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Deadpool the game trailer

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High Moon’s new mind smashing game has gotten a new trailer and Here it is really it looks perfect for Deadpool and therefore it pleases me. Nolan North the voice of such characters as Nathan Drake,Desmond Miles and many others will be Deadpool once again.

Lego Marvel Superheroes

As usual the developers are TT games and Warner Bros. Interactive will be publishing it this time its going to be for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita and PC and will be coming around september ish.

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Now this is like the 13th game in the LEGO franchise and it is very robust but it still finds ways to interest us and it doesn’t seem to be running out of steam and recently we have been able to look at the new and upcoming Lego Marvel Superheroes this game looks like it will be a Ultimate alliance like game utilising one of the biggest line up of heroes to date

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Developed by TT Games it will offer the usual action adventure and puzzling we are use to but this time showcasing a character line up taken from the sprawling Marvel universes Nick Fury has brought together superheroes from all places to save Earth from Galactus and loki…… and others.

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Visually the figures look the same as the ones that come in the packages and this is not unusual, i hope that they can draw me back into this game series because i haven’t finished one since Lego indiana jones.

Ubisoft says we like Annual Assassin’s creed

Ubisoft Montreal’s CEO Yannis Mallat has hinted at the publisher will be approaching their yearly Assassins creed installments

At GDC Eurogamer asked whether or not Ubisoft might take a break from releasing a new AC title each year Mallat’s answer was “No”

He has explained his answer by saying

“The players will tell us. Right now there are more and more coming into the franchise […]It’s our breakthrough. When you have quality content, the frequency of coming out with the game is not an issue at all.

On the contrary, people expect more and more of that content. So it’s natural to be able to provide that content. The gamers are happy and it’s our job to make them happy.”

And he’s right the Assassins creed games make huge amounts of money in sales so there isn’t much incentive to stop even for a while there are those franchises that burn out because of too many releases: Tony Hawk and Rock Band/Guitar Hero but on the other hand there are games like sad to say Call of Duty this series has been around for ages but people still buy it then there are sport games like madden and NBA 2K they all seem to be doing fine.

So what do you think should the assassins creed series continue as a yearly or should it stop soon?

GTA V box art

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Recently Rockstar has shown off the box art for the newest installment and it has come with new screenshots.

The cover shows the three main protagonists Franklin, Michael and Trevor along with them there is a Angry dog, the blonde with the fruity phone, a guy on a jetski, a helicopter  dirt bike and an R8 so if the cover is going to indicate game play im going to take so many selfies and upload them to the Facebook equivalent. And drive cars obviously.

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Its been a while but the gaming news has been a bit stale and being capped is annoying. So lets get cracking.

Battlefield 4 Reveal

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As i and a few friends guessed Battlefield 4 will be coming out some time this year some time and will be revealed at GDC this year this news comes from Geoff Keighley.

The game has been demoed behind closed doors and it just a matter of waiting for the public test.

So far we can safely say that they will follow the battlefield code large maps, vehicular warfare and destruction

Saints Row IV

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Dead island Publisher Deep Silver announced the release of volition’s Saints Row IV will be heading to current-gen consoles and PC not the Wii U on August 20 in North America and 3 days later THE WORLD… muah hahaha sorry.

Announcement Teaser Here

yes the last game wasn’t particularly good but im going to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope its good.

Ron Gilbert leaves Double Fine

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The creator of Monkey island games and recently “The cave” recently he has announced that he will be leaving double fine.

The news came from his blog Grumpy Gamer in which he thanks the guys and girls at the studio and doesn’t really explain his departure.

“I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave.  It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years.  So much fun.  I will miss them all.  And of course to Tim [Schafer, Double Fine’s founder] for creating the opportunity to come there and make The Cave.

But hopefully where ever he goes he will be free to do anything he wants.

DONE. Justin out.

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Revealed next gen

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Yes this broke yesterday but im going to say it. The PlayStation 4 has been announced and will be released this holiday season no official dates or pricing but i am very excited.

Sony’s CEO Andrew House said their new console will create…

“experiences that surpass gamers’ wildest expectations.”

Followed up by the lead systems architect on the PS4, Mark Cerny said…

“the development of a next-gen platform started about five years ago.”

and that the goal is

“freeing developers from technological barriers.”

