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    RBI Baseball 2015 Review – More Minor Than Major

    April 16th, 2015

    Game Reviewed: RBI Baseball 2015rbi-baseball-2105-box-art-allerton-ave

    Release Date: March 31, 2015

    Developer: MLBAM

    Publisher: MLBAM

    Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4] Xbox One, Mobile

    Genre: Sports

    Rating: E for Everyone

     

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    Take me out to the ball game but feel free to leave the peanuts and crackerjacks at the concession stand. We’re looking to hit the plate and swing a ball of two out of the park.  No it’s not MLB: The Show, but all of your favorite teams are here. Welcome to RBI Baseball 2015.

    MLB RBI Baseball 2015 keeps all the rules of MLB but gives you that retro look and feel that was so popular back in the early console days such as the SEGA Genesis. Button controls are easy to master and very simplistic. And to the gamers that’s looking to save by all means, its $19.99 to own the full game. That’s an entire season if you choose, online or a quick exhibition game.

    mlb3Prior to stepping on the plate or the outside for the opening inning, you are given the options of choosing the time of day, game length, roster size and more. In addition you can also change team uniforms, current to retro, all authentic from top to bottom.

    The first thing you’ll notice is the visuals. You’re players aren’t physically recognizable, but the numbers and player stats are clearly there.  Second are the mechanics which bring back those old MLB moments. Whether you’re up at bat or pitching you are in full control while everything is in motion. When you throw the ball can you have the ability to manipulate the pitch and steer it any direction you wish.  Same goes the batter as you can adjust your position in the box to the very last second.

     

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    One thing you’ll have to adjust to is playing the outfield. When the ball Is popped into the air you’ll have a chance to follow the indicator displaying where the ball is heading. It’s a bit tricky though as the ball tends to fly a bit further than the indicator causing you to miss your fair share of catches. And even worse, there’s no way to dive catch for any fly to the outfield. For that matter, why does every straight hit rolls straight through the pitcher legs.

    When stepping up at bat homeruns are pretty epic; just not when you’re the pitcher. The majority of the homeruns you land will make your screen adjust to the fly ball heading out into the crowd or the park, notifying you howmlb5 many feet the ball flew. Who doesn’t love to smack one or two into the lot? I know I would’ve, just didn’t happen for me my few games in.

    There’s no commentary for RBI 2015, just the empire calling the pitch. The crowd effect was fairly decent, increasing the excitement of homeruns and shunning the pitchers for hitting the players at bat. Replay value is definitely there for the baseballs fans looking to seek redemption or play with friends on or offline.

    RBI Baseball 2015 turned out to be a fun experience that channels a handful of flaws, but not enough to completely turn away. I’d say it’s sort of worth the price of admission.

     

    Gameplay: 3/5

    Visuals: 3/5

    Controls: 2.5/5

    Audio:  3/5

    Replayability: 2..5/5

    Overall Rating: 3/5

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    Order 1886 Review: London’s Biggest Embarrassment

    March 19th, 2015

    Game Reviewed: The Order 1886The_Order_1886_Cover_Art

    Release Date: February 20th , 2014

    Developer: Ready At Dawn

    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

    Platform: [Reviewed:  PlayStation 4]

    Genre: Third-Person Shooter

    Rated: M for Mature

     

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    The Order 1886 has to be one the most anticipated games this year to turn around and let down its fans before hitting the starting gate. The Order is not a bad story and the characters are realistic with great mechanics. So how can a game with great intentions captivate and lose the gaming community at the same time?

    Ready At Dawn’s The Order 1886 places you in London as Sir Galahad, a knight and member of the order which serves a setting as the knights of the roundtable. As Galahad, you work alongside other knights as you take on werewolves, rebels and unravel the mysterious ongoing events in Whitechapel.  While the story is well written, it ends all of sudden, like an unfinished book; similar to the Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series.

    Order18862To make matters worse almost every event is a prompted, QTE. When you would imagine it’s time to put your thumbs to use, it’s only to walk a forced path back into the realm of cinematic. There are plenty of items to look at, but can you touch them? Not so much. Even items Sir Galahad picks up, the most you’re able to do is rotate items and press a button when prompt.

    When you engage in battle however the game see a brighter light, even through its dimness. Utilizing weapons like the thermite gun, futuristic gadgets and climbing or jumping from wall to wall like an assassin was truly impressive.

     

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    The Order excitement stops there as it fails to overall provide the simplistic fundamentals of creating a game, allowing the gamer to play and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Definitely not worth the initial price point, it even questions the end that obviously hints a part two. There’s quite a bit a money that can be saved now by NOT wasting on the development.

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 3/5

    Visuals: 4/5

    Audio: 3.5/5

    Controls: 2/5

    Replay Value: 2/5

    Overall Rating: 2.5/5

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    Project Cars – Pit Box Trailer

    March 13th, 2015

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    Still waiting to get your hands on Project Cars? Unfortunately you’ll have to hold on a bit longer as Bandai Namco Games recently mentioned another delay to Project Cars. In good fate however and to show progress, an all-new trailer released today where developer Slightly Mad Studios cover a bit of pit box gameplay.

     

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    Who’s Next? Jason Voorhees

    March 13th, 2015

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    Who’s Next? Well it appears that that question is finally being answered with a nightmare further than Elm Street. And the irony of receiving this announcement on Friday the 13th, right? Jason Voorhees is the new face of terror to officially be announced as a guest kombatant in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

    Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release April 14th, 2015 for Xbox One and PlayStation. While the game will also release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it was announced today that the release window has been moved to the summer.

