The Next Wolfenstein Game Is Wolfenstein: The New Order

Posted by Bob Muir on May 8, 2013 in Videogames

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Bethesda has announced that Wolfenstein: The Last Order will be the next installment in the long-running series. It is being considered a reboot to the series, which I’d imagine would normally have them calling it simply Wolfenstein, but since that unsubtitled name was already used for a 2009 sequel, I guess they think that would be too confusing. There’s a new trailer too, and while it’s only prerendered concept stuff, it’s actually fairly cool. The whirring of machinery as the music amps up and then slips into a Jimi Hendrix song is really well done. But for now, it’s just a tease — maybe we’ll see more at E3 in a month. Read more…

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Dated, Art Book Revealed

Posted by Bob Muir on May 8, 2013 in Videogames

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Art Book

Kingdom Hearts fans may still be waiting for the perpetually undeveloped Kingdom Hearts III, but at least the wait will be over for an HD update soon. Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will be releasing on PS3 this fall, on September 10, 2013. The game includes HD versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (a minor update to the game that was previously Japan-only) and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (a PS2 remake of the GBA original). Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days has also been remade as almost three hours of HD cutscenes, so you get the story without any of the mediocre gameplay from the DS original. Read more…

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Fight With Blade Wolf In Next Metal Gear Rising DLC

Posted by Bob Muir on May 1, 2013 in Videogames

Raiden vs. Blade Wolf

There’s more downloadable content coming for off-the-wall action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. On May 14, North American gamers can pay $6.99 or 560 MS points to download the Blade Wolf DLC. It’s a new set of missions allowing players to take control of the former boss prior to his fight with Raiden. The missions show him working for Mistral and reveal more of his backstory, all culminating in a new boss battle. I can only hope it’s longer and more worthwhile than the recently released Jetstream DLC, because for only a few bucks more, you could easily buy a longer, meaty game from Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network.

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Meet The Characters Of Grand Theft Auto V In Their Own Trailers

Posted by Bob Muir on May 1, 2013 in Videogames

Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar is taking Grand Theft Auto V in an interesting direction when it comes to characters. The PS2 trilogy each had their own main character and city, while Grand Theft Auto IV had one main character each for the main game and its two additional episodes (expansions) that all lived and played in the same city. GTAV will have three main characters in one city in the same game, not spread across separate stories. It’ll be an interesting way to explore the world and story, though actual details of how this is implemented are still missing. Read more…

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Beyond: Two Souls Tribeca Film Festival Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 29, 2013 in Videogames

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David Cage wants his game to be movies so badly that he’s debuting trailers for them at the Tribeca Film Festival. But with talent like Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, you’re getting pretty close to movie-level status anyway. We can argue about movies and games all day, but this trailer for Beyond: Two Souls still looks pretty good. It’s got some really impressive-looking visuals as well as some great framing. Hopefully this game will turn out better than Heavy Rain did – mainly because I would like to see a “cinematic” game like this work. Check out the new trailer below. Read more…

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Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut Prepares To Relaunch With Launch Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 25, 2013 in Videogames

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut

Grab a cup of coffee, because Deadly Premonition is just about out on PS3. Originally released as Red Seeds Profile in Japan on both Xbox 360 and PS3, only the 360 version made it out to America thanks to Ignition Entertainment. But now Aksys is bringing the PS3-only Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut out in America on April 30! Read more…

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Konami Bundles Metal Gear Solid Into New Collection

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 23, 2013 in Videogames

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection

 

Think you’re up-to-date on your Metal Gear Solid collection? You’ve got the original copies, the improved rereleases, the Essentials collection, and the HD collection? Well prepare to feel incomplete, because now there’s a new collection! But if you’ve never played a game in the series before, this is the one to get, because it covers pretty much every major game in the series! Read more…

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Prepare To Die, Again (And Again): 12 Minutes Of Dark Souls II

