Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the 3D, with a smaller physical footprint for more portability, but with the same size large, dual displays you’ll find on the 3DS XL. The new console hits store shelves July 28, so we’ll still have to wait a while to get our hands on one, but it has a wallet-friendly $149.99 price tag that’s likely to attract some fence-sitting 3DS fans.

Street Fighter V's newest character has cool and chilling combos

Ahead of her official debut, Capcom has released a new video going over Kolin, the latest Street Fighter V heroine. In this introduction series entry, Matt Edwards, Capcom’s community manager, talks a bit about the new contender while showing off her Inside Slash V-Skill, Diamond Dust V-Trigger, and Frost Tower Critical Art.


Edwards also uses the Kolin introduction video to provide insight into the character. He mentions how she uses some fiendish setups, noting that she’s a good fighter for people who like to play mind games with their opponents.


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Confirmed

Fans of this long time series are finally getting their wishes as Capcom brings the newest installment to the series "Marvel vs Capcom Infinite". There are many things curious people are asking. Who will be in the game? Will there be X-Men? Many questions that still haven't been answered. 


As it is we have on the Marvel side Captain America, Ironman and new comer Captain Marvel who looks to be a very interesting character! Ryu, Morgan and X from Mega Man X who makes his first apperiance in a Capcom fighting game! Fan's including myself were excited to see him power up into his white armor suite and start fighting.

As the days tick by we eagerly await this games arrival, 2017 is shaping up to be a exciting year for sure!

Xbox One beating the Plastation 4 in the UK?

Xbox One sales in the UK were up a staggering 989 per cent in the UK following the release of the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models, reports MCV

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So great was the sales increase that Xbox One actually recorded a 71 per cent share of the console market last week, ending September 24.


The 500GB Xbox One S with a copy of FIFA 17 is priced £249, though was available for £225 and even cheaper for a short time using a discount code at Tesco.


MCV adds that sales of the new slim PS4 have been slow off the mark, with Xbox One sales 361 per cent greater than PS4 during last week.


Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle commented: "It’s great to see how popular both the Xbox One S and the FIFA 17 Xbox One S consoles are with fans, not just over the last week but since the Xbox One S was released in August. 4K video streaming and 4K UHD Blu-ray have been extremely well received by gamers and critics and we believe there is no better value right now for those looking to upgrade their console.


"It’s a fantastic time for gamers with the range of upcoming titles appealing to all audiences, from Gears of War 4 to Skyrim Special Edition and the release this week of the acclaimed Forza Horizon 3. There’s never been a better time to own an Xbox One."


Sony's widespread price drop on the old model PS4, which saw the 500GB model being bundled with FIFA 17 for £149, will likely see a resurgence in PS4 console sales this week, though the long-term success of the slim against the Xbox One S appears less certain.


-Andrew

Alberta Beat Down 2016

Hey folks, so Alberta Beat Down 2016 is just around the corner (August 26th-28th) and we wanted to let you all know that we are just as excited about this event as you all are.

We have an alarming 110 players just for Super Smash Bros WIiU. While we know pre-reg is free and not all players who pre reg are able to make it to the event. This number is large for use. We are truly humbled by this. 

This year we are reaching out to as many different fighting games as we can. We are featuring Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros Melee, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. While also giving other non-fighting games either a second run or a first attempt. 

So with that in mind we have Pokemon being played on both the 3ds and Card gaming. We are also featuring Universal Fighting System. This game features the Street Fighter, Dark Stalkers, Mega Man, Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters and many other mainstream FGC franchises in a card fighting game.

If you want to find out more about this event PLEASE click the Alberta Beat Down Logo on the top of this page to be directed to our Facebook event page!

We hope to see you there
 ~Dezmu

Pokemon Go! 

The Pokemon GO games


Pokemon GO Plus introduces some original concepts, while bringing back in the spotlight the lovable creatures celebrated in cartoons, video games and short movies. Players try to catch Pokemon whenever they come across them in the real world and a successful attempt will result in the collection of an evolution crystal. Just as the name suggests, this shards are used to upgrade the Pokemon, which have the uncanny ability to evolve.


The Pokemon GO Plus games reward those who persevere and the more creatures they add to their collection, the more XP points they accumulate. Depending on how rare they are, they will award more or less points, with a maximum of 500 XP up for grabs. The game mechanics are inspired by the ones promoted by the cartoons and a good throw will also result in an XP boost. Another way to accumulate experience points faster is to discover Pokémon that come from eggs, as they are significantly stronger.