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    DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition for Members

    October 2nd, 2014

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    PlayStation Plus members will be able to download this months line up of FREE titles on October 7th. Out of the 7 titles available this month, PlayStation is offering a DriveClub Playstation Plus Edition. This edition will offer players 11 tracks and 10 cars that they can enjoy accross the games full game modes. However, if you want access to the full game you will have to upgrade to the full release version for only $49.99.

    As for the other 6 available titles they are listed below.

    PlayStation 3

    1) Batman: Arkham Asylum

    2) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

    3) Rainbow Moon

    Vita

    1) Pix the Cat

    2) Rainbow Moon

    PlayStation 4

    1) Dust: An Elysian Tail

    2) Spelunky (Cross-buy)

    3) Pix the Cat

    4) DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition

    If you want to see a little bit about these titles check out the video announcement below.

     

     

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    LAST DAY TO OKTOBERFEST In DeadIsland: Epidemic!

    October 2nd, 2014

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    All you have to do is log in between September 20th and October 2nd to get your exclusive Oktoberfest beer-themed in-game item. YES, that does mean today is the last day to get your exclusive item. If you have yet to log in then do so immediately.

     

    With that being said there is also some new features for you to check out. First and foremost lets talk new character. Roy Becker is a tourist who hasn’t seen everything. Having had a huge stock pile of fast food coupons, because lets be honest who doesn’t have some of these laying around, Roy Becker realized the apocalypse was in coming. He then turned all his coupons into an exqually large stock pile of food. Something of which is of enormous importance when facing a catastrophic event like in DeadIsland. You will also be happy to know that I have been informed, by a reputable source I may add, that Roy is also a bad ass. But only becasue of his fanny pack.

     

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    *POINTS* SEE!!! Total Bad Ass!!!

     

     

    Next let’s talk gadgets and Bonuses! Gadgets give you a new way and more options to customize your gear and ultimately your play style. Once you reach Tier 4 in Epidemic you will find your first gadget just by playing. Finally there is new DAILY BONUS. You will now be able to earn more rewards for your first wins of the day on Horde and Scavanger mode.

     

     

    To Download DeadIsland: Epidemic or simply check out the patch notes or system requirments you go to the Steam site.

     

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    Available October 17th, FEAR ONLINE

    October 2nd, 2014

     

    Aeria Games announced yesterday that their FREE-to-play horror shooter F.E.A.R Online will be aviable for download on October 17th on Steam. With this announcement comes the opportunity for players to sign up for the beta.

    Gamers and fans alike will be able to experience an all new and very terrifying game within the F.E.A.R. franchise. An earlier Closed Beta allowed the developers to recieve player feedback giving them the opportunity to make changes to gameplay and do any necessarly redesigns to ensure an awesome and unique first person shooter game. Fans will get to see a new scenario, with new maps, as well as a completely redesigned crafting system allowing players to craft unique weapons. Giving F.E.A.R fans exactly what they asked for!

    Dr. Pascal Zuta, the CEO of Aeria Games had this to say about the announcement,

    “We are excited to introduce F.E.A.R. Online to millions of PC gamers with the launch on the Steam platform. Taking player feedback to heart, our team has redesigned elements of the game that are most important to players to deliver an experience that we hope will please the vast and dedicated fan base of the F.E.A.R. series.”

    Just to give you a little insight into F.E.A.R. Online, the F.E.A.R. task force is investigating some unsettling experiments. Fans will get to enjoy several combat modes covering more than 10 maps all packed with “chilling details.” Parrellel to the F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin story, the story in F.E.A.R. Online will contine its cooperative scenarios. You will be able to team up with up to four players fighting both the hostile Armacham and gruesome monsters.

    Don’t forget to sign up for the F.E.A.R Online beta HERE. And for all of you already set on downloading F.E.A.R. Online you can do so October 17th via Steam. In the mean time check out their facebook page to keep up to date on news.

     

     

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    Assassins Creed Unity No. 2 Trailer

    October 1st, 2014

    Recently dropped, Assassins Creed Unity No. 2 trailer includes Co-op Experience and game Customizations showing fans of the Assassins Creed series the full capability to customize both their Assassins as well as their skills and abilities. Customizations will be very important when it comes to co-op game play as it will give you and your teammates the use of complementary skills to help you take on challenges to unlock special hidden secrets about the French Revolution.

