August 30, 2012

GameStop Opening A Vintage Online Store?

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Joshua Rust

At the first ever GameStop Expo in San Antonio, Texas this year, CEO Paul Raines revealed some interesting details in an interview with Polygon.

The possible expansion into vintage games. It’s not official yet, but it’s an excellent business decision if GameStop does in fact decide to open up a vintage online store. Assuming their prices are reasonable, collectors of these older games will rejoice. I know for a fact there are still a few Marvel Comics games on the Sega Genesis I’m still looking for to complete my collection of Marvel Comics games.

Here is what Raines told Polygon about the possible expansion into vintage games:

“We’ve got them. We think there’s a vintage sales opportunity, so we’re accumulating some inventory. It’s a big idea, and there’s a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there’s a customer for it. And we’re working on some stuff we haven’t announced yet.

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Dead Island Developers Announce: Project Hell

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Techland, famous for that little game we know as Dead Island, has announced that they have a “side project” that they are working on to launch as a new IP – codenamed: Project Hell.

Project Hell started off as a weapon mod for Dead Island. It has grown into a side project that a dedicated team of developers are trying to bring to life in the form of a new IP.

Combining the fighting mechanics of Dead Island and adding magic (literally) we created a powerful mixture – a dark fantasy FPP hack’n’slash. We want to travel back to the times when enemies were really hideous and repulsive, the fights were brutal and bloody and the gameplay was challenging and rich with secrets waiting to be uncovered.

Designer and Project Manager of Project Hell had this to say in the official blog:

“Our main goal is to make a game we can all enjoy playing so don’t expect unicorns and fairies – we prefer breaking through hordes of undead minions only to slaughter their devilish and loathsome masters in a bloody boss-fight.”


Unfortunately for us console users, it’s currently only in development for PC. But, developer Techland said that could change depending on how the game received by everyone. Here’s hoping it is well received because it sounds like a bloody good time!


Brian Griffin Blasts Chickens In Family Guy: RTTM Screens

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Family Guy‘s ready to cut away to obscure 80s pop culture on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC with the release of Activision’s Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse due out this fall.

This is the second time the Griffin Family have graced home consoles. When the series was re-launched in 2005, The Family Guy Video Game was released as one of the last titles on the original Xbox, as well as on the PlayStation 3 and GameCube.

These latest screens have Stewie and Brian battling intergalactic chickens!Read More


Borderlands 2 Season Pass Information

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

2K Games have officially announced that Borderlands 2 will include a season pass. Not to be confused with an Online Pass, the Season Pass isn’t required to buy for the game but doing so, will net you future dlc at a lesser price than buying each individually. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will include four add-ons which will bring in new adventures, allies, enemies, and environments and will cost $29.99. If you want to purchase them individually, each add-on will cost $9.99. More information will probably be coming soon as PAX is this weekend, so keep on the lookout for more information about these add-ons. Borderlands 2 hits shelves September 18th in North America and on September 21st in Europe.


Team Bondi returns with first glimpse of new game

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Jeff Wade

L.A Noire devolpers Team Bondi have left a helpful clue on what we can expect from their next game, though you hardly need to be a detective to find it.

The team updated their website recently with a few new details of their next project, currently targeting release on next generation systems as well as PC.. Set in Shanghai in 1936, the locale should be familiar territory that rivals L.A Noire’s Los Angeles in the seedy vice category, always something to consider when moving to a new area or deciding where to set your game.Read More


Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Announced

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Jason Bassett

During the Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary announcement today, Hideo Kojima announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (yes, that’s ‘Zeroes’).

According to Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu (translated by Andriasang), the game will be taking place an in open world setting using Kojima Productions brand new Fox Engine and will be available on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. There has been no time table for release. Additionally, there was also no mention on when this game will take place in the Metal Gear Solid timeline.

It was also revealed that a movie project was also announced during this event. The movie will be spearheaded by producer Avi Arad  and will be released by Columbia Pictures.

Here is a piece of artwork that was also released with the news. This may give a clue on when the game will take place:


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