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Assassin’s Creed 3 Battle Hardened DLC pack arrives starting January 8

By Brad S Jan 7 2013 add comment

After getting its first DLC pack early December, we’ve just received news that the next DLC update for Assassin’s Creed 3, the Battle Hardened pack will be arriving this week. Battle Hardened is the second of five DLC packs for Assassin’s Creed 3, with another 3 DLC packs due between now and April 30 (Ubisoft promised that all 5 planned DLC will be out within 6 months of the initial launch date of Assassin’s Creed 3 on October 30, 2012).

Nvidia Project Shield console plays its own games and games from your PC

By Brad S Jan 7 2013 add comment

2013 is already looking bright for the gaming industry with several newcomers to the casual/living room gaming hardware world, possibly about to shake up the market currently dominated by Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles. Valve brought Big Picture out of beta just in time for the holiday season last month and has plans to release its own console, tentatively known as the Steam Box, that will compete with the next generation Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 […]

Valve and Plantronics release Portal, TF2, CS:GO and Dota 2 branded GameCom gaming headphones

By Brad S Dec 24 2012 1 Comment

Over the weekends, Valve quietly partnered with gaming hardware maker Plantronics to release two of their GameCom gaming headsets, each with 4 different Valve-branded flavors. Aside from the Valve game branding on the headband (where you can choose between Aperture Science, Dota 2, Mann Co. and Counter-Strike branding), these headphones are the same as Plantronics’ regular non-special edition GameCom 780 and GameCom Commander headsets.
The more affordable Plantronics GameCom 780 has 40 mm sound drivers, […]

Fans encouraged to vote for favorite Bioshock Infinite reversible cover

By Shan S Dec 16 2012 add comment

If you were one of those fans outraged by Bioshock Infinite’s box art, it’s time you put on a smile and say, All is forgiven.
Lead designer Ken Levine wrote on Irrational Games’ official website, announcing reversible covers for Bioshock Infinite, and posted several covers for fans to decide which one they like best. He also added that he will “be arranging a whole mess of MORE alternate covers which will be available to download and print yourself” if you […]

de_fuser magazine launches, filled with Counter-Strike: GO tips and tricks

By Brad S Dec 15 2012 add comment

Looking to get good at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Here’s a huge hidden gem: de_fuser is a free, unofficial CS GO online magazine that provides tips, tricks and strategy guides not usually found on your typical ‘walkthrough’ website as well as the latest news and features from the Counter-Strike competitive scene. Launched quietly back in late October 2012, de_fuser magazine is run by UK-based Counter-Strike gamer Oli ‘Slim’ Kozlik and published every 2 weeks. There are already four issues […]

Mass Effect 4 release date is not true, says EA

By Shan S Dec 14 2012 add comment

Just recently, an anonymous BioWare rep reportedly told Gamer Syndrome, “You’ll hear more about the new Mass Effect game in 2013. I honestly can’t tell you an exact [date] because full development on the game started a month or two ago”, and that the game will launch in “late 2014 to mid-2015”.
Now EA has informed Eurogamer that Gamer Syndrome’s information about Mass Effect 4 was fabricated and had not come from EA or BioWare.
Gamer Syndrome has taken down the interview […]

GSC Game World claims it holds S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game rights, not BitComposer

By Shan S Dec 14 2012 add comment

Yesterday, BitComposer Games, the publisher of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, claimed that it had acquired the game license to develop new games in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise and said that further details will be published in near future.
Today, GSC Game World posted a statement on its official website to refute the announcement:
“In view of the rumors appearing in press, we find it necessary to inform that GSC Game World and Sergey Grigorovich remain to be the sole owners of all the […]

Assassin’s Creed 3 is Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game with 7 million copies sold worldwide

By Shan S Dec 13 2012 add comment

Santa isn’t the only going, HOHOHO, this holiday. Ubisoft has hit a milestone in the company’s history with seven million copies of Assassin’s Creed 3 sold worldwide, a month after the blockbuster game’s release.
According to Ubisoft’s stats, the total gaming time is more than 82 centuries and more than 3 billion assassinations have been committed, with an average of 429 assassinations per player, for the single-player campaign. In multiplayer, more than twice as many players have joined compared to Assassin’s […]

Angry Birds 3D flocking to theaters in 2016

By Shan S Dec 13 2012 add comment

The movie will be a 3D animated film, announced Rovio. The developer also confirmed that producer of Despicable Me and Ice Age, John Cohen has signed on to be the producer while former chairman of Marvel Studios, David Maisel will act as executive producer of the feature film.
“John’s an exceptionally talented producer, and we’re delighted to have him join the flock. With John’s hands-on producer background and David’s expertise in establishing and running his own successful studio, these two are […]

Naughty Dog announces May release date for The Last of Us

By Shan S Dec 8 2012 add comment

During the Spike VGAs last night, Naughty Dog confirmed that The Last of Us will drop on May 7, 2013.
The cinematic trailer shown at the VGAs showed new survivors, as well as infected, Joel and Ellie will encounter during their fight for survival. The game will also feature different seasons such as winter, shown in a scene where Ellie is standing under falling snow. This hints at a very long journey for the protagonists, possibly all year round or more […]

Crysis 3 release dates confirmed: February 2013, a week after Valentine’s Day

By Brad S Dec 6 2012 add comment

Mark your calendars folks, for Crytek has just announced the official release dates of Crysis 3. The game will be released simultaneously for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 19th, 2013 for America and three days after on the 22nd of February for Europe and the rest of the world. To the delight of many, Crytek has also released five new screenshots which appear to have been taken in-game… you can check out these screenshots in the gallery […]

Splinter Cell movie produced by New Regency, Tom Hardy confirmed for lead role

By Shan S Dec 6 2012 add comment

When it comes to films, Ubisoft once stated that, “”We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we’re open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script.”
Today, the studio announced that it will be teaming up with New Regency for the adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, based on the popular action-adventure stealth video game.
Tom Hardy, who portrayed Bane in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight […]

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