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Blood Bowl 2 is the sequel of a video game designed after a famous board game that combines the Warhammer fantasty world with America’s favourite sport, Football. In this awesome reveal fans will get to see the first Blood Bowl 2 Stadium. It was developed by Cyanide Studios and features an bunch of new features including an all new graphics engine.
Check out the Teaser trailer and screen shots out below.
Contrast is now available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 4, with the exception of you European PlayStation 4 owners. You will have to wait a little bit longer, until the 29th to be exact.
For those of you who don’t know Contrast is a 2D/3D puzzle platform game where the player has to shift in and out of the shadow dimension. It is said to draw you into a 1920′s world influenced by magic, intrigue and deception. In Contrast you play as a you girls imaginary friend “Dawn”. Since every imaginary friend is special and unique to there own creator, Dawn is no different. She has special powers that allow her to shift from a 3D universe to a 2D Shadow universe.
Guillaume Provost, the creative director and founder of Compulsion Games, had this to say:
“Creating Contrast was a journey, and ultimately a celebration of our craft. It is a story that came together by the efforts and support of our team, our partners, our fans, and by the dedication of everyone who helped propel the game to such unexpected heights. We are deeply grateful and humbled by the community’s reactions, and the overwhelming enthusiasm that at long last, helped bring Contrast to light.”
In honor of it’s release Compulsion Games has released a Launch Trailer giving you an awesome sneak-peak. Check it out below.
Everyone new at the end of last year that the “Next Generation” consoles were among us. And rumors were flying that they’d be releasing sometime during the holiday season of 2013, but nothing was confirmed. I, despite the lack of confirmations, was determined not to be left behind with my “current” generation consoles. So here’s how the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge helped me get an Xbox One AND a PS4.
Shortly after Christmas I came across the “52 week Money Saving Chellenge”. I originally just wanted to do this to save money. It was going to be my New Years Resolution as a way to control my spending, teach me to budget and ultimately reward myself for actually being able to do it. There is no better reward than a bunch of money! However, with all this talk of “Next Gen” Consoles that became my primary goal. I had to save for my new Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4.
So what is the 52 week money saving challenge? Well it is actually super simple. Each week you will save the same amount of money that corresponds to the number of that week. So for Week 1 you will save $1, giving you a total of 1$ saved. For week 2 you will save $2, giving you a total of $3 saved. As you continue to do this through out the year the amount gets higher and higher until you reach week 52 with a grand total of $1,378.00 saved. And even though looking at week 52 you will likely think trying to save 52$ will be impossible, but having a goal will make it so much easier. Hence “Next Gen” Consoles.
When I first heard about this challenge I talked to a lot of people. Some of which had done it, others who were going to, and even more who thought it was unrealistic. The biggest complaint I heard from people was once you get half way threw the year saving money would be too hard. “I can’t afford to save $40 a week” people where saying to me, my husband included. But talking about it made me realize you don’t have to follow this plan to a T. Change it to suit your needs. I decided $20 a week would be reasonable. I set a goal to save AT LEAST $20 a week and if I could afford more I’d save more, if not I didn’t feel bad about only saving 20$.
As the year went on I realized that even though more than $20 a week was tough I really wanted to complete the challenge 100% and my determination thus far has helped me to save the proper amounts each week. As of right NOW week 47 I had over $1100 saved and was able to go in and pay off both my Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4 pre-orders with money to spare. So even though I had to budget each and every week to save that money it was more than worth it. And that sense of accomplishment I got walking out of the store alone, made it more than worth it.
So I guess I just wanted to tell everyone who thought it was impossible or too hard that it isn’t. It is possible, and I have an Xbox One and a PlayStation 4 to prove it!
Release Date: October 29th,2013
Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 3], PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, & PC
Genre: Action Adventure
Rated: M for Mature
It’s that time of year again. Time to equip your hidden blade, hood, cape and get your snacks ready for the countless hours of gaming you are going to get on. Well, maybe I’m the only one who likes to get in character, but no matter your poison it is time!
