It's Lord of the Rings meets Assassin's Creed with a healthy dose of Arkham Asylum, and if that sounds like it might be a winning combination, you'd be right. A huge step in video game technology, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor brings to the table enemy programming unlike anything we've seen to date. Oh, and there's like, an unlimited amount of Uruk warriors that need to be taken care of (and it never, ever get's boring)
The PlayStation TV has finally arrived in North America, and brings with a solid lineup of features, including video streaming, an extender option from the PlayStation 4, and the arrival of the new PlayStation Now service, offering full versions of games via digital stream rental. It's small, lightweight and packs a lot of power, and it's just getting started.
Loved by critics, Sleeping Dogs was very much Grand Theft Auto, but in the streets of Hong Kong. An Open-world action title, it pits the player against some pretty mean streets, putting them in the shoes of an undercover cop who has got to go deep into the belly of the beast. Now with a visual upres and all previous DLC packs, this modern Hong Kong detective story makes the jump to the big boy hardware with Sleep Dogs: Definitive Edition.
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You know what Borderlands is all about, if you haven't played it... well, I'm not sure what's wrong with you. But you've at least seen it, or heard about just how awesome it is (because it is) and why. Now picture that, but in low gravity on the surface of the moon, and Bob's your Uncle. Sound Fun? Of course it does. It's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
I'm not going to lie - I have a love/hate relationship with the NBA, and have for the last 15 years. However, if there's one thing consistently that falls into the "love" category, it's the NBA 2K series. With the exception of a glitch that made me rage quit NBA 2K13, I've been a loyal series fan for years now, moreso since NBA 2K11 rocked our worlds and turned the series into the juggernaut it is now. This year's edition promises to be no different. Come take a look.
The Skylanders return for a huge adventure this year in Skylanders: Trap Team now available for all major consoles. This year's game sees a new portal, new variations of old Skylanders, and a new dynamic to the battlefield featuring Crystal technology. This one promises to be the most unique Skylanders game for you and your family yet! Come check it all out.
If you ask most sci-fi buffs, or movie lovers 'what's the most horrifying creature / threat found in the vastness of space' most people would say 'Xenomorph'. With that eyeless face, and prehensile tongue/mouth thing... not to mention the whole, 'creepy hand spider putting a chest burster in your tummy' thing. Feel like running scared, hiding from place to place relentlessly pursued by a horrifying monster from outer space? Survival horror meets the Xenomorph in Alien: Isolation.
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One Final Fantasy game that North American fans have wanted for awhile giving access to another that they're anxiously awaiting, that's twice the FF folks! A Japan exclusive release, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a more action oriented installment of the long standing JRPG, released in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable. Beefed up and repackaged for the new hardware, pre-orders gain players access to a playable demo of the next big Final Fantasy title, Final Fantasy XV.
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In game... that's in game currency. Only so many words in the title I'm afraid, but it got your attention didn't it? Blockbuster, award winning, record breaking smash hit, GTA V, the latest in the famous (infamous?) sandbox criminal simulation / crime drama, is coming to the new generation of gaming hardware. Beefed up with the extra power offered by PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the GTA V 'Next Gen' re-release comes with a lot of incentive to buy, including a million bucks.
The Toronto Raptors brought their preseason to Vancouver, BC recently, and I had the chance to attend a day of fun featuring NBA 2K15, the Raptors vs. Kings and even attend NBA Fantasy Camp. The only schooling I'll ever have the chance to do is on the virtual basketball court, or so say my sore quads and lack of vert. Still, it was a great time. Click below to check out the festivities and catch my thoughts on NBA 2K15!
When I was in grade school, I remember thinking I would grow up to be a video game designer. I never went through with that thought, but I did stick around to try out a lot of different "Create your own game" software programs, none of which appealed to me. Project Spark is the first one to make me sit back and go "Wow," featuring not just the ability to build some of your own amazing looking levels, but allowing you to do things like utilize the Kinect to design character animations! Come check out more of Project Spark.
Here we go Smash fans! The first handheld version in the Smash Bros series is here, and it's huge! Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS features a huge roster, a lot of stages, and a lot of game play modes. It might just be one of, if not the biggest Nintendo 3DS games yet, and sets the stage for the Nintendo WiiU version coming later this year. If you're only going to be picking up this one, however, it's still a good one. Come take a look at the newly released Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS
They got the name right, because there's always another horizon cresting in the newest Forza title. Three times the size of its predecessor, Forza Horizon 2 is an open world game featuring the lush expanses of Southern France and Italy, and more than 200 lovingly rendered vehicles to explore its many roads in. Need a drive? How bout a lot of em?
Disney Infinity was a runaway success last year, so how do you capitalize while trying to make things even bigger and better for the next gens? How about inviting the Marvel Superheroes along for the party? This year, Disney Interactive brings characters like Spider-Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk into the fray, while introducing more of their own characters and playsets. Disney Infinity 2.0 might be one of the first games you consider grabbing the kids for the Holidays, and lucky for you, it's available on pretty well every console. Come take a look.
Launching at last later this month, the PlayStation TV is huge in capability, yet small in stature. This Pocket Sized standalone device has big potential, allowing you to use it to access many of Sony's digital PlayStation services, along with acting as a remote play device for your PS4 on another TV. Read on to find out more about this powerful, yet cost effective device.
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A new chapter in the history of the First-person Shooter, Destiny is the next game from game developer Bungie, who changed the world (or at least, the shooter) with their first big franchise, Halo. Created after seperating from Microsoft and forging their own path, costing (it's rumored) upwards of 500 Million and countless man hours to produce, Destiny is a statement. Let's find out what it is.
