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A class-based, 3v3 2D arena shooter? Color me intrigued, Ronimo games.
It's like Team Fortress 2 meets Metal Slug and if that combination of words doesn't at least get you to check out the gameplay trailer from developer Ronimo's 2D multiplayer shooter, then I just don't know how to lure you in with my words. Without having played the game at all—this trailer is actually the first real notice I've had a chance to give it—I can at least say that Ronimo has found what sounds like a clever way of mixing and matching existing elements into something new. The stylized look of the game is appealing enough (if a little busy with all of the elements onscreen) and 3v3 multiplayer might be the perfect number for the kind of game they're making which avoids an excess of characters in the environment while still giving you the feeling »
- Charles Webb
Based on the Snk Video game series and directed by Gordon Chan (Jackie Chan’s Thunderbolt, Fist of Legend), The King of Fighters is a (relatively) lowbudget independent flick that has little in common with the game from which it takes its name. When I say little in common I mean that the film uses little more than the names of the characters we know and love from the game, and referencing the Orochi, which made up a key part of the story in the early years of the video game franchise (King Of Fighters ’95 – ’97) and has since played a part in subsequent installments – and nothing much else.
The film iteration of The King of Fighters tells the story »
The second part of our Games of 2011 countdown features one of the best Wii releases of the year, a best-selling shooter, a fighting reboot and a downloadable gem. > Digital Spy's Games of 2011: Entries 20-16 15. Xenoblade Chronicles Launching with seemingly little fanfare in the summer, we fear that Xenoblade Chronicles has already been overlooked. The first of three Wii exclusive role-playing games that are skipping North America to arrive on our shores first, Xenoblade Chronicles offers massive environments to explore, a plot crammed with twists and personality, and gameplay ideas that squeeze all the time-consuming elements of the genre - such as fetch-quests and random encounters - and leave all the good stuff behind. Don't pass this up. > Read our review of Xenoblade Chronicles
14. Mortal Kombat The hyper-violent fighting series has had (more) »
- By Matthew Reynolds
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has received a free update giving gamers the option to play on multiple devices using iCloud to seamlessly switch playing between devices.
In addition, players now have access to two new Batman skins: 70s Batman, which is included as a free download with this update, and Earth One Batman. Both skins come with all new stats, provide new challenges and extend the game experience.
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown features several of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, including The Joker, Two-Face and Solomon Grundy, as well as iOS-exclusive character Deathstroke, and engages players in one-on-one combat as they seek justice in a variety of Arkham City environments.
The Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App is available for $5.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone »
- THE LEGION fan network
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Dead Space 2 (EA)
L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games)
Saints Row: The Third (Thq)
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Best Return of a Pop-Culture Iconic Character from Cartoons
Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
Sonic Generations (Sega)
Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
Best Fighting Game
Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom)
Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros)
WWE 12 (Thq)
Best Console Download Game (Xbla/Psn)
Bastion (Warner Bros)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Fuelcell Games)
Renegade Ops (Sega)
Rochard (Recoil Games)
Street Fighter III: Third Strike — Online Edition (Capcom)
Best Mind Bending, Puzzle Game
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Capcom)
ilomilo (Microsoft Game Studios)
Portal 2 (Valve)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Nintendo)
Danny Trejo, our favorite cinematic tough guy, returns in another deadly race with Death Race 3 which has commenced shooting in South Africa. The gladiators on wheels setting changes from the prison to the outdoors of the South African landscape.
Universal 1440 Entertainment announced the third movie in the series commenced production in and around Cape Town, South Africa in December with the returning cast from the successful prequel which went straight-to-dvd.
