Opinion – The Day The Music (And A Part Of Me) Died

RockBand_GuitarNext week, Harmonix will release the final downloadable song for its stable of Rock Band games, ending an 275-week streak of song releases. And sure, not all of the 4,000 tracks were winners — insert your own Nickelback joke here, folks — but it was comforting to know that every week, I could rely on a new couple of tracks to play guitar to. And now that is all coming to an end.

It will mark the definitive end of a once great genre, but aside from that, it will also mark the end of a personal decade-long part of my life. Continue reading Opinion – The Day The Music (And A Part Of Me) Died

The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's Fable's Game, Announced & Dated

For what seemed like forever ago (well, 2011), Telltale announced that they’d be working on a game based on Bill Willingham’s Fable’s comic. For those who haven’t read it, it’s the tale of your a number of fairytale and mythological characters living in today’s society, and coping with trying to keep their existence a secret. And then all was silent for two years. Since then, the company subsequently released a number of successful and yet mixed adventure games, but the Fables game was still a mystery. And now we know where it’s been all these years, still in development, and coming out later this year; but not as Fables, but as “The Wolf Among Us”.  Continue reading The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's Fable's Game, Announced & Dated

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Announced

Last year, Konami put out two trailers for what appeared to be two different Metal Gear products – the first, an open world game by the name of “Ground Zeroes“. It was the first time we’d seen any proper footage from Konami’s FOX Engine, and looked damned stunning. The second was at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, in which we were introduced to Moby Dick Studio, its CEO Joakim Mogren, and the game: The Phantom Pain. Ever since that trailer came out, there’s been plenty of discussion as to whether or not Konami are putting out two Metal Gear games concurrently, of if they’re the same game, if Mogren is a real person or a creation of the FOX Engine, or if Hideo Kojima is making fools out of all of us. The answer to most of these questions? Yes, and The Phantom Pain & Ground Zeroes are one and the same – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Continue reading Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Announced

Opinion – This Crowdfunded Year

You ever heard of the phrase “put your money where your mouth is”? That’s the point behind crowdfunding and crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. While these sites have been around for a good long while now, it’s been a little over a year since the video game industry discovered them.

And it’s still kinda hard to tell whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’ve become as large as they are. Continue reading Opinion – This Crowdfunded Year

Burnt By SimCity? EA's Offering a Free Game…

It’s been a pretty nuts day for EA. On one hand, they just announced that SimCity (2013) is the highest selling entry in the series, hitting a 1.1million sales in about about two weeks! On the other, CEO John Riccitiello resigned today, possibly not because of SimCity , but that certainly wouldn’t help. In the midst of all this, how about some good news for the consumers that may be affected by the…performance of the game? Well, EA’s got you covered – they’ve announced a list of eight games you’ll be able to get for free if you were an early adopter of SimCity. What games? Well, read on! Continue reading Burnt By SimCity? EA's Offering a Free Game…

Persona 4 Arena Receives European Release Date

Persona 4 Arena will finally be released in Europe on May 10th for Xbox 360 and PS3, nine months after it was first released in America. The game’s European publisher, Zen United, also revealed the game’s pre-order bonuses, which includes the Original Arrange Soundtrack (featuring exclusive artwork), as well as a “digital fan pack” made up of wallpapers and avatars. The publisher also promised more news in the future. Continue reading Persona 4 Arena Receives European Release Date