Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Madden 12 Hall of Fame Edition revealed

In this very busy news day EA though it would be nice to share the contents of the Madden 12 HoF Edition with the world. As you can see Marshall Faulk is on the cover and that is because he is the first Madden cover player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What to see what else is inside? more after the break!

Call of Duty Elite details released

The fellas over at Activision have taken the wrapping paper off to show us their new subscription based community super page. Now before people get in a huge uproar about it.  This will not force people to pay for multiplayer, and the Call of Duty Elite service will have a FREE dumbed down version for players as well.

They are also having a beta for Call of Duty Elite. So if  you are interested in seeing what this will consist of, I recommend signing up for it this summer.

Now I could sit here and explain all the details to you in boring ass text. But I think it would be best if TheLegendofKarl did all the talking.

Battlefield 3 developer interviews

In the latest episode of PWNED they get exclusive interviews with the staff of Battlefield 3 to discuss everything about the franchise from new features, the frostbite 2 engine and the history of the franchise. So enjoy!

Oh, and try not to drool on your keyboards!

L.A. Noire DLC announced. Some available today!

Have you already cleaned up all the scumbags in L.A.? If so you are in luck. Today Rockstar has announced their DLC schedule. This includes new cases, guns and new spiffy suits for you to wear so you can look good for all the ladies.  The best part about all this information is that some of it is ready for download TODAY! Yes, today! So nice they didn't make us wait until September or October for this DLC.

Available today
  • "Chicago Lightning" Detective Suit (Free via the Social Club, previously available)
  • "Chicago Piano" Machine Gun (Free)
  • "The Naked City" Vice Desk Case ($3.99 PSN / 320 MS Points)
  •  "A Slip of The Tongue" Traffic Desk Case ($3.99 PSN / 320 MS Points)
  • The Badge Pursuit Challenge ($1.99 PSN / 160 MS Points)
  • "The Broderick" Detective Suit ($0.99 PSN / 80 MS Points)
  • "The Sharpshooter" Detective Suit ($0.99 PSN / 80 MS Points)
  •  L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass ($9.99 PSN / 800 MS Points until June 14th) With this purchase it includes all the the DLC listed above and all the DLC below when it is released. Really good fucking deal!
Available June 21st
  • "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson Desk Case ($3.99 PSN / 320 MS Points)
Available July 12th
  • "Reefer Madness" Vice Desk Case ($3.99 PSN / 320 MS Points)

source: Rockstar

Uncharted 3 multiplayer and team interview

Naughty Dog was kind enough to throw us a bone with a glimpse and team interviews of some new multiplayer functions and game types they have conjured up for Uncharted 3. I am so glad this is out. I think some people were starting to forget this game with all the other big news and the PSN disaster.

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Episode 8

It's early Tuesday morning and couldn't help but stay up to see this battle between Scorpion and Sub Zero!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Call of Duty subscription based service revealed


I know we have been hearing the rumors of a subscription fee for the Call of Duty franchise since Modern Warfare 2 came out. But it is now official and it has a name even, Call of Duty Elite. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal the service will be ready in time for users with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Other than a monthly price that will be lower than the Netflix $8 fee, they aren't really saying much. The only other bit of real information is that the service MAY have different multiplayer maps for subscribers and  it seems to have an even more detailed combat record than Bungie does for the Halo franchise.

I am sure there are a lot of players thinking this is going to suck. But do not fret, because the greedy Activision devil himself, Bobby Kotick says that people who don't wish to subscribe will still be able to play their Call of Duty and will have some limited access to Call of Duty Elite free of charge. Well other than giving him your $60 at least.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gears of War 3 world premiere trailer

It turns out that Microsoft and Epic Games can't wait until E3 either! Just guessing they wanted to start a feeding frenzy by chumming the waters up for those huge Gears nuts. And it looks like they are doing more levels that aren't mainly under ground this time around. Why am I describing it to you?  Here. Just take a look for yourself.

Amazon has Mortal Kombat down to $40

So you haven't snagged yourself a copy of the latest Mortal Kombat? Shame on you! I highly suggest you stop reading this now and head over there and pick it up! Its only $40!

