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“Earth Defense Force 2025″ Infests Retail

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

LOS ANGELES – February 18, 2014 – Just when you thought the battle was over, the mayhem continues in Earth Defense Force 2025, now available in North America from D3Publisher (D3P) for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $49.95. The first of three mission packs (Special Ops Mission Pack) is also available starting today as downloadable content (DLC) for $2.99. Players can earn this mission pack for free (through February 24th) by visiting the Earth Defense Force (EDF) Facebook page and taking part in sharing a special EDF newscast (details here – www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce).

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Irrational Games Rationalized; Layoffs Abound

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Ken Levine
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Ken Levine, founder of Irrational Games (recently of BioShock Infinite fame), made a somewhat startling announcement today regarding the studio:

When Jon Chey, Rob Fermier and I founded Irrational Games seventeen years ago, our mission was to make visually unique worlds and populate them with singular characters.

We built Rapture and Columbia, the Von Braun and The Rickenbacker, the Freedom Fortress and some of the nastiest basements a SWAT team ever set foot into. We created Booker and Elizabeth, the Big Daddy and the Little Sister, MidWives and ManBot. In that time, Irrational has grown larger and more successful than we could have conceived when we began our three-person studio in a living room in Cambridge, MA. It’s been the defining project of my professional life.

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“GTA Online” Serves Up a Massacre

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Rockstar has announced another free update with a nod to Valentine’s Day:

NEW WEAPON: GUSENBERG SWEEPER
Nothing says “I love you” quite like the warm wooden grip and cold steel barrel of a Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun. Get it from any Ammu-Nation location in GTA Online (in Story Mode, the Sweeper is automatically deposited into each character’s weapon inventory with two full clips and additional ammo can be purchased at Ammu-Nation).
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Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Comes to “Disney Infinity”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

 

The highly anticipated figure, Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, is the latest character to join the wildly successful Disney Infinity video game franchise. Starting this Sunday, February 9, Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey will be available at retail stores nationwide for an MSRP of $12.99.

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SEGA Announces Plans for Sonic the Hedgehog

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 6, 2014) – For more than two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with over 70 video game titles, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. This year SEGA® is excited to introduce a new branch of the Sonic universe, entitled Sonic Boom™, that will debut a new look for Sonic and friends and launch their first-ever CG animated television series, new video games for the Wii U™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and a new toy line. The creative driving forces behind these projects are working together with SEGA to kick-start a global campaign for Sonic Boom™ that will excite and engage new and existing fans across a variety of platforms.

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PlayStation 4 Finally Arrives

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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The wait for Sony’s latest console is at an end:

TOKYO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today launched PlayStation 4 (PS4), a system built for gamers and inspired by developers. The PS4 system is now available in the United States and Canada at a suggested retail price of USD $399 and CAD $399, arriving with a lineup of over 20 first- and third-party games, including exclusive titles like Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. In total, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

“Today’s launch of PS4 represents a milestone for all of us at PlayStation, our partners in the industry, and, most importantly, all of the PlayStation fans who live and breathe gaming every day,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “With unprecedented power, deep social capabilities, and unique second screen features, PS4 demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come.”

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“How to Survive” Arrives

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – October 23 , 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced the availability of How to Survive, a third-person action adventure game that tests players’ ability to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into ravenous zombies. How to Survive is available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation.

In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill their most basic needs such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as finding an incredible variety of items to combine into dozens of handmade tools and weapons – scrap metal, tubes, bolts, fertilizer, tires, harpoons, and empty bottles are just some of the many items scattered about, but how you use them determines whether you wind up dead, alive or undead.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Launch Trailer

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

“BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One” SPOILERS

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Irrational Games has posted the first 5 minutes of gameplay of the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea – Episode One, to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IrrationalGames

However if you’d like to live with some ignorance — it can be a good thing for games, honest — then just look at the screenshot above and know that you’re headed back to Rapture, the setting of the first two BioShock games.

United Front Games Hints at Next Project

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

 

On their official website, United Front Gamers, developer of Sleeping Dogs, hinted at their upcoming project also set in the Sleeping Dogs universe:

Hi everyone! We’ve been a bit tight-lipped about our current projects over here at UFG, but we’re finally able to give you a little something.

So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.

As always, we love to hear your thoughts and appreciate your shared interest in the games we make – although to reiterate, we really can’t share any more details until 2014 (despite your best efforts to get them, you sneaky people!)

 

“Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition” Coming Nov.12

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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BURBANK, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition debuts in the Americas Nov. 12 and Europe and other global territories beginning Nov. 29, with the comprehensive version of the 2013 best-selling fighting game franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system and platforms, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). Valued at more than $120, the game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4  system, PS3  system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS Vita.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Season Pass Details

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

batman-arkham-origins-season-passWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, this fall’s highly-anticipated installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame franchise. The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system or PC) will be available at launch for $19.99 ($30 value) and grants purchasers access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which includes two exclusive skins.

Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following content:

  • Gotham by Gaslight Batman Skin and Brightest Day Batman Skin
  • New Millennium Skins Pack
  • Infinite Earths Skins Pack
  • Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne before he became Batman™, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to his greatest teacher, Kirigi.
  • An all-new story campaign

Apocalypse DLC Pack Now Available for “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Word from Treyarch and Activision:

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Today, the epic season of Downloadable Content (DLC) culminates with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse for PlayStation®3 and PC fans. The fourth and finalDLC Pack from Activision and its award-winning studio Treyarch lets players dig into four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, as well as Origins – the all-new, wildly creative Zombies experience that reunites players with the original heroes from Call of Duty®: World at War, and closes this chapter of the Zombies story arch for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse multiplayer maps include:

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge. (more…)

Grand Theft Auto V at the New York Film Festival

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

While the “New York Film Festival Convergence Program” sounds slightly sinister, it’s cool that GTA V is part of the program in the first place:

We’re honored to have Grand Theft Auto V participate as an official selection for this year’s New York Film Festival Convergence Program. As part of the celebration, we’ll be hosting a pair of official panel discussions at the festival, along with a special concert featuring the composers of the game’s dynamic score.

The first panel takes place on Sunday, September 29th at 3:30 PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) and will focus on the storytelling and development of GTAV – topics will include the unique process for creating a piece of interactive entertainment, how three playable characters allows for a different type of storytelling and how we created the living, breathing world of Los Santos and Blaine County. The panel will be moderated by Adam Sessler and include select members of the Rockstar Games team.
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“AquaPazzaz” Coming November 19 (PS3)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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IRVINE, Calif. Sept. 10, 2013 The 2-D anime-style fighting game AquaPazza will finally be available for purchase on Nov. 19. Be prepared to fight to the last breath with unforgiving, non-stop combat, which features stunning combos, vicious chain attacks, and devastating partner matchups that can change the outcome of a fight. AquaPazza’s visually stunning animation and high adrenaline, tournament-gradeaction will challenge veteran fighting game aficionados and newcomers alike thanks to a variety of game modes. AquaPazza is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and will be available in stores and on the PlayStation Network for just $29.99.

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