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Sunday, 08 August 2021 13:43

Mario Kart Tournament

Hello everyone.

Finally we can plan events.

We had missed it. Our goal and our main desire is to be able to bring people together during an event.

So obviously, this is not an event throughout the weekend. However, this remains our first event since the pandemic.

We will finally be able to meet and have fun together. We will be able to see each other, listen to each other and discuss. Most importantly, we can play together.

Mario Kart being a reference, we quickly chose this game to meet. So is that the only reason? No, we can have fun, we can rage, have the spirit of competition and play with several people at the same time.

So no need for material, everything is planned. We will have everything we need. It will take your desire to win, your desire to beat others and to move.

This tournament is onsite at the Lo Stadio café. Faithful to his position, the owner of the cafe still supports us much in our projects and we thank him as much as we can.

Its room with separate access will allow all visitors to access it without going through the cafe, its terrace will allow a moment of relaxation before your race.

Obviously we will be present to be able to supervise, give you advises or just discuss with you.

Everything is planned, you only need to register for the tournament. On the home page of our site you will find the link to register. Once the registration has been validated, all you have to do is come on site to be able to participate!

Save the date, it is for the 11th of september and you may register until the 4th of september! Do not hesitate and try to win one of our prices! See you next month!

Have a good game and see you soon!

Published in BOTRL News

Hello everyone. As the title suggests, we are pleased to announce that we have prepared a new tournament just for you!

First, here is the image:

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Already the necessary information is there. Now what is the tournament rules you will find everything when you register online!

We are very happy because this will also allow us to welcome you in at a new location for this occasion. We met some great people and a great venue for this event. So we wanted to change for this tournament.

A new opportunity to see each other and above all the possibility of discussing, having fun and confronting each other during this tournament on this epic game!

It goes without saying that we are very impatient for this to happen. It will be a little bit Christmas before the hour for our community of geeks! We will be able to see the Luxembourg level on this game and we are waiting for a great show. Come with your own controller or not, everything will be set up for everyone to play.

Who says tournament, says warm-up. A good athlete should be ready at all times! There will be everything planned for that! You can calmly prepare yourself because we will put everything in place to be able to train. TVs, consoles, controllers everything will be there.

A setup close to our first tournament which took place on Mario Kart and which was a great success for us. Many had come to have fun, others for the competition. What stands out is the smiles of the people, the laughter and the cheers. This has strengthened us in the direction of organizing various tournaments.

Smash seemed obvious to us. Everyone on our committee knows the game, many love it and some play it regularly. We greatly hope that you will be able to have as much fun as you did during the first tournament and we will be looking forward to seeing you until then.

While waiting for friends, prepare yourself well because we expect you to be enraged with the urge to conquer and crush everything.

Here is the link to register : https://play.toornament.com/fr/tournaments/4805094974404370432/

I wish you good games and see you next time!

Published in BOTRL News

On Friday, April 30, two console-exclusive games, Returnal on PS5 and New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch, will be released.

Returnal: The first PS5-exclusive

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Returnal is a third-person shooter with rogue-like style horror elements. I won't go into too much detail about the game here, as there is already an interesting article about it in our Gaming News-section.

New Pokémon Snap: Gotta Snap Them All

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Anyone who grew up with Pokémon in their childhood and is perhaps still a big fan of the pocket monsters can certainly remember the harmonious, cozy "Pokémon Snap" back on the N64. In a small wagon, we gondolled across an island, equipped with a camera, in search of the perfect snapshot of a Pokémon. If the whole thing sounds a bit monotonous at first, the game enjoyed a great deal of popularity back then. Apart from the battles and the catching of Pokémon, it was mainly about keeping your eyes open to get a, sometimes more sometimes less rare, Pokémon in front of your lens.

New Pokémon Snap doesn't reinvent the wheel, because the principle remains similar to back then, you sit in a vehicle and drive across an island full of Pokémon. Of course, in addition to many Pokémon from the first generations, there are also many Pokémon from the newer generations. In total, there are over 200 Pokémon to discover.

Although the game follows a rough storyline, the main goal here is still to fill the photo codex with your snapshots. The quality of the photos also plays a role. After each outing, the photos are evaluated by a professor. Pictures will be rated well if the Pokémon can be seen well and large enough on the photo, if it looks in the direction of the camera, possibly takes an exciting pose and if additionally other Pokémon can be seen in the background.
In addition to the story, there will also be different missions (such as "take a total of 100 photos") through which you can unlock different filters or frames.

