October 8, 2012

Dishonored | Review

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Jesse Lord

What would you do with a drunken whaler,
What would you do with a drunken whaler,
What would you do with a drunken whaler,
Early in the morning?

High towers rise up, overlooking long-neglected ruins.  Plague runs rampant throughout many of the city’s districts.  Houses and apartments are fitted with reinforced blast doors, the sign of another family lost to the powerful and fatal disease.  Train cars trundle about down the narrow streets, brimming with canvas-wrapped bodies.  Corrupt and power-drunk city watchmen prowl the streets, looking for any opportunity to inflict pain and suffering on the survivors.  Huge whaling ships float by in the harbors, off to search for more of their bounty and it’s life-and-power-giving properties.

Welcome to Dunwall.

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Echo Logs From Gaige, the Mechromancer (Plus Skill Tree Unveiled)

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Gaige the Mechromancer, the upcoming fifth class in Borderlands 2, has decided to tease us with a couple of Echo logs. From the sound of it, she could be just as crazy as Tiny Tina. Wait, check that, I don’t think anyone is as crazy (and adorable) as Tiny Tina.

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As for the skill tree for Gaige, Gearbox has unveiled it over at the official Borderlands 2website. You can find it by clicking here. You may have to enter the age gate first. If so, enter that in and come back and click the link again. This should direct you straight to her skill tree page.

Gaige is expected to release October 16th free for Premium Members (it will be 800 MSP for non-members). I wish it was here already!


Fox Developing Battlefield: Bad Company Into TV Series

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Deadline.com reports that Fox has started development of a tv show for the ever popular Battlefield franchise. More specifically, the Battlefield: Bad Company game.

Here are the official details as shown by Deadline.com:

Fox has put in development Bad Company, an hourlong action comedy based on EA’s bestselling video game from Alias alum John Eisendrath, Sony TV and studio-based Happy Madison.

Written by Eisendrath, Bad Company features the main characters from the game. It follows four renegade soldiers as they exit military life and enter the private sector. But trouble is never far behind as they realize their commanding officer had used them to further the ends of a shadow unit within the government and now wants them dead to cover his tracks. Eisendrath is executive producing with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson and EA’s Patrick Bach and Patrick O’Brien.

So could this be the new trend for video games? To start releasing tv shows based on established names? I’m all for it if the quality is there. How about you all?


The World of Warcraft Killer

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Have you been playing World of Warcraft recently? Do you have the latest expansion Mists of Pandaria? Are you sitting there reading this and getting mad? Then you’ve probably hit the Mists of Pandaria hacker today on World of Warcraft.

So, here’s the story by Dual Shockers: A level one player managed to hack the game to get to fly around the city and start killing innocent bystanders that just happened to be at the Alliance capitol city: Stormwind. Why was he doing it? Well, we do not have that information at this time, heck, we don’t even have the player that was doing it. What makes this even weirder, is that there Blizzard was working on a fix that would stop players from being stuck on the world connection screen. Pretty weird, eh? Is that a coincidence somehow?

It seems that Blizzard is still looking into this issue and have already rolled out the fix for the connection issues. We’ll update you more as soon as we hear anything. You might want to stay away from Stormwind for a while in the meantime.


Xbox Live Arcade Releases For October 10th, 2012

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Finally! The Walking Dead: Episode 4 is just a few days away. Also we get the sequel for Naughty Bear. As well as another Worms game. If that’s not enough for you, there’s even a game coming out on Friday as well which is free to all Gold Member subscribers!

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise

Developer: Behaviour Interactive

Publisher: 505 Games

Price: 1200 MSP

When the Bears of Perfection Island went on holiday to Paradise Island, Naughty Bear was not invited! Naughty Bear manages to secretly travel with the other bears, duct-taped to the exterior of the bus. With a list of bears who wronged him in hands, Naughty is ready to make them pay, one by one.

For the rest of the releases, continue reading after the jump.

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On-Disc DLC In RE6?

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

Most of you are probably thinking in your head “I knew it was too good to be true” but hold off on that thought for a moment.  Modders were mining the date on the Resident Evil 6 disc (since when is mining now the trend for new games?) and found a code on the disc for a No Hope difficulty setting along with other taunts, costumes and melee attacks for the controllable characters. Read More


MW2’s Favela Is Being Benched, Possibly Forever

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Seung Lee

If you’ve ever played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, then you’ll probably remember playing on Favela, a map based on the Brazilian shanty towns. But, if you hop on MW2 right now, you’ll notice that it’s no longer in the map rotation for any of the game modes. That’s because some upset Muslims have banded together to demand Infinity Ward and Activision, the companies behind MW2, to remove the map from the rotation.

It’s a shame because Favela was one of my favorite maps on the game, but instigating heated arguments here isn’t in my interest. Would it kill the people who patched the game to at least patch One Man Army or Danger Close, though? I’m sure a lot more people (including myself) would play MW2 again, if we knew we wouldn’t be blown up every five seconds.

To see the video aimed towards Infinity Ward and Activision, click here.


Rayman Legends Delayed

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Uh oh! It looks like the one of the very first launch titles will be delayed. Rayman Legends will be delayed until to Q1 2013 said Ubisoft today.

In a statement given by Ubisoft, this is what they had to say regarding the delay:

Rayman Legends will launch worldwide in the first quarter of 2013.

We’re happy that fans are excited about the game, and we are taking the time to make sure we deliver a game that lives up to and hopefully exceeds their expectations. We’ll have more details to share soon.

The original plan for Rayman Legend was that it was supposed to be one of the 23 launch titles that would ship with the system. The Wii U launch title count is now down to 22 in the US and 12 across Europe. One now has to wonder if the more titles could be delayed with the November 18th release date now creeping closer.

We hope, however, that this will be the last piece of bad news for titles coming out close to or on the release date .


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