Article Archive for July 2011
Live action game trailers a thing of the past you say? Nay says Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
In February 2010, the international version of the PS3-exclusive JRPG White Knight Chronicles was released, over a year after the game first appeared on store shelves in Japan. Despite selling well in its native country, the title failed to truly strike a chord with critics and gamers in the West, due to its lacklustre story, disappointing online mode, and several other issues.
White Knight Chronicles II came out a few weeks ago in Europe, this time only eleven months after it originally released in Japan (unfortunately North America is still waiting for a firm release date, but the title is finally expected to arrive in September). So, the question is, has developer Level-5 improved upon the shortcomings of the game’s predecessor?
Earlier this month THQ and 4A GAmes released part one of a three part series revealing the full demo for Metro: Last Light which was displayed at E3. This is part two.
The PlayStation Store has been a very nice avenue for prospective retro gamers to access older titles with a selection of roughly 160 games that can be downloaded at a moment’s notice. Recently I had the chance to try out a couple of games which to my knowledge did knot exist before they hit the store. Two PSone era Japanese imports which may not have stood the test of time but whose gameplay mechanics we still see today.
The sales from last week march on through August 3rd. Also the newest game to hit the store: Section 8: Prejudice is being offered for free to the first 1000 PlayStation Plus members that download.
Not to be outdone by the discounts already featured by other publishers, THQ has offered up their own sale for PlayStation users which includes the likes of Comet Crash, Costume Quest and Stacking.
Outside of the sale this week sees the release of Section 8: Prejudice and a rather pricey new app for Move owners with creative inclinations.
As we inch closer to Dead Island’s September release date, the zombies that inhabit the beach resort are getting restless. So much that they have escaped the island and managed to invade PlayStation Home.
Like the Killzone 3 campaign earlier this year, Home users can engage in various mission-based objectives to unlocked exclusive content for Dead Island or pre-order the game straight from your console.
Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, the plump and pompous Batman villain better known as the Penguin, will be making his presence felt this October in Arkham City.
The flightless one will no doubt engage in his fair share of mayhem however a strange alliance with a certain undead individual makes him a far more formidable foe.
Every so often, a PSN game will come along that rivals most full-retail titles in terms of its scope, innovation and presentation. Braid and Flower are two such games, and now you can add Limbo to that list, which is a definite contender for our favourite PSN game of the year.
Limbo comes from the disturbed mind of Danish developer Arnt Jensen, and is the first title released by the independent Copenhagen-based studio, Playdead. The title was originally released last year, but finally made its way to the PS Store last week, complete with an exclusive new area.
Harry Potter is a franchise that is worth over $15 billion. 7 books with a number of translations exceeded by only the bible, and 8 films that grossed nearly $7 billion alone and a game franchise that revolutionised the gaming industry from the ground up.
Well, maybe that last part isn’t so true.
Gotham City Impostors developer Monolith Productions has taken advantage of the captive audience at Comic-Con in San Diego by unveiling the debut trailer for their Dark Knight-themed first-person shooter.
The release of The Darkness II has been pushed out of this calendar year and into 2012.
Time to save some cash on the games you may have missed the first time around. Two separate sales hit the store this week so you’re more likely than not to find something that tickles your buying bone.
Don’t forget that this week also sees the awaited release of Limbo. Overall it’s a pretty hefty update so head on in and check it out.
Capcom is known to add intense adjectives such as ‘super’ or ‘ultimate’ onto their fighting games and re-release them with more characters, modes, etc. Just look at Super Street Fighter IV. It should come as no surprise then that Capcom has announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
The game boasts 12 new characters, bringing the total roster to 50, eight new stages, a redefined fight system and will be release this fall for $39.99. Is that enough to warrant another purchase though?
GoldenEye 007 is perhaps one of the best games to come out of the Nintendo 64 era and revolutionized the FPS genre. Last fall Activision released an updated version of the game for the Wii and DS. Since then fans have been asking for an HD version of the game. It looks like their prayers have been answered with GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.
With Catherine’s release less than a week away the game’s developer (and publisher for that matter), Atlus, are showing off the contents of the deluxe edition for the adulterous puzzler.
The update this week not only brings us a bunch of very enticing discounts, five new games are also hitting the store including the long-awaited Limbo.
We’ve got a good one this week folks, check it out.
We’ve seen a variety of beasts so far in Dragon’s Dogma including three-headed serpents, griffins, and of course, dragons. Today, Capcom has revealed the latest giant creature you’ll eventually have to slay; the Golem.
Trudging along the plains of Cassardis or hiding in the deep underground caves is where you’ll be able to encounter this massive stone beast. Take head though, as it’s going to take a lot more than just brute strength to bring this creature down.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment today unveiled the Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition for UK release. The special edition will launch alongside the standard version on 21 October 2011.
It includes all the usual stuff that you expect to see in a Collector’s Edition: a figurine, music album, artbook etc. but it is a nice package and should appeal to Batman fans.