Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bethesda releases seven soundtracks on iTunes

Bethesda Soundtracks (iTunes) Launch Announcement - TES4 Oblivion

Bethesda has released seven soundtracks from their lineup of role-playing games, shooters, and everything in between on iTunes. Fans can now purchase the soundtracks for Dishonored, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Rage, and the last three Elder Scrolls titles, Morrowind, Skyrim, and Oblivion. Perfect for those days when you want your commute to feel a bit more like the journey into a post-apocalyptic, mutant-filled wasteland that you wish it was.

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Free-to-play action-RPG Akaneiro: Demon Hunters launches for PC

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters (PC) Launch Announcement - Header

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the latest action-RPG from Spicy Horse Games, has launched for PC. A mishmash of Japanese folklore and Little Red Riding Hood, Akaneiro sets players loose to hunt monsters using swords and spells over 20 maps set in Edo-era Japan. Linux and mobile users will get a chance to slay beasts as well if the game’s ongoing Kickstarter campaign is fully funded.

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PC News

Grid 2 pre-order bonus packs, release date announced

Grid 2 (360, PC, PS3) Release Date and Preorder Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1 (GS GTR)

Grid 2 has been dated for North America, and is scheduled to hit store shelves for 360, PC, and PS3 on May 28. A number of pre-order in-game extras were also revealed, with Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop each offering different download packs. There are four packs in total: McLaren Racing Pack (GameStop), Indycar Pack (Best Buy), Head Start Pack (Amazon), and GTR Racing Pack (GameStop). Details for each can be found below.

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Grand Theft Auto V pushed back to September

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Header

Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will launch for 360 and PS3 on September 17. The title was originally slated for a spring release. Responding to players’ comments at the official site, the studio stated that the only reason for the delay was because they “want the game to be as good as it needs to be.”

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) FTL: Faster Than Light

(PC Review) FTL Faster Than Light

“… a remarkable thing, one that is both rare and rewarding for anyone who’s ever wanted a space survival game that is more personal in scope.”

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PC Reviews

Zone of the Enders HD Collection now on Games on Demand, PSN

Zone of the Enders HD Collection (360, PS3) June Screenshots - Screenshot 4

Zone of the Enders HD Collection is now available on Live Games on Demand and PSN. The $34.99 set includes the original Zone of the Enders as well as a special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

After getting the Greenlight, Asylum moves to Kickstarter

Asylum (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 1

The recently Greenlit adventure-horror title Asylum now has a Kickstarter campaign. Developer Senscape has chosen to go the crowdfunding route in order to finish the final phase of development. The Argentina-based studio hopes to attract funding for the Lovecraft-inspired puzzler with a number of rewards, including the addition of players as corpses or patients in the game’s main setting, the Hanwell Mental Institute. Other rewards include digital copies of the game, a downloadable copy of the soundtrack, access to alpha and beta releases, and a boxed copy.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on PSN

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Mobile, PS2, Xbox) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

The 1980s return to the PlayStation 3 today with the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on PSN. The PlayStation 2 Classic is available for $9.99 and will once again put players in the shoes of up-and-coming criminal Tommy Vercetti, following him as he rises through Miami’s underworld. A series favorite of many, Vice City features one of gaming’s best soundtracks and a love of pastels that remains unrivaled.

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PlayStation 3 News

Muramasa Rebirth announced for PS Vita

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The PS Vita will be receiving an enhanced port of the Wii action title Muramasa: The Demon Blade, titled Muramasa Rebirth, courtesy of Aksys Games. The studio announced that Rebirth will include high-resolution graphics, improved controls, and surprisingly, a complete relocalization. The story will follow the original, with possessed princess Momohime and ninja Kisuke searching the world for powerful demon blades. However, Aksys is also planning on extending the adventure with character DLC that will add up to four additional scenarios.

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PlayStation Vita News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance shows off blades, cyborgs in trailers

Konami has released two new trailers for the upcoming Metal Gear spinoff, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The videos, High-Frequency Blades and Cyborg Troops, are a little over a minute each and feature some of the moves capable with the new combat system and a sample of the cyborg soldiers that will be on the receiving end of those thrusts and slashes.

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