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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Skeptical was what I was when I began playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. When you attempt to transfer a beloved, storied universe from one media to the other, you’re under a lot more scrutiny than you’d be if you’d started fresh. But like Alejandro Jodorowsky said about Dune, you have to disrespect your source material if you want to successfully create new life. Behold: Shadow of Mordor.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: co-op trailer changes everything

Assassin’s Creed Unity: co-op trailer changes everything

This week we're seeing a bit more information on the French Revolution-based Assassin's Creed: Unity with multiplayer. The team at Ubisoft have released a brand new trailer / interview sort of video that lets us in on how the game will play out with multiplayer, both in 2-player and 4-player modes.

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PlayStation TV release set for USA, Canada

PlayStation TV release set for USA, Canada

It’s time to put your cash where the cash-register is, Don Reisinger, the PlayStation TV is coming to the USA at last. What was once known in Japan as the PlayStation Vita TV is now known as the PlayStation TV in the USA and Canada, headed for a formal release on October 14th.

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Microsoft Minecraft buy: Mojang “as honest as possible”

Microsoft Minecraft buy: Mojang “as honest as possible”

It’s all true - Microsoft has acquired Mojang, the makers of Minecraft. According to Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Owen Hill, "The founders: Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving." They go on to note that "We don’t know what they’re planning. It won’t be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool."

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Sony’s Dive In takes game streaming to iOS and Android

Sony’s Dive In takes game streaming to iOS and Android

Mobile gaming is no longer a thing. It just is. But not all game companies, most especially the giants, are willing to take the plunge, and the risks, just yet. Sony may be finding a way to tide mobile gamers over to its PlayStation ecosystem with Dive In, a new streaming service that will cater specifically to Android and iOS.

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White PlayStation 4 (DS4) controllers USA release tomorrow

White PlayStation 4 (DS4) controllers USA release tomorrow

Just in time for the midnight release of Destiny, Sony is releasing their "Glacier White" DualShock 4 controllers to the public. These controllers will be available inside the United States through Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and GameStop as early as tomorrow morning. Pre-orders start today, if you (for some reason) believe they’ll sell out before you can hit the store.

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Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

This morning the team behind Mortal Kombat X have revealed that the game will be released for all platforms on April 14th. In addition, pre-orders have been given the added bonus of Goro. Those that pre-order the game will be given Goro as a playable combatant in Mortal Kombat X right out of the box.

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GTA V release date tipped for PS4, Xbox One, PC

GTA V release date tipped for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Several sources are coming together to form a Voltron of clues this week pointing toward a final release date for GTA V for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game has been rumored for several weeks to be appearing on the 14th of November here in the United States. The newest clue suggest that the 18th of November is more likely.

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell trailer, detailed in full

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell trailer, detailed in full

A new "standalone expansion" to the Saints Row series has been revealed during PAX Prime 2014. This game will have the Saints attempting to rescue their lost boss in the pits of Hell. The President of the United States of America, you, are in Hell. but you won’t be playing as you, you’ll be playing as Kinsey or Johnny Gat.

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These are Cheetos’ custom Xbox One and PS4 consoles

These are Cheetos’ custom Xbox One and PS4 consoles

The developers at PopCap and wizards at EA Games have teamed up with Cheetos-brand products to bring you a couple of unique-looking consoles. Both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will be coming your way - if you’re lucky - right after you enter a code from a winning package of Cheetos.

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Deep Silver’s Escape Dead Island trailer revealed

Deep Silver’s Escape Dead Island trailer revealed

Does this mean that Deep Silver won’t be releasing a Saint’s Row 5 this week? Maybe. What we do know is that "Escape Dead Island" looks extremely unique. And certainly strange. EDIT: Additional screenshots added - maybe from Xbox 360, maybe from PlayStation 3, maybe even from PC.

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PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

This afternoon some malicious folks have attacked the PlayStation Network (PSN). Sony has suggested that network issues are being worked on right this minute, and they’ll continue to be worked on until the whole mess is fixed. So go about your business - just so long as it’s offline.

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