- REVIEW: Skylanders Trap Team
- Ubisoft Wants 'Endless Gameplay' for The Division
- The Witcher 3 Opening Cinematic
- Assassin's Creed Unity Now Available to Pre-Download on Xbox One
- Possible Halo 5 Release Date Leaked
- 'M' Rating on Dragon Age Because of Implied Fellatio
- Assassin's Creed Unity System Requirements
- Mornin '14
- CoD: Advanced Warfare Recommended Specs Unveiled
- Assassin's Creed Unity Open World Trailer
- 3D Realms is Back with 3D Realms Anthology
- Free Version of Xbox Music Getting Cut
- Xbox One Snapshot Feature in 2015
- Movie Time - Avengers: Age of Ultron Debut Trailer
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Intro Teaser
- Titanfall Update to Add...Co-op
First we review Disney Infinity 2.0, so what's next? More toy games?
Why yes! We also reviewed Activision's latest toy adventure, Skylanders Trap Team! If we're going to review one toy game, we have to review them all. It's the rules.
So what's the big deal with Skylanders? Is it about the dragon toys? Well, yes. It does nab that toy collecting vibe in me, but it just so happens that the game is fun too. It's nice to play something laid back every now and then, especially when I'm in the middle of tons of "serious" game reviews.
What makes Trap Team different from previous games is the ability to trap villains and then force them to do your bidding on the side of good. In addition to new Skylanders toys, there are also traps to collect, one for each element. On the plus side, even though each trap can hold only one villain at a time, the vault in Cloud Cracker Prison can hold every villain you trap, allowing you to swap out villains each time you visit the hub area.
If you're looking for something mind-blowingly different from one Skylanders to the next, yeah, you're barking up the wrong tree. If you've never played a Skylanders game before, then perhaps Trap Team is a good place to start. Read our full review.
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The Division art director Rodrigo Cortes has said that the dev team wants to offer "endless gameplay" for The Division.
"We don't want to do a story that ends and it's like you can take the disc and put it on the shelf," he told IGN. "We want to keep the players enjoying the game in many different ways so we would obviously offer different activities like PvP, PvE, and several progressions."
"We're hoping for endless gameplay," Cortes continued. "On top of that, we'll support the game heavily post-launch, though we won't go into details yet."
He also emphasized that The Division is more of an RPG than it is a shooter.
"For us, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to tell people how much of an RPG it is," he explained. "It has shooting, and is shooter-like. If you look at it, that's the whole point because we want it to be very immersive. But it's not a shooter with some RPG stats tacked on. It's actually a proper RPG from the very beginning. There's deep progression when it comes to loot, gear, and levels and you'll be able to customize every skill, do exactly what you want, and choose roles. So, that's probably the biggest communication challenge. We want to make clear to everyone that it's an RPG."
I personally had no idea it was an RPG. Everything I saw suggested team-based online shooter, so Ubisoft has some marketing to work on to drive the interest. Last thing they want is for people to buy it thinking it's the next Titanfall when it's really the next Destiny.
The Division is set to release in 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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Yeah, this really needs no introduction, and I'm just gonna watch it on repeat all day while prepping for Extra Life this weekend. It's a good thing I'm not reviewing this game because I'd give it a 10/10 on the cinematic alone.
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Assassin's Creed Unity is now available to preorder and pre-download on the Xbox One. By pre-downloading the game, it's set in the download queue and will download automatically once it's available. However, while the game may download before the release date of November 11, 2014, the game will not unlock until it officially releases.
Two editions are available to preorder, the standard and the Gold edition that includes the Season Pass. Of course, the Collector's Edition is retail only.
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Michael Cavanaugh tweeted the following photo to show his excitement for joining the Guardians dev team. However, it's hard not to notice the countdown timer in the back for 382 days.
So November 10, 2015?
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The ESRB explains the reasons behind its decision for giving an M for Mature rating for BioWare's upcoming RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition. For starters, at some point in the game fellatio is implied. *GASP!* Blow jobs! Naughty, naughty. Here's a snip from ESRB's description:
"The game includes some sexual material: a female character briefly depicted in front of a man's torso (fellatio is implied); characters depicted topless or with exposed buttocks while lying in bed or after sex..."
Okay, there's that, but the game apparently also contains a lot of gore such as impaled bodies, slit throats and so on. There's a lot of swearing as well. Everything from bad language; everything from shit and fuck to tits and asshole.
By the way, the sexy little photo up there is of Dorian. He's the romantic interest apparently for the male players who prefer taking the gay road during their playthrough. Hm, "players who prefer taking the gay road during their playthrough." I just love that line.[Source]
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Ubisoft released the system requirements for the PC edition of Assassin's Creed Unity, accompanying yesterday's open world trailer for the multiplatform co-op-oriented action adventure:
64-bit operating system
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz
Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
Minimum 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)
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Here's your botd:
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Yeah, remember last week how we've posted the system requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Well, those were actually the minimum specs. You may now have a peek at the recommended specs for the PC edition of Activision's upcoming shooter:
Recommended Sys. Req:
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 @ 4GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 55 GB available space
Sound Card: 100%
DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit
Additional Notes: Field of View ranges from 65°-90°.
Well, 55GB HDD and 8GB of RAM.
Man, things sure used to be different a while back.
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Assassin's Creed Unity releases on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 11, 2014.
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3D Realms has been dead and gone for the last five years, but it's back with a few of its original team members! And what's the best way to celebrate their return than with the release of the 3D Realms Anthology?
This PC collection contains 32 historic games, all of which will be listed after the break. For the next 48 hours, the Anthology can be purchased via 3D Realms' website for $19.99. After that time, it will jump back up to $39.99. I am ready to return to my childhood days and relive how awful I am at these games.
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In the next few weeks, Microsoft will be cutting their free version of Xbox Music, their Spotify-esque streaming service. On December 1st, there will no longer be an ad-supported version, and the only way you'll be able to access your tunes via Xbox is through a paid subscription. Xbox Music is also available via PC, tablet, and smartphones.
Microsoft has not elaborated as to why they are cutting the ad-supported version.
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Microsoft has officially confirmed that Xbox One owners won't be able to take screenshots from their games until 2015. Apparently, the feature is to be incorporated with an update, which is also going to bring a variety of changes too.
As for the screenshots, well, "it's a little more technically challenging than I thought," said Xbox boss Phil Spencer. "Two weeks ago, they think they've found a good solution for screenshots. They're working on it. They know people want it. The team has a path to getting it done, and now it's just prioritising."
PS4 already has a screenshots option, just to remind you all.
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The Golden Joystiq Awards are slated to kick off on October 24. Yep, that's tomorrow.
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Shows how little I knew about Titanfall. I swore there already was a co-op mode, I mean, it makes sense, right?
But oh how foolish I am. Titanfall is getting a co-op mode with the next update, which is expected to drop tomorrow for Xbox One and PC.
In the co-op mode, called "Frontier Defense," players will work together in teams of four to defend against waves of AI enemies.
The update also includes ranked play, which will be in a beta for the rest of the month. Ranked play lets players turn on or off a "rank chip", which tracks how well they perform in competitve matches. Ranked play will not be an exclusive map set, so players can climb the leaderboards in any match. It also includes a few new tweaks and fixes, including a sudden death feature in Capture the Flag mode, map fixes, and new Titan insignias.
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I fucking hate selfies, because no matter what you do, it will always be obvious that you're taking a selfie! And that makes you really gay.
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