This Week: Blu-ray New Releases on October 21

Cameron Diaz Sex Tape Blu-ray

The TV and movie studios find home viewers in that odd period between early-fall blockbusters and pre-holiday releases. However, there are quite a few Blu-ray new releases on October 21 worth reviewing, including one of the most high-profile TV Blu-ray sets to release in some time. Arguably the two most-popular new Blu-ray releases this week will be Downton Abbey Seasons 1-4 and Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz. Though their content is decidedly different, both Blu-ray new releases are geared toward … [Read more...]

Far Cry 4 Season Pass to Include New PvP Mode

Far Cry 4

Ubisoft has shed light on the pricing and downloadable add-on content for the Far Cry 4 Season Pass, including information about a new player-versus-player (PvP) multiplayer mode. The Far Cry 4 Season Pass will include several new missions that can be played either individually or in co-op mode. That also means the content will be eligible for the Keys to Kyrat mode on PS4, which allows owners of the game to "share" the game for an hour with a friend to play through missions, even if that person doesn't own Far Cry 4 … [Read more...]

Sunset Overdrive Season Pass Includes Day One Bonuses

Sunset Overdrive screen

Normally the Season Pass concept for games is a way to get discounted DLC after a game ships. Microsoft and Insomniac Games are taking a slightly different tack with the Sunset Overdrive Season Pass, announcing that it will include some bonus content on the game's launch day. The Sunset Overdrive Season Pass will include three rounds of add-on content that releases post-launch. However, the $19.99 Pass will also include some content that's unlocked and fully usable immediately upon the Sunset Overdrive release … [Read more...]

Tetris Ultimate Release Date for Nintendo 3DS Confirmed


With Mario still stealing hours from Nintendo 3DS owners' lives, Ubisoft has announced a release date for the next game that promises to suck up your time. And the Tetris Ultimate release date is just around the corner, meaning 3DS owners won't get much of a break. On November 11, Tetris Ultimate for 3DS will hit retail stores for $29.99. If you're just as fine downloading it through the Nintendo eShop rather than picking up a retail disc, Tetris Ultimate for 3DS will only be $19.99. A version of Tetris Ultimate … [Read more...]

In Space We Brawl Blasts Onto PSN Store for PS4, PS3

PS4 DualShock 4 controller

The arcade-style space shooter In Space We Brawl has gone live today in the PSN Store for both PlayStation 4 and PS3. The game's indie developer, Forge Reply, will upload In Space We Brawl to the PS Store in the EU and Australia on Oct. 15. In Space We Brawl lets players choose from 11 spaceships and 11 different weapon attachments to unleash what the developer calls "cosmic mayhem." In this case that seems like more than hype, as the game combines gameplay reminiscent of classic arcade beat-em-ups with the … [Read more...]

Killer Instinct: Season 2 Hits Xbox One on Oct. 15

Killer Instinct Xbox One

The Xbox One will celebrate its first birthday next month, but in the console's 11th month it's already getting a launch-game sequel. Tomorrow, on October 15, Killer Instinct: Season 2 will hit Xbox One as a free download. Microsoft is hedging its bets that some gamers may be disappointed in what's included in Killer Instinct: Season 2. In their announcement release, Microsoft said "what you see on Day One is not the full game – it will evolve and grow significantly over time as we continually add new features, … [Read more...]

PlayStation Plus Game Strength of the SWORD Discounted to $0.99

PlayStation 3 PS3

PS3 and PS4 owners love their PlayStation Plus free games for October, but the PS Plus program offers a lot more than just freebies. For instance, PlayStation Plus subscribers can get discounts on a slew of games, some of which are higher-profile than others. The PlayStation Plus game Strength of the SWORD is one such game. Strength of the SWORD is "indie" to its core, having a development team of just two guys: a programmer (Georgi) and an artist (Lyubo). Starting today, Oct. 14, the PlayStation Plus game Strength … [Read more...]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Ships for Xbox 360, PS3

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

You've heard of prequels and sequels, but a "pre sequel"? The way 2K has positioned Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the title makes sense. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between the stories of the first two games in the franchise. Apparently "1.5" didn't make sense; these aren't the days of Naked Gun 33 1/3. Although Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between the first and second Borderlands titles, the new open-world game is a completely stand-alone title. n Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, fans can play as … [Read more...]

Now Entering the Ring: DIGIMON All-Star Rumble Digicards

Xbox 360

Bandai Namco knows its fanbase. How else can you explain the addition of DIGIMON All-Star Rumble Digicards to the upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 game? Although the DIGIMON All-Star Rumble is a video game rather than a tabletop game, the addition of cards is a homage to all things real-world. Digicards add a unique aspect to the fighting gameplay with offensive and defensive Digicards that can throw the momentum of battle. For instance, some of the Digicards let players unleash new effects such as explosions and … [Read more...]

Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode Includes DLC for 6 Months

Alien: Isolation

SEGA has shipped Alien: Isolation to stores today, but that's not the end of the story. In fact, it's far from it. While we continue working on our review, SEGA shed light on the Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode, which will be available at the end of October and essentially act as DLC for six months. The Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode challenges players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the alien deep within Sevastopol Station. The mode is really "you against the creature," and it's also against the … [Read more...]