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Mario Party: Island Tour Gets A Friendship Destroying Trailer

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

I’m not one to criticize Nintendo for what it does, but it surely still baffles me why the corporate chose to release its first Mario Party of this generation at the Nintendo 3DS rather than the Wii U. Sure, the hand-held has a bigger install base, but Mario Party is supposed to be enjoyed around a TV with the four people you adore hate the foremost.

Nintendo might be disregarding this notion for its next Mario Party title because the company might be releasing Mario Party: Island Tour at the Nintendo 3DS this month. The sport will play like the console Mario Party titles, but would require you to assemble three friends and 3 3DS handhelds to really benefit from the hectic, and friendship destroying, gameplay that the series is so renowned for.

Despite my feeling that this game could be at the Wii U, it appears like an attractive grand time for those that can be capable to gather the buddies essential to play it. If not, you’ll be stuck playing Mario Party alone like that weird kid eating alone inside the cafeteria at lunch that simply so happens to go looking like yours truly. You don’t desire to be that guy, do you?

Mario Party: Island Tour could be released on November 22 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Ryse: Son Of Rome To Get Season Pass

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

The online pass is all but dead. Long live the season pass.

That appears the rallying cry of the games industry nowadays as increasingly publishers abandon the much maligned online pass in favor of something that, a minimum of at the surface, looks to be consumer friendly – the season pass. Of course, you’re basically pre-ordering upcoming DLC for the sport rather than being punished for purchasing it used. It appears like an excellent deal, but some people aren’t fans. Well, the practice isn’t going anywhere anytime soon as Microsoft has announced that its Xbox One flagship title – Ryse: Son of Rome – would be getting a season pass.

In today’s announcement, Microsoft says the multiplayer component in Ryse: Son of Rome may be getting spruced up with various content over the process its life. That content will hopefully turn what appears like a gorgeous standard horde mode into something more exciting.

The Ryse season pass will include four add-on packs that come with 14 new multiplayer maps, a brand new game mode, six player skins, new level events and a brand new tier of weapons and armors. All of this may increasingly be offered to players for $19.99 upfront which Microsoft claims is a 25 percent discount versus buying each pack separately.

Oh, and to further incentivize into buying content that doesn’t exist yet, Microsoft will throw in an in-game sword and shield with bonus attributes to be used in multiplayer. So even though something happens and Crytek can’t deliver your season pass content; you’ll at the very least have a sparkly new sword and shield that cost you $20.

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Somebody Finally Found out Tips on how to Make A Halloween Game

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

John Carpenter’s Halloween is likely one of the most fondly remembered and successful horror films ever made. It probably wouldn’t make a great game though. Anybody keep in mind that awful Friday the 13th game for the NES?

Well, because it seems, it sounds as if the fellows over at Pig Farmers Productions have finally found out find out how to make a successful game adaptation of Halloween. By targeting low budget early 90s polygon models and controls ripped straight out of Resident Evil, the team has made a game that recreates the strain and fear that includes surviving an evening trapped inside a home with Michael Myers.

Check it out:

Unfortunately, it seems that the developers at Pig Farmer Productions were slapped with a Cease and Desist letter despite their Halloween game being freeware. At the developers official Website, it says that “some games, images and videos had been removed recently. Not far more to assert, just acknowledging that their gone.” This appears in connection with their Halloween game because it can not be found at the site.

It’s a shame really that copyright can kill this sort of creative tackle a beloved franchise. Rather than sending the hounds after people like this, those that own the rights should work with the developers to assist make projects like this a reality. an awesome game in response to a beloved property would truly help boost sales of the film due to people unfamiliar with the film checking it out after playing the sport. Now those that loved the sport will just avoid the film out of spite.

Despite the Halloween game’s untimely demise, horror fans should have a look at Pig Farmer’s other games. They target to successfully recreate games in line with slasher flicks from the 80s, and that sounds absolutely delightful whatever the way you stab it.

