December 12, 2012

Metro: The Last Light “Genesis” Trailer Comes Into The Light

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If you haven’t played Metro 2033 from 4A Games you are missing out on one of the greatest hidden gems on the Xbox 360 console. While it averaged a favorable reception from critics (earning a 77/100 on Metacritic across 83 reviewers), I still believe it’s one of the best un-established games that has come out in this generation of consoles. For those that haven’t played it, THQ is offering up a free steam code by “liking” their Facebook page – but the quantities are limited so hurry!

So apparently it did so well that it justified a sequel and rightly so! For those unfamiliar with the lore of this game, it is adapted from Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033. For more information about the book, you can check out this wiki page. For those of you who have played the first game, I’m interested to hear what you thought about the first game and which ending you did?

Now, onto the trailer from the sequel – Metro: The Last Light

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While an exact date hasn’t been narrowed down just yet, Metro: The Last Light is expected to launch March 2013.


Mass Effect 4 Coming Late 2014 – Mid 2015 (Update)

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Update 12/13/12: This is why we state it was a “mystery source” as now the Gamer Syndrome article that was posted was pulled today with the site stating:

 “This interview has been removed. The information provided previously by the author of this post was deemed to be obtained from an inaccurate source and NOT an official Bioware or EA interview response. We apologize for the inconvinience.”

So there we have it folks. If new information comes into the light, we will be here to share it with you. At least we do know that Mass Effect 4 is in development now.

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An unnamed Bioware dev gave Gamer Syndrome an interesting update on what the status of Mass Effect 4. This mystery source states that:

“Fans can expect a similar style of choices and action that they’ve come to know in Mass Effect. Casey Hudson is very much involved in the new Mass Effect game, as well as many from Edmonton. BioWare Montreal is a great studio and they did fantastic with the multiplayer for Mass Effect 3, so fans should know the series is in good hands,” they said.

“You’ll hear more about the new Mass Effect game in 2013.”

So, we are pretty sure that this game will definitely be next-gen and almost 100% that it will run on the Frostbite 2 engine – which was created for Dragon Age 3.

I’m personally hoping that they let you pick from different races then have the storyline alter depending on what race you pick. I can dream, but regardless: I’m ready for Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age 3, and the next generation to get here! What would you all like to see implemented in the next iteration of Mass Effect? Please don’t say competitive multiplayer…please!


God of War Ascension Beta Releases Fury On PSN This Jan

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

If you’re a Playstation Plus member it is not just free games that you will get to enjoy early next year. The multiplayer beta version of God of War Ascension will hit the PlayStation store next month but those of you who completed the Rise of the Warrior social game earlier in the year will be able to jump in on the gore filled madness on December 16th.

God of War Ascension was announced at this year’s E3 expo and brings multiplayer to the series for the first time in its five game history. Developed by series creators Sony’s Santa Monica Studios this entry shakes things up a bit by featuring a single player story that has a revised weapon system and a “prompt-less combat” which does away with the traditional quick time events in favor of a more button mashy configuration.

The beta will feature two modes – Team Favor of the Gods and Free for All Favor of the Gods. You earn points via kills, opening chests or holding certain objectives. The full game will be available on March 12th 2013 in North America.

Source: Joystiq


Cast & Crew of X-Play Say Goodbye With Final Episode

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The cast and crew of G4’s long running X-Play have said their final goodbyes to the show according to Blaire Herter’s twitter feed. He wrote the following alongside an image of the cast & crew assembled on stage:

“No better way to wrap X-Play than by surrounding myself with the most extraordinary folks I’ve ever worked with.”

X-Play, formally Extended Play, launched in the late 90s and has survived a staggering three console generations and an entire branding. Former X-Play EIC Adam Sessler left the show this past April to pursue other interests and since then G4 Media have announced that the channel’s game content will be coming to an end this week with the re-launch of the channel in early 2013 as an extension of the Esquire brand.


Star Galaxy Teaser With English Subtitles

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Les Major

Square Enix just released news of Star Galaxy tonight and thanks to the help of our friend Andrew Floyd, you can already see the trailer subtitled in English! Check it out below from our Official Broken Joysticks YouTube Channel.

According to Star Galaxy will be a browser based massive multiplayer simulation game set in outer space. It will be handled by Yahoo! Japan. Up to 2,000 gamers can play on one gigantic battlefield. Battles use cards that simulate units. You can also check out the games official site


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