If there are two things that definitely go together, it’s gaming and sex. Okay, so maybe not so much for most of us (or at least not during game release week). But apparently, VoucherCodePro decided to test the waters and do a little poll to inquire about the sex lives of gamers. In this seemingly pointless quest, they took a sampling of 1747 people and asked them to rate their partners. They then categorized them according to which gaming system they preferred.
The final tally? It looks like XBox players came out on top, albeit not too far behind were the Wii players. No information about the PS3 junkies, but apparently PC gamers crapped out way at the bottom of the list.
Personally, I blame the proliferation of MMOs (“Okay, honey, we need to hurry this up. We’ve got a raid in 15 minutes!”). Though it could also have something to do with all the manual dexterity required to use a proper controller as opposed to a mouse.
No word on whether the top lovers were FPS gamers or RPGers, however.
Looks like we’ll never ever get a chance to put our thumbs to the world of Star Wars 1313, a stunner of a game that was previewed at last year’s E3. Yes, that title and any others that were in development over at LucasArts have been sucked up into the gears of the big machine, devoured by Disney along with 150 jobs that were lost today when mouse-eared money men decided to pull the plug on the notable design studio.
According to Kotaku, this is no surprise, but — and this is not to dismiss the very real toll levied up the 150 workers who will be without a means of support — it’s still a bit of a hit to a world that craves playable Star Wars, especially in these moments where the universe is expanding with new titles and other notable products.
Will gamers be left behind as Disney tries to take over the world? Possibly, unless the keepers of Walt Disney’s frozen head decide to farm out the work like LucasArts did with the Battlefront games.
Those games are — in my mind — the best out of all the Star Wars games (though, in fairness, I never played Knights of the Old Republic), and yet we know the sad and tumultuous end that that franchise met. Both the Battlefront-esque FPS Star Wars: First Assaultand Star Wars 1313 were to be the next shining jewels in the uneven legacy of LucasArts, especially 1313, a possibly Mature rated game that would have followed a bounty hunter into the seamy underworld of Coruscant.
That concept shared some of it’s roots with the long-discussed live-action Star Wars series that still hasn’t come to be, but the story could be cannibalized and re-used in the upcoming run of Star Wars films or, perhaps, as a tie in game that is connected to one of those projects. Really, no good idea goes u un-molested and pushed to it’s break by either Lucas or Disney, so if 1313 came from as good a place as it seemed, we are sure to see some kind of take on the story eventually, even if it’s all dressed up in Frankenstein-ian scars.
I’m no poker player. I’ve never played, hell, I don’t even know how to play! But it might be time to learn. Telltale Games sequel to Poker Nights at the Inventory, Poker Nights 2 has been announced and it features a great lineup of new characters. Joining you at the table will be Ash from Evil Dead, Sam of Sam & Max, Venture Bros.’ Brock Samson and Claptrap from Borderlands. And it gets better! The dealer is GlaDOS from the Portal franchise, so prepare for her opinionated insults while she deals.
The cast alone has me intrigued, but check out its announcement trailer,
I love that Brock’s playing The Walking Dead! Poker Nights 2 will release on PC, XBLA, and PSN sometime this month. Are you feeling lucky?
An epic rematch more than 45 years in the making, actor and original Captain Kirk William Shatner comes face-to-face again with The Gorn as they play the new Star Trek video game in this viral video from Namco Bandai.
In the spot, The Gorn (taking a break from haunting Sheldon’s dreams) takes on against Shatner as they play the game. One misunderstanding leads to a fight and… Well, you can see the results for yourself. The video pays tribute to the classic original series episode “Arena,” which featured the first appearance of The Gorn and his often discussed and parodied showdown with Captain Kirk. The Gorn reappears in the new Trek video game as an enemy. In the game, they attack the new Vulcan colony and Kirk and Spock have to stop them.
“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, in a press release. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”
“It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene,” added Shatner. “It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”
The Star Trek video is available for pre-order now and will released on April 23, 2013 on X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The promotional video is below along with the original Kirk/Gorn face-off from 1967.
Rumor has it that Rocksteady‘s next DC Comics video game adaptation will be titled Batman Arkham Origins and that it will be released sometime during the 3rd Quarter of 2013 on Sony and Microsoft‘s next-gen consoles. Oh, and it won’t be a sequel; instead, Batman: Arkham Origins will be a prequel inspired by the Silver Age of comics, which ran from the mid-1950s to around 1970. Footage is expected to debut at the annual video game convention E3 in June.