    Set to release November 11th for the XBox One and PlayStation 4, Assassins Creed Unity takes place during the French Revolution featuring the most emmersive city to hit the series yet. Players will be making their way through the city of Paris where its starving dwellers are determined to take up arms for the their freedom and equality. In Unity fans find themselve playing as Arno. Arno has been hurt by the loss of some of his loved ones.

     

     

    For more information on Assassins Creed Unity go to their website and their facebook page. .

    
    

     

     

     

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    Fibbage Now Available on PlayStation

    September 20th, 2014

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    It was recently announced by Jackbox Games that the critically acclaimed “Fibbage” is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Fibbage is a Comical Party game all about bluffing, hence the name “Fib-bage.” The title has recently received rave reviews via its digital release on Xbox One and is now also available digitally on PS3&4.

    Fibbage is the first title of its kind to come out of You Don’t Know Jack Studio. It is a trivia party game that challenges you and up to 7 other friends to trick each other with Fibs, as well as avoid choosing your friends fibs and find the truths hidden inbetween. But be warned that you will easily be fooled as the truths are not that easy to spot.

    Probably the best part of Fibbage is the simple fact that you can play together on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Amazon Fire TV just by using your smart phone or tablet as your controller. All you need to do is log into the website via your phone/tablet and type in the room code. This allows you to join the game and eliminates the need for a bunch of controllers.

    If you love to stream you will be happy to know that Fibbage is also very easily Streamable. As long as your device is able to connect to the internet you are set. Simply find a Fibbage Twitch stream, enter the “host-proveded” code on fibbage.com or better yet scan the QR code and you are good to go.

    Mike Bilder, the GM of Jackbox Games, had this to say:

    “Fibbage, like all of the games we are working on, is easy-in. You just need a mobile phone or tablet connected to the Internet. We’ve eliminated what we feel is the major sticking point for party video games – the need for a bunch of controllers and/or an entire set of fake musical instruments.”

    Remember those truths I told you about? Well they aren’t that easy to spot. Even though they are facts they are incomplete facts AND completely outrageous. For example “The French have a pastry called Nun’s ____,” you could enter lies as you wish like “Buns,” “Muffin,” or “Delight.” You can be as creative as you want, or if nothing pops in your head you can use a suggestion.

    Another great feature is that it is a “cross-buy title”, which means that if you buy it for your PlayStation®4 you will also get it for your PlayStation®3, and vice versa.

    If you are curious about Fibbage and are wanting more information visit the Jackbox Games Web site. You can also get information via socail media by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter.

     

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    Destiny Explodes onto Twitch

    September 19th, 2014

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    In just a little over ONE WEEK Destiny has had more viewers on Twitch TV than any other game to launch this year. And considering Destiny has only been out 9 days that is a huge deal! When it is all said and done, Destiny content has received almost 20 million views within the first week alone. With its fans watching close to 240 million minutes of gameplay or over 456 Years, it is safe to say that is an astronamical number and very likely record breaking.

    Matthew DiPietro, the VP of Marketing at Twitch had this to say:

    “To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch. Our passionate community of broadcasters attracted more than 5 million unique viewers in the first week.”

    David Dague, the Community Manager at Bungie had this to say:

    “Our community has always blown us away with their desire to share, entertain, and inspire. Watching them broadcast their Destiny experiences on Twitch – from the Tower to the Crucible to the Vault of Glass Raid – has been nothing short of amazing. We’re humbled by the enthusiasm and we hope our community knows we’re watching and laughing and applauding back home at the studio.”

    If you want more information or simply to interact with the community and the developers of Bungie you can do so at their Web site or their Twitter page.

    For game information on Destiny you can visit their Web Site and follow the official Destinysocial channels on Facebook and Twitter.

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    LocoCycle Review

    January 23rd, 2014

    Lococycle-Boxart-1.0-305x380Game Reviewed: LocoCycle

    Release Date: November 22nd, 2013

    Developer: Twisted Pixel Games

    Publisher: Microsoft studios

    Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox One], Xbox 360

    Genre: Racing

    Rated: T for Teen

     

     

     

    Twisted pixel has done it again with its newest release, LocoCycle. LocoCycle is an over the top crazy arcade title that put players not in the front seat, but as the front seat. That’s right you play as the motorcycle not Pablo. In an unexpected twist you not only drive the motorcycle but you are the motorcycle, literally.

