Archive for December 16th, 2013

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC, PS4, & XO) – Freedom Cry DLC – Gameplay Walkthrough Video Part 1

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Check out more Freedom Cry DLC Walkthrough Videos here.

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Payday 2 (360, PC, & PS3) – Charlie Santa Heist – Screenshots & Trailer

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Infinite Crisis (PC) – Robin – Artwork, Screenshots, Profile Video, & Press Release

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Get a sneak peak at Robin in the latest Champion Profile video from Infinite Crisis, the upcoming free-to-play MOBA from Turbine based in the DC Universe, and then play as Robin in-game on Wednesday, 18/12! As an acrobatic support, Robin empowers his allies and disrupts his enemies with devastating team-fight setups.

Born with the drive to make the world a better place, Robin’s keen mind and martial prowess make him far more than a mere sidekick.

When Batman’s previous apprentice was slain, Tim Drake resolved to become the next Robin. Studying Batman and his associates, Tim eventually linked a move used by Nightwing to one performed by a circus performer named Dick Grayson. Once that piece fell into place, Batman’s identity became evident and Tim approached Bruce Wayne with his request. Initially resistant, Bruce agreed after an impassioned argument from Nightwing.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & WB Games

Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PC, & PS3) – Hunter, Hunted Mode – Screenshots & Press Release

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the all-new “Hunter, Hunted” multiplayer mode available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, which players can access by jumping into the Batman: Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode.

The “Hunter, Hunted” multiplayer mode brings the excitement of “Last Man Standing” to Batman: Arkham Origins. The new 3v3v1 mode pits three Bane thugs, three Joker thugs, and Batman against each other to be the last team standing. With no respawns, the new “Hunter, Hunted” mode takes Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer to a whole new level of intensity with heightened tension, risk, and rewards.

Whether you’ve been playing multiplayer since release or are just starting out now, this is a great time to have a go and unlock a few extra items!

Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins  is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.  Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
The online multiplayer mode is developed by Splash Damage.

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

DayZ Standalone (PC) – Artwork, Screenshots, Trailer, Details, & Steam Link

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About the Game

Welcome to the world of DayZ, hit by a new and presently unknown infection which has wiped out most of the world’s population. You are one of the few that have survived and now you must search this new wasteland in order to fight for your life against what is left of the indigenous population now infected with the disease. Go solo, team up with friends or take on the world, as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive.

This is DayZ, this is your story

DayZ is a gritty, authentic, open-world survival horror hybrid-MMO game, in which players follow a single goal: to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic landscape as long as they can. Players can experience powerful events and emotions arising from the ever-evolving emergent gameplay. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal. If you fail, you lose everything and you need to play again from the beginning with nothing but your wits, and your two hands. Fight the hostile environment, where every other player can be friend or foe and nothing can be taken for granted.

Key Features in Alpha

Chernarus - 230 sq. km chunk of post soviet state, featuring deep forests, cities, villages, abandoned military bases, and more..

Up to 40 players per server - Rich server / client architecture developed from scratch.

Persistent player profile - Key player data is persistent across all servers.

Inventory – Combine various clothing items, equipment and carry all of the items that you will need to survive the harsh new environment in the open and intuitive inventory system developed to answer the needs of crafting and character customization.

Crafting - In the apocalyptic world of DayZ, resources are sparse and every useful bit should be utilized. Items or equipment can be improved, turned into something else or fixed using the new crafting mechanisms.

Weapon customization – Use customizable firearms with authentic ballistics and weapon characteristics as well as melee weapons to protect yourself against all the dangers a survivor may face.

Customizable clothing – Customize your survivor with a multitude of new clothing items that can be scavenged from the remnants of civilization, which provide various degree of protection against the elements, infected, and other survivors.

Development Roadmap

DayZ is currently in early alpha and we see a lot of work ahead of us in order to make it the true authentic multiplayer experience we want it to be. Current version is including only small subset of game mechanics and serves mostly as test bed with core technology that should serve as basis for future additions and improvements. Currently planned key future features are:

• Playable vehicles
• Wide variety of native animal life
• Player created constructions in the environment
• Extensive interactions with the environment and crafting options
• Streamlined user actions and interface
• Upgraded graphics and physics engine (including ragdoll, etc.)
• Control and animations expanded and improved for fluidity
•Support of user mods

We estimate that reaching Beta version with all key features present will take more than one year from current stage. All features and plans listed here are subject to change, we may add or remove features as seen fit during development process.