Luke Goss reprises his role as Frankenstein with Danny Trejo (Death Race 2, Machete, “Sons of Anarchy”), Ving Rhames (Death Race 2, Mission: Impossible franchise, Pulp Fiction), Fred Koehler (Death Race 1 & 2, “Lost”), Robin Shou (Death Race 1 & 2, Mortal Kombat) and Tanit Phoenix (Death Race 2, “Femme Fatales”) coming back for
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Death Race 3, the latest heart-pounding entry in the high-octane franchise, is currently filming in and around Cape Town, South Africa. In this all-new original feature film from Universal 1440 Entertainment, hardened criminals race for their freedom in vicious new vehicles and face-off in the ultimate blood sport, when the popular Death Race is transported across the globe to the unforgiving and rugged terrain of South Africa. Forced against his will to participate in this global TV spectacle, Frankenstein - the greatest Death Race driver of all time - takes on this ultimate challenge to not only save himself, but his pit crew as well. Inspired by Roger Corman's cult classic thrill ride, Death Race 3 marks the return of Luke Goss (Death Race 2, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blade 2), Danny Trejo (Death Race 2, Machete, Sons of Anarchy), Ving Rhames (Death Race 2, Mission: Impossible franchise, Pulp Fiction), Frederick Koehler (Death Race 2, »
As we hurtle toward a promising 2012, 2011 has arguably been one of the most impressive years for the industry since, well, 2010. It’s a good time be playing games.
Warner Bros. Interactive led the way with a total of seven wins from its three strongest games – Bastion, Batman: Arkham City and Mortal Kombat. Bastion bagged Best Downloadable Game, as well Original Score and Best Song, whilst Arkham City came away with an impressive 4 wins over 11 categories.
Nintendo came out on top in some pretty big categories, bagging wins for Skyward Sword in Best Wii, Handheld and Motion Game.
However, coming away with top prize of Game of the Year, Bethesda seem to have finally nailed the open »
- Alex Turner
The What Culture podcast ‘Game Hates You‘ is here again with more video game discussion that leaves no stone unturned and pulls no punches.
In episode #6 (recorded 12/12/11) Jim Cross and Joe Richardson talk the VGAs. Their awards, lack of finesse, but most importantly, the continuing tradition of exciting new trailers (follow the link below for all new Vga trailers).
Also this week a quick analysis of the new Xbox 360 dashboard and Rayman: Origins, this years great game you almost definitely missed. Interestingly enough this week also features incredible overuse of the word ‘indicative’, probably indicative of the lack of surprise regarding this years award winners (also below).
Here are some other videos discussed in this week’s cast:
Rainbow Six Patriots
Max Payne 3 Dev Diary
Hitman: Absolution Fmv
- Jim Cross
Warner Bros. Interactive released the official Psn launch trailer for “Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection” available now for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Game Description: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection offers fans the chance to play through the games in their original arcade state and rediscover all their favorite characters, fatalities and environments as well as relive some of the franchise’s most memorable secrets. In addition, this new collection features online play, leaderboards, achievements and trophies. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection marks the first time the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy — Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 — have been brought together in a single collection. Follow @Shockya »
- Brent Butler
The words "Lara Croft cosplay" do tend to get male fanboys paying attention. Hell males full stop. So here are a selection of literally dozens of awesome pics of Illyne as the pneumatic video game hottie. This girl really puts her heart into her cosplay as you can see from some of these daringly snapped images.. Check out lots more pics of Illyne as Lara as well as Sweet Pea from Sucker Punch and Scarlette from Mortal Kombat at her Deviant Art page. By TwitterButtons.com »
...and we're all done with this year's VGAs. But they're not done with us. In case you missed it, we've got all of the winners in our handy list below. I say now what I said on Twitter: Mark Hamill was robbed.
Game of the Year
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Studio of the Year
Bethesda Game Studios
Character of the Year
The Joker, Batman: Arkham City
Best Xbox 360 Game
Batman: Arkham City, Rocksteady Studios, WB Interactive
Best PS3 Game
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Naught Dog
Best Wii Game
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Nintendo
Best PC Game
Portal 2, Valve
Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendo 3Ds
Best Action Adventure Game
Batman: Arkham City, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Xbox 360, PC, PS3
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360, PC, PS3
- Charles Webb
A series of best-guesses, theories, and wishful thinking about some of this year's nominees.
Who will win? Who will lose? Who was robbed? With the 2011 VGAs airing tomorrow night, I have opinions and wish to make you read them. You can check out the full list of nominees on the Spike VGAs site.
