Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sony to delve deeper into Kratos’ origins in God of War: Ascension

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It’s time to see more of Kratos before he became the God of War. Sony has (officially) announced that he will be starring in a prequel to the long-running deity-slaying franchise, God of War: Ascension. Said to “show Kratos’ emotional path of redemption,” Ascension will also include an overhauled combat system, “promptless” mini-games, and a new multiplayer component. Up to eight players will be able to battle one another in several multiplayer modes, where they will have access to a variety of weapons and armor along with customizable avatars.

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PlayStation 3 News

New screenshots released for Arkane Studios’ Dishonored

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The Dishonored train rolls along as Arkane Studios’ upcoming shooter nears completion. The newest shots show off some more of the environments, enemies, and powers. To see some more of what’s in store, mosey on over to this post for an earlier batch of screenshots.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sony officially reveals PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

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The PlayStation 3 will soon be home to a new 2D brawler featuring some of Sony’s most popular characters, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Developer SuperBot Entertainment is tossing in characters from anywhere and everywhere, including Kratos, PaRappa, Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, and Sweet Tooth, onto battlefields set in combo stages combining elements from Patapon, God of War, LittleBigPlanet, and more.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition released for Mac

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is now available for OSX. Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Feral Interactive, Human Revolution follows augmented ex-SWAT officer Adam Jensen as he investigates a global conspiracy. The $49.99 Ultimate Edition includes the original game, the Explosive Mission and Tactical Enhancement DLC packs, The Missing Link mission DLC pack, a 40-page art book, and a making-of DVD that includes 44 minutes of behind-the-scenes development footage.

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PC News

Gungnir gets official website, new screenshots

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The Atlus Machine is kicking into high gear as Gungnir nears its June 12 release. In addition to the game getting its own slice of the web, a new batch of screenshots have been released for the Sting-developed strategy-RPG. This is the second batch from the English version, with the first released earlier this month.

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PlayStation Portable News

MechWarrior Tactics shows off in-game footage, new screenshots

A new trailer has launched and new shots arrived from Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games’ MechWarrior Tactics. The upcoming turn-based strategy game will allow gamers to control and customize a host of armored combatants as a mercenary commander in the year 3025. The developers are looking to augment their hexagonized turn-based system with “tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features.”

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PC News

Deep Black: Episode 1 launches on Live Arcade

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The first episode of Biart’s third-person shooter Deep Black is now available on Live Arcade. Released last March for PC, Deep Black tasks players with taking on the role of retired mercenary Syrus Pierce and tracking down the Al-Azrad terrorist network. Players will have to make their way through 40 missions in four different environments, set on land and under water, taking enemies down with bullets and harpoons.

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Xbox 360 News

Konami prepping patches for Silent Hill: Downpour and HD Collection

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Silent Hill fans who have been experiencing some problems with the recently released Downpour and HD Collection will soon be experiencing a smoother slice of hell. Konami has announced that patches are in the works for both titles, with the Downpour patch addressing an autosave glitch and the HD Collection’s on stabilizing the frame rate and correcting the audio-synching problems. Both patches will be available “in the coming weeks” on Live and PSN.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes now on App Store

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is now showboating on the App Store. Available for iPhone and iPod touch, Capcom’s over-the-top tag brawler includes all 56 characters, the variable tag system, and the Flick Button, a new control mechanism for pulling off advanced moves with a swipe.

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Apple Handheld

Tango Gameworks developing new survival horror title, ‘Zwei’

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Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks is working on a new title codenamed Zwei (not of the Panzer Dragoon variety). The upcoming survival horror title is under the direction of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, whose Tango Gameworks company ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda, acquired in 2010.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News