Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
It seems like every year since Modern Warfare 2, I've started to become more and more dissatisfied with Call of Duty. I thought Black Ops was only okay, and though Modern Warfare 3 had its moments, it was nearly as great as its predecessors. And last year's Black Ops II, well loved by many, is a game I just kind of hate. I never really had an affinity for the Treyarch developed Call of Duty games, but yesh...that game was nothing but disappointment. Anyways, after Black Ops II, I won't lie—I started to wonder if I was becoming one of those people who hated Call of Duty. I simply didn't care to find out what the next entry in the series would contain, and that didn't change much when Call of Duty: Ghosts was first revealed. I thought the teaser trailer was kind of useless, and was worried to see another game developed by the fractured, weak Infinity Ward. Well during the big Xbox One reveal, Microsoft closed off the show in familiar fashion—with our first ever look at the next Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. And believe it or not...it kind of swayed me to be excited again. Check it out after the break... Read More→
Well it was only a matter of time I guess. The Sims is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, selling hundreds of millions of copies since it first started way back in 2000. And with The Sims 3 out for about four years now and EA quickly running out of former expansions from previous iterations of the series to re-package, the inevitable has finally been announced: EA and Maxis are putting together The Sims 4 for a release sometime next year... Read More→
Well so far, the internet has been right on the money with the next Call of Duty game. It is called Ghosts. It is coming out next November. And, just like the rumors said, it would first be announced sometime in May. Surprisingly it didn't premiere during the NBA semifinals like usual but, hey, can't be write on everything. Either way, there's were safe bets from the get go about the next Call of Duty game. Was there anything surprising and/or revealing about the game now that it has been officially announced? Um...no, not at all really. The teaser trailer doesn't even show any of the game, for good sake's! Whatever the case, you can check it out after the break if you absolutely must... Read More→
Published on April 18th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
This is it. The moment I finished up the campaign for Bioshock: Infiinte, I spoke those words aloud to myself. It's been a crazy generation of console gaming since the Xbox 360 first hit store shelves almost eight years ago, and in that time we've seen a lot of amazing accomplishments. Bioware revolutionized RPG gaming with their (mostly) fantastic Mass Effect series. Naughty Dog created a new type of video game hero with Nathan Drake in Uncharted. Rockstar revolutionized the open world genre not once, but twice with Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption. And Telltale Games crafted one of the best storylines to ever be featured in a video game with their genre defining The Walking Dead: The Video Game. Yeah, we've seen a lot of progression for the video game industry as a whole this generation. But, in a way, it was all leading up to this. It was all leading up to Bioshock Infinite. And the payoff was more than worth it...because Bioshock Infinite isn't just one of the best games of this year. Hell, it's not even just one of the best games of this generation. It's one of the best games ever made, period... Read More→
Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
Well guess what? Internet rumors were true again! We've been hearing for a while that Warner Bros. was preparing for a new Arkham game to come out late this year, and since WB purchased some very tantalizing domain names a few months back, signs pointed to it being an origin story of sorts for the caped crusader (yes, another one). And now we know that is indeed the case, as Batman: Arkham Origins has officially been announced. But one thing that rumors didn't point to was who would be developing the game—everyone just kind of assumed Rocksteady Studios would return following Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. But apparently, that doesn't seem to be the case any longer... Read More→
Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
The Call of Duty series is certainly a weird one. Despite being billed as the same series, there's at least three sub-branches of Call of Duty games: Modern Warfare, Black Ops, and just straight up Call of Duty (the first three games set in World War II). Even though all three sub series' feature completely different plots, settings and characters, they are all still housed under the same Call of Duty name. Branding at its finest, folks. Whatever the case, Call of Duty better prepare itself to be split up even further because, if a recent report is to believed, a new branch will be added to its repertoire—Call of Duty: Ghosts... Read More→
Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
Of all the major PR fuck ups of the last few years, I think the one for Sim City takes the cake. This is bigger than the Mass Effect face importation crisis. It's even bigger then the Great Playstation Network Blackout of 2011. Yes, the launch of Sim City and it pretty much not working for everyone was a freaking disaster. And well EA is trying its best to make reprimands with fans by offering them a free game, it's going to take a lot of hard work for fans to truly forgive the company (if they ever do). But despite that, it didn't stop the game from selling like crazy—and now we know just how many people were scorned in the past few weeks by the failure of the always online DRM model. And it's quite a lot, to say the least... Read More→
Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
I'll be entirely honest...I'm far from a Tomb Raider fan. I played snippets of the first few games, but never more than one level (my modern sensibilities get freaked out whenever playing a game like the first Tomb Raider). I also played Tomb Raider: Legend of Darkness which, if my memory served, was pretty damn shitty. So to say I'm inexperienced with the adventures of Lara Croft would be an understatement. But from the get go I had a pretty big interest in Tomb Raider, this year's "reboot" of the character that focuses on a younger, more naive Lara Croft. It seemed to be a huge transition for the series, and one that was at the very least worth checking out. I love me a reboot when done well, and was curious if the people over at Crystal Dynamics were capable of pulling off such a startling transition into this new Lara Croft. And so far at least...I think they have... Read More→
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