May 17, 2012

Rayman Origins 3DS Demo Now Available

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Have you been looking for a mobile platforming fix? Ubisoft has released a demo version of Rayman Origins on the 3DS E-Shop. This demo doesn’t skimp on the content either, offering prospective owners 3 full levels from the final game including Swinging Caves, Playing in the Shade and Shooting Me Softly.

The console version of Origins was a critical success and regarded as one of the best Rayman games to date. The 3DS version expands upon what made last year’s console release so great with Street Pass functionality and in game collectables.

The full version of Rayman Origins for the Nintendo 3DS will be released on June 5th at a suggested price of $29.99.


Solid Snake Infiltrates Vita On June 12th

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

We already knew that the Metal Gear Solid Collection would be making the jump to Vita next month but now we have a more specific window. Solid Snake will make his debut on Sony’s next generation portable on June 15th according to Konami.

The Vita version of Metal Gear Solid Collection will differ slightly from its console counterparts. For one it only includes Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 since Peace Walker can be purchased digital through the PSN already.  Konami has also implemented some touch based controls in both games, giving you the ability to zoom with a sniper rifle or peak around corners, for example.

Check out the full press release after the jump.Read More


Ground-Attack Planes added to World of Warplanes

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Ground-attack aircraft have just been added to World of Warplanes, the sister game to World of Tanks. A recently released trailer and new screenshots show that players will be able to dive bomb targets with “flying tanks” like the IL-2. Does this mean that, eventually, World of Tanks players will be able to call for some close air support? I certainly hope so.

World of Warplanes is still a ways out. However, those interested in trying it can sign up for the global alpha test at

Read on for a trailer and some screenshots.

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Beta Updated

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

The preorder beta for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the upcoming stand alone expansion to the Sins of a Solar Empire series, has just been updated to its third version. The main addition is the inclusion of the Vasari, the sole non-human faction in the original Sins of a Solar Empire.

Of course, it isn’t exactly a surprise that the Vasari are in Rebellion, but their presence is welcome. Without them, Sins would be about humans killing humans over whether religion or the free market should rule space. This is a false dichotomy. The Vasari should rule space.

Rebellion launches on June 12. In the meantime, you can watch the latest trailer after the jump.Read More


Dead Island DLC Giveaway

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

I don’t know why, but Thursday’s mortify me. It is unquestionably the scariest day of the week. The spooky mood this morning has inspired me to give out something horror related.

Alas, we don’t have any proper horror games. Instead, we’re going to shake things up a bit and give out DLCs. We have Steam, Xbox 360, and PS3 codes for Dead Island’s Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White DLCs. You will find these codes hidden in our articles, Twitter, Steam group, or Facebook page.

Also, I should warn you know that the ghost of Archibald Yell is still occasionally haunting our steam group’s chat room. Ever since he was killed by a Mexican Lancer at the battle of Buena Vista, he’s been doomed to walk the Earth handing out copies of the Mount & Blade Collection…. You have been warned.


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