10/18/16 10:30AM |

After a few tweets of an updated Rockstar logo and a silhouetted image of seven armed men, Rockstar Games has officially announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming. Not much is known yet about the title, but it will be available next Fall for PS4 and Xbox One. A trailer for the title will be released this Thursday, so expect plenty of analysis videos to hit the web as we begin the countdown.

Red Dead Redemption was released six years ago and remains one of Rockstar’s best titles in my opinion. Xbox One players recently got a chance to revisit the franchise with a backwards compatible update, and PC fans remain hopeful they’ll be able to experience the western hit either with a remake or a forthcoming announcement of a PC version of the sequel.

[Source: Red Dead Redemption 2]

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5/18/16 4:30PM |

Batman: Return to Arkham is a collection of the first two Rocksteady developed Arkham titles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Featuring all of the previously released DLC for those titles, Return to Arkham will also feature visual upgrades for both games when it’s released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Batman: Return to Arkham will retail at $49.99 and will arrive on July 26th.

There are already a few threads online discussing the visual differences between the previous gen version upcoming release, which are shown off in the trailer below.
"Return to two of the greatest superhero games of all time - visually enhanced and recreated for a new generation in Batman: Return to Arkham."
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2/16/16 11:30AM |

Fallout 4 was released three months ago, and we've all been enjoying the game while awaiting the details of Bethesda's DLC plans. The wait for news is over as Bethesda has announced their plans for new content, which will kick off next month!

Three priced releases were announced today: Automatron, a $9.99 piece of content arriving first in March. This content will feature new robotic enemies, as well as the ability to create your own robotic companion with a multitude of available components, including their voice.

Wasteland Workshop for $4.99 arrives in April and will offer players the chance to create their own arenas and pit enemies of all types against one another.

Lastly is Far Harbor for $24.99 coming in May. Bethesda states it will be their biggest piece of content created for their games thus far, and takes place in Maine as you take on a case to locate a missing girl while impacting the conflict there between the Children of Atom, synths, and the settlers.

Another great element about this announcement is the ability to sign-up for DLC betas. Users on both console and PC can sign-up to check out the content as Bethesda prepares for their official releases. The link to sign-up is right here!

The combined price of these three pieces of content are $39.97 at the moment, making the $29.99 price point of the Season Pass very tempting. Bethesda has also announced that more content will be released and this will result in an a price increase of the pass to $49.99, effective March 1st, 2016.

With only a couple of weeks left to grab the pass at its original price point, I think I'll jump in and pick it up in order to get the future content! 

[Source: Bethesda.net ]

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11/5/15 10:00AM |

The long wait for Fallout 4 is almost over. Next week, we'll be able to once again emerge from the Vault and journey among a wasteland full of surprises. Bethesda has just released the launch trailer for Fallout 4, which you can view below. 

I'll be heading into the wastes next week, so look out for my review in the future!

"Watch the official gameplay launch trailer for Fallout 4, available worldwide on Tuesday, November 10th. Welcome Home. To learn more about Fallout 4, visit Bethesda.net"
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What makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L? (Now with Luck!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Posted by Dewey Riou III
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10/21/15 10:00AM |

In the lead-up to the release of Fallout 4 this November, Bethesda will be releasing seven videos detailing how you'll survive in the harsh Boston wasteland with their patented S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system in the form of some entertaining vault boy videos.

Be sure to check it out the videos below and come back, as this post will be updated weekly! (With the addition of Luck, this series is now complete!)

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Review: Submerged

Monday, September 7, 2015
Posted by Dewey Riou III
 | 9/7/15 1:00PM |

-Review Disclaimer-

A copy of the game was provided for reviewing purposes.

Water World

Submerged breaks the standards established by most post-apocalyptic titles. You’re not playing to hack-n-slash, or shoot your way around a desolate world full of harrowing enemies – instead you’ll be exploring beautiful environments as the protagonist Miku as you search for supplies to save the other living person around: your brother Taku.

Gameplay in Submerged consists of traversing the areas by using Miku’s boat with the goal of locating supplies across the map. Aside from your boat and map, you’ll have access to a telescope to mark and locate new areas to explore during the two-four hour game time. There are secrets to find and upgrades to add which can boost your boat’s speed, but after the story is concluded, there’s a good chance you’ll have seen all what is to be offered by Submerged

This is a game more defined by its experience rather than gameplay value, so the $19.99 asking price may not be enough for those expecting more. What is there is great however, which is a calming gaming experience to enjoy while it lasts. 

The heart of the game in my opinion is its story, music, and visuals, which come together to make a fairly peaceful gaming experience. Everything is fairly straight-forward in the game, and most players will be able to complete it in one sitting. After the game’s conclusion, you’ll be able to freely explore Submerged, so trophy hunters can work towards unlocking any remaining trophies after the credits have rolled.  


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This fall season of titles will be full intense actions and explosions, which is fine, but sometimes it's nice to have a game to play where you can easily unwind by exploring what the group of artists and programmers have made without having the main purpose be to destroy it. In Submerged, the end has already happened, and it's up to you to save your brother and keep going for as long as you can.  

+ Beautiful environments and calming gameplay
+ Story presentation and soundtrack

Written and video reviews on the thebuttonpresser.com are based out of a '1-5 controller' Scoring system. Review copies are always known to the reader via a review disclaimer.