As a Pokémon fan, this game should almost be a must-have, but even not so die-hard fans who are looking for a quiet game with a high replay value should get their money's worth here.

Published in Gaming News
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 19:05

E3 4th day (15.06) last day, Nintendo and more

E3 Day 4 and last day (15.06) Nintendo and more

We had to be able to expect heavy. For me it was not a great E3 from Nintendo. Honestly, I only attended the main lecture. The Treehouse they make is all about gameplay and it's hard to write anything on the subject without the pictures to back it up. So it wouldn't do anything for our loyal readers.

So let's get down to business and talk about what the Japanese firm had to offer during their conference.

Small intro and we realize that the Switch is already 5 years old. Then we quickly start the festivities.

I didn't know what to think. The lifeless Ganondorf is seen being carried, then thrown off a cliff. Pretty macabre for the firm and for the franchise it is about. It was a little intro dark enough to introduce Kazuia Mishima. Yes the iconic character of Tekken joins the cast of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. I find it pretty cool and it's a real collaboration with the Tekken franchise. So we'll probably get more characters (hopefully they don't add too many either). We get a bit of humor with the same cinematic, but instead of Ganondorf we have Kirby, who naturally doesn't fall because the bugger flies so well.

We move on to a new announcement and this time it's about informing us that Life is strange and Life is strange True colors will also be available on the console on the same dates as planned for the other consoles. Except for the Remaster of the first one that will come during the year.

Super Monkey Ball must be played by everyone at least once. This game is super nice, funny, accessible to all and even annoying at times. Well the franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, SMB Banana Mania will see the light of day on October 5th. A collection of games from the franchise with a graphic overhaul to make everything more aesthetic.

In the same vein, Mario Party will have the right to its All Star. The 100 best mini-games of the franchise condensed into a single game. All this for October 29 of this year. In short, a good idea for the successful franchise.

Finally something new for Metroid, yes Metroid Dread will be released on October 8th this year. Good news and a graphic idea that I don't find bad. We stay in the classic 2D that we know from the franchise but with the beauty, fluidity and possible mechanics that we can have with today's technologies. A real plus and a real nostalgic reminder. This game can really be the end of the year hit if it is as good as the cutscene suggests.

Just Dance 2022 will naturally see the light of day on the Big N console, it seems logical. We will be able to move on our Switch with this franchise which also exists and has lasted for a very long time.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot with the Freezer, Cell, Majin Boo saga arrives on September 24 this year. A game that has received a good global reception will finally be able to be played on the Nintendo console.

Then a little more info on the future game of Mario Golf. The so-called Super Rush, arrives June 25, so soon and pre-orders are possible. We were able to see the different ways of playing. This with the standard mode, speed (race without paying attention to who shoots to finish first), battle (in an arena in gladiator golf mode), Adventure too. Future updates are golden and already planned and some will even be free.

We had the right to Monster Hunter Stories 2, which we have already seen so we will not come back to the subject.

Wario is back with the next WarioWare. Always so crazy and funny. This game can be enjoyed by everyone on September 10th. We got to see some mini-games and frankly it was fun. I invite everyone to go and get a feel for the game.

Then came a probable future console hit. Shin Megami Tensei V. A girl in Tokyo, with a totally banal life ends up in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Demons and angels wage war there and we find ourselves in the middle of it all. The fights are very well animated but are turn based. The goal is to evolve and make your way in this devastated Tokyo, but not alone. Indeed we can recruit demons. These will accompany you and will be faithful to you. You will be able to evolve them, merge them to create new powerful demons and thus have a team in your image. It looks really well done and might surprise more than one.

We then come to Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. An adventure and horror game. Equipped with a camera one must try to survive the onslaught of the ghosts and relive the story time and time again from the different points of view of each of the protagonists.

We are then told about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we have already seen it during the Ubisoft conference so nothing new on that side.

Adventure Wars, the tactical war game will have the right to its return. The 1 and 2 will be available on the console on December 3. Pre-orders are available today.

Hyrule Warriors is releasing an Expansion Pack and will be available in waves, premiering June 18.

