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2014 Game Retrospective - Part 2

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 2

Plenty of downs in 2014, but we'll get to the ups.

2014 Game Retrospective

2014 Game Retrospective

We're looking back at game releases that may not be GOTY, but deserve to be talked about.

Halo: Nightfall [Review]

Halo: Nightfall [Review]

A look inside Microsoft's exploratory Halo TV mission.

Horror Vacuum on Wii U Left by Capcom, Fatal Frame Must Fill It

Horror Vacuum on Wii U Left by Capcom, Fatal Frame Must Fill It

Nintendo fans need their horror games!

Hyrule Warriors Adds Amiibo Support, New DLC, And I Keep Playing It

Hyrule Warriors Adds Amiibo Support, New DLC, And I Keep Playing It

It's raining amiibos!

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Blood Dragons is a love-letter to b-movie sci-fi films from the 1980s. It is genius in its satirical take on the iconic sub-culture of the material itself as well as video games in general. Fans of action movies, the 80s, satire, or just goofy action games in general will fall in love with this game before the tutorial is completed.

The Pros: 

+Great sense of humor. 

+Sense of loyality its inspiration (80s action films).

+Same great gameplay of its predecessor (Far Cry 3). 

+Stunning visuals (both the neon in-game, and the 16-bit cut-scenes).

The Cons: 

-Character customization has been almost completely removed to make way for a straight forward leveling system (earn a level, get a new game-choosen ability).

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
10

Far Cry: Blood Dragon is a perfect, or rather the only, example of what fans of the 80s sci-fi/action b-movie genre have been hoping for out of video games for about the last 30 years. Of course that’s a pretty ridiculous standard for Ubisoft to try and live up to… but it was refreshing to see how serious, or rather not-serious, the team building the game took the project.

TMNT: Out of the Shadows Trailer Shows Nice Action and Scary Looking Mikey

The paradox that is TMNT: Out of the Shadows has appeared once again, this time to show off what the game will offer.  Even though there was initially a level of excitement to see what Activision would do with their first TMNT game, such a sentiment quickly faded upon seeing the somewhat oddly devised, yet still intriguing, premise that Out of the Shadows is aiming to offer.

First Detail on Next Call of Duty Game, CoD: Ghosts

What once was believed to be nothing more than a salacious and possibly fake rumor now has some credibility behind it.  Teased last month was news that the next Call of Duty game would be called CoD: Ghosts.  A fairly unassuming name, though unexpected given the belief that it would be Modern Warfare 4, details were then sprouted that the game would have new elements to the MP mode along w

Ratchet & Clank CG Movie Finally Announced (Plus Heavenly Sword News)

At long last the PlayStation brand, or rather a key franchise, is going to arrive in the world of cinema.  After various projects have been kicked around such as live-action adaptations of Infamous, Killzone, Shadow of the Colossus, and Uncharted, none other than the Ratchet & Clank series will be the first key PlayStation property to grace the screens of movie theaters around the world.

Remaining THQ Properties Acquired (Darksiders, Homeworld, Red Faction)

The rather depressing saga of THQ is almost over for good since the remaining properties once owned by the company have now been acquired. Initially passed up in the auction that saw Ubisoft pick up South Park and Saints Row become part of the Koch Media family, once major THQ franchises such as Darksiders and Drawn to Life now have new homes – however unexpected they may be.

Ubisoft Reveals Price/Date For Call of Juarez Gunslinger

Ubisoft is giving gamers a taste of the Old West once again via the forthcoming PSN/XBL/PC title Call of Juarez Gunslinger.  Yet another entry in Techland’s/Ubisoft’s Call of Juarez series, Gunslinger sees the franchise returns to its roots once more by having a tale set in the 1800s as opposed to the modern day drug cartel battles found in the somewhat disappointing Call of Juarez: The Cartel.

Canadian Video Game Awards Winners

Yesterday saw the return of The Canadian Videogame Awards, for the second year in Vancouver (accompanying Fan Expo) and its fourth annual run (in total). The show was bigger and better than ever, running much more smoothly then we experienced last year and with a greater focus on the hype of it all. Participation from the audience was encouraged, and the whole thing just felt a little more loose and fun than last year.

Shinji Mikami and Bethesda Unveil The Evil Within

The teasing done by Bethesda Softworks has finally ended and as expected we have the debut of Shinji Mikami’s new survival horror game. Formerly known as Zwei, Shinji’s new game under his Tango Gameworks studio is now dubbed The Evil Within; a title that’s rather fitting of the horrors that are promised to be experienced within the title.

Shinji Mikami's Zwei To Be Revealed Tomorrow

After a somewhat long absence when it comes to released games, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is finally making a comeback.  Okay, in a way he never left the biz after releasing Vanquish with Platinum Games, but Mikami has been wrapped up in his new 3rd person survival action/horror game Zwei - which may finally be unveiled tomorrow.

Bethesda Teases New Mystery Game Via Vine (Lilkely Wolfenstein Reboot)

Bethesda Softworks is on the verge of announcing what could be the next big thing, at least from them, based on a series of teases released via Vine.  Yup, video game devs/publishers are beginning to use the social media A.D.D. video service that is Vine to get folks like me to actually write about their games. Mission accomplished Bethesda.

Microsoft Possibily Set To Resurrect TV Show Heroes For Xbox TV Programming

Microsoft’s desire to turn the next-gen Xbox into a go-to entertainment hub may have been underestimated by gamers and those in the games industry. For years it hasn’t been a secret that Microsoft wants to push the Xbox brand as a viable entertainment hub whether it be through apps or key software, but now a tidbit has surfaced that the company could be following in the steps of what Netflix has recently done.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Is Going To Become A Reality

As you may already know, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is the new venture from the team that did Street Fighter: Legacy back in 2010.  Having shown that they have the skill and passion to do SF justice, the team behind Assassin’s Fist went to the Kickstarter route to gather the additional finance required to make the series a reality.

Link to the Past Receives a Sequel [Nintendo Direct]

This morning Nintendo resumed their new trend of direct-to-consumer release information via another installment of their “Nintendo Direct” series. Basically a online webcast in the vein of a press conference that all fans of Nintendo can join online. This video detailed Nintendo’s plans moving forwards for the Nintendo 3DS, year of Luigi, and the Wii U. Why is another Nintendo Direct worth writing about? Well, because this one featured information about a new Zelda game and Earthbound’s plans to come to NA.

Liberation Maiden Arrives On PS3 In Unlikely Form

First premiering on the Nintendo 3DS and then making its way to the iOS platform, Grasshopper Manufacture’s anime shoot-em-up title Liberation Maiden is finally coming to the PS3.  The debut of Liberation Maiden may sound like good news, but the game is ditching the twitch shooting action in favor of something a tad bit different – that of an adventure.

Sony Readies Diggs Nightcrawler For Wonderbook, New Developer Diary Released

Sony has finally properly given us an update on the forthcoming second software release for their Wonderbook peripheral.  After taking us to a world of magic, wizards, and witches in Book of Spells, Sony will be taking gamers, both young and old alike, on an adventure filled with mystery and intrigue as told in Diggs Nightcrawler.

Criterion's Alex Ward Comments On Possible Studio Direction

Criterion Games could finally be branching out once again as a developer based on chatter that arose yesterday.  After refuting claims that the studio was working on a reboot/remake of NFS: Underground, Criterion Games Creative Director Alex Ward took to Twitter to reveal that there may be a focus on games that don’t revolve around elaborate car chases or vehicular mayhem.

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

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