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Dying Light - A Look At The Future Of Zombie Brain-Bashing

Dying Light - A Look At The Future Of Zombie Brain-Bashing

In Canada we call them the "Walking Zed"

Bayonetta 2 [Review]

Bayonetta 2 [Review]

The game none of us deserve to have.

Fantasy Life [Review]

Fantasy Life [Review]

OMG Totes Adorbs Nintendo Game~! DESU NE ^_^ <3

The Halo Hype Train

The Halo Hype Train

All abooooooard!

Speciation 101: Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley and Story of Seasons

Speciation 101: Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley and Story of Seasons

Or "Whatever happened to Harvest Moon anyway?"

Possible Screens From New Prince of Persia Project [Rumor]

Previously stated to be on “pause" while the powers that be thought of something to do with it, the Prince of Persia franchise could be poised for a substantial comeback that isn’t entirely rooted in the familiar reboot trappings we’ve seen in the past. 

Disney and Sega Announce Castle of Illusion Remake

Disney continues to show their flexibility when it comes to their video game licenses, at least those that don’t feature Stormtroopers or Bounty Hunters, since Sega has announced an HD remake of the Sega Genesis classic Castle of Illusion.  One of the many games that the 25 year-old+ generation of gamers was reared on, Castle of Illusion will be comng into our homes once again on the PSN, XBLA, and PC.

SuperBot Entertainment Still Alive, Working On New IP

Some actual good news has actually surfaced out of a studio ending their partnership with Sony.  While not all of Sony’s former development partners have been shuttered, most have ended up greatly shifting their focus to more manageable efforts in the wake of shedding half, if not most, of their staff. Such a thing could still ring true for SuperBot Entertainment, but for now the studio is alive and well.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Announces Cast Members

The Street Fighter franchise is finally poised to make a comeback in the world of cinema after a long and rather depressing history.  As you may recall, last Summer we received the rather exciting news that Capcom had given the team behind the short film Street Fighter: Legacy the ok to move forward with a full-on series.  Dubbed Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, the series is still moving forward but now it needs a little help from the gaming community via Kickstar

Criterion Reportedly Not Doing NFS: Underground Remake

Rumors of another reboot in the Need for Speed franchise have now been debunked by Criterion Games Creative Director Alex Ward.  Originating from EGM, rumor had it that a reboot of NFS: Underground was in the works. 

The rumor itself seemed plausible given the previous NFS reboots that have been released in recent years and reportedly jived with tidbits EGM had heard about such a thing. Though now it seems like the rumor is nothing but bunk.

Disney Infinity Trailer Shows Toy Box Creations, Wreck-It Ralph, and More

Disney may have absolutely no plans to push the Star Wars video game franchise in the way we want, yet the company is still giving it a shot when it comes to all things that fall under the magical kingdom.  Earlier this year we saw Disney enter the video game arena once more with perhaps their most ambitious effort: Disney Infinity.

Fast & Furious: Showdown Officially Announced By Activision

Remember that one time when a new Fast & Furious game was seemingly outed by an EB Games Australia online listing? Well since then, and the listing page being mysteriously removed, Activision has officially announced the game and yes, it’s coming out in less than a month.

First Set Pics From Need For Speed: The Movie

Out of all the properties that Electronic Arts has, none other than Need for Speed was the first one to successfully make the leap to Hollywood.  After failing to get projects off the ground such as a film adaptation of Dead Space, EA was able to sell the film right for NFS to DreamWorks and now filming is finally underway.

Sony Preps Two New Invizimals Games

Those who are fans of the franchise may have seen this coming, but Sony and developer Novarama have finally revealed the latest installment of the Invizimals franchise.

Canada Cup Gaming - April Duels II [Wrap-Up]

This past weekend Vancouver (…or technically Richmond) played host to one of its very first professional-level tournaments. Canada Cup Gaming brought their April Duels second outing to Vancouver, and we were lucky enough to be invited to come down and watch all of the action.

