New Overwatch Update…

We all have had a few days now to enjoy Overwatch Season 4, and we already have some changes coming. Sorry Bastion players. It is always nice to see game developers always looking to better the experience for the consumers. That being said after the great re-balancing of the heroes we now have a few more changes coming up.

As we all know by now there is a new hero that will be dropping hopefully sooner then later Orisa (Click on her name to read our article all about Orisa!). On top of that we are going to see some changes to Zarya and Bastion. The new fan favorite hero Bastion has been sweeping the meta, and has been picked no matter what the team build is. Bastion players see a Torbjorn, Symmetra, Hanzo that means the team has a sickness and it needs more Bastion. Thankfully the developers have had some first hand experience of the community outrage that has been Bastion, and they are taking action. Bastion’s passive ability was tweaked to a substantial 35% resistance while in tank or sentry mode this past update, but the devs felt this was a little to intense. They will be reducing the Ironclad passive down to 20% while in sentry and tank configuration. Hopefully we will see a slightly better balance to the number of Bastions we see in competitive.

Finally Zarya is seeing a very small nerf in my eyes. Zarya’s abilities Particle Barrier and Projected Barrier not only absorbed damage, but they also absorbed knock back abilities. Well, with the upcoming patch, we will see Zarya no longer eat knock backs that “penetrate” the barriers. So heroes like Reinhardt with his knock back hammer, Winston with his Primal Rage, and a well placed concussion mine will now be able to knock back Zarya (or ally) even with a barrier up.  As for Phara and a ranged Lucio Boop she will still not be moved from place. Only if their weapons were to be inside of her barrier when fired.

We will just have to see how much of an effect these patch notes will truly have to the game. Let us know what you think about these patch notes in the comments or tweet us @TheNerdChambers!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

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Star Wars Celebration!

On of the most exciting events in April is the ever so exciting Star Wars Celebration thanks to Lucas Films and Electronic Arts! This year I’m sure everyone is awaiting a trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to possibly drop and fulfill all of our nerdy needs, but… Not only are we excited for the movie news there is also some rumored news about other upcoming projects like our passion at The Nerd Chambers video games! As we all may have heard there is an upcoming Star Wars battlefront game thanks to the ever so dominating companies DICE and Motive Studios are combining their excellent creativity to bring us Star Wars Battlefront 2.

As stated before we are excited to see how Battlefront 2 will come out since the most recent Battlefront was slightly underwhelming, but it still brought joy to the lovers of Star Wars. If you aren’t hopping aboard the hype train for Battlefront 2 maybe you can be excited for 1 of the other 2??? Star Wars projects! Oh yes I did… I said 2 other upcoming games! As stated by talented writer  Eddie Makuch in his article “Dead Space Dev’s Star Wars Game Is Not “Star Wars Uncharted,” Coming in 2018″

Uncharted veteran Amy Hennig is heading up development on the new Star Wars game that is currently in production at Dead Space and Battlefield Hardline studio Visceral Games. In a new interview with Glixel, Hennig stressed that the game will not be “Star Wars Uncharted.” The report says the game may be “spiritually similar” to Uncharted, but it will also be its own thing.” (Click the above text to visit Eddie Makuch’s article at GameSpot.com!)
This definitely brings a very interesting spin on the Star Wars gaming world! Other than this Uncharted inspired Star Wars game we are also going to see a third person style action game set in the vast Star Wars universe. Thanks to the innovating game studio Respawn who brought us Titanfall we will have another way to invest our life into the amazing Star Wars universe that we all know and love!

What are your thoughts on the fascinating news about the upcoming Star Wars celebration in April!? Let us know @TheNerdChambers on Twitter! Also don’t forget to like our Facebook page The Nerd Chambers!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…?

Can it be? Are we going to see a successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story line!? The fan base seems to be slowly crawling back into the sewers for the disappointing attempt of live action films from Paramount Pictures.  Yes, all in all the movies may have made some money from the first TMNT having a budget of 125 million dollars, and grossed 493.3 million dollars. While  the second TMNT: Out from the Shadows budget was 135 million dollars, and grossed 245.6 million a serious decrease.

For the fans sake… I would love to see a fun loving, true to the story, and successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creation. Thankfully Nickelodeon announced Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles 2D animated series. The series is set to premiere in fall of 2018 and the show will have 26 episodes total. The two Gentelman taking on this series will be Andy Suriano(Samurai Jack Character Designer), and Any Ward (Supervising Producer on the current Teenage Mutant Turtles series). 

IGN writer Alex Gilyadov reported “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles will expand the mythology of the Ninja Turtles by featuring new villains and a “more mystical New York City,” as the four protagonists discover a magical world beneath the city’s streets while also gaining strange new mystical ninja powers.” The description for the series definitely brings some new light to the franchise, and it will be a very exciting wait to see a new crew begin the story of the Teenage Mutant Turtles.

Go and tweet us @TheNerdChambers and give us your thoughts on a new TMNT franchise. Will it be a success or a bomb? Are you excited? If you’re interested in reading more from Alex Gilyadov, here is the link to his IGN article of the new TMNT series! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Article Alex Gilyadov

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

This Week’s Movie Releases 3/1/17…

Before I Fall (Mystery/Drama).                    Run Time: 1 hour and  39 minutes.                   Synopsis: Samantha Kingston is a young woman who has it all: the crush-worthy boyfriend, amazing best friend’s, and drop dead gorgeous looks. February 12 is just another charmed day in Sam’s life untill it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day during one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery surrounding her death and discovers the true value of everything she in in danger of losing.

