Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance to Appear in The Witcher 3

What do you get when you cross Game of Thrones, one of TV's biggest hits, with The Witcher 3, one of E3's biggest stars and a next-gen RPG everyone on Earth seems to want? You get a crazy opportunity to see fanboys froth at the mouth. Reason: Charles Dance, who's famous for his role in Game of Thrones, is providing the voice of Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you don't know why it's big news for Charles Dance to Appear in The Witcher 3, you should know that Dance is an actor and screenwriter known for his roles in … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Perks – The List So Far (and Effects)

Call of Duty: Ghosts perks

With the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal now in the can, a whole host of questions are entering gamers' minds. Things like the number of new weapons (30), the number of new kill streaks (20), and the list of all the Call of Duty: Ghosts perks in Infinity Ward's next game. Activision has been quite tight-lipped, going so far as to completely hide the available slots in the hands-on multiplayer sessions we participated in during the reveal event. But we still came away with intel about more than one dozen Call of Duty: Ghosts perks. And … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout multiplayer map

Throughout its Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event, Activision talked about the importance of having a memorable game world. Much of the commentary revolved around gamers customizing their worlds and making them their own, which COD: Ghosts certainly allows. But after playing through three of the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer maps, including Octane and Strikezone, it’s clear that Activision has made the pre-fabricated maps equally memorable. And of the three we played today, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout multiplayer map was by … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Strikezone Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Strikezone multiplayer map

Activision showed several maps during its Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer reveal event, giving attendees a taste of the different sizes, layouts and environments that are in store when the game ships this November. Some environments felt thoroughly abandoned, while others felt almost alive. One Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer map, Strikezone, felt like an interesting combination of the two, almost as if it was preparing to welcome an entire population back to town at the drop of a hat. Strikezone is a medium-sized map, which means it … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane multiplayer map

We had the good fortune to play through three different multiplayer maps at the Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event. For five hours, we lived, breathed and died (repeatedly) COD: Ghosts multiplayer. The maps Activision had on display spanned different sizes and design elements. Of the three maps we played, Octane was the smallest and most intense. The Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane multiplayer map (shown above) is immediately recognizable by its centerpiece landmark, which you’ll see blown up time and again in the Call of Duty … [Read more...]

Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal Live Stream

We're on location for the Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event in Los Angeles -- and we're far from alone. There are people here from around the world, including at least four from London. Their flight schedule is horrid -- they head back home tomorrow -- but you'd probably love to be in their shoes. Well, now you can, sort of. The video below will let you watch the Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer reveal live stream right here. Hosted by Xbox, the Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer reveal is one of the most anticipated gaming events … [Read more...]

John Carmack Quits id Software, Joins Oculus as CTO

Fresh off the heels of his QuakeCon 2013 keynote speeches, "John Carmack Oculus Rift" is now far more than a fun "whatcha think?" conversation, but a full-time job. Carmack has quit id Software and joined Oculus as Chief Technology Officer. Carmack, now a full-time employee at Oculus VR, will devote his time to working on the Oculus Rift out of Oculus' new office in Dallas. Carmack was one of the co-founders of id Software, which is now owned by Bethesda Softworks. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that allows users to step into … [Read more...]

Bethesda: Wolfenstein The New Order Delay to 2014, No Multiplayer

At QuakeCon 2013 this weekend, Bethesda Softworks announced a Wolfenstein The New Order delay until a to-be-announced time in 2014. The publisher also noted that the game will not have any multiplayer components. Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled to release on the current-gen systems and PC as well as the PS4 and Xbox One. Now we just don't have a timeframe for its release. Bethesda Softworks' VP of Marketing (and all-around awesome dude) Pete Hines confirmed the Wolfenstein delay today via Twitter. His tweet did not indicate that the … [Read more...]

PS4 vs Xbox One: “Essentially the Same,” Says Carmack

PS4 vs Xbox One

In the PS4 vs Xbox One debate, which has seemingly consumed the Internet since E3, industry veteran John Carmack says the arguments are pointless because the consoles "are essentially the same." Carmack made his argument-defusing comment during his keynote address at QuakeCon, which is going on now in Dallas. Carmack, technical director at id Software, has been revered for more than a decade for his insight into hardware specs and capabilities. Hearing his take on the great PS4 vs Xbox One battle is therefore quite illuminating. Carmack told … [Read more...]

Ubisoft Unveiling New PS4 and Xbox One Game at Gamescom

Ubisoft at Gamescom will unveil an all-new IP currently in development for the next-gen consoles. Ubisoft's Gamescom booth will give attendees hands-on time with two PS4 and Xbox One games, but the company's teaser about a new next-gen IP is bound to get more traction on the rumor-rampant Internet. Ubisoft revealed its lineup of games for Gamescom, including hands-on demonstrations for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and The Crew. The publisher will also give visitors hands-on time with the Watch Dogs companion app, although it does not sound … [Read more...]