Today is a very sad day for some long-time members of Sega’s North American mobile division known as Sega Networks and Three Rings Design, a studio that primarily focused its talents on the company’s development of new, up and coming mobile and web-based games, as it was announced this morning that nearly the entire team […]

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In the minds of many fans, there is a very interesting and exciting story coming out of Japan this morning, as it has now officially been unveiled that Nintendo looks to invest nearly USD 350 million (AUD 470 m) into the creation of a yet-to-be-named add-on to the highly popular theme park, Universal Studios Japan. […]

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Paper Train: Traffic, a game aimed at testing your hand-eye coordination as well as your multi-tasking abilities, has finally been released for sale.  The game received exceptionally positive feedback from the Steam community, as well as a ton of up-votes.  If you want to play you’ll need the ability to master precise timing mechanisms as […]

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The Division, with 6.4 million Beta players, you wouldn’t think they’d need to revert to cheap advertising gimmicks. Yet here we stand. The Beta that BLOT played was detailed, beautiful, and most of all functional - with few to no problems at all.  So The Division seemed genuinely solid coming into its release in a […]

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Lok’Tar Friend, the battlefields of Azeroth have converged at the Worlds End Tavern to gather around the hearth and hear the good news.  In the coming weeks Blizzard Entertainment in partnership with Ini3 Digital Public Company Limited, who are a leading online game provider, is bringing a Thai-Language version of Hearthstone to the masses.  This will be the […]

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On March 4th 2016 a new trailer for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, the latest in the series, pictures an unknown terror headed for the underdeveloped planet of Faykreed, where Fidel Camuze, his childhood friend Miki Sauvester, and an interesting young girl named Relia, become drawn into a battle that may change the planet forever. […]

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The studio Byte4Games alongside publisher BadLand Indie announce that Demon’s Crystals, with its unique dual-stick arcade style game, is launching its Steam Greenlight campaign today. In Demon’s Crystals players fight the possessed inhabitants of the world to in order collect the life-sustaining crystals which the Urican demons depend on.  The Urican have always been the head honchos at the top of the food […]

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There is massive news out of Georgia this morning, as publisher/developer Xaviant has officially announced via an email from its highly respected CEO, Michael McMain, that the recently developed and already highly successful First Person Shooter, The Culling,  has now gone into Early Acess on Steam. Fresh off of its highly anticipated Alpha testing just one […]

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There is some exciting news for fans of the long-running Hitman series this morning, as publishing giant Square Enix has partnered with Sony to announce that, as of this morning, the series newest installment will be released as a Beta for subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus on-line service. While the news is significant, the timing seems […]

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It’s been said before here on BLOT, and we will gladly say it again, 2016 continues to look as though it will be one of the most significant in Nintendo’s long and many-storied history, and now we’ve got even more proof why! As reported here earlier this week by my good friend and colleague Camilla, […]

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No doubt that you’ve heard of, or even smashed, a few hours out in Warcraft.  So, maybe you may have heard of one of the mods for the game called “Legion TD“?  Well the lads behind Legion TD have blown their way onto the Kickstarter scene with a plan to release Legion TD 2 (LTD2), and […]

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Ever wondered what a scalpel would feel like in space?  Now is your time to find out, as of March 4th 2016 S.O.R.S, a sci-fi doctor simulator will launch on the ever popular, Steam. Science Gamed has made this interesting little gem come to life so you can scan patients, diagnose treatments and prescribe medications.  Between […]

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For those of you not in the know, Warframe, is an online free-to-play third-person shooter (TPS), with an extremely heavy focus on co-operative game-play.  The game is developed by Digital Extremes and is available on Windows, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One (XB1).  It is entirely free to download and play though most boosts and cosmetics […]

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Reporting on Gaming news, sometimes you learn some things that really make you perk your head up and take note of how clever some people are. For instance, the game Livelock.  Sounds like an awesome name, looks like an amazing game.  Move on, right? No, because all of you science/intellectual types out there would know […]

