Archive:  July, 2012

By Seung Lee, July 31, 2012 0

Personally, I’m not sure why this is necessary, but the DSi is receiving two new colors: matte red and matte blue. A tweet from Nintendo of America states that these new colored handhelds could be in the stores “as early as this week.” Take my advice and opt to buy a 3DS instead. Check out the DSi at http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.

Source: Joystiq

 

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By Seung Lee, July 30, 2012 0

Summer is quickly coming to a close, so why not make the most out of it with some free games? If you loved watching and/or reading The Walking Dead, it’ll be worth your time to try the prequel to the TV series out. Starting August 7, PlayStation Plus members will be able to play episodes 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead for free.

It’s not as if the games are bad either. If you like point-and-click adventure games, you owe it to yourself to play the two episodes. You can check out our review on the first episode here, and the second episode here.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 30, 2012 0

SEGA’s Japanese themed real time strategy title, Total War: Shogun 2, just got a booster shot with the release of nine brand new units. These aren’t any regular units either, they are legendary heroes of battle who have been hardened by countless battles and reveled in the defeats of many of their enemies.

These new units include the club wielding Tadakatsu’s Tetsubo Warriors, the spears of Shizugatake and Hanzo’s Shadows, an elite group of Ninja.

All nine of these units are playable in the Single and Multiplayer portions of Total War: Shogun 2. We’ve embedded the official trailer from SEGA below.

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By BrokenJoysticks Staff, July 30, 2012 0

During the last weekend we at Broken Joysticks got the opportunity to visit Con bravo down in the Hamilton Ontario area as our readership is already aware – and let me give a shout out saying it was one of the best con experiences that we have ever covered. Meeting the Special Guests, the con goers themselves, and the staff was nothing short of epic amounts of fun – and we’ve made a note to put this down as one of our favoured cons for the future.

While the big coverage will be coming out as the week goes on, including interviews with Spoony, Doug, and others from Channel Awesome, we’d like to make a special note on something that we usually find more then a little mundane that we thought was exceptionally well done at this con – the gaming. (more…)

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By Daniel Shannon, July 30, 2012 0

Indie Gala has just launched its seventh “pay what you want” game bundle. If you purchase a copy of this bundle, you can choose how to split up your money between the developers, two charities, and Indie Gala. The charities you may donate to in this bundle are the Italian Red Cross (to help in efforts in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy that suffered from a series of earthquakes in May) and AbleGamers, which works to help make video games more accessible for disabled people.

They’ve got a couple of great games in this bundle (each of which will come with a Steam key). People who pay less than the average price (which is about $7.00) will receive Rig’n'Roll, Space Rangers, Reign: Conflict of Nations, and a mystery game. People who pay more that the average will also receive Death to Spies, Death to Spies: Moment of Truth, King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, UFO: Afterlight and another mystery game.

I personally think that King’s Bounty: Armored princess alone is worth over $7.00.

If any of this sounds interesting to you then check out the bundle here. It will be running for another 13 days, so you can afford to tarry a little bit.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 27, 2012 0

Several screenshots have been released for Nascar The Game. These screens give you the inside track on all of the highly detailed racing action the game is set to offer.

Nascare The Game: Inside Line is set for release on PS3, Xbox 360 on November 6th 2012.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 27, 2012 0

If you’ve been a fan of Transformers since its inception, in the 1980s, then you might be interested  in the latest pre-order bonus for Fall of Cybertron. By pre-ordering the game at Gamestop/EB Games in either Canada or the United States you’ll gain access to the G1 Retro Pack. The Pack includes a classic generation 1 skin for Optimus Prime and G1 inspired scoped pistol and G1 inspired blaster cannon.

Check out a brand new thirty second trailer featuring Optimus in his classic digs mowing down his enemies in truck form! . Fall of Cybertron will be released on August 21st in North America and 24th in Europe.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 27, 2012 0

We are back with one more Dust 514 Beta Key, just like the last time it’s first come, first played. You’ll have to enter this code on a North America PlayStation Network account to gain access to this weekend’s closed Beta for CCP’s upcoming free to play shooter.

Please Note: The below PSN code will only give you access to this weekend’s DUST 514 beta, and is subject to CCP’s Terms of Service and Non Disclosure Agreement, as this code gains you access to a closed beta.

PSN Code: F89Q-C7N4-Q799

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 27, 2012 0

Activations next James Bond title, 007 Legends, looks to  be bringing its A game with the announcement of a celebrity roster of contributors. Naturally you’ve got Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007, James Bond. Joining him are Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel as the steel teethed Jaws. To top the whole thing off the game’s narrative is being written by veteran bond scribe Richard Kiel who penned The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and GoldenEye.

007 Legends certainly has enough talent behind it to make it stand out from some of the other bond games that have passed us by. Will it recapture the magic that Goldeneye 007 did in ’97? That has yet to be seen, and to be honest we probably shouldn’t be comparing it to a 15 year old game, anyways.

007 Legends is due out this Fall and spans 5 different bond films including one from each decade of the franchise. More information about the game should be revealed soon, until then why not check out a few screenshots from our gallery at the bottom of this article. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, July 26, 2012 0

Have you wanted to join in the fun in CCP’s cross platform/cross-game MMOFPS Dust 514? We’ve got two Beta keys to give away and the first of which is at the bottom of this article!

Please Note: The below PSN code will only give you access to this weekend’s DUST 514 beta, and is subject to CCP’s Terms of Service and Non Disclosure Agreement, as this code gains you access to a closed beta.

PSN Code: TAH4-L5NL-2M3H

Update: We accidentally pushed this live a little too early. Sorry about that, as soon as PSN comes back up, we suppose the code is first redeemed, first served

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