10 items from 2013
Apparently this new pic from Neil Burger’s “Divergent” (based on the young adult novel by Veronica Roth) finds the film’s star Shailene Woodley beginning her character Tris’ initiation into the Dauntless faction. I have no idea what the Dauntless faction is, or why it involves Tris standing on the edge of a rooftop while a bunch of dudes gather around to watch. Shouldn’t someone call the cops? “Divergent” is the first of what is expected to be a trilogy of Young Adult books, because obviously no one writes a single book anymore, it has to always be three books. Why? I dunno, it’s probably for the same reason why all of the leads in these books are young, spunky teenage girls. Just cause, ya know? Divergent is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, »
News 10 Apr 2013 - 14:00
Game Informer has lifted the lid on Batman: Arkham Origins, revealing some juicy info...
The May issue of Game Informer has revealed plenty of new details about the next instalment in the Batman: Arkham series of games, which we now know is coming in October alongside a new handheld title for 3Ds and Vita, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
The details confirm that events will take place earlier in Batman's crime fighting career, and will be influenced by Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight.
The story, which is based in Gotham City long before part of it was turned into a massive prison, will take place on Christmas Eve, and sees Black Mask place a bounty on the Caped Crusader's head, drawing in the DC universe's best assassins.
Batman will no only have to combat his many assailants, but he'll also have to find »
Sony has announced that this week’s North American PlayStation Plus update will give Vita-owning RPG fans plenty to smile about as Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention joins the free Instant Game Collection.
An upgraded version of the previously released Disgaea: Absence of Justice for the PlayStation 3, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention centers around Mao, a Netherworld Evil Academy student. The game’s dark humor story line has Mao plotting to take revenge on his demon overlord father for destroying his video game system — which will have the added benefit of putting him on the demonic throne. Absence of Detention features several improvements over the original game, including; improved graphics, additional characters and close-up shots, extra chapters, and all of the Dlc released for the PS3 version.
If RPGs are not your style (or you are one of the many gamers who apparently don’t own a Ps Vita) today »
- Justin Alderman
Xbox Live's recent Ultimate Game Sale was undeniably one of the best digital deals Microsoft has ever treated Xbox 360 owners to. Now Square Enix has revealed a nice assortment of Games on Demand and Dlc going for 50% off until March 18th. Let's hope the trend continues.
The only exceptions to the 50% markdown are "Kane and Lynch 2" at 25% off, "Sleeping Dogs" at 44% off and "Deus Ex Human Revolution" at 60% off. Take a peek at the full list to see if Square Enix is offering anything you're interested in.
- Mensa Academy - Now 400 Msp (50% off)
- Deus Ex Human Revolution - Now $14.99/£8.99/€14.99 (60% off)
- Deus Ex Human Revolution - The Missing Link - Now 600 Msp (50% off)
- Deus Ex Human Revolution - Explosive Mission Pack - Now 120 Msp (50% off)
- Deus Ex Human Revolution - Explosive Pack and TacticalAdd-on - Now 80 Msp (50% off)
- Mini Ninjas Adventures - Now 400 Msp (50% off »
- Don Hatfield
Avalance Studios founder Christofer Sundberg Tweeted a second potential Just Cause 3 teaser screenshot yesterday, telling his followers “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? #yearoftheavalanche #avalanchestudios @ Avalanche Studios”.
This new screenshot is extremely similar to the image that was teased a couple of weeks ago that showed the same character model, with the same gear, kicking a rider off his bike, in a very similar desert setting. Considering the studio’s history — and the fact that this unknown character seems to have the same accessories as Just Cause protagonist Rico Rodriguez — the natural assumption is that Sundberg is prepping for a Just Cause 3 announcement.
There is, however, another remote possibility.
We know that God of War 2‘s director, Cory Barlog, was working with Avalance Studios since 2008 on a Mad Max game based on Mad Max 4: Fury Road, however, that relationship stopped when Barlog joined Crystal Dynamics to »
- Justin Alderman
News Aaron Birch 28 Feb 2013 - 11:06
A vague screen from Avalanche Studios has pointed to a third Just Cause...
