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Man At Arms: Reforged – Viking Dane Axe

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This time, the Man At Arms: Reforged crew recreates the Viking Dane Axe from the upcoming game ‘For Honor’.

Halo Wars 2: War of Wits

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The first Halo Wars was an Xbox 360-exclusive RTS designed specifically for play on a console; it wasn’t bad. In advertising its sequel, Microsoft has a real winner of a commercial in its hands. The second one, involving who gets the armrest on an airplane, is also pretty funny.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer 2

Monday, January 30th, 2017

600 years after the events of the original Mass Effect trilogy, play as not-Sheppard as he/she explores a new galaxy with virtually the same collection of alien species in the last game, while befriending a new alien species and fighting another alien species.

Andromeda drops March 21st.

ThinkGeek – Mass Effect Omni-Blade Cosplay Weapon

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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In the far-future world of Mass Effect, technology is advanced enough that hard light constructs exist, and that includes hard light being used as a quick-deployable ‘Omni-Blade’ for close quarters combat. ThinkGeek has released a cosplay version of the Omni-Blade made of transparent orange resin, with a switch on the wearable disk letting the wearer swing the blade out or sheath it along their arm.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jonn

Apocalypse Now: The Video Game On Kickstarter

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Erebus LLC has set up a Kickstarter campaign for a video game adaption of Apocalypse Now. The dev team, which is composed of industry veterans who have developed for titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, and Far Cry will be lending their talents towards adapting Apocalypse Now into a psychological horror game with RPG elements, encouraging stealth and resource management over run-and-gun gameplay, and allowing the player to develop Captain Willard to suit their playstyle.

While it can certainly be a daunting task to try and adapt Apocalypse Now into a functioning, and more importantly enjoyable, video game, on paper, at least, it seems the dev team is taking a pretty decent attempt at adapting the property into an interactive media.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/fringerider/apocalypse-now-the-game

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Released Today

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

So, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was released today. It’s different than the recent games, but pretty darn good.

Ghost Recon Wildlands – Single Player Gameplay

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

DOOM Bloodfall Multiplayer DLC

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

DOOM is still fantastic, but is anyone even playing the multiplayer?

8 Minutes Of Prey Gameplay

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

It may have very little to do with the original Prey, but this re-imagining/reboot/blatant-attempt-to-cash-in-on-an-established-property-via-name-recognition actually looks like a pretty good game.

In fact, it very much reminds me of System Shock. Looking forward to it coming out.

Death Stranding – Trailer 2

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Kojima is a weird dude.

Also, del Toro cameo confirms it: this is totally the Pan’s Labyrinth sequel no one asked for.

Fully Functioning Fallout 4 Automatic Laser Rifle

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Ok, to be fair it’s not “functional” in that it shoots an actual laser projectile, but the barrels (if you can call them that) spin, the muzzle flashes with light, and it makes game-authentic sounds.

If you have the aptitude necessary to make one for yourself, the creator put the plans online here:

www.myminifactory.com/object/fallout-4-automatic-laser-rifle-25153

Trench Club from Battlefield 1 – MAN AT ARMS feat. Danny Trejo

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Seems a bit ornate it for a trench club, on the other hand it’s really cool.

The American Dream Trailer

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Looking for a title to justify the outrageous amount of money you spent on your VR headset? Then you might want to take a look at ‘The American Dream’ by Australian indie game developer Samurai Punk.

…Ok, it’s not a killer app for VR platforms, just an absurdist game where you perform everyday tasks, except you’re only able to interact with the game world by shooting at it with your guns. But, hey, dual GI-spec 1911s, right?

The American Dream drops sometime in 2017.

Tier1 Accessories – TitanFall 2 Precision Armory Blind Pick Series 1

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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I was at a certain video game-centric retailer picking up a copy of Infinite Warfare today, and while I was checking out I noticed the above blind pick collectable boxes for sale. This one, which comes from a company called Tier1 Accessories, consists of a line of Zinc Alloy miniatures of some of the weapons from TitanFall 2; to be exact, 5 pilot weapons, or a titan weapon, which in this case would be the Ronin titan’s sword.

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I got the above sniper rifle, which is cool. I really, really wanted that sword, but they aren’t called “blind pick” for nothing.

