Archive:  March, 2013

By Les Major, March 31, 2013 0

Remember that absolutely beautiful Battlefield 4 video we saw just last week? Well the general manager for Bioware Edmonton and Montreal Aaryn Flynn has confirmed Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect will use the same engine!

This is definitely amazing news! The characters, details and realisim level in the Battlefield 4 video are stunning. Even the video itself was produced more like a short movie told from a first person perspective. Of course that doesn’t mean the other games will be first person, just that they’ll be potentially as beautiful. Hopefully this means other EA titles will be adding this wonderful engine to their games as well.

Previous reports revealed that Dragon Age 3 would be using Frostbite 2 by DICE, and it’s great to see this upgrade. Artists on DA3 were already impressed with switching to the earlier Frostbite, seeing what they come up with now should truly be amazing!

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 30, 2013 0

Our PlayStation Plus contest has come to an end. I apologize in taking an extra 12 hours in getting these winners out. We had quite a few entries through social media – with about a dozen likes on Facebook and just as many re-tweets on Twitter.

Without further-a-do our two winners are Matt Bassett, who entered via email, and Terry WIlliams (aka @Moononite on twitter) who re-tweeted our original post.

Look for more giveaways coming very soon. March may be coming to an end but we still have several ARMA III codes and a few Steam games, so let’s extend this giveaway stuff into next week!

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, March 29, 2013 0

North American isn’t the only continent you’ll visit in a finely tuned racing machine in Codemaster’s GRID 2. The publisher unveieled the Grid 2: European Experience today, a brief video showcasing several  European cities playing host to racers in a variety of modes. Get your engines ready to rev, because if you’re into racing titles, this video is for you.

Street racers will be able to burn rubber on sections of Paris, blurring past major landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. If track racing is more  of your thing, Codemasters have you covered, with the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal. This $250+ million dollar track was built in 2008, and it will be making its console debut in GRID 2.

Along with the announcement of these tracks the devs also sent a sampling of some of the European cars that you’ll be able to drive. Check out the YouTube video and car list after the jump. (more…)

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By Les Major, March 29, 2013 0

Fans of the Darksiders series may still have hope yet as Crytek USA looks into buying the franchises rights. Crytek USA is company made up of past employees of Vigil, the studio who created Darksiders in the first place. I definitely hope Darksiders ends up back with it’s creators so we can see the natural intended progression of the series.

Final bids on Darksiders and several other THQ series such as Red Faction and Homeworld are due by April 15th. MX is also being sold seperately like the previously mentioned titles while two bundles of additional titles are being sold together such as Destroy All Humans! and Summoner that make up the internal bundle.

While we’re on the topic, I really hope Red Faction gets picked up! The Geomod engine is a fantastic tool which I’d assume would come included in the sale. I couldn’t get enough of Red Faction: Guerrilla!

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By Les Major, March 29, 2013 0

At the recent WB Interactive press event we attended to check out Injustice I was able to confirm the role the Wii U GamePad would play NetherRealm’s new fighter. Fortunately it’s quite a solid concept mainly focusing on displaying your characters special moves on the view screen. This is a great way to keep you in the action and allow reference at a quick glance. Gamers can also switch from TV to GamePad play if they wish, allowing for play on the controllers screen.

Otherwise the Wii U version will control like it’s PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts. I unfortunately forgot to ask about multiplayer on the Wii U version but some game sites are reporting it as a two player game. We’ll definitely update gamers on the status as soon as we know.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is due out April 16th.

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By Les Major, March 29, 2013 0

Warner Bros and DC have announced a multiplayer online battle arena game based on the Infinite Crisis comics. It will be a free to play title from Turbine, the developer of The Lord of the Rings Online.

The Executive Producer at Turbine Jeffrey Steefel said, “We are utilizing years of experience in the online game space to deliver innovations to the MOBA genre with a game that features fast-paced action, a major story arc, destructible environments, catastrophic events and a deep roster of iconic DC Comics characters.” Due out for PC this year, we also have the announcement trailer after the break. (more…)

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By Les Major, March 29, 2013 0

Both Brandon here on Broken Joysticks review, and myself in Darkain Arts Gamers review found a lot to enjoy in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. Over in Japan, a sequel is already underway to be released on June 27th this year!

The sequel is called Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. It apparently starts right where Atelier Ayesha ends off and features two lead characters. Both can be selected at the start and play out through the same story, but from their own perspective. The game will also feature multiple endings and use the LTGL engine from Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series. In game battles will include a six person party with front and back rows.

Read on for the trailer, but of course keep in mind you may want to skip it if you haven’t finished Atelier Ayesha yet. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, March 28, 2013 0

Not too much was released today in the weekly download, though all four items are for the 3DS. This week sees the release of Game Freak’s harmony music game HarmoKnight as well as Natsume’s 3DS Virtual Console offering Legend of the River King. The game is a fishing role playing game that was originally released for the Game Boy. Definitely sounds like an interesting title. Two previously retail released 3DS titles are also now available for purchase on the eShop. Racing game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed from SEGA is now available and Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations, which is being remade for the Nintendo Wii U very soon, can now be purchased via the eShop. Check them all out!


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By Les Major, March 28, 2013 0

Today was the big day! Mandy and I visited a WB Interactive press event in Toronto to play an earlier build of Injustice: Gods Among Us and it’s awesome! I’m sure that surprises no one, so lets get into some details shall we?

Our preview showed us various game modes and let us get into combat ourselves including the story mode. April 16th is coming soon and we’re eager to see the release of the game. So what did we experience today? Read on to find out! (more…)

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By Joshua Rust, March 27, 2013 0

Remember how there was a game called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes? And remember how The Phantom Pain looked a lot like Metal Gear? Well it appears that they are both one and the same according to reports from GDC 2013.

Today Kojima Productions & studio head Hideo Kojima have announced that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are the same game called…..wait for it….METAL GEAR SOLID 5!!!!!!!!! Well…without the ALL CAPS. That’s correct everyone, the next Metal Gear SOLID game is on the way and it’s coming to Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 (next-gen iterations were not mentioned as of yet).

Oh, did I mention we have the first trailer for it as well? Two in fact…. (more…)

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