This is a massively-multiplayer online (MMO)/third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a mercenary salvager in a post-apocalyptic world. Players use laser pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, and rocket launchers to kill various alien creatures, robots, and human characters. The frenetic combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire/explosions, screams of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some attacks include sniper-scope depictions of headshots; bloodstains often remain in the environment for long periods of time. During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in suggestive/sexual dialogue (e.g., “They were rapin' our pows and eatin' our women,” “Meet them and we risk seeing our men executed, our women raped, and our children indoctrinated,” “He'll get up close and personal with the tramp and feel things out.”). The game also includes a handful of drug references (e.g., “Just heard the Collins girl died of a drug overdose,” “These guys are higher than the Ark Belt,” and “some kind of Votan plant that can produce enough morphine to keep the whole Bay in a morphine dream”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in dialogue.
Now that Disney has acquired Disney and shut down LucasArts, they wasted little time in licensing out the exclusive rights to Star Wars games to EA in a multi-year publishing and licensing deal.
EA first announced titles are being developed by Visceral Games, best known for Deadspace, DICE, best known for Battlefield, and BioWare, best known for Star Wars the Old Republic. Hey, wait! Does this mean we can FINALLY get the Star Wars the Old Republic SINGLE PLAYER RPG we wanted all along?
Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels, had this to say:
Activision has officially revealed, after the title was leaked, the next Call of Duty title ahead of E3. Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next incarnation of Activision's most profitable First Person Shooter and comes from the team at Infinity Ward.
Rockstar has revealed three new videos showcasing the three main characters you will control in Grand Theft Auto V. Warning, these videos feature mature content with language and videos that are not suitable for younger audiences.
After Nintendo revealed that they will not host an E3 Press Conference at E3 2013, 2K Games has sent word out that they will not be having a booth at E3 2013. Instead, the company will have meeting rooms.
Ronnie Singh, Digital Marketing Director, had this to say:
"While 2K will not have a booth on the show floor at this year’s E3 conference, we will have a lot of great news coming your way this spring. Stay tuned for our live gameplay and event broadcasts to see the latest gameplay from our upcoming titles."
Nintendo has revealed some plans that are sure to turn smiles upside down for those who enjoyed attending the Nintendo E3 Press Briefing each year before the show began. Historically, Nintendo has had their E3 Press Briefing the Tuesday E3 began several hours before the show floor opened. For Nintendo, this gave them “the last word” after Microsoft and Sony moved their Press Briefings back to Monday.
Nintendo has elected to cease their E3 Press Briefing and will focus on their Nintendo Direct events. Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata says:
You can download Episode 0 of Parents Press Play here.
Deep Silver may be "Deeply Sorry" about offending people with their headless and armless bloody bikini statue, but they are still proceeding with including it as a preorder bonus for Special Editions in Europe and Australia.
Developer: Irrational Games |
Publisher: 2K Games Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 03/26/13 |
The word Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. For many, Art and videogames don’t go together. Videogames are seen as a game that requires pressing buttons and little or no thought. This argument could have been made many years ago but not so much anymore. With titles like The Walking Dead, Journey, and now Bioshock Infinite showing that games can be art.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 04/02/13
ESRB Details: Rated for: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Mild Sexual Themes, and Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.
Rating Summary: This is a first-person shooter, set in a fictional city-in-the sky (Columbia), in which players assume the role of a private investigator searching for a mysterious woman. As players explore the city, they encounter a variety of armed guards, thugs, and mechanical creations that attack the central character. Players use pistols, shotguns, rifles, and machine guns to kill these enemies. A three-pronged hook can be used to dismember and decapitate several enemies. Players can also use an assortment of special powers to defeat enemies (e.g., setting characters on fire, electrocuting them). Large blood-splatter effects occur when characters are injured. Enemies are also depicted beating themselves with a bat or shooting themselves in the head when they are possessed; during one sequence, a character intentionally sets herself on fire. During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in suggestive/sexual dialogue (e.g., “Obscenity and fornication everywhere!” “Could use a good roll in the hay after this,” “I think yeh gave me the clap, ya dirty boy…”). The game allows players' character to obtain 'health' by consuming beer and whiskey; the screen turns fuzzy and distorted if the player consumes too many drinks. The social/political backdrop of the fictional city (set in the year 1912) includes the use of derogatory ethnic/racial terms (e.g., the words 'gook,' 'chink,' 'negroes,' 'injuns,' 'crackers'); language such as 'sh*t' can also be heard in dialogue. Tags: