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Cuphead Release Date June 12, 2017

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I’ve been waiting a long time for this, enjoy.

Cuphead is coming September 29th, 2017 to Xbox One and Windows 10.

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Life is Strange Prequel Announced June 12, 2017

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Life is Strange creators DONTNOD announced they would be making a new Life is Strange game, but until today we had no information about it. Today, DONTNOD announced Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a prequel to the original game revolving around Chloe and her friend Rachel Amber.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm will release in three parts with the first Part coming August 31, 2017 to Xbox One, PC and PS4.  You will not need to own the original Life is Strange to play.

We are currently at E3 2017 and we will try our best to report on any further information we can get about this title from the show floor!

Xbox One X Announced June 12, 2017

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Microsoft made a huge reveal at the begging of their Xbox One E3 2017 Press Event. Their 4K native Xbox One gaming console, previously announced as Project Scorpio, has a name and it is called the Xbox One X. Take a look.

We are at E3 2017 and if we get any hands on time with the new console we will report about it.

Let’s Play Uncharted 4 Part 2 June 7, 2017

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We took a long hiatus from playing Uncharted 4, but after replaying all three games in the Uncharted franchise, we decided to finish this fantastic conclusion to this incredible series.

Watch us pick up where we last left off, on a higher difficulty.  All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

Uncharted 4 is out now exclusively on PS4.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Announced June 7, 2017

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We’re less than a week away from E3 2017 and Square Enix has just announced the next title in their Dissidia Final Fantasy series, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT.

This new game, developed by Team Ninja, looks to take the great characters from the past thirty years of Final Fantasy games and throw them into the ultimate battle royale.  Take a look at the official announcement trailer below.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is coming to the PS4 in 2018.

How to Find Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rule Changes and Updates June 6, 2017

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Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast will occasionally release updates and corrections to some of the D&D 5th Edition books in the form of Errata.  Some players may not know about these changes, so we wanted to spread the word about them.

Here’s a video with some information about the recent changes, how to find out if your books include them, and what you should do if it doesn’t.  Apologies in advance for the poor lighting, we haven’t had a sunny day in months.

You can currently find all of the recent news and information at the Dungeons & Dragons Official Website.  You’ll be able to find direct links to the updated Errata on each book’s webpage.

Pokken Tournament DX, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon Announced June 6, 2017

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Looks like I need to get a Switch now. Enjoy.

Pokkén Tournament DX is coming to the Nintendo Switch September 22nd.  Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are coming to the Nintendo 3DS November 17th, 2017.

Pokemon Gold and Silver Coming To 3DS Virtual Console June 6, 2017

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Big news Pokémon Trainers, tons of new Pokémon news dropped early this morning!  One of the biggest announcements is the reveal that Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. These games were not only two of the best selling and highest rated games on the Game Boy Color, these two games are considered two of the best Pokémon games ever made. Take a look at the announcement trailer and enjoy!

Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver are coming September 2017 exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.

Gaming History You Should Know – Floppy Disks June 4, 2017

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It’s Sunday and that means its time for another Gaming History You Should Know. This time, we are going to get a little personal. I got into computers back in the early 90s and I can’t remember a time before PCs included floppy disks as a standard storage peripheral.  To the young me, those disks, which could allow people to take their data anywhere, had an almost magical quality. As I got older I discovered just how little data those disks could actually hold and the magic behind them eventually faded.

So how did floppy disks work?  I’ll let David Murray, who hosts a phenomenal YouTube Channel called The 8-Bit Guy, do what he does best and talk about it.  However, I would be neglectful if I didn’t also mention he did a full video on an earlier form of magnetic storage, cassette tapes.

With that bit of history out of the way, here is David’s video about floppy drives. If you ever wondered how a floppy drive worked, how many different form factors disks had over the years, or why disks had to be formatted in a certain way, watch this.

Die-hard Nintendo collectors will certainly remember that time Nintendo used disks as a storage medium for a product that was sadly only released in Japan.  While Nintendo Disks couldn’t store much more data than a traditional cartridge, disk games were cheaper, offered better sound, the ability to save, and could be rewritten. I’ll let Norman Caruso, who you know better as The Gaming Historian, tell you all about it.

Sadly this technology never made it to the US, because I would have loved to see those disk rewriter stations in my local Sears.  As for my own history with floppy disks, I kept a 3.5″ floppy drive installed in every PC I owned up until the release of Windows Vista SP1.  After that, I’ve only needed to use them while trying to replay older games.

Floppy Disks were a very useful technology in their heyday but they were eventually eclipsed by rewritable CDs, DVDs and now USB storage.  I don’t have a floppy drive in my PC anymore, but I keep a drive in storage just in case I need to use it again. While these newer storage mediums would offer superior storage and speed, it’s always good to look back at our roots.

Hope you’ve been enjoying our look back at Gaming History You Should Know, the closest thing we’ve ever had to a weekly series on this site.  Due to E3, there may not be a new article next week but there will always be great content to feature from across the web and we promise to bring it back to you once E3 ends!

Pre-E3 2017 Update June 1, 2017

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We’re two weeks away from E3 2017 and we are proud and honored to say that we will be attending the event. We’ve got to do a lot of preparation for the trip so here’s a quick video about what we have in store this month!

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