February 26, 2013

Gears of War: Judgment VIP Season Pass Announced

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Joshua Rust

As with the trends of modern day gaming, not that I’m a huge fan of some of these deals, Epic Games announced today that Gears Of War: Judgment will be receiving the Season Pass treatment.

Saving you approximately 20% if you were to buy them all separate, the Season Pass will include six multiplayer maps, two new modes, new weapons, armour skins and weapon skins.

Here is a more detailed list for what is in the Judgment Season Pass:

– Two upcoming Game Add-on Packs that include six multiplayer maps, two new modes, and new weapon and armour skins.
– Early access to Game Add-on multiplayer maps so you can be the first to play.
– A permanent double XP boost to accelerate your ascent through the ranks.
– Five exclusive weapon skins and four exclusive armour skins.

The Season Pass will be priced at 1600 MSP and will launch onside Gears Of War: Judgment on March 19th!


God of War: Ascension Single-Player Demo on PSN Today

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Kratos returns in God of War: Ascension. A prequel to the entire series–yes, even Chains of OlympusAscension follows Kratos on his journey to break free from his oath to Ares.

According to Sony’s PlayStation blog:

We’re thrilled to unleash our God of War: Ascension single-player demo to ALL PlayStation Network users later today. Become Kratos and escape the epic Prison of the Damned. God of War: Ascension’s demo will allow players to explore and master the legendary Spartan’s new advanced combat.

You can read more here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/02/26/god-of-war-ascension-single-player-demo-on-psn-today/


Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Now Available for PS Vita

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jason Bassett

On the week after the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Big Boss wants to sneak out once again. But, now he will get a new chance to shine on the Playstation Vita. Players can now download Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the Playstation Vita starting today Playstation Blog revealed today.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes place several years after the events of Portable Ops and stars Naked Snake aka. Big Boss. Peace Walker has released on not only the original Playstation Portable, but has also released on the Playstation 3. Peace Walker has been one of the more requested Metal Gear games to appear on the Vita since Metal Gear Solid: HD Collections for the device did not come with Peace Walker.

In Peace Walker, you take the role of Big Boss who is now the commander of Militaires Sans Frontières, a “military without borders”. In the game you have a whole new way to recruit people just like in Portable Ops and you can even build your own Metal Gear!



Cliff Bleszinski talks State of the Industry

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jason Bassett

According to Cliff Bleszinski, it seems as though the time is not right to be a console developer. That’s what Bleszinki recently said during an interview with GameIndustry.biz. In his interview Bleszinski states that:

“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s”. He goes on to say: “”I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil. I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time…I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”Read More


BioShock Vita Hasn’t Entered Active Development

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Remember the PlayStation Vita version of Bioshock? Well it won’t be happening until funding has been secured, according to series creative force Kevin Levine.

Originally reported by IGN, in a series of short rapid fire questions centered around various topics, Levine stated that the project is currently on hold. He also elaborated on why the PlayStation Move matters and gave his opinion on the recently revealed PlayStation 4.

Murmurs of Bioshock Vita began to circle at E3 2011 after the reveal of Sony’s latest handheld. Now that we know the game hasn’t even entered production perhaps it will face the same fate as the PSP iteration of The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, desired by fans but never fully realized.

We’ve got the quote from the IGN article after the jump!Read More


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance | Review

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Jason Bassett

Version tested: Xbox 360

Fast is a good adjective to describe Raiden. Lightning-quick is another good one. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a very fast and highly violent video game–very violent. It’s possible that one could become nauseous at the violence in this game. That’s on the surface of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Deep within the core of Rising lies a very awesome and very challenging video game that will give you a deeper understanding of how Platinum Games and Kojima Productions have taken a project that was once almost dead and buried and turned it into one of the must have titles this year.Read More


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