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Sideshow Collectables – Cyberdemon Statue

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The Cyberdemon Statue, produced by Gaming Heads, and distributed by Sideshow Collectables, is a limited production piece based on the Cyberdemon from DOOM (2016). Standing at ~19″ tall, the Cyberdemon is cast in polystone resin and handpainted. This statue is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, and is slated for an April – June 2019 release.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/doom-cyberdemon-statue-gaming-heads-904126

Project Warlock

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

If you’re clamoring for a gaming experience equatable to the faux-3D first person shooters of the 90s like Doom and Duke Nukem 3D, then you might want to give Project Warlock a look-see. Developed by Buckshot Software, Project Warlock looks to play like a hybrid of the aforementioned Doom and Hexen, featuring 38 contemporary, fantastical, and magical weapons along with a series of 8 spells; 60 levels across 5 worlds; and 72 separate enemy types. There’s also a leveling system with 12 perks that allow you to further customize your character to suit your playstyle.

It’s only $12 on Good Old Games, where it’s currently an exclusive release, so at the very least you woudn’t be blowing a lot of cash to give it a try.

www.gog.com/game/project_warlock

PBUG Weapon Keychains

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Truth be told, I couldn’t find out exactly who manufactures these things, only that they’re supposedly tied to the popular ‘Battle Royale’-genre video game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’. All the same, these keychains are really damn cool, made of zinc alloy and impressively detailed, albeit marginally larger than your typical keychain-sized trinket. The collection consists of various weapons found in PUBG, such as an M16A4, Kar98K, SCAR-L, Thompson, and Vector (seen above). There’s also the melee pan weapon, if you’d prefer having a gold cast iron dangling from your keys.

www.amazon.com/BOOMIMI-Playerunknowns-Battlegrounds-KeyChain-Accessories/dp/B07BKW1LXN

Fallout: New California Narrative Trailer

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

If you’re starved for a new Fallout experience, aren’t really feeling the direction Bethesda is taking with Fallout: 76, and don’t mind booting up New Vegas on the PC, you might find interest in the upcoming Fallout: New California. In development in various forms for roughly 7 years, Fallout: New California is a fan-made mod for New Vegas which takes place 20 years before the events of said game, and 10 years before the events of Fallout 3. Practically an entire game all itself, New California is slated to have “at least 48 quests”, just under 17000 voiced lines, new weapons and armor, and two unique radio stations, with a single run from start to finish projected to take 8-30 hours, not counting the replayability of going through different quest routes.

Simply put, this is a pretty huge undertaking for a mod. And, it’ll be completely free-to-download this coming October 23rd.

www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – This Is Blackout Trailer

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

It’s kind of easy to forget that this year’s CoD title is already out, since Activision usually shoots for a November release. It still kind of stings that Treyarch decided to omit a single player campaign for this year’s release, but to their credit, the ‘Battle Royale’-inspired Blackout mode has been getting good buzz. Plus, they might as well strike while the PUBG/Fortnite iron is still lukewarm.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Gameplay Video Part 2

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Only 3 more weeks.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches October 26th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Metal Gear Solid Venom Snake (Play Demo Ver.) 1/6 Scale Limited Edition Statue

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

This 1/6 Scale Venom Snake statue is produced by Japanese toy and figure company Gecco, and is based on Venom’s appearance in the TGS 2014 play demo version of Metal Gear Solid V. Measuring 12.6″ in length, this figure is made of PVC and ABS, and features a highly-detailed sculpt with non-removable accessories, barring Venom’s Stun Arm, which comes with replaceable with a default red arm or the blue and orange ‘Hand of Jehuty’.

This particular statue is limited to 800 pieces, and is expected to ship April 2019.
www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/80667

Fallout 4: New Vegas – ‘Ain’t That a Kick In The Head’ First 10 Minutes Trailer

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Fallout: New Vegas is a very well-regarded action RPG and is arguably the best of the 3D Bethesda-published Fallout titles yet released. Unfortunately, due to its age it’s a bit clunky from a “modern” gameplay perspective, and because of its incredibly short development cycle lending to sub-optimal performance, it can be a bit of a chore to run stably on a “modern” computer. However, a team of dedicated modders are currently working on a mod which consists of New Vegas, built completely from the ground up to run on Fallout 4. This mod will include completely redone voice work (for legal reasons) and even features the legacy SPECIAL and Skill systems from the older Fallout titles, instead of the leveling system seen in Fallout 4.

