1001 Spikes Review

Jul 02, 2014

The games that brought you the most grief, the most heartache, are the ones you remember the most. There’s Battletoads, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ninja Gaiden to name only a few. They rest in the pantheon of difficult games you most likely never beat. 1001 Spikes aims to be that kind of game. While it is beatable, it is not willing to just let you.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Nov 04, 2013

The third game in the Arkham trilogy has arrived, and the events actually take place two years into the career of Batman after Bruce Wayne returned from his self-imposed exile. Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, is young, naive, and learning about himself while dealing with pent up frustration, anger, grief, and loss. Arkham Origins sets the stage for what’s to come while introducing interesting characters, but with stale gameplay.

Watch_Dogs: Gameplay Series Part 1_Hacking is Your Weapon

Aug 13, 2013

A software bug led to a breakdown of services during the Northeast blackout of 2003, including communication, transportation and power. Now, 10 years later, how much more secure are we? See the hacking features in Part 1 of the Watch Dogs gameplay series and discover how vulnerable we are. 

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut Behind The Scenes Trailer

Apr 17, 2013

Check out the new behind the scenes trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut released today by Eidos Montreal. Hear about some of the exciting new changes to the Director’s Cut from key developers David Anfossi, Antoine Thisdale, Steve Szczepkowski, Jean-Francois Dugas, and Émile Pedneault.  Get a first look at the game in action and an inside look at the philosophy behind the development of Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist stealths getting on Wii U

Apr 10, 2013

Ubisoft confirms that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ is coming to Wii U on August 20 in North America, alongside the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC versions.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist on Wii U will deliver a unique gaming experience that puts players in the role of special operative and 4th Echelon leader, Sam Fisher. Showcasing enhanced gameplay features using the Wii U GamePad, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist allows players to operate innovative gadgets, execute Killing in Motion efficiently to take out enemies and move through the environment, and intuitively switch between weapons, among other features. The GamePad touch screen along with motion-based inputs are sure to immerse fans and gamers alike in this thrilling modern-day adventure.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut announced for Wii U

Mar 20, 2013

Eidos Montréal, a Square Enix studio, today announced the Director’s Cut of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed action-RPG title,  is coming soon exclusively to Nintendo’s Wii U system.

The Director’s Cut offers a full slate of Wii U GamePad features including touch-screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and many other neural hub enhancements. Along with in-depth Miiverse integration, the Director’s Cut also provides access to developer commentaries and in-game guides.

Tongs’s Rescue mission and the entire Missing Link chapter have also been integrated seamlessly into the narrative flow of the Director’s Cut. Other core DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION augmentations include overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, improved AI, and striking visual improvements which make this edition the best looking and most immersive Deus Ex experience available.

Demo the WiiU eShop title Chasing Aurora today, then buy it on sale.

Mar 14, 2013

 

A free demo to Chasing Aurora is now available in the Nintendo eShop for your enjoyment. The demo features 1-5 player multiplayer and the game mode Freeze Tag. In addition to that, there are four new single player challenges. Last week Chasing Aurora was updated with smoother framerate, Wii U Pro Controller support, new gameplay, and a more challenging single player mode. That’s not all either, to celebrate the new demo they are holding a sale in the eShop for 50% off which brings the game to a tiny $7.49 until the 21st of March.

More details about the update are posted on their Tumblr:

http://brokenrulesgames.tumblr.com/post/44772633013

 

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag officially announced for release this October 29th

Mar 04, 2013

Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.

In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U system on October 29, 2013.

“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

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Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.

Customers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag at EB Games will receive a Limited Edition collectible poster (while supplies last) featuring artwork created by legendary, award-winning artist Todd McFarlane.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag can be pre-ordered at Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Pre-Order Bonus DLC and New Screenshots and Box Art

Feb 07, 2013

Any advantage could mean the difference between life and death in the terrifying world of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, where every path, action, and choice has a consequence. Activision® and Terminal Reality today announced that players who pre-order the game from GameStop or Amazon will get a jump on the end of the world with an exclusive DLC pack:

  • GameStop Herd Mode Challenge – How many frenzied flesh-eaters can you survive against before joining their ranks? Take on endless waves of walkers, each more dangerous than the last, in the all-new Herd Mode. Each wave of undead held off brings with it a new outbreak of hungry biters and new opportunities to rack up an even higher score.
  • Amazon Walker Execution Pack – Give yourself an edge (or five) with this ‘unique’ weapon kit. The Amazon Walker Execution Pack adds multiple melee options to your arsenal, including a survival knife, sawtoothed machete, kukri, reinforced hatchet, and advanced machete. With ammo scarce and the undead attracted to loud noises, a sharp, silent blade might just be your most trusted companion. 

