Some of the original masters of video game horror are trying to get back to their roots, and get you back to shitting your pants. In this latest developer diary Shock and Panic the devs go into some things they did in the game to freak you the hell out. From increasing the tempo of the music to enemies spawning in random places, it seems the scare factors have been much more thought out than in the past couple games. Check out the video past the break!
Announced just about a month ago is a prequel to the Batman Arkham video game series. Arkham Origins will be taking place as Batman is an up and coming superhero and your favorite villains are beginning to surface. Well it’s time we got a glimpse at the game. Head past a break to see some of the first amazing screen shots. The game has a tentative release on October 25th of this year for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
Bethesda Softworks just announced the next game in the Wolfenstein franchise and it will be known as Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda is going at it hard with this new Wolfenstein and The Evil Within, and I say cheers to that! The game will be coming out in the 4th quarter of this year, on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, AND the next gen consoles. Exciting! They haven’t revealed much more about the game thus far, but I’m thinking it may be a bit more action oriented based on the trailer you can check out past the break. What do you guys think, excited? Nay?
I couldn’t be more excited for the release of Resident Evil Revelations when it comes out on the Xbox 360. If I had a 3DS I would have already played the hell out of it. May 21st it hit’s North America, and the days following it hits the rest of the world. Past the break the devs chat a bit about the importance of infections in Resident Evil, and about the gore. Check it out!
Not often does a trailer move me with its absolute awesomeness. Well, the launch trailer for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is one of those few. I can sit here and try to explain to you how the Grindhouse trailer guy voices this trailer, or how it’s one of the biggest best nods to 80′s actions flicks. Or about how the game takes place in 2007 because back in the 80s they thought the 2000′s were going to literally look like outer space. Just head past the break and check out cool it is. And buy the game right now on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam.
We all know Techland. They brought us the wonderful Dead Island. But now they’re switching things up a bit and bringing you a first person slasher where you fight against the armies of hell. The game looks like a much more demonic version of a Skyrim or Oblivion. And there’s looting. Maybe one of my favorite things ever. My friends despise me for my extra time spent looting. You can enjoy the campaign on your own, or you and up to 3 others can play against each other white fighting each other monsters and racking up points. Head past the break for some screens from the game and look out for it later this year on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
The graphics Quantic Dream cranks out scare me. They scare me into thinking when I play their games my PlayStation is going to melt because it can’t handle it. They recently showed off their latest game Beyond: Two Souls at the Tribeca Film festival, and what a perfect place to show it off because the game is practically a movie itself. Check out the Tribeca trailer past the break, and some amazing screenshots as well. The game will release on October 8th exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
If you haven’t already heard about Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, then you should take a seat if you aren’t already lounged. You like the 80′s right? Who doesn’t?! 80′s action and sci-fi movies? You like them too I’m sure. Well Blood Dragon is an incredible nod to many of your favorites from the 80′s. Take my WORD for it. Head past the break to check out an awesome walk through of some of the game so you can get yourself jazzed up about it. It comes out April 30th in North America and May 1st in Europe. You can also pre-order the incredible soundtrack HERE on iTunes.
A big issue a lot of gamers have with the most recent Resident Evil games is that Capcom is pulling further and further out of the horror genre. Resident Evil: Revelations is the exception. When creating the game developers wanted to recreate some of the feelings and fears players got from earlier games in the series. But one has to wonder if such a thing could ever be the same again. Sure you can add more scares and less action, but you can’t take away the crystal clear graphics and updated game play. Or could you? Head past the break to see the 1st developer diary “Heritage and Horror” for Resident Evil: Revelations. May 21st on the PC, Playstation 3, WiiU, and Xbox 360. Also keep an eye out for the games demo which you can find soon in all the platforms online shops.
The Souls series has what you would call, quite the reputation. No, it isn’t a game that sells Call Of Duty numbers, or blows us out of the water with earth shattering graphics and game play. (No, I’m not saying either of those are bad) The series is known for being brutal, and relentless. In the killing of you throughout the campaign. You can almost look at playing the games like a personal challenge. See how far you can get before you huck your controller through a window or punch a baby. I usually hit the baby first. If you head past the break you can check out the dramatic Global Gamers Day trailer and some screenshots. Dark Souls II is out next year on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
It’s getting to the point in time I think where I need to pick up Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. Not so much for anything besides zombies mode. Though I do enjoy the multiplayer. In the new zombies map Mob Of The Dead, you will find yourselves playing Hollywood mobster superstars Billy Handsome (Ray Liotta), Al “The Weasel” Arlington (Joe Pantoliano), Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Chaz Palmentiri), and Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Michael Madsen). Check out the awesome new trailer past the break specifically for the new map. The new Uprising Map Pack which includes Mob Of The Dead and 4 new regular maps released April 16th.
Thanks to Lonnie for the heads up on this. Coming May 1st as a standalone downloadable game is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. From the video it seems it doesn’t actually have anything to do with Far Cry 3, though there could be some nods later in the game. The guys over at IGN got a chance to check out the first 15 minutes of the game, and god damn does it look like fun. The game gives off a hardcore 80′s action movie vibe, and it’s hilarious and knows it. Right off the bat from the music, to achievements to the dialogue, it starts referencing some of classics from that magical era. Check out the video past the break. Trust me it’s worth watching through to the end.