There’s currently no word on a release date, but it’s sure to be worth the wait.

f4nv.com/index

Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Blackout Battle Royale Trailer

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Here’s a trailer for Black Ops 4’s Blackout, the Battle Royale mode that will be featured in the game instead of the typical story mode. Featuring legacy characters like Woods and zombies integration is kinda neat, though.

Cyberpunk 2077 48 Minute Gameplay Reveal (NSFW)

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 from noted Polish game developer CD Projekt Red now has a lengthy 48 minute gameplay demo to check out. If you like dystopian settings with lots of violent shootouts, powerful megacorps, and cybernetics that blur the line between machine and man, then you might want to put this game on your watch list. Quick warning: there’s nudity and colorful language, so I’m going to call this one NSFW.

NERF Rival – Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition Blaster

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

There have been some licensed NERF blasters in the past, although the only instance that immediately comes to mind is Star Wars-themed blasters. So, it’s not completely surprising that Overwatch, a game with a lot of unique firearms, is now getting a NERF blaster in the Reaper Wight Edition Blaster. As the name implies, this blaster is stylized after Reaper’s Hellfire shotguns, and as it’s part of the Rival series, it’ll shoot the spherical Rival projectiles, of which it can hold 8, instead of the traditional darts.

A D.Va blaster will also be released, modeled after the character’s sidearm.

Both of these blasters don’t have a definitive release date, but look for them to reach store shelves sometime in 2019.

Door Kickers: Action Squad

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Featuring the tag line Realistic Ridiculous Police Tactics, Door Kickers: Action Squad is a co-op focused sidescrolling shooter that’s a bit slower-paced and deliberate than your traditional run-n-gun affair, but still faster-paced and less serious that the original Door Kickers, which is a real-time strategy game where you direct a SWAT team through hostage rescue missions.

Action Squad features four playable characters, non-linear levels, and over 20 weapons and gear items. As previously mentioned, the game is co-op focused, and is seemingly balanced around two players, either via local or network multiplayer. Single player is an option, but the trailer overtly mocks the mode, so make of that as you will.

The game is in Early Access, which means that although it’s up for sale, it’s also still in development, so features and gameplay is bound to change as time goes on. You can purchase Door Kickers: Action Squad at the link below:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/686200/Door_Kickers_Action_Squad/

DOOM: Eternal – Official Gameplay Reveal

Friday, August 10th, 2018

DOOM: Eternal, the sequel to the excellent DOOM 2016, was initially teased at this year’s E3, but today at Quakecon, id revealed actual gameplay. In essence, the gameplay shown so far looks like all the best aspects of the first DOOM, with some improved focus on player maneuverability and level verticality, and of course new weapons and enemies. The actual gameplay starts at 4:37, if you want to skip ahead.

The Doom Slayer himself also got a bit of an update, rocking a Predator-esque shoulder cannon, which fires sub-weapons like grenades and a flamethrower, and an arm blade for quick melee strikes; this blade also sees overt use in the returning ‘Glory Kill’ system.

It’s still too early to see whether Eternal will hold up to the first game in the reboot series, but the footage is very promising, and the devs seem to know what kind of game they should be going for: rip and tear, first and foremost.

DOOM: Eternal is slated for an undisclosed 2019 release.

Leviathan Group Partners With Nine Line Apparel

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Newport, MI (AUG 6, 2018)

Leviathan Group, a consulting company specializing in providing accurate tactical and military equipment assistance to the film-making and video game world, is proud to announce its new relationship with veteran-owned military apparel company Nine Line Apparel.

Leviathan has been involved with such films and shows as Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2, The Walking Dead, The Punisher, and others. They’ve now teamed up with one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the country (as ranked by Inc. Magazine) to deliver badass shirt designs based on their work in the movie world.

Current designs include the Leviathan Gauntlet, Leviathan Spoiler, and Leviathan Arrow.

You can find the full series on the web on the Nine Line Apparel website:

https://www.ninelineapparel.com/pages/leviathan

The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

If you’ve every played Fallout, and figured you really wanted to eat those hundreds-years-old deviled eggs, or have some molerat bits, then this is the cookbook for you. Granted, these dishes won’t be irradiated, and there probably isn’t a recipe for Blotafly roast, but I’m personally eager to see what takes the place of Deathclaw in this recipe book.

