Month: June 2015

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection REVEALED!

https://i0.wp.com/thenerdstash.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/UnchartedTrilogy.jpgIn a move that many fans saw coming, Naughty Dog has announced the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. The collection will feature all three main Uncharted games that were featured on the PS3. At the moment since this is a new story there are few things that the general public knows about the collection besides the fact that all three games have been remastered and re textured for the PS4. The status of the frame rate of the overall collection is still currently unknown, one can only guess that it will be near 60 FPS 1080p.

This decision to re release these three fantastic games can be compared to Microsoft’s decision to re release the core Halo games under the guise of the Master Chief Collection. Both companies have or are going to release these collections before their next game in their series’ is released. In Microsoft’s case this would be Halo 5: Guardians and for Sony / Naughty Dog this would be Uncharted 4. The marketing behind this is simple and smart. Re release updated versions of past successful games in a series on the next gen to create hype for the newer game. At the same time this give new adopters of the Xbox One and PS4 a chance to play fantastic games for the first time without having to buy a Xbox 360 or PS3.

I for one cannot wait to replay the Uncharted series as a way to touch up on the main story before Uncharted 4‘s release in 2016.

The announcement trailer can be found here. The game will release on October 9, 2015.

XCOM 2 & Fallout 4 have been announced!

The past week has been full of huge announcements for all things games. Most of these announcements can be attributed to the fact that E3 is only 12 DAYS AWAY! The two biggest announcements however absolutely have to be the XCOM 2 & Fallout 4 reveal trailers.

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I for one was a huge fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its follow up expansion Enemy Within. The turn based strategy series by Firaxis and its most recent installment was critically acclaimed by countless reviewers. I myself logged over 200+ hours fighting aliens in the name of humanities defense. The permadeath features for the players squad made every decision in game count.

Moving onto XCOM 2, I absolutely loved the reveal trailer (link here ). The guerrilla esque theme to the trailer and the new story which takes place 20 years after Enemy Unknown were incredibly inviting and new. Apparently after Enemy Unknown, the aliens have been some what welcomed into society and have meshed with a one world order organization named ADVENT. The XCOM soldiers from the previous game were wise enough to not conform with this organization and has picked up arms against the aliens once again.

XCOM 2 will come out later this year and will be a PC exclusive.

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People have been waiting and after countless false trailers Fallout 4 has been announced. The new Fallout trailer shows off a German Shepherd as it explores a dilapidated home. I personally am not a fan of the new brighter colors of this “in game engine.” It just does not feel post apocalyptic anymore with this brighter color palette.

None the less the idea of a next gen Fallout on the PS4, Xbox One and of course the master PC is incredibly inviting. Bethesda has noted that they will be showing off more at E3. Besides the video trailer published today nothing else is really available at the time.