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Nintendo's Ready for Commitment, Amiibo

Nintendo's Ready for Commitment, Amiibo

Why the e-Reader was awesome.

Boss Fight Books Returns For Season 2

Boss Fight Books Returns For Season 2

Digital space in print: An exploration of narrative potential

Halo: Nightfall - Impressions

Halo: Nightfall - Impressions

One episode in and massively hooked.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection [Review]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection [Review]

Another example in a long-line of games released before they were completed.

Game-to-Movie Franchises That Scream “WHY?”

Game-to-Movie Franchises That Scream “WHY?”

If they never happen, the world will be spared.

GTA V Receives An Official Release Date (Delay News Inside)

The day has come with the piece of info we’ve all been waiting for: the official release date for Grand Theft Auto V.  With only a vague Spring release date given by Rockstar Games, the chatterbox minds of gamers, and those within the press, were wondering when the game would grace our console of choice.  Certain retailers of course jumped the gun by posting temporary release dates which were far from the mark (hi Amazon.com), but now we have the truth: GTA V will come out this September.

World of Warcraft Movie Moves Ahead, New Director and Possible Leading Man Rumored

Hollywood’s fascination with adapting their properties into video games may have faded (as evident by the lack of a Man of Steel game), but they still have no problem dipping into the world of games to find their next big tentpole flick.  Case in point: Warner Bros. is still moving forward with a World of Warcraft movie.

Ubisoft's Osiris (New IP) Has Been Given The Boot

The perceived next big project from Ubisoft will ultimately not be such a thing based on word handed down from the company.  Osiris, the project which was spun off from a cancelled Prince of Persia reboot, seemed like it would be the next core franchise for Ubisoft but the company has now revealed the project has been cancelled/given the Beyond Good & Evil 2 treatment i.e. indefinitely shelved.

Latest Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer Ratchets Up The Tension

The tone of Injustice: Gods Among Us is hammered down in this new story centric trailer that is so damn serious that it’s worthy of the ever terrific “Just Got Real” Bad Boys gif.  What exactly has caused such a feeling amidst and otherwise arcade driven fighting game? Well how does the destruction of Metropolis sound along with Superman and Wonder Woman getting all high and mighty with a rather intrusive form of justice?

Muramasa Rebirth Set To Receive Western Release

The overall amount of noteworthy games on the PlayStation Vita has just increased by one based on an announcement made today.  Joining the rather slim software offerings of the Vita this year is Muramasa Rebirth, the follow-up to the exceptional Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Known for it’s stellar art design and portrayal of petite female protagonists whose busts are bigger than their waistline, Muramasa will be providing it’s blend of action and RPG gameplay to the Vita audience.

An Official and Unofficial Update On Prince of Persia (New IP News)

Today some good and bad news has surfaced concerning the fate of the Prince of Persia franchise. Last seen in the rather disappointing quasi movie tie-in that was Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Ubisoft has revealed that the time altering acrobatic Prince we know and love is being put into early retirement.

Memory Express Velocity MicroATX [Hardware Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Memory Express has out-done themselves. Each and every criticism previous offered (on our original gaming PC reviews) has been addressed, and removed. It is sleek, it is sexy, it is small, easy to carry from home to LAN Party, and is a stone-cold software KILLER.

The Pros: 

+Smaller case, perfect for portability.

+Light-weight (less than 28lbs).

+Dual GTX670s in SLI will CRUSH any game out there (go nuts with your Skyrim mods people!).

+Silent. As. The. GRAVE. The new liquid-cooled approach means I sometimes forget it’s still on.

The Cons: 

-No real room for improvement. What are you going to do next ME!?

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
10

Memory Express, it would seem, have been paying attention to the reviews that we’ve been providing on their gear. This is a positive and a negative. How so? Well, for the consumers, it’s good news. Memory Express has proven they can not only take criticisms when supplied them, but show dedication to improving. The bad news is for the writer that has to try and pull apart their third-generation build. Criticisms are harder and harder to come by…

SCEE Enlists The Services Of Veteran From Rare

Sony may have cannibalized their European studios last year with the closure of BigBig Studios (Pursuit Force) and the acclaimed Studio Liverpool, but the Euro branch of PlayStation isn’t being thrown to the wolves just yet. Besides Media Molecule and Studio Cambridge still playing a big part in the ever growing master plans of the PlayStation empire, Sony has enlisted the services of a former veteran from Rare Studios to help guide things.

Strider Could Be Poised For A Return

Seemingly on a trend of rebooting their franchises, Capcom could be ready to give Strider another shot - for real this time.  After enlisting the services of Grin Studios to reboot Strider with a modern and more Western appeal, Capcom decided to give that project the boot, thus helping Grin shutter in the process.  We only received a small sample of Grin’s ill-fated Strider reboot which was filled with Russians and snowy environments, but Strider could be making a long-await

Killzone: Mercenary Details + New Image Surface

So far 2013 looks a bit grim when it comes to compelling software for the PlayStation Vita.  This of course is a rather stark, and slightly depressing, contrast to this time last year when it looked as if the Vita would be nearly unstoppable; that’s of course until the device reached retail shelves with a lukewarm reaction and key games were nowhere to be found post launch.

Guacamelee Preview - Luchadorvania On Your Vita

One of our favourite PS Vita games demoed at PAX Prime last year, Canadian developer DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee sets to bring a unique Lucha Libre-style, dimension-switching, metroidvania type game that supports cross-play functionality with the PS3. If you're not sure who DrinkBox Studios are, they're the same guys who developed the critically acclaimed Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack on the PS3 and PS Vita.

Monolith Soft Reveals Impressive New Wii U Game X

Fans of roaming massive open worlds all while battling giant beasts and seeing damage counter numbers pop on-screen will likely faint upon seeing the new title developer Monolith Soft has revealed. Best known for Xenosaga and Xenoblade, Monolith Soft is going all in with the Wii U as per their reveal of X.  The title may be simple but the actual game is far from that based upon the reveal trailer shown at the latest Nintendo Direct conference.

THQ Finally Ceases To Be + IP News

At long last the era of THQ has come to a close. After being foretold in a sense nearly a year ago via Kevin Dent and made more apparent by the public financial issues that the company was running into, THQ is now a thing of the past.  The somewhat unfortunate demise of THQ isn’t a complete tearjerker moment however as several properties and studios made famous by the company will thankfully live on with new homes. 

The Unique Action Of Divekick Arrives On PS3, PS Vita, and PC This Summer

Presented as a meta joke about the state of fighting games, the indie based effort Divekick is now receiving a proper release bound for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC.  After gaining steam last year due to a Kickstarter campaign, Divekick has been picked up by Chicago based studio Iron Galaxy Studios (Wreckateer, Darkstalkers: Resurrection) with a planned Summer 2013 release.

THQ and South Park Studios Dispute Over Fate Of South Park: Stick of Truth

Today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for in some ways as it’s auction day for THQ. After trying their best to change in the hopes of staying afloat, the foundations of THQ ultimately crumbled and the company’s assets are now being sold off to the highest bidder.

Killer Is Dead Debut Trailer Oozes With Style and Blood

These days it’s rare to see a trailer for a video game be released without half a dozen teases or as a mere twenty second teaser that shows next to nothing.  But here we are two days removed from when the

PlayStation All-Stars DLC Highlighted In New Videos

Despite meager initial sales Sony is still moving forward with sizeable post release content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.  Originally revealed last December, PS All-Stars developer SuperBot Entertainment has been hard at work on bringing Kat (Gravity Rush) and Emmett (Starhawk) as the latest members of the character roster and now it won’t be long before we can finally get our hands on the newest combatants.

Killer Is Dead Receives New Details and First In-Game Screens

New details on the forthcoming hodgepodge of weirdness that Grasshopper Manufacture is developing have finally been released. While Killer Is Dead, the new GhM project, was formally announced last Spring, actual details on the game remained elusive other than a vague summary which revealed the game had sci-fi action origins to enhance the backdrop of a world filled with assassins and weird men that were the size of Godzilla.

Need For Speed Movie Gains Four New Actors + Basic Plot Summary Released

This may seem odd but we’re fast approaching a shocking occurrence: a film based upon a video game is actually going to enter production as scheduled.  As some of you may recall,  Electronic Arts successfully sold the film rights for Need For Speed to DreamWorks and now the film is actually set to enter production without any delays, last minute cancellations, or other such horror stories that have plagued projects in the past.

Disney Unveils The Imagination Driven Experience Of Disney Infinity

Today is one of the rare times I wish I could visit the offices of Activision brass as I’m sure the company is in a conniption fit over the reveal made by Disney today.  No, Disney didn’t go on yet another massive purchase spree along the lines of gobbling up Marvel and LucasFilm, but the house Mickey Mouse built did reveal a new game that essentially takes the Skylanders formula to the next level; hence Bobby Kotick is probably in full-on evil Sith Lord mode.

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