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By Wade Hinkle On 21 May, 2015 At 02:27 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarSierra has released a new developer diary trailer today, featuring how The Odd Gentlemen is creating the re-imagined version of the adventure game King’s Quest.

The developer studio’s Art Director Evan Cagle and Producer Lindsey Rostal pull back the curtain to show us how the artwork of King’s Quest is transferred to digital media and brings the world to life.

In 1990 during the development of King’s Quest V, publisher Sierra created a way for their artists to draw, scan them to a PC and then create the King’s Quest world. Now a quarter of a century later, The Odd Gentlemen is now using a similar technique to bring King’s Quest to current platforms.

King’s Quest was created by Ken and Roberta Williams and was released in May 1984. The beginning of what would become a a thirst for adventure games, along with other titles like Space Quest, Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry put Sierra on the forefront of PC adventure gaming. As many times within the industry, tastes changed and eventually Sierra clout faded. Fast forward thirty years, Activision purchased the company this past August and King’s Quest will be once again be Sierra’s flag-bearer.

The new King’s Quest will be release in a series of episodes and will begin where the series ended. King Graham, now aged is narrating his past adventures to his granddaughter Gwendolyn.

Earlier this month, the vocal cast was revealed and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future, Addams Family) will be voicing the elderly King Graham while Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man) will be portraying the younger King Graham. Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate, We Bought A Zoo) will be voicing Gwendolyn. Though roles were not revealed, the game has many others joining the cast including Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, Toy Story), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) along with Michael Benyaer, Loretta Devine, Gideon Emery, Jean Gilpin, Michael Gough, Andy Pessoa, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Fred Tatasciore, Richard White and Michael-Leon Wooley. This cast can only enhance the game.

One piece of information that we are still missing is the release date. The first chapter of King’s Quest is currently on schedule to be released later this year. The game is under development for the PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

By Wade Hinkle On 20 May, 2015 At 09:59 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarCapcom has revealed the fourth character on the roster in Street Fighter V, none other than M. Bison, the evil dictator of Shadaloo.

He has grown a bit older, but don’t let that fool you as he has only gotten more vicious and has gained more control over his Psycho Power and some new attacks. He has also updated his wardrobe a bit, leaving behind his cape as you will see in the trailer below he’s wearing a red trench coat. His punches now encompass his opponents with psycho energy, but are in the dark as to whether it does real damage or just for artistic effect. The dictator still has his teleporting ability, with a possibility that the recovery time has been shortened also.

Street Fighter V is scheduled to be released sometime in 2016 on the Playstation 4 and PC, featuring cross-platform play. Capcom also announced recently that a beta test will be available to those who pre-order the game, but no timetable has been given as to when it will happen.

You can also check out the new screenshots the publisher released today, showing more details of M. Bison taking on Nash.


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M. Bison joins the ranks of Ryu, Chun-Li and Nash who have now been revealed for Street Fighter V. Who’s next and who is it that you must see join the roster? Let us know in the comments below.

By Wade Hinkle On 15 May, 2015 At 02:01 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarUbisoft and developer Ubisoft Montreal announced earlier today the release date for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege as October 13th.

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Rainbow Six: Siege is a strategic team-based military first-person shooter and is being developed for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. The game is inspired by the “reality of counter terrorist operatives around the world”, and the environments will react “realistically, dynamically, and
uniquely based on the size and caliber of bullets used or the amount of explosives that have been set.”

A new short trailer was released along with the release date announcement which you can see below.

The developer is expecting the sales of Rainbow Six: Siege to become their best-selling shooter in the history of Ubisoft, with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explains during a recent investors call “Over its lifetime, we believe Rainbow Six: Siege has the potential to become the highest-selling shooter in Ubisoft’s history.”

According to CFO Alain Martine, Rainbow Six games have settled at about three million units, while Far Cry 4 has “exceeded seven million” to date. He continued saying “We believe that Rainbow Six, because of replay-ability and multi-player, might have the potential to better than Far Cry over its lifetime.” Taking those numbers into account, Rainbow Six: Siege will have to sell over double

What are your thought’s on Rainbow Six: Siege, is this something you are interested in purchasing? Do you think the game can sell as many units as Ubisoft is saying? Let us know in the comments below.

