Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dragon’s Dogma Review

Engrossing and frustrating, Dragon’s Dogma is a flawed and unique gem.

     

Score: 8.0 / great

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Dragon’s Dogma Review” was posted by Kevin VanOrd on Wed, 30 May 2012 18:17:20 -0700

Video Review – Dragon–s Dogma

Kevin VanOrd plunges a sword into the heart of this video review for Dragon–s Dogma.

 

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Video Review – Dragon–s Dogma” was posted by JimM on Wed, 30 May 2012 18:16:58 -0700

PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Report

Sources say Sony to ship new console next year, company flirted with idea of download-only system, but decided against it over bandwidth concerns.

 

The PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves next year, sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The unnamed tipsters said Sony is aiming to hit this date, but did not elaborate further. A Sony representative declined to comment for GameSpot.


The PS4 could hit next year.

The PS4 could hit next year.

On top of outing a release window for the PS4, the paper’s sources explained Sony considered making it download-only, but ultimately decided against it. According to the report, Sony’s flirtation with such a system came to a hault mainly because of concerns regarding the prevalence and reliability of Internet connections around the world.

A user in a region with a relatively slow Internet connection would face lengthy download times, and this turned Sony off to the idea, the source said. A Sony representative told GameSpot, “This is rumor and we do not comment on rumor.”

If Sony had moved forward with a digital-only home console, it would have followed the company’s PSP Go in ditching boxed games. That system shipped in 2009, and during one week in February 2011, was outsold by its PSP predecessor 1,000-to-1 in Japan.

The site also reports that Microsoft’s next Xbox will boast an optical disc drive, as was suggested earlier this year when rumor had the new console sporting a Blu-ray drive. The source told the paper that Microsoft also harbored concerns regarding access to reliable Internet connections when devising plans for its upcoming console.

For more on speculation concerning the PS4 and next Xbox, check out GameSpot’s rumor roundup feature.

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PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Report” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Wed, 30 May 2012 13:11:00 -0700

CastleStorm Announcement Trailer

Here’s the announcement trailer for CastleStorm.

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CastleStorm Announcement Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Wed, 30 May 2012 12:44:02 -0700

The Games of E3 2012: Unknown Quantities

the GameSpot Staff sound off on the games we can’t wait to see more of at E3 2012.

 

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The Games of E3 2012: Unknown Quantities” was posted by Tyler on Wed, 30 May 2012 10:00:00 -0700

The Games of E3 2012: Radio Silence

The GameSpot Staff talks about games that we haven’t heard from in some time, but are still plenty excited about.

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The Games of E3 2012: Radio Silence” was posted by Tyler on Wed, 30 May 2012 10:00:00 -0700

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault hits PSN this fall

Insomniac prepping “fun-sized” downloadable outing for run-and-gun duo, promises to return to series’ familiar feel and weapons with new online features.

After a stylistic detour with last year’s Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Insomniac Games’ action platforming series is returning to its old formula this fall with Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault.


Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault gets back to the series' roots of innuendo-laden subtitles.

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault gets back to the series’ roots of innuendo-laden subtitles.

In announcing the project on the official PlayStation blog, Insomniac CEO Ted Price described Full Frontal Assault as a “fun-sized” downloadable outing for the PlayStation 3. He also said the developer is getting back to “the series’ classic feel, camera, controls and weapons,” while adding in new online features as well.

Full Frontal Assault isn’t the pair’s only PS3 appearance this year. It will be preceded by the summer launch of the Ratchet & Clank Collection, which will compile the first three games in the series with redone HD visuals and stereoscopic 3D support. Price said a release date on the collection would arrive in the next couple of weeks, and repeated a previous tease that the developer has a surprise in store for North American fans.

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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault hits PSN this fall” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Wed, 30 May 2012 09:51:37 -0700

Red Dead Redemption studio helping with GTAV

Employee resume indicates Rockstar San Diego assisting Rockstar North on much-anticipated open-world action game.

 

Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar San Diego is working with Rockstar North on the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto V, according to the LinkedIn resume of a former employee. As spotted by Videogamer, the page indicates the developer “worked on Grand Theft Auto 5 at Rockstar San Diego” between March 2011 and March 2012.


Maybe your ride in GTAV can be a Mustang?

Maybe your ride in GTAV can be a Mustang?

Edinburgh, Scotland-based Rockstar North is the only confirmed studio at work on GTAV, but that outfit and Rockstar San Diego previously collaborated on the critically lauded and commercially successful Red Dead Redemption.

In March, rumor had it Mafia studio 2K Czech was assisting Rockstar on GTAV, but the publisher was quick to dispel this notion, saying at the time, “Rockstar Games and 2K Czech are not working on any projects together.”

GTAV was announced in October, and a teaser trailer that followed in November confirmed that game will be set primarily in present-day Los Santos, a fictional town modeled on Los Angeles. Rockstar has also said that GTAV boasts the largest scope of any installment in the franchise to date.

For more on GTAV, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

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Red Dead Redemption studio helping with GTAV ” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Wed, 30 May 2012 09:22:46 -0700

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Challenge Starter

If you want to grief the bad guys, you need the guns, and here’s how to get them.

 

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Challenge Starter” was posted by sampsona on Wed, 30 May 2012 09:00:00 -0700

Doom 3 BFG Edition headed for 360, PS3, PC

Bethesda bringing back id Software shooter this fall with original game, Resurrection of Evil add-on, seven new levels, 3DTV support, and first two Doom games in one package.

While diehard Doom fans await a fourth installment, Bethesda Softworks is giving gamers a refresher course in the seminal first-person shooter series this fall with the Doom 3 BFG Edition.


Doom 3 is getting a BFG Edition.

Doom 3 is getting a BFG Edition.

Set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the BFG Edition will include 2004’s Doom 3, the following year’s expansion pack Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and a new seven-level single-player campaign titled “The Lost Mission.” If that’s not enough Doom, the package also includes playable versions of the original Doom and Doom II. In addition, Bethesda says the game will feature enhanced visuals, 5.1 surround sound, stereoscopic 3D support, and head-mounted displays.

The changes being made to Doom 3 for the BFG Edition are going beyond cosmetic and into the realm of gameplay. For example, the original Doom 3 featured a flashlight to help players navigate the dark levels, but it couldn’t be used at the same time as a weapon. In the BFG Edition, the flashlight will be “armor-mounted,” so players won’t have to sacrifice firepower in order to get a good look at their surroundings. In addition, the game will feature a new checkpoint save system “allowing for smoother progression through the game.”

For more on Doom 3, check out GameSpot’s review of the PC original and the Resurrection of Evil add-on.

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Doom 3 BFG Edition headed for 360, PS3, PC” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Wed, 30 May 2012 08:41:41 -0700