Now Cerny has had a very long history in the video game industry more than 30 years stretching many companies, he also states that platform is…

“By game creators for game creators”

                      And that its architecture is…

“like a PC, but supercharged”

This leads me to believe that game devs have had input in to the new console, the consoles innards were also shown off and the new console will ship with a custom 8-core AMD “Jaguar” x86-64 with integrated graphics APU and “next-generation” AMD Radeon graphics processor capable of driving 1.84 teraflops. As detailed at the event, it will come paired with 8GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, making it competitive with most gaming-focused PCs on the market. As expected, the system will ship with a Blu-ray drive, built-in 80.211 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, as well as HDMI, Analog-AV, and optical digital output. Sony is giving I/O options a boost with the inclusion of USB 3.0 ports and a mysteriously vague “AUX” port. Each system will ship a “Mono Headset” for cross-game chat and other social features.

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yes that’s what it looks like.

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there will also be the PlayStation 4 Eye which will have a 1280×800 camera at 60 FPS, a significant gain over the kinect’s 640×480 30 FPS sensor but Sony has yet to go in to full detail.

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UPDATE: THQ SALE

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If you have been reading my posts i have been writing about the THQ sale of the company and its assets and since i haven’t been able to post everyday i have to do a recap post.

 

On the 24th of January the U.S. bankruptcy court approved the motion for the auction of THQ’s assets to an assortment of buyers, which was made public the previous day.

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The act approved the sale of multiple assets including  Turtle Rock Studios’ game, Evolve (to Take-Two for $10.9 million), Relic Studios (to Sega for $26.6 million), Homefront 2 (to Crytek for $0.5 million), Volition and Metro: Last Light (to Koch Media for $22.3 million and $5.9 million respectively), as well as THQ Montreal and South Park: The Stick of Truth (to Ubisoft for $2.5 million and $3.3 million respectively).

In these sales THQ will receive about $72 Million rounding the company’s assets to about  $100 Million (this would include the assets not in the sale such as Vigil and its Darksiders franchise, that haven’t found a home).

Sales are expected to close tomorrow. And it doesn’t look like its a good day to bounce a check.

Included in the press release was a short note from both Brian Farrell, Chairman and CEO of THQ, and Jason Rubin, President, concerning the finality of the publisher’s closure:

Farrell: “While we had hoped that the restructuring process would allow the company to remain intact, I am heartened that the majority of our studios and games will continue under new ownership. It has been my pleasure to work alongside this great group of people, and I am proud of the imaginative and artistic games that our team has created. Although we will no longer be able to work together with a unified mission, I am confident that the talent we have assembled will continue to make an impression on the video game industry. For those whose positions are not likely to continue, I sincerely regret this outcome and we will be meeting with you over the next few days to discuss the transition.”

Rubin: “I was brought in eight months ago to help turn this ship around, and while I’m disappointed that we could not effect a sale for the entire operating business, I am pleased that the new buyers will be providing jobs to many of our very talented personnel. When we first announced the sale process, I said I would be happy if the company’s games and people had a bright future, even if it meant I did not have a job at the end of it. And I still feel that way.”

I know me and my brother both love the recent Saints Row the third and hope to see the title go further, and we wish the owners of the titles great success with the future.

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Assassin’s creed 3 sells heaps

According to a release published by Ubisoft today the latest game in the series has sold 7 million copies which the publisher/developer boasts that AC 3 is the fastest selling game in the company’s history which ain’t bad.

“The reception for Assassin’s Creed III has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season. We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin’s Creed III was launched, and we’re really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise.”

good work boys and girls but sadly for me i have been unable to play the game properly with so many single player games coming out this season.

Amazon lists Hitman Trilogy

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A post on Joystiq recently points out that both Xbox360Achivements and Amazon the Hitman HD Trilogy. which according to Amazon’s listing will cost $40 and includes

  • Hitman Contracts
  • Hitman 2 Silent Assassin
  • Hitman Blood Money

This package is set for release on January 29.

New Lego game

Recently the Machinima Flickr account posted screens for Lego city undercover its not clear when the game will be released, but the game is a Wii U exclusive and promises to have some fun GamePad functionality like what was included in the recent Batman: Arkham city Armored Edition.

i really what this game to be much like Grand Theft Auto series but more sand boxie.

Hotline Miami sells well

Graeme struthers the project manager for Hotline Miami says that the crazy mass murdering simulator has sold 130,000 digital copies since its release seven weeks ago. The game has been a runaway hit earning plenty of critical praise and even earning the title of “Most Original Game” at this years IGAs .

But apparently the game has been hit by pirates ‘typical’, but the game dev Söderström so he releases a patch to torrenters.

Struthers explained Söderström’s point of view on that front:

“That’s what he’s like. He just felt he didn’t want people playing the buggy version of his game however they got it. He wanted them to get the patch. He basically said, ‘I’m not going to criticize this, it’s a fact of life. It would be nice if guys could find it within themselves to pay for it, but that’s the world I’m in, so you know, you just have to take it for what it is.’”

