A Video Gamers Digest
Video Games are a unique media that are enjoyed by people, both young and old worldwide. Adults, teens, and kids all play games to escape to a fantasy world, educate themselves, get up and dance or just socialize with friends.
My aim in creating Games News Network is to build a place where I could show others all the great games, media and news that come out of the industry. It's all about giving back to an industry that has given gamers so much.
Care to learn more about the story behind Gearbox Software's upon Aliens: Colonial Marines, then take a look at the story trailer they released. Aliens Colonial Marines is set to release February 12, 2013.
I don't know about you but being a big fan of all things Alien I can't wait to get my hands on this game.
Yesterday I posted a Story So Far video for Dead Space 3. Today I'm reporting that a demo for the game is scheduled to drop at the end of January. To be exact, the demo will drop on January 22nd. Those looking to get the demo a week earlier, on January 15th, can head over HERE and try their luck for an early access code. Dead Space 3 will be released on February 5th in the US and the 8th in the UK.
Dead Space 3 is set to take Issac Clarke to a new world to face more necromorphs than he can shake a Plasma Cutter at. Before you step into his shoes take a look at how it all started and a glimpse at what's to come.
The first episode of The Walking Dead, A New Day, is now free on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Head over there NOW to claim your free copy. This offer is for a limited time only so make haste and say Thank You to TellTale Games for the wonderful Christmas present.
Aptly titled Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, this new piece of DLC revolves around our half man half robot scholar Sir Hammerlock. You can expect new weapons, new locations, enemies and it seems Handsome Jack has a cult following. Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt drops January 15th.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are giving you a look at how Lara must use her wits to survive after being shipwrecked. This episode goes into the tools and the upgrade system that you will be using when Tomb Raider drops next March.
It has been announced that a Hitman HD Collection will be released next year. The collection will feature Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money. If you've ever wanted to get into the series or if you're a fan then here's you chance.
The second episode of Claptrap's Webseries was released today. It just another day in the life of our favorite mouthy robot--let the hilarity ensue. Don't forget to grab the Shift Codes at the end and if you can't see the codes I've posted them below.
PC/Mac: KJ5BT-FBKSK-KXJ3T-3BTJT-FJX5C Xbox 360: 5BC3B-KXFZK-BK5C3-HJW3J-T3KBB PlayStation 3: 5TK3J-HJZHW-B5WKT-SBC3B-KTBC9
About two weeks ago Irrational Games revealed the box art for the upcoming Bioshock Infinite. This reveal didn't go over too well, with a lot of people disliking the box art. This week Ken Levine and Irrational Games are giving gamers the option to choose an alternate cover for the game; turning the original into a reversible cover (a la Mass Effect 3). Head over HERE to cast you vote for said alternate cover. Personally I like Designs #2, #4 and #6 but that's just me. What say you, what's your pick for the alternate box art?
Microsoft just released a list apps coming to Xbox Live over the next few months. Below is a list of all the incoming apps and which should be available right now.
I'll just say that with all these apps I'm going to be spending a lot more time on my Xbox.
All3M (United Kingdom, United States) Ameba TV (Canada, United States) ARTE (Germany, France) Azteca (Mexico) Canalplay Infinity (France) CBC’s Hockey Night (Canada) CrunchyRoll (Majority of Xbox Live Regions) Deezer (Majority of Xbox Live Regions) Eredivisie Live (Netherlands) Fightbox (Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom) Flixster (United States) GameTrailers (Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States) Globosat Muu (Brazil) Gulli Replay (France) HBO Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) IndieFlix (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States) Livesport.tv (Austria,
Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Irelan…
Last week Irrational Games released the new box art for Bioshock Infinite coming next year. The box art shows main character Booker DeWitt looking all bad-ass, shotgun in hand and the flag burning in the background. It's impressive many would say. I however don't really fancy it. The lack of Elizabeth on the cover next to DeWitt or anywhere (on the front) doesn't do it for me. Yes you'll be playing as Booker but Elizabeth is also a key part of the game, it would have been nice to see her upfront and center. But that's just me, others think it's OK while others share a similar opinion to mine.
Elizabeth is however on the back of the box but that's the back of the box. Seriously, how often do you look at the back of a game box after you've purchased it. Most likely you only do the initial glance the moment you get it in your hands and then never look back there again.
Gearbox Software is getting ready to drop a few Golden Keys for us vault hunters over a 24hr period beginning tomorrow. Shift codes will be posted on the Borderlands Facebook page and the Gearbox Software Twitter page. Below is the schedule time for each keys release. Friday, November 30 - Post at 6PM CT, Active until 9PM CT (What time is that for me?)Friday, November 30 - Post at 11PM CT, Active until 2AM CT (What time is that for me?)Saturday, December 1 - Post at 5AM CT, Active until 8AM CT (What time is that for me?)Saturday, December 1 - Post at 11AM CT, Active until 2PM CT (What time is that for me?)Saturday, December 1 - Post at 3PM CT, Active until 6PM CT (What time is that for me?)Check out the official post HERE.
