0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 20, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
When thinking of a turn-based RPG, most gamers have the games of Japanese developers come to mind, with androgynous male leads, convoluted storylines, and hours of grinding levels to defeat the three-tiered mega-boss at the end of the game. Faery: Legends of Avalon bucks this trend and presents a turn-based RPG set in a fantasy world rooted in real-world mythologies, though from a much smaller per... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 20, 2012 under Featured, News
Following up on previous teases, Rockstar Games has released a second, longer trailer for their upcoming game Grand Theft Auto V. This new trailer shows off the game's storyline, involving heists, car chases, and train collisions. The three main characters (Michael, Franklin, and Trevor) are displayed and some details on their backgrounds and personalities are hinted at. One thing to note is how p... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 20, 2012 under News
ARE YOU READY TO SHOOT THINGS AGAIN? HUH?! EXPLOSIONS!!! Sorry. I let the power of Torgue get to me. After some leaks last month of a new add-ons's PlayStation 3 trophy list, Gearbox Software has officially announced that the next add-on for Borderlands 2 will be called Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage. Revealed after "Mr. Torgue" took over Gearbox's @ECHOcasts Twitter feed, Campaign of Carna... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 12, 2012 under News
Back in 2007, Silicon Knights sued Epic Games claiming breach of contract because they didn't provide enough support in regards to their Unreal Engine 3. In response, Epic Games then counter-sued saying that they had done no such thing, and went further to say that Silicon Knights were in fact the one who breached their contract by creating their own engine using Unreal Engine 3, which violates U.... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 8, 2012 under News
Coming as not a huge surprise, Bethesda Softworks has officially announced the next DLC add-on for its wildly popular game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Titled Dragonborn, the new story finds the player character facing the original Dragonborn. Along with the usual new enemies, items, quests, and locations, it looks like the coolest addition will be the ability to ride the winged beats of the sky,... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 6, 2012 under Featured, News
Coming via Deep Silver's Facebook page, a new character has been revealed for their upcoming sequel, Dead Island: Riptide. The new character, named John Morgan, joins Sam B, Purna, Logan Carter, and Xian Mei from the previous game with a new skill-set and much needed firepower against the zombie hordes of Palanai. Here's Deep Silver's official word on this additional character: "A master of una... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 4, 2012 under Featured, News
Publisher Deep Silver announced via their official site that they will be releasing developer Techland's big sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, on April 32, 2013 in North America and on April 26, 2013 worldwide for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. Also revealed were the bonuses for pre-order. If pre-ordered at select retailers, you receive some exclusive in-game goodies such as exclusive wea... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 3, 2012 under News
It's an exciting time to be a gamer. With a new console releasing in just a few weeks, we're on the precipice of a new console generation, with the current one lasting longer than any preceding it (about 7 years!). Knowing it's time to jump on the "holiday" season with October now in the past, Nintendo has officially begun their marketing push for their upcoming home console, the Wii U. Check out ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on November 2, 2012 under Featured, Reviews
Developer Harmonix's Dance Central 3 is a great example of the Kinect's potential, and the Kinect as a platform doesn't have many flagship titles. Most games are either a travesty or better played with a controller. There aren't very many games that feel like a truly unique experience that only a peripheral like Kinect could bring to life. The Dance Central series is the rare exception ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Fire Hawk D on October 31, 2012 under Reviews
Gems are always a nice thing to unexpectedly run into. Whether they're of the diamond kind or of the video game kind, it is indeed a pleasant surprise. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is of the latter variety (unless someone dropped some jewelry at the factory, you lucky fool). I had heard a bit about it before and during release, but then it more or less vanished into obscurity. And, that's a shame... more.