Logan: Super Hero Film.                                       Run Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes.                   Synopsis: in the near future a weary Logancsres for an ailing Professor X I’m a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up – ended when a found mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Table 19: Drama/Comedy.                                     Run Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes.                     Synopsis: Ex-maid of honor Eloise having been relived of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. 

The Shack: Drama.                                                  Run Time: 2 hours and 12 minutes.                  Synopsis:The Shack takes us on Fathers uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy. Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he received a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Dispute his doubts. Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led be a woman named Papa. through this meeting Mack finds important truths that will tranaform his understanding of his tragedy and change him forever. 

Go tweet us @TheNerdChambers to let us know which move you’re most excited for this weekend! Hopefully our featured image doesn’t give ours away ;).

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Nintendo looks to take the Indie game market…

The Nintendo Switch release is right around the corner. The popularity of the switch has been spreading like wild fire. Gary Jones from Express even reported that…

“The NINTENDO switch pre order numbers are reportedly taking on PS4 launch day sales with gusto”

Many gamers out there have been keeping their ears searching for more information of the unique console experience that NINTENDO is bringing with the Switch. There was a very large scare for the amount of releases that were to come for the year of 2017 that no one seemed sure how Nintendo was going to combat this. Well it looks like Nintendo has chosen their weapons for battle against Microsoft and Sony, that weapon being Indie games.

Nintendo is taking a very intruiging approach to their new console by making close connections with small indie companies. As reported by Chris Plante on The Verge,

Nintendo has a revised strategy for indie games: look forward rather than backward. That goal is a bit loaded. On one hand, it speaks to a general concept of newness. Its slate of upcoming indie games, which will be charged with filling the Switch’s slim release calendar, are largely new releases, many debuting exclusively on the portable-console hybrid. That is to say, few of them are releases of games that have appeared elsewhere (Stardew Valley being the obvious exception). But “looking forward rather than backward” also speaks to the company’s ongoing relationship with the people who make and publish indie video games — a group it has, to this point, largely neglected.”

It would be nice to see Nintendo make their climb back to the top with the Indie game market by their side. This could be a great way for not only Nintendo to Excell, but possibly see many deserving publishers to gain the success they deserve. So be on the look out for the many fascinating games that NINTENDO will be brining to the Nintendo Switch. Also get excited for March 3rd the release of the Nintendo Switch. 

Go and tweet us @TheNerdChambers to let us know what you think about the switch! Was this a good move for Nintendo to pair with small indie companies?

Also if you’re interested what else Chris Plante and Gary Jones had to say here are their article links!

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/1/14777672/nintendo-switch-indie-games-releases -Chris Plante (The Verge)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/758541/Nintendo-Switch-Pre-Order-PS4/amp – Gary Jones (Express)

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Borderlands 3 News!?

I am sure all of you vault hunters have been waiting for the day to come to venture back in the wastelands of Pandora. We may finally be getting some news of when our new adventures embark. The story began nearly 8 years ago in 2009 when we were graced with the incredible story of Borderlands. Sadly the most recent game that we received was back in October of 2014… Yes Gearbox was kind enough to release the Handsome Jack Collection in  March of 2015, but for most of this was a fun time to go back and play the games we have already conquered.

We will be awaiting some news at GearBox PAX East panel. The developers of Borderlands teased that they would be starting the creation of the masterpiece that will be Borderlands 3 back at PAX East 2016. A new year is upon us, and we hope to see a trailer, release date, or at least some sort of concept art… please? Each panel at PAX each is given a description from the companies to give the consumers an idea what to look forward too. Here is what the GearBox panel has in store for us…

“This is your opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing, along with the latest news and updates from the makers of Borderlands, Battleborn, Brothers in Arms, and more! We will have never-before-seen reveals, exclusives, and surprises, so don’t miss out!”

So this should be a good indication that we will see some sort of reveal at PAX East. There was talk about the upcoming game to have even more characters, weapons, and NPCs then any of the Borderlands games so far. Make sure to be following PAX East news that is coming up so soon… March 10th-12th! Better yet, make sure to follow us @TheNerdChambers on Twitter so we can be your first outlet to the incredible news that GearBox will be dropping! Are you excited for the upcoming Borderlands games? Do you want to see old characters return? What will make this the biggest and best Borderlands game yet? Let us know @TheNerdChambers. See you in March Claptrap! 

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Microsoft’s Upcoming Subscription…

The power house company Microsoft recently announced a new gaming subscription that will be launching sometime in Spring of 2017. The subscription is in ways like the EA Access where you get to play a plethora of games for a monthly fee. The subscription total runs to 9.99$ a month for a grand total of 119.88 a year. The games will range from current titles like Halo Wars 5: Guardians to backwards compatible games like Saint’s Row IV. This may be the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck if your an Xbox One owner and enjoy numerous titles. 

Subscribers will be able to purchase the games in a catalog at a discount (20 percent off games, and 10 percent off add-ons) as stated by Mike Fahey on Kotaku

Microsoft is definitely making strides to catch up to Sony on sales on the current gen consoles with moves like this. Tweet us @TheNerdChambers to let us know is Xbox One Game Pass intruiging to you? Is this a good way for Microsoft to make a bigger impact on current gen?

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)