Article Archive for May 2011
Infinity Ward has released an official teaser for the world’s most anticipated game. The inevitable release of Modern Warfare 3 is as much a foregone conclusion as the rising of the sun every morning however the details surrounding the shooter remain unclear.
Have a look at this trailer to see if you can glean any information (we’ll help you out).
In what has probably been one of the worst kept secrets of the past few months, Starhawk, the spiritual successor to Warhawk, has finally been announced.
Warhawk wowed gamers across the world with its fast-paced multiplayer action and Starhawk is aiming to go above and beyond that by introducing new gameplay mechanics as well as a lengthy single player campaign. Prepare to fight on land and in the air like never before.
Reboots are all the rage nowadays. If a franchise is a little long in the tooth and is starting to feel a little stale a proper reboot can be just what the doctor ordered.
But when your game mainly consists of piloting high-powered fighter-jets what is there to reboot? Of course the answer lies within the details.
The second downloadable content pack for Fallout: New Vegas has been announced and it will apparently place gamers smack dab in the middle of a brewing war between opposing tribes and conflict concerning a missionary and a mysteriously burned man.
Take a look at the Honest Hearts trailer and collection of screenshots. Remember this pack will be available to download upon the return of the PlayStation Store.
In Red Faction: Armageddon, you’re equipped with physics-based super weapons and a licence to destroy everything; it’s a vandal’s paradise. Factor in a few hundred extraterrestrials and you’re possibly looking at one of 2011’s summer hits.
We recently cornered Drew Holmes in a small hotel room to probe him on Volition’s philosophy for the sequel. Holmes, lead writer on Armageddon, told us that the studio is focusing on the “action epic”, the “Flash Gordon, Indiana Jones blockbuster kind of stuff”, and he’s not kidding.
Next week (May 17 US/May 20 UK) we’ll all have the chance to get our incriminating fingerprints on a copy of L.A. Noire at long last. However living in an era of instant-gratification means that these last few days will seem like an eternity.
Hopefully the official launch trailer will be enough to tide you over.
Namco Bandai has officially announced SoulCalibur V as the next installment of its popular 3D fighting game, set for release in 2012.
The game is set to pick up 17 years after the events of IV and will feature both new and classic characters returning to battle for the legendary Soul swords including Patroklos, son of veteran fighter Sophitia Alexandra.
The first rule of medieval combat is never fight alone. If one falls in battle, they must look to their partner in arms to rip them free from the clutches of death. So as long as storming a castle is in the schedule, you best bring a friend.
The latest trailer for The Cursed Crusade extols the virtues of cooperative gameplay.
Why have you left us PSN? We miss you. We want to play Brink online and browse our PlayStation Plus content. We can’t even get to our back-up saves for Arkham Asylum; they’re trapped in the cloud. When will you be back?
Well, “at least a few more days” is the latest update to come from Sony via the Official PlayStation
Square Enix and IO Interactive have announced the next chapter in the Hitman series; Hitman Absolution.
Once again players will take control of skilled assassin Agent 47 as he takes on a new and dangerous contract, only this time he has been betrayed by those he once trusted and is now being hunted by the police.
If the SMART series wasn’t enough to send you into a Brink frenzy, Bethesda has a launch trailer that is certain to get you itching to get in on the action. The trailer shows the people of the Ark – an eco-paradise gone sour – on the brink (that’s the name) of an all out civil war between the security forces and the downtrodden immigrants.
As we’re sure you’ve noticed, online functionality of any kind has yet to return to the PlayStation Network. Despite Kazuo Hirai’s encouragingly informative press conference last week, the announced plan to begin restoring online services has not commenced and there is reason to believe it may not begin any time soon.
The first original IP (intellectual property) from developer Candygun Games has been formally announced and it will play to gamers’ contemporary love affair with the undead.
We’re eagerly anticipating the release of Brink. We’re confident that Splash Damage are about to unleash one of the most interesting and deep shooters of the year. A truly competitive online FPS.
If you can’t seem to get enough Ezio Auditore Ubitsoft has got you covered. The final chapter in the Ezio story arc has been added to the list of AAA titles to be released during the embarrassment of riches that is 2011.
With five titles in the bank and a brand-new one on the way, the developers of the outlandish snowboarding game SSX have determined a proper character evolution is in order.
It makes us supremely happy when publishers ditch their clinically edited promos for a good old fashioned gameplay video. Don’t get us wrong, we get hooked in by cliffhanger shots every time, but they don’t reveal much about how the game plays. Agree?
Thankfully, Bethesda agree. If you want to see what the gameplay is actually like for Rage, the upcoming FPS from id Software (the guys credited with inventing the genre), check out this latest footage. It’s raw, aggressive and damn well unedited: it’s just how we like it.
In a short message posted on the Bioware Social Network, Community Coordinator Chris Priestly posted confirmation that Mass Effect 3 will be delayed.
We’d all like to get our hands on a copy as soon as possible but this delay bodes well for the fortunes of gamers and developers alike.
Last week we announced Supremacy MMA’s exclusive pre-order bonuses alongside hot off the press trailers for two of the exclusive fighters: Shane Del Rosario and Bao Quach. We now have trailers for the two exclusive venues: the seedy Glass Slipper strip club (where “gentlemen are not allowed”) and a grimy slaughterhouse.