This last Tuesday, the 7th of January, was one to remember for a long time. Thanks to our friends in Vivid (@WeAreVivid), we got to experience a very enjoyable Rocket League tournament. Manny and I got together with a couple of the members for a LAN event where they hosted a 2v2 Rocket League tournament. I still can’t believe in such short notice we arranged 16 teams for the competition. The members of Vivid were such great sports and were fierce competition. They put our skills to the test throughout the brackets. Thank you to the Vivid organization for letting us be apart of this event, and a huge thanks to Zookuzero (@Zookuzero) for doing a phenomenal job hosting the event. Huge congratulations to @Squiggly_YT and his teammate on their success! Please share some love and give all of them some love on social media!
Going into the event, I was not too sure what I should expect. I had no clue about the number of people that would enter the contest, the quality of players, or the seriousness of the tournament itself. Zookuzero did such a great job getting everything together in such short notice, and his casting during the games was impeccable. For someone who has minimal casting experience, at no point did I question his commentary. Thanks to his broadcast, it made me take a look at that side of esports more in-depth. I spent part of my day observing various esports casters because of the tourney. I was interested in what makes each caster unique, and it is honestly amazing to see each person’s style. I believe there is a chance I will dip my feet into the world of casting thanks to Zookuzero.
I am eager to see where the Vivid and Nerd Chambers connection will take us both. I am sure we will see more tournaments like this and other collaborations between the teams in 2020. We are both hoping to make it to similar paths, and with each other, I am sure we will get there. I hope we can continue to partner together for more events like this in the future. What would you like to see from our upcoming collaborations with Vivid? If you have any ideas, let us know down in the comments! Thank you for all the support!
Hey friends, first of all, Happy New Year! Everyone here at TNC feels like 2020 is going to be a big year for us and we could not be more excited to share another year with all of you. We are going to start the New Year off right and continue our Watchlist series for the games we are excited about for this year. The next game on the list is a game based on one of my favorite anime series, Fairytail.
Fairytail is a long-running manga/anime franchise that is centered around a guild of wizards and their adventures as they work to be the best guild in the kingdom of Fiore. The game is based directly on three main story arcs of the show but also ties in some brand new story content unique to the game. The story arcs that are included in the game are some of the most exciting in the show and include the Tenrou, Tartarus, and the Grand Magic Games arc, which was a personal favorite of mine.
When I first found out that a Fairytail game was being made, the first thought that came to mind was, “oh cheese its I hope this game is gonna be just another anime fighting game.” I was thankfully reassured when the first trailer was released explaining that the game was going to be an RPG of sorts.
In the game, you will control a party of up to five wizards as you battle your way through various jobs to help Fairytail go from one of the lowest-ranked guilds all the way back to the top. There will be several different wizards for you to choose from including members that you will be able to recruit from other guilds. As you progress through the game your characters will level up to gain new attacks as well as rank within the Fairytail guild.
The combat in Fairytail is going to be a fun mix of Final Fantasy and Persona. It is turn-based combat with enemies placed on a 3×3 grid. You will choose different spells that the wizards will have at their disposal, and each spell will attack in a different pattern on the 3×3 grid. There will also be elements of gathering and crafting in the game that they have yet to give more details on.
Koei Tecmo seems like they are going to great lengths to make Fairytail more than just a service to fans of the anime but a game that fans of turn-based RPGs can thoroughly enjoy as well. If you like games like Final Fantasy, Persona, or Fire Emblem this is a game that should definitely be on your radar. Fairytail will be launching on PS4, Switch and Steam on March, 20 of this year. For those that pre-order the game there is a bonus outfit for Erza Scarlett that players will get to use.
What games are you guys looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below or let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Kyrie!
Nintendo has had it’s fair share of the limelight through the first four months of the year with the official reveal of the Nintendo Switch, the launch of the Switch, and the latest installment of The Legend of Zelda being one of the greatest reviewed games of all-time. Nintendo has been enjoying a big year, and they have continued the momentum into E3 this year which is just a few weeks away. At the event, all those Switch owners eager to know what the future holds for their new console will get a chance to see some upcoming games and more during Nintendo’s E3 festivities. Nintendo laid out the major events that they will be holding on their website, which is sure to entice thousands to tune in on June 13th.
