Expansions – November 2018

Game Cache Magazine

NOVEMBER 2018

Returning

There was no EXPANSIONS monthly issue for August, September, and October, but EXPANSIONS is making a triumphant return in November!

Cowboy Sim 2018

The sequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption finally released October 26th and is shaping up to be quite the Cowboy Simulator. We have not yet played it, but IGN gave the game a 10 out of 10 and Common Sense Media gave it a 5 out of 5.

Other Recently Released Games

Other recently released video games include: Call of Cthulhu, My Hero One's Justice, and Diablo III: Eternal Collection.

Call of Cthulhu is available for PS4, PC and Xbox One. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe. Call of Cthulhu is developed by Cyanide Studio and is rated M for mature audiences.

My Hero One's Justice is available for PS4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Based on the hit weekly Shonen Jump manga series. Choose between fan favorite characters like Deku, All Might, Tomura, and many more on your path to justice. The environments are at your disposal as players can destroy their surrounding in fierce battles. Gorgeous and fathful Anime-style graphics. My Hero One's Justice is developed by Bandai Namco and is rated T for teen audiences.

Diablo III has long been released for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360. Now Diablo III is also available for Nintendo Switch. Diablo III is developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is rated M for mature audiences.

Upcoming 2018 Game Releases

Game Platform(s) Release Date
Fallout 76 PS4, Xbox One, PC November 14
Battlefield V PS4, Xbox One, PC November 16
Darksiders III PS4, Xbox One, PC November 27
Playstation Classic PSC December 3
Just Cause 4 PS4, Xbox One, PC December 4
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch December 7
Katamari Damacy REROLL Switch December 7
Crackdown 3 Xbox One December 31

RAGE Gameplay and Review

Look at this! It's gameplay footage instead of screenshots! And there's no commentary?

Rage was released in 2011 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, developed by id Software. A sequel is expected to be released in June 2019, developed by iD Software and Avalanche Studios. Id Software is most famous for Doom, which is also expected to have an installment, Doom Eternal, released next year. Avalanche Studios is most famous for Just Cause, but is also the studio that developed 2015's Mad Max.

Rage was an okay video game with some interesting ideas that it couldn't capitalize on. Rage 2, however, will be amazing with Avalanche Studios helping to develop it. The original Rage featured vehicular combat, but it just wasn't fun. Mad Max also featured vehicular combat and it was one of the highlights of the game. Id Software couldn't make Rage's vehicular combat fun, but that's why they have teamed up with Avalanche Studios to finally develop a sequel.

The original Rage was also severely lacking in the story department, but that's okay, because I had plenty of fun shooting my way through the linear levels. The ending was abrupt and the least enjoyable section of the game, but I have a lot of side quests to go back and complete. Rage 2 will have an open-world and hopefully an actual story.

Game Cache Store

Hey! Hey! Check out the Game Cache Store. We have some good deals.

Our prices are lower than the prices during Steam Summer Sale 2018.

The following games will be added to the store soon:

  • Sniper Elite
  • Little Nightmares
  • Darksiders II: Definitive Edition
  • Gremlins, Inc.
  • The Dwarves
  • METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Definitive Experience
  • Cities: Skylines

 

This is a legit store that you can trust. All keys are authentic and the store is secure. You will receive a genuine Steam key immediately at purchase.

If any technical difficulties occur while trying to use the Game Cache Store please email [email protected] and you will recieve a response within 24-36 hours.

What I Am Playing

I bought Alan Wake more than a year ago when there was the notice that it would be removed from store pages. Recently Alan Wake returned to Steam and I still haven't played this game that I only bought because it was going to disappear... I should probably play it now.

So far Alan Wake is a lot of fun and it will be getting the same treatment as Rage. Be on the lookout for the Alan Wake Gameplay Look later in November. Keep your flashlights handy.

EXPANSIONS - THANK YOU READERS

When I started GAME CACHE, it was just a blog on Tumblr where I periodically posted 10 screenshots from games that I was playing. I was fed up with the amount of bullshots appearing on store pages and in promotional material and wanted to provide a way for fellow gamers to see what the games actually look like.

I wanted to do more with GAME CACHE, though and have spent the last few months thinking about what I could do to grow the site. Game galleries, reviews, miniseries, and a monthly newsletter.

Thank you for reading and supporting!

