Header Image
GN Unplugged: Persona 3/4 Official Design Works
Article by: Jeremy Duff
Jeremy dives deeper into the worlds of Persona 3 and 4 thanks to Udon’s recent offerings. READ FULL ARTICLE...
GN Unplugged: Persona 3/4 Official Design Works
Article by: Jeremy Duff
Jeremy dives deeper into the worlds of Persona 3 and 4 thanks to Udon’s recent offerings. READ FULL ARTICLE...
GN Unplugged: Persona 3/4 Official Design Works
Article by: Jeremy Duff
Jeremy dives deeper into the worlds of Persona 3 and 4 thanks to Udon’s recent offerings. READ FULL ARTICLE...

Carnage Heart: EXA now available on PlayStation Network

by: Russell - - Add a Comment
If you're looking for a game in which you can build robots for combat from the ground up, then Carnage Heart: EXA for the PSP should be right up your alley.  Recently released on the PlayStation Network, Carnage Heart: EXA is the next game in the Carnage Heart series that began back in 1997 on the original PlayStation and lets players create mechs and design them and their actions from scratch.  The game utilizes a "hardcore strategy RPG system" and players can customize their mechs hardware as they see fit.  You can even save videos of your battles and share them over the internet...just make sure you win your battle as a big loss can be a humiliating experience.
 ?
[READ MORE]

News Roundup - 03/21/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/20/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/19/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

PS Plus freebies going dark this week

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
Things are getting dark for PS Plus members, but in a good way. There are two games coming to the Instant Game Collection Tekken 6 for the PSP / Vita and the recently released the Cave from Double Fine. Once again, Sony is proving that the program isn’t all clearance-shelf titles but also new and popular titles!

In addition to two new free titles, the traditional discounts will also be coming to the store and program. this week’s specials include 40% off of both versions of Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken and 20% off of the new DLC packs for Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. You will have access to all of these deal when the PlayStation Store updates later this evening.

News Roundup - 03/18/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

Weekend News Roundup - 03/17/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
03/15/2013

What We're Playing This Weekend for March 15, 2013

by: Randy - - Add a Comment
God of War got slammed for stomping on a female’s face and handing out a trophy called “Bros Before Hos,” EA is giving away a free game to anybody suffering through SimCity’s launch, and the Tomb Raider reboot is so good no one’s even talking about Lara getting threatened with rape anymore. What are you playing this weekend?

RUSSELL ARCHEY | Staff Writer | Twitter @neoscyther
I know I'm sounding like a broken record week after week, but I just love spending quality time in Skyrim.  I almost have enchanting to 100, and smithing is well on its way there as well. Quest-wise, I only have a few story quests to go, so I'm mainly improving the skills needed to gear up for those. Hopefully in about two weeks time I'll have something different to put here. Not that Skyrim is a bad thing, of course.

NATHAN CARTER | Staff Writer | Twitter @natedoggcata
I think I’m going to switch it up this weekend. While I will still have my Left 4 Dead 2 sessions, most of my time this weekend will be spent with the new Tomb Raider which is absolutely incredible and my front runner for game of the year. Everything about this game is just amazing. The storytelling, the graphics, the gameplay--all outstanding and it sounds absolutely amazing with my Turtle Beach headset as well. Finally, I will be hopping back into some Dead or Alive 5 which is pretty amazing in itself. I know a lot of people dismiss DOA because of all the bouncing boobs and bathing suits, but underneath all of its juvenile humor is a deep and fun fighting game.

SEAN COLLELI | Staff Writer
Oddly enough, this is going to be a DS Lite weekend for me. I finally tracked down two elusive JRPGs for the trusty little portable: Rune Factory 2 arrived a few days ago and Infinite Space should be in the mail now. Why is it that these great games that only came out a couple years ago at most, are now sought-after collector's items that run $60 - $70 secondhand, and just the bare cartridge without the case or manual at that? I hate resorting to Amazon and eBay on these things but the publishers aren't giving me much choice--there wasn't a single copy of Infinite Space at any GameStop, Play N Trade or mom n' pop game store within 100 miles of Columbus. I'd much rather pay full retail price for a fresh shrinkwrapped copy instead of the ridiculously inflated secondhand prices for a solitary cart that's been through God knows what in some kid's backpack.

