Author: Nader Kachmar

Bravely Default 2

15 most anticipated games of 2021
Games to watch in 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC

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Bravely Default 2 is actually the third title in the Bravely Default role-playing game series, following the first Bravely Default and Bravely Second. You don’t have to be familiar with the other two Bravely Default games to jump into this one, though, because it’ll feature a new cast of characters and an unrelated story. The Claytechworks game will be released on Feb. 26 for Nintendo Switch.


Deep Silver’s atmospheric shooter set in outer space puts you in the shoes of Nara, a skilled warrior and a fugitive on the run from a cult. She’s got a sentient spaceship named Forsaken and a set of deadly super-abilities to unleash on anyone who gets in her way. The game’s release window is 2021, and it’s planned to come out on both last-gen and current PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 will star villain extraordinaire Giancarlo Esposito as a dictator in complete control of a fictional Caribbean island. Players will take control of Dani Rojas, a guerrilla soldier fighting to free the island from the totalitarian regime. Like most Far Cry games, this one will have players taking on enemies in an open world, which Ubisoft describes as “a tropical paradise frozen in time,” with a variety of weapons and tactics. Far Cry 6 is set to come to consoles and PC sometime in 2021.

Gotham Knights
Gotham Knights

In Gotham Knights, Batman is dead, and it’s up to the rest of the Bat family — Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing — to watch over the streets of Gotham. The game’s not set in the world of Rocksteady Games’ Arkham series, although it is being developed by WB Games Montréal, the studio behind Arkham Origins. The action-adventure game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X; it’s single-player, with the option for two-player co-op.

Gran Turismo 7

Polyphony Digital’s racing sim is back with a numbered sequel in 2021. Gran Turismo 7 promises to be the best looking Gran Turismo yet, with support for 4K, HDR, and 60 fps frame rates, and will be a showcase for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive trigger features that should make the “real driving simulator” more lifelike than ever. Expect hundreds of cars, super-fast load times, and features from more than two decades of Gran Turismo games in this follow-up to Gran Turismo Sport.

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite

343 Industries’ upcoming Halo game was planned as a launch title for the Xbox Series X in 2020, but instead, it got delayed to sometime in fall 2021. When the studio debuted Halo Infinite gameplay in 2020, fan reactions were mixed, with many comparing its look to Halo: Combat Evolved, the first Halo game that launched with the original Xbox. If you want to ease the wait for Halo: Infinite, at least Halo: Combat Evolved is on Game Pass right now as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West

In 2021, Guerrilla Games will release its sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, the 2017 post-apocalyptic open world game about a warrior woman who starts off looking for her long-lost mother and ends up unraveling the reason why her world is ravaged by mysterious animalistic robots. Ashly Burch returns to voice the heroine Aloy, with Lance Reddick also returning as Sylens, Aloy’s reluctant and mysterious helper in discovering the secrets of the world around them. Horizon Forbidden West will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5, sometime in late 2021.


Developed by Amplitude, the team behind Endless Space 2, Endless Legend, and Dungeon of the Endless, turn-based strategy game Humankind places the player in charge of a growing civilization. As players settle cities, build units, explore, and fight, they take on the cultural auras of various empires throughout history. It’s being published by Sega for Windows PC.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

A follow-up to one of this decade’s most important, interesting, influential, and innovative games should have you very excited. The sequel to Breath of the Wild will be a direct follow-up to the previous game — a rarity in the Legend of Zelda series — and should build on the open-world systems and secret-rich environment of the first game. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has also proven that Nintendo has all kinds of backstory just waiting to be discovered in the Breath of the Wild universe, which means that the sequel should have even more story hidden throughout its world. Breath of the Wild 2 is set to come to Nintendo Switch.

New Pokémon Snap

More than two decades after the original for Nintendo 64, we’re getting a new Pokémon Snap. The first game sent players on an island adventure where they photographed Pokémon in the wild, capturing Pikachu and friends in their natural habitat in a very different kind of rail shooter. The sequel sends players to new islands, where they’ll fill out their “Photodex” with pictures of a wider variety of Pokémon. New Pokémon Snap is being developed by Bandai Namco for Switch.


