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New Releases: Week of March 2, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:55 — loki619

 What’s up with the game releases scheduled for this week? It’s like the different publishers all got together and said, "let’s release games that will make people scream this week" because we’ve got several games that will do just that.

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (next episode)
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360

 Didn’t Capcom just re-release Resident Evil, the first one? Now here comes the next episode Resident Evil: Revelations 2. I’ve got a revelation for you… Just like all of the other games in this franchise, you still will can’t run and gun. There’s nothing scarier (or more irritating) than running from a horde of zombies lead by a boss zombie with a chainsaw or a hammer the size of a Hummer, stopping about 5 feet away from them, raising your weapon, composing your aim, tracking your target, and getting bitten to death by the undead before you can get out a shot.

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Helldivers
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Platforms: PS3, PS4

 In a dystopian future, a managed democracy has blurred the lines between military and government rule and your kind is losing. Can the Helldivers, your last line of defense, protect your kind from the invading enemy?

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Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4

 Dante’s back but not the Dante you grew up with. Dante, the emo, skinny jean wearing, hipster Dante is back but he’s on the current gen console. With his signature fighting style, can you help this Dante cut through the demonic horde before he decides to cut himself because his shades of gray aren’t gray enough?

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White Night
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Platform: PS4

 This black and white puzzler has you exploring an aging mansion in the 1930’s while trying to survive. What is it with survival horror games and puzzles anyway? Isn’t it bad enough that most survival horror games don’t allow you to run and gun? Now you have to solve a puzzle before you can run and stop and then gun?

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Scream Ride
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360

 Roller Coaster Tycoon for the modern gamer. Create the mother of all rides and make all of your roller coaster patrons lose their lunch… or better yet, make you lose your own lunch by launching yourself off of a 50 story roller coaster that dives into a double loop followed by a barrel roll, then a… you do it. Make something crazy!

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Mario vs Donkey Kong:Tipping Stars
Release Date: March 5, 2015
Platforms: Wii U, 3DS

 Not to be left out, Nintendo brings us an exciting new character and adventure in… oh wait, hold your excitement, it’s another Mario and Donkey Kong game. If you’re looking for a new property, nothing to see here but if you’re looking for more fun with some of your favorite Nintendo characters, this game might get you your fix.

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New Releases: Week of February 23, 2015

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:36 — ZenMonken


Assuming you didn't empty the coffers throwing a first-class Oscars viewing party, some interesting new games and add-ons are dropping this week that you might want to pick up.

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Dragonball: Xenoverse XV

Release Date: February 24th, 2015

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC


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DBZ fighting games tend to all trod familiar ground and this first next-gen installment appears to hit most of the same beats. The big feature of this one appears to be the character customization. You can make your own Z Fighter and take them through a weird alternate history of the anime's storied history. Judging by the screenshots people have been posting to Twitter, the customization options are pretty great.


Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 1

Release Date: February 24th, 2015

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360,Xbox One


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This 10th installment in the Resident Evil franchise is an episodic survival horror game that will reportedly support co-op gameplay, which makes this an interesting departure from the usual RE model. The episodes will be released digitally every week starting this week, culminating in a full retail release at the end of March.


Shadow of Mordor: The Bright Lord

Release Date: February 24th, 2015

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC


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The Bright Lord is the newest piece of DLC for Shadows of Mordor. It follows Celebrimbor through a 10-mission mini campaign that takes place a few thousand years before the main game.

 

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

Release Date: February 24th, 2015

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC


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Empires is the second expansion for the 8th installment of the Japanese beat 'em up series.

New Releases: Week of February 16, 2015

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 20:35 — ErinAS

Hopefully everyone has a long weekend thanks to Dead Presidents. Spend your extra free time between car commercials featuring people dressed up like George Washington updating your consoles because we are finally starting to get some next gen games this week.

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Release Date: February 17th, 2015
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360,Xbox One


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 This is the third incarnation of Dead or Alive 5 so can we really take them seriously with the title “Last Round?” It has updated graphics, stages and characters as well as a new “softness” engine. I’m wondering if something got lost in translation there...

