Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Coming to Xbox 360, PS3

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Millions of gamers around the world are looking forward to Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Oddly enough, Activision itself is also looking backward, announcing that Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 this fall. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare marks the first time the series has appeared on a console. The 12-player online action game has previously been only available to PC gamers. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a fast-paced online multiplayer game in which players turn-in their guns … [Read more...]

Hands-On with Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge

Skylanders Trap Team Kaos Doom Challenge

Toys for Bob created the Skylanders franchise, giving gamers and Activision's accountants millions of reasons to be thankful. Last year's outing, Swap Force, introduced a creative new way to play the game under the guidance of Vicarious Visions. This year's game, Skylanders Trap Team, includes the new ability to trap more than 40 different mini-bosses in a portable trap. But Toys for Bob had one more trick up their collective sleeve, one I got to experience for myself last week. On a visit to Toys for Bob HQ, I had … [Read more...]

It’s Official: Microsoft Acquires Minecraft Developer Mojang

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In a $2.5 billion deal announced today, Microsoft acquires Minecraft developer Mojang. The purchase had been rumored for the past week. Microsoft confirmed the transaction today, with Xbox division executives doing the happy dance for being able to earn money off every Minecraft sale, including sales of Minecraft on PS4. Mojang, the Stockholm-based game developer, will join Microsoft Studios by the end of the year. The Mojang acquisition is expected to close in late 2014. Microsoft plans to use its cloud and … [Read more...]

Penguins of Madagascar Exclusive to Wii U, Wii and 3DS

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Who said the only exclusive games for Nintendo platforms were first-party? For months that's seemed to be the case at launch, but a new Nintendo-only game is on the way in November from a third-party publisher. Little Orbit, a little-known publisher with a licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation, announced plans to make the Penguins of Madagascar exclusive to Wii U, Wii and 3DS. The game will ship simultaneously for all three platforms on Nov. 25. The timing isn't just to hit the holiday shopping season, … [Read more...]

PlayStation Plus September 2014 Free Game Velocity 2X Seems Most Popular

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As we near the halfway mark of September, a pattern has definitely emerged with the PlayStation Plus September 2014 free game lineup for PS4. The two free games for PS Plus members, Sportsfriends and Velocity 2X, are proving quite different in popularity. In previous months, the two free games associated with the PS Plus program have been on par with one another in quality and popularity. Sony deserves credit for finding partners willing to live-up to the former, which in turn has a direct correlation to the … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu Joins Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

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The toys-to-life genre has blossomed in recent years, with new game franchises surfacing in every corner. Ironically, some of the most anticipated toys for those games aren't coming from "new" franchises at all. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is one such example, particularly with the Guardians of the Galaxy now being added to the mix. Disney Interactive today announced that the Guardians of the Galaxy Yondu character is joining the ever-growing cast of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes toys. Yondu has been … [Read more...]

Watch Dogs Wii U Release Date to Hack into Black Friday

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Wii U owners, your wait for Watch Dogs is almost over. After Ubisoft shipped the game for PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, owners of a Nintendo platform were left wondering whether they'd be forgotten completely. Not at all. Although Ubisoft has been mum for months, the company has now announced the Watch Dogs Wii U release date as November 18. Although it comes months after the game set sales records for Ubisoft, The Watch Dogs Wii U release date will no doubt give a nice boost to the franchise's total sales. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Xbox Games with Gold September 2014 Free Game

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Amid all the Destiny gameplay sessions and fireteam shenanigans, some gamers have lost track of the upcoming Xbox Games with Gold September 2014 free game. The forgetfulness is understandable, as Bungie's multiplatform game is amazing. But Bungie is tied directly to the next Xbox Games with Gold free game for September 2014, so Xbox 360 owners in particular may need their memory jogged. While Xbox One owners have the same two Games with Gold September 2014 free games all month (Super Time Force and Crimson Dragon), … [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Co-Op Video: 5-Minute Walkthrough

Assassins Creed Unity

Of all the reasons to be excited for Ubisoft's next-gen-exclusive Assassin's Creed game, the Assassin's Creed Unity co-op aspects are near the top of the list. Co-op is nothing new to the Assassin's Creed franchise, but its flavor is a bit different with Unity. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin's Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense city ever created for an Assassin's Creed game. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take … [Read more...]

Alien: Isolation Gone Gold, Release Date Oct. 7

Alien: Isolation

The original movie Alien taught us two things. First: in space, no one can hear you scream. Second: on Earth, fans still scream with delight at the original cast reuniting. So imagine the screams of glee at hearing Alien: Isolation has gone to gold master and is preparing for its Oct. 7 release date. With Alien: Isolation gone gold, Sega's on the verge of reuniting the cast from the original space-horror film. As we previously reported, Sega recruited every member of the original cast to reprise his or her role in … [Read more...]