A cyberpunk story of a different sort, Stray stars a lost stray cat who roams neon-lit city streets, uncovering the mysteries of a world inhabited by droids and deadly creatures on their journey home. Players will be “stealthy, nimble, silly, and sometimes as annoying as possible,” publisher Annapurna Interactive says, as they interact with the cyber-city’s inhuman inhabitants. Stray comes to PlayStation 5 and Windows PC this year.

Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 is getting the Hyrule Warriors treatment with Persona 5 Strikers, a Dynasty Warriors-style hack-and-slash role-playing game set six months after the events of Persona 5. The game, developed by Omega Force and P-Studio, has already been out in Japan for a year and is due to be released worldwide on Feb. 23 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC. Anyone familiar with Dynasty Warriors spin-off titles knows what to expect here: repetitive battles that will either soothe you or bore you, depending on how you feel about the genre, and a story that will probably be the real draw, because it’ll let you spend some more time with Persona 5’s charming cast.

Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood

Turtle Rock Studios, the developer behind the original Left 4 Dead, is making the Left 4 Dead 3 that Valve won’t. Back 4 Blood adheres closely to the four-versus-horde formula established by the Left 4 Dead games, but aims to add to the longterm replayability with player progression and unlockable ability perks that will let players customize their survivors. If Turtle Rock can balance the 4v4 competitive side of Back 4 Blood, the component that made the Left 4 Dead games so thrilling, it could be the multiplayer game of the summer. Back 4 Blood is bound for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC.

Diablo 4
Diablo 4

Blizzard hasn’t put a firm release date on Diablo 4 — it rarely does this far out — but the studio’s next hack-and-slash action role-playing game already played great at BlizzCon 2019, so we’re hoping that we’ll get the sequel this year (or at least a beta). Diablo 4 is Blizzard’s attempt to return to the darkness of Diablo 2, while looking beyond that with a bigger, MMO-like scope to the world of Sanctuary. Diablo 4 is also coming alongside a smaller take on Diablo, the pick-up-and-play mobile game, Diablo Immortal.

Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139…
Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139...

If you played the widely acclaimed 2017 game Nier: Automata but you never played the original Nier, this confusingly titled game is for you. It’s an updated and remastered version of Nier Replicant, which was released only in Japan back in 2010. Nier Replicant was a simultaneous release with Nier Gestalt, but Gestalt was released worldwide, titled simply Nier. The two games had one notable difference: In Replicant, the protagonist was a teenager with a sister named Yonah, and in Gestalt, he was a grown man with a daughter named Yonah. Square Enix’s Replicant remaster comes out on April 23 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.



Nintendo Super Mario Bros. 3 Breaks World Record – GameSwap

The most expensive video game ever: A rare copy of ‘Super Mario 3’ sold at auction
A previous copy sold for $38,000 in July

At GameSwap we were astonished to find out that a sealed copy of Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros. 3” has become the most expensive video game ever sold, going for a whopping $156,000 at auction on Friday.

The sale, handled by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, broke the previous record of the original “Super Mario Bros.,” which sold for $114,000 earlier this year.

Beyond being in excellent condition, the Super Mario Bros. 3 copy was also exceptional due to the layout of its packaging. “Exceedingly rare are sealed copies with the word ‘Bros.’ formatted to the left, covering one of Mario’s signature white gloves,” Heritage Auctions explained. “Collectors have spent years looking for such a version – the earliest in the Super Mario Bros. 3 production history – and usually come up empty-handed.”

Check out our collection of Nindendo NES games. We currently have a complete in box Mario Bros 3 that you can pick-up at our store in Scarborough or we’ll ship it to you.