Hyrule Warriors is a joint collaboration between the folks at Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo. Meant to envision the Legend of Zelda's characters mashed into the Dynasty Warriors style of gameplay, Hyrule Warriors takes your favourite characters into uncharactered territory, but does a good job doing it. Come check out the latest in the Legend of Zelda universe.
I have a few lasting memories of all the hours of Killer Instinct I played as a kid: Firstly that Orchid was possibly the pound for pound easiest button mashing character in fight gaming until Eddy Gordo showed up in Tekken 3. Secondly was how demeaning and frustrating a combo breaker was! On the 20th anniversary of the first Killer Instinct, the full first season is our for Xbox Live in disc form at a VERY reasonable price. Come check out the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack.
A global sport, Soccer (or Football, depending on where you live) has long been paired with another platform of universal acceptance and immersion, the video game. From pixels of color crudely punting a block on a dimly rendered plain, to cutting edge in facial animations, ball physics, crowd reactions, you name it, the Sports Game is sitting pretty, and never more so than with Fifa 15. With 600 new animations, dynamic AI, increased competition on the pitch, and more, the 'Beautiful Game' has never looked better.
Ask gamers about NHL 15 and you'll get one of two answers: "It's great because it's the hockey game we've been waiting for" or "I can't believe it's missing so much." The camps will probably remain pretty divided, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in it for the traditional hockey gaming experience, NHL 15 provides it and more. It is, in fact, a good hockey gamer's game. Read on to find out more.
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I think I smell this holiday season's 'big deal'. New in a market that hasn't even had a chance to grow old, Nintendo is stepping into the 'toys as video games' realm, alongside current residents Infinity and Skylanders. Did you're mind just ponder the possibilities? Perhaps you've got the perfect place just asking to be filled with delightful Nintendo characters that will also enter video games and do your bidding? Me too. It's amiibo, it's Nintendo, it's figurines that play in the game, and it's probably going to have your children pestering you incessantly as we march steadily on toward December.
The term "Goro Lives...as you!" was originally coined back in 1993 when Mortal Kombat came out for the Game Boy and he was a hidden character. With a very limited moveset and possibly the pound for pound worst graphics, it was still the first taste you had of this legendary monster. Well, Goro's back, and he's your bonus if you pre-order Mortal Kombat X! Find out all the details about obtaining him by clicking onward.
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They changed the gaming world and began a revolution that would see video game titles top the biggest box office showings that Hollywood could muster. Years and many Halo games later, Bungie announced something new. Though it's exact impact remains to be seen, Shooting things in the First Person hasn't been this compelling in a very long time. It's Destiny, and its the next big thing in gaming.
There was a while there where it seemed PC Gaming (with the exception of RTS games and MMOs) was starting to fall off the face of the earth. While some of my friends remained steadfast (most playing Civilization IV, and V World of Warcraft or both,) I ditched my PC for consoles almost exclusively since high school. I've started to go back a bit, and I'm seeing that the game has changed so much. I can't live without a mechanical keyboard now, and I'm sure my wife appreciates her gaming mouse too. Developers are coming back too. Read my thoughts on the matter.
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There really aren't enough pirate games. There's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag of course, and a handful of others, but despite our cultural obsession, Pirates don't get a ton of video game represenation (unless its thematic, and some villain or something). Here to fill that gap is Risen 3: Titan Lords. Take to the seas in an expansive Pirate themed action adventure, Demons, cults, treasure, its all in a days work.
It feels like eons ago when I first found out that Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright were going to do a crossover title. As a fan of both franchises I waited...
...and finally found out it was coming out in March 2014, only to see that release that get pushed back to end of the summer. Well, the game is finally here, and it's finally available for you to pick up. Is it the crossover title we've all been waiting for? I think so, but will you? Read on.
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I think the title about sums it up really. A third person action title; team up in groups of four to take down monstrous robots. One of the years many PS Vita titles, Freedom Wars was released to great success in Japan, though, they do like fighting giant robots over there... then again, so do we! Play as a character held prisoner for the crime of 'being alive', work off your debt destroying robo-menaces, save innocent lives, and don't forget... let's have fun out there people.
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A game with a very appropriate name, in two words Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is a project in crowd funding a racing platform that will probably be THE game for the Racing SIM enthusiast. Boasting more tracks than its competition, and a beefy car roster, Project CARS is an 'open' driving experience unlocking everything from the word go (or should I have said 'drop of the flag'?) allowing racers to choose when, where, and what their racing experience will be, across Career paths, Solo stuff, multiple Motorsports, Online, and Community, this is one garage with a lot of stuff in it.
THE massively successful fighting game of most any generation it has existed in, Street Fighter's current iteration, Street Fighter IV sparked a resurgence in fighting genre interest, unlike anything since the Mortal Kombat guys first started ripping off bits and pieces of one another. Constantly tested and pushed by its community, updates have long been a part of Street Fighter. Ultra this, Arcade Edition that, is it worth it? In a word, yes. In two, Oh heck yes. Ultra Street Fighter IV ladies and gentleman, lets fight.
I've never been a fan of defensive football in the Madden series. It seems so often, I'd just be doing the same thing over and over again. Madden 15 changes the way we've played defense, both by vantage point and strategy. This is just one of the many big changes in this year's edition of the Madden series. Come get a glimpse of what this year's edition has to offer.
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