Archive for the ‘Video Games’ Category
Xbox One Reveal: Live-Action ‘Halo’ TV Series With Steven Spielberg Announced
May 21st, 2013 at 9:00 pm | |
Xbox One Reveal: Next Xbox Won’t Block Used Games; No Backwards Compatibility
As part of the unveiling of the next generation Xbox console, Xbox One, an interesting announcement was made regarding Halo.
Halo being a part of a Microsoft event is no big surprise, and with a new trilogy in the game franchise currently being made by 343 Industries, you’d assume that the next game might show up today. But that was not the case.
Instead, 343 head Bonnie Ross was on hand to announce a brand new live-action Halo TV series, being made with none other than Steven Spielberg. Continue below to see a video of the announcement. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
Xbox One Reveal: Videos Offer First Look At ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’
Good news and bad news. Which do you want first?
OK, we’ll start with the good news. The two biggest issues gamers got themselves worked up over based on internet rumors, were next-gen gaming consoles blocking used games and being required to be always be online in order to use your system. We already found out that the next Xbox, the Xbox One, will not require you to always be online to play unless using an online feature, and now comes word that the system will in fact support used games as well.
Unfortunately there’s a little bad news as well, as it’s been revealed that the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible, meaning it will not play your Xbox 360 games. [...]
May 21st, 2013 at 6:00 pm | |
In case you missed it, Microsoft showed off their Xbox 360 follow-up, the Xbox One, earlier today. As promised, video games weren’t a very big part of the presentation as this particular event was dedicated to showing the console and talking about the company’s vision for the future. The games will be on full display when E3 arrives next month.
There were, however, a couple of video game-related topics covered, the biggest of which was the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is Infinity Ward’s follow-up to Modern Warfare 3. The game smartly looks to up the story—with the help of Oscar-winning Traffic screenwriter and Syriana writer-director Stephen Gaghan—instead of just the action, and will hopefully keep the series fresh and fun.
A look at the game’s next-gen tech and new features was offered first, followed by the reveal trailer. Continue below now to check them out. [...]
Microsoft Officially Unveils The Next-Gen Xbox, Named The XBOX ONE; No Always On
May 21st, 2013 at 3:35 pm | |
5-Minute ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Trailer Introduces Deadshot, Black Mask; Joker, Bane Confirmed
The day has arrived, ladies and gentlemen, and Microsoft has unveiled their next generation Xbox console. Presenting … the XBOX ONE.
Yes, we’re not sure why that’s the title they went with, either, considering this is now the third Xbox console. We knew the Xbox 720 was unlikely, but still.
That said, it’s only a title. Instead of taking the PlayStation 4 route and not showing the console during the console reveal, Microsoft did show what the new system will look like right off the bat. They also went into great detail about what you can expect from the new system.
Continue reading to see what the Xbox One looks like, what kind of power it has, and what kind of new features it offers, complete with videos. [...]
May 20th, 2013 at 10:30 pm | |
Game Review: Tomb Raider (2013)
We just saw a brief teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins, the prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, in which Batman is squaring off with Deathstroke. Now comes the first full trailer, and it is awesome.
The trailer is a cinematic, and runs almost five minutes in length as Batman basically finds himself in a Smokin’ Aces situation one Christmas Eve. The game’s primary antagonist, Black Mask, has brought in some of the world’s deadliest assassins to try and dispatch of the Dark Knight, including Deathstroke and Deadshot.
Be sure to continue below now to check out Batman dealing with this trio of baddies in the first trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins. [...]
May 20th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
Playstation 3 | Xbox 360 | PC Download
Third Person/Action Adventure/Puzzle Game
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Designer: Darrell Gallagher
Writer: Rhianna Pratchett
Artists: Visual Works (CGI)
Composer: Jason Graves
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Not to sound like that old guy, but I can remember playing the original Tomb Raider back in 1996, dear God I am old. I was in college and I was living with a few friends, and we were taking turns playing the game, while the other helped out by reading the walkthrough. I don’t think we ever beat it, but there were some fun times either way. I think I dabbled in the series as it continued on various systems, but never really got into enough that I finished the game. Any time a game revolves around timed jumps so perfectly timed, that is where I fail in video games.
But when I heard they were rebooting the series and giving us a sort of prequel, I was interested in checking it out. And much like most things on the internet, the initial buzz was not favorable, well that was until people actually got to see it and play it. [...]
Video Game Deal: BioShock Infinite
May 19th, 2013 at 8:45 am | |
Watch Now: First Trailer For ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Released
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day today at Amazon is Bioshock Infinite for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for $39.99 each (that’s 33% off the list price of $59.99). The PC and PC Download versions are on sale for only $34.99 each (that’s 42% off the list price of $59.99).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Sunday, May 19, 2013 until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
Visit the main sale page for more details [...]
May 17th, 2013 at 12:00 pm | |
EA Kills Off Online Pass; Could This Confirm Blocked Used Games On Next-Gen Consoles?
The first trailer for the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham Origins, the prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, has been released online.
