The official unveiling of the next Call of Duty game is at hand, and we told you information would start leaking out beforehand. What you see above is what some are contending is the European box for Black Ops 2, which means that it may well be the American version as well.
Boy, did Nintendo have a lot on its mind. The fallen gaming giant, which lost more than half a billion dollars in the last fiscal year, is plotting out its comeback. The normally tight-lipped company has a surprising amount to say about its current plight and plans to escape.
Sometimes really cool games come along that hardly anyone wants to pay for — An example is Rayman Origins, a divine platormer that got critics all hot and bothered but couldn’t find much in the way of sales.
In what we’d like to believe is a reaction to Tekken makers’ subtle smack-talk, but in reality is probably just a coincidence, Capcom has issued a free update for Street Fighter X Tekken. Pop the disc in your Xbox 360 or PS3, and a quick download later you’ll have a better game.
Thirty years ago, game developers had a simple formula for adapting any movie or TV show — take the main character, plop it in a side-scroller and force it to dodge and/or kill pixelated objects and enemies that vaguely resembled stuff in the show.
It’s getting closer to 2015 — the year Marty McFly gets canned by his boss through his TV in ‘Back to the Future II’ — so tech companies had better hurry up and make such a thing a possibility before that deadline. Rest assured that Microsoft is on it, possibly upgrading its lackluster Xbox 360 video chat by integrating Skype into the fray.
Even though Call of Duty games aren’t selling as well as they did before, there’s still no bigger name in the show. Any trickle of news about the next game — even an announcement that there will be an announcement — stirs the internet up into a frenzy.
Sony’s downloadable PixelJunk series is full of challenging throwbacks to old-school gaming, tacking new twists onto ancient concepts. Next up to bat is the rhythm-based, motion-control-compatible PixelJunk 4am, which will hit the PS3 May 15.
Either Valve overlord Gabe Newell is messing with us, or that reported meeting about between his company and Apple’s CEO about Apple’s new TV and video game console never happened. Newell insists its the latter, telling Seven Day Cooldown that it, like
PC gaming snobs love to crow on and on about how much better their games look on their high-end rigs as opposed to the Xbox 360 or PS3. Normally we tolerate only so much backtalk before giving those guys atomic wedgies, but in the case of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they do have a point. P
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