JEREMY DUFF | Senior Staff Writer | Twitter @duff3c
Don't even get me started on the ridiculousness of this GoW "outrage." That being said, I will be spending this weekend putting my bros before my hoes and playing a lot of God of War: Ascension as well as trying to level up the rest of the roster of Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds.

CHARLES HUSEMANN | Editor-in-Chief, Twitter @chusemann
Will be spending some quality time with SimCity and MechWarrior Online this weekend. I kind of wish someone could combine the two as I'd love to run around my city in my Death Knell commando obliterating misbehaving Sims.

RANDY KALISTA | Staff Writer | Twitter @randykalista
Need to brush up on my Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. After a year-long hiatus, I'm consistently ranking fourth (out of four) on every mission, forcing squad mates to treat me like a Ressuci Annie doll with a gun rather than a Reaper killa with attitude. Also, former Gaming Nexus staffer, Charlie Sinhaseni, who's now PR for the embattled SimCity brand, is prodding me to get my inner civil engineer on and tackle EA's newly installed servers. Just have to make sure my wife doesn't "reticulate" my "spline" for dropping $80 on the digital deluxe.

MIKE MAHARDY | Staff Writer | Twitter @mmahardy
I'll be checking out Dead Space 3's Awakened DLC this weekend to see if it really returns to the horror roots of the series. Aside from that, I'll dive into Castlevania: Mirror of Fate to see what I htink about the next portable installation in the series.


JOHN YAN | Senior Hardware Editor | Twitter @thejohnyan
I will be playing StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm all weekend while checking out SimCity and maybe throw in a run or two of Diablo 3.
 

News Roundup - 03/14/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

Wii-U trailer for Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

by: Nathan - - Add a Comment
Now these are the types of games I want to see on the Wii: U. This looks like a blast. We have the trailer for you for Need For Speed: Most Wanted U which hits Wii U on March 19th which takes the original Need For Speed: Most Wanted and turns it up a notch.

Utilizing the Wii U gamepad a second player can activate "Co-Driver" mode in which your friend can help you by activating boosts, adjusting cop difficulty, changing the map from night to day, bringing up a map to help navigate, even change the look of the car all while the driver evades police. While we may not have had multiplayer gameplay like this in the past this really looks like it would be the type of fun me and my friends would have huddled by the couch playing Goldeneye or Tony Hawk Pro Skater 

The game also comes with full online play much like its PS3 and 360 counterparts.

Finally with the Wii U purchase you will receive the Ultimate Speed Pack which includes five of the fastest cars ever made. 
 

News Roundup - 03/13/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/12/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/11/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

Weekend News Roundup - 03/10/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
03/08/2013 03/09/2013 03/10/2013

What We're Playing This Weekend for March 8, 2013

by: Randy - - Add a Comment
This weekend was made for raiding tombs and simulating cities. We're also eating our vegetables by tackling that mean old backlog. For some, that means taking an arrow in the sweet roll, while for others--like our editor-in-chief--it means hopping into as many mechanized robotic suits as humanly possible. What are you playing this weekend?

RUSSELL ARCHEY | Staff Writer | Twitter @neoscyther
Once again sticking with Skyrim, trying to break my habit of not finishing games I've started.  I've "power leveled" a few skills and I'm working on getting Enchanting, Smithing, and Destruction up as high as I can, but I'm hoping to finish the game in the next couple of weeks and move on to something else.

NATHAN CARTER | Staff Writer | Twitter @natedoggcata
Take a wild guess...Yup, more Left 4 Dead 2, but I have a feeling that I won’t be playing that as much this weekend as I have the new Tomb Raider coming in the mail and I am very excited to play it. Although I have to admit most of my time in the original PS One Tomb Raider games was spent skipping levels and laughing at all the hilarious ways Lara could die. I just could not figure out those games. Finally, I think I’ll jump back into some more Super Monday Night Combat. SMNC is a full PC game yet the games themselves can last anywhere from five minutes to an hour, making it a perfect game to play a round or two and then play something else.

