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...
Bad day at the office? Crummy class at
school? Sometimes all you need to turn your afternoon around is a new
trailer for the gorgeously illustrated Rayman Origins; and wouldn't
you know, that's exactly what we stumbled across this morning. See? You and us, we're like this.
Fighting game expert
Maximilian has returned with your old pal Doctor Doom to teach us another lesson
about the new characters added to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. We already saw
the dangerous duo give us a lengthy rundown on how best to use Strider and Hawkeye,
now we get some real insight into the controls of Nemesis and Dr Strange. Plus
Max and Doom make a new friend.
This morning following the US
release of Batman: Arkham City, the LA times
did a sizeable story on Warner Bros Interactive’s success this year, which
other than Arkham City includes the multimillion-selling Mortal Kombat reboot.
Near the end of the article, the company teased what lies in the future for
them including a Hobbit game based on the upcoming film, a Lego Batman sequel
and a mysterious new game featuring another DC Comics hero...
were crushed when we heard that the PlayStation Vita wouldn't be
releasing in the US in 2011. Crushed. Sure, Sony had never said it would
be hitting US shores this year, but we sort of assumed that it would.
Thankfully, even though we won't be unwrapping Sony's handheld for
Christmas, we won't be waiting much longer: today, CEO of Sony
Computer Entertainment, Jack Tretton, announced the official release
date for the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe: February 22, 2011...
James Rolfe should be immediately recognizable
to anyone who's hung around the video game scene for a decent length of time.
Since 2004, the indie filmmaker and founder of Cinemassacre Productions has
been chugging Rolling Rock beer and reviewing the worst games on the planet as
his dorky alter-ego, the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN for cool people). Now,
after seven years of subjecting himself to the horrors of gaming for his
audience's amusement, he's turning to fans to help fund a feature length AVGN
movie, and he's starting with this video plea...
is the developer responsible for Spider-Man’s most recent adventures, including
Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time, which were adequate games, but lacked
one key component: New York City. Both went with separated, linear levels,
leaving behind the open world trappings of Spidey games of old. After a few
years break, Beenox is taking Peter Parker back to where he fits in best, as
the newly announced Amazing Spider-Man movie game will feature an open NYC once
Galactus may not be Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s most important
gift to comics when compared to Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men, Avengers,
or Fantastic Four, but he’s still a pretty big deal, and the kind of cosmic
threat worthy of being a game’s final boss. Obviously playing as him in a
normal match would break the game, but we still yearn to feel a fraction of his
humungous power, and Capcom is finally going to give us a taste. This weekend
Capcom confirmed a new playable Galactus mode is in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
along with Galactus-centric, post-launch free DLC...
Just like at San Diego Comic Con, Capcom is out to make a
big splash at New York City’s comic convention. Obviously that
means the game publishing giant brought tons of new details for arguably its
biggest upcoming game, Street Fighter X Tekken. The crossover fighter has been
heavily teased over the last year, with hints to the many characters from both
franchise’s that’ll be included, but today’s biggest SFXT news involved one
secret finally being revealed. We now know the game goes on sale March 6 in the
US, with Europe getting it March 9...