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 11, 2013 in Videogames

Dark Souls II

Praise the sun! IGN has a 12-minute gameplay demo of Dark Souls II, the first footage released! Watch as director Yui Tanimura and producer Tak Miyazoe take us through various parts of the game, showing off devious traps and monsters that often attack when you’re behind them. Of course, there is lots and lots of dying. At one point, this guy? Cheers near a cliff and then gets knocked off by boars. That’s Dark Souls for you! Read more…

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Batman: Arkham Origins Announced For Fall Release

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 10, 2013 in Comic Books, Videogames

Batman: Arkham Origins

Speaking of Batman, Game Informer has just announced that Warner Bros. Montreal are making Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel to Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. The game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC this fall. It will be set years before the first two Arkham games and include the villain Deathstroke. What’s a little concerning is that someone other than Rocksteady are making the game, considering how proven Rocksteady is, but I’m still optimistic. Read more…

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Guacamelee! Dated, Priced, And Trailered

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 27, 2013 in Videogames

Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! is a Mexican-themed Metroidvania/brawler, which is a weird, yet delightful mix of ideas. The game has been in development for a while on PS3 and PlayStation Vita, but now it is finally coming out next month. Even better, buying the game once gets you a copy on both platforms thanks to Sony’s Cross-Buy system! Read more…

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Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer Shows The Life Of A Pirate

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 26, 2013 in Videogames

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

That first trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was all CG, with nary a bit of gameplay to be seen. It’s really easy to promise anything when you’re not showing real footage, so we all needed to wait for the next trailer to make a proper judgment on the upcoming game. Now that next trailer is here, and it’s looking good!
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Final Fantasy X HD To Include FFX-2 On PS3

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 20, 2013 in Videogames

Final Fantasy X-2

You can’t fault gamers for expecting Final Fantasy X HD to be out by now. First announced at TGS 2011, the HD update to the PS2’s first Final Fantasy game seemed like something that wouldn’t take too long to push out. We didn’t know if it would be an extensive retexturing with numerous fine-tuning like with the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection or a cheap-and-dirty rerelease a la Capcom’s HD reissues, but either way, it should have been out in 2012. However, all we’ve seen so far is a few HD models, with the promise of a 2013 release. Read more…

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Capcom Releasing Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Expansion

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 14, 2013 in Videogames

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma did better than Capcom expected it to, being released to favorable reviews and sales figures. Naturally, being a success these days usually translates to more content. There have been a few smaller packs of downloadable content, but now Capcom is rereleasing the game as Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Read more…

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300’s King Leonidas Is In God Of War: Ascension

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 7, 2013 in Cinema, Videogames

300

After ending the trilogy in God of War 3, anything else seems a little…unnecessary. I’m thinking specifically of the upcoming God of War: Ascension, yet another prequel, but this time with multiplayer. Still, in the absence of necessity, just toss whatever in and hope it creates necessity. Case in point: adding King Leonidas from 300 to multiplayer. Read more…

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Return To The Citadel In Final Mass Effect 3 DLC

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 5, 2013 in Videogames

Mass Effect 3: Citadel

It’s been a long, tumultuous road for Mass Effect 3 and its downloadable content. While I don’t care to play it, the multiplayer has surprisingly flourished, aided by free updates. Meanwhile, additional singleplayer content has been rolled out in the style of Mass Effect 2. But while they may be similar, the wind has been taken out of their sails due to the fact that they don’t have any effect on the controversial ending. Regardless of what you think of the DLC so far, the end has come: Mass Effect 3: Citadel will be the final storyline DLC until Mass Effect 4 (currently in development).
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BEYOND: Two Souls Gets a Release Date and Willem Dafoe

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 2, 2013 in Videogames

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Yes, you heard right: Quantic Dream’s new game, BEYOND: Two Souls has Willem Dafoe playing one of the main characters, along with Ellen Paige. So that’s two big-name Hollywood stars “playing” leading roles here – I wonder if we’ll find out more before release? And speaking of release, the game will arrive on store shelves October 8th. I wonder how it will fare with the looming shadow of the PS4 that will (probably) arrive the following month? If you pre-order the game at Gamestop you’ll receive an extra 30-minute playable DLC scene. Who knows what that entails. Watch the new trailer below to see Dafoe in action! Read more…