Q*Bert Rebooted
Release Date: February 17th, 2015
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Vita


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 Sony is bringing back Q*Bert to the next generation of gamers (or are we already 2 generations away from the original Q*Bert fans?). This version will have the complete original game as well as an all new version featuring hexagons instead of cubes. Here’s what Sony’s blog had to say about the game.

Does target demographic for a Bob Vila reference really overlap with gamers?
Q*Bert Rebooted is the equivalent of your old backyard treehouse refurbished by Bob Vila: same nostalgic joy, but magically just better.

Total War: Attila
Release Date: February 17th, 2015
Platform: PC


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 The ninth game in the Total War franchise lets you battle to become leader of the Huns.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Release Date: February 20th, 2015
Platform: WiiU


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 He was once a little pink slab of clay (is Gumby a more obscure reference than Bob Vila?). The latest Kirby game puts him in a world made of clay where you have to draw ropes to help him get around. The game makes heavy use of the stylus, much like the last Kirby DS game.

The Order: 1886
Release Date: February 20th, 2015
Platform: PS4


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 A PS4 exclusive this game is set in some sort of weird mash up between Arthurian legend and Victorian times.  Somehow they also have wifi?!

What Is New in 2015

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:07 — ErinAS

 So you’ve heard the writer’s whining about 2014. Is there anything we’re looking forward to to  make us less cranky in 2015? Any front running Game of the Year predictions? Here’s my rundown of upcoming titles.


Platform Exclusives

WiiU

Nintendo is continuing its tradition of bringing you games with all the characters you loved as a kid. 2014 was the Year of Luigi (well actually it started in 2013 but they let him go for an encore).  This year Mario and lots of his  friends return in their own games.


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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Chew up your enemies to become them!


Mario Party 10

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I’ve been wishing for a new Mario Party for this system. This is probably the killer app that will finally make me break down and start an Amiibo addiction :/


Mario Maker

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This looks kinda neat and will hopefully teach kids game design. With the popularity of Minecraft and how long I’ve seen kids sit and create Boom Blox levels I think Nintendo probably has a winner here.


New Legend of Zelda game (untitled)

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I’ll mostly be shocked if this actually makes it out in 2015.


Star Fox

Its on the 2015 release list but I can’t even find a trailer. Seems like Nintendo is overcommitting themselves this year.


 


Yoshi’s Wooly World

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Loving the yarn and the art style but, let’s face it, Yoshi is kind of like Nintendo’s JarJar.

 


XBone

 

Microsoft is bringing back their big franchises for the new generation in 2015. They’ve  got an exclusive on Tomb Raider this time around, at least for the initial launch of the game.


Halo 5 Guardians

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Guardians? Is the title Microsoft’s desperate plea to tell Bungie they still love them?


Fable Legends

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I’ve somehow never played any of the Fable games. Maybe this one will break the streak.


Rise of the Tomb Raider

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I’ve never made it through a Tomb Raider game because I suck at them.


Forza 6

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Announced in January at the North American International Auto show in Detroit the same day Ford unveiled their newest GT model. For also gave developer Turn 10 Studios access to their design teams. Hopefully this one will make up for all the disappointment around Forza 5 now that the XBone has its feet under itself a bit longer.


Quantum Break

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This XBone exclusive time travel based third person shooter will also feature live action episodes that get unlocked based on the player’s choices in the game. The team at Remedy Entertainment consulted with physics from CERN so hopefully nerds won’t be able to poke too  many holes in the plot.


PS4


Sony has a nice mix of tried and true franchises and new unknowns debuting for 2015.

Uncharted 4

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The graphics look pretty impressive and I do love pirates...


Bloodbourne

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This one has potential to showcase what new hardware can really do.


Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

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This one has me really intrigued which its cinematic trailers and vague details. I really hope they skip the zombies and give us a new post apocalyptic tale.


WiLD

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From the creator of Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil comes this new tale.


Amplitude

I already told Harmonix to shut up and take my money when I Kickstarted this one.  Now I wish they’d just hurry up and make my game.