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a do-whatever-you-need-to-survive first-person action game that brings the deep, character-driven world of AMC’s Emmy Award-winning TV series onto console gaming systems and the PC. The game follows the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon, brought to life by TV series star Norman Reedus, alongside his overbearing brother Merle, voiced by Michael Rooker, on a haunting, unforgiving journey across the Georgia countryside. Players will need to tread carefully on this desperate quest, scrounging for food, water, and ammunition to survive against nightmares both living and undead. 

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Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington DLC Episodes Release Dates

Feb 06, 2013

Today Ubisoft confirmed the release dates of all three upcoming episodes of Assassin’s Creed III The Tyranny of King Washington.

This all new single-player experience will let players discover an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.

  • Episode 1: The Infamy will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs on February 19 and on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on February 20 as previously confirmed
  • Episode 2: The Betrayal will release on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs on March 19 and on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on March 20
  • Episode 3 : The Redemption will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PCs on April 23 and on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on April 24

In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.

The three upcoming episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $29.99 on the PlayStation® Network and Windows PC. Each episode of The Tyranny of King Washington will be available for purchase separately as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or $9.99.

All Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs will also be available on the Wii UTM through the Nintendo eShop.

Sniper Elite V2 brings World War II Stealth Action Sniping to the Wii U

Feb 05, 2013

505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and independent game developer Rebellion today announced that they will be bringing smash hit Sniper Elite V2 to Nintendo’s new Wii U™ console with all new controls and a level of interactivity only possible with the Wii U™ GamePad™ touch screen.

Players will enjoy the same thrilling, visceral experience as they guide American OSS agent Karl Fairburne around historical locations throughout Berlin and attempt to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket program but now with even greater tactical depth and flexibility thanks to brand new functionality through the GamePad – tag enemies and booby-traps, track enemy locations and activity, even monitor the blast radius of planted explosives – all with a glance at the touch screen and without leaving the battlefield for even a second.

Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion said “Sniper Elite is just the kind of mature game that is perfect for the different mechanics of the Wii U system. It’s been a challenge to get it right but thanks to our team and the fantastic support of our partners at 505 Games we believe we’ve brought the unique gameplay to a whole new platform.”

Sniper Elite V2 places an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt using skill, patience and cunning in order to achieve mission goals. Featuring detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, gamers must use their environments and take into account gravity, wind, aim stability and more.  The celebrated “kill cam” from Sniper Elite makes its return and is more gratifying than ever – skillful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory before the target is rendered in graphic x-ray detail, showing the bullet entering the body and causing lethal damage.

Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2 will be releasing for Wii U this spring. The game is currently available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Windows PC version is available for download at http://store.steampowered.com/app/63380/

The Tyranny of King Washington is about to begin in Assassin’s Creed III

Jan 24, 2013

The time draws closer to fight for justice against a revolutionary turned tyrant in Assassin’s Creed III newest adventure, the Tyranny of King Washington. The Infamy, the first episode of a three-part tale, will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and Windows PCs on February 19 and on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on February 20.

In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.

The three upcoming episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $29.99 on the PlayStation® Network and Windows PC. The first episode, The Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy, can be purchased as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or $9.99.

Following The Infamy, The Tyranny of King Washington will continue in two additional content packs that let gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.

Skylanders Giants — New Giants: Eye-Brawl and Thumpback

Jan 23, 2013

Thumpback is a water element giant.  He was once a crew member of The Phantom Tide, the most fearsome pirate ship in all of Skylands.  But the actual pirating part about being a pirate didn’t interest Thumpback so much as the benefits that came with traveling on a large ship.  After all, his real passion was fishing.  But when his chance came to finally ensnare the most elusive creature in the sky – the Leviathan Cloud Crab – he was pulled over board and carried off into the horizon.  This was actually quite fortunate, because sometime later The Phantom Tide and its entire crew were banished to the Chest of Exile.  Thumpback’s pirating days were over, but his legend as one of the first Skylanders had only just begun.

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