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Crash Bandicoot is Your Latest Piece of Nostalgia Pie

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author When I first heard about Crash Bandicoot being remastered, waves of nostalgia flooded my mind. In a sea of all this joy and positive memories, I took a step (or swim?) back as I floated to the shore of realistic expectations. But what do we actually know about this remaster? Let’s have a look. The games original developers Naughty Dog have built a stellar reputation for quality …

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5 Indie Games Available on Steam

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author It’s said you can always find something to play on Steam. Your library might be like mine filled with hundreds of games. Games you’ve picked up over the years from various sales and special offers but never actually played – again like mine. Valve has a habit of presenting deals just too good to turn down and so your inevitable purchase occurs. Next time we get a …

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Warhammer II to be released later this year, but what do we know so far?

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author March 31st saw Creative Assembly announce the second installment of their trilogy of Warhammer licenced games. Despite some fans thinking a heart-wrenching April fools might be on the cards, or that a new historical title was going to be announced. Creative Assembly gave us a cinematic trailer for the next piece of their Warhammer jigsaw. For those who don’t know, the Total War games are a series …

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Deactivating HUDs Makes for Better Gameplay

By Austin Van Meter, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Health points, equipped gear, and mini-maps are constantly taking over the screen. Video games are beautiful works of art that need to be seen. No matter what console I play, Heads Up Displays (HUDs) are in almost every game to date. While they can provide valuable information, they can also prohibit the appreciation of games. Recently, I started my journey of re-playing games that I have already …

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2 Weeks in Wildlands

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released on 7th March 2017, and after just over 2 weeks of sneaking around, using drones and shooting people in the face, I decided it was time for reflection and to really think about how I felt about the game. There is no denying that Wildlands is a great game, but for all it’s sprawling landmass and non-linear style of play, I started …

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How Alternative Fighting Games Are Changing In the Gaming Community

By Jason Lima, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Since the release of Super Smash Bros. almost 20 years ago, the concept of what makes a genre-worthy fighting game has been toyed with time and time again. The Playstation 3 saw the release of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale in 2012, a Sony Smash Bros. clone that, despite a hefty price drop early into its lifespan, was relatively well received by reviewers. Though Playstation All Stars saw fans …

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The Magic of Dwarf Fortress is Not the UI

By Edwin Tran, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author After the conclusion of the 2017 Game Developer’s Conference (in which Dwarf Fortress author Tarn Adams was a part of), a series of articles came out detailing much of the inner workings and plans behind future Dwarf Fortress updates. Whenever any article about Dwarf Fortress emerges, a general set of comments make frequent appearances. These comments often make discussion of the “horrible UI,” the “huge difficulty curve,” …

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Why Nintendo Switch is Going to be a Game Changer

By Abhay J Mohan, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Nintendo just brought out their latest product: the “Nintendo Switch”.The Nintendo Switch is the seventh major home video game console developed by Nintendo. Known in development as the NX, it was unveiled in October 2016, and was released worldwide on March 3, 2017. With this latest addition , Nintendo hopes to regain its position as a top gaming console after fading due to the advancements by PlaystationTM  and XboxTM. The console has …

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What I Wish All Gamers Understood About Games

by Santiago De Lope, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author “Even if we come from different sides of the world. Speak different languages. Even if we eat too many chips, or rice-balls. Even if we have different tastes in games. Everyone of us here today is identical. In the most important way. Each one of us has the heart of a gamer.” -Satoru Iwata I’ve been watching some of Satoru Iwata’s old conferences. I got a …

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Special Snowflakes in Gaming Have to Go

by Kris VanVelding, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Most of us are familiar with snowflakes. Snowflakes are people who–like the rest of us–realize that they are unique individuals, but unlike the rest of us, they believe they are inherently entitled to special treatment because of their uniqueness. It’s not surprising there are so many snowflakes out there; the last two generations or so grew up on video games and most video game characters are snowflakes. Generally, video game …

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Nintendo Switch, is it the Last Gasp in an irrelevant console war?

by Jam Marquez, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author More than just Gaming Whether we like it or not, multi-functionality is key in today’s world. It’s not enough that a phone can make calls or texts. It has to be a camera, GPS map, play games and many more things. Products nowadays need to do its primary function. It must also have accessory functions that can perform as well as the stand-alone products. Sony and Microsoft …

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Will Mass Effect: Andromeda Survive Its Release?

By Jason Lima, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Image by Bioware/Electronic Arts As Bioware’s latest installment in the Mass Effect franchise edges closer to its release date on March 21, both dedicated fans and newcomers have raised their concern about how successful the installment will be in the long run. With a fresh release of new trailers in 2017, Bioware may be looking for a way to ease RPG fans off all backgrounds. Since the …

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Donald Trump’s Travel Ban – The Impact on Major E-sports Tournaments

By Ismail Bin Haji Hassan Mohd, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author On 6 March 2017, President of the United States, Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban, affecting 6 countries, namely Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya. However, Iran is removed from the list. With the ban causing a public outcry, we expect that it will also affect the growth of e-sports in the United States and its ability to host multiple major e-sports tournaments. Gabe Newell …

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Will Spider-Man be swinging our way this year?

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author For years fans have been crying out for a great Spider-Man game. Last year at E3 we saw something promising, something that could genuinely be the game we have been wanting. Batman has his Arkham games, and with so much lore and depth to the Spider-Man universe, it’s about time Spidey got something that’s going to compete with other great superhero titles. Enter, Insomniac, the developers tasked …

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#Minecraft is Overparty

by Wally Vincencio, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Is Minecraft dying? The short answer is – No. Minecraft is one of the biggest indie success stories; breaking all previous records in video game sales. It single-handedly turned its creator Markus “Notch” Persson into a mainstream name/ icon – and also a billionaire. Since its introduction in 2011, Minecraft has been a sales juggernaut. It has been out-performing up to titles from larger video game developers like E.A., Ubisoft …

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