After what most people would classify as a disaster of an announcement, where Microsoft did not mention a single thing about gaming for the Xbox One; now it appears as though Microsoft’s next-gen console will be region locked as well.
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Long running boxing series, Fight Night has been put on hold due to EA Canada focusing all of their attention on the upcoming UFC game. Head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson said it was because the team behind Fight Night had refocused towards the recently acquired rights to the UFC.
If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics and you’re planning on attending the MCM London Comic Con on May 24th-26th, then you’re in luck as Activision have announced that there will be an opportunity to get exclusive worldwide first hands-on gameplay of High Moon Studios Deadpool. Attendees will have the chance to play two levels from the game which is due to be released on June 25th in North America and June 28th in Europe for PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 and PC via Steam.
The long awaited iOS version of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD is finally getting released next week, it was originally announced last month that it would be delayed, however, it has now been confirmed via a post on Capcom Unity that the first three games in the series will be coming out on May 30th.
NetherRealm Studios Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is due to be released for PC Worldwide via digital download, however the physical copy will be coming at a later date on August 2nd in Europe and August 6th in North America.
Arc System Works have announced Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, The latest game in the fighting franchise at its 25th anniversary festival in Yokohama, Japan, although no announcements were made as to which platforms it will be appearing on.
Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Edition is to be released in North America on July 9th for a retail price of $49.99.
It appears as though Sony are looking to turn Naughty Dog’s most sought after game of 2013, The Last of Us, into a franchise having registered domain names.
Back in 2010, EA had announced “Project Ten Dollar”, known to most gamers as the online pass, now however, EA has announced the discontinuation of online passes. In an e-mail sent to GamesBeat, EA’s John Reseburg said: “Yes, we’re discontinuing online pass” and “None of our new EA titles will include that feature.”
Everyone’s favorite porcupine-headed attorney, Phoenix Wright, will finally be making his arrival to the West this fall in his latest adventure titled Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. Although no release date has been announced yet, it will be available as a digital download only on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Developed by the now defunct Sacnoth, Shadow Hearts was an underrated gem of an RPG which went largely unnoticed during it’s release back in 2001. This may be due to the fact that it was overshadowed by games released that year such as Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. It is also the spiritual successor to another game that slipped under the radar when released for the PSX, Koudelka.
Since 1983, when US surgeon General C. Everett Koop suggested video games containing violent content are a leading cause of crime and violence, there has been plenty of mass hysteria from the media trying to demonize games. But is that really the case? Is the cause of so much crime in the world due to the fact we are all desensitized to violence by a form of media used to burn time and have fun? Did Mark David Chapman kill a famous singer loved by many across the world simply because he sucked at Space Invaders? Is the human race doomed to become nothing more than braindead zombies killing each other? Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating somewhat here, but the point is, are video games alone responsible for violence?