Archive:  August, 2012

By Jason Bassett, August 31, 2012 0

As if we didn’t get enough of the Final Fantasy XIII goodness, we get another call to action from Square Enix. Tonight, Square Enix formally announces LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. This will be the final game in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

If you head over to visit Square Enix’s site, you will find a video of Yoshinori Kitase explaining about a crystal and more about the game itself. Kitase tells us, instead of doing a trailer for the game, there will be “multiple presentations” that will be shown throughout the site, beginning September 4th. (more…)

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By Joshua Rust, August 31, 2012 0

With the holiday season getting ever crowded with big name titles like Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, Halo 4, etc… Sometimes there are titles that are overlooked because of people’s budgets or other things. Atlus and Frogwares are looking to lighten the load on your wallet as they have announced today that The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes will now ship at a MSRP of $39.99 instead of the original pricing at $49.99 for all three platforms.

For more information on The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes you can check out the official website here: http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com./

The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes finds its’ way to stores September 25th, 2012. Will this price reduction entice you to buy this now if you hadn’t planned on it already?

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By Seung Lee, August 31, 2012 0

Atlus’s Persona 4 has had a manga, anime, fighting game, Vita port, and now, it can add a card game to the list. Persona 4: The Card Battle is an aptly named mobile game for the Android, iOS, and other such devices. It’ll feature over 400 cards based on the original PS2 RPG. Unfortunately, the game has no plans to be released anywhere besides Japan, but it (almost) never hurts to hope.

If you can read Japanese, feel free to check out the press release here. Persona 4: The Card Battle will be released sometime near the end of September, and pre-registration for it has begun today.

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By Joshua Rust, August 31, 2012 0

Announced today by Microsoft was the lineup of Windows 8 games that will be coming out when Windows 8 releases later this year. A total of 40 games will be available in the first wave when Windows 8 launches. I don’t know if you are like me, but my question was do they have achievements? YES! Every title listed below will have those “gotta collect them all” achievements.

Of the 40 titles, 29 of them will be from Microsoft Studios themselves. The other 11 are coming from Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios – promising “innovative mix of fun-to-play titles that will be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet”. If that means what I hope it means, you should be able to buy a game on your PC and still play it on your laptop/tablet. For the full list of games keep reading after the jump.

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By Joshua Rust, August 31, 2012 0

Borderlands 2 seems to be everywhere in the news these days… I guess it’s because we’re only a few short weeks away from the official launch on September 18th. Unless you live under a skag pile you’re bound to have heard numerous things about Borderlands 2.

For those of you living under that skag pile or just want a refresher on what Borderlands 2 is about, Sir Hammerlock will tell you all about it in this trailer!

 

Again, Borderlands 2 is set to launch September 18th!

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By kashhoward, August 31, 2012 0

Bethesda’s Dawnguard DLC for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been out for Xbox for close to a month already but the future of the add-on on PS3′s future is in doubt due to a technical problem on the console. The save game frame rate glitch on PS3 is what many consider could be the problem. (more…)

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By Jesse Lord, August 31, 2012 1

Hot off the press from my fabulous Deep Silver contact, we have the first bit of information on the storyline and gameplay elements of Dead Island: Riptide.  Our same four familiar faces play the main roles, with a fifth character, complete with a new skillset different than the others, joining the fray as well.  The storyline is somewhat perfect for the horror-genre that this game comfortably rests within, in that the ending of the last game, where the characters start to finally feel safe, is just the beginning of an all-new nightmare.  Continue after the jump for the full-on text detailing everything we know so far!

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By Jeff Wade, August 31, 2012 0

It might be a little early for starting the weekend, but MagicalTimeBean’s puzzle platformer Escape Goat is temporarily available to play in full on the game’s website.

Escape Goat started life as an Xbox Live Indie Game, before making it to the PC and included in June’s Indie Royale bundle. Now ported to HTML 5 and running in a browser, the charmingly retro game stars a goat imprissioned for witchcraft, and he’ll have to do plenty of double jumping and ramming to get through all of the dungeons puzzles.  (more…)

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By Jeff Wade, August 31, 2012 0

This year’s other long awaited hack and slash sequel finally has a release date, as devolpers Runic Games took to their fourms to announce a September 2o release date for Torchlight II. 

The date sees the game just beating out the Fall Equinox to make the team’s oft projected Summer 2012 release frame. And after a long devolpment process, the wait to actually get your hands on it will be pretty short, arrive in just three weeks from now.

Fans of loots and drops will have a busy week has the follow-up releases two days after Borderlands 2, ensuring

The team plans a fuller and more complete reveal and announcement latter today to coincide with the kick off of PAX Prime, where it’ll be playable on the show floor..

Torchlight II will hit PCs for $19.99, with Runic promising work on a Mac port will start after the PC version ships. No definitive plans on any console version at this point, but considering the succsees of the first game on XBLA, it shouldn’t be ruled out.

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By Joshua Rust, August 30, 2012 0

At the first ever GameStop Expo in San Antonio, Texas this year, CEO Paul Raines revealed some interesting details in an interview with Polygon.

The possible expansion into vintage games. It’s not official yet, but it’s an excellent business decision if GameStop does in fact decide to open up a vintage online store. Assuming their prices are reasonable, collectors of these older games will rejoice. I know for a fact there are still a few Marvel Comics games on the Sega Genesis I’m still looking for to complete my collection of Marvel Comics games.

Here is what Raines told Polygon about the possible expansion into vintage games:

“We’ve got them. We think there’s a vintage sales opportunity, so we’re accumulating some inventory. It’s a big idea, and there’s a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there’s a customer for it. And we’re working on some stuff we haven’t announced yet.

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