Then we have a little update on the Zelda Skyward Sword remake. We had the right to see the way we can play. We can play either in a classic way or with the movement options. Joycons in hand we can then play while moving, an option that seems logical and fun to me, therefore a good omen for everyone.

A new small Game and Watch Special Zelda console will be released. With the games, Zelda, Zelda 2, Links Awakening and the traditional Game and Watch but in which we play Link and not the base character.

A new video opens and this is a new trailer for Zelda Breath of the Wild, the sequel. It's not called 2 but they just noted that this is the sequel to BotW. It features bizarre villains, Zelda falling, and Hyrule Castle begin to levitate due to a mysterious and ominous force.

The Treehouse begins shortly after, as I noted, this one was not followed.

Bandai Namco will then take over the hostilities. Nothing very impacting to see sincerely. At least not for me. They talked about House of Ashes, a horror shooter game. We are entitled to the fantastic and the paranormal. There will be a lot of deaths to live during the game and everything has been written to be able to scare the player. The game comes out at a perfect time given its style because we will have the right to get it from October 22.

After that there wasn't anything really interesting.

In conclusion I find that the more the hours and days passed, the less interesting it was. Square Enix has brought about a rebound with some nice surprises but I sincerely remain unsatisfied. I expected better and it must be said that this year, Ubisoft, Xbox and Bethesda will have been above the rest compared to the rest without having been great.

An E3 which gave pleasure with some nice news but frankly nothing very transcendent.

I wish you happy reading and see you next time!

Published in Gaming News
Friday, 24 September 2021 12:46

Nintendo Direct 23.09

Hi, you know I'm a fan of Nintendo "I" - Richard. I write most of these beautiful articles that I am so proud of. Thanks to BOTRL and its community I can have fun with writing.

 
 
 
I am always so happy to see that a lot of people are reading our articles and am equally happy with the good and bad reviews!
 
 
 
Now let's talk about the Nintendo event. On Twitch we could see what the Japanese firm was going to bring us. Bottom Line: October is Nintendo's new Christmas month.
 
 
 
We already knew that Mario Party was coming out in October, the same for Metroid Dread. But there is more. We have already had some great videos and / or demonstrations of the games mentioned, in addition to some great news. I think everyone expected Nintendo 64 games to come. Well this time it's real! And yes friends. The Switch subscription is evolving and will allow you to enjoy the games of this legendary console.
 
 
 
That's not all ! As if more were needed, Sega will be invited to the party and at the same time to be able to enjoy the N64 games we will be entitled to the Sega games! The classic Sega Genesis games will also be present! In addition to all this, Sega and N64 controllers will be on sale for subscription holders!
 
 
 
Very small downside, to take advantage of it you will have to add this as an option to the subscription, which means - pay more. We don't have any details on the price but it's for October, so we'll have all the details in the days or weeks to come. The list of games will also be given later.
 
 
 
Then other great presentations were made.
 
 
 
The film Mario has its cast! A release date for the US too! In December 2022 the film will be released. Warning ! Crazy casting with Chris Pratt (Gardians of the Galaxy) as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, Peaky Blinders) as Peach, Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, Horrible bosses) as Luigi, Jack Black (do we really have to tell you the roles he had?) as Bowser and others. A superb casting for a film that could turn out to be very good!
 
 
 
Speaking of gaming franchises, let's talk about Bayonetta. And yes the long awaited 3rd part will arrive! 2022 will be a great year. The video featuring him was energetic and promising. Fans should be won over by this news and presentation!
 
 
 
KIRBY INCOMING!!! And yes, Kirby in full 3D with the new opus Kirby and the forgotten land for spring 2022. Very beautiful and colorful. The game promises to live up to the character's reputation!
 
 
 
Castlevania enjoys a superb reputation, a taste of exquisite nostalgia and a nice revival with its Netflix series. Of course, we are then entitled to a collection of games already available Castlevania Advance Collection is available on the Store!
 
 
 
Splatoon is the perfect mix between shooter and fun. Colorful, funny weapons, real tactics and fierce competition. The 3rd opus has been presented, the least we can say is that the game is up to the task! I see the many games coming up on in. It's also scheduled for next year.
 
 
 
Chocobo GP is probably the surprise of the year. It feels like a real Mario Kart but super cute with Chocobos etc. Another game that will keep your mouth watering until next year. It is an understatement to say that we are impatient!
 
