October 17, 2012

LittleBigPlanet Vita | Review

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Jason Bassett

What do you get when you take a humongous game that is based on your own imagination and you shrink it down to fit in your hands? That is LittleBigPlanet for the Playstation Vita. LBP Vita is an original release for the Sony’s newest handheld and one that many gamers have been waiting for and it’s now here to play. So what makes this version of Little BigPlanetVita so endearing to fans is it’s cutesy way of telling a story, it’s simple yet in-depth gameplay that just has a way with you when you play a game like this. If you have ever played a licensed game that was awesome back in the day like Cool Spot or one of the older Nickelodeon games, LittleBigPlanet will make you feel like you’re a kid again.Read More


NBA 2K13 | Review

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

It’s October so it’s probably that time again for Visual Concepts and 2K Sports annual iteration of the NBA 2K series with NBA 2K13. NBA 2K13 was released on October 2nd across all major platforms (360, Wii, PS3, PC, Mobile, PSP & Wii-U) the only system that is not receiving the title are the Nintendo 3DS and oddly the PlayStation Vita. The cover artists for this year’s game are Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. This marks the first time three stars together make up the cover as previously only one superstar would grace it (NBA 2K12 had three different covers with one superstar each). This review is based on my experiences on the Xbox 360 version of the game.Read More


Assassin’s Creed III Trailer: Maps, Perks, & Characters

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Assassin’s Creed III is nearly here. If you’re anything like us, the impending release is driving you crazy. My opinion is that Ubisoft started off with a great idea with the first game. From there, each new game has only gotten more expansive and more impressive.

Ubisoft has released a trailer showing off some of the mulitplayer for Assassin’s Creed III. Including some of the maps you will play on, as well as the playable characters and their perks. Check it out!

For the US:

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For the UK:

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Don’t ask me why, but Ubisoft decided to region lock their videos…hence the two different videos above. Assassin’s Creed III is poised to strike October 30th! Requiescat In Pace.


Ubisoft Is Suing The Black Eyed Peas For A Million Bucks

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Seung Lee

A million dollars is a ton of money, no matter what type of life you live. That’s probably why Ubisoft is jumping on an opportunity to sue the Black Eyed Peas. BEP Music LLC, a company that owns the Black Eyed Peas trademark, was met with an unpleasant lawsuit for a million dollars yesterday.

Ubisoft is accusing BEP of breaching a contract regarding an iOS version of The Black Eyed Peas Experience. Apparently, the contract states that the popular band could approve or disapprove the idea within ten business days of the official request. BEP Music never responded, however, to Ubisoft, despite numerous requests for approval.

Ubisoft claims that it already used up 233 grand on the iOS game, and when you add in the loss of profits, it adds up to a million dollars in damages. Well, if the lawsuit doesn’t work out, the company can always fall back on Assassin’s Creed III, Imagine Babyz, and Petz Countryside for easy profits.


Hearts of Iron 3: Their Finest Hour Contest

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Monty, Broken Joysticks’ official wargaming bulldog, has just secured some copies of the latest HOI 3 expansion, Their Finest Hour, to giveaway to our readers. I understand that his meticulous planning allowed him to succeed in an amphibious landing near Stockholm where, after a visit to the Vasa, he liberated some Steam codes from Paradox Interactive.

We have 7 steam codes for Their Finest Hour and 5 steam codes for The Hearts of Iron 3 Collection (which includes the base game and expansions needed to play the game). Monty also scored two copies of Crusader Kings 2. This sounds like a good excuse for a contest.

One of the new features in their Finest Hour (or at least new to HOI3) is the ability for your commanders to gain traits through combat. In order to enter our contest tell us (in the comments) what trait you deserve and why. For instance you could claim the right to be a Ranger because you are really into Lord of the Rings cosplay. The winners will be announced on Monday. You may see a full list of the leader traits after the jump.Read More


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