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    Tuesday
    Jul152014

    Sting Confirmed As WWE 2K15 Pre-Order Exclusive

    In one of the greatest promos of all time for the character that has been an icon in professional wrestling for decades, 2K Sports released this stunning teaser on Monday Night RAW last night to announce "Sting" as a pre-order launch exclusive in WWE 2K15. The pack will contain Surfer Sting and "Crow" Sting as playable characters. Check out the trailer and renders for Sting below.

     


     

     




    Thursday
    Jul102014

    Sigourney Weaver Returns to the NOSTROMO in ALIEN: ISOLATION DLC

     

    One of the most highly anticipated games this fall will be Alien: Isolation set to be the first real "definitive" ALIEN game that the disasterous ALIENS: Colonial Marines attempted to be.
    Along with tense and gripping gameplay and smart rescource managment, the survival horror in-between-quel of ALIEN and ALIENS will feature Ellen Ripley and "most" of the original cast as they return to terror in space for a special pre-order DLC for the game. 

    Sigourney Weaver will reprise her iconic role as Ellen Ripley for the first time in 17 years. She will be joined by Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronic Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), and Yaphet Kotto (Parker).

    The two DLC missions are described as "What If" scenarios, which IGN describes:

    Everyone who pre-orders the game will get a free upgrade to the ‘Nostromo Edition’, which includes the first of the two DLC missions, entitled “Crew Expendable”. Taking place moments after the death of Brett, it sees players assuming the role of Ripley, Dallas or Parker, as the crew of the Nostromo attempt to flush the alien from the air vents and into the ship's airlock. Depending on which character you choose, you'll have a slightly different perspective on events and will begin with different resources.

    The second pre-order mission – “Last Survivor” – will be available through select retailers depending on territory. Set during the film's dramatic finale, you play as Ripley and must activate the Nostromo's self-destruct sequence and reach the Narcissus shuttle in order to escape.

    Pre-order incentives are usually cheap weapons skins or throw-away bonus maps and levels; but Alien: Isolation seems to be doing it right with a lot of care and thought being put towards it.

    Alien: Isolation will launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.  

    Thursday
    Jul102014

    White Samus and Patriotic Mario set for SMASH BROS

     

    E3 saw a lot of big news coming for the upcoming 3DS/Wii U blockbuster Super Smash Brothers set to release this fall, such as Lady Pauletina and "Amiibos" (think Skylanders but Nintendo); and now they're showing off some cool new costumes for the fighters- with an image of Mario, trading in his red overalls for some star-spangled goodness from NES Open Golf Tournament and Samus in a variation of her poer-suit featured in Metroid: Other M 

    Game designer Masahiro Sakurai said on the costume, revealed on Nintendos' Japanese Twitter:

    "The character farther in the back isn't from the Imperial forces, and the character in the front is not the infamous drum-playing puppet in Osaka," he said. "Mario is actually wearing an outfit from Family Computer Golf: U.S Course! NES Open Tournament Golf might be a more familiar title."

    Super Smash Bros releases on October 3 in North America for the Nintendo 3DS, and Winter 2014 for the Wii U system. 

    Tuesday
    Jul012014

    John Cena Saves Video Games; Graces Cover Of "WWE 2K15"

    After winning the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank this weekend, John Cena has become a 15-time world champion. But that's not all, John Cena has teamed up with 2KSports to provide, literally, one of the best covers of a 2KSports video game. Revealed on RAW by Stephanie McMahon is the cover to WWE 2K15 below. Whilst Yukes is still helping out on development, 2K Sports' studio Visual Concepts is finally going to do much of the work, hopefully providing a fully functional game this year. Check out the cover below.

     



    Thursday
    Jun262014

    Legend of Korra Game Announced By Activision

    Activision and Nickelodeon's partnership is once again heating up by releasing The Legend of Korra as a downloadable title this fall for a variety of platforms. The game has yet to receive cover art, which will be voted upon by the fans. Check out this amazing trailer featuring footage from the TV show because, obvioulsy, it will give you an accurate representation of the game!

