Here Democrats and Republicans are fighting over the semantics of Obama’s SOTU speech Tuesday night — but Canada? They’re dealing with real problems. Like the threat of a zombie apocalypse.
The Canadian House of Commons erupted into near-anarchy on Wednesday when Pat Martin, the distinguished middle-aged gentleman from Winnipeg, demanded: “I want to ask the minister of foreign affairs: is he working with his American counterparts to develop an international zombie strategy? So that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse?!” Continue reading “Canadian Parliament Passionately Debates What to Do in the Event of a Zombie Invasion (VIDEO)” »
How much would you pay for quite possibly the most epic collection of video games, ever? A seller on eBay has listed his video game collection for $550,000.
The user has been growing the collection consisting of games, controllers, consoles and various gaming accessories for over 30 years (via Eurogamer), and judging by the photos below…it shows.
“After a life spent collecting video games I decide to sell off my entire collection,” the seller goes on to say that that there is just to much of it and he has run out of space to store it long ago.
Starting tomorrow EA is continuing the industry’s tradition of shutting down online game servers. The company will be closing online functionality for a dozen or so of its games, most of which are 2011 sports titles. Games like FIFA 11 and Madden NFL 11 will have the online servers shut down in order to free up man power for newer titles (via GameSpot).
A statement on the EA Services Updates page said that these decisions are “never easy” and that the “development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired.”
Crimson Dragon, the spiritual successor to the cult hit Panzer Dragoon series has surfaced in Japan after being delayed back in June (via GT). Originally released in 1995, Panzer Dragoon was developed by Team Andromeda and follows the journey of Keil Fluge (unnamed protagonist in North America) on his quest to rid his world of a powerful evil dragon. Panzer Dragoon was followed by several sequels like Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Panzer Dragoon Orta. Continue reading “Crimson Dragon Surfaces After Being Delayed Last Year” »
Blizzard Entertainment is expanding the beta for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. Those of you that preordered the title before December 18 will be eligible to get into the beta to try the game out before its scheduled release next year (via Gamespot).
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm continues the story from Wings of Liberty. This time the main campaign will be focused around the Zerg. Kerrigan is tasked with re gaining control of the swarm and exacting her revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Heart of the Swarm is the second installment in the StarCraft 2 three part series. Like we mentioned above it follows Wings of Liberty and precedes the series’ final iteration, StarCraft: Legacy of the Void.
Last week Rockstar made Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas available as part of the Playstation Network’s PS2 Classic Collection. Today the company has announced that three more of its Playstation 2 era titles have made their way to PSN(via GT).
Now available for $9.99 each, Rockstar has brought the cult hit Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit), Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition REMIX and Red Dead Revolver to the Playstation Store.
Around 7000 Wii U consoles have been stolen from a Seattle warehouse in an elaborate airport heist over the weekend. The thieves made off with around $2 million worth of Wii Us from Seattle’s SeaTac airport.
When Eurogamer reached out for more details on the situation, a representative from the King County Sheriff’s Office said that the stolen goods were made up of about half basic Wii U models and half deluxe units, bringing the take to around $2.28 million.
Instragram users got some unwelcome news late Monday as the app’s creators announced a major change in their Terms of Service in preparation for their integration with Facebook.
Most notably, that signing up for the Photo-sharing service would authorize the company to share your information with Facebook and advertisers, and concurrently, that your photos could be used in advertisements without your direct permission. The specific text that allows the service to use your photos for commercial purposes is highlighted below Continue reading “Instragram Changes TOS, Can Now Sell Your Photos to Advertisers” »
With Microsoft’s strong push to take over the living room, today the company announced 40 new entertainment apps that are coming to Xbox Live. Some of the apps that are available right away include, a Karaoke app, a Maxim app, a Microsoft Sky Drive app and we now have word from Vimeo that its app will also be launching today on Xbox Live.
According to Vimeo the company’s service will be available on Xbox Live today and will allow Xbox Live Gold subscribers to watch high quality videos from Vimeo on their HD TVs. The app integrates seamlessly with the Xbox UI while still bringing Vimeo’s unique take on internet video.
We recently brought you the latest story trailer from Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. In it we catch a glimpse of a character by the name of Tess as well as getting a little bit more details on the game’s story.
The various pre-release material has subtly hinted at Joel’s dark past, and it looks as though Tess played and still plays a big part in that. If you haven’t yet seen the story trailer you can do so here. We also have some new screens and a mo-cap session video below as well.
