Reminder: March 31 Last Day to Redeem Club Nintendo Coins
Remember to Use Your Coins Effectively Soon
Club Nintendo will stop accepting ways to earn coins tomorrow March 31. After March 31, there won't be any way to earn more coins. Tomorrow is also the last day to register "Super Smash Bros." for Wii U/3DS to earn a free download for Mewtwo for both games. Read more »
“Halo 5: Guardians” Release Date Revealed *UPDATE*
Looks Like Master Chief Has Some Explaining to Do
UPDATE: Another commercial played during "The Walking Dead" season finale. It plays out exactly like the first previously mentioned below, but this time Master Chief is the one walking up to an injured Spartan Locke.
During the airing of "The Walking Dead's" season finale, a commercial for "Halo 5: Guardian" was shown. It appears that Spartan Locke is confronting an injured Master Chief for being a "traitor." Locke aims the gun at Master Chief and the commercial ends. The release date for the game was also received (as of now, anyways). "Halo 5: Guardians" will be releasing October 27, 2015 for Xbox One. Read more »
Top 10 Badass Characters
It's Time to Chew Bubblegum and Surf Rockets
Everyone wants to be badass, whether they’d admit it or not. No one wants to be complimented for doing something mundane. You got to take out the trash? Instead of taking it to the curb, you say, “fuck it,” and throw it to towards the dump personally. You have to build a tent? Instead of taking it out of the bag, you suplex the bag, and use brute force the project. You need to sign a check? Instead of signing it, you stare at the check, and it writes your name because it knows better than to slam face-first into your bad side.
Today we’re looking at the top ten badass characters in video games. They get crap done, and nothing stands in their way.
Rules for this list: one character per series or one entry per franchise, although some characters are eerily similar in their own franchises I may put the two together. Also, characters have to be naturally badass. Being thrown into a circumstance that’d kill any regular person and them surviving miraculously doesn’t count, which means I’m not including Nathan Drake from the “Uncharted” series. Sorry, but he doesn’t boast confidence in badassery if he himself isn’t confident in what he does. Characters have to be from video games originally, meaning Batman won’t be showing up to this party. Lastly, no mute and emotionless characters (e.g., Commander Shepard from the “Mass Effect” series). On with the list!
Also, spoilers for certain games. Just be forewarned. Read more »
“Shadow Tower” Coming to PSN
Even More From Software Coming to PlayStation Consoles
With the recent release of From Software's "Bloodborne," there seems to be more games from From Software's catalog coming to PlayStation consoles. Discussed on PlayStation Blogcast, "Shadow Tower," an action RPG for the original PlayStation, will be hitting PSN for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PSP sometime next week. Read more »
April 2015 Games with Gold Revealed
"Child of Light," "Gears of War: Judgment," and More
Lui Kang Returns in “Mortal Kombat X”
Bo' Rai Cho Also Makes an Appearance
Sid Meier’s “Starships”
This Isn't Your Mama's "Civilization V!"
I feel like most people associate Sid Meier's exclusively with the "Civilization" series of games, and that is not necessarily a bad thing; they are an excellent and very well thought out series of games (experiences is perhaps more appropriate). This view, though, leaves out the fact that he has made many other simulation games including ones based around railroad systems ("Railroad Tycoon," "Railroads!") and air combat ("Ace Patrol"). This newest venture that bears the Sid Meier's branding is a step beyond other things we've seen from the master of simulation; I give to you Sid Meier's "Starships." Read more »
3/26’s Kojima Station Broadcast Cancelled
Won't Air Because of "Circumstances"
The Kojima Station, a broadcast with Hideo Kojima, was supposed to air March 26. However, Kojima Station announced that it won't be airing as planned. The announcement (thanks to Gemastu for translating) states that the broadcast "has been cancelled due to various circumstances." Read more »
“Broken Age Act 2” Gets Release Date
Coming to PC, PS4, & PSVita April
Announced on PlayStation Blog, the release date for "Broken Age Act 2" (Or the whole game for those who haven't gotten the first game yet), has been revealed. It will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on April 28. Read more »
“Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition” Trailer Shows New Content
Trish, Lady, and Vergil... Jackpot Baby
A new trailer for "Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition has been released. Read more »
“Batman Arkham Knight” Delayed Again
Pushed to June 23rd
"Batman Arkham Knight" has been delayed again, as announced on the "Batman Arkham" Twitter. The original date that the game would release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One would have been June 2. Read more »
Takamaru Was Originally Planned to Be Playable in “Super Smash Bros.”
Sakurai Didn't Think Anyone Would Recognize Him
Takamaru, the Assist Trophy from the newest "Super Smash Bros." for Wii U/3DS, was originally planned as a playable character in an interview with Masahiro Sakurai (with IGN translating the interview). Read more »
Kicking It With Nicole Kline
Preventing Mutually Assured Destruction with "RESISTOR_"
The world is on the brink of nuclear war. Two rival nations, armed with enough weapons to turn their opponent into glass ten times over, are finally set off. Their leaders punch in the final codes to initiate the launch sequence of their arsenal. The world has seconds before it is effectively ended.... Read more »
Next Telltale’s “Game of Thrones” Episode Announced
Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness
Telltale Games announced this weekend that we will be seeing the third episode of their episodic "Game of Thrones" game by the end of this month. No exact date was given, but since there are less than ten days left in March, no one should have to wait too long. Read more »
“Mario Party 10” for Wii U
Transform Three of Your Closest Friends into Your Worst Enemies
Three heroes battled their way through all three modes to save the day from the wrathful Bowser and his spawn Bowser Jr. (Who mated with Bowser in the first place?) – Yosh420Swag (Yoshi), Papaya (Peach), and Toad (Toad). Together, they undertook each challenge to better understand the universe that is the latest rendition of “Mario Party” for Wii U – regular mode, Amiibo Party, and Bowser Party. Read more »
The Capcom Stigma
When a Game Should Be Something Completely Different But Isn't
Don’t you just hate when one of your favorite gaming franchises puts out a game that seems to be part of the main line of entries but feels so different? I do. Not to say change is bad. It’s just when companies try to play it as "it’s the same series you love, but really it should just be something completely different."
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Mewtwo for “Super Smash Bros.” Coming Soon
Work Is Done, Releasing Soon
According to NintendoEverything Masahiro Sakurai stated that the work for Mewtwo as a DLC fighter for "Super Smash Bros." for Wii U/3DS has been completed and that he will be released soon. Read more »
Leaked “Phantom Dust” Gameplay Surfaces
This Was Darkside Games' Version, Not Microsoft's Current One
Kotaku acquired Darkside Games' version, as in the cancelled version, of the rebooted "Phantom Dust" game. Note that Microsoft is still making the game; at least, that's what they have said before. It's just that the gameplay for Darkside Games' version has been scrapped and Microsoft is working on something supposedly different. Read more »
Konami Hiring for New Series of “Metal Gear” Games
Very Likely Without Kojima and His Team
Predator and Quitalities Coming to “Mortal Kombat X” UPDATE
Predator Part of "Kombat Pack" DLC
UPDATE: NetherRealm Studios just released a trailer for all of the content for the Kombat Pack DLC. In addition to Jason Voorhees from "Friday the 13th," the titular Predator will be included as DLC characters. The two "Klassic" characters also include Tanya and Tremor. Read more »