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Tridrakious Plays Final Fantasy XV!

Tridrakious plays the newly released demo of Final Fantasy XV Platinum! Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

Final Fantasy XV Release Date Announced!

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER!

The game that has been in development hell for 10 years, yes, 10 years is finally...FINALLY...coming out! And it will be September 30th, 2020...wait, no. September 30th, 2016!

The FF fandom has been patiently...(would you say waiting ten years, angrily mind you, for even the slightest trickle of information to make sure the project was still alive be considered patient? I think so) and the wait has paid off. Maybe. The game could still suck, but really ten years of buying hardware to just have a chance to play the next, potential, epic from the Final Fantasy team...I'm having troubles keeping my excitement in check!

But, must contain myself enough to finish this article. So! Square-Enix has announced the release date for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One as September 30th, 2016. In addition to that tidbit of information, they also announced 2 different Collector's Editions.


In the Deluxe version of the Collector's Edition you get some goodies for …

Final Fantasy XV Story Trailer Released!

Here is the official Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event story trailer! What do you think? Excitement levels reaching maximum capacity?

PlayStation VR Release Date and Price Announced!

It is all confirmed, possibly the final player to unveil their launch plans for VR gaming in 2016, Sony has pulled the curtain back on the launch date and price for the upcoming VR revolution for PlayStation gamers and the wait isn't much longer. The platform will launch in October and for $399.
Which falls right in line with Sony executives that stated PS VR would be similar to launching a new console.

Sony has also stated that over 230 developers are currently working on projects for the new headset and that more than 50 titles will launch for the platform between October and December. So a fairly healthy lineup of games and features for Sony's foray into virtual reality. Will you be making the jump when PlayStation VR launches for the PlayStation brand in October?


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News Update 3/9/2016

This year is absolutely flying by!  It is already March and there has been a flurry of news nonstop it seems like.  While the rest of our team here at J1ML is busy with much of this news, I thought I would share a few from the past couple days that I thought was pretty interesting.
NINTENDO SELECTS
Though announced a little bit back, the Nintendo Selects line is due to release on March 11, 2016 and since they are new game entries on Amazon they qualify for the new Amazon Prime pre-order and 2 week bonus.  Sooooo if you have Amazon Prime you can follow this link and check out what is coming out soon and snag it for 16 bucks instead of the 20!
Amazon: Nintendo Selects
More Nintendo Select Info


AMAZON JAPAN SHIPPING GAMES INTERNATIONALLY
Speaking of Amazon!  No fancy announcement was made with this move but many have begun to notice that Amazon Japan has started shipping Japanese video games (with a decent shipping price no less) that were once only available in Japan to the United States a…

Microsoft Announces Studio Closures Among Fable:Legends Cancellations

Some sad, but expected news coming out of the woodwork from Microsoft Studios.News that has already been breaking on most gaming news outlets and here on our own J1ML news outlets.
Microsoft Studios Europe today announced that development on Fable Legends, a multiplayer arena take on the popular, yet diminished Fable IP, has finally been given the axe alongside a slew of studio closures.We're going to take a look at the unfortunate series of events that have decided to hit us today.

For starters not only is Fable Legends cancelled, first-party studio Press Play Denmark will close, along with its fan-voted game, Project Knoxville. Fable Legends developer Lionhead Studios UK is also scheduled to get the big axe, but Microsoft is currently discussing their employees futures in the industry. Hanno Lemke, General Manager at Microsoft Studios Europe, said:


"After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about th…

Fable Legends Cancelled and Lionhead Closing

In news that is currently breaking over at Polygon (and throughout the gaming media sphere), Microsoft is cancelling Fable Legends (the D&D styled game that was in development for Xbox One and PC announced last year) and in addition to the cancellation, Lionhead Studios is being shut down after 20 years in the industry.
While this is shocking news to read about, we can't necessarily say that it's too surprising. Lionhead Studios had come under fire for the last 10 years in regards to the releases of Fable 2: Pub Games, Fable 3 and Fable: The Journey (although Lionhead was forced to work on the Kinect title, for Microsoft needed to have a decent sized franchise title to back up the peripheral). Needless to say, it isn't entirely Lionhead's fault, you have to place blame on the financial arm at Xbox for pushing them into the abyss of Kinect development, but Fable: Legends, while interesting, really didn't garner much excitement.
Maybe the lack of engagement with…

EA's Cash Cow is Revealed Through $650 million in Micro-Transactions.

By now we all know that EA is sailing in a boat that is probably made by plastering cash all over its hull, not to mention its floors being made of gold and gratuitously encrusted in diamonds. If you want to know how they are getting such luxurious travel accommodations, according to recent reports, Ultimate Team, a mode in EA's yearly FIFA, NHL, and Madden games, is making the publisher around $650 million dollars annually. All this according to the company's chief financial officer (and part time pirate aboard their ship) Blake Jorgensen.


 Speaking during a recent interview at a business summit, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz , Jorgensen said this astronomically large figure represented roughly half of the sales generated by digital content across all EA’s current lineup of games.


"We've been a leader in driving digital extra content for games, which really drives the profitability of this business," he said. "That extra content includes products like a…

Smite PS4 Beta Available Now!

The wonderfully fine folks over at Push Square still have codes available to get into the Smite PS4 beta! If you're interested in seeing what the hubbub was all about with this godly MOBA, follow this link to their site and claim your code!
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Fallout 4 DLC Release Schedule and details!

Alright Raiders, wasteland saviors, and post-apocalyptic detectives, let us take a look at what is to come in the commonwealth. Since Fallout 4 launched, we have seen some of the best creations of our fellow wasteland survivors, and it seems that Bethesda has been blown away by the support for the game. As it stands, Fallout 4 is their most successful title ever and that couldn’t have happened without us, the gamers. Now it’s time to share with you some of what Bethesda has cooking. Given the expanded DLC plan that Bethesda has in the works, the price of the season pass is well worth every penny. The price has just increased from the current $29.99 to $49.99, however, if you already purchased the season pass for $29.99, nothing changes – you still get everything at no additional cost— the full $60 bevy of DLC for the original price of $29.99.  ​More importantly, we as gamers should all know that content is king, and this is only the beginning and Bethesda has plans for much, much mo…

Rocket League's Pro League Announcement

Rev up those engines, Bring out your favorite Turbo Streams, and make sure your antennas are an extension of your personality. Not long after Rocket League developer Psyonix teased big plans to support the soccer-with-cars game in the area of E-sports back in February, the studio today announced the first-ever Rocket League Championship Series. It is described as "the official competitive league" for the game; matches will be streamed on Twitch. "From the moment we hit the virtual playground last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate E-sport," Said Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham in an online statement. "Twitch and its streamers have been an instrumental part of our success since we launched last July, and that made them a perfect match for us. We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with a team that we respect as highly as we do Twitch, and we can't wait to show the world what we can do in E-sports together!" The Rocket L…