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4:30 PM on 10.14.2013

Troy Baker KILLS it as the new voice of The Joker

Troy Baker is one of the biggest voice actors in gaming these days. He's been the main voices in Saints Row IV, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, and will soon play Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 09.16.2013

Batman Arkham Bundle brings together the first two games

Just in time for Batman: Arkham Origins, the Batman Arkham Bundle collects the first two games with most of the downloadable content packs and garbage that were released. For Batman: Arkham Asylum, you'll be getting the Game ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 08.19.2013

Rambo: The Video Game has Sly pre order figurines

Rambo: The Video Game is happening apropos of nothing. The game mashes up First Blood, First Blood Part Two, and Rambo III. The first two get three inch figurines that look a little like Keanu Reeves with pre-order at select ...

Steven Hansen





6:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine

And the world becomes a little bit better. Hot on the heels of NECA's incredible videogame Jason Voorhees, which sold out super fast at San Diego Comic-Con, comes videogame Freddy Krueger. Like his Friday the 13th counterpart...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Rambo: The Video Game gets Rambo: The Trailer

I completely forgot that there was a Rambo game, which covers events from the first three movies, coming out for PS3, 360, and PC. It looks so jank. Polish developer Teyon doesn't exactly have the most spectacular of resumes...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 05.29.2013

This Young Justice: Legacy trailer serves no purpose

Young Justice was a show about the DC universe sidekicks going on world-shaping undercover missions while the main superheroes battled the much more public threats. Sounds badass, doesn't it? Too badass for Cartoon Network, ...

Tony Ponce



The odds are against you in Batman: Arkham Origins photo
The odds are against you in Batman: Arkham Origins
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel in the Arkham franchise, following a Batman who's more myth than legend at this point in his crime fighting career. This is a younger Bruce Wayne, more agile in combat yet still equipped with plenty of gadgets to help clean up the streets of Gotham.

This Batman game is also being developed by Warner Bros. Montreal while former developer Rocksteady Games is busy doing who knows what. Normally, you'd have every right to be wary of a new developer taking hold of a beloved franchise, but I don't think you have to worry here based on my recent hands-on time.

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8:00 AM on 05.20.2013

Batman and Joker have new voice actors in Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel, and as such developer Warner Bros. Montreal is changing the voices of Batman and Joker. "We went in our game back several years [and] we really wanted to cast people that sounded like t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 AM on 05.16.2013

Suit up for this Batman: Arkham Origins teaser trailer

Batman battles the relentless Deathstroke in this new teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins, and honestly, that's about all you're going to get. Batman scowls, the sword comes out, and he blocks it with his arm blades li...

Chris Carter



The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts photo
The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts
by Jordan Devore

After The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts last year, the development house as we knew it was effectively closed. Disney moved the studio into a licensing model, "minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games." That quote is worth bringing up again in light of today's news that Disney and Electronic Arts have reached a multi-year agreement to develop and publish new titles based on the long-running franchise. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans," said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. "DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay."

On the one hand, I'm so glad to hear that more Star Wars games are being made. On the other, this could go either way for me. Scary to think about, but exciting, at the same time. What are you hoping will come from this arrangement? Interesting mix of developers EA has here.

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Batman: Arkham Origins announced photo
Batman: Arkham Origins announced
by Jim Sterling

That distributor of exclusive game announcements, Game Informer, has revealed its May issue cover and unveiled Batman: Arkham Origins in the process. Warner Brothers Montreal is on the project, taking over from Rocksteady. 

Set years before the events of previously released games, a younger Batman will face off against supervillains for the first time. Already revealed is Deathstroke, and one has to assume some old favorites will be waiting in the wings as well. The main plot involves eight assassins gathering on Christmas Eve to dispose of the Bat. 

In addition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate has been announced for 3DS and PS Vita. The handheld outing will take the form of a 2.5D Metroidvania style action game. 

Arkham Origins is slated for an October 25 release date, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC.

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11:00 PM on 04.08.2013

Metallica Pack 01 removed from Rock Band Music Store

If you hopped on to the Rock Band Music Store today, planning to buy "Ride the Lightning," you may have already missed your chance. That song, and the other three tracks making up "Metallica Track Pack 01" have been removed f...

Conrad Zimmerman



GDC: Digital Extremes' Star Trek isn't looking too hot photo
GDC: Digital Extremes' Star Trek isn't looking too hot
by Abel Girmay

Take a beloved franchise like Star Trek, influences from the heavier hitters in a genre, and you can't go too wrong, right? Well that final verdict of course remains to be seen, but I can't say Digital Extremes' Star Trek makes a good case for itself.

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1:15 PM on 03.15.2013

Slitherine is making a turn-based Warhammer 40,000 game

Strategy game developer Slitherine has signed a licensing agreement with Games Workshop to make a multiplatform turn-based title based on Warhammer 40,000, it was announced this week. This project will be in line with what th...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 02.20.2013

Activision expects to have fewer licensed games this year

Word got out yesterday that Activision had laid off around 30 full-time employees, which was later confirmed by the company. "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its...

Jordan Devore



Aliens games to play that aren't Aliens: Colonial Marines photo
Aliens games to play that aren't Aliens: Colonial Marines
by Jim Sterling

Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally out over more than half a decade of waiting, and the disappointment is real enough to lick. It's a terrible letdown, to the point that this particular Aliens fan -- who buys almost anything Xenomorph related -- refused to make good on his purchase of a Colonial Marines collector's edition. I want that Power Loader statue ... but I never want to touch the game again. 

It's a very sad day for Aliens fans. The game we hoped -- and had been told -- would be the ultimate love letter to the franchise turned out to be insulting junk. However, we need not totally despair. As far as licenses go, Aliens games have had a better run than most, and there are some very solid games on the market. 

If you were planning on having fun while blasting Xenomorphs today, why not try these worthy alternatives? 

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