NATHANIEL COHEN | Staff Writer | Twitter @seven_hells
Planning on picking up and playing Tomb Raider for this weekend. It was Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation for the Sega Dreamcast that is responsible for the gamer I am today and I'm hoping this one will be a proper Tomb Raider game, unlike the last one I played, 2006's Tomb Raider: Legend, which should have dropped the Tomb Raider name and replaced it with "Secret Russian Military Lab Raider" or "Cocktail Party Raider." I'll never forgive it for the light trails attached to thrown hand grenades.   

SEAN COLLELI | Staff Writer
Has anyone played the Brutal Doom mod for the original Doom? Because that's what I'll be playing this weekend. It's not for the squeamish, but the level of blood, gore and miscellaneous depravity borders on comically gratuitous. In addition, the tweaks to the graphics, sounds and especially weapons make Doom feel like a brand new game, albeit with wonderfully retro pixel graphics. Just fire up the latest version of the superb GZDoom source port, drag and drop the Brutal Doom file and select the game you want to play from the popup menu. I'm just about done with Doom 2 and I'm looking forward to the ridiculous gore in Final Doom TNT.

JEREMY DUFF | Senior Staff Writer | Twitter @duff3c
This weekend I will be sinking more time into my trek on the road to the major leagues in MLB 13: The Show and spending some more time on Halo 4 multiplayer. I really need to get back to some of the games I have been ignoring on my "to do" list.

CHARLES HUSEMANN | Editor-in-Chief, Twitter @chusemann
Will hopefully be playing some SimCity this weekend with everyone else, but outside of that I’m going to be checking out the new stuff in the recent MechWarrior Online patch and finally giving Hawken it's fair shake.

RANDY KALISTA | Staff Writer | Twitter @randykalista
My Xbox 360 is back from the shop. This is the second time it’s been pulled from the 9th red ring of Hell. Dante Alighieri mentions it in a book somewhere. So. This week’s Operation: Lodestar is the final Mass Effect 3 multiplayer event. “Lodestar.” Can’t help but hear that with a Rick Moranis/Dark Helmet intonation in my head. But no, the servers aren’t shutting down; there just won’t be anymore BioWare-sponsored experience boosts and loot drops. My “Galactic Readiness” sits at a stagnant 50 percent, so I'm aiming to boost that a cent or two. And also trying to get all up on Ashley’s pseudo-xenophobic, bee-stung lips. Perv.

MIKE MAHARDY | Staff Writer | Twitter @mmahardy
I'll be diving into Tomb Raider all of this week and weekend, as well as Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, as I'm a huge fan of the series. FTL still has its icy grip of dreadful defeat tight around my neck, so that's inevitable as well.

 

News Roundup - 03/07/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/06/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 03/05/2013

by: John - - Add a Comment
 

Free games added to Vita anniversary Sale

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
Sony has announced some additions to the PlayStation Vita Anniversary sale that kicked off last week. The promotion runs through March 11 and includes a wide variety of deep discounts on a number of Vita games through the PlayStation Store. As an added bonus, a batch of completely free games are being added to the promotion with today’s store update. Gamers will be able to pick up complimentary copies of the following for the next week:
  • Wild Arms (PS one Classic)
  • Patapon (PSP)
  • Piyotama (PSP)
  • Patchwork Heroes (PSP)
Sure, they are older games but free is free.Make sure to grab your copies before the sale ends next week!

News Roundup - 03/04/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

Now Loading for March 4, 2013: Take Your Pick Edition

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
We’re going to do things a little differently this week and from now on with the Now Loading feature. In addition to highlighting the full list of official releases for a given week, we’re going to give our picks of the top 3 titles of the week as well, along with a little more information about those games.

This is a huge week for the industry and simply the start of what will be a gigantic month. March has an incredibly line up and it is coming out of the games swinging! There are plenty of choices for you this week, but you might want to pay special attention to the following games (in no particular order):

Tomb Raider: Everything old is new again, or at least it is this week. The original video game vixen is back this week with the reboot of Tomb Raider for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Lara is back but not exactly in the way we all remember her. This time around we’re going back in time and learning Ms. Croft’s origin story and seeing exactly what made her into the badass, gun-toting adventurer that took the world by storm on the original PlayStation.

The reviews of the game started hitting last week and have been giving the game constant praise. The new vision of Lara appears to be greatly appreciated as the focus is now on great story telling and excellent gameplay rather than just a hot girl with with guns. Our own review is coming soon and let’s just say that our own Cyril was very impressed. You will definitely want to put this one on your list of games to check out!

