In 2010 Telltale Games did the unthinkable, bringing a handful of random characters together to sit down at the same table, and play some poker. "Poker Night at the Inventory" had players face off against Tycho from Penny Arcade, Max from "Sam & Max," the Heavy Weapons Guy from "Team Fortress 2," and Strong Bad from Homestar Runner, in a PC only, Texas Hold 'Em tournament where poker was only half as interesting as the characters. "Poker Night 2" sends players back to The Inventory, and deals them in for another hand against some huge names from the worlds of video games, cartoons, and movies. Read More...
Whelp I guess the Skag's outta tha bag. An early tweet from "Borderlands 2" lead writer, Anthony Burch, has forced Gearbox to prematurely debut the 4th DLC for the boisterous loot 'n' shooter! Read More...
The team at KontrolFreek, makers of the joystick modifying FPS Freeks, have just revealed yet another way to customize your gamepad – KontrolFreek Shields. There's nothing more annoying than having a roommate, sibling or significant other greasing up your PS3 or Xbox 360 controller, and Shields will your give gamepad a unique look so everyone knows to keep their Cheeto covered fingers to themselves.
It has only been a few short weeks since Frodo showed up, but WB Games and Monlith have revealed yet another DLC character coming to "Guardians of Middle-Earth." Elrond, the half-elven lord of Rivendell, will now be lending his blade and abilities to the cause on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Zen Studios has decided to celebrate Star Wars Day, May the 4th, by offering up all of the versions of "Star Wars Pinball" at a deep discount. Whether you're looking to tilt the table on iOS, PlayStation 3, Mac, Android or Xbox 360, Zen's got a deal waiting for you right now.
There's been a lot of rumors about Infinity Wards' next tour with the uber-popular Call of Duty series but it looks like we'll finally get a sneak peek today. Snipe the video after the break. Read More...
Late last week I got a surprise in the mail. I could tell immediately what was Within the familiar padded envelope as I noticed the rough outline of a thin rectangular object -- mostly likely a video game. However, I was more surprised when I discovered that it was the reissued version of "Dragon's Dogma" -- including the latest DLC expansion "Dark Arisen." Capcom's take on a western RPG passed me by the first go a round and, honestly, I haven't really given much thought about it since. Still, I was a bit curious about it as several of my friends quickly drew lines in the sand about it's quality. But I wanted to find out for myself.
I talked before about my one time love for JRPGs, and how they tend to lean on the older traditional view of video games; and for the last several years, there have been talks about the declining influence of Japan in favor of aggressive western developers and publishers. We've seen this mostly with the tidal wave of FPS and TPS games this generation -- probably than almost the last 20 years combined. Somewhere down the line, Japanese developers have tried to capture that elusive western audience. So in order to stay relevant (and profitable) these devs have often had to make hard choices, or move in non-traditional ways. Unfortunately, these titles more often miss than hit, with one niche (but amazing) game for every dozen or so mediocre debuts.
This is where it gets a little interesting for you RPG fans that favor western influences. "Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen" is, in a way, Capcom's reach for your attention. It's not perfect -- it's not even all that great; but it does have a lot of potential. Read More...
One feature of Dontnod's upcoming action title "Remember Me" that's not often discussed is the way the game's music is heavily influenced by the fractured state of courier heroine Nilin's memories.
To create this dynamic score, Dontnod enlisted veteran composer Olivier Derivere ("Alone in the Dark," "Of Orcs and Men"), who describes his score as "a reconstruction around Nilin’s memory." We spoke with Derivere recently about his work on "Remember Me," composing for action, and making the organic digital. Plus, enjoy samples of his upcoming soundtrack.
Today, Konami dated the next DLC expansion for "Metal Gear Rising Revengeance," "Blade Wolf." The latest round of DLC missions spotlight Raiden's talking cyborg companion wolf, aka LQ-84i. The DLC will focus on Blade Wolf's battles before meeting (and getting defeated by) Raiden in the main story of "MGRR."
"Blade Wolf" will be available on May 14 for $6.99/560 MS points on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
After the jump, check out some screens for the expansion.
Blizzard recently opened up pre-orders for the upcoming PlayStation 3 version of the best-selling PC title "Diablo III." As a reward for early adopters, the pre-order launch was accompanied by an experience boosting pre-order bonus item for early adopters.