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The Metal Gear Solid series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan's master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. With more than 33 million units sold to date, the Metal Gear series has become a global phenomenon. The player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo stealth missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series' popularity-the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.In addition to the large collection of Metal Gear titles, the Legacy package will contain an all-new 100 page art book highlighting marketing art from across the globe, spanning the profound 25 year history of the esteemed franchise.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will be available on July 9 for PlayStation 3.
Post by Eorl @ 10:27am 18/05/13 | 0 Comments
Titled Robotic Boogaloo, the new update will include 57 new in-game items marking the most community items that Valve has ever shipped. These new items will initially be available only in RoboCrates, however after June 3 they'll turn into rare drops for all.
This update is 100% created by the TF2 community. And when we say everything, we mean everything—the in-game content, the update hub website, the animated short, the comic, even the splash images in the Steam store. Even better, everything you created avoided the classic trap of using other companies’ intellectual property. (Those of you working on a Darth Vader Pyro mask, we've got some bad news for you.) Plus, in a first for the Team Fortress economy, all the creators of the Robotic Boogaloo Update have decided to share the revenue earned from the sale of RoboCrate Keys. That means that everyone involved will be profiting from this update, not just the people making hats.The new update also comes with a very interesting animated short which you can check out below. An informative community website on just what exactly is involved in this community update has also gone live which also includes a comic for those who would rather look at some colourful images.
Post by Eorl @ 10:14am 18/05/13 | 0 Comments
Nintendo Direct stream, this time focusing on a few upcoming Wii U titles but also revealing a new partnership. The new exclusive deal between Sega and Nintendo will offer up three Sonic titles, but will also be bringing the Sega Game Gear to the Virtual Console. Of the 13 titles included are Crystal Warriors, Columns, Sonic the Hedgehog and Shining Force 2: The Sword of Hajya.
New Super Luigi U, the upcoming standalone expansion to New Super Mario. Bros U, will be gaining a digital release on June 20 but for those wanting a disc will be able to grab the retail copy on August 25. President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, also unveiled the newest character to grace Luigi's side, Nabbit from the original series who was previously a mischievous villain.
Release dates for both Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 were also revealed, putting them at July 26 and August 23 respectively. Details on Wonderful 101 were slim sadly, however Iwata San ensured that more details will be making their way to E3 this year so stay tuned. For Pikmin 3 fans, a large batch of screenshots were revealed during the stream which you can check out below but also throw your Pikmin over to our game page for more.
A Yakuza 1 & 2 HD collection was also announced during Japan's stream, however details on whether they would be getting an English release are currently unknown. This will mark the first time the series has been on a platform outside of Sony's.
For those looking to future titles, a new Direct will be streaming around the time of E3, showing off any and all unannounced titles from Nintendo. No date or time has yet been revealed.
Post by Eorl @ 10:00am 18/05/13 | 0 Comments
Sonic: Lost World will be a brand new action adventure platforming game, and will launch exclusively on Nintendo's consoles. More details on the new title will be given during their E3 presentation.
"Sonic the Hedgehog has proven incredibly successful on Nintendo platforms and we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Nintendo," said John Cheng, President & COO, Sega of America. "As we initiate this new exclusive partnership with the next three titles we believe that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are ideal platforms to showcase the evolution of the Sonic brand."While we countdown until E3 2013 a single image was revealed during the stream for Sonic: Lost World, showing off what is presumably the game's world.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will offer players the chance to take the action of the Olympic Winter sports to their screen with various mini-games revolved around the theme. Included in the Wii U title will be skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, pairs figure skating and curling.
Players will be able to use both the Wii U GamePad but also the Wii Motion Plus controller, dependent on the minigame. The game will also include fantastical events alongside the minigames that will be set in the world of Mario and Sonic, where players will gain special abilities not possible in the real world.
No release date has yet been given for both titles, and the third unannounced title will be revealed closer to E3. Check out some of the images below for a glimpse at how Sonic is doing in Nintendo's realm.
Post by Eorl @ 02:49pm 17/05/13 | 2 Comments
Two new monsters are also making their debut in the screenshots, Arselnus and Skuagil who will no doubt make it tough when trying to gather mining materials from the cold plains. Make sure you take a swig of a hot drink before checking them out below or at our game page for the full collection.
Monster Hunter 4 is currently expected in Japan later this year on 3DS, however no English date has yet been revealed.
Post by Eorl @ 02:16pm 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Touted as "an extremely moddable controller," the arcade hardware is offering 10 highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick inside a completely moddable exterior and interior. Users can swap in their own personal designs for a unique look, while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.
