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If you are a first or third-person shooter fan, then you know that there is nothing that can quite compare to the satisfaction you get from sniping an enemy. It’s a gentler, more refined way of killing your opponents. Well, that’s if you get a headshot and not a toe-shot. Pull off the titular No-Scope in a multiplayer game, and you’ve got bragging rights for weeks (or at least for the duration of your session). Whether you play Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 or are just dying to get on Halo 4, sniping will always be the domain of the elite few. Coincidentally, there’s a game for players who want just that.
Sniper Elite V2 kicks crude weapons like assault rifles and uzis to the curb in favor of a variety of sniper rifles. Precision rifles like the American Springfield, Russian Mosin-nagant and German Gewehr 33 are all at your »
- Bags Hooper
Chicago – It’s an amazing time to be a fight game fan. For years, it seemed like the genre was on life support, waiting for someone to unleash the fatality that put it out of its misery. There seemed to be a distinct lack of creativity in the arcade-based form that once gave us titles like “Mortal Kombat” and “Street Fighter,” games so popular that they even spawned movies. Even those series seemed to flag as the next generation moved on to shooters and even sports games took off. And then something happened. Right now, fighter fans have to choose between “Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” “Soul Calibur V,” the brilliant reboot of “Mortal Kombat,” and, a new-but-old contender, “Street Fighter x Tekken.” Or just play ‘em all.
Video Game Rating: 3.5/5.0
With the “x” pronounced as “cross,” “Street Fighter x Tekken” copies the basic mold of the hit “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” series »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Two projects found their screenwriters last night: Mike Jones will script Second Act based on a story by Teddy Grennan Ryan Engle will do his best to adapt the 1980s arcade game Rampage into a feature movie. Both writers made the 2011 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. Hit the jump for details. Deadline has no details on the story of Second Act, just the personnel developing the project. Alexander Payne, Jim Burke, and Jim Taylor are producing the project through their banner Ad Hominem, whose 2011 brought us Cedar Rapids and The Descendants. David Greenbaum will oversee the production for Fox Searchlight. This is a different project than the Julia Roberts workplace comedy titled Second Act, though you wouldn't know it from the first draft of this post. Jones is currently working on the Marco Polo movie set up at Warner Bros., and recently sold his Black List-approved spec script »
- Brendan Bettinger
Mortal Kombat will gets its turn on PlayStation Vita starting May 1 as revealed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today.
The release date first appeared on retailer websites but was never confirmed by the game's publisher. Now you know and have one more month until one of the biggest fighting franchises of all-time makes its Ps Vita debut.
While mostly a port, the Ps Vita version of Mortal Kombat does include a healthy dose of new content to keep it new and interesting. In addition to the all-new Challenge Tower mode with 150 missions, there's touchscreen Fatalities and X-rays to get excited about.
Click here to pre-order your copy of Mortal Kombat for Ps Vita with free shipping at Amazon.com. »
Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita has been given a release date by Warner Bros Interactive. The reboot of the bloody fighting series will arrive on Vita on May 1 in North America and May 4 in Europe. The port includes content from the game's console release last year, such as PlayStation exclusive character Kratos from God of War and add-on characters Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and Freddy Krueger. It will also feature Vita-specific content, such as (more) »
- By Scott Nichols
Noob Saibot gets a statue, a slew of Kingdom Hearts figures are slightly less pricey, and the Federal government decides to get Unreal.
Beware the collectible shadow ninja
Syco Collectibles has been releasing images of the upcoming Noob Saibot figure from their line of Mortal Kombat 10 inch statues which include Johnny Cage and Motaro.
Here's the official description of the 10-inch ninja from Syco Collectibles' Facebook page:
Noob Saibot will be featured in the fan-favorite "Victory Pose" from the latest installment of the series. He will come complete with his evil clone-shadow standing next to him as requested by the majority of our loyal fans and followers...Fear Him!
No word yet on pricing or a release date.
[Source: Game Informer]
Kingdom Hearts figures on sale, still kind of pricey
Oh, and you'll have to import 'em if you want 'em. Still, for the Kingdom Hearts faithful, the Japanese Square Enix shop has »
- Charles Webb
Videogame movie adaptations carry a certain stigma with them. Generally speaking, they aren't any good. Sometimes the filmmakers even admit that they had no experience with the source material (which explains quite a bit), but there's another problem. You're trying to cram several hours worth of a game into a two hour film. In the act of condensing the story, something gets lost in the translation. But what about a television show instead?
