Set in the near future, when dramatic advances in science, specifically human augmentation, have triggered a technological renaissance, Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
We’re less than a month into 2014 so this list is very much a work in progress, but if you need to get a better idea of the games of 2014, maybe so you know how much cash you’ll need to save up to afford them (spoiler: a lot), then after the break you’ll find everything you need to prepare for the upcoming next-gen insanity.
Much of the list is made up of games we expect to see later this year, they’re just without official release dates. I’ve included them anyway, and I’ll update this post when that changes.
There’s a lot of app talk today, isn’t there? Well World War Z is getting in on it too! Paramount Digital Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio bring have announced the iOS and Android app for release on May 30th.
“Offering a fully immersive experience, players are dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos. Casual and core gamers will both love the game’s action-packed first person experience and electrifying story. Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, an unlimited challenge mode, and a global scale, this game challenges you: play to survive.”
Meanwhile the film is in theaters June 31 from director Marc Forster. The zombie epic stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, and David Morse.
Check out the trailer and stills below! READ MORE
Purchasing items in video games is rarely easy. There’s usually multiple in-game currencies to deal with, crazy expensive items, inventory/weight management, comparing the stats on that dagger you have equipped with the shiny new one, the burning question of whether you should sell that mysterious new item now or save it for later… it can be a real pain.
I never thought of it until now, but shopkeepers have it pretty bad too. Between the dangerous customers who have no problem looting their goods and the insane work hours, I feel really bad for them. You probably will too after you watch this video, courtesy of the lovely souls over at Cracked.
Bloody Disgusting in association with Gameloft would like to offer our readers a chance to win themselves an iPad, along with some in game Zombiewood cash! You guys love a good caption contest, we know that. But the stakes are high this time as you can win yourself one sweet piece of technology. So put on your funny pants and head past the break for the rules, and the image you’ll need to make me pee myself laughing with.
Well, I’m about to explode with excitement. Tomb Raider is out, it’s completely incredible, and I can’t wait for Crystal Dynamics to crank out another one. Even better is they are planning to reboot the movie series as well. I know, it’s a little nerve wrecking when you hear that a video game is tossed into the shark infested waters of the movie world. But the good news is that Crystal Dynamics still very much has a hand in the creation of the movie. Some hopefully they will keep it from going to shit. I’m also hoping they cast Camilla Luddington (below) the voice of Lara in the newly rebooted game as Lara in the movie. Check out the full story over at VARIETY.
Rumors are floating around the big ole’ interwebz. Those rumors? That Bethesda might be looking into making a Fallout tv show. How kick ass would that be? It doesn’t even sound like it would be super hard to make either. You could probably just film it out in the stix and pretend it’s a post apocalyptic wasteland. So, according to EuroGamer Bethesda has a patent with the US patent and trademark office for and I quote, “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Oh my god please let this be true. Gimmie what I want! What do you guys think, exciting?
Got nothing better to do on a Friday night? Watch me at 5pm Central Time tonight as I play Metro 2033 on Steam. I know it’s a little late notice, but I will be playing for a full 2 hours, so tune in, laugh at me, make fun of me, help me out, whatever you want! Head HERE to check it out!
Black Friday is the one day of the year where your chances of getting great deals at your local retailer are about as good as your chances of getting curb-stomped by a fellow shopper on your way to the electronics section. I can understand the allure of getting stuff on the cheap, but as a self-proclaimed geek with alarmingly brittle bones who avoids confrontation like the Bubonic plague, I don’t cherish the idea of fighting my way through a tidal wave of angry shoppers like I’m Brad Pitt in World War Z so I can get an HDTV for half off.
This is where Cyber Monday comes in, because you can get many of those same deals without the hassle of waiting in lines for hours between that guy who obviously hasn’t showered in at least a week and the old lady with the crippled leg who looks sweet but really brought that cane as an instrument to bash your fucking head in the second you put your hands on something she has her Glaucoma riddled eyes on. So if you’re like me and none of the above sounds like a meaningful use of your time, you should definitely read on for all the best video game deals Cyber Monday has to offer.
UPDATE 1: I’ve added deals from Newegg, Xbox Live, and a few more courtesy of Best Buy.
The wait is finally over. What has already been a stellar year for horror fans is about to get even better with the long awaited Resident Evil 6. Capcom’s “throw everything and see what sticks” approach has resulted in four different campaigns that practically feel like their own games, the return of the highly addictive Mercenaries mode, and a new competitive Agent Hunt mode. Either this strategy has paid off, giving fans of the series a variety of different ways to enjoy this ambitious game, or everything could buckle under the weight of its lofty goals. Let’s find out.
