Monthly Archives: September 2013

Official box art revealed for Bungie’s Destiny

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Official Box Art Announcement - Header

Activision has released the official box art for Bungie’s upcoming single- and multiplayer hybrid shooter Destiny. A new trailer is scheduled to launch tomorrow, so check back to see more in-game action.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl

“… a welcome addition to the series as well as yet another great role-playing game for the 3DS.”

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3DS Reviews

Fortune awaits the bold merchant in new trading sim Rise of Venice

Rise of Venice (PC) July Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 5

Renaissance-era Venice sits ripe for the ambitious merchant’s taking in the latest release from Kalypso, Rise of Venice. The economic and political sim allows players to take a fledgling trading company to towering, gilded heights as they expand their fleet, strike deals, and battle political rivals at home and pirates at sea. Wares will be traded across the Mediterranean, with ports allowing economic expansion to Alexandria, Constantinople, and Rome, against the AI or with up to three friends online.

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PC News

Nearly 12 minutes of The Evil Within revealed in new gameplay video

Bethesda has released a new extended gameplay video for Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within. The upcoming Shinji Mikami-developed survival-horror title will follow detective Sebastien Castellanos investigating a mass murder and the deaths of fellow officers by the same malevolent force. After being ambushed, Sebastien wakes up to find himself in a strange world filled with bizarre beings and the walking dead.

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(PlayStation 3) Diablo III

(PlayStation 3) Diablo III

“… worth the wait.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Kalypso forms digital publisher Kobalt Games, reveals Blood Knights

Blood Knights (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer and publisher Kalypso Media has created a new digital-centric label, Kobalt Games. According to the announcement, “Kobalt Games will publish high-quality titles for PC, XBLA, PSN, Mac and Linux at a mid-price level, with a maximum price of £24.99, €29.99, $29.99, primarily via digital distribution channels.” Kobalt announced that its first game will be Blood Knights, a hack-n-slash action-RPG from Venetica and Jack Keane developer Deck 13 Interactive. Set in the Middle Ages, players will control two adventurers, a Templar vampire hunter and the vampire he is bound to, who must battle against armies of creatures to find the spell that will break their bond.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Apocalypse now available for PC, PS3

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It’s that time, PC and PS3 Call of Duty fans: the Black Ops II Season Pass has come to an end. The last drop, Apocalypse, has launched on PSN and Steam. The finale includes four new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies mode, Origins. The maps, detailed below, include Pod, Frost, Takeoff (based off of Stadium from Black Ops’ First Strike pack), and Dig (an adaptation of World at War’s Courtyard). Origins transports Zombies players to a Dieselpunk-styled World War I-era France where they will fight alongside four old comrades (Tank, Nikolai, Takeo, and Rictofen).

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

South Park: The Stick of Truth gets gussied up for December release

South Park The Stick of Truth (360, PC, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Set

It’s been a rocky road for the boys of South Park, with The Stick of Truth publisher THQ shutting down earlier this year, but new owner Ubisoft has sent word that all’s well in Colorado and that Obsidian’s upcoming RPG will be available on December 10. In addition to the release date, Ubisoft also revealed details about a pre-order bonus and a special premium version, the Grand Wizard Edition. Details are available below.

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Splinter Cell Backlist – Homeland DLC goes live for console, PC

Splinter Cell Blacklist (360, PC, PS3) Homeland DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new mission and gear pack has been released for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Backlist. Homeland, available today for 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U, adds two new co-op missions and a host of gear. The missions, one story related and the other standalone, will have players infiltrating a billionaire’s yacht and battling a terrorist cell in the Middle East alone or with a friend. The new gear includes new weapons, accessories, skins, and outfits: a crossbow with sleeping gas bolts, an Upper Echelon Suit offering better protection and stealth capabilities, a 4E Eclipse Suit that also adds more protection but also has more slots to equip additional items, three new lights (amber, gold, and white) for Sam’s goggles, and exclusive skins for Mercs and Spies.

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Death to the Titans! Ascend: Hand of Kul launches for 360

Ascend Hand of Kul (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft has released a new free-to-play action-RPG for 360, Signal Studios’ Ascend: Hand of Kul. As creations and servants of the gods, players control the massive mighty warriors known as Caos to do battle against the immortal Titans. Not a good spot to find oneself in. But in addition to battling the Titans, players must also defend against attacks from other players to establish themselves in the wider battle that takes place on multiple planes. Caos troops can interfere in the worlds of their rivals with Crusade Spells, and even sacrifice themselves to create a new, stronger character.

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Xbox 360 News