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.
Curious about how Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag will look on the next-generation of systems? Well Ubisoft and Sony has given us a glimpse of just that, in the video above.
Sony has released a video called ‘Conversations with Creators,’ which has a bunch of developers and programmers from Ubisoft, spewing why Assassin’s Creed 4 on the PlayStation 4 will be a step above the PS3 version, and I think most of us already understand why. So I’m not sure who they’re are trying to convince. (more…)
Nintendo’s future is getting bleaker and bleaker by the minute. DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson has tweeted that next-generation games running the studio’s Frostbite 3 engine, will not be making an appearance on the Wii U console.
“[Frostbite 3] has never been running on WiiU,” EA DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson posted on Twitter. “We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] & chose not to go down that path.”
As of right now, Electronic Arts — owns the studio DICE — has only confirmed one video game in 2013 using the Frostbite 3 engine. Unfortunately for Nintendo, it’s the publishers most anticipated game, which is Battlefield 4. (more…)
Activision has released a trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, to the Interwebs.
The trailer specifically shows off Michelangelo and some of the moves he is capable when gamers get their digital hands on the game. The game is clearly is a classic beat him, but combined into a 3-D world and well it does look hectic, the combat looks slow. And if the game is more than a few hours long, it might feel redundant. Of course this is all speculation from me watching the video. What the hell do I know?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be available as a downloadble game for the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.
And a side note, when I was a kid I thought it would be awesome to be friends with the Turtles. But I’m older, and when I think about it, I think they would smell…Yeah! I’m pretty sure they would.
Dead Island Riptide has shipped and it is available in stores as I type. And Squire Enix has decided to release one last trailer for the game, to convince you to purchase it.
However, if you read the reviews first, before you watch this very last trailer, you might have already made your decision. The majority of critics are giving it medicare reviews, and it currently holds in the 60s at Metacritic. Which I’m sure most people would consider that a rental.
Remember when we all thought Dead Island was going to be an amazing new series, thanks to the first teaser trailer? Boy has that perception changed, eh?
A few weeks ago, before Batman Origins was officially announced in Game Informer, a tipster contacted Kotaku and told them about the game. However the website couldn’t verify the information so they decided not to report it.
Now since the game has been unveiled, the tipster once again told them a juicy tidbit about Batman Origins, and the site felt the mole was creditable enough. And just to make sure, the website has confirmation from a second source. (more…)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced a new Batman: Arkhamvideo game, which was revealed by Game Informer. Officially titled Batman: Arkham Origins, the game will follow a younger and inexperience Cape Crusader, as he encounters many of the familiar, yet infamous villains for the very first time. So far, the systems announced for the prequel are the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and the PC. As of now, the company has yet to confirm if we’ll see the game on the next-generation of systems. Although, I have a hard time believing that it won’t happen at some point down the line.
The publisher has chosen to elected a new team to develop Batman: Arkham Origins, which is Warner Bros. Games Montréal. And Eric Holmes has been signed to helm the project. Holmes has been a lead for many other ‘blockbuster titles,’ including Gears of War 3, Prototype and even another comic book character turned into a video game which was The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. (more…)
A new inFamous has been announced, and it’s shipping for the PlayStation 4. Officially named inFamous: Second Son, the game will follow Delsin Rowe (or so the trailer suggests), who lives in a society who fears him because of his superhuman powers. Not only that, but some organization, that resembles an undercover portion of the government, will do anything to stop him. But because of Rowe’s Powers, it’s going to be a lot more difficult than it looks.
The game is being developed by Sucker Punch, who helmed the earlier entries of the series, which were both met with critical and box-office success. (more…)
During last night’s press conference for the unveiling of PlayStation 4, Ubisoft took the stage to announce that Watch Dogswas in development for the PS4. And they were even kind enough to show us a brand-new demo, something we haven’t seen since last year’s E3. And you can watch it up top.
Watch Dogs is an open world game that follows an anti-hero named Aiden Pearce. With his cellphone, Pearce has almost full control of the cities infrastructure. During this new demo, we saw Pearce hack into non-playable characters’ banking account, stealing their money in the ATM, escaping police cars by putting up movable barriers and even stopping a train in the middle of its tracks to flee the cops.
During E3 of last year, I felt Watch Dogs was the best showing of any game. And coming out of this PlayStation 4 announcement, I was more excited about the prospect of playing Watch Dogs, then the system itself.
The video game that had everyone talking at E3 in 2012 was probably Ubisoft’s surprise tease of the sandbox title Watch Dogs. The title is by far one of the most graphically impressive games ever shown during the convention’s history, and much of the press was speculating that Watch Dogs was being developed for the next-generation of systems.
While we still don’t know if Ubisoft plans on releasing the anticipated game on the new Sony and Microsoft systems, we do know the title will ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
But today Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, all suggest that Watch Dogs will also be released on Nintendo’s newest platform the Wii U. (more…)
Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.
There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.
Rockstar Games has made a statement regarding some of the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the delay of Grand Theft Auto V, by calling it “nonsense.” Rockstar is responding to gaming blogs and various forums throughout the Internet. They’re suggesting that the studio delayed the title because they plan on releasing it on not just this current generation systems but also the next integration of consoles. So the conspiracy is that Rockstar needed the extra time to produce an “Xbox 720” and “PlayStation 4” version. But that’s just rubbish, according to the company. (more…)
We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.
While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio. (more…)
The big technological leap that Rockstar was touting for L.A. Noire was the state-of-the-art facial technology the game provided. The complex feature was to give players a glimpse of how each character was reacting to detectives questions they were providing to non-playable characters. The idea of implementing that element was for a better understanding of if character was lying to you. It was a pretty remarkable to see in person, and it definitely added a different type of value to the game. And it’s something that we hope we see in future Rockstar titles.
If you don’t know, the entire game was motion capture, and because actors were present to represent the characters, there’s a blooper reel. And above is that very clip of the actors screwing up their lines. These bloopers are entertaining, but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before on a DVD special feature. What is incredible is how the motion capture and the facial technology picked up everything, from actors sticking out their tongue because of dialogue twisting, to their entire face shuttering because of a sneeze, you see everything. (more…)