Sigh. The long long long long long awaited Wallace Wells/multiplayer DLC for ‘Scott Pilgrim: The Game’ has, you guessed it, been delayed again. The release date we previously reported of the 5th of February is now likely to be at least March. Ubisoft released a statement to confirm the delay but didn’t explain the reasoning behind it. However, Tumblr user Robbydude posted on his page that the delay is to remove a sprite from the game which is taken from the 2004 Game Boy Advance game, 'Sonic Battle’. Once this happens, Sony and Microsoft need to then re-approve the DLC for release, which can take up to a month.
Must say we’re disappointed to have to wait a little longer, but at the end of the day, one more month to wait for DLC for a 2 year old game isn’t the end of the world!
So. We went to see the awesome Walk The Moon on Wednesday night. Did you? Oh, you didn’t? Well that’s sad news…
Fortunately for you, we threw together this little video of some of the highlights, including a brilliant cover of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal”.
I know it’s only early in 2013, but it was the best show we’ve been to this year and it’ll take some beating. They’ve just announced they’re supporting Pink on her UK tour later in the year and we’ll hopefully see another headline tour at some point. Either way, we’d highly recommend catching them if you get the chance.
Ok, so we have been promising you a breakdown of the launch titles for the Playstation 4, as mentioned in the Podcast (episode 2).Here’s a mini breakdown of each game so you can have a think over which ones you’ll be pre-ordering with your console. This post is to just clarify the confirmed titles so be sure to keep with us in the coming days as we delve into each individually with it’s own post.
First off we have Ubisoft's Watchdogs. This is a title that we have been long excited about. Now even though it’s a launch title and we can all agree on how beautiful it looks, we shouldn’t forget that it will be coming to this current generation too, so before we get too far ahead of ourselves, lets just hope this isn’t going to be a lazy port of what should be an amazing title from the French studio.
Infamous:Second Son - This is the third game in Sucker Punch’s franchise and even though it looks as though it’s not going to be breaking any new ground, it sure does look fantastic from what we’ve seen so far. Second son is set 7 years after the events of Infamous 2 and we now join our new (anti) Hero; Delsin Rowe. Delsin looks awesome and we were very intrigued to see where they were going to go with the franchise after our shock ending of Infamous 2. So we’re genuinely happy to see this franchise live on in the guise of someone new.
Killzone: Shadow Fall - Shadow Fall is another “threequel” in a Playstation exclusive franchise. Guerilla Game’s FPS series has an extremely loyal fanbase and despite the first two titles being glorified tech demo’s for what the PS3 was capable of instead of focusing on story/originality/decent gameplay/colour palette, this third title seems to break away from the colour palette by making it a very visually striking title from the get go which pulls you in, immersing you in a very beautiful world. But then in typical Killzone fashion, it blows up all around you! Explosions, gun fire and falling buildings are what’s on order for this title’s main course and may I just say, please sir, can I have some more?
Changing pace from all the carnage now and moving to Evolution Studio’s Driveclub. This is, of course, the token driving game which has to be released with each generation of consoles. Needless to say this looks like it will give Gran Turismo and Forza a race for their money in the mind blowingly awesome realism department and graphical prowess. However, Evolution’s little nitrous boost is their social side of the title. This has more in common with NFS’s Autolog, where gamers can challenge friends to races, time trials and more. However, Driveclub will up the ante with the ability to gamble your custom cars and cash.
Knack by Studio Japan is the consoles family friendly platformer which again is a launch necessity. Cute characters, colourful landscapes, upbeat and a chirpy soundtrack are all in place for what should be an interesting title, which includes the voice talents of the FemShep herself; Jennifer Hale.
Deep Down by Capcom could be described as the lovechild of Demon Souls and Dragons Dogma. Not much of this title was shown, bar an impressive looking cutscene showing a fantasy setting where knights and mages were going up against massive dragons in gothic locations. This had us all getting very excited, then it ended just as quickly as my turn on Demon Souls does :( Damn you Capcom with your sexy looking very short teaser trailers.
Next up we have a title which no-one has really really heard of. It Goes by the name of Destiny and is by a unknown company new to sci fi FPS’s who call themselves Bungie. This title is again going to be multi-generation so let’s keep fingers crossed that it’s not going to be another lazy port. Bungie have advised that we will have seen nothing like this title before and as fans of their existing work we’re getting extremely excited to see this ever evolving FPS when it hits our consoles at the end of the year. As mentioned previously, we are near completion of the Destiny post we have mentioned prior to this, however, as with the gaming world inside the title itself, the post itself is constantly evolving :)
Going back to fantasy lands now for our final titles in the round up of PS4 reveals, despite them all being set in fantasy lands with sprawling landscapes and quality character designs, they are all very different types of RPG.
