Sunset Overdrive Details Coming Next Week

May 3, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Sunset Overdrive

We’ve heard almost nothing about Sunset Overdrive, the Xbox One exclusive shooter by Insomniac Games, since it was announced at E3 last year, but more details will be coming soon. According to Insomniac’s Associate Community Manager, Brandon Winfrey, new information will be revealed sometime next week.

So far, all we really know is that it’s open world, it’s a shooter, and it has both single-player and multiple components. In fact, thanks to the game’s official Twitter account, we know that the single-player campaign is completely separate from the multiplayer and can be played entirely offline. You can expect a strong story with it, too.

Microsoft’s Major Nelson also Tweeted that he was play testing Sunset Overdrive, so maybe we’ll even get to see some gameplay next week. All we can say for sure, though, is that Edge Magazine is set to reveal details on May 8.

Insomniac Games has a history of strong titles, so we’ll be interested in learning more about Sunset Overdrive. What are your hopes for the game?

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Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Details, Size, New Villain

March 5, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rocksteady’s next (and last) Batman game will be called Batman: Arkham Knight. We’ve got a lot of new details for you now, starting with the title itself.

Since Arkham is a location and Batman is the Dark Knight, the obvious conclusion to come to is that “Arkham Knight” is just a new nickname for our caped protagonist. This is not true. Actually, as revealed today by GameInformer, the Arkham Knight is a brand new villain created for this game. According to Rockstar, this villain will be the “ultimate test” for Batman. Of course, fan speculation is running rampant, with Hush still being one of the most popular theories for the Arkham Knight’s identity.

Additionally, we’ve found out that the game is going to be huge. Arkham Knight is set in Gotham City, just as Arkham City was, but this Gotham is five times bigger, with no loading screens at all. Rocksteady wants the city to be packed with content, while also having more open space for gliding and driving.

Speaking of driving, the developers reworked the city’s design with the Batmobile gameplay in mind. They’ve widened streets, added ramps, and more. In fact, they’ve put so much effort into the Batmobile, it uses about 160 MB of memory. Yes, the Batmobile itself is about the size of an Xbox 360 game.

If that isn’t impressive enough, are you ready to hear about gameplay? Of course, the Batmobile is a core part of gameplay. You can call it to you from anywhere in the city and eject from it to go straight into a glide. You can even use your gadgets while you’re in the air. There are also several new additions to combat and takedowns, although there is no multiplayer. And if you always look forward to the more puzzling side of things, new Riddler Challenges have been confirmed.

Rocksteady has revealed a lot more than just this, mainly to GameInformer. A NeoGAF user has compiled the key points, so check out the post if you want an even more detailed look at Arkham Knight.

There is a lot of great stuff here, and it sounds like this could be an amazing addition to the Arkham series. We’ll keep you updated as more news comes out. In the meantime, tell us what you’re looking forward to the most in Arkham Knight.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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New Rumors About Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty Game

February 11, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment

time-promo has received an anonymous tip about the Call of Duty game being worked on by Sledgehammer. According to this tip, it will be a new Modern Warfare game set in 2018, a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 3. It will star Captain Price and Nikolai. Nikolai will be playable and will actually talk, and the SAS will be a major focus of the game.

The tip also claims General Shepherd survived, escaped to Europe, and will return in this new game as the main villain, along with Shadow Company. The game will include a stealth mission in Amsterdam and another mission in Shanghai.

Some aspects of these rumors make sense. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the game was Modern Warfare 4, as Sledgehammer worked on Modern Warfare 3 and a Sledgehammer employee’s LinkedIn profile said they were working on the next Modern Warfare game.

On the other hand, the promotional Time Magazine poster for Modern Warfare 3 (as above) mentioned Shepherd’s burial, so it seems unlikely that he’s alive. However, OnlySP pointed out that in the knife always strikes him in the eye in Modern Warfare 2, so it could be possible.

Rumors like these are interesting to consider, but we aren’t going to place too much stock in them. Fans come up with fake rumors all the time. Nevertheless, there could be some truth to them. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. What do you think—is this what the next Call of Duty game has in store, or will it be something different?

(image from LinkedIn profile) (image of promotional magazine cover)

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PS4: what you need to know

June 11, 2013 by Staff - 4 Comments


Sony came, they saw, and they totally dominated the Xbox One at E3.

It’s very safe to say that, at this stage of the next-generation console war, the PS4 has the upper hand over the X1. No DRM, no connectivity requirements, and no forced bundling of a camera. Plus the games rocked!

In fact, the only thing people are complaining about is that Playstation Plus will be required for online multiplayer gaming. I don’t think it’s a big deal – you can’t (usually) get everything, right? Oh, and did I mention that the Playstation is $100 cheaper than the Xbox One!?

We could go on, but below is a neat summary of everything you need to know about the PS4 at this stage. Be sure to have a read and then let us know what you think of the Playstation 4. We are very excited! (more…)

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