By Wade Hinkle On 13 May, 2015 At 10:21 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarUbisoft released an announcement trailer earlier today that gives new information on the next iteration of the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is being developed by Ubisoft Quebec along with nine other Ubisoft studios. Based in London, England during the Industrial Revolution, players will be able to take on the role of either Jacob or Evie Frye, twins that were raised to follow the creed.

Jacob is described as a hot headed, rebellious leader of an underground gang formed to fight for the survival of the lower classes. Evie, the first female character in the franchise, is the exact opposite of her twin brother boasting as a master of both stealth and control. Fighting together to free the people from poverty and corruption, and gain back control of London.

The publisher is trumpeting that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be the largest and most modern open-world in the franchise’s history. New weapons will be introduced such as brash knuckles, a kukri knife and a revolver. Other items for use will include the the zip-line and a rope launcher.

“The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, creative director, Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available worldwide on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Windows PC version will have the release date confirmed at a later date, with Ubisoft stating that the game will be released this fall.

Check out the walk-through and announcement trailer along with the screenshots that were released today below.


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By Garrett Green On 10 Feb, 2015 At 06:35 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Featured, Movie News, News, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarNo, it’s not April Fool’s Day, no you aren’t dreaming. It’s really happening. Spiderman will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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Sony Pictures and Marvel studios have reached a deal to introduce Spiderman into an upcoming Marvel movie. After that, Sony and Marvel will co-produce the next Spiderman movie which is set to release on July 28. 2017. The two companies are also discussing the possibilities of bringing in MCU characters into the new Spidey films. Sony will continue to finance and distribute the movies, and well as own and have final creative say on the films. However, Kevin Feige and Marvel will be co-producing films from here on so expect to see heavy involvement from Marvel.

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The question on everyone’s mind though is if Sony and Marvel are continuing from the Amazing Spiderman Movies or if we are getting our third reboot of the wall crawler. While the press release say one way or the other, the language does make it seem we are getting a new Peter Parker. Specifically the press release says “… the ‘new’ Spiderman…” It also states that Sony and Marvel “…will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.” Take from that what you will but one can speculate from that phrasing that they will introduce a new actor to portray the Sony-Marvel Spiderman.

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I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited about this news. Personally, I feel Marvel will get the future Spiderman films onto a better track than where it was headed. I hope all those spin offs (Secret Agent Aunt May? Really???) will be axed and create a better focus on the films than setting up spinoffs. And while I didn’t dislike the Amazing Spiderman films nor the Andrew Garfield I think Marvel will do a much better job. But since Sony has the last say we just have to wait and see what they can do. You can read the full press release here.

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By Amy McGarey On 3 Dec, 2014 At 06:47 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4 | With 0 Comments
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Happy birthday, PlayStation One! Since December 3rd is Sony PlayStation’s 20 year anniversary (I feel old!), Sony has announced that there will be a new limited edition version of the PlayStation 4 in the styling of the original grey console. To be released in the US and Canada, the limited edition grey PS4 will be indeed very limited. Sony is planning on making only 12,300 unites worldwide.

To show how special the console will be, each system will be numbered. Not only that, but the system itself will feature the original PlayStation four-colored logo and has a repeated etching pattern of the four PlayStation button symbols. The PS4 controller is patterned after the original one and also has the button etchings on the back of it. The limited edition console also comes with a vertical stand, PlayStation camera, and a mono headset to match the system.

If you can’t buy the limited edition PS4, you can still celebrate the anniversary by downloading some free themes for the PS4, PS3, and Vita from the PlayStation Store. The anniversary theme also features the original PS One start-up sound.

The system will cost $499 and will be available for pre-order on December 6. The PlayStation Experience keynote will also take place on the same day at 10 AM Pacific Time. More details on the system will be released during the keynote.

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Here’s the moment many of us have been waiting for! The release date for Mortal Kombat X was announced!

When will it be released?

Why, April 14, 2015 is the date we will finally see this game on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC!

Are you excited for this game? Let us know in the comments!

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At PAX East earlier this year, it was announced that there would be a PAX South in San Antonio, Texas. PAX South is to be held from January 23 to January 25.

