METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE on Windows PC Launched

January 13, 2014 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

The day is finally here! METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGANCE is now available on Windows PC.

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden, a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through anything that stands in his vengeful path.

A huge success on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation3, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE comes to PC with all the famed moves and action running, within a beautifully-realised HD environment. The new PC version includes all three DLC missions: Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions, in addition to all customized body upgrades for Raiden, including: White Armor, Inferno Armor, Commando Armor, Raiden’s MGS4 body, and the ever-popular Cyborg Ninja.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and is currently available for PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The PC version is available starting today for $29.99.

To purchase the game, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/235460/

Square Enix Announced E3 2013 Lineup

June 12, 2013 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

Square Enix announced its broad spectrum of next-generation and current generation console, PC and mobile game products to be unveiled during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013, June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #1647. The company’s portfolio features new games from signature franchises, a re-imagined classic along with compelling new properties.

FINAL FANTASY, one of the most successful game franchises of all time, will have a dominant presence in the publisher’s booth with both FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, a stunning massively multiplayer online role playing game that will enable players to create their own FINAL FANTASY adventure, and LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII , the epic conclusion to the series. Square Enix will also unveil the first look at the next-generation of FINAL FANTASY.

THIEF is the reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of Garrett’s reach. The mystery thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will haunt attendees as an entirely new game property where the main character travels through both a modern day Salem, Massachusetts and a ghost world to solve his own murder. Square Enix will also introduce Deus Ex: The Fall, the new installment of the award winning DEUS EX series. Additional mobile and tablet games will also be at E3.

“Square Enix continues to show its global creative presence like no other game publisher with products from its internal studios around the world as well as key partners,” said Yosuke Matsuda, representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “As the industry continues to diversify and expand Square Enix is poised to lead that change with products showcased at this year’s E3.” Read more

Fans are Invited to Help KONAMI Launch New Action-Packed Game in The United States, Mexico and Argentina

February 11, 2013 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

Konami Digital Entertainment announced three different global events surrounding the launch of METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE. Fans of the upcoming METAL GEAR game are encouraged to attend these exciting events for a chance to meet Producers, Mr. Yuji Korekado from Kojima Productions and Mr. Atsushi Inaba from Platinum Games. Both Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be available for autographs at the times and places listed below.

United States
WHAT: Producers Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be available to sign autographs at GameStop. The first 150 fans will also be invited to an accompanying launch party at Hard Rock Café that evening, featuring a live performance by METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE music composer, Jamie Christopherson and orchestra.
WHERE: GameStop at Universal City Walk (1000 Universal Studios Blvd Universal City, CA 91608)
WHEN: February 18, 2013 from 8-10pm PST

Mexico
WHAT: Fans will have the chance to demo the game at Museum Britanico Americano. Producers Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be available for autographs. Read more

Official Call of Duty Black Ops II Strategy Guide Revealed

November 13, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, Guides, News · Comment 

BradyGames announced that November 13th will see the launch of its Official Strategy Guide to Call of Duty Black Ops II, the latest and hugely anticipated game in the Call of Duty franchise.

Developed in conjunction with Activision and spread across 320 lavishly designed pages, the official Call of Duty Black Ops II Guide leads you through every battle blasted area and war-torn wasteland of the game. A complete campaign walkthrough takes you from start to finish of the single player storylines, with detail on every mission and enemy encounter. Multiplayer coverage is brimming with expert tactics, for either solo or team-based play. You’ll be dominating every game mode, achieving higher ranks, using all weapons to their maximum potential, gaining perks and generating huge killstreaks. This is the ultimate resource for rookies and seasoned Call of Duty veterans alike.

Littered with mind-blowing artwork and exclusive, highly detailed maps showing you all of the single and multiplayer terrains, the Call of Duty Black Ops II Guide also provides you with a full arsenal guide, detailing each weapon and its stats, as well as achievement and trophy rosters to reveal how to earn awards and unlock secret features. Read more

Borderlands 2 Ships More Than 5 Million Units Worldwide

November 5, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

There are more guns, more mayhem and more gamers on Pandora than ever before, and they’ve brought friends. 2K and Gearbox Software announced today that, to date, more than 5 million units of Borderlands 2 have been sold-in to retailers worldwide, making it one of the most popular video games of the year. With the recent release of the all-new Mechromancer character class, the Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty add-on campaign, and three new add-on campaigns scheduled to release throughout the coming months, the shooting and looting mayhem continues to gain momentum.

A sequel to the 2009 breakout hit, Borderlands 2 released on September 18  to critical acclaim across the globe and currently has an average Metacritic score of 90*. G4TV scored it a perfect 5 out of 5 and said “This is the grand, loot-filled adventure you’ve been waiting for.” Game Informer and IGN awarded it a 9.75 out of 10 and 9 out of 10 respectively with IGN declaring, “This is an excellent shooter no one even remotely curious should overlook.”