Early Crippler concept - Purple player launched a debilitating power-up on the green player.
 


Silent Hills

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Umm how did I almost completely forget they’re bringing back the Silent Hill franchise with Guillermo del Toro directing and Norman Reedus as the protagonist?! If the actual game is anywhere near as good as critics claim the interactive trailer was we could have a Game of the Year contender here.

 

Multiplatform


Kingdom Hearts 3

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This one will be cutting 2015 close with a December release date.


Primal Carnage Extinction

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The original is a huge hit with pre-pubescent boys on our MAME cabinet. Clearly we need moar dinosaurs!


Battleborn

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Gearbox is branching out into a new franchise. Think Borderlands but with more fantasy elements..


Mortal Kombat X

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I’ll always be an MK fan even if there are far too many buttons and moves for my button mashing technique to be effective past like the third rung of the ladder.


Batman Arkham Knight

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The pre-rendered cut scenes look pretty much like you’re playing a new Batman movie. Also lots of villains and you finally get to take the Batmobile out for a spin.


Deus X Universe


 

This is another I’m skeptical will make 2015 since I can’t find a trailer. But Eidos promise there will be a whole boatload of “universe content” with this one as well including mobile games and graphic novels.


Minecraft Story Mode

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Wondering if Telltale can help me understand why all my nephews are obsessed with Minecraft. Really hoping they go back to their point and click adventure roots for it as opposed to the new gut wrenching dialog choice style of their last several games but I’m not holding my breath.


Mighty Number 9

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A Kickstarter spiritual successor from the creator of Mega Man due out this spring.


Tekken 7

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Tekken was always my least favorite fighting franchise but at least the graphics aren’t all blocky polygons anymore like I remember.


Final Fantasy Type 0-HD and Final Fantasy XV

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I don’t really understand how Square Enix decides what falls under the Final Fantasy franchise or how the heck their numbering scheme works. Both game look pretty cool though.


Doom

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Are we really getting a new Doom after all these years?  Hopefully its better than Duke Nukem Forever...


No Man’s Sky

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This looks really pretty, although it also kinda looks really boring.


Metal Gear Solid V

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Other people like Metal Gear Games I guess.


Broken Age 2

2015 should finally show us how the story all comes together. Although at this rate I’m going to have to play Act I again to remember what the heck happened.

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Project CARS

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CARS stands for Community Assisted Racing Simulator. Slightly Mad Studios allowed players to contribute to the game and some will even get profit sharing once the game launches. Originally planned for the PS3 and 360 that plan was scrapped in favor or next gen. The feature bullet list claims pretty much everything but the kitchen sink including Oculus Rift support. Hopefully feature bloat won’t kill a damn impressive looking game.


Witcher 3

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The 3rd installment of this franchise based on Polish fantasy novels is set. Its supposed to be “bigger than Skyrim” and have well over 100 hours of gameplay.


The Elder Scrolls Online

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I played the demo at PAX East a couple years ago and completely forgot it was PC only. Its coming with all its bonus content glory to PS4 and XBone this summer. I did love that the demo quest was running around a pirate town looking for a monkey and now no more WASD controls!


Tom Clancy’s The Division

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The premise is a plague that starts on Black Friday? Sign me up! Also sign me up for one of them flamethrowers at the end of the trailer for all the now we have in New England. Another one where the pre-rendered stuff looks pretty damn close to watching a movie.


Lego Jurassic Park

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I don’t even like the Jurassic Park franchise but OMG I want Lego dinosaurs!


What am I Looking Forward To?


 If studios actually hit their release dates there is certainly going to be a lot to keep gamers busy this year. Many games still seem to be coming out for new and old gen though so it remains to be seen if we are going to see the XBone or PS4 hardware taxed to their full potential. Some of the pre-rendered trailers are looking pretty impressive though!


 Overall I’m most excited for Nintendo’s line up, but also its highly likely that as with most of my other WiiU games they’ll be fun for a weekend and then just make me want to go play the original NES versions.


 I’m looking forward to seeing the end of Broken Age and hoping it lands solidly.

