Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Platinum Games' New Game Revealed [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] Capcom has officially announced the game, dubbed Anarchy Reigns in the west, whereas the original title is use for Japan. They also released a few screens, one showing Jack in his full-colored outfit. To be honest, they should have kept him in good ol' B&W. Check after the break for a shot of Jack from a teaser trailer released, via Joystiq.

Since disbanding from Capcom, Platinum Games' key figures have had their hands full. They started off with Madworld, cranked out Bayonetta this time last year, recently put out Vanquish, and now, as Famitsu reveals, his new game is being worked on.

Dubbed Max Anarchy Anarchy Reigns, it's billed as an "online combat game" for the 360 and PS3. There are two interesting details about the game, one far greater than the other. Images in Famitsu show players weilding chainsaws and torches, and Jack Cayman from Madworld will be a playable character...in full color, ditching the black, white and red-all-over ensemble he wore in his own game.

I can't wait to see this game in action. Sadly, seeing as it's an online combat game, being restricted to multiplayer only (ala WarHawk for the PS3) will diminish the chances of me actually playing it.

[Via Andriasang]

Gamer-Made Video Game Puzzles Needs Your Full Attention [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] I've gotten more solutions for the third puzzle (after the break), but F4 is still pissing me off.

See these images? They are all gaming related, all each square holds a clue to a particular video game. One particular chap over at NeoGaf uploaded the images (or at least linked to them; subversus is his name, and says "lock if old" at the top of the post. One can only imagine) and caused a frenzy of thought process, and giddyness once one square that you couldn't solve was solved, such as D1 on the second puzzle (at least for me).

Think you can name them all? Go ahead and give them a whirl, then check past the break to see the third puzzle, and if you're correct.

[Via Kotaku, via NeoGaf]

Monday, January 24, 2011

Halo's Forerunners See Light of Day

Are you a Halo fan? Wondered how the Forerunners actually looked? Well, imagine no more, as Bungie artist Isaac Hannaford has updated his personal blog with some very nice concept art, ranging from ODST up until Reach, with some Waypoint-reference material making it's debut, including a Forerunner's combat suit.

Now, this isn't a Forerunner, but a "Forerunner related experiment...regarding the combat suits referred to in the Waypoint data access points." It's worth mentioning this, as two things arise:

1) This is a concept piece of artwork
2) It's a Forerunner experiement

Take heed, as Forerunners have actually never been seen, with the exception of a few pieces of art showing Forerunners in various suits; we have yet to see what a Forerunner actually looks like. We've also never seen a Forerunner in a full-frontal pose with this much detail.

Also, it's badass. Here's hoping that Halo 4 brings to light more info about Forerunners, and if they actually are an alien race that advanced human evolution, or if they actually are humans.

[Via Bungie via Isaac Hanaford's personal blog]

All Versions of Portal 2 to Receive User-Generated Content

Yes, 360 included.

The news comes from Valve, who recently confirmed that the mod tools for Portal 2 - which have to remain PC-only due to "Windows dependencies" - will allow users to create content that will then be distributed across all platforms that Portal 2 will be available on. That's the PC, PS3 and the Xbox 360.

Also in the news is that Portal 2 will have two different ending sequences. However, they will be "reasonably obtainable" because, according to Chet Faliszek, "people would only watch the endings on YouTube", and that's something he hates.

[Via True Achievements]

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth is Go [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] Some new information has come out in a press release (via Joystiq) about Warner's decision to green-light the live-action, real-world Mortal Kombat envisioning of Kevin Tancharoen. Filming begins early next month in Vancouver to be released in conjunction with Mortal Kombat 9 in April, and the episodes will be released through, get this, "online digital retailers". I just hope they're using that avenue to get it to the masses, and that "retailer" doesn't indicate a price tag for webisodes. Here's the kicker from the press release:

"...this action-packed, digital series will take gamers deep into the history of warriors they know and love such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage and Liu Kang.
Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the Mortal Kombat digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game's universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks."

Insights on a character - Johnny Cage - that was killed in Rebirth? What?

[ORIGINAL POST] Remember this? The live-action Mortal Kombat trailer that was rumored to be a new movie that I broke down into crucial detail? Well, Kevin Tancharoen has gotten the go-ahead from the WB to create not a movie, but as a 10 9-part webisode that centers around Jax, who will still be played by Michael Jai White (thank god).

There's no release date or too much specifics, other than expected characters are Shao Khan, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Durak, Kabal, Kitana and Mileena. No word on the others from the short (Baraka, Reptile and Sonya) or if the actors who portrayed Shang Tsung and Scorpion in the short will reprise their respective roles, but one things for sure: WB hasn't lost it's head.

Via [Kotaku] via [Bloody Disgusting]

Friday, January 14, 2011

Here's How The New 360 Controller Should Have Looked Like

Because, you know, monochrome was so 20 years ago.

"New" Xbox 360 Controller with the transforming D-Pad - also known as Aberdeen - with the monochrome face buttons swapped out with colored face buttons from an old 360 controller of mine. Took about 10 minutes. All you need a Torx T9 screwdriver with a security bit hole. If you can use a screwdriver, you can do this; you don't need to be Ben Heck.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Facebook adds "Games" alongside Movies and Television

I just spotted this while perusing my Facebook page, but it's exactly as you think: appearing under "Arts & Literature" under your Info tab, you can now add games to your growing list of interests.

Originally reserved for things of Roger Ebert's interest, you can now add a list of games to your Facebook profile. Instantly, I started to add a ton of games, and a good majority of them exist, with a handful not having their recommended Wikipedia article linked to it's resepctive Facebook page.

Regardless, I like this move. It's like Raptr, but a lot shittier.