SimCity: See, I told you that everything old was new again! The second big title this week is another reboot of a classic series with the relaunch of SimCity on PC’s. EA and the developer Maxis are ready to make the series a staple on the PC platform once again thanks to an entirely new game engine and the inclusion of a new, multiplayer component. John and Travis had a blast with the beta version earlier this year and Travis will be bringing you our official review of the game in the very near future.

MLB 13 The Show: Personally, I love the landscape of the sporting game genre in our industry. Instead of one company producing what are considered the best games with each different sport, we have a variety. Madded / EA are the obvious leaders (and only option) when it comes to the NFL; 2K has a monarchy on the NBA franchise; and Sony may be the title holder for the MLB. This week will see releases of new MLB games from both Sony and 2K but Sony’s “The Show” series has taken the edge in the past couple of years. This year’s edition launches this week with cross save features supported in both the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. We have both versions in-house currently and are running them through the review process, so look forward to seeing those very shortly (heads up, it appears to be as solid as ever).

Full listing of this week’s releases:

Weekend News Roundup - 03/03/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment
3/1/2013 3/2/2013 3/3/2013

What We're Playing This Weekend for 3/1/2013

by: Randy - - Add a Comment
RUSSELL ARCHEY, staff writer, Twitter @neoscyther
I'm still working through Skyrim, though I'm focusing less on the story missions right now and trying to clear out any side quests I have as well as do some skill leveling, mainly in destruction and enchanting.

SEAN CAHILL, staff writer, Twitter @seancahill2
Trying to get through Far Cry 3, but having a hell of a time getting through one particular campaign because it's an escort/rescue mission and the guy keeps running into land mines.

NATHAN CARTER, staff writer, Twitter @natedoggcata
Left 4 Dead 2 and probably more Left 4 Dead 2. The Steam Workshop has pretty much gotten me addicted to this game again. I’m having tons of fun downloading and playing through brand new campaigns. If I have some spare time I’ll try to play though the Silent Hill HD Collection. I’m interested in seeing how many problems this game actually has, or how many I’ll notice, at least. Finally, I’ll try to get my party through the Organ Trail on iOS. It’s an Apple IIc version of the original Oregon Trail, except it’s set in a modern-day zombie apocalypse and it’s very addicting.

NATHANIEL COHEN, staff writer, Twitter @seven_hells
Still playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but I probably play some Final Fantasy XIII-2. My daughter spent the last of her Christmas money on it. After burning out on the Dead Space vertical playthough, I could use some shiny fantastical insanity. The Dead Space series is so damn dark, scary, and kind of sad. Playing all three games at once only made it more so.

JEREMY DUFF, senior staff writer, Twitter @duff3c
I am sort of on a PC gaming kick right now and am looking forward to getting some quality Battlefield 3 time in between spending time on the new Halo 4 maps that launched this week. Of course, my Vita will get some love as I am on the go throughout the weekend.

CHARLES HUSEMANN, editor-in-chief, Twitter @chusemann
This weekend will be the usual snippets of Black Ops 2 and MechWarrior Online interspersed with The Bridge, a cool new indie puzzle game.

RANDY KALISTA, staff writer, Twitter @randykalista
Somewhere between Mass Effect 3's N7 Challenge Weekend and my three-year-old daughter's 10,000th YouTube viewing of Swan Lake, my Xbox 360 red ringed. Again. I'm exclusively PC gaming for the next two or three weeks while my console's in the shop. So, assessing my mental fortitude as a grown adult, I figure it's time to man up to the final episode of The Walking Dead. Then that's that. At least until this season 1.5 business that's purportedly on the way. Then I'll have to see if I'm up for even more emotional beat downs.

MIKE MAHARDY, staff writer, Twitter @mmahardy
I'll be playing more FTL, as I still have yet to complete a single campaign. I keep losing/dying, but it's the best feeling to get farther each time. Aside from that, I'll be playing through BioShock and BioShock 2 in preparation for BioShock Infinite later in March. If that's not one of my most anticipated games in awhile then I don't know what is.

News Roundup - 02/28/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment

News Roundup - 02/27/2013

by: Jeremy - - Add a Comment