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Looking for gifts for the near and dear, or maybe just for yourself? Here’s the coolest of the cool from the last few months. Welcome to the first of what’ll be a series of quarterly gift guides to appear here on BG.
Nintendo is updating their 3DS handheld yet again, and this time it’s more that just a superficial upgrade. A pair of new 3DS are coming… actually, make that a pair of ‘New’ 3DS’ are coming as the official name of the sort-of new console is the ‘New’ 3DS. At a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning, the company took the wraps off of the ‘New’ 3DS and the ‘New’ 3DS XL (or LL in Japan).
With Bungie’s next big first-person shooter on the way on September 9th, it’s the perfect time for first-person shooter fans to reflect on the genre’s history. The Grandaddy of the FPS, Wolf 3D FPS’ can be a little divisive. As popular as they are in general, and they still can draw in huge numbers in sales, their corner of the gaming universe has become cluttered over the years.
Hawkeye himself, actor Jeremy Renner, appeared on Larry King Now show and talked about his new film Kill the Messenger as well as a wee bit of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So a few things there. For starters, it looks like the rumors of Hawkeye’s demise on Age of Ultron have been extremely exaggerated.
2K and Irrational Games’ landmark FPS comes to mobile with an iOS version that’s every bit the BioShock you remember. But can your device play it? First, this is just awesome. We reported a while ago that BioShock (the first one) would be on the way to iOS in short order.
Developer Gambitious and Devolver Digital have a PC release in store for fans of the iOS tactical shooter Breach & Clear that’s got a decidedly more rotten vibe. ‘Hope dying’ just sounds ever-so cheerful doesn’t it? I dig that piano though, and the story behind it is almost as chilling as the one in the new entry in the Breach & Clear franchise.
With the recent move to add additional content to Mario Kart 8, President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata clarifies the company’s policy on DLC. There’s been a lot of discussion online as of late pertaining to Nintendo‘s approach to DLC. Many have wondered how exactly they’ll implement downloadable content going forward.
Military fiction writer Karen Traviss joins the Joes in their most realistic and gritty comic book yet, one where Cobra has been adopted as a peacekeeping force… wait a sec, say what now? Say what you like about this new take on the Joes, but it ain’t dull.
Tour the world of Bandai Namco and CI Games’ Lords of the Fallen in this newest look at the game in action. Main character Harkyn must really be a bad guy.
A pretty big week for the Nintendo Download brings the long awaited Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, as well as Azure Striker: Gunvolt from Kenji Inafune. ‘Long awaited’ might be an understatement as fans of both franchises have been eagerly looking forward to Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for a while now.
What happens to Clementine in the second season finale of Telltale’s The Walking Dead? Find out this week. We’ve been having an on again, off again love affair with this second season of The Walking Dead. While our review crew was generally blown away by the inaugural season, the ‘sequel’ has proven to be a little ups and down with more gloom than you could shake a severed arm at.
Amazon.com, in their endless quest to offer everything, launched their own smartphone three months ago to some fanfare. Now though, it looks like the mobile might be burning out. According to the Guardian, an independent ad network is reporting that the phone holds a US market share of only about .2%.
Unrestrictive online gaming retailer GOG.com has made the move into offering movies. And guess what? They’re DRM-free. Just like their game offerings, GOG has started selling a series of movies catering towards the “gamer and geek” crowd. While you won’t find Hollywood blockbusters, you will find films like Gamer Age, The King of Arcades, and Indie Game: The Movie.
Miss out on the Dark Horse Comics published Star Wars tales of the sat few years? Well, you might get another shot at them. Very soon now Star Wars will be switching from Dark Horse, where it’s ‘lived’ for quite a while now, and settling in at the original Star Wars comic book publisher at Marvel.
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