The latest promotional video for BattleBlock Theater shows off boats and their role in the game. To demonstrate the lethality of water in the Theater and how to avoid it, Prisoner #10308 and his cohort push, pull, and punch their way through several stages for your enjoyment (and the Cats' enjoyment).
Most of the time, we know about co-op game releases quite a bit ahead of time. In this case, a new release almost snuck right past us, which is appropriate since the protagonist is a sneaky spy type. Elevator Action Deluxe is coming to PSN on August 30. It looks to be a fairly faithful remake of the classic Elevator Action from early 80s arcades. Players must move between doors and floors while dodging enemies and scoring points.
Tower Defense/Shooter hybrid Sanctum is one of my favorite games of the year so far. It earned solid marks in our review, blending of two unique genres into something very enjoyable indeed. If you were thinking about checking it out, but undecided, now might be a good time: Sanctum is now priced at $9.99, which truly is a lot of bang for your