“Following a huge beta testing program, we’re confident that we’ve built an arcade stick enthusiasts will love,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We know that the Fighting Game Community is huge on modding their arcade sticks, and that is why we made the Razer Atrox extremely mod friendly. We are excited to see what extreme mods the Razer Atrox will be the base for.”The customisable controller is currently slated for June 2013 release worldwide, with pre-orders starting on May 21 and priced at $269.95.
Post by Eorl @ 01:58pm 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Included in the recent patch 3.7, the new addition to the client UI will allow players to customise item builds for their in-game use, offering a more personal feel when visiting the shop. With this new UI element you'll be able to build a full list of items for your playstyle, so when you go mid with Annie you'll be greeted with the exact items that you'll need in that match.
The item shop has been your one-stop spot for Infinity Edges, Ohmwreckers and Doran's enchanting accessories for quite some time. Happily, you'll now have a second, in-client place to research and plan builds. The new Item Set tab lists every in-game item and lets you customize your builds for your favorite setupsFor those in need of a more in-depth overview of what exactly you can do with this new game addition, check out the official post by RiotGTez which includes a short FAQ as well. Surrender@20 also has a great breakdown of the new patch 3.7 which you can check out here.
Post by Eorl @ 01:35pm 17/05/13 | 13 Comments
Titled Amusement Park, the new expansion will offer mayors of SimCity the chance to lay down customisable parks which will include attractions and entrances. Those who do place down parks will also gain an increase in cash through shoppers, tourists and boosting the local commercial economy.
No price on the expansion was sadly revealed, however a smart YouTuber by the name of HypnotoadProductions was able to capture the page before it was taken down which you can check out below. Since accidentally going live, SimCity's official Facebook page has responded stating that "some of you may have seen thrilling new SimCity content that arrived too early at the gate. It’s coming May 28th. We think you’ll be amused."
Post by Eorl @ 11:41am 17/05/13 | 8 Comments
Metro: Last Light continues the adventures of Artyom in the post-apocalyptic Moscow, where you'll have to gather your wits once again and venture both underground and above in the collapsing world. While the sequel doesn't actually follow the original Metro 2034 book like Metro 2033 did for its one, it does offer up a unique plot that is sure to get your tastebuds wet.
But for many, Last Light’s changes will simply make the experience less intimidating and more enjoyable, and it’s hard to begrudge the game too hard when it’s still delivering such a fine experience.Check out his full thoughts on the game over here.
Post by Eorl @ 10:59am 17/05/13 | 7 Comments
Kotaku that the publishing giant "have no games in development for the Wii U currently," however hasn't ruled out chances of EA developing anytime in the future.
EA has previously published several games for the console since its launch, including FIFA 13, Madden NFL 13, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition and Need for Speed Most Wanted, but have made it clear that no current games are in-development.
The comment comes as part of a recent few rocky months between publisher and console maker, with EA announcing earlier this month that Madden NFL 25 would not be coming to the Wii U. That announcement was piggybacked on a comment made by EA DICE's technical director Johan Andersson who recently explained that the Frostbite engine, which powers titles like the Battlefield franchise, would not be coming to Wii U due to "not too promising results" when testing the Frostbite 2 engine.
While publishing giant EA may be out for now, Nintendo is hoping to gain new interest in the console with a Nintendo Direct later tonight which will be showcasing upcoming titles for the Wii U. The company is also preparing for a Wii U Software Showcase before E3 next month, which will supposedly reveal some of the more prominent first-party titles from Nintendo. New entries in the Mario Kart, Wii Party, Super Smash Bros. and 3D Mario series are expected to be revealed at E3.
Post by Eorl @ 10:38am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
teased some new images from an "unnanounced" game earlier in the year, many people jumped at the idea of a Just Cause 3 or Mad Max game. This however seems to not be the case, but instead the teased images were actually from a steampunk sandbox game the studio was working on five years ago.
Speaking with Edge, Sundberg explained that the game teased in the images was " a steampunk-style game we had in development that we put on ice." According to a recent Twitter post, Sundberg also revealed that when the game was shut down in 2008 they lost ~90 developers in the process, however five years later are "doing better than ever."
Sundberg teased in the interview that while the game has been put on the backburner, "being an independent developer I can control my own destiny and we’ll make something in that world sooner or later." Hopefully we'll see more on what the developers at Avalanche Studio have been working on at E3 this year.
