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Shin Megami Tensei IV Final Announced for 3DS – First Details | PlayerEssence

Shin Megami Tensei IV Final was recently announced for the Nintendo 3DS. Get my thoughts on the game and the first details here. More »

Star Fox Zero Delayed to get That “Platinum Feel” – My Thoughts

We all know Star Fox Zero has been delayed to Q1 2016, but now Platinum Games has elaborated a bit on the delay. Get my thoughts here. More »

Big Channel Update – New PC Specs, Better Quality, More Content!

I’ve got a lot of new content coming to PlayerEssence which some of you guys have already seen. I go over all the changes and content already up and coming soon! More »

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U): A BIT RUSTY – Part 1 (1080p/60fps) | PlayerEssence

YO!!!! I got a new let’s play for you guys on Hyrule Warriors! This one is going to be shaped by you guys! Let me know what characters, stages and weapons you want me to play NEXT in the comments section below More »

PE Plays - Main Playthrough | BioShock Infinite (PC)

Catch all the latest episodes of BioShock Infinite here! More »

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: For Glory ‘Chalk Talk’ #1

Got a brand new series for you guys called For Glory Chalk Talk! In this show, I’ll be playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with my main characters and detailing tips to improve together! More »


Shin Megami Tensei 4 Collector’s Edition Unboxing | PE Classic 2013

SMT4 classic

In honor of Shin Megami Tensei 4 Final being announced for 3DS, I take a look back at one of my more memorable Shin Megami Tensei 4 videos! The editing is a bit rough, but I think you guys will like it!

Former HAL America Boss Reflects on 30 Years of Working With Satoru Iwata


Former HAL America games boss Yash Terakura, spoke in length about interaction with the late Satoru Iwata.

“In 1979 or 1980, Iwata was stopping by my office almost every day after school,” he writes. “He helped me make test programs, sorted my books and floppy disks, and did other minor things. He was helping so that he could obtain news about our new products, as well as technical information not available to the public.””He was a so-called ‘otaku.’ Of course, we did not have that term ‘otaku’ at that time,” says Terakura. “He and other students were Commodore groupies.

…He was a very quiet person, and he was nice to others, but when it came to a design or concept of a project, he could be very hard headed. He did not agree with other people unless he was very sure that their idea was better than his.

…I started my own company, but we kept in touch. I go to Japan often, so I was planning to call him and have a dinner in August or so. I guess that will never happen.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: Gamasutra

BioShock Infinite [PC]: Knocked OUT! – Part 7 (1080p/60fps)

BioShock part 7

Sorry for the audio issues guys, my mic was way too low so its hard to hear me speak. I’ve fixed the issue and things will get back to normal in part 8.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gold

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and Xbox 360 is GOLD, Crystal Dynamics has announced today.

“We are pleased to confirm that gamers will be able to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider very soon, when the game launches on November 10th,” said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Product Development and Western Studios.

“The entire team challenged themselves to improve on the last game that millions of fans enjoyed so much, and we believe we have created a worthy sequel to Tomb Raider 2013. With the game development now complete we are excited to share this incredible next chapter in Lara’s journey as she continues her growth into the ultimate action adventure icon, and accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider.”

Via: VGChartz

Phil Spencer Doesn’t Think the Xbox One can Catch PS4 in Sales

Phil Spencer

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, sold a panel at the GeekWire Summit 2015 that he isn’t sure if the Xbox One can now catch up with the PS4 in sales.

“You know, I don’t know. You know, the length of the generation… They [Sony] have a huge lead and they have a good product. I love the content, the games line-up that we have,” said Spencer.

Nintendo is Laying Down the System BanHammers to Cheaters in Splatoon


Yo, this is what I like to see! Nintendo is laying down the BanHammer on jackasses cheating and hacking in Splatoon. Some hackers have been deleting people’s save files and accessing weapons not available to everyone at the moment.

Nintendo is actively laying down system bans on these idiots. Sorry for my language,  but I can’t stand people who cheat in video games. It’s not that important!

Via: MNN

Nintendo Owns Over 32% of the Market Share in Japan


Nintendo is doing quite good in their home country in terms of market share. Dengeki has revealed the top 10 publishers in Japan, and Nintendo beats second place by nearly triple.  Check out the top 10 below.

1. Nintendo – 32,1%
2. Level 5 – 11,9%
3. Square Enix – 11%
4. Bandai Namco – 10,7%
5. Konami – 5,3%
6. Capcom – 4,9%
7. Sony Computer Entertainment – 3,1%
8. GunHo – 2,3%
9. Spike Chunsoft – 1,8%
10. Marvelous – 1,5%

Via: MNN

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – Update 1.10 Detailed

The Witcher 3

Ok, this has to be the biggest patch of fixes/additions I have ever seen. CD Projekt RED has detailed patch 1.10 coming to The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, and there is about 10 pages worth of information. You can see all of the fixes here.

