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    Monday
    Mar302015

    #HuntTheTruth Continues for HALO 5 in 2 New Trailers

     

    Companies has been using AMC's The Walking Dead as a platform to sell videogames since about 2012, so it should come as no surprise that the next big hit, Halo 5: Guardians, has been using it as well.
    With last night's season finale to the hit zombie drama, fans of the long running sci-fi franchise were treated to two live-action trailers which feature Spartan Agent Locke and the Master Chief, setting up Halo 5: Guardians' dramatic storyline.

    Halo 5's "Hunt The Truth" campaign is a serial-podcast that will lead up to the game's big reveal at E3 this summer. More can be found here.

    Halo 5: Guardians releases October 27, 2015.  

    Thursday
    Jan222015

    Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords Gets Teaser/Release

     

    TellTale Games have posted the first look at Episode 2 of their Game of Thrones episodic series. Titles "The Lost Lords", this will pick up following the events of Episode 1, "Iron From Ice", and see 'new' locations and characters that will expand the Forrester familiy's journey across all of Westeros.

    House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath is occupied by Whitehill soldiers. The survival of the family depends upon those who are left. Placed at King’s Landing, the epicenter of intrigue, Mira Forrester must weigh her loyalty to Margaery Tyrell against the needs of her family, while choosing how to play the political games of Tyrion Lannister. One misstep could spell doom for Mira and her entire family. To the far north, Gared Tuttle finds that the wall and its crows hold little love for a squire from the Wolfswood, but finds kinship in the bastard son of Ned Stark. Gared must prove worthy of becoming a ranger in order to carry out the mission given him; one that is vital to the future of those he serves. To the east, Asher Forrester, the exiled son, is called back to Westeros to aid his family, but how can one man help when the Boltons rule the north with an iron fist? Meanwhile, an unexpected source of hope returns to the Forresters, but Ironrath is no place for the weak.

    Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords will release Feb 3 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, MAC, and PC; Feb 4 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One; and Feb 5 on Droid and iOS.

    Wednesday
    Jan212015

    Story Trailer for Sony's THE ORDER: 1886 

     

    Sony PlayStation's late February Exclusive, The Order: 1886, has a new trailer which showcases more of the game's story which emphasizes the game's tagline: history and myth collide. 

    From Sony Santa Monica (God of War) and Ready At Dawn Studios (Okami) bring the Legend of King Arthur's knights to life like never before.

    The Order: 1886™ introduces players to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London where Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient foe.  As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course of history forever in this intense third-person action-adventure shooter, available exclusively on the PlayStation®4 system.

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    DmC: Definitive Edition Will Now Launch March 10- New Screens

     

    Capcom took the world by shock last month when they revealed plans for a HD current-gen remaster of Devil May Cry 4 and DmC: Devil May Cry for PS4/Xbox One- especially considering how radically different the two games are (the latter is a reboot of the franchise).

    Well now, Capcom has announced that the first of these two releases, DmC: Definitive Edition will be hitting shelves March 10 instead of March 17. Not a terribly huge change; but the sooner the better for fans who want to get their hands on the unique mash-up of Constantine/They Live for PS4/XBone, which seem to be lacking in fast paced and tight third-person action games.

    Along with the new release date, Capcom also supplied some new screenshots of the 60fps/1080p remaster of the 2013 videogame which show Dante and Virgil getting crazy with some SSStylish combat. 

    Here are the improvments heading your way if you plan on seeing what DmC is all about this March:

    • 60 fps and 1080p resolution — It looks and feels super smooth to play.
    • Uprezzed Graphics — Including textures, characters, and cinematics.
    • Big Bundle of Content — The game includes DmC: Devil May Cry, plus all released DLC: Vergil’s Downfall campaign, 3 Dante skins, 3 Dante weapon skins, and the item finder.
    • New Skins — 2 new character skins. Devil May Cry 1 Dante and Classic Vergil.
    • Turbo Mode — Turbo Mode returns to the Devil May Cry series, with the game running 20% faster in this mode.
    • Hardcore Mode — Hardcore mode retains the experience of DmC, but with a throwback to the classic Devil May Cry games in terms of balance. In this mode, which can be toggled on all difficulty levels, the style system has been rebalanced to make ranking up much harder and ranks deteriorate much quicker. In addition, Devil Trigger doesn’t launch enemies into the air, parrying takes more skill, and all enemies hand out more damage.
    • Manual Target Lock — We’ve seen more requests for this than any other feature! The manual target lock works as closely to the classic Devil May Cry lock on as possible and has fully configurable controls.
    • Vergil Bloody Palace — Only second to Manual Target Lock in terms of the number of fan requests! This is a new Bloody Palace mode featuring 60 levels and Vergil as the playable character.
    • Must Style Mode — This is a hardcore modifier on an epic scale that can be played over any difficulty level. Players must be at an S rank or higher to deal any damage to enemies.
    • Gods Must Die Difficulty Mode — This is DmC Definitive Edition’s hardest difficulty mode. It takes DmC’s ridiculously hard Dante Must Die mode and adds a touch more punishment: All enemies spawn with Devil Trigger active and no items or health drops can be used.
    • Rebalanced and Retuned — We’ve studied fan feedback and made a whole host of tweaks and balance changes. The style system has been rebalanced, as have bosses. Exploits have been fixed in combat and some of Dante’s moves rebalanced, such as the Demon Evade. Gameplay tweaks have been made following hardcore player testing; frames have been removed from Kablooey shots, Parry/Evade windows adjusted, and collectibles, keys and doors redistributed.
    • Integration of Popular Community Mods — DmC Definitive Edition includes community mods such as an optional timer disable for Bloody Palace Mode, a triple dash for Angel Evade, and the ability to hit red and blue enemies with any weapon.
    • New Cutscene — an added cinematic scene that never made it into the original.

