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Warning: You May Be Flustered By This Dead Or Alive 5 Trailer

Posted on August 9, 2012 by Seung Lee

I won’t say what exactly you’ll be taken back by, because there’s actually quite a few things in this trailer for Dead or Alive 5 that caught me by surprise. I will say, however, that there’s rap, giant breasts (as to be expected of a Dead or Alive game), and an actual semblance of a plot.

Dead or Alive 5 is set to release for the PlayStation 3 on September 25th in the states, 27th in Japan, and on the 28th in Europe. American and Japanese Xbox 360 owners can also expect the game to release on the same dates as the PS3 version. The release date for the European 360 version is still unknown. Oh, and by the way, do yourself a favor and don’t read the comments on the video below. It’ll save you precious brain cells.

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Skyrim’s 1.7 Patch Is Finally Coming To Consoles This Week

Posted on August 8, 2012 by Seung Lee

It’s August 8 as I write this article. Why is this little fact important? Well, the latest title update for Bethesda’s Skyrim is version 1.7, and it’s going to be hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Specifically, 360 Skyrim players from all across the world can expect the patch tomorrow. For the PS3 version, the patch will only be hitting the states on the 9th. The European version of 1.7 will be out the following week.

What exactly does 1.7 do? That’s a good question; it fixes a number of glitches such as general memory and stability optimizations. That’s not all, the 360 version will receive fixes for Spanish, German, French, and Italian shouts. Check out the Twitter announcement regarding patch 1.7 here.

P.S. Still don’t have any info on the PS3 release date for Dawnguard. It’s coming though, don’t worry.


Here’s Some New Details About Scourge: Outbreak

Posted on August 6, 2012 by Seung Lee


If you don’t know what exactly Scourge: Outbreak is, I don’t blame you. I had no clue that it existed until I read an article about it. Scourge: Outbreak is a third-person shooter from a development team called Tragnarion Studios, and it’s being released on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac. The release date for it hasn’t been announced yet, but lead game designer Omar Salleh has unveiled some new screenshots and details on co-op today. Salleh’s blog post at the European PlayStation blog site revealed that his team’s upcoming game should be out in the next few months. He also went on to talk about being excited to see how players will enjoy the co-op mode.

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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter And Linkin Park Team Up

Posted on August 4, 2012 by Seung Lee


Okay, so maybe it’s not exactly Linkin Park, but Mike Shinoda, the man behind the popular band (and Fort Minor, a hip-hop side project), is composing the music for Electronic Arts’s upcoming game, Medal of Honor: Warfighter. This isn’t the first time that Shinoda has composed for others, however. He was behind The Raid: Redemption‘s soundtrack, which wasn’t too bad, if I do say so myself. EA’s main competitior, Activision, has called on Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails to compose Call of Duty: Black Ops II‘s theme song, and he wrote the tracks for the films, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network.

In addition, Danger Close, the developer of Warfighter, and Digital Domain, a special effects studio, collaborated on a music video for Linkin Park’s song, Castle of Glass, from its recent Living Things album. The video will be finished in October, and it’ll mix live action footage with gameplay from the new Medal of Honor.

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See Black Ops II’s Multiplayer In A Few Days

Posted on August 4, 2012 by Seung Lee

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It’s that time of the year again. We’re talking about the thing that many people end up buying Call of Duty games for: multiplayer. The official Call of Duty Twitter account has tweeted that Treyarch’s new futuristic shooter, Black Ops II, will finally reveal some gameplay footage of its multiplayer, on August 7. Expect a ton of speculation on the upcoming teaser, and plenty of hate comments from hardcore Battlefield fans.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to release on November 13, 2012, for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. For more info, visit the Call of Duty Twitter account here, and see the game’s official website at http://www.callofduty.com/blackops2/.



Left 4 Dead 2 Patched and Cold Stream Release Date Set

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

While PC gamers have been able to play Left 4 Dead 2’s Cold Stream DLC content for a year now, a release date has finally been set for the Xbox 360. Cold Stream, which includes the new Cold Stream campaign as well as the entire original Left 4 Dead campaigns that haven’t already been released as DLC, will be available for the 360 on July 24th.

Meanwhile, the PC version of the DLC has just received a substantial patch that makes all of the games mutations (like my beloved Taaannnk!! mutation) accessible from the main menu. Additionally, there are a number of fixes to the Cold Stream and original Left 4 Dead campaigns. Furthermore, the PC version is 75% off ($4.99) through Thursday at 4 P.M. Pacific Standard time. You can read the full list of changes below.Read More


Meet the Mechromancer In Borderlands 2

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Seung Lee


The fine folks over at Gearbox Software have been diligently working on Borderlands 2, one of the most anticipated games of the year (for me anyway). Thanks to their hard work, Borderlands 2 has just gone into certification for release. Now, while the on-disc content may be finished, that doesn’t mean that the downloadable content isn’t. The Mechromancer class is just one of the many pieces of extra content that players can expect in the future.