First off we have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We have covered this title briefly before as, being massive RPG fans here at G.E.E.K, we are very excited to see Geralt’s epic climax to The Witcher series. Despite the second Witcher title being very well recieved on both PC and Console, the developer’s CD Projekt Red were unhappy with the lack of open world exploration and character development. With this in mind, they have now crafted an open world to be proud of, branching out character development and a conclusion to this epic series of RPG’s.
Next we have another tiny title which very few gamers know or care about- Blizzard’s Diablo 3. Now the Diablo series will always be close to our hearts as we have played them constantly over the years and still love going back to them. They defined a genre, amassed a huge following, then delivered us a very average 3rd title. Now don’t get us wrong, it could have been better, but it also could have been a lot worse. They just toyed with our emotions for a few years, promising the world, then released a buggy as hell title and left us to it. Thankfully they seemed to have made some ammendments to this title and changed the UI for the console players. So we shall be interested to see how this one plays out later on in the year.
Finally we have another franchise which has been through the grinder, yet always comes up smelling of roses (or other flowers being sold by a lovely lady in Midgar)- Final Fantasy. Now this was just a quick mention as they are going to be showing us at E3 which title they’re working on, but it’s been confirmed that it’s not FF13 Versus, which, let’s be honest, is now looking as likely as a FF VII remake.
So there’s the round up. Sound off in the comments below and let us know which ones you’re looking forward to and follow our page to get more in depth info on each game in the coming weeks.
First of all, if you’re NOT reading 'Saga’, why not?!? It’s one of the bright lights in comics at the moment from Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples. If you ARE reading it… good, carry on.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, Image Comics retweeted this amazing cosplay photo from the recent Emerald City Comic Convention of 3 of the main characters from the aforementioned 'Saga’. This is the first I’ve seen these cosplayed, but more than likely won’t be the last, with 'Saga’ being the hottest property in comics at the moment. Credit goes to Twitter user @darrenhupke for the photo. Now we’re off to re-read our Saga Volume 1 tpb.
Jessie McCartney, the voice actor who plays Roxas in the Kingdom Hearts series made a VERY interesting tweet last night. Jessie tweeted “Recording the next chapter” along with a picture of him behind the mic in the studio, in the background of said pic was a screen showing Kingdom Hearts but the question is.. Is this Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix or is it a brand new KH? Rumours have gone rife after the tweet was swiftly removed and replaced with a tweet stating “Behind the mic”.
Being the massive KH fans we are here at G.E.E.K. we are hoping for a brand new title in the saga, but what about you guys? Hit us up below in the comments to let us know how you feel.
We’re sure by now that everyone’s heard that ‘Finding Dory’ has been announced by the good people at Disney Pixar. There’s not really much else other than the fact it’s coming out to share, but we found this video on YouTube of the official announcement made by Dory herself- Ellen Degeneres. It’s pretty funny so we just thought we’d share.
For a limited time, the original Angry Birds is free for iOs devices. Both the standard (iPhone/iPod) and the HD (iPad) versions are free as part of Apple’s free app of the week promotion so grab it fast if you don’t already own it (which I’m guessing isn’t many people by now). If you haven’t played for a while, there’s now over 400 levels spanning 9 chapters! Also, while the app may be currently free, Rovio have added in-app purchases to enhance your game with power ups and “the mighty eagle”, meaning you’ll now have to go through the game 3 times if you’d like to 100% everything!
Obviously for you Android users, all the Angry Birds games (including the recent spin-off, bad piggies) are free if you don’t mind an ad taking up residency in the top right of your screen. iOs users, however, head to the AppStore to grab the birds for free while you can.
Looks like Ron Burgundy will be joined in this summer’s Anchorman sequel by none other than Han Solo himself- Harrison Ford. Due for release this August, the follow up to the cult classic reunites the Channel 4 news team and brings in Harrison Ford as a legendary news anchor. Having played a similar role in 2010’s underated, JJ Abrams produced ‘Morning Glory’, he’ll be on familiar ground.
Nothing else is known about the story just yet, but with such a huge following and a reputation as what’s possibly the most quotable film of all time (it’s kind of a big deal) you can guarantee Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will be pulling out all the stops to make this an absolute classic.
