Monthly Archives: December 2013

(Xbox One Review) Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome

“… a bombastic action title filled with bloody battles, cinematic encounters, and gravely sounding centurions barking orders about glory and empire, but it’s also very repetitive.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Jump Festa trailer, screens released

A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix has been made available from Square Enix. Released during the Jump Festa in Japan, the trailer continues the story after the end of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix showing a variety of characters, including Sora, Riku, and Hercules, in the updated engine. A dozen new screenshots have also been posted.

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PlayStation 3 News

Nordic bringing back MX vs. ATV with Supercross for consoles, PC

MX vs ATV (360, Linux, Mac, PS3, Windows PC) Nordic Announcement - Header

Another franchise from THQ’s library is being revived shortly, courtesy of Nordic Games. The Vienna-based studio has announced that it plans on releasing a new entry in the MX vs. ATV series, titled MX vs. ATV Supercross, next year for 360, PC (Linux, Mac, and Windows), and PS3. The development team, comprised of new members and series veterans, is using existing code from MX vs. ATV Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex for quicker integration of popular features from those, such as Motoclub Depot and multiplayer, alongside new content.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now on Steam for pre-order

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for pre-order on Steam. Beginning at noon (central), players who put down their cash will receive 33 percent off; players who pre-order after the first 24 hours will still get a discount, but at a slightly lower 20 percent. The PC version includes all three DLC missions released for consoles—Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions—as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including the White Armor, Commando Armor, and his MGS4 outfit.

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PC News

Drakengard 3 breaks out dragon combat in new screenshots, trailer

Square Enix has released over a dozen new screenshots and an announcement trailer for Drakengard 3. The prequel to Drakengard, which is itself a predecessor to the fantastic Nier, is available today in Japan and will be released next year in North America. Check out the new material for dragon combat, flowers protruding out of eye sockets, and more.

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PlayStation 3 News

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

(Xbox One Review) Forza Motorsport 5

“… features the same fantastic driving model and assists-laden difficulty curve that has earned the series so many accolades, but this time out, they have been joined by numerous questionable design decisions.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Panzer Corps, Afrika Korps, and Grand Campaign DLC out for iPad

Panzer Corps (iPad, PC) iPad Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Commanders on the go can now keep up with the action on the front with the release of Panzer Corps for iPad. The Panzer General-inspired wargame, from developers The Lordz Games Studios and Flashback Games, features 800-plus units, 30 countries, cross-platform multiplayer, and DLC packs that include the Afrika Korps expansion and Grand Campaign scenarios.

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Apple Handheld

Dead Rising 3: Operation Broken Eagle DLC delayed until January

Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One) Operation Broken Eagle DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Operation Broken Eagle, Dead Rising 3’s first downloadable episode, has been delayed until 2014. Originally scheduled to launch on December 24, players will now have to wait until January 21 to save the President from the undead hordes. According to the release, the decision to push back the launch date was “to ensure we provide the best possible experience for players” by “putting a few additional weeks of polish and testing into the episode before it’s released.”

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DLC, Xbox One News

Free and for-pay DLC now available for Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Free and Colosseum Pack DLC Announcement - Screenshot 4

Crytek’s Roman-themed action title Ryse has received two DLC packs today, one free and the other for pay. The bonus download is for two new level events for Gladiator Mode, one featuring a random turret that will need to be destroyed and another cause single-use, stat-boosting Reward Statues to appear. The for-pay drop, the Colosseum Pack, includes two new character skins (Commodus and Centurion) and two new arenas (Henge and Ascension) for $3.99. Check below for shots of the new stages and armor.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Dying Light video shows the difficulties of surviving after sundown

Techland has released a nine-plus-minute video showing off more of their upcoming action title Dying Light. The footage shows a bit of the combat switch-up that’s necessary as the game switches from day to night. During the day, the infected are slow and easily distracted, allowing players to use parkour to jump between rooftops and over fences, distract them with firecrackers, and take them down before becoming overwhelmed. When the game switches to night, they become more aggressive, harder to shake, and hungrier, which drives them to be more active, allowing them to climb, jump, and run. Regardless of the time of day, it looks like slide kicking a zombie-ish thing off a building will always be satisfying.

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