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By Jason Fayta, January 31, 2013 1

Sony has updated their blog with a video inviting us to “See the Future” on February 20th, 2013. Video after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 31, 2013 0

Codemasters’ GRID 2 will now cross the finish line into retail on May 28th 2013. In addition to the release date Codemasters’ has also revealed that a special edition will be available at the same time, supped up with additional content and special downloadable content.

The standard version of GRID 2 is available for $59.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. The original RACEDRIVER: GRID was well received by critics when it was released in 2009, featuring a distinctive rewind feature that allowed drivers to replay the last 3 or 4 seconds of race if they mess up and impressive visuals for the time.

Make sure you watch the latest trailer after the jump. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, January 31, 2013 0

Lots of goodness this week with all four Nintendo pillars getting something. The Cave, which was released last week, will be let loose as a demo this week. Three 3DS games are released as full game downloads an there are virtual console releases for both the Wii and 3DS. And 99Moves, which we previewed earlier in the week, is also now available on DSiWare.


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By Jason Nason, January 31, 2013 1

Rockstar Games put up a small announcement on their website this morning to share with their fans that upcoming game Grand Theft Auto V, which is their hugely anticipated title, will not be released in the spring as they had originally announced. The game will be pushed back four months and will not hit store shelves on September 17th, 2013.

“We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you,” the letter wrote. “GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.” (more…)

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By Joshua Rust, January 30, 2013 0

Ever dreamed of rising up through the ranks of a mob? Well, without all the real life consequences right? If that sounds about right then you need to check out Omerta: City Of Gangsters from Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games (see Tropico 4). If you haven’t seen the gameplay for Omerta yet, check out our previous coverage for the game.

Here are some of the features as listed on the official Omerta: City Of Gangsters website:

  • Historically accurate representation of Atlantic City and its landmarks
  • Strategic gameplay allows city overview, planning, expansion and gathering of intel
  • Turn-based tactical combat with a cover system and stealth action
  • 15 unique player controlled characters each with unique personalities and backgrounds
  • A RPG system for development of player characters and managing their equipment
  • Competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode with persistent gangs
  • 15+ hours of gameplay in a single play-through
  • 20 unique maps visualizing the various districts of Atlantic City


Now, onto the character creation trailer!

Omerta: City Of Gangsters launches February 1st in Europe and the rest of the world on February 12th. Will anyone be picking this up when it launches?

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 30, 2013 0

Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us. Millions of lives are on the line as the Joker plans to kill millions of people and the Justice League begins to deal with the proper punishment for super villains. It is the kind of tension filled high stakes situation we’ve come to expect from comic books.

If the story mode from 2011’s Mortal Kombat is any indication, then NetherRealm Studios is going to give us a lengthy, well produced and slick story mode that will keep us on the edge of our seats right until the very end. The fact that they have years of comic book back issues to draw inspiration from only makes us more excited.

Make sure to join Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Arrow and more in a struggle of super powered proportions when Injustice: Gods Among US ships this April.

Check out the trailer after the jump. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, January 30, 2013 0

Nintendo has sold just over three million Wii U systems worldwide between the system’s launch in November and the end of December. 1.3 million of those systems sold were sold in North America.

The sales, while great, are off from initial forcasted expectations where the company had looked to sell 5.5 million consoles worldwide before the end of March. That forcast has been shifted to four million systems.

Nintendo is blaming softer demand for older systems, including the original Wii. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, January 30, 2013 0

Sega fan website SGCafe has put up some screen capture from a recent livestream which detailed a new card pack for PS Vita “free-to-play” title Samurai & Dragons.

The first “Segakko 13″ pack will contain personified images based on Sega’s home consoles. All thirteen such consoles are represented and artist Kei has turned all of the consoles into ‘anime girls.’ (more…)

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By Les Major, January 29, 2013 1

It was announced recently that Gray Fox was considered for the lead role in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Gamers who pre-order at GameStop however will be getting the Cyborg Ninja as a playable bonus character! (more…)

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By Jason Fayta, January 29, 2013 0

The hit tactical RPG Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is now available on PSN as a PlayStation 2 Classic.

The sequel to the original tactical RPG, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Cursed Memories offers over a 100 hours of gameplay for $9.99, a great value and a great way to spend the remaining weeks of winter. (more…)

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