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Ken Levine, creator of BioShock made that tweet, along with others yesterday that suggest the BioShock Infinite is going to get new DLC announced today. He said to “check the internets on Tuesday around 8 AM est”, which is strange because that is tomorrow. He then made sense of it by explaining how far away the event is taking place.

All joking aside, many are looking forward to this, and we may see the continuation of BioShock Infinite that we’ve been waiting for.

These researchers have managed to rig a Prius’ (and Ford Escape’s) computer to be driven by an NES controller, similar to how you would drive in Mario Kart. It is in no way perfect, but it’s still an interesting idea. The two who made this were funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in order to raise awareness about the over-reliance on computer systems in cars. One of the two had the following to say to say:

We would love for everyone to start having a discussion about this, and for manufacturers to listen and improve the security of cars.

Could the future of cars be in game controllers rather than steering wheels? Probably not.

A Beta player for The Elder Scrolls Online has recorded footage of him playing the game with commentary. While this directly breaks the rules of the NDA that every beta player consented to, it allows us to see what the game is like.

By the looks of it, it generally plays the same as Skyrim, and even has a similar HUD. And as with most open-world RPGs, nobody in the world can do anything on their own, so you’ll run into people constantly begging for help, leaving you the only person able to do it (except of course for the thousands of other people playing the game). I recommend watching this before it’s taken down if you have any interest in The Elder Scrolls Online.

You can sign up for the beta now at the official site.

Jul
20

game freak

Game Freak has put up a new site teasing an upcoming game that has yet to be announced. The text behind the figure says, “the well known game, played all around the world, is about to be reborn thanks to a surprising collaboration.” The figure also looks like a pokemon, so it is a safe bet that this is going to be a Pokemon crossover game similar to that of Pokemon Conquest. For those who weren’t aware, Pokemon Conquest was a crossover between Pokemon and Nobunga’s Ambition.

Given that Game Freak is a second party developer for Nintendo, and Nintendo is working very closely with Namco-Bandai for the next Smash Bros. games, could this mean we are finally getting the crossover we’ve waited for since our childhoods? That’s right, it could very well be Pokemon x Digimon. Or not. Only time will tell what this means, and what Game Freak could possibly be doing next.

Jun
11

Best Buy

In the video above, Reggie announces four game demos from E3 that will be playable at select Best Buy locations in North America.

The games available are:

  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Go to bestbuy.com/NintendoEvents to see if the Best Buy in your area is participating in the game demos.

These demos are available to play for a limited time:

  • Wednesday, June 12 from 4pm – 8pm local time
  • Saturday, June 15 from 1pm – 5pm local time

If you get a chance to try out a demo, be sure to tell us what you think of the experience in the comments below.  I’m going to try to head out there tomorrow night and try to get some video footage to post.

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.

 

Live video by Ustream

Just click “Go to event” to join the chat!

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.

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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.

Nov
18

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.

IN JULY 2012, ACTIVISION ANNOUNCED THE ADVANCEMENT AND PLANS FOR A DEADPOOL VIDEO GAME!! Read the rest of this entry »