Author Archives: Matthew Kim
Who didn’t see this coming? With a new Xbox means a new Call of Duty and Infinity Ward is back with Call of Duty Ghosts. A next-gen entry into the series they’ve hired writer Steven Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) to build an emotional and narrative driven entry into the franchise. My thoughts? It’s a prettier thing we’ve seen before but aside from state-of-the-art doggy mo-cap I still can’t get myself overly excited until I see a bit more than the graphics.
A new television show based on the Halo franchise will be brought to you from Xbox to fans. The Steven Spielberg produced series will debut for premium Xbox users. Personally the talk of “premium” brings to mind of Netflix’s original content and is in-line with the multi-media approach Microsoft is taking with its new system. We’ll have to see how both the show, and Microsoft’s media policy folds out.
Microsoft shows off its games lineup with its marquis racing title Forza 5. As if there were any doubt, the newest installment to one of the biggest racing franchises in gaming wouldn’t be making a debut for the Xbox One. Pretty cars, scenery porn, more cars, what else could you want? Expect more details from our coverage at E3.
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. It’s Arc System Works’ 25th year in heavy metal action and to celebrate, the developers are delivering a brand new Guilty Gear game. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will be the newest entry into the veritable franchise, my favorite fighting game franchise. Interestingly enough the new ridiculously named title is being developed on the Unreal Engine of all things. And you know what? The game looks amazing. The trailer above shows off [...]
I’m an anime fan but even I’m not fully versed in the Vocaloid lore that spawned off into the action spin-off, Black-Rock Shooter. Chances are if you’re looking up this game, then you are a member of that same niche market and which case you’ll know already if you plan on purchasing the game. Still, for the rest of you I’ll be more than happy to explain the unique action styling of Black Rock Shooter: The Game.
“To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods” – Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius A knight dies for a predestined duty. Dies again and again and again. Each time the knight rises from the muck to run into battle once more because at the end of the journey there is a promise, and he will see [...]
Digimon World is a series that started on the Playstation back in 1999, that took place within the universe of the popular Digimon franchise. Last year the series was rebooted for the PSP with Digimon World Re:Digitize. The new game featuring artwork from one of my favorite artists, Suzuhito Yasuda (Yozakura Quartet, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor) was popular enough to get an upcoming, enhanced 3DS port titled Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode. Bit of a mouthful yeah? Namco Bandai has [...]
When Deadly Premonition first came out in 2010 it created a bit of a stir. A lot of reviewers couldn’t get past the dated visuals and technical difficulties of the game. It’s fair to say that it wasn’t until a few key voices in the reviews industry rallied against these critics and began granting the game 10/10, 5/5, GOTY status that people began paying attention to a game that was basically a love letter to late 20th century weirdness. Deadly [...]
It’s hard to disassociate Keiji Inafune as a game creator known for anything other than his many works at Capcom such as Mega Man and Dead Rising. Especially not after their public separation and Capcom’s handling of the very same game titles which Inafune’s name is basically synonymous with. So when it was announced that Inafune was developing a Monster Hunter-esque game for the PS Vita, people became interested. However, given my personal dissuasion towards the monster hunting genre as [...]
Get ready for some more Persona 4 action this July with Udon Entertainment having announced Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works for US release! A beautiful art book featuring the insane artwork of Ark System Works’ Persona styled fighting game. Visually stunning, I can only imagine what sort of images are hidden within the pages of this art book. This title is currently up for pre-order on Amazon and you can get a sneek-peak over at Udon’s blog. Amazon Udon’s [...]