December 2, 2012

Tomb Raider “The Final Hours” Episode 3

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have been making sure they let you know everything about the upcoming Tomb Raider title that is due out early next year. This week’s edition stars host Zachary Levi and shows off the soundtrack forTomb Raider as composed by Jason Graves.

For those of you who do not know who Jason Graves is, well…you should. Even if you don’t know him, I can almost guarantee that you have played a game that has had his musical expertise implemented in it –  titles like Dead Space, F.E.A.R., Gauntlet, and Star Trek. For a complete list of all the games (and his many many awards) he has had his hand in, check out this site.

(P.S. Video does have an age gate, so you may have to sign in.)

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And the U.K. version:

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Tomb Raider is expected to launch March 5th, 2013. Who’s excited?


Lego Lord Of The Rings Demo Now Available

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Les Major

It’s been a few weeks since the games release, but now you can adventure into Helm’s Deep to get a feel for Travelers Tales take on the battle. This seems like a great starting point since the Lord of the Rings movies did have great epic battles. It looks like the Lego game counterpart pulls that off quite well. There are some fun new mechanics here that keep up the big moments, such as riding on horseback.

Like Lego Batman 2, Lego LOTR has voice overs for the characters but still sticks with lots of comical movements to tell the story. At first I was put off by the idea of the characters talking. However with more complex storylines or those a player may be unfamiliar with or might have forgotten elements from, the voice overs are a plus.

The demo is out now on PC here, and on Xbox Live and PSN. Read on for the launch trailer.Read More


Archie Comics’ Megaman Is Great

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Les Major

When I bought my first Megaman comics by Archie I was concerned since in most comic stores I was lead to a specific kids section. It made me think the comics would be pretty basic, but that’s actually not true. From the inner conflict Megaman faces during his first battles taking down rampaging robot masters to a convention held hostage by an anti-robot protest group the comics are quite involving!

In 2013 Megaman will be meeting up with Sonic in a 12-part cross over. Written by Ian Flynn it is still unclear how the characters will meet, or on what grounds the story will develop. Ian is very excited about the project and definitely wants to make the most out of this opportunity. So if you’re a Sonic or Megaman fan, keep a look out for it. In the meantime Archie Comics has back issues as well as graphic novels if you want to get caught up on either hero.


Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition Available On PC

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Les Major

If you’re like me, you spent lots of time wandering the Sword Coast looking for whatever situations you could find and role playing through them. The quality of Baldurs Gate is timeless, with many of my friends replaying the games over the years. Now it comes to an entirely new generation with enhancements!

There’s bug fixes corrected from the original, new characters, and a new adventure in The Black Pits! The game also includes some of the mechanics of Baldurs Gate II such as extra classes. On top of that the enhanced edition includes the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. There’s lots of goodies here and a great world to get immersed in. You can pick it up now for $20 on the games website

A few hiccups have been noted on the games support forum, so you may want to check in and make sure you can run the game on your system.


Ubisoft’s U-Play App Now Available on Nintendo E-Shop

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Yesterday, Ubisoft officially released the U-Play app and is now available through the Nintendo Wii-U’s EShop. When the user downloads and installs the application, the user will need to enter a username and password to access special features upon using the application.

Some of the features the user has access to are information of games that Ubisoft releases, rewards, achievements and other content. Some of the content, however is still locked like U-Play TV, friends, and even more interestingly enough the the U-Play shop. When checking the Ubisoft website, these features are listed as Coming Soon.

Some of the games having already been released that work with the new app are Assassin’s Creed III, Raving Rabbids, and ZombiU.

Source: Polygon.


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