Not a lot on the gaming front as we head into the first week of August. Xbox One users get the collection of classic games from developer Rare in Rare Replay, which gives you 30 games for 30 dollars. The Nintendo 3DS gets another entry in the Etrian Odyssey series with Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. On the home video front the second movie from the Divergent series, Insurgent, comes to store shelves, along with the action comedy Barely Lethal, the drama Far From the Madding Crowd, and the J.K. Rowling miniseries The Casual Vacancy. Coming to the big screen this week is director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) reboot of Fantastic Four, the thriller The Gift, and the Meryl Streep led comedy drama Ricki and the Flash...Read More
Not a lot of major releases this week, but there are some of note. Batgirl becomes playable for those who opted out of Arkham Knight’s season pass, and episode 5 of Telltale Games Game of Thrones releases this week. Two previous digital releases, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Zombie Army Trilogy, become available on retail disc, and Journey makes the leap onto the PS4. No real major titles on home video this week, though there are a couple of anime series- Soul Eater Not and Blazblue: Alter Memory. Hitting theaters this week is the Adam Sandler sci-fi comedy Pixels, the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes, and the comedy drama Paper Towns. Time to go off to the list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Batgirl: A Matter of Family (DLC Batman: Ark...Read More
On this last full week of June we return to Gotham as Rocksteady wraps up its Arkham trilogy with Batman: Arkham Knight, coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Can’t wait to take the Batmobile for a spin. Also this week the multiplayer shooter PlanetSide 2 makes its console debut on the PS4, Devil May Cry 4 gets a special edition for current gen consoles, and Telltale Games releases episode 3, titled “Catch A Ride”, for Tales From the Borderlands. The home video front doesn’t have any major releases to speak of, just some lesser known titles such as Survivor, a political thriller starring Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan and The Forger, a thriller starring John Travolta. Hitting the screen this week is Ted 2, Seth McFarlane’s follow up to his 2012 comedy about a foul mouthed teddy bear...Read More
Need for Speed is getting a reboot for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with new ways to customize cars and an open world. Once again, police chases will figure heavily into the mix, and the game’s world is said to be twice that found in Need for Speed Rivals. Check out the video below.
EA also announced that a mobile game called Need for Speed: No Limits will be available for those wishing to get their racing fix on the go.
Need for Speed is set for a November 3 release.Read More
Telltale Games has announced its next installment for its Walking dead series, but it’s not Season 3. Instead this fall Telltale Games will be releasing a miniseries centered around Michonne, who is best known for wielding a katana. Telltale Games explained that the story for the game “explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.”
Robert Kirkman, creator of the comic book series, added, “In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her...Read More
Bethesda kicked this year’s E3 off with a bang with their first ever conference to be held at the gaming expo. Their opening montage had plenty of material, showing bits and pieces of Doom, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls. Peter Hines from Bethesda Softworks was the first to take the stage to let the audience know what was in store for them, and was later followed by the executive officer of id Software Marty Stratton along with reps from Battlecry Studios and Arkane Studios, and wrapped things up Todd Howard, game director for Bethesda Game Studios. Plenty of things were revealed, so let’s get to the games, shall we?
First up was the next version of Doom for the PC and current gen consoles...Read More
The first week of June seems to be a calm one as far as major game releases go, with perhaps the biggest release going to Blizzard Entertainment and their new battle arena game Heroes of the Storm. The indie game The Swapper debuts on the Xbox One, and the PS4 and PC get the non-combat MMO Wander, a game where you can play several beasts and even a sentient tree. On the home video front we get the sci-fi spectacle Jupiter Ascending from the Wachowskis, the new Spongebob movie, the caper flick Focus, and the sports drama McFarland, USA. Theaters get a Wednesday release this week with the big screen adaptation of the HBO comedy series Entourage, with the comedy action movie Spy, the drama Love & Mercy, and the horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3 hitting local cineplexes on Friday...Read More
A diverse group of game releases will be available on this final full week of May, with Nintendo having the biggest title in Splatoon, coming for the Wii U. Rogue Legacy makes its way to the Xbox One, and Badland gets a GOTY treatment. Telltale Games releases the next episode for Game of Thrones, and we get to play as The Executioner in a DLC pack for The Evil Within. On the home video front we get the fantasy adventure The Seventh Son and the thrillers The Loft and Cut Bank. Hitting theaters this week we get to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson try to survive a massive quake in the disaster flick San Andreas, and Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Bill Murray bring some laughs in the romantic comedy Aloha. Now off to this week’s list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.
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A little busier week this time around for releases, with plenty of indie titles like Toren, Ultratron, Nom Nom Galaxy, and Lost Orbit hitting this week alongside major releases like Project CARS for the PS4 and Xbox One and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster gets remastered again for the PS4.On the home video front we get the Michael Mann thriller Blackhat, the Johnny Depp spy comedy Mortdecai, the drama Still Alice with an award winning performance by Julianne Moore, and the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler. Perhaps the biggest release this week comes on the silver screen, as director George Miller returns his post apocalyptic hero Mad Max to the cinemas in Mad Max: Fury Road...Read More
Disney officially has announced Disney Infinity 3.0 will be heading your way this fall for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and on mobile iOS and Android. The game will feature characters from Star wars as well as more Marvel characters from the Age of Ultron and more Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, and Mulan. Several developers will again be helping out on the project, among them Ninja Theory (reportedly working on lightsaber combat), United Front (handling the Age of Ultron pieces), and Sumo Digital (handling flight duties when you control the Millennium Falcon). Take a look at the announcement trailer below.
There will be three Star Wars themed playsets...Read More