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Publisher and developer, GameSamba and distributors NGames Interactive Limited and Funimation Entertainment are collaborating with Kodansha Comics to launch an officially licensed mobile game based on the best-selling manga series Attack on Titan. According to GameSamba’s announcement the game is expected to release by the end of 2016 and will be available on iOS and […]

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When the very first announcement was made by both EA Games and their developing subsidiary DICE in regards to the official future of Star Wars Battlefront, it is safe to say that just about every single fan of the Wars was beyond excited, and rightfully so, considering the level of popularity that Battlefront” had already seen […]

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Sony has finally released the official launch date for No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky will be launching on June 22nd 2016 in Australia, June 21st in the US and will be available as both digital download and retail Blu-Ray. It is stated that No Man’s Sky will launch as a complete game in June […]

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With the mind-blowing success of last year’s Star Wars Battlefront still raging forward with full force, EA Games along with their most trusty developer/subsidiary DICE, are set to finally release the very first installment of the four massive Downloadable Content expansions that were promised prior to the game’s launch last fall. Officially unveiled with the title […]

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Nintendo have announced a Nintendo direct airing on Friday, March 4th at 09:00 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time.  According to the announcement Nintendo will be providing a variety of updates for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners including new games launching in Autumn and Winter for Australia and New Zealand. Satoru Shibata, president of Nintendo […]

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The file size for Ubisoft’s third-person MMO-style shooter The Division has been revealed on all platforms.  Starting with the PlayStation 4 it looks like players will need 29.8gb to pre-load the game on March 6th 2016, according to the Playstation Store.  The Xbox file size is slightly bigger at 32.29gb and pre-loading begins early on […]

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Rocket League has joined the cult of professional gaming and capitalising on its grand success as a heavily competitive game is development team Psyonix.  According to sources, Psyonix is additionally partnering with streaming giant Twitch to further augment their endeavour into the world of eSports. The Official Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) will kick off […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda appears to have been delayed until Q1 2017, according to suggestive comments made by EA Executive and chief financial officer, Blake Jorgensen.  When questioned about the non-sport franchises in 2017 Jorgensen replied, “We have Mass Effect, which is a sci-fi action game in our fourth quarter”.  He then went on to comment that […]

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It has been five amazing years for the hugely successful, and wildly popular Dawn Of War II: Retribution.  Celebrating this milestone calls for something amazing, something ghastly and something damn right impressive.  As of March 10th 2016, the Necron Overlord will blast its way into the fray as another playable hero in the popular game mode, Last […]

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Bethesda has announced an update to its widely popular mobile game, Fallout Shelter, quoted as their “biggest update yet!”. Included in the update will be a large number of additions to your vaults as well as some new friends and a new way to obtain items.   Three new rooms will be added.  The new […]

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That’s three. Count ’em, three.  Three times now that Uncharted 4 has been delayed.  Don’t fault us for being annoyed, we get that the final product needs to be picture perfect - and we want it to be.  But three strikes is getting just a little bit excessive.  First, we were delayed to March ’16, […]

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Whether you’re a fan of Microsoft or an avid follower of Sony, by now we’re all pretty used to the seemingly never-ending series of software updates that each company has unleashed for their respective current generation consoles since their launch some 3 years ago. Yet, while most of the upgrades seem to change very little, at […]

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Finally hitting the inevitable deadline of March 1st 2016 for their most recent round of downloadable content, both EA DICE and Visceral Games have officially announced that for the first time ever, as an added bonus to this month’s brand new Battlefield Hardline expansion, aptly named Betrayal, players will be given the unique opportunity to wage […]

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Yet another massive announcement in the gaming world would find its way out of Lesquin, France this morning as long time partners and colleagues, Bigben Interactive and developer Frogwares Studios, would come together once again in order to unveil their brand-spanking new trailer for the soon-to-be-released Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter.  Already the eighth iteration […]