What are you still doing here? I was serious! Don't make me go all Quan Chi on your ass and use mind control!

No Metal Gear at E3, but next year will be Snake's big 25th!

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has confirmed that there will be NO Metal Gear news at E3 next month. Not even Metal Gear Solid Rising mulitplayer or MGS5! OK, OK, maybe just some stuff on the 3DS version of Snake Eater. But who cares about a port? Come on Kojima buddy, you gotta throw us a bone over here.  Oh, whats that you say Hideo? There is going to be a big birthday bash next year for Metal Gear? Well shoot! you shouldn't have told us! Now it won't be a surprise. Its a shame we have to wait a whole year for that!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Homefront has DLC....Ah,who cares?

THQ announced today that the first batch of highly anticipated DLC "Fire Sale" is on its way June 7th for those lucky Xbox 360 owners.  Or sorry, I forgot its hard to read sarcasm.  But anyway, its two new maps and an 870 Express Shotgun but the shotty is sold separately.  With this they will be releasing a free Premium Homefront Theme, which just so happens to be free because sporting that theme on your 360 is like wearing that Christmas sweater your grandmother made for you. EMBARRASSING! 

Oh yeah, one other thing. They also just released an update for fixing some online gameplay issues. But I'm pretty sure we have all traded that piece of shit in already so it doesn't really matter.

source: THQ

Latest Assassin's Creed: Revelations teases more at E3

Ubisoft is really trying to get us pumped for E3. They released another teaser trailer today and tease us further that there will be a longer trailer on June 6th. Why?! Why Ubisoft do you play with our emotions?!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Penguin is now without a doubt confirmed!

This nifty cover from the latest issue of the UK's The PlayStation 3 Magazine pretty much confirms one more bad guy that will be running around in Arkham City this fall. Seems like Batman will have his hands full with all these confirmed villains. I'm hoping they have more screens and gameplay footage for us to feast our eyes on at E3 in a few weeks! Oh, yeah and the game hits shelves October 18 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 if you were wondering.

source: PSM3

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

inFAMOUS2: The Beast is Coming

Today the guys over at Sucker Punch released the latest trailer for inFAMOUS2. I have to say this game is looking better with each video I see. If you have never played inFAMOUS I highly recommend picking it up. Looks to me this sequel is going to be even better. Also anyone who picks this game up will receive a beta key for Drake's Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. This seems to be good deal, buy a really good game and try out a really awesome game for free. It's a win, win for everyone!

Oh, and for those who like to waste their money on stupid limited edition crap. They also have an unboxing of all the worthless shit that comes with it.  Except maybe that sling bag. It has the ability to hold all the other dumb shit that comes in it.

Mortal Kombat Legacy Ep. 7

This latest episode is part one of the Scorpion and Sub Zero stories. Hope its as good as last week.

Monday, May 23, 2011

MW3 Reveal Trailer is here!

The first look of Modern Warfare 3 is finally here. I for one was skeptical of this game with 3 studios on it. But this if I were to only go of this trailer, I would be sold.  Hopefully we get so see some game play footage at E3!

Review: L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is Rockstar’s latest sand box creation but instead of opposing the laws you are now this time enforcing them. You play as Cole Phelps, a solider coming home to 1940’s Los Angeles from fighting the Japanese in World War II.  Phelps, wanting to make a difference in his community decides to become a police officer.
Starting as a beat cop, you are tasked to help detectives find evidence and eventually getting a big break becoming a detective yourself after some hard determination on your part.  Throughout the game you progress through different ranks within the L.A.P.D. and with each promotion you have a new partner that can help you find evidence, chauffeur you around town if you wish, help fight off any resisting suspects and add a little bit of small talk on your way to a crime scene.  The cases all range from vehicle crimes, homicide, drugs and arson, each of which has different ways to go about solving.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer releases next week.

It turns out that the folks down at Infinity Ward are ready to show the world their new baby. Straight from the horses mouth, Robert Bowling's mouth that is. And not really his mouth so to speak but from his fingers. @fourzerotwo "The 1st ever Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer hits this Monday, May 23rd. I'll blast out a link to the HD version as soon as it airs. #MW3".

