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Category Archives: PlayerEssence Original Content

PE Tournament #2 - Top 4 & Grand Finals | Smash 4 (10 PM EST/ 7PM PT)


Get the top 4 and Grand Finals for PE’s Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament below!

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Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U Review) | PlayerEssence


The most important thing to preface this entire review with is the fact that this is a Playstation 2 game that’s been remastered.  It comes from an older time.  So, does Nordic Games’ remaster come as a pleasant surprise or is it really still just an old, aged game with a shinier coat of paint on it?

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament Mode & For Glory | PE RantZ

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is my favorite game on Wii U at this point. But there are some major issues with the tournament mode and online For Glory system. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome original content.

PE X Nintendo #87 | Unvalued Wants for Nintendo NX

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Many outlets have posted their wants for the Nintendo NX, but a lot of them haven’t mentioned some of the stuff I’m going to list here. Subscribe to PlayerEssence to get the latest videos first!

Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editions are Coming & its HYPE! | PE NewZ

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Nintendo has announced some cool special edition Xenoblade Chronicles X packs for Europe and North America. I want to know what you guys are looking forward to the most with Xenoblade Chronicles X! Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube, you know you want to.

Metroid Doesn’t Sell Enough? Bruh…. That’s HOT GARBAGE | PE RantZ

It seems like Metroid will be skipping Wii U this generation, and some fans are making the “sales” excuse as to why we aren’t getting Metroid on Wii U. However, if you look at the sales of past games, its obvious the franchise has plenty of room to make sell in today’s market. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content.

Scalebound goes Beast Mode, RASH Joins Killer Instinct Season Three! | PE NewZ

Microsoft brought out the big guns at Gamescom 2015. Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya showed of Scalebound for the first time, while RASH from Battletoads fame joins KI Season 3! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Tournament Mode w/Fox - shofu

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Shofu tries out tournament mode with his main man Fox! Get all the action past the link.

PE Tournament #1 Smash Bros. Wii U Grand Finals | Seth (1) vs. Memo (3) (7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET)

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Two heavyweights face off for the first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U PE Tournament! The 3DS champ, Memo, takes on the number 1 seed Seth, in a best of 7 matchup!

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Smash Bros. Wii U - First PlayerEssence Tournament Details (August 1st)

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Tournament Name:
PE Qualify 1v1
August 1, 2015 (5:00 AM) - August 1, 2015 (Midnight)

1v1 -
2 Stock
No items
1 day for 20 battles:
Top 20 players advance to round 2 on Sunday!
Top 4 players get streamed live
1st place gets a prize.

Yo LEO, Respect your Elders Kid | Smash 4 - PE RantZ

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Good player, but you’re in over your head kid. Have a little respect…. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more original content.

Massive Smash Bros. Wii U Update adds Tournament Mode and more! BRUH… - PE NewZ


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U update this Friday….. tournament mode, LETS GO! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for all the HYPE videos you can handle!

Massive “Amazing” Splatoon Update! Shin Megami Tensei IV Breaks 600K! | PE NewZ

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Splatoon and Shin Megami Tensei IV headline a busy Monday! PE NewZ….. right now! Yo! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more video content!

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

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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!

Super Mario Maker ISN’T Racist, Look in the Mirror | PE RantZ

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Business Insider claims that Super Mario Maker is racist. But I think they need to look in the damn mirror before they start making silly claims. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Splatoon Sells 290K in June 2015 NPD, Mario Kart 8 Crosses 2 Million! | PlayerEssence

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Splatoon continues its hot sales streak in the June 2015 NPD, while Mario Kart 8 crosses 2 million units sold in the United States alone! Francis gives his take on Nintendo’s big wins in June. Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube for awesomeness sent straight to your feed!

Nintendo set to Publish Devil’s Third in North America, Possible Gameplay Improvements? | PlayerEssence

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Francis discusses the news that Devil’s Third will be published by Nintendo in North America. Could the delayed release of the NA version bring gameplay improvements? Subscribe to PlayerEssence for news, reviews, trailers, tips and tricks!

5K Subscriber Special: NX and what I know, Splatoon Amiibo Winner, News & LIVE Q&A

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This is a bit of a bittersweet moment for me….. but I will be holding a 5K subscriber special to discuss what I know about the NX, the Splatoon amiibo winner, Nintendo news, remembering Satoru Iwata and a LIVE Q&A

Satoru Iwata Tribute - Thank You for Everything | PlayerEssence


My tribute to Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance #1 | LP Mondays


Got a brand new segment for you guys coming every Monday called: LP Mondays on our YouTube Channel PlayerEssence. This week, I’m tackling Platinum Games’ excellent action title, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Make sure to hit that “LIKE” button and subscribe for more awesome original content.

PE Fan Cast #1 - Wii U, NX & RPGs - Livestream (12 PM ET)


Jon Turner and myself host the first ever PE Fan Cast! We’ll be discussing a range of topics from NX, Wii U and more.

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PE X Nintendo #85 | Devil’s Third, SMT X FE, Pokken Tournament & Wii U’s lack of RPGs

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This post will be stuck to the top of the page for today. New Updates will be posted underneath.

I HAVE Returned to the format you all KNOW and LOVE. PlayerEssence X Nintendo is back! We’re kicking off episode 85 with style: Pokken, Devil’s Third, Splatoon and more! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

1:35 - NOA not publishing Devil’s Third in North America

4:56 - Zero wins 40th tournament in a row in Smash Wii U

6:55 - Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem 60 hours to 100%

8:18 - Epic Indie sale Wii U

9:06 - Pokken Fighters aimed at older Pokemon Fans, Release outside of Japan being considered

10:53 - Splatfest 2 announced for North America - Roller Coasters vs Water Slides

12:19 -  Nintendo’s lack of RPGs is a problem