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With the release date of their newest title, Homefront: The Revolution fast approaching, both Deep Silver and their key development team, Dambuster Studios, have come together this morning to officially unveil a very special collector’s set of content for the game’s highly unique Goliath Edition. As with most collector’s editions these days, the Goliath Edition comes with […]

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It is certainly becoming nearly impossible to argue at this point, that 2016 has already managed to become one of the most significant years in the long and illustrious history of Nintendo, as it has already begun plans for not just the 20th Anniversary of its universally adored Pokémon franchise, but for the arguably even more […]

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Let’s face it, we’ve all had a bad day or two, right? It’s just one of those terribly inevitable things that life throws at us every once in a while - or in this case, Death, as Spanish game developer EnjoyUp Games looks to unleash its newest creation, Grumpy Reaper across Europe in the next few […]

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So you own a PlayStation 4, huh?  Are you a fan of adorable little robots with heart?  What about a delicious array of luscious fruits that just explode with flavor?  Well, now you can have both thanks to Infinite State Games’ official announcement this morning that they look to bring their arcade classic directly to your […]

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Yep, it’s just about that time of year again, the point where we’re all graced by the announcement of yet another of the seemingly never-ending installments to the mind-blowingly popular Infinity Ward series “Call of Duty”.  Except this time, it wasn’t actually Infinity Ward who was doing the announcing at all, as the surprise unveiling was […]

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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love to just ‘Netflix and chill’ when they get home from a long, stressful day of doing whatever it is they do?  We all do.  Yet for us gamers, have you ever really wondered what it might be like to have a Netflix service, except instead of the hottest movies and […]

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Proudly continuing on with an ever-growing trend in the gaming industry the past few years, WildFactor, the developers behind the largely popular strategic shoot-em-up “Freaking Meatbags” has officially announced this morning that they are now in the midst of the final stages of production on their newest title, “Machiavillains“,  but are in need of just a little […]

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It is undoubtedly an exciting time in Finland today for long-time partners Dreamloop Games and Vasara Entertainment, as the two came together this morning to officially announce the release of their newest and most explosive side-scrolling adventure to date, the long awaited “Stardust Galaxy Warriors”.  Boasting a series of three wickedly fun game modes - a […]

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Alright ladies and gents, it’s time to get real for a moment.  It doesn’t matter how good a gamer you think you are, or how battle-tested your skills are on the digital battlefields we often ravage, there is always that one achievement that alludes us all, no matter how hard we try, and believe me, we all […]

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Since the dawn of the 7th Generation of home consoles and their seemingly never-ending level of global inter-connectedness, it is without argument that online services have become one of the most important functions for any company that looks to compete in today’s overly aggressive market. Unfortunately, regardless of how much good these services have done […]

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Surprising news out of Monaco today, as popular Japanese developer Yu Suzuki and his team at Shibuya Productions came together to release several stunning new screenshots of the painfully anticipated third title in their most popular series to date - “Shenmue”. Since its first release on the Sega Dreamcast in 1999, the Shenmue series has been […]

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Headup Games is having a humongous sale right now.  One you need to go see on Steam for yourself. It’s not only older titles.  Their newest title Trulon: The Shadow Engine is also part of the sale! Get on this. The 80% and 40% items are below - god we miss playing Onikira! — 80% […]

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Twitter User Thrillho busted an online games retailer listing a game as Battlefield 5. The listing originally read; Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg Translated, it roughly reads: “Multiplayer Tactical Shooter in World War 1.”  Further, it states that the game will be released on October 26.  While the listing has recently been updated to […]

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If you remember back to 1989 (You probably don’t, it was twenty-seven years ago after all) then you would remember the Nintendo Power Glove.  Oddly, the glove itself was an absolute commercial success, however the concept flopped with the two games that it accompanied not doing well and the unit being criticized for poor controlling […]

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Independent Italian development team, LKA.it have launched their debut title, The Town of Light, on Steam for the promotional price of USD 16.90 (AUD 23.70) today.  This offer ends on March 5th 2016 and includes the game’s soundtrack, a digital artbook and the diary of Renee, The Town of Light’s protagonist. Inspired by real facts, locations […]