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Watch The Crazy New Moves In One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 26, 2013 in Anime, Videogames

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2

One Piece: Pirate Warriors may have just been a Dynasty Warriors game, but it was still pretty fun despite the dumb gameplay. A large part of that were the energetic and wacky attacks. Lo and behold, there is a trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 focusing on the entire Straw Hat crew and the new moves they’ve attained during the two-year time jump that occurs in the manga’s plot. Read more…

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Square Enix Confirms Kingdom Hearts HD For Western Audiences

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 26, 2013 in Videogames

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

Consider me somewhat unduly excited, but I can’t help it: Square Enix has finally announced a Western release for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. It’s an HD collection consisting of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (the slightly improved original game, previously only released in Japan), Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (the PS2 remake of the GBA interquel), and redone, expanded cutscenes that tell the story of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (a DS spin-off set around the same time as Re:Chain of Memories). Naturally, trophies have been added as well. Read more…

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Hotline Miami Coming Soon To PS3 and Vita

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 20, 2013 in Videogames

Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami, an 80s-styled indie game about ultraviolence, pleasantly surprised critics last year, garnering it a place on many year-end lists. For those who don’t really game on their PCs, there was nothing to do but listen in on the praise the game was receiving. But soon, non-PC gamers can get in on the action. Read more…

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Latest Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Trailer Looks Pretty

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 19, 2013 in Anime, Videogames

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

The Naruto videogames keep coming, and while not every game leaves Japan, we tend to get most of the better ones. The latest in CyberConnect2’s Ultimate Ninja series is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and the graphics still look as beautiful as ever. While the gameplay of previous Ultimate Ninja Storm games has never been that special, the cel-shading is always well done. And of course, there are over 80 characters, giving it the biggest roster yet.
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WSJ: Playstation 4 Will Stream PS3 Games

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 17, 2013 in Videogames

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Another rumor about the PS4 in the lead-up to the February 20th announcement? Say it isn’t so! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that while PS4 games will still probably be delivered on disc or digital download, PS3 games will instead be streamed to the system as compressed video. Sony had acquired game-streaming company Gaikai a while back, and everyone assumed the tech would be integrated into the next system – the real question was how. Another potential use, I believe, will be game demos. And perhaps even better, is that the option will exist then to stream PS3 games to any other internet connected device, such as PCs, the Vita, or smartphones. Hopefully Sony will capitalize on this! We’ll find out everything on the 20th. Stay tuned! Read more…

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Trailer Reveals Why Batman Is Fighting Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 31, 2013 in Comic Books, Videogames

Injustice: Gods Among Us

If you’re going to make a game like Injustice: Gods Among Us where superheroes beat each other up as well as the supervillains, you gotta at least give some reason for them to duke it out, however flimsy. The latest trailer does just that, showing Batman teaming up with Harley Quinn and Deathstroke to counter Superman’s fascist rule. Hm, sounds like Superman: Red Son! Read more…

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance “Cuts Loose” With Demo

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 17, 2013 in Videogames

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Confession time: I only played Metal Gear Solid — the PS1 classic — for the first time last year. I liked it and plan to play more, but that’s just to establish where I’m coming from. Consider it a disclaimer for when I post that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the action game spin-off starring Raiden, looks absolutely insane in the best possible way. It helps that Platinum Games, makers of fine, yet crazy action games, is developing it on behalf of Konami. The latest trailer looks like it’s from the opening of the game and…well, give it a watch. Read more…

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Watch Out For Santa In Dark Souls

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 27, 2012 in Videogames

Evil Santa

You wouldn’t normally look for the spirit of Christmas to be expressed in Dark Souls, one of the most punishing, hardcore RPG experiences in recent memories. A major feature of the game involves the ability of players to invade each other’s games, practically endorsing griefing! But one man decided to dress up and play Santa for the good little boys and girls of Lordran. But for those on the naughty list…
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