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In further proof that the Internet has the worst collective taste EVER (are you seriously still attempting to defend that POS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN sequel?), the Indiegogo campaign for Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, has met its ludicrous-sounding $450,000 goal.

The pain that just shot through my fingers while typing that was almost unbearable.

The sequel to the unplayable ’90s Street Fighter knockoff will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in the future, with each sale successfully placing money in already established multi-millionaire celebrity Shaquille O’Neal’s pocket. No word yet as to how Ron Artest’s (excuse me…Metta World Peace’sKill Everything That Moves Kickstarter is going, nor what Kill Everything That Moves actually is (a home movie?).

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Prepare to Meet Your ‘Doom… 4’

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It’s been nearly 10 years since the release of the last Doom video game, which is a lifetime in the history of the video game business. But now there’s news that the beta version of the long-awaited Doom 4 will be coming to a video game console near you, and if you want, you best get your browser over to the website for the new Wolfenstein game and pre-order that sucker. (more…)

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A lot of people aren’t fans of the look of Michael Bay‘s Transformers, and they have longed for something more akin to the Autobots and Decepticons of old (school). Well, this game’s for you. A trailer’s been released for the multi-platform game Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, and from the looks of it, it will answer once and for all who the best robots in disguise are: the 80s Transformers or the Bay-formers. Also it’s a tie-in to the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction or something. (more…)

Is a ‘The Last of Us’ Movie Being Made?

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Although no official announcement has been made, the internet speculation seems to be positing the idea that Sony is getting their ducks in a row to make an adaptation of the hit Playstation 3 game, The Last of Us. According to a website that tracks these things, the entertainment conglomerate has snatched up a couple of domain names that it would need if Sony is indeed planning on a movie based on the post-apocalyptic game of the same name. (more…)

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As the hype builds for the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film of the Hobbit trilogy, there comes news about other Middle Earth developments, in this case, of the video game variety. The game, which is called Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, features an original story about a ranger who’s killed with his family the night Sauron returns only to be resurrected with Wraith-like powers to embark on a mission of vengeance. Intrigued yet? Read the press release below: (more…)

I honestly thought that Microsoft’s presentation couldn’t be topped, but while their technical ambition has yet to be beat, Sony brought the thunder in terms of their gaming slate — showing off a God of War prequel, a sort of zombieless, yet fantastic looking zombie game, and the visual stunner of the convention (so far) in the form of Beyond: Two Souls. Of course, being Sony, there were missteps.

One of those missteps was Sony’s big Move announcement, the Wonderbook. A piece of DLC that seems like it was designed with kids in mind. What is it? Well, the Wonderbook asks kids (or adults) to sit in front of the Eye Camera and watch the screen as Wonderbooks come to life. Spells can be cast by employing the Move Wand as an actual wand while using JK Rowling‘s exclusive Book of Spells, or a map and characters can come flying off the page and onto the screen thanks to something that is over enthusiastically called, Augmented Reality. The trouble with all of this is, the non HD Eye Camera saps the majesty of the effect thanks to its low video quality. Something that was obvious during the demonstration.

Sony’s other big tech news revolved around the Vita, with the company announcing crossplay ability between the PS3 and the Vita, and the ability to use the Vita as a PS3 controller. There were also PSN and Playstation Plus upgrades, with new content promised (Youtube and Crackle for the Vita), but these don’t come close to the full Internet Explorer internet browser and loads of content from Paramount, ESPN, professional basketball and hockey, that Microsoft promised for Xbox Live. Sony also announced the expansion of their mobile gaming interests, with an announced partnership with HTC (personal yay!) to develop Playstation certified games for Playstation mobile.

Alright, enough of the tech stuff, lets move on to the games!

Perhaps the most ambitions, and creative game revealed so far, Beyond: Two Souls comes from the developers of Heavy Rain, (Quantic Dreams) and seemingly aspires to be more than a game — frankly, it looks like it aspires to be art.

Focusing on a woman with seemingly supernatural abilities, the game follows, essentially Ellen Page (honest to blog!) through her life for 15 years and hints at an exploration of the afterlife if you make the right choices. I won’t mince words, the trailer was a cinematic, so I desperately crave gameplay footage, but the concept blew my hair back.

The Ubisoft presentation earlier in the day showed off ample Assassin’s Creed 3 footage, with a kickass conclusion to the gameplay footage showing the new assassin, Connor, soaring through the air. During the Sony presentation though, Ubisoft trucked out more AC, announcing a “from the ground up” Assassin’s title, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, starring a female assassin. They also showed a lengthy bit of gameplay footage, with Connor steering a ship through the Caribbean seas while engaging other ships in cannon combat.

Ubisoft also brought out more Farcry 3, though this clip featured less nipples than the Farcry portion of the Ubisoft presentation from earlier in the day… there was 4 way co-op and promises of a map maker and exclusive Sony DLC though, which might just trump nipples.

Sony also showed off Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and announced that Big Daddy from Bio Shock and Nathan Drake from Uncharted, would join the game as playable characters. Battle Royale came off as a classic button masher, and the lineup is a bit odd, with Drake now set play alongside Fat Princess, but the crossplay capability was demonstrated during this demonstration, and seemed to go off without a hitch.

Speaking of classic Playstation characters, Kratos is back with God of War: Ascension, a sort of prequel/origin story with the usual dose of fierce GOW gameplay, with epic battles showed off in the footage. People, there is an Elephant-man that is half man, half elephant, (and all punk ass bitch) that Kratos dispatches with ease. The whole thing is thrilling, and had me itching to see more. Sadly, the game won’t be out until next March.

The Last of Us is the previously mentioned maybe, sort of near zombieless zombie game, and this footage focuses more heavily on the struggle and battle between the survivors of some kind of pandemic event. The storyline is reminiscent of some of the best parts of The Walking Dead, with the “survival mode” human posing a real danger thanks to desperation and fear. Really, it’s exploring a world where mankind is thrust back into the wild and forced to view everyone as a potential predator. I love the brutality, the impressive hand-to-hand combat, and interplay between characters. “Joel” isn’t badass, he’s doing everything he needs to survive. Notice the lack of quips, the absence of swagger, this humanizes an end world event and also de-humanizes the protagonist and turns him into an animal. The Last of Us doesn’t have the lofty goals of Beyond, and it isn’t, you know, art, but it is a lot more interesting than a lot of the other zombie games that we’ve seen in recent years.

World war 3 has been unleashed…and it looks bloody awesome.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, or COD:MW3, is the latest edition to the first person shooter franchise developed by Infinity Ward, and is a direct sequel to 2009’s best selling Modern Warfare 2. With less then a month left what better then to hype the game with an action packed single player trailer.

Titled “Redemption”, this trailer shows off more of MW3’s single player storyline, with all of it’s explosions and eye popping visuals. People are already sold on the mulitplayer so why not show the people what makes the single player so strong.
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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W.

This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what has come out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

We only got a few releases this week but they are titles that are worth checking out as we got some shooting goodness and not to mention, some action-adventure set in a fantasy world. There’s even one downloadable game that features fighting mechs, who doesn’t love fighting mechs?

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W.

This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what has come out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Geez, I remember when these summer months were the video game drought period but that’s not the case this week. This week we see a 3D re-release of a classic Nintendo 64 title and a game that has been in the making for 14 damn years. We also have two sequels in which one of them is a spiritual successor of cult Dreamcast game.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

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