To kick off the event, Nintendo will be hosting it’s version of a press conference, Nintendo Spotlight, where they plan to show off more of Super Mario Odyssey as well as games to be announced. Following Nintendo Spotlight is Nintendo Treehouse Live, where viewers of the livestream will get insight from developers on upcoming games for both the Switch and 3DS family of systems, and to tease fans even more Nintendo states on their website they may, “share some surprises.” Two other major events set to take during their three day event is a Splatoon 2 tournament and the first ARMS tournament.
What do you guys think about Nintendo’s strong start to 2017? Do you think they will deliver on the promise that the Switch holds? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TheNerdChambers. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook while you are at it!
Now that the NES Classic is done being produced, it seems Nintendo has jumped right back on the wagon with their next classic system remake. Sources confirmed to Eurogamer that Nintendo is indeed working on a Super Nintendo Entertainment system similar to that of the NES Classic. Not only is it in production but it is expected to be ready for release this holiday season. I wouldn’t expect the SNES to be around forever though as Nintendo explained when they announced the discontinuation of the NES Classic that the classic system was meant to be a novelty item for the holidays last year. Nonetheless, you should all start getting hyped for the SNES Classic because the game library on the system was superior to that of the NES with games like Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and A Link to the Past.
We will be sure to keep you guys updated when we learn more about the system and a release window. For now, let us know, what SNES games would you want to see on the classic? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @TheNerdChambers.
It was another busy week in gaming and entertainment. Here are the biggest stories you may have missed out on while seeing Logan 23425 times:
Borderlands 3 had a tech demo showed off early in the week. Showing how the world looks on the Unreal Engine 4. You can read all about it and see for yourself in the original post.
Outlast 2 has itself a release and is much sooner than one might expect. People itching to get back into the series will be able get their hands on the game on April 25th. For those that are new to the series, the developers will have something for you as well. You can read about it here.
No Man’s Sky got its second massive update in the middle of the week. The update will include even more options for basebuilding, vehicles to use on your home planet, and even… racetrack building? There is so much going on in this new No Man’s Sky update and you can find all the fine details in our full overview of the update.
The Nintendo Switch has seen great commercial success in it’s first week on the market. So much success that it is the fastest selling Nintendo system in the U.S. in the history of the gaming pioneer. You can see the numbers behind Nintendo’s great feat in our full article.
And finally, it wouldn’t be a top five news story of the week if we didn’t have Overwatch somewhere on the list. It was a very up and down week for Pharah’s mother Ana. In the beginning of the week the developers were planning on nerfing her into the ground, but after so much backlash for the heavy nerfs that were being tested, the developers backtracked and will only be making some minor adjustments which you can find here.
There was a lot of great news coming out this week as this month is loaded with great games. Still to come is Mass Effect Andromeda and MLB The Show, among others. What were your favorite stories/moments from the past week? Let us know on Twitter @TheNerdChambers, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!
The Nintendo Switch finally appeared on shelves on March 3rd! Well very briefly the shelves, and rapidly to the entertainment centers of hundreds of thousands of Nintendo fans! In the United Kingdom the sales of the switch doubled the Wii U sales for the first weekend (80,000:Switch/40,000:Wii U) to put those numbers in perspective, the ps4 sold around 250,000, and the Xbox one close to 150,000 units.Even though the Nintendo Switch sales were very impressive, this is not the largest explosion for Nintendo and their releases in the UK. The 3DS still holds the best weekend for Nintendo at 113,000 units for United Kingdom
In Japan the first 48 hours are booming with 313,000 units flying off the market, just beating out the Wii U in Japan at 308,000 units! Japan held much closer with ps4 and Nintendo . This is the closest the switch got to the next gen consoles for the PS4 had 322,000 sales the first weekend with the Nintendo Switch getting so close at 313,000. Sadly Nintendo will probably not see the incredible success of Sony and Microsoft numbers any time soon other than Japan.
The last impressive detail for Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild beats out Super Mario 64 in opening weekend sales! The new game for the large Zelda collection sold around 190,000 copies for launch. Now The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild holds the best standalone launch title for Nintendo.