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Game Changer: April Edition

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Troy Lehan

Lots of Big Swings and No Misses

Hello and welcome to the Game Changer for April 2015! Leading off, our first game steps up to the plate on March 31st. That’s right baseball fans, MLB The Show hits all Playstation systems and is a Playstation exclusive. This game is always trying to outdo itself. Every year, they add in new features and new rosters that will keep your team competing for the pennant. In this version, they are adding a small but very important detail, you will now be able to use real world sporting good brands from gloves to bats. With spring ball in full swing, hearing the crack of the bats, and the smell of the ball park hot dogs in the air, this has to be my Game Changer Pick of the Month!

March 31, 2015


MLB 15: The Show for Playstation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.

Sports – – MLB The Show has consistently been the highest-rated sports game available, and now, in its 10th season, it’s better than ever with new features that deliver the most accurate sports simulation possible.


For the first time, partnerships with real-world equipment brands will bring MLB-accurate bats, gloves, shoes, and batting gloves to the game. Customize your Road to The Show player in the best gear from the sport’s best brands. It’s not just the gear that’s more authentic this year. Players and teams also have more unique personalities and styles plus a wide array of emotional reactions to all the heartbreak and triumph on the field. And that field will be more action-packed with new animations, a new tag system, and an all new user cutoff system.


In 2015, playing the field will be as exciting as stepping up to the plate. MLB 15 The Show also features major graphical improvements. Enhanced stadium lighting, Improved gloss and specular, resulting in more natural lighting on players. Seasonal day/night transitions have also been added into the world of The Show. And the improvements aren’t all animations and graphics. The game itself has gotten deeper with more ways to play, earn rewards, and put together a Hall of Fame career. Best of all, Universal rewards will mean that all of that gameplay earns Stubs that can be spent on licensed equipment, Road to The Show improvements, and virtual baseball cards.


We’re introducing 30 Iconic MLB Alumni into our virtual player card pool, 1 representative for each team. These players span every historic baseball era of the last 70 years. Like all of our Universal Rewards, you have a chance of finding a historic virtual player card to add to your collection and utilize throughout MLB 15 The Show. Make yourself a legend and never start your career or season over again. With Year-to-Year saves, users will be able to continue their Road to The Show players and Franchises from MLB 14 The Show into MLB 15 The show, and into future releases. All of that is only scratching the surface of how MLB 15 The Show is ready to prove that Baseball Is Better. Revamped commentary, improved load times, and an overhauled franchise mode are also on-deck to help make the 10th edition of The Show the best one yet.



April 7, 2015


Etrian Mystery Dungeon for Nintendo 3DS.

RPG – Far off in the mountains, the small village Aslarga becomes a hub for adventurers looking for fame and fortune from the Mystery Dungeons. But dire challenges await even the most stalwart adventurers in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a turn-based action RPG rogue like developed by ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft.


The Nintendo 3DS exclusive mixes Etrian Odyssey’s vast RPG party and skill customization aspects, and Mystery Dungeon’s infinitely random dungeon adventures. There’s no hand-holding in Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The action/turn based combat means that battling monsters is not just about using the right skills, but becomes an elegant Pas de Quatre of strategic positioning.


Players form their parties with familiar Etrian Odyssey classes, such as Landsknecht and Runemaster, customize individuals using Etrian-style skill trees, and then take up to four members into the dungeons. Always randomized with various levels and paths, the dungeons require plenty of exploration, not to mention the incredible loot rewards — just be wary of what waits among the deepest depths.


April 7, 2014


Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Action , RPG – Developed by From Software, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the punishing 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls (9.5/10 GameSpot, 9.0/10 IGN). The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward. Dark Souls II brings the franchise’s renowned difficulty & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.


April 10, 2015


Xenoblade Chronicles New Nintendo 3DS.

RPG – Take up arms against an invading army in this remake of an acclaimed RPG, only on the New Nintendo 3DS XL system. Explore vast landscapes and beat down foes in battles that blend real time action with RPG strategy. Exclusive features make the Xenoblade Chronicles™ 3D game the ultimate way to learn the truth behind the mythical sword, the Monado.


April 14, 2015

Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Fighting – Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever. For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. And with a new fully-connected gameplay experience, players are launched into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.

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