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February 18, 2016

DICE 2016: Bethesda Game Studios

Written by Mike

Breaking News... Last night at the Dice Summit Todd Howard went on stage to discuss Fallout 4 and apparently talk about the future of their studio. He let it be known that Bethesda Game Studios is now a three team studio which is a major change from their one team studio that has made their last few games. Many have assumed that Elder Scrolls 6 will be announced at E3 2016 and this may have helped to confirm those rumors.

Stay Tuned to Skye Matrix Gaming to see what else happens at Dice 2016.

February 17, 2016

What is The Chinese Room Teasing?

Written by Damien

The independent British Video Game Studio The Chinese Room has been a little Twitter happy as of late. The Development team behind such hit titles as Dear Esther, Amnesia and more recently Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture has been posting very interesting things.

Their first intriguing set of tweets began on February 15th. The developer has rather excitedly been teasing a new IP which they claim to have complete ownership over. Leaving them with the possibility to do more mediums for the project as well as special editions.

You can read all the Tweets Here and while you’re at it why not give the awesome guys and gals at The Chinese Room a follow.

We want to know what you think the deal is? and if this is something you’re excited about. As always feel free to follow us or leave a comment and let us know what you have to say.

Rocket League Release Date XBOX ONE

Written by Damien

Developer Psyonix has revealed that Rocket League, the hot indie PSN game, will be finally making its debut on XBOX ONE. Rocket League is set to release Wednesday February 17th. Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham has said "Rocket League has been a long time coming to Xbox One, and the team here at Psyonix is incredibly proud to be bringing it to you thanks to our development partners at Panic Button," "With their help and expertise, we were able to bring Rocket League to XB1 with a high level of performance and fidelity."

Dunham also revealed that the previous content packs Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run – will be bundled with the game on launch. The Xbox One version will also include two unique vehicles inspired by Halo's iconic Warthog and the Gears of War 'Armadillo' APC.

Rocket League released on PC and PS4 back on July 7, 2015 to stellar reviews. The XBOX community has been begging for it to come to their platforms ever since.

So what do you think about the news of Rocket League finally making it over to XBOX ONE? Have you played Rocket League or will this be your first foray into the game? Sound off on our Twitter!! We would love to hear from you.

The Walking Dead Michonne release date

Written by Damien

Telltale has announced today that the first spin-off episode of their wildly popular Walking Dead, the Michonne Mini-Series, will be debuting February 23, 2015. In the first episode you will be accompanying Michonne and other members of her camp, including Pete and his crew, on the ship of the companion. In the first of this 3-part mini-series you will be searching for supplies and signals of life. A signal for help brings them to the scene of a massacre. Following that, the crew are then led to the survivors' colony of Monroe; a place that may hold the answers they're looking for... if they're lucky.

Instead of going the smart route and using actress Danai Gurira, Telltale will be using Orange is the New Black's Samira Wiley to play Michonne. The first episode will drop in February with the remaining two dropping in March and April respectively. If you can’t hold out, you can pick up all 3 episodes at once by downloading them as a season for $15 - or about $5 a piece.

And if you can't wait to see the game, Telltale will be streaming the game ahead of its release. There will be an exclusive preview of the first episode this Sunday, February 14, at 8:30pm EST/ 5:30pm PST on the Telltale Games YouTube channel.

February 16, 2016

Dark Souls Backwards Compatible

Written by Devon

According to the Xbox Store, the original Dark Souls will be added to the ever growing list of Xbox One backwards compatible games.

The listing goes further to suggest that if you pre-order Dark Souls 3 (digitally) you will gain access to Dark Souls on Xbox One for free! If you pre-order, you will get a code for the original game sent to your Xbox message center somewhere between 7 and 10 days later. This window suggests that the game might be coming within the next week!

If you want to see the listing for yourself, you can see it in the Xbox store.

Dark Souls III is just around the corner with a release date of March 24, 2016. In the meantime, sit tight, grab an estus flask, and prepare to die.

February 12, 2016

Superbeat: XONiC DLC It is Finally here!

Written by Devon

Superbeat: XONiC was a fantastic rhythm game that I completely lost myself in. It offered unique gameplay and a challenge that I still have not completely mastered. It also offers an insane World Tour Mode that really puts your skills to the test. PM Studios has been teasing us about upcoming DLC since the game released back in October, 2015.

The wait for some fresh new tracks is finally over. The studio is excited to announce 3 brand new XONiC DLC Packs. All 3 packs will be launched on 2/23/2016 via the North American PlayStation®Network for $3.99 each!

7's Rebirth

  • 1. “Antikythera” – 7 Sequence
  • 2. “Rackin' Gravity” – 7 Sequence
  • 3. “DINO” – Cranky
  • Guilty Gear x XONiC

    • 1. “Starry Story”
    • 2. “Jack-a-Dandy”
    • 3. “Big Blast Sonic”
    • Magical Blaze Collection

      • 1. “BLUE desire~Blazblue”
      • 2. “THE BEAUTIFUL MAGIC~Magical Beat”
      • 3. “MAGICAL GREETING~Magical Beat

      On top of that, they have also confirmed that three more previously mentioned packs will be launched around May (Cranky's Pick, Long Live Collection & Extra Collection). PM and Nurijoy have also been kind enough to upload quite a few of these tracks to YouTube for you to check out.

      If you haven't already checked out this gem and you like rhythm games, this is a must buy! Are you excited for some new tunes to groove through?