Dashboard Confessional front-man’s new band release first material
Chris Carrabba, front-man of Dashboard Confessional, has been a busy man lately. He released a solo covers album, ‘Covered In The Flood’, recorded an album with his former band mates in Further Seems Forever, and he’s now formed a new band with members of The Narrative, and Bad Books. While the project was announced a while ago, only now have they released a song for us to hear what the band will sound like.
The track, 'Scraping Up The Pieces’, is a folky number, with Chris’ unmistakable vocals and a Lumineers-esque drive behind it. In our opinion, it bodes very well for the future.
While many may be dying for a new DC album, we have no doubt that this new direction will please the majority and hopefully even bring in some new fans. The group have a number of shows planned at SXSW and an album announcement is imminent, so we’ll be keeping our ears open for any news that comes through in the coming weeks.
There’s been a rumour floating around for a little while now regarding the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed series. While everyone has been expecting a Brotherhood/Revelations style “not quite a sequel” follow up to AC3, the rumour is that next, we’ll see a fully blown follow up in the form of Assassin’s Creed 4. Further to this, sources claim that the follow up will take us from the American revolution to the pirate filled seas of the Caribbean and be sub-titled “Black Flag”.
Up until now this has all been rumour with no real evidence, but the reliable sources at Kotaku have obtained a photo of an alleged marketing poster for “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”. The artwork on the poster is supposedly the work of Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane, who’s ‘McFarlane Toys’ are responsible for the currents line of AC action figures.
The posters are apparently slated to be displayed in game shops from the 4th of March, so it would appear it won’t be long until we find out if this is all true. We discussed the initial rumour and Ubisoft’s future line up in episode 1 of our podcast, so head to iTunes to have a listen to what we had to say.
The good people at N.E.C.A toys have just announced a new range of Portal figures, and we have to say they’re looking awesome.
There’ll be P-Body and Atlas figures (the multiplayer droids) coming this summer, but coming as soon as next week, we’ll have an amazing Chell figure.
The level of detail on them is astounding, right down to the long fall boots, orange jump suit and portal gun. The thing that most excites us, though, is the fact that as well as lighting up blue, the portal gun projects a blue ring on the wall! We’ll have to wait for them to release the inevitable limited edition “orange gun” version though before we can truly start to have some fun:b
No news on pricing yet, but we may have to invest come pay day!
Ever wondered what the nutritional facts of your favourite video game power ups are? Well Complex magazine has answered with these brilliant infographics featuring some of your faves from Bioshock, Portal, Mario and more (hit up the link for more). Shame there’s no Jet Cola (#ObligatoryShenmueReference) but great none the less!
William Alvin Moody, AKA wrestling star Paul Bearer has died at the age of 58. “Bearer” was best known as the on screen manager of such wrestling stars as The Undertaker and Kane. Always famous for carrying his urn around with him (pictured), we remember him from the height of his career in the 90s, where he was teamed with The Undertaker for many years. After leaving WWE in 2002, he made sporadic appearances up to as recently as 2012. He’s survived by his 2 children.
Marvel just hit us with the new Iron Man 3 trailer and all we can say is… wow!
While the first trailer, released back in October, gave us a few hints towards the plot, this new trailer goes all out, giving us our first proper look at the Mandarin, Rhodey as the Iron Patriot and an army of Iron Men including what looks like the Hulk-Buster suit! They’re likely keeping a few more things under wraps, though, seeing as there’s no sign of Pepper’s Rescue Suit which is rumoured to make an appearance.
We could go on for hours about all the amazing things in this trailer but it’s probably best if you just watch it… and then watch it again and again! That’s what we did anyway (and again!)
April 25th simply can’t come around quick enough. In fact, it’s hard to believe it’s nearly April already! It’s just 7 weeks away!
Marvel have sent out a short press release to tentatively announce their next big crossover story- “#1”. The press release reads as follows-
Begin with the best super heroes in comics–Marvel does it FIRST!!
HUGE story coming soon to fans, worldwide.
This came along with the above image, showing a large number 1 made up of the names of some of the Marvel universe’s biggest players. There’s names from all sides of the Marvel U- The Fantastic 4, X-Men, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy… so it looks like this story line is going to span several titles.
Everything is rumour and speculation at present as this is the first hint at this future project. But you can count on us to keep you informed of any updates as soon as they come through.