Just announced from Warner Brothers and Monolith Productions is Gotham City Impostors. The most interesting part, is that it is going to be a first person shooter. The game will revolve around Gotham City as it is being fought over for control.
In the game you’ll be a character customized to your own specifications, but you will actually be posing as amateur villains. So far it sounds like it will be a 1st person multiplayer shooter based on Batman. Massive person and character customization. It will also have maps and modes inspired by Batman. Sounds pretty awesome! READ MORE
Dead Block looks like Home Alone with zombies in it as you and some friends are trapped in a building that’s being steadily overrun by the cartoonish undead. Your only defense seems to be an unhealthy number of sandwiches, guns and the ability to set up elaborate traps throughout the building to help dispose of the oncoming horde of flesh-hungry zombies.
You and your friends can choose from a few different characters including the food friendly boyscout Mike, Jack the construction worker and Foxy the traffic warden. Dead Block takes place in the 1950′s and brings with it ten single-player levels, eight cooperative levels and a whole lot of ways to slay the unsuspecting undead. READ MORE
Now that the PS3 is nearing a full month (25 days to be more exact) without online functionality Sony has released a firmware update for the PlayStation 3. This update is a very important step toward bringing the PSN back online. Firmware update 3.61 will let you update your PSN passcode, in fact, you’re required to change it with this update, though I’m sure most of you are more than willing to, especially if you use the same passcode for multiple accounts.
Your account info can only be changed on the PS3 your account is active on, so if someone was to have taken your info they won’t be able to change it without your PS3. So get on it people, change your passwords in preparation for the PlayStation Network’s glorious return.READ MORE
No Time To Explain immediately caught my eye when I saw it’s 1st trailer. It should be out on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this summer. I’m pretty damn excited about it, cause it looks like crazy old school Nintendo platforming fun. Check out some actual game play below.
In case you’ve been living under a particularly large rock or simply don’t own a PS3 you might not be aware that Sony’s been having some issues with the PlayStation Network. Since the 20th the entire PSN as well as Sony’s Qriocity service have been down while Sony works on completely rebuilding their network infrastructure after a massive security breach. Sony hasn’t had the best relationship with hackers, and their lawsuit against hacker Geohot “forced” a group of Hacktivists called Anonymous to call virtual war on them. Now, is it just me or is this whole thing starting to sound like the basis for a bad direct-to-DVD sci-fi movie?
Not only did this debacle potentially cost Sony billions it also successfully removed much of the trust of many PS3 users and the developers who support Sony’s platform. One developer has even stated an online survey to decide on whether or not they should publish their game on PSN. If you’re a disgruntled PS3 owner looking for a little somethin’ somethin’ for your offline woes, Sony’s finally let us know what they’re doing to try an remedy the situation. Find out what you can get out of all this hullabaloo, after the jump. READ MORE
For those who don’t already know, a little over a week ago the Playstation Network was hacked. What does that mean for you? Well the hackers now have all of your information. Whatever payment device you use to make your PSN purchases, your name, address, all that good stuff. They now have it.
So, keep an eye on that credit or debit card, maybe even consider canceling it, or asking for a card number change. Sony is now (finally) deciding to beef up their security. You can read about it HERE, and look below the article in the “see also” area for connecting articles. (A QUICK UPDATE FROM THE SEXY ADAM DODD) While our personal info was taken when PSN was hacked, all credit card info was encrypted. So while it’s still possible for hackers to find a way to get it, you probably don’t need to cancel your cards. READ MORE
When it first released on XBLA last September Hydrophobia wasn’t met with much love. Other than the water physics the game didn’t look very good and there were quite a few technical issues on top of that. Fortunately, developer Dark Energy genuinely wants gamers to try their game, so they’ve taken a look at all the feedback and are working on releasing the ultimate version of the game, dubbed Hydrophobia Prophecy. Apparently, upwards of 70% of the game has been reworked including new game models, tweaked combat, technical fixes and even a new ending.
So far Prophecy has only been announced for Steam and PSN, with the game coming out for the latter on May 9th. No word yet on when, or if, Xbox owners will get a taste of the heavily modified game, but I sincerely hope they do. Head past the break for the game’s debut trailer and a bunch of wet ‘n wild screenshots. READ MORE
We finally got some more game info for Playstation Network survival horror title, Amy. The game takes place in December of 2034 in Silver City a small town in the midwest. A comet hits and releases a virus that infection almost everyone. Except out protagonist Lana, who wakes up in the middle of all the terror. Slightly infected but not changed she and Amy an 8 year old autistic girl must stay together to fend off the crazies. The thing is Amy is the only thing keeping Lana from going full on mindless monster.