The tournament took place over the span of two days, and encompassed four of the major fighting game franchises: King of Fighters, Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Batman Returns In Two Brand New Arkham Video Games

As expected, and long rumored, WB Games has announced the next entry in the Batman Arkham video game series. Titled Batman: Arkham Origins, the next entry in the rather successful Batman video game franchise will take us on an early adventure in the Dark Knight’s career, not so much that he was still wet behind the ears but had yet to meet some of his soon to be lifelong enemies.

New Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Trailer Surfaces

If there’s one live-action video game project that has people excited, and for good reason, it has to be Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2. After proving that Mortal Kombat can still be relevant in the world of cinema, it’s almost time for the second season to kick off and thankfully we have a new teaser trailer to get us even more excited.

Project Versus J/J-Stars Victory Debut Footage Released

Fans of anime and manga may be eagerly anticipating Project Versus J and now we have our first look at the project.  A bit scarce on game footage as it was only a mere commercial and not a full-blown media reveal,  things are shaping up to be good for the new cross-franchise brawler from Namco Bandai.

Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, New Spin-Off Starring Michael Biehn

Opting to shake things up in a way never before expected, Ubisoft has announced further details for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Once believed to be a potential April Fool’s Day joke based on how crazy the box art was (it had a laser eye shooting T-Rex for crying out loud), Far Cry 3 is indeed receiving a rather sizeable add-on/spin-off that almost seems like it would be better suited for the world of Saints Row.

April Duels II - First Day, Standings, Day 2 Schedule

For those of you late-night streamers, April Duels II continues online in the Salty Suite (which should be on-air shortly if you follow the link to the Canada Cup stream #2). For everyone else, consider the day ended, and this your brief wrap up and the current standings!

Black Rock Shooter Is Finally Coming To The West

Dreams sometimes do come true for those who enjoy obscure video games based on anime/manga properties.  Usually gamers in North America and Europe are screwed when it comes to playing the latest Gundam game or whatever franchise mash-up may have been devised, but such a thing thankfully isn’t the case for Black Rock Shooter.

Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon

Overall Feeling: 

Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon is a “Summer Blockbuster” of a video game. While you don’t walk away with anything of substance or any real lasting effect from the game, the enjoyment you get out of it is worth the cost of admission. As long as you’re not expecting deep game play, character development, or a compelling story-line, you’re sure to be happy with this particular 3DS purchase.

The Pros: 

+Fun and interesting game play

+Unique combat mechanic that never really gets old

+Inventive boss battles beyond the “hit me three times in the weak-spot” tedium

The Cons: 

-3D doesn’t really add anything to the game

-Some progression of Luigi would have been nice (he’s still terrified of his own shadow after clearing multiple mansions?)

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

Luigi has been a character that’s lived in his brother, Mario’s shadow for nearly three decades now. Sure, he’s had the odd outing of his own, most notably Mario’s Missing and Luigi’s Mansion, but at the top of this year Shigeru Miyamoto promised us this would be Luigi’s year. The focus, for once, is on the perpetual “player 2” this year, and it begins with a sequel to what is (easily) the best game that Luigi has ever stared in: Luigi’s Mansion.

Vancouver Hosts April Duels This Weekend

I play a fair bit of fighting games. I’ve even had delusions of becoming a professional gamer in the realm of Street Fighter. So, as far as eSports are concerned, I get pretty hype about the fight-game tournament scene… Those in the know probably get what I’m working up to here: Vancouver is playing host to its very first major fighting game tournament this weekend April Duels.

Ride to Hell: Retribution Seeks To Deliver True MC Justice This Summer

The video game adaptation of the TV series Sons of Anarchy may sadly be a lost cause, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t be able to partake in some violent MC action.  Now I’m not talking about GTA IV: Lost and Damned as I’m instead talking about Ride to Hell: Retribution from Deep Silver and Eutechnyx.

First Wave Of Lego Marvel Super Heroes Screens Finally Arrive

The world of Marvel is now going to become a little bit wacky and blocky thanks to Lego Marvel Super Heroes.  Now joining Lego Batman/the DC universe, Marvel fans will have the opportunity to play what will likely be the sole Marvel universe game to arrive on HD consoles considering that Disney Interactive has yet to get their house in order.

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