These days, it seems like pretty much anything can be turned into a wacky video game. Take jigsaw puzzles, for instance. Konami Digital Entertainment has announced the release of Puzzle Chasers, a new Facebook game that turns the high octane hobby of putting together a puzzle into an epic globe-trotting adventure. Also, theres a monkey.
In Puzzle Chasers, the player follows Roxy and Blake, as well as their monkey sidekick Austin, around the world to put together beautifully illustrated puzzles...more
ArenaNet wants to push the limits of Guild Wars 2's servers again. They plan to hold a second stress test for the upcoming MMORPG on Wednesday, June 27th.
The stress test will run a from 10am PST to 2pm PST on Wednesday. Yes, that's right: it's taking place in the middle of the workday for most Americans. Decent time slot for Europeans, though. I hope you all have lots of fun playing it while we're working (feigned smile).
ArenaNet says they haven't wiped the characters from previous beta ev...more
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later but EA is cashing in sooner rather than later. PopCap's Plants Vs Zombies is making an appearance in Sims 3 Supernatural as pre-order bonuses either from select retailers or EA's Origin.
The Sims 3 Supernatural expansion contains a lot of Halloween themed ghouls and ghosts, as well as zombies, new decor and new accessories, clothes and items for players to mess around with in the Sims 3.
The Plants Vs Zombies pre-order bonus DLC contains a lamp, a...more
It appears Square Enix is about the re-release Final Fantasy 7 on the PC. Square Enix has created a website for this revamped PC version that mentions a few new features.
The company registered FinalFantasyVIIPC.com a few days ago (via GOG). The site briefly listed general information on FF7 and the PC-exclusive features before it was taken down. You can see it for yourself in this screenshot or Google cache.
The PC version will come with 36 Achievements as well as cloud save support. These ...more
THQ will be giving a bonus WWE 13 character to anyone who pre-orders the game for the PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii. This bonus character isn't a wrestler, though - it's boxing legend Mike Tyson.
WWE 13 features a campaign mode that brings players back to the Attitude Era. This period, that roughly lasted from 1997 to 2001, was a high point of wrestling's popularity. The WWE (then the WWF) attracted new audiences by presenting more edgy content. It was the era of Stone Cold Steve Austin, D-Generatio...more
Ninja games ain't what they used to be. At least that's what the folks at Nebula Game Studios believe. They believe in it so strongly, in fact, that they have decided to resurrect the spirit of ninja games of old and inject it into a new, fast-paced action/stealth game for Xbox LIVE Indie Games. Enter: Ninja Exorcist.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi and Castlevania (Wait, that's not a ninja game.), the folks at Nebula have set out to remind the gaming masses just ho...more
Well, score some face points for EA on this one...sort of. According to a few UK-based websites such as Rock, Paper, Shotgun and a discount gaming site known as SavvyGamer, it appears the UK rendition of Origin is having a really deep-discounted sale right now with up to 87.5% off on select titles.
Given that I'm a Yank, when I click on the links in the above articles I get taken to the U.S. version of the Origin store where I get Yank prices. So I can't confirm first-hand that these sales are...more
Treyarch has given PC gamers one less reason to protest Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. They revealed that the game will supported ranked, dedicated servers for multiplayer.
The news was broken in very low-key fashion. Cesar Stastny, Treyarch's director of technology, mentioned it on his Twitter account. It's a very low-key way to make the announcement. However, I guess this feature doesn't deserve a flashy reveal. After all, dedicated servers were included in Modern Warfare 3 and the first Black...more
Summertime can be slow for new game releases, so next week's Xbox LIVE Games on Demand sale should come as a welcome relief. It gives gamers 20 titles to pick from at deep, deep discounts.
If you were looking for something to keep you busy between semesters, there's a boatload of titles on offer and, being distributed through Xbox Live, you can buy every single one of them without having to bother with putting on pants.
According to Major Nelson, the titles will be available starting June 19...more
Webzen let loose some additional trailers for their Call of Duty clone, Arctic Combat. The game is exceptionally crude looking, with the basic weapon loadouts, fast-paced FPS action and icy-arenas working to goad players into the deathmatch oriented gameplay.
Two of the trailers center around the game's uninteresting story about Russian and the United States army doing battle over Arctic territory (and of course, it has to be Russia and the USA because in the history of projectile-based wars,...more