I will guess that this trailer might even be during the Oklahoma and Dallas game that night because we all know how Infinity Ward loves the huge sporting spot light.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Microsoft giving Xbox 360s away to students!

So it seems that Microsoft really does care about the youth of this fine country after all.  Today they posted  on their blog that they will be giving anyone who is a student that purchases a Windows 7 PC with a price tag higher than $699 a free, yes free Xbox 360. And no it isn't their way of getting rid of warehouses full of the old ones, no sir. They are giving out the 4 GB Xbox 360 slims!

This awesome offer starts on May 22, but only in the US right now. There is however deals in the works for Canada and France too.  So get out there and play more video games while you should be doing homework.

Source: Windows Blog

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Batman: Arkham City to have 40 plus hours of content!

During an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, Arkham City's director Sefton Hill boasted that the game will have over 40 hours worth of content. 25 of which is just the main story alone! Another 15 hours worth of side missions! This is very good news considering earlier reports of that the main story could be completed in 8 hours.

So any hope of people taking the release day off to beat this game might have to take a three vacation days to do it now.  When is the release date you ask? Well, its October 18 on all major platforms except the Wii.

Oh, and for anyone who has been living under a rock for the last 6 months, here is the latest trailer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Bull Shit Diaries, entry 1, Special Editions

Dear Bull Shit Diary,

Special editions have gotten been way out of hand. They are filled with a bunch of shit that only gets looked at and thrown to the side during the box opening. I mean, who besides an art or design major really needs an art book describing the steps of what the final art work became? I know who does. NO ONE!  All the dumb ass papers that they throw in these boxes are even worse. If you see the new Gears of War SE you will see Adam Fenix's will, his will! Who the fuck wants that?! The same goes for that ridiculous Halo Reach Legendary Edition. That box was so fucking big some people couldn't get it in the trunks of their cars and inside it was littered with little letters and plastic key cards that I assume are only good for using as book marks.

Now if all those little papers floating around your house don’t seem to piss you or your loved ones off, then the statues and toys should because they have even less of a purpose, unless you consider them being paper weights and dust magnets to be a meaningful purpose. Take the Halo 3 Legendary edition for example, that was probably the first special edition with the most meaningless crap ever. I mean, why does someone need to have a replica helmet of Master Chief that won't even fit on a person’s fucking head?! All I saw after Halo 3 came out was people putting them on their cat’s heads. Man that was sure worth paying $150!

Hell, the Call of Duty franchise is even worse! They put a crappy set of night vision goggles in MW2 Prestige edition, and those fucking things only worked at 50 feet! Don't even get me started on that dumb ass little remote controlled car for Black Ops. Sure it was cooler than the goggles but who really used it more than twice? And you had to buy your own batteries for the piece of shit. I know that doesn't sound too bad, but when you have to buy 12 fucking batteries on top of just shelling out 150 bucks on this box set, that’s just too much bull shit for me!

One other thing that doesn't make sense is this shit EA is doing with special editions. Remember that really, really, really bad game called Medal of Honor that came out not long ago. It had a special edition and it was only $60, but there wasn't anything FUCKING special about it! They didn't even put out a non special edition! They are doing the exact same thing with Battlefield 3, and I'm sure there won't be anything special about that either.

Now I have to admit, I have bought a few special edition games in the past. So from my own experience I can say that these special editions are complete Bull Shit!

Gears of War 3 special edition revealed

In the above picture is all the crap (Yup, I said it was crap) you will receive when you buy the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition for the low, low price of $149.99.  Now there is also a limited edition with a bit less crap that comes with it for $79.99.  But really, why buy the limited edition when you could get this ridiculous statue of Fenix with the big boy.

