January 8, 2013

Tomb Raider Multiplayer Video From Square Enix

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Joshua Rust

I won’t lie and say that I was happy when Square Enix announced that Tomb Raider would be receiving a multiplayer component to a single player franchise.  I’m an avid Tomb Raider fan and while I know why developers/publishers want to include multiplayer in single player games sometimes I believe it affects the outcome of the single player game. While Square Enix has assured the media that it won’t have any effect on the quality of the single player campaign, I guess we will play the waiting game to see if that is indeed the case. Let’s hope so. A prime example of this would be Dead Space…do you remember Dead Space 2’s multiplayer? Yeah, me neither.

Hopefully I’m wrong about this and Tomb Raider multiplayer turns out to be completely amazing (which I do hope for). There are some games that adding a multiplayer component has indeed expanded the lifetime of the game – look at Mass Effect 3, it has a ton of success from adding a multiplayer component. But the thing is, it’s cooperative…not competitive.

So here is the first look at Tomb Raider’s multiplayer (starts at about the 4:35 mark):

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So what do you all think about the addition of competitive multiplayer to Tomb Raider? For it or against it? Tomb Raider launches March 5th, 2013.


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Announced For Autumn

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

I’ve lost count of the numerous LEGO games that have been made. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Batman are just a few of the different LEGO games. Add Marvel to the list as Warner Bros. Interactive, TT Games, LEGO and Marvel Entertainment today confirmed the Autumn release of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes across all platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Vita and 3DS).Read More


Pokemon X & Y Mark Leap To Nintendo 3DS, Releases This Fall

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Those little Pocket Monsters have been confined to the Nintendo 3DS for the better part of seven years now, but no longer are they stuck in the previous generation with the announcement of Pokemon XY. Two new games, Pokemon Y and Pokemon X are in development for the Nintendo 3DS, marking the series’ six generation of games, after the release of Black & White for the DS in 2010.

Pokemon X & Y will utilize the system’s 3DS capabilities as well providing a large graphical leap in terms of character animations and presentation.  In the new debut trailer we get a really good look at how crisp and smooth the game is when compared to its predecessors. Battles still take place in the traditional “behind the back” style but are spruced up with gorgeously detailed and fluid artwork.

Pokemon X & Y will be released worldwide this October for the Nintendo 3DS!

Check out the embedded trailer to find out why I am excited for a Pokemon game for the first time in half a decade!

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Black Ops II Expands With Revolution DLC

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Call of Duty Black Ops II gets its first infusion of fresh troops with the upcoming release of the Revolution Map Pack on Xbox 360 this January. The pack will be released on PC and PS3 on Feb 28 and will cost 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99 USD on all other platforms.

Want to know what you are getting for your cash? Revolution brings five new maps including Hydro, Downhill, Grind, Mirage and band new Zombies map – Die Rise. Whether you are exploring the French Alps in Downhill, a Hydroelectric Facility in Pakinstan or fending off Chinese zombies in Die Rise this content should keep us killing, collecting tag and prestiging for months.

Activision released a preview video for the new map pack along which you can see below. Head on over after the jump for the full PR text.

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