 
 
In short: Knights of the old Republic is coming to Switch, Animal Crossing will have its own live, final DLC for SSM, Expansion pack for Monster Hunter Rise, Dying Light 2 Platinum in Cloud Version for the Switch.
 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed it! See you soon and have a good game!
 
 
Published in Gaming News
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 19:53

Expansion pack for Switch Online

It was no secret to anyone, not to me for sure. The fact that the N64 was added to the Switch Online subscription was the next logical step.

The surprise for me? The price increase, which is justified and I will come back to it later. The other surprise, for me again, the addition of Sega Genesis games!

Yes we will be entitled to Ecco, Sonic and so many other Sega icons on our Nintendo Switch. I'm talking to the future but this all came out on October 26th folks! So if you don't have it yet or are looking to be convinced, I'm here for you.

Now let's talk about the price, how it has changed and why I think the price is justified to change.

First of all, the addition of games and especially two different consoles is quite significant. We are immediately entitled to Ocarina of Time, Lylatwars, Yoshi’s Island and others when it comes to the N64. Then we have Sonic (the 2nd), Street of rage, Phantasy Star IV and many others concerning the Sega.

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They are games loved by everyone, which we can already enjoy without worry. So there are 9 games at launch for the N64 and 14 games for the Genesis. This brings more than 20 games from the start and we know that the catalogs will quickly evolve. This will allow you to enjoy more and more old-school games and while the new games are worth the effort, there are some must-haves to play even if "you're not of this generation".

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While saying this I am thinking precisely of games like the old Sonic, Ocarina of Time or Banjo-Kazooie for example (not yet available on the other hand, yes please calm down). There are some games that are timeless, whether the old-school gameplay, or the graphics are not todays standards, no problem. These games are worth it anyway.

One great news about this expansion is that you can play online. Yes, you read that right. We can for example play Mario Kart 64 (yes go crazy it is part of the launch catalog) at 4 on 4 different consoles and even each at home. It's just great because it brings real modernity to this catalog of old games.

That's not all, for my part I find that the previous arguments are sufficient to explain the price increase, but there is still more. Fans of Animal Crossing New Horizon, I am talking to you. AND there are many of you, really. There will be an add-on called "Happy Home Paradise!" You need to have the initial game to enjoy it, so you can show off your beautiful creations and play (to some extent) your favorite game online.

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Note that if you are not interested in the subscription, you can purchase from the store and therefore download this extension separately. Not insignificant for those who are not interested in the rest of the add-on pack.

With these fairly large additions I find the price difference worth it. For the standard subscription, we therefore go from € 19.99 per year to 39.99. We still stay at a very reasonable price.

By adding consoles to the subscription, we have to think that new controllers will be available. And you would be right to think so.

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Indeed a new N64 controller and a Mega Drive (with three and not six buttons) will be / are available. The one for the N64 should already be available but at the time I am writing this I see that it cannot be ordered because it is "currently unavailable". As for the one for the Mega Drive, it is not possible to purchase it at the moment nor is it rated as "unavailable". It should therefore be available in the coming weeks.

For my part, the additional pack has already been taken, the price varies depending on your current subscription and the initial date. So you only pay the difference and that's great news.

I was convinced by these additions knowing also that it was going to evolve. The only small negative point to note would be the different buttons between N64 and Switch. Indeed to easily play Lylatwars for example you have to be very careful to master the combination of buttons.

It's not very simple and the N64 controller will be a real positive contribution to smoothly play the games of this legendary console.

I hope you will have found answers to your questions and that you will be able to make the choice that is best for you!

In the meantime, good game to all!

Published in Gaming News
Thursday, 10 February 2022 22:15

Nintendo Direct 09.02.2022

We are entitled to a beautiful presentation. We had been waiting for such a moment for a while. It is an understatement to say that we were treated to some surprises and other very nice announcements! We also quickly get to the heart of the matter with a game presented in the first seconds.

 

Fire Emblem Warriors, Three Hopes

The success of Hyrule Warriors gave ideas and the Fire Emblem franchise has been given the same treatment!

We witness very beautiful graphics. Dynamic and classic battles of the genre. We recognize the franchise in the style of character design in a blink of an eye. It's a good idea to have taken this franchise for this "Warrior-style" facelift. The images presented are salivating.

