Just one more sleep until South Park: The Stick of Truth is released! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town tomorrow. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Obsidian Entertainment, RPG, south park, South Park: The Stick of Truth, the stick of truth, ubisoft
In a surprise move that sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community earlier this week, Irrational Games founder Ken Lavine has announced that the studio will be downsizing from its current format as an AAA studio to one with just fifteen members. Considering the critical and financial success both the original Bioshock and last year’s Bioshock Infinite have enjoyed this move might seem out of left field, but Mr.Lavine has attempted to explain the rationale behind this decision in a rather lengthy blog post.
Developers affected by the closure will be offered financial and logistical support according to Levine to help them find new homes in the development community. Other publishers and developers will be visiting the irrational offices to recruit those who didn’t make the cut.
The as of yet unnamed new studio that will focus on digital titles that are ‘highly re-playable’, the first of which is expected to be published under Irrational’s previous publisher 2K games.
Looking back, In his blog post Levine reflected on the founding of irrational and how he feels they will tackle the road ahead. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Bioshock: Infinite, Closure, Industry News, Irrational Games
Perhaps one of my most anticipated titles for 2014, yes I’m not like most other people, is Hellraid. From the studio that brought us Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, comes a dark fantasy twist from Techland with the awesome gameplay that made the Dead Island franchise so popular. For those unfamiliar, you can check out some of the screenshots that have been released. You can also see the first gameplay trailer that was released almost a year ago.Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Dead Island, Hellraid, Techland
Today at the New York Toy Fair Activision announced a new Transformers video game, presumably to coincide with the release of the next Transformers movie, titled Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. With unfortunate layoffs at High Moon Studios, it appears that the new Transformers game will be in a new developers’ hands: Edge of Reality (whom is most memorable for The Incredible Hulk tie-in). Activision, with the announcement of the new game, have also released a teaser trailer to go along with it… (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Activision, Autobots, Decepticons, Edge of Reality, Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, WayForward Technologies
Reef Entertainment announced yesterday that RAMBO THE VIDEO GAME will be released in EUROPE on February 21st, 2014. The game will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. The game will be released in North America on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in Q1 2014.
Rambo the Video Game will put players in Rambo’s boots and take them on an action-packed adventure through the iconic action-sequences and story-arcs of FIRST BLOOD, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II & RAMBO III.
The game will feature the original movie voice-tracks of John Rambo and Col. Samuel Trautman as well as selected music from the original Rambo Trilogy.Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: PC, Playstation 3, Rambo the Video Game, Reef Entertainment, Teyon, Xbox 360
The Amazing Spider-Man is set to make his return to video game consoles via developer Beenox and publisher Activision this year. Historically, I personally believe that Beenox has done an outstanding job with the Spider-Man games. They are looking to continue this trend with a new Spidey game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will release sometime in the spring of this year. While the storyline will not follow the movies’, which is truly not a bad thing, it will feature some of the enemies featured in the film. Don’t worry true believers, there will also be more classic villains for you to take down as well - Beenox has confirmed.
This new trailer features one of those classic villains… (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Activision, Beenox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
GameSpot has released some gameplay footage that shows what Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Lord of the Rings title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks like from Monolith Productions. So far it seems to be somewhat Assassin’s Creed inspired with random rival generation which makes Orc foes that you build a history against called the Nemesis System. All this taking place between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Interestingly, this is possibly the first non canon LOTR video game. Read on for the video! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: lord of the rings, LOTR, Monolith Productions, PS4, Talion, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox One
Capcom announced today that the ultimate HD edition of Resident Evil 4 will be coming for PC digital download on Steam globally and available as a retail version for Windows PC in Europe. PC gamers will be able to play the survival horror masterpiece in the highest visual fidelity ever with HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time. Resident Evil 4 will be available on February 28, 2014 for $19.99/€19.99.
Added to the announcement the Steam pre-order campaign also launches today which includes a digital soundtrack with more than 60 tracks and a digital artbook for those that purchase early. Resident Evil 4 on Steam will include Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards, and full game controller support.Posted in: PC Tags: Capcom, PC, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Steam
It’s been a long time coming but Watch_Dogs is finally within sight and will be released on virtually every console on June 30th of this year. The game will be available in a special collector’s edition on PC and every console, except for the Nintendo Wii U where it will only be released in regular edition.
Here is a brief synopsis of the game:Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, ubisoft, watch_dogs, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Chucklefish, the developer behind the recent Terraria-like space adventure, has kept beta players going with lots of fast and furious updates. They’ve actually apologized for a slow update progress, which is surprising since they only released the beta on December 4th and this is already the second patch sent out today. Perhaps there was mention of an update sooner on their forums or such.
So far Starbound has been lots of fun! Unlike Terraria, you planet hop in your space ship you can beam up to from each planets surface. Things such as coal and wood can power your ships fuel up, allowing you to go out into a star chart and pick what planet you want to visit next. Also, planets are looping environments, so there’s no massive ocean blocking off either side of the map. Read on for (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Beta, Chucklefish, Patch, Starbound, update