The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition is Free This Weekend!

 

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This weekend, from Thurs Jan 30- Sunday Feb 2nd at 11:59pm (PST) Nintendo has announced they are giving away eShop copies of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Editions for free on the 3DS and 2DS. Just log into the eShop from your 3DS or 2DS handheld and you can download this fantastic game all for the very low price of FREE!

You can get more information Here.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DaynCody

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Sly Cooper Movie Teaser Trailer is Here

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Today we get this little nugget of animated goodness, a Sly Cooper teaser trailer for the upcoming animated film. Being created by Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment, this CG animated film will be coming sometime in 2016. Take a gander at the trailer below, and here is hoping they don’t wreck it.


 

Well there we have it, the first glimpse of a Sly Cooper CG film. I think it is too early to tell yet how this will go, but from what I have seen here, might be a fun ride. 

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

EA and DICE Announce February as Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

Battlefield 4 is an amazing game when its working, unfortunately multiplayer has been severely broken for a majority of its players. Battlefield 4 has had its fair share of hiccups since its launch in October and with no end in sight. However EA and Dice seem to be getting their priorities straight and are working on major fixes and damage control. As a thank you for players patience the developer announced today on their blog that February will be Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month. Dice will be running everything from double XP weekends, FREE equipment unlocks and FREE battlepacks everyday you log in during the month long event. Check out the link below for more information and add me on Origin as I will definitely be playing some Battlefield during the event.

via The Battlefield Blog | Announcing the Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Titanfall to get Beta on Xbox One and PC

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To the Surprise of no one, today Via Twitter, Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment has said that there will be a beta for Titanfall on the Xbox One and PC, no details were given at this time, but he has said more will be incoming soon.

We will keep an eye on this story and let you guys know when more info has been released.

Titanfall is set to be released on March 11, 2014 on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Yoshi’s New Island, New Gameplay Video

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This new gameplay video for Nintendo’s new 3DS Yoshi dropped over the weekend, and I am just getting around to hanging it up for you fine folks. I was a huge fan of the original for the Super Nes, and I have high hopes for this new one, luckily so far they look like they are nailing it! So take a look at the new gameplay video below and fingers crossed this turns out well.

Yoshi’s New Island will be out on March 14, 2014 for the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Microsoft Acquires Gears of War From Epic Games

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Microsoft announced this morning that they have acquired the rights to the entire Gears of War franchise; including all existing and future games, merchandise, as well as entertainment experiences (TV shows, movies, etc) from Epic Games. They also announced that there will be a new team, Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, B.C  taking over development of the Gears of War franchise, similar to how 343 Studios took over Halo from Bungie.  Joining Black Tusk Studios will be former Director of Production at Epic Games, Rod Fergusson, who will be taking a key leadership role at this new studio and helping to drive the franchise forward.

Epic Games also announced in a statement that they are licensing the Unreal Engine 4 technology to Microsoft in support of their future projects. They also said they are very proud of the “Gears” franchise and are happy with this agreement, as this allows Microsoft to forge ahead with the “Gears” franchise while they themselves concentrate on new projects.

This is pretty huge news, especially for the Vancouver video games industry. Hopefully this will help to rejuvenate a once healthy game industry, that recently has seen many games and studios going elsewhere. I look forward to seeing what Microsoft does with the franchise and I guess this ends the question of if we will ever see a “Gears” game on a Sony platform, although, now maybe we will get gears on PC…… *crosses fingers*

Via- Microsoft

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Trailer and Screens Here

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Monolith Productions and WB Games, finally released some game-play footage for their new Lord of the Rings based game, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. This is looking kind of like a cross between Batman Arkham Asylum and Assasins Creed, but in the Lord of the Rings universe. I highly recommend taking a look at the new gameplay walk-through video below, as it is looking like a really cool idea.


With Monolith behind the production I have very high hopes for this game, Monolith has created some of my favorite games( Shogo M.A.D, No One Lives Forever, F.E.A.R, and Alien VS Predator 2), and they always seem to create very polished, well playing games. I will be keeping a close eye on this one, but for now, take a look at these screenshots below.

No word on a release date yet, but it is in production for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. More info can be found Here.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Star Wars Attack Squadron Closed Beta Invites Going Out

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Disney recently sent out beta invites for its Free to Play space combat game Star Wars: Attack Squadrons. Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is a free-to-play online space combat game where players customize iconic Star Wars ships and engage in high-velocity 16 player dogfights in fabled Star Wars locations. Check your email carefully as my invite was in my spam folder, the closed beta lasts from now until January 28.

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By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now in Open Beta

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Blizzard has announced that their card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now in open beta. You can download the game for free  Here, and get more information about it Here.

I highly recommend giving it a try, it is a lot of fun and a great game to burn some time with.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

ACIV Black Flag Collector’s Edition $49.97 at Futureshop

acivleI just happened to be passing through Futureshop today and noticed this wicked deal, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Limited Edition for only $49.97. They had next-gen PS4 and Xbox One versions as well as PS3 and Xbox 360. Your mileage may vary so check your local store and hopefully you’ll be able to take advantage of this great deal.