I know what you might be thinking right now: “Why are the developers already thinking about DLC? Why can’t they just include this stuff on the disc?” Well, no need to fret, the Mechromancer will be available for download when it’s out, for the low, low cost of absolutely free. Those who pre-order Borderlands 2 will receive the class about 60-90 days after the initial release. When the Mechromancer will be available for those who don’t pre-order the game is still unknown. It’s refreshing to see a company actually be generous enough to give its customers extra content for free when it has no obligation to do so.

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Xbox Live’s ‘Summer of Arcade’ Detailed

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Jason Bassett

It’s getting warm outside and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to play some more video games! Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb aka: Major Nelson poured on the details of this year’s Xbox Live Arcade’s Summer of Arcade today. Want to know more?

Here is the full list of when you can expect to grab these awesome games and what price they’ll be:

  • July 18 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – 1200 pts.
  • July 25 – Wreckateer – 800 pts.
  • August 1 – Deadlight – 1200 pts.
  • August 8 – Hybrid – 1200 pts.
  • August 15 – Dust: An Elysian Tail – 1200 pts.
Note: If you buy the entire suite of games, you’ll get 400 pts. off of the purchase!

Be sure to put on some sunblock and shades, because it’s going to be a hot summer for Xbox Live!

Courtesy of Major Nelson | http://majornelson.com/2012/06/19/summer-of-arcade-dates-and-prices-2/


Summer of Arcade 2012 Lineup Announced

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Phil Spencer, VP at Microsoft announced the line up for the upcoming Summer of Arcade promotion. included in this summer arcade this year are Hybrid, Dead Light, Dust: An Elysian Tale and a game developed internally at Microsoft called Wreckatear. the Summer of arcade finishes off with the return of skating legend Tony Hawk in Tony Hawk’s Pro skater HD.

We’ll have more information on each of these titles, from the show floor. Microsoft confirmed that each of these games will be playable at their booth once the doors open.


GTA V To Be Featured At E3? Released In 2012?

Posted on June 2, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V could have a huge showing at this year’s E3. While the game is currently not known to appear at any particular press conference, rumblings around the Internet suggest that the game could have a huge reveal next week alongside a 2012 release date.

One analysis says that the game will be released on October 23rd 2012. More speculation surrounding GTA V comes from official Xbox Magazine, according to that interview, GTA V is likely to be released this year  due to the fact that Max Payne 3 was released in the second quarter of this year, Giving Rockstar the opportunity to make a huge splash this Fall.

The final piece of speculation making the rounds comes from “Game Master magazine”, who promise that in their next issue (on sale on June 19) a whole slew of new information straight from E3. Prominently featured on their E3 splashpage is the Grand Theft Auto V logo.

Do you think Grand Theft Auto V will make a surprise appearance at this year’s E3? Let us know in the comments below!



Gears of War 3 Contest

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

We’ve decided to reboot our Gears of War 3 contest. In retrospect, starting such a contest in the first week of our existence was a bad call. Also, the requirements and the mountain of legalese were probably unhelpful.

Here is the new setup for the contest. We’ll give away 3 copies of Gears of War 3 once we’ve reached 500 likes on Facebook. After that number has been reached, people will have a few days to enter our drawing via our Facebook page. We will, naturally, make an announcement on the site with further details when that occurs.

The prizes will be three copies of Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360. Two of these will be autographed by the good people at Epic Games. The only requirements for entry are that you must live in North America and you agree that we are not liable for any problems with shipping. Contrary to popular opinion, Broken Joysticks does not secretly control the US postal service. We’d also appreciate it if you were over 18, because I don’t want to receive any angry letters from outraged parents. I receive enough of those as is.

In case you’d like to know more about Gears of War 3, please check out Rae’s review for Team Xbox.


Winter is Coming-The Game of Thrones RPG

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Eric Bastelak

So I’ve been a fan of Song of Ice and Fire for a long time. I completed the first book because someone wanted me to be in their pen and paper role playing game. Oh man did I fall in love with the universe, unfortunately the game fell through and I’ve had a hard time tracking down copies of the remaining books. Then HBO happened,Read More


Rumor: $99 Xbox 360 Bundle To Be Released Soon

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

A report over at IGN suggests that Microsoft may be preparing to release a brand new Xbox 360 bundle priced at $99. Before you get excited about the prospect of the Xbox 360 now costing just a little more than a new release game you should understand that are a few caveats. This new bundle may very well carry with it limited availability and a monthly subscription fee.Read More


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