Post by Eorl @ 10:16am 17/05/13 | 1 Comments
Nintendo Direct will be airing tonight, focusing "on the Wii U software coming this spring and summer." The stream will be airing tonight at 12am AEST and will also be featuring a look at some 3DS software coming to Australia in the near future.
The new Nintendo Direct is in preparation for the company's new take on E3 2013, where they have opted out of a full stage presentation in favour of smaller hands-on booths and streams. Currently it is unclear what exactly we can expect at E3 this year from Nintendo but hopefully we'll hear more tonight.
Post by Dan @ 10:07am 17/05/13 | 2 Comments
In this video, you'll hear from three of the developers behind Blizzard Entertainment's action role-playing epic: Production Director John Hight, Lead Designer Joshua Mosqueira, and Senior Designer Jason Bender. Together, they'll explain how bringing the game to the PlayStation 3 and 4 has empowered them to viscerally transport players into the foreboding, demon-besieged world of Sanctuary by putting the action in the palms of their hands.The clip contains quite a bit of groan-worthy hyperbole, but for those keen for a couch-friendly version of D3, it offers a pretty comprehensive overview of everything they're doing controls wise to make the game a better fit.
Diablo 3 is in the works for both the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, but an official release date is still yet to be announced.
Post by Eorl @ 09:52am 17/05/13 | 8 Comments
website showing off the currently unannounced Dawngate title.
According to the page - discovered by Internet sleuth Superannuation - the MOBA title will be the first title from developer Waypoint Games, a collection of "sincere students of games".
Dawngate is a new MOBA, built from the ground up to look and feel familiar while offering a whole new way to experience MOBA gameplay. Dawngate empowers you to forge the champions you love for the roles you want in a competitive arena, shaped by ever-evolving, community-driven content and story.The website also offers potential players the chance to signup for beta access, however asks for Origin details. Currently the game only offers a single image, comprised of what looks to be six champions ranging from assassin like characters to human magic wielders and even a giant golem in the background.
It is unclear when exactly Dawngate will be officially revealed or whether it will be competing in the free-to-play market that titles like Valve's DOTA 2 and Riot's League of Legends have wrapped up. We'll have more as it comes to hand.
Post by Eorl @ 09:34am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline.Development of the game is being led by Tomasz Gop, former senior producer of the award-winning The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings at CD Projekt Red. Gop unofficially announced the game earlier last year through his LinkedIn profile, however last month took to EuroGamer to outline that the title would share "challenging combat akin to Dark Souls and skill trees that resemble Borderlands."
“Our team is building Lords of the Fallen specifically for players who enjoy taking on huge challenges, where the odds are stacked against them,” said Tomasz Gop, executive producer, CI Games. “From the very beginning, Lords of the Fallen will intrigue and satisfy players’ hunger to explore each corner of a brand new world, freely customize and build their own character and take down some of the most epic enemies ever seen.”City Interactive also revealed that a playable demo will be debuting at E3 2013, so stay tuned for more.
Post by Dan @ 09:33am 17/05/13 | 2 Comments
Rockstar Games continues the media trickle for their much anticipated sandbox action title Grand Theft Auto V today, with a handful of new images from the game, showing a bit of the titular act of grand theft auto in action, and some vehicular law evasion.
Hit the thumbs below for a closer look.
Grand Theft Auto V is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th 2013.
Post by Dan @ 09:16am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Batman: Arkham Origins is due on October 25th 2013, on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.
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The trailer covers a variety of in-game exploits including the chance to loot everything you can put your hands on, allowing for a much more open-ended world instead of one locked away by the inability to interact with the environment. The trailer also features a look at various actions players can do to pass the time, be it cooking up a storm in the kitchen or just relaxing in the sun with a fishing rod.
Check out all the details below in the trailer but also make sure to swing by their official page for those who have yet to signup for the beta.
Post by Eorl @ 01:56pm 16/05/13 | 1 Comments
LEGO Friends welcomes players to Heartlake City, where summer fun awaits! Players have complete freedom to express their unique style, explore areas and activities that interest them most, such as perfecting a dance routine in the studio, taking a few shots on goal at soccer practice, or visiting the store to get cool items to customize their character, as they build friendships with their five new friends.The LEGO title will also be introducing the ability to take care of a variety of pets by training and grooming them, but also offering the chance to enter their pets into competitions. Pets will also have a special skill that players can use to help them in their adventures, and the ability to switch places to play the game from their perspective.
LEGO Friends will be available on Nintendo 3DS and DS later this year.