Hordes of enemies, duels and a refined design! This pretty candy is coming fast: Expected release: 24.06

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Advanced Wars

This game is shown for which news had already been presented in the past. We are entitled to a little game play, new commanders will be available. Multi online will also be available. A pack will be available. The 1 + 2 in a pack will be for purchase on 08.04

 

No Man's Sky

The game is presented for the Switch. We have the right to a little game play and information more or less already known. Planets and animals, space pirates, exploration, everything is presented in brief images.

It must be said that the images promise a certain amusement for those who love exploration, grinding and creating bases. Nintendo players will be able to take advantage of it, but we still have to wait.

The game will be available in summer. Until then, more info should be obtained!

 

Mario Striker Battle League

Explosive trailer for the game! All the iconic characters are featured. Tackles, Super Strikes, Items. It's all good to win. Equipment changes stats and hyper strike are the most important points.

If we are free we can charge a superb strike which is worth 2 goals. A maximum of 8 players on a Switch will be able to play this game together. An online club mode will be available, which promises fierce games in advance. An online ranking will be available. 20 players max per club possible, club to create yourself to play in competitive mode.

10.06 the game will be available with pre-orders possible today. I admit that this game already makes me languish and I hesitate to pre-order it!

A short video for Splatoon is now available to us. This little trailer where nasty little monsters are presented. The characters fight as always with paint their enemies. “Salmon run” game mode. You have to collect and put in a basket a maximum of eggs of the bad guys to win, basically.

A franchise that no longer has much to prove and that still gives as much pleasure. This mode is a continuation of this philosophy.

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Front Mission 1st

This classic Tactical RPG deserves a revival. The game features fighters with mechanical robots. As usual for this kind of games, we will be able to improve the equipment and prepare the tactics to use to win. The remake of 1 and 2 are to follow. The 1 arrives this summer.

 

Disney Speedstorm.

This racing game is Mario Kart like, that's for sure. This with objects to win, crazy circuits and of course iconic characters from Disney and Pixar. The game will be entitled to an Online Multiplayer and will be released in the summer.

 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

The game will be entitled to a new release and this for the Nintendo Switch therefore. We are entitled to gameplay, locally we can play against friends. This 2000s classic goes on sale April 20, so it's coming fast.

 

Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection

Fans of the genre and especially of this franchise can be happy. The game will be available on the Switch to dive or dive back into on 17.02 so a little patience it happens very quickly!

 

Chrono Cross the Radical Dreamers Edition

This classic released at the end of 1999 on Playstation has the right to its facelift and its hopefully triumphant return. The 40 characters of this emblematic game will arrive on 07.04 and pre-orders available today.

Here is a small list of the improvements available with this remaster:

・3D models converted to HD

・Refined character illustrations

・Higher-quality background music

・Switch enemy encounters on or off

・Background filter feature

・Battle enhancement features to make combat easier

・Auto-battle function

・Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font

・Change screen resolution

It really promises new sensations to discover with a great classic. A little extra candy, RADICAL DREAMERS - The Forbidden Treasure is the game that inspired Chrono Cross. This game will be available in audio book and we will all have the right to dive back into a magnificent universe!

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Kirby and the forgotten world

It must be said that this game presented again with a new trailer always makes you want. Always so beautiful, funny and colorful. We see the Mouthful mode, Kirby swallows large objects like a car or swallow water to move forward. We see the Waddle Town that we can evolve and expand. Attacks can be seen as spitting fire, ice. Items that give specific attacks.

This game in a 3D world seems really very interesting and makes you want to be played. I must say that Kirby is not the franchise I have played the most. Well this game, I really want it. It's great and more on March 25 the game will be released and pre-orders are already possible!

 

The Show 2022

The franchise of MLB (American baseball) will be available friends. And yes The Show 22 is coming in early April. With Road to the Show create your players to play an MLB career, the Diamond Dinasty mode in which you get cards to create a virtual team. The online mode which will be available in cross platform in addition to that. So to your bats, at the beginning of April it will heat up.

 

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts packs will be available tomorrow (10.02). This huge classic that we all know can be played from 10.02.2022.

There are many who have loved, love and absolutely want to play it again everywhere. Although you need a (stable) internet connection, you can play it on a handheld or in the dock-in Station. Indeed it is a game to be played by the cloud.

