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Beloved Beat-Em-Up Series Returns with Streets of Rage 4, Relentless Beatdowns Imminent
Publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin’ ‘90s beats and dashing sparring gloves and bandanas.
Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.
Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.
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It’s a big day for Halo – today, SHOWTIME president and CEO David Nevins announced the network has ordered a 10-episode season based on the legendary video game franchise!
In its adaptation for SHOWTIME, Halo (working title) will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct multiple episodes and also executive produce the hour-long series which enters production in early 2019.
“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said Nevins. “In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”
“This is a truly exciting moment for the Halo franchise,” stated Kiki Wolfkill, head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries. “Together with our creative and production partners at SHOWTIME and Amblin Television, the Halo television series will represent new and exciting way for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe. We can’t wait to share more on what’s ahead.”
Halo will be executive produced by Killen, Wyatt and Scott Pennington, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.
PC Gamer has a great round up of all of the trailers for the games just shown at E3. If you couldn’t keep up with everything at the show definitely give it a look.
“It can be tough to keep up with all the reveals and new footage out of E3, so every year we put together a list of every game revealed or shown—even the ones that definitely aren’t going to be on PC, because it’s nice to know what might be influencing PC game designers in the coming years. “
Oh EA, why must you hurt us so…
While Star Wars: Battlefront II, the embattled multiplayer first person shooter from DICE, sold a whopping nine million copies, it fell a million short of EA’s conservative ten million estimate, and considerably below the three-month opening sales of the previous title. The game has also fallen short in terms of revenue, prompting EA to confirm that microtransactions will be returning to the game soon.
After hastily removing the ability to buy crystals, virtual currency for the lootbox-driven progression mechanic of the game, hours ahead of the game’s launch, EA promised that they would bring them back once they figured out how to better make them fit into the multiplayer game. Today, EA explained that the microtransactions will be returning within the next few months.
Additionally, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was quick to clarify that the supposedly acrimonious row between the publisher and Disney was fictional and their relationship was no weaker for the controversy. “You shouldn’t believe everything you read in the press,” explained Wilson. “We have a tremendous relationship with Disney and we have built some amazing games together, and we have been very proactive with that relation in the service of our players.
“We’re at a point where, when we make the decision that we have the right model for players and our community, I have no doubt that we will get the support of Disney on that,” he said when discussing reintroducing the microtransaction model back into Battlefront II.
EA has revised their forecast to expect Battlefront II’s sales to hit its original 10-11 million goal by the end of the fiscal year, or the start of April. This number still puts it behind the first game in the same time frame, which sold fourteen million by that point.
I may not go back ever, but this really does bring back memories.
Blizzard has said Battle for Azeroth, the seventh World of Warcraft expansion, will launch this summer – a date further clarified to mean on or before 21st September 2018.
Pre-purchasing the expansion – buying it outright ahead of time – comes with benefits. One of those is an immediately available free boost to the game’s current level cap of 110; another is a head start on quests to unlock Allied Races in the full Battle for Azeroth expansion. It’s not clear how much of the quests you can complete.
A more expensive Digital Deluxe Edition (£53) offers a Seabraid Stallion Alliance mount or Gilded Ravasaur Horde mount in World of Warcraft, and a cute baby Tortollan pet. There are also some voice lines, sprays and icons for Overwatch; a Hearthstone card back; a Heroes of the Storm Flamesaber mount; and Horde and Alliance StarCraft 2 sprays.
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The criminally insane… you’re drawn to them. I realize it’s for a game, but it’s Thursday and I’m craving some Batman.
Easily one of the best systems every made! Show the classic Super Nintendo some love with the all new Nintendo Super NES Classic Gamer 1991 T-Shirt.
Although 2017 is going to bring numerous highly-anticipated titles we can’t wait to play, this doesn’t dismiss the fact that 2016 was one of the best years in terms of great video games. During the last 12 months, big-name game studios competed with indie developers in bringing the most original game to market. This competition produced several incredible titles that will become future classics. Continue reading Best Video Games of 2016
2016 was a great year for gaming, with new classics like Overwatch, to long-awaited titles like Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian. Of course, with 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2017 and board the hype train, on to what may be next year’s greatest hits! One way to begin showing your excitement is by donning gear from your favorite games and franchises. Continue reading Exciting Video Games Appearing in 2017
Pokémon Go, a game which has adults and children running around in public with their phones out, has so more depth than just catching virtual Pokémon. Pokémon Go also has special locations known as gyms. These gyms can be ruled by one of three teams: team instinct, team mystic, or team valor. Players can have Pokémon represent the gym if their team controls it.
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.
With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.
Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
Take an extended look at many of the new zones, dungeons, bosses, and features coming to World of Warcraft on August 30.
Spirit of Fire, the Banished… ok I’m in!
Halo Wars 2 is set for release on February 21, 2017
Yes, I have a soft spot for all things Doom.
Fight. Like. Hell. Celebrate DOOM’s upcoming launch with our all-new live-action cinematic trailer. Directed by Joe Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), the trailer evokes the pillars of DOOM’s gameplay: Relentless Combat, Terrifying Demons, and Bad Ass Guns.
The Burning Legion’s assault on Azeroth launches next summer. Get an early look at the coming invasion in the World of Warcraft: Legion opening cinematic.
I may love the Protoss so much, but I will be wearing Zergling Slippers
Legacy of the Void draws ever closer. Get another glimpse of what’s to come in the final chapter of the StarCraft II trilogy by learning more about the Protoss and their impending reclamation of Aiur.
You killed his son. Now Oryx, The Taken King, wants revenge. Gather your Fireteam and take on the greatest threat this universe has seen with Destiny: The Taken King. Continue reading Watch Now: Destiny – The Taken King Live Action Trailer + Japanese Trailer
http://starwars.ea.com has the scoop!
“Ever since we revealed Star Wars™ Battlefront™ in April at Star Wars™ Celebration, you’ve been asking us if there would be a Beta. Today, we are thrilled to finally be able to answer that question, and the answer is yes! Continue reading The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is Coming Early October.
What a lovely day for a Go-Kart race.
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, and Harrison Hoffman, Program Manager, TV & Entertainment for Xbox, showcase over-the-air TV for Xbox One owners in the U.S. and Canada using the Hauppauge 955Q TV tuner. Continue reading Watch Now: Xbox One Over the Air Tuner for the U.S. and Canada
Sony has just released a massive list of games that are coming out this yearto PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in 2015. Continue reading Sony Just Released A Huge List Of Games!
It has Kiryu, the third version of Mechagodzilla so it’s going to be awesome. I don’t care if it’s terrible, it will be awesome to me just cause he’s in it. Continue reading Watch Now: Godzilla The Game Reveal Trailer
Cord cutters rejoice, not only did Playstation announce their own Broadcast TV service in 2015, but based on the screen you can also watch Infomercials! Continue reading PlayStation Vue Is A Streaming Cloud-Powered Broadcast TV Service Coming 2015
Grommash has taken a bite out of the Big Apple, and Azeroth is next! Continue reading Watch Now: The Iron Horde Invades Times Square