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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Kingpin trailer

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a new trailer out featuring some familiar villains we'll see in the movie, as well as some new ones with pretty cool teases. Check out Kingpin, Black Cat, Green Goblin and more including a tease at a possible Carnage cameo below.


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News Roundup - 04/07/2014

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Bruce Lee is in EA Sports UFC

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Well this came out of nowhere. Bruce Lee, yes THE Bruce Lee, has been added as a fighter in EA Sports UFC

The legendary martial artist can be unlocked either by pre-ordering the game or finishing the career mode on pro difficulty or higher. With him unlocked, you can use him in the Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions. 

It seems a little surreal seeing Bruce in the Octagon with UFC gloves on. Bruce's motto was to be like water, move fluidly. Jeet Kune Do, the style he invented, doesn't have a fix position and it's a lot about reacting to the opponent.

Now one has to wonder how he would have done in something like the UFC. His speed and power was legendary. It's too bad we'll never know.

Alien: Isolation sounds really scary

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If you don't think sound is a major (major!) component to horror games, then you shouldn't (should not!) be making horror games. But thank our lucky stars, The Creative Assembly knows. And they're putting that knowledge into Alien: Isolation. Authenticity is their drive, and access to the original audio recordings from the 1979 movie is a big contributor to that chase.

A full orchestra. Minor key tonalities. Boots stomping fruit husks. Good stuff.

Alien: Isolation will be making people pee their pants on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7.


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Dead Or Alive 5: Core Fighters is on sale until April 21st

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Dead Or Alive 5: Core Fighters is the free to play version of Dead Or Alive 5: Ultimate where you have to buy each additional character for about $4 or so. While you get to use your costumes you bought for the original Dead Or Alive 5, you would still have to play for new ones. 

To celebrate over 1,000,000 downloads, from now until April 21st, Dead Or Alive 5: Core Fighters will offer a complete pack can be bought for $29.99 and will include all 25 original characters and all of the costume sets from Dead Or Alive 5 and Dead Or Alive 5+. The costume sets will include 81 costumes for fighters across the entire roster. 

The only thing that is not included in the bundle is the new character Marie Rose which has to be bought separately. 


Rock Band DLC Re-Licensing Update

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It has been awhile since we last saw a DLC licensing update from Harmonix on Rock Band (Nov 2013!), but yesterday was the first quarterly update in 2014. After originally posting that all licenses had been secured that were expiring, Harmonix had to make an update and notate that two significant licenses were indeed going away.

The first is that Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” will be leaving the Rock Band store permanently on April 30th. As Harmonix points out, it is only $1 and there is a good chance you already own it, which would not impact you. However, if you have thought about pulling the trigger and haven’t yet, now is the time. The second is a bit bigger new. Apparently, the 20 free track offer from purchasing Rock Band 2 has expired and the redemption page is no longer live. So if you already own it, you are all set, but if you plan to buy RB2 in the future, it will be a little lighter in content than when it was originally released.

According to Harmonix, we shouldn’t see a new update (unless some urgent matter from a studio pops up) until approximately three months from now.


Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation DLC is out today

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation is out today and includes a ton of crazy stuff.  New maps, a new weapon, a new episode of Extinction, and the Predator are all included.

If that's not enough, NFL stars AJ Green and LeSean McCoy will go against one another to commemorate the release of Devastation.  

However, as a Cincinnati native, I think AJ Green should focus on being part of a football team that can win a playoff game before the heat death of the universe rather than publicly gaming, but I digress....

You can pick up Devastation for  $14.99 and it's also available as part of the CoD: Ghosts season pass.

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We're gonna need a bigger boat in Battlefield 4

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There were rumors that a Megalodon was hiding around in Battlefield 4. Well, it was a rumor til recently. With the release of Naval Strike DLC, the enormous shark is now a reality.

In the video below, you can see the giant shark come out of the water and lay waste to everyone in the water. It looks mighty impressive jumping out of the water. Now, we'll have to see if you can take out the Jaws wannabe.

Thanks Kotaku.

The villains of The Amazing Spider Man 2

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Beenox has a slick new trailer for The Amazing Spider Man 2, this time focusing on the villains you'll face. We've known that the Kingpin was going to be one of the major players, but now we find out that he's hired Black Cat to kill Spidey! Talk about an awkward date. I'm glad they have Black Cat returning as she was pretty memorable in the first game and I enjoyed the flirtatious exchange between her and Spider Man. Of course we're also getting Electro, Kraven and the Goblin too, but the game is supposedly its own story that occasionally overlaps with the plot of the film.

I'm a little iffy on the voice actor they have portraying Kingpin, but then again nobody could do better than the late, great Roscoe Lee Brown from the 90's animated Spider Man series. 

I think it's unfair that a lot of people are writing this game off as "just another licensed game," because the first one was pretty damn good and Beenox has been public about improving everything people complained about last time. Personally I just keep getting more excited for this one.

Source: IGN

News Roundup - 04/03/2014

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Nintendo Download for 4/3/2014: The Advance generation has arrived.

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We've heard about it for a while now, but Game Boy Advance games have started to arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console in this week's Nintendo Download, and we start off with Metroid Fusion, Advance Wars, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.  If you're a fan of their respective genres/series, definitely pick these up.  Hopefully this trend will continue in the weeks to come.

