August 14, 2012

Grind To Infinity With Cladun X2 On Steam

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

NIS America’s latest digital release, Cladun X2, has found its way on to Steam. In Caldun you take on the role of wandering adventurer trapped in a world the size of pocket. Just because the landscape is small, doesn’t mean that Caldun doesn’t bring a full sized fun factor with three different type of dungeons, the ability to grind your character into infinity (literally) and much more.

There’s probably no better way to spend the last dog days of summer than grinding away all day and night. Sure, that’s probably not plausible for the majority of us, but the charming 16-bit inspired art style should draw in the most jaded old school RPG fanatic.

Check out screenshots after the jump. The game is available on PC for $19.99 USD!Read More


Dead Space 3 Scares Up Release Date and Trailer

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Gamescom brings a brand new trailer for the upcoming Dead Space 3 that looks to assuage fears that there won’t be any scares in the game with plenty of quick cuts to hulking monsters. This notes the first time that fears have been calmed by giant dismembered beasts swaying toward you in a predatory fashion.

Dead Space 3 will hit the PC, PS3 and 360 on February 5 in the North America and February 8 in Europe. Addationally, it was announced that Dead Space 3 comes with the now requisite first run copy bonus with a limited edition that includes exclusive weapons and armor.

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ShootMania Storm Competition Finale E3 Highlights

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Les Major

Twitch TV hosted a ShootMania competition finale at this years E3. If you missed it check out the highlights below from Ubisoft’s youtube channel. ShootMania Storm comes to us from Nadeo, the developer of TrackMania. If you’re a fan of competitive multiplayer FPS games this one should definitely be worth checking out. Much like TrackMania it seems like ShootMania will feature lots of creative options for it’s fans.

ShootMania will include mapping and scripting tools as well as Machinima sharing and editing tools. For more information on ShootMania Storm, you can check out the official site:

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PSOne Classics Come To Vita With Firmware 1.8

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

During GamesCom Sony took the wraps off of firmware version 1.8 for the PlayStation Vita. Before you groan and mumble *not another firmware update* you should know that this update adds a few highly requested features including the ability to play PS One classics on the system.

Starting in two weeks, on August 28th, you’ll be able to play FFVII and Tomb Raider II on the PS Vita. These two classics were announced during Sony’s E3 press conference this past June. We’re not sure why they don’t just open up the ability for all available PS ONE classics to be enjoyed on the Vita. Perhaps due to the different architecture of the system. You can also use the PS Vita as a PS3 controller!

Head on over after the jump for the full list of new features including the ability to navigate the home menu using the systems buttons OMG.Read More


New Naval Warfare Trailer For Assassin’s Creed III Sets Sail

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Les Major

It seems like just yesterday I was expressing my excitement over AC3’s naval warfare and today we already have a new trailer for the seafaring combat!

As Connor, you’ll lead your crew through rough waters and into battle against enemy ships. This interests me most of all being a fan of Skies of Arcadia which while AC3 isn’t an RPG, the naval combat tactics of coming alongside your enemy and releasing a barrage of cannon fire ring true. Playing out this kind of engagement sounds fantastic and set in the American Revolution AC3 is shaping up to be an amazing sequel.

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The above trailer contains mature content. Broken Joysticks is not responsible for moderating the content of said trailers, as we use third party video solutions.


Register For The Sim City 5 Closed Beta

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sim City 5‘s closed beta will begin sometime soon and EA is now ready to take applications. Head on over to the official Sim City Beta Site and you too can throw your hat in the ring as a prospective mayor.

You’ll need an origin account, also be prepared to read a few dozen pages of legalese and submit your computer specs before being considered for the beta.

Sim City 5 is due out sometime in early 2013 for PC. No word yet if Mac players will be included in the upcoming beta, sadly.


Winners Of The 2012 Pokémon World Championship

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Les Major

This past weekend the Play! Pokémon season wrapped up in Waikoloa, Hawaii at the 2012 Pokémon World Championships. Six champions rose to be the worlds best Pokémon trading card game and video game players. Hundreds of players from 30 countries were in attendance. Each player began almost a year ago competing in the Play! Pokémon season sanctioned by The Pokémon Company International.

For full details on results and what was rewarded for their dedication, check after the break for full details!

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Killzone Mercenary Coming To PS Vita

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Killzone franchise is coming to the PlayStation Vita in the near future (presumably 2013) with the announcement of Killzone Mercenary. Sony showcased a brief live action/gameplay trailer during their media presentation.

This is just pure speculation but the live action showcases a mercenary making his way through what seems to be an industrial facility. On the gameplay front we see the same character (we presume) performing brutal neck snaps and ranking up experience points for every kill. Could this be an indication of the series awesome multiplayer making the jump to the Vita? Perhaps Mercenary devaites from the established formula?

IGN reports that the game will utilize touch controls.  This is not surprising since every first party title has made use of the touchscreen, analog buttons and gyro sensors. It would make sense that Killzone Mercenary would take full advantage of the system’s capabilities.

We have more questions than answers right now, but we should know more later this afternoon. Keep your eyes on the official playstation blog as they are set to reveal new information about Mercenary  later today.


Call of Duty Black Ops II GamesCom Multiplayer Screens

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is going to be one monster of a game, we already know that. I mean, Microsoft is streaming multiplayer footage on Xbox Live and surely thousands of people will tune in just to catch a glimpse of the action.

Well, Activision is bringing the action right to us in the form of screenshots as well. In this latest gallery of multiplayer screenshots we get a look at a few of the weapons including a set of dual pistols, a submachine gun with a red-dot-sight attachment and lots of action as players defend/assault control points.

Activision promises lots more BLOPS II news as GamesCom continues in Germany this week!
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RIFT Wants You To Make a Long Term Commitment

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

MMORPG Rift is set to expand with the release of Storm Rift, the game’s first official expansion, later this fall. Trion Worlds hopes to entice existing and returning players by offering the expansion free of charge with a one year commitment to the game. Subscribers who shell out for the one year commitment will also receive the title of ‘Storm bringer” and an in-game “Landslide” mount.

Storm Rift is set to offer players ten addition character levels, a dozen brand new zones and customizable spaces called Dimensions.

If this particular strategy seems familiar, that’s because it is essentially the same deal Blizzard offered World of Warcraft subscribers last fall. Although, Blizzard was offering players a free copy of Diablo III for their commitment. Will Trion’s enticing free expansion be enough to lure fans of the game back? We’ll have to wait and see.


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