 

Portal: Companion Collection

Another classic celebrates its arrival on Switch with its iconic Portal Gun! Local, online and split screen multiplayer! Unfortunately, we don't have a date but we will be entitled to it this year.

 

Live A Live

It will be available on Switch. Beautiful pixel art graphics. There are different timelines with very different characters. We have a brief presentation of the characters and it sincerely promises to provide a lot of emotions. But that won't be until summer. Indeed the game will be released on 22.07 and pre-orders are already available!

 

Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports will make its arrival. A great evolution of Wii Sports! Directly inspired by this predecessor, the joy cons must be used for the different games. Even with feet for football! Badminton, bowling, volleyball and tennis for example are available as well as the chambara!

You can play online against strangers or against friends! We even have the right to a volleyball match to see how it works! The game play is quite simple but looks very fun!

Mr. Koizomi and Mr. Takahashi play together, some unexpected images! on 29.04 the game will be released! Updates are already planned to improve football and the addition of golf!

 

From February 18 to 20, an online play test will take place for people who have a switch online subscription by registering in advance!

 

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Festival will be available this year! No more information but I know that many are fans of rhythm games.

 

Triangle Strategy

This game with graphics very close to Octopath Traveller and shown again. Demo available today! So enjoy, you never know, a new love might be born for this upcoming game.

 

Metroid Dread

An update for Metroid Dread coming soon. Dread Mode! – Death in one shot. There will also be Rookie Mode for players unfamiliar with the franchise. This will cost no extra.

 

Earth Bound and Earth Bound Beginnings

These games are coming today in the Switch Online Bundle! The cult game will be part of the long list of games available in the pack including NES and SNES games! We are entitled to a few images, a real boon for nostalgic and all those who have never known the franchise!

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Little news for Mario Kart! Paid DLC will be available with remastered iconic tracks for the franchise's latest racing game! 6 waves are coming, with 8 races for each wave! There will therefore be additions until 2023 to be expected!

There will be two ways to take advantage of these waves: 25 € or free if you have the subscription with the expansion pack of the Switch online!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Little news for Mario Kart! Paid DLC will be available with remastered iconic tracks for the franchise's latest racing game! 6 waves are coming, with 8 races for each wave! There will therefore be additions until 2023 to be expected!

There will be two ways to take advantage of these waves: 25 € or free if you have the subscription with the expansion pack of the switch online!

The first wave arrives next 18.03 with these races:

Golden Dash Cup:

  • Paris Promenade ( Mario Kart Tour)
  • Toad Circuit (Mario Kart 7)
  • Choco Mountain (Mario Kart 64)
  • Coconut Mall (Mario Kart Wii)

Luck Cat Cup:

  • Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
  • Shroom Ridge (Mario Kart 7)
  • Sky Garden (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
  • Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)

 

Last announcement:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

So there friends I'm like crazy. I noticed how much I loved this universe and this franchise with this presentation. Because indeed from the first glance I recognized the trademark of this franchise for me emblematic.

Beautiful graphics in this trailer, this world so huge and revisited with this game. This time there are also monsters, magic and it seems that the hom have improved weapons to fight the mechons.

This game looks very promising and mouth-watering! But we haven't had enough for my taste. We don't know at all what it will be, but it seems to be in the future of the stories already known to the franchise!

Game available in September! I cannot wait. I'm going to geek out the existing games thoroughly to prepare for the release of this game.

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That's all for me and I hope I have inspired you.

Have a good game everyone!

Published in Gaming News
Monday, 28 February 2022 21:08

Pokemon Scarlet / Violet

This is the announcement we wanted but didn't expect. This even with certainties that one could only hope for.

Pokémon returns with a new game. After a very successful Diamond / Pearl remake. After an opus of a different style with Legends: Arceus, in my opinion close to perfection.

So what can we expect from this game? A certain return to basics compared to the last game mentioned, that goes without saying. The return of arenas and trainers who are just waiting to meet our eyes, that seems quite clear.

A criticism that I read and reread in relation to Legends: Arceus was precisely that the game was a little "empty", a lack of challenge in combat in particular. This is due to the fact that we have no trainers standing in our way. For my part, I do not agree at all. For one simple reason. The story the game tells. For my part it was clear from the first minutes that it was about something other than being able to / having to fight incessantly.

