Yup, It’s Dragon Age II
1 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on July 8, 2010 under Featured, News
Remember yesterday when I mentioned that BioWare tweeted to watch out for awesome news today? Well, here it is. They've just announced that they're currently working on Dragon Age II. The release date is slated for March 2011. Applause, applause. Oddly, unlike the Dragon Age: Origins in which you could customize your own character by selecting from one of several races and social status, in... more.
Gameplay Features That Make Me /Facepalm
4 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on July 7, 2010 under Original Content
In some video games, there are certain elements of gameplay that are downright frustrating. I'm not talking about bugs. I'm talking about legitimate features in a game that are working as intended, but are really freaking irritating. They make you wonder what on earth the developers were thinking when they decided to include such features. Is this nothing more than a rant? Of course it is. Bu... more.
BioWare Hints at Something Cool Thursday
0 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on under Articles & News, News
Something's a-brewing at the BioWare offices, as they recently tweeted, "2morrow will be a great day for BioWare fans. Just sayin'". What could it be? News about an upcoming expansion? Something about The Old Republic? A contest? A new game (ahem -- Mass Effect 3?) perhaps? Or something as mundane as new DLC? What's interesting is that the tweet came not only from BioWare's main Twitter ... more.
Telltale to Make Back to the Future, Jurassic Park Games
0 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on June 9, 2010 under News
Great Scott! As part of a new deal with Universal Partnerships and Licensing, Telltale Games will be developing two games based on Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The games will follow an episodic format that has so far been very successful in Telltale's Games, which include the Sam and Max series, Tales of Monkey Island, and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. Back to the ... more.
Enter Ghost Recon Beta Via Pre-Order
1 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on June 8, 2010 under News
So you're dying to check out the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier multiplayer, but the game doesn't drop until freaking NEXT YEAR (March 5 2011). What's a gamer to do? Have no fear, 'cause GameStop is here. Hoof it to your nearest branch (or simply go to their website) to pre-order the game to get a code for a VIP beta invite. This offer is only available through June 28, 2010 so act quickly. ... more.
Power Gig Signs Up Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock
1 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on under News
As the battle for rhythm music game supremacy rages on between Guitar Hero and Rock Band, in the sidelines a new challenger patiently waits. And recently, it just added a few more weapons to its arsenal -- in the form of a trio of powerhouse artists. Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is meant to be the answer to those who have long derided games played with instrument-shaped controllers. The gu... more.
Lego Harry Potter Demo to Apparate on Xbox Live
1 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on June 3, 2010 under News
I wish I had a magic wand so that I could chant, "Accio Lego Harry Potter game!" and have it jump into my hot little hands sooner than its June 29, 2010 release date but I can't. However, I can do the next best thing, which is to play the demo when it hits Xbox Live next Monday, June 7th. Cheer up PS3 and PC owners, because you'll get to demo it as well. The press release didn't give an exa... more.
Plants Vs. Zombies Cupcakes
1 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on June 2, 2010 under General
Ok, I love me some Plants vs. Zombies and I love me some cupcakes. Some genius named Zaythar has decided to combine the two in a chocolately frosted, tasty-looking treat! Check out these Plants vs. Zombies cupcakes -- aren't they cute? They're made out of devil's food with ganache frosting, which makes my mouth water as I type *drool* And let's not forget the most lovable zombies ever. Zayth... more.
Study Looks at Posture in Child Gamers
0 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on under News
A team of physical therapists and orthopedists from physical therapy company Glinn and Giordano recently conducted a study on the posture of young gamers. Specifically, they looked at 45 children ranging from ages 5-15 years old as they played a video game for five minutes. Some children were sitting on the floor while others in chairs. So far, their early data suggests that as the five minutes... more.
Broadway Wii Game Will Make You Sing, Dance to Showtunes
7 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on June 1, 2010 under News
Shortly after I posted about that Wii game based on Grease I thought to myself, "Self, it would be really cool if a Wii game came out that featured music from lots of other musicals." Well, Ubisoft has answered my prayers because they've announced a game called Dance on Broadway. The game supports up to four players who get to participate in singing and dancing along to 20 classic showtunes fro... more.
Rumor: Mass Effect 3 to Have Multiplayer
0 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on under News, Rumor
There's strong evidence that the next iteration in the Mass Effect series will have a multiplayer feature. GameSpy reports that BioWare Montreal has a job posting on the EA website looking for a Multiplayer Programmer. While that alone isn't really newsworthy, the posting's name dropping of Mass Effect is. Here's a snippet of the original post (via Cinemablend): We are working on Mass Effe... more.
Grease is the Game, it’s the Game That You Heard
0 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on May 27, 2010 under News
Ok, so I'm not ashamed to admit that Grease is one of my favorite movie musicals (I have many, many favorites). The music is so damn catchy and peppy. Yes, I'm guilty of singing along to "Summer Nights" or "Greased Lightning" during karaoke with my friends. And yes, I've been caught subconsciously doing the Hand Jive if I happen to hear the song. Furthermore, I've on occasion sang "Look at Me, ... more.
Ryu Hayabusa Added to Super Mario Bros Crossover
2 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on May 25, 2010 under News
A few weeks ago, we reported on a really awesome flash game created by Newgrounds user Jay Pavlina. It's called Super Mario Bros Crossover, which allows you to play old school SMB using one of five other classic Nintendo characters such as Samus, Link, or Simon Belmont. To say that the game was well-received from the start is an understatement. In a GameXplain interview with Pavlina, he rev... more.
Playable Google Pac-Man Logo
3 CommentsPosted by Toni Schwartz on May 21, 2010 under News
Google has long been known for modifying their familiar rainbow logo to commemorate holidays and other special events. Today they've outdone themselves. For the first time the logo is interactive. As you can see above, the Google logo has been altered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, with the logo taking on the shape of the familiar board. However, hit the "Insert Coin" button ... more.