Though Amy is not a co-op game, player will control Lana and give orders to Amy. Using Amy you will have to be extremely careful with her seeing as she is an 8 year old girl. It would seem you’ll be using her small size and special abilities to your advantage in staying safe. You must send Amy are to the areas Lana can’t get to in order to progress through the game. She must stay close to Lana to keep the virus at bay. READ MORE
The game No Time To Explain already holds a special place in my heart. Why? Watch the video below.
No Time To Explain is a side scrolling platformer that includes, you, you from the future, you from the past, huge crabs, spaceships, sharks, it just looks like way too much fun. Look out for the game this summer, unannounced but most likely on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Look closely at the beginning of the video, i think he is dancing and playing on the Kinect. READ MORE
TJ and I have had a top secret project in the works for some time and despite our shared inability to keep a secret for very long, we’ve somehow managed to keep this from you until it was ready. After years of research and sleepless nights fueled by bitter masturbation and energy drinks, this secret is finally ready to be unveiled now. Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the video game that’s destined to sweep the nation: Dead Pixels: The Official Game.
What is this, you ask? How could you possibly compete with blockbuster games that have massive budgets and huge teams of creative individuals working on them? Easy peasy lemon squeezy. You see, between the two of us TJ and I have a combined total of nearly a decade’s worth of video game reviews, and who better to create a fun game than the people that know what makes a game good? Nay, great. Will this be as memorable as BioShock? Yes. Will rake in more money than Call of Duty? Of course. Will it get us laid? We desperately hope it will. Head past the break for your first glimpse of Dead Pixels: The Official Game’s box art, just make sure you keep a tissue handy for when you experience your first exploding orgasm upon glimpsing this beautiful piece of art. READ MORE
Update: Just to clarify, this was an April Fool’s Day joke (As if you didn’t know this already).
Capcom is smart. Maybe too smart. There has been a TON of Resident Evil news, and games being announced lately. The masses have been happy and mad about the announcements, but that seems to be the way with anything these days. Thanks to the internet, everyone has a “voice”. What does that mean? Everyone now has a pair of big ol’ hairy balls connected to their fingers so they can say whatever they want.
But I’m getting off subject. It would seem since the announcement of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has gotten such a great response, that Capcom decided that Resident Evil Outbreak, and Outbreak File 2 have been announced for the Playstation Network and the Xbox Live Arcade. Not just ported over, but just like RE4 and Code V, remastered in HD. I can’t express my excitement just through words. I’ve been wanting this for YEARS. I asked for it so many times on the Dead Pixels Podcast, finally! READ MORE
Update: Just to clarify, this was an April Fool’s Day joke (As if you didn’t know this already).
Remember that multiplayer Silent Hill we talked about a few weeks back? Well, we finally have some details on the game gamers seem pretty split on. It’s called Silent Hill: Eternal Bonds, and it follows a family that travels to Silent Hill for their family vacation. Pro tip: If you’re planning a family vacation or road trip with your friends there are a few towns you should definitely skip, including but not limited to Silent Hill, Raccoon City, Greenvale and Ravenholm, just to name a few.
As you no doubt predicted, the family finds a slew of unexpected surprises when they reach the foggy town resort. There will be four playable characters, the parents and their two teenage kids (a boy and girl). The press release made it sound like the game could be exclusive to the XBLA but we’ll confirm that before we go and freak out any PS3 fans. What we do know is it’s due out this winter. A multiplayer Silent Hill? Could be good, but it could also suck horribly. Thoughts? Predictions? Should this be the next game TJ and I cover in the next Premature Evaluation?READ MORE
Everyone’s favorite bloodthirsty femme fatale is making a long-anticipated return in the upcoming Bloodrayne: Betrayal for the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Unlike previous games in the series Betrayal will be a side-scrolling arcade adventure but it’s the “Rayne teams up with a mysterious new friend” bit that has me a little excited. Could some sort of cooperative option be included? I sure hope so.
The trailer’s not terribly exciting, shows no gameplay and is painfully brief but that shouldn’t keep you from getting excited for another dose of Dhampir action when the game releases this summer. READ MORE
Announced by the sexy and illustrious Adam Dodd less than 2 short days ago, Capcom will be remaking 2 excellent Resident Evil games. Resident Evil Code Veronica X & Resident Evil 4 will be remade in semi glorious HD for the Playstation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.