Just like with the other Assassin Creed titles, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag features two separate stories that are intertwined together. You have the present day story in which you play a man hired to explore the memories of a historical figure using the Animus. And then you have the world within the Animus. This new world in Black Flag is not unlike the other worlds within the other titles in the series. As a matter of fact it is very similar. In the first city you explore, Havanna, you will get a very similar feel to the other cities you explored in the other Assassins Creed games. However, you will also get some other types of areas to explore as well.
When you first start Assassin Creed IV: Black Flag you will find yourself in the mist of a battle way out at sea. It is up to you to guide your ship and destroy all the other ships before they destroy you. Or so you’d think. Until you find yourself swimming in the debri of multiple destroyed and burning ships. And once you make your way to land your true journey actually begins.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag continues on from the story in Assassins Creed III. However, you find yourself playing a new character this time around as Desmund died previous to this title. This is only possible as his DNA was saved allowing others to continue exploring the memories within his genetic ancestry. So who exactly is this genetic ancestor? Well this time around you get to play a pirate named Edward Kenway! You have been informed you are searching Edwards memories for material to make an Animus-powered film, but this isn’t actually so.
On the Island you will notice that the newly introduced hunting, from Assassins Creed III has made it’s returned. This is not my favourite feature but it does come in handy if not for anything else at leats you will get some extra money. So make sure you take the time to kill some wild animals and skin them so you can sell their hides at a later time. There are plenty of boars roaming around and they make some pretty easy kills, but if you want a little bit of a challenge there are also monkeys and wild cats lurky in the palms too.
The gameplay in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag is the same as all previous titles. You will spend the majority of your time running around, climbing buildings, looting treasure chest, assassinating enemies, syncronzing view points and collecting every single last one of the collectibles. And if you are partial to sailing your own ship and partaking in Naval battles your in for a real treat. Not only is this probably the most exciting addition to the Assassins Creed series it was executed extremely well. You can easily manouver the ship, aim the cannons and fire onto your enemies.
Let’s not forget about collectibles. This is the part of the game that keeps me coming back. A little obsessive compulisive maybe, but I must have every single item. And since this Assassins Creed title is Pirate themed I have the perfect excuse. So what kind of collectibles should you keep your eye out for? Well there is actually quiet a few things as simple as Animus Fragments to the newly added Shanty. All in all you will want to look for Animus Fragments, Letter’s in bottles, Manuscript’s, Treasure Maps, Shanty’s, Templar Keys, Mayan Stones and finally a few collectibles which can be found in the present day around your office.
The controls, just like the gameplay, are the same as previous titles. They are super easy to learn and master. The only downside I noticed, which again is the same issue I had when playing ALL the other Assassin Creed’s, is the “accidental run up the side of the building” when trying to escape your enemies. This happens because you use R1 when climbing as well as spriniting. If you do not guide your assassin perfectly around the buildings, crates or other objects you will find yourself, very often I might add, hanging from the side of a building you were simply trying to get around. Although this is super annoying and will likely cause a few F bombs to fly out your mouth, it in no way will effect your opinion of the game.
Visually Assassin Creed IV is about as good as it gets, when it comes to current generation consoles that is. I honestly don’t think it could get much better. I never saw any graphical bugs or choppiness. It plays smoothly and is beautiful, especially when you find yourself in the jungle environments. How much of a graphical difference will we see between current gen and next gen consoles? We will still have to wait a couple days for PS4 and a little over a week for the Xbox One to find out.
I never thought I’d say it, but Ubisoft has reached the same point Activision has with the Call of Duty series. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as Call of Duty is the highest grossing gaming series to date. And still continues to break records year after year. The problem is there really is no surprises. You never get that same feeling,excitment, anticipation or curiousty of playing a bran new game. Of course there are few changes each year but really it is still the same thing. Assassins Creed is Assassins Creed, no matter the console. It is the same game over and over. It does have different environments but they all feel the same. Even with a few newly added features, like hunting adn naval batltles, and the new story with new characters, it is still same game.
