Child’s Play is a charity
after our own hearts, as the organization (founded by the cartoonists behind
Penny Arcade) is about bringing videogames to sick children in hospitals. We
even took part in a little bit of charity for the organization during our recent
24-hour marathon. Now Child’s Play is entering its season of holiday charity
drives you can help out with, and that includes its yearly auction filled with
one of kind items that happens December 8...
Silent Hill: Downpour, the next console game in the iconic
survival horror franchise, was scheduled for last month but then got silently delayed by Konami.
Before we only heard it was coming out early 2012, but now we have a more
specific release window, as well as release dates for the Silent Hill HD
Collection and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. The first three months of 2012
will be overflowing with Silent Hill’s specific brand of horror...
11/11/11 might be more famous to
gamers this year as the release date for Skyrim, but it’s also Veteran’s Day,
the day of the year we give tribute to those that risk their lives to protect
us. And soldiers underneath the training and heroism are just like us, at least
when it comes to the desire to play games. The life of a soldier can be a
boring one and the charity Operation Supply Drop makes it their cause to bring
games to our boys. And this November as part of Veteran’s Day, you can help
them help our friends overseas...
Motion sensing controls are neat and
all, but what about a controller or handheld that could sense your
mood and translate your fears, stresses, and joy into a game in real
time ? No, we're not talking about Nintendo's long-delayed Vitality
Sensor (that's still a thing, right?), we're talking about a patent
filed by Sony for a biometric sensor that may or may not be coming to
a PS Move wand, PS Vita, or DualShock controller near you.
The patent, unearthed by Sileconera,
shows PlayStation brand controllers and a PS Vita-like handheld outfitted with special surfaces designed
to collect biometric data...
Above: Don't watch past 10:00 unless you don't mind SPOILERS
Still not sure if you want to get
Uncharted 3, even after reading our 9/10 review?
Will watching the first 20 minutes of gameplay for the PS3-exclusive change
your mind? Then this video might help you out, but it comes with a heavy price,
namely spoiling all of the early game. And if you don’t want a major,
MAJOR SPOILER, stop watching around the 10 minute mark. You have been warned.
Anyway, here’s the video for
first two acts of undoubtedly today’s biggest release. Enjoy!
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3’s expanded roster is full of
wonderfully strange additions, and now one of the most confusing finally gets
showcased in these new trailers. Some might have thought adding Phoenix Wright was niche, but that’s nothing compared to Rocket Raccoon. Perhaps 99% of
readers haven’t heard of the space-faring animal-man, but those dissatisfied
should find solace in today’s other gameplay reveal for Frank West...
Can't wait for PlayStation Vita's February 22 release date?
Well, there's good news and there's bad news: the good news is that Sony has announced a bundle for the US and
Canada that will be coming out on February 15 – a full week before their new
handheld will be made available to everyone else – and it comes with the
system, a case, a memory card, and a game. The bad news is that,
depending on where you live, you might have limited choices as to which
system you get...
As we get older and more antisocial, we buy more things
online to avoid annoyances like sales tax, the sun and other people. At the
same time Amazon has been getting more aggressive with its gaming sales to gain
ground against GameStop and mega-retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy. This
week the site is offering spooky savings on horror games, including GR faves
Dead Island, Catherine and Ghost Trick...
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III. To celebrate
the decade of open-world gaming GTA III gave us, Rockstar's giving us
one of its just-announced, limited-edition, super-swank Claude Speed
action figures (which Rockstar sells
for $149.99) so that we can give it to one lucky reader. Made by Sideshow Collectibles and coming complete with two outfits,
eight weapons and nearly 30 points of articulation, Claude makes for an
impressive man-doll, but he's limited to a set of 1,500. One of those
1,500 could be yours...
Ubisoft Motion Pictures is close to announcing a partnership with Sony Pictures
Entertainment to adapt Assassin's Creed into a major Hollywood production, says
Variety. The studio, first announced in May, has been commanding attention from
a number of top studios with the property. Sony's bid for the Assassin's Creed
film rights reportedly beat out Universal, among others...