Michael William Boccher

My name is Michael William Boccher. I am the owner of 1080Players.com as well as the host of our radio show on both Boost Radio Network and Granite Coast Entertainment. ONLY show on radio dedicated to the development of all AAA console games. Head of PlayStation Division at Rectify Gaming

{Video} Check out the first gameplay of Mass Effect: Andromeda detailing skills and combat

Bioware and EA released the first gameplay video for Mass Effect: Andromeda that details the new combat and skills upgrade system. It gives a look into how you augment your weapons, as well as detailing the three main types of skills in Combat, Tech and Biotics. Combat skills are your main increased damage and accuracy while also allowing you to use things like grenades and mines. Tech skills add ...[Read More]

Dates for Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta are now in the wild

Ubisoft has announced that fans will be able to get their hands on the open beta of Ghost Recon: Wildlands beginning next week. Anyone interested will be able to load up the game from Thursday February 23rd and play until the 27th. Preload begins on the 21st to save yourself the trouble on launch day. Once complete, the full game will release March 7th for Xbox One. Check out the trailer below and...[Read More]

Review: For Honor

Game: For Honor Release date: February 14th, 2017 Platform: Xbox One Developer/Publisher: Ubisoft For Honor immediately caught our eye when it was first revealed back at E3. The idea of playing through a campaign or multiplayer match as one of my favorite class of characters of all time was fascinating. It’s hard to lump For Honor into any one type of genre. The fighting takes place over gig...[Read More]

X-Morph: Defense combines top-down shooters and tower defense and adds fully destructible environments

The top down shooter and tower defense genre are getting a new addition to their repertoire as Exor studios announced X-Morph Defense today. It’s a hybrid shooter featuring elements of both genres, as well as including fully destructible environments for the first time.  Most of these games have us controlling the humans on Earth in an attempt to defend froma takeover. In this game, however,...[Read More]

Funcom announces Conan Exiles sold 320K copies in its first week, mods coming soon

Conan Exiles launched on Early Access on PC on January 30th and already sold over 320,000 copies within its first week. The announcement came from developer Funcom earlier today, along with an update on mods and servers. “We are deeply humbled and very grateful for the initial success of Conan Exiles,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Funcom has gone through some challenging times in recent years and ...[Read More]

Street Fighter V reveals Kolin, the Phantasm of Snow and Ice

Capcom revealed the newest character for Street Fighter V today in Kolin. Known as the Phantasm of Snow and Ice, she is able to use cold powers as projectiles and up close attacks. Apparently a Bolshevik fighter, Kolin is appartently to bring the heat. As seen in the reveal trailer, Kolin is predominantly an up close brawler that focuses on combos and air juggles. She was originally in Street Figh...[Read More]

Rocket League developer Psyonix announces Hot Wheels DLC releasing this month

Well, it was really only a matter of time until Hot Wheels came to Rocket League, right? Today Psyonix announced the DLC would release this month and include two vehicles. The Bone Shaker and Twin Mill III will be the two cars included and cost $1.99 each. Each DLC car will be sold separately for USD $1.99 (or regional equivalent) and come with six Decals and an exclusive set of Wheels. The update...[Read More]

The NBA and Take-Two Interactive now own a professional Esports league

The National Basketball Association is now the owner of an Esports league. Announced today, the league is partnering with Take-Two Interactive on the launch of a new league. Set to debut in 2018, the first-of-its-kind competitive gaming league will consist of teams operated by actual NBA franchises, and will follow a professional sports league format: competing head-to-head throughout a regular se...[Read More]

Mass Effect: Andromeda ditched the Paragon/Renegade system to allow for more dialogue options

hen Mass Effect: Andromeda releases next month, we know it’s going to have a brand new dialogue system now that the Paragon/Renegade system has been scrapped. “What we have now is based more around agreeing and disagreeing. The reason I like that is because in the trilogy it’s like, ‘I’m gonna play Paragon,’ and then you know which way you’re moving the stick on every conversation. You don’t...[Read More]

South Park The Fractured but Whole has been delayed yet again

South Park: The Fractured but Whole has been delayed again and will not release in March as planned according to a source within Ubisoft. The original release date was early December, but Ubisoft delayed the game after stating “”the development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal”...[Read More]

Killer Instinct first batch of Ultimates get released next week

We finally know when the first set of Ultimates will release for Killer Instinct, and it will be next week. The KI Central blog posted the details, where it will include Ultimates for five characters, and the remaining 10 will come at a later date. They will be a free download, and include characters Jago, Mayo, TJ Combo, Thunder and Tusk. In order to use them, just as the original, you’ll n...[Read More]

For Honor season pass details released in new trailer

Ubisoft released all of the details surrounding the For Honor season pass today, including for the first time putting all of the content out on launch day. Everything other than the playable heroes,which are broken down below, will be included on release February 14th, 2017. The For Honor Season Pass can be purchased alongside the full game or through the Gold Edition. The contents of the For Hono...[Read More]

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