Check Out the Launch Trailer for Transistor

May 18, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


Today is a day for launch trailers, it seems. We just shared the launch trailer for Wolfenstein with you, but Wolfenstein: The New Order isn’t the only game coming out this Tuesday, May 20. Supergiant Games is releasing Transistor on that day, as well.

Transistor an RPG coming out for the PS4 and PC, and while its status as an indie game means it hasn’t gotten the attention others have, it’s highly anticipated, in part because the developer’s previous game was Bastion, a very successful indie RPG. Have a look at Transistor.

Unlike Bastion, which had a fantasy setting, Transistor is science fiction/cyberpunk. Has this game caught your eye?

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Xbox One Comes to Japan and 25 Others This September

April 23, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


Although the Xbox One first launched back in November, players in many countries still haven’t gotten a chance to get one. Well, on September 4, the Xbox One will launch in Japan. We aren’t sure what its Japanese launch titles will be, but more than 40 games have been confirmed to be coming to the system eventually, though many have yet to be released.

It will launch in 25 more countries in September, as well, but Japan is the only one that’s received a definitive release date.

Although the Xbox brand has historically done poorly in Japan, we’ll be interested to see how the Xbox One’s spread to other territories affects its sales.

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Final Fantasy XIV Launches on PS4

April 14, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on the PS4. If you already started this Final Fantasy MMO on the PS3, you can still upgrade it to the PS4 version for free. If you bought the PS3 or PC Collector’s Edition, you should have received a Fat Chocobo and Wind-up Moogle minion in your game’s mail, since they were a part of the PS4 Collector’s Edition.

If you aren’t convinced if you want to try the game or not, check out the new launch trailer.

Additionally, a TV commercial was released for the PS4 launch.

A Realm Reborn has been fairly successful, and this should attract even more players. Are you planning to give it a try?

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September: Xbox One Reaches 26 New Regions

March 18, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


In approximately six months, many players who have been unable to buy an Xbox One will have a chance to. The Xbox One will be launched in 26 new regions in September:

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE

It’s still a long ways off, but at least now we have a time frame. If you live in one of these regions, are you looking forward to the arrival of the Xbox One?

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New Trailer for Infamous: Second Son

March 12, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


“If you had the power in your hands, what would you do?”

So asks the newest trailer for Infamous: Second Son, which will hit the PS4 in just over a week, on March 21. It’s a short trailer, but it reminds fans of the moral questions that are central themes on the Infamous series. Check it out.

We also have new details on Second Son’s day-one patch, thanks to Dualshockers interview with Sucker Punch’s Brian Fleming. According to Fleming, the patch is only 350 Mb, and it is “well worth the time to download it.”

At only 350 Mb, the patch shouldn’t delay anyone too long, so if you had doubts about downloading it, you probably should reconsider. So far, Infamous: Second Son looks like it will be an excellent next-gen experience and a worthy addition to the series.

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Watch Dogs Will Launch on May 27

March 9, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Ever since it was first revealed, fans have been waiting for a definitive release date of Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world game. Now, at last, we have one.

PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC users will be able to pick up Watch Dogs on May 27. Wii U users will have to wait a little longer, as that version of the game has been delayed. It’s been a long time since Watch Dogs was announced, but Ubisoft’s Geoffroy Sardin believes the finished product is well worth the time it took to develop.

In honor of the release date, Ubisoft released a new story trailer.

The trailer triggered a new controversy amongst fans, as the trailer footage doesn’t show graphics on par with those shown in E3 trailers. Ubisoft’s PR and Event Manager, Tessa Vilyn, has claimed the graphics haven’t been downgraded.

Head Creative Director Jonathan Morin has since come out and said Watch Dogs on the PS4 will match the PS4 graphics seen at E3 2013.

Don’t forget, Watch Dogs has 60 minutes of exclusive content for PS3 and PS4 players. Additionally, players in Europe will be able to buy a PS3 Watch Dogs bundle and a PS4 Watch Dogs bundle. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more details, along with any news about the bundles coming to other regions.

Are you looking forward to Watch Dogs?

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Titanfall’s Official Launch Trailer

March 4, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


With only one week to before Titanfall launches for the PC and Xbox One, Respawn has released the game’s official launch trailer. It begins with some story details to set the stage and then transitions into gameplay. Gameplay elements shown in the trailer include the various types of combat, the Pilots’ parkour moves, the beginning of a rodeo kill, and more.

Regardless of whether you plan to buy the game or not, this trailer has an epic feeling, which is enhanced by the background music (Akkadian Empire by Audiomachine, if you’re interested) and beautiful visuals.

Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts. Are you ready for Titanfall?

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Fez Coming to PS4/PS3/Vita on March 25

March 3, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


One of the most celebrated indie games we saw in the last generation was Fez, a platform puzzle game released for the Xbox 360 and PC, Mac, and Linux. Well, if you’ve been waiting patiently to experience this game on one of your Sony consoles, you’ll be able to stop waiting soon. On March 25, Fez will be released for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

According to Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua, Fez will run on the Vita at its native resolution, on the PS3 at 720p with 60fps, and on the PS4 at 1080p with 60fps.

These incarnations of Fez are largely the same as its previous versions, although “there are a few surprises,” including an Easter egg you can find with the help of the PS4 controller’s lightbar.

She also mentioned that Fez will support a cross-save function, so that you can play the same game across all three platforms, but we aren’t sure yet if this will be a cross-buy title (although it would make sense). We’ll let you know as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on Fez.

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Thief is Now Available

February 25, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


Thief, the reboot of the old stealth series, just released today for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. You’ve got plenty of choices if you want to step into the shoes of master thief Garrett, although most reviewers agree the next-gen and PC versions have the advantage over the others.

It was announced as Thief 4 in 2009, and in 2013 was finally unveiled as a reboot. So far, it has received mixed reviews, but if you’re interested in stepping into the shadows and seeing how you feel about this new theft-focused adventure, you can pick it up either physically or digitally.

If you’ve played it, let us know your thoughts. We’re tempted to ask how it compares to the classic Thief series, but instead, here’s a different topic to consider. Thief is not the only reboot to feel criticism and controversy because of changes to the series’ formula, and we aren’t sure how we feel about that. After all, reboots are often attempts to start over from a clean slate. Should they be compared to the series they came from, or should they be viewed as completely new IPs?

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PS4 Launches in Japan

February 21, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


It’s time—the PS4 just launched in Japan.

A large crowd was present for the official launch, which was streamed for the world to watch live as well. Japanese musicians, actors, and more gave messages throughout the event. SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, SCE Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano, and Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House all gave speeches, while many game developers chimed in with their own thoughts and best wishes, either in person or through video messages. Exhibition matches of Killzone: Shadow Fall and FIFA 14 added to the gaming atmosphere.

Notable moments include when Shinji Hashimoto, the producer of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, took the stage, and was almost sent off again by Hiroshi Kawano before he could actually say anything. Hideo Kojima was another noteworthy speaker, making a striking entrance and displaying the limited edition MGS: Ground Zeroes PS4 we showed you earlier.

All in all, the PS4’s reception in Japan was quite enthusiastic and we fully expect it to sell much better than the Xbox One there.

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