     


    The Legend of Korra fans will have the unique opportunity to select the cover art for this digital video game by voting on three different concepts drawn by one of the show’s character designers, Christie Tseng. Fans can visit https://www.facebook.com/legendofkorra to cast their vote. Voting will run through June 30 at midnight PST.

     

    “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Activision Publishing, Inc. to bring the hit animated series from TV screens to gamers everywhere,” said Yaacov Barselah, Vice President of Games & Digital Publishing New Business, Nickelodeon.  “Capturing the true essence and exquisite creative of the series, The Legend of Korra games are sure to captivate fans as they delve into the rich and exciting world ofKorra.”

     

    The Legend of Korra video game follows Korra, a strong-willed young woman who, as the reincarnation of the Avatar, can bend the four primal forces of nature to her will. Scripted by staff writer Tim Hedrick and consulted by series co-creators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, the game's original adventure takes place between Books Two and Three of the TV program allowing for an authentic Avatar experience.  The game’s cell-shaded visuals recreate the beautiful look and immersive feel of the show, with colorful, vivid detail going into every action, elemental effect and animated story sequence.

     

    The Legend of Korra is a single player, action-packed brawler, in which Korra's mastery of martial arts and the four elements – fire, earth, air, and water – can be used on the fly to bolster her combos and counters against foes. Throughout the game, Korra's polar bear-dog, Naga, will aid her in high-speed traversal segments.  The game also brings to life the series' competitive sport, Pro-Bending, in which teams of three use the elements to fight for territory in an arena. 

    Thursday
    Jun192014

    E3 Theate-Demo of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Is Up; Looks Hot

     

    The gaming community has been hungry for more and more information about Hideo Kojima's latest endevour, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which tricked people and sparked headlines since it's "debut" at the Spike VGA's in 2012. 
    Cut to years later, fans got their first taste of Metal Gear Solid with Ground Zeroes (which you can read my review of here).

    Well now, after the dust of E3 has finally settled, Kojima and co present the first full gameplay demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain after it was shown behind close doors last week when we, instead, got  the beautifully done story-trailer set to Mike Oldfield's "Nuclear".

    And here is the story-driven trailer from E3:

     

    Wednesday
    Jun182014

    Arrange Your Wallet's Funeral; Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow


    Running from June 19th to June 30th is the annual Steam Summer Sale, where console gamers don't realize how much they are actually wasting on games. Rejoice, PC gamers and get games like Tomb Raider for less than ten dollars. Been waiting to nab Arkham Origins incase you missed the Batman 75 sale when it was ten dollars? No worries, it'll probably dip to $7.50 this week. The Steam Summer Sale is a place to discover new games or buy the ones you couldn't have before. My favorite purchase in the Steam Summer Sale was Tropico 4, which was glitched at 3.50$ for a few minutes. This happens frequently in the Summer Sale and you will not get in trouble for purchasing a game at an errorenous price. Below is my personal guide to the Steam Summer Sale.

    Do you want to buy a game in the Summer Sale? Well, guess what, Don't. If the game is not on sale as a "Daily" or "Flash" sale. Don't purchase it. Set an alarm every 8 hours starting at 1PM EST and try to power nap as much as you can. Check Flash sales AS SOON as they start to find any glitched prices. If you see any super savings, purchase the game AS A GIFT IN YOUR INVENTORY and leave it as that. If the game you wanted to buy did not become a flash or daily, on the last day of the sale you are free to purchase it since the price will not go any lower. "Wait a minute, now I have all these gifts in my inventory! Why?" well, now you can TRADE THOSE GAMES or SELL THEM at a higher price for any other game you may have missed or could not afford. That is the beauty of Steam. You can purchase gifts for friends or trade them for other games. On the last day of the sale, activate the games you REALLY want into your library and trade the rest off for a profit. Enjoy!