Limited Edition ($79.99 US)
  • An Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal – A 1:1 match in size and weight, this zinc-alloy cog-shaped medal replicates the award given to Adam Fenix in recognition of his work on the Hammer of Dawn. Dimensions: 77 mm (3 in.) x 10 mm (0.4 in.)
  • Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox LIVE code that is the only way to unlock Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
  • A fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
  • The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his "Last Will and Testament," the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.
Epic Edition ($149.99 US)
  • A Limited Edition Marcus Fenix Statue – Designed by Epic Games Art Director Chris Perna and expertly crafted by the artisans at Triforce, this fine PVC statue collectible makes the ultimate living room centerpiece for any true "Gears" fan. Dimensions: height 285 mm (11.2 in.), diameter 225 mm (8.9 in.). Weight: 1.7 kg (3.7 lb.)
  • The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell - Through unprecedented access to the Epic Games team, acclaimed author Tom Bissell (Extra Lives) gives readers an incisive behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the most celebrated sagas in video game history with 96 pages of interviews, photos, concept artwork and more.
  • Infected Omen Weapon Pack -- Custom multiplayer skins for the game's five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.
  • All the contents of the "Gears of War 3" Limited Edition.

source Joystiq

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Activision couldn't hold back the flood gates. (no pun intended)

After all the leaks got out today Activision finally took notice of all the holes in their boat and decided to break us of a lil' something. It's not much, but it is a lot more than what we where supposed to get. So enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rumors,Rumors and Spoilers: Modern Warfare 3

Earlier today, Kotaku reported That they received leaked information about the games missions, and mulitplayer types. They were also told a release date of November 8 of this year!

Now if you want the rest of this stuff to be a surprise I would stop reading now because Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling posted via twitter @fourzerotwo "A lot of hype & a lot of leaked info on #MW3, some still accurate, some not. To avoid spoiling the experience, I'd wait for the real reveal." But for the rest of you that just don't give a shit about small spoilers keep on reading!

So apparently MW3 will be taking place all over the world again including locations like New York, London and Paris. The story will also pick up right where MW2 left off with the US fighting off a Russian attack. Also in typical Call of Duty fashion, players will be playing as many different characters through out the game. Some of the characters are rumored to be Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 gunner.(pretty much able to confirm the AC-130 gunner after the last few games have always had one.)

This leak wasn't just for the single-player but mulitplayer as well. There are rumored to be 20 mulitplayer maps (some maybe DLC or different takes on other maps), and Spec Ops are back with two modes, "missions"(believed to be like the ones in MW2) and "survival"(thought to be like Gears of War horde mode). Now remember that these are all still rumored, none of which have been confirmed by Activision nor Infinity Ward and they probably won't say a word until E3.

source: Kotaku

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

L.A. Noire Official Launch Trailer

Just under a week to go and you will be able to patrol the dangerous streets of Los Angeles in Rockstar's L.A. Noire. So soak in the official trailer while you dream of chasing down the bad guys.


Namco Bandai reveals Soul Calibur V for 2012

Today Namco Bandai pulled the curtain off their current (but no real surprise) project, Soul Calibur V at their "Level Up Dubai" event. It is set to release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in 2012.

The story of this game will take place 17 years after Soul Calibur IV's story. But do any of us really give a shit about the story in this franchise? All I know is that there will be awesome combos, cool weapons, and half naked pretty much naked chicks kicking ass. I for one admittedly suck at all fighting games, but am very very interested in getting this game in my hands.  Its a shame we have to wait till 2012 though.

source: G4TV

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 5

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is an independent mini series that shows how the tournament for Earth Realm started. Now there are mixed opinions with this series, but most people enjoy it. I for one, am not a fan of the mix between live action and animation but understand that there is a small budget for this project. So, as a Mortal Kombat fan, I am going to enjoy it for what it is.

If you haven't seen any of the pervious episodes yet here are the links to those videos.
MK:Legacy Ep. 1
MK:Legacy Ep. 2
MK:Legacy Ep. 3
MK:Legacy Ep. 4

Hitman: Absolution revealed. More to come at E3!

Today Square Enix released a teaser trailer to the world for the long awaited Hitman title we have all been waiting for.  At the end of the teaser the franchise's popular bar code shows up highlighting the "47", for agent 74, and highlighting "110706" which means June 7, 2011. And we all know what that means.....E3!

