third-anniversary celebration. 

Conclusion

So, where do all these rumors take us? If the Nintendo 64 integration on Nintendo Switch Online succeeded, it will be easier for the public to figure out Nintendo’s odd game controller application recently filed with the FCC. Maybe, it is just a replica N64 controller to be used with the Switch. Well, this is all speculation, of course. Who knows, it could just be another Joy-Con.

Well, it is for us to discover one to two months away from now – once the expansion becomes stable and available. With two anniversaries happening simultaneously, maybe the video game company will treat its fans with fantastic news and finally uncover the truth. Let’s look forward to that and party like the ’90s.

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Holiday Gift Guide – 11 Board Games For Distraction

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2021 wasn’t much better than 2020. We could use all the distractions we can find to get through all the noise. We could also use more reasons to bond with one another. What better way to accomplish that than with board games? This holiday season, gift your loved ones some of these super fun board games. 

Disparity Trap – The Unfair Game of Life

Fresh off of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Disparity Trap is similar to The Game of Life, only far more realistic. You have individual goals of earning as much wealth as possible and a team goal of avoiding all of the pitfalls of a system designed to work against you. Like life, the dice in your hands, but the odds are not. With themes of race, economic inequality, and other tough topics, this is a game surely to expand the minds of all of its players. 

Buy it here for $35

2020: The Best Year Ever

If you ever wondered what it would be like to take the COVID-19 pandemic and turn it into a board game, look no further. 2020: The Best Year ever places you in an all-too-familiar pandemic situation where you don’t know what will happen when you land on a space. If you’re lucky, the COVID spinner will turn up negative on each turn. 

Buy it here for $50

OUTSIDE Artistic Board Game

Here’s a board game that allows you to play outside. Based on paranormal events with an emphasis on narrative and artistic design, this incredibly creative game will have you completely immersed. 

Buy it here for $24

“I Would Kill Hitler” Party Card Game

We’ve all asked each other, “if you could go back in time, would you kill Hitler?” With 100 hypothetical cards, “I Would Kill Hitler” has you answer wild, zany, and thoughtful questions that will have you on the floor. 

Buy it here for $69

Final Challenge Social Challenge Based Card Game

Get outside of your comfort zone and take part in a game that will have you performing unimaginable tasks where you try to outsmart your opponents. Even the shiest of your friends will be laughing like crazy. 

Buy it here for $20

Moonpreneur Business Strategy Game

Hone your entrepreneurial skills and shoot for the moon! Moonpreneur is a uniquely strategized game about how to start and expand a business all while obstacles are thrown in your path. 

Buy it here for $54.99

Hindsight 20/20 Tabletop Card Game

This is the most cutthroat card game you’ll ever play. Players compete as different nations trying to survive some of the most difficult times we face. Takedown the other nations through disease, looting, explosions, and more. 

Buy it here for $10

The Shame of Life Card Game of Weird Conversations

Here is an NSFW Card Game that encourages players to embark in the weirdest of conversations. If you like imagining ridiculous situations, solving improbable problems, and talking nonsense with friends, this game is for you.

Buy it here for $24.99

Why Me? Secret Identity Party Game

You’ll start to give your friends the side-eye with this game. The goal is to survive – by getting rid of your friends. Full of chaos, this fun party game lets you make temporary allies and enemies as you move around the map. 

Buy it here for $25

Tipsy Toes Drinking Board Game

Who doesn’t love a good drinking game? Tipsy Toes comes with over 200 drinking cards to keep everyone on their toes (get it?). To win, you have to be the first player to get to the bar. Whoever comes last has to drink the full cup of beer from the beginning of the game. 

Buy it here for $25

Straight Up Chessboard

Why not? Every house needs a chessboard. Why not have yours on the wall? Kinda different, right? Why the hell not? The price is high, but this is more than a chessboard, it’s a work of art. 

Buy it here for $315 – $520

What are you waiting for?! Stock up on board games for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

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