It looks like we're about to retake Omega and I bet Aria couldn't be more happy. The latest piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3, releasing tomorrow, will see Shepard and the crew team up with Aria as they return to reclaim Omega.
When I first saw the reveal trailer for the Devil May Cry reboot I couldn't be more excited. After my time with Devil May Cry 4 I was left wondering when I'd see Dante again. In the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry developed by Ninja Theory the studio decided to create a different origin story for Dante, making him younger and changing his look--to the dismay of many fans who have come to see Dante with his iconic white hair--now black.
I'll make this short. I'm fully behind Ninja Theory with this reboot. Dante may not look the same (not that it ever bothered me) but it feels like a Devil May Cry game. After playing the recently released demo a few dozen times I've come away with a few things.
The first, the game looks beautiful. Being pulled from a drab, lifeless real world to the world of Limbo is where the game really pops. Limbo feels like it has a life of it's own and really adds to the over-the-top flare that we've all come to love about Devil May Cry. The …
The loot chest has been opened and Gearbox has announced the release date for the next piece of Borderlands 2 DLC. The Mr. Torgue Campaign of Carnage will be released next Tuesday November 20th and will cost 800MSP/$9.99. More Borderlands is always a good thing especially when it involves EXPLOSIONS.
Let's have a round of applause for Xbox Live as it celebrates ten years today--my how time flies. With any celebrate there comes goodies and when I say that I mean free stuff. One of which happens to be a custom Xbox 360 built for this special occasion. Head over to Major Nelson's Blog for more details including how to get a free 1-year gold subscription.
Well here you have it, the second trailer released for Grand Theft Auto V. It provides a look at some of the new characters, vehicles and locations and more. Looks like Rockstar has this one set for a Spring 2013 release.
Well here's your official confirmation that the DmC Devil May Cry demo will be available on November 20th for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. You'll be able to play two mission including a boss fight and once you finish the demo you'll unlock the Son of Sparda difficulty. This announcement was made by Capcom on their BLOG who also promise a few surprises in the demo.
Next Tuesday cannot come soon enough. This also means I'll be playing this come Thanksgiving weekend which is just perfect.
Square Enix has unveiled their holiday DLC plan for Sleeping Dogs. Beginning today and continuing through the holidays Square will be dropping several DLC packs starting with the Dragon Master Pack which is available now for 640MSP/$8. Below is a detailed list of each DLC. Dragon Master Pack Featuring five pre-order packs in one, the huge Dragon Master Pack is the ultimate collection of killer content for Sleeping Dogs, adding high-speed highway shootouts, martial arts monks, police patrol missions and more. Each of the below packs are included, also available to purchase separately:Triad Enforcer Pack It’s a high-speed shoot-out in Triad Highway; armed with a high-capacity machine gun, fight a tide of Triads… after your head. Death by 1,000 Cuts puts you in a brutal fight club taking on the Triads with a razor-sharp golden cleaver. Wear the Triad Enforcer outfit for added Face and more punishing damage.Police Protection Pack Catch criminals like a true SWAT officer with the Polic…
Crystal Dynamics announced yesterday (on their official BLOG) the Collection's Edition of Tomb Raider, the upcoming reboot that lets you play a younger Lara Croft and gives a looks at her origins. The Collector's Edition will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 5th for $99.
The following is included in the Collector's Edition:
Endurance Survival Kit Packaging: A survival
tin salvaged from the ill-fated Endurance. The tin houses a copy of the
game and the Lara Croft Play Arts Kai figure.Play Arts Kai Lara Croft Figurine: Fully posable
figurine with over 40 points of articulation. The dirt on her body and
clothes has been realistically recreated to tell the tale of Lara’s
fierce fight for survival on a desolate island. Comes with alternate set
of three (3) hands, bow and arrow, shotgun, handgun, and climbing axe.
Figure Size: Approx 8.0” Tall.15” x 19” Double Sided Island Map and Poster:
Discover key landmarks from the mysterious island of Yamati, where Lara
After leaving G4TV a few months ago, host of X-Play and video game aficionado has now joined a new video game network. Adam now lends his talents to Revision 3 Games. You can check him out as well a the stuff from Rev3Games HERE.
Well it seems that the DLC isn't an exclusive like I had originally thought. Those who pre-order from Gamestop will receive a code to redeem the DLC for free when it is released while others will have to pay 720MSP/$8.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 respectably.
Original Post: It seems like the twin we all love (or hate) will be receiving an exclusive piece of DLC as a pre-order bonus. Pre-ordering from Gamestop will not only net you the Samurai Weapon Pack but it will also give you access the Vergil's Downfall DLC. If you have no plans on getting it from Gamestop then expect to wait awhile before you can play it. The game is out January 15th.