 Other than that maybe I’ll check out some of the big franchises like the Final Fantasy titles. I’ve never been a survival horror fan but man Guillermo del Toro directing reallymakes me want to give Silent Hills a shot.


I’m kind of skeptical all of these will make 2015 so its hard to predict the Game of the Year contenders. My current bets are on Bloodbourne, Zelda, Silent Hills, and Halo. Come from behind sleeper option: Primal Carnage Extinction because dinosaurs! In fact I’m calling 2015 the year of the dinosaur with that, Lego Jurassic Park and Yoshi’s Wooly World (he’s a dinosaur right?). 

What is 2old2play looking forward to? How about your Game of the Year predictions? Anything I missed on my list?

New Releases: Week of January 9, 2015

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 20:02 — ChunkySoup

 So growing up I was never a fan of February. It's the shortest month but always seems to be the coldest and about 2 weeks longer than it needs to be. Then there was Valentine's day. The week leading up to it always lead to fights about cards. Ten to twelve year old me did not want to make cards for my guy friends (as that was just weird!) and there was no way in hell I wanted to make any for the girls in my class (they might think I like them but what if I do and they don’t like me? Or worse I don’t like them and they think I do!?). We all know it only gets worse as you progress through your teen years and even beyond. Yeah February sucks.

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 I am still not a fan of all this lovey dovey stuff but I’m glad I am older and only have to worry about Mrs. Soup and the Souplets now.  Better yet, this February seems to be full of Monsters, Zombies, Robots, Aliens, elves and general shooty, killy, blowy uppy games! Let’s see what this week has in store to help us persevere through this horrid month of pink hearts and snow!


Evolve
Release Date: Feb. 10th, 2015
Platforms: PC, PS4,Xbox One

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 Turtle Rock Studios brought us the acclaimed Left for Dead series of co-op zombie survival games. Now they are upping the ante with Evolve. A 4 on 1 co-op shooter that I can say after playing the alpha and the beta has some of the most intense firefights I have ever been in. Whether playing as the monster and constantly having to run away to feed and evolve before the next fight, or as the hunters chasing the monster through the dense environments only to be pounced on from an unseen angle, Evolve is constantly exhilarating and unrelenting until the end. I just wish Evolve could have been couch co-op as well.


UNMECHANICAL: Extended
Release Date: Feb. 10th, 2015
Platforms: PS3, PS4,

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 Already released on Xbox, gripgames (developers of The Impossible Game) puzzle adventure game UNMECHANICAL: Extended is coming to the PlayStation Network this week with exclusive new levels. This game reminds me a lot of Machinarium where you are a little robot solving puzzles to try and get somewhere. It also reminds me that I completely suck at puzzle games.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Release Date: Feb. 13th, 2015
Platform: 3DS

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 Capcom's latest in the Monster Hunter series finds its way to North America this week. Rebranded from Monster Hunter 4G in Japan, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is set to release alongside the “new” 3DS handheld.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
Release Date: Feb. 13th, 2015
Platform: 3DS

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 Link, Zelda, masks, adventure, puzzles. If you ever played the original on the N64 then it’s pretty much the same thing, just 3DS - ified. So 3D, touchscreen, gyroscopic features. This is another of the launch games for Nintendo’s “new” 3DS handheld.

Eye-tracking Tech Goes AAA With Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:57 — ZenMonken

 What most of us had written off as a last-gen blowoff entry in the Assassin’s Creed series just took a significant leap forward as it readies for a March 10th PC release.


 Implementing software that works with the SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracking System, the upcoming PC version of last year’s Assassin’s Creed entry for 360 and PS3 will allow players to control the focal point with their eyes.

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 While Ubisoft isn’t new to bringing weird tech gimmicks into their AC games (Previous entries dabbled in red/blue 3D view modes), this is the first instance of a major video game to use eye-tracking software as a method of camera control.


 Players with Tobii’s Tech’s Sentry hardware will be able to target enemies, scan the area for clues and shift camera angles by looking around to different parts of the screen. In addition, the game will pause if the player looks away from the screen and resume when they look back.

