All Posts by: Les Major
It should be no surprise that Christie Golden’s latest World of Warcraft book is a masterpiece. Perfect not only as fantasy fiction, but more so as a piece of literature itself. I’ll get more into that later. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is a defining moment in the lore Warcraft fans have come to know and love. After the Cataclysm had drawn so many together in a noble cause to save their world, that time has no passed and the world again is changing.
Instead of having the factions of Azeroth venture to Pandaria in Blizzard’s latest expansion, they are doing so in the throes of a return to war. The seemingly complacent time during the Cataclysm, when all eyes were turned to a common enemy has lead through into a return to the struggle Warcraft fans have dealt with all these many years. (more…)Posted In: Books Tags: Christie Golden, Jaina Proudmoore, Theramore, Tides of War, World of Warcraft
The UK branch of the International Business Times has reported that it seems the next Xbox may be called Xbox Infinity. The above logo however hasn’t been confirmed, and has even been called into question by a user on VG Leaks. Developer sources have apparently confirmed that the big reveal coming on May 21st will be named the Xbox Infinity. Is this true?
Keep in mind, none of this is confirmed for certain but this is a new possible name for Microsoft’s new console. Personally I liked Xbox 720 which was one possible name for the system which has earlier been code named Durango. Rumors also speculated this next version would just be called ‘Xbox’ dropping any numbers.
I guess we’ll have to wait till May 21st to see if this is the actual name. Whatever it’s called, we’re eager to see what the Next Gen Xbox details will be!Posted in: Microsoft Tags: Durango, Microsoft, xbox, Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity
Revealed by an accidental Xbox Live listing as shown here Nether Realm has since revealed that Batgirl will indeed be a DLC character. The Mortal Kombat developer stated “Looks like the bat’s out of the bag. Batgirl is a playable DLC character in Injustice. Catch her gameplay next week!”
This brings us up to two of four DLC characters we know of with Lobo being the first announced who will be released on May 7th. He was announced when the game was released presumably (spoilers) due to his inclusion in one of the characters ending sequences in battle mode. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Tags: Batgirl, DLC, Injustice, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Nether Realm, WB Interactive
This is absolutely a movie I’d love to see! As you may remember, I gave Dead Space 3 a glowing review, as long as cheering on it’s Awakened DLC campaign. Obviously I’m a bit of a fan of the series and reading about this on Gamespot (referencing a Game Informer magazine article) sounds like a fantastic idea!
John Carpenter noted that the isolated setting of the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space would make a natural fit for a film. Though I do love the sequels, it was definitely the feel of the original that drew me into the series. The feeling of being on a forgotten star ship and not knowing what was going on made for a powerful encouragement to proceed that only grew stronger as the game went on. Seeing this made into a movie would definitely be a ticket sale to me. (more…)Posted in: News Tags: dead space, John Carpenter, Movie
It’s no surprise with this quirky series that takes itself less and less seriously with each sequel, but yes, this time you are the president (seemingly still in your Saints Row custom character lead) fighting an alien race known as the Zin. The game isn’t that far off either, set to be released on August 20th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC!
Check out the newly released, “Meet The President,” trailer after the break. This will be the first Saints Row release after Deep Silver picked up the series as it’s new publisher in the unfortunate auctioning off of THQ’s franchises. Volition is still at the helm however, so fans who love the series progression have no reason to fear. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Deep Silver, Saint's Row IV, Saints Row, Teaser Trailer, Volition
Don’t panic. I’ve been reading through the Facebook posts of the above recently released concept art from the latest Alice game, and I’m here to help sort out some concerns. It seems many fans took this glance at a section of the new game, Alice Otherlands, as a Facebook social game. American McGee seems to have personally responded to these concerns with the statement after the break. (more…)Posted in: News Tags: Alice, Alice: Otherlands, American McGee
It seems we here at Broken Joysticks love Injustice. Unfortunately we can only share one review per site, so think of this as a compliment to kashhoward’s wonderful review. Below is my review from Darkain Arts Gamers that I am sharing as an extended hands on impression to my time with the game so far. I played the Xbox 360 version and also gave the game a 9 out of 10.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is a departure from Mortal Kombat’s usual fighting style, but has familiar elements that will keep Nether Realm fans from feeling alienated. Considered a way for the team to take some risks and experiment with new concepts, Injustice is an excellent example of what an established company can do with a property they seem passionate about. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft Tags: Injustice, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Nether Realm, WB Interactive
The latest World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden is an absolute treat, and now you can purchase it in travel size! Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is now available as a paperback novel. Our upcoming review will go into detail on just how awesome this book is, but I can safely say it’s definitely worth a read. I’m sure fantasy fans in general can enjoy it as a stand alone, but Warcraft fans especially will want to experience these latest moments in the war between the Alliance and the Horde for themselves. (more…)Posted in: News Tags: Christie Golden, Jaina Proudmoore, Novel, Paperback, Tides of War, World of Warcraft, WOW
Lego City Undercover is two things, and does both very well. It is an all new Lego adventure in the theme and concept of your favourite titles to date, improving on that design. The game is also possibly the first youth friendly Grand Theft Auto inspired title. It really ends up feeling like you’re getting two games in one with all this content. It took me over 24 hours to get through the story, and I still have side objectives around the city to complete.
Undercover focuses on Chase McCain, a police officer just returning to Lego City after years away. In true GTA fashion, this brings you into the world not knowing how it has changed, either. So you’re exploring along with your character. There is very little I took issue with in Lego City Undercover; I really did love the game. It begins with a broadcast from a radio station, and this is quite a tease since the game itself includes no radio stations. So much otherwise reflects GTA wonderfully. The music in Undercover is great, but for those big action scenes that called for it, they could have faded out the radio stations and got back to the original soundtrack. (more…)Posted In: Nintendo Tags: Lego, LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo, TT Fusion, Wii U
Leading up to the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, there has had a fantastic tournament running featuring fan votes deciding the battles. Not only that but celebrities have been in on the action as well! Definitely take a look through the games official youtube channel for all the action. We’re focusing on this tournaments final battle between Superman and Batman, as well as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. It’s a little NSFW but then again Injustice is rated T for Teen after all. There is a more direct video on the site if you want to skip all the fun, but this really is a great feature that celebrates the release of the game. Read on for the video. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Tags: Batman, Battle Arena, Injustice, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Superman