    In LocoCycle players take on the role of the motorcycle called IRIS. IRIS is a super advanced motorcycle that has become self-aware and is on mission to gain her freedom. In the process IRIS has managed to bring along a friend. Pablo has no choice and has been ‘dragged’ along for the ride, by the leg of his pants, literally.

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    LocoCycle is very basic and straight forward. And even though it provides you with cues to teach you the moves as you play through the game it isn’t really needed. You could get by simply by button mashing. As you control the motorcycle you launch yourself through the air to attack floating enemies. The big thing here is your use of Pablo. Pablo is basically your whipping boy. You throw him at the enemies and spin him around to attack and knock your enemies down. Although this is a new concept and is oddly funny it gets boring and repetitive extremely fast.

    Graphically speaking LocoCycle is not bad. When you think about it it’s actually pretty good considering it is an arcade title. I will admit I did have higher expectations as I was playing it on my Xbox One, but lets be honest here. It is still an arcade title and it is also available for the Xbox 360. Having these expectations for games available on the new consoles as well as the old consoles is not realistic. Most of these titles were made with our older systems in mind. They also do provide some pretty awesome “Movie like” cut scenes. And I mean this literally. Not only do you get to play a game but you get to watch live action cut scenes between chapters.

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    Over all LocoCycle is a huge let down, especially when having Next Gen expectations in mind. There’s no skill to this title. It is an over the top button mashing title that although funny gets boring fast and is extremely repetitive. And if you are in anyway sensitive to language, politics, religion or racial views this title may be taken the wrong way. In my opinion this is the worst title I have played for the next generation consoles and wouldn’t consider paying $10 let alone the $19.99 it is listed for.

    Gameplay: 2/5 

    Visuals: 4/5

    Audio: 3/5

    Controls: 3/5

    Value: 2/5

    Overall Rating: 2.5/5

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    PlayStation 4 Exclusive Launch titles Reviewed: Killzone 4, Knack, and Resogun

    January 22nd, 2014

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    What’s better than reading a Review for a brand new game that you think you might want? Reading an article with 4 reviews in one! With the demand for next generation consoles being so high and difficult to find to boot we figured we’d give you a one stop shop for everything PlayStation 4. Everything Exclusive that is. And when you finally decide to grab that new system you will be able to walk in knowing exactly what you want.

     

    KnackCAKnack: Fun for the whole family

    Developer: SCE Japan Studio

    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

    Genre: Platform

    Rated: E for Everyone

    In Knack players take on the roll of Knack, a creature composed of ancient relics with mysterious powers. Knack can pull relics he finds into his body making him both bigger and more powerful. The more relics you collect the bigger Knack gets, transforming him ino a 3ft. tall ginormous destructive creature.

    As you play through Knack you will find relics to increase his size as well as Sunstone Crystals. These Sunstone Crystals slowly fill up the gauges on the top right of your screen eventually giving you the ability to use a super move. Once you fill up one of 3 gauges you can use one of your three super moves. You will also be able to collect elemental relics as well. These give you special powers depending on the element you pull into your body. For example if you find FROST elemental relics you will turn into a blue-ish looking Knack. This relic gives you a second bar that acts kind of like a shield giving you a better chance of survival. With the frost relics you wont actually lose any health until all the frost disappears. You almost appear to be melting which is a pretty awesome looking effect.

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    Over all Knack has really great graphics, simple gameplay and even though the voice work is not the greatest the story is really good. It has a very childish feeling and would probably be better for the kids in your house. But honestly me and my husband had a blast playing this title. It is the perfect title for parents to play with their children. You can set this game up for your child and the second they start having difficulties you just grab the second controller and hop in. It has a drop in feature and the secondary character is more or less a healer. You can give your life to player 1 healing them and ultimately making it much easier for them to play without dying. Which makes it perfect for young kids to play. And best of all they wont even realize you are helping them.

    There is also an app you can download for Knack. It is a mini-game you can play on your phone or tablet that you can unlock new gadgets to use in game. You simply link your PSN account to the app on your phone and away you go. Everytime you log into you PS4 to play Knack all your new items will be added for you to use in game.

    Overall Score: 4.5/5

    Killzone_Shadow_Fall_BoxKillZone 4: Shadow Fall, Next Gen Grahpics at its Finest

    Developer: Guerrilla Games

    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

    Genre: First Person Shooter

    Rated: M for Mature

    We have all seen the trailers, gameplay footage and screen shots prio to the release of Killzone 4 Shadow Fall. So we all have witnessed the graphical potential of the NEW gen console, the PlayStation 4. And this is the true selling point of Killzone.

    Killzone 4 Shadow Fall, just like the previous 3 titles, is a first person shooter. Fans will see the return of some of the regular weapons such as the stA-52 Assault  Rifle and the stA-18 pistol as well as view new ones like the OWL. The OWL is an hovering attack drone that can attack and stun enemies. It can also deploy a zip line to allow the player to escape enemies or access other wise unaccessable areas. It can also hack terminals or alarms to prevent the enemy from sending reinforcements. This can all be done by simply sliding your finger along the newly added touch pad on the PS4 controller. A new feature which definitely takes some getting use to.

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    The story In Shadow Fall takes place about 30 years after the story of Killzone 3 and shows the tension between the Vektans and Helghast reach its boiling point. But for some reason even though you would expect it to be an exciting on the edge of yours seat story, it just isn’t. It isn’t captivating at all. I did not find myself drawn into the story and actually I quickly lost interest.

    Overall Killzone is just as over dramatic as its predecessors. It is a graphical phenomena. It is simply beautiful. But this can only make up for what it lacks in story for so long. If you are not a KillZone fan this game will fall flat, beautifully flat.

    Overall Score: 4/5

    resogunResoGun: Bringing the Classics Back to Life

    Developer: Housemarque

    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

    Genre: Side scroller, shooter

    Rated: T for Teen

    Resogun is the succesor to Super Stardust HD and Super Stardust Delta. And has that classic “Asteroid” feeling, but with better graphics and 3D animations. It is also very reminiscent of  other Classic Arcade titles like Space Invaders. Resogun was not only an exclusive launch title but also a freebie for all PlayStation Plus members. Or for you non PlayStation Plus users a mere $15.

    Resogun is an awesome game in which you find yourself flying around a map, literally, shooting and dodging enemies. Your goal is to complete each level, save all the humans, and destroy the boss all without dying and collecting the largest possible score. And yes there is a leader board. So if you think you don’t care about high scores think again. Cause when you get your hands on this game and see all your friends highscores you are going to have a hard time putting the controller down.

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    First you must choose a ship. Either the Nemesism, Ferox or Phobos. Each of which have their own benefits. There are also 2 different game modes to choose from, Single level and Arcade Mode. Single level allows you to choose 1 of the 5 levels. Your goal is to complete it with the highest possible score. In Arcade Mode, however, you only get so many lives to complete all 5 levels. You must complete each level in order to move onto the next level and your score will continue to add up until you either complete all 5 levels or you die. You can also choose your difficulty setting which are Rookie, Experienced, Veteran, and Master.

    At the end of each level you will receive a bonus score for various things. For example the more humans you save the better your bonus. You will also want to keep your eyes open for boosts in game. These boosts help you to complete your levels easier and can be speed boosts, overdrive and Nova Bombs.

    Overall Resogun is one of the best free PlayStation Plus games I have played. It is also my favourite game currently available on the PS4. And even if you don’t have PlayStation Plus the measly 15$ for this title is a steal. It is more than worth every penny.

    Overall Score: 5/5

    Now don’t forget there are also plenty of other titles available for your PS4 that are not exclusive titles like, Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed: Black flag, Madden 25, Fifa 14, etc. Another important reminder is to pick up a PlayStation plus card. If you don’t already have a PlayStation plus account you will need one for your PS4 to play any of the multilayer games you purchase. Now this is similar to the Xbox Live membership in that you need it to play multiplayer games but it is also so much better. It is 10$ cheaper a year, 49.99$, and provides some pretty awesome NEW FREE games each month for you play. And as long as you Download the game to your Hard drive it is yours to keep.

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    IRB Gamer’s We Pick You Pick Game of the Year 2013

    January 10th, 2014

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    It’s that time of the year where we all take the time to figure out exactly what games should be considered Game of the Year. Usually we tend to discuss among each other what we would consider as Game of the Year. This year however we are publicly making this decision and announcing it on January 15th.

    As we choose our Game of the Year pick we’d also like to know YOUR thoughts! Choose from the dropbox below and as we announce our 2013 GOTY, we will also be awarding 10 winners PlayStation Network Cards and Xbox Live Currency (your choice) as we have well over $100 in giveaway prizes! Plus there’s an entry option below to win the GOTY choice!

    So watch the Nominees trailer and tell us today your GOTY choice. Not listed? Just leave a comment below with what title you’d pick as Game of the Year! PLEASE BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR TWITTER NAME so you can receive your prize!

     

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    How the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge Can Get You ALL the Games you want in 2014.

    January 7th, 2014

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    Shortly after the launch of the NEW “next generation” consoles I wrote an article titled “How the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge Got Me an Xbox One AND a PS4“. This was simply an article about my last years New Years Resolution and how it got me both new systems at Launch. Since being a gamer is a costly hobbie any extra money you can save is extremely useful.

    Since it is officially 1/1/2014 and everyone is planning their 2014 New Years Resolutions I figured it was time to revisit the 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. As well as give you guys some of my own personal tips to achieving your goals.

    So I guess we should start with what exactly the 52 week money saving challenge is? 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 $3 saved. As you continue to do this through out the year the amount gets higher and higher until you reach week 52 were you will save 52$ giving you 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, having a goal will make it so much easier. Hence my motivation last year of getting the “Next Gen” Consoles.

     

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    There are plenty of charts online that you can print as a way to keep track of your savings, but the one I have posted above is my favourite. The reason I like this chart the best is because the amounts you save are all on the left side and do NOT correspond to one DATE. This leaves you the flexibility to choose when to save what amount of money you want. You simply choose your amount, say $25, you cross off the 25 and write it next to which ever week it is and then keep adding up your total amount.

    You can start by saving all the large amounts first to get them out of the way. Or you could start with the smaller amounts and work your way up. Or just save whatever you are most comfortable with saving each week. AND even though the dates still say 2013 it still works. The dates are only 1 off from last year and you can put the money in whichever day that week you want. Or if you really want just white the dates out and enter in the date that you put aside the money. I personally like to put my money aside on Friday right after I get paid. That way I’m putting the money away immediately and I am less likely to spend it.

    Keep in mind nothing here is set in stone. AND is all completely subjective to what you want. Which is perfect! Don’t want to save 50$ on week 50? No big deal save what you can, or make your own amounts. I personally chose to make a 20$ a week minimum. That way I always saved at least 20$ but if I couldn’t afford more than 20$ I didn’t feel guilty. The other nice thing is you will have extra money. Lets say week 33 your car breaks down, well now that you have been doing the money saving challenge you have at least $500.00 already put aside. And if absolutely necessary you can take the money from there instead of directly out of your pocket. I have found this super useful as I am no longer pinching pennies as much when something comes up out of the blue. And if you can, later on you can always just put back whatever you had previously taken out.

    The big thing I want to point out is the cost of video games and systems. Since one game is usually 60$ this can hit your pocket pretty hard when a new game comes out. Not to mention on a week when there is 2 or 3 big releases at once.  I often find myself choosing the one I want the most or waiting until I have a bigger pay check to get my games. But since doing the money saving challenge I always have the extra money saved if I can’t afford to get the new release I want.

    The other option you have, if doing the money saving challenge is out of the question, is pre-ordering your games. I do this in addition to the money saving challenge. Some people think it is tupid to run out and pre-order a game in advance but in all actuality if funds are tight it is a really great idea. I am not to sure how other stores work as I only get my gaming stuff from Gamestop. At Gamestop you only have to put down 5$ for a game . This guratees you a copy on release for up to 48hrs after its launch. And if you pre-order a game early enough you can go in every couple of weeks and put 5$ down until its paid in full. When it finally releases and you go in to pick it up it’s like getting a BRAND NEW game for free. In reality it isn’t free, but paying 5$ every week over a stretch of 3 months doesn’t feel like anything. Smokers spend at least that a day on cigerattes. What’s 5$ a week for that awesome new game you want?

    Just like last year I will be doing the 52 Week Money saving Challenge and here at IRB Gamer we are curious how many of you will too.

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