Two big releases this week allow players to indulge themselves with plenty of chaos and bloodthirsty action. Mortal Kombat returns with all new fatalities and a hefty roster of fighters to do bloody battle with for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One (those PS3 and Xbox 360 owners sadly have to wait awhile, as the version for those systems has been delayed). PC owners get to jump into a life of crime and many leisure activities with the release of GTA V. Coming to home video are an array of choices, from horror (The Babadook, Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death), drama (Big Eyes, Map to the Stars), animated (Batman vs. Robin), and action (The Man with the Iron Fists 2, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken)...Read More
Well folks, a quarter of the year is gone and so far it’s been a pretty good one for gaming. Releases are a bit on the lighter side this week, and for gamers not looking to make death their friend they’re a bit less lethal as well. The big game of the week is this year’s installment of the Sony baseball exclusive MLB: The Show. There have been several tweaks added to MLB 15: The Show to make hitting, fielding, and pitching more dynamic, and those with last year’s entry can carry their saves forward. Xbox fans aren’t left completely out of the stadium and can enjoy their own baseball action with R.B.I. Baseball 15...Read More
The groundhog may not be bringing us much this first week in February, but he has some goodies in his den. Episode Two of Telltale’s Game of Thrones drops this week, and gamers can visit Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob HeroPants on the handhelds and the Xbox 360. The home video front gives us Keanu Reeves as a vengeful hitman in John Wick and a retelling of the most famous vampire in Dracula Untold. On the big screen we get SpongeBob again in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2, the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy, Cloud Atlas) sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, and the fantasy flick Seventh Son. Off we go to this week’s list then and, as always, remember that release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Telltale Games Game of Thrones: Episode 2 “The Lost Lords”- PC, PS3, PS4, ...Read More
Hi there, dear readers! It’s been awhile, but the new year is here and that means a new year of releases for your favorite gaming platform. This week we get parkour mixed with the undead in Dying Light, Tim Schaffer’s classic adventure game Grim Fandango gets remastered, and we get to experience the first episode of the new game from Square Enix and Dontnod, Life is Strange. On the home video front we get Brad Pitt’s World War 2 action drama Fury, the Guillermo del Toro produced animated fantasy Book of Life, and a DC Animated feature showcasing Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. On the big screen we get the dramatic thriller The Loft, the drama Black or White, and the sci-fi flick Project Almanac...Read More
A new JRPG from publisher Kobojo was announced at TGS 2014. Check out the trailer below (trailer courtesy of IGN).
Zodiac is the product of creators behind the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games. Mario Rizzo, Kobojo’s CEO, described the game as “Final Fantasy meets Valkyrie Profile and Dragon’s Crown in a new online multiplayer experience.” The game features a 2D world and turn based battles, with the story revolving around the 12 gods that make up the zodiac signs. The game is coming in 2015 to the PlayStation Vita and other mobile platforms.Read More
The Tokyo Game Show, showcasing the best in Japanese gaming, kicks off this week on September 18 and runs until September 21. Among those showing off their upcoming games are Square Enix, Atlus, Platinum Games, Comcept, and Capcom, along with some new faces. Nearly 80 games have been confirmed to be making an appearance at this year’s TGS, and it’s likely there will be some surprises.
Sony will be showing off games like Bloodborne and LittleBigPlanet 3, though conspicuously absent seems to be the eagerly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV. Microsoft is making its Japanese debut with the Xbox One and plans on showing off demos for games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Halo: The Master Chief Collection...Read More
Microsoft has bought out Minecraft Developer Mojang. The deal, reported to be worth 2.5 billion dollars, was confirmed on Mojang’s official website. Among the chief reasons for the sale is that Minecraft creator Notch has “decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance.” Notch has stated that he wanted to work on smaller projects, but was prevented to do so simply because of how big Minecraft has become. “Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance,” Mojang said in a statement on its website. “Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.”
Microsoft was picked for the sale because Mojang felt they had “the resources to grow Minecraft on a s...Read More
It’s a new month, and a week with some fresh new releases. The biggest stand-out title this week is probably The Sims 4 bowing on PC and the Mac. For those who like large scale battles on screen there’s Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate hitting the Xbox One and the three Sony platforms. A new Sherlock Holmes title comes to the PC and Microsoft and Sony consoles, and those on PC who hunger for some zombie killing get Dead Rising 3. On the home video front there’s the football drama Draft Day with Kevin Costner, plenty of TV seasons, and the animated movie version of Heavenly Sword. Nothing big hitting theaters this week, just some smaller titles like the drama The Identical, the horror film Innocence, and an action flick Falcon Rising...Read More
This season of Telltale Games The Walking Dead has really run the emotional gamut for Clementine, making her grow up far beyond her years and making her carry the weight of decisions that would stagger most people three times her age. From the opening episode “All That Remains” to the finale “No Going Back”, Clem has had to make choices under the direst of circumstances. All we can do as the player is hope we made the right choice and see how things play out (at least the first time through, as we can always go back and see how things go if we choose a different option). This season finale brings that all to a point, and we see for Clem just how fragile those choices can be. Over the season Clem has made choices to aid others as well as make choices so she could live another day...Read More
Are you ready for some football? Yep, sports fans, it’s that time of year again, the time the NFL is gearing up for a new season and a new Madden game hits consoles. Madden NFL 15 launches on both the Sony and Microsoft consoles, as well as being mobile for Android users. Football not your thing? How about a scholar taking on a lawyer? Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright bows on the Nintendo 3DS this week, as does the action platformer Mighty Gunvolt. Telltale games wraps up its second season of The Walking Dead with the finale “No Going Back”. You can travel underground in the post apocalyptic Metro in the new shiny package Metro: Redux, and there are more ways to die in the new DLC for Dark Souls II in Crown of the Old Iron King...Read More