Nothing can remain secret in the entertainment industry anymore. Seems more and more people are paying attention to trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Seems Blizzard Entertainment has registered a “goods and service” trademark for a popular game that could send fans into a frenzy. For years fans have clamored for Blizzard to get into making their own CGI animation. Love or hate the games, there’s no denying that their CGI is top-notch and their shorts and trailers are nothing short of jaw-dropping in terms of quality and storytelling. But will this next endeavor endear fans or ruffle feathers?
Everyone can use a little pressure relief and for many, video games are the outlet to let off some steam after a long day in the trenches of real life. Activision recognizes this and used it in their latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfarelive action trailer featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the ever bad boy actor Danny McBride. Take a five-minute break from your hectic day to check out the video below. (more…)
The future of gaming is LIVE! E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, returns for its 21st year on Tuesday, June 14th and runs through Thursday, June 16th. The event will feature press conferences and reveals from some of the biggest names in the video game business: Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and more third-party developers! The expo, known for its history of being the event where major developers unveil new and upcoming projects, is already gathering a fair amount of buzz. With talks of new consoles from Microsoft , Nintendo (Nintendo NX) and Sony (PS 4.5) possibly being introduced or discussed, virtual reality (VR) devices for gaming systems, and a slew of games coming in the second half of 2016, you can be certain that video games will be the major focus of E3 this year. (more…)
What was one of the best parts about growing up in the late 80s/early 90s? If you said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle video games, then you should either go help people with your freaky powers of clairvoyance or you read the title very well before clicking on this article. Either way, we’re here now together to reminisce about the immersive anthropomorphic reptilian adventures that shaped our childhoods and revel in news about a new forthcoming game. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arguably had some of the most enjoyable games during that era, the original NES game, Turtles in Time, The Hyper Stone Heist, The Manhattan Project, where the Turtles aided in the development of the first atomic bombs. Today, there is some fantastic news for fans of Turtle games.
The Call of Duty franchise has evolved over the years to become one of the biggest online multiplayer games of the modern day. So, naturally, we’d assume that Hollywood money-bags would want to cannibalize it and make a movie out of the title, no matter how horrible it might turn out. As it turns out, the owner of the COD line, Activision, says “NO!” to filmmakers’ nefarious plans.
According to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick:
CALL OF DUTY may look like a movie, but Mr. Kotick has little interest in turning it into one — and has turned down several studios’ requests. He says movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans and could taint the brand.
Holy crap! He gets it! Someone in power actually realizes that when you try to turn a video game into a movie it almost always ends up as a giant pile of suck.
And while I’m sure that there are probably three or four COD fans out there that will be crying into their pillows tonight, I’m still gonna call this one a victory for our side.
Terminal Reality, who’s developing a new video game for Activision, announced today that Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will both reprise their roles in the upcoming video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, as the redneck brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon from AMC and Robert Kirkman‘s hit TV show, The Walking Dead.
The game takes place before the events that lead the two brothers to join up with the survivor group from the television show just outside Atlanta. Players will take on the role of crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon. It’s a first person action adventure type game with plenty of zombie killing. Both Dixon characters are what this NerdBastard would consider break-out characters in the popular show, one for being such an evil asshole and the other for being the silent, rough around the edges, reluctant hero.
Norman Reedus already had a Boondock Saints fan club –The Boondock Betties, but after the first season of The Walking Dead aired, groups like the Reedusluts, Reedus Renegades, Dixon’s Vixens, Dixon’s Dolls, Reegals, and Norman’s Nymphos quickly sprouted up. The ladies do like the bad boys with hearts of gold.
TerminalReality’s The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game hits store shelves in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Activision has a new trailer out for it’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops IIgame and they’ve upped the celebrity bar with none other than Robert Downey Jr.You might remember that Activision used Jimmy Kimmel, and Kobe Bryant in their last Black Ops commercial in 2010.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits store shelves worldwide on November 13, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game story line and soundtrack was created by David S. Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises) and Trent Reznor (Academy Award-winning composer of The Social Network).