    Tuesday
    Jun032014

    Rocksteady Delays "Arkham Knight" In An Attempt To Make It Good


    Rocksteady Studios announced today that they are delaying the cash-grab sequel to the franchise-ruining "Batman: Arkham City". The studio also released a plethora of boring screenshots and a trailer shoving yet-more Batmobile gameplay down our throats, as if Batman uses it 95% of the time he's crimefighting. Their excuse for the delay? Guy Perkins - marketing manager - said ""We just want to make this the best experience that we can, and that takes time".

    I am very hopeful that Rocksteady does stick to that promise. Arkham City was a muddled mess of a storyline with horrendous character design and frustrating gameplay. Arkham Origins polished that format and gave a depthful emotional journey full of betrayal and suspense, so one has to wonder why a fourth game is even necessary unless they milk out The Joker once more. Arkham Knight doesn't have a release date anymore other than "2015". 

    Monday
    Jun022014

    "Marvel Heroes" Celebrates It's Highly-Anticipated 1 Year Anniversary


    Marvel Heroes is one of the most unique games on the PC market right now, and it's completely free-to-play. On the surface, it's a casual ARPG. However, it blends in the best features of an MMO and after one long year of constant upgrades and rebuilds, Marvel Heroes celebrates it's 1-year anniversary by renaming the game "Marvel Heroes 2015". The devs have claimed that from now on, internally, they are considering this upcoming 12 months to be their "2014-2015 season" by eventually adding brand new story content, heroes, costumes and end-game modes. However, this Wednesday - which marks the 1-year anniversary - a mega patch is coming into the game to include a collosal amount of content. 



    "Marvel Heroes" is free to play in the purest sense of the word, and I can officially vouch for this. Their structure rewards players for loyalty and hard-work. You can practically unlock costumes, heroes, items and special boosts all in-game -- for free -- as long as you are happy with spending a lot of time to EARN the items the right way. After a month of gameplay, I had 3 heroes unlocked, and with only one being purchased (due to a Buy1GetRandom1 sale). However, that random hero gave me someone I already had. Nevertheless, Gazillion recognizes how this may be a downer, so if you get a token of a hero you already have, you can use it to upgrade that hero's Ultimate Power. As someone who rarely spends money on games, I felt obligated to give "Marvel Heroes" a measly 5$ for "Taskmaster" due to how great the game is. Additionally, the game also gives out promotional codes and giveaways to help boost motivation for players -- including giving away keys to a free hero this week -- as well as weekly events that buff loot in certain areas. 

    As the game approaches it's one-year anniversary, it will reward players with an amazing amount of loot for being loyal. If you login all next week, you must use a level 30+ hero to access a special mission and receive 365 free gifts including a fortune card of each kind, a free STASH tab, a free, exclusive Punisher costume from the Greg Rucka comics and an "Old Lace" pet. Next week's patch will also introduce "Raids" -- a popular feature in many MMOs -- as well as an "Omega System" which helps make character builds and traits far more depthful and unique. 


    Overall, next week's "Marvel Heroes 2015" patch needs to be checked out by everyone, even if you wrote this game off before. CEO David Brevik said that he hopes press and journalists revisit the game, because he regrets not keeping the "beta" tag on the game for another six months after it's launch for a massive revamp featuring a whole new level of gameplay elements. The game has since introduced Runes/Recipes, Blessings, Unique items, Cosmic items, End-Game gameplay modes, difficulties, Team-Up heroes and much, much more. If you're not playing the best MMO in a very long time, you're missing out. This game makes Diablo 3 look like a Fisher Price toy. 

    Monday
    May262014

    "The Wolf Among Us" Episode 4 Trailer & Release Date

    Below is the latest trailer for the fourth episode in the "The Wolf Among Us" video game series by Telltale Games. The episode is set to release on Tuesday May 27th on PC/Mac, Playstation 3 (NA) whilst releasing on the 28th on Playstation EU and Xbox 360. Check back to ThinkMcFlyThink later in the week for a review.