Today, you can walk in to almost any GameStop location across the U.S. (there are over 4,000!) and see me co-hosting GameStop TV! I’m super excited to be part of the GameStop team and look forward to bring you guys information about the biggest games coming out every year.
I love video games and have many memories buying games at GameStop growing up, so this is very big honor for me. Big thank you to the team at GameStop for giving me a chance to talk about what I love, and I look forward to lots of great episodes
New gameplay trailer leaked from the upcoming Battlefield: Hardline. The game is being developed by Visceral Games was slated to debut at E3 this year. It started with a leak from the Battlelog site captured by Battlefield Daily. They tweeted out weapons, vehicles, and achievement icons from the game and then came the lengthy trailer.
Instead of being in the middle of a warzone, players will be in an urban setting in this police focused shooter. From the explanation in the trailer, it appears that you’ll be able to play as either the police or the criminals. There are a variety of modes like Heist Mode where you can play as the cops trying to take the criminals down or the robbers trying to get away with some loot. Then there is Rescue Mode where you save hostages, Hotwire Mode which is essentially a car chase, or Bloodmoney Mode where both cops & criminals battle it out to take home the cash.
According to commentary on the trailer, the single-player campaign, “draws influence from popular television cop dramas, with each level structured like an episode, cliffhangers and all.” Each episode can be played multiple times in multiple ways. It features actors from popular TV series like Justified, The Americans, and House of Cards.
And because this is Battlefield, that means lots of destruction, guns and vehicles. EA dubbed their environmental destruction “Levelolution” due to it’s effect on gameplay and it will be interesting to see what happens in these close quarters of the city. There will also be lots of guns that you can customize including police focused weapons like tasers, and a new emphasis on gadgets like a police scanner and grappling hooks. And the vehicles are in full force with armed choppers, police cruisers, counter-attack trucks, boats, motorcycles, and more.
Warner Bros announced the next installment in the LEGO Batman franchise called Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The teaser shows Batman in SPACE in a fancy space suit brooding over Earth when he is interrupted by none other than Superman.
Those two along with the rest of the Justice League will be teaming with members of the Legion of Doom to stop Brainiac who is using the Lantern Rings to shrink worlds. According to TT Games, over 150 characters from the DC Comics vault will be in the game including some favorites like Batman’s best buddy Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and others. In addition to the huge cast of characters, there will be the Lego puzzles you know and love and you’ll be able to control some of DC’s iconic vehicles like Wonder Woman’s invisible jet. Plus there will be space combat, racing, virtual reality and RPG elements.
LEGO Batman 3 will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.
Learn more about the weapons, settings, and characters of the mysterious Knights in this preview of The Order: 1886.
At a special preview event, I got the chance to talk with Chris Ashton, Co-Founder and Design Director for Turtle Rock Studios. We spoke about the 4 new Hunters introduced and how the first revealed monster, Goliath, has evolved….see what I did there?
I got the chance to play Driveclub on PS4 and then sat down with Paul Rustchysky of Evolution Studios to talk about the game:
Warner Bros released a new trailer showcasing gameplay from the upcoming Batman Arkham Knight. I break it down for you!
I got the chance to play the upcoming cooperative multiplayer expansion for Killzone: Shadow Fall called “Intercept.” I spoke with the team about the new features, take a look:
There have been many takes on the Apocalypse and equally as many on the post-Apocalypse. Quite frankly, I’m getting tired of it. How many times can I run across a barren wasteland, shoot zombies, or scavenge for items? Good thing the folks at Insomniac Games feel the same way, despite having their own Resistance version of the end times. What they’ve done inSunset Overdrive with its “Awesomepocalypse” is surprisingly refreshing
Read more here!
Watch new gameplay and learn more about Sunset Overdrive:
Tales From the Borderlands Coming Summer 2014
TellTale Games have show very little of their take on the Borderlands universe but we finally have some more details and new screen shots for you!
The story follows two characters Rhys and Fiona. According to a new press release he is, “a scheming, low-level data-miner within Hyperion who’s plotting his own grand ambitions.” She is, “a clever and classic fast-talking con-artist born and raised on Pandora out to pull off the grift of a limetime.” Neither of them are actual Vault Hunters, but they will run into some during their adventures like Zero, the assassin character from Borderlands 2 and other familiar faces like Marcus Kincaid.
Everything that happens in the game will be part of the Borderlands canon going forward, but a TellTale producer on the Playstation blog said, “If you play Borderlands simply for the sake of shooting stuff, then you might not be a fan of Tales, but if you enjoy being on Pandora, hanging out with and finding out more about all of the amazing characters, and/or you’ve enjoyed what we did in The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, then this might be a game series for you.”
So as suspected, shooting will be a very small element in the game. But there will be LOOT! In fact you’ll be able to use that loot in other areas of the Borderlands franchise, perhaps in the upcoming Pre-Sequel? Each episode will cost $4.99 or you can grab the Season Pass to save a few bucks, and it will be debuting sometime this summer.