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Wii Fit U Trial Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:01 am

Back in September, Nintendo announced that Wii Fit U would finally be launching on November 1. It won’t be hitting retail stores at that time, however, as Nintendo desires to experiment with alternative pricing schemes at the eShop first.

For this week’s Nintendo Download, Nintendo notes that Wii Fit U remains on schedule to launch on November 1. With this eShop launch, Nintendo is offering a one month free trial to everybody who owns the Wii balance board that came with the unique Wii Fit. Additionally, if you are going to buy the Wii Fit U Fit Meter for under $20 in the course of the month, you’ll be capable of keep Wii Fit U forever after syncing it with the eShop version.

The other big game hitting the Nintendo eShop this week is LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for the Wii U. The newest LEGO game puts players within the role of over 100 of Marvel’s finest characters as they struggle off threats from Loki and Galactus.

As for the virtual console, the Wii U is treated to the SNES classic Super Castlevania IV. It’s especially appropriate for Halloween because the game features a few of the darkest aesthetic design of the series.

On the 3DS virtual consoles, gamers can download Milon’s Secret Castle. That’s also appropriate for Halloween but for a completely different reason as Milon’s Secret Castle is likely one of the hardest NES games ever made.

Here are the alternative games coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops within the coming week:

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in danger – (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Angry Bunnies (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Arcade Classics 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Beyblade Evolution (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

On a last note, Nintendo says that Shin Megami Tensei IV would be $10 off inside the 3DS eShop from November 4 throughout the 11. Additionally, BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for the Wii U might be 33 percent off from November 1 during the 7.

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Three New Wonderbook Titles, Including Book Of Potions, Launch November 12

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

Last year, Sony launched a brand new sort of game called Wonderbook that combined the AR capabilities of the PlayStation Eye with a PS Move controller to bring books to life on a television screen. Sony smartly launched it with Book of Spells – a game set in the Harry Potter universe and written by J.K. Rowling. Now Sony is readying three more titles for this holiday season.

Sony announced today that it’s bringing back J.K. Rowling for a second round of Wonderbook magic with Book of Potions. Like Book of Spells before it, this game will allow players to engage with the area of Harry Potter like never before by permitting them to create the potions seen within the books and flicks.

Book of Potions alongside the Wonderbook peripheral could be available as a bundle on November 12 for $30.

Book of Potions isn’t the sole Wonderbook game popping out on November 12. Sony can also be partnering with the BBC to release Walking with Dinosaurs – a game in keeping with the hit series and upcoming theatrical film of the similar name.

Walking with Dinosaurs can also be available as a bundle on November 12 for $30.

Sony can be finally releasing Diggs Nightcrawler – a game it announced for Wonderbook last year. This PSN-only title will put players into the role of insect detective Diggs Nightcrawler as he solves mysteries around Library City.

Diggs Nightcrawler shall be available at the PSN on November 12 for $14.99.

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Bonus Map Gameplay Previewed

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 6:29 am

With only days to head before the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision has now revealed one among its last efforts to encourage pre-orders for the once a year shooter. The publisher has released a brand new gameplay trailer featuring multiplayer action in a competitive map named “Free Fall.”

Free Fall would be a free downloadable bonus map for players who pre-order Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision previewed the map back in August when it was announced as a pre-order bonus with a video showcasing developers at Infinity Ward describing their efforts at shaping the map.

Free Fall is slightly special for the decision of Duty franchise, because it features more dynamically-changing elements than other multiplayer maps within the series that experience come before it. Players will battle inside a crumbling building it really is wedged between two skyscrapers. The floors of the map will partially be the glass windows of the building, forcing players to conform because the environment changes over the process a match. It’s Infinity Ward’s answer to Battlefield 4′s much-touted “Levolution” concept.

The trailer for the map put out today actually shows some simulated multiplayer gameplay on Free Fall:

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‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Delayed Again

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

Ubisoft today announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth have been delayed. Again.

