Xenoblade Chronicles X Should Have Been A Part of the ‘Game of the Year 2015’ Conversation

While many feel that games like Rise of the Tomb Raider were slighted last year as far as ‘Game of the Year’ goes, Xenoblade Chronicles X didn’t even have a chance at these awards. Being released on December 4, it missed many of the cutoff dates to be considered ‘Game of the Year.’ With this ‘Game ofContinue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles X Should Have Been A Part of the ‘Game of the Year 2015’ Conversation”

The Wii U Has the Best Exclusives of This Console Generation

In a console cycle which has been mired by remasters and remakes (not to mention games that were built for both last-generation and current-generation consoles concurrently), it is not Sony or Microsoft that has taken the spotlight in terms of exclusive content, but instead Nintendo. Although the company only has a market share of a littleContinue reading “The Wii U Has the Best Exclusives of This Console Generation”

The Final Fantasy XIII Saga is the Most Unappreciated Set of Games in the Series

Final Fantasy XIII was rather divisive. While its gameplay and combat system were superb, the story was a bit over pretentious and it was extremely linear, with the player simply going from place to place on a pre-set path. The characters were wonderful though, the combat was intricate and completely customizable, and there was a levelContinue reading “The Final Fantasy XIII Saga is the Most Unappreciated Set of Games in the Series”

Nintendo Formally Announces Goodies for Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary

Nintendo formally announced they are releasing Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in commemoration of the series’ 20th anniversary, according to a press release issued by the company earlier this morning. They will be available for digital download on February 27 and will cost $9.99 a piece. On that same day, NintendoContinue reading “Nintendo Formally Announces Goodies for Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary”

Pokkén Tournament Given a North American Release Date

Nintendo has announced via a press release that Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon brawler that hit arcades in Japan last July, will be released on March 18 of this year exclusively for the Wii U. Featuring sprawling action between Pokémon old and new, the game promises to bring over-the-top action never before seen in a Pokémon game. TheContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament Given a North American Release Date”

EA Access Service to be Free for Xbox Live Gold Members Next Week

From January 19 to January 24, Xbox Live Gold subscribers who own an Xbox One will be able to try out Electronic Arts’ EA Access service for free. The trial will offer 14 free games to play, one of the most interesting ones being Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. All characters unlocked in the original will carryContinue reading “EA Access Service to be Free for Xbox Live Gold Members Next Week”

Rumor: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed Again

According to French retailers, Nintendo’s Star Fox Zero, which was supposed to be a 2015 holiday release title, has been pushed back until July 15, 2016. The French website does not say whether this is a delay on the part of Europe, or a delay worldwide, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. If theContinue reading “Rumor: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed Again”

The Last of Us is Not a Great Video Game

The Last of Us was developed by critically acclaimed developer Naughty Dog and received over 240 Game of the Year awards in 2013, but were those awards deserved, purely from a gaming perspective? The Last of Us was a pioneer in storytelling in the medium, telling a beautiful story and is one of the most cinematic experiencesContinue reading “The Last of Us is Not a Great Video Game”

Nintendo NX Launching This Fall According to Nomura Securities

Nomura Securities has stated that the NX, Nintendo’s much-rumored home console, will be unveiled this June, presumably during E3. Analyst Junko Yamamura projects that Nintendo will reveal the concept sometime between March and May, officially unveiling the console in June of this year for a holiday release sometime between October and November. Nomura also believes that the NX willContinue reading “Nintendo NX Launching This Fall According to Nomura Securities”

Games Need to be Fun: How Gaming is Evolving as an Art Form

Many people balk at Nintendo’s strategy of bringing family fun into the living room, and with gaming as an “art form” becoming more and more prevalent, the divide between the two philosophies have drifted further and further apart, to the point that Nintendo isn’t even considered a contender against Microsoft and Sony’s consoles, who putContinue reading “Games Need to be Fun: How Gaming is Evolving as an Art Form”

Rumor: Nintendo Supposedly Preparing for a Huge Legend of Zelda Announcement

Editor’s note: While Gamer Professionals has seen the video stated in this article, out of respect for Nintendo, our source, and other parties involved, we have decided against publishing the video, which would infringe on the copyright of Nintendo Co., Ltd and Creative Minds and Souls, LLC, who produced the video. Although we are almost positive ofContinue reading “Rumor: Nintendo Supposedly Preparing for a Huge Legend of Zelda Announcement”

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Demo Available on Xbox Live

Microsoft has released a demo for the Xbox One version of its holiday title Rise of the Tomb Raider. We here at Gamer Professionals previously reviewed Rise of the Tomb Raider and gave it a 9 out of 10. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed-exclusive for Microsoft and released on both the Xbox One and theContinue reading “‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Demo Available on Xbox Live”