October 20, 2015

Hands on with Zen Pinball 2: Balls of Glory | Review

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Erika

First off, I want to say that I’m a huge pinball fan since I got an Atari 2600 with Virtual Pinball back in 1995. I’d spend hours playing on it trying for a high score, so when I’m able to go to an arcade, I always hit up the pinball sections to see how high of a score I can get. So imagine my surprise when I was given an opportunity to try a themed pinball set for Zen Pinball 2.

After downloading the Fox Digital Entertainment Balls of Glory corroboration pack for Zen Pinball 2(ZP2), it came with four following boards to try out: Archer, Family Guy, American Dad, and Bob’s Burgers. At first glance, I noticed the most recently announced Archer board, and as being a big Archer fan, I immediately started it up to play. After starting it up, Archer’s theme played to my delight.

Archer Pinball

What Archer fan wouldn’t love to be able to play this?

With standard pinball fare, the player is able to rack up points by hitting bumpers, and by trying to complete minigames by hitting certain bumpers and objects a certain number of times, or though certain timed events. As an example for the latter, Archer’s cell phone rings and if you can light up the two small bumpers that are to the right of it, Archer will send it to one of his voicemail soundboards. It can be quite entertaining to listen to the small touches like this that the developers have put into the boards. One of the more unique minigames though is where it’s a first-person persepctive of Archer and you’re trying to shoot terrorists with a very limited ammo supply, all the while not trying to shoot friendly targets.

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Halo 5: Guardians Legendary Edition Ready For Duty

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It looks like the Collector’s Editions of Halo 5: Guardians has found their way to their owner’s homes today thanks to Microsoft’s decision to release the Limited Collector’s Edition and only the LCE a week before the game’s official October 27th release date.

The Limited Collector’s Edition includes the following bonuses in addition to the game a week ahead of everyone else:

  • Halo The Fall of Reach – Animation
  • 14 Premium Requisition Packs – “WarZone REQ Bundle”
  • Guardian Statue by Metal Earth
  • Spartan Themed Steel-book Case
  • Spartan Locke’s Classified Orders replica
  • Dossiers for Blue Team and Fire team Osiris
  • 14 Day Xbox Live Gold Game Time

One of our readers was nice enough to send some highly detailed pictures of the Halo 5: Limited Collector’s Edition which you can view in the gallery below. Our partner’s over Darkain Arts Gaming also streamed the first few hours of Halo 5 and you can relive that stream here.

Credit to @tuffrog for the images.


Hatsune Miku Featured In Latest Personal 4: Dancing All Night DLC Trailer

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus USA has released a trailer for the second-to-last piece of downloadable content for Persona 4: Dancing All Night and this time it’s a cross-over with the vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku. Alongside her performance of “Heavan” – the P4G Animation Set also includes a costume for Nanako and two songs.

Below is the brand new trailer, get ready to dance!

You can read all about Persona 4: Dancing All Night‘s DLC on the game’s official website.

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Linkin Park Revealed As BlizzCon 2015 Closing Act

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Blizzard has announced that Linkin Park will be the playing live at BlizzCon 2015 which will run from November 6th and 7th at the Anaheim Convention Centre in sunny California.

BlizzCon allows attendees to go hands on with the latest products under development at Blizzard Entertainment including the recently revealed OverWatch beta and StarCraft II: Legacy of The Void among others. The convention also plays hosts to the World Championships for HearthStone, StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm.

During their opening ceremonies Blizzard is also known for making some huge announcements so don’t be shocked if they give us all a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipe during the show.

BlizzCon’s official website describes Linkin Park thusly:

The Grammy Award–winning rock band—and the biggest band on Facebook, with 63 million fans and counting—will be taking the stage the evening of Saturday, November 7, to provide an epic send-off for everyone at this year’s convention

If you aren’t able to make it to Anaheim for the festivities Blizzard is offering the Virtual Ticket which gets you access to multiple HD streams from the show floor as well as a whole pile of in-game goodies for Blizzard’s various products.

Here’s the trailer that Blizzard released to announce LP’s set at BlizzCon:

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New Sword Art Online: Lost Song Story Trailer

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bandai Namco US has released a new story trailer for their upcoming action RPG Sword Art Online: Lost Song. This new trailer, which was also screened at the New York Comic Con, focuses around the “mysterious guild” which players will encounter over the course of the game’s story.

Sword Art Online: Lost Song takes place in the world of 2012’s Sword Art Online, itself an Anime based upon a popular Japanese light novel. In the world of SAO players are transported to virtual worlds and MMORPGs through devices such as the NeuroLink which allow for complete immersion, with the player’s brains unable to tell the difference between the game world and the real world.

Lost Song is set during the game’s second arc in ALfheim Online but differentiates from the original anime series in that Lost Song tells its own version of events.

Sword Art Online: Lost Song was originally released in Japan on March 16th on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. It is set for a November 17th release in North America and can be pre-ordered from the PlayStation Store.

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Friday the 13th Game Slashes onto Kickstarter

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Jason Nason

Have you seen the trailer for the new Friday the 13th? I don’t mean the movie, which is due out next February from Paramount Pictures. I mean the game. Yes, there is a game on the way.

Like the 2009 film was kind of a modern retelling of the original 1980 film, this is also a modern video game retelling. Heck, the last Friday the 13th game was for the NES way back in 1989!

So what is Friday the 13th: The Game?

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