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Jun 02 // Keith Swiader

Dark Souls II slated for March 2014, says E3 banner

Dark Souls II will see release in March 2014, according to its E3 banner snapped by NeoGAF user Gribbix. The banner still sports the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 logos in its bottom right corner, and leaves no indication of a n...
May 25 // Keith Swiader

Amazon graduation deals feature discounted Gears, Riptide

Are you a graduate of this fine year? Well, congratulations to you! But even if you're not, you may still want to head on over to Amazon's Graduation Deals page, as they've discounted titles like Gears of War: Judgment, Dead ...
May 23 // Keith Swiader

Black Ops 2's Revolution DLC has a free trial weekend

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's Revolution map pack will be free to play on Xbox 360 this weekend, Activision's Dan Amrich announced, who only confirmed the promotion for Microsoft's console. The promotion has the content playabl...
May 22 // Keith Swiader

EA's E3 conference includes first look at Star Wars plans

Electronic Arts' E3 press briefing will provide viewers with a first look at what the company plans on doing with its multi-year Star Wars deal with Disney, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau announced. The new Star Wars titles...
May 22 // Keith Swiader

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition uppercuts PC this summer

[Update: Digital release confirmed to be Steam-exclusive.] Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition will be available for PC this summer, with a digital release on July 3 followed by a retail release on August 6, Warner Bros. Interacti...
May 22 // Keith Swiader

Xbox Live Gold works across platforms, multi-user access

Xbox Live Gold memberships will be accessible on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One when it releases later this year, Microsoft's Phil Harrison told Polygon.  "If you have an Xbox Gold membership today for 360 and you buy an Xbo...
May 22 // Keith Swiader

Vote on Black Ops 2's new Personalization Packs

Two new Personalization Packs will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on May 29, and starting this Thursday you'll be able to vote on which packs make the cut, Activision's Dan Amrich announced. Voting will take p...
May 07 // Keith Swiader

Frostbite 3 not on Wii U due to poor Frostbite 2 tests

EA DICE's Frostbite 3 engine, which powers the upcoming Battlefield 4 and the recently announced Star Wars games, will not support Wii U due to poor results from Frostbite 2 testing, engine director Johan Andersson tweet...
May 07 // Keith Swiader

New GTA V screens showcase the boys in action

Rockstar Games today released a new batch of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots which showcase the game's trio of protagonists performing various "action-based" activities. The new screens also do a great job of showing the vario...
May 06 // Keith Swiader

Super Mario RPG highlights May's Club Nintendo rewards

Another month is upon us, and thus, so is another set of Club Nintendo rewards. The big get for May is Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on Wii for 200 coins; other than that, the pickings are slim. Maboshi's Arcade&...
May 06 // Keith Swiader

Borderlands 2's sixth playable character available May 14

The sixth playable character for Borderlands 2, Krieg the Psycho Bandit, will be available for loot hunting on May 14, Krieg himself announced on Twitter. Unveiled at developer Gearbox Software's PAX East panel back in March,...
May 01 // Keith Swiader

Nintendo urges Wii owners to discover Wii U

Nintendo has sent out a mass-message to Wii owners to inform them of the Wii U's release, Kotaku reports. The message was sent in an effort to inform the mass audience that the Wii U is "an all-new home console from Nintendo,...
May 01 // Keith Swiader

Mega Man 3DS cases celebrate Virtual Console release

Capcom will release special edition Mega Man 25th anniversary 3DS and 3DS XL cases to commemorate the series' release on the 3DS eShop, community manager Brett Elston announced on Capcom-Unity.  The two-piece case featur...
Apr 28 // Keith Swiader

Salivate over these Pokémon 3DS XL mock-ups

Sure, Nintendo already released both a Charizard and Pikachu 3DS XL, but with nearly 700 pocket monsters at their disposal, and with Pokémon X/Y on the horizon, certainly a few more of the adorable critters can be...
Apr 23 // Keith Swiader

Company of Heroes servers close May 7 in favor of Steam

Company of Heroes' current online servers will shut down May 7 in favor of replacement Steamworks servers, Relic Entertainment announced on the game's official forums.  Relic offered instructions on how to transfer ...
Apr 17 // Keith Swiader

