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September 25, 2016

Ubisoft CEO Likes the NX

Written by Damien

CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot seems to be excited for the Nintendo NX, adding more fuel to the rumors that this new machine will be decidedly different for Nintendo and from Sony and Microsoft respectively.

While speaking to IGN at a Ubisoft event Guillemot shared why he was excited for NX

"I think, once again, the interface is very attractive," he said. "It's a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today. That's what I like - that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now."

It was also noted that during a separate presentation Guillemont saying how he thought the NX was "a fantastic machine" adding that it was "something new" and "really Nintendo and loving it."

NX talk is nothing new as we have been pretty much getting hit with news from what it is, to mock ups and even game lineups throughout the first six months of the NX's life. We've all but confirmed that this is a handheld system that docks to your TV when at home. It will definitely use cartridges and most likely have detachable controllers. So it is exciting to get some sort of concrete news from somebody that would legit know what they're talking about. However this is Ubisoft and they kinda did this song and dance with Wii U and we all know how that turned out. Exclusive Ubisoft Wii U titles began making their way to other systems rather quickly.

When asked by IGN if Guillemot saw the NX as a step back he actually did keep it rather smart by saying

"It's difficult to answer that [before NX is revealed]. What we see is that Nintendo has learned from the Wii U. All publishers learn from what they do, and then come with something new and more attractive, which I think is the case here."

Attractive is an interesting adjective to use as now I can't help but think of the sleekest, sexiest beast, with the most advanced interface. But I'm sure we are getting something tacky because it's Nintendo and while the 3DS isn't ugly it sure as hell isn't winning any system pageants. So what do you think? Are you tired of all the NX news and rumors like we are? Do you just want Nintendo to finally start talking about the damn thing? Sound off on our Twitter and in the comments below and we at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more concrete NX news develops.

September 16, 2016

South Park: The Fractured Butt Whole Delayed

Written by Damien

Ubisoft has announced something many South Park fans probably didn't want to hear but feared was most likely imminent considering how this generation is shaping up. South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed from its original release date of Dec 6 to quarter 1 2017.

Ubisoft had this to say via their blog...

"South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal."

So what do you think? Are you as miffed as we are that another great game is getting delayed or did you pretty much expect it at this point? Sound off in the comments below.

September 8, 2016

New Mario game coming to iOS

Written by Damien

At September 7th's Apple Keynote speech Shigueru Miyamoto made an appearance to announce a new Mario Runner that will be coming to ios devices soon. This paid app will offer in app purchases and is said to be out soon and by soon they mean before the holiday season. No price was given but my guess would be the title which features the graphic style of New Super Mario Bros. will probably retail somewhere between $5 and $10.

September 6, 2016

PS4 Gets an Elite Controller just in time for the Holidays

Written by Damien

Target has posted that a new Playstation 4 Elite controller is available for pre order. The new controller by Mammoth Games will be just like the XBOX One Elite controller before it and feature interchangeable and customizable buttons and triggers as well as a sleeker design, paddles that can be customized so your fingers spend more time on the joysticks and rubber grips. This beauty is priced at $79.99 and will be available November 1st just in time for the holiday gaming season.

It should be noted that this controller is NOT an officially licensed Sony controller, but rather a 3rd party controller. The controller is also compatible with Xbox One Elite Controller paddles and accessories.

You can check out the images of the Playstation 4 Elite Controller below...

PS4 Elite Controller Box Front

PS4 Elite Controller Box Back

PS4 Elite Controller

PS4 Elite Controller Back