By Edwin Velez
Here we go again.... another Call of Duty. A picture that has been floating around twitter does show the cover of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. On the top of the ad it shows "includes CoD Modern Warfare Remastered". So we will see if its like the way Fallout did with a backwards compatible copy, but its looking like a full on remaster more reminiscent of Metro 2033 Redux. Hopefully Activision spends alot on the ad marketing for this game because its going to take a lot of convincing, good content, cleaned up game play and much more for me to consider buying another Cod other than for review purposes. The whole zombies thing has gone overboard in my eyes and they need something else to draw gamers to these titles. Even though it will sell, bringing Modern Warfare is further proof that CoD is taking a hit in popularity in recent years. Also being tweeted all around is a listing from the UK verision of Amazon for a "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare . I loved CoD Modern Warfare along with that and Halo 2 and 3 are what really got me into the first person shooter multiplayer games. To me is another CoD, in this case Infinite Warfare, is more than likely gonna disappoint like the past 3. Now the listing has the Trilogy releasing May 17th but other sources say it will be released on Nov 4th alongside CoD IW. Possibly the May date is when the pre orders will be online. Stay tuned for more updates, as an official announcement is likely right around the corner.
Another leaked advertisement all but confirms the previous rumors. Note that the prices in the above are from a Canadian retailer which is why they are higher. As you can see, it looks like the free copy of Modern Warfarw Remastered will be included in a step up above the standard edition. In what is most likely a second teir collectors edition, buyers will get MW Remastered packaged with Infinite Warfare. It is also worth noting that Modern Warfare Remastered will only contain 10 mp maps. This is probably due to wanting to limit the work on a remaster. Again, stay tuned for more updates as they develop.
By Lee Marcussen and Edwin Velez
4/28/2016 0 Comments
Gears of War 4 Beta Impressions
The Gears of War 4 Beta is finally here, and lucky me got a code the morning it came out for the closed beta. The past few weeks I have been spending a lot of time on GoW Ultimate Edition (UE) to hold me over. I don't have copies of GoW 2 or 3 with me at school so I cant compare the beta to those so most of my comparisons that i do are with GoW:UE.
To start off there are three different modes available to play. Classic Team deathmatch, Co-op Team Deathmatch (Hardcore AI) and a new to GoW mode called Dodgeball. The 5 v 5 Team Deathmatches are the same from the past GoW with 15 respawns and whoever kills who first wins. The new mode, which i think is really nice, is Dodgeball in which you have 5 v 5 but if you die in order to respawn your teammates have to kill an enemy. Kind of like catching a ball in dodgeball (Hence the name).
The weapons are pretty much the same and feel the same too. A new addition to the weapons is load-out selecting in the beginning of every match. You have the option of switching out Lancer with Hammerburst and also instead of assault rifles being on the right d pad you can now switch them to the left and shotgun on the right (for whatever reason you would wanna do so.) There is only one new weapon that has been featured in the beta and its called the "Drop Shot". This weapon reminds me of the Digger in past GoW but this one basically shoots out a land mine that you control to explode on impact. The Beta does feature classic weapons like the Torque bow, longshot (with a lower amount of ammo), bulltok pistol, frag grenades, smoke grenades and the boomshot.
There are 3 playable maps Harbor, Dam, and Foundation (watch this video here for an in depth look at all 3). They are all really well balanced as far as reaching power weapons and equal cover between both sides. Graphically they are so-so to look at, but that is to be expected in a beta. The gameplay in the beta can be whatever your teams or your opponents want it to be. The mechanics of the game seem a little cartoonish to me and boxy compared to me playing GoW UE. To me the "Swarm" (Locust) are cool looking design wise but graphically it looks like they haven't fully loaded the full textures in just yet. The COG are better designed but still lack the details in the characters outfits that other GoW titles have.
A new addition that I'm curious to see more information on is when after a match is completed you have the option to activate "Bounty Cards". These cards are XP boosters that "unlock" after a certain objective is reached, netting you bonus XP on top of what you earned already. Some of these objectives range from getting 1500 match points, winning an online match and so on. These range in XP bonus for the difficulty of the objective. There are some things that have happened to me that i think should change, like when in a shotgun battle you end up killing each other on a one shot. Or when you down each other, but at the same time getting a kill for kill isn't that bad. Just little things that changed that I am not used to.