After the success of Amnesia, the point and click horror nightmare it’s not a surprise more scary point and click games are surfacing. Most fall to the wayside but I have a good feeling about Anna. Anna plays off of your mental heath as you go through the game solving puzzles and facing presences in the games locations. Depending on your mental health different things change throughout the game which in the end will give you one of 3 possible endings. The game takes place in a recreated Old Saw Mill that actually exists in Valle d’Aosta, Italy. Check out some screens, videos and game info past the break. If you are interested in the game it comes out July 16th on the PC. You can PRE-ORDER it now to save a dollar, bringing the price from $9.90 to $8.99.
Alright, this might be straddling the line between music and video games but dammit I want some fun too! And if Adam and TJ get upset, well I’ll just have to challenge them to a roshambo match (don’t tell them but I’m going to wear a cup).
So, on to the story. Whilst browsing through the vast awesomeness that is Kotaku, I happened across an article about a game entitled Candle, a stop-motion survival horror game that has some of the most interesting (and creepy) visuals I’ve seen in a long time. But what really grabbed me was one paragraph from the video description: “The gameplay of Candle focuses on exploring and listening. The audio centric game mechanics reward a careful and thoughtful player whilst punishing those with more rushed approaches.”
WhatwhatWHAT?!?! That sounds AMAZING! The last game that I heard of that was based around audio was The City of Metronome, which is, for all intents and purposes, cancelled. So hearing that there is a game where the audio plays such an important and vital role to the core gameplay fills me with all sorts of happy. Check out the visually fascinating trailer below.
What do you think of this game readers? Seem like something you would play? READ MORE
Next month Telltale Games, the developer of the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games is bringing us another episodic series based on The Walking Dead. It will be delivered in five episodes, each taking roughly 2 hours to complete, and will feature many of the things Telltale fans have come to expect from their games. Only this time the quick time events that permeated Jurassic Park will take a backseat to more immersive gaming. You’ll be able to control your character, Lee Everett, as he travels to the Deep South, meeting new and familiar faces along the way.
Fans of the TV series and the comic books will have plenty to love here as Telltale’s focus is on capturing the emotional storytelling and character development the series is known for. Whether or not you’ve enjoyed their past work, there’s no denying that that’s a department where the developer excels. Head past the break for more info and a brand new trailer! READ MORE
I’ve been hooked into Skyrim for the past several weeks. Something about slaying dragons and crafting Daedric armor (f*cking impossible to find daedra hearts) is just so badass in my mind. Hell, the Dead Pixels fellas loved it. Just check out their review.
Dark Horse announced today that they will be teaming up with Radical Entertainment for an all new digital comic leading into the highly anticipated video game, Prototype 2 (due out in April). The three part, bi-weekly series will see a bunch of different creators and will be available through Dark Horse Digital starting in February. Anyone who played the first installment of Prototype knows how insane and bloody that shape-shifting world can be (you can seriously toss people across the city). Preview art is calling your name down below. Read on for the skinny
Finally. Amy has officially infected XBLA, and she can infect you too for 800 Microsoft Sorority Parties ($10). The PSN version won’t come until next week (Jan 17), because of that whole price change thing. That also means PlayStation owners will be able to get the game on the cheap just like their Xbox-based brethren.
Head past the break for a launch trailer made entirely of in-game footage. It’s glorious and I definitely recommend checking it out, especially now that the Silent Hill HD Collection has been pushed into March. READ MORE
If your wallet’s still hurting after all the Christmas gift-giving, an extra two bucks for the PSN version of Amy might be a big deal for you. Recently it was announced the game would be coming out next week for $12.99 on PSN and 800 MSP ($10) for XBLA. This caused a bit of confusion, so publisher Lexis Numérique clarified that the price difference is because of Microsoft’s wonky and totally pointless space currency.
Some fans of the game were a little upset that they were going to have to pay more for the game than their Xbox-based brethren, so now they’ve decided to leave it up to us, the consumer, to decide how all this is going to go down. You have two options: get Amy on Jan 10 for the original pricing, or have the PSN version’s price dropped but have the release postponed a bit. When you make up your mind how you’d like to have Amy, I suggest heading on over to the game’s Facebook page so you can partake in a poll. This is what democracy is all about people, so savor it. READ MORE