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Ubisoft has announced the release date for Watch Dogs, the next big IP from Ubisoft Montreal - the makers of Assassin's Creed - and that release date is the 21st of November on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU! The game will also be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and is planned for other super top secret next generation consoles.
Ubisoft have also taken the opportunity to announce Watch Dogs special editions - the Dedsec Edition, which comes with an Aiden Pearce figurine - the Vigilante Edition, which gives players a... hat and a mask - the Uplay Exclusive Edition, exclusively available through Uplay - and The ANZ Special Edition, which is not particularly special compared to the others. You can check them all out on Ubisoft's official store.
A pretty cool new trailer was also released for Watch Dogs today - and you can watch it embedded below. It's via Youtube, so it is metered content, but I'll be certain to update this post when it hits our servers. Are you looking forward to Watch Dogs? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: It's now available through GameArena quota free.
Watch Dogs "Out of Control" Gameplay TrailerPosted: 30 Apr 13 | 163 views | 153.1MB
Posted 02:51pm 29/04/13 by: Joaby
If you're only peripherally aware of comic books - maybe you only watch the movies, or you've only seen the Arrow - you might not know what Infinite Crisis refers to as a title. The story arc told the sort of story you'd want for a video game - it pit a heap of popular characters against one another to see who would come out on top.
Obviously the story didn't get resolved through violence alone - that's rarely the case for comic books - but the premise still exists. What if superheroes and villains from many different universes all came together to fight it out?
The beauty of the different universes thing is that it means you can give your heroes different abilities, and the beauty of the epic DC Elseworlds library is that you have a vast array of options to draw upon.
Posted 02:39pm 29/04/13 by: Joaby
CCP - those crazy scandinavians responsible for Eve Online, Dust 514 and (eventually) a World of Darkness MMO - revealed today that they are going to bring the world of Zero-Sec space to television. Why? I don't know. It's got to be more interesting than actually playing the game is.
The stories for the tv show will be based on those of real players, submitted via the True Stories From The First Decade page, and it's a pretty exciting idea. Finally we'll have the pleasure of watching a TV show where the "Goon Swarm" fights a steady and protracted battle against the likes of SMASH and R0ADKILL until leader kartoon decided he was bored playing Eve Online and he stole all their money and disbanded the whole corporation.
I'm genuinely excited to see how they portray that without it looking like the stupidest **** alive.
The series has Baltasar Kormákur - the Director of Contraband and 2 Guns - involved on a 'creative partnership' level, whatever that means.
Not pictured - mining space rocks for hours on end.
Posted 11:23am 29/04/13 by: limimi
Remember way, way back when X-Com was first being rebooted into XCOM, a first person shooter being developed by 2K Marin - the Australian branch of 2K? Kreese was with us back then, doing his characteristically excellent work. Then Firaxis started making their own XCOM game, the fantastic strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the first person reboot started fading into the background.
At first many people were happy - they wanted an XCOM that kept true to the strategic flavour of the original games, but once we had that, it began to seem like we were missing out. The FPS may be nothing like we remembered, but we had Enemy Unknown now, so what was the harm in releasing an ancilliary title in a different genre?
There is no harm, which is why 2K announced that the FPS - rebranded The Bureau: XCOM Declassified would be released on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on August 20th. The title will apparently still be first-person, with third person cover mechanics and a strategic element in which you can survey the battlefield and order your squad mates. There will be permanent consequences to your actions too, in traditional X-Com style.
The game came with a live-action trailer, which you can watch embedded below - it is a Youtube clip, so it will be metered content, but we'll be certain to update the post once it hits the GameArena servers. Personally live-action trailers always make me suspicious, but what do you think, are you looking forward to The Bureau? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 02:07pm 01/05/13 by: limimi
David Cage's new game - Beyond: Two Souls, is the first video game to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival - the Manhattan-based film festival set up by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff as a response to the September 11 attacks. Well, video game seems like a loose definition.