February 11, 2016

Devolver Digital's Downwell Coming To PS4 and Vita

Written by Damien

Playstation Japan announced just announced that the vertical shooter Downwell will be coming to Japanese systems sometime in 2016. The announcement was made in a sizzle reel featuring several other indie titles such as No Man's Sky, Unravel, and Goat Simulator. Unfortunately no Western release date or confirmation has been made yet.

Downwell was created by Japanese game developer Ojiro Fumoto the game was originally released back in October of 2015 for ios and PC. It saw its debut on Android devices in November.

All of this comes as no surprise since Ojiro Fumoto teased us about Vitas potential back in December

Downwell isn't the first title that we've seen from Devolver Digital either. A few of their other notable titles include Hotline Miami and The Talos Principle.

So what do you think? Or are you just flat out waiting for a Western release? Let us know Here!!

February 10, 2016

The Division Open Beta

Written by Damien

Ubisoft announced that they will be granting exclusive beta access to everyone for the hotly anticipated The Division. The open beta will begin first on XBOX One starting February 18th with PS4 and PC following the day after, February 19th. Please be advised that the beta will be closing it's doors on the 21st. You can also begin preloading the beta on February 16th.

According to the development team, the cheating issues that were present in PC version of the closed beta have mostly been fixed. They are working tirelessly so that they should all be fixed by the time the game launches March 8th. This open beta of course gives them more time to check for issues and fix them accordingly.

If you've already participated in the closed beta and are wondering what is new this time around Ubisoft has announced a new story mission that wasn't previously available. In further news, if you participate in the open beta you will receive a special in-game gift when the game releases.

So does this news excite you? Have you gotten in on the closed beta that was released previously? Let us know by sounding off on our Twitter. We would love to hear from you.

February 9, 2016

Dying Light Expansion

Written by AJ

Techland's Zombie parkour game, Dying Light, is getting its first major story expansion. The expansion, named The Following, is set to release on February 9th in the United States. Below is a chart that explains the different release dates in different territories:

The expansion is set to tell the story of a cult that has apparently something to do with the zombie outbreak.

February 5, 2016

Mini Mario & Friends Challenge Launches in Japan

Written by Damien

A new Mario game has been announced, while not the game many of us were hoping to hear about. A spiritual successor in the vein of the Mario VS Donkey Kong Series, Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge has been announced for Wii U and 3DS. At the time of writing, this announcement is currently only planned for Japan.

Releasing January 28th this game, like Mario VS Donkey Kong before it, will see you getting mini Mario's or whomever (using any one of the various Mario Amiibo's will unlock all the characters as mini dolls) to make it from the start of the level to the end. A la Lemmings. You can also use any of the available amiibos to unlock character specific levels or use them as what the developers calls ‘Mini Spec'.

As it stands right now this game has yet to be announced outside of Japan. But something tells me this game will coming to the states before year end. Below is a video and at about around the 1:00 mark they begin to talk about Mini Mario & Friends.

So what do you think? Tired of Amiibo? Excited for a new entry in the Mario VS Donkey Kong series? Sound off at our Twitter we want to hear from you!! SkyeMatrixGaming

February 4, 2016

NX What is in the box?

Written by Damien

Taken from GFK (A Client of Nintendo) and posted on twitter by Liam Robertson or Doctor_Cupcakes on Twitter. This rumor or posting (which should be taken with the tiniest grain of salt.) shows us what we can expect from the NX when it launches.

According to the posting above it appears Nintendo will be stepping up their game as the NX is rumored to support 4K/60fps video streaming. However it should be noted that according to the posting the NX won't run higher gameplay graphics then 900p/60fps. If this does happen to be the case I wonder why Nintendo wouldn't go the full 1080 route. Is it to be more cost effective? As far as what is in the system you can see the absence of the handheld (unless the NX console speaks for both pieces of hardware.) we also see the absence of any sort of power adapter which makes me wonder how the hell are you going to run the system with no power? Again this is clearly a rumor and until Nintendo speaks up rumors are all we have to go on at this point.

So what do you think, is this really what's going to be in the box? Will 900p/60fps hurt Nintendo as they try to catch up to this generation? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.

February 2, 2016

Rock Band 4 February DLC

Written by Damien

Activision has just announced 3 new playable tracks for Rock Band 4 that will be available February 2nd. They have also listed some notes about their newest update and other artists that will become available throughout the month.

Available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on February 2, 2016:

  • Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - “Get Lucky”
  • Kelly Clarkson - “Heartbeat Song”
  • Outkast - “Hey Ya!”

More playable songs are scheduled to be available for purchase as DLC throughout the month. The list of artists is below, with specific tracks to be announced soon! New artists on tap for February include:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Generation X
  • J. Geils Band
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • masaya matsuura
  • Motörhead
  • Orleans
  • Royal Blood
  • Zac Brown Band

Additionally, Harmonix is constantly listening to its fans and responding with new updates to make Rock Band 4 the ultimate experience. February's free update includes:

  • Scores earned via Play a Show mode now post to the leaderboards
  • New Rock Shop items include Raz's helmet from Double Fine's Psychonauts as well as a Whispering Rock t-shirt
  • Puts the end to several scoring exploits, including the Band Overdrive issue
  • Several fixes that improve scoring issues with the Freestyle Guitar Solo system
  • Audio mix adjustments which result in a more “full” and “live” mix, as well as several minor bug updates.

Finally, Harmonix continues to address known leaderboard anomalies and exploits and has reset the leaderboard so that everyone starts rocking on a level new playing field.

Rock Band 4 is currently available for play on Xbox One, (which requires a legacy adapter to use legacy instruments) and has a suggested retail price of $79.99 including the legacy adapter. The PlayStation 4 version has a suggested retail price of $59.99.