While Medal of Honor seems to trying its hardest to unseat Black Ops comes this Fall, it doesn't look like they're doing all to great of a job. Especially when you consider how awesome this multiplayer teaser for CoD is.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a game that only comes around every ten years. Literally. When I was eleven years old, I asked my parents to get StarCraft for my birthday and the subsequent expansion, Brood War, for Christmas. For just about a year, it was literally the only game I played. Years later, despite my love for WarCraft III and The Frozen Throne, I would still jump back on StarCraft to reunite with those beloved Zerg rushes, Marine and Medic combos, and Carriers coming out of nowhere to tear apart my expansions. In short, the original StarCraft is still one of my favorite games of all time.
Valve hired IceFrog, developer of the Warcraft III mod Defence of the Ancients, a while back. And since then, we really haven't heard anything solid on the game they're apparently working on. It's very likely it's in some way or another related to the original DotA, and that makes sense considering the recently released Alien Swarm remake. A tweet from voice actor Jon St. John may just confirm such speculation.
Klei Entertainment's upcoming XBLA and PSN release, Shank, is almost due for release. The game will be available on the 24th of August on PSN, and the 25th of August on XBLA. In our coverage of E3 I claimed that it was a missed gem, mainly due to it being a downloadable release. It may not have been able to generate as much buzz as the full console releases around. I figured it was high time I revisit Shank and see what's happened since E3.
Monday Night Combat is a class-based third-person shooter in the mold of Team Fortress 2. Some people have previously commented that Uber Entertainment's game looks a little too much like TF2, but this latest developer walkthrough shows there are a lot of differences. For example, the fact that TF2 is bacon-less, while Monday Night Combat has bacon high-fiving an ammo casing, awesome!
Our friends over at Bateesta (Oh, Omid) have come out with a pretty interesting smear campaign to advertise Fallout: New Vegas. While it isn't uncommon to hear people argue about Western vs Japanese RPGs, it's surprising to see Bethesda use it in their ad.
Yes we've had a trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel for quite sometime, but we haven't had a name for the new game. Now the newest issue of Game Informer magazine, due out in September, has revealed the name of the next game on its front cover. It will be dubbed Batman: Arkham City.
Video game movies are a hot property. Sure there haven't been many successes, but movies based on video games still present an attractive opportunity for film studios. Name a big successful game and there's probably some sort of connection to a movie. That's the case with Naughty Dog's Uncharted and EA's Dead Space, both of which have been in the news recently in relation to planned films.
During the Engineer Update lead-up, Valve awarded 100 Golden Wrenches to random players who crafted items. It's a pretty sexy bit of in-game weaponry, granting no extra bonuses, but turning players who are killed by the wrench into gold statues instead of corpses. Sounds pretty cool to me, but not to one player going by the screename WiNGSPANNT. In fact, he hates it so much, he's going to destroy it; but not for evil (or even science), but for charity!