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12:45 PM on 06.04.2014

Equip this Gauntlet trailer to gear up for battle

Ready to play Gauntlet? No, you haven't time-traveled to the 80's, and you don't need a pocket full of loose change. You just need a PC and $20. In preparation for E3, Arrowhead put out this trailer for its remake of Gauntle...

Brett Makedonski



Ed Boon reveals Mortal Kombat X photo
Ed Boon reveals Mortal Kombat X
by Chris Carter

[Update: Check out the official trailer above! Also, the platforms listed below are confirmed.]

After weeks of teasing, Ed Boon took to Twitter today to reveal Mortal Kombat X, the next chapter of the Mortal Kombat series.

Not a whole lot is known about the game right now other than the fact that it exists, and that it will hit the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms according to various rumored retail listings. We can likely expect some news soon though, leading up to and including E3!

Mortal Kombat X will drop in 2015.

Ed Boon [Twitter]

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First hands-on of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won me over photo
First hands-on of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won me over
by Dale North

I had absolutely no expectations for  Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I’ve never played any of the franchise games, and I knew very little about the upcoming title. But my first hands on was a very pleasant surprise. A mere 45 minutes of play of its sandbox game got its hooks in me and now I'm totally sold. 

 

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6:00 PM on 05.21.2014

That new Gauntlet game is coming out on September 3

Hey! Remember how there's a new Gauntlet happening and people were excited for it yet Warner Bros. is barely making a big deal about it? Well yeah it's still happening, set to arrive for just the PC/Steam on September 3. The ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





11:30 AM on 05.21.2014

Scarecrow returns in this first Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay footage

The screenshots were nice, but we're on to bigger and better with this footage of Batman: Arkham Knight. I vaguely recall there being a tease in Arkham City concerning the return of Scarecrow, and sure enough he's back with ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is looking stabby

This video for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is supposed to be about runes, which are dropped by fallen foes and used to upgrade protagonist Talion's weapons. And it is. But I can't not concentrate on how ridiculous the act...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Batman goes to Chinatown in Arkham Knight

Rocksteady Studios has been tweeting images of Batman: Arkham Knight and I'm still smitten. We've got the pointy-eared Dark Knight in Chinatown, Harley Quinn pulling off her best Joker impersonation, and a Riddler Challenge w...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Dying Light delayed, coming out February 2015

Dying Light was originally going to be released this year, but developer Techland just announced they have to delay the release until February 2015. Techland has stated that the delay is due to them improving the traversal sy...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:15 PM on 04.28.2014

Warner Bros. Entertainment files new Blacksite: Area 51 trademark

Alien invasion/'Merica yee-haw sim and first-person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 could be due for a reboot, if a new trademark filed by Warner Bros. Entertainment pans out. The basic Intent-to-Use trademark was submitted this p...

Brittany Vincent



Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart photo
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins: Cold, Cold Heart
by Chris Carter

So far, the Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass has been a steaming pile of poop. Buyers have received some extremely underwhelming skin packs, and a piss-poor series of challenge maps for their cash, with the promise of another "story" addition down the line.

When I heard that said story DLC would feature Mr. Freeze however, I couldn't help but at least get marginally excited. As one of my favorite villains in all of Batman lore, it would be really hard to screw up a narrative involving the iconic frozen doctor.

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10:00 AM on 04.20.2014

New Batman animated movie tied to the Arkham game series

Batman: Assault on Arkham is a new animated Batman movie, and it's tied to the Arkham Batman videogame series. The movie is direct by Jay Oliva, who also directed the animated The Dark Knight Returns and Justice League: War,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:45 AM on 04.15.2014

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that

I've never quite understood why people want to watch extended gameplay videos of upcoming content. I mean, if you're excited and want to play it, why would you want to spoil a long chunk of it? Conversely, if you couldn't ca...

Brett Makedonski



Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded photo
Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded
by Brett Makedonski

Do you remember Gauntlet? It holds a special place in arcade gaming history, but at the same time, it's almost 30 years old. It seems like the perfect time for a remake, doesn't it? Magicka maker Arrowhead Games has the opportunity to give people that remember it a chance to play it again, while introducing the younger audience to an all-time classic.

For those unfamiliar, Gauntlet is a four-person cooperative, dungeon-crawling, beat-'em-up. The original characters -- Warrior, Elf, Valkyrie, and Wizard -- all return for this iteration, and only one of each can be played at a time. Each class has a playstyle that defines them and that will dictate your actions on-screen. A Warrior isn't of much use out of the fray, and the archer-like Elf isn't too effective trying to melee everyone.

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8:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC

DC All Access is showing off what we can expect out of the Batman: Arkham Origins "Cold, Cold Heart" downloadable content, and it looks like DC is taking a page out of Iron Man's playbook. To deal with Mr. Freeze, Batman wil...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 03.27.2014

These Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots are eye candy

The two big things to know about Batman: Arkham Knight are that you can drive the Batmobile, and there's a new villain -- the titular Arkham Knight -- created by Rocksteady, Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee. If you need more to go on...

Jordan Devore







Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys photo
Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys
by Brett Makedonski

Rocksteady Studios has found itself in a somewhat precarious position with Arkham Knight. The team's two previous installments in the series are so universally revered that it begs the question "What can it do to live up to, and surpass, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City?" Rocksteady's opted to take the path of increasing the scope of everything and changing the formulaic approach to some of the series' conventions. It remains to be seen how well it'll work.

Arkham Knight is the first in the "Rocksteady Trilogy" (this term kept coming up, presumably to distance themselves from Arkham Origins) to give Batman free rein of Gotham City. The plot device driving this iteration is that Scarecrow has threatened to release a fear toxin so the entirety of the city has been evacuated. Well, except for all the thugs, criminals, and super villains that refuse to leave. They'll be Batman's punching bags en route to finding Scarecrow.

If this version of Gotham City sounds like semi-familiar territory, that's because it kind of is. The cynically analytical might say this walled-off playground full of baddies smacks of Arkham City with skyscrapers. The optimist might suggest that this added verticality is a welcomed progression for the series.

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