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Leftfield Collection submissions are being accepted for EGX Rezzed 2016

Nov. 27, 2015; Channels: Video Games; By Oliver Piotrowski

Leftfield Collection submissions are being accepted for EGX Rezzed 2016 Gamer Network, organisers of EGX and EXG Rezzed, have announced that submissions for games to be included in the 2016 Leftfield Collection are now being accepted. The Leftfield Collection is sponsored by SEGA, and provides a free platform to exhibit games to the approximately 15,000 gamers who attend the event, and is open to Indie developers. 2015's collection included 24 winning games, picked from over 300 submissions, including Taphobos, Her...

PlayStation4 Sales Surpass 30.2 Million Units Worldwide

Nov. 27, 2015; Channels: Video Games; By Oliver Piotrowski

PlayStation4 Sales Surpass 30.2 Million Units Worldwide Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. have announced that they have now sold more than 30.2 million units of their PlayStation4 (PS4) computer entertainment system. This announcement is based from sales data, collected in Japan, North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, between the release of the PS4, and 22nd of November 2015. This means that PS4 continues to be the fastest growing Playstation to date. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. have...

E3 2012: EA Press Conference

Jun. 6, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2012: EA Press Conference Alongside Microsoft and UbiSoft, EA gave its own hourlong press conference to showcase some of its upcoming titles for the next two years. While the selection was solid with some big-name sequels, there was little for gamers who don’t enjoy shooters or sports titles. Some of the highlights included:  New Sim City gameplay footage. Appears to control much like past titles but with some emphasis on roads and specialized towns. Crime is...

E3 2012: Ubisoft Press Conference

Jun. 6, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2012: Ubisoft Press Conference Ubisoft recently showcased several of its new titles for consoles, including the Wii U. While the conference in its entirety didn’t floor anyone, there were plenty of new titles and the announcement of a new IP that caused gamers across E3 to take notice. Some of the highlights included: The conference began with the announcement of Just Dance 4 for multiple consoles. Rapper Flo Rida was on hand to promote the upcoming game and give a mini...

E3 2012: Nintendo Pre-E3 conference

Jun. 4, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

E3 2012: Nintendo Pre-E3 conference Nintendo decided to start the E3 party early by having a special pre-E3 conference narrated by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The 30-minute presentation did not reveal any new games or titles (those are being saved for E3) but rather a slew of new information regarding the Wii U console and some of its key features. These include: A redesign for the tablet controller. Now officially called the Wii U GamePad, Nintendo revealed analog sticks...

An Elder Scrolls MMO?

Mar. 19, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

An Elder Scrolls MMO? There are many places in the world of Tamriel that gamers have explored, yet only one game -- the first in the series, The Elder Scrolls: Arena -- has actually let players explore every region. The second installment, Daggerfall, takes place in the region of High Rock. Morrowind and Skyrim, of course, take place in their own regions, and Oblivion takes place in the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil. Yet, there are many areas gamers may not have seen...

New Sim City Set For 2013 Release

Mar. 14, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

New Sim City Set For 2013 Release Whenever a new Sims game is announced, the most common response from gamers is to make a new Sim City. And that's exactly what Lucy Bradshaw, senior vice president for EA's Maxis label announced March 7 at the EA Gamechangers GDC event. To top it off, it's being developed by Maxis itself, the brains behind the original Sim City in 1989. According to reports -- and various images and trailers already appearing on the web -- this is going to be...

New Star Wars Battlefront Game Rumors Surface

Feb. 9, 2012; Channels: Video Games; By David Telfer

New Star Wars Battlefront Game Rumors Surface Speculation of a third Star Wars Battlefront game has been ongoing. Rumors circulated that Spark Unlimited was developing Battlefront 3 at the same time as it was rumored to be working on a Resident Evil title. Yet, all gamers had to go on were a couple of tweets suggesting the company "couldn't say either way" what it was working on. That's all changed in the last couple of days thanks to fresh evidence hinting that Spark Unlimited is indeed...

