Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 12:56
For the first time ever, Nintendo fans won’t be getting a watered-down Call of Duty experience. Call of Duty: Black Ops II from Treyarch will feature the full HD experience. The game features the most advanced textures, lighting and shadowing systems in series history, all of which are on full display on Wii U. Utilizing Wii U’s second-screen experience with the Wii U GamePad, Black Ops II players can join the action in a full Call of Duty experience from the second-screen. The developer talks about the launch game in the exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 14:40
NEW YORK CITY – 2K Sports and developer Visual Concepts are bringing a unique experience to Nintendo Wii U gamers. The launch game will provide the same HD basketball experience as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the Nintendo version will make use of the GamePad and offer a real-time look (courtesy of Gatorade) of player fatigue. NBA 2K13 producer Ben Bishop takes a timeout from the hardwoods to talk about what’s in store for NBA 2K13 fans in this exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 14:54
NEW YORK CITY -- Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, ZombiU will deliver an immersive survival-horror experience that brings players into a post-infected London circa 2012. In the game, an outbreak has infected the population turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the best elements of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to take down their old, infected characters and recover their life-saving equipment. Gabrielle Shrager, the game’s writer, talks about what’s in store in this survival horror in the exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 13:42
KIRKLAND, Washington – 343 Industries is nearing completion of one of the big games of 2012. Microsoft allowed a select few journalists to tour the beautiful studio in Kirkland and get hands-on with some Halo 4 campaign, Spartan Ops and War Games. Kevin Franklin, lead designer on War Games, explains what’s in store for Halo fans in this exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 13:55
Electronic Arts kicked off the Soccer & Speed Tour, a nine-week program that will showcase Need for Speed Most Wanted and FIFA Soccer 13 across 65 cities across the United States. Starting Saturday September 22, 2012, the Soccer & Speed Tour will visit various locations around the United States such as Los Angeles, New York, Houston, San Antonio, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, Washington D.C., Miami and many more. The tour starts on September 22 in Chicago from now until November 25, fans will get the chance to playNeed for Speed Most Wanted and FIFA Soccer 13 and to compete in gaming tournaments filled with prizes. Criterion Games talks about Most Wanted in the exclusive video interview below.
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:16
With WWE 13, professional wrestling fans will be able to relive the Attitude Era of the ‘90s, which featured WWE Legends like Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin. One of the new features of the game is the addition of customizable King of the Ring tournament. Players are able to choose the number of participants (4, 8 or 16) as well as the gender of the participants involved (that right, Divas can also take part in the King of the Ring tournament).
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:28
THQ is bringing back a classic with the I Quit match in WWE 13. It’s been approximately eight years since the match type has been featured in the bestselling game franchise. In celebration of the Attitude Era, the match type has been completely redesigned from top to bottom to provide players with the most authentic representation of the I Quit match ever seen in video game form. Triple H talks about WWE 13 in the exclusive video interview below.
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 09:21
Electronic Arts’ Danger Close Games is opening up its multiplayer beta worldwide for Medal of Honor Warfighter this October exclusively for Xbox 360 gamers. The beta will feature a brand new multiplayer mode called HotSpot, where players attack and defend randomly-selected locations on the Sarajevo Stadium map in Bosnia. Inspired by real-life operations, players team-up in pairs using the game’s unique co-op Fireteam system for a competitive advantage on the battlefield. The Medal of Honor Warfighter multiplayer beta will be available for a limited time in early October.
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 06:38
Leave it to the power of Madden NFL 13 to get former Packers quarterback Brett Favre out of retirement. The future NFL Hall of Famer was lured back onto the football field to play in the EA Sports Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro Am. The NFL legend was throwing touchdowns, and interceptions, against former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb. Favre talks about video games in this exclusive video interview below.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 19:25
From one hobby to another, that’s the journey gamers will be exploring in February 2013 when Electronic Arts release SimCity for PC and Mac. With development being led by the creative team at Maxis, the new simulation will feature the SimCity World. This new feature set is the connective tissue that allows players to boast about their progress through CityLog, compete in Global Challenges, compare their accolades in Leaderboards and affect the global economy in the Global Market. SimCity Producer Jason Haber explains why the new game looks and feels like a model railroading exhibit in the exclusive video interview below.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 19:00
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), is ready to look ahead to another year of online gaming. And the company will do that with fans in attendance at SOE Live. The annual gathering of MMO and online fans, which used to be called Fan Faire, will occur at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas October 18-21. And SOE promises to debut a brand new game at the show.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 19:43
Training Day writer David Ayer returns to the mean streets of Los Angeles with End of Watch. Pulling double duty as writer and director this time around, Ayer has a strong cast of stars with standout performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two young officers who are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop. Pena and Ayer talk about the new movie in the exclusive video interview below.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:48