The first rumours of its showing at the Festival were last week, when pictures of the game's script began circulating - and over the weekend a trailer and a 35 minute gameplay trailer made their way on to the internet - and you can check them out now.
The game appears to feature all of David Cage's signature marks - magic hobos, ridiculously hammy voice work, an uncomfortably mechanical looking sex scene - and it stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. The videos are currently only available through Youtube so they are metered content - I've embedded the trailer below and if you'd like to watch the 35 minutes of gameplay you can click on this link. Be warned though, there may be spoilers. What do you think, are you looking forward to playing/watching Beyond: Two Souls? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: The videos are now available on GameArena quota free - the trailer is embedded below and the gameplay video is right here.
BEYOND: Two Souls "Tribeca Film Festival" TrailerPosted: 29 Apr 13 | 38 views | 29.3MB
Trekkers are in for a treat this evening, as the 5 Inch Floppy is back, and this week Junglist is checking out Star Trek: The Video Game! He says a lot of things fans of the sci-fi series will probably understand and he makes some of the best bro puns I've heard in ages - and holy smokes, that hair! Junglist looks like the Hollywood version of himself in this excellent episode and gives this latest attempt to make a Star Trek game a thorough review. So go watch it already!
You can watch the 5 Inch Floppy embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. And as always, you can get more of your Junglist fix by checking out the 5 Inch Floppy on Facebook and the 5 Inch Floppy Blog and following TheJunglist on Twitter!
The 5 Inch Floppy - Star Trek: The Video GamePosted: 26 Apr 13 | 1264 views | 115.3MB
Andy Wells knows what time it is folks - it's time for The Weekly Update! This week Andy checks out Halfbrick's new iOS game Fish Out of Water, which is about skipping fish - by which I mean throwing like stones, not the thing pixies do. He then chats with David Morrissey, the Lead Artist on Big Ant's upcoming Cricket Academy about the new cricket-man creator (cricketer I think, I don't know much about cricket.) You can check out the Cricket Academy beta yourself via Big Ant's forums.
Andy wraps up this week checking out the new line of pro-headphones from Turtle Beach, the Earforce Z7, chatting with Turtle Beach's Community Marketing Manager Jeff Burchett and asking FIFA pro Karl "Skillz" Yokana why wired headsets are better for pro gaming! You can watch The Weekly Update embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course!
BigPond GameArena Weekly Update 26 April 2013Posted: 26 Apr 13 | 387 views | 178MB
Junglist, Joaby, Jae and Luke are joined by Leigh Harris from MCVPacific and Flat Earth Games to talk about Dys4ia, World of Tanks, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, BioShock Infinite, Injustice, Shootmania and more. They discuss all the news of the week and answer listener emails. This episode contains coarse language and goes for 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The GA Podcast Episode 175 – Rum this town
You can grab the latest episode of The GAP right here or from iTunes if that's your thing. You can also check The GAP out on Facebook if that's your thing!
Warning: Within are spoilers for Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice (the comic book series) Irredeemable, Superman: Red Son, The Boys, the Death in the Family and Under The Hood story arcs from Batman and the answer to the age old question about digging a hole to the other side of the Earth.
This is a story. A story about a father. A son. A husband. A wife. A story about two best friends, forced into conflict over what they believe in. A story about the triumph of fear over willpower. About the corruption of power.
It's a story ruined by its dogged adherence to its genre, ruined by an emphasis on violence, seemingly to spite the story.
A story of Injustice, and the gods that walk among us.
It's Indie week this week apparently - and even more specifically, it's indie day today. While there have been a couple of published games released - Dead Island: Riptide and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen specifically - the major action is going down publisher free. Apart from Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, today has also seen the release of three other buzzworthy indie games - Don't Starve, Kairo and Dyad - on Steam.
Edit:As Hotcakes pointed out in the comments, Steam lists Don't Starve as having been released on the 23rd, not today. For whatever reason, it told me and others otherwise. I apologise and hope this hasn't ruined your life.
Don't Starve's many horrifying exotic spider things.