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Blizzard will soon release the first expansion to Diablo 3 which will be titled Reaper of Souls. This first trailer highlights many of the new functions and additions to the game. Here is the list for your referencing pleasure:

New Game Modes:

  • Adventure
  • Bounties
  • Nephalem Rifts

New Gamplay Mechanics:

  • Clans and groups
  • New Artisan – The Mystic
  • Enchanting
  • Transmogrification
  • Updated Paragon System
  • All waypoints unlocked

Perfect Day

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Vids
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Let’s all get ready and have a “Perfect Day”!


Posted: October 25, 2013 in Vids
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Microsoft and Xbox One would like to extend an “Invitation” your way…

First next gen 2K14 trailer

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Vids
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I don’t think it matters whether you’re a basketball fan or not to appreciate these visuals.
Simply STUNNING! This is on a PS4 by the way.

If you ever played Amnesia: The Dark Descent then you know the kind of horror and unsettling moments Frictional Games is capable of producing. Well, get ready for a sci-fi horror experience unlike anything before. SOMA, is the new ip by Frictional Games. We previously posted the original live action video here, but this is the first actual teaser trailer to be released.

Frictional Games has arguably brought back life into the horror game genre. The innovative controls to Amnesia were a big part of this. Instead of using the traditional technique in horror games of empowering the player with a means to fight back (guns, powers, etc) Frictional Games created a world where your only recourse from the monstrosities it spawns are to hide. Yet, hiding reduces your “sanity” thus making it a mechanic that you simply can’t overuse. This created a tension in a way that had not been done in other horror titles.

This new title, SOMA, seems more ambitious than what they did with Amnesia. Taking place in space the only details out are that it explores the human consciousness. Delving into what exactly is a soul and can such things be replicated. Very deep stuff. According to Frictional Games Co-Founder Thomas Grip, “It is meant to chill you at the core and confront you with questions about your very existence.” as was shown on the PlayStation Blog. Patrick Klepek of Giant Bomb recently posted a very interesting Interview with Thomas Grip, if all this horror stuff has piqued your interest.

SOMA, won’t be released until 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Steam Controller Demonstration!

Posted: October 11, 2013 in News, Vids
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Aside from the Steam OS and fabled Steam Box’s that were shown off at Valve’s reveal, the prototype controller was one of the announcements that garnered lots of attention. The idea of a mouse and keyboard control being able to be replicated on a controller is an innovative idea, but lots of skepticism still remains.

Today Valve released a demonstration video of how this kind of control can be implemented on a controller and let me tell you, it’s impressive.

Bringing this kind of control to the uninitiated PC gaming crowd by using familiar input hardware such as a controller feels like it could be a boon for Valve. The StarCraft’s, Civilization’s and point and click kind of games were meant to be for mouse and keyboard only, but Valve is potentially ready to break this barrier down. Obviously, it will all come down to actual real world trials from people, but from what’s shown on the video this looks feasible now in a way that was harder to imagine even a week ago.