Non-Fiction Gaming http://www.nonfictiongaming.com News, eSports, Video Games Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:02:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – DLC The Bright Lord Reviewhttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/middle-earth-shadow-mordor-dlc-bright-lord-review/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/middle-earth-shadow-mordor-dlc-bright-lord-review/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:11 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17331 Well, this made me obsessed with Lord of the Rings all over again. The Bright Lord is set before the time of Talion and the battle for Middle Earth.





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“Well, this made me obsessed with Lord of the Rings all over again.”

The Bright Lord DLC

The Bright Lord DLC

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – DLC The Bright Lord Review

Series: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Developer: Monolith Productions

Publisher: Warner bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Price: From $9.99 Steam,

Shadow of Mordor The Bright Lord

Well, this made me obsessed with Lord of the Rings all over again for a couple of days. The Bright Lord is set before the time of Talion and the battle for Middle Earth. The game dives into Celebrimbor’s back story and how he takes back the One Ring to, well, rule them all.

The DLC plays very much like the base game whereby you are set a task to revenge your fallen loved ones by killing Orc and dominating (not in a ‘50 Shades of Grey’ way) every enemy you come across.

The Bright Lord DLC

The Bright Lord DLC

Honestly, this is the kind of DLC I can really enjoy. The game provides the player with a god mode, whereby you take control of the One Ring to decimate all that stands in your way, including Sauron himself.

It is slightly true that if you are looking for some major improvements to the game play or revolutionary game play changes, this DLC isn’t that, but more of a tie-off to loose ends. A few new tricks have been added and it is really nice, but nothing to write home about. A new challenge One Ring system has been implemented to generate more end game content but it is quite similar to old content.

For the price point of $9.99USD I would recommend the DLC if you are interested in the lore of Lord of the Rings and Celebrimbor. Slicing your way through Mordor as Celebrimbor is fun and a must do for any enthusiast.

The Bright Lord DLC

Don’t look too long though

The Bright Lord DLC – 7.5 / 10

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This DLC for Shadow of Mordor is great, though if it were included in the base game, it wouldn’t have gotten the full benefit from the game play, meaning all talents are already unlocked and the amount of time it takes to complete the story really isn’t much at all.

The player will progress through the game to enjoy killing Orcs and punching Sauron in the face a few times.

 

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Discontinued Legacy Of Kain Project Revealedhttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/discontinued-legacy-kain-project-revealed/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/discontinued-legacy-kain-project-revealed/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:50:48 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17289 A riveting 30 minute video regarding an axed Legacy of Kain game named, Dead Sun has made it's way to NeoGAF. The game was unfortunately axed in 2012.





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A riveting 30 minute video regarding an axed Legacy of Kain game named, Dead Sun has made it’s way to NeoGAF. The game was destined to make it’s debut on PS3, and Xbox 360, but it was unfortunately axed in 2012.

This news was uncovered by NeoGAF user, Mama Robotnik, who claims that the game was being developed by independent UK developer, Climax Studios, under the codename Black Cloth. Dead Sun was consistently undergoing work for approximately three years before it was unavoidably cancelled.

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“The game was not projected to meet Square Enix sales projections thus the game was scrapped” stated the user. “In it’s final form the game was strongly considered to be a PlayStation 4 launch title” he continued.

Along with the videos, some additional artwork was posted showing various locations throughout Nosgoth and the large structures present throughout. One piece even shows a city where humans and vampires resided together.

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“My interpretation of the trailer: its the final rite of passage of the Saradin vampire race, the moment where they are either burned to death by water, or master their power and survive as a wraith. The reference to Soul Reaver is very direct.”

Dead Sun

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Twisted Metal Trademark Has Been Filed In Europehttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/twisted-metal-trademark-filed-europe/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/twisted-metal-trademark-filed-europe/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:01:06 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17282 This does not confirm that Sony is working on a new game in The Twisted Metal series, but it does reveal that Sony have showed an interest in the series.





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Twisted Metal trademark

A website named Junkiemonkies.com has uncovered a new Twisted Metal Trademark on the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market website. The filing is for a community trademark, for classes 9, 28, and 41, computer games, toys, and web-based electronic game services.

From the OHIM website:

  • 9 – Computer game software; computer software for video games or for games machines; video games; electronic devices for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages; downloadable electronic publications; sound and/or video recordings featuring music, entertainment and/or games.
  • 28 – Toys, games and playthings; computer game apparatus; electronic games; computer games apparatus adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; video game machines; portable games with liquid crystal displays; computer peripheral devices for playing computer games; computer games controllers; electronic apparatus and instruments all for use in computer and video gaming; handheld electronic games; handheld computer games; bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain any of the aforementioned goods.
  • 41 – Electronic games services provided by means of the Internet; Internet games (non-downloadable); arranging of games; organizing of games; education; entertainment services; entertainment services provided on-line and/or via a computer database for matching users for the transfer or sharing of computer games, music, video and audio recordings via communications networks; organizing, staging and the provision of on-line tournaments; entertainment by means of wireless television broadcasts; provision of customized web pages for featuring game player information, including information regarding a player’s identity and the player’s preferences; the provision of on-line electronic publications; information relating to all of the aforementioned.

