Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 16:38
The creative force behind some of the most influential games of all time, including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, has embraced mobile gaming. The head of Lot Drop Studio is working on a number of new free-to-play Facebook games for PC, as well as mobile devices, after partnering with Ubisoft on Ghost Recon Commander, which debuted on PC before having a separate mobile version released. Romero is a big fan of multi-screen gaming.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 16:50
G4 reporter Grace Helbig will be joining the AWESOMESAUCE.LIVE! 2012 fall tour, which is set to hit 10 cities this fall. The YouTube darling hits the road for nine shows, beginning September 20 in Seattle with stops in Portland, Austin, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Madison and Chicago.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 09:22
LOS ANGELES -- THQ revealed its new roster as well as new features including the new "Attitude Era" mode of this year's installment of their best-selling WWE wrestling game WWE 13. Among other new features are new entrances and finishers, new customization features, enhanced gameplay and dramatic moments that include the ability to collapse the ring. We talked with THQ Creative Director Corey Ledesma as well as Stone Cold Steve Austin, RAW GM AJ Lee and legendary WWE broadcaster Jim Ross about the new WWE 13 game and features in exclusive video interviews.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 16:29
Having grown up with a fantastic generation of PlayStation's Japanese RPGs, it's sometimes hard to relate to some of this generation's biggest releases -- where are the tropes and colorful sprites we're used to, left over from an age long past?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:46
America’s favorite cartoon family returns to the exciting world of iOS platform games with The Simpsons: Tapped Out on the iPad available for download from Apple’s App Store. The video game takes the best parts of games like the Sims and SimCity and combines them with a social gaming aspect designed to reward its players and keep them coming back for more. Sprinkle the signature Simpsons’ humor on top and you have a interesting experience resembling that of Homer’s favorite sweet treat.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 07:29
Rapper LL Cool J has been playing a law enforcement official in the hit CBS TV series “NCIS: Los Angeles” long enough to know what to do when he’s in trouble. This morning at 2 a.m. a burglar tripped the alarm in his LA mansion. Instead of waiting for the cops, LL decided to take on the intruder. The buff actor took down the burglar, who was booked by the police and suffered bruises from his encounter. The rapper takes his hit song, “Mama Said Knock You Out” quite literally. LL Cool J talks tech and games in the video below.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 07:46
PlayStation fans know Sony Liverpool for its WipEout franchise, which dates back to its Psygnosis origins. Sony has closed the studio, which most recently released WipEout for PS Vita (which can be seen in the video below). The studio was reportedly developing two PlayStation 4 games. One PS4 title was a new WipEout, the other was an action game that utilized the same type of performance capture technology as Rockstar Games’ LA Noire.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 06:33
It seems you’re never too old to return to action. Sylvester Stallone has another hit on his hands with The Expendables 2, which earned over $28 million opening weekend. This time around, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and Terry Crews are along for the ride. The actors talk about the big summer sequel as well as the new Ubisoft game in the video below.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 06:21
Disney Pixar's Scottish fairytale adventure Brave has targeted a November 13, 2012 release date for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. The latest animated feature-length film from Pixar has earned just under $230 million at the domestic box office and over $408 million worldwide. The Blu-ray release of Brave includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, “The Legend of Mor'du,” and much more. Brave actress Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") talks about the movie and Disney Interactive video game in this exclusive video interview below.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 06:00
WWE 13 introduces a new campaign mode called the Attitude Era, which replaces the Road to WrestleMania mode. Gamers can step into the role of eight of the top WWE superstars during that period in the ‘90s, including Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The mode lets players live through history, complemented by exclusive videos edited by the WWE. Austin, who’s on the cover of the special edition version of the game, CM Punk, who graces the cover of WWE 13, and Mike Tyson, who has a history in WWE and plenty of attitude, gathered at SummerSlam to talk about the new THQ game. Check out the video below.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 05:47
Ted Dibiase Jr. is a third generation professional wrestler. The WWE Superstar is the son of Hall of Famer “Million Dollar Man.” He’s worked his way up the professional ropes to become a featured player in WWE programming. Most recently, Dibiase was at SummerSlam 2012 in Los Angeles. When he’s not battling in the ring, he likes to play video games. Dibiase talks about gaming and THQ’s new WWE 13 game in this exclusive video interview below.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 16:47
The Book of Unwritten Tales is a classic click and play game in the line of Monkey Island or the Baphomet series, very witty and with a great sense of adventure. Developed by King Art and published by Nordic Games, the game hits a category that produced many great titles but that is well known for some pretty disastrous publications. So which of the two is the book of unwritten falling into?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 13:11
Triple H walked the red carpet during the 25th Anniversary of SummerSlam in Los Angeles. Before he took on Brock Lesnar in their “Perfect Storm” confrontation, The Game took some time to talk about THQ’s WWE 13 and video games in this exclusive video interview below. The current CEO of WWE and former World Heavyweight Champion has watched as technology has improved over the years.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:52
