Pay close attention to the early parts of this so-called “launch” trailer for God of War: Ascension because it’s precisely how the game begins. Kratos chained up yet still going at it with a multi-armed nasty old woman is the first thing you’ll play. We’ve all had dreams where we’re all muscular and wake up chained down with a woman writhing around in front of us. I know I have. But this Kratos scene went and ruined that dream for me permanently because this chick is doing it all wrong. All the hissing, taunting and slicing with weapons is just too much. So this scene to kick off the game works on an emotional level because you’re ready to slit this spider-lady’s gullet and get on with an adventure. Plus she’s one of the Furies –the game’s main antagonists– so you will be seeing plenty of her and others just like her later on.
Check out the trailer because the other story elements revealed in the trailer are cool too but that Fury really chaps my hide.
We tried to tell you last time that Aquaman is a real hero. Maybe the realest of superheroes. Chris Rock tried to tell you too but you’re just not going to listen to any of us. Injustice Gods Among Us is fueling a pre-release hype-building “tournament” showing off full battle rounds between the game’s different characters so you can get a good look at the environments, animations and fighting styles. The most recent set of brawls involves Aquaman, Green Lantern, Solomon Grundy and Cyborg. Not in that order but who cares? Read more… »
Lara Croft is looking very much like a tank-top-wearing Sam Fisher in this final installment of their “Guide to Survival” and that’s a very good thing in this Tomb Raider reboot. Getting the jump on enemies using superior weapons and gadgets is something you’re going to have to earn in the game, but when you do; lookout modern video game action heroes because Lara Croft comes off like she’s been watching Gina Carano movies or something.
The focus of this clip is what’s being dubbed “survival combat.” You would assume all combat is about survival but that’s where you’d be wrong. There’s special meaning in the Tomb Raider universe because Lara Croft is a survivor now, above all else. She’s not sexy, not attractive and certainly not your object of desire anymore. So if you’re feeling any of that leftover-from-the-90s emotion toward Lara, stop it. Now. She’s a fighting, shooting, cutting, hunting, surviving hero now and here’s the combat video to prove it. It’s not sexy at all.
As part of the PlayStation 2013 event unveiling the PlayStation 4 (at least partially) an entire menu of games was shown complete with demos and introductions by people working on the various titles. Of all the major announcements, none stood taller than Activision and Bungie’s Destiny. It will be on PlayStation 4 –although it likely won’t be exclusively because Activision is more greedy than stupid– and should be arriving fairly early in the new system’s life cycle. All of that touchpad, share-buttoning stuff you’ll be doing on the Dualshock 4 will mean a lot more when it’s coming by way of an actual game that means something to you like Destiny. That’s what all of this hoopla is ultimately about: the games you love in your hands. Watch this presentation clip that includes fresh new footage of Destiny.
Not much to say here except that this is Killzone: Shadow Fall on the PlayStation 4. Beyond the shooting action that comes with this veteran first person shooter franchise, the share button, touchscreen and headphone jack on the new Dualshock 4 controller will likely be first experienced right here on this game. Think about it this way: asking for real time help from buddies or uploading a crazy video of you killing an enemy while continuing your game seamlessly will likely happen with Killzone. It will deserve a special place in history if this PlayStation 4 experiment bears fruit. Enjoy some screens too and keep it here for more on Killzone: Shadow Fall and PlayStation 4. Read more… »
There’s not much to discuss about the recently revealed Murdered: Soul Suspect yet other than the fact that this console game (PS3 and X360, apparently) tasks you with solving your own murder. I’m usually driven batty by circular logic like that, however, I’m all for making an exception in this case. Just because somebody’s dead doesn’t meant they can’t still affect the world of the living. I’ve watched Jennifer Love Hewitt’s tatas on Ghost Whisperer enough times that I’m comfortable with the concept. The challenge with this Square Enix-published game is that they’re not using JLH timeless perkiness to hold my attention. They’re going to have to do with quality game design, fun and variety. A good mystery game that looks like a movie will be welcomed with open arms if Murdered: Soul Suspect can become a decent project. Check the video and see if you can figure out what the weird glyph is supposed to be. Glyph. It’s a word.
If you ignore the voice-over actor doing his best TMZ announcer impression, the info included in this fresh trailer for Gears of War: Judgment is good stuff for those of you thirsty for multiplayer details. For months, the promise of OverRun has dominated my expectations of the game’s multiplayer component. In this clip however, the mode is broken down all the way to its tiny bits. Like certain characters will carry certain types of grenades and that’s defining their specialization in what’s supposed to be a class-based multiplayer mode. This is disturbing because I need more than grenade type to define my character in a class-based multiplayer mode. A health grenade alone doesn’t make me a medic. A beacon grenade that let’s me see through walls doesn’t make me a scout class player. Not saying that’s what Gears is going to be. I’m just saying that’s what the video is suggesting via video and audio.