Surely one of the most outrageous and stunt-filled open world titles around, Just Cause lets players relive the kind of in-motion action sequences the best Hollywood actors and stuntmen can only dream of. Oh, and it's got a ton of 'splosions too.
Well, if a screenshot released by Avalanche CEO, Christofer Soundberg is what it appears to be, then we could be grappling moving vehicles and hijacking aircraft in mid-air again soon.
The image, which was released onto the Instagram website, shows a distinctly 50s-style hero apparently grappling onto a propeller-driven plane. The style is reminiscent of Rocket Ranger, or even Capcom's 2010 title, Dark Void.
A couple of weeks ago, another image showing the same character was released, this time booting a unfortunate soul off a moving motorcycle and side car. »
Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg tweeted the blurry image above earlier this week (which was spotted by Kotaku), touting it as one of the big games the studio is working on in 2013. Featuring an unknown character seeming to eject some unfortunate guy from his motorcycle seat, it appears to be set amid some dusty, dirty hills.
We're about due for another open world action adventure game with Rico. The last "Just Cause," released back in 2010, got some fairly positive reviews for Swedish developer Avalanche Studio, and those three years would be more than enough time for them to have found a new sandbox for the character to tool around in.
We're making awesome games at #avalanchestudios! This year will be awesome! #yearoftheavalanche @… instagr.am/p/VrXdz6JwtU/
— Christofer Sundberg (@CHSundberg) February 13, 2013
While the stories in those games are no great shakes, »
- Charles Webb
Christofer Sundberg, founder of Avalanche Games, shared this Tweet regarding a possible Just Cause 3 release with his followers:
We’re making awesome games at #avalanchestudios! This year will be awesome! #yearoftheavalanche
This was followed with a link to the photo above. Could it be a still from the forthcoming Just Cause 3? The landscape, character, and general design seems to point to a sequel to the wildly fun sandbox game. But is that a hammer he’s holding in his hand? Perhaps we’ll be able to get creative with our weapon wielding skills this time around.
If it proves to be a still from Just Cause 3, then I couldn’t be happier. Some of the most video game fun I’ve had was swinging from tree to tree and along mountain faces in Just Cause 2. The vast world could be explored for hours without the traditional boredom that comes from »
- Mitchell Stafiej
On Sunday Manchester City went to the Emirates Stadium looking to close the ten point gap on their top of the table neighbours Manchester United. The prematch analysis was plagued by the controversy surrounding the “category A” seats for City fans priced at sixty-two pounds a head by Arsenal.
Many fans were boycotting the match in protest of the grotesquely high cost of the tickets, Kevin Parker of the City Supporters’ Group stated: “In 2009 a ticket to Arsenal was £32.50,” thus in four years the price has increase by nearly thirty pounds. Nine hundred of Cities allocated three thousand tickets were returned because they were not able to sell them.
Manchester City were able to see out a comfortable victory against Arsenal winning two-nil after Milner and Dzeko both struck in the first half. Controversy occurred after the final »
- Stu Whittaker
Very few video games have existed for so long and had such mainstream success as the entire Grand Theft Auto series from Rockstar Games. It has consistently received critical acclaim and done what it has set out to do – be fun, addicting, and controversial.
Since the very first GTA game, parents and organizations have been up-in-arms about Rockstar’s releases. Grand Theft Auto games have been the focal point of criticism and lawsuits for years – and Rockstar loves it. If they didn’t, why would they continuously do it?
The series has held the title of being revolutionary, breaking out from the norm of video games and creating a genre previously unseen. Rockstar essentially created open-world gaming, developing the foundation for what later would become one of the most diverse genres in the industry – introducing games like InFamous, Just Cause, Saint’s Row, and Fallout.
But now is the time »
- Sam Tuchin
10 items from 2013
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