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    Next-Gen is FINALLY Defined Through Titanfall

    February 19th, 2014

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    It’s impossible to count the number of disappointed gamers there are worldwide with the early expectations of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console. The applications promised by both manufactures were well executed but the talk of a gaming console created for the hardcore gamer is yet to be defined.

    We’ve had the opportunity to re-embark Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, rejoin the Battlefield, camp in COD Ghosts and as Lara Croft Raid the same Tomb. In other words, the variety of Next-Gen gaming has been well at its minimum.

    titanfall-xbox-one-360-pc-exclusiveThere’s were also a few embarrassing launch titles that released and was nothing more than a shame to represent what should have been known as innovative to the next-gen system. Fighter Within, NBA Live 14, and Pinball Arcade all bombed in sales. Ryse: Son of Rome, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone: Shadow Fall and (due to horrible server issues) Battlefield 4 have had the most returns of all the current games available.

    NBA 2K14 on the other hand graphically demonstrated what Next-Gen was meant to be. As a matter of fact, 2K is still running rampant with the crown for how to create the future. But as of March 11th (25th for Xbox 360 and PC), a new IP from a well-established development team will become the perfectionist of an “overall” experience.

    With the title still unreleased and gamers only able to jump into the action through the previously launched beta, Titanfall is by far the most anticipated game right now with “Next-Gen” capabilities FINALLY truly being defined!

     

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    Respawn Entertainment, thank you for rescuing the gaming community and giving us something to look forward to! Consoles, even with high sales began to feel like standby systems with nothing to offer. Infamous Second Son will get its chance to dazzle PlayStation 4 users soon but can it genuinely stand out like Titanfall already is?

    Expect our review to spawn early next month! Believe me when I say this is literally the one game and one reason I’d recommend you to pick up the Xbox One. Worth every penny!

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    Review: GUNNAR Optiks Intercept Colors

    February 19th, 2014

     

    FireThe Onyx just found a few new family members that truly highlights the model and personifies the gamer.  It’s the first time GUNNAR have ever made such a bold move to personalize the look of the gamer and contain its integrity of providing players with high-tech optical view from PC to consoles to everyday life.

    Available in five new colors: Cobalt, Fire, Kryptonite, Ghost and Ink, The INTERCEPT’s have never looked better. The frames alone scream “nerd wear,” which to IRB Gamer means a gamer’s must have article of clothing or accessories. In other words, the frame design is high quality, very durable and well a part of today’s fashion. Now you can define the inner you with the colors of your choosing.

    “With the introduction of the INTERCEPT Color Collection, we’ve given everyone, from hardcore gamers to creative designers to technophiles of all types, a chance to show off their individuality and style – while protecting and enhancing their vision.” – CEO, Joe Croft.

     

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    Enhancing the vision is exactly what GUNNAR does best! To some, I’ve heard “all I see is the yellow tent.” I have personally challenged them all and propose the same challenge to you. Reading have become more of a relief as there’s less strain to the eyes as the words suddenly come off the page. Televised shows like E3 or other live events grants an even higher resolution viewing, making pictures and videos appear closer while utilizing the protective anti-glare lens to allow additional hours of viewing.

    Then there’s the gaming experience. As a reviewer I pour countless hours into gaming and writing and editing. GUNNAR Optiks are spot on with providing a top of the line experience.Ghost Games like FIFA, NHL, and NBA 2K that usually gives you the side view angles stand out with GUNNAR products.

    It’s not all about the look by the way, it’s also about the comfort provided by the brand. The biggest complexity with owning the wrong frames is the amount of time you keep them on without them triggering pressure points from your ears or your nose. The INTERCEPT’s manage to allow you to wear, play and operate stress free.

    GUNNAR recommend to first time users, for a week at least, to use the glasses for 3 hours or more a day to allow your eyes to fully adjust to wearing GUNNAR’s.

