Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:37
Wargaming has over 35 million gamers around the world engaging in virtual warfare with its free-to-play World of Tanks game. With World of Warplanes and World of Battleships in development, the game publisher is focusing on eSports. At the International Ural Steel Championship 2012 Grand Finals, held on September 16 at CSKA Sport Arena in Moscow, three Russian teams became the champions of the World of Tanks final showdown. After a number of intense clashes, The RED: Rush Unity team took the Champion’s title away from The RED-Z GRA with a 3 to 0 victory on the Lakeville map, while third place went to Virtus.Pro ACES.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:24
Maybe there will be a mini-game in a future Ubisoft Shaun White Skateboarding game in which players are challenged to pull the fire alarm at a hotel and then evade arrest. That real-life scenario transpired this weekend in Nashville, where the US gold medalist was arrested for public intoxication and vandalism. The two-sport X-Games champion has had a pair of video game franchises from Ubisoft in 2009 and 2010. It’s been quiet since then, as has White, but we got him to talk his game during his promotional tour for Shaun White Skateboarding below.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:12
Gearbox Studios surprised the world in 2009 with its critically acclaimed blockbuster for 2K Games, Borderlands. The original game looked unlike any previous Gearbox title and distinguished itself as an Unreal Engine 3 title with its unique cel-shaded 3D visuals. Now the development studio is pushing Epic Games Unreal technology even further with an ambitious sequel.
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:39
It's not a bad premise. What would happen if all the world's power ceased to exist? No cars, no electricity, no mechanics, no technology, no medicine. Basic necessities (like clean water and food) define life or death and basic amenities (like toilet paper) become a thing in the past. It really is a cool idea: Bows and arrows, horse drawn pick up trucks, the word "Google" being spoken in awed whispers. And it's got some excellent names on its roster: JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek 09) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys and Aliens). All and all, it looks like it could be a winner. But then again, so did Terra Nova. So while I was generally impressed with the pilot, and really want to see the show do well, I think it needs to step it up a notch if it wants to last more than a Terra Novan season.
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:09
Since exploding into professional wrestling in January 2012, Brodus Clay has made a big statement. The 375-pound wrestler, dubbed the Funkasaurus, has taken WWE by storm. The former bodyguard has become one of the most colorful characters in pro wrestling, dancing to the beat of his own smackdowns. The boogie man, with Funkadactyls Naomi and Cameron in tow – talks video games and THQ’s WWE 13 in the exclusive video interview below.
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:51
With Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Retribution ruling the box office opening weekend with $21.1 million, the creators from Impact Pictures are already looking ahead. Jeremy Bolt, who has produced all five films, believes the sixth film could wrap up the franchise. Although it’s worth noting he’s said that before, as well.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 16:17
After its success with TRON: Revolution and TRON: Uprising, Walt Disney Studios is exploring a brand new video game world. Wreck-It Ralph, hitting theatres November 2, tells the story of an arcade game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy. The 3D computer-generated movie sends audiences on a journey through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ‘80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 16:01
The Miz is used to being in front of the camera. The WWE Superstar began his television career on “The Real World: Back to New York.” And it’s been quite a career thus far, including a belt as WWE Tag Team Champion, World Tag Team Champion, United States Champion, Unified Tag Team Champion, WWE Champion and Intercontinental Champion. After turning back the high-flying Rey Mysterio at SummerSlam 2012, The Miz would defend his Intercontinental Championship belt against The Ultimate Underdog, Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes in a Fatal 4-Way Match. The Miz took a break outside of the ring with girlfriend Maryse to talk about WWE 13 and video games in the exclusive video interview below.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 14:17
With AMC’s The Walking Dead debuting in October and two games coming out around that franchise, it’s only natural that a big screen zombie sequel would beat out a lost fish. Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Boris Kodjoe, earned $21.1 million at 3,012 locations. The R-rated movie from Sony Pictures Screen Gems and Constantin Films continues the strong opening track record of the video game franchise. Directed by Paul Anderson, this movie bows before Resident Evil 6 from Capcom and Resident Evil: Damnation on Blu-ray and DVD. Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo came in second with $17. Million.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 11:05
There is an old-classic feeling in Anomaly Warzone Earth that cannot be shaken off. Seemingly coming from a time where game could be simpler and when player would be less regarding on small Deus Ex Machina or other writing slipups, the game actually brings a very fresh simplicity to the genre. It is the same sense of innocence that we enjoy when John McLane survives an entire movie of bullet dodging, non-burning explosions and painless punches. It makes for a light but very enjoyable game without pretention and for a very good price on the PSN.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 17:18
Fans around the world continue to get a kick out of soccer, including in the U.S. Nearly 2 million people in 73 countries around the world downloaded and played FIFA Soccer 13 in the three days after the demo launched on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. That’s a 29 percent increase compared to the first three days after the FIFA Soccer 12 demo last year. Two weeks from launch, fans around the world have pre-ordered over 875,000 copies of FIFA Soccer 13 -- up 37 percent year over year in Europe and a 62 percent increase year over year in North America.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 17:27
LOS ANGELES – Michelle Rodriguez got the change to play double in Paul Anderson’s new Resident Evil: Retribution from Sony Pictures. This time around, there’s a good and an evil version of Rain Campos – a character that was killed in the original film, which served as a prequel to the Capcom game franchise. Rodriguez talks about coming back from the dead in Resident Evil and Fast and Furious in this exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 17:08