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Here's A Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare "HAVOC DLC" Feature

     

    IGN showed off the new X-box first DLC for Sledgehammer and Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which went into detail on the 4 new maps, new weapons, and "Exo Zombies" story mode, which introduced a diverse and talented cast of character acttors to voice ATLAS Employees caught in the midst of an undead crisis:

    Exo Zombies features a celebrity voice cast and tells the story of four Atlas employees fighting a horde of zombies brought about by a DNA bioweapon. John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal lend their voices and likeness to the cooperative story mode.

    This is shaping up to easily be one of the best DLC packs to come out of Call of Duty in a long, long while.
    X-box One players will get to experience:

    Core, the first of the DLC maps, takes place in the ruins of a nuclear fusion plant in the Gobi desert. The second map, Urban, is a close-quarters map set in Dallas Ward 3, while the third map, Sideshow, is set in a creepy abandoned inn in Devil's Tower, Wyoming. The fourth and final map, Drift, takes place in a ski resort and features an avalanche timed event.

    On January 27.

    Thursday
    Jan082015

    Ninja Theory's HELLBLADE Also Coming to PC; 'Future Proof'

     

    Thought to be a PlayStation 4 Exclusive since GamesCom, Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, DmC: Devil May Cry) had taken to their development blog on the upcoming gritty hack-n-slash Hellblade to reveal the game will be making it's way towards PC markets. 

    On Hellblade, we will double down on what we do best to give you a deeper character in a twisted world with brutal, uncompromising, combat.

    We are embracing the creative spirit that comes with independence without letting go of the stunning production values that we are known for. It’s not indie, it’s not AAA. This is a third way. its independent AAA.

    The Dev team said on their site, while Creative Chief Tameem Antoniades exclusivley told PC Gamer:

    “I think PC offers us a level of freedom that we haven’t had before,” the studio’s creative chief Tameem Antoniades told me. “We’re looking at everything we do on this project and figuring out better ways of doing things compared to how the traditional AAA console model works. And consoles are following suit with PC, but I think they’re years behind what things like Steam are doing. If we want to do an open beta right now, it’s a little bit trickier to do that than on PC. Playtesting is a huge thing for us. Usability testing, getting people hands-on to try things out, get feedback, then roll that back in and improve the game... it’s always been essential for us to do that. Not every publisher has let us, because of the secrecy that goes into consoles and publisher-based businesses. As an independent we have the freedom to do that.”

    Tuesday
    Nov182014

    New Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris Dev Diary

    The team behind the much underrated yet acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be releasing their next game soon, a direct sequel titled The Temple of Osiris. Check out this developer diary that gives you an indepth look into the puzzles of the game.



    Thursday
    Nov132014

    Tales From The Borderlands Trailer Welcomes You (Back) To Pandora (Again)

    Telltale Games have released a brand new trailer for their collaboration with Gearbox; "Tales from the Borderlands". The witty trailer features the voice talents of Patrick Warburton, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey. The press release offered official details about the game.

    Today we can also reveal final casting details. The season will feature Troy Baker as Rhys, Laura Bailey as Fiona, Chris Hardwick as Vaughn, Erin Yvette as Sasha, Patrick Warburton as Vasquez, and Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack. Additional casting details from the season are yet to be announced. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series full of Borderlands' trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness. You'll play as Rhys, a Hyperion 'suit' with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you'll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.

    Wednesday
    Nov122014

    WWE 2K15 Dev Diary Focuses On New Controls

    The new control system in WWE 2K15 has been highly anticipated by Visual Concepts for months since the announcement of the video game. However, the depth of those controls and new HUD system had yet to be explained. Now, 2K have released a developer diary showcasing how these new controls affect the pace of the game in more ways than one including a new stamina bar that doesn't replenish. How do you feel about that?



    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    Details Emerge About Telltale Game's GAME OF THRONES 

     

    The studio behind multiple Game of the Year winner The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us has just revealed the first bit of solid information regarding their six episode Game of Thrones series, expected to hit sometime next month. 

    Game of Thrones will chronicle six members of the Northerners of House Forrester and their seperate stories all across Westeros, much like HBO's own hit series, giving players a chance to experience a variety of locations and scenarios, all with Telltale's signature enforcement of choice and consequence- something that readers of George R.R. Martin's Ice and Fire and viewers of  Game of Thrones should know plenty about.

    House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are 'Iron from Ice', which echoes their belief that - like the ironwood itself - the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

    The series, Telltale notes, is "based on the world" in HBO's Game of Thrones and begins at the end of Season 3, which marked the infamous Red Wedding for Robb Stark and many others at the Twins, and begins right as Season 5 kicks off. 

    You will play the game from five different points of view. Each character you play as is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each character will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

    Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you're truly playing the Game of Thrones…where you win, or you die.

    More details on Telltale's Game of Thrones are expected soon, with the premier episode "Iron from Ice" heading to PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS.