GamingUnion.net http://www.gamingunion.net/ GamingUnion.net is a comprehensive video games resource, covering news and reviews, while also producing exclusive features about the gaming industry. en-us Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Receives Special DLC This Christmas Eve http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11624/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-receives-special-dlc-this-christmas-eve/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11624/theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call-receives-special-dlc-this-christmas-eve/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:05:10 EST With only a few days left until Christmas, Square Enix has prepared one last update to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call before year's end. Titled "Second Performance," this North American update will include 15 BMS and FMS tracks for $0.99 each, from titles ranging from Bravely Default, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy TYPE-0, and the SaGa series.]]> J-Stars Victory VS+ Coming To PS4, PS3, and PS Vita http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11623/j-stars-victory-vs-coming-to-ps4-ps3-and-ps-vita/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11623/j-stars-victory-vs-coming-to-ps4-ps3-and-ps-vita/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:35:00 EST After years of Japan-exclusivity, the Shonen Jump brawler series will make its way to the United States in the form of J-Stars Victory VS+. To commemorate its release outside of Japan, J-Stars Victory VS+ will also include an exclusive Arcade Mode for its Western audience.]]> UK To Recieve Exclusive Majora's Mask 3D Pre-Order Bonus http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11622/uk-to-recieve-exclusive-majoras-mask-3d-pre-order-bonus/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11622/uk-to-recieve-exclusive-majoras-mask-3d-pre-order-bonus/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:34:12 EST Announced on thier official Twitter page, GAME, the UK equivalent to the USA's GameStop, is offering an incentive to those who pre-order the Nintendo 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. However, this pre-order bonus is separate from the Special Edition of Majora's Mask 3D, which is also a UK exclusive.]]> Hearthstone For Android Rolling Out In Canada, Australia And New Zealand http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11621/hearthstone-for-android-rolling-out-in-canada-australia-and-new-zealand/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11621/hearthstone-for-android-rolling-out-in-canada-australia-and-new-zealand/ Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:42:00 EST Blizzard has just started rolling out their Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Android. This initial release will see the game being released in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Blizzard has announced that a worldwide release will be coming out in the coming days.]]> Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/lara-croft-and-the-temple-of-osiris--1012.html http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/lara-croft-and-the-temple-of-osiris--1012.html Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:27:59 EST When Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light was released back in 2010, the game delivered a completely new experience in the series. Not only did it introduce a new isometric perspective for the franchise, it also introduced a cooperative mode. Now in 2014, Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris promises to deliver an expanded version of that same enjoyable experience and on the whole, it delivers.]]> Final Fantasy Union: Episode 99 http://www.gamingunion.net/podcasts/final-fantasy-union-episode-99--271.html http://www.gamingunion.net/podcasts/final-fantasy-union-episode-99--271.html Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 EST Welcome back everyone to the last episode of Final Fantasy Union for the year of 2014! Darryl and Lauren sit down one final time this year to dive into all thing Final Fantasy. The duo round out the year with some site updates, some news, and a TON of your questions! After announcing the general updates from the site, Darryl and Lauren take a look at the recent news that’s been released. ]]> WWE 2K15 Review http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/wwe-2k15--1011.html http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/wwe-2k15--1011.html Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:59:26 EST For the last 14 years, Yuke’s has been responsible for the vast majority of WWE video games, starting with the first WWF Smackdown! For their first 8th generation release of their franchise, they decided to collaborate with Visual Concepts – the team most currently renowned for their visual achievements with NBA 2K15. This marks the series’ first tag team effort for collaborative development; their goal is to rebuild the franchise with significant improvements over the coming years. ]]> Akiba's Trip PS4 is Easily the Definitive Version http://www.gamingunion.net/feature/11617/akibas-trip-ps4-is-easily-the-definitive-version/ http://www.gamingunion.net/feature/11617/akibas-trip-ps4-is-easily-the-definitive-version/ Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:29:44 EST Akiba’s Trip caused quite a stir when it launched back in August. Throwing players into a faithfully recreated Akihabara to fight off equally faithful vampire-like creatures called Synthisters. Armed with only your otaku wits and a taste for shredding cloths, you fight your enemies the only way you know how. Not with garlic and stakes, but stripping!]]> Atlus Announces Etrian Mystery Dungeon's Release For North America http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11616/atlus-announces-etrian-mystery-dungeons-release-for-north-america/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11616/atlus-announces-etrian-mystery-dungeons-release-for-north-america/ Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:57:55 EST A few days ago, Atlus's main Japanese branch announced a surprising new title, a Mystery Dungeon game utilizing the Etrian Odyssey series. Atlus's North American branch didn't waste any time with their announcement of the title, as there's now confirmation that the game will be released in North America under the title Etrian Mystery Dungeon.]]