• Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review - Xbox One (Also on PS3, PS4, Windows PC, Xbox 360)

trivial-pursuit-live-logoTrivial Pursuit is a game that has been around for a long time in one form or another, so it was only a matter of time before it made its way onto a modern video gaming platform one way or another and Trivial Pursuit LIVE is just that, Trivial Pursuit on the XBOX One. Sometimes when they take real life board/party games and try to turn them into a video game it ends badly but there have been examples where the formula works, so which one is trivial pursuit? Read on to find out.
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Dragon_Ball_Xenoverse_logoDragon Ball Z: Battle of Z released last year, and despite an initial string of setback preventing online play from being enjoyable, the game was actually pretty solid. While the game did have some gameplay issues, its follow up, Xenoverse fixes some of these things. The result is a game that is all the better for it.
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The Order: 1886 Review – PlayStation 4

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm ADD COMMENTS

The Order 1886 LogoThere comes a time in your gaming life when you should probably ask yourself “Is this kind of stuff fun anymore?” or “Does it even do it well?”. This game is one such an experience that you should ask yourself these questions, as it’s the kind of game that doesn’t seem worth the time and monetary investment needed for it. It’s also proof of just how tolerant gamers are to derivative titles have become as long as they get their instant gratification of ‘shooty shooty bang bang’ and pretty graphics. Or maybe I’ve become too cynical and hard to please. Read on to decide that for yourselves.
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Amplitude LogoHarmonix is pleased to announce that it’ll give fans headed to PAX East on March 6-8 hands-on with multiplayer for its upcoming rhythm-action music game, Amplitude.

Fans can head over to the Harmonix Booth located at #4224, where they’ll be able to play an early PlayStation 4 version of the re-imagined Amplitude. Built exclusively with PAX East in mind, this updated demo will feature all-new content, including a new song “ICU,” and an all-new track titled “Phantoms” by Amplitude fan-favorite, Freezepop.

Additionally, PAX East goers will be the first folks anywhere in the world to test out the newly-announced team gameplay. This new multiplayer mode allows players to team up, either two-versus-two or three-versus-one, in an intense competition for musical control.

Harmonix is also excited to share that Amplitude will be a featured game in the popular Penny Arcade Tournament, the Omegathon. On Saturday, March 7, eight remaining teams will battle it out to see who moves on to the final round. More details can be found at http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/omegathon-round-2-amplitude.

New Amplitude Trailer:

Made a reality by Kickstarter supporters, Amplitude will be available for download on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system in 2015.

ScreamRide Review – Xbox One

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On March 3, 2015 at 10:42 am ADD COMMENTS

ScreamRide logoScreamRide is a new game from the people behind RollerCoaster Tycoon. This game takes the level of that series and zooms it down to one ride at a time and expands the gameplay into several different styles. The developers are of course Frontier Developments and in addition to the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, they are also recently responsible for games like Kinectimals, Zoo Tycoon, and Elite: Dangerous. To say the least, this developer has been successful in a myriad of different genres since their inception in 1994. Now with over a decade since the last RollerCoaster Tycoon, can Frontier Development bring the excitement of rollercoasters to a new generation?
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Xbox Games for Gold March 2015 Now Live

Posted By Justin Lee On March 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm ADD COMMENTS

games-with-gold-promotionFor the month of March, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Rayman Legends ($39.99 ERP) for free during the month of March.
Rayman Legends Xbox One

On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, March 1st, Tomb Raider ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th. Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Bioshock Infinite ($29.99 ERP) for free through March 31st.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

From: http://majornelson.com/2015/02/25/xbox-live-games-gold-march-2015/

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” Released

Posted By Justin Lee On February 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm Comments Off

Batman_arkham_knight-LogoWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the newest video from Batman: Arkham Knight. The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” features a closer look at some of the story’s most infamous super-villains. As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own.

Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available on June 2, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

NES30 Bluetooth Controller Review – Android, iOS, Wii U / Wii and Windows PC

Posted By Justin Lee On February 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm Comments Off

NES 30 Close UpHard core gamers really like physical controllers when they are playing on their smartphones, the touch screen controls just don’t cut it on your Android or iOS device does it? With the market flooded with “Bluetooth” controllers for your Android and iOS device, it is really hard to find one with top quality d-pad and buttons to play those retro games. This is where Hong Kong firm 8Bitdo comes in with an amazing replica of the NES controller called the NES30.
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Castle in the Darkness Review – Steam / Windows PC

Posted By Eric Kelly On February 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm Comments Off

Castle in the Darkness LogoDid you like Volgarr the Viking but found that game unbelievably too difficult to finish? Or any other old-school like platformers from either the 8-bit or 16-bit era? Well thankfully Castle in the Darkness gives players a solid, yet it still is a cruel mistress, as it proves that just because you have an easier time, you still won’t have your hand held.
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The Crew Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on Windows PC and Xbox 360 / One)

Posted By Michael Leparc On February 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments Off

This past fall was chock full of racing titles with a big push behind them. Forza Horizon 2 has established itself as an Xbox One exclusive well worth getting the system for. Meanwhile, Drive Club, a Playstation 4 exclusive, crashed and burned spectacularly on launch and remains out of the grasp of the PS+ audience it was originally promised to. If you didn’t want to be manipulated by the two major first parties, Ubisoft provided an escape (as well as PC version) with The Crew. Unfortunately this new franchise sputters out of the start grid and meets a similar fate to Drive Club, with issues that persist to this day.
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