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Bungie reveals Destiny with screenshots and trailer

By Shan S Feb 21 2013 add comment

Bungie and Activision unveiled their latest first-person shooter title Destiny which will be set in massive open-world at Bungie’s studio in Bellevue, Washington. During the presentation, Bungie called the announced game a “shared-world shooter”, which basically means cooperative play with players from all over the world, something like the award-winning game Journey.
Destiny will see players take on the role of ‘Guardians’ of the last city on Earth in a distant future after a golden age for humanity occurred where humans […]

PlayStation Event 2013 live broadcast is now… live!

PlayStation Event 2013 live broadcast is now… live!

By Brad S Feb 20 2013 add comment

The day that all PlayStation and console fans have been waiting for is here – Sony is about to make a huge announcement at a PlayStation themed event in New York today. What will it be? A new PlayStation controller looks to be unofficially confirmed based on photos posted on the internet last week. Rumors also point to the announcement of the next-generation PlayStation, currently nicknamed by the public as the PlayStation 4. If Sony follows its […]

Road to Columbia paved, BioShock Infinite has gone gold

By Shan S Feb 20 2013 add comment

Congratulations, Irrational Games! Ken Levine has confirmed that BioShock Infinite has gone gold via the Irrational Games blog.
Levine wrote, “I’m happy to announce that the game has gone gold. What that means is that it has been approved by both Sony and Microsoft (and the PC Gods, natch) to be sent to the manufacturing guys to load up fleets of trucks with BioShock Infinite and be driven to a store near you on March 26th.” He […]

Where to watch Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement live tonight

By Shan S Feb 20 2013 add comment

Today is the day the buzzing about the high-anticipated console of the year grows even louder. Sony’s rumored PlayStation 4 announcement is expected to be made during an event in New York later on today. The press conference starts at 6.00 pm EST with high speculations that developers like Quantic Dream will present and reveal PS4-related projects. The console is said to feature cross-play with other devices such as smartphones and tablets, while the release date might be […]

Battlefield 4 shown off in closed demo, GameStop tweets a tease

By Brad S Feb 19 2013 add comment

While everyone sits awaiting details for EA’s next war/soldier themed first-person shooter, with information likely to be released in May, an early Battlefield 4 demo looks to have been deployed behind closed doors. Earlier today, game retailer GameStop posted a brief tweet on Twitter thanking Electronic Arts for showing them Battlefield 4, where all they can say is “WOW”. Electronic Arts is said to be planning a beta of Battlefield 4 to be released in Fall […]

BioShock Infinite nearly set during the Renaissance, cut content was worth 5 or 6 games

By Shan S Feb 19 2013 add comment

During an interview with Polygon, Irrational Games user experience specialist Bill Gardner stated that he wanted BioShock Infinite to be set in the Renaissance era when he was the lead designer working on the game development. Unfortunately, or fortunately, whichever way you want to look at it, Assassin’s Creed 2 was announced not long after that and the idea was scrapped.
He said, “We cut off enough things to make five or six full games. It is alarming. I mean, […]

Steam for Linux goes live, Valve holds week-long sale to celebrate

By Brad S Feb 15 2013 add comment

Valve officially brought Steam for Linux out of beta on Valentine’s Day and Steam is now ready to be embraced by the gamers on the open-source operating system. Available via the Ubuntu Software Center or directly on the Steam website, Steam for Linux offers just about the same functionality that Windows and Mac users have, including Big Picture mode that lets you play on televisions using an enlarged, game controller friendly user interface.
To […]

Bungie confirms Destiny, slated for reveal on February 17

By Shan S Feb 12 2013 add comment

From the creators of the Halo franchise, Destiny is rumored to be a science-fiction alternate reality game (ARG). Previous screenshots show what looks like a large white snowball hovering over Earth, ruined buildings, moss-covered areas and very snowy environment. There are also some characters suited up in metal armor, gripping chunky hi-tech weapons. I’m not sure what this could mean for the game’s plot, but certain concepts could possibly be taken from Halo games.
Bungie is back in action now, ready […]

GDC 2013 talks to include Dishonored, Wii U, Journey and NASA

By Brad S Feb 12 2013 add comment

The Games Developers Conference 2013 is right around the corner and will be held between March 25 to 29 in San Francisco. The organizers behind the event have just posted a preview highlighting some of the talks that will be held at GDC San Francisco. Talks listed at the moment include “Empowering the Player in a Story-Rich World: Co-Directing Dishonored” where Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith of Arkane Studios will go into the creation of the title’s […]

Microsoft creates Xbox Entertainment Studios in Los Angeles

By Brad S Feb 12 2013 add comment

After talking about the success of their Xbox 360 and Kinect yesterday, Microsoft recently unveiled the opening of their new Xbox Entertainment Studios. The new Los Angeles based studio will focus on developing ‘true interactive content’ for Xbox, and their team of 125 staff is planning to go beyond games and branch out to other capabilities of the Xbox, such as the console’s entertainment and media streaming capabilities. Microsoft sees the Xbox as part of ‘the future […]

Ghost Recon Online gets Assassin’s Creed themed items to promote AC3 DLC

By Brad S Feb 12 2013 add comment

With The Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 coming soon, Ubisoft is promoting it on their free-to-play Ghost Recon Online game. They are releasing 11 new items for Ghost Recon Online, buyable using the Requisition Points or Ghost Coins. The items include an Assassin’s Creed style hood, 4 Assassin-inspired body armor and 6 weapons with Abstergo blue camou. The Tyranny of King Washington is a three-part DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 whose release will be staggered from […]

EA: Medal of Honor franchise not axed, shelved for the time being

By Shan S Feb 12 2013 add comment

Wait, what? Looks like there has been a misinterpretation about Medal of Honor being ‘out of rotation‘ because Electronic Arts chief creative director Rich Hilleman addressed the issue on shutting down the miltitary shooter game franchise when speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
When asked about the matter at the DICE conference last week, Hilleman said, “We don’t think its a genre problem. It’s an execution problem. We don’t think Medal of Honor’s performance speaks to any particular […]