> Atlus Confirms Persona 5's Release On PS4 & PS3 Next Year http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11615/atlus-confirms-persona-5s-release-on-ps4-and-ps3-next-year/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11615/atlus-confirms-persona-5s-release-on-ps4-and-ps3-next-year/ Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:44:34 EST After the PS4 release announcement in Japan for Persona 5, many were left wondering when Atlus USA would officially announce the version for western audiences alongside their previous announcement of the PS3 version. Well, today's your day as Atlus has announced the PS4 version for western release at this weekend's PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas.]]> Resident Evil HD Remaster Launches In January http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11614/resident-evil-hd-remaster-launches-in-january/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11614/resident-evil-hd-remaster-launches-in-january/ Thu, 4 Dec 2014 17:51:21 EST Capcom has announced that the HD remaster of the original Resident Evil will launch in both North America and Europe on the 20th of January.]]> PS4 Update 2.03 Is Now Live And Includes A New Theme http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11613/ps4-update-203-is-now-live-and-includes-a-new-theme/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11613/ps4-update-203-is-now-live-and-includes-a-new-theme/ Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:00:17 EST PS4 system update 2.03 is now available to download, Sony has announced.]]> Sony Announces PS1-Themed PS4 http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11612/sony-announces-ps1-themed-ps4/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11612/sony-announces-ps1-themed-ps4/ Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:33:15 EST To celebrate PlayStation's 20th anniversary, Sony announced a limited edition PS1-themed PS4 console. Only 12,300 units of this model will be available worldwide and each will be individually numbered.]]> 2nd Deal Of Sony's '12 Deals Of Christmas' Revealed http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11611/2nd-deal-of-sonys-12-deals-of-christmas-revealed/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11611/2nd-deal-of-sonys-12-deals-of-christmas-revealed/ Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:36:26 EST The 2nd deal of Sony's '12 Deals of Christmas' is now live, Sony announced on PlayStation Blog. Each of the '12 Deals of Christmas' offers discounts on one PS4 game, one PS Vita game, and one PS3 game.]]> Batman: Arkham Knight Ace Chemicals Infiltration Trailer Released http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11610/batman-arkham-knight-ace-chemicals-infiltration-trailer-released/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11610/batman-arkham-knight-ace-chemicals-infiltration-trailer-released/ Wed, 3 Dec 2014 04:24:45 EST DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment has released the 2nd part of their trilogy of trailers for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game. If you haven't done so already, check out part one here.]]> Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! Review http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/senran-kagura-bon-apptit--1010.html http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/senran-kagura-bon-apptit--1010.html Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:44:29 EST When the first Senran Kagura game was released in the west on the Nintendo 3DS, many never thought they’d see that day come as the series itself is known for its buxom female characters and dialogue that at times treads on the lewd side of the scale. Both the original Nintendo 3DS game and the Dynasty Warriors-inspired Shinovi Versus for the PlayStation Vita managed to tread the line between fleshing out the female characters (no pun intended) while still appealing to the lewd factor that was the central reason for the series’ creator creating the game in the first place.]]> PlayStation Home Was A 'Massive Success' Says Creator http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11608/playstation-home-was-a-massive-success-says-creator/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11608/playstation-home-was-a-massive-success-says-creator/ Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:19:27 EST As most of you probably already know, Sony will be shutting down PlayStation Home in March 2015. Although some people consider PlayStation Home a failed attempt from Sony, former Home architect Oscar Clark states that PlayStation Home was actually a massive success.]]> Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Review http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix--1009.html http://www.gamingunion.net/reviews/kingdom-hearts-hd-25-remix--1009.html Tue, 2 Dec 2014 17:00:13 EST It’s been over a decade since Kingdom Hearts was first released and in that time we’ve seen it grow considerably in both its universe and its ever so dedicated community. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX carries on the game’s legacy by including three of the series’ more recent titles, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Birth By Sleep Final Mix, and re:coded. With 1.5, Square Enix succeeded in recharging the magic from the series’ earlier titles, but it was still uncertain whether or not they could do the same with these next three, as two of them in particular are believed to be the series’ best.]]> Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Coming Out January 2015 http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11606/call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-exo-zombies-coming-out-january-2015/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11606/call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-exo-zombies-coming-out-january-2015/ Tue, 2 Dec 2014 03:09:02 EST Sledgehammer Games has announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies will be coming out in January of next year. The first chapter of the new game mode will be included in the Havoc DLC pack which will be released first up on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.]]> Game of Thrones: Episode 1 Release Date Revealed http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11605/game-of-thrones-episode-1-release-date-revealed/ http://www.gamingunion.net/news/11605/game-of-thrones-episode-1-release-date-revealed/ Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:08:39 EST Telltale Games has announced the release date of the first episode of Game of Thrones, 'Iron From Ice'. The first episode will be available this week on all platforms except the PS3 and Android, with the latter launching much later in December.]]>