The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS

Mario Kart reigns supreme

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 – 8.45 million
  • Super Mario 3D World – 5.86 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. U – 5.81 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 5.38 million
  • Nintendo Land – 5.20 million
  • Splatoon – 4.95 million
  • Super Mario Maker – 4.02 million
  • New Super Luigi U – 3.06 million
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 2.33 million
  • Mario Party 10 – 2.25 million

Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario Kart 7 – 18.92 million
  • Pokémon X and Y – 16.49 million
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon – 16.20 million
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – 14.34 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 13.37 million
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 12.82 million
  • Super Mario 3D Land – 12.77 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 9.61 million
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – 8.89 million
  • Tomodachi Life – 6.63 million


  • Wii Sports – 82.90 million
  • Mario Kart Wii – 37.38 million
  • Wii Sports Resort – 33.14 million
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 30.32 million
  • Wii Play – 28.02 million
  • Wii Fit – 22.67 million
  • Wii Fit Plus – 21.13 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 13.32 million
  • Super Mario Galaxy – 12.80 million
  • Wii Party – 9.35 million

Nintendo DS

  • New Super Mario Bros. – 30.80 million
  • nintendogs – 23.96 million
  • Mario Kart DS – 23.60 million
  • Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? – 19.01 million
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl – 17.67 million
  • Pokémon Black and White – 15.64 million
  • More Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? – 14.88 million
  • Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver – 12.72 million
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World – 11.75 million
  • Super Mario 64 DS – 11.06 million


Spider-Man PS5

The Amazing Spider-Man PS5 design is what all collector’s want

The Amazing Spider-Man PS5 design is what all collector’s want

The PS5 looks incredible with this Spider-Man: Miles Morales special edition design

Spider-Man PS5
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This is what a PS5 could look like with a Spider-Man: Miles Morales special edition skin.

Commissioned by LetsGoDigital, this sinister-looking design and promo video was made by Snoreyn, real name Giuseppe Spinelli. He has designed several different PS5 concepts and variants for LGD in the past, including the all-black PS5 that this design seems to be based on.

It’s designed to look like Miles Morales’ slightly different take on Peter Parker’s red Spidey Suit. And just like the comic book and movie version, this design is an excellent adaptation of a classic.

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Sony has promised a more customizable console than before however, with the side panels of the PS5 likely removable to be replaced with a design of the user’s choice. It’ll make changing your PS5’s looks a lot easier than applying stickers or needing to purchase an entirely new console.

Spider-Man PS5
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Star Wars

The true reason why Anakin hated Obi-Wan

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5 confirms the true reason why Anakin hated Obi-Wan

During their Star Wars rivalry, there were many contentious moments between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker that led to the fracture of their relationship. It mostly stemmed from Anakin feeling disrespected and being angry the Jedi Council wouldn’t promote or trust him as much as he felt he deserved. This condescension is something he voiced to Padme Amidala quite often but she’d console him, with their love acting as a salve to his feelings.

However. Anakin turned his rage on her in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, choking her out on Mustafar before going after Obi-Wan, thinking that everyone around him would betray him out of jealousy for his powers. But as Star Wars: Darth Vader #5 shows, it’s not professional jealousy that drove Anakin over the edge, it’s a personal one as Anakin seems to have thought Padme and Obi-Wan might have had an affair.

Another interesting find What If Obi-Wan DIDN’T Leave Anakin on Mustafar? – Star Wars Theory

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PS5 Pre-order

Pre-Order Registration for the Sony PlayStation 5

Sony has now opened pre-order registration for the PlayStation 5. The pre-order registration offers gamers a guaranteed chance to get their hands on the next-gen console the moment it is released. A limited quantity of PS5 consoles will be allocated for a group of existing customers with a first-come-first-serve basis for those chosen.

The pre-order registration is limited to those with a PSN account and there is a maximum to what you can get early access to. Sony has not offered any further detail as to how much the system will cost or release date. For those that lucky enough to be offered the pre-order, they will need to pay and wait for the release date for the PS5.

