It’s official, the price of your average retail game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U will continue to carry the now standard price tag of $60. Microsoft has confirmed with GameSpot that, contrary to some rumors, the price of Xbox One games — not including special, limited, or collector’s editions — will not increase. When the PlayStation 4 was revealed last week, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton mirrored that by confirming the price of PS4 games will range from $.99 to $60.
This is good news. Even though the cost of developing games continue to grow — unnecessarily, I might add — at least consumers won’t have to shell out an extra $10-20 for games that are already somewhat pricey. READ MORE
Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal was lacking any real video game news, which is understandable since they’re saving all that for E3 next month. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a good idea of what’s coming to the console. After the break you’ll find a (work in progress) list of games you can expect to see on the Xbox One. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
Today we’re doing the MEGA list, which is all four of our lists combined into one handy guide. A huge thanks to my fellow BD chums Jonathan Barkan, David Harley, Lonnie Nadler and Adam Dodd for shooting me some of their suggestions. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, we’ve got shortcuts below.
I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely see the Metroid series having a lot of horror influences. The bosses are pretty creepy looking, you never know what’s coming up, and the music can be quite haunting. Actually, speaking of the music, that’s why we’re here! Currently out for free download is a two disc set of music inspired by and in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Metroid series called Harmony of a Hunter. The compilation features 36 tracks put together by 24 different musicians. The different styles range from electronica and ambient to dubstep to metal. All in all, it sounds awesome and I highly recommend it for fans of the series or just the everyday casual listener.
Check below for a sampler or head after the jump for the link to website.
Did you hear? Nintendo’s next console has been unveiled and it’s capable of some pretty cool things. Sure, it looks like a Wii with rounded edges and its controller doesn’t look like the most confortable thing you could hold for hours on end – if you’re focusing on those things than you’re missing the point. The Wii U is Nintendo’s attempt at satisfying us, the hardcore market, and with the lineup of games the system has for it so far (more on that later), it looks like they might be on the right path to capturing the hearts of people who aren’t soccer moms, retired or can’t legally drive.
We’ve covered some of the important features and the many ways you can play it, but there’s still plenty we haven’t discussed. I’m talking about the games you can expect on the console and the specs, or at least the ones Nintendo has revealed so far. Head past the break to get in the know.READ MORE