The rumor originates from French site Gameblog , which says it was tipped off about the game by unnamed industry sources. So, take it with a grain of salt. Furthermore, this rumor conflicts with an earlier report stating that an Arkham City sequel NOT a prequel would be released in 2013 and that the Rocksteady Silver Age game wouldn’t be released until 2014 at the earliest. I guess we will find out at E3, or until someone from Rocksteady denies the report, but with retro Batman mania inspiring both Mattel’s new Batman 66′ toy line and DC recently announcing that they will do a digital first Batman 66′ comic, a prequel game might make some synergistic sense, even if it wasn’t — like the toys and the comic — a direct homage to the old Adam West TV series.
With that said, some fans probably do NOT enjoy the idea of a prequel taking place for the next game. They want to see some continuation from where Arkham City left off despite the fact that Arkham Asylum and Arkham City writer Paul Dini won’t be returning to pen the next Batman game and Mark Hamill won’t be back in his iconic role as the voice of the Joker. A crying shame and two massive absences that this next game will have to account for.
I, for one, do not care what the next Batman game is about, I just want another fucking Rocksteady Batman Game!
After having much success adapting The Walking Dead into an episodic video game where your in game choices can have dire consequences on the story and game progression, Telltale is finally ready to reveal their next game based on another comic book property. We’ve known since 2011 they were developing a game based on Vertigo and Bill Willingham‘s Fables, a series that follows the often dangerous lives of fairytale characters living in a secret New York City neighborhood called Fabletown, but it was placed on the back burner while the company released The Walking Dead. A smart decision I’d say because what they’ve accomplished with The Walking Dead will only benefit this game.
Titled The Wolf Among Us, it will star Bigby Wolf, a.k.a. The Big Bad Wolf, as he tries to keep the true identities of these fairytale characters, like Mr. Toad and the Three Little Pigs, a secret. The game’s story will be a prequel to the events of the comics and is set to release this summer for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and PlayStation 3. Speaking with IGN, Telltale CEO Dan Connors said,
Developing The Wolf Among Us based on the Fables universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players. Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks.
Judging from the artwork they released I’m hoping this game has a noir-ish feel to it as that would really suit the dark and brooding character of Bigby. He’s basically Humphrey Bogart, but a werewolf.
What d’ya think? Will Fables make for as good a gaming experience as The Walking Dead?
The Tomb Raider franchise has been out of the movie business for near ten years now, which is about the aging time it takes before Hollywood looks at a property and tries to recycle it for lack of new ideas. With the recent release of a popular new title in the Tomb Raider video game series, it looks like this reboot may finally be coming to fruition.
GK Films, the company that grabbed the film rights up in 2011, will be joining forces with MGM to create a new Tomb Raider for a new generation. And the old generation too, of course, since we’re still around and haven’t really aged that much since the last flick.
Sorry folks, but there’s no info on what to expect and certainly no names attached to the project yet. We can only warn you that it is coming.
It’s interesting that while DC has tried to simplify and streamline their comic book canon, in their latest video game they’ve chosen to blow a hole in that thinking and open up the multiverse. Universes upon universes of infinite and alternate versions of all DC’s characters will be at your disposal in this new MOBA – multiplayer online battle arena, I looked it up – game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, developed by Turbine. Infinite Crisis will let players pit one version, say Nightmare Batman, against another version, say Gaslight Catwoman, in epic brawls.
Announced today and its first trailer released, Infinite Crisis is currently accepting Beta registrations and is expected to release officially in the fall. The game will be free-to-play, as is the way with most massive online games these days, and while the press release, available below the cut, doesn’t mention anything I’m sure there’ll perks and bonus for sending some money WB’s way.
Imagine a place where you can be yourself, free of judgement. Where you can talk, laugh and play with thousands of like minded individuals. A place where you can be in a state of child like wonder, previewing and sampling the latest offerings in gaming culture. A place where you can have a beer and get down with your nerd self listening to some Nerdcore. A place where you can meet – take photos with or possibly take home – some nerdy girlie, or geeky guy dressed up as an iconic character. Ultimately, a place where everyone is drumming to the tune of “lets play”. This my friends, is a little slice of nerdy heaven, and it is called PAX.
For the uninitiated, PAX is the great American gaming experience, held annually on the west and east coasts. It’s an event for gamers, by gamers. 70,000+ congregate to play to their hearts content (console, PC, or tabletop), peruse an E3 style exhibition floor (Publishers and Developers showcasing their latest wares), attend informative/entertaining panels, and rock out with their joysticks out at one of the many evening concerts. It’s truly an experience like none other.
So, anyway, PAXEast happened this past weekend in Boston, MA. This Nerd Bastard, along with my friend Phil, were in attendance, albeit briefly. A 3 day event, and our schedule only permitted us to attend a few hours on Saturday. Regardless, I took in enough to comment. I’d like to share my journey into gamer paradise with you, and discuss what juicy reveals are worthy of you’re attention.
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