Developer- Uppercut Games
Publishers- Uppercut Games
Release Date- August 4th, 2015
Price- $19.99 MSRP
Review Platform- PlayStation 4

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Review: Rocket League

Monday, July 20, 2015
Posted by Dewey Riou III
 | 7/20/15 4:00PM |

-Review Disclaimer-

A copy of the game was provided for reviewing purposes and I have a personal friend who works for Psyonix Inc.

Goal Driven

Rocket League has a basic premise that pays off with high replay value, fast-paced online matches, and support for both splitscreen and cross-platform play. The goal in every match in the game is simple: score for your team using your vehicle to launch a large ball into the enemy’s goal. In order to accomplish this, your vehicle can pick up boost towards the ball using pickups from areas around the arenas, double jump, dash in various directions, and boost glide. The controls are tight, and you have everything you need to win available from the beginning of the game. 

In short, everyone is playing Rocket League right now, and if you’re a PS+ member, you should have no excuse as the game is currently free for July 2015!

While Rocket League’s main feature is its online mode, there is also an offline season mode for players to check out. It serves as a great way to practice against the A.I., and based on the difficulty you choose for the bots, you’ll either completely dominate matches, or become completely frustrated with how the opposing team plays. It’s a fun and nice extension from the game’s tutorial in terms of learning the base mechanics of Rocket League, and also serves as a great way to earn trophies and unlock custom parts for your vehicle. 

The game claims to have thousands of items to unlock, although each one is merely cosmetic in order to provide a fair field. Since there is no way to increase the speed or toughness of your vehicle, you’ll only get better by playing. There are already several videos on Youtube by players offering tutorials on how to perform trick shots that they have performed and perfected in order to increase their goal output.  

It’s nice that the community has taken to Rocket League, who have been patient when it comes to the game’s only major shortfall: the online servers. Psyonix has announced plans to implement more server stability for the hundreds of thousands players, where matches can take minutes to compile depending on if you choose to play against PC players. The company has also promised more choices for private matches, so friends can play together in the meantime as they wait for server stability. 

With most PlayStation 4 players checking out the game as a plus member, waiting for matches to begin may deter them at the moment to come back later when the issues have been resolved with the servers.  


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Built with Unreal Engine 3, Rocket League’s visuals are well done and full of vibrant colors. There are a few weather effects to accompany the variety of indoor and outdoor arenas, although none have an actual impact on the gameplay. Sound effects are great, and the game’s soundtrack contains a nice mix of techno that goes well with the game’s action.

Overall, Rocket League is a ton of fun, and offers intense online and splitscreen multiplayer for the many fans who already have the game to enjoy. Once the server issues have all been resolved, players can experience a fun game with a large community to score with or against.  

+ Quick matches and simple gameplay
+ Cross platform play and splitscreen multiplayer

Written and video reviews on the thebuttonpresser.com are based out of a '1-5 controller' Scoring system. Review copies are always known to the reader via a review disclaimer.

Developer- Psyonix Inc
Publishers- Psyonix Inc
Release Date- July 7th, 2015
Price- $19.99 MSRP (FREE for PS+ members)
Review Platform- PlayStation 4

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Impressions: Batman Arkham Knight

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Posted by Dewey Riou III
7/15/15 1:30PM |

On PlayStation 4, Batman: Arkham Knight proves to be a worthy conclusion to the trilogy created by Rocksteady. The combat is as fun as it’s ever been, and the visuals are very impressive. The story this time has Batman defending Gotham from an impending attack by Scarecrow, who has threatened to release a deadly toxin into the city. Rather than hit Gotham with a surprise attack, Scarecrow decides to warn the city’s inhabitants, who take his warning seriously, resulting in a city-wide evacuation. Although most of the residents have left, Batman and his allies have decided to tackle the uphill battle of saving Gotham, which is now overrun with super villains – including the new and mysterious Arkham Knight.

In order to traverse the city more effectively, which has had a major increase in density and size, Rocksteady has added a drive-able Batmobile, a new feature of the game which effectively integrates nicely both in terms of combat and exploration in the game. The Arkham Knight commands a militia who possess unmanned drones, which Batman must engage with using the battle mode that the Batmobile has. Vehicular warfare mixes up the gameplay a bit, but I prefer the base gameplay of fighting foes in hand-to-hand combat, as well as the predator sections which made Arkham Asylum so enjoyable.

DLC has been promised for the coming months for the game, but so far each addition has only added a few more moments from the base game to enjoy. While playing the Harley Quinn story pack, gamers can experience a roughly 15 minute experience as you play as the other person more affected by Joker’s leave than Batman. Harley Quinn has her own version of Batman’s gadgets, and controls in similar fashion as the Dark Knight. Overall, the content is over before it truly begins, and according to early reviews of the Bat-girl content, that pack isn’t enough to make you stray from the main story which is how I felt about the Harley Quinn content.

Batman: Arkham Knight on consoles performs great, but the success of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version has been overshadowed by the current status of the PC version. It’s important to release a product to everyone with the same quality spread across each available platform, and Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have publicly apologized after consumers voiced their concerns about the PC version.

Major gaming publications have posted articles that revealed the issues with the PC Arkham Knight were known by the publisher for quite some time, and they made the decision to release the game anyway in its current state. Another delay would have hurt the game’s anticipated launch, but I’m sure everyone would have accepted it in the end rather than buy the released PC version on Steam and find it to be full of technical issues that it currently contains.

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