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A man named Alex Onsager created this wonderful site, Pokemon Fusion, which lets you create little mutant Pokemon for fun. Sounds great, right!? Well it is, you can pick from a selection of Pokemon released and bend their genes to your will.
Some would call this horrifying and cruel, but they’re wrong. It’s brilliant. Seems like this could be a new feature being added to the Pokemon games for endless possibilities of the creatures. Here are a few I made!
It’s finally out, but still doesn’t show much that we don’t already know. Deathstroke is in it, Black Mask, and Deadshot. Nonetheless, it’s an impressive trailer.
[EDIT]: Turns out Kevin Conroy is not involved with Batman: Arkham Origins, but he is involved on an unannounced Batman game.
But in even better news, it’s been reported that Kevin Conroy actually will be reprising his iconic role as the Dark Knight in this game. Which is great, I can’t wait to hear his perfect Bat-voice again.
If you want to know some more things about Conroy, or don’t even know who he is, he did a Q&A you should listen to. He talks about the role and somewhat about what he thinks of the game. It’s a good listen while you’re possibly doing busy work.
It has also been confirmed that Deathstroke will indeed be a playable character in the game according to this ad from Amazon. While I’m never stoke for 1st-day DLC, I’m a fan of Deathstroke and love the Arkham games. So this doesn’t change how I feel too much.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on October 25th, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
via Game Rant
EA stated that upcoming games using the Frostbite engine will not be coming to the Wii U. Some titles included in that are, Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age 3, and any other game that uses Frostbite 3.
DICE’s technical director, Johan Andersson, went to Twitter to explain that the Wii U had trouble running Frostbite 2. With that noted, they decided to abandon all efforts towards trying to get it to work out on Nintendo’s newest console. This is what he had to say:
First off, I enjoy their music choice for the trailer. Hats-off you the people who picked it.
After teasing about the game on Twitter and hiding images on the internet, Bethesda finally released the trailer for Wolfenstein: A New Order.
The game will be taking place after a World War II where the Nazi’s won. They took over the world and we’re now in a alternate reality 1960’s where they are conquering the world using machines and robots. Their opposition, you, is B.J. Blazkowicz. You may remember him from the other Wolfenstein games, but he’s still alive and the Nazi’s didn’t count on that.
You’re tasked with the impossible mission to counter-attack in a desperate struggle to push back the Axis forces and finish the fight.
The game is being created by MachineGames, which was founded by the same people who started up Starbreeze, known from the critically acclaimed, Chronicles of Riddick. It makes sense for a new team to be excited about working on such a famed franchise. Here’s what the creative director, Jens Matties, had to say:
We are excited to bring a new chapter ofWolfenstein to gamers everywhere. As fans of the series, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create anunforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud.
Wolfenstein: A New Order will be running on iD Tech 5 and is set to arrive sometime between October and December of this year.
ZeniMax and Bethesda stated that the game would be releasing on next-gen platforms, but wouldn’t elaborate. Expect it on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and next-gen consoles by the end of this year.
via Game Rant
In the video they talk about how the infected work, they’ve mentioned the Clicker and Runner before, but they have also mentioned a third infected type that they haven’t shown off yet. That’s the one that has me really curious. It’s a curiosity like, “I wonder what I’ll be terrified of next.” That’s a great sign for a survival horror game, which seems be what they’re somewhat going for.
The world looks very lush and living, like they say, nature is reclaiming it’s territory. It’s a great setup for some fantastic set pieces in the city, and can let anything happen. The buildings around you are falling to pieces and you don’t know what lies ahead. Everything is dangerous.
Naughty Dog really seems to have a hit on their hands with The Last of Us. Each video they release showing the game, I watch it and end up craving more. This is one of my most anticipated games of the year personally.
The Last of Us is set to release exclusively for PS3 on June 14th, 2013. But that’s not all, there’s a rumor going around surrounding the possible PS4 announcement from Naughty Dog. That can be seen in this image.
10/17/13, could it just be a coincidence, or is there something up with the date? It seems rather close to the PS4 launch window. Guess we’ll find out.
Plants vs. Zombies is getting it’s much-anticipated sequel this summer under the title, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time. The teaser trailer comes from YouTube personality, Francis, jumping across to many people such as Xbox’s own Major Nelson.
The game is set to release this July, so if you’re up for some more plants on zombie action, get hyped! I know I am. I loved the original and can’t wait to see what the guys and gals at Popcap have in store.
In case you haven’t seen these already, here they are all tied up together nicely for your viewing pleasure.
You start off with Michael, a rich suit who is miserable. He has a side of him that’s stuck aching for the law-breaking life, but he wants to move on because he’s got a family to take care of and he’s not getting any younger.
Then there’s Franklin, a gang banger who also wants to move up in life. The harder he tries to get out of the life he despises, the more he gets pulled in by his past.
Finally, there’s Trevor. A maniacal low-life who has nothing better to do, so he slings drugs and causes chaos. He loves every minute of it and couldn’t be more open about his enjoyment. He seems like he’ll definitely be really fun to play as and interesting to keep an eye on.
Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on September 17th, 2013 for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360. There’s no word on next-gen releases, but Take-Two could be announcing it during their investors meeting later this month.
This was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival last Saturday in front of a full house. This marks the second game that has been shown at Tribeca, the first being Rockstar’s L.A. Noire a few years ago, so it’s a pretty big deal.
There are obviously minor spoilers ahead and I haven’t viewed any of it because I’d like to go into the game as fresh as can be when it releases. But for those who just cannot wait, here’s your first big taste of the game.
What has been shown though is really quite stunning, even just from a graphical standpoint. This is running from a PS3, it’s somewhat hard to imagine what the first-party developers like Naughty Dog (Uncharted, The Last of Us) and Quantic Dream really have in store for the PS4. With better hardware, we can only expect even greater immersive experiences from these extremely talented people.
Beyond: Two Souls will be out for PS3 on October 8th, 2013 in North America.
If you’d like to read more about the video, Kotaku has a great write-up about the whole thing. There are spoilers included.
The DLC will be revolving around Tiny Tina, one of the more… talked about NPC’s in the game. It’s called Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep and will set you back $10 or 800 MSP but is included in the season pass.
The DLC was “leaked” via Twitter with this image:
This probably relates the teaser Gearbox showed at PAX East depicting Tiny Tina and friends playing a tabletop game called “Bunkers and Badasses”.
As previously mentioned, the DLC will be out on June 25th, 2013 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.