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Few entertainment properties mean as much to as many people as Star Wars does. Its highly imaginative world, characters, creatures, and absurd variety of vehicles have touched many a geeky heart for decades now, with its appeal never fading for a moment. It’s no surprise then that the Star Wars videos games, for the most part, have been so far above your typical licensed gaming garbage. They almost always feel like honest, loving creations from the people who grew up with the films instead of corporate-backed, cynical cash grabs. Star Wars Battlefront, long one of frontrunners for the position of best Star Wars videogame, has had a reboot in the works for quite some time now but has remained a mystery to most.

Until today, that is. EA has officially unveiled the project with an exciting video and tons of details, including its release date and pre-order incentives. Check it out! (more…)

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After some disastrous drops in attendance and interest in Activision and EA’s Mock ‘n Roll titles, it looks like Activision is set to officially give it another go after a lengthy hiatus. They, along with RedOctane and Harmonix (who later defected to EA for Rock Band), really got the ball rolling with Guitar Hero on the PS2 a decade ago, so it seems fitting that Guitar Hero is the first band set to take the simulated stage once again. Along with Guitar Hero Live’s announcement, Activision has released a great deal of information about the game’s new guitar, stage perspective, and mechanics for us to drool over.

Check out the announcement trailer here for your first look at the game’s cool new live footage and first person stage perspective. (more…)

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Stunning graphics, a wide-open world full of detail, sword and sorcery gameplay, and even sexy times. What the hell else could we greedy scrubs possibly ask for in a game!? If this new gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is to be believed, the masterminds over at Cd Projekt Red are clearly aware of this mighty list of awesome. Don’t just take my word for it though. Open this up and take a look at the video for yourself. Just be sure to leave a cushion on the floor so your jaw doesn’t break when it drops to the ground. (more…)

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As gamers, we live from one reveal to the next, eagerly eating up any information thrown at us about what we’ll be playing next. This appetite for more tends to lead to leaks which, to be fair, are sometimes little more than excellent photo-shop jobs. This particular leak has an air of authenticity to it however, as Square-Enix has done little to hide the fact that it has indeed been working on a new game in the Deus Ex franchise. It’s not surprising at all given the success of the previous title, Human Revolution, but it’s really cool to get this early look at the next Deus Ex title all the same.

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Since it began tumbling around in Hollywood’s dryer back in 2007, the Metal Gear Solid film has experienced some peaks and valleys in its journey to actual production. People have come and gone and the project even completely fell off the radar for most. Hell, even the game series itself is facing its biggest challenge yet with the heavily rumored departure of its leading man Hideo Kojima. Now, perhaps due to the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s impending release, Sony has restarted the project’s engine with a new screenwriter on deck to pen Snake’s cinema infiltration. (more…)

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I’m sorry, dear brothers and sisters, it seems that we’ve been fed a rupee pouch of lies. According to Nintendo, this was never going to actually happen and was built on rumors from untrustworthy sources. Odd, given the high-caliber, trustworthy sources that printed the story, but I guess someone they thought was an insider turned out to be a lying dick. Apologies for the language, friends, but this is upsetting. But what might be even more frustrating is the disjointed, roundabout way Nintendo broke this news. And it leaves us wondering…well, read on. (more…)

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In a gaming sea of rehashes, remasters, and disastrous launches, it’s great to know that we have Batman to pull us out of the gloom with a kickass new game. Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady’s finale to their critically acclaimed, much loved Arkham franchise, is one of the few releases carrying the 8th generation torch this year, almost single-handedly justifying a console upgrade. That said, it’s great to know that Rocksteady and WB Games weren’t afraid to throw some delays our way to make sure that they launch the best game possible and now, after announcing another 3 week delay, we’ve been given a final launch date and a look at some exciting new gameplay to wet our appetites. (more…)

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Thanks to a slip up on the Xbox Marketplace, the next guest fighter in NetherRealm Studios‘ highly anticipated new-gen brawler Mortal Kombat X may have been confirmed to be Predator. Given that Jason Voorhees, another classic horror icon, has already been confirmed for the game, it’s not too difficult to believe that Predator, the ultimate hunter, could be joining the expanding list of kombatants. The creature’s kick ass array of weapons and abilities would fit right in with Mortal Kombat’s brutal fighting style to be sure, and I can’t wait to see what kind of gameplay that translates into. (more…)

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In Honor of Women’s History Month (although I didn’t quite know it was Women’s History Month), Nintendo is highlighting some of everyone’s favorite female characters such as Samus Aran, Rosalina and Toadette.  Paving the way for diverse and interesting female protagonists in video games, Nintendo has picked a few of their popular leading ladies that merit this recognition for the month that honors outstanding women.

In a series of images invoking the World War II-era Rosie the Riveter posters, Nintendo calls our attention to seven leading Nintendo ladies. Tetra, Toadette, Bayonetta, Rosalina, Lucina, Samus and even Bombette each remind women that “We can do it!” (more…)

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Any button smashing fighter game is only as good as its story mode. With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios’ next highly-anticipated installment in its legendary critically-acclaimed fighting game franchise, fans may feel indifferent.

On Friday, NetherRealm Studios presented its fifth “MKX Kombat Kast” live-stream in which they previewed story mode in Mortal Kombat X. You can now check out the gameplay footage from Episode 1, titled “Johnny Cage,” (skip to the 14:38 mark). (more…)