Beyond Good & Evil Creator Discusses & Teases at a Possible Sequel

Nov. 27, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Beyond Good & Evil Creator Discusses & Teases at a Possible Sequel Michel Ancel and Jordan Mechner -- the creators of the Rayman and Prince of Persia series, respectively -- have given fans of the original Beyond Good & Evil (released in 2003) hope for a sequel. BG&E takes place on a futuristic planet in which the world's military fights against an invading alien race, yet the main character discovers a conspiracy between the two. During the presentation at the Montpellier in Game 2011 conference,...

EA's Origin Adding Third-Party Content

Oct. 27, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

EA's Origin Adding Third-Party Content After hosting EA games for PC, digital distribution service Origin will now start hosting other third-party titles. Starting in November, Origin will now feature games from publishers such as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, THQ, and Capcom, featuring upcoming titles such as Batman: Arkham City and Saint's Row: The Third. Origin is often compared to Valve's online distribution service, Steam. However, according to EA Chief Operating...

Grand Theft Auto V Revealed, Trailer Imminent

Oct. 27, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Grand Theft Auto V Revealed, Trailer Imminent Anyone who checked Rockstar Games' main page recently (or any other page on the site) was directed to this: It's real. It is coming. No further explanation. Just that. There has been evidence of GTAV's existence for some time now. Take-Two Interactive, which owns Rockstar, had casting calls for a game codenamed "Rush" back in March. The characters sounded like the type of people who would fill a GTA cast -- eccentric and involved in crime...

Big Screen Version of Assassin's Creed in the Works

Oct. 20, 2011; Channels: Movies, Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Big Screen Version of Assassin's Creed in the Works According to a report from Variety, a big screen version of the Assassin's Creed series is in discussion between Ubisoft and Sony Pictures. The development of this film would involve a close relationship between Sony Pictures and the newly formed Ubisoft Motion Pictures to ensure the quality and content is consistent with the game and the movie is produced with the highest level of care. The Assassin's Creed franchise is one of Ubisoft's most...

NFL Blitz Returns

Oct. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

NFL Blitz Returns After a nearly seven-year hiatus, the arcade football series known for its big hits and fast-paced game play is making a return to consoles. EA and Tiburon have announced they are working on a new installment of NFL Blitz. It's due this January and will feature custom-made commentary from NBA Jam announcer Tim Kitzrow. Many of the old modes and unlockables from previous versions of Blitz will make a return, including novelty modifications to the...

Microsoft's Next Xbox Console to Launch in 2013

Oct. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Microsoft's Next Xbox Console to Launch in 2013 According to multiple hardware manufacturers and middleware companies, the next generation Xbox is indeed real and may debut at 2013's E3 expo. Currently being dubbed "Xbox Next," the next gen Xbox is expected in stores for the holiday season of 2013, as 2012 will be dedicated to Microsoft promoting the current Xbox 360 console along with the Kinect and Windows phone. Early reports are also leaking in regarding who is currently developing for...

Sony Announces "Only on PSN" Titles

Oct. 3, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Sony Announces "Only on PSN" Titles Sony has announced the newest selection of games for the PlayStation 3 called “Only on PSN.” This collection will not only feature exclusive PSN titles such as Infamous 2 Carnival of Blood and Okabu but will also feature older PS2 titles that are listed by Sony as “Rare Classic Games.” The list of classic titles consists of 5 so far that all released to critical acclaim on the PlayStation 2. They are: God Hand...

I Am Alive Emerges From the Rubble in an Official Release

Oct. 3, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

I Am Alive Emerges From the Rubble in an Official Release Despite being absent from 2011's E3 lineup and having little to no information forthcoming from Ubi Soft, I Am Alive has been officially announced for release on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Set in an earthquake-ravaged Chicago, protagonist Adam Collins must survive the deformed environment, savage quake survivors and dehydration in order to find his missing girlfriend among the ruins. Game play will take place from a third-person...

