Activision shared a behind the scenes video for Call of Duty: Ghosts during Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling event, detailing the development ideology behind the company's next-gen Call of Duty title.
The video above shares more details on the development of the game's plot and characters, as well as information on features new to the franchise such as dynamic maps and the ability to have a dog as a squad mate.
A teaser trailer for the game leaked earlier this morning prior to the Xbox One announcement, but has since been taken down. The full trailer from Microsoft's presentation is available here.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on Nov. 5 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Windows PC. The game will hit Xbox One at an unspecified date and will receive all downloadable content...
Activision shared a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts during Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling event today, offering viewers a first look at the game's world.
The game will feature a new world, characters and story on the company's new next generation engine.
"We're ghosts," the narrator says, "fighting for something that can't be killed."
A shorter version of the trailer leaked this morning prior to Microsoft's event.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on Nov. 5 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U. The game will launch on Xbox One at an unspecified date and will receive all downloadable content for the title first as timed exclusives.
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts will make the game world a character, according to executive producer Mark Rubin.
Speaking to Polygon, Rubin said that when the studio set out to make the game — long before it decided what the game was going to be or what it would be called — it asked itself what would happen if the game world was a character rather than just an environment where battles take place.
"What if the world actually affects the player, and the state of the world directly affects the player from a story standpoint?" Rubin said. "A character means someone who has a material effect on your emotional state within the game, and I think a lot of what we've done — especially in Modern Warfare 3 — started to hit on that. You saw your hometown getting destroyed, so...
Slant Six Games, the studio behind the SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals games and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, was working on a Medal of Honor title for the PlayStation Vita, according to the online portfolio of concept artist Alex Carigi.
Carigi worked at Vancouver-based Slant Six between 2006 and 2009, according to his LinkedIn profile. His online portfolio includes a piece of concept art featuring soldier designs and bearing logos for both Slant Six and Sony's PS Vita in the bottom right corner.
In January, EA announced it would take the Medal of Honor franchise "out of rotation" for its annual games lineup, citing low scores and poor public reception of its latest installment, Medal of Honor Warfighter.
"We struggled with two challenges: the slowdown that impacted the entire...
NBA Live 14 will be released on next-generation consoles, said Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen during a talk at the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Internet, Media and Communications Conference today.
In discussing EA's upcoming slate of releases, Jorgensen mentioned new games such as NBA Live, which he said "will come out on Gen 4," an industry term for the fourth generation of 3D gaming consoles. The PlayStation 4 will be released this holiday season; Microsoft will announce the next Xbox at an event later today.
NBA Live 14 is set for release later this year. EA may debut the game at the Xbox reveal event today — the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the NBA Live franchise teased an imminent unveiling yesterday, mentioning a "countdown to tip-off" with the hashtag...
What if BioShock Infinite ended differently — and its characters ended up on a reality show?
Proceed with caution: this video contains some pretty heavy spoilers.
In yet another parallel universe, Booker and Elizabeth are living a not-so-peaceful life in the suburbs, attempting to heal from their ordeal in Columbia. Booker struggles to have normal interactions with his neighbors, deal with rebellious Elizabeth — whose relationship with Songbird has become somewhat different — and struggle to cope with himself. Literally.
Timtimfed's Michael Shanks' reimagining of BioShock Infinite's conclusion takes some of the most dangerous elements of Irrational Games' tale and warps them into something hilarious. Shanks' YouTube channel also features several other video game-themed videos,...
Indie developer LabZeroGames' 2D fighting title Skullgirls will be released in Japanese arcades according to an image posted online listing the title for arcade launch.
Skullgirls, which was released on the Japanese PlayStation Network in February, will be brought to arcades by network system NesicaxLive, a platform used to run video games on arcade machines. LabZeroGames' CEO Peter Bartholow took to NeoGAF to confirm the game would be hitting Japanese arcades and to express his excitement.
"We are stupidly excited for this, just because I can't think of a single other non-Japanese dev that can say they have a game out in Japanese arcades," he wrote.
Bartholow also confirmed the arcade port is behing handled by a Japanese developer and should include the five new characters funded...
Following the tease of the Panopticon trailer last week, today Sony's Japan Studio finally announced their project Freedom Wars, a multiplayer action title for PlayStation Vita devices slated to come to Japan next year.