However, this does not confirm that Sony is working on a new game in The Twisted Metal series, but it does reveal that Sony have showed an interest in the possibility of a sequel, and want to protect the trademark for slightly longer.

The previous game in the Twisted Metal series made it’s debut on PlayStation 3 in 2012.

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Our Most Anticipated Games of 2015http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/anticipated-games-2015/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/anticipated-games-2015/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:58:06 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=16661 With 2014 almost a full month behind us, the Non-Fiction Gaming crew looks forward to 2015 in anticipation. Will this year bring us a better standard of gaming?





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With 2014 almost a full month behind us, the Non-Fiction Gaming crew looks forward to 2015 in anticipation. Will this year bring us a better standard of gaming? Or sink us further into bitter resentment of over-hyped games? Read on to see what has us optimistic.

 

The Witcher 3

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Obviously someone was going to pick this

There are several games being released this year, both big and small, I’m looking forward to play. But, more than any it’s going to be The Witcher 3. CD Projekt Red is taking everything they’ve done right with the series predecessors and bringing it to an open world setting.

Exploring an area that rivals the size of Skyrim is enough to draw me in. Thanks to recent gameplay footage it looks like missions will be varied and the world is actually quite lively. Unlike the cities and towns in Skyrim, The Witcher 3’s cities are reasonably packed with people making the world actually feel like it’s inhabited.

I know it received another setback, but if it means CD Projekt Red will deliver a highly polished, I’m more than willing to wait.

 

Life is Strange

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I would have picked Arkham Knight as my most anticipated game of 2015 but the fact it has shamelessly held so much story and gameplay content hostage behind pre-order “bonuses” and exclusive console deals, I have come to hate the game and all the terrible business practices it represents.

Obviously, I’m looking forward to all the major releases coming to Wii U but I’ll take this chance to talk about the only non-Nintendo game I want to play.

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This.

Life is Strange is an indie developed game that is going to be released episodically similar to Walking Dead. The story is about a girl named Maxine helping her old friend, Chloe, investigate the disappearance of another girl.  Maxine discovers she has the power to reverse time influence the course of short-term events.

That seems like a rather cool mechanic to me since in it means you can make a choice, watch the short-term consequences of your action before going back to witness the other turn of events. However, you still have to deal with the long-term butterfly effects since Maxine can’t move time too far back. If executed well, this could make an incredible narrative experience!

Still, given the crushing disappointment of a year 2014 was (unless you owned a Wii U), I’ll just assume Life is Strange is terrible until proven otherwise.

 

Tom Clancy’s: The Division

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Even with the author of the books deceased, the Tom Clancy’s gaming brand continues to explore new avenues – and The Division could well be its most exciting incarnation to date. After seeing some more footage at PAX Australia last year I’m keeping my eye on the latest splinter from the Tom Clancy brand.

The Division

As a Rainbow Six fan this is the next level.

 

Set in New York City after a pandemic sends the U.S. into chaos, it follows a team of sleeper agents attempting to restore order in the destroyed setting. The Division merges solo campaign and massively multiplayer online action for what should be a powerful concoction.

 

That’s it from some of us! What games are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Final Fantasy XV Demo Showcasedhttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/final-fantasy-xv-demo-showcased/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/final-fantasy-xv-demo-showcased/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:44:03 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17272 Square Enix has unveiled an enticing new gameplay video revolving around the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV demo. Lasting approximately 40 minutes...





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Square Enix has unveiled an enticing new gameplay video revolving around the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV demo. Lasting approximately 40 minutes the video features riveting gameplay alongside, Hajime Tabata describing his thoughts on the game.

This new gameplay comes courtesy of Active Time Report Page 4.0 Broadcast which was lead by the games director Hajime Tabata.

Tabata also recently revealed that despite the fact the game’s demo doesn’t achieve it’s target 1080p 30fps goal, the development team are still hopeful that the full game can.

Final Fantasy XV Screenshot

Just Cruising..

From previous announcements, we know Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ducsae (the official name of the demo) will be included with Final Fantasy Type-0. However, we now know the demo will be limited to the Day One edition of the game.

“We’re never going to release it as a stand-alone piece down the line,” Square Enix told the PlayStation blog.

If you miss out on the opportunity to pick up a Day One edition of Type-0 will have to wait for quite some time to play the full version of Final Fantasy XV. During a Q & A session following the stream, Tabata revealed that Final Fantasy XV is 60% complete.

Final Fantasy XV will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on an as yet unspecified date.

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GTA V PC Release Delayedhttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/gta-v-pc-release-delayed/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/gta-v-pc-release-delayed/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:29:10 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17293 Originally GTA V was designated to release on March 24th, however due to requiring some "extra polish", the game will now see the light of day on April 14.





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GTAV PC

Rockstar Games have announced, that despite all their efforts GTA V‘s PC counterpart has yet again come under attack by glitches and other issues causing them to delay the game.

Originally GTA V was designated to release on March 24th, however due to requiring some “extra polish”, the game will now see the light of day on April 14. However as compensation, Rockstar are offering up $200,000 of in-game cash to anyone who has pre-ordered the game.