I'm not saying movies are horrible or anything, but I believe a movie is good for one story, and not an entire universe of things. You can argue that some franchises have done this well, and there are plenty of them (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc), yet those spanned several films and only a handful of main characters (at a time anyway). Videogame films haven't had the luxury of expanding into a franchise, so studios »
- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
With a new downloadable South Park game along with the fascinating monochromatic puzzler Closure, we might secretly have some hidden treasure available on consoles this week. Oh, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the Vita has been delayed.
Well this looks neat. According to the developer site, this puzzle platformer will have you playing as "a strange spider-like demon who explores the stories of three human characters through beautiful, eerie environments such as a decrepit factory, a murky forest, an abandoned carnival, and the strange, surreal realm that connects them together." Apparently all of the puzzles involve using light to illuminate useable objects and elements of the environment. Eyebrow Interactive's game was an Igf winner as well as an Indiecade winner, so it sounds like someone out there really likes this game.
Readers should note that I immediately hated myself for thinking of saying, »
- Charles Webb
Thanks to GreenArrowtv.com we now know which other Green Arrow comic villain will be causing trouble for Oliver Queen in the pilot for the Arrow tv series.. Darren Shahlavi (Ip Man 2 and “Kano” from Mortal Kombat Legacy) has been shooting for the past few days as a bad guy named Constantine Drakon. The character first appeared in the Judd Winick/Phil Hester run of Green Arrow comics in 2003. In the comics Drakon was a diminutive Greek martial artist and ruthless assassin, who discovered he was a gifted killer at the age of ten. His first meeting with Green Arrow resulted in him crucifying the hero with his own arrows, so it will be very interesting to see if they make him such a formidable opponent in the show. Darren Shahlavi is something of an action/martial arts movie veteran having appeared in over 40 movies, including Mortal Kombat Legacy, Ip »
In an age of instant digital video gratification, there is still a place for B movies—the partnership between Asylum and Syfy Channel with such films as Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus and Zombie Apocalpyse have shown this much. Roger Corman, who built his career on a reputation of getting the most bang (and boobs) for your buck with a repertoire that includes the original Piranha and Death Race 2000, most recently lends his name to Camel Spiders, a “film” (and I do use the term loosely) that is so achingly terrible, that even King of the B Movies Corman himself should have thought twice before slapping his name on this and allowing it to see the light of day.
The film traces the path of the titular camel spiders from the deserts of Afghanistan to the similarly/identically dressed deserts of Arizona, »
Mortal Kombat has made its way onto Sony’s new handheld console the Playstation Vita. With the port, NetherRealm is attempting to bring the fluid and responsive combat of their bloody fighter to the new device. While much of the game’s core gamplay remains intact, fans are getting a Vita specific treat.
New to Mortal Kombat is a very specifically designed Vita-Challenge Tower which brings 150 new trials to the handheld. This will definitely be a great way for players to break and take a casual approach to the game, while continuing to pulverize their favorite characters. Some of the challenges that you will find are extremely ridiculous, but they fit the overall presentation of Mortal Kombat. You will face the tower with the tasks such as slicing through limbs and body parts, copying the Fruit Ninja formula. You can also find yourself tapping explosives in order to keep the »
- Michael Shelton
Watch out, San Diego Comic-Con. Your brother WonderCon has a new home, and apparently, some renewed movie and star power.
Moving south this year from San Francisco to Anaheim, WonderCon unspoiled its most impressive movie slate yet, playing host to summer 2012 blockbusters like "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Battleship" and "Prometheus," plus a host of other comic and genre-friendly fare looking to build buzz among fanboys and girls.
The rain-filled three-day convention attracted its fair share of celebs, too, with Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone, Michael Fassbender, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill all presumably making the short drive down from Los Angeles.
"Prometheus." This was the panel of all panels to attend on Saturday. Director Ridley Scott, making his highly anticipated return to sci-fi, was joined by red-hot stars Charlize Theron (also on hand for "Snow White") and Michael Fassbender. »
- Chase Whale
It’s another busy week for video game releases, with plenty of new trailers revealed for a number of forthcoming new titles, including Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, We Sing Pop!, Mortal Kombat and Lollipop Chainsaw.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Believe in Ghosts trailers 2&3
Find out why even the most wanted terrorists should start believing in Ghosts! In this second episode, Mack will show you why weapon and equipment customisation is essential in the success of an infiltration mission. Thanks to the Gunsmith and the hi-tech gear of the Ghosts, you can reach your objectives like a professional.
