Xbox released a new trailer for Rainbow Six Siege on their YouTube channel today. The trailer on the operators. It shows us some glimpses of the different specializations and roles of the operators, from destroying walls with a sledgehammer to deploying mobile cover and setting explosive charges. It looks pretty great.
I have been skeptical of Siege since its announcement; the idea that it would be focused on indoors close quarter combat was interesting, but seemed very limiting as well. The more I see of the gameplay, the faster my worries are deteriorating. I'm a huge Rainbow Six fan, and this seems like it will not only be another solid entry, but really bring some new and interesting twists to the table.
Siege is due out at some time this year. And keep in mind you can pre-order for beta access, if you so desire.
Two weeks from tonight, I will be standing in line at my local GameStop waiting to pick up Mortal Kombat X. The first thing I will be doing as soon as I get the game is hop into story mode and hopefully finish it as soon as possible.
The one thing that has kept me hooked about Mortal Kombat over the years is of course the story. NetherRealm Studios has created such an amazing world filled with amazing characters and amazing lore and since this is a brand new story, I cannot wait to see how the events of MK9 have changed the MK Universe.
Want a sneak peak at the story? IGN has you covered as they have released a video featuring the first 25 minutes of the story mode. Needless to say, if you don't want to know anything about the story, stay far away as there will be spoilers galore. I don't have anything to say about the story as I will not be watching the video as I want to experience the story for myself.
So if you do want to see the video, be sure to check it out below. You have been warned.
Bioware has announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition's first piece of DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, is coming to PlayStation 4, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime in May.
The announcement came via Inquisition's official twitter account, however no specific release date in May was given. This news come on the heals of Jaws of Hakkon's surprise release last week. At the time, Bioware never mentioned when the content pack would release on PlayStation consoles.
Jaws of Hakkon is currently available for Xbox One and PC. For more on Dragon Age: Inquisition, be sure to check out our review.
The Nintendo Entertainment System has seen a lot of retro coverage (hey, why doesn't the Sega Master System get more love?) but it's usually superfluous Adventure Time-style nostalgia fluff. Did You Know Gaming gets into the background development of this legendary console, as they are wont to do, with their latest video. The NES went through many transitions during its metamorphosis from the Famicom to a piece of American consumer electronics.
Here's hoping DYKGaming looks into a few of the crazy business practices Nintendo had in the 80s.
Aw, the Monday after Wrestlemania.
That means that we are likely to see a bunch of superstars get “future endeavored”, tonight’s RAW crowd is likely to be incredibly raucous, and that it is time to see how last week’s simulated matches in WWE 2K15 faired compared to the actual event.
Match 1: Cena versus Rusev
The first match we simulated through the game was Rusev’s defense of the United States Championship against John Cena. The game predicted that Cena would end up claiming his fourth U.S title and I was really hoping that this one wouldn’t turn out to be the actual result. In the end, that is exactly what happened last night. Cena is now the king of the midcard!
Match 2: Lesnar versus Reigns
According to WWE 2K15, Lesnar was supposed to handle Reigns in pretty easy fashion, and technically that is what happened last night. Lesnar would have, and should have taken the match, but an unexpected Money in the Bank cash in by Seth Rollins turned the match into a triple threat. As usual, the man with the briefcase ended up on top and Seth Rollins walked out of Wrestlemania with his first Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Match 3: Undertaker versus Bray Wyatt
Last year’s crippling defeat by Brock Lesnar had the game believing that Bray Wyatt would lay the Deadman to rest this year. I’ll be honest, as a huge Wyatt follower, I hoped the same would come to fruition last night. Instead, the Undertaker showed that he still has a bit of life left in him and managed to reclaim his title as the true face of fear in the WWE. Plus, it is worth noting that he was heavily featured in the promotional commercials for Wrestlemania 32 last night, so maybe there is a little more gas left in the tank than I give him credit for.
Match 4: Triple H versus Sting
Considering it has taken more than 15 years to get Sting to come to the WWE, I would have never imagined that he would lose his first match, let alone Wrestlemania appearance. The PS4 version of the game felt that things would go the way of the company’s COO, Triple H. After an insane sequence of events that included Degeneration X facing off against the original NWO, bats clashing with sledgehammers, and an insane bruise on the back of Hunter’s leg (seriously, it was alarming and came out of nowhere), that is exactly what happened. I never would have predicted this one.
In the end, it looks as though the simulation process was 2 / 2. Although I would like to note that the match that we ended up scrapping, the Intercontinental Ladder match, was correctly called by the game as Daniel Bryan did walk out of the night as champ. That tips the scales in favor of the game and perhaps we will have to look at doing more simulations with future events.
Today Sony has officially swapped out the Music Unlimited service for Playstation Music, powered by Spotify. With 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists at your disposal this is kind of a big deal. I am big Spotify fan, it has gotten me through so many hours of studying and programming back in grad school and my internship that I am pretty excited about it enhancing my gaming life now as well. I've only just scratched the surface of the new PS4 application but using Spotify connect to hook my iPad to my PS4 and control my music without even having to hit a pause button seems like the bees knees (protip: the Spotify connect feature only works if both your console and mobile device are connected via wifi. My console sits right next to my router so I typically use an ethernet connection to get online but Spotify Connect wouldn't show until I switched the PS4 over to wifi).
There's more info on Playstation Music over at the Playstation Blog. And subscribers to the now defunct Music Unlimited are getting 2 free months of Spotify Premium to get them started. I'm very eager to see where this whole partnership goes, as the blog post states: "This is just the beginning of Spotify on PlayStation Music, which will continue to evolve." Now if you'll excuse me, I've got the rest of whoa I didn't realize how explicit the song I was actually listening to was Daft Punk's live album to listen to...
In the latest Gaming Nexus Plays we run through an in-game day of running a retail store in The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack. Stay tuned for our review later this week.
Spring time is officially here, even if the weather isn’t exactly indicative of the season in a lot of places. The sure sign that seasons are changing is the annual release of the official baseball games, particular Sony’s MLB: The Show franchise. This year’s edition is launching this week for all three of Sony’s platforms and is accompanied by the digital-only RBI Baseball for those who crave a smaller taste of America’s pastime. On the digital side of things, you definitely don't want to miss Axiom Verge, which will go down as one of my favorite games of the year.
What are you diving into this week?
What is going on in this commercial? Has Master Chief taken a heel turn? Here's the latest commercial for Halo 5: Guardians that's short but brings up all kinds of questions.
But you don't have to wait too much longer to find out. The release date has been set to October 27th, 2015. Until then, I'm sure there will be a lot of folks asking, why's Master Chief doing what he's doing.