If you can’t find these in your area, they’re also available for purchase from the link below.

tier1accessories.com/products/titanfall-2-precision-armory-blind-pick-series-1

“World of Tanks: Roll Out!” Comic Book Issue #2 Now Available

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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November 2, 2016 — Wargaming and Dark Horse deliver the highly anticipated second issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic book, available digitally at Dark Horse Digital and in comic book stores in North America, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe today. Exclusively in printed copies of issue #2, is a code for the special Open Fire bundle loaded with in-game items for World of Tanks on console.

The next in the series of storyline inspired hero tanks arrives with the Sherman Firefly Boilermaker. Exploding from the pages of the comic book, Boilermaker is now available to purchase for World of Tanks on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The action escalates in the next installment of Wargaming’s intense tank combat saga. Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories) and illustrator Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, War Stories Vol. 2) once again take readers back to the battlefield as the British tank crew makes an alarming discovery that could turn the tables on the German Panthers that hunt them. Meanwhile, the German Panther division suffers heavy losses and must reunite with their battalion, only to face a new challenge.

Available in the Premium Shop are a series of bundles featuring the comic book’s iconic Sherman Firefly, Boilermaker. Packing a mighty 17 PDR gun, Boilermaker comes with an authentic WWII camo and unique decals that act as spaced armor. Rounding out this impressive package is the inclusion of tank Commander James White who possesses the Last Stand skill. As an added bonus and available only to those who purchase the comic physically, is a code for the Open Fire bundle bringing a platform specific T1 tank and a full load of in-game content like garage slots, fully trained crews and more!

World of Tanks (PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mobile) is the first free-to-play massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. With hundreds of vehicles from a variety of countries at your disposal, the path to victory is achieved through team work, strategy and expert combat skill.

www.wargaming.com

DUSK Reveal Trailer

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

DUSK is a love letter to 90s First Person Shooters like DOOM, BLOOD, Hexen, and Quake, mixing in a heavy, metal-inspired soundtrack with ultra violence, tons of murderous enemies, a healthy mix of deadly weaponry, and retro, 90s-inspired graphics.

It comes out next year.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Is it a prequel? Same characters?

Trailer doesn’t reveal any of that, just that the game is going to be damn pretty.

RDR2 dropps Fall 2017

Battlefield One – 12 Minutes Of Single Player Gameplay

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Welcome to DICE’s WWI, where full and semi-automatic small arms are in ample supply. Switching to a different soldier every time you lose a life seems like a novel concept, at the very least.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Trailer 2

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Not quite the Resident Evil we’re familiar with, but there’s nothing wrong with changing things up every once in a while, as RE4 showed. If anything else, it looks like a graphically impressive title.

RE7 drops January 24th, 2017.

Wargaming Hosts Massive Celebration in Honor of 100 Years of Tanks

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The company invites players to tackle a series of special events for World of Tanks on PC, console and World of Tanks Blitz

September 2, 2016 — Wargaming is proud to be celebrating 100 Years of Tanks with a host of online events in remembrance of the Mark I, the first tank to ever enter the battlefield. Numerous in-game modes featuring the Mark I, will be featured across all products beginning September 14for World of Tanks on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox 360; with World of Tanks PC joining the celebration on September 15 will and World of Tanks Blitz kicking off September 19.

“Wargaming was created with a passion for history and video games. It runs through everything we do,” said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. “This September, we are celebrating an event that not just changed the history of military engineering but inspired generations of creators to build ingenious vehicles. We would like to thank the Mark I, which sparked an age of tanks, and to commemorate this historical moment with our passionate community.”

Trench Warfare Mode for World of Tanks on consoles, the first of the Mark I game event deploys on September 14 and introduces a limited time mode, featuring the Mark I and console-exclusive map Thiepval Ridge. In addition to the Mark I game mode, players can earn the British Tier VIII Centennial Chieftain/T95 Medium Tank with special commemorative Trench Warfare camouflage by completing an earned operation mission.

World of Tanks on PC will introduce a special in-game event on September 15. In “Convoy” mode, players will be driving an entirely new vehicle type: four-wheeled Lanchester armored cars, armed with fast-firing machine guns, which are incredibly quick and mobile. Players will be divided into two teams of seven. One team will protect the Mark I as it moves across a World War I battlefield, providing cover and repairs to the Mark I, while the other team tries to use explosives to stop it in its tracks.

