Monday, October 31, 2011

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Delayed

We all know that Valve has taken it upon themselves to bring our beloved Counter Strike back into the spot light. Well, it just may take a bit longer then we thought. Valve has delayed a small beta, which still hasn't been determined when it will take place now after a handful of Counter Strike pros who Valve brought in to test the game found a few problems.

With the delay of the beta, we now really don't have much of a time frame as to when the full game will be ready for retail.

Oh well, its not like we don't have a shit load of other first person combat games too play.

source: Eurogamer

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review: Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City is the follow up game from Rocksteady Studios which brought us Batman: Arkham Asylum. So, if you haven’t yet played Asylum, stop reading this right now and get the first one! For the rest of you Batman lovers, get your batclaws and batarangs ready!

Arkham City takes place just a little bit after the events at Arkham Asylum, again leaving Batman to fight the criminals he put there.  The game starts off with Dr. Hugo Strange throwing Bruce Wayne inside Arkham City after Bruce was advocating shutting down the city which has been a holding facility for Gotham’s criminals. Once inside, Bruce finds out that Strange has an evil plan in store for Gotham.  Instead of leaving like any sane person would, Bruce calls up his trusty butler Alfred to send in the batsuit so Batman can find out what this sinister fuck is planning. To make matters worse, all the super criminals that Batman put there, such as Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Deadshot amongst others, and what Batman game wouldn’t be complete without the Joker.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Forza Motorsports 4 DLC next week!

Today, Microsoft announced the first set of DLC for Forza Motorsports 4 will be available November 1. Yep, that's right, this coming Tuesday. It will only set you back 560 Microsoft Points and will include 10 cars. What are the cars you ask? Well, below you will find that list of bad ass fucking cars that will make you shit your pants when you bank a corner at 180!

  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  • 2012 Aston Martin Virage
  • 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI
  • 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
  • 2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia
  • 2013 Ford Focus ST
  • 1992 GMC Typhoon
  • 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
On a second note. Isn't it funny how Forza is putting out DLC a few weeks after its release and Gran Turismo STILL doesn't have any fucking DLC for it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer announced

Rockstar Games let a little cat out of the bag this morning. They announced Grand Theft Auto 5 and the first super teaser trailer will be released on November 4. Pretty sure this trailer is going to make any GTA fans go absolutely fucking crazy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 without installing

We already knew that consoles were going to take a graphical hit when compared to the PC, for Battlefield 3. But, Xbox 360 owners are a bit fucked if they don't have enough hard drive space or don't have a hard drive all together. As you can see in the video below, installing makes a HUGE difference.

If you want your Battlefield 3 experience to look like the example on the right side of the video, you need to install the game itself at 7GB and the HD texture pack that takes 1.5 GB, giving you a grand total of 8.5GB that is required.

So good job DICE and EA. It was looking like you were going to give MW3 a run for it's money. But now, I think this may stop people from jumping ship on the Modern Warfare franchise and it may stop people from buying Battlefield 3 and MW3. It really sucks for the people who don't have hard drives because it means if they really really want to play this game, they need to pay the $60 and change for the game and anywhere from $20 for a refurb 20 GB all the way up to $130 for a 250GB.

If you ask me, no game is worth spending extra money to make a game look better on a console it was made for. As you notice I said console. If it's for PC, I would spend hundreds to play Battlefield on it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ezio Auditore offically join the cast of Soulcalibur V

As  you will notice, all those other sites were plastering up the rumors of Ezio coming to Soulcalibur V. We of course waited until Ubisoft was ready make it official. And they did not disappoint us! Ezio Auditore will be slicing, stabbing and just kicking the shit out of the Soulcalibur regulars. Ubisoft even put out a little trailer to show off some of his moves. They also let us know that it will come out next year too.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mass Effect 3 will have demo


BioWare twitted a little bit ago that some time in January there will be a demo for Mass Effect 3. Pretty awesome right? Well it gets better! Not only were there be the single player demo, but BioWare was nice enough to throw in a multiplayer demo as well! If you don't believe me, just click here to check out the tweet yourself.

Modern Warfare 3 Strike Packages

We have heard about these strike packages way back at the Call of Duty XP event. But today the folks from Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer gave us a little bit more of an explanation and some visual distractions along with it. Sounds really good and all but, just make sure this one isn't all glitchy as shit like MW2 was without a beta.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Uncharted 3 Launch Trailer

If you didn't score tickets for the Uncharted 3 cinema event that has been going on from yesterday threw tomorrow, Naughty Dog is letting you people get a peak at one of the trailers they started showing last night.