We Sing Pop! – Live action trailer
We Sing Pop! boasts 30 sensational pop tracks 23 of which have been UK numbers ones. It also features tracks that have never featured on any other singing game, these include songs from the world’s biggest artists such as Adele, Jessie J and Florence + The Machine.
We live in an era in which talented filmmakers sometimes trade in creativity and taking chances for remakes, reboots and 3-D gimmicks. We get it -- they're a giant cash cow. Leave it up to the up-and-comers to make unique and rare movies that won't be seen by even a small portion of the people who saw "Clash of the Titans." At least we know those crazy ones still exist.
"The Fp" is bats**t crazy. Here's the synopsis (bear with us, it gets weird). The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future in the Fp, known to you and me as Frazier Park. There's famine, overpopulation and disease, and the people and streets are »
- Chase Whale
Our review of Mass Effect 3 is up today. Just over a week ago, site editor Luke Connolly joined our resident Mass Effect expert Chris Morgan (see links at bottom) and fellow site contributors Aaron Knier and (ME3 reviewer) Rob Meiklejohn to talk about Mass Effect 3, the impact and evolution of the series, the future of videogame-to-movie adaptations, the possibilities for a Mass Effect movie...and the politics of playing Shepard 'FemShep'-style (as a female character when you are not a female player).
You can listen to the podcast at our podcasts page (opens as a page, not an MP3, but you can download the file if you want or use the links in the page to subscribe to the Shadowlocked Podcast via RSS or iTunes). Or...
Scroll down below the sample quotes to listen to the 55+ minute podcast. Underneath the player, you'll find an index of subjects discussed...
On playing »
Before he was Head of Marketing for The Witcher and The Witcher 2 developer CD Projeckt Red, Michal Platkow-Gilewski was a fan of the the dark fantasy novels on which they were based back in his native Poland. So were many of the designers and programmers at his studio, he explained, saying many of them grew up reading Andrzej Sapkowski's dark fantasy novels about Geralt of Rivia, the titular "Witcher" or specially-bred monster hunter who was front and center for the CD Projekt's two award-winning games based on the books.
With The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings making its console debut exclusively on the 360 this spring in both regular and Enhanced editions, I spoke with Platkow-Gilewski at Gdc about the release as well as getting the word out about your game, even if you're not a major studio.
We kicked things off by seeing a new opening cinematic for the game, »
- Charles Webb
Directors/writers: Bret Pierce and Drew T. Pierce.
Deadheads is a zomedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead, Aaah! Zombies!!, and A Little Bit Zombie. The film here is most remiscent of Shaun of the Dead in which two friends try to deal with the zombie apocalypse to moderate results. However in this film Mike (Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder) are not of the living. Instead, they are zombies released from a military lab'. The next 90 minutes is then a road trip styled film as the characters are pursued by the scientists. Deadheads blends genres along the way including: comedy, action and romance. Pandering to so many genres seems to weaken all of them, but overall this is a fun film for zombie movie fans.
Mike and Brent meet up with Cliff (Harry Burkey) after their escape. Cliff is burying the renowned prostitute Pei-Pei's ashes in Lake Michigan. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
For starters, the animations have always been fluid digitized renderings of the 2D cartoon. This game will have over 60 minutes of new animations from Studio Pierrot. Plus, if you’ve never played the previous Storm games, you will be delighted to know that this Ultimate version has over seventy playable characters as well as fifteen support characters from the first two Storm games. There are also new online battle modes.
Now forget all of that. If you’re a fan of Naruto, then the real reason you will want to check out this title is to play as Zabuza and his apprentice/partner Haku. Zabuza is one of the memorable secondary characters that appear in the Naruto series. Appearing »
- Bags Hooper
Chicago – I forgot how much I love the new “Mortal Kombat.” It truly is one of the most consistently entertaining fighting games of the last several years. It’s a must-own for fans of the franchise and even those who left it behind years ago should jump back in the cage. And there’s better way to do it than with the newly-released “Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition.”
Video Game Rating: 4.5/5.0
Timed to get players excited again before the awesome “Mortal Kombat” comes out for the PlayStation Vita (which I was lucky enough to play with the man who developed it last month) and close the door on the console version of this award-winning game, the “Komplete Edition” includes the characters that were made available as add-on Dlc after the game’s initial release along with a few other bloody bells and whistles.
Photo credit: EA
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Warner Bros. Interactive released the launch trailer for “Mortal Kombat Komplete” available now for Xbox 360, and PS3. Game Description: After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable…the Past. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite series is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. Mortal Kombat (known as Mortal Kombat 9 by the fans) introduces a number of game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting »
- Brent Butler
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