Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Releases: September 30th – October 6th

This week we check out Resident Evil 6, NBA 2K13, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission War of the Roses and Realms of Ancient War

 

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New Releases: September 30th – October 6th” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:06:01 -0700

The Medal of Honor: Warfighter Beta Challenge is Coming!

Register at tiny.cc/gsmoh for a chance to be first in line to play the Medal of Honor: Warfighter in the GameSpot Beta Challenge.

 

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Naughty Bear Screens

9 new shots posted.

     

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Naughty Bear Screens” was posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:52:08 -0700

Lego aware of brand saturation fears

Senior development manager at Lego Group says company makes sure each new game has something fresh, is tied to physical toy set.

 

A new Lego game has been on store shelves every year for almost a decade now, but the series isn’t likely to fade away anytime soon due to brand saturation. That’s according to Lego Group senior development manager of video and mobile games Darryl Kelley, who told GameSpot that each new game adds something different to the series, and this is just one reason why the brand has endured.


Lego: Lord of the Rings is one of two new Lego games due this year.

Lego: Lord of the Rings is one of two new Lego games due this year.

“I think any developer, or any publisher, or toy manufacturer would always look at [brand saturation] from an acute, strategic, and competitive point of view,” Kelley said. “And it’s important that…we’re adding novelty to each and every game. There’s always something new; there’s always something different. We’re always looking to add different layers…whether it’s a feature or a function or it’s new hardware, which we’ll have the luxury of having over the next few years. So it’s definitely always been a concern, and it’s just important to maintain a healthy balance.”

Another reason why the Lego brand of games has endured is because the Lego Group makes a conscious effort to release games that are tied to physical toy sets.

“We design every game as a support of a core product,” he said. “We’ve learned from the past that we need support to make sure that every game is supported from a core theme that we have physically available to our consumers.”

Lego Star Wars games alone have sold over 30 million copies to date, with the Lego Batman and Harry Potter franchises moving many millions of copies themselves. Looking ahead, a new Lego massively multiplayer online game from Age of Conan developer Funcom is in development, Lego: Lord of the Rings is due out next month, and Lego City Undercover is due for the Wii U by April 2013.

The rest of GameSpot’s interview with Kelley will be published next week. During the talk, Kelley addresses concerns that Lord of the Rings purists may have regarding Lego: Lord of the Rings, as well as why Funcom is the right studio to make the new Lego MMO, and how the company goes about considering new franchises for game treatment.

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Lego aware of brand saturation fears” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:47:38 -0700

Metal Gear Rising, Zone of the Enders HD limited editions unveiled

Raiden-focused bundle to include soundtrack, two-sided steelbook, and plasma lamp; Zone of the Enders HD Collection premium bundle packs in 100-page artbook.

 

Konami announced a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance limited edition today, revealing the premium bundle for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will include a copy of the game, its soundtrack, a two-sided steelbook, and “high-frequency katana plasma lamp.” The limited edition will be available alongside the standard iteration at launch on February 19.


The disc is not actually made of gold.

The disc is not actually made of gold.

The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance limited edition is not the only premium bundle Konami announced today. Due out on October 30 for Xbox 360 and PS3 will be the Zone of the Enders HD Collection limited edition, which includes a copy of the game inside special gold and metallic packaging. Additionally, it packs in a soundtrack featuring remixes of music from the franchise, as well as a 100-page art book with illustrations from Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders artist Yoji Shinkawa.

The Zone of the Enders HD Collection limited edition also includes a demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Standard copies of the compilation pack also include access to the demo. Konami did not reveal pricing information for either bundle, and a company representative was not immediately available for comment.

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Metal Gear Rising, Zone of the Enders HD limited editions unveiled” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:39:32 -0700

Borderlands 2 – Gun Show

Chris Watters and Aaron Sampson take on the towering mountain of guns in Borderlands 2.

 

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Borderlands 2 – Gun Show” was posted by sampsona on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:00:00 -0700

XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Interactive Gameplay Demo

Check out an interactive gameplay demo for XCOM: Enemy Unknown illustrating the important choices you will make in the game.

 

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Interactive Gameplay Demo” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:48:30 -0700

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise – DLC Trailer

Check out some of the cool fits available for Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise.

 

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Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise – DLC Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:40:11 -0700

Hitman: Absolution – Contracts Walkthrough & Gameplay

Here’s an 18-minute walkthrough video showcasing and explaining the new Contracts multiplayer-mode in Hitman: Absolution.

 

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Hitman: Absolution – Contracts Walkthrough & Gameplay” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:07:44 -0700

Farming Simulator 2013 – Vehicles Trailer

The latest trailer for Farming Simulator 2013 features the variety of vehicles and farming machinery.

 

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Farming Simulator 2013 – Vehicles Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:30:28 -0700