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Ubisoft: Splinter Cell Movie, Bioshock Infinite Delayed

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Ubisoft signs deal with New Regency for Splinter Cell film, casting Bane-actor Tom Hardy as Sam Fisher, this isn’t the first Ubisoft movie adaptation that New Regency has endeavored to make.

Jean-Julien Baronnet, the CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, offered a statement on the new deal:

“With actor Tom Hardy attached and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer to write the script, Ubisoft Motion Pictures will lead the development with the support of New Regency to bring the franchise to the big screen in a dynamic way. For Ubisoft Motion Pictures, creative control is key and New Regency shares our commitment to respecting the creative freedom of our team. Their ability to produce both blockbusters and intriguing indie hits is an ideal fit for the Splinter Cell franchise.”

It’s clear that Ubisoft and New Regency are happy together otherwise we wouldn’t see two back to back  projects going together, hopefully we don’t see the same mistakes that other game developers have made when making a film.

Bioshock Infinite Delayed NOOOOOOOO

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It has been reported that Irrational Studios’ Bioshock Infinite  has been delayed once more till the 26th of march 2013  but what do we get from this delay

Creative director Ken Levine explained the situation to IGN:

“It’s primarily polish and bug fixing. You know, ‘let’s make that narrative scene that much better. Let’s do another pass on the timing of that scene. Let’s do another balance pass.’ It’s a game we could have shipped in February. It just wouldn’t be the game that we think the fans deserve. And that doesn’t mean it was far off from that, but they deserve what they deserve. And when we ask people to pony up a lot of money for this game, we have to feel confident that we’re giving them something that they deserve.

“I knew I was going to take some slings and arrows about [the delay], but I always just said ‘look, at the end of the day, the slings and arrows will go away. The game will last forever.”

Now with this relatively short delay its safe to say that we are getting closer to playing a game which Shaun and I have been waiting to play for  along time.

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Recent Gaming News

0Black ops 2 rakes in the money

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In 15 days the newest COD game made $1 billion one day faster then MW3, now anyone who knows me personally knows that i rather the Battlefield series over the call of duty but even i have to say that it is impressive.

New Wii U stuff

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On the 5th of December nintendo had a video stream where they announced the Wii Fit U this new product will launch in the first half of next year it will come with a tamagotchi looking device that’s called the Fit Meter.

Steam’s Big Picture

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Recently Valve announced the official launch of “Big Picture Mode a fancy interface for the beloved system turning your gaming grade PC in to a couch friendly gaming machine, to celebrate this Steam is having a huge sale emphasizing games that have remote support and are better with remotes such as Lego batman 2. SWEET! this sale will run till the 10th of December so whip out those credit cards and get buying

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Starcraft 2: Heart of the swarm release date announced

Justin: Blizzard has formally announced the release date and collector’s edition and digital deluxe edition details for SC II:Heart of the swarm.

The Collector’s Edition includes the full version of the game on a DVD-ROM and contains the some exclusive bonus items, in addition to the content from the Digital Deluxe edition:

  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-ray: Immerse yourself in the StarCraft universe with developer commentary, interviews with voice actors, and an in-depth historical retrospective on StarCraft’s eSports legacy narrated by key members of the community.
  • Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD: Enhance your Heart of the Swarm musical experience with this collection of more than a dozen tracks from the game.
  • Heart of the Swarm Hardcover Art Book: This 144-page tome features never-before-seen art from the expansion, including early concept sketches and meticulous 3D renderings.
  • Zerg Rush Mousepad: This Collector’s Edition mousepad depicts the Terran Dominion holding out desperately under the onslaught of the Swarm.

The Digital Deluxe version  includes a digital copy of the expansion along with some in-game bonus items:

  • StarCraft II Torrasque: Crush the enemies of the Swarm with the indomitable Torrasque, a fearsome new look for your zerg Ultralisks.
  • StarCraft II Battle.net Portraits and Decals: New Swarm-infested Battle.net portraits and decals help you customize the look of your online profile and in-game army.
  • World of Warcraft In-Game Pet: The Baneling companion pet is bursting with enthusiasm and ready to explode onto the Pet Battles scene.
  • Diablo III Blade Wings and Banner Sigil: Grow zerg-like wings in honor of the Queen of Blades, and unfurl an exclusive banner sigil to mark your allegiance to the Swarm in Sanctuary.

Not sure on pricing.

Mass Effect 4?

ImageJustin: Casey Hudson Exclusive producer for the mass effect series announced via Twitter

“We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?”

Dose he actually whats gamer’s perspectives?

The mass effect universe is a huge one… so i think its safe to say that everyone was expecting this hopefully we see a better ending then the last.