Today is the last day of 2016. It was a great year in gaming and 2016 brought some of the best titles that I have played in quite a while. Uncharted 4 dazzled me with its outstanding graphics and incredible gameplay while the successful revival of the gruesome DOOM video game made gamers everywhere smile with gory joy. Forza Horizon 3 for XBOX One was a massive accomplishment, while the new Pokemon games took the mobile world by storm (both 3DS AND iOS). Battlefield 1 is the new crowned king for the “wartime FPS” genre while Gears of War 4 rocked everyone’s world. Yes my friends, 2016 was a very memorable year for video games but one game that stood out more than the others was Blizzard’s OUTSTANDING Overwatch.
Overwatch is one of those “special” games. One that comes along once in a generation that just grabs your attention and never lets go. It was released great and has grown to become even greater. Adding maps, new gameplay elements, characters and skins, Overwatch has sucked up most of my gaming time for 2016. It’s spot on gameplay and beautiful graphics sprinkled my Sony Television well into the night and made me feel like a kid again. I played and played and played this game until my fingers hurt and still came back for more. Overwatch has a massive set of lovable characters and the more I play, the more I fall in love.
I could go on and on about the game but I wanted to just keep things short and sweet and announce what game we thought deserved to be 2016’s Game of the Year. Overwatch is like a Pixar movie with guns and is the ultimate team based FPS. My buddy and I have played this game until our eyes bled and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon. I know this may be a “safe” pick for GOTY, but Overwatch IS that special.
Thanks for reading this quick little article and we want to know what YOUR game of the year is. Let us know in the comment section.
Android users can smile happy as pre-registration for the incredible Super Mario Run is now available. Nintendo has now enabled pre-registration for Super Mario Run on Google Play, where users will be notified when Super Mario Run is released (much like what they did for the iOS version). We fully expect the game to release in early 2017, so get ready Android users! Here is the tweet coming from Nintendo:
Attn @Android users: Pre-Register now to be notified when the official #SuperMarioRun is available on @GooglePlay https://t.co/rYJAIDUdO5 pic.twitter.com/0XurAp1W8g
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2016
Get ready Mass Effect fans; all new Mass Effect: Andromeda footage is coming your way. The new footage for the highly anticipated game will be shown during CES 2017, which is next week. The January 4th show will apparently showcase all new footage and we can’t wait.
January should be a good month my friends. Do I smell a Nintendo Switch version?
Even though I don’t understand a single word, this all new Dragon Quest XI footage is beautiful. Check out some sweet, new footage of the highly sought after title in action and let us know if you plan on picking up the game. Dragon Quest XI is headed to PS4 and Nintendo 3DS and is HEAVILY RUMORED to be releasing on the Nintendo Switch as well.
The PS Plus games for January have been revealed, so check out the list below:
Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
Azkend 2, PS Vita
Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)
I can honestly say that this is SLIM PICKINGS and I won’t be downloading anything from this promotion next month… Sad list my friends. What do you think?
All new Nintendo Switch rumors have surfaced before the systems big reveal early next month and I had to make a video. Normally I try and shy away from every single rumor that pops up but this one has some credibility. Check out the video and be sure to let me know what you think.
Looks like Nintendo will be showcasing their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, to Japan on January 14th and 15th for 7 hours. This information stems from a new Nintendo Switch advert found in Famitsu. Nintendo is set to hold their Nintendo Switch event next month and I couldn’t be more excited. Look for more information regarding the system in the very near future.
Famitsu has once again published their most wanted games list, so be sure to check it out below. Since Final Fantasy has released, it appears as though Dragon Quest XI is now taking top honors. Check out the full rundown below:
[PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 1,007 votes
[PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 914 votes
[3DS] Monster Hunter XX – 634 votes
[3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 588 votes
[PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 559 votes
[PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 470 votes
[PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 461 votes
[PS4] Nioh – 454 votes
[PS4] NieR: Automata – 411 votes
[WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 345 votes
[PS4] Musou Stars – 288 votes
[PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 214 votes
[PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – 196 votes
[PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 193 votes
[PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 189 votes
If you have a Nintendo 3DS, you won’t want to miss this adorable trailer for Poochy And Yoshi’s Wooly World. The game is arriving on the portable in February and we think it’s a perfect fit for the system. Poochy And Yoshi’s Wooly World looks like it’s going to be something special and we can’t wait to play it.
Check out the new trailer and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
Super Mario Run has already reached 50 MILLION downloads on iOS! The game has been a “runaway” success and will no doubt continue its dominance well into the Holidays. Nintendo Japan tweeted earlier today that the mobile title has officially reached 50 million downloads on Apple’s iOS platform. I wonder how much that converts to in money…
Nintendo is sure to be pleased with these crazy numbers!