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 Stockholm-based Tobii Tech plans to bundle PC versions of Rogue with the first 5,000 units they ship of the Sentry hardware which retails at $199.99.

 

 

New Releases: Week of February 2, 2015

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 23:11 — loki619

It’s my birthday week and I get to present this week’s game releases and the releases this week have me pumped like a New England Patriot’s pre-Super Bowl football… In other words, there really isn’t a game coming out this week that I can say that I’m excited about. See for yourselves...

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#IDARB
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Platform: Xbox One

How do you even pronounce this game’s title? Pound I-Darb? Hashtag I Darb? All I can say is that if you have a current Xbox Live Gold Membership, this game is free as part of the Games with Gold Program so get it. It’s trippy fun plus the announcer’s constant references to the 80’s is hilarious!


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Criminal Girls: Invite Only
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Platform: PS Vita

Can’t get enough of anime girls and their nubile romps while you fantasize over…uh…that didn’t sound right. I hope there aren’t any kids reading this. Let’s start over. If you have ever wanted to keep some nubile anime girls at your disposal to play with at any time, now’s your…darnit, that didn’t sound right either. Just watch the video already.

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SpongeBob HeroPants
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Platforms: Xbox 360, 3DS, PS Vita, Playstation TV

Nothing better than SpongeBob to expunge the memory that was the last game, Criminal Girls. Not sure about the SpongeBob games though as they really don’t score very well other than with the kids but if you’re into this Square Trousered sea sponge, this game might make a great addition to your collection.

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Deathtrap
Release Date: February 4, 2015
Platform: PC

There really isn’t a lot on this game other than what’s listed on Steam, “Deathtrap is a Tower Defense game with strong action-RPG elements, a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades, and splattering blood.” That pretty much describes just about every game out there. Video anyone?

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Apotheon
Release Date: February 5, 2015
Platform: PS4

You are humanity’s last champion and you must pass through the land of the dead, infiltrate Mount Olympus, and end the wrath of the gods except...you aren’t Kratos. Instead, you’re some Greek dude that can strip the gods of their powers!

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Kick and Fennick
Release Date: February 5, 2015
Platform: PS Vita

It’s a busy week for this handheld that hasn’t really been given any attention to since its launch. First a game where you punish anime girls, nothing creepy about that at all. Now another game where, this time, you are a boy with a very big… gun. WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING? Get your mind out of the gutter! Jump and shoot your way around 45 levels of collapse skyscrapers, treadmills, bouncypads, magnets, teleporters, and other challenges.

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New Releases: Week of January 12, 2015

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 19:58 — ErinAS

 We are coming up on “Blue Monday” and new video game releases certainly aren’t stacking up to get you past the January pseudoscience date of doom (also you're welcome for getting New Order stuck in your head). Only 2 new games this week and I hope Santa brought you a PS Vita or you’re SOL.

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Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Platform: Vita


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 The game was originally released in Japan PS3 in 2013, and now two years later it makes its way to Vita, complete with all DLC. One of the main themes is “overcoming sadness” by writing entries in your diary so I guess maybe it is indeed a good coping mechanism for this month!

Joe Danger 2
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Platform: Vita


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 This one debuted on XBox 360 in 2012, but if you’ve been holding out for PS Vita its finally your day to shine. This version adds some Sony friends to the mix from games like Tearaway and Little Big Planet alongside the others already there from Team Fortress and Minecraft.

 

New Releases: Week of January 5, 2015

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:13 — ChunkySoup

 It's 2015! It's start of another new year and the somber end of the holiday season. Sadly, for us gamers, that means the winter drought has begun. There is hope on the horizon, depending on your tastes and/or platform over the next few weeks and months, but here are a couple tips if you are in dire need of a gaming fix:

 1) If you are like me then you likely have backlog of games you never finished or always intended to play but never did! Time to get at ‘em folks!

 2) There are always specials going on on Steam. If you missed their holiday sales your wallet probably thanks you but if you are anything like me you probably already have a Library of 60+ games of which you have played 10 or so. Get at those Steam achievements and Raptr points!


