Big things are happening today. Sony will be hosting an event in New York City at 6PM EST to discuss the future of PlayStation and is expected to unveil their next home console. So watch the stream below and join us as we live blog the event! We will get started about 15 minutes beforehand.
As of today, the signups for Zenimax Studio’s Elder Scrolls Online Beta have begun. Along with this, comes a new cinematic trailer on par with that of the Mists of Pandaria trailer. We have yet to see a substantial amount of gameplay for the game, and for many the concept of it is looking bleak. It had been previously announced that all players will be on one giant “mega-server” so won’t have to worry about not being able to join the server that your friends are on; this is been a debated topic, because of people’s desire to not be in a densely populated world.
Personally, I am among the skeptics, but I am open-minded enough toward it that I signed up for the beta. I recommend everyone tries to sign up for it, because for all we know, the game could turn out to be absolutely incredible and unlike any MMO experience that we have ever seen before.
More about the story has also been revealed today, we now know that the three alliances you can choose to join – the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact – are at war over the Imperial City in Cyrodiil. The name may sound familiar, since it was the place where you started the game in Oblivion, and if you aren’t aware yet, you’ll be happy to know that in this adventure, you will be able to travel across all of Tamriel. Yes, even Elsweyr.
To sign up for the beta, go to this sign up page, the day that betas start being sent out is yet to be determined.
Today marks the release of the first potentially good Mega Man game since Capcom began ignoring the series and cancelling highly-awaited games. From the name of Mega Man X Street Fighter, you would imagine that it’s a fighting game crossover with characters from the Mega Man series, as well as Street Fighter, but Capcom hired a fan of the series to make the game for them, and it actually plays like a classic Mega Man game. The robot masters have been replaced with Street fighter characters, meaning that you can take their powers after you defeat them. You can find the game currently available for download at the Capcom Unity Mega Man page.
In other great Mega Man news, the classic NES Mega Man games (1-6) are to become available on the 3DS eShop throughout 2013, starting on December 27, and continuing release over the following months.
It’s finally here. The Wii U has been unleashed upon the world this morning, and people across the country are getting their hands on Nintendo’s latest system. Here’s our official unboxing video! Sorry, I forgot my white gloves.
With Comic Con literally weeks away, there’s much to look forward to especially in terms of video games. New York Comic Con is usually the testing ground for most companies to gain enormous fan interest for any upcoming games and the better the game, the more the cash will roll. Although I keep my eye out, very few games really peak my interest. I’m an admittedly old fashioned gamer very content to sit back with Spyro (the original, not the rebooted version), Croc, Crash Bandicoot and Spider-Man and relieve old memories instead of trying to catch up to the current world which moves so fast it gets me dizzy. But then I heard something this summer that blew my mind greater then when I finally got a copy of Evil Dead’s Fistful of Boomstick.
After a long wait, and many concerts, Mega Man cover band: The Megas has released part 1 of their Megaman 3 album, titled History Repeating: Blue. The album is currently available for CD purchase or direct download from the band’s bandcamp page. Part 2, History Repeating: Red, is expected to release later this year, with more of the songs you may have heard them play in concert, and some new ones as well.
Also, if you happen to have bought the You Sparked a War EP that had the Sparkman song from this album, they have a new, much more electronic-sounding version on the final release.
Just announced at Ubisoft’s E3 2012 Press Event, Watch Dogs is an entirely new IP that plays on the modern fears of cyber privacy and the vulnerabilities of a centralized computational network. The footage shown was set in a rather accurate portrayal of Chicago, as the player character, Aiden Pierce, used a handheld device view the private data of strangers, listen in on phone conversations, and take control of traffic lights. The game, which seems to channel the styles of Assassin’s Creed and Deus Ex, is currently in development for PS3, 360, and PC.
It looks like South Park will finally get the game that does the long running series justice, as the gameplay footage shown above in the trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth is absolutely indistinguishable from an episode of the show. Obsidian Entertainment, the developers behind Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, are working closely with show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to create an RPG that truly captures the unique (or, as Stone and Parker would put it, crappy) look of the show, as well as it’s particular style of humor. Really, though, anything would be better than that N64 game.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to be released on March 3, 2013 for 360, PS3, and PC.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Ono-san at NY Comic Con this year. We managed to get him to talk about Street Fighter X Tekken, Talk a bit about DarkStalkers, and even found out about his favorite little Blanka Toy. Come join us after the break to see a recording of the interview!