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Namco Founder Passes Away at 91

The gaming world lost a legend on Jan. 22nd, 2017. Masaya Nakamura is considered the "Father of Pan-Man" and the founder of a little company you might have heard of called Namco. Originally launching Nakamura Manufacturing in 1955 where they made kiddie rides for various department store throughout Japan and eventually rebranding the company as Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, where the name Namco was established from.



He oversaw the development of big gaming deals such as purchasing Atari's Japanese division and having access to the Atari properties for distribution in Japan led to Nakamura wanting Namco to aggressively pursue their own original properties. In the first big push came Galaxian in 1979 and followed by the golden child that is Pac-Man in 1980.


And again the company struck gold with the release the Ms. Pac-Man in 1981.


Scalebound Headed to the Graveyard

Incredibly sad news to report today as we find out that Scalebound, from Platinum Games and Director Hideki Kamiya, was cancelled earlier this week. And while there isn’t much to go off of right now; it can be confirmed however, that Microsoft was the active party that pulled the plug on the title.

Scalebound was announced just a couple years ago and was showing real promise as a Devil May Cry style game with dragons in an action-rpg game from the third person perspective. The prospect of controlling a dragon in the middle of high action combat, was beyond intriguing for me.


Hideki Kamiya has taken to Twitter to express his deepest apologies to the people looking forward to playing this game when it released this year. Of course some are speculating that the Scalebound development was in trouble, with Microsoft showing a displeased outlook for the title in the recent year, but that is just that. Speculation.

One thing that is certain however, titles don’t just get cancelled, just bec…

Final Fantasy XV Review

FINAL FANTASY XV


To say that Final Fantasy XV had expectations the size of Mt. Everest, would be an understatement. So much was riding on the back of the recently released and highly anticipated next installment in the Final Fantasy universe; ten years of development, a change of director and long periods of silence can do that to you; following an epic teaser at the time of another huge Final Fantasy project that became Final Fantasy XIII. In the hardcore gaming circles people know this is the franchise that ultimately saved the Japanese gaming company, Square, from going bankrupt and ushering in a new era of games at the same time. Could FFXV be able to live up to the hype and grandeur of its predecessors? Would it be possible to deliver on everyone’s desires? How should Final Fantasy change to adapt within a completely different climate that it was once advertised to us over ten years ago?


In the world of Final Fantasy XV you play as the crown Prince, Noctis Lucis Caelum of Lucis; …

PlayStation Brings the Hits in 2017!

Sony seems to be ramping things up for the PlayStation 4, following a stellar 2016 for the games division. Below you'll find the trailer that has begun making the rounds of the upcoming PS4 lineup for 2017.
Which games are you excited for?