Skylanders Superchargers (Wii U) – Over 60 Minutes of Co-op Footage with DK & Bowser | cobanermani456


Cobanermani456 checks out co-op in Skylanders Superchargers on the Wii U. They are using Bowser and Donkey Kong!

Deus Ex Mankind Divided – New Gameplay Footage and Mechanics


Deus Ex Mankind Divided will carry a host of gameplay improvements over Human Revolution. Get the full breakdown of whats new, along with new gameplay footage from various outlets. Via: Gematsu

  • New cover system – You can now aim at a cover object and automatically run to it (and take cover).
  • New energy system – Energy now automatically refills. Although there are some augmentations that have a non-regenerating activation cost, which lowers the maximum amount of energy available to you. This is reset when you use a “Biocell.”
  • Icarus Dash – The new Icarus Dash can be used offensively as an “Icarus Strike” to take out enemies, but it can also be used to dash across quickly or finding alternate routes.
  • Remote hacking – The main hacking game is similar to its predecessor, although a lot nicer looking. But you can now hack remotely.
  • Charged weapons – Several weapons can now be charged to get secondary effects and cause much more damage.
  • Weapon modifications – Adam can modify his weapons in real time.

The Legend of Legacy – Unboxing Video


Check out this unboxing video for The Legend of Legacy on the Nintendo 3DS.

BIG Nintendo News Incoming Soon? | PlayerEssence


Rumor has it that Nintendo will have some big news to share with us soon. Get my take on the matter below. Subscribe to PlayerEssence here.

A Wii U Price Drop “Now” is Pointless | PlayerEssence

Price Drop MS

A certain website and various YouTubers are calling for Nintendo to drop the price of the Wii U to compete with Sony dropping the price of the PS4 in the US. But I have to ask ONE question….why? It makes ZERO business sense. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for those massive knowledge drops.

BioShock Infinite [PC]: Shock my Jock! – Part 6 (1080p/60fps) | PlayerEssence

BioShock Infinite part 6

Bruh, this dude Slate is a crazy dude…. but I need that Shock. Subscribe to PlayerEssence here, check out all the past episodes here.

Shovel Knight Retail Release Canceled on Xbox One, Confirmed for November 3rd


Yacht Club Games has confirmed the Xbox One release of Shovel Knight has been canceled due to “publisher policies”. However,  the retail release is now confirmed for November 3rd, for $24.99. The Wii U, PS4, and 3DS retail versions will come with a bonus soundtrack, the game and Plague of Shadows DLC. Via: VGChartz

The Gaming “Five”: Introduction | ZyroXZ2

Welcome to a channel that welcomes you with open arms! No no, it doesn’t matter what systems or games you play, you can come here and enjoy any of it, or all of it! ;D

Can you handle the girth of changes I made to my channel?! If so, you could win a $20 code!

Sony has High Hopes for Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4


Sony is expecting big things from Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4, Guerrilla Games first open world RPG.

The epic feel of the game, its breathtaking visuals, strong character development, imaginative combat sequences and the marketing weight of the PS4 release all combine to make this a hot property for 2016,” European licensing manager at SCEE, David Evans, told Licensing.biz.

“Guerrilla Games have created a lush post-apocalyptic world that players simply won’t want to leave and licensed merchandise offers consumers a way to extend that extraordinary experience into their everyday lives.”

Horizon Zero Dawn is set for PS4 in 2016.

Via: VGChartz

Yoshi’s Woolly World Gameplay + Boss Fight


Check out some more footage from the 3+ month delayed Yoshi’s Woolly World North American version.

Fallout 4 PC Specs Revealed, and They are Reasonable


Quite a number of you guys were saying Star Wars Battlefront’s recommended PC specs were ridiculous.  Well fear not Fallout 4 fans, the minimum and recommend specs are more than manageable.  In fact, budget PCs under $1K will be able to run this game at the recommended specs. Full details below.


  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent


  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent 

Fallout 4 launches on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 10th.

Via: VGChartz

Street Fighter 5 Second Beta Begins on October 22nd

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The second global beta for Street Fighter 5 will start on October 22nd and run through the 25th. It will feature cross-platform play between PC and PS4 users. Get the full rundown from Capcom Unity below. 

Project X Zone 2 – Awesome 14 Minute Trailer


Bandai Namco has uploaded an epic 14 minute trailer for Project X Zone 2 on 3DS . See all the action past the link.

Splatoon Strategy, Tips, Guide. Mind of “S” Rank Player | OBE1plays


OBE1 shows you have to splat some squids in Splatoon on Wii U!