Disclaimer: GAME CACHE does not own the Doom Eternal video contained in this issue of EXPANSIONS.

Expansions – July 2018

Game Cache Magazine

JULY 2018

Game Galleries

The main focus of Game Cache is to provide actual gameplay screenshots so that you know how games actually look since the majority of publishers use bullshots to promote their games today. During the month of June, two new galleries were uploaded and the Game Galleries were revamped to make browsing easier.

New Galleries

The Revamp

Game Galleries are no longer contained within blog posts, which makes browsing the galleries and browsing the blog much easier since the two are now separated.

Each game has its own gallery and from the main page you can see how many images are in each gallery. Simply click on the game that you want to view screenshots for and browse.

Browsing screenshots is also much easier now, because the lightboxes are here!

Above is a sample gallery with screenshots from NieR:Automata, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, and Vampyr.

July 2018 Game Releases

Game Platform(s) Release Date
Jurassic World Evolution (Physical) Xbox One, PS4, PC July 3
Red Faction: Guerrilla Remastered PS4, Xbox One, PC July 3
Mushroom Wars 2 Switch July 5
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr PS4, Xbox One July 5
Shining Resonance Refrain PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch July 10
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Switch, 3DS July 13
Earthfall PS4, Xbox One, PC July 13
Octopath Traveler Switch July 13
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion PS4, Xbox One, PC July 17
Sonic Mania Plus PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC July 17
Mega Man X Collection 1+2 PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC July 24
No Man’s Sky Xbox One July 24
The Banner Saga 3 PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac July 24
Code of Princess EX Switch July 31

Other 2018 Game Releases

Game Platform(s) Release Date
Spider-Man PS4 September 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4, Xbox One, PC September 14
Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4, Xbox One, PC October 5
Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4, Xbox One October 26
Fallout 76 PS4, Xbox One, PC November 14
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch December 7

DOOM 2016

The 2016 reboot of Doom is probably one of the best shooters in recent history. High-energy, rock music, fast, and tough. Fire, destruction, demons, and glory kills.

DOOM Eternal

In 2019 we will likely get to play a new Doom, but this time we aren't on Mars anymore. It looks like hell has come to the Earth. Get ready to rip and tear!

Details are still scarce since Bethesda only teased Doom Eternal at E3, but more demons types, weapons, and a stronger Doom Slayer are to be expected. More details will be provided at Quakecon, which begins on August 9 and runs until August 12.

Game Cache Store

You probably already noticed that the Game Cache website has a completely new layout, but did you notice the Game Cache Store? Game Cache sells games now. Our prices our low too, but the stock is severely limited so you'll have to act fast for these good deals.

Our prices are lower than the prices during Steam Summer Sale 2018.

This is a legit store that you can trust. All keys are authentic and the store is secure. You will receive a genuine Steam key immediately at purchase.

If any technical difficulties occur while trying to use the Game Cache Store please email [email protected] and you will recieve a response within 24-36 hours.

What I Am Playing

My eye has been on Ni no Kuni II for some time before it released, but for some bewildering reason I have not purchased Ni no Kuni II until this previous week during the Steam Summer Sale. I regret not purchasing this masterpiece when it first released, because Ni no Kuni II is wonderful.

A full screenshot gallery for Ni no Kuni II is in the works, but honestly just play it. It's beautiful, charming and fun. I have not played Breath of the Wild, because I don't want to purchase a Nintendo Switch, but I feel like Ni no Kuni II could feel the void for fellow non-Switch owners.

When Ni no Kuni II first caught my eye I thought the protagonist was female, but no...Evan is a boy. I spend more time playing as Roland, though because Roland has a gun and if you've ever taken an English course you'll know that that means that Roland is running around with at least three penises: his sword, his gun, and his actual penis. You can have up to three swords equipped at once though.

Despite purchasing Ni No Kuni II at a discount, this game is worth the full $59.99 USD price tag.

EXPANSIONS - THANK YOU READERS

When I started GAME CACHE, it was just a blog on Tumblr where I periodically posted 10 screenshots from games that I was playing. I was fed up with the amount of bullshots appearing on store pages and in promotional material and wanted to provide a way for fellow gamers to see what the games actually look like.

I wanted to do more with GAME CACHE, though and have spent the last few months thinking about what I could do to grow the site. Game galleries, reviews, miniseries, and a monthly newsletter.

