- South Park Creator Calls Censorship of Game a 'Double-Standard'
- Alucard Confirmed in Lords of Shadow 2 DLC
- Dark Souls 2 PC Specs, New Screenshots
- Dragon Age: Inquisition 'Discover The Dragon Age' Trailer
- FEATURE: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 OST Review
- Mornin '14
- Jack Tretton Steps Down as CEO of Sony
- Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees
- More inFamous: Second Son DLC Planned
- Dark Souls II PC Release Confirmed for April
- Watch Dogs Gets Official Release Date and a New Trailer
Matt Stone, co-creator of South Park, spoke out a bit about the censorship of South Park: The Stick of Truth in the European and Australian versions of the game.
"It does feel like a double standard, a little bit," Stone told The Guardian. "We weren't willing to change the content, but also it doesn't ruin the game--it's like 40 seconds' worth of the whole game. As long as we could make a joke out of the fact that they made us cut this, that was fine."
Some of the scenes that were censored including anal probing and abortion, and they were replaced with images of face-palming coupled with text describing what was really taking place. The North American version is completely uncensored.
Stone did admit that since games are far more interactive than TV shows or movies, this could be why this material was censored.
"There is an interactiveness that makes it different. In movies and television you can do stuff that's morally grey very easily, because you get to show consequences, you get to show reward, but in a video game there's a reason why everything is a Nazi, zombie, or alien--these are pretty clear moral choices," Stone said. "There are things that make people more uncomfortable in an interactive world, definitely. But that said, what we had in the game, we could have shown that on TV pretty easily, especially now."
South Park: The Stick of Truth released on March 4th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Look for our review very soon.
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Alucard of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Symphony of the Night fame will return to Castlevania in the first DLC for Lords of Shadow 2.
The Revelations DLC takes place before Lords of Shadow 2, and it includes new powers, a bat transformation, and the ability to rewind time. It will release on March 25th for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. No price announced as of yet.
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OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
Network: Internet connection required for online play and product activation
OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
Network: Internet connection required for online play and product Activation
New screens from the game are available below:
Oh and here's a tip for playing - be ready to die... a lot.
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The highly anticipated RPG is going to arrive later this year for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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What is it that is so great? It’s the percussion beat coupled with the bass tones, the trumpet fanfare overtones, and the haunted choir all bleeding into one that solidifies this soundtrack as a whole. “The Toy Maker” is a prime example of how well it all lends together and how much Hans Zimmer has a presence.
Read our review of the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 OST.
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I'd just like to say that I'm looking forward to an alcohol-free, family-oriented weekend. With a lot of game time thrown in as well. At night, of course. No porn. None whatsover. That's a promise.
Who the hell am I talking to?
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Sony announced today in a surprise press release that Jack Tretton has stepped down as Sony Computer Entertainment America's CEO. Sony said that this is a "mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship."
"Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career," said Tretton in the release. "Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I'm very excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation."
Shawn Layden, the Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will take Tretton's place as President and CEO of SCEA as of April 1, 2014. I assume this is no April Fool's Day joke.
"I've worked with Jack for nearly two decades and I want to personally thank him for his leadership and the considerable contributions he's made to the SCEA business and PlayStation brand over the years. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment. "I also want to welcome Shawn to the Sony Computer Entertainment America team. I have the utmost confidence in Shawn's leadership capabilities, and his deep knowledge of the gaming industry and commitment to gamers, will help keep PlayStation at the forefront of entertainment and innovative gameplay."
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Disney Interactive is laying off 26% of its jobs, 700 employees. The largest cuts are expected to land at their Playdom social games group, which Disney bought in 2010 for $563 million back in Facebook gaming's hayday.
“Disney Interactive has consolidated several lines of business as part of an effort to focus the division on a streamlined suite of high-quality digital products,” the company said in a statement. “As a result of this restructuring, we have undergone a reduction in workforce. These actions were difficult but necessary given our long-term strategy focused on sustainable profitability and innovation.”
In addition to games, Disney Interactive is responsible for the Disney.com website and their mobile games.
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Preordering inFamous: Second Son will net you some nice jackets and fill in the blanks between the end of inFamous 2 and Second Son, but that isn't all the DLC Sucker Punch has planned.
Nate Fox of Sucker Punch told PSSite, “At the moment we are working on new content for inFamous: Second Son (PS4), which will be available in the next few months.”
I always get a bit skeptical about DLC already planned before the game is even on store shelves. Is it material that was cut? Will it just be map packs or costumes?
InFamous: Second Son will release on the PlayStation 4 on March 21, 2014.
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Dark Souls II now has a release date for the PC, but it's unfortunately six weeks after the console release date. PC gamers will have to wait until April 25th.
From Software has claimed on the Dark Souls Facebook page that the PC version required more time to perfect adapting the controls for the mouse and keyboard.
For everyone else, Dark Souls II will release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014.
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Ubisoft also released a nice new trailer that reveals a bit more about Aiden's story.
That's one way to kick off the summer with a bang.
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