• Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
  • Skara: The Blade Remains - Alpha Preview - Windows PC (Steam)
  • End of Serenity Review – PSP
  • World End Economica Episode 1 Review – Windows PC (Steam)
  • Watch Dogs Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC)

Today, 2K revealed Sting as the pre-order launch exclusive for WWE 2K15. Experience the most authentic WWE video game in history with two Sting playable characters for both current and next-gen consoles, arriving on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.

WWE 2K15 Sting Screenshots:

WWE 2K15 Pre-order Trailer:

Grammy Award Winner Pharrell Williams to Curate NBA 2K15 Soundtrack

Posted By Justin Lee On July 15, 2014 at 11:14 am ADD COMMENTS

2K today announced a new collaboration with internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams to curate the most extensive and unique soundtrack compilation in NBA 2K franchise history for NBA® 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. The partnership brings together one of music’s most creative minds with one of the most successful entertainment properties of the last decade.

“It was a cool experience. I tried to curate songs that were diverse but yet still proved to be motivational to gamers,” said Pharrell. “It was important to me that the music complemented the on-court action of NBA basketball in NBA 2K15. I hope everyone enjoys it.”

A renowned visionary across music, fashion, and design, Pharrell has served as a pop-culture force since his days as a founding member of N.E.R.D and the Neptunes to his latest venture with multi-media creative collective i am OTHER. His work includes producing tracks for some of the biggest albums of the decade, such as Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange,” as well as hit singles “Happy,” “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk.


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Valiant Hearts: The Great War_Screenshot_Emile_Train_station_1399421222Ubisoft may have fumbled often in the past, but they at least deserve some credit when it comes to letting their various development studios make new things. Such is the case with Valiant Hearts: The Great War. Made by Ubisoft Montpellier, Valiant Hearts is a wonderful and heart touching little adventure game.

The game’s plot is set around the earlier events of World War I. Franz Ferdinand has been assassinated, and Germany declares war on Russia in response. As a result of this, a young man named Karl is deported from France and separated from his wife and child. Supposedly men are being deported because of paranoia within the French government casts suspicion on German immigrants. Karl is then summarily drafted into the German Army. Likewise Karl’s father-in-law Emile is drafted into the French military. While the game’s story largely focuses on Emile’s journey, you will often switch perspectives with other characters that Emile meets. They all have skills used to traverse the levels and clearing the puzzles within them. There is voice acting, must most of the time the game uses grunts and icon related bubbles to communicate hints and objectives. If you get stuck, the game will give you hints about puzzle solutions after about a minute. The puzzles themselves are fairly easy to solve though.
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Skara: The Blade Remains – Alpha Preview – Windows PC (Steam)

Posted By Eric Kelly On July 14, 2014 at 10:26 am ADD COMMENTS

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Editors Note: This is a Alpha Build and this article is definitely not an accurate indication of how the final product will be.

I’ve had some time with Skara: The Blade Remains, And I must say, what I sampled is a poor example of what the team is trying to accomplish. The game is a multi-player focused PVP melee action game. In the alpha build, I could play either Free-for-All or Team Deathmatch modes. Since I had trouble joining a game, I was left with the option of hosting my own game, and had to make use of bots. The number of bots could be set up to three. The game is split in-between two factions. The Kharn, and the Durno. The Kharn seem to be tribal people, while the Durno look like your typical medieval looking people, replete with armor. The Kharn also use crude but brutal weapons. There are other factions that the full game will have, but these were the only two available.
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CartoonUniverseAdventures_3DS_3D_E_packshotWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the launch of Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Adventure a top-down, action adventure platformer for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system and PC through digital on Steam. The game is based on the hilarious characters and insanity of the top-rated animated television series, The Looney Tunes Show, and the always spooky adventures of Mystery, Inc.

In Scooby Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Adventure, kids solve puzzles and fight enemies in these two beloved cartoon worlds come to life. Players must crack the mystery of Kraken Cove with Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery, Inc. gang before helping Bugs and Daffy discover who is behind the dastardly defective MOCME products that are creating chaos. Along the way, players can customize their character and empower it with special ability upgrades and weapons using coins earned throughout these popular worlds.

