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
As we head into this last full week of March we get all new ways to die from developer From Software. Yharnam promises to be just as diabolical as Boletaria, Lordran, or Drangleic, giving us all kinds of nasty beasties to face in Bloodborne. Those who enjoy looting and shooting can do it all again on Pandora on the PS4 and Xbox One with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Those still on last gen get a new DLC for the franchise with Claptastic Voyage, featuring a favorite wise cracking robot. Grand Theft Auto gets online for the PC, and episode 2 of Life is Strange continues the story this week. The finale to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy hits home video this week with The Battle of the Five Armies...Read More
A busy time for gamers during this week of St. Patrick’s Day, with a wide variety of titles coming to the platform of your choice. The Battlefield franchise moves to a different battleground, with cops and robbers instead of soldiers and terrorists in Battlefield Hardline. Resident Evil fans can wrap things up digitally with the final episode for Revelations 2, or get the whole thing on a nice new retail disc. Those who have been waiting to return to Pandora can do so in Telltale Games Tales of the Borderlands, as Episode 2 finally arrives. Final Fantasy fans can wreak havoc on waves of enemies in Type-0, and JRPG fans on the PS3 get to play The Awakened Fate Ultimatum...Read More
We’re getting quite a varied week for gamers in the second week of March. DmC: Devil may Cry gets its Definitive Edition on the PS4 and Xbox One, while Assassin’s Creed Rogue comes to PC. The Nintendo 3DS gets the strategy RPG Code Name S.T.E.A.M., and we have fresh DLC for The Evil Within, where we get play Sebastian’s partner Julie Kidman, and Far Cry 4, where we get to deal with Yetis. Resident Evil Revelations 2 gets its next episode, called “Judgement”, and fans of the Atelier JRPG series get a new entry on the PS3 in Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea. Two anticipated indies make their debut this week: the Microsoft exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest and on Sony’s platforms and PC we get Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number...Read More
Well, kiddies, it’s a new month, and that as usual means new releases to look forward to. Not a lot of major releases this week, but some of note. The amusement park sim Screamride bows on Microsoft’s consoles, while the Sony platforms get the challenging top down shooter Helldivers. The second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 also debuts. On the home video front we get the Oscar nominated Foxcatcher as well as the next installment of The Hunger Games with Mockingjay Part 1. On the big screen this week we get what looks to be another intelligent sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp in Chappie, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business, and another go round with British seniors in India in the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...Read More
Some varied gaming is on the way for the final week of February. Those liking plenty of fighting action can get their fill with Dragon Ball Xenoverse or Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Horror game fans get the first installment of Resident Evil Revelations 2, while those who like sports games may enjoy Rugby 15. Indies get represented with Starwhal: Just the Tip and Pneuma: Breath of Life. On the home video front we get Disney’s Big Hero 6, the Oscar nominated Whiplash, and the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. The big screen gets the Will Smith drama Focus along with the horror film The Lazarus Effect. Off we go to this week’s list and remember, as always, release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dragon Ball Xenoverse- PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
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Not a big week for releases, but there are some notable titles hitting store shelves. The PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 drops for a rare Friday release for Sony’s platform, and joining it on the shelves is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U. Some Oscar nominated films lead the home video line-up for the week, including Birdman with Michael Keaton and The Theory of Everything featuring an award nominated performance by Eddie Redmayne. Studio Ghibli’s final theatrical release The Tale of Princess Kaguya is available, along with the comedy Dumb and Dumber To. Also available is the movie that caused all kinds of fuss with North Korea...Read More
Monster hunting will be the name of the game for this second week of February as it sees the release of Evolve from Turtle Rock Studios and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Big week for fans of Nintendo’s handheld as the New 3DS XL hits North American stores along with a revamping of a Zelda classic and an Ace Combat game. On the home video front, Disney’s family friendly flick Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases along with the much darker thriller Nightcrawler. Hitting theaters on Friday is another comic book adaptation, this one the spy action movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service. Still working on the review for Dying Light, and trying to get that complete before Evolve lands Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that...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
War films have long dominated the cinema, and have provided us with plenty of dramatic and thrilling sequences on the big screen. From the storming of Omaha beach in Saving Private Ryan to the helicopters storming a Vietnamese village accompanied by Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” in Apocalypse Now, war movies have given us some powerful and memorable images. Now Brad Pitt, in the lead role and that of producer, along with director David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), seeks to join that lineage of great war movies with Fury. And, for the most part, they succeed, save for a sequence midway where things go a little off track. Fortunately things get back to business after that to deliver a thrilling finale that proves satisfying, even if it is a bit predictable.
Fury is set in April, 194...Read More