For the first week of March we have a couple of major releases. The biggest game this week would be South Park: The Stick of Truth, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios (the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, wrote the game’s script) and is being published by Ubisoft. From the trailers and videos of gameplay, it looks and feels like playing an episode out of South Park as you move Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman through a turn based fantasy adventure. Also out this week for the PC and PS3 is the second episode in Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season Two...Read More
While not large in quantity, we certainly are getting some possible quality titles this week. Thief releases for consoles and PC in a game that hopes to please old fans and those new to Garrett’s adventures alike. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles combines two older Tales games for a collection exclusively on the PS3. We get to visit the Belmonts in the sequel Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. And Professor Layton takes on bow on the 3DS with Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. On the home video front, two Oscar nominees are showcased- Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and Alexander Payne’s black and white comedy Nebraska...Read More
Very small list this week, with the end of the year right around the corner and the new year beginning on Wednesday. This week’s meager offerings include an iPhone game, the home video release of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt directed Don Jon, and another theatrical release from the pseudo-documentary style horror franchise Paranormal Activity.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage- iPhone
Dragon Ball Z: Season 1
Friday, January 3, 2014
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
There’s the list, short and sweet. Here’s hoping all of our readers have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and a Happy New Year. 2014 is shaping up to be another great one for gaming. Enjoy!Read More
It looks like Sony’s handheld is getting some sales help from its newest console brother. According to MCV magazine, sales of the Playstation Vita increased by 68 percent the week of the PS4 launch, and 65 percent the week after. Sony attributed the bump in sales to the new console, as the Vita can be used as a second screen for the PS4, though the company did not release any specific sales numbers. Senior project manager Ben Law said, “PS Vita sales wise we are continuing to see strong week-on-week growth since our latest campaign kicked in...Read More
Most Anticipated Game- Titanfall
Best Mobile Game- Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
Game of the Year- Grand Theft Auto V
Studio of the Year- Naughty Dog (The Last of Us)
Best Shooter- Bioshock Infinite
Best Action Adventure Game- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Best Sports Game- NBA 2K14
Best Independent Game- Gone Home
Best RPG- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Best Fighting Game- Injustice: Gods Among Us
Best Driving Game- Forza Motorsport 5
Best DLC- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Best Xbox Game- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Best Playstation Game- The Last of Us
Best Nintendo Game- Super Mario 3D World
Best PC Game- Gone Home
Character of the Year- The Lu...Read More
News for Telltale Games The Walking Dead- Season Two has surfaced, giving us a release window for the first episode, titled “All That Remains”. The episode will release this month on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and will feature a character from the first season’s Episode Three, Omid, who was the husband of Christa, and encountered Lee, Clementine and the other survivors along the railroad tracks. The episode will also feature a playable Clementine and a locale from the DLC 400 Days- Gil’s Shortstop. Stay tuned for our review once the episode releases.
Todd Papy has left Sony Santa Monica and has joined Crytek. Papy had worked at the Sony studio since 2006 in various positions, the last being Game Director on God of War: Ascension. He also worked on God of War II and God of War III...Read More
Not a large week again as we head into the final month of the year. The two biggest releases are Polyphony Digital’s newest entry into their racing sim franchise Gran Turismo and favorite mutie Logan comes to home video in The Wolverine. So here we go.
Tuesday, December 3
Rainbow Moon- PlayStation Vita
Tiny Brains- PS4
Star Wars: The Old Republic- Galactic Starfighter- PC
The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition)
The Smurfs 2
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Simpsons: Season 16
Doctor Who- The Doctors Revisited 9-11
Pokemon the Movie: Genesect & Legend Awakened
Wednesday, December 4
Pinball Arcade- PS4
Thursday, December 5
Assassin’s Creed Pirates- iPhone
Friday, December 6
Gran Turismo 6- PS3
Blitzkrieg: The Complete Anthology- PC
During the Pokemon X/Y Lunch Party event, I was approached by one guy and he showed and explained to me about a new mobile game that they are developing locally (from a Malaysian company). They called it Socialmon, and here is the short description from their official website, http://get.socialmon.co/ :-
“If Tamagotchi + Clash of Clans had a lovechild, it would look something like Socialmon! Grow Virtual pets by being active on Facebook, then use them in fun battles with friends to see who is the bigger social monster!”
He showed me the game demo and it looks quite promising, with nice graphics and nicely suitable for mobile platforms. For now they are still in the beta stage and there is a lack of customizable features like clothing, items, and weapons, among others.
You can pet your mo...Read More
Editor Reaction is my semi-regular section for fairly short commentary on statements and happenings in the gaming industry. It’s meant to be the middle ground between a flippant comment and an article that takes two weeks to research and produce.
On 7 September 2013, Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of the famous Atari videogame home console, gave a real zinger of a quote that gaming websites quickly pounced on – Nintendo faces a “path to irrelevance”.
Nintendo naysayers gleefully jumped on it as further evidence that Nintendo was dying.
To me it looks like some peo...Read More
Make no mistake here; Deus Ex: The Fall isn’t your console AAA game made into a typical mobile game cash-in by the developer. If you played Deus Ex games, especially Human Revolution, everything is as it should be; a gold-hued conspiracy-filled world full of hack-able door consoles, ebooks and newspapers to fill you in on what’s going on, air vents for a more stealthy approach, side missions, and of course, a world hub filled with things to see and do. It goes without saying that since this is a mobile game, don’t expect multiple huge hubs like Heng Sha, Detroit and Montreal in Human Revolution. Though it features only one hub, there is till plenty of things to see and do, and remember, this is literally a 5-hour-or-so Deus Ex adventure in the palm of your hands.
Hub world o...Read More