2K, Gearbox Software Announce Battleborn

Posted By Justin Lee On July 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm ADD COMMENTS

Battleborn Artwork2K and Gearbox Software – the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise – today announced Battleborn, an all-new full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC is in development. The first details and full reveal of Battleborn can be read now exclusively in Game Informer magazine’s August issue cover story.

Battleborn is developed by the teams behind the critically acclaimed hybrid role-playing-shooter Borderlands 2, and is an ambitious Firfusion of genres. The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox’s industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created.”

“Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest-selling game of all time,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.”

Battlehorn Teaser Trailer:

Battleborn is available for pre-order and will release during Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s fiscal year 2016 ending March 31, 2016, for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system and PC. For a list of retailers that are taking pre-orders, please visit www.battleborn.com. Battleborn is not yet rated by the ESRB.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare LogoActivision has released a new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer to share with you today featuring a behind the scenes look at the game’s sound design. The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sound Design Behind-the-Scenes video is available to view here:

The development and delivery of sound is a strong focus in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer Games Audio Director Don Veca details an audio intelligence system that makes virtually every impact and explosion sound unique.

Pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now at http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/buy

Project Spark Makes Its Way to the Xbox One This October

Posted By Justin Lee On July 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm ADD COMMENTS

Project Spark Logo“Project Spark Starter Pack,” the Xbox One retail version of the game that has put the powers of creation and play in the hands of gamers, will arrive in stores on October 7 in the Americas, October 9 in Asia-Pacific countries and October 10 in Europe.

The retail package will deliver an incredible collection of premium content for $39.99, including the first sci-fi pack “Galaxies: First Contact,” the warrior champion Sir Haakon “Hawk” the Knight, “Champions Quest: Void Storm,” the first episode of an epic campaign adventure, and more. The “Project Spark Starter Pack” will provide immediate access to some of the best paid content, features and add-ons in a single package. All of the content included in the disc version will also be available digitally for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on launch day.

“Project Spark” has made a name for itself as one of the most unique, innovative games available, and can be downloaded for free on Xbox One and Windows 8.1. Players can then expand their experience by purchasing additional in-game content. The beta has been going strong since December of last year, and with the launch of the “Project Spark Starter Pack” the game will officially move out of beta to full release.

Don’t fret, creators – if you’ve been playing, creating, unlocking and enjoying the existing beta on Windows 8.1 or Xbox One, the game will simply receive an update, so your credits, creations and favorite levels will remain intact. And if you haven’t been playing, what are you waiting for? Go download it today from the Xbox One marketplace or Windows 8 Store!

We have less than three months to go, so get those creative juices flowing!

Join millions of other creators and players in “Project Spark” at www.projectspark.com

End of Serenity Review – PSP

Posted By Eric Kelly On July 8, 2014 at 3:04 pm ADD COMMENTS

End of Serenity Screen 17For the last several years, Kemco has released JRPG title after title, with only recently a lot of them making it to Android and IOS devices in the West. Although, the in game translations done leave a lot to be desired. That’s where companies like Natsume come in. They take on the taxing job of not only localizing the various ports of some of these games, but they translate them in such a way that one wonders why they haven’t been hired to localize all the other smartphone games. Still, Natsume tackling the PSP port of End of Aspirations and rechristening it End of Serenity is interesting. Apparently PSP While the game is serviceable. The renamed title doesn’t provide much context within the game.
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destiny logo smallDestinyActivision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Bungie today confirmed the calendar for the highly anticipated Destiny Beta, which will include a diverse sampling of major activities featured in the full game. Fans who pre-order Destiny at a participating retailer are guaranteed access into the Beta, which will commence as follows:

The Beta begins first for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features) and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system at 10:00am PDT on July 17

The Beta begins for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required, subject to change) at 10:00am PDT on July 23

The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21 – July 22 and open back up to pre-order participants across all platforms until 11:59pm PDT on July 27

Fans can watch the brand new Destiny Beta trailer here:

“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie’s president. “We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September.”
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