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
A trailer for the season finale of The Walking Dead: Season Two, titled “No Going Back”, has been released. Check it out below (trailer courtesy of MKIceAndFire).
The finale looks set for release next week, hitting the PC, Mac, PS3 (North America), and Vita (North America) on August 26, with the Xbox 360 and Europe’s Sony users getting it the next day on August 27, and iOS getting it worldwide on August 28. Stay tuned for our review following the release.Read More
Not a whole lot happening in the way of game releases for this second full week of August. The hard to describe but colorful Hohokum arrives on Sony’s platforms, along with a trio of RPGs. PS4 users can play doctor with Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, and PC users can get their fantasy fix with Neverwinter: Tyranny of Dragons. On the home video front, those lovable Muppets return with Muppets Most Wanted, Batman deals with an assault on Arkham Asylum in the latest DC animated offering, and you can follow the lives of a family of bears in Disneynature: Bears. On the big screen, Sly Stallone and crew are back in another bullets and quip fest in The Expendables 3, and the young adult novel The Giver is the latest to get the big screen treatment...Read More
The list of characters for Disney Infinity 2.0 continues to grow. Take a look at the new announcement trailer below for the latest additions.
Yep, Aladdin and Jasmine will be joining the Marvel figures, Merida, Maleficent, and Stitch, among others, in Disney Infinity 2.0, with Aladdin hitting stores shelves sometime this autumn and Jasmine coming in early 2015. Both come with props (Aladdin gets his scimitar and magic lamp, while Jasmine gets her magic carpet) and will have several Power Discs, among them Jasmine’s Palace View, The Sands of Agrabah, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride, and Rags to Riches.
Disney Infinity 2.0 is set for release September 23.Read More