In their quest to leave their mark on every facet of nerd culture, Telltale Games is about to release their six-part episodic series set in Westeros. True to George R.R. Martin's storytelling, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will have you play as five different characters to shape the overall story of the game. All five characters will be related to House Forrester, a northern family that's stoutly loyal to house Stark.
Telltales' game will be based on the world built in HBO's version of the story, and the events of the game will take place near the end of season three, and end before season five starts. Some of the actors from the TV show will be reprising their roles for the game. In Episode 1: "Iron from Ice" we'll see: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Lena Heady as Cersei Baratheon, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow, with more to come further on in the series.
Telltale's Game of Thrones' official release date and prices haven't been released yet, but it will be available for download on PC, Mac, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS, with more platforms to come in the future.
Were you one of the lucky ones who manages to snag a $90 Playstation 4 at Wal-Mart? Not sure how that happened? Apparently someone put up a bogus listing of a PS4 on Amazon for $90. Thanks to Wal-Mart's price matching policy, Wal-Mart actually matched the price and people were walking out of Wal-Mart with $90 PS4's.
Well, it was fun while it lasted because Wal-Mart has put the kibosh on the scam as they have announced some changes to their price matching policy.
"We launched online price matching because it's the right thing for our customers," according to a statement from the company. "It's making a meaningful difference for people who want to feel confident they're getting the best price, and we're committed to matching online prices going forward.
"At the same time, we can't tolerate fraud or attempts to trick our cashiers. This kind of activity is unfair to the millions of customers who count on us every day for honest value. With this in mind, we've updated our policy to clarify that we will match prices from Walmart.com and 30 major online retailers, but we won't honor prices from marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, auction sites or sites requiring memberships."
The full breakdown of the new changes can be read here.
Personally, I have taken advantage of screw ups before. That free copy of Fable 2 that accidentally showed up in the Xbox Live Marketplace? You damn right I downloaded that. This however, I wouldn't do because it's an obvious scam instead of a screw up and there is also the possibility that legal action could be taken here. For all those people who paid for these PS4's with Credit/Debt cards and then posted your receipts on Twitter, well... good luck.
The first DLC for Destiny is upon us as December 9th will see the release of The Dark Below. Your first look at the opening cinematic is here though and you better catch it quick as it might get taken down.
It's not much but the impressive CGI cinematic shows Crota, the main baddie for the expansion pack. Your mission is to destroy her before she destroys Earth.
The Dark Below will also give Destiny players new weapons, armor, raids and a level cap raise of 32. Only a few weeks now before release, The Dark Below will take you underground on the Moon to save Earth.
This week is probably one of the bigger release weeks for Nintendo in quite some time with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokemon Omega Ruby, and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire all coming out tomorrow. Meanwhile in the "it's about time" category, Watch Dogs finally releases on the Wii U, but is it a bit too late to the party? After my trip to California a while back to check out the PS4 version of the game I was anticipating the Wii U version, but was hoping the release was a bit closer to the others. Still, it might be worth picking up.
As for the Virtual Consoles, it seems the only release this week is DK: King of Swing on the Wii U. This Game Boy Advance game has you swinging from peg to peg while collecting bananas and Crystal Coconuts through vie worlds in Adventure Mode, or going through puzzling levels in Jungle Jam Mode. To be honest, the first time I played this I wasn't really that fond of it, but to each his own.
Slightly Mad Studios and My.com have released a new trailer for upcoming racing MMO World of Speed that features the Supra Mk4. The developers describe the latest car to be included in the game:
One of the pinnacle Japanese sports cars, the Supra Mk4 can reach 62 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 miles per hour, before the many player customization options to make the car even faster and more responsive.
Eager racing fans can visit the official World of Speed website to sign-up for an upcoming closed beta.
Developer Edge Case Games has announced that their online tactical space combat game Fractured Space has launched as an early access title on Steam. Built upon the Unreal Engine 4, Fractured Space has players controlling massive ships in team-based space battles against others online. The game is scheduled for a full release in 2015.
Fractured Space is available now through Steam Early Access.
Developer Nival Interactive has released a new trailer for upcoming real-time strategy game Blitzkrieg 3 that highlights the design behind game maps. In addition, strategic elements of game maps are highlighted such as bridges and fortifications.
Blitzkrieg 3 is scheduled for launch in early 2015 for Windows PC and Mac.
There's a lot going on in this month's big Clockwork Empires Update: "Bandit Raid on Fightin' Vicar Zedock Woodburn's Frontier Chapel". Not the least of which is the game's expansion onto OS X and Linux. They've still got a bit to go before they're fully integrated, but they're working on it.
Some of the highlights for the big gameplay changes are:
You can read the entire list of fixes and updates after the jump, and if you want to read our preview of the Clockwork Empires Early Access, you can check it out here. If you want to pick up a copy for yourself, you can get it for $29.99 via Clockworkempires.com and Steam.
Activision has announced in a press release that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not only the biggest gaming launch of 2014, but the biggest entertainment launch also, including movies, books, and music.
The statistic given for the blockbuster first-person shooter is not only backed by internal Activision estimates, but also retail and digital sell-through as well as reported movie, book, and music gross sales for the first week of launch.
Activision also confirmed that Advanced Warfare is the highest-selling digital launch in console history and noted that more than 370 million online matches have been played with gamers ranking up over 200 million times.
Since its creation in 2003, the Call of Duty franchise has made over $10 billion in sales worldwide exceeding revenue from some of the biggest movies of the last decade.
We loved Advanced Warfare, giving it a class leading 8.8.