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Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Activision funds sequel to Call of Duty fan film

Earlier this year, we posted a Call of Duty-inspired short film called Find Makarov. Despite it being an impressive production, it was done without Activision's knowledge or consent. But the mega-publisher wasn't upset, inst...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Call of Duty Elite 'Premium' gets priced at $49.99 a year

While the core services of Activision's Call of Duty Elite will be free, players who invest in a "Premium" membership will be a bit more elite than your usual elite. Priced at $49.99 a year, Premium members will get access to...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Elite brings Facebook, clan support to Modern Warfare 3

Back in May, we got our first look at Call of Duty Elite, a set of tools introduced by Activision to enrich the game experience. Introduced to players was in-depth stat tracking, video sharing, training tools based on your ga...
Sep 02 // Nick Chester

Limited Edition Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 announced

At Call of Duty XP today, Microsoft and Activision announced the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 bundle.Priced at $399.99, the bundle will ship with a custom "battle worn" Xbox 360 S console, as well a...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Review: Jetpack Joyride

With so many "runner" games on iOS, another one is certainly a hard sell. But there's a reason these games are so popular. It's a simple concept -- a character moves continuously from left to right at an ever-increasing speed...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

DO NOT engage Ridley mother effer in Metroid on 3DS

It seems that the Virtual Console version of the NES classic Metroid on 3DS (the one recently made available to "ambassadors") doesn't like your naughty language. It appears that entering the password "ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER F...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Read this Dead Island comic book in your browser now

You'll have to wait a week before you explore the zombie-infested tropical paradise of Dead Island. But get a head start on the tale of a zombie virus that completely and totally messes s**t up by reading prequel comic book&h...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Uncharted Dual Pack hits retail next week

If for some reason you own a PlayStation 3 and haven't played either of the Uncharted games… what's your deal!? Here's your chance: Sony is releasing an Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, and it's hitting shelves next ...
Sep 01 // Nick Chester

Free Red Dead Redemption DLC hits September 13

Remember Red Dead Redemption? Free downloadable content for the game, the "Myths & Mavericks" bonus pack, will hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on September 13. The pack will feature new multiplayer characters, along...
Aug 30 // Nick Chester

The Haunted: Hell's Reach hits PC this October

The winning title of 2010's "Make Something Unreal Contest" is getting a retail PC release, thanks to THQ's ValuSoft division. The Haunted: Hells Reach will be available on PC this October. The Haunted runs players through 3...
Aug 30 // Nick Chester

THQ bringing WWE All Stars to Nintendo 3DS

THQ has announced today that its bringing its arcade-style take on sports entertainment, WWE All Stars, to the Nintendo 3DS. It doesn't sound like the game is taking a hit coming to the tiny screen, either. In addition to the...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Atari publishing The Kore Gang, may actually come out

The Kore Gang, a game that started life on the original Xbox and then later resurfaced on the Wii, is finally seeing a release in North America soon. The Wii action platformer is being published by Atari, and is set for an O...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Walmart's 360 price cut was an error, but will honor sale

You know that Xbox 360 price drop that Walmart advertised last week? You know, the one where the 4GB Kinect bundle went from $299.99 to $249.99. Yeah, well the retailer was just kidding. Joystiq is reporting that Walmart has ...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

High definition God of War Origins demo hitting PSN soon

Former PlayStation Portable-only God of War titles Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta look stellar as part of the PlayStation 3 God of War: Origins Collection. But don't take my word for it, see it for yourself: there's a ...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Namco x Tecmo is a thing, but what kind of thing?