Last but certainly not least, World of Tanks Blitz is hosting the 100 Years of Tanks event. For one week, starting September 19, tankers will take control of a modified Mark I in a furious 7-vs-7 battle. Once10 battles are completing in the Mark I during this week, a special medal will be earned.

In keeping with Wargaming’s commitment to connect different generations through history, technology and innovation, the company is excited to present the Virtually Inside the First Tanks 360° Video. This VR video combines a walkthrough of Bovington Tank Museum’s collection of early tanks in the style of previous Virtually Inside the Tanks videos, enhanced by World of Tanks in-game 360° scenes of the Mark I. This is the first time Wargaming will harness World of Tanks in-game 360° video playback as well, putting any viewer in observer mode, whether they have the game installed or not.

In honor of the anniversary, the free “Tank 100” mobile app, created in association with the Tank Museum, is available for iOS and Android. This app lets users experience an AR WWI tank in their hands.

The 100 Years of Tanks press event, organized in partnership with The Tank Museum, Bovington, will take place September 15, in London. During the event, a Mark IV replica (created for Steven Spielberg’s movie “War Horse”) will be showcased in Trafalgar Square, just as the Mark I was, 100 years ago.

For more information about 100 Years of Tanks please visit:

mark.worldoftanks.com

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour Teaser Trailer

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Gearbox did arguably the best thing they could with the Duke Nukem franchise: rather than make a completely new game, they decided to release the original Duke 3D on modern platforms, and brought in members of the original creative team to make a 5th episode for the game.

I am being cautiously optimistic about this, since this is Gearbox we’re talking about (*cough*alienscolonialmarines*cough*), but it’s also classic Duke.

Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

‘Nother year, nother CoD.

Drops November 4th.

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Lantern Gameplay

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

German Battleships Hit the Waves in World of Warships

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Discover German efficiency at its finest with eight mighty battleships, and brace for a line of British cruisers

August 17, 2016 — World of Warships welcomes the highly anticipated addition of German battleships. Meticulously engineered, sleek and powerful, eight new warships are already available in the game. And that’s not all. Captains can also ready themselves for a second wave as World of Warships is poised to add British cruisers this autumn.

“We’re extremely excited to be finally letting these fearsome German vessels loose on the battlefield,” said Artur Plociennik, Global Publishing Producer, World of Warships. “They’re versatile warships that are adept at bringing the battle to the enemy. Plus, with British ships on their way, it’s just another way we’re giving players as much freedom as possible to make the battle their own.”

German battleships dive into the heart of combat, bringing to players several iconic heavy-hitters: the legendary Bismarck (Tier VIII) with its vast expanse of armor and 8 main caliber guns in 4 turrets; the strongly armored Bayern (Tier VI); and the tough Großer Kurfürst, whose strong torpedo protection, enhanced horizontal armor and more advanced AA guns can even compete with mighty ships such as IJN Yamato and USS Montana.

German battleships leverage thick armor, a high rate of fire, and powerful secondary weaponry to make them extremely tough in close quarters combat. At the top of the branch, these vessels also benefit from “Hydro-acoustic search” equipment, which allows them to rapidly detect nearby opponents. In short, German battleships are perfect for the captain who isn’t afraid to get up close and personal.

Not long after the launch of the German battleships the first branch of the British fleet will also be preparing to set sail. A full branch of 10 British cruisers will include Caledon at Tier III, Leander at Tier VI, Edinburgh at Tier VIII, and Minotaur at Tier X. Commanders will be able to discover more about these vessels, lurking across the horizon, in the very near future. Guests to the Wargaming booth at gamescom 2016 can even get a first glimpse of the new line today, during the World of Warships presentation, commencing 12PM (GMT +2) at the Wargaming B2C booth.

For the latest information, visit the official World of Warships website:

http://worldofwarships.com (North America)

Fallout 4: Nuka-World Reveal Trailer

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Shovel AKs and a Paddle Ball weapon – those two things alone are totally worth the price of admission. Everything else is just a bonus.

Nuka-World comes out August 30th.