Oct 1st 2010, 2:44 pm EST | 2 Comments

If your contemplating between the 360 or PS3 version of Dead Space 2, this exclusive might help you make your mind. The Limited Edition of the game on the PS3 will contain an HD remake of the Wii game Dead Space: Extraction. Pretty impressive if you ask me. And it seems to be more than just a cash-in as it will feature Move compatibility and Trophy support (yay!). But let’s say you are still on the fence about purchasing the game when its released, well don’t you fret, Sony will be offering Extraction as a standalone title on the PSN.

Dead Space 2 is set to release on January 25th, 2011 for the PS3, 360, and PC.

Source: The Tanooki

Oct 1st 2010, 11:39 am EST | 0 Comments

Hollywood and the media love take stabs at the gaming community. To them, gamers tend have a tenuous grasp on reality. The games we play are so engrossing and  so addictive that we forget where the game world ends and the real world begins.

Law and Order has their own perception of the gaming world and I must admit, it’s quite hilarious. Take a look at this clip from the show. Continue Reading »

Oct 1st 2010, 11:11 am EST | 2 Comments

Gears of War 3 was originally slated to ship on April 5th, 2011. However, the team over at Microsoft Game Studios has opted to push the game’s release date back a bit.

“Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great work thus far readying the title for release in the Spring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until Fall 2011 to make it the marquee title for the holiday season.”

It’s good to know that the developers are getting additional time add more polish. However, this delay is intended to please the company’s investors. Gears of War 3 will definitely make the Redmond giant’s Fall earnings for its Xbox division look spectacular (just like Halo Reach did for the company this year). It’s fair enough. Microsoft at the end of the day has to come up with ways to please their investors (without them there wouldn’t be a Microsoft in the first place). It just sucks that we have to wait a bit longer for the conclusion to one of the greatest series to come out this generation.

Source: Kotaku

Sep 30th 2010, 11:40 pm EST | 0 Comments

EA is trying to jump start the Medal of Honor series with this reboot entitled simply Medal of Honor. So far it seems like its working as it has become the most pre-ordered title in the franchise according to EA. That might not seem that impressive, but spanning over 11 years and 9 titles for home consoles, it’s noting to shake your head at. Let’s just hope the final product can live up to the hype.

Medal of Honor hits shelves on October 12th in the North America for PS3, PC and 360.

Source: VG247

Sep 30th 2010, 11:16 am EST | 0 Comments

Beyond Good & Evil is not only a great game, it’s one of the best of all-time. It was a shame that it didn’t garner much in terms of sales at first and fans are still waiting for a sequel 7 years later. At least those who have yet to play this beautiful masterpiece can enjoy the HD re-release coming to the XBLA and PSN in 2011. Details are slim at the moment, but Ubisoft has stated that level textures, character models, and the soundtrack will be improved with everything running in beautiful 1080p.

Source: Kotaku

Sep 29th 2010, 7:18 pm EST | 3 Comments

Nintendo just announced that Fatal Frame will be coming to the Wii. A few screens were released along side the announcement. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all the information we have on the new title. Tecmo Koei are still at the helm of production/development.

Looking at the screens, the new Fatal Frame title looks like a remake of Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Skies, rather than a brand new game. Whatever it ends up being, we’re just glad to see that TecmoKoei hasn’t killed the series. We were a little scared after seeing the abrupt cancellation of Fatal Frame IV. Here’s hoping that this new Fatal Frame title for the Wii doesn’t suffer the same fate. Continue Reading »

Sep 29th 2010, 7:16 pm EST | 0 Comments

Sonic 4 is supposed to be a reboot to a series that has seriously lost it’s track many years ago. After many delays the first episode of Sonic 4 will be released on October 7th for the iPhone/iPod Touch, October 11th for WiiWare, October 12th for the PSN, and then the 13th for XBLA. The game will cost about $15 on the home consoles with the price for the iPhone/iPod Touch coming later this week. Seems a little steep for just one part of the final game, but if it can live up to the previous 2D Sonics then we need not worry.

Source: The Tanooki

Sep 29th 2010, 6:54 pm EST | 0 Comments

You might call this a little ambitious, but Nintendo believes that they can ship 4 million units of the 3DS before April 2011 (the system is seeing a release in Japan in February). As well, they are projecting 15 million units in software sales for the system. Now, I’m as excited as the next gamer about my favourite Nintendo franchises being in 3D, but at a price of $300 in Japan, I find it hard to believe they will sell this many units.  Then again this is Nintendo, so anything can happen.

Source: IGN

Sep 29th 2010, 9:53 am EST | 0 Comments

Nintendo just announced that the 3DS will start shipping on February 26th in Japan for ¥25,000 (about $298USD or $306CDN). The 3DS will launch in North America and Europe in March, however a final price has not yet been specified. At launch, the 3Ds will only be available in 2 flavours, “Aqua Blue” or “Cosmo Black”. The package comes with a charging cradle, 2GB SD card, telescoping metal stylus and six “paper cards” that can be used for playing the system’s built-in augmented reality games. (The 3DS’ outward-facing 3D camera will detect and replace them in the “scene” with different 3D objects.)

Do you speak Japanese? If so, this microsite that Nintendo just launched might be of some interest to you. Also, this PDF might mean more to you than it does to us. What we find is probably the coolest feature of the 3DS is its ability to create a Mii based on the photo it takes of you with its front-facing camera. Your Mii can be edited in the new “Mii Studio” for the 3DS. Other new apps coming to the 3Ds are “Nintendo 3DS cameras,” “Nintendo 3DS sound, “Chance Encounter Mii Plaza,” “AR Games” and “Book”. Continue Reading »

Sep 28th 2010, 9:36 pm EST | 0 Comments

Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese, Zoë Wanamaker, Bernard Hill and Nicholas Hoult. These are few of the many cast members lending their voice to the characters of Fable III.

Fable III takes place 50-60 years after the events of Fable II. Albion has fallen under the control of Logan, a tyrannical and corrupt king. The player is cast in the role of Logan’s sibling and spends the entire game trying to take down the menacing leader. It is believed that Logan killed his (your) parents, the previous rulers of Albion, in order to seize power for himself.

Fable III will be released on October 26th in North America and October 29th in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PC. Continue Reading »