By now you’ve heard the streets of Steelport are somehow going to be more insane then the previous Saints Row games.
The developer, Volition, built a demo for PAX East attendees which featured aliens, superpowers, a Dubstep gun and more. Up top is that very demo that was shown at the convention.
While the action looks chaotic, and at times ridiculously fun, I’m not entirely sure this fourth installment will hold my attention for very long. Volition clearly wanted to step up the pandemonium atmosphere that they built on from the third version of the series, but it also looks like they neglected creating a lot of fresh things, including the map.
Saints Row IV will be out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on August 20.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is undoubtedly the biggest annual event for video games. It’s where all the game publishers and hardware manufacturers unveil their new products of the future. So this next piece of news is a little bit of a shocker, and while it makes sense, the report came out of left field.
Nintendo, who’s been at the convention since the beginning, has decided to change it up a little bit when it comes to their E3 strategy. The Japanese-based company has determined that the press conference that happens before the show floor opens, isn’t the best way to market their products. So instead, they’re going to replace that with other smaller events throughout the year, along with their Nintendo Direct feeds. (more…)
The next-generation Xbox will be unveiled on May 21 at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, according to invites sent to the press today.
“A New Generation Revealed” which the invite is entitled, confirms Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business of Microsoft, along with the Xbox Team, will present “a special unveiling.” Which can only be one thing, a brand-new system. (more…)
Two great minds from both the video-game and film industry will take the stage together during D.I.C.E.. It is a convention in Las Vegas that is produced by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, that brings together some of the best people in the “interactive entertainment industry.”
On February 6th, Gabe Newell, cofounder of the gaming studio Valve Corporation (Half-Life, Left 4 Dead) will have a discussion in front of a live audience with film director and writer J.J. Abrams. (more…)
With a swipe of a button, Xbox users will soon be able to finish a film on their Xbox 360, that they were previous watching on their tablet, much like Apple’s Airplay, thanks to a new feature that was just unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. (more…)
A trailer was shown for Gears of War: Judgment during the Microsoft’s E3 presser. Unlike the previous Gears games, where the story followed Marcus, this one looks to have Baird and Cole as the focal point.
Not much is known about the title, but we do have some juicy tidbits.
The story, which won’t be as deep as the first three, will be set twelve years before the original game, which obviously makes it a prequel.
Because Epic isn’t focusing on rich storytelling, they’re putting their minds to work and creating a deep, rich action game. I hope that translate to the best multiplayer experience yet, which is why most still play Gears of War in the first place.
Sam Fisher is back, and this time he is looking for a terrorist leader on the Iran and Iraq boarder.
Splinter Cell Blacklist will feature his famous stealth action moves, but he does seem a tad quicker on his feet when navigates from hiding spot to hiding spot. I guess you could say he’s more like Batman now, instead of Solid Snake.
Not only is he quicker, but the game also looks to sport more action oriented gameplay to complement the stealth, which might turnoff some fans of the franchise.
To start of their E3 presser, Microsoft decided to demo off what surely will be their biggest game they will publish all year, Halo 4.
A few years ago it was announced that Bungie Studios, the creators of the Halo franchise, would separate themselves from Microsoft. However, Microsoft still owns the rights to the Halo series, so instead of just stopping development on the popular franchise, the company handed over the keys to 343 Industries, a studio newly established by Microsoft to just continue work on the Halo universe.
343 certainly looks to be on top of things, and the development of the game does NOT look hindered in anyway because of the studio switch. In fact, from a technical standpoint, it looks superior when compared to any of the Halo titles Bungie produced.
During a talk at GDC China, Microsoft’s Brian Prince discussed cloud gaming, and how it’ll affect the future and the company he works for.
According to Prince, cloud-gaming services like OnLive and Gaikai are the blueprints of the future. “There are some limitations here, but I really do think this is the distant future of gaming in the cloud,” Prince said. (more…)
I was one of the lucky people who had the pleasure to check out the behind closed doors demo of BioShock Infinite at E3. Like my colleagues, I was blown away by the 14-mintute walkthrough and easily thought it was the best game of the convention.
I’ve tried explaining how it awed the not only myself, but everyone else who watched it. But this is something you just need to watch and experience with your own eyes. And to be honest, I’ve been impatiently waiting for Irrational Games to release the same demo to the public.
After the jump, watch a tease of that very walkthrough I saw and info on how you can watch the rest. (more…)
Right before Jimmy Fallon went on the air for Late Night a few year’s ago, he promised his show would not only focus on the music and film industry, but the show would dab into the videogame world too — and he has.
Coming off the heals of E3, Jimmy Fallon is making this week, Video Game Week on his show.
Simon Pegg, the actor and co-writer of Shawn of the Dead will be playing a few rounds of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with Activision‘s Robert Bowling, tonight. Pegg tweeted the news earlier today. (more…)
You know the PS Vita is an insanely powerful handheld when Sony runs a gorgeous version of Uncharted that is on par with the original game. At Sony’s yearly press conference, the company showed Nathan Drake‘s — who will be voiced by the same actor Nolan North — next adventure for the first time in public, which is titled Uncharted: Golden Abyss. The story, which is written by John Garvin (writer for the 2011 film Sanctum) is said to be told before the first installment, but not much is known beyond that.
During the public demo on stage, we got a glimpse of how the team, Sony Bend Studios, took advantage of all the Vita’s features. In one scene, we see Nathan climbing up a cliff, and in order to jump from one platform to another, the player must tap where he wants Nathan to move. Other things, like Nathan climbing up a latter, requires to rub their fingers behind the system up and down, which is using the touch sensors in the back, to move Drake up.
Up top, watch as the game is running on an actual PS Vita handheld.
The Legend of Zelda turns 25 this year, and Nintendo is going to celebrate it in a big way. During their yearly press conference at E3, the company promised a few extra Zelda goodies, along with the already announced Ocarina of Time remake for the 3DS and the new Skyward Sword0 for the Wii.
A little later today, the Game Boy Color version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will purchasable on the eShop, Then in short time, The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords will obtainable on the eShop for free.
So in total, Nintendo plans on releasing four versions of Zelda, never before playable on any of the systems. It’s not a bad way to get fans hungry for the new titles, and maybe earn some more along the way.
Rayman is one of those games that seem to somehow always have a new game coming out, but I never actually met anyone who’s played any of them, since the first one, including me. But this new one, has peaked my interest.
This time around, Rayman will be returning to his roots in 2D form and appropriately called Rayman Origins. The game, which will be a download only– using Xbox Live, Wiiware and PSN — looks to have visuals that resemble Braid, though the gameplay is completely different and plays like a traditional 2D platformer.
So congrats Ubisoft, I might attempt to try this one, and maybe even meet another human who does as well.