Last month, along with the launch of the game’s official website, a new online shooter was announced called Dirty Bomb. Dirty Bomb is a free-to-play online FPS from Splash Damage, a studio previously responsible for games like Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Brink. Check out the brand new gameplay trailer below.
While Dirty Bomb is free-to-play, those of you anxious to ensure you get included in the game’s closed beta can pony up some cash now to do so. Those of you that don’t will still get the core character classes, maps and tournament play among other things.
Director Guillermo del Toro, who is previously responsible for films like Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth, revealed the trailer to his newest project last night.
The film is called Pacific Rim and it will feature voice actor Ellen McLain as a robot AI. McLain did the voice work for Portal’s antagonist GLaDOS (via Polygon).
As you can see in the trailer below (0:47 sec), the AI in the film has the same audio processing on it as GLaDOS does in Portal.
Wii U demos downloaded from the Nintendo eShop have a limit to the amount of times they can be played.
PS3 and Xbox 360 users are to used to being able to play a demo as many times as they want, but with Wii U trials versions there is a limited amount of times they can be played depending on the game itself. Meaning you can only boot up a game demo so many times before it just wont work anymore.
A new listing on Amazon is hinting that a Hitman trilogy is on the way. With the recent release of Hitman: Absolution, IO may be deciding to bring out the 3 previous Hitman games in one complete package.
The bundle includes remastered HD versions of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money (via IGN).
We previously reported to you on the botched Hitman Facebook campaign that caused quite a controversy. The promotional app was taken down almost right away, accused of perpetrating internet bullying.
Though the Death Star Trench one has gone down in history as the more famous Star Wars space battle sequence, the final battle of Return of the Jedi gave us some equally thrilling moments as well. From Admiral Ackbar screaming “It’s a Trap!” to everyone’s favorite screaming A-Wing pilot crashing into the bridge of the Executor, it turns out there may have been more to the battle than we originally saw.
Star Wars Aficionado recently unearthed some images from the Blu-Ray Return of the Jedi release showing that originally, four female Rebel Alliance pilots were set to join their colleagues in the attack on the second Death Star. But for unknown reasons, most of them were cut from appearing in the film, and the sole female A-Wing pilot who appeared had her line dubbed over by a Male Voice Actor. Continue reading “Were there originally Female Fighter Pilots in Return of the Jedi?” »
Many have been wondering whether or not Blizzard would bring Diablo III to consoles some day. The company has been mildly teasing us with the idea for nearly a year now.
We know that the action-RPG dungeon crawler is currently running and playable on consoles internally at Blizzard, and now Polygon has had a chance to catch up with the developer’s chief creative officer, Rob Pardo, to find out more about the situation.
Pardo, who was recently promoted to CCO, said that even though the company isn’t quite ready to talk about console plans for Diablo III just yet, Blizzard does have console builds up and running and that they are looking really good.
With the increasing popularity of the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio has decided to branch out even further than games, toys and animations. Along with the recent success of the Angry Birds Star Wars crossover (#1 on US iPhone charts within 2.5 hours of launching), Rovio has announced today that the company has brought in John Cohen to produce an upcoming Angry Birds feature film.
The movie will be a 3D CG-animated feature film with David Maisel now attached as executive producer (via GI).
Lately we have been reporting on the various auctions for rare and expensive vintage games. Today a Reddit user, courtesy of Polygon, has put their entire SNES collection on eBay for $24.999. The collection contains 721 SNES games which includes every licensed title ever released on the system in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Unlike many vintage game collections, this one contains all the original boxes and most of the titles have the original manual (the seller said “85%” of the games come with a manual). The seller, called “Byuu” on Reddit, said that the collection contains only the licensed games and that all the titles “work perfectly.”
Sometimes, finding the right holiday gift for geeks can be tricky. Not because they’re hard to please or anything, but because there’s so much you can get them! When you go can get everything from replicas of The One Ring to a plush Companion Cube, it’s hard to pick what’ll make exactly the right gift.
So we at the Jace Hall Show decided to make things a little easier for you, and with our friends at Halloweencostumes.com, found some of the best geeky gifts to put under the tree this holiday season.
The highly anticipated Bioshock: Infinite will be releasing early next year. Unfortunately, Irrational Games has just announced it won’t be as early as we hoped. To give the team some extra time, the game has been delayed once again to March 2013. This is the second delay for Infinite, the game was originally due out in October of 2012 but was then delayed until February of next year. In the mean time we have a bunch of new screenshots in the gallery below for you.
Recently Irrational held a preview press event where Ken Levine explained that the delay will allow for extra “polish and bug fixing.” Bioshock: Infinite is now expected to release on March 26, 2013.