At this point the delay announcement should come as little surprise for fans who’ve been waiting greater than a year for the title’s release. The sport was originally scheduled to launch in March of this year, but was delayed last November by publisher THQ. It was then caught up inside the bankruptcy and piecemeal selloff of THQ, ending up within the seemingly capable hands of Ubisoft. The sport were listed as a tentative late 2013 release for months before Ubisoft gave it a December 10, 2013 release date just last month.

Ubisoft stated that the sport has taken way more work for developer Obsidian to get it finished than originally anticipated. Apparently, the studio has needed to change the sport drastically from the shape it was in in during its THQ days.

“Within three weeks after acquiring the sport, we sadly realized we needed to turn this thing the other way up if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America. “It’s been this kind of major overhaul to get to the purpose where we’re that we couldn’t let it go, no matter if that meant missing December.”

The disappointing announcement was accompanied by a press quote from South Park’s creators, making light of the difficult time this game has had in development:

“We always wanted the sport to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park,” said Matt Stone and Trey Parker. “Getting the sport as much as the crappy standards of the show was an actual challenge and we’re excited to mention it’s taken way longer than we thought it’s going to.”

Along with the delay announcement, Ubisoft has released a brand new video preview of the sport. This one shows actual gameplay from the title, demonstrating for fans that the title does, as a matter of fact, exist:

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 Gets A Halloween Trailer

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

The beauty of gaming is that there are many appropriate games to play during each major holiday. For Independence Day, we’ve 50 Cent: Blood at the Sand. For Christmas, we now have Home Alone for the SNES. For Halloween, take your pick of any Castlevania title. Should you don’t have a Castlevania title for today, maybe a trailer for the newest game will tide you over.

The new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 trailer – simply titled “Dracula’s Vengeance” – gives us more details in regards to the story players can expect from the following and final chapter within the Lords of Shadow trilogy. As expected, it’s pretty epic and sets the mood for what’s shaping as much as be the gothic epic of 2014.

You can test Lords of Shadow 2 for yourself because the demo is included within the HD remake of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate at the PSN and XBLA.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 might be released on February 25, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds’ Gameplay, Music Previewed

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Nintendo just this week announced that it managed to sell fewer than 500,000 Wii U consoles up to now six months. Those sales (and, as a matter of fact almost the whole choice of Wii U sales up to now) were easily eclipsed by the three.89 million 3DS consoles sold during that very same time frame. So with Microsoft and Sony preparing to challenge Nintendo further inside the front room q4, the corporate appears that it’ll be a handheld gaming company within the near-future.

Backing up this notion is the stellar software lineup the 3DS has seen this year – especially from Nintendo itself. Fire Emblem Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Pokemon X & Y were all major hits for the platform. Nintendo isn’t finished, though.

On November 22, the identical day Microsoft’s Xbox One launches, Nintendo would be releasing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The sport is being billed as a religious successor to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo. It should feature a mechanic within which Link may be capable of transform himself right into a 2-D depiction to transport along walls.

Nintendo today released two new trailers for A Link Between Worlds. The primary is almost two minutes of gameplay that shows off classic top-down Zelda mechanics, and sound effects. The second one previews among the music so that it will be included within the game – always a necessary a part of a Zelda title.

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‘Battlefield 4′ Out Today, Launch Trailer Previews Multiplayer

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

After months of previews and pushing the oddly-named “Levolution” feature, EA and DICE have finally released Battlefield 4. The sport is out today on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Though the Battlefield franchise has historically been fascinated about massive multiplayer battles, EA strongly pushed the only-player campaign through the run-as much as launch. Battlefield 4‘s campaign may have an in-depth military story, presumably to bring it in the direction of its goal of competing directly with the present type of console shooters, the decision of Duty franchise.

For launch, however, EA goes back to what it knows fans want. The launch trailer for Battlefield 4 focuses exclusively at the massive online battles that players shall be jumping into today – especially many of the vehicles they are going to be ready to command:

Battlefield 4 can also be coming to PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles once they are released next month. Reviews for those next-gen versions were also released today, and comparisons between the recent consoles are already being made. Though other third-party titles may very well be different, the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4 will run at an improved resolution and is reported to have a more consistent framerate than the Xbox One version.

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