The studio has now released a new trailer which dives into the center of the totalitarian region of Panopticon, a futuristic prison society, and offers an overview of the millions of criminals and hidden cameras that populate the area. In this futuristic setting, the death total from war has sky-rocketed while population growth fails to rise. The trailer also offers a look at the kind of skirmishes that can be expected, including battles against enormous mecha-dragons.
A collection of currently locked screens on the game's official website suggest further information...
Man at Arms' Master swordsmith, Tony Swatton, recreated Cloud's Buster sword from Final Final Fantasy 7.
The video above demonstrates Swatton in action as he discusses the hefty blade's creation process. According to the video's description, he uses high-speed belt grinders, scorching furnaces and pounding power hammers. At the end of the video, the weapon is used to obliterate full soda bottles, pinatas, watermelons and vases.
The Swordsmith recently conducted a Reddit AMA where he talked about his favorite weapon to reproduce (Gimli's Axe and Raphael's Sais), how he got into his line of work and how he cut off his nose while polishing a piece of gothic armor.
Swatton has created Finn's Golden Sword from Adventure Time, Sora's Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, a Klingon Bat'leth, Plasma...
Two new games will join the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection next week, according to the PlayStation Blog: Germinator (PS Vita) and Pinball Arcade (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy enabled).
On May 21, PlayStation Plus members will be able to pick up both Germinator and Pinball Arcade for free, while non-members can buy them individually for $9.99 on the PlayStation Network. As of tomorrow, the Metro: Last Light Season Pass (PS3), which is a discounted pre-payment for future Metro DLC that includes The Faction Pack, The Tower Pack, The Developer Pack and The Chronicles Pack, will also receive a 25 percent discount for PS Plus members, bringing it down to $11.24 from the regular PSN price of $14.99.
The following games are also being discounted for PS Plus members: Darkstalkers...
We got personal with Batman: Arkham Origins and creative director Eric Holmes to chat about what the game borrows from previous Batman Arkham games and what it does new. We learned how Media Molecule's Tearaway will make use of the PlayStation Vita's rear touchpads — and Pinterest. Sony shared a teaser video for the PlayStation 4 hardware. EA Sports announced it will show "the next generation of FIFA" at Microsoft's event tomorrow, and Microsoft trademarked something called "Forzavista."
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Next-gen FIFA title will be shown tomorrow alongside the new Xbox
Ten titles, including Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, will be available with all their corresponding downloadable content through the PlayStation Store beginning tomorrow, digital distribution senior manager Pierre Gravereau announced via the PlayStation Blog.
Bundles with be available at a limited-time discount for regular and PlayStation Plus members. Check out the full list below:
Assassin's Creed 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99
Batman Arkham City — PSN: $28.99, PS Plus: $23.19
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99
DmC Devil May Cry — PSN: $52.49, PS Plus: $47.24
Far Cry 3 — PSN: $55.99, PS Plus: $50.39
Max Payne 3 — PSN: $29.99, PS Plus: $20.99
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance — PSN: $63.99, PS Plus: $44.79
Persona 4 Arena — PSN:...
The high-definition release of Resident Evil: Revelations will be expanded with three batches of downloadable content coming in June, one of which includes two characters, Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk, playable in the game's Raid Mode.
The first batch of content will hit June 4 in the form of two DLC packs: Resistance Set and Enhancement Set. Each pack will be priced at 160 Microsoft Points/$1.99/€1.99 and contain six weapon upgrades.
The following week, Rachel Ooze and Lady Hunk — a female, shorts-wearing version of Umbrella Security Service Unit member Hunk, first playable in Resident Evil 2 — will be available for 240 Microsoft Points/$2.99/€2.99. Both will be playable in Revelations' Raid Mode. The still-human version of Rachel and original Hunk will be also be available in...
Pre-orders of Media Molecule's Tearaway will come with bonus content like the Tearaway soundtrack, costumes for LittleBigPlanet and more, according to a posting on the PlayStation Blog.
Participating retailers will offer the following items with pre-orders of the PS Vita game:
Tearaway soundtrack with bonus track
Iota and Atoi costumes for LittleBigPlanet
Exclusive skin for the in-game ridable pig and printable papercraft plan to match
Iota and Atoi Avatars for use on PlayStation Network
PlayStation Vita wallpaper
Tearaway is due in North America on Oct. 22 and Europe on Oct. 25. Read our hands-on preview of the game here.
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is like the winner of an ugly pet competition: Its faults somehow make it adorable.
