Day: 28/01/2013

Resident Evil 6 PC gets exclusive game mode

By:  Eddie Makuch Capcom today announced that the PC version of Resident Evil 6 will receive an exclusive game mode called The Mercenaries: No Mercy. A spin on the classic Mercenaries mode from previous games, the new version includes “more enemies on screen than ever before.” Capcom also today solidified release plans for the PC version of Resident Evil 6. The game will launch physically and digitally March 22 in North America and Europeand will include features that were patched in to the console versions. These include access []

Doctor Strange, Ant-Man Confirmed As Marvel Phase Three Films

By:  Sean O’Connell According to Marvel Studios, the doctor is in, and he’ll be ready to see you in the company’s planned Phase Three of programming. The “Phases” are the way that Marvel President Kevin Feige has been breaking up the stages of Marvel movies. Phase One consisted of the various origin stories for Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. It includedIron Man 2 and concluded with Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Filmmakers are hard at work on Marvel’s Phase Two, from Shane Black delivering Iron Man []

StarCraft II player MorroW signs to Western Wolves

By: Rod Breslau Swedish StarCraft II player Stefan “MorroW” Andersson has signed a new one-year contract with the competitive gaming team Western Wolves, officials from the organization told GameSpot. The 20-year-old Swedish Terran and Zerg player has been searching for a new home since parting ways with Mousesports on June 27. While in Mousesports, Andersson was approached by several teams with offers, which he was to consider when becoming a free agent. Initially after leaving Mousesports, though, those plans did not pan out and left him []

J.J. Abrams Confirmed As Star Wars Director

By:  Katey Rich We were skeptical when the news first broke yesterday, but now it’s all official. J.J. Abrams will indeed be directing the next chapter of the Star Wars adventure, with Disney announcing the news via press release this evening. Sadly there’s not any more information in there to go on– Abrams, famous for his secrecy, is sure to guarantee that the details of where the Star Warsuniverse will go will be kept very much under wraps. He did provide a statement for the release, []

Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

By:  Eddie Makuch Valve’s iconic first-person shooter Half-Life is now available on Mac OS X and Linux, 15 years after the game originally launched in 1998. Valve has not made an official announcement, but Polygon reports that the game is available and runs without a hiccup. The game is currently priced at $9.99 through Steam. Half-Life 2 and its subsequent episodes were previously made available for Mac, but not the original. The original Half-Life has sold millions of copies and was adored by critics upon launch. It stars Gordon Freeman, []

J.J. Abrams Will Still Be A Producer On Future Star Trek Movies

By: Eric Eisenberg When it was announced yesterday that J.J. Abrams has been selected as the director of Star Wars Episode VII, nerds around the world immediately began to question the decision…and with good reason. After all, Abrams was the director responsible for bringing Star Trek back to life in 2009 and as long as both franchises have existed their fans have been at war with one another. But the situation does pose another interesting question: if Abrams is now fully invested in the Star Wars universe, what does []

Week 4 2013 Pt. 1

Green Lantern: New Guardians #16 Love Not Rule KYLE! I LOVE YOU!  No, seriously, there is no better character than him…okay, I say that now and I may change my mind later, but really, mind blown here!  I should have seen that coming because of the lights, white light is all the colors of the spectrum, but I did not see that coming, not that end result of him literally becoming the White Lantern.  Woot woot!  Bedard is an amazing writer.  The []

Pro League of Legends player banned for anti-Semitism

By:  Eddie Makuch Riot Games has issued a lifetime ban for professional League of Legendsplayer Khaled Abusagr, who plays on European squad Team Solo Mebdi. The developer’s recent investigation found a consistent pattern of in-game verbal abuse, racism, anti-Semitism, and threatening behavior. Abusagr has been in trouble before. His account, StunnedandSlayed, was suspended five times in the past, including a two-week suspension in December. “This account has established a persistent record of in-game harassment, verbal abuse, and unacceptable behavior,” Riot Games said. The developer further explained []

Anna Paquin, Ellen Page And Shawn Ashmore To Return For X-Men: Days Of Future Past

By: Katey Rich It’s supposed to be a sleepy Saturday, but it turns out X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer couldn’t resist breaking a little news. Returning to the franchise he kicked off with X-Men and X2: X-Men United, Singer is in pre-production on the hotly anticipated sequel, and confirmed today that three familiar faces from his original trilogy will be making a comeback. Here’s what he tweeted: He’s thanking Brett Ratner, of course, because he took over the franchise for X-Men 3, and kept all three []

Tyranny of George Washington DLC hits Assassin’s Creed III in February

By:  Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed III‘s three-part Tyranny of George Washington expansion will begin February 19. That’s when the first episode–The Infamy–launches for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Ubisoft announced today. The content will be available as a free download for those who hold a $30 Season Pass and will be $10 otherwise. The content can also be purchased at GameStop and Best Buy, Ubisoft said. In the first episode, protagonist Connor is woken from a dream to find that a new king []