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Razor Aquires OUYA, but has no Plans to use the name


Razor has finished their buyout of Android based micro-console company OUYA. The terms of the buyout were not disclosed,  but Razor has no plans to keep the console or name of OUYA around. Instead,  they plan to migrate existing users to their new Android console.

“In the near future, Razer will be providing existing Ouya users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console and Serval controller bundle. Razer’s intention is to allow Ouya users to bring their games, controllers, and accounts to the Cortex TV platform on the Forge microconsole, advancing the experience of Android gaming on TV that they have previously enjoyed.

Additionally, Razer is planning deep product discounts for incoming Ouya users to purchase Razer hardware, and a spate of freebies, giveaways, and promotions to enjoy on their new Forge consoles.”

Source: VGchartz

Red ASH The Indelible Legend is well Short of its Funding goal


With about a week left to go on KickStarter, Keiji Inafune’s Red Ash The Indelible Legend, is well short of its funding goal. Comcept was asking for $800,000 to bring the spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends to life, and they at about $500,000. The PS4 stretch goal is set at $1 Million. Source: KickStarter

Did You Know Gaming – Guitar Hero


Check out this new Did You Know Gaming on Guitar Hero.

Source: DYKG

Dragon Quest XI Logo Leaked, will be Revealed Tomorrow

Dragon Quest

Square Enix is set to reveal Dragon Quest XI tomorrow during a live presentation at 4:30 AM ET / 1:30 AM ET on YouTube. The Dragon Quest XI logo has been leaked online from a variety of sources.

Via: Nintendo EverythingSource 1, Source 2, Source 3

PE X Nintendo #86 | Skylanders Graphics, Devil’s Third, Summer Droughts & more!

PE X Nintendo 86 MS

This post will be stuck for the top for a bit, new articles will be posted below. 

Francis from PlayerEssence breaks down the week’s best Nintendo news and gives his take on the Wii U’s summer drought in the main topic. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Rare Replay Pre-Order Trailer tugs on the Nostalgia w/ a Catchy Tune


Check out the pre-order trailer for Rare Replay on Xbox One. You get 30 classic RAREware games from $30.

Source: Xbox

Armada wins EVO 2015 in Super Smash Bros. Melee


Sweden’s Armada has won EVO 2015 vs. Liquid’s Hungrybox. Armada used Fox to beat Hungrybox’s Jigglypuff without a bracket reset. Congrats to Armada as he is the EVO 2015 champion in Melee!

Tengami Sales Breakdown (iOS, Wii U, PC/Mac)

Tengami Logo

Nyamyam has revealed their sales numbers for Tengami across all platforms. The iOS version topped the list with 196,000 copies sold. The Wii U, PC/Mach sold 11,000 units respectively. Via: Nintendo Everything

GameStop Summer Sales: Mortal Kombat X $39.99, Far Cry 4 $19.99 & New 3DS Deal & more


The GameStop Summer Sale is upon us! Check out hot deals such as Mortal Kombat X for $39.99, Far Cry 4 for $19.99 and the whole Uncharted collection on PS3 for $9.99. See all the deals here

Honor Satoru Iwata by Playing These 5 Games


Nintendo fans are finding unique and amazing ways to honor Nintendo’s late president, Satoru Iwata. Iwata had a major role in shaping Nintendo’s past and present, check out these five games you can play to honor him.

5. Pokemon Gold and Silver

4. Pokemon Stadium

3. Super Smash Bros. Melee & 64

2. EarthBound

1. Ballon Fight

More details on what Iwata did for each game at Mashable.

Jade Raymond Joins EA to form new Studio, will work on new IP and Star Wars


Former Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond has joined EA to work on the Star Wars franchise and lead a new studio. Rayman worked on the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell franchises at Ubisoft.

“I’m thrilled that the first big project that we will work on in Montreal will have Amy as Creative Director,” said Raymond. “An opportunity to work with her and the Visceral team, and to play in the Star Wars universe, is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.”

Via: VG247, Source

PlayerEssence Daytime Writer Needed (10 AM PT – 5 PM PT)


This post will be stuck to the top for today, new updates will be posted underneath. 

PlayerEssence is looking for an intern writer to help out during the hours through (10 AM Pacific Time – 5 PM Pacific Time). Although basic WordPress knowledge would be great, it’s not required. Email me at: francis@playeressence.com if you are interested in getting more details (pay, article count, ect). 

Jim Sterling vs. Digital Homicide – Debate


Jim Sterling has had an ongoing feud with Digital Homicide and their games/comments. In this podcast below, Jim Sterling finally confronts Digital Homicide in a debate on various topics.

Source: Jim Sterling

Cautionary Tale: Man Shoots off Firework from top of his head, dies Instantly


I know this doesn’t have anything to do with video games, but I really want you guys to be safe out there when it comes to your life. This story I’m linking involves a 22 year old man who lit a reloadable fireworks mortar tube off the top of his head and died on the spot. The deceased man’s brother described him after the accident:

“There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,” said 25-year-old Cody Staples, who called it an accident.

Guys, please use good judgment when drinking, lighting fireworks, driving and the such. I would hate to have something like this happen to any of you guys.

Source: Yahoo

Nintendo Details Their Mobile Games Monetization Plans

Nintendo and DeNA

Nintendo will be entering the mobile market with DeNA this year. Company president Satoru Iwata has explained how Nintendo plans to make money off their smartphone games.

Iwata on the slow Trickle of Virtual Console Titles


Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has commented on the slow trickle of Virtual Console games, saying it takes a significant amount of human resources and testing to make sure these titles run smoothly. He also stated that putting developers on Virtual Console titles takes away time they could be working on new games (which is why I’ve NEVER been big on Virtual Console in the first place).



The Mega64 guys are at it again with a hilarious video on Metroid Prime Federation Force.

Source: Mega64

Persona 5 – Trailer #2 Looks Quite Amazing


Check out the special Persona 5 trailer that came with the Special Blue-ray movie included with first-print copies of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which is out in Japan. This trailer shows off a good chunk of gameplay and the slick visuals of the PS4.

Source: Gematsu

X-Men Mutant Apocalypse – Game Grumps


The GameGrumps thank the fans for the support they have given them over the years, and play X-Men Mutant Apocalypse.

PlanetSide 2 – Redefining Massive Warfare | PS4

PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is out now on the PS4 as a free download. Check out the launch trailer below to find out what this game is about!

Terminator vs Robocop – Epic Rap Battle


Has there been Terminator video games? Yes. Has there been Robocop video games? Yes, there has. So what would happen in an Epic Rap Battle between the two?

Source: ERB

Who Won E3 2015? #CUPodcast

Wii U PS4 Xbox One

Pat & Ian answer the question of who won E3.