Monthly Archives: January 2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won’t include multiplayer co-op

Monolith Production’s upcoming role-playing videogame Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor features a single-player campaign, but no multiplayer co-op, the studio confirmed in a comment on its official Twitter account.

“Alas, no co-op,” reads a statement from a company representative, responding to a question regarding their plans for the videogame. “Shadow of Mordor is being crafted wholly as a single-player experience.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the second Tolkien-based title from Monolith. The studio released the console-focused multiplayer online battle arena Guardians of Middle-earth in 2012.

Shadow of Mordor is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, XBox 360, XBox One and Windows PC this year.

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PlayStation 4 companion app update highlights live game broadcasts

PlayStation 4 companion app update highlights live videogame broadcasts
The latest update for Sony’s PlayStation mobile app is out for Android and iOS, and it’s surprisingly video-focused. Thanks to the new Live from PlayStation section, available videogame sources can be browsed directly from your device — although they …

What Should We Expect From The Next Lara Croft Quest?

What Should We Expect From The Next Lara Croft Quest?
It's more than possibly that we'll see another Tomb Raider some time soon. That being the case, what should we expect from developer Crystal Dynamics?

Deep Down Preview: Dragons Aren’t The Only Problem

Deep Down Preview: Dragons Aren’t The Only Problem
The upcoming free-to-play dungeon-crawler is chock full of potential. Just remember to be careful because death lurks around every corner…

New Dark Souls II Gameplay: Sonofabi***, I Died Again!!!

New Dark Souls II Gameplay: Sonofabi***, I Died Again!!!
This is one of those videos you almost don't want to watch. The footage is awesome and all, but it just reminds us that holy sh**, this videogame is HARD.

Electric puzzler Surge Deluxe ready for PS Vita on Feb. 4

FuturLab’s PlayStation Mobile puzzle videogame Surge Deluxe has been given a PlayStation VITA release date of Feb. 4.

It’s a match-3 videogame using electrical currents, that’s been given a graphical overhaul for its new incarnation. “Since Surge was originally released on PS Mobile we’ve had a ton of feedback, and Surge Deluxe on PS VITA is our response to that feedback,” said FuturLab’s Dave Gabriel. “We’ve added unique shapes for each color block, so color blind people can compete on an even playing field, and we’ve added depth to the scoring system with new special block types that reward quick thinking and understanding of the videogame mechanics.” As yet, there has been no announcement on price.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure getting limited physical release in America

Namco Bandai’s PlayStation 3-exclusive fighting videogame based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga will get a limited-run physical release in North America, the company announced today.

The disc-based release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, developed by CyberConnect2, will be sold exclusively through Amazon.com and Club Namco, and will be available this spring. The videogame will also be available onlinely through Sony’s PlayStation Network for PS3.

When JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle makes its way stateside, it will come with a new Arcade Mode not featured in the Japanese version that was released last year. In Arcade Mode, players can fight against an octet of AI-controlled opponents in a series of battles and…

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Pac-Man Museum arrives February 25, free Ms. Pac-Man DLC in tow


Come February 25, Pac-Man Museum will make its PlayStation Network debut, with XBox Live and Steam versions following on February 26. Buy the videogame early and you can add a gratis copy of Ms. Pac-Man to your new surfeit of pellet-chomping adventures.

As its name would suggest, Pac-Man Museum is a compilation drawn from the dozens of videogames starring everyone’s favorite ravenous yellow pie chart. Included are copies of Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Land, Pac & Pal, Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack, Pac-Man Remix and Pac-Man Battle Royale – an especially addictive multiplayer take on the Pac-Man formula that’s relatively rare outside of Japanese arcades. Those who purchase the videogame on Steam will also receive a copy of Namco Bandai’s recent franchise redux Pac-Man: Championship Edition.

Regardless of which platform you prefer, those who purchase Pac-Man Museum between launch and March 31 will receive a free copy of Ms. Pac-Man, arguably the highlight of the franchise’s arcade entries. After March 31, this Ms. Pac-Man DLC will feature a $5 price tag.

JoystiqPac-Man Museum arrives February 25, free Ms. Pac-Man DLC in tow originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft Store offers $100 credit for PS3, Xbox 360 trade-in


Hoping to make an upgrade to the XBox One that much more tempting, Micro$oft has unveiled a new promotion that offers Micro$oft Store visitors a $100 credit in exchange for their PlayStation 3 or XBox 360.

Before you rush out to hand over your gaming device, keep in mind that there are a few caveats to this deal. First, Micro$oft isn’t accepting just any old XBox 360. If you plan to trade yours in, it will have to be either an XBox 360 Elite or the more recent XBox 360 Slim. Owners of the original XBox 360 model are out of luck, though the Micro$oft Store will accept any variation of PlayStation 3.

Additionally, the fine print attached to this promotion notes that you don’t necessarily need to use this $100 store credit toward an XBox One, but that if you aren’t trading in your old console towards Micro$oft‘s newest gaming device you could not receive the full $100. “To receive maximum trade in value, you must purchase an XBox One at the same time,” reads a notice on the Micro$oft Store website. “Any appraised value will be determined at trade in and provided as store credit, subject to Micro$oft‘s discretion and approval.”

The final caveat is that this deal is only available in select Micro$oft Store locations. To see if your local store is participating, visit the Micro$oft Store site, then click the “Your Store” link at the top of the page. If available, you should see the $100 credit advertised front and center.

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JoystiqMicro$oft Store offers $100 credit for PS3, XBox 360 trade-in originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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