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Gaming Daily: TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER 5 Has a New Art Style and It’s Still Bad

Today has admittedly been an exceptionally good Thursday. News is finally trickling out about the Steven Spielberg directed Ready Player One film adaptation, and I couldn’t be happier. If there is one person in this world capable of recreating the epic scenes from Ernest Cline’s novel, it’s Spielberg. Do yourself the favor and read this fine book about virtual reality. Now allow me to drop some knowledge! In today’s Gaming Daily: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has a new style and it’s not any better than before, Fallout 4 won’t have a level cap and will last as long as you want it to, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition is on its way, Time Magazine’s cover features a silly image of Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey, and the demo for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden is available on the 3DS.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 Screenshot

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has a new art style, and it’s still an issue.

When word got out that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was on the way, the internet exploded with excitement. Things got even wilder when it was revealed that the newest iteration would attempt to recapture the magic of the classic skateboarding games. Unfortunately, when finally shown off, the game simply looked dated. The team behind the project, Robomodo, must have been paying attention, because the art style has changed to a more cel-shaded look where the character models have black outlines.

It doesn’t really make things better, because all of the character models look so out of place. The backlash must have been huge for the developer to put the game through such drastic changes less than 2 months before launch. It doesn’t bode well for the overall quality of the title. A high quality game doesn’t change such a large part of the game a couple of months before it hits retailers.

HT: VG24/7


Fallout 4 will last as long as you’d like it to.

Bethesda had already been touting a run time of 400 plus hours for those looking to do everything in Fallout 4, but today they took things to the next level by announcing the RPG’s lack of a level cap. The game will also continue way past the completion of the main campaign. This game is officially never ending, which is a good thing, unless you were planning on spending some quality time with your family this holiday season.

HT: Nerdist 

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is on its way.

Moon Studios announced that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will be making its way onto the Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam this holiday season. This new version will be the “ultimate” Ori experience, and will feature new areas, artwork, mechanics, and possibly even new abilities. There will also be other significant changes that fans have been asking for since the game’s launch.

This is a great move by both Moon Studios and Microsoft for both sides. First, it will bolster the already impressive list of Xbox One exclusives headed to the console in the coming months. Secondly, if even more copies of this fantastic platformer are sold, it could potentially lead to a sequel or other projects using the IP. Reports were already coming in that a profit was turned on this game within the first week, so the Definitive Edition will only make it more successful.

HT: Gameinformer

Time Magazine Oculus Rift

Time Magazine’s cover features Oculus Rift inventor, Palmer Luckey.

This week’s Time Magazine cover features Palmer Luckey jumping in the air while wearing the virtual reality headset he invented. The only problem is that he looks completely silly. People online have already had a grand ol’ time photoshopping this image onto different scenery. To be fair, everyone looks silly when wearing this tech. Also, as goofy as the image may seem, it’s awesome that the Oculus Rift is getting some attention outside of the usual video game crowd.

HT: Nerdist

Dragon Ball Z Butouden

The demo for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is currently available on the Nintendo 3DS.

Shennron has granted your wish. A demo for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is currently available for download on the 3DS eShop. The game isn’t set to launch here in the states until October, so this is a great opportunity to get a taste of what will be included in the full release, which as a result gives you the chance to make an informed decision in a couple of months.

I miss the days where demos were more readily available. These short snippets of games provided countless hours of fun, and made it less likely that you’d experience buyer’s remorse.

HT: Gameinformer

That does it for today, folks. That’s another successful Thursday in the books.  Have a great weekend, everyone! Leave your thoughts on the new art style for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 in the comments section below. I will be disconnected for while, roughing it in the wild, but I’ll be sneaking in some Twitter time when possible: @collegescrubz

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