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Dead Space Reboot Early Stream August 31, 2021

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EA announced they would be rebooting the multiplatform horror franchise Dead Space back during this year’s E3. We only got a few seconds of footage, but the atmosphere they revealed at that time hit just the right chords. Earlier today, the game’s developers were good enough to broadcast this livestream early look at the game. It’s about 40 minutes long, so let’s take a look.

Dead Space is coming.

DC Fandome 2021 Announced August 31, 2021

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DC Comics has announced the return of their incredible streaming event DC Fandome for 2021. Expected to make a return among the movies and television reveals, are previews for at least two new video games, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights. Here’s the trailer.

I actually loved last year’s Fandome and I’m really excited for what’s in store this year.

DC Fandome 2021 is happening starting at 10AM October 16th, 2021.

Gaming History You Should Know – Halo 2: The Road To Glory August 29, 2021

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Sunday has arrived, and now it’s time to bring back another Gaming History You Should Know, where we highlight some of the best independently produced gaming documentaries across the web. Today, instead of focusing on a documentary about a game or game franchise, we’re going to look at something that was focused particularly on the people who call themselves fans.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the official release date of the next major game in the Halo series, Halo: Infinite, and while the hype levels for the game have been a bit under the radar due to the game’s longer than expected development time Halo has always had a major fan base excited for each new game. In fact, I cannot under-describe just how big a deal the release of Halo 2 was back in November 2004, and that was just the second game in the series. Halo: Combat Evolved was an incredible game and between 2002-2004, players were going crazy waiting for its sequel, which promised online multiplayer.

I picked up Halo 2 at midnight on its release night, and can attest how excited the crowd was. A few months later, I caught the announcement on the Halo fansite Halo.Bungie.Org about an upcoming film called Halo 2: The Road to Glory, which was going to be about the agonizing wait a group of Halo fans were enduring anticipating the release of Halo 2. The film was directed by Noah Gallop, who went under the gaming name Mortalis, and was released in 2005, a few months after the release of Halo 2. It also featured interviews with Noah’s friends, and had a cameo by the late Knuckles Dawson.

I was one of the lucky people who was able to brave the (shudder) BitTorrent release and watch the film back when it first released. Of course, that is no longer an option and I had no idea if his documentary would ever make an appearance in other mediums like YouTube. Thankfully, one of the people who appeared in the doc, Barbara Molt, was nice enough to put it on their YouTube Channel. It’s a great watch, if just as a time capsule for early Halo fandom.

I was actually able to get in touch with the film’s director about a decade ago to express to him how much his film meant to me, but sadly we lost touch shortly afterwards. I hope he’s doing well. In fact, The Road to Glory inspired several videos I’ve made over the past few years particularly my Halo 4 fan documentary, Waiting for Halo 4.

Halo 2 is out for the Xbox and PC.

No More Heroes III Unboxing August 28, 2021

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It’s been a while since we’ve done a proper unboxing here on the site and today we’ve got a great game to bring it back. Let’s take a look at No More Heroes III for the Nintendo Switch and see what’s in the box.

No More Heroes III is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Conversations with Curtis Episode 5 August 27, 2021

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We’re coming up to the wire for the broadcast of the fifth episode of Conversations with Curtis, a look back on the legacy of one of the most unusual horror games ever made, Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh. Hosted by the game’s lead actor, Paul Stetler, today’s guest is scheduled to be Ragna Sigrun, who played Therese in the game. Get your whip ready and enjoy the show.

If you’re interested in contributing to the series you can check out their Patreon.

Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is out now for the PC.

Metroid Dread – Trailer 2 August 27, 2021

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Nintendo has just posted the second major trailer for the newest Metroid game, Metroid Dread. There are no words. Just watch this.

Metroid Dread is coming October 8th, 2021 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

No More Heroes III Launch Trailer August 27, 2021

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It has finally arrived, the release date of No More Heroes III, a game I never believed would even be announced let alone see a release. Directed by Suda51, the game looks to explore the further exploits of Travis Touchdown, an Otaku who must battle his way through an alien invasion. Here’s the launch trailer:

Expect an unboxing to be coming.

No More Heroes III is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Control – Sean Durrie Interview August 27, 2021

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We are two years past the release of the multiplatform sleeper hit Control and now the game’s developers, Remedy, have posted this video interview with someone who, for lack of a better word, might be considered the game’s “antagonist” but I’ll let you be your own judge of that.

Sit down, relax, and enjoy this interview with Sean Durrie, who played Dylan Faden in the game. Eagle eyed Remedy fans may also recognize him from Quantum Break as well.

Control: Ultimate Edition is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Pokemon TV Released on Nintendo Switch August 27, 2021

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The Pokémon Company has produced over twenty years of animated content for theaters and television. One of the coolest releases of the past few years was the Pokémon TV app, where you could watch a rotating list of this content completely free on your perspective smart device. Today, I’m happy to say that they have finally brought the service to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s the release trailer.

You can download Pokémon TV right now on the Nintendo eShop. The download is completely free.

Pokémon TV is out now for the Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon, and Nintendo Switch.

Halo Theme Park Ideas August 26, 2021

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Universal Studios Japan saw a tremendous success with the opening of Super Nintendo World, and after experiencing Halo: Outpost Discovery back in 2019, Maniac felt the time is right for someone to open a massive Halo Theme Park. But what would it’s story be and what rides would go in it? Well, if the only limit is the bounds of reality, quite a lot. Let’s watch Maniac give his thoughts on how he would design a real-life Halo theme park.

Did we miss anything? What kind of ride or attraction would you want to see? Post a comment below with what you think we should’ve added.

Halo: Infinite is coming December 8th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.