The last full week of August is a busy one, chock full of all kinds of goodies for all kinds of gamers. American football takes the center stage with Madden NFL 16 as the storied sports franchise delivers its latest version to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Gears of War is brought forward to current gen in an Ultimate Edition, as is the stealth game Dishonored, which has its Definitive Edition. Mega Man also comes to current gen and PC in the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Fans of 80s horror flicks such as Friday the 13th may find much to love in the new horror game Until Dawn. Tomb Raider gets mobile with Lara Croft Go for the Android and iPhone, and plenty of indie titles also make their way to consoles and PC this week...Read More
Telltale Games has released a launch trailer for the penultimate episode for Tales From the Borderlands. Take a look below.
“Escape Plan Bravo” releases on Tuesday, August 18 for the PS3, PS4, Macintosh, and PC. Microsoft’s platforms get the episode on the following day, with mobile platforms getting it on Thursday.Read More
A bunch of downloadable titles heading your way this week along with a previously digital only offering appearing on retail disc. Available on disc this week is Helldivers, making the jump from digital to disc on the PS4 with all of the DLC released so far. Resident Evil Revelations 2 makes its way to the Vita for some mobile horror, Final Fantasy Type 0 HD makes its debut on PC, and the former Wii U zombie game Zombi gets retooled for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Telltale Games Tales from the Borderlands gets its fourth episode entitled “Escape Plan Bravo”. Home video gives us a collection of short films made by Walt Disney Animation Studios along with some TV seasons (Once Upon A Time, The Blacklist, and Atlantis) along with some smaller movie titles (Vendetta, Nomads, The Unbelievers)...Read More
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