GTA Online: Valentine’s Day Update Brings a Massive Massacre

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Rockstar are preparing for celebrating Valentine’s Day in GTA Online and I am sure that you are not expecting flowers and boxes of candies. Instead, we will get the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special from the creators of the popular game, a GTA Online update you will get to love.

The Valentine’s Day Massacre update will deliver some fresh content – available for just a limited time. Launching on Friday, February 14th, the update will bring us the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun, an armored 1920s limousine – Albany Roosevelt, new attire and 10 new jobs – all of them around the Valentine’s Day theme.

Everything in the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special will be available for a limited time, but once acquired you will be able to keep them in your inventory for good. So you’d better kiss your date goodbye and tell her (or him) that you’ve got some GTA to play over the weekend!

Warner Bros Plans to Focus on DLC Instead of Fixing Batman: Arkham Origins Problems

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It looks like gamers have a new company to hate, after Warner Bros Montreal decided to announce that they would rather focus their efforts on creating a new Batman: Arkham Origins DLC instead of fixing the problems reported by fans all over the internet.

Even though many players report Batman: Arkham Origins crashes, game freezes and a bunch of other glitches that make the game if not unplayable, at least extremely unpleasant, Warner Bros Montreal would rather make some extra money:

“The team is currently working hard on the upcoming story DLC and there currently are no plans for releasing another patch to address the issues that have been reported on the forums,” posted community manager “Mercury” on the games’ forums.

This is absolutely enraging and proves the state of gaming in today’s world: every company is out there to make a profit and not to deliver an enjoyable, flawless product to the audience. And the audience keeps giving these people money, encouraging such practices, as the community manager went to further detail:

“If we do move forward with creating a new patch, it will try to address the progression blocking bugs for players, not the minor glitches that do not prevent one from continuing to play. The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.”

Hopefully gamers will learn something out of this mess and will try to give Warner Bros a lesson about how they (and every other development company) should treat their customers: and by a lesson, I mean that nobody should buy the DLC and make it clear that we want a fixed game first, and money out of our pockets second.

Call of Duty Elite Free With Black Ops II

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The Call of Duty Elite service provides players with new ways of tracking stats and hooking up with friends and unlike with Modern Warfare 3, it will be available for free for those who purchase Black Ops II. There is another change however, with Black Ops II there will be a season pass available for purchase. If you spring for the season pass you get four packs of DLC for $50. Previously, this service was available as part of Call of Duty Elite.

For the first time, in addition to tracking all of your multiplayer stats (including stats that you can’t simply get in-game), Call of Duty Elite will also be tracking players zombie stats. With the addition of two new zombie modes to go along with the classic survival mode that gamers have been used to, tracking these stats have becoming increasingly important.

Also, Call of Duty Elite can be useful for anyone in a clan or looking to join a clan. You can see all players in individual clans, what they’re doing, and how they’re doing. If you haven’t joined a clan, but have considered doing so, you can look at different clans and find one that suites you. Are you a Noob? Find a clan that’s beginner friendly. Maybe you’re a diehard, hardcore veteran that has probably been using Call of Duty Elite for Modern Warfare 3? Then you can search for clans as intense and deadly as yourself.

By making this service free, Treyarch and Activision have taken yet another step in embracing all of the types of gamers that enjoy CoD.

Will Assassin’s Creed 3 Be The Best In The Series?

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Assassin’s Creed 3 is shaping up to be another stellar entry in this beloved series. Featuring a new protagonist, new gameplay features and tweaks, upgraded multiplayer, and a more in-depth story, it seems like it will pull out all the stops. Releasing October 30th, it’s not long now until Assassin’s Creed 3 is finally released. But will it be the same significant jump from Assassin’s Creed II that Assassin’s Creed II was to the first game?

The single player is receiving huge overhauls. Guns will now play a much bigger part in combat, and rightfully so, the game takes place during the American Revolution. Our new protagonist, Connor, is dragged into the affair when his home is attacked by British soldiers. We’re going to be seeing a lot of historical figures in this game, as well. George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, among others.

Guns aren’t the only new feature, though. Dual wielding debuts and allows players to wield two weapons at once. The combat system has received enhancements to accommodate the new guns and dual wielding features. In addition, the free run system has been upgraded, and we can now run through buildings, and along trees as Connor.

Not to mention, Naval Warfare and navigating has received a huge push in this game. As Connor, we’ll be able to command our own ships, and combat other ships. This new feature looks promising, and the graphics look phenomenal during the naval battles. Your crew scurry around, frantic, when being shot at, and controlling the ship against the harsh waves looks tough, but really fun.

The multiplayer is back as well, and has received upgrades as well. There will be around a dozen modes present in the game at release, which is a big improvement over Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. And, a bonus for female gamers, you can now play as females in the multiplayer mode.

Overall, Assassin’s Creed 3 is shaping up to be great. I personally can’t wait for this game. The new features are promising, and as a big fan of the trademark gameplay and multiplayer, I can’t wait to see all the upgrades that are being included. If you, too, cannot wait for Assassin’s Creed 3, it’s just a few more weeks away! Assassin’s Creed 3 releases October 30th.