I’m incredibly excited for The Last Of Us. I love developer videos for games, because you don’t quite understand how much goes into a game until you see them. In this latest video, which you can check out past the break, the team goes in depth on extensive lighting, dead foliage, and much more. The Last Of Us comes out June 14th exclusively for the Playstation 3.
Yes you heard it right, it looks as if our pal Bruce Wayne will be going the Lara Croft route. Batman Arkham Origins will take Batman back to the early days of his career. The game takes place years before the events of Arkham Asylum and before crime has overcome Gotham. You will play as an unrefined Batman, and meet a lot of classic characters in the story of an up and coming Batman. Also announced is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It allows you to continue the Origins campaign on Nintendo and Sony’s handheld systems. Blackgate will be a 2.5D “companion game” to Origins. Origins will be releasing October 25th of this year on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and WiiU. Head past the break if you’d like to gander at some pack shots.
What’s better than a red band trailer? An extended red band trailer, obviously, duh. The Last Of Us is definitely looking like one of those rare games that gives non PS3 gamers a reason to buy one. In this trailer we get an awesome and gory look at what it takes to survive in the post apocalyptic world The Last Of Us will thrust us into. Check it out past the break, and don’t forget about the games release this June exclusively on the Playstation 3.
Deep Silver and Koch Media chose their zombie loving couple contest winners. The couple, Jennifer Jones 27, and Rob Blackmore 31, will have beach zombie themed wedding paid for in full. They will also be getting a a Caribbean Honeymoon paid for as well. The wedding will feature most normal things you get at a traditional wedding except with a Dead Island spin. The coolest part, an undead mariachi band. Jennifer will be driven to the ceremony in a custom Dead Island Riptide pick up truck (hopefully it’s classy and comfortable inside). Head past the break to see the video that won them the contest! And don’t forget you can pick up Riptide on April 23rd on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
Most of us around here don’t care so much for the Black Ops games themselves. But if you’re talking zombies mode, I’m in. I think Treyarch would benefit from at least making the zombies mode available as a cheaper standalone game. Maybe something we could get on Xbox Live or the Playstation Network. Coming April 16th exclusively to the Xbox 360 (Until later released elsewhere) is the Uprising Map Pack. You get four new regular multiplayer maps and one new zombie map called Mob Of The Dead. Head past the break for more map info and a video.
You shouldn’t be on the fence about at least trying Deadly Premonition. Everyone needs to at least TRY it. If you’re still unsure maybe the trailer below will convince you otherwise. It gives you the slightest twisted look into the seemingly normal town of Greenvale. April 30th you can pick up the Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut exclusively for the Playstation 3.
When Deadly Premonition was released it almost instantly became a cult hit. With a 20 dollar price tag and many, many hours of gameplay, the game couldn’t be touched. Coming out on April 30th exclusively for the Playstation 3 is the Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut. If you pre-order it you will receive some downloadable content for the game. Time to dust of the ol’ blu-ray player. Details on the game’s new and updated features past the break.
You’ve got to love Deadpool. He’s such a dick. Not many characters can get away with it as smoothy as he can. I get it Duke Nukem, you’re a pervert. You’re also old and creepy. I get this sinking feeling the Deadpool game could be terrible because we don’t see many awesome Marvel Universe games, but I do have a shred of hope. Maybe I’m just holding on too dearly to my childhood. Check out the gameplay trailer past the break, and lookout for Deadpool this summer on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Right now the Midwest is getting raped. With snow. As soon as I’m done here I have to go outside and shovel until I want to pass out. Then drive to Best Buy in the nightmare mother nature has created to get my copy of Tomb Raider. Past the break you can find the launch trailer that should get you amped for today’s release. It’s getting phenomenal reviews and scores so I can’t express my excitement. Just know it will make all the shoveling worth while.
Beyond: Two Souls is taking on the form of a fancy Hollywood blockbuster movie with the likes of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as 2 of the main characters. Quantic Dream has gone above and beyond to make their characters as real as possible, those of you who played Heavy Rain know from experience. If you head past the break you can see Willem Dafoe’s reveal trailer, followed by a motion capture behind the scenes video. It’s incredible to see what they do to get as many details as possible in the characters. Beyond: Two Souls will be gracing your Playstation 3′s this October.
Out today is Mass Effect 3′s final DLC. Citadel takes Commander Shepard and the crew of the Normandy on one last mission. A new threat is out to kill Shepard, and it’s up to him and the crew to stop them. Head past the break to see the awesome Citadel trailer. And you can pick it up starting today for 1200 Microsoft Sad Goodbyes.
If you aren’t a Conan O’Brien fan, well you should be. But you should at least be a fan of his ongoing series called Clueless Gamer. Conan isn’t a gamer, and never has been. But he reviews video games on the show, and they are always hilarious. The video past the is by far one of the best. Watch as he plays the upcoming Tomb Raider, dies repeatedly, and pervs on Lara. Enjoy!