Also on the Wii U we now have Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition, and you can get $5 off of Dr. Luigi if you own Dr. Mario from the Virtual Console.  For the 3DS we have Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and Super Monkey Ball 3D hitting the eShop.  Super Monkey Ball 3D is a fun game, but kind of annoying if you use the gyroscopic controls to control the ball since it's hard to focus on the screen if you're constantly tilting it all over the place.


Tropico 5 set for release on May 23 for PC

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Kalypso Media has announced that Tropico 5 will be released globally on May 23 for PC along with the triumph return of El Presidente. The Xbox 360 and Mac versions will be released later this summer, then followed by the PlayStation 4 version in the fall. Along with the release announcement, the official Tropico 5 website has been overhauled with a wealth of information regarding the game's various features.

Some of the game's new features include advanced trading mechanics, scientific research trees, and island exploration. In addition, Tropico 5 be the first game in the series to contain cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes that will support up to four players.

GTA V Spring Update details

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Springtime is a time of renewal and rebirth.  Grand Theft Auto V is taking that hoary old idea to heart with a major update coming out this spring.

The update includes the new Capture Creator that will allow gamers to make their own Capture Jobs, Deathmatches, and Races.  It will give you full control over many of the characteristics that define those event.

The High Life Update offers new high-end apartment options, the Bullpup rifle, new clothes, new super luxurious vehicles, and the ability to own multiple properties in GTA Online.  You can also check your mental state with a new stat that tracks just how psycho you are.

That's only a small sampling of the springy goodness coming to GTA V is the near future.  For full details, follow the jump. 


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News Roundup - 04/02/2014

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Now Loading for the week of March 31, 2014

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This is definitely a week for PC gamers as one of the most anticipated MMORPG games in history is finally launching. No more Oblivion; no more Skyrim; the Elder Scrolls are now online! Alternatively, if questing isn’t your thing, you could always turn to life as a goat in Goat Simulator. Seriously, how do you pick between these two?

This week’s full list includes:


Batman: Arkham Origins - Deluxe Edition available for download

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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition ports the handheld title to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. The digital download of the game is available as of yesterday and include improved visuals, a new map system, and different difficulty levels. While I wasn't completely enamored with this installation in the Batman: Arkham franchise, it could be cool to check out the new batsuits and changes to see how it effects gameplay. 


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Game of Thrones intro done with Skyrim cities

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Game of Thrones has a really cool intro if you've never seen it. It's also a pretty damn good series to watch.

Well, someone has taken that really great intro and used Skyrim cities instead. It took him about two years to do this and it's really well done for a solo effort. Makes me want to go back into the world of Skyrim, but I know I'd get lost for weeks on end if I do.

News Roundup - 04/01/2014

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Xbox Live Xbox 360 weekly deals

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Every week, Microsoft has a sale on Xbox Live games and add on at the Xbox Live Store. This week, the two Xbox 360 discounted games are WWE 2K14 (25%) and Amazing Spiderman (66%). In addition, there are a total of 12 add ons or packs available for anywhere from 50-66% off. Take a look at the image below to find what you are looking for, and head to Xbox.com or through your consoles dash to pick any of these up.


World of Tanks gets Minecrafted in new 1.04 update

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The folks at Wargaming.net assembled a new Minecraft-alike game mode for World of Tanks. But—hardy har—it's just an April Fool's joke. The video pokes fun at several ongoing player complaints and suggestions. Suggestions like fully destructible environments, perfectly symmetrical battlefields, and flawless matchmaking. If you don't play World of Tanks then most of the jokes will be lost on you, but, as an avid tanker myself, I got a chuckle or two out of it.

If you want to get an idea of what World of Tanks is really about, read our PC and Xbox 360 Edition reviews. (Spoiler: the game's great.)

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News Roundup - 03/31/2014

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Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition is here

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If you missed the handheld spinoff of Arkham Origins (like I did), you now have the opportunity to experience it in HD on the home console of your choice. Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate: Deluxe Edition is now available and translates last year's Batman Metroidvania adventure to consoles with refreshed textures, controls and extra features. I'll be interested to check this out, particularly on Wii U. That said, I wish Warner Bros Interactive would put some money toward patching the game-breaking bugs in Batman Arkham Origins before porting other games.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation Gameplay Trailer

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With the release of the second DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts only days away (April 3rd) on Xbox Live (timed exclusive), here is a little teaser with a new gameplay trailer.  The Devastation DLC introduces a whole slew of new items, weapons and a new episode.  However, there is one surprise, as the DLC will let you play as the Predator (2:20-2:30 of the trailer).


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Alien: Isolation gets a release date

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SEGA has officially announced the release date for their upcoming survival horror shooter Alien: Isolation. The game will be released globally for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 7th. The game's developer Creative Assembly wants the game to feel more like the Alien movies than previous games have, where the player actually fears the Xenomorphs rather than just constantly facing them in head to head combat.  

I avoided Aliens: Colonial Marines after hearing all of the negative press around that game, but I enjoy survival horror games from time to time. If there isn't much else out around the time Isolation releases maybe I will check it out. 

Source: ign.com