This is a pre-order item, and is supposed to release October 23rd, the day of the great war.

https://gear.bethesda.net/products/fallout-the-vault-dwellers-official-cookbook

Door Kickers Daily Sale On Steam

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Door Kickers is a top-down real time strategy game where you command a SWAT team sent into various locals to neutralize bad guys and rescue hostages. I played it in early-alpha a while ago, and while I enjoyed it in its early state, it’s only gotten better and more feature-heavy since then. If you’re a fan of these types of games, it’s the perfect time to pick it up, because it’s 85% off on Steam for the next day or so (at the time of posting). That’s $2.99, from the usual price of $19.99.

store.steampowered.com/app/248610/Door_Kickers

UNCHARTED – Live Action Fan Film

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Director Allan Ungar created this fan film based on game developer Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. Staring Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake, it does a good job of emulating the tone and humor of the games, while also featuring an action sequence reminiscent of the third person gameplay.

World of Warplanes: Bruce Dickinson Diaries and “Aces High” Tribute

Monday, June 18th, 2018

June 18, 2018 — World of Warplanes is proud to announce that Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will host 10 online educational warplanes diaries. Launching today on Youtube this free-to-view series is set to be released weekly on the World of Warplanes official portal and YouTube channel across June, July and August, alongside an exclusive WoWP video tribute to the classic Iron Maiden song Aces High.

As an avid enthusiast of military aviation, pilot, and supporter of World of Warplanes’ dedication to historical accuracy, Bruce has recorded “The Bruce Dickinson Warplanes Diaries” about classic WW2 fighter and bomber aircraft such as the Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, and Messerschmitt Bf 109. As an extra treat for Maiden and Warplanes fans, WoWP have created, with many of the graphics from their in-game engine and some classic archive footage, a tribute video clip to the epic Aces High music video. Featuring many of the Battle of Britain planes that Bruce profiles in the series, viewers can see the machines really brought to life.

“We are all delighted that Bruce has brought his enthusiasm and expertise to World of Warplanes with these informative videos which he has delivered in his own inimitable style,” said Al King, Global Marketing Director at Wargaming, “As well as the diaries and the Aces High tribute, we are also introducing a renovated hangar subtly branded with iconic Iron Maiden imagery. It’s unlike anything the game’s ever had before and we hope Maiden fans will have fun spotting the various Easter eggs hidden throughout!”

To learn more about World of Warplanes, visit: worldofwarplanes.com

Chronicle Collectables – Fallout Plasma Rifle Replica

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Chronicle Collectables has partnered with Bethesda Softworks to offer a series of 1:1 scale replica models based on weapons featured in Fallout 4, one such weapon being this Plasma rifle replica. Created from Bethesda’s 3D game assets, the Plasma Rifle features dimensions of 45″ x 6″ x 13″, and weights approximately 10 lbs. It features LED lights on both slides, with the trigger functioning as the on/off switch.

Those familiar with Fallout 4 will remember that the weapons in that game are highly-customizable, with a large variety of parts that directly affect how the weapon looks and performs. Unfortunately, this model doesn’t share that modularity, however the product page claims various modulations of the Plasma Rifle will be made available through GameStop specifically, so be on the lookout for those if the base model shown doesn’t do it for you.

This is a pre-order item, and is expected to ship December of this year.

Also on offer are a Plasma Pistol, Super Sledge, and Power Fist.

gear.bethesda.net/products/fallout-plasma-rifle

DOOM: Eternal – E3 Teaser Trailer

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

So the new Fallout may be an online-only disappointment, but at least we got this cool, pre-rendered trailer for DOOM: Eternal, the sequel to 2016’s DOOM reboot. Like the original DOOM 2, this game apparently takes place on Earth, after a demonic invasion. The developers promised a more powerful DOOM Slayer, as well as twice as many demons; you can notice the return of some classic enemies in this trailer, including the Pain Elemental, Aracnotron, and Archvile.

Stay tuned for a gameplay reveal of DOOM: Eternal at the upcoming QuakeCon 2018 on August 10th.

Fallout 76 Teaser Trailer

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A new Fallout title that’s not a mainline title in the series, and a teaser that provides very little info. A rumor is that the title will feature an online component, multiplayer, a renewed focus on the settlement building mechanic from Fallout 4. It’s even been called a Fallout themed Rust (an online player-versus-player survival video game) clone, according to some sources.

Of course, we’ll have to wait until this year’s E3 to see how much of these rumors are true.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

Friday, May 18th, 2018

In an attempt to keep up with popular trends, this year’s CoD is featuring a battle royale-style gamemode called Blackout, where a bunch of players hunt each other down on a massive map (look up PBUG or Fortnite videos for a general idea on how this concept works). The standard multiplayer elements do seem to be returning, however they’re completely omitting the traditional single player campaign for this one. Like most who have played CoD games in the past, I’ve spent way more time in MP than playing the campaign, but it still feels kinda wrong they’re omitting a story mode from a mainline release.