 3) Bring out the card and board games! Played Cards against Humanity with Mrs. Soups family over the holidays. We censored a couple cards but still had an awesome time. Anyone ever play Catan? It is an excellent 4 player game. If you have a love/hate relationship with Monopoly then I highly recommend it.


 4) If you have any other suggestions on how to survive the post-holiday game doldrums let everyone know in the comments

 

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Funk of Titans
Release Date: January 9th, 2015
Platforms: Xbox One

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Created by A Crowd of Monsters through the ID@Xbox program, Funk of Titans is platforming game where you run, jump and duck in a funked up version of ancient greece.You play as Perseus, running and jumping and ducking to protect the land from the Pagan evils of Rap, Rock and Pop and to restore the true sweet sounds of  funk to the land.

Chariot
Release Date: January 8th, 2015
Platforms: WiiU

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Already released on PS4, Xbox One and Steam, Chariot, by Firma Originals, is coming out for WiiU this week. If you need a good couch co-op game then give Chariot a try. That being said if you play with someone who likes to do their own thing you could be in for a world of thrown and/or broken controllers as Chariot requires a lot of teamwork.

New Releases: Week of December 8, 2014

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 17:31 — TwizdFred

 Welcome to this weeks New Releases. Now that we are in full on Holiday mode, baking, shopping and traveling, how will we ever find the time to game? Hopefully, with these upcoming games, you’ll find the time to squeeze in a little Tomb Raiding, find The Dark Below in your Destiny or the Iron for your Throne from Ice. So take a break, grab a cookie and some eggnog and check these off your list.

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Destiny: The Dark Below
Release Date: Dec 9, 2014
Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360,Xbox One

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 The first expansion to Bungie’s hit shooter game, boast new raids, upgraded Legendary weapons and armor (sorry XBox players, that sweet shotgun is only for PS players), Light level cap increase and added five additional bounty slots. Along with a new character that adds to the ever expanding universe of Destiny. Eris brings warnings, from years of hiding within the Hive, of a new threat; Crota, a god the Hive will try and summon to destroy Earth. You can find her in the Tower to receive your new missions and prove your worth.

 

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

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 Taking place deep in the deserts of Egypt, Lara joins with rival treasure hunter, Carter Bell, and ancient Egyptian gods Horus and Isis to defeat the evil god Set. In the latest installment to the Lara Croft series you play four player co-op to defeat legendary deities, solve devious puzzles, fight off hordes of enemies, and compete for treasures; all while trying to reclaim the fragments to Osiris to stop the evil Set. With stunning visuals and a brand new story this is sure to be an adventure you will want to share with your closest friends and treasure hunters.

 

Game of Thrones - Episode 1: Iron From Ice
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Platforms: PS3 (also on PC, PS4, Xbox One, MAC)

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 Releasing on PS3, Episode 1: Iron From Ice is based on HBO's award-winning television drama Game of Thrones, and tells the story of House Forrester. This six-episode game series begins with events towards the end of Season Three of the TV show, and ends right before the beginning of Season Five. You will visit familiar locations such as King's Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester. You play the game from five different points of view, each character you play as is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each character will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Platforms: 3DS

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 Coming to a court room (or your room soon)! Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution redrawn graphics and 3D visuals optimized for the 3DS. Join rookie lawyer, Phoenix Wright, through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases. Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations. As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game -- Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection -- is included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.

 

Honorable Mentions Release Date/Platform
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended  Dec. 11, 2014 PC
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Dec.11, 2014 PC
The Talos Principle Dec. 11, 2014 PC, PS4
Halo: Spartan Strike Dec. 12, 2014 PC
The King of Fighters ‘98 Ultimate Match Final Edition Dec. 12, 2014 PC

 That concludes this weeks New Releases, maybe there are some you’re looking forward to or hoping to get in your stockings. I, for one, can’t wait to get back to Destiny and hunt for that sweet shotgun. Remember, don’t feed the trolls, treat everyone how you want to be treated and most importantly; we are all Gamers, no matter what platform you choose. Enjoy the holidays and game responsibly!

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