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Source: All Games Beta, GamesHQMedia, & Steam

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3) – Screenshots, Trailer, Release Dates, and Q & A

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Mojang has announced that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be releasing on PSN on December 17th in North America and on December 18th in Europe. They also reconfirmed that PS4 and PSV editions are in development but have not yet provided a release date for those versions. Mojang also posted a Q & A on the PlayStation Blog which you can read below:

Q: Does Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature everything from the other versions of Minecraft?

Minecraft: PS3 Edition comes with everything present in other console
versions. They’re pretty much identical to play, and will be developed
in tandem from now on.

Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature DLC texture packs and skins?

Downloadable skins and texture packs will be available from PSN soon after release.

Q: Will there be PlayStation-specific content?

PlayStation-specific skins and texture packs would be cool! Fingers crossed, eh?

Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature Remote Play or compatibility with the PS4 or PS Vita editions?

We don’t know yet, sorry. We’ll let you know as soon as we do.

Q: Does Herobrine feature in Minecraft: PS3 Edition?

Probably not.

Source: All Games Beta, GamesHQMedia, & PlayStation Blog (1 & 2)

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Multi) – Freedom Cry DLC – Logo, Screenshots, Launch Trailer, & Press Release

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Get ready to set sail as today, Ubisoft announced that Freedom Cry, the all-new single-player downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, will be available for download on December 18th on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. It will be available from tomorrow, December 17th, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Freedom Cry is also part of the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Pass.

Freedom Cry extends the award-winning Black Flag experience with a new self-contained nine mission story featuring Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewale, who is forced to face his past and sets out to free slaves.

Once a pirate, now a trained Assassin and illustrious member of the brotherhood, Freedom Cry tells the story of Adewale 15 years after the end of Black Flag. Taking place in 18th century Haiti, Adewale will take his new crew and new set of weapons, including a machete and a blunderbuss, to assassinate enemies and free slaves, delivering merciless justice in plantations. When the fight goes to the seas, Adewale will command the Experto Crede, a fearsome brig that can take down the slavers in the Caribbean.

For players interested in the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Season Pass, it’s available now and includes Freedom Cry, as well as the exclusive Kraken Ship Pack, additional single-player missions, weapons, skins, and collectibles, including the Blackbeard’s Wrath add-on content as well as upcoming new characters for an expansive multiplayer experience.

Source: All Games Beta & GamesHQMedia

Drakengard 3 (PS3) – Artwork & Japanese Commercial

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LEGO The Hobbit (Multi) – Trailer & Press Release

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Gather your strength and your courage, and invite your friends to embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer released today to see more of the highly anticipated  LEGO®  The Hobbit™  videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

LEGO  The Hobbit sends players of all ages on an unforgettable interactive journey through the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Players will follow Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players will utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities – often with hilarious results – to solve the most diverse Quests of any LEGO videogame to date.

The Hobbit Trilogy is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production.  Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.  The second film in the Trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” was released worldwide beginning December 13, 2013.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with  LEGO  The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.

Source: GamesPress & WB Games

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Multi) – Artwork, Screenshots, & Details

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The Black Gates are infiltrated by Sauron’s army, murdering all in their path. Talion revives from the grave having lost all he holds dear, denied the peace of death… why did he survive?

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions release five new screenshots and concept art for recently announced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

These assets include screenshots and concept art that showcase

Talion - Players take the form of Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance.

Mordor - Set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings,  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor  begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, throwing the region into turmoil.

Nemesis System - Discover a powerful and dynamic next-gen gameplay mechanic that allows players’ actions to shape enemy relationships and characteristics, creating personal and unique stories and gameplay arcs that remain persistent even after death.

Wraith abilities - Players command Wraith Powers to orchestrate and execute their vengeance to outwit enemies, infiltrate the ranks, and dominate within an adaptive world.

Melee combat - A multitude of enemies will require different tactics, encouraging the player to advance their skills, abilities and weapons to become legendary through a system of rune rewards crafted according to the player’s strategy.

About the game

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dark story of retribution as players will assume the role of Talion, a ranger who loses everything on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

With a dynamic next-gen game environment powered by the Nemesis System, players orchestrate their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will; ensuring a unique experience to all players. Every enemy players face is a unique individual, differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses.

Enemy encounters create personal archenemies specific to every gameplay session. Players must outthink each distinctively different enemy to infiltrate the ranks and dominate within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their actions and choices.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

Source: All Games Beta