SoulCalibur V hitting Games on Demand, PlayStation Store

SoulCalibur V will be available on Xbox Live's Games on Demand and the PlayStation Store on April 23 for $19.99, Namco Bandai Games today announced. The game features a roster of over two dozen fighters, including Ezio Audito...
Apr 12 // Keith Swiader

Tales producer comments on Symphonia's success, Wii U

During Namco Bandai Games' Manhattan press conference last week, where they showed off the likes of Armored Core: Verdict Day and Dark Souls II, I had the chance to sit at a round-table with Tales series producer Hideo Baba. ...
Apr 11 // Keith Swiader

In the midst of change, community is at Namco's forefront

"This year, the industry has had a lot of changes," Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Sales at Namco Bandai Games America said at the company's Gamer's Day press conference last week. "The way the consumer...
Apr 11 // Keith Swiader

Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day

Back in early 2006 there was not much going for the Xbox 360 in regards to engrossing online play. There was Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, which was great, but that was it. That is, however, until the release of From Soft...
Apr 09 // Keith Swiader

Dark Souls II's director talks freedom and accessibility

So, you saw the gameplay reveal yesterday, you saw the screenshots, and yet, you still want more Dark Souls II. Of course! Why wouldn't you?! Well, good news for you, as it just so happens a round-table discussion with Dark S...
Apr 05 // Keith Swiader

Shiro Games considering Evoland for Nintendo hardware

Evoland, an exploration of adventure games' evolution from independent developer Shiro Games, is currently available for PC through Steam and GOG.com, with an iOS release due later this month. However, given the nature of the...
Apr 05 // Keith Swiader

BlazBlue team targeting PS4 for new fighting series

Arc System Works has their sights set on the PlayStation 4 as the platform to debut another new fighting series to the world, according to a Shoryuken-translated Dengeki interview with BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori. ...
Apr 03 // Keith Swiader

Liberty City/Vice City Stories now on PlayStation Store

The catalog of downloadable PlayStation 2 titles on the PlayStation Store increases by two today, as Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories are now available in North America and Europe for $9.99/€9...
Apr 03 // Keith Swiader

Intelligent Systems would like to make a new Advance Wars

With Fire Emblem: Awakening released on 3DS and seeing quite the success, many may be wondering what that could mean for developer Intelligent Systems' other franchise, Advance Wars. When inquired about the possibility of a n...
Mar 15 // Keith Swiader

Road Rash reboot now being discussed, says designer

Following the stir caused by Road Rash programmer/co-designer Dan Geisler's Reddit post about the possibility of a series reboot comes a promising reply to the fan response. "I am amazed at the level of interest in the remake...
Mar 15 // Keith Swiader

The Conduit HD now available for Tegra 3 devices

The Conduit HD, a high-definition re-release of High Voltage Software's Wii-exclusive first-person shooter, is now available for Tegra 3-optimized Android devices on Google's Play Store. Along with the visual upgrade, the gam...
Mar 15 // Keith Swiader

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Bluetooth controller

Samsung yesterday showed off its new Galaxy Bluetooth controller at the Galaxy S4 Unpacked event in New York City, where the company unveiled its new flagship phone. The controller, referred to as the "Game Arcade," will see ...
Mar 14 // Keith Swiader

Tactical Intervention now in open beta

Tactical Intervention, Counter-Strike co-creator Minh "Gooseman" Le's free-to-play first-person shooter, is now available to play in open beta, with the full game to launch March 28. No keys are required to participate in the...
Mar 14 // Keith Swiader

Spec Ops developer licenses Unreal Engine 4 for next game

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager today announced their licensing of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, making them the first independent studio to do so in Europe. Yager will utilize the new engine on their next project, "a ...
Mar 13 // Keith Swiader

Road Rash to resurface if there's demand, says designer

A new entry in the long-absent motorcycle racing series Road Rash could be a possibility if there's enough demand for it, programmer/co-designer Dan Geisler said on Reddit. When a post raised the question as to why ...






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