Archive for the ‘Games’ Category
Game Review: BioShock Infinite
April 18th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
The Great Gatsby: Nintendo Entertainment System Edition!
Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | PC | PC Download
Developers: Irrational Games/2K Australia
Publisher: 2K Games
Creative Director/Lead Writer: Ken Levine
Original Music by Gary Schyman
Release Date: March 26, 2013
I can remember the first time I popped in the original Bioshock, and was literally blown away as I watched our hero survive a plane crash and end up finding this lighthouse, and then taking the magical journey to Rapture, an underwater paradise that surprised and fascinated me with every turn. I can say that that initial journey to Rapture and the first time we come in contact with a Big Daddy, will forever be sketched into my video game history.
I have gotten about halfway through both Bioshock and Bioshock 2, although since I have finished the newest game in the series, BioShock Infinite, I have decided to go back and finish both of the previous installments. [...]
April 5th, 2013 at 1:00 pm | |
Syfy Channel Brings Pop-Up Hotel To SXSW To Promote New Series ‘Defiance’
What’s that? You want to play an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System version of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s immortal classic, The Great Gatsby? No problem, I can make that happen!
If you simply can’t wait for Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming film adaptation (which opens May 10th), you can whet your whistle for Roaring Twenties mischef with this bad-ass retro game adaptation.
Play as Gatsby’s neighbor Nick Carraway and battle your way past butlers, flappers, and gangsters at one of Gatsby’s bacchanalian parties. In classic NES platformer fashion, collect coins and throw your hat (which acts as a boomerang) to clear a path through Gatsby’s grounds. But beware, if you die, you’re told, “Game Over, Old Sport!” [...]
March 12th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
PS4 Preview: Ubisoft Shows Off New ‘Watch Dogs’ Gameplay Demo
Syfy, known for its popular TV series like Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Warehouse 13, typically makes its presence known with panels and promotions at events like Comic-Con in San Diego and New York. Now, they’re branching out for the first time to South By Southwest (SXSW), currently underway in Austin, TX, and they’re making their presence known in a unique way – with a pop-up hotel!
The special pop-up hotel is part of the Defiance Container Village by Syfy located in a downtown parking lot and includes fully functional rooms featuring minimalist design, a 24-hour concierge service, round-the-clock security, their own bathroom and shower facilities, and twice daily maid service. The area is meant to promote the network’s upcoming television series and accompanying online game, Defiance [...]
February 21st, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
‘Moon’ & ‘Source Code’ Director Duncan Jones Takes On ‘World Of Warcraft’
In case you somehow missed it, the PlayStation 4 gaming console was made official by Sony Computer Entertainment at a conference held in New York last night.
While the console itself wasn’t shown, the controller and plenty of details were. Also shown were a collection of demonstrations of the console’s abilities, including the first official looks at next-gen games (we have seen some next-gen games before, but whether they would be current or next generation titles was not confirmed)—although many of these games will also be released on the current gaming consoles, as is normal when making the transition to a new console. Not everyone will buy the new system immediately.
One such game is Watch Dogs, one of the standouts at last year’s E3 Convention being developed by Ubisoft. A brand new gameplay demo was shared at the event, and can be seen below now! [...]
January 30th, 2013 at 8:04 pm | |
Disney In Depth: ‘Disney Infinity,’ Beyond The Traditional Video Game
After helming the underrated sci-fi drama Moon and the equally exciting Source Code, Duncan Jones is going to take on a tentpole film, a first in his directing career. THR reports that Jones has signed on to direct Warcraft, based on the popular Blizzard MMORPG game World of Warcraft.
The project will be under the Legendary Pictures banner, with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni producing. Also producing are Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner [...]
January 24th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
Rovio Entertainment Announces ‘Angry Birds’ Movie In Development
Ready, set, game time! The announcement of Disney Infinity, a revolutionary title, has launched Disney Interactive in a positive direction, one that may bolster its presence in the video gaming arena. This Disney In Depth will explore the future of this innovative game, a massive endeavor that may reinvent the wheel. [...]
December 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Get It Now: ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’
Rovio Entertainment could not have seen their Angry Birds mobile app game catapult itself into the territory that it is in now. There are Angry Birds shirts, towels, toys, and a few special edition games – Star Wars being the most notable one so far – and now a movie. Yes a movie.
It would have been hard to believe that we’d get to this point when the original game was released a few years back, but it has indeed gotten to it. And now Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on to produce the film, while David Maisel (formerly of Marvel Studios) is on board as an executive producer. [...]
November 9th, 2012 at 2:00 pm | |
Watch Now: First Gameplay Trailer For ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’
Recently we got our first peek at the gameplay in the latest version of the hit mobile game Angry Birds, with a trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars. Thankfully for us, you don’t have to wait all that long for new mobile games to arrive.
The Star Wars version of Angry Birds has officially been released, and you can grab it now for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows 8.