PC gamers will soon be able to rock out. Ubisoft’s bestselling guitar simulation game will be available October 16 for the PC for the first time. In addition, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 music enthusiasts will be able to purchase the Rocksmith Bass Expansion, which includes all 53 of the original on-disc tracks that feature bass, as well as any previous DLC purchased. Along with the ability to play the bass lines of favorite songs, bassists of all experience levels can improve their skills like 2-finger plucking, slapping, and popping with dedicated bass technique challenges, tutorial videos and mini-games. Players can even use any 6-string guitar to emulate a 4-string bass. Tracking learning has never been easier as bass progression is tracked separately from guitar progression. Simply put, nothing compares to playing a real bass guitar.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 14:31
A brand new, first look video about the filming of Les Miserables includes actors Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and more, who share insight into what makes this version of the musical so spectacular. Tom Hooper dived right in, revealing that "this has not been done with this kind of consistency in a musical before". "Every single person is singing every take live," said Russell Crowe, zeroing in on the reality that there's no pre-recorded track, no dubbing, and no lip syncing - it's each actor performing as if it were a true Broadway musical.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 08:38
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have targeted April 2013 to launch NetherRealm Studios Injustice: Gods Among Us. The new DC Comics fighting game from the makers of Mortal Kombat will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U consoles in spring. Ed Boon, creator of the new game, talks about what’s in store in this exclusive video interview below.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 08:12
Ubisoft officially has Bieber fever. The French game publisher has made its Just Dance 4 video game the official sponsor of Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour in North America. This sponsorship is highlighted by the Just Dance to Justin Sweepstakes, which allows fans to enter a sweepstakes on the Just Dance Facebook page starting on September 28 for a chance to win concert tickets and meet-and-greet passes to Justin’s shows across the U.S. and Canada. Just Dance 4, the latest installment in the world’s No. 1 dance game franchise, will be featured at each tour location through a series of Just Dance videos played before Justin takes the stage.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:34
When it comes to video game characters, Lara Croft is without a doubt the most popular female heroine out there. With a pair of blockbuster movies (and a third in the works) and millions of bestselling games, Square Enix is rebooting the franchise in March. The actress at the center of this new game is Camilla Luddington, who most recently starred in HBO’s True Blood series. The actress talks about her virtual adventure in this exclusive video interview below.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:16
When it comes to the football field, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of the most dangerous threats in the NFL. Megatron is on the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 13 this year, which means he’s the latest potential victim for the Madden curse. Johnson took a quick timeout to talk video games and the virtual gridiron in the exclusive video interview below.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:44
The last time the NHL locked out the NHLPA, it wiped out the entire 2004-2005 season. That meant the Tampa Bay Lightning got an extra year as Stanley Cup Champions. Things are looking grim, once again, with many top NHL players playing in Europe and no talks scheduled. The Los Angeles Kings could end up Stanley Cup champs for a full two seasons. Two of the top LA Kings, Dustin Penner and Dustin Brown, talk about NHL 13 and video games in the exclusive video interview below.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:27
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RGIII) made it to the final game at the Madden Bowl in Indianapolis earlier this year Super Bowl week. The cover athlete of NCAA Football 13 was eliminated by Drew Brees, cover athlete for Madden NFL 11. That come-from-behind defeat stayed on the mind of RGIII, who was able to get revenge in the NFL Season Opener at the Super Dome in New Orleans. RGIII was able to slice through the Saints and take home his first NFL victory as a rookie against a Super Bowl MVP quarterback. RGIII talks about video games in the exclusive video interview below.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 14:59
Social game maker has partnered with host and chef Robert Irvine to promote the Food Network hit show, Restaurant: Impossible. A virtual incarnation of Irvine is now in Chefville. The chef will help ChefVille players enhance their in-game establishments by mastering dishes from around the world, while improving their restaurants. Beyond the ChefVille integration, for the first time ever Zynga will be featured in a commercial slated to air on Food Network during Restaurant: Impossible show times.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 14:46
There’s even more great 3D content coming home this Christmas. Sci-fi fans can get ready for a groovy, out-of-this-world 3D adventure when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Men In Black as a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD -- all with UltraViolet -- on November 30th. Earning more than $624 million in box office worldwide, this sci-fi, action-packed comedy will be released for the first time in 3D for the home.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 15:25
It has long been speculated that BioWare, will return to the Mass Effect universe, but today marks the first official word from the studio hinting that more Mass Effect is on the way. This news comes on the day of the Bioware Co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck retired from the company they helped raise.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 13:10
Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is available now on Steam for $9.99. Gamers can buy it before the end of the month to get an additional 10 percent off. The game takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience on the PC. While there is no online or offline multiplayer play, the game has endless replayability with four single player modes and the addition of PROJectives (brand new objectives for those that complete the traditional ones). The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack will arrive as downloadable content soon after release ($4.99), which includes three levels from THPS3, the inclusion of the Revert move, new pros, and more. The Birdman talks about this remake in the exclusive video interview below.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:23
“Dexter” composer Daniel Licht scored Arkane Studios’ award-winning video game Dishonored. The first-person perspective action game from Bethesda Softworks also features the voice acting of Hollywood talent like Susan Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher and Chloe Grace Moretz. The October 9 release for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will offer Licht fans a double feature, of sorts, as the new season of Showtime’s “Dexter” will also be on TV.