Access Games' open-world survival horror game obliterates the distinction between odd and broken with such regularity that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the two. Even with the Director's Cut treatment, its cumbersome controls, dated presentation and sometimes excruciating pacing are as central to the experience as what it gets right. To be frank, Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is kind of broken. It's also a riot.
The oddities in Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut — particularly its ragtag cast of oddball characters — combine to create a unique and fascinating cocktail that works despite its flaws.
Deadly Premonition: The...
The launch trailer for Techland's downloadable FPS Western Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is all about main character Silas Greaves, his mysterious story and his penchant for shooting people in the face.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger pits the player and Silas against infamous legends of the Wild West like Butch Cassidy and Jesse James, though it calls into question Silas' memory — perhaps he gets details wrong, if he's not making the whole story up as he tells the tale. Silas has a number of face-shooting tools in his ornately carved pistols and rifle, or a shotgun for close-range combat.
The trailer also features Silas' abilities, like his Sense of Death that lets him dodge incoming bullets and the Concentration mode that slows down time to pick off enemies. We also get a glimpse at the...
The Connected Careers mode that debuted in Madden NFL 13 last year was a watershed moment for the Madden NFL series, representing one of the franchise's biggest leaps in a single year. But it also highlighted a couple of the game's greatest failings: a clunky interface and poor or nonexistent tutorials. Madden's developers at EA Tiburon are attempting to deliver one major addition to Connected Careers in Madden NFL 25 this year, and they're doing a lot of work on its existing pieces, but they knew they had to tackle those two issues first.
"Due to the massive amount of stuff we had put in the game last year, we really didn't get a lot of time to sit down and add that extra level of polish that walks you through understanding why things are happening," said Josh Looman, lead designer on...
Watch Dogs pre-order customers at Amazon and GameStop in the U.S. will receive their own exclusive single-player missions, publisher Ubisoft announced today.
Amazon pre-orders come with the Signature Shot Pack. The mission will task players with infiltrating the hideout of the Black Viceroys, a gang in Watch Dogs' near-future Chicago, and steal a package including the Biometric Assault Rifle — so they can imprint the gun with their hand and claim it — and a Black Viceroys outfit for protagonist Aiden Pearce.
Players who pre-order Watch Dogs at GameStop will get the Palace Pack. The mission within focuses on a police raid of a palace owned by an internet millionaire; it's up to Pearce to get in, wipe the guy's hard drives and get out before the cops show up. The Palace Pack also...
Batman: Arkham Origins stars noted voice actors Roger Craig Smith as Batman and Troy Baker as Joker, reports Joystiq.
Smith replaces longtime Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy; it was initially reported that Conroy would not appear in Arkham Origins at all, but he said last week that he is involved with the franchise in some capacity.
Smith's credits include Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin's Creed games and Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series. Baker most recently lent his voice to BioShock Infinite protagonist Booker DeWitt, and stars as Joel, the male lead in Naughty Dog's upcoming survival title The Last of Us. He also appeared in Batman: Arkham City as the actor behind Two-Face and Robin.
Batman: Arkham Origins, which is in development at WB Games Montreal, launches...
Sam Fisher may be a super spy, but this new trailer for Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Blacklist shows that even the best secret agents need a hand sometimes.
According to the trailer, Splinter Cell: Blacklist will ship with 14 different missions for co-op play across four mission types. This is at odds with what Polygon learned in our co-op preview, when we were told that Blacklist would have 16 co-op missions. In the co-op mode, players can either take charge of veteran Splinter Cell agent Sam Fisher or his CIA counterpart Isaac Briggs. Briggs and Fisher must watch each others' backs, and are shown assisting one another to get to areas they wouldn't be able to reach on their own.
According to the trailer, Splinter Cell: Blacklist supports couch co-op play with a split-screen mode. For...
The last time I played Media Molecule's charming, inventive PlayStation Vita game Tearaway, I mentioned its use of the handheld's rear touch pad only in passing. But playing it again this week, seeing its introductory level, it became more clear how instrumental that method of control unique to the Vita is while playing Tearaway.
In the game's earliest moments, players will spend a great deal of time tapping and rubbing the back of the Vita with their fingertips. Drumhead-like panels, textured with the PlayStation controller button icons, are scattered throughout Tearaway's world. They serve as bounce pads. Tap them and they'll make a pleasing bass drum thump and launch characters into the air.
On other surfaces that look like simple brown wrapping paper, players can touch the back of...