A website has been launched teasing an apparent Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei partnership. But what could it be? The site displays the words "Namco Bandai Games Inc x Tecmo Koei Games Co Limited," with a countdown clock pointin...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Good news: Modern Warfare 3 PC will use Steamworks

To the cheers of PC gamers around the world, it's been confirmed today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will support Steamworks. You should know what this means by now: auto-updating, achievements, and all of the other goo...
Aug 29 // Nick Chester

Have two Max Payne 3 screenshots because it's Monday

Rockstar Games is doing some weird PR and marketing for its upcoming shooter, Max Payne 3. For starters, we've heard hide nor hair about the game in quite some time, the last major press push being an Edge cover story some ti...
Aug 28 // Nick Chester

Poor chickens: Hands-on with Choplifter HD

It's been awhile since we've seen a game in the Choplifter series, about seven years if my calculations are correct, with the PlayStation 2 title Choplifter: Crisis Shield. So you're forgiven if you thought the classic series...
Aug 28 // Nick Chester

Borderlands PC patch coming, brings Steamworks support

At its panel at PAX Prime today, Gearbox Software revealed that a patch will be hitting the PC version of Borderlands on September 9. The patch will not only add support for Steamworks (which will bring cloud saving to the tw...
Aug 28 // Nick Chester

AC: Revelations answers some questions, leaves some open

As much as I adored Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the feeling of my stomach dropping as the game came to a close and offered up more questions than answers is unforgettable. Just one year later, Ubisoft hopes to make good on...
Aug 27 // Nick Chester

Lollipop Chainsaw: Shuffling zombies with pom-poms

Great news: playing Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw is just as insane as watching it in action. Suda51's latest tale of a zombie slaughtering cheerleader is as quirky and demented as fans have come to expect. Whil...
Aug 26 // Nick Chester

Gotham City Impostors 'Fumigation' mode revealed at PAX

I'd already gotten my hands on the standard team deathmatch mode for Monolith's Gotham City Impostors earlier this year. It's Bat on Joker action, with Dark Knight and Clown Prince knock-offs trying to take each other out wi...
Aug 26 // Nick Chester

Video: Halfbrick's latest Jetpack Joyride in action

The last time I saw Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride it was called Machine Gun Jetpack. That was back in March, when the Australian developer had brought out an early version of the iOS game to show us at GDC.  Months la...
Aug 26 // Nick Chester

Score big at PAX for sweet SSX snowboard USB stick

If you're at PAX Prime this weekend and you've got reservations about the new SSX, let Electronic Arts ease your mind. A portion of the game's vast mountain ranges is playable at the event in Seattle this week. Do well enough...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

AC: Revelations bundle comes with figure, flying machine

I feel like there's more Assassin's Creed: Revelations special edition bundles than I can keep up with. But this latest one that's appeared on GameStop.com I'm cool with, because it looks like a pretty neat package. The Assas...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

Slick Batman: Arkham City 360 being given away at PAX

Even though it's a multi-platform release, Microsoft is pretty psyched about Batman: Arkham City. I mean, who isn't? So to commemorate its release, it's had some custom Arkham City 360s made. The white Xbox 360 S has an ...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

Twisted Metal gets romantic 2012 release date

After being pushed out of 2011, Twisted Metal has a firm release date: Valentine's Day 2012. (That's February 14 for those who aren't romantically inclined.) "What I predict is gonna happen is you're going to have people goin...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

Telltale bringing Jurassic Park and more to PAX

If you're headed to PAX this week, won't you join me in trying out Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game for the first time? The game will be fully playable, along with two levels never before seen. (Spoiler: I bet there are din...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

Nintendo DLC: Gargoyle's Quest, Ignition Factor, and more

I'm on a plane, so I'm going to make this brief: it's Thursday so some downloadable stuff is coming to Nintendo platforms. It's this stuff: Nintendo eShop (3DS) Gargoyle's Quest ($3.99) eShop/DSiWare Let's Create! Pottery ...
Aug 25 // Nick Chester

Rumor: Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle to get price cut soon

[Update: Microsoft is calling Walmart's price drop an "independent decision" on a "temporary price cut." It added, "We've made no announcements about price drops, and do not discuss our pricing plans in advance."  So eit...

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