Farming e-Sports…You Read That Right Folks

There is a new contender in the eSports arena, as GIANTS software announced they would be hosting a second season of their Farming Simulator Championship within it’s own league. According to their website, there will be ten tournaments held in Europe. The competition follows these rules, “…each team has a maximum of 8 minutes to press 20 bales of straw and load them onto a bale cart in the middle of the field. The team that has loaded the 20 bales in the shortest time wins.” outlined in their May 25th, 2018 announcement for their first tournament.

While this game may not reflect the mainstream of gaming, it does demonstrate the power of community. This game found support from its fans to build and promote a series that they enjoy. This is just more proof that with the support of a community, any game has the chance to expand; and with the popularity of eSports, any franchise has the opportunity to be celebrated with their own league. With eSports gaining more sponsors and traction as it goes, we may see a rise in less traditional competitive games.

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Date, Cover Art, & First Looks at Scorpion, Shao Khan, & Raiden!

Last month at The Game Awards, Mortal Kombat creator and NetherRealm Studios founder, Ed Boon surprised everyone with the reveal of Mortal Kombat 11. With their latest project, Injustice 2, reaching it’s two year release this May, it is no surprise that NetherReal Studio’s next release is the sequel to 2015’s Mortal Kombat X.

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The official cover art for Mortal Kombat 11

This coming Thursday in London, the world will be tuning in on NetherRealm’s Twitch channel at 10:30 AM PST/6:30 GMT, as the studio will be doing it’s global reveal of Mortal Kombat 11 itself along with other announcements to follow.

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NetherRealm Studio’s Mortal Kombat Twitter account gave us a special look of what Scorpion, Shao Khan, & Raiden will look like in this upcoming sequel, check them out below!

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It’s confirmed that if you do pre-order the game, you’ll be entered to try out the beta before the game’s release.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases globally worldwide on April 29th for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

MapleStory 2: Ready for Action!

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MapleStory 2 has officially launched its free-to-play game on October 10, 2018! It’s only available on Microsoft Windows so far.

Graphically, the game has changed from being a side-scroller and has upgraded to 3D-graphics as well as procured the popular blocky style that Minecraft is known for. The interface has become simpler to navigate as well.

Despite the upgrade Nexon decided to stick to their soundtrack which personally brought me joy and nostalgia.

If you’re interested in checking out this game, follow this link! And if you liked what your read feel free to follow us @TehLunchboxPub!

New Pokémon Confirmed: Meltan!

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Nintendo was proud to announce a new mythical Pokémon by the name of Meltan. According to what they have released so far, it is a Steel-type, Hex-Nut Pokémon with the height of eight inches and weight of 17.6 pounds.

“Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.

Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.

Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.”

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I’m excited to see what else Pokémon has in store for us! If you liked what you read, feel free to follow us on @TehLunchboxPub!

Pokémon Go’s Strange New Visitor

I’ve got to admit, I haven’t been playing Pokémon Go as much as a Pokémon fanatic should considering the pending Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee!/Pikachu! to be released in November 16, 2018, but imagine my surprise when I open up the app to be greeted by these nut-shaped creatures.

At first I thought this Pokémon was a Unown, but after a few minutes of squinting and inquiring my friend about this critter, we came to the conclusion that this was possibly a new Pokémon? Perhaps Nintendo is laying breadcrumbs for their fans to follow. Even Global Marketing Lead for Pokémon Go, Kento Suga, posted a picture of the new creature with the caption “???”

Hopefully this mysterious Pokémon will be explained soon. If you liked what you read, feel free to follow us on @TehLunchboxPub!

Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch 2019: Confirmed!

screen-shot-2018-09-13-at-3-38-19-pmIt has been a long time coming, but Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch will be releasing an Animal Crossing game! In the clip Tom Nook mentions Isabelle joined the fight in Smash, and even acknowledges the Animal Crossing mobile app.

They have not revealed any details about the upcoming game other than that it will be coming out in 2019. If you liked what you read, feel free to follow us @TehLunchboxPub!

Raging Bethesda

bethesda-e3-2018Bethesda, one of the most well-known gaming companies in 2018 has come to E3 for their fourth showcase.  If E3 were a game of poker among these game developers, then Bethesda just showed their hand, and it seems like a high-end full house.  Starting the night off with an opening from Andrew W.K performing Ready to Die while leading into the RAGE 2 demonstration. Continue reading

Sable: Beautiful Exploration Game

Sable deviates from the average modern fighting game. Instead, this Indie game is an open-world desert exploration game, as explained by the core development team. This is a game about solitude and exploration.

A girl leaves her home to explore the world and learns about its culture and history. Sable; the main character of the game, explores this desert ridden with monumental architecture and fallen space ships. Continue reading

Five Years Kingdom Hearts… Five Years

Kingdom-Hearts-3-LogoAfter Five years of waiting since the first teaser was released, Square Enix finally has an official date for the highly anticipated third installment.

Kingdom Hearts 3 will release early next year on January 29th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. January 25th will be the release date for it in Japan. The original release date was supposed to be scheduled for this year but was delayed. Below is a statement issued by Franchise director Tetsuya Nomura via twitter regarding the delay. Continue reading