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Call Of Duty: WWII Reveal Trailer

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII’s reveal trailer dropped today, offering a blend of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Band of Brothers’ mixed with shiny graphics. The reveal itself was pretty bare, as expected, giving virtually no details on the multiplayer, but Nazi Zombies was confirmed, which is great if you’re into that sort of thing. With E3 being as close as it is, they’ll be sure to reveal more WWII info at that show.

Supposedly, the campaign will be devoid of regenerating health, rather requiring players to seek out a squad medic for healing, and ammo has to be requested from squad mates. Classic WWII weapons such as the M1 Garand, M1903 Springfield, M3 Grease Gun, MG42, and StG 44 were all confirmed either by footage or developer mention, which is obvious, and more weapons are guaranteed to follow as info becomes more available.

Call of Duty: WWII released November 3rd, 2017.

Call Of Duty WWII Confirmed

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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OK, so it’s not like it wasn’t already ‘confirmed’ last month, but this is an ‘official’ confirmation. Next Wednesday, 4/26, is the official reveal; a bit earlier than E3, but, hey, who’s gonna complain?

Based on years past, we should see some early footage next week at the reveal, followed by campaign footage at E3 2017 (edited ‘in the interest of time’), and finally an official multiplayer reveal sometime afterwards, followed by the standard November release.

Star Wars Battlefront II Reveal Trailer

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Check out this reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, which premiered as part of this year’s Star Wars Celebration. DICE’s Battlefront, a reboot of the beloved Star Wars Battlefront series developed by Pandemic Studios in the mid 2000s, was a technically-impressive but somewhat lackluster game, featuring gorgeous graphics mixed with what ultimately felt more like Battlefield groundplay in a Star Wars skin, and vehicle combat which many gamers felt paled in comparison to its predecessor series. This sequel promises an actual story campaign, along with key battles from all three eras of the current Star Wars mainline canon, and the addition of space combat.

Hopefully, with this iteration of the Battlefront series, the game truly improves on its predecessor, and draws a bit more from Pandemic’s previous take on the franchise.

Destiny 2 – Rally The Troops Reveal Trailer

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

So, it kinda feels like they’re changing the tone a bit with the sequel to Destiny. Sure, there was the occasional twinge of humor, and dancing emotes, but the Deadpool-wannabe seems like a new direction.

Call of Duty WWII Leaked

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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By this point it’s not the most breaking news, but for those who aren’t aware, the latest game in the long-running Call of Duty franchise is going back to its roots and taking place during World War II. Called ‘Call of Duty WWII’, the new game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games. There hasn’t been a mainline game in the CoD series that takes place during this period since 2008’s ‘CoD: World at War’, developed by Treyarch. Based on the posters and various steel book game cases that were leaked, it looks like the game will take place at least partially on the Western front, with the D-Day invasion being prominently displayed in the promotional materials.

Since the latest Call of Duty titles have been drifting farther and farther into the realm of science fiction and alternate history, it doesn’t come as much of a shock that Activision and Sledgehammer are attempting a reset of the franchise, an appeal to those clamoring for a more ‘classic CoD experience’. With a game set in World War II, we’re pretty much guaranteed a lack of double jumping, infinite sprinting, wallrunning, direct energy weapons, and other now common CoD elements that, interestingly (perhaps ironically) enough, actually started with Sledgehammer’s first lone-developed CoD title, ‘CoD: Advanced Warfare’.

It’s worth mentioning that this may be the start of a trend of AAA developers revisiting historical wars in first person shooter games: EA and DICE took a bit of a risk and just last year introduced ‘Battlefield One’, a mainline Battlefield title that takes place during World War I, which has paid heavily in their favor both critically and commercially. Granted, there were some provisions and near-anachronisms made within ‘Battlefield One’ for the sake of enjoyable gameplay, but it was still a huge departure from the most recent numbered Battlefield titles, which take place in a world-spanning conflict in a modern setting. I can’t say in confidence that ‘CoD WWII’ is a reactionary attempt to capture some of Battlefield One’s success, since each game in the CoD series is released by one of three developers and is developed over a period of three years, but the franchises will once again be compared for their major departure in setting.

In any event, ‘another year, another CoD’ rings true yet again, even if we’re trading the space suits and laser rifles for olive drab combat uniforms and M1 Garands. We should still expect finicky gameplay balance, kill streaks, and map packs and microtransations aplenty.

Look forward to the inevitable official announcement for ‘CoD WWII’ when E3 rolls around this coming June.

RAID: World War II

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

A 4-player co-op game where you play as soldiers of various nationalities teamed up against the Nazi menace, and there’s Nazi gold to steal. Sounds like Payday crossed with a dash of Inglourious Basterds.

www.raidworldwar2.com

5.11 Tactical – Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tactics – The Sync Shot

Monday, March 6th, 2017

In this 4-part video series, 5.11 Tactical discusses tactics used in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands with Special Operations Personnel, with this video featuring the “sync shot” that is used in sniper units.

www.511tactical.com/GRW

Rogue Trooper Redux Teaser

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Rogue Trooper, one of 2000 AD’s lesser-known properties opposite the widely-recognized Judge Dredd, stars Rogue, a blue-skinned ‘Genetic Infantry’ super soldier who fights on the poisoned, war-torn world of Nu Earth, and who also starred in a 2006 video game of the same name. Rebellion just announced a ‘Redux’ version of that same game, to be released on current generation consoles, PC, and the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch.

Personally, I’m pretty excited.

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