Check out a newer longer trailer for the game showing off plenty of the cool new gameplay below. [...]
October 29th, 2012 at 7:00 pm | |
Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Game Pre-Order Bundle Includes First 48 Issues Of Comic
For those who don’t know, the next installment in the ultra popular Angry Birds game series will be a Star Wars version, much to the elation of geeks everywhere. Now comes our first look at some actual gameplay from the release.
Better yet, you won’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on Angry Birds Star Wars, either; the game will be released on November 8th for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows 8.
Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out the first gameplay trailer for Angry Birds: Star Wars. [...]
October 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Book Review: Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms
Telltale Games’ episodic video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead has already mostly been released and enjoyed by a great number of fans. But for those of you not as into downloading games onto your console, all five episodes of the game are being joined together and sold as a full game on disc.
The full game will arrive on December 4th, but you can pre-order it now. Even better, there’s a pre-order bonus Collector’s Edition bundle pack that those of you who have been wanting to read the original Walking Dead comic are going to want to hear about. [...]
October 16th, 2012 at 6:00 pm | |
Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms
Written by Ed Greenwood and the Wizards RPG staff
Wizards of the Coast
Release Date: October 16, 2012
I remember the day the very first Forgotten Realms boxed reference set was released. It included not just game materials, but a really awesome map and a bit of background information to start your own campaigns. But never in a hundred years did I think I would ever see such an in depth look as Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster’s Forgotten Realms. It really is a masterpiece of Ed Greenwood‘s imagination.
Taken from Greenwood’s original notes from the late sixties, the Forgotten Realms were adapted in the seventies for game play with the original Dungeons & Dragons and finalized in the eighties for release with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game books. By far the most popular and well known of all the official settings, the Realms are packed with well developed and powerful non-player characters (known as NPCs). This tome gives us a plethora of formerly unknown information, thereby not just amplifying our collective knowledge of Faerun but also expanding the possibilities in a campaign setting [...]
Videos: ‘World Of Warcraft’ Hackers Kill Thousands Of Players
October 10th, 2012 at 11:01 am | |
Game Review: Tiny Troopers
When it comes to massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft, unpredictability comes with the territory. When you have that many people playing, you never know what someone’s going to do next.
Some hackers recently proved this with a bit of chaos. They unleashed some sort of mass death hack that saw thousands of players’ characters in multiple realms drop dead inexplicably. Blizzard fixed the issue within a few hours, but by then, many had fallen, and plenty of new YouTube videos had been uploaded to show the carnage. [...]
September 18th, 2012 at 7:00 pm | |
Check Out Google’s Interactive Doodle For Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary!
Tiny Troopers is a squad based war strategy and critical thinking game from Finnish company Kukouri. It uses great graphics, South Park-esque characters and humor to deliver hours of action packed fun.
The game is available for Mac, PC, and iOS.
Playing the game your squad goes through 30 missions (some very easy and some super hard) taking on an enemy army and targets. [...]
September 7th, 2012 at 3:30 pm | |
Tomorrow marks the 46th anniversary of the airing of the very first regular Star Trek television episode, which premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, Google has posted an interactive Doodle on their home page today.
The Doodle starts out showing the original crew of the USS Enterprise on the ship’s bridge. The popular characters – Spock, Uhura, Captain Kirk, Bones, Sulu, and a Red Shirt (and we all knows what happens to them) – have all been turned into the letters spelling Google. When you click on some of the characters as well as specific areas of the bridge, it yields sounds, blinking lights, and one even opens the door, where you’re taken to the Transporter Room. Click the right spot in the Transporter Room and you’ll get a nod to a famous episode. Clicking other items gets you beamed down to the planet below’s surface, where you’ll get to reenact one of the most famous scenes from the series, starring one of its most popular enemies!
I don’t want to reveal what you’ll see in the game, because it’s fun to uncover everything yourself. Just know that it’s a lengthy interactive game for a Google Doodle and that it’s lots of fun! After you’ve gone through the Doodle yourself, you can watch the video here below that plays out the entire Doodle for you, so you can see anything you might have missed [...]
Watch Now: The Space Ship Bridge Simulator ‘Star Trek’ Fans Will Need To Play
August 30th, 2012 at 11:00 am | |
Star Trek fanatics go to great lengths to eat, sleep, and breathe the world their favorite sci-fi characters exist in. But while they can dress up and role play and so on, one thing that proves quite difficult to experience is working on the bridge of a space ship just like (insert favorite Trek captain here) and their crew have done over the years.
Now that dream is finally attainable…to some level. A new space ship bridge simulator titled Artemis has been created and is now available for purchase. It’s not a simple “insert disc and play” game, however. This is a “multiplayer, multi-computer networked game” that will require you, your closest Trekkie friends, and multiple computers to play.
Continue reading for more details and to see a funny video of a team trying their hand at running a ship. [...]