Now remember I mentioned a demo for the game, well I found an article (I think on x360a.org) that stated it would drop on November 20th. Now there's no confirmation but keep an eye out, the 20th is a week away.
The new Xbox fall dashboard update has increased the size of the flash drive storage capacity to 32GB. A Microsoft spokesman had this to say about the size increase: The more our customers use their profile and download digital content,
the larger the file size necessary to store that content and move it
between consoles gets. Therefore we increased the size of the memory to
enable our customers to take more of their Xbox profile with them on the
The first Development Diary for the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry reboot focus on the concept of Absolute Power. The video also introduces you to two of the voice actors in the game Robin Riker who voices Lilith and Louis Herthum who voices Mundus. DmC hits stores on January 15th with rumors of a demo coming short. Stay tuned to find out the exact date on that.
This came as quite a surprise when it was first announced, Disney has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from owner George Lucas. This means that Disney now owns the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises as well as several of the Lucasfilm franchises. With this acquisition Disney is now targeting 2015 for a release of Star Wars: Episode 7, with a film to follow every two to three years.
Check out an interview with George Lucas where he discusses the future of Disney and Lucasfilm. Part One is below and part two can be found HERE.
This is a bit overdue on accord that mother nature has been having her way with the east cost over the last few weeks. Now onto the topic at hand. Two weeks ago TV Guide reported that G4 is finalizing plans on a channel makeover, as a result two long-running series will stop production at the end of the year. X-Play and Attack of the Show will continue until December, however the shows leading up to the finales will feature guest co-hosts and there will be several farewell episode, as well as airing some of the shows favorite segments. Attack of the Show and X-Play have been important for
G4, and we want to acknowledge the creative people who have helped
inspire and showcase the phenomenon of gamer culture," says G4 Media
general manager Adam Stotsky. "With more than 3,000 episodes aired
between them, we have more than enough great material to honor these
innovators and their amazing contributions as we bring both shows to a
close.It seems G4 is moving into a more upsc…
This morning Bethesda announced the next piece of DLC making it's way to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This DLC, coming December 4th to the Xbox 360, is entitled Dragonborn and judging by the trailer the story revolves around the very first Dragonborn. So you can expect new locations, enemies and much more with this DLC. Stay tuned for more information as it become available.
THQ and Vigil Games have announced the next piece of DLC for Darksiders II entitled Abyssal Forge. According to the press release (which you can read in full HERE) the DLC focuses on the Abyssal Forge, a living machine, and its creator who have created an army that threatens all creation. The Abyssal Forge will be release on October 30th for the Xbox 360, the 31st on PS3 and will cost 800MSP or $9.99.
We heard awhile back that Microsoft would be using a new subscription system and pricing for the Xbox 360. Well here's all the detail. Starting this Sunday, October 28th, Microsoft will be rolling out their Entertainment for All subscription bundles. These bundles will include the following(pictured above):
A 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect for $99A 250GB Xbox 360 for $99A 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect for $149Now with these new bundles there is a catch. Those buying one will also have to comply with the required 2yr Xbox Live Gold Membership agreement at $14.99 per month. Gamestop, Toys R Us, BestBuy, Walmart and the Microsoft store will all have these available online and in stores on or after the 28th. Who's up for a new Xbox?
Hankering for more Borderlands, well now's you chance to take Borderlands wherever you go. Gearbox Software has announced that Borderlands Legends will be coming to iOS devices at the end of this month. The game is an action-RPG-strategy game that features the original cast of Borderlands and will offer the same kill, loot and level experience only this time in an isometric view. Head over to Entertainment Weekly for a first look. The game will be $4.99 on iPhone's and $6.99 on iPad's.
Now I personally don't have an iOS device, crazy I know, but I will be downloading this game on one of the many iOS devices I have access to. Let the looting begin.
Co-founder and Creative Director Joe Madureira has left THQ and Vigil Games. Joe and a few other gentlemen founded Vigil Games back in 2005 which was acquired by THQ a year later. After working on Darksiders I and Darksiders II Joe is leaving to pursue new adventures he said via a Facebook update. This means that the next installment of Darksiders will be done without the first two games creative director.
It always hits with a pang of disappointment hearing one of the people behind a well-received game is leaving a company but all the best to Joe on his future endeavors.
I hope this new Bioshock Infinite trailer does it for you because it surely did for me. Media and news on Ken Levine's latest venture has been non-existent for the past few months until the announcement of the Collector's Editions last week and now this trailer. So I present to you Bioshock Infinite Beast Of America.
So it's been some time since we've heard anything about Anarchy Reigns, Sega multiplayer brawler. Well here's some good news, the game is scheduled to be released on Jan 8th in the US and Jan 11th in Europe--FINALLY. The kicker is that the game has a suggested price of $29.99, which is quite low for a new retail game. It begs the question WHY? but far be it for me to question a reasonable price.
