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The Dark Knight Approaches - Infinite Crisis

Jul
11

Today Turbine released the Champion Profile for Prime Batman in Infinite Crisis.  He plays as a bruiser based on dueling and disrupting his opponents.  However, once you learn your ultimate you become the silent stalker Batman is known to be, gaining the ability to blind and separate the enemy team.  I'm a little surprised there still isn't a Batman that doesn't grab someone with his grappling hook, but Prime Batman will definitely be a strong addition to the Infinite Crisis roster. Check out the video after the break.

Power Glove Documentary On The Way

Jul
11

Three film makers, Adam Ward, Andrew Austin, and Paula Kosowski, have made it their mission to document the history of the infamous 1989 Nintendo Power Glove. The Power Glove was an early precursor to Nintendo’s current motion control system, but failed to gain popularity. The Power of Glove will feature interviews with the glove’s designers, as well as enthusiasts who “refused to let the Glove die.” No release date has been announced.  Check out a trailer after the break.

Prepare Your Wallets: The Steam Summer Sale Has Begun

Jul
11

Run and hide if you value your bank account, the Steam Summer Sale is officially here! Day one has deals on BioShock: Infinite, Defiance, Left 4 Dead 2, Endless Space, Don't Starve, Hotline Miami, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Antichamber, Toki Tori 2, and more! Plus flash sales on Dragon Age, Grid 2, Skyrim, and CS:GO! There's also a new Steam Badge to craft if you're crazy like that! What are you waiting for, AHH!

MLG to Produce 6-10 Hours of 'ESPN-Style' Content a Week

Jul
11

Major League Gaming is on the rise, and they're looking to capitalize on that momentum by expanding the scope of their online coverage. MLG recently noted that "Online Engagement" of their broadcasts had increased to an average of 169 minutes per viewer, from a previous 150 minutes at their Winter Championship. The organization feels the time is now right to make a huge push to establish their eSports broadcasts as mainstream pastime.

First Impressions: 'Infinite Crisis' Closed Beta

Jul
11

Do you like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or anything else DC? How about MOBAs like League of Legends or Dota 2? If you’re into either, you should probably sign up for the Infinite Crisis closed beta. While the MOBA franchise has become highly saturated recently, with only a select few such as Smite not feeling like rip offs of either League of Legends or Dota, Infinite Crisis somehow still manages to feel fresh.

'Super Smash Bros. Melee' Evo 2013 Broadcast Reinstated

Jul
10

After a bitter back and forth, it seems the eSports event Evo 2013 has gotten the rights to broadcast Super Smash Bros. Melee, returning it to the competition's schedule. Previously, it had been reported that Nintendo of America had denied them permission to do so, and had therefore been cut from the official stream.

Nintendo Working on a Mysterious New Franchise

Jul
10

According to the latest Famitsu interview with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo is working on a new franchise. Below is a partial transcript of that interview.

'Dota 2' Released: The Beta is Finally Over

Jul
10

Finally, the wait is over! DotA2 is out of Beta and free to play.  Although it comes with a few caveats, anyone can sign up now.  For more detailed instructions, click on over to the "Beta is Over" page.

'FFXIV: A Realm Reborn' Isn't Coming to the Xbox Due to Microsoft's Policies

Jul
09

In a recent interview with RPGSite, Naoki Yoshida, the mind behind Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, revealed that the newest Square Enix MMO would not be coming to Xbox consoles. Not because he doesn’t want to, but because he doesn’t want to cater to Xbox Live policies that would keep the game from being universally cross-platform.

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Gamestop No Longer Accepting PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders

Jul
09

Looks like things are going pretty well for Sony!  Due to the high volume of pre-orders for Sony’s upcoming console, pre-orders for the PS4 are no longer available at Gamestop.  On their website, the PS4 is listed as being “Not Available.”

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Rejected Names for the 'Xbox' Revealed, Include the FACE, the MAX, and the E2

Jul
09

Let's be honest, the Xbox One is a pretty dumb name (granted, so was the 360 at the time). Looking bad though, it seems like the original Xbox's naming process could have gone a whole lot worse. In an interview with Edge, Seamus Blackley, one of the founding members of the Xbox team, revealed a few of the names that didn't make the cut.

Rockstar Debuts 'Grand Theft Auto V' Gameplay Video

Jul
09

For those of you who have been waiting for Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games has released a 5-minute long game play video.  In this video Rockstar narrates you through an introduction of the game to prepare you for actual play.

More DLC Confirmed for 'Borderlands 2'

Jul
09

Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed that there will be more DLCs for Borderlands 2, meaning "Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep" is not the last of the series.

'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Season Pass to End with Singleplayer DLC

Jul
09

The terrible saga of Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally drawing to a close (hopefully). A list of trophies for the the final chunk of Season Pass DLC has leaked online. The DLC, titled Stasis Interrupted, will be the first single-player content addition for the game.

'Deus Ex: The Fall' Coming to iOS on July 11

Jul
09

Square Enix announced the release of the upcoming long-running action RPG, Deus Ex: The Fall, this Thursday July 11 on iOS.  This will be the first in a series of installments for Deus Ex: The Fall but Square Enix has yet to announce an Android release date.  The price in North America will be $6.99 and £4.99 in the UK.

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