    It’s not just about how play when you step on the Battlefield, when Duty Calls or even when the Titans Fall! It’s about how long you want to play, enhancing the experience when you play and owning the look while you play.

    The INTERCEPT’s new color collection is available now at Fry’s Electronics, Amazon.com, Best Buy, GameStop, Zappos.com and most importantly at GUNNARS.com at the suggested retail price starting at $59.00. Pick up a pair today!

    OVERALL SCORE: 4.75/5

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    Dying Light Reveals New Trailer For Humanity

    February 13th, 2014

     

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    After learning how zombies operate in Dying Light, Techland, developers of Call of Juarez the Cartel and the Dead Island series now shift the introduction to their newest title by giving you an ideal of the struggle from the humans’ standpoint.

    Dying Light is a first-person action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world, where players scavenge for supplies during the day as to be best prepared to survive the night. The game will launch for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this August 2014.

     

     

     

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    Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry Releases Next Week

    February 13th, 2014

    Well in the heart of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and the relaunch of the Liberation story in HD, Ubisoft recently announced an all new standalone that will be available February 19th titled “Freedom Cry,” specifically for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

    “Assassin’s Creed® Freedom Cry tells the story of Adewale, a man born into slavery. Once a pirate and now a trained Assassin, Adewale is shipwrecked in 18th-century Haiti, home to the most brutal slavery in the West Indies. In an effort to get back to the sea, Adewale assists the locals in exchange for a crew and a ship. The more he fights for freedom from slavery, however, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community, forcing him to face his vicious past. In the game, Adewale will take his new crew and set of weapons, including a machete and a blunderbuss, to assassinate enemies and free slaves, delivering merciless justice in plantations and cities alike. No stranger to the sea, Adewale will command a fearsome brig to take down slave owners in the Caribbean.”

    We for one think it’s an awesome addition to the serious as Ubisoft is stepping away from DLC’s and granting gamers a full 5-hour game for only $19.99.

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    The Lego Movie Videogame Review: Who Are You Here To See?

    February 12th, 2014

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    Release Date: February 7th, 2014

    Developer: Travellers Tales

    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

    Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC

    Genre: Action/Adventure

    Rated: T for Teen

     

    lmvg sliderIf you ask almost anyone if their familiar with any of the Lego series titles like Lego Harry Potter, Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Batman or the previously released Lego Marvel Superheroes, not only will you receive confirmation but you see a grin from the lasting impression from these insane releases.

    It’s by far one of the most loved toys from the adult’s childhood and the most astonishing interactive adventure for the youth of today. So when you place over 90 Lego superheroes together for an action-packed adventure, it’s a genuine amount of fun, especially when you’ve no clue what you’re capable of.

    If you’re wondering how this could be possible you play as the Lego protagonist, Emmet. Emmet is a guy that can do no wrong unless it’s by his own flaws. He’s simply a happy guy that enjoys living his happy, everyday life. At least until he’s mistaken as the one guy that could solely save the world.

     

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    The Lego Movie Videogame is a 4 player drop-in/drop-out that allows you to never play alone; but instead, take on the world with friends and family. Be forewarned, if you plan on watching the movie do so now! Actual clips are displayed during the viewing and follows incredibly close to the movie.

    The Lego world is stunningly created brick by “lego brick with plenty of puzzles, things to break apart and creations to build. Take control of the character wheel and playing as multipleLEGO Movie - The Videogame players will happen quite often as Emmet can’t do it all on his own. Some master builders will need to step in, some characters are more agile.

    It’s absolutely like the theme, everything is awesome! There is so much to unlock from heroes to friends to new clothes and much more. I never expected to be sucked into the Lego Movie as I did, especially with this being my first Lego videogame ever. As the story progressed I found myself not wanting to put my controller down!

    Stunning graphics, or should I say a well-constructed Lego atmosphere kept me wanting to explore. Voiceovers are still Morgan Freeman, Will Farrell and the original cast from the movie, making the presentation equally as entertaining.

    I highly recommend all fans of the Lego series to pick up The Lego Movie Videogame. As the slogan says, everything is awesome!

     

    The Scores

    Gameplay: 4/5

    Visuals: 4.25/5

    Audio: 4.5/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replay Value: 3.5/5

    Overall Rating: 3.75/5

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    Everything You Need To Know About Thief

    February 7th, 2014

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    There are a lot of high hopes right now for Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s studio Eidos-Montreal as their current development, Thief, is making its way to consoles February 25th.

    “It’s a wrap, Thief is gold. It’s nearly time for the fans to fall in love with Thief all over again, and time for newcomers to finally see what all the fuss is about” said Stephane Roy, Producer. “Thief is one of the founding-fathers of the stealth genre; we’re proud to have worked on such a well-loved series and proud to say that Garrett, the Master Thief is back.”

    While Deus Ex was an amazing title when it released, it had a bit more of a buzz than Thief. All we truly know so far is that Thief is a remake to the classic, until today that is. Square Enix has released a new video called “Thief 101” breaking down every new aspect to the mastermind crook.

     

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    Lightening Has A Launch Day DLC

    February 7th, 2014

    Lightening has a pretty unique look to her as she’s wielding the axe, shield and full outfit from Lara Croft’s definitive edition of Tomb Raider. It’s a new DLC for Lightening Returns: Final Fantasy XIII available at launch!

    Lightening Returns is scheduled to release February 11th, 2014 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out the DLC trailer:

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    Murdered: Soul Suspect Stretches it Limits

    February 7th, 2014

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    As we patiently await one of the fascinating titles of 2014, Murdered Soul Suspect to release this June, Square Enix has officially announced Soul Suspect will also appear on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Solving the mystery of your own murder is about to leave you with much more detail!

    “The new console versions will offer increased visual fidelity via native 1080p output. Elements such as subsurface scattering and an increased particle count will depict an even more immersive ghost world and cast as players guide slain Salem detective Ronan O’Connor on a quest to find his killer and escape the limbo-like world of Dusk.”

    If that’s enough to set the tone for this upcoming release, then maybe the date will make the inner child in you want to research harder than you did in L.A. Noire. June 2014! Sharpen all of your detective skills and preorder Murdered: Soul Suspect now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

     

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    The Wolf Among Us Episode Two Screenshots

    January 29th, 2014

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    The Wolf Among Us was a surprise to many TellTale fans. After the success of the Walking Dead there were many questions evolving around the company and could their next production reach the pinnacle that their game of the year title. Those questions were put to rest by Fables. It was the big bad wolf himself playing the protagonist.

    The second episode is on its way, and so are the screenshots!

     

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    Pinball FX 2 Goes For the Goal

    January 29th, 2014

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    In the new Super League Football DLC, players will side with their favorite clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., A.C. Milan, Juventus Football Club, and A.S. Roma as they square off to dominate league play in a new social pinball experience.

    “We are excited to bring digital pinball to our Roma fans around the world. The pinball game makes you feel like you are in an arcade, and fans will enjoy seeing many of their favorite Roma stars in the game itself,” said Shergul Arshad, Head of Digital, A.S. Roma.

    It’s another look at the marvelous graphics, the detailed 3D tables and the rich experience. Pinball FX2 is not the greatest game ever, but it has time and time again proven to be a perfect past time, and a definite must have for any pinball fanatics.

    “Zen Studios invites players with no football club allegiance to join the Zen Studios F.C. team. We certainly need your help if we are going to compete with the big boys,” said Bobby Loertscher, Zen Studios Community Manager.

    Super League Football is coming to Zen Studios’ pinball platforms on digital stores including Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam and Windows 8; Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Apple App Store, Google Play, Kindle HD and the Mac App Store. Super League Football will also release as a standalone app on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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