The trailer is just a teaser, with a full trailer coming very soon, and shows the Dark Knight locked in a battle with one of the assassins who’s been sent to kill him—someone comic fans will recognize as Deathstroke—one fateful Christmas Eve night.
Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out the trailer, and stay tuned next week when the full trailer is expected to arrive. [...]
May 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
Electronic Arts is not the most popular company around at the moment. In fact, they were just voted the worst company in America for the second year in a row. This is largely due to their relentless pursuit of more money via microtransactions and their attempts at trying to control consumers with the Online Pass system—a system that requires you to enter a code in order to play one of their games online, effectively stopping people from buying used games (unless you wanted to pay an extra $10 for a new code) or borrowing them from a friend.
People have been enraged about these things for a while now, and have let EA know it every chance they’ve had, including with the consecutive worst company titles mentioned above. But it appears the company is listening to these complaints and are looking to do some repair work.
It’s been confirmed by EA that they will no longer being using the Online Pass system in future games, which should mean that you’ll be able to use all of one of their games’ features after you buy it, new or used. [...]
Watch Now: Superhero President Battles Aliens In New ‘Saints Row 4′ Trailer
May 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm | |
Trailer: Bethesda Announces New ‘Wolfenstein’ Game ‘The New Order’
A new trailer has been released for Volition’s sequel to Saints Row: The Third, which will be simply titled Saints Row IV.
The trailer shows the Saints leader—who’s now president—and the alien invasion he has to now deal with as the man in charge. It’s absolutely insane and absurd…just as you’d expect a Saints Row game to look. Anything more tame would only be a let down.
The game is now being published by Deep Silver after THQ filed for bankruptcy, but is still on course for an August 20, 2013 release and can be pre-ordered on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC now. You can check out the new trailer for Saints Row IV below now. [...]
May 8th, 2013 at 11:01 am | |
Disney Signs Exclusive Deal With Electronic Arts For Future ‘Star Wars’ Video Games
Yet another announcement has been made by Bethesda Softworks after promising to make more noise in 2013.
The first announcement was the reveal of The Evil Within, the new horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, which came with a nightmare inducing live-action trailer. Now comes word of another new game the company is publishing, one that will ring familiar to gamers everywhere.
The game is titled Wolfenstein: The New Order, and it’s an action-adventure game developed by MachineGames that will act as a reimagining of the franchise. The original Wolfenstein 3D is considered to be the godfather of first-person shooters.
Continue below to check out the announcement trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order. [...]
May 7th, 2013 at 9:00 pm | |
Make This Happen! ‘LEGO Breaking Bad’ The Video Game
Recently we found out what many video game fans had been fearing: Disney was going to close down LucasArts, the branch of Lucasfilm that developed and published games, including many Star Wars game series such as Battlefront, Knights of the Old Republic, and The Force Unleashed.
Though Disney had chosen to shut down the gamemaker, it was clear that they weren’t just going to stop focusing on video games, and that their plan moving forward would be to license out their games to other game companies to to make and publish.
Fans had a wishlist of where their favorite game franchise might land, but Disney instead chose to go in the direction many of you might have expected them to go. Enter Electronic Arts, one of the biggest video game publishers on the planet, who just signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Disney. [...]
May 2nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm | |
Trailer: Activision Officially Announces ‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts,’ NOT ‘Modern Warfare 4′
Whether it was playing a full game, a demo, or maybe just watching a video, most of you are likely aware of the LEGO video game series, which fuses together worlds like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter with LEGO building block toys and figures.
Today brings with it a brand new LEGO video game, which is not at all real, but should be…and never will be. The game is LEGO Breaking Bad, and, as anyone who’s familiar with the games or the hit AMC series will tell you, it looks awesome.
Be sure to head on below now to watch a video of the nonexistent game in action! But be warned, it does contain spoilers from the first few seasons of the show. [...]
May 1st, 2013 at 4:08 pm | |
New Trailer For Ubisoft’s ‘Watch Dogs’ Confirms Official Release Date
After a few whispers that the next game in the Call of Duty video game franchise would actually be called Call of Duty: Ghosts and not Modern Warfare 4, publisher Activision has confirmed the new title.
According to the press release sent out, the game will “set the benchmark for the next generation,” and that it will offer a brand new world with a brand new story and characters, all built on a brand new next-gen Call of Duty engine from developer Infinity Ward.
An exclusive first look at the game will be presented during Microsoft’s big An exclusive first look at the game will be presented during Microsoft’s big next-gen Xbox reveal on May 21st, but for now, a teaser trailer has been released and can be watched below. on May 21st, but for now, a teaser trailer has been released and can be watched below. [...]
May 1st, 2013 at 3:30 pm | |
A new trailer has been released for Watch Dogs, the new Ubisoft game that first stormed onto the scene at E3 last year and continued to blow minds with a new gameplay demo shown off at Sony’s reveal of the PlayStation 4.
The new trailer is far shorter than the excellent demonstrations we’ve seen, but it also confirms something that’s been a question mark for a while now: an official release date.
Continue below now to check out the trailer. [...]