Here it is, the first look at what will be the biggest selling game of the year when it releases 11-13-12. This first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shows St. Frank Woods from the first game now as a weathered old coot bemoaning the fact that technology keeps trying to trump man’s fighting spirit. Anyone else getting some very heavy Metal Gear Solid 4 vibes from this?
A few hours before Activision wanted to go public with it, the news has leaked about the next Call of Duty game. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 appears set for a November 13 release, and despite the first game taking place in the 1960s, the sequel will find the warfare has moved to the future. The early info came from the game’s UK site, which has now been swamped, but the full reveal will take place tonight with a trailer during the NBA playoffs.
We’re getting some juicy new nuggets about the recently announced God of War: Ascension, with the main one being the inclusion of multiplayer for the first time ever in a God of War game. Game director Todd Papy talked in length (see video here) this morning about the changes he and his Sony Santa Monica Studios team are making to the PlayStation franchise, including adapting the game engine for eight-player matches on five to seven maps. Series star Kratos will not be playable online, but of course he’s the focus of the single player campaign, as this prequel seeks to shed light on just why he became so angry.
The final (possibly) chapter in the Commander Sheppard’s great space saga can be yours today for 50% off. As Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 360, PS3, or Windows is going for just $29.99 through midnight Pacific time. It’s a great deal for a game that was just released in March and was the #1 selling game that month. Of course the game’s infamous ending has upset many people, but we’re not about to spoil that for you.
MGM has officially announced 007 Legends, an upcoming video game for Xbox 360 and PS3 that will let you relive six classic James Bond moments. Weapons in 007 Legends include Bond’s famous Walther PPK, as well as trademark MI6 gadgets and vehicles.
Here’s a look at Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3 “Bullet Time” trailer. The trailer runs about 3-minutes long and shows plenty of footage of the former NYC detective Max Payne who finds himself battling gangs in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Max Payne 3 is set to release for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 15, 2012.
Capcom has released a new trailer for Devil May Cry (dubbed DmC). In the trailer, there’s plenty of Dante footage revealed…in fact plenty of Dante…as he’s nude for half the trailer. The new footage looks great…
It’s been a long haul for PS3 owners who want to watch Amazon Instant Video on their gaming console. But finally, Amazon has launched an app for the service. Prime Members get the most out of this app, with the ability to stream about 17,000 titles from the Amazon library.
No, Steve Perry and the gang haven’t had a resurgence of their 1983 Atari game, this Journey ($14.99, PS3) is a downloadable gem for the PlayStation Network that has now set the record for the fastest-selling PSN game of all time. Winning rave reviews from critics (currently a 92 average on Metacritic), this highly artistic effort is being praised for its new take on multiplayer gaming, beautiful environments, and moving score. Speaking of that, Journey’s developer, thatgamecompany, has announced the soundtrack will be available on the PS Store and iTunes starting of April 10, followed by a CD release.
Still wondering what this whole God of War thing is all about? You can find out by taking the PlayStation 3 plunge today at Amazon and pay just $249.99 for the 320GB system. The Gold Box Deal of the Day saves you $40 off the regular price. As Brad Pitt once said, “What’s in the box?!” Well, for one thing, there’s no head of Gwyneth Paltrow, so that’s good. But you do get the slim version of the console, along with a Dualshock 3 wireless controller, detachable 320 GB HDD, AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products, and free PlayStation Network membership. Remember, besides getting a great gaming machine, you’re also scoring a 3D Blu-ray player.
This week a Battlefield 3 patch will launch for PlayStation 3 which allows console gamers to rent their own dedicated server for online multiplay.
The latest Far Cry 3 trailer features more drugs and death than a Grateful Dead concert in a piranha pool. Yes, that’s a Grateful Dead reference you just read. Looking at the trailer, it appears mushrooms of some sort are on the menu here for the protagonist, and yes, just as in real life, they do make killing blood-thirsty mercenaries more difficult. The game is set for a Sepetmber 4th release.
Video game developer David Cage and his studio Quantic Dream are known for creating cinematic, emotion-driven video games like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy. Their latest creation is a tech demo unveiled at the 2012 Game Developers Conference that, while not presented as a game, offers excellent graphics and an even better narrative during its 7-minute runtime. “Kara” focuses on the construction of a female robot and the conversation between the droid and her creator, which takes a disturbing turn.
GameStop will host Mass Effect 3 Midnight Launch events across the U.S. on Monday, March 5. Over 3,600 stores will be open to sell the latest EA game priced at $59.99 for the standard version, and $79.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Electronic Arts has announced the first DLC for 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The downloadable content is titled The Legend of Dead Kel and will hit servers on March 20, 2012.
Snowboarding is definitely harder than it looks, sure. But downloading the new SSX demo? Pretty easy. EA’s reboot of the over-the-top snowboarding simulation is now available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Take control of classic SSX character Zoe Payne and carve your way through the Race It, Trick It, and Explore It modes.
Late yesterday the Mass Effect 3 demo launched on PlayStation Network, allowing PSN members to download the single-player demo.
Multiple online pubs are reporting on a rumor that Star Wars: Battlefront III will release this year. PlayStationLifeStyle.net cites several job postings and tweets from insiders which point to a 2012 release of a “3rd person…
An ol’ school classic comes to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as Syndicate is dropped onto download servers in the form of a demo. Syndicate was originally released from Bullfrog Productions in 1993, and classified as…
LightBox and Santa Monica Studios have released a public beta for the upcoming game “Starhawk.” “Starhawk” is a multiplayer 3rd-person shooter that follows Santa Monica Studio’s ’07 release “Warhawk.”