It's been awhile since we received any kind of information relating to Bioshock Infinite. Today Ken Levine and Irrational Games have announced an Ultimate Songbird and Premium Edition of Bioshock Infinite. The Ultimate Songbird Edition will feature everything below and will run you $149.99:
A 9 1/2 inch statue of the Songbird.A 3-inch baby version keychain of the sold-out Murder of Crows vigor bottle replica.A 5 x 7-inch lithograph by Jorge Lacera.A 25 millimeter, resin-cast Handyman miniature from the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game by Plaid Hat Games, makers of Summoner Wars.A mini art book, full of BioShock Infinite concept art and commentary, with a hand-distressed cover.Various digital goodies: exclusive in-game gear, a digital
soundtrack, and platform specific downloadable content (Avatar costumes
for Xbox 360, and Themes for PC and PlayStation 3).The Premium Edition will include everything listed about excluding the Songbird statue and will cost $79.99. Now that'…
It looks like Ubisoft is bringing something new to upcoming Assassin's Creed 3's multiplayer. With new modes, characters and perks not only is the single-player game shaping up to be brilliant but the multiplayer is as well. Check out the new trailers below. Assassin's Creed 3 launches Oct. 30th.
Apologies are in order. For the past month or so I've been, for lack of a better word, neglecting my blog. During that time I've missed a bit. My last post was about the Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC, that has since been released and a new piece of DLC--Omega--is set to be released. So let's do a quick recap of what I didn't post over the time I was away.
Let's see things you may have heard and some that I found really surprising. The Nintendo Wii U has an official release date and price point, coming in two version. This came by way of an event Nintendo held where they revealed that the Wii U will be released this November with an 8GB and 32GB model (White and Black respectively). The price ranges from 299 to 349 which isn't that much of a jump when you look at the size difference.
The doctors and co-founders of Bioware, Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, are no longer part of the company having retired. In the same vein Cliff Bleszinski has also left Epic after being w…
The Mass Effect 3's DLC Leviathan is scheduled to be released on the 28th promising to further expand our knowledge of the Reapers. New weapons, locations and a gripping story are enclosed within this upcoming package. Check out the new trailer below.
Assassin's Creed III is set to be an amazing game. Today Ubisoft is starting a new series that will take an in depth look at what goes into making sure a groundbreaking game. Welcome to Episode One: Making a Masterpiece. This first video of four touches on our hero Connor, the area and the AnvilNext engine.
A new site for Final Fantasy XIII has going live. This site is aimed at series protagonist Lightning and will provide information on a new direction for her. The site is set to reveal all of this on September 1st which is the 25th Anniversary of Final Fantasy. There isn't much on the teaser site but you can check it out HERE and be sure to check back in a few days to see what Square has in mind.
2K Games has announced that a co-operative multiplayer modes is now available for download for all who own a copy of Spec Ops: The Line. The new mode features four objective based missions with different playable characters across different locations.
Blizzard isn't just giving you better improvements on legendary weapon and character class with the upcoming 1.0.4 patch. They are also introducing the Paragon system, this system lets players who've reached the level cap to still earn experience in the form of paragon levels. What are Paragon levels? Well these are levels that go from 1 to 100 and will award the player character with certain stat boosts as well as a 3% to gold and magic find.
With this new addition patch 1.0.4 is looking like one hell of an update. This opens a whole new way for plays to tackle gold and item find with it maxing out at 300% once you hit the paragon level cap and adds hours of playtime. Dust off those level 60 characters.
For more information check out the official Diablo III Blog.
We're set to have another big week in video game releases. There's something for everyone this week, so let's take a look at what's on tap for video game releases:
Nintendo DS/DSiWare/3Ds Abyss [08/23]New Super Mario Bros. 2 [08/19]VectorRacing [08/23]iPhone/iPad NO GAMES SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEKPC Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [08/21]Disciples III: Gold Edition [08/21]Galaxy On Fire 2 Full HD [08/21]Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 [08/21]Transformers: Fall of Cybertron [08/21]Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition [08/24]Jagged Alliance: Crossfire [08/24]Sony PlayStation 3/Network Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [08/21]Legasista [08/21]Retro/Grade [08/21]Transformer: Fall of Cybertron [08/21]Way of the Samurai 4 [08/21] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. [08/22]Sony PS Portable/Vita NO PSP RELEASES SCHEDULED THIS WEEKMetal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Collection [08/21]Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Collection [08/21]Nintendo Wii/WiiWare NO GAMES SCHEDULE…
At E3 this year Ubisoft revealed the return of Sam Fisher after the events of Conviction. The extended trailer, with commentary, shows off what changes and added will be making it way to Blacklist when it hist stores.