Managing Madden has never been so easy. EA Sports will unveil the first Madden Connected Career website when Madden NFL 13 hits the shelf on Aug. 28 across multiple platforms. The Connected Career website will act as a personal team hub that will track your progress and stats of the games you've played. It will also compare your progress on the legacy leader boards against other players and even the careers of such NFL legends as Rice, Payton, Montana and even Madden himself.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:30
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is still to this day one of the most played games played on PC. With the Dawnguard expansion recently hitting Steam shelves, many have already have played 100 plus hours into the 2011 holiday hit. So what’s next for Skyrim? Bethesda recently filed out a trademark called Hearthfire, which could be linked to the Elder Scrol\ franchise.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:19
Ryan Lochte has been making a name for himself lately attending Los Angeles movie premieres like The Expendables 2 and hitting the red carpet for WWE SummerSlam. Most recently he hung out with Prince Harry and a lot of bikini-clad girls in Las Vegas. The 11-time Olympic medalist has five gold medals, three silver and three bronze in his collection as a swimmer. He’s also an avid gamer, like Michael Phelps. Lochte talks about his love of videogames in this exclusive video interview below.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 11:57
Gamers can fight through some of the most pivotal moments in the TRANSFORMERS saga with Activision’s TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game available now for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Created by acclaimed developer High Moon Studios and serving as the official canon story for Hasbro’s legendary TRANSFORMERS property, TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON gives gamers the opportunity to experience the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, eventually leading to the famed exodus from their dying home planet.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 08:11
From the early days of cinema, film producers have used various techniques to create the illusion of depth – with mixed results. But even with digital technology, the latest Hollywood blockbusters still rely on clunky glasses to achieve a convincing 3D effect. Avatar director James Cameron has said the future of 3D is autostereoscopic (glasses free). Now a new technology is doing just that, and might be available in time for Avatar 2 to be shown in theaters without glasses.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 00:50
From the opening scene to the emotional metaphors for anger, addiction, and abuse PaPo & Yo challenges the traditional stories told in video games. If only we could escape the gameplay required to get there. PaPo & Yo is a new release exclusive to the Playstation Network (PSN). It is priced at $14.99 and currently on sale for Playstaion Plus members for $11.99. On the surface, PaPo & Yo may seem like just another adventure puzzle platformer, but it is anything but that.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 15:32
The 2012 Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe) concluded on Wednesday, August 15 with a successful showing and a final attendee count of more than 2100 game professionals. Professionals from all areas of the game industry gathered throughout the three day conference to learn and network. The keynote roster included industry leaders from Ubisoft Montreal’s Creative Director Alex Hutchinson, to CEO of Wargaming.net Victor Kislyi, to Epic Games senior engine programmer Niklas Smedberg.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 15:11
Epic Games revolutionized mobile gaming with its Infinity Blade franchise, which runs on its Unreal Engine 3 technology. Now one of its licensees, Phosphor Games, is using Unreal to deliver another standout mobile experience. Horn was hand-picked by Zynga as part of its new Zynga Partners for Mobile program. The new game, which also utilizes NVIDIA Tegra technology for Android smartphones and tablets, is also available for Apple iPhone and iPad.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:00
Death Rally is a top down car combat game by Remedy Entertainment. Originally developed in 1996, Death Rally was remade and put on iOS and then later ported to PC. A lot of hardcore gamers could say a lot of great games came from that era, such as X-Com and Doom, however, Death Rally is far from a great game.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:57
LittleBigPlanet has warmed hearts and frustrated platformer fans ever since the inception of Sackboy, and the franchise's latest jaunt to the Vita handheld proves to be no different. The Vita adaptation for the popular side-scrolling bundle of joy is now available in the format of a beta up for ravenous LBP fans like us to examine and report our findings. It's probably fairly obvious by now that there's excellent, slick, and gorgeous levels as well as the tools creative types crave to build their own courses, but we gave the beta a spin to confirm what we had already suspected: we're going to want the full game in-hand come September 25th.
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 01:50
OnLive has broken its silence amidst a flurry of layoffs and closure rumors. As of August 17th, all of its assets were acquired by a newly formed company that will continue to operate under the OnLive name. The OnLive Game and Desktop Services, all OnLive Devices and Apps, as well as all OnLive partnerships, are expected to continue without interruption and all customer purchases will remain intact; users are not expected to notice any change whatsoever. While Gaikai was purchased by Sony, Steve Pearlman reportedly turned away multiple suitors over the years until this action was required.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 12:02
Last week, I get a chance to get hands on time with easily one of the most anticipated games of the holiday season, Ubisoft’s Assassins’ Creed 3. Instead of being on foot and climbing on rooftops in Boston, I was established in Caribbean on controlling a boat.