Splinter Cell: Blacklist | Review

When the first gameplay of Splinter Cell: Blacklist was unveiled at E3 2012, I, along with many other longtime fans of the series, were left thinking, “Here we go again.”  After a somewhat clandestine infiltration of a terrorist camp, Sam Fisher proceeded to lay waste to his enemies in the most Rambo-esque of fashions.  Series… Read more

Rare to Unveil Work on “Historic IP” at E3, says Microsoft

At today’s announcement of the XBox One, Microsoft touted their stable of development studios.  One of those studios, UK-based Rare Ltd, has often been labelled as a major disappointment since being acquired by Microsoft in 2002.  After garnering critical acclaim for such games as Banjo-Kazooie, Killer Instinct, and Viva Pinata, they have been relegated to the creation… Read more

Vergil’s Downfall DLC | Review

In Ninja Theory’s recent reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry, we got a fresh perspective on half-demon, half-angel Dante as he irreverently hacked and slashed his way through waves of demons, spouting profanity-laced one-liners throughout the whole affair.  Though he only played a supporting role, Dante’s brother, Vergil, was still an important figure in the narrative. … Read more

Avalanche Studios Teases Just Cause 3 With Screenshot

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Actually, it’s a man jumping out of what appears to be some sort of blimp.  Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg posted the image below to Instagram today, further teasing the announcement of the third installment in the developer’s over-the-top sandbox action series Just Cause.   When can we expect… Read more

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flags – First Screen and Details Revealed

Rumors

As we reported yesterday, the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be subtitled Black Flags and will feature pirates.  Along with the the marketing materials leaked earlier, a first screenshot has been revealed (seen above).  It doesn’t feature a lot of details for us to mull over, but the character does look distinctly pirate-ish. In addition to the… Read more

343 Wants to Explore the Halo Universe Beyond Master Chief

In an interview with Polygon, 343 Industries’ executive producer Kiki Wolfkill talked about Halo 4 and the future of the franchise.  She spoke about the challenge of a new developer taking over a decade-old franchise and the importance of establishing credibility with the Halo fanbase. If we didn’t take that right initial step, there would be nothing after.  If… Read more

Microsoft’s Next-Gen Challenge: Exclusivity and the Core Gamer

As the sun sets on the current generation of consoles, gamers have taken up residence on the edge of their seats, awaiting every tidbit of information and whisper of a rumor.  Sony’s recent announcement of the PlayStation 4 might as well have dumped a few gallons of gasoline on the growing inferno of anticipation.  Detailed… Read more

Did Capcom Tease Dragon’s Dogma 2 at the PS4 Event?

As expected, today was chock full of news from Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement. While all the hardware specs and social features of the PS4 are getting a lot of attention, there was one particular item that really caught my attention: Capcom’s reveal of their Panta Rhei next-gen engine. Undoubtedly, it was tear-jerkingly beautiful, and has already stirred… Read more

inFAMOUS: Second Son – First Details

Along with the official announcement of the PlayStation 4 today, Sony revealed a few of the games that will grace their new console, one of which was the highly anticipated inFAMOUS: Second Son.  Along with the trailer from the event (below), developers Sucker Punch dished out some of the first details of the game on… Read more