You may have missed this,
but basically every single game that matters is launching this month. And we’ve
given out so many glowing reviews, we don’t blame you for wanting to jump in a
midnight launch line immediately. But wait! You’re obviously forgetting the
magical 24-hour period known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when
everything is on sale and people are trampled for a $99 HD TV. Today Best Buy’s
Black Friday ad has leaked weeks ahead of time and includes some crazy deals
that might cause you to delay some purchases.
As promised, Sony is currently prepping a system to allow gamers to transfer (transfar?) their PlayStation Portable games to the UMD-less PS Vita. Today, the publisher announced system to allow Japanese gamers to convert their physical games into digital form for download, but it's not as simple as you might think. First, they'll need to download a verification application from the PlayStation Network, which will then confirm that they have a physical copy of the game. Once verified, the games can be re-purchased from the PSN with a discount, and that discount varies from game to game. While some are free, others are somewhat pricy...
It's been a few months since Sony first
unveiled Lil and Laarg, the greyscale heroes of the PlayStation Vita
launch title Escape Plan. True, they don't look like your typical video game stars, but after seeing these two atypical mascots running amok
in this new developer diary, you might be convinced to
make Escape Plan a day one purchase...
Longtime fans of pro wrestling hate to see their favorite
superstars retire, even if it’s so they can compete in mixed martial arts and
become one of the most popular fighters in UFC history. That’s the case with
Brock Lesnar who currently aims to get back the UFC Heavyweight title and is
preparing for a match in December. But he’s still coming back to sports
entertainment digitally, as he’s appearing in WWE '12, THQ’s next wrestling
game. Why’d he decide to sort of return to the house of McMahon? This video
interview has some answers...
Since Americans first purchased televisions, watching the
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been as central to the holiday as turkey or
arguing with your politically opposed family members. Games have been part of the
celebration since 1993 when Sonic the Hedgehog became the first videogame
character to have his own float in the parade. Now Sonic returns to the parade just
in time for his 20th Anniversary, and for those that make a stink about the
Modern Sonic/Classic Sonic distinction in Generations,
this balloon reflects the green-eyed Sonic we’ve known since 1999.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is one of the most exciting prospects on PS
Vita. But why sideline its already ultra-accessible control system by
giving it a needless touch screen mode? According to Game Star
(after translation), the game will feature a 'tap to attack' mode.
Super Street Fighter IV 3DS features touch screen attack shortcuts on
the touchscreen which massively unbalance the online game, but on Vita? Utter madness!
As adorable and stunningly animated the upcoming Rayman
Origins is, it’s got the dark specter of death looming over it. No we aren’t
talking about the fact that it comes out November 15 when it’ll be overshadowed
by a dozen AAA-budgeted titles. We’re talking about all the danger lurking
around the world that Rayman and pals explore. So many things can (and definitely
will) kill you during your playthorugh of the 2D throwback. Here are just some of
In case you somehow missed the media blitz that was last
year’s Spike Video Game Awards, it’s a bit like a mini-E3 filled with B-list
celebs and terrible award show banter. Honestly the winners hardly matter
compared to all the trailers that premier there. Last year we got our first
glimpses of Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and Uncharted 3, and the year before they
revealed Arkham City. Now we already know that the Dec 10 event will have at
least three big announcements, with the reveal of an Alan Wake sequel, BioWare’s
next game, and the first time we’ll see Metal Gear Solid: Rising since E3 2010...
When Peppy Hare taught a generation how to do a barrel roll during
their time with N64 classic Star Fox 64, we never thought it would become such a
cultural touchstone. Sure, our friends and colleagues knew the
importance of barrel rolls, but now something as huge and powerful as Google has
a sly wink to the furry space opera. Just type “do a barrel roll” into the
search bar and see what we mean...
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...