If ______ doesn't win, I'm going to burn this place down! ("Best Performance by a Human Male" Edition)
The lineup of voice actor competition is pretty rich for this year's VGAs, and as much as I hate to draw any attention away from the excellent J.K. Simmons and his work in Portal 2, Mark Hamill is simply the hands-down winner for this year for his role as the Joker in Arkham City. Although the overall experience in AC has its issues, the clear standout, the one flawless element to the entire game is Hamill's performance, providing a grotesque, blackly »
- Charles Webb
If you can't get enough "Batman: Arkham City," Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios are serving up some butt-kicking combat on your iOS device. Out now on the iTunes App Store, "Batman: Arkham City Lockdown" doesn't look like an exact port of this year's hit game, but more like a fighting game set in the titular prison-city.
According to today's press release, the game is based on the "Arkham" franchise (obviously), but the focus appears to be "one-on-one" combat. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet, but given NetherRealm's pedigree ("Mortal Kombat"), I'm optimistic that the game might actually play well. Well, if it can get past the touch-screen hurdle.
"We here at NetherRealm Studios are huge fans of 'Batman: Arkham City,' and we were very excited to develop 'Batman: Arkham City Lockdown' to extend the franchise experience to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch," said NetherRealm's creative director, »
- Matt Clark
WB Interactive and Netherealm Studios bring the caped crusader to iOS with this touch-based brawler.
I'm assuming Gotham City Lockdown (iPhone/iPad, $5.99) was supposed to serve as a kind of prequel to its console big brother, opening with newscaster narration that the inmates of the poorly-secured asylum has yet again suffered a breakout and the mayor is calling for the enactment of the "Arkham City Protocols." However, you won't really find any hint of that in the synopsis on iTunes:
The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City. »
- Charles Webb
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is coming soon to iOS devices. The game has Batman exploring Arkham City and defeating escaped thugs through a series of swipes and taps to pull off elaborate combos. Batman will also face off in boss battles against iconic villains such as Two-Face, The Joker and Deathstroke, who is exclusive to Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios, the team behind this year's Mortal Kombat reboot. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is currently (more) »
- By Scott Nichols
Holy fucking shit. Astron-6 is a film collective custom made for Twitch if there ever was one. This five man short film wrecking crew from Winnipeg have blasted on to the big screen in an impressive way in the last few months. First they premiered post-apocalyptic Mortal Kombat styled action film Manborg at Fantastic Fest in September, and only a couple of weeks later they took their second feature Father's Day to Toronto After Dark where is destroyed audiences and came away with tons of awards. This two disc collection from Troma shows where the team came from and gives you a good overview of their myriad influences and sensibilities. If you can't find something to laugh at and enjoy in this four hour set, »
Machinima, who was behind the Mortal Kombat webseries, is back with more online horror as they've second episode from their new webseries, Resident Evil: First Hour. "Resident Evil: First Hour" is a re-imagined prequel to "Resident Evil 2", and follows Leon Kennedy (James Whitwell) as he and two other police officers find themselves trapped on a farm outside Raccoon City, fighting for their lives against an undead horde. Jeff Mash and Kevin Millington also star. Directed by April Choi and Ross Peacock, in episode two: "Have the cannibal murders returned to Raccoon City? That may be the case for Leon Kennedy, Richard and Philip as they find themselves trapped alone and at the mercy of a flesh hungry undead horde." »
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has been outed by the The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). A listing for the game has surfaced on the organisation's website, though no details of its content were divulged. The title is expected to be a re-released edition of Warner Bros' Mortal Kombat, including all of its Dlc content and other bonus features. The game was originally released for PC and Xbox 360 in April. Mortal Kombat has received several Dlc updates post-launch. Classic costumes and fatalities (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Machinima, who was behind the Mortal Kombat webseries, is back with more online horror as they've just unveiled their new webseries, Resident Evil: First Hour. "Resident Evil: First Hour" is a re-imagined prequel to "Resident Evil 2", and follows Leon Kennedy (James Whitwell) as he and two other police officers find themselves trapped on a farm outside Raccoon City, fighting for their lives against an undead horde. Jeff Mash and Kevin Millington also star. Directed by April Choi and Ross Peacock, in episode one: "Fresh from the academy, Leon Kennedy turns up in Raccoon City only to make his first mistake and turn up at the wrong station. Unperturbed he makes a routine call to a farm outside Raccoon with his fellow officers, only to find something more horrific than he could ever imagine... " »
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