The theme for this week’s Showdown is an obvious one: the next-gen — now current-gen, I suppose — consoles. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are out, I’m sure some of you are spooning with one right now. Apparently, they’re both pretty great. The launch woes weren’t too bad. The PS4 has a tiny chance of getting a “blue light of death,” and the Xbox One has an equally as tiny chance of seeing a disc drive failure. If that scares you, they’re not the only options, there’s always the Wii U and PC, too. Let us know which consoles you’re most interested in after the break!
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.
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.
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.
This third installment is all about games, toys and merch. The stuff you buy for the real horror fans in your life. We’ve got collectibles, clothes, sheets, apps and video games! Many thanks to BD Video Game guru Adam Dodd who shot over a few blurbs with some of his suggestions, he’s credited as “AD”.
MUSIC/FILMS & TV.
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
If you haven’t heard the name Cris Velasco there is still a good chance you’ve played one of the games he’s scored. Such titles as Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Darksiders, Tron: Evolution, Prototype and Clive Barker’s Jericho are just a few in the long list of games he has scored. Well he will be adding one more to his resume by creating the score for the WiiU exclusive ZombiU. Velasco is going to haunt our dreams with such sounds as “detuned toys and instruments, carnival organs, distorted guitars, and haunting ambient textures, contrasted with the intimate emotion of piano and string quintet compositions.” That right there is almost enough reason for me to buy a WiiU. November 13 the game will be released.
I don’t really play handheld games. I tried so hard to play handhelds but I just can’t do it. I don’t know what it is but I can’t sit still when I play handhelds. I have a.d.d. or something. But ZombiU, it looks like a game changer. And with the WiiU handheld hybrid, it’s the perfect game for me to disconnect and take into the bathroom. Check out this behind the scenes video below to get an awesome look into the games location. ZombiU will be available on the WiiU’s launch day, November 18th in North America.
Yes, the Wii U is doing something the Wii hasn’t done for me in a long time. Releasing games I want to play. Bazing! But in all serious something I never expected, and that’s Mass Effect 3 coming to the WiiU. Not really any other details, but there is bunch of game info you can check out past the break.