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 18th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
When it comes down to it, I think you can call the Xbox 360 a huge success for Microsoft; its sold close to 80 million units worldwide and, for the last 26 months in a row, it has been the number one selling console in the US. But despite that, would you believe that the Xbox 360 is currently the lowest selling console in terms of worldwide units sold? Sony is barely edging it over, and the Wii is of course 20 million ahead of both. But the reason that Microsoft is lagging behind in the worldwide race is, quite frankly, it's success over seas. More specifically, in Asia. And even MORE specifically, Japan. It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled to gain a foothold in this region, and has failed miserably time and time again. Now they are putting a new imitative in effect which will reward Japanese Xbox players with Microsoft Points depending on how much time is logged nationwide. Will it improve the practically non-existent Xbox sales in Japan? Hell no, but it's fun to see Microsoft fail anyways, right... Read More→
Published on April 10th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
It's not exactly a secret that, with the next Xbox (or NeXbox, if you prefer...which I don't), Microsoft is aiming for something more than a mere video game console. For what seems like years, we've been witnessing Microsoft focus less on games and more on media. Whether or not that's a good thing is up to debate, but that's what Microsoft seems to be doing anyway's. And with the Xbox 360 gearing up for an announcement (potential on May 21), it's no surprise that we're hearing more about the multimedia capabilities of the next Xbox. And according to a recent report, Microsoft may be literally trying to take over your television vis-a-vis HDMI. Find out more details after the jump... 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 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→
Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
For some, Assassin's Creed III is still fresh in their mind. For me, doubly so. I've had that game since it first came out at the end of October 2012, and STILL haven't beaten it. To be fair, I got sidetracked with plenty of other games—but to be unfair, the game is actually pretty disappointing. It lacks the freshness and vigor that made the previous Assassin's Creed games so great, and it just feels like more of the same just thrown in the Colonial US. I mostly think the game lacks impact because, despite being the "final" installment in the Desmond trilogy, there are just so many damn Assassin's Creed games now that the whole thing is starting to feel repetetive and not as fresh. So with that said...Ubisoft announced a numbered entry in the franchise today titled Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags. It seems the studio hasn't learned their lesson... Read More→
Published on February 13th, 2013 | by Matthew Legarreta
When it comes to motion controls, I will whole heartedly say that Microsoft won this generation. However, it's still a motion control, so I can't say I exactly like it. But it sold a shit load and was a great success for Microsoft, so guess what? They will be doing it again for Xbox 720. And whether you liked it or not, you will have to have it on your console for it to work... Read More→
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