The single-player campaign will feature two connected storylines, one set in the 1970s through 1980s and the other in 2025. The protagonist of Black Ops, Alex Mason returns as the protagonist in the Cold War section, where he will be fighting in proxy wars for the United States in the Cold War. Known locations for this section of the game include multiple sites in Central America and in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. This section of the game will also see the rise to infamy of the game’s primary antagonist, Raul Menendez. Mason’s friend and colleague Frank Woods will also return, and narrate the story into the 2025 section of the game. The 2025 section of the game features Alex Mason’s son David as a protagonist. In it, a new cold war has broken out between China and the United States after China bans the export of rare earth elements following a cyberattack that cripples the Chinese Stock Exchange. In this era, war is defined by robotics, cyber warfare, unmanned vehicles and other modern technology. Taking advantage of this stand-off, Menendez attempts to bring the two powers to a full-blown war by inciting conflicts between the two. Known locations for this section of the game include Los Angeles, Singapore and Socotra, Yemen.
In the 2025 section of the game, the player will have access to special ‘Strike Force missions’, that feature permanent death and the outcome of which can affect the course of the campaign’s storyline.It has been hinted at that the side-plot of Viktor Reznov and his relationship with Alex Mason, which began in Black Ops, will be continued in Black Ops II.
We may never get the Deadpool movie we deserve, but it looks like we might get the video game. Activision along with the creative team at High MoonStudios (the developers behind last year’s Transformers: War for Cybertron and the currently developing sequel) released the trailer for the game at SDCC 2012 yesterday.
Before you skip all this text nonsense and just go click the video, be warned that the video skirts the edge of NSFW. This NerdBastard wouldn’t want it any other way, Deadpool should be the guilty pleasure that normal people just don’t understand and your mom shakes her head at.
Nolan North will voice the character and the “Fourth wall” will not just be broken, it will be shattered. Is this actual game play footage or just cinematic? This NerdBastard isn’t sure, but you can check out the Deadpool game website and make your own call.
We’ve seen screenshots and game play footage of Stan Lee in the latest The Amazing Spider-Man videogame. While that’s awesome as hell, there’s still something missing from the game. Fear not true believers, “The Chin” is in.
While only getting a cameo in each of Sam Raimi‘s three Spider-Man movies, Bruce Campbell was the voice behind each of the subsequent tie-in video games that followed. Giving the player guidance with a comedic wit, Bruce has become as much a part of the franchise as Peter Parker. It’s only natural for him to have some role in the new Activision title. Although instead of giving us a playable character like Stan the Man, Bruce will once again be the voice behind the game, this time with a full body role.
Making side-missions cool again, Campbell will voice an ex-MMA fighter turned “Extreme reporter” obsessed with testing Spidey through various races and challenges. It may sounds weird, but having Bruce make fun of you for failing is pretty damn entertaining, the man oozes personality, so why not have him back. Check out the video below of Bruce talking about himself and his in-game self.
Now if Activison wants to siphon all the money out of our pockets, they should make Campbell a playable character through DLC. Better yet, just make us happy and make an entire Bruce Campbell game, it would totally make back the several million dollars in development costs.
Nerds everywhere can rejoice — the following Autobot-on-Decepticon violence has nothing to do with Michael Bay.
A direct sequel to 2010’s warmly welcomed War of Cybertron, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the transformers game people have been waiting for.
Obviously with “fall” is in the title you know no good is in store for our Autobot friends. However, it’s disco fever for the Dinobots.
Exclusively from Kotaku, the following gameplay footage shows off the games melee style combat with Grimlock, leader of the Dinobots. Featuring commentary by creative director Matt Tieger, you can experience all the joy for yourself in the player below:
Getting to beat the motor oil out of insecticons with one of the 80’s most hardcore transformers is w00t worthy. Seriously, I don’t care how good the rest of the game is. Being able to play the game as Grimlock is reason enough to buy.
Fall of Cybertron takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet, ultimately leading to their storied exodus from home.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, an Activision and High Moon Studios video game, will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 August 28th.