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Scarlet / Violet has to go somewhere else though. History, its environment, its purpose is quite different from that of the last released game. So it seems logical that the fights are much more frequent. We will certainly be able to take advantage of all the new features of the latest games released. All the best aspects of Sword / Shield as well as Legends: Arceus will be blended into this newcomer.

On the official site and visible on the presentation video, the Pokémon are not shy and do not hesitate to be out of the high grass. Perfect. One of the best points of the latest Pokémon released for me is precisely the multiple options we have for catching the small monsters. On the other hand, will we be entitled to Pokémon Gigantamax of Sword / Shield or will we be entitled to alpha Pokémon of Legends: Arceus? Who knows, we might even be entitled to both? The alphas when you play alone and if you play with an internet connection you may be entitled to the Gigamax phenomenon?

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I loved the intentions and mechanics of the Gigamax Pokemon and would like to see it again with new monsters. I also look forward to knowing if the story will be more or less banal or if we will be entitled to some novelties compared to what leads us to go on an adventure. Know if there will be arenas and if so how many? Will a league always be what will represent the best of trainers? Will the story be richer and more poetic than for other games? Will our rivals, whether good or bad, be more useful or present in our quests?

All these questions remain unanswered and we can't wait to find out. I for one hope to see a more standard TM / HM system back in fashion. Not for a homecoming or nostalgia. I simply find that this mechanism in itself is really good and brings something more, even freedom of movement finally. I still remember exploring the seabed with my Pokemon in Sapphire/Ruby. If not, why not add vehicles instead? A little in the same vein as in the Final Fantasy games in which throughout the story we got a car or raft, boat, small plane, aircraft and so on.

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The lands seem to be vast, much larger than any other Pokémon game. We can therefore hope for new developments in terms of freedom of movement. We can also see on some images how much space we will have. The coming months will certainly bring us a lot of crisp information.

As for starters, I'm already a fan of Fuecoco. Its design is superb and I can already imagine the crazy developments to expect and its name and a superb word game worthy of a great Pokémon (in french, Chochodile "cho" which means hot but written differently). For Sprigatito, I'm not really a fan of the design. For the pun I like it because it makes me think of Sacha, the first trainer (again in french the name is Poussacha). As for Quaxly, I don't know what to think of its design. It's far from the worst but I don't find it special. The pun, on the other hand, is superb again (Coiffeton in french, coiff which is the beginning of haircut and -eton which is the end of the word for duckling).

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What is certain, the end of the year will be beautiful. A nice Christmas gift is coming!

See you soon and good game!

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Tuesday, 10 May 2022 22:26

Happy Birthday Game Cube!

May 2002 gave us an imperishable, iconic gift that will remain forever etched in our memories. For the less old this console must also resonate in them because it is one of the consoles that everyone must know.

Altough, we don't judge, but if you don't know her... it's a bit... anyway. We don't judge! We just don't find it normal. Of course, jokes aside, this console is a real success for me. It has seen the birth of a multitude of great games, a controller engraved in our memories. And for those who don't see what controller I'm talking about, I'll let you know a little later.

I asked the friends of the association to give me some games or other information that marked them to honor this console on this 20th anniversary.

I start with our president Alex:

To put it simply, we are going to talk about Skyes of Arcedia, a great game, really incredible. Phantasy Star Online, a game dried in coop (with me the bro) and other friends. Without forgetting the legendary Super Smash Bros Melee (thanks to the controller) which was just amazing. And then the magnificent Mario Kart Double Dash, which is a real novelty in the game.

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He is right the president, great games. It is true that these choices are superb. Double Dash is still one of my all-time favorites to this day.

I continue with Patrick our treasurer:

Our president hit the nail on the head with Skies of Arcadi and Phantasy Star Online. I will add Super Mario Sunshine, the atmosphere of the game that makes you want to travel, sun and holidays. All this mixed with the fun of a Mario close to perfection!

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Our treasurer has good taste! Sunshine, this Mario was remarkable for its unique gameplay! A great game and a really nice plot! In addition, the game is available in the Mario 3D collection by Nintendo, something to delight anyone who wants to play it again or play it for the first time!

