Monthly Archives: December 2012 - Page 2

New Grand Theft Auto V screens

Latest batch of screenshots for Rockstar Games’ upcoming open-world title show shark, submarine, planes, and blimp.

 

Rockstar Games has provided a holiday gifts to gamers: new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots. In a post to the company’s blog titled “Happy Holidays – Enjoy”, Rockstar released five new screens from the hotly hyped open-world action game.


The first screenshot shows a character floating in the ocean with a shark below. Another depicts a yellow contemporary submarine outfitted with various gadgetry. Yet another screenshot shows GTAV protagonist Franklin driving down a street with a dog in the passenger seat.

Finally, one screenshot is focused on air travel. It shows a fighter jet, what appears to be a passenger plane, and a blimp far away in the distance. Check out the Rockstar Newswire for all five new GTAV screenshots.

GTAV is officially due out during spring 2013 only for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though Rockstar cofounder Dan Houser said PC and Wii U versions are “up for consideration.”

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New Grand Theft Auto V screens” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:30:36 -0800

CA senator calls NRA’s response to violent games ‘pathetic and unacceptable’

Democratic senator Leland Yee says it is “mind-boggling” that National Rifle Association “suddenly cares about the harmful effects of ultra-violent video games.”

 

California senator Leland Yee, whose high-profile violent game law was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2011, has spoken out against the National Rifle Association’s recent response to the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


In a statement to his website, Yee said when his violent game law was brought before the Supreme Court last year, the NRA was nowhere to be seen.

“I find it mind-boggling that the NRA suddenly cares about the harmful effects of ultra-violent video games,” Yee said. “When our law was before the Supreme Court–while several states, medical organizations, and child advocates submitted briefs in support of California“s efforts–the NRA was completely silent.”

Yee further claimed that the NRA, instead of facing the reality and becoming part of the solution to gun proliferation, is attempting to “pass the buck.”

“More guns are not the answer to protecting our children, as evident by the fact that armed guards weren“t enough to stop the tragedy at Columbine High School,” Yee said. “The NRA“s response is pathetic and completely unacceptable.“

NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre said at a press conference Friday violent video games like Bulletstorm and Mortal Kombat were partially to blame for December 14’s deadly shooting in Connecticut.

Earlier in the week, West Virginia senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill to Congress that would direct the National Academy of Sciences to investigate how violent games and other such programming affect children.

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CA senator calls NRA’s response to violent games ‘pathetic and unacceptable’ ” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Sun, 23 Dec 2012 03:25:25 -0800

Blood Knights – Gameplay Trailer

Check out a some gameplay action from Blood Knights.

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Blood Knights – Gameplay Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:32:31 -0800

Game of the Year: The Nominees

These are GameSpot’s nominees for Game of the Year 2012.

 

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Game of the Year: The Nominees” was posted by Tyler on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:59:57 -0800

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Accidents Trailer

This video features Danica Patrick taking to the road with Sonic the Hedgehog as they encounter accidents, competition and Super Monkey Balls, Aiai.

 

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Accidents Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:48:44 -0800

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Brutal War Crimes Bosnia Trailer

Check out the latest trailer for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2.

 

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Brutal War Crimes Bosnia Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:43:04 -0800

Deadpool – Holiday Greeting

A personal holiday greeting from Deadpool.

 

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Deadpool – Holiday Greeting” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:18:04 -0800

NRA condemns games in wake of Connecticut shooting

National Rifle Association vice president Wayne LaPierre says violent video games like Bulletstorm and Mortal Kombat partially to blame for last week’s deadly shooting in Connecticut.

 

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NRA said violent video games to blame for shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

During a press conference this morning, a National Rifle Association spokesperson said violent video games are partially to blame for last week’s deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.


“There exists in this country a callous, corrupt, and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people,” NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said. “Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: it’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?”

LaPierre also pointed the finger at the film and music industries.

“Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like American Psycho and Natural Born Killers that are aired like propaganda loops on Splatterdays and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it entertainment. But is that what it really is? Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”

LaPierre argued that media conglomerates, like the ones responsible for the games, music, and films listed above, are caught up in a “race to the bottom,” and in fact compete with each other to “shock, violate, and offend every standard of civilized society.”

Complicit in this behavior, according to LaPierre, is the national media, their corporate owners, and stockholders, who are “silent enablers” and even “co-conspirators.” He claimed media “demonize” lawful gun owners and “fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking.”

Earlier this week, West Virginia senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill to Congress that would direct the National Academy of Sciences to investigate how violent games and other such programming affect children.

The Entertainment Consumers Association issued a statement on the matter today, pointing to “volumes of scientific research” that indicate no link between media violence and real-world violence has ever been established.

“We agree with the Supreme Court’s decisions, and the volumes of scientific research, which all clearly state that there is no causal link between media violence and real life violence,” said the ECA’s vice president & general counsel Jennifer Mercurio. “As we are all learning increasingly through the news, this is a situation of the perpetrator’s mental disorders, and his family’s inability to adequately deal with them in time. Our hearts remain with all those suffering in the aftermath of this horrendous crime.”

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NRA condemns games in wake of Connecticut shooting” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:23:45 -0800

Capcom surveying fans about digital games

Publisher asking gamers what they think company should be doing in the digital space, cautions that nothing is guaranteed.

 

Capcom is asking fans to weigh in on where they believe the publisher should be heading in the digital space. Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson explained through the Capcom-Unity blog that the publisher has its own ideas as to its digital future, but also wants to hear from fans.


The Capcom survey includes questions regarding the publisher’s most iconic franchises including Bionic Commando, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Okami. It asks if gamers would be interested in straight ports of classic titles, high-definition remakes, franchise reboots, franchise extensions, and entirely new game universes.

The survey also asks what price point is most attractive to gamers for future digital games, scaling from $10 to $40.

Svensson cautioned that the results of the survey are in no way a guarantee of future products, but said the data will be a factor in Capcom’s decision process moving forward. Svensson will share the compiled data after the holidays with teams in Japan, he said.

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Capcom surveying fans about digital games” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:19:26 -0800

This Week in Games – December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays! BioShock, bankruptcy, Borderlands DLC, the decline of western civilization, Bobbty Kotick’s dating life, and the NRA.

 

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This Week in Games – December 22, 2012” was posted by John Davison on Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:00:00 -0800