Coming later this year to both current- and next-gen platforms, as well as PC, is the latest installment in EA‘s Battlefield franchise – Battlefield: Hardline. In a major departure for the long-running first-person shooter franchise, Hardline ditches the tried-and-true combat settings of games past and focuses on domestic crime with “cops and robbers” gameplay. Taking cues from popular TV crime dramas, players will assume the role of Nick Mendoza – a young Miami police detective caught up in a world dominated by corrupt cops and countless criminals. In addition to the single player experience, the game will be home to the online multiplayer that fans know and love – this time with an apropos focus on the teamwork needed to pull of the perfect heist or score a big time bust. Battlefield: Hardline drops October 21st while a closed multiplayer beta is already available for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Having made its debut in the summer months, OUYA — an Android-powered game console designed by Yves Béhar and funded by Kickstarter — presents its 2013 Limited Holiday White Edition. With a crisp, white design at its core, the holiday edition shares similar attributes to the standard black version, boasting a NVDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU processor, 1GB memory, 16GB internal flash storage and 1080p HD video output. The built-in Bluetooth connectivity allows for a carefree, wireless gaming experience. Priced at $130 USD, the console can be pre-ordered now at the OUYA shop.
Thanks to Logitech‘s brand new Powershell – one of the first such gamepads tailor made for iOS 7 – your iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or fifth generation iPod Touch can be transformed into a powerful gaming handheld. Packing a built-in 1500 mAh battery to expand the power of your Apple device, the Powershell offers console-style analog controls for a bevy of compatible games. Plus, no extra software needs to be installed so those games can be played right from the get-go. Furthermore, the design keeps your existing iPhone buttons easily accessible while also offering a 3.5mm headphone adapter, the ability to charge the phone in the Powershell, a subtly textured soft rubber surface, and more. Logitech’s Powershell can be pre-ordered online now for $99 USD.
For anyone here that has already made room on the TV unit for the Xbox One, a small preview has been released to sate your hunger. Tech experts Yusef Mehdi and Marc Whitten worked with Microsoft to delve into the Xbox One and show off its key features. Highlights such as voice-activated commands, custom user interfaces and external user notifications all frame the Xbox One as Microsoft promised – a seamless unification of gaming with other entertainment. Enjoy the video above, and look for the Xbox One ($499 USD) to arrive at stores on November 22nd. Enjoy.
In light of the forthcoming release of the next-generation Xbox One console, Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft release a high-speed trailer for the fifth installment in the Forza Motorsport series. With Forza Motorsport 5 ($79.99 USD) already being heralded by critics for its insanely realistic rendering of street racing, the trailer shows a bit of what’s to come. Slick Nissan GT-Rs, McLaren P1s and other rare vehicles come to life as the trailer shows off the crisp graphics, with little more than the purr of revving cylinders playing in the background. Enjoy the trailer above, and look for Forza Motorsport 5 to launch alongside the Xbox One on November 22nd. Enjoy.
Batman: Arkham Origins drops in just two days and we can't freaking wait to beat the crap out of all the new assassins in Gotham City. It's safe to say that Bats is having a pretty sh*tty Christmas since the Black Mask called a multi-million dollar hit on him. Peep this new trailer for some up-close and personal time the Black Mask himself and a few of the featured assassin’s in Origins. Batman: Arkham Origins drops on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on October 25th. Checkout the official Batman trailer above.
Experience the classic board game of capitalism and real estate like never before with the Monopoly 3D Edition ($500 USD). This special edition game is limited to just 2,000 pieces, and features custom-designed elements depicting New York City from popular three-dimensional artist Charles Fazzino. These elements include six pewter game pieces, money, title deeds, chance and community chest cards, wood houses, hotels, and banker's tray, as well as three-dimensional artwork with embedded crystals and foil accents. The set comes in a two-inch-deep wooden cabinet with a glass top, and each set is numbered and signed by the artist.
Coming soon from director Scott Waugh and starring Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul is Need For Speed – a film adaptation of the long-running video game franchise. Written by John Gatins and George Nolfi, the film stars Paul as Tobey Marshall, a street racer who – after escaping from a prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit – sets off across the country to get revenge on his longtime friend and partner. Faithful to the spirit of the franchise thanks to the involvement of game developer Electronic Arts and starring a cast that includes the likes of Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Kid Cudi, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Harrison Gilbertson, and Dakota Johnson, Need For Speed is set to hit theaters on March 14, 2014. Enjoy.
Activision and Infinity Ward are set to launch the latest installment of the record-breaking Call of Duty series with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the trailer for which has just been unveiled. The above trailer spares no bells nor whistles to push anticipation for Ghosts, which finds the American army facing an impossible enemy after a bout of space warfare. It is important to note though, that while Ghosts may not represent a huge departure for the series itself, it is a revolutionary year in the console race, fueled by the impending releases of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No matter which side you should choose, Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to release on November 5th. Enjoy.
As we near the November release of its next-gen console, Sony takes to the web to unveil its latest creation – the Playstation Vita TV. This 60mm x 100mm gadget connects to your PlayStation 4 serving as a multimedia streaming console that plays Vita games, Sony’s Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, Hulu, karaoke and so much more. With up to 1,300 games available at the time of its release, Sony further mentioned “a future system update” will allow users to use Vita TV in separate rooms of your home from which the PS4 console is located to stream PS4 and Vita games. Priced at about $100 USD, this piece of hardware includes ports for HDMI and Ethernet cables as well as an external memory card opening, a slot of Vita Games and a USB port. Unfortunately its November 14th release will only be available to Japanese consumers, so stay tuned for any release updates.
A Closer Look at the McLaren 650S Anna Morgan
Aug 9, 2014 1:43 pm
Unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show before being tuned for the racetrack, McLaren’s 650S is the latest addition to the British supercar manufacturer’s stable. CarsRidesRead More
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yoshi Gonzalez
Aug 9, 2014 1:44 pm
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shell-shocked its way to a terrific $65 million opening weekend. Brief digression: For a summer box office that’s allegedly in some kind of slump, this is the fourth week of terrific debuts for the would-be new release. MoviesReviewsRead More
Beyoncé “Pretty Hurts”
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The video follows Beyoncé who’s a fraught contestant at a beauty pageant, and traces the ensuing highs and lows.