Bethesda Software announced its RPG epic will receive Kinect support in the game’s next update. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will support “over 200 voice commands” via title update “the week of April 23,” according to Bethesda. The voice commands range from shouts to follower commands to menu options. Continue reading
Blizzard has officially announced the release date for its long anticipated dungeon crawler, May 15, 2012.
After yesterday’s leak by a Best Buy employee, Ubisoft has come forward today to confirm the setting for Assassin’s Creed III — the American Revolution.
Not only that, but the publishing company also released the official box art for the game and might I say, it looks amazing. Little information has been given about the game itself, but looking at the newly released images, it looks as if our protagonist has a choice of weapons ranging from a bow to a gun to a tomahwak. Also, the main character appears to be wearing items of Native American heritage and what appears to be the beak of a bald eagle on his cowl. Continue reading
Gravity Rush is probably one of the most anticipated titles for Sony’s new PlayStation Vita. To the sadness of many gamers, it was not a launch title — actually, it’s not even in the launch window. Luckily, fans no long have to wonder when they’ll get there hands on this Vita exclusive because today Sony officially announced a release date, June 12. Continue reading
When trying to come up with words to start this post, that’s the only one that came to mind at first.
Let me start this by saying Mass Effect 2 is easily one of the best games I’ve ever played and, dare I say it, one of the best RPGs ever made. After the flop of Dragon Age II and Bioware’s acquistion by EA, many were skeptic about the third entry of the space epic — yours truly included. Those feelings changed, however, after I got my hands on the demo for Mass Effect 3. Continue reading
Not even a full year after Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, gamers will be reunited with their favorite assassin in training Desmond Miles on October 30 for Assassin’s Creed III. Ubisoft was very light on the details, but company CEO Yves Guillemot says ACIII will be “the biggest launch in Ubisoft history.” Continue reading
One of the Pokemon franchise’s most powerful and difficult to catch monster is now available for download in Pokemon Black and White. The Genetic Pokemon himself Mewtwo is available for trainers via Nintendo Wi-Fi. This event Mewtwo has special moves — some learned early, and some it shouldn’t even learn at all! These moves are Psystrike, Shadow Ball, Aura Sphere and Electro Ball. Continue reading
Last night, Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” started playing at my local trivia scene. During the song, I look over at my girlfriend and say, “I’m surprised this song hasn’t made it to Rock Band yet.” Well, it looks like the fine folks over at Harmonix heard my plea and have awarded me with one of the Internet’s oldest memes: the Rick Roll. Continue reading
Battle for the South is a yearly fighting game tournament with gamers from all over the country will be coming to test their skills against other elite players.
The two-day tournament will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Kenner on February 18 and 19. The event will host six games including:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Xbox 360)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 (PS3)
Soul Calibur V (PS3)
The King of Fighters XIII (Xbox 360)
Unveiled in a set of tweets by Microsoft’s own Major Nelson, the long awaited Star Wars Xbox 360 finally has a release date — April 3.
The special edition console, unveiled at last year’s Comic-Con, is modeled after R2-D2 and comes bundled with a C-3PO-inspired controller, white Kinect sensor and copies of Star Wars Kinect and Kinect Adventures. Continue reading
While one of my big questions regarding the PlayStation Vita was answered last week concerning digital prices vs. retail prices, one big question remained: What about my PSP games? In Japan, Sony introduced the UMD Passport program where gamers would be able to insert the game into their PSP, register it on the PSN and downloaded for a discounted price on the Vita. Continue reading
Since this is the first in (hopefully) many posts like this, let me preface it by saying I’m a huge fan of the Rock Band series. I’ve been playing them religiously since their debut in 2007 and love the fact that Harmonix has continuously been releasing DLC every week for the platform since. Every Friday, the developers announce the new songs coming out the next week for the platform, so check in every week to see what new tracks are coming to Rock Band! Continue reading
When the 3DS eShop launched, gamers were promised titles from companies other than Nintendo. Almost one year after the handheld’s release, however, no third-party titles have been seen.
Two Game Gear titles – Shinobi and Sonic Triple Trouble – have been rated by the ESRB for the 3DS Virtual Console. No word on release date yet. Continue reading
One of my favorite handheld titles from 2011 is now available on your preferred iDevice. If you haven’t played Ghost Trick yet, you’re truly missing out on one of the most creative and fun games from last year. Players manipulate objects on screen to solve mysteries, save people’s lives and uncover the secret behind their past. Continue reading
BioWare released a video revealing new faces joining the cast for Mass Effect 3 and also some old favorites. We see well-known actors Martin Sheen and Seth Green reprise their roles as The Illusive Man and Joker, respectively, as well as new faces such as actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. and IGN’s Jessica Chobot.
To all fans of the Ace Attorney franchise, I bring good news. First, earlier this week, Capcom officially announced Ace Attorney 5 exists. No word on which character the game will revolve around, or if it will see a western release, but the game is in the making.
Secondly, those following the Japanese film based off the Ace Attorney games living outside of Japan, you may be in luck. The movie premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands with great reception. The movie’s subtitles used the character’s western names as opposed to the original, Japanese names. Film director Takashi Mike confirmed he’s planning a worldwide release with region specific character names and subtitles. Continue reading
With Sony’s new handheld set to release in less than a month, one of the Vita’s biggest questions has finally been answered. After being outed by a Best Buy shopper, Sony confirmed to ShackNews today all digital copies of games will be cheaper than their retail counterparts — like in Japan. Unlike on the PSP, all available Vita titles will be available in both download and physical form.