Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag is nigh. We have five Assassin’s Creed games’ worth of gameplay and timelines and three individual protagonists each with their own backstories to take into consideration. We’ve visited nearly every continent and taken a look at 5 different eras in time, so for Ubisoft to announce yet another AC game, that has to be just as unique and fresh-faced as the first day we were introduced to Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s brilliant adventures (his games are critically the best in the series), it’s a move that is just as bold as the font of their logo.
But have they succeeded? It’s a good question, and with the Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag release date over 7 months away, we won’t know how the full game reviews for a while, but does that stop us from speculating? Of course not, and we can make up our minds on the plot points and promised gameplay now as Ubisoft have released Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag info in the shedloads, all collected here for you to peruse.
Click ‘continue reading’ for the Assassin’s Creed 4 : Black Flag story, screenshots and trailer.
A good sound atmosphere is to a driving game what wheels are to a car – that goes to say that the noises that a developer have chosen to cause havoc in your ear drums are pretty, damn important.
The last time we got a sneak peek at some Ridge Racer Unbounded gameplay was a few days ago when Namco Bandai released a trailer of what it would be like to have a play around inRidge Racer Unbounded’s city creator mode. JSX staff writer Myles and I were very impressed, in a jaw-creating-dents-in-the-pavement sort of way, so it’s nice for our ears to get a pick me up with this new video that focuses on the sound guys of Ridge Racer Unbounded.
After all, after the driving, the sounds that coincide with your racing can make or break a racing game. There’s nothing more annoying that cheesy teenybop music pounding round your head when you’re careering round a corner or into the side of an AI-controlled car.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see the new Ridge Racer Unbounded gameplay video.
The exciting trailer shows off many features such as the brand new level editor mode, a first for the series. It allows you to edit many of the properties of the levels such as the conversations, the allying officers and the enemy officers. Leading to hilarious situations in the video such as your team and a group of Tigers as ally officers vs Lu Bu.
Warriors Orochi 3 is out now on PlayStation Network for $50 in North America, March 27th for the disc-based boxed Xbox 360 version retailing for $60 in North America. The European version of the game will come out on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 April 6th disc-based boxed priced at standard retail pricing (£40 and EUR 59,99)
UPDATE: Konami has reported that the patch should be up soon and that the EU PS3 version does not have any of the issues that the North American version has before the patch.
Reports are coming in that while Silent Hill HD Collection is a great purchase and port for the Xbox 360, the PS3 version is absolutely terrible in comparison. However, there is a patch on the way to sort out all of these problems that should be released soon Konami reported earlier today.
As shown in this video, you’re unable to correctly run properly in Silent Hill 2 without stopping constantly. This, along with the lack of numerous effects in both Silent Hill 2 and 3, horrible frame rate later in the game pushes Silent Hill HD Collection to be a completely different horrifying experience than intended. However, the recent patch on the way is set to fix all of the problems that existed on the PS3 version along with the audio problems that also existed on the 360 version.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing more I love than Amazon errors.
There was of course, the time that I reported thatThe Last Guardian release date had been leaked on the site and never one to disappoint, the French version of the retailing site, amazon.fr, has upped the ante, this time with a listing for Call of Duty 9.
Last week, gameblog.fr posted the original screencap of the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 listing and were consequently blacklisted by Activision for it, amazon.fr did delete the listing but they’ve posted another, related one and JSX has the picture. Not only that, but I’ve uncovered the very first details of Call of Duty 9 and its possible storyline.
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FIFA Street is probably one of the only games where a prerequisite for winning is to make a complete and utter fool out of your opponents – the old fashioned ‘dribble like a baby, kick like a beast’ method won’t work. If you can’t embarrass them, you’ll have a serious challenge on your hands if you want to win, like climbing a giant slippery slope of football terms and sports-based acrobatics.
This latest video for the game is the key to learning how to succeed, providing you with the must-know tips to scoring more goals in FIFA Street.
In the poll in our sidebar, we’re currently asking you who you like best – Nathan Drake from Uncharted or Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but today JSX is taking a time out from asking you questions (though you should go and vote, the winner gets a special feature post!) to answer some of the qs that you’re burning to know the answers to.
Spending too much time on the Internet is what I do best, I hoover up links like a black hole of cyber-consumption. I can’t help it. I’m addicted to procrastination, so sue me.
One particular sort of story that I’ve seen cropping up more than usual on the interwebs over these past few days is that of the “rumoured” successor to the Xbox 360, the Xbox 720. I addressed one of these rumours with Friday’s post but since then, even more ‘legit info’ has flooded onto the Internet. Obviously none of these things have been confirmed and are what I like to call the “Internet’s sandwich” – one slice of flamebait, another slice of *mostly* fictitious industry ‘insight’ with a delicious mouth-watering filling of overactive fanboy imaginations.
True or not, these rumours are the closest thing you and I have got to the real deal, so to save you having to join me in my rumour-gobbling Internet hunt, I’ve compiled a list of all of the things worth knowing about the Xbox 720.
This post comes fresh off the news that Sony and Microsoft will be announcing the successors to the current gen of consoles at this year’s E3 in an effort to compete with Nintendo’s next console effort, the Wii U (source).
I’m a skeptical woman, both consoles are rumoured, even if they do come from a highly reputable source, but I’ll still refuse to believe either console’s’ existence until I have the actual, tangible product in my arms and the reality has set in that I now have no money or a social life thanks to them.
However, one can cross all of their fingers, toes and other crossable body parts that come June 2012, both will be confirmed by the Microsoft and Sony bigwigs themselves but until then I’ve put together a list of all of the things we should hope are included (or avoided) in the new next-gen platforms.
If ever there was a time for you to be freaking out about your lack of gift giving ability, that time would be now. There are only 5 days until Christmas and it’s inevitable that you get your last purchases in before it’s too late and you end up re-gifting that ugly (now moth-eaten) sweater that you got from your Aunt several years ago.
Below are some of my top gift picks for the gamers on your list. And if you have any suggestions for presents, feel free to leave them in the comments.