However despite this melancholy news, Rockstar have also confirmed that despite the long wait GTA V heists will be making its way to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on March 10th.

Have you already played GTA V, or are you waiting for the PC release? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’re a GTA fan you may also be interested in 5 Crucial Things Saints Row IV Did Better Than GTA V,

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Deep Down Remains In Developmenthttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/deep-remains-development/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/deep-remains-development/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:03:13 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17247 Despite news concerning Capcom's action RPG title, Deep Down, has been sparse in the past months, Sony, alongside Capcom have profusely reassured fans that the game remains in development .





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Deep down Capcom

Despite news concerning Capcom’s action RPG title, Deep Down, has been sparse in the past months, Sony, alongside Capcom have profusely reassured fans that the game remains in development .

Following an interview with 4GamerDeep Down‘s producer, Yoshinori Ono, has stated that proceeding this long period of media silence the development team has commenced work on a riveting new build of the game, that will differ greatly from previously showcased sections.

He proceeded to explain his reasoning for this sudden development modification: “Even if it may be a little further ahead, we would like to show off a completely different form from what we’ve shown before. In fact, the concept has become larger than what was first announced. Actually, the former design was probably not good.”

Deep Down was showcased in February 2013 alongside the PlayStation 4 and was originally designated to release within the first few months of the console’s life cycle.

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Sony’s 3 Year Plan Puts Games as ‘Growth Driver’http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/sonys-3-year-plan-puts-games-growth-driver-stable-profit-generator/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/sonys-3-year-plan-puts-games-growth-driver-stable-profit-generator/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:40 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17242 Sony have now unveiled their new and optimistic 3 year plan that aims to make their tremendous company profitable once again.





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After experiencing significant decreases in their profits last year, Sony have now unveiled their new and optimistic 3 year plan that aims to make their tremendous company profitable once again.

During a conference Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai stated that whilst continuing to pursue their roles in the TV and phone category, this new plan will allow them to achieve their profit goals outside of these areas. Whilst depriving these divisions Sony will put more effort into the PlayStation 4, as well as their camera division in hopes to extend their reach further into the gaming and photography community.

The company will split its businesses into three categories: “Growth driver,” “stable profit generator” and “area focusing on volatility management.”

Sony’s Game & Network Services business, which features PlayStation, will be categorized as a “growth driver.” Sony intends to expand the user base of its console platform and PlayStation Network as part of this plan. Comparatively, its TV and Mobile Communications division will fall into the “volatility management” category.

“Sony will place the highest priority on curtailing risk and securing profits in its operation of these businesses,” according to the note issued.

“Since both markets are experiencing intense cost competition and commoditization, Sony will strive to further increase the added value of its products by leveraging its in-house technologies and component devices. By carefully selecting the territories and product areas it targets, Sony will seek to limit its capital investment and establish a business structure capable of securing stable profits.”

Asked about the TV and mobile phone units, Hirai said he would not “rule out considering an exit strategy”, Sony’s clearest statement to date about the possibility of selling or finding partners for these struggling units.

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Tower Of Guns Releases New Trailerhttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/tower-guns-releases-new-trailer/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/tower-guns-releases-new-trailer/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 23:16:29 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17213 Tower of Guns is a first person shooter that revolves around a engine with the ability to generate unique levels each time a game is commenced.





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Tower of Guns is a first person shooter that revolves around a revolutionary engine that blesses the game with the ability to generate unique new levels each time a game is commenced.
 
Proceeding the players dramatic entrance into the world, they are tasked with progressing through a vast array of unique zones, each accommodating numerous ravenous enemies, as well as a unique and vile boss that will greet you as you draw to the end of each zone
 
Tower of Guns
 
Designated to retail on PS4, Xbox One and PC in the spring period of 2015, GRIP Digital, and Terrible Posture Games have unveiled an enticing new trailer that reveals numerous previously disclosed slices of information including a newly announced retail release on PS4, and PC, (whilst Xbox One will receive a digital only edition of the title.)

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The Order 1886 Could Sell 10-12 Million Copieshttp://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/order-1886-sell-10-12-million-copies/ http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/2015/02/order-1886-sell-10-12-million-copies/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:11:18 +0000 http://www.nonfictiongaming.com/?p=17199 Despite concerns over The Order: 1886's playtime, analyst Michael Pachter has concluded that the game will more than likely sell very well this year.





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The Order 1886

Despite recent revelations concerning The Order: 1886‘s significantly shortened playtime, analyst Michael Pachter has concluded that the game will more than likely sell very well this year.

It is predicted that throughout the course of 2015 the game will fall into the hands of approximately 10-12 million people, however if there is not an inclusion of a console bundle these sales will significantly decrease to 5 million.

Pachter explained his reasoning for his prediction: “It’s a really good exclusive title and I think it attaches at a pretty high rate to the install base so probably 3.5 to 4 million of the install base, and then I think it will probably attract another 1 to 2 million to buy a PlayStation 4 in the next few months. So I would imagine it would be 5 million through the year’s end and it’s great.”

The Order: 1886 will retail on February 20th 2015 for PlayStation 4.

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