Destiny 2 Rally the Troops!!!

The trailer has finally hit the public, and it has made a boom! In less than an hour the trailer had already totaled over 138K views, and is sitting at a solid 16K likes. Not only did the trailer bring some excitement for combat and adventure… It also brought a sense of humor. The trailer has two characters explaining why we need to join together and help the cause for Destiny 2.

One commander takes a very serious approach explaining the sad defeated warriors, and why they need to take back their home. The commander does a very good job at getting the troops excited for the vengeful crusade. So they are ready to take on the Red Legion and take on Ghaul…

On the other hand… We see the same fun loving drunken guardian from the teaser trailer Cayde giving a not as heroic speech. He goes on to explain that we need everyone, but you might die in the adventure. He then can’t remember the name of the evil villain’s name… “Starts with a g? Gary?! No…” No one seems to be buying his speech, and he changes the reasoning to loot. That everyone should get all the loot they possibly can, and this hypes up the guardians!

Bungie did a very good job in the trailer explaining why you’ll be starting over in the sequel. The fact that Ghaul and his legion came through and destroyed the tower with all of your loot inside. You’ll have to begin a new story in a new part of the world. Hopefully Destiny 2 will have more sustained success then it’s first game had. All together the first game did well it just didn’t hold all of its gamers from the start.

Watch the Destiny 2 Trailer here!

What do you think about the trailer for Destiny 2? Will you be jumping on board and rallying with the troops on September 8th? Let us know on Twitter @TheNerdChambers or in the comments below!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

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Destiny 2 Teaser!!!

One of the most anticipated games in the last decade was Bungie’s newest creation Destiny. After a plethora of Halo games that the company gifted to us over the years. The games did very well, and it was very sad to see Bungie depart from their extremely acclaimed franchise that is Halo… After a few years we were delighted to find out about Destiny! The hype for this game was absolutely surreal. We were graced with a beta that had an undying amount of fun, and when the game launched the world exploded. All around the first few months of the game did very well, and honestly to this day the game still is doing very well with a die hard fan base.

There has been some rumors surrounding the upcoming sequel such as release date, upcoming events, and what will be new to the game… Well today we finally got to have a small glimpse into the world of Destiny 2. The trailer showed us some very incredible action sequence with our narrator bringing us deep into flashbacks of war. The trailer did not give us a look into the upcoming game other than the fact we will be getting a full trailer on March 30th. The trailer does give us some hype for the upcoming game.

What do you think of the Destiny franchise? Are you excited for the upcoming game this year? Let us know @TheNerdChambers what you think about Destiny and Destiny 2! Come back Friday to check out our thoughts on the full trailer!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Gearbox Broke Our Heart…

Today was a very sad day for gamers everywhere… As we brought up in a previous article Borderlands 3 News?! we were very excited for PAX East this weekend becsuse there was a GearBox panel at PAX that had a description of:

Inside Gearbox Panel:

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!

They teased us with the likes of Borderlands in the description of the panel. So we were all very disappointed when we found out that there was no Borderlands 3 news to be seen at PAX EAST this year… We can hope that we will finally get some sort of insight at E3 this year, and will be blown away from the built up excitement. For now all we got was need that Gearbox will be doing a Penn and Teller VR game and no Borderlands. 

Go tweet us @TheNerdChambers and let us know what you think of the absent news of Borderlands 3!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Top 5 News Stories of the Week

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

How The Witcher 3 Started a Revolution… Sort of

For as long as we can remember, the gaming industry was on par with the movie industry. You had a couple entertaining games here and there throughout the first nine months of the year, but when October hit, consumers would be bombarded with great game after great game. Just looking at the past winners of game of the year fromt he VGA’s/The Game Awards, Only three games from 2003 to 2014 were fully released before August the years they were released which were Resident Evil 4 in 2005, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion the following year, and Red Dead Redemption in 2010. Those three are all incredible games, there is not doubt about that, but although they were successful, developers continued to keep it play it safe and release there games during the holidays. It makes perfect sense, Christmas is the season of giving, and what do so many kids love? Video games.

But why should the dedicated gamers that are always looking for fun experiences year round be left in the cold during the first half of the year? For years, people would have to sit the the first 4-5 months of the year continuing to play the most recent Call of Duty, or playing through Fallout 3 or Skyrim for the 18th time because there was barely anything being released in those early months. Then all of a sudden, something changed.

This game called The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came out in May of 2015 and it was one of the most impressive feats in video games. The world design and scale were incredible, voice acting and scriptwriting was well done, the story was engaging and left you wanting more, and there was this little game called Gwent that won the hearts of millions. The Witcher raised the bar for what an open world RPG, a true masterpiece, and pretty much the unanimous game of the year of 2015. Not only that, the game sold four million copies in its first two weeks, in the middle of May. This seemed to spark a change in some developers thinking.

Batman: Arkham Knight was released a few weeks after The Witcher and sold even faster than the Witcher did and was also an outstanding game that was game of the year quality. The following year, 2016, Street Fighter V, XCOM 2, Firewatch, and Far Cry Primal, all came out in February alone and were outstanding games that sold well (Firewatch being nominated for multiple Game Awards). In March of that year, The Division became the fastest selling new franchise in the history of games. Granted, a lot of people were not impressed with The Division after a couple weeks, but the point being here is that games were selling well in the first half of the year.

Then along came the beautiful game known as Overwatch. Released in May of last year, Overwatch is being played by over 25 million people, and is, in my opinion, the most polished first person shooter to ever hit the market. Not only that, it won The Game Awards game of the year honors. So in back to back years now, we have had a game of the year winner released in May and not during the holiday season.

Moving to this year, 2017, we have been spoiled by a plethora of outstanding games in just the first two months of the year with more to come here in March. Resident Evil VII has received high praise from many as a return to form for the franchise and shipped 3 million units in just its first two weeks. Nioh has been the biggest suprise thus far in 2017 with an aggregate score of 87/100 on Metacritic and over 1 million units shipped in its first two weeks. Then finally we have recently released Horizon Zero Dawn. The game, like The Witcher, is a true masterpiece of a game all around. From visuals to gameplay and everything in between, Horizon Zero Dawn is safely a contender for game of the year this year (currently an 88/100 on Metacritic) and it is only March.

Then looking toward the rest of this month we have Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which is already the best reviewed game of the year with 98/100 out of over 50 reviews. Not to mention Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Mass Effect: Andromeda which are still to come later this month.

To sum this whole thing up, The Witcher’s success in 2015 helped to give developers confidence in releasing games in the earlier parts of the year. Now, gamers are being rewarded with a slew of incredible, game of the year caliber games early in the year instead of waiting ten months to see the next big thing in games.

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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)