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Following the Valentine’s Day event in which The Simpson’s Tapped Out (TSTO) players were invited to collect Valentine’s hearts in exchange for themed prizes such as the Cherub Topiary, Valentine’s Day balloons of Ralph Wiggum’s infamous “I Choo-Choo-Choose You” train, the game has been updated, once again with a few new features like a copy […]

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In an interesting breaking story out of Montreal Canada this morning, Yves Guillemot, the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of France-based Ubisoft Entertainment has now officially announced the company’s necessity for Canadian-based investors of any kind as the company looks to stave off a complete corporate takeover by European multimedia mega-power Vivendi. With Montreal, […]

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Looking to bolster their already massively impressive roster of successful titles, Bandai Namco has happily announced this morning that it will be partnering with indie PC developer Harebrained Schemes, in order to bring their upcoming title Necropolis to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One later this year. Described as a hardcore, third-person dungeon explorer, […]

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First, let’s answer the question we know you’re all asking. “But BLOT, what IS HyperSound?” HyperSound is a “Beam Forming” technology which allows hearing impaired people the increased ability to listen to the same station and volume as their friends, family members or partners with little to no impact on the other viewers.  This technology […]

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“Since its release in 1999, 7th Sea has brought thousands of fans into the world of Théah—a place very similar to our own Europe in the year 1668.  Inspired by the works of Alexandre Dumas, The Princess Bride, and other novels and movies of high adventure, 7th Sea played fast and furious, emulating the pace […]

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Out of Munich Germany this morning, brand new independent game developer Mosaic Mask has officially announced the release of its very first title, the hilariously angelic 2.5-D point-and-click tale, “Heaven’s Hope“. Placing you directly into the heavenly shoes of Talorel, a rather bumbling and guileless angel stuck in an odd little town, you will be […]

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Certainly no stranger to the industry’s new trend of re-releasing older, more successful titles to the current generation of home consoles, Capcom has officially announced this morning that it looks to make 3 more titles from its fan-favourite, pandemic inspired, Resident Evil series available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. Beginning […]

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By now, we have all either heard of or experienced first hand the fast-paced and explosive game-play of publisher/developer Psyonix’s recent mega-hit “Rocket League“.  Released on July 7th 2015, Rocket League gives players the incredibly unique opportunity of playing either a single or mutli-player game of soccer.  The catch?  This is no ordinary game of Fifa, no, […]

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For those of us around long enough to remember its original release, it has been a long time since Nintendo first graced the world with the colorful and pleasantly addictive phenomenon known as “Pokémon”.  20 years to be exact, a mind-blowing milestone that Nintendo had already begun to celebrate this past January - and rightfully […]

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Last year Ronda Rousey revealed that she was a big, big video game buff. World of Warcraft addict, Pokemon collector, and Mortal Kombat fan- her tastes are wide and varied.  She’s certainly not keeping it secret that she’s a massive nerd.  Why would she - after all who’s going to argue the point with her? […]

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Medieval Steampunk Turn-Based Tactical Role Playing Game. That’s the breakdown of Acaratus, in case you were wondering.  The development team at Nodbrim, a Swedish Indie developer, is tiny - and they’re relying heavily on some out-sourced freelance work to really get this project underway.  Yet, that doesn’t seem to be slowing their progress in the […]

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This morning out of the United Kingdom comes the rather pleasantly exciting news that upstart developer Random Layers, along with their brand new publishing partners Kasedo Games, have officially announced a concrete release date for what is to be their very first title, the highly fascinating Robo-puzzler “Upwards, Lonely Robot”. Described as both charming and difficult, Upwards tasks […]

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Being a subscriber to Sony’s PlayStation Plus membership gets you six awesome free games every month.  These consist of two for the PlayStation 4 (PS4), PS Vita and the PlayStation 3 (PS3).  Once a month PlayStation Plus subscribers get to “Vote to Play”; this is an opportunity for the gaming community to decide on what […]