WWE 13 Characters List (Complete List of Characters!)

I am sure I am not the only one highly anticipating the launch of WWE 13 later this year, and until then we can only make the wait a bit easier by checking out the impressive characters list and imagine just how great it will be to have access to play as any of the following amazing characters.

So check out the WWE 13 Characters List below and prepare to be amazed because we’re talking about no less than 102 wrestlers here!

WWE Superstars:

1. Alberto Del Rio
2. Big Show (Modern Day Attire)
3. Booker T
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Brodus Clay
6. CM Punk
7. Chris Jericho (Modern Day Attire)
8. Christian (Modern Day Attire)
9. Cody Rhodes
10. Curt Hawkins
11. Damien Sandow (DLC)
12. Daniel Bryan
13. David Otunga
14. Diesel
15. Dolph Ziggler
16. Drew Mcintyre
17. Epico
18. Heath Slater
19. Hunico
20. Jack Swagger
21. Jake Roberts
22. Jey Uso
23. Jimmy Uso
24. Jinder Mahal
25. John Cena
26. Johnny Curtis
27. JTG
28. Justin Gabriel
29. Kane (Modern Day Attire)
30. Kevin Nash
31. Kofi Kingston
32. Mark Henry (Modern Day Attire)
33. Paul London
34. Primo
35. R-Truth
36. Randy Orton
37. Resurrected Kane
38. Rey Mysterio
39. Ryback
40. Santino Marella
41. Sheamus
42. Shelton Benjamin
43. Sin Cara
44. Sting
45. Ted DiBiase
46. The Boogeyman
47. The Great Khali
48. The Miz
49. Titus O’Niel
50. Trent Barretta
51. The Rock (Modern Day Attire)
52. Triple H (Modern Day Attire)
53. Undertaker (Modern Day Attire)
54. Wade Barrett
55. Zack Ryder

WWE Divas:

56. AJ Lee (DLC)
57. Alicia Fox
58. Beth Phoenix
59. Brie Bella
60. Eve
61. Kelly Kelly
62. Kharma
63. Lita
64. Nikki Bella

WWF Superstars:

65. Andre The Giant
66. Animal
67. Big Bossman
68. Big Show (Attitude Era Attire)
69. Bad Ass Billy Gunn
70. Bret Hart
71. British Bulldog
72. Christian (Attitude Era Attire)
73. Dusty Rhodes
74. Eddie Guerrero
75. Edge
76. Godfather
77. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
78. Hawk
79. Hulk Hogan
80. Jerry Lawler
81. Justin Roberts
82. Kane (Attitude Era Attire)
83. Ken Shamrock
84. Mike Tyson
85. Million Dollar Man
86. Mr. McMahon
87. Ric Flair
88. Road Dogg Jesse James
89. Roddy Piper
90. Shane McMahon
91. Shawn Michaels
92. Stone Cold Steve Austin
93. The Rock (Attitude Era Attire)
94. Triple H (Attitude Era Attire)
95. Undertaker (Attitude Era Attire)
96. Vader
97. X-Pac
98. Yokozuna
99. Mick Foley (Catcus Jack, Dude Love, Mankind)

WWF Divas:

100. Lita
101. Stephaine McMahon
102. Trish Stratus

We have a great mix of classics and new wrestlers, but I would’ve loved to see a bit more female wrestlers added to the mix. However, we can’t complain with the numbers, don’t you agree?

Avengers Initiative Walkthrough (iPhone / iPad)

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Avengers Initiative is one of the best looking games released for the iOS system (iPhone and iPad) and I am here to share a walkthrough for the game, for each of its episodes. So if you are a fan of Marvel, The Avengers, or you simply stumble upon this great game, you will surely have to beat it and this Avengers Initiative walkthrough will help you a lot!

Before getting to the walkthrough itself, here are a few words about this great app for the iPhone: Level up, gear up, and fight as Hulk in the first adventure of an episodic series built exclusively for touch screen devices. Track down and defeat some of the world’s most notorious villains like Wendigo, Abomination, The Kronan, and The Skrulls, and help THE AVENGERS pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe. Marvel’s Avengers Initiative, an episodic mobile gaming event unlike any other.

Now let’s start checking out the Avengers Initiative walkthrough below, episode by episode!

Avengers Initiative: Episode 1 Walkthrough

Avengers Initiative: Episode 2 Walkthrough

Thanks TouchGameplay for creating these walkthrough videos for Avengers Initiative.

Wii U Release Date and Price Leaked – Details Here!

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Information about the upcoming Wii U console from Nintento has leaked online, as was expected and it appears that the new console from Nintendo is coming sooner than some might have expected: on November 11, according to the latest rumors, which would make it a perfect candidate for a perfect Christmas gift. So it makes a lot of sense to believe that the Nintendo Wii U will be released on November 11.