Rumor: Dead Space 3 Unintentionally Confirmed

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Rumor: Dead Space 3 Unintentionally Confirmed Eagle-eyed viewers of an Israeli news show may have accidentally revealed the existence of the newest sequel to the popular Dead Space franchise. According to a reader of IGN, Israeli news show “The Headlines” was taking a tour of EA's Redwood Shores office to talk about the future and evolution of video games. During the segment, a quick shot of B-roll revealed not only a logo for Dead Space 3 but a wall of concept art as well....

Rumor: New Details Regarding Upcoming Wii U Super Smash Brothers Emerges

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Rumor: New Details Regarding Upcoming Wii U Super Smash Brothers Emerges Nintendo gained the attention of all gamers during its 2011 E3 press conference when it announced that the popular Super Smash Brothers series would appear on both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. While Nintendo has been tight-lipped regarding either game, an allegedly leaked document has surfaced on the Internet, bringing with it a name for the Wii U version and details regarding game play. A translation done by the website Zelda Informer claims the...

DOTA 2 Client Leak Reveals Information Regarding Half 2: Episode 3

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

DOTA 2 Client Leak Reveals Information Regarding Half 2: Episode 3 Often talked about and highly requested but never delivered, Half Life 2: Episode 3 has been long awaited by fans who were faced with a cliffhanger upon completion of 2007's Half Life 2: Episode 2. Valve has been notoriously tight-lipped about the final chapter of the Half Life series, never officially claiming its release, let alone its existence. Fans may finally have reason to rejoice as new evidence of Episode 3's existence have recently...

Homefront Sequel Announced

Sep. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Homefront Sequel Announced Despite lackluster reviews from critics, Homefront will be earning a sequel from Crytek, the developer of popular titles such as Far Cry, The Crysis series and the upcoming Kinect title, Ryse. Crytek will be taking over development from previous developer Kaos Studios and will utilize the latest in CryEngine technology to run the game. "We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created...

Max Payne 3 Dated, Trailer Debuts This Week

Sep. 11, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Max Payne 3 Dated, Trailer Debuts This Week The hard-boiled ex-detective's life is about to go down the drain again, and he'll be firing guns akimbo the whole way. With a history as grim and bleak as that of its own leading man, Max Payne 3's development has been checkered with years of rumors and false release dates (Max Payne 1 and 2 came out in 2001 and 2003, developed by Remedy Entertainment). Even after developer Rockstar Games confirmed it would be at the helm...

Rumor: Wii U Development in Trouble?

Sep. 8, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Rumor: Wii U Development in Trouble? Hardware leakers and story breakers website 01.net has recently released information regarding the upcoming Wii U system, and its current state of being is not well. The Wii U is rumored to be in “development hell,” with claims that Nintendo is trying to rush production of the console in order to earn a quick release date. Due to the rush, the Wii U is said to have “inadequate” hardware that consists of streaming and...

Two New Persona Titles Announced

Sep. 5, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Two New Persona Titles Announced While the current crop of Vita titles is relatively small, Atlus has announced a PS Vita port of the popular PS2 JRPG Persona 4. Titled Persona 4: The Golden, this will be an enhanced port of the original with new animation, voice acting, and at least one new female character. Beyond these features, the Vita version will add wireless support that will allow players to assist one another when they are about to die in a dungeon. No other...

Monday Night Combat Gets Semi-Sequel

Aug. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Monday Night Combat Gets Semi-Sequel Monday Night Combat is getting a semi-sequel in the next several months with the release of Super Monday Night Combat, a free-to-play update to the class-based title. SMNC will retain the signature game play from its predecessor but will add slight tweaks such as new arenas and changes in life duration along with turret and bot operation. All of the tweaks are meant to make the game play more tactical and more streamlined. “People tend to...

Sonic CD Coming to Console and Handheld

Aug. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Sonic CD Coming to Console and Handheld Arguably one of the best Sonic titles in the series, Sonic CD is finally making the jump to modern consoles and handhelds. Sonic CD will be ported to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 through XBLA and PSN respectively. Along with the console releases, Sonic CD will also be released on iPhone, iPad, iPod, PC, Android and Windows Phones. Only Nintendo consoles are being left out, although if the previously released Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was any...

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