All together i really do dig the new Beta. Some minor flaws that they'll buff out by October without a doubt. I'm super pumped about the final game dropping OCTOBER 11th! Until then, stay tuned for more updates right here and let us know what you thought of the beta in the comments.
By lEe Marcussen
Bandai-Namco has brought back some of the most famous coin-op arcade games to the current generation of consoles. Featuring Pac-Man, Mrs. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig-Dug, the Arcade Game Series invites Retro Gamers and fans alike to relive these classics in stunning 1080p. Each title features the original game with a decorative banner that embodies the feel of classic arcade cabinets. There are also some non-traditional settings, like round select and life amount change amongst other options. Each of these titles can be purchased for $3.99 on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam as well as a bundled 3-pack (Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, and Galaga) for $7.99. We will be reviewing each title with some short but sweet features, so stay posted for those!
By Edwin velez
4/27/2016 0 Comments
Coffin Dodgers Gets A Release Date
Early last month we announced that Coffin Dodgers, the dark comedic racer, would be coming to Xbox One soon. Today Wales Interactive and Milky Tea have announced that the title will be coming to PS4 on May 3rd and to Xbox One May 6th. This is great news for fans of wacky kart racers, which includes myself! Check out the trailer and additional game details below!
By Edwin Velez
4/27/2016 0 Comments
Nintendo NX Coming March 2017
Though the details are still light, during an annual update Nintendo announced that the NX will be coming March of next year. More details are promised later in the year, with Nintendo also announcing that they will not be appearing at this year's E3 event. The Legend of Zelda the was originally planned for the WiiU has also been delayed to next year for simultaneous release on the WiiU and NX. The title will, however, be available to play at E3 on the WiiU and will be the only Nintendo title present. Amongst other news, Nintendo announced their annual financials as well as their first mobile app Miitomo's success so far. Stay tuned for more updates and let us know what you think about the news.
By Edwin Velez
The retro stealth slasher Party Hard from the team at tinyBuild games (makers of No Time To Explain) is now available on consoles. Finding success on Steam last year, tinyBuild is hoping that just as many console owners are ready to party....so to speak. Players take control of a serial killer that is putting an end to loud parties all across the country. In a similar fashion to Hotline Miami, the game has an aerial perspective and is ultra violent. It also brings the humor, with dancing bears and more getting into the mix! Check out the launch trailer below and get ready to Party Hard!
By Edwin Velez
An official Xbox One release date was finally shown for the super orignal, ultra cool shooter SUPERHOT last week during an ID@Xbox stream. The shooter is coming to Xbox May 3rd, and we couldn't be more excited. If you have yet to see any gameplay, check out the trailer below. You can pick up the title in a little over a week for $24.99.
By Edwin Velez
The Technomancer, the action RPG by Spiders (Bound by Flame), is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC June 21st of this year. Players take control of Zachariah, an elite warrior that harness electrical abilities in a variety of ways. Your character helps his hiring company fight on Mars for water, one of the most valuable resources on the planet. The game looks phenomenal in this roughly six minute sneak peek. I am eager to see more and actually play it. With a variety of play styles, impact from user decisions, and an estimated 40-hours worth of gameplay, The Technomancer is shaping up to be the RPG of the summer. Stay tuned for more on the title, releasing in June, and check out the trailer as well as some more info below.
Only 5 days till the new episode, titled Sapienza, for Hitman drops!!! This new episode is set to release on April 26th. The episode takes place on the a fictional island called Sapienza located off the coast of Italy. According to the trailer, the main target this go around is "Silvio Caruso, a brilliant bioengineer reportedly working on a DNA-Specific virus able to infect anyone anywhere in the world". You can check out my review of the first episode here. Expect the review of the follow up soon and, as long as my laptop permits, some streaming too! Check out the trailer and a handful of screenshots below.
By Lee Marcussen
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