Sometime this fall they will be released for download, and past the break you can see 5 SD to HD comparison screen shots. The pics show off exactly what you will be seeing in the upcoming releases as opposed to what you have seen in the past. READ MORE
Now that the picture below grabbed your attention, I can get down to the nerdy end of things. The gaming industry in 2010 brought in somewhere over 33 billion dollars, and that is with sales of around 3.2 billion games. Those are amazing numbers to see in such a terrible economy. It goes to show us gamers the industry is not going to slow down for anyone ever.
If you head past the break you can see the 33 Billion broken down by console, dlc, android, etc. READ MORE
Below you can watch a super short and super informative developer diary for the upcoming PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and Playstation Network game, Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime. The dev talks about the game and some back story while you get to check out a little action.
New screens past the break, and the game will release on PSN, PC, and XBLA on March 23rd. READ MORE
Hot off the heels of The 3rd Birthday’s April 1st release date we’re finally getting the long awaited confirmation of the original Parasite Eve’s release. A few weeks before the highly anticipated followup hits store shelves the game that started it all will be available on the PSN. So if you missed the original or want to get caught up on the goings on in Aya Brea’s busy life, I definitely suggest you check it out for a paltry $5.99.
Parasite Eve is a survival horror RPG that’s based in New York in 1997 and follows the story of new NYPD recruit Aya Brea who has to contend with monsters and spontaneously combusting people. Sure, there’s a bit of dialogue and action here and there but that’s pretty much the gist of it. The 3rd Birthday isn’t the Parasite Eve 3 we’ve all been begging for since the second game released a decade ago but it’s not a direct followup to the main series though it does still follow longtime protagonist Aya. Head past the jump for some new action-packed 3rd Birthday screens. READ MORE
Not too long ago Amy was ANNOUNCED for the Playstation Network. There was only one screen shot shown, and it was of some horrible creature and I was immediately pumped for the game.
Well in Amy, in the town of Silver City a comet crashes in the town and unleashes some kind of virus that turns the citizens into horrifying flesh hungry monsters. Well you play as Lana, who while infected, has not yet turned flesh hungry. Amy, carries a strange power that keeps Lana from going full on monster, so you must keep her alive. It is supposed to come out later this year exclusively for the Playstation Network, but I want it NOW. You can check out one more new screen past the break. READ MORE
Paul Cuisset is a designer of a bunch of video games many of you probably haven’t heard of, including the classic Flashback, the Diablo-esque Darkstone and his most recent project, Mr. Slime. He’s worked in a variety of genres but his next title Amy, is set firmly in the survival horror genre.
All we have is a rather impressive looking screenshot which you can see above, and some details on the game’s story and how it’ll play. Amy is due out later this year for the PSN, head past the break to get caught up on what we know about the game so far. READ MORE
In the new Ghostbusters game, Sanctum of Slime, you and 3 of your friends (if you have that many) play as 4 ghostbusting rookies sent out into the field to ghostbust their way through their apprenticeship.
If you head past the break you can read a little bit about all 4 rookie ghostbusters. Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be released March 23rd on the PC, Playstation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade. READ MORE
Plants Vs Zombies is slowly infecting all gaming systems, and most recently it came out on the Playstation Network. The game is kicking ass and seems to dominate wherever it goes. It has been the top release for 2 weeks running on the PSN, and is one of the highest rated games on the PSN.
You can get it now for $14.99 and it comes specially with two new modes for multiplayer, 12 trophies and 21 mini-games. Screens and wallpaper past the break. READ MORE
Ok, so they aren’t all green, that would look weird. However, as you can see from the screens that are past the break, it looks like in the classic Ghostbusters sense you will be fighting a wicked train or subway car. Just the way I like it. Fighting possessed inanimate objects.
Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slime is a PC, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade joint that is looking at a March 23rd release date. READ MORE
It seems like Europe is getting a lot of Final Fantasy lately, and I say gimmie gimmie back here in the states. Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II (2 in Japan), will be released as this press release says February 16h and March 2nd priced at £7.99 each.
Now here is where you can get some excellent deals. Huge Square Enix fans will save the most because those who purchase Final Fantasy Dissidia 012 that will be released for the PSP this spring, will get 50% off Final Fantasy when purchased on the Playstation Network. You will get the same deal on Final Fantasy II if and when you purchase Parasite Eve The Third Birthday which will also be out this spring on the PSP. READ MORE