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Best known for perhaps their biggest hit thus far, 2014’s action-packed role-playing classic “Lords of the Fallen“, German developer/publisher Deck13 took the chance this morning to proudly announce the official release of its newest project, the explosive space-racer “Obliteracers“. Promoted rather accurately for its space-bound, multi-player racing havoc, Obliteracers follows the well-paved path of predecessors the likes […]

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Made official as of early this morning, Sydney Australia’s own home-grown publisher Nnooo has announced its intent to showcase four brand-new, recently acquired titles at this month’s annual GX Australia.  This year’s event looks to take place from February 27th to the 28th 2016, at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. As per their recent […]

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For any of the often self-deprecating director’s fans who simply can’t get enough of the colorful ‘View-Askewniverse’ he’s created within his films, Kevin Smith is ready to send one big Snoochy Boochy your way.  Working in tandem with Interabang Entertainment, Smith and the relatively small developer have just announced the launch of a brand new crowd-funding venture, […]

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In previous tournaments, the prize pool for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) was listed at a hefty sum of USD 250,000.  Now for the majority of people, this quantity of cash seems excessive, however, the professional CS: GO community decided this needed to change by increasing the prize-pool.  Other gaming tournaments which are sponsored by Valve, […]

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Out of France this morning, game developer Artefacts Studio and their continued partner and publisher, Microids, have officially announced that nearly one year after its initial release on Apple’s iOS, “Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders ” will finally find its way into gamer’s homes via PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac OSX and PC. For those avid readers looking […]

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Independent game developer Lazy Bear Games, along with their publisher tinyBuild Games, have come together to announce with much excitement, that their highly popular mobile hit Punch Club has now officially surpassed over USD 2 million (AUD 2.8 m) in sales, in just under its first 60 days on the market.  An impressive feat to say the […]

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As of this morning, widely renowned developer Ubisoft Montreal and its parent company, and publisher, Ubisoft have happily announced the worldwide release of Far Cry Primal, the newest (and in some ways oldest) edition of the longstanding ‘Far Cry‘ legacy. Unlike most sequels, Primal does not differ from its predecessors in terms of its over-all landscape or […]

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Have you ever really wondered why we, as humans, don’t just blast all of our trash into the seemingly unending void that is space?  Well if you have, then you’re in luck because brothers Marco and Simone Tormento, founders of Moony Baboon, have come up with an answer in the debut trailer of their upcoming mobile release, […]

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Cyanide Studios, the developer behind the largely successful Styx: Master of Shadows, has just released brand new screenshots, capturing the rather impressive new graphics and gorgeous detail to be implemented into the series upcoming sequel later this year.   Looking to hopefully emphasise the game’s immense new backdrops, Cyanide has touted a landscape that not only accentuates Styx’s new […]

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We know it, we love it (well, some of us). The game that left teenagers everywhere howling with laughter and glee as they sadistically mowed down pedestrians in stylish and artistic ways for extra bonus points - outdoing even Grand Theft Auto in terms of pure destruction and mayhem; Carmageddon.  It was a game that […]

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The Walking Dead: Michonne mini-series is bound to go off with a bang- but it won’t be a happy celebration. Samira Wiley (Of Orange is the New Black fame) voices Michonne and really conveys the pain that the character is enduring as she battles against the zombie apocalypse. Episode One is titled “In too Deep” […]

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As of this morning, international publishing giant Bandai Namco has officially disclosed its numerous pre-order options for the much anticipated fourth entry into one the company’s most profitable series to date. “Dark Souls III” is now available for purchase via the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store and Steam for anyone looking to snag their digital copies early. The following […]

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Made official as of this morning, Ubisoft has happily announced via its Dev Blog that this past weekend’s open Beta for “Tom Clancy’s The Division” took in nearly 6.4 million participants, making it the official record holder across all current generation systems - including Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s Playstation 4 and PC. The understandably overjoyed developer […]

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