Jo our Community Manager joins our two friends:

I follow Alex and Patrick with Double Dash and Sunshine! For my part I add Mario Striker! This soccer game with Mario characters is just awesome. Its mechanics give it a plus so that it is not just “football with Mario”

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Once again a great choice! Jo adds Striker which is indeed a superb game, perhaps less iconic but of an equally excellent quality!

So for my part, I have a lot of things that come to mind. The games and memories fuse!`

I'm going to talk about a few things, but first let's get back to the controller. And yes, for those who love Super Smash on Nintendo Switch, many choose the “Battle Pad” controller, well it is neither more nor less than the official Game Cube controller.

With Alex, we had the two controllers with the colors, I would say, basic. The console was initially released in purple and black. It must be said, in purple it was something magnificent! I remember another detail about this controller, yes it was the first wireless controller for us!

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So no, it was wired, but Nintendo released the same controller in gray which was wireless! There was a receiver that you plugged into the controller input in the console. There was a wheel to choose between position 1 to 4. The joystick then synchronized and presto! wireless controller!

It was superb, efficient and had a fairly long charging time! For me, it is a memory engraved forever!

For the games I will not cite any games already mentioned, although some are among my favorites. I told you that the console was iconic, it's naturally due to its games! So here are some of them:

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First there is Metroid Prime, the first Metroid in 3D quite simply. Complicated, beautiful, immersive. Superb gameplay and 3D that works (I personally find). In fact, this is the first Metroid game I've played. It's an understatement to say that I loved the franchise from the start.

Then I will add Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle. Did you really expect me not to put a Final Fantasy in it? Although the game play is not at all my favorite, you can quite easily get used to it by immersing yourself in its story. Plus you can play it in co-op and that was great. Very poetic, complex and moving, from this point of view it is a total success.

Then I will talk about Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. 3D, Sonic, robot speed and total fun! The "Halloween" level with Knuckles still gives me cold sweats today! For the time it was beautiful and so fluid. It was a total pleasure to play it and replay it.

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I will end with the games already mentioned: I really miss Mario Kart Double Dash, Phantasy Star Online was a dream game that I will never forget, it had to come out!

Do not hesitate to give us your opinion and your list of Game Cube games!

Have a good game everyone!

Published in Gaming News
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 22:23

Some Gaming News

Nintendo could be in the works for a new Switch model. We would be entitled to an upgrade to the Switch OLED or perhaps an OLED Lite. We know that Nintendo ordered parts for a console. The budget is substantial for the Japanese firm because it greatly exceeds the amount put for the Switch Lite. Indeed we are talking about an amount of more than 66 million Yen, or almost 500 thousand Euro.

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the expansion that is a hit. Indeed this DLC has already been sold more than 2 million times! Congratulations to them, for this deservedly successful game!

This month is Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s release month, if it is not done yet, go quickly to pre-order it. You can go there with your eyes closed. If you haven't played the first two. Well do it. Now.

Nintendo again, we promise we'll move on afterwards. Nice little announcement. Fall Guys has been downloaded 50 million times in just two weeks.

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On July 20, the first DLC of Stranger of Paradise, Final Fantasy Origin named Trials of the Dragon King is released. This DLC will bring quests, new areas, new weapons and equipment, challenges. Everything you need to continue having fun with this game.

Pre-orders for God of War Ragnarok begin on July 15. The game will be released on November 9. A pretty crazy collector's edition was presented. Here are the photos :

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Many wanted it. They have been heard. Square Enix bothered for a release of Valkyrie Elysium on PC late this fall, in November.

Forspoken is in delayed mode again. This time should be the last. The release is now scheduled for January 24, 2023. It is explained that all the elements of the game are there, they just have to finalize. However, to be sure to bring a quality game, they want to take more time. So be patient, again.

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For NBA 2K fans, the next one (23) will have the GOAT on the cover. Michael Jordan will be honoured. Two versions will be available, Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition.

Ubisoft is going to hold a conference, the Ubisoft Forward. The firm hasn't done any more for a long time and this year they decided it was time to produce a new conference. It will take place on September 10 at 9 p.m. (Luxembourg time)

Ubisoft will be on Twitch on July 7 for a presentation of their opus Skull and Bones. This game of which we know little and of which we expect a lot. See if the wait was worth it.

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I hope this brief info will have you more. We have of course not put everything and the most important information could be the subject of separate articles.

In the meantime, good game to all!

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