Yesterday, Penny Arcade randomly announced at 1:11 pm via Twitter that PAX South tickets were on sale.  Within 2 hours, 3 day passes sold out.

Fortunately, single day passes are still available for purchase at http://south.paxsite.com/registration.

You can follow Penny Arcade on Twitter at @Official_PAX.

I will be at PAX South. Will you? What did you think of how they informed the public about the tickets being on sale? Let us know in the comments!

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At 3 A.M. PDT Thursday, June 19, Konami released a 30 min. gameplay trailer of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The gameplay trailer is the same demo that was on display at this years E3. The trailer will be in English and shown on Kojima Station.

The Phantom Pain technically takes place after the most recent release of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, but if you’re familiar with the Metal Gear series you know the games were released in anything but a linear order.

If you’re thinking of playing the Metal Gear series to “catch up” to this release you have more than enough time as MGSV: The Phantom Pain does not yet have a release date and isn’t expected to come out this year.

Here’s a link for the live stream currently going on on YouTube.

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PAX East 2014 was my fourth PAX but my first time going as Media.  As always, PAX East was a great experience! Every year PAX East is held in Boston, so I enjoy being able to see another part of the East Coast while checking out all the video games.

This year I got to see many different video games, the most notable of which included This War of Mine from 11 Bit Studios, Sniper Elite 3 and Defense Grid 2 from 505 Games and Hidden Path Entertainment, and Framed from Loveshack Entertainment.  All of these games were very different from one another but brought a lot to the table to create an enjoyable experience. This War of Mine allows you to gain insight into the struggle of a war torn country from a very individual level of trying to survive day to day.  Sniper Elite 3 brought a new and fun entry into shooters with absolutely amazing and awe-worthy graphics.  Defense Grid 2 was an amazingly fun tower defense game that doesn’t fail to keep you on your toes.  Framed was a very unique entry with a puzzle style journey through a mystery.  I plan to get all of these games the minute they’re available and I highly recommend each and every one of them.

Of course, there was far more to see during PAX East as the expanse of the show floor and panels is ginormous! 2014 was definitely the year of the indie games for PAX East.  The presence of AAA games seemed to be a bit light and I was quite worried when I saw the schedule, but PAX East did not disappoint.

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An organization I would definitely like to highlight is Operation Supply Drop. As an Army brat (my parents served in the Army for a long time) and having a lot of friends in the military, it definitely makes me happy to see an organization that makes it their mission to help out the troops.  Operation Supply Drop does just that and more. I met with Captain Stephen Machuga of the US Army and Charity Founder. Captain Machuga, as well as everyone at OSD’s booth exhuded passion and enthusiasm about their mission to bring “video games to soldiers in combat zones and military hospitals.”  Being in a combat zone, in military hospitals, and other areas where soldiers serve can be extremely stressful so OSD does their best to make “fun where there is none!” There was never a dull moment at the booth while there or passing and I’ve seen so much enthusiasm from the gaming community to help their cause.  It’ll be very interesting to see how OSD expands and grows further to be such a great presence for our troops.  For more information about their cause and how to help out, check out their website at www.OperationSupplyDrop.org, their Twitter @OpSupplyDrop, and their Facebook page at Facebook.com/OperationSupplyDrop.

I also got to check out numerous booths on the show floor which is always exciting. GUNNAR Optiks never disappoints with their selection of gaming eyewear. I even snagged myself a pair from their Intercept line in Ink (purple). I always get a pair of GUNNARs every time I go to PAX East and absolutely love them. Whether I’m gaming or staring at a computer screen, GUNNARs help reduce the strain in my eyes. I’ve also found that their line of sunglasses are absolutely wonderful and are far better than all of the other sunglasses that I own.

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As always, PAX East was a great experience and I highly recommend going if you ever get the chance.  It’s worth the fun and craziness and the video game culture galore!  Everyone is excited and happy to be there with so many things to do with such a short amount of time!

Although I may not attend next year, you may be able to catch me at PAX South and PAX Prime next year. I, also, plan to be at Otakon this summer and Baltimore Comic Con this fall.

Did you go? What did you think of PAX East? Is there anything from my experience at PAX East that you’d like to hear more about? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @LadyLoveMonster!

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