And on a second note. If you have a 3D TV to play Uncharted 3 on, then you my friends are some lucky son's of bitches! Don't get me wrong, the game looks great in plain old HD, but you will get that holy shit factor if you are playing in 3D. So if you, like me, don't have 3D yet, it may be a good idea to get that Sony 3D split screen bundle that's coming out a few weeks after Uncharted 3 comes out! November 13 to be exact!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Battlefield 3 beta stats

So do you wanna know how many kills were made during the Battlefield 3 beta? Or maybe how many people even played in the beta? Dice has released some stats from their two week beta. Now when you check the stats, remember that they are spread over three platforms and that some people, such as myself, played the beta on more than one platform. But still, these numbers are kind of fucking insane over a two week period!

source: Battlefield Blog

Devil May Cry HD Collection announced

Oh boy! Devil May Cry in HD! That's right. Capcom has said that it will release the Devil May Cry HD Collection sometime in February of this year in the U.S. and Europe. It will include the first three games and supports achievements and trophies depending on which console you intend to slice up some mother fuckers on.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Uncharted 3 T.V. Spot

I know back to back Uncharted shit. Not planned at all I promise. But this just happens to be Drake's T.V. spot for Sunday Night Football this week. So now you don't have to watch some boring ass Viking vs. Bears game.

source: PlayStation Blog

Uncharted 3's buddy system explained

Naughty Dog has added some cool new features to it's Uncharted franchise. So it only seems fair that they explain some of these features to us. Luckily, ND thought it was only fair too. This video shows off and explains their new buddy system.

source: PlayStation Blog

Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer

Are you super hyped for Batman: Arkham City? Well, then you may not need to watch this trailer. The four day wait is probably already unbearable for you, so watching this trailer will just push you over the edge. Now if you aren't super hyped yet, then what the fuck are you waiting for? Watch this trailer! I bet you will be pre-ordering it before you finish watching it.

Star Wars: The Old Republic now has world wide release date

It turns out that Europe won't have to wait a few days longer then the U.S. to get their Jedi on. BioWare announced at their New York Comic Con panel that they have moved the European date up to match the U.S. So now December 20, 2011 will now be the release date for everyone!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ghostbusters today!

Sorry folks, no new posts today. A screening of Ghostbusters is calling me like a crack rock does to a crack head.

Anything really big today will be posted tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mass Effect 3 offically has multiplayer

So Mass Effect 3 had multiplayer, then it didn't. Then it might of had it, then BioWare wasn't sure about it. Now, finally, Mass Effect 3 will with out a fucking doubt HAVE multiplayer! It is separate from the Mass Effect story and won't have anything to do with your ME1 and ME2 save files. There will be missions to complete with up to four of your buddies and a character select of different species.

Yes, you do need to have the Online pass to play multiplayer but that as easy as just buying the game new. I mean, who in their right mind is going to wait to pick this up used? No one, that's who!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Microsoft releasing 320 GB Hard Drives

Microsoft has been loading those special edition Xbox 360s with 320 GB hard drives for a little while now and some people have been asking why they aren't available by by themselves. So this month, they will be available at retail. They will be $129.99 and come with a download code for  LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, but Japan, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and the UAE will not have the code.

So if you were thinking about buying the 250 GB model, wait a bit because I'm sure the price will drop  some where under $100.

source:Major Nelson

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hitman: Absolution, Run for Your Life Playthrough

Wow! Yeah, that's pretty much the only word I have for this video. The guys over at Machinima got there hands on some hands on footage of the awesome as fuck Agent 47. If you have 16 minutes to spare check it out.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Modern Warfare 3: Redemption Single Player Trailer

Now I would have thought Activision and Infinity Ward would have pushed this trailer to come out when the Battlefield 3 beta started up. But as it turns out, I thought wrong. I do know for a fact that a majority of MW fans really don't give a flying fuck about a 6 hour single player campaign, so you guys (or gals) can just mumble under your breaths while you watch anyways. Cause you know you are going to watch it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

PS3 "Michael" video

I have to say that Sony probably has the best marketing team in the gaming industry. I thought they had hit marketing gold with the Kevin Butler adds, but this new video may have taken it a step further. I own a PS3 and it makes me want to play it even more, so I know how it must feel for the people who don't own one yet.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Xbox TV adding more carriers

Micosoft isn't fucking around with this Xbox TV. Other than the few they have already announced like UFC and ESPN, they are also adding Verizon Fios, Comcast and HBO GO. But that HBO GO one is tricky because if you don't have either Comcast or Verizon Fios, you aren't getting it. Pretty shitty, I know. For the complete list and for you foreign markets the full list is below.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Aliens Colonial Marines Walkthrough

Gearbox is has finally released their walkthrough video that they showed off at E3 this year. And I for one am so happy they decidedto give us this! Eleven minutes of fucking awesomeness and it's narrated by Gearbox's president, none other than Randy Pitchford.

I just hope this game plays as good as it looks. We really need a REAL Aliens game!