    Also as a bonus, check out the new story trailer for MKX.

     

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    Resident Evil Still Deserves To Remain #1 Horror Game

    February 9th, 2015

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    It seems that Resident Evil has proven dominance on the PlayStation Network as the Remastered HD has become Capcom’s fastest selling digital game in North America and Europe and the biggest day one selling title on PSN.

    Yoshiaki Hirabyashi, commented “It’s been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release. The team here at Capcom Japan have worked hard to bring the game to the latest generation of consoles and we are thrilled at this news on its performance.”

    It’s a well-deserved honor as Resident Evil began in the mansion that people still call the scariest game ever almost 20 years later. Resident Evil is available, remastered for all platforms for $19.99. Buy it now and see what the fuss is all about!

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    Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions – Round Two

    February 9th, 2015

    bf1 It’s been almost a year since gamers were presented with the first Battlefield Hardline Beta. Without question DICE has given the game a facelift well worth the attention; however, it wasn’t enough to sell it. EA then decided to put the team back to work, pushing the Oct 21st release date to March 17th and addressing the online feedback. Now, the Beta is back for round two. Heist has made a return in the beta, joining Hotwire and Conquest Large. But before I dive into gameplay I want to make note of a few additions; squads, bf5customizations, my agent and battlepacks. The last beta placed you straight into the battlefield where the new test run is allowing you to group with friends and this time, personalizing the experience. Based on the map and squads loading, you can also customize your player load outs and outfits by earning XP and cash. Gameplay this time around is more fluid and more intense, definitely moving away from rivals at Activision. Hotwire is a high-speed version of conquest, requiring you to capture vehicles and locations, depleting your opponent tickets by driving across the target zones and eliminating anyone that attempts to stop you. Then there is Conquest Large , similar to Call of Duty’s domination, where your team must attempt to hold down as many point of interest as possible until the opponent’s tickets are all gone.   bf2   Hands down Conquest Large is likely to be the fan favorite this time around as there’s more structure in the game mode. Heist is fun and extremely fast-paced, Hotwire puts you in the driver’s seat and helps you earn plenty of cash to upgrade your character load outs, but Conquest gives gamers a better opportunity to embrace the environment, tactfully earn kills and most importantly enjoy the beta. Connectivity and server issues did however plague and take away from the experience. You will find yourself shooting and getting late kills, or running into peoplebf4 and objects more than expected. But on a good note, both the character models and environment supported better visuals than the last beta. Audio was another thumb up to the beta as characters had more unique voiceovers, interacting with their movements (throwing grenades, etc.) and teammates when called for. It was also pretty awesome to hear a few songs on the radio and drove inside of certain vehicles. Overall, this was a much better experience than we had the opportunity to test last year. The game’s fluidity, mechanics and tone is allowing to Battlefield Hardline to seem promising. But even with as much fun as the one mode offered, it’s not enough to honor the selling price.   bf3   March 17th is right around the corner and Battlefield Hardline will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

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    Battlefield Hardline Beta Starts Feb. 3rd

    January 29th, 2015

    With Battlefield Hardline scheduled to release in March, EA has announced the beta will be available on ALL platforms. From February 3rd to 8th it’s going to real in the streets rather than the usual tanks, Humvees and desert.

    Seeing is believing, right? Check it out:

     

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    Dying Light is Almost Here! Good Luck

    January 7th, 2015

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    January 27th marks the release of the first major title for 2015, Dying Light, launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    Techland, original developers of the Dead Island series and Call of Juarez: The Cartel are under the wings of WB Games who allowed the polish team to take as much time as needed to deliver to fans the game and story the envisioned in their studios. So far, they’ve done just that!

    There are two ways to catch up prior to release:

    • There’s a 25-minute interactive trailer that allows you to explore multiple objectives and get your first glimpse of Dying Light.
    • There’s a new Story Trailer that allows you to understand the cause of the breakout and your role.

     

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    PlayStation Network Goes Down Again!?!?

    January 7th, 2015

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    Believe it or not, Sony has just announced via Twitter that the PlayStation Network is experiencing heavy traffic with is causing the network to unfortunately go down yet again. Gamers that opened their prized possessions on Christmas day underwent a similar situation, though it was more tied to a DDoS attack to the network, including Xbox Live servers as well.

    As to what has caused the network to go down is uncertain, but for all updates, stayed tuned as we’ll keep you posted!

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    IRB GAMER’s Black Friday Giveaway (Contest)

    November 26th, 2014

    AC CONTEST

    Thanks to our friends at Ubisoft, you have an opportunity to win a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity for the Xbox One.  Not only that but our giveaways will continue into  the month of December with better and better prized!

    So why not sign up for a chance to not only win but play alongside friends! There’s three ways to enter:

    • Follow us on twitter  and Retweet our Official Giveaway post. @IRBGAMER
    • Like us on Facebook and let us know why you should win http://www.facebook.com/irbgamer
    • Comment below on what’s the number one thing you’d like to see us giveaway for Christmas. The plan will be to give away three

    Be sure when you comment here to leave us your twitter name so we can reach out to you!

    Assassins Creed: Unity  is rated M for Mature. Winners will have their age verified by IRBgamer  prior sending the  prize.

    Any additional question can be sent over to contest@irbgamer.com.

    The contest ends on Friday at 10pm CST with the winner announced Saturday morning at 8am CST.

    GOOD LUCK

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