Square Enix also shared a few details about Hitman: Absolution.  One of which, that the game is being built with the Glacier 2 engine that will power the "much-loved classic game play with completely new features never seen before in the Hitman franchise." So I have said before and I will say it again, June can't get here fast enough!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Could This Be A Tease For Modern Warfare 3?

So the biggest game in the world returns. It could be the third installment and has green in the title. Could this be...Modern Warfare 3?  This Giant green number "3" is in the July issue of the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine.

Some believe that this teaser is from Activision planning to officially announce Modern Warfare 3 at E3 in June.  Chances are they might be right. After all, we have been hearing rumors of Activision bringing in other studios to help a dwindled Infinity Ward staff to keep them on track for their annual November release of  a Call of Duty game.

 But we really won't know what this means until E3.  Fuck I really wish it was June already!


Friday, May 6, 2011

PAX Prime 3 Day Passes Sold Out!!

Now, if any of you who have been procrastinating on buying your three day badges to PAX Prime this year.  Well you are shit out of luck and will have to find them from some willing seller or pay out of the ass on EBay.

This year the people at Penny Arcade are trying to out do an awesome attendance record breaking PAX East, with Halo Fest, which celebrates 10 years of the franchise.  So if you didn't get your three day badges, I highly recommend picking up a Saturday pass so you can be apart of the festivities.

PAX Prime is located in Seattle Washington, and will be August 26th-28th

Official PAX twitter

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sony: In Final Stages Of New PSN

Sony's Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media has posted in PlayStation's blog posted "Today our global network and security teams at Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment began the final stages of internal testing of the new system, an important step towards restoring PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.
As previously mentioned, we’ve been working around the clock to rebuild the network and enhance protections of your personal data. It’s our top priority to ensure your data is safe when you begin using the services again." 

So it is starting to look up for PlayStation 3 owners who have been itching to get back to their Black Ops shit talking.

PlayStation Blog

L.A. Noire For Xbox 360 Shipping With Three Discs.....3 Discs! Holy Shit!

Today Rockstar has said that its crime thriller L.A. Noire which is set to release May, 17th, will ship with three discs for the Xbox 360 version.  Now before people start thinking this game will have a larger free roam area than Rockstar's other huge games like GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, don't hold your breath.  Remember that this game's is loaded with the high tech facial recognition software which is bound to take up a lot of that space.

With all that said. I am guessing all those pissed off PlayStation 3 owners are starting to feel better about owning one knowing they won't have to get up to change discs over and over again.

Let's hope that Microsoft has learned from this and the 3 disc Final Fantasy XIII , and will finally embrace Blu-ray when they finally develop their next console, when ever that may be.

[source: G4tv.com]

Mass Effect 3 Delayed...Shit! really?

So it turns out that Mass Effect 3 has been delayed. BioWare announced yesterday that ME3 will now have a release date window sometime in the first three months of 2012.  This isn't that much of a disappointment for most of us. I for one wasn't expecting it to release until at least January of next year, which gives BioWare a two year turnaround from ME2. 

There is good news related to this however. EA’s John Riccitiello says that BioWare is adjusting some game play mechanics to address a larger market than ME1 and ME2 had.  Now for a lot of us, we are hoping that this might mean they are adding a multiplayer aspect to the game.  This is something that fans of the franchise have been asking for since after the first installment. 

Anyways...we can all speculate as to what it might be, but we don't have to wait for long to find out what it is because E3 is right around the corner!

[source: joystiq.com]

No Bull Shit Gaming is here!

Today is the begining of a new dawn!...Thats a bit too much isn't it?....Ok maybe not a new dawn. Let's just go with a new video game blog shall we?  No Bull Shit Gaming or for our acroynm loving world NBSG for short, has offically gotten under way. 

This blog is all about the games that we care about. YES, I  do mean WE. I am a gamer just like everyone else and only want to help everyone's gaming experience be that much better.
There will be news updates on all the new games that we are dying to get our hands on. And there will also be game reviews submitted by me or others that have time to play all the crazy amount of good/bad games coming out in the near future.

So with that, lets get this party started!