It’ll still do huge sales numbers, because it’s Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII releases on October 12, 2018.

Lone Star Armory, LLC Weapons To Appear In ‘Escape From Tarkov’

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

‘Escape from Tarkov’ developer Battlestate Games announced a partnership with Texas-based Lone Star Armory, LLC to feature the firearm manufacturer’s weapons in their game. The full release can be read below:

The Lone Star Armory, LLC weapons to appear in Escape from Tarkov

Battlestate Games studio would like to announce the start of a partnership with Lone Star Armory, LLC, which specializes in building the finest and most reliable, accurate, and versatile firearms.

High standards of quality, experienced professionals and attention to detail are the traits that Lone Star Armory, LLC has in common with Battlestate Games, who thoroughly recreate the real weapon systems in Escape from Tarkov.

“We are facing two major challenges, said Nikita Buyanov, the head of the studio. — First of all, it’s the ultimately accurate representation of the weapon models in the game, but, equally, an important task is to convey the authentic thrill of using it.”

To successfully address these challenges, Battlestate Games specialists pay utmost attention to the preparatory phase, closely cooperating with the manufacturers. Any smallest detail can become crucially important for passing the final test – for consistency of a real in-game experience.

The partnership between Lone Star Armory, LLC and Battlestate Games turns a new page in the development of first-person shooter games, bringing us to a new level of realism.

Andrew Brady, the President of Lone Star Armory, LLC, offers his thoughts on the partnership. “We are incredibly excited to get a chance to work on the Escape From Tarkov Project with Battlestate Games. The qualities and desire that drive Battlestate Games to create the most realistic first-person shooter gaming experience parallel our commitment to manufacturing the finest and most reliable, accurate, and versatile firearms. The attention to detail when creating in-game models, mechanics, and visuals they employ is spectacular. We at Lone Star Armory, LLC strive to make our products the absolute best and continually improve them in any way that we can, Battlestate Games has proven that they share the same values.”

www.lonestararmory.us

www.battlestategames.com

Blast From The Past – Internet Movie Firearms Database

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

I’m sure you know about the Internet Movie Database, or imdb.com, another one of those internet time sinks that has information on almost every movie ever along with almost every actor ever, the parts they’ve played, etc. Since this is the internet, where just about any damn thing can be found, and copycats are common, somebody made a similar site in the form of a Wiki, but with firearms as the primary focus instead of movies and actors, even calling it the internet movie firearms database. On the site, you can look up what movies, television shows, and video games a firearm has been in, what firearms a movie, television show, or video game has featured, and even what firearms and in what show/movie/video game an actor has used.

It’s pretty exhaustive, which makes games of 6-degrees-of-a-Beretta-92F all the easier to play.

imfdb.org

World of Tanks AR Experience App Launches at GDC

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The World of Tanks augmented reality experience is built on Google’s ARCore technology

March 19, 2018 — In celebration of the upcoming World of Tanks 1.0 Update, Wargaming is releasing the World of Tanks AR Experience app worldwide on Android. The company worked closely with Google to develop an augmented reality experience built with ARCore, Google’s new AR platform for developers that has a scope of 100 million mobile devices, and is featured by Google as one of the launch titles for the ARCore platform.

The World of Tanks AR Experience allows users to see a tank battle raging around them, anywhere from gigantic life-size to tabletop scale. The AR vehicle also dismantles in mid-air to show off some of its core components, allowing users to learn more about these historical vehicles. The app features photo and video social sharing functions.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Google on delivering this unique AR experience to millions of users around the world,” said Matt Daly, Wargaming Special Projects, “With the recent release of World of Tanks 1.0, we’re taking tank combat up a gear, and the AR app will let our players extend their in-game experience to real life.”

World of Tanks AR Experience was developed with support from Gravity Jack, and will be shown at the Google booth at GDC this week. It is also available globally for free on the Google Play Store, with China arriving in April. The app is also available on the iOS App Store.

World of Tanks AR Experience is supported by Google Pixel devices, Samsung Galaxy Note8/S8+/S8/S7/S7 Edge, Asus Zenfone AR, LG V30/V30+ and OnePlus 5. It is also compatible with the following iOS devices: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6x Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8plus, iPhone, iPad pro, and iPad 5.

Download the app here:
https://wotar.app.link/g