“We’re thrilled with the momentum of Borderlands 2 and it’s really a testament to all the hard work that the team at 2K and Gearbox put in to make this a must play game,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Borderlands series has never been more popular, and with continued support through substantial add-on campaigns, Borderlands 2 has cemented itself as one of the industry’s mega franchises.” Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack Coming To iTunes

November 1, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

In just a matter of days, as fans around the world prepare for the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, they’ll also be able to immerse themselves in the music of the game with the epic soundtrack.  Featuring a brooding theme by Trent Reznor and the masterfully-written original score by Jack Wall, the soundtrack for Activision and Treyarch’s hotly-anticipated blockbuster delivers on the emotional intensity of the game. The music is a reflection of the complex narrative being told by Treyarch, taking players on an audible journey around the world, influenced by the cultures and conflicts that will immerse players in the experience.

“The story surrounding the single player campaign was of paramount importance to the developers at Treyarch. I wanted to do my part to give that story as much emotional depth as I could with the music. I think the fans will really appreciate how deep the story is in Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” said Jack Wall.

Releasing the same day as Treyarch’s blockbuster game, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II soundtrack, featuring more than 40 tracks, will be available online on iTunes and through select digital marketplaces and can be purchased separately for $11.99.  Additionally, the Soundtrack will be included in both the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package Collector’s Editions, respectively. Read more

PES 2013: Champions League and Europa League licenses extended for another season

August 20, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News, Sport · Comment 

Konami Digital Entertainment announced it has extended its exclusive agreement with UEFA for the use of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions in its Pro Evolution Soccer series.

The publisher has also bolstered various licences for use within its forthcoming PES 2013 title, with the Spanish league licensed in its entirety, while all the clubs from Italy’s highest league are also included.

KONAMI has also sourced individual agreements with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, FC Porto, AEK Athens, Galatasaray Istanbul, Shahktar Donetsk, FC Kopenhagen, Zenit St Petersburg, CSKA Moscow, RSC Anderlecht, Dinamo Kyiv and Dinamo Zagreb among many others. Overall, 150 licensed teams are now available, with 17 more licensed national squads added, including the likes of England, Italy, Germany and France. Details on additional licences will follow. Read more

DC Universe Online: Fourth DLC pack, “The Last Laugh”, arrives next month

May 9, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News, Online · Comment 

The battle between heroes and villains in DC Universe Online (DCUO) continues as Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced that The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, will be available in June for download on the PC and PlayStation 3.

The Last Laugh will pit players against each other in high-intensity multiplayer brawls, feature an all-new weapon, and introduce new Light-Powered Legends PvP characters.

“We created this DLC purely for the players that like to take the fight to each other in DCUO’s amazing PvP combat,” said Jens Andersen, creative director on DC Universe Online. “Our community has continuously asked for more multiplayer action in DCUO, and we wanted to deliver content that fully meets their expectations and pushes PvP to another level. The Last Laugh is the first DLC that we’ve created that focuses almost entirely on player versus player battles, and it adds an exciting new element as some of DC’s greatest heroes and villains join to fight alongside you. Players will have even more opportunities to prove to the world whether heroes or villains will be triumphant.” Read more

Class Acts: Worms Revolution to feature worm classes!

May 2, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

Team17 are proud to announce that the forthcoming release of Worms Revolution will feature a class system for the first time. This addition introduces four different classes, Soldier, Scout, Scientist and Heavy, into the game. Players will eventually be able to unlock a total of 16 worms (4 of each class) to choose from to go into their teams, which makes it possible for a player to take any combination of classes into the game. Players will be able to use a team of all four of the same class if they prefer, or mix and match classes to get the best results.

About the Classes:
The Soldier
The Soldier is like the standard worm from the previous Worms games, and is the most well rounded worm in the game. The Soldier is good at attacking and getting around the landscape, though he is not specialised in any particular area. Read more

Street Fighter X Tekken now in stores across North America

March 7, 2012 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom confirmed that Street Fighter X Tekken is now available at North American retail for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  A version for Windows PC will follow this May, with the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system game scheduled for the fall.

The latest addition to the Street Fighter family, Street Fighter X Tekken delivers the ultimate tag team match up featuring 38 iconic characters from each franchise – one of the most hearty character line ups in fighting game history! With the addition of new gameplay mechanics, the acclaimed fighting engine from Street Fighter® IV has been refined to suit the needs of both Street Fighter and Tekken players alike. The power-packed game also sees the introduction of the innovative Gem system, a strategic new way to customize and enhance the fighting experience. Read more

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