Month: July 2013

Future of Castlevania series unclear, says Konami


By: Eddie Makuch The future of the Castlevania series, beyond this winter’s Lords of Shadow 2 , has yet to be decided, according to series producer Dave Cox. “What happens with Castlevania after [Lords of Shadow] is not clear, but we hope to leave it in the best of health for those who come after us,” Cox said onTwitter . Clarifying comments he made during San Diego Comic-Con , Cox confirmed that MercurySteam will not develop a new Castlevania game, but rather anall-new IP []

New Tomb Raider game will lead on from comic book plot


By: Martin Gaston Square Enix’s Tomb Raider  reboot will continue in a 2014 comic book series, which will lead into Lara Croft’s next video game. The comic series, due to start on February 26, 2014, will take place after the conclusion of the first game. “We start just a few weeks after the end of the game,” said author Gail Simone to Kotaku , “and this is all in continuity.” “It will be Tomb Raider canon, and lead directly into the sequel. This is []

Analyst: Xbox One may have 3x more launch units than PS4


By: Eddie Makuch The Xbox One may have 2-3x more launch units than the PlayStation 4 this holiday, according to Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian. In a note to investors today, he said this superior launch allocation would give Microsoft an initial advantage, but noted supply for both next-generation systems will likely be “constrained,” leading to potential shortages . His estimations are based on supply chain checks. Sebastian also said the tides are turning for Microsoft, following its dramatic policy reversal last month []

The Exiled Blade (The Assassini, #3) | Book Review


By: Jon Courtenay Grimwood Published: April 2, 2013 Publisher: Orbit Series: The Assassini Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Historical Fiction Venice stands victorious, winning battle after battle. Duchess Alexa’s party in court is stronger than ever and Lady Guilette, her niece, will be the next Regent with her lover Lord Tycho at her side. However the fury of exiled regent and traitor to his city Prince Alonzo, catches everyone unprepared, and winter is coming. As the Millioni family continues to war with itself, Tycho []

Pacific Rim | Movie Review


Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay by: Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro Story by: Travis Beacham Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini & Ron Perlman Amazing movie, simply superb and magnificent. Exceptionally well done and overall a very well done movie. I am one of those hardcore fans of Guillermo del Toro, his work is amazing and the cinematragrphy of his work is always spellbinding. This movie does not fail to deliver. The story []

Week 28 2013 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews


Star Wars #7 The Rebellion Era After saving Princess Leia who was near death, Luke and Leia are now on Tatooine and are paying respects to his aunt and uncle while they also formulate a plan of attack on the Empire. Espionage time! It was a slow issue that focused more on someone who Lord Vader has faith in. It’s difficult though to see who the traitor in the Rebellion is. But we know that the woman who Lord Vader has faith []

Sony dropping online play for three PS3 games early next ye


By: Eddie Makuch Sony will pull the plug for online services for PlayStation 3 games MAG ,SOCOM: Confrontation , and SOCOM 4 on January 28, 2014, the company announced today in a tweet  from the PlayStation account. “Advisory: Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending on 01/28/14,” Sony said. MAG and SOCOM: Confrontation require an Internet connection to play, meaning the first-person shooters won’t work once the online services are removed. SOCOM 4, on the other hand, features an []

Sony auctioning items from PS4 Greatness Awaits trailer


By: Eddie Makuch Sony today launched a new auction promotion that will allow gamers to bid on the costumes, props, and weapons featured in the PlayStation 4’s “Greatness Awaits” trailer from E3. Fans can bid on 15 total items at theBid for Greatness  website by using the gold trophies they have accrued. Trophies will remain associated to a player’s account following the bidding process, whether they win or not. A new item will be up for bidding for only 24 hours beginning []

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition revealed


By: Eddie Makuch Ubisoft today announced theAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition for North America. The $130 bundle includes a copy of the game in a steelbook case, the full soundtrack,an 80-page art book, an embroidered flag, and an 18-inch Captain Edward Kenway statue. The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag limited edition will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. A Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “We haven’t announced a LE for the Wii U.” []

Week 28 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews


Earth 2 #14 Battle Cry Dr. Fate, Flash and Green Lantern of Earth 2 are teaming up to fight Steppenwolf with the Worlds Army, or rather taking the initiative so that the World’s Army can at least attackSteppenwolf, former henchman of Darkside. That being said, it was a fun issue because here is where the heroes really start acting like a team together, planning an attack and attack formations. That was just awesome and how it opened up with them flying into []