Despite the repetition, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag is awesome, just like all the other Assassin creed titles. It is old faithful. That one friend you can always count on when you are having a bad day. It won’t let you down. It is the most confident you could be spending $60 and even if you don’t get that rush of a brand new title you won’t enjoy this one any less. And for all of you getting a Next Generation system, the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, you will be able to pay a measly 10 bucks to upgrade your game to the new console.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
And just because we need to be able to watch this awesome commercial over and over here it is…
“Soooooo Happy Together”
Just in time for the Holiday season MOGA has released 2 NEW mobile controllers for your Smartphones and tablets. These new controllers, MOGA Hero Power and the MOGA Pro Power, bring a whole new way to game. These controllers give the user a “BOOST” while playing that will allow them to get in some longer gaming sessions without the fear of running out of battery. Both controllers will also feature support for multiplayer gaming on the same screen as well as improved egronomics and support for a growing number of MOGA Enhanced games. Let’s not forget about the MOGA S.M.R.T. Lock which secures your phone to your controller.
Eric Bensussen, the President of Power A had this to say:
“We listened to consumers, and the number-one issue that mobile gamers faced was battery drain while gaming on their phones. For the first time ever, MOGA is offering a 2-in-1 device that promises to be the hottest mobile accessory this holiday season-the combination of a precision mobile game controller and mobile phone charger all in one.”
Key features are as follows:
|MOGA HERO POWER
* Slim, portable design
* Dual clickable analog sticks
* D-pad and A, B, X, and Y buttons
* L1/R1 and L2/R2 shoulder buttons
* Rechargeable 1800 mAh internal battery
|MOGA PRO POWER
* Console-style comfort
* Dual clickable analog sticks
* D-pad and A, B, X, and Y buttons
* L1/R1 and L2/R2 shoulder buttons
* Rechargeable 2200 mAh internal battery
These new controllers will be available at retailers such as Best Buy, GameStop, SPrinit, Target and even Verizon, early this month. The MOGA Hero Power will go for $59.99 while the MOGA Pro Power will be $79.99.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was recently announced by Activision and Marvel Entertainment at this past weekends New York Comic Con. Set to release sometime next spring, along side the release of the featured film, it will be available for both current consoles and next generation consoles as well as your WiiU, 3DS and PC’s.
This new title, like the original The Amazing Spider-Man, was also developed by Beenox. Players will, like usual, take on the role of Spiderman in a story inspired but the upcoming film also set to release sometime next spring. Players will come accross some enemies with familiar faces as well as some new ones. You will be able to freely roam New York City as well as get an all new experience via the new addition of the “Hero or Menace” system. This all new system incentivizes Super hero behavior by rewarding your crime fighting efforts but also by adding consequences for letting crime grow.
Thomas Wilson the Co-Studio of Beenox had this to say about their upcoming release.
“The first The Amazing Spider-Man game gave players their own beautifully animated, free-roaming city of Manhattan to traverse and explore – a playground of majestic scale in which to live out our common hero fantasies. And the overwhelming message from fans was: ‘MORE!’ That’s what our team is working toward with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – we’re giving gamers more abilities, more upgrades, more challenges, and more freedom to progress. And with the game launching alongside the new movie, offering an expanded interactive experience beyond the film, fans of the franchise won’t want to miss playing it.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently not rated but is listed as rated “RP” (meaning Rating is Pending) by the ESRB. For more information on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 you can go to their Official Site or follow them on Facebook. Also be sure to check out the video below.
Bastion has released some new footage of it’s upcoming release Sniper ELite 3. Set to release in 2014, this new footage gives fans a first hand look at “American OSS Agent Karl Fairburne”. You will witness what it is like to be behind enemy lines in the exotic yet deadly environment that is North Africa during WWII.
Check out the video below.
Sniper Elite 3 will be available in 2014 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. For more information check out their page www.sniperelite3.com .
Square Enix and Eidos-MOntreal have released the first OFFICIAL gameplay trailer for their upcoming title THIEF. We know them as the “award winning studio” behind the succesful title Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
In this video fans will get to see Garrett’s hideout, dark and creepy alley’s of the city, as well as your old friend. Witness, Infiltration, Theft, and Escape.
Enough chit chat and check out the video below.
Thief is set to release for your current consoles; PS3 and Xbox 360, your PC, and next generation consoles; PS4 and the Xbox One, on February 25, 2014.
For more information on Thief check out the following links.