It's become an annual event these past few years, along with Madden and Call of Duty: a new game in the Assassin's Creed franchise has become expected as we move closer to the winter months. While midnight launches might not be flooded with eager gamers, the fan base is large to ensure we can expect yearly games for some time.
That being said, it's now time for an admission: despite all of the great review, the ton of fan acclaim, and over seventy-three million copies sold, until Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I absolutely despised the series.More >>
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Man, remember arcades? The noise of cabinets trying to outdo one another with their crappy blown-out speakers, the flashing lights, the Liquid Paper curse-words on the machines, the drug deals... arcades were the bomb.
Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel's new game, funded on Kickstarter last year, finally has a full trailer that I think breaks my brain just a bit. It's like if a Claymation Earthworm Jim landed on the sandworm planet from Beetlejuice, and teamed with Tim Burton's Family Dog (remember when Tim Burton was creative, you guys?). Add in voice talents from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Animaniacs alongside suitably nutty music, and you've got something I want to see in any form, even if I have to borrow somebody else's PC to play it on...or at least stare uncomfortably over their shoulders as they do, strands of drool slowly descending from my outstretched tongue to the fibers of their garments beneath.
Consensually, of course. There are totally people who like that, right?More >>
It's Monday! And you may be miserable, but we've rounded up a whole bunch of stuff - 15 items in all - from the Weekend Open Thread to make you smile and grimace, compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair.
This week's tipsters include troi, Dredder, Gallen_Dugall, skrag2112, Anyone00, SlyDante777, GhostRacer21.More >>
The idea has been tried before, but Jin Kai Soo's concept for a Plants vs. Zombies set is by far the best execution of it yet. Even if Lego doesn't ultimately approve the playset, I for one could go for a series of those zombies as blind-bagged minifigs.
Some might say it's dead on arrival, but I think there's growth potential, y'know?
Whether you'd like to see the Crips and the Bloods battles as cyborgs, or enact Team R vs. Team D political debates with a more definitive, plasma-rifle-enhanced ending, this new toy two-pack gives you one red T-800 endoskeleton, and one blue to represent whichever primary color faction battle you wish.
They're based on the Robocop vs. Terminator 16-bit video game - or as we might call it today, Robocop vs. Terminator Sega Genysis - which by necessity had simpler color palettes, and hues designating different strengths. It's too bad there's no white one for a Fourth of July three-pack.
Scary thought - with both movie franchises rebooting, the crossover could actually happen now. Meanwhile, let these figure kick the red and blue out of each other when they show up shortly at Toys R Us.
Blizzcon has been the (mostly) annual videogame convention for all things created by Blizzard Entertainment since 2005. (They skipped putting on a show in 2006 and 2012.) Fans of Warcraft, Diablo and more converge at the Anaheim Convention Center for two cosplay-dressed days. Like a younger, just-as-caffeinated kid brother to LA's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Blizzcon delivers more hang time with game developers, competitive gaming tournaments, and, obviously, more orcs. Here are the seven things that rocked along with a few that felt a bit out of tune...
Stay tuned to our Twitter all weekend, as Peter will be reporting sights and sounds from BlizzCon, with a full list-style wrap-up Monday morning (Yes, this means once again the weekend wrap-up is preempted. It'll be back eventually).
I'll be at AFI Fest in Hollywood, and hope to return with the lowdown on which winter movies are worth your while. Talk amongst yourselves in the meantime.
We're live-Tweeting from BlizzCon, and this just got revealed.
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