With Battlefield 3: Premium Edition out now and Call of Duty: Black Ops II just around the corner, Ubisoft is solidifying its lead in the future warfare category. The game publisher has released the Raven Strike DLC pack, the second DLC package for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developer Red Storm Entertainment breaks down the weapons in the new shooter in this exclusive video interview below.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 16:56
The game industry is giving back to American troops who have dedicated their lives to serve and protect. Parties organized by gamers across the country this fall will raise funds to send video games and consoles to U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan. The events, part of Operation Supply Drop’s national Veterans Day "8-Bit Salute to Veterans," will be held in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Gamers everywhere are invited to participate.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 16:42
With three NBA All-Stars on the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports is making the most of its leading men. The sports game publisher has released a new digital film starring Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers. Griffin shares his NBA 2K13 MyPLAYER with the world. Gamers will be able to see how they match up with SlamDemon32 this October with the launch of NBA 2K13 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PSP, PC and mobile. A Wii U version will hit retail stores in November.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 22:55
In all of my gaming years, I’ve never enjoyed a hearty chuckle while holding back the urge to throw my keyboard at the wall in frustration. That is until Bust-N-Rush, the first title by Techtonic Games, was released. Currently only available for Windows, Bust-N-Rush is a straightforward ‘runner’ game, similar to another famous indie game Audiosurf. You play as a juggernaut-like hero named Kovo who was forced out of retirement early by the untimely destruction of his plastic flamingo lawn ornament named Paco. With a shake of his mighty fist, Kovo sets out to exact revenge on Paco’s killer, the monstrous Satellite of Wub.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 14:29
Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth movie in the series based on Capcom's beloved zombie video game franchise, offers intense 3D action that's non-stop and intense, just like the video games its based on. The scope is epic and global, with backdrop locations such as Tokyo, Moscow, New York City and SIberia. And the CGI special effects are great especially if you like the "gimmicky 3D" stuff flying in your face kind of 3D visuals. If that's what you're looking for or just Milla Jovovich in a tight body suit and most Resident Evil gamer fans probably are, this is the movie for you. If you are looking for good plot or dialogue, this isn't the movie for you.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 13:39
LOS ANGELES – Actress Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice in the fifth Resident Evil movie. Gamers are getting a triple threat of content this fall with Resident Evil: Retribution from Sony Pictures, Resident Evil 6 from Capcom and Resident Evil: Damnation from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Jovovich, who is married to the film’s director, Paul Anderson, talks about bringing Alice over to the video game franchise in the video below.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:41
2K Sports has partnered with USA Basketball to feature both the star-studded 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team” in NBA 2K13. The new installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise will finally answer the question of which team is better. 2K Sports Chris Snyder explains how a phone call from Jay Z made this deal happen in the exclusive video interview below.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:50
NCsoft and ArenaNet have another success in the massively multiplayer online (MMO) games space. Guild Wars 2 has crossed the 2 million units sold threshold in under two weeks. And that would likely have come quicker had the company not temporarily halted first-party sales to maintain an optimal player experience. With the game back on sale, it quickly surpassed the milestone.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:41
Electronic Arts gave attendees at the Apple iPhone press conference at the Yerba Buena Center the first live demo ofReal Racing 3, its forthcoming title for iOS. Real Racing 3, which is developed by the EA Firemonkeys studio, will bring the ultimate racing experience to iPhone 5 later this year, taking full advantage of its brilliant 4" Retina display and enhanced graphics capabilities and processing power, making it one of the sharpest, most exciting ways to experience the premier racing game. Rob Murray, Executive Producer at the EA Firemonkeys studio, talks about the new driving game in the exclusive video interview below.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:56
Consumers are spending more money on digital movies and television shows thanks to the growth of tablets and other digital devices. Digital formats such as electronic sell-through, VOD, and subscription streaming grew 51% in 2011 and 74% in the first quarter of 2012 according to the D2 Report: Discs & Digital – The Business of Home Entertainment Retailing. The Report was released today by the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA). Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will unleash the Pixar hit Brave on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD this fall, which is expected to help boost Christmas sales.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 00:42
By day, Sean Smith was a Foreign Service information management officer who had served in Iraq, South Africa, Canada and the Netherlands. At home, Smith was a husband and father of two. But in the virtual world, Smith was "Vile Rat" in the online universe of the computer game EVE Online.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:40
During Nintendo's press conference in New York City, Satoru Iwata revealed that Platinum Games is making Bayonetta 2. Most importantly, the sequel would be a exclusive for the Wii U. After he spoke, a teaser trailer appeared showing no gameplay, but showing the main sexy protagonist would be back for the next installment.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:06
Today, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Wii U launch details at an event in New York City. The company's next generation console will release on November 18th, with European consumers forced to wait till November 30th. Two different editions of the Wii U will be available; the basic set will be available for 299 dollars in the US, While the deluxe edition will be sold for 349 dollars .