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BioShock Infinite Achievements Leaked

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…)

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Naughty Dog Refuses to Edit Last of Us, In Light of Recent Newtown Shootings

However, that is not stopping the creators of the Last of Us to tone-down the games violent content, in order to please the same groups about.

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us, refuses to make adjustments to the violence because he feels it would hinder the game’s experience, along with diluting the storytelling. (more…)

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Long Cut of God of War: Ascension Super Bowl Trailer

Sony has just released that God of War: Ascension trailer that was being teased a few days ago. If you watch the entire two-minute trailer, you’ll see the softer side of the games protagonists Kratos. It looks like the game’s goal is to give insight on the emotion of Kratos, something that has been missed in the entire series. You’ll notice that Kratos is still haunted by the death of his child and wife, while the song “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding plays. Their deaths looks like to have been from murder. So the spark for Kratos’ motive for for being so violent could just stem from vengeance.

The trailer, up top, will air this Sunday during the Super Bowl. However, the version that you’ll be watching during the commercials will only be about a one minute cut. Well it hasn’t been confirmed why Sony decided to edit the commercial in half, it’s a safe bet it probably has to do with money. According to Ad Age’s Brian Steinberg, the average ad which is about 30 seconds will roughly costs between 3.7 and $3.8 million. So while next installment of God of War is a huge title for the company, it’s probably not worth spending close to $8 million to show it off during the most-watched sporting event in the country.

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Temple Run 2 Downloaded Over 50 Million Times

Since 13 days ago, Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle. Not a bad milestone for a company that only has three employees, and was confounded by a husband-and-wife team.

Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.”

When the game was released in Apple’s App Store on January 17, it was downloaded over 6 million times in less than 24 hours. And achievement so great. I’m sure Fortune 500 gaming companies are scratching their head and wondering how such a small company can be so successful in such a short amount of time. I’ll give them a hint: make simple yet challenging games, that both hard-core and casual gamers alike, can find entertaining. Yeah, it’s a lot harder than it sounds to develop, but I’m sure you can figure it out one day.

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God of War PlayStation 3 Bundle

 

Sony has just announced a new PlayStation 3 bundle, which includes every single God of War game ever made. Officially called the God of War Ascension Legacy bundle, named after the anticipated GoW that comes out next month, will feature a 500 GB garnet red Ultra Slim PlayStation 3 system. Not only will it come with the exclusive color and all five previous games, but if players pick up the package they will also receive a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial membership.

If you’re looking to get your grubby hands on the package, the bundle will be available starting on March 12 — the day God of War Ascension hits stores. And will set you back $350.

The reason for the hardware to be an off red was because Sony was inspired by Kratos‘ tattoo, which I kinda dig. Although, considering all my electronics are now black, I’m not entirely sure how a random red system would look, when compared to everything else.

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Report: 1992′s Flashback Getting HD Remake

Flashback, a 1992 action-platformer, looks to be getting an HD remake, according to a French blog called Gamealive. The site was told by someone inside Ubisoft, who is publishing the title, that the official name of the remake will be called Flashback Origins.

Origins is currently being developed by the studio VectorCell, which is helmed by the original’s creator Paul Cuisset. The only title the studio developed was last year’s downloadable only game Amy. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s understandable because the game was ranked as one of the worst games of 2012 and currently it holds a 33/100 on Metacritic. So that fact is kinda worrisome. (more…)

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50 More Disney Lay-offs, Separate From Junction Point Closure

Just yesterday it was rumored that Disney was closing the Epic Mickey developer Junction Point. While that was confirmed on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times is now reporting from an anonymous source that Disney’s video game division has laid off about 50 workers, of which are separate from Junction Point shutting down. (more…)

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Android Gets ‘Epic Citadel’ Two-Years Later

Way back in 2010, Apple Inc. let video-game studio Epic Games, makers of the graphics engine Unreal, to show the amount of horse power gaming companies could squeeze out of the iPhone.

Epic Games elected to make an interactive tech demo, which users of the phone could download and experience themselves, after it was previewed on stage with Steve Jobs, head of Apple at the time. The application was called Epic Citadel, and it certainly impressed the audience in attendance, along with the many people who downloaded that day in the App Store. (more…)

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Online Multiplayer DLC Coming for Two-Year Old Scott Pilgrim: The Game

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game was released as a $10 digital download back in 2010, around the time the film was released. The retro feel, beat em’ up title, was inspired more by the comic than the movie, and was met with positive reviews.

In a strange move, Ubisoft has revealed downloadable content for the year old title. The DLC is slated to be uploaded onto Xbox Live (presumably PSN) next week, and has a price tag of $2 (160 Microsoft Points). The update will finally give owners the chance to play online multiplayer, which was something I didn’t understand why it wasn’t available at launch…two years ago. (more…)

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Sony Teases a New Trailer Scheduled to be Released on Feb 1st, Looks to be God of War Ascension

Sony is teasing the Internet right now with a video that doesn’t reveal anything about what game it’s supposed to be. The only thing promised, is the company will unveil what trailer this is supposed to be on February 1, 2013.

The 13 second clip reveals a real woman walking towards what looks like ash. I had to, like most people, guess, the woman looks to be from ancient Greece. Now what video-game does Sony own that takes place in ancient Greece, and it’s about to have another installment released. Hmmmm…God of War Ascension, maybe?

Well we obviously can’t confirm that, the chances are high that it is just that. Again, we’ll know fully on Feb. 1.

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