Also, rumor has it that the Wii U will be released in three different packs: a basic pack where you would get just the console, and two different packs with added games and peripherals. No details on the games or the peripherals were leaked, but the prices for each of the packs are reported to be $250, $300 and $350.

Which is not a lot for the next gen console from Nintendo. Of course, all these are nothing but rumors and we should take them with a pinch of salt until Nintendo officially confirms them.

But would you like to have the Wii U released in time for this Christmas?

God of War: Ascension Full Feature List Announced

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God of War: Ascension has received an official feature list from Sony, detailing the amazing features of the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive and one of the highest anticipated games to be released on the console. I am sure you’re very curious to check out all the new goodies that Sony has planned for the fans of the God of War franchise, so I won’t keep you waiting and let you check them out below:

SINGLE-PLAYER KEY FEATURES

  • TETHER COMBAT SYSTEM – Introduction of tether combat mechanic (attach chains to swing enemies as a wrecking ball to destroy enemies) and tether world mechanic (using tether to manipulate the environment)
  • PROMPTLESS MINI-GAMES – Context-sensitive quick-time events are simplified, giving players more control and freedom over finishing moves and cinematic kills
  • WORLD WEAPON SYSTEM –Expand Kratos’ repertoire of attacks by utilizing weapons found in the environment or snatched from enemies’ hands, complete with all new combat moves and attacks
  • BRAND NEW PUZZLE CHALLENGES – Solve unique gameplay puzzles and freeze enemies in their tracks by controlling the flow of time itself with the new Life Cycle Mechanic.

MULTI-PLAYER KEY FEATURES

  • INNOVATIVE MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE – Combining the brutal combat style that fans know and love with unique objective-based game modes designed for up to 8 players, God of War delivers an online multiplayer experience like no other. Featuring game modes like Deathmatch and Execution, God of War: Ascension takes online multiplayer to levels of brutality.
  • AVATAR SYSTEM – Follow in Kratos’ footsteps by creating a customizable warrior and battling through the ranks to become a champion of the gods. Pledge your allegiance to one of four gods and earn favor (XP) to unlock new armor, weapons, special attacks and more.
  • INTERACTIVE COMBAT ARENAS – Each multiplayer arena features environmental hazards, traps that can be triggered by players, power-ups to use against opposing teams, and enemy AI creatures to take down as a team.

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ascension is an epic adventure that takes players back in time to experience the climactic journey of the ex-Spartan warrior Kratos as he seeks freedom and vengeance. After being tricked into killing his wife and child by Ares and breaking his blood oath by swearing vengeance against him, Kratos is sentenced to spend eternity in a titan-sized prison for the living damned. Fighting insanity at every step, his strength is pushed to the limit as he seeks to break free from his fate and gain the clarity to seek revenge on his former master. Armed with his trusty Blades of Chaos, Kratos must take on mythology’s darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest for freedom and redemption.

God of War: Ascension is expected to hit the stores March 12, 2013 and the 8 player multiplayer will certainly turn it into an instant hit.

Next Prince of Persia Images Leaked? (Prince of Persia Zero)

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Apparently, Ubisoft plans to go next gen with their popular Prince of Persia franchise as a new leaked image from the official Persia forums seems to prove.

The image which can be seen above, was leaked without any information and has all the proofs to make us thing that we’re indeed talking about a new Persia game: the setting seems to be somewhere in the Middle East and there is information on the image: the source file is POP_ZERO_2 which can easily be translated as Prince of Persia Zero.

We don’t know yet if this will be the actual name of the game – Persia Zero seems more of an early stage of development for the yet unnamed game – but it surely proves that Ubisoft is working on a new game in the Prince of Persia universe. And it will use DirectX 11 and will look amazing.

The leak comes a while after another video footage screenshot was leaked from something that was supposed to be the next Prince of Persia game:

As you can see in the image above, even though the quality is a lot poorer than that of today’s leaked image, the two seem very similar. So, Ubisoft, let us know more about this upcoming Prince of Persia game!

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Announced: First Video Here!

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It’s not a huge surprise to hear that EA is planning a new Army of Two game, but it’s always nice to know more about a video game you knew was coming sooner or later. So right now we have official word that Electronic Arts will release Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel sometime in March 2013 – and the first juicy details, as well as a video are available.

The game will introduce two new characters, Alpha and Bravo who find themselves in Mexico, in the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment full of corruption and deceit. Expect super intense gameplay and the classic 2 player co-op modes, either played online or in the split screen mode.

“We wanted to refresh the Army of Two franchise for a new generation of action gamers, and at the same time, stay true to the core concept that really made the first two games fan favourites,” said Julian Beak, executive producer, Visceral Games. “With meaningful, seamless co-op gameplay at its core and explosive new tag-team features, gamers will have to work together tactically and strategically as they push through a city dominated by one of Mexico’s deadliest drug cartels.”

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is expected to hit market in March 2013 and you can check out the first video of the game below, via Game Informer.

What do you think about this third title in the series?