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Need For Speed Rivals Announced For Next/Current Gen

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Hot off the heels of the Xbox One announcement, Electronic Arts has revealed the latest entry in their long running racing franchise, Need For Speed: Rivals. The game is destined for next generation platforms, like the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as current gen machines.  Developed by Critereon Games (of 2010 Need For Speed and the Burnout Franchise) will be handling development duties targeting a November 19th release for the current generation consoles and “later this year” for next-gen.

Need For Speed: Rivals is powered by D.I.C.E’s impressive Frostbite 3.0 engine, which has allowed Critereon to craft a visually impressive game, complete with roadworthy physics. New to the series is a feature known as “alldrive”, which allows users to join and drop from friend’s game worlds instantly. The developers have already stated there will be differences between the current generation and next-gen versions in terms of alldrive, including the number of simotanous players, with more details expected to be released at E3.

We’ve got a small gallery of screenshots featuring several famous automobiles like Ferrari, Austin Martin and Porsh, as well as a trailer, after the jump.Read More


The Next Xbox Is ‘Xbox One’

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Microsoft has revealed the next generation Xbox, now known as Xbox One, clearly Redmond means business because they are coming out with the bat swinging. Not only did we see the console, controller and dashboard within the first six minutes of the presentation but the console maker also featured the ability to watch television instantly.

Xbox One’s theme appears to be “instant”, giving the user the ability to switch between the dashboard, live television, movies and internet search with just a few words. The console’s user interface is rather familiar, looking strikingly similar to the Metro style featured in the Windows 8 and Xbox 360 experiences. According the PR spin they want to make sure that the Xbox is the hub for everything we do.. Hasn’t this always been the target of the Xbox brand?

Check out the first screenshots of the hardware, user interface and controller after the jump. We’ll bring you more as it develops.Read More


Batman Returns In Arkham Origins This Fall

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Warner Bros latest title in the Arkham series was announced yesterday, Batman: Arkham Origins allows players to explore the roots of the caped crusader. The game is not being created by series developers Rocksteady Games, instead development will be handled in house at Warner Bros Montreal.

Origins will make use of the customized Unreal 3 Engine that powered the previous games, as well as some of the previous title’s assets. Developers working on the game promised IGN that while some assets are being re purposed the game will deliver new content without breaking the established atmosphere of the Arkham series.

The game’s plot involves a younger Bruce Wayne facing up against Gotham City’s vilest villains long, many of them for the first time. From a recently revealed Game Informer cover, we know that mercenary for hire – Deathstroke – will be one of the central villains  in Arkham: Origins. Read More


Killlzone Shadowfall Announced & Demo’d

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony Computer Entertainment returns to the sci-fi world of Killzone with the announcement of Killzone: Shadowfall for the PlayStation 4. Remember how the PS3 was unveiled 7 years ago with a spectacular demo of Killzone 2? Well Shadowfall is set to blow us all away.

During the demo our protagonist is on board of a drop-shop that circles a very large complex, possibly a sky scraper. As the ship lands the protagonist makes his way through a high security checkpoint. The installation is secure and citizens walk around, complete with high detail and life like animations. Unfortunately the safety is not to be as the Helghast attack the structure.

Our description of the demo continues after the jump, including a copy of the demo embedded via YouTube.Read More


PS4 Confirmed, Here Are The Tech Specs

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Eric Bastelak

Sony confirmed the PS4 at their “see the future” press event today in New York city. Taking the stage, the system’s architect outlined the development process behind the console, as well as several key features of the system and our first look at the user interface.

As previously rumored the system is based off an existing AMD APU – said to be clocked at 1.6GHZ, which has been confirmed to contain 8 cores. The GPU is very powerful according to Sony and the PlayStation 4 features 8GB of unified memory, giving developers approximately 16x the ram available in current generation consoles.

There isn’t just new hardware under the hood, Sony’s dual shock controller also has some major changes in store. The addition of a share button allows players to share screenshots, video and upload them onto the web without complicated software. The controller also features a light bar, similar to the move controller, which when used in conjunction with a new camera accessory gives the system the ability to detect the controllers position in 3D space.

Development of the PS4 began in 2008 and features a whole series of new features. We will have more soon, as it is announced.


Swing Into Action With Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Get ready to swing along the vines with Donkey Kong and Diddie Kong in Donkey Kong Returns 3D. Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, this title is a port of 2010’s Donkey Kong Returns re-tooled for the 3DS. It is set for release in Europe and North America this summer!

As soon as we have some video from the game or further details we will bring them to you. Are you excited for the return of Donkey Kong in the portable space? The 3DS line-up for 2013 looks absolutely stellar!

Source: Joystiq


Sony Japan To Release Red & Blue Super Slim PS3s

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Two new colors of PlayStation 3 have been announced by Sony Japan. Called Amazon Blue & Garnet Red, these shiny reflective Super Slim PS3s are sure to be a hit with the Japanese market as well as collectors, who will likely import them for a lot more than the 24,900 ($279 USD) suggested asking price.

Garnet Red & Amazon Blue join  Classic White as new colors announced for Sony’s current generation machine. The Classic White Bundle is available for $299 in Canada with a year of PS+ bundled in the box.

Perhaps if you’re a patriotic American and you’re feeling left out because these new colors are exclusive to other countries, perhaps you could buy all three to show your support for the red, white & blue?


Apple Introduces New Retina Display Macbooks

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

At the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced the latest version of their Macbook Air and Macbook Pro notebooks. Along with new hardware under the hood Apple also includes their impressive Retina displays in some of their new models.

The brand new Macbook Air will come in 11 inch and 13 inch flavors featuring Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors running as fast as 2.0GHZ with USB 3.0 and up to 512GB of flash storage. If you’re looking into one of these be prepared for your wallet to get a lot lighter as they start at $1100 and go up from there.

Apple discontinued the 17inch Macbook Pro and will be instead offering the13 and 15 inch variants. The most impressive feature for the new Macbook Pro is the Retina Display capable of displaying resolutions up to 3 times as clear as the previous models. As with the Macbook Air the new Pro’s do not come cheap, starting at $2100.

Source: IGN


THQ Promises To ‘Turn Up The Attitude’ In WWE 13

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Did a 1990s nostalgia movement begin without someone alerting me? THQ is looking to recapture the excitement of the WWE Attitude era from the late 90s – early 00s with the release of WWE ’13 this fall for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

THQ promises that prominent attitude era super stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin will return for WWE ’13. Perhaps we will also see The Rock in this game? He did make a pretty awesome appearance at Wrestlemania this past April.

WWE 13’s single player campaign will be centered completely on the Attitude Era and will focus on eight to be announced super-stars from that time. THQ promises a full roster reveal, multiplayer details and more in the coming months.



Spyhunter Returns After 11 Year Absence

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Spy Hunter, the classic arcade driving franchise from now defunct publisher Midway will be introduced to a new generation of gamers on the 3DS and PS Vita thanks to Warner Bros Interactive.  This marks the first entry in the franchise in more than a decade, the last game also titled Spyhunter was released in 2001 for the PS2.

In Spy Hunter  you take the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor Super Car equipped with nitrous boosts, high tech gadgetry and of course explosive weaponry.  Alongside the announcement of the game Warner Bros released a brief trailer. If you want to see a souped up car suddenly sprout twin rocket launchers and a gatling gun this trailer is for you. Sadly it lacks any real game play footage.Read More


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