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)


  • Clickable Analog Thumbsticks
  • Universal Fit
  • Ultra-Low Latency Gameplay

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Bring your A-game anytime, anywhere. Introducing a universal mobile gaming controller that fits most smartphone devices, designed to bring console-level control to your on-the-go gaming. With this controller by your side, wherever you go, victory will follow.

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Refine your aim and execution with a familiar console controller experience that provides tactile feedback, supported by an array of face and bumper buttons, as well as a D-pad for extra inputs.

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

The universal mobile controller’s flexible design allows it to be stretched and clamped on most phones, providing a secure hold that’ll never come loose while you game.

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Because it connects directly to your device’s charging port, this mobile controller is able to provide instant button response for smooth, seamless control.

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GameSwap Atari

Atari’s New PC / Console Hybrid


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Atari® returns to the living room with the Atari VCS™ — a completely modern gaming and video computer system, blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators.

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Discover new and classic games on Atari’s new open platform, powered by AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Technology.

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Watch your favorite web-based streaming videos and entertainment, and play games at up to 4K resolution and 60fps.*

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Develop new TV-based games and apps for yourself, your family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.

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Atari’s first connected device opens new possibilities to play with friends and publish your creations as part of an expansive community of gamers, fans and devs.


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The Atari VCS 800 All In Bundle includes the Atari VCS 800 System, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller. Featuring an AMD Ryzen processor and 8GB upgradeable RAM. Expand the storage of your Atari VCS and unlock PC Mode with any USB drive.

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Engineered in partnership with PowerA, Atari’s iconic joystick is reborn as the new VCS Classic Joystick with features like rumble, LED light effects and a 2nd fire button to give retro gaming new life. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.

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Engineered in partnership with PowerA, the all new Atari VCS Modern Controller is designed for full-featured modern PC gameplay. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.

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Playstation Plus

Sony PlayStation Plus Celebrates 10th Year With 3 Free Games in July 2020

Playstation Plus

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of PlayStation Plus on PS3, ushering in paid multiplayer services and monthly downloadable games for subscribers. To celebrate, July 2020’s offerings are as strong as last month, with NBA 2K20 and Rise of the Tomb Raider headlining.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

  Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider initially launched as a timed-exclusive on Xbox One, but came to PS4 a year afterward as the 20th Anniversary Celebration with additional content. It’s the second in Crystal Dynamic’s reboot trilogy, picking up with Lara Croft as she becomes more comfortable with her tomb-raiding adventures. Taking place in a snowy Siberia, the game manages to still look striking today, and is fondly remembered as the strongest of the three in the series.

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 is the most recent installment in the annual basketball series, which makes it a strong addition to the lineup given that we’re still a few months out from its replacement.


Erica PS4

Erica is the third offering for PS Plus in July and shouldn’t be overlooked. Originally designed around Sony’s PlayLink (which would allow players to control games with their smartphones, like the Jackbox Party Packs), Erica is a narrative adventure game that plays more like a film with minor interaction from the player.

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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The 10 Strongest Anime Cards That Will Never Be Printed

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Here are 10 cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime that are too overpowered to ever be printed.

Current Corruption Virus

In both the card game and the anime, the easiest way of beating an opponent is frequently to stop them from playing at all. For the small price of a single, if specific, tribute, Current Corruption Virus wipes out all monster effects on the opponent’s field and in their hand for three turns.

It also reduces all their current monsters’ Attack Point values to zero, meaning they can’t even attempt to get any damage out of their negated board. Sadly, being a trap card means it’s pretty slow to use, but it remains an easy game-winner if a player resolves it.

Judgment Arrows

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Link and Pendulum monsters are balanced by only being summonable from the Extra Deck to certain zones on the field: the initial Extra Monster Zone, or additional zones that a Link Monster’s arrows point to. This means players who want to summon multiple monsters of this type need to set up their boards with specific combos and monsters.