The game galleries will continue and will become more frequent again. Every time I upload a game gallery, I will also write a review for the game. I haven't quite yet started writing reviews, but it's something to expect. If I fall in love with a game, I will do a miniseries documenting my time with it. The first miniseries just started ("The Adventures of Vant-aj"). And this of course is the second monthly newsletter. I'm calling it EXPANSIONS and I thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: GAME CACHE does not own the Doom Eternal video contained in this issue of EXPANSIONS.

Expansions – June 2018

Game Cache Magazine

JUNE 2018

Upcoming Games

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Switch, PS4, PC) – June 5
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – June 5
  • ONRUSH (PS4, Xbox One) – June 5
  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – June 5
  • Vampyr (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – June 5
  • MotoGP 18 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – June 7
  • Flashback: Remastered Edition (Switch) – June 7
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Switch, 3DS) – June 8
  • Super Bomberman R (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – June 12
  • Jurassic World Evolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 12
  • Lego: The Incredibles (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – June 15
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) – June 22
  • New Gundam Breaker (PS4, PC) – June 22
  • Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – June 26
  • Lumines Remastered (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) – June 26
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch) – June 26
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Switch, Xbox One, PC) – June 26
  • The Crew 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 29
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Switch) – June 29

E3 2018 Conference Dates and Times

EA: Saturday, June 9 - 1:00 p.m

Microsoft: Sunday, June 10 - 3:00 p.m

Bethesda: Sunday, June 10 - 8:30 p.m

Devolver Digital: Sunday, June 10 - 10:00 p.m.

Square Enix: Monday, June 11 - 12:00 p.m

Ubisoft: Monday, June 11 - 3:00 p.m.

PC Gaming Show: Monday, June 11 - 5:00 p.m

Sony: Monday, June 11 - 8:00 p.m

Nintendo: Tuesday, June 12 - 11:00 a.m

*All times are in Central Time (CT)

Onrush

ONRUSH is an exciting looking off-road arcade racing game from Codemasters. It's about speed, takedowns and teamwork with high-tempo thrills that focus on fun, excitement and the spectacular. Onrush looks to be a mix of Burnout and Split/Second--two exhilarating arcade racers that featured some outrageous carnage.

ONRUSH releases on June 5th for PS4 and Xbox One. Looks like I'll have to dust off the PlayStation for this one. Read more about ONRUSH on the official website.

Vampyr

Vampyr has an interesting premise. London, 1918. You play as newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathon Reid who has vowed to find a cure to save the city's flu-ravaged citizens, but as a Vampyr you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal. You need to survive long enough to save the city, but you must also be prepared to live with the consequences. Who will you sacrifice for the greater good?

Vampyr is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 5th.

Learn more about Vampyr on the official website.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy released for PS4 a year ago, but on June 26th Crash Bandicoot will finally be making his remastered way to PC, Xbox One, and Switch.

What I Am Playing

I have recently started playing The Elder Scrolls Online. I do not typically play MMOs because my internet is awful out here in the woods in Alabama, but The Elder Scrolls Online actually holds up pretty good. Dolmen activities are ridiculous, but I am sure that even with high-speed internet, Dolmen activities are still pretty ridiculous with the amount of players that rush to them for spoils.

I'm doing a miniseries called "The Adventures of Vant-aj," which serves as a pseudo-review/pseudo-journal. Click here to check that out.

While I was waiting for The Elder Scrolls Online to download, I started playing Fallout: New Vegas again and will probably return to that when I get bored with Tamriel.

EXPANSIONS - THANK YOU READERS

When I started GAME CACHE, it was just a blog on Tumblr where I periodically posted 10 screenshots from games that I was playing. I was fed up with the amount of bullshots appearing on store pages and in promotional material and wanted to provide a way for fellow gamers to see what the games actually look like.

I wanted to do more with GAME CACHE, though and have spent the last few months thinking about what I could do to grow the site. Game galleries, reviews, miniseries, and a monthly newsletter.

The game galleries will continue and will become more frequent again. Every time I upload a game gallery, I will also write a review for the game. If I fall in love with a game, I will do a miniseries documenting my time with it. The first miniseries just started ("The Adventures of Vant-aj"). And this of course is the first monthly newsletter. I'm calling it EXPANSIONS and I thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: GAME CACHE does not own any of the images or videos contained in this issue of EXPANSIONS.