Archive for November, 2011

World of Warcraft has been perched high atop the massively-multiplayer throne for seven years now, but is about to get its first serious dose of competition when the Electronic Arts-published Star Wars: The Old Republic launches. While it’s not really a shock to learn that some folks have already indicated that they’ll be leaving Azeroth for a galaxy far, far away, a new survey indicates that WoW could shed anywhere between 900,000 and 1.6M players   Read More ...

A once recognizable mascot for a thriving company, it appeared that Sonic was everywhere at one time. However, when Sega fell apart in the early 2000s it was hard to bring back Sonic into the limelight with a slue of disappointing releases. His games have been hit or miss since his redesign and haven’t brought back the feeling of what the blue hedgehog was all about. Sonic Generations is now   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews, Xbox 360

I’ve already posted about why the video games industry should do away with review scores and now I’m here to talk about why we should keep them. The industry as a whole has always been about providing gamers the best game possible on the platform of their choice. In this generation and economy we find ourselves giving a more critical eye to games then ever before. Games have increased in   Read More ...

Categories: Editorials, Industry News

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are at it again. Yes. Again. Are they ever happy? On Monday, the controversial organization issued a press release attacking iconic Nintendo mascot Mario for wearing a ‘Tanooki’ suit in his latest adventure, the Nintendo 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land, which hit shelves on Sunday. “Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an   Read More ...

Many media outlets from blogs to professional outlets have some sort of rating scale for their reviews. Publishers release games early to these outlets to give them an ample amount of time to conjure their thoughts and post their reviews around the game’s launch date. These reviews often come with a review “score” usually something along the lines of a 1- 10 rating scale. This is where we get to   Read More ...

Featuring an original score, Sumthing Else Music Works has released Saints Row: The Third- soundtrack which was produced and composed by Malcolm Kirby Jr. Here is a little about Malcolm and his inspiration for the soundtrack from the press release. Saints Row: The Third is out now. Composer Malcolm Kirby Jr. “I am a huge fan of both Saints Row and Saints Row 2 so when the opportunity came to   Read More ...

Categories: News, THQ

Assassins Creed Revelations and Halo: Combat Anniversary highlights our release schedule this week with Assassins Creed: Reveltionas releasing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PC version delayed until November 29th, 2011. Here are some other releases headed to store shelves. Xbox 360: Kung Fu High Impact, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat, Pictionary: Ultimate Edition, Rapala for Kinect, Halo: Reach — Anniverary Map Pack, Cartoon Network: Punch Time   Read More ...

Categories: News

Do you find yourself asking this year; do I want more Call of Duty? If you have played any of the Call of Duty games before, especially Modern Warfare, then some of you will overwhelmingly say “of course!” Even if you’ve kept up with the series up until now, there will also be some of you that might be asking yourself if you want more. But if you’re on the   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews

Did you ever think it wouldn’t? Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which launched worldwide this past Tuesday has sold more then 6.5 million units in the US and UK alone in 24 hours. It is estimated the game has a sell through of $400 million according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information. According to Microsoft, after just two days, the number of gamers playing simultaneously on Xbox   Read More ...

Categories: News

THQ has announced that the upcoming release of Saints Row: The Third will be getting a ‘Season Pass’ for its upcoming downloadable content. The season pass will set you back 1600 MSP/$20 and is a 15% discount on the regular price. It will include 3 mission packs and 1 content pack. Genkibowl VII (January 2012) The Wide World of Genki takes over Steelport for a sporting tradition totally and utterly   Read More ...

Categories: News

Looking forward to battling it out as either the epic Joker or Batman gangs in Gotham City Imposters? Warner Bros Games has officially revealed the release date. The game will launch on January 10, 2012 on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows PC.

Categories: News

Sledgehammer Games’ Glen Schofield has taken to Twitter to ask Call of Duty fans to support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3on Metacritic. “I don’t usually do this but, if u like MW3 go 2 Metacritic.com & help our user score,” writes Schofield. “It’s suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree.” Modern Warfare 3 is attracting a torrent of user scores of zero across all three platforms. The current user score   Read More ...

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft MMO has shed 1.1 million subscribers in the past six months, the developer has announced. As revealed in an investor call earlier today and reported by Massively, player numbers have fallen 10 per cent to 10.3 million compared to 11.4 million in May this year. CEO Mike Morhaime explained that most of that decline was seen in the East. It’s been a year since the last major expansion, 2010′s   Read More ...

Today, Ubisoft confirmed what many probably already knew. Another Assassin’s Creed title is planned for 2012. Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, reassured shareholders there would be plenty of Desmond in our lives. “There will be another great full-fledged Assassin’s Creed title next year,” Guillemot said. “It will be another major release and we will be communicating more about it in the coming months.” Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will conclude Ezio and Altair’s story line. Assassin’s Creed 3, which   Read More ...

2 years after Uncharted 2: Among Thieves wowed us with spectacular set pieces, an unrivaled introduction and balanced gameplay, Naughty Dog has returned with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted 3 brings the franchise full circle while reuniting characters, and story elements from the original title back in 2007. All of this while bridging together a fascinating origin story that looks deep into the history of our favorite hero and his   Read More ...

Categories: Reviews

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