Judgment Arrows, for no cost to the player, lets them skip all of that setup and get three free new Extra Monster Zones plus a damage boost to any Link Monsters in those zones. A card that nullifies an entire game mechanic will probably never see print.

Chaos End Ruler – Ruler Of The Beginning And The End

Chaos End Ruler is a very interesting card, as it is a hybrid of and reference to two of the earlieast overpowered cards in the actual card game. With an easy summoning condition of banishing one Light Warrior Monster and one Dark Fiend Monster from your own GY, the card’s 3500 Attack Points alone are enough to want to use the card in the Chaos decks it was made for.

Its effect of banishing every card in the opponent’s hand, field, and GY and then dealing 500 damage for every card banished is exactly why that will never be legal.

Rose Shaman

Rose Shaman’s effect is as simple as it is broken: During either player’s turn, the player holding it can send it from their hand or field to the GY to draw one card. While it may not sound too terrifying, simple and free draws have been shown to be the easiest way to absolutely break the card game wide open, more so in modern Yu-Gi-Oh! decks than in earlier versions of the game.

With many cards on the official Forbidden/Limited List right now due to their ability to provide draws, a card as easy to abuse as Rose Shaman will never be added to the physical card game.

Card Of Desperation

Drawing three cards only to send the rest of the deck to the GY might seem like asking to lose, but many popular decks both at the tournament level and among more casual fans can gain a lot of use out of having that many cards in their GY.

With potentially eight cards in the hand and thirty or more in the GY, many decks can use that starting point to launch extravagant, game-winning combos that don’t care about not having any cards to draw later.

Beastborg Medal Of The Crimson Chain

This card can only be used in its own, anime exclusive, “Beastborg” deck but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. If a player does control a “Beastborg” monster, and their opponent summons a monster from their Extra Deck, this card allows them to completely neutralize that monster’s effect and ability to battle, while also completely locking the opponent out of summoning any more monsters or using any Spell or Trap Cards.

Such a total and hard-to-break lockdown is enough to be sure that, even if the other “Beastborg” cards eventually make their way to the real game, this card will remain anime exclusive.

Roll Of Fate

Rolling a six-sided die and then drawing cards equal to the result is at worst a basic one-for-one trade of losing this card and drawing one card, while at best it’s gaining an absolutely absurd six new cards for the cost of a single spell card. Even the post-draw downside of banishing cards from the top of the deck equal to the amount the player just drew is so minor it wouldn’t give any player pause before using such a powerful draw spell.

While the repeated use of it is limited by that downside, rolling even a single six would give a player everything they need to win the duel.


Pillager is another effect as simple as it is devastating. Look at the opponent’s hand and steal one card from it. On a casual level, this is a quick and easy way to deny an opponent a valuable card. On a competitive level, where common generic cards are run in multiple decks all the time, it’s a powerful way of both denying that opponent a card while gaining a useful tool for use by the player using it.

Cards that mess with the opponent’s hand are infamously unpopular with both players and Konami’s own Forbidden/Limited list, so it’s unlikely a card this strong would ever be released in the modern-day.

Magician’s Library

The Yu-Gi-Oh! card game is filled with strong, generic, and frequently Limited Spell Cards that are only held back by not being easily searchable. Magician’s Library, and its effect to add any Spell Card to its user’s hand with no cost, is an instant combo starter for the hundreds of decks that rely on those cards.

As a comparison, the only card in the real game that matches that level of search power requires banishing the entire hand of the player who uses it and forbids that player from setting any Spells or Traps face down on the field the turn they use it.

Number IC1000: Numeronius Numeronia

A monster with 100,000 Attack Points that wins the game automatically if the opponent doesn’t attack into it is already broken enough to never see print. Add on an easy summoning condition, protection from destruction, and the ability to negate the attack of any monster that did somehow gain enough power to defeat it in battle and you have a perfect card for an end-of-series anime boss. However, it’s a terrible card for the health of the real-life card game. It is a solid contender for the most broken card in any Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, ever.

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