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Ah Nintendo, we love the games you pump out because they always provide a certain quality of entertainment that divides you from the rest of the gaming industry. This being said, I feel that one of your series are starting to grow old on me – of course, I am talking about Pokemon – in particular, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. See, I have been a fan of the Pokemon series ever since the TV show launched back in 1998 and I can still remember bolting home from school to catch the 4PM airing on YTV.

To give you some insight, Pokemon has been a huge part of my life. Shortly after the TV show launched, Pokemon cards were being talked about and Pokemon Blue, Red and Yellow were released shortly after for the Gameboy. Unfortunately for me, I hadn’t owned a handheld system until Christmas of 2000, when I opened a present to find a Yellow Gameboy Color bundled with Pokemon Yellow. I was ecstatic as my friends at the time all had copies of Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Red and I was the only kid on the block with Pokemon Yellow. I proceeded to play the everlasting crap out of the game as I logged hundreds – maybe even thousands – of hours trying to collect all 150 Pokemon.

Pokemon for me, was one of the sole reasons I got so involved with the game industry and to this day I look back at it as one of the most influential games of my generations life. Since then, my expectations for the Pokemon video games have been growing larger and larger and each time a Pokemon title has landed in my hands… I get mildly disappointed. Pokemon to me is starting to grow a Call of Duty-like syndrome where it is just the same thing over and over again.
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This year marks a milestone for Sony as they hit the 20th year since the original Playstation console was launched in Japan. In celebration of this milestone, Sony has announced that a very limited run of gray Playstation 4′s will be made available through select sources.

The new Playstation 4 variant (as seen above) will feature the ‘Original Gray’ color which matches the original color of the Playstation one back in the day. Only 12,300 of these consoles will be produced and there is currently no word on how one would go about purchasing the console.

According to Sony, the full details regarding where you can pre-order this console will be available during Sony’s keynote during this weekends Playstation Experience. Stay tuned to Gamingbits.com for where you can pick one of these bad boys up.

Source: IGN

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Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Bandai Namco Games & Sora Ltd.
Release date: November 21st, 2014

Super Smash Bros has always been the must-have title since it was released back in 1999. From the Nintendo 64 all the way to todays generation – the Nintendo WiiU – Super Smash Bros has seen countless hours of casual and competitive play throughout the world. Does Super Smash Bros for WiiU deliver upon expectations and if so, does it exceed them?

It has been 15 years since we saw the release of the original Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 64 and I still go back to play the classic roster of characters. The one thing I have to credit Nintendo on is the ability to remake old games but put a twist on them that makes them feel new and refreshing. They did exactly that with Super Smash Bros for WiiU as they brought the same, old fashioned game mechanics with a plethora of new game options to expand on the already perfect formula.

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Destiny’s 1.0.3 Patch Now Live

by Skyler Edgar on November 17, 2014

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Bungie has released the 1.0.3 patch today which has some extensive content included. This is in preperation for the new expansion titled “The Dark Below” which will launch on December 9th, 2014. The patch itself is 2.4GB in size which should indicate the number of changes to the game.

According to Bungie’s website, the patch notes consist of a number fixes and features including team-chat in matchmaking (Finally!), bug fixes, balancing and the number of bounties a player can carry.

You can view the extensive list of patch notes by clicking here.

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That’s right! Stay tuned to Gamingbits.com for our review coverage on Super Smash Bros for WiiU. In case you have missed it, we have posted several gameplay videos on Youtube which showcases the plethora of game modes found exclusively in the WiiU version of Smash Bros.

The earliest we can post our review is on November 19th, 2014 at 9 A.M. Pacific time due to embargo dates.  We will be covering everything about the game including the Amiibo gameplay and 3DS/WiiU connectivity so stay tuned for that!

Super Smash Bros for WiiU launches on November 21st and will launch alongside Nintendo’s newest Pokemon games titled Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby which will be made exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

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