Wednesday, 22 May 2013 04:05
Christopher Nolan’s epic trilogy may have seen its conclusion last summer, but Batman fans will soon be able to return to the Caped Crusader’s Gotham City with the latest installment in the award-winning Arkham series. Entitled Batman: Arkham Origins and taking place years prior to the events of 2009′s Batman: Arkham Asylum, the prequel focuses on Bruce Wayne’s early years as Batman and will include clashes with a number of iconic villains from the DC universe – all of whom have been hired by crime boss Black Mask to knock off the Dark Knight. Developed by Warner Bros. Montreal in place of series stalwart Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Origins is due out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 25th.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:20
Following months of speculation, Microsoft has officially unveiled the successor to the Xbox 360 – the Xbox One. Designed not only for next-generation gaming but also intended to be a comprehensive entertainment experience, the Xbox One was described by Microsoft’s own Don Mattrick as a device “where all of your entertainment comes alive in one place” – an all-in-one system offering a “simple, instant, and complete” experience. Now incorporating Kinect right out of the box, the machine features voice control capabilities and gesture recognition technology for navigating its start-up interface, while the machine itself boasts 8GB of RAM, a 500GB on-board hard drive, native 64-bit architecture, HDMI input and output, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, an 8-core CPU, and USB 3.0 connectivity. [Watch & Read More]
Saturday, 27 April 2013 20:05
Only a few days after our in-depth preview of EA Sports' Madden NFL 25, a trailer has finally hit the net to show us how the game looks including a few of the special plays. This is one of the first of a series of gameplay trailers planned for the weeks leading up to the Madden NFL 25 release later this year. Take a gander at the video above and let us know your thoughts. Enjoy.
Monday, 15 April 2013 11:47
Further capitalizing on the popularity of undead-themed maps (this is the fifteenth one so far), the Mob of the Dead map will soon release as part of the Uprising downloadable map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Taking place on Alcatraz Island, the back story involves four mobsters trapped inside the infamous prison to fend for themselves against hordes of reanimated guards and inmates, as well as a new boss zombie named Brutus. No stranger to mobster movies — starring actors Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, and Ray Liotta — the four certainly have their work cut out for them in this genre mash-up. Mob of the Dead will first arrive on Xbox LIVE on April 16th, with ports to other platforms soon to follow.
Monday, 08 April 2013 14:44
Sad to say, but it looks like DICE's next installment of the Battlefield franchise will be leaping past current gen consoles and heading straight for your PS4 and Xbox 720. DICE and EA showed off 17 minutes of gameplay for Battlefield 4 on a high-end PC to highlight just how badass their next-gen title is going to look. Fishing in Baku is hoping to set the tone and provide a more engaging, narrative driven first person shooter. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think. No release date has been given as of yet. Enjoy.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 04:49
Clean up your entertainment center by retiring your current collection of classic gaming machines for the Retron 5 Console ($100). This crazy box will offer support for the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Famicon, and Game Boy Advanced — and thus likely the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color as well. It will offer two controller ports for each system, although we're not 100% sure you'll need them given that it ships with a universal Bluetooth controller, and also outputs upscaled video and improved audio at 720p over HDMI. With any luck, it'll be hitting virtual shelves in July.
Monday, 25 February 2013 03:15
Kitschy name aside, the PhoneJoy Play is a very promising gamepad. It uses Bluetooth, has a variety of control modes and expandable form making it compatible with iOS, Android and PCs. PhoneJoy is touting the Play as a way to turn your smartphone of choice into a portable console, and judging by past reviews, it’s the company that could actually realize this vision, which is one that others have tried before. Checkout the gamepad in action after the jump. [Watch More]
Friday, 22 February 2013 18:14
At the recent unveiling of the new PS4, due out for a fall release this year, attendees to the event held in New York were kept in the dark with respects to the console itself, but were treated to a preview of the controller for the new console. Sony has recently released official images for the Dualshock 4 controller and just as the console hopes to be the next evolutionary leap for the gaming franchise, so too does the accompanying controller. [See & Read More]
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 20:51
The name is a little confusing — it has absolutely nothing to do with Wikipedia, Wikilinks, or any other traditional Wiki, as far as we can tell — but that doesn't mean the Wikipad ($250) isn't worth a look. Built with gaming in mind, the Wikipad features a 7-inch HD screen, a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with quad-core GPU, a built-in gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage with a MicroSD slot for expansion, GPS, and built-in stereo speakers. The biggest feature, however, is the detachable game controller that gives you a proper D-pad, dual analog sticks, and Playstation Mobile certification.
Monday, 28 January 2013 15:46
The Dead Space franchise is set to return this spring with the new Dead Space 3 and it looks to be another hit if the launch trailer is anything to go by. This latest installment sees Isaac Clarke marooned on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis as he tries to fight off the Necromorph threat alongside new character John Carver. With new controls that make game play more organic, Dead Space 3 looks to be a significant improvement over its predecessor and we cant wait to try it out. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.