Posts byMichael Urban

Wolfenstein: The New Order | Most Anticipated of 2014

It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve had a great retro-themed, adrenaline-fueled, single-player first-person shooter to sink our bayonets into, and it’s been much longer since we’ve had an attempt at an alternate-history Nazi dystopia (Turning Point: Fall of Liberty… oh God… *hurls in bucket*). This is why it’s delightful to know that Wolfenstein:
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Deus Ex: The Fall May be Headed to Steam

A port of Deus Ex: The Fall may be headed to PC via Steam if this leaked info is to be believed. A user by the name of ColonelColon on the Steam forums (whose efforts were passed on to NeoGaf) managed to get ahold of header images that are presumably meant to be displayed on
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Risen 3: Titan Lords Announced, Along With Screenshots

The third entry in the Risen series of fantasy role-playing games has been announced. Titled Risen 3: Titan Lords, the game will once again be developed by Piranha Bytes and will serve as a direct continuation of the already established plotline. Unlike predecessor Risen 2: Dark Waters, which had a strong pirate theme, Risen 3
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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall | Review

I tell ya, nobody loved Dishonored more than me. Well ok, I suppose the fellow over there with the Corvo bedsheets and rubber mask did, as well as the people who actually got the platinum trophy… ok, I suppose I just really liked Dishonored. For good reason, though; it was an incredibly flexible game, allowing
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Thomas Was Alone | Review

Can­ ­rec­tangles make y­ou cry? Prior to playing Mike Bithell’s independent puzzle platformer Thomas Was Alone, I’d never had to ask myself that question. Of course they couldn’t, I’d probably have scoffed in response. How could mere shapes, flat and boringly symmetrical ones at that, ever be able to evoke such a heartfelt reaction? However,
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Gearbox Software attains rights to Homeworld franchise

One of THQ’s franchises that the publisher had to auction off after bankruptcy was the Homeworld series of space-based RTS games. Today, it was revealed that avid license savior Gearbox Software was the party who won the rights to the series, and they plan to move forward with it in interesting new directions while keeping
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Bethesda to unveil “Zwei” tomorrow, survival horror game from Shinji Mikami

Bethesda have recently been teasing an incoming game announcement, and today it was discovered that the title in question is a survival horror title codenamed Zwei, directed by Resident Evil series creator Shinji Mikami. Firstly, Bethesda’s official Twitter account tweeted the following, confirming a reveal tomorrow: mystery revealed tomorrow @ign vine.co/v/bUqveJ2uFeZ — Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog)
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Metro: Last Light – “Enemy Danger” trailer

The second chapter in the Ranger Survival Guide video series for Metro: Last Light has been released, titled “Enemy Danger.” This one, seen below, focuses on the game’s stealth mechanics as well as the ideologies driving the various military factions that inhabit the underground Metro. Once again, the narration is powered by cheesy Russian accent.
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Can the Thief reboot survive on only next-gen platforms?

When the upcoming reboot of the Thief series, simply titled Thief, was unveiled, it was announced only for the next generation of consoles, those being the PS4, the PC and whatever Microsoft will call their new Xbox. Not a single mention was made of any current-gen versions of the game. This means that current generation
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4 new screenshots for Mars: War Logs

Ravenous space wolves. A man lurking in the shadows. Electric powers. Sex appeal. These new screenshots for Spiders Games’ upcoming RPG Mars: War Logs include all of these things. Seen below, the four images give a glimpse at some new character designs for city guards, a look at what stealth plays like, and… well, let’s
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Gears of War: Judgment | Review

At surface level, Gears of War: Judgment has a lot in common with the recently released God of War: Ascension. Both of them are exclusive to a specific console, can have the first three letters of their title abbreviated into GoW, feature brutal violence and testosterone-fueled manliness, have had rather quiet marketing campaigns from their
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Rainbow 6: Patriots still in development, multiplayer portion done

Work is still occurring when it comes to Rainbow 6: Patriots, Ubisoft’s upcoming revival of the tactical shooter whose development has been rather ‘hush, hush’ as of of late. Speaking to VG 24/7 today, studio lead Jade Raymond told the publication that Ubisoft Toronto, the staff responsible for the game’s multiplayer component, has completely finished
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing – “Rage Mode” Trailer

Ever felt uncontrollably angry? Like, say, after watching the 2004 Van Helsing film starring Hugh Jackman? If so, you’ll get ample opportunity to channel that rage into powerful attacks in NeoCore Games’ upcoming dungeon-crawler RPG, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. In this latest trailer for the game, Van Helsing himself explains the game’s rage
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Metro: Last Light – “World of the Metro” trailer

Need a quick catch-up of the backstory behind the Metro universe, or want some tips and tricks for surviving in the harsh world? This latest trailer for the upcoming Metro: Last Light has you covered. Narrated via Russian accent, the video explains the circumstances that led to the creation of the underground Metro, and also
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Remember Me – “It’s Time To Fight” Trailer

Capcom have unveiled a brand new trailer for their sci-fi action game Remember Me today, this one focusing on the game’s combat system and the enemies that players will dispatch with it. Seen below, the video highlights the various enemy types Nilin will encounter during the game, which range from S.A.B.R.E. soldiers to robots to
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Wake Up Call – APC Showcase Trailer

Leatharian Studios have just unveiled the very first video for their upcoming shooter Wake Up Call, allowing gamers their first extended look at the game’s engine and artistic design. Titled “APC Showcase”, the clip runs for about a minute and shows off the lighting and texture work for what looks to be a military garage.
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Sony looking to trademark “Destiny of Spirits”

Sony have just filed an application to trademark the title “Destiny of Spirits,” indicating that it may be the next project they aim to publish. The application, which was filed using USPTO on March 26, can be seen here. The name was categorized under “Computer game software; Electronic game software for handheld electronic devices; Video
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(April Fools) Mike Cosimano Is A Flawed Individual

DICLAIMER: This post is not meant to be taken seriously. DISCLAIMER #2: Actually, I’m kidding. It is meant to be taken seriously. In fact, I demand you dress up as the joker, then go out to the busiest public place you know, point to this article, ask “why so serious?”, then have someone else punch
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Soundtrack Spotlight – “Altered Genos” (Panzer Dragoon Orta)

It’s time to unearth a truly hidden gem for today’s Soundtrack Spotlight. This one is from Sega and Smilebit’s fantastical 2003 rail shooter, Panzer Dragoon Orta. Titled “Altered Genos” and accompanying the level of the same name, the piece is a whimsical wind instrument extravaganza that gives off a sense of carefree exploration and natural
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New trailer for Suda 51 project, “Killer Is Dead”

Anyone familiar with Japanese game auteur Goichi Suda, better known as ‘Suda 51,’ knows to expect nothing less than complete absurdity from him and his studio, Grasshopper Manufacture. His latest project, Killer Is Dead, is a title due out this summer. Here’s the latest trailer, seen below in its English version. Featuring katanas, cyborg arms,
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Papo & Yo coming to Steam on April 18

Papo & Yo, an indie title by developer Minority Media that was originally a Playstation Network exclusive, is now making its way to the PC via Steam, where it will be available on April 18. No price point has been announced, and it’s unknown whether this version will differ in any way from its PS3
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