Oct 19 2012

Halo 4 – ‘Scanned’ Trailer

The latest trailer for Halo 4 does actually surprised me as the trailer actually gives us a look at what Master Chief looks like under the helmet, or at least what he did look like at one point anyways.  The rest of the trailer shows off some impressive CG of the Chief fighting the games new antagonists.

The trailer has certainly peaked my interest in the title.  Even if I wasn’t a very big fan of the main trilogy, I did very much enjoy both ODST and Reach.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18 2012

BioShock Infinite Premium and Ultimate Songbird Editions Detailed

Irrational Games revealed not one but two collector editions of the upcoming BioShock infinite today. First there is the Premium Edition of the game which comes with a 3 inch Vigor Bottle Key-chain  a 5×7 inch lithograph done by Jorge Lacera, a 25 millimeter Handyman miniature, a BioShock Infinite art book a bunch of digital download codes for things like in-game items, a digital copy of the games soundtrack, and console specific themes and avatar items.

The Ultimate Song Bird Edition of the game comes with all of the items mentioned in the Premium Edition of the game but it also comes with a 9.5 inch statute designed by Robb Waters. The Premium Edition of the game will sell at retail for 79.99, and the Ultimate Songbird Edition will sell for 149.99.  Irrational has even set up a tool to pre-order it now if you want.

That statue does look pretty cool but I currently don’t really have any room to store such a the thing so I think I’ll pass. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17 2012

Carmageddon out now for free on iOS for today only

Carmageddon popped up on the iOS app store today and for a limited time its being offered for free. Carmageddon originally came out way back in 1997 on PC and while I never played it then its hard to not recommend picking up a game while its free. The game also has an Android version planned soon as well but there is no exact date set for its release.

Oct 17 2012

More Dead or Alive 5 Costume DLC Out Now

More costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5 has surfaced and while these packs are not free like the original set they certainly have a few interesting additions to them. The three new packs are titled the “Kitty Pack”, the “What a Character” pack and the “Special Set” pack.

The “Kitty Pack” has a bunch of Cat costumes for Christie, Helena, Lisa and Tina. The “What a Character” pack has bar maid outfits for Hitomi and Mila, a Bartender outfit for Rig, and a Masquerade outfit for Lisa. Fianlly the “Special Set” pack includes Panda Bear themed outfits for Lei fang and Kasumi, as well as a Fiend costume for Hayabusa and a Black Dress for Lisa.

Each pack is available for 5 bucks each on XBLA and PSN; however, if you plan on getting all three packs you can purchase them as a set for 13 bucks on XBLA. The bundle pricing will be available on PSN as well but you will have to wait until next week to get it.

Something tells me this isn’t the last we will see of DLC costumes for DOA 5. Hopefully there not all as pandering as these packs are though. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16 2012

Doom 3 BFG Edition – Launch Trailer

Bethesda has released its final trailer their remastered version of Doom 3 which releases today in the US at a budget price of $29.99. The main draw of the BFG edition of the game is an extra section called “The Lost Mission” which is content that was cut from the original game.

I missed out on Doom 3 back in the day thanks to my PC not being up to snuff but since then I have attempted to play it a few times on PC.  That being said I probably wont get this as I refuse to buy a game more than once, unless its name is Final Fantasy 4 of which I have 5 copies of…. for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16 2012

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Pricing Revealed

Microsoft revealed the pricing for its upcoming Surface tablet today and has since pulled the listing from their website. So unless they plan on changing the pricing last-minute the pricing for a 32 gig Surface Tablet will start at $499.99 for just the tablet. 599.99 for a 32 gig tablet with a keyboard cover and 699.99 for a 64 gig tablet with a keyboard cover.

The touch keyboard can also be purchased separately at 119.99 for the regular touch cover and 129.99 for the surface type cover which is a thicker cover that provides more tactile response with its keys.

At first glance I thought that Microsoft may have missed the boat completely on the pricing for the tablet but then I remembered that a 32 gig iPad 3 costs $600. So while they are slightly undercutting the competition it doesn’t seem that they are doing it as aggressively as some would have hoped.

I am certainly looking forward to see how the Surface RT performs once it releases this October 26th but I cant help but think that most people will either pass on it or wait for the x86 version of the tablet.

Oct 16 2012

Lionhead hit with Layoffs

It’s always sad to be reporting on the loss of work and in this case it is no exception to that rule as Microsoft has stated that they have laid off just under “ten percent of staff” at Lionhead Studios. This follows the release of the studio’s latest game Fable: The Journey and while it is common for studio’s to downsize after a release it is still a shame to see people out of work.

I have been a big fan of Lionhead since the original Black and White on PC so this news definitely saddens me. I hope things work out of the people affected by these layoffs.

Oct 15 2012

Devil May Cry – NYCC Trailer

Capcom recently showed off a new trailer for the upcoming reboot of Devil May Cry at this years New York City Comicon. The trailer certainly feels like the game is sticking to its roots with its massive use of Death Metal in the trailer itself.

In other DMC related news Capcom has also announced that they will be releasing a Demo of the game prior to its release; however, currently the demo is only confirmed to be coming to consoles.

I have to say that I certainly am looking forward to this reboot of Devil May Cry. Sure there are a bunch of fans up in arms about the new Dante redesign but I welcome the change. That and I am a huge fan of Ninja Theory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15 2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Starts Tomorrow

Sony announced today that the PlayStation All-Stars beta will be starting tomorrow in North America. The beta will be available from October 16th to October 23rd in the region and will be available to PS Plus users and PlayStation Vita owners (No Plus Subscription Required).

The beta will feature Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa and Fat Princess as playable characters  The beta will also feature online play in the form of four player tournaments and 2 vs 2 players tournaments.

Sony also announces the pre-order bonus costumes for the game which will apparently work on both the Vita and PS3 version of the game when acquired.

Oct 15 2012

EA Blunders with Origin Coupon Codes

I’m almost positive somebody at EA’s Origin division is having a real bad day today thanks to a mishap that allowed user’s of EA’s Origin service to score a bunch of free games this weekend.  The issue stemmed from an online survey that offered a $20 credit on your origin account upon completion; however, this coupon code did not expire on redemption and could be redeemed again by logging off and then re-logging back into the Origin store.

Once this news spread on the major social networks it became somewhat of a wildfire spreading throughout the internet with friends sharing their codes and downloading multiple games off Origin. EA has since ended the promotion and has stated that it will honour the discount offer to those who have used it this weekend.

This news came as quite a shock to me but perhaps not for the reason you may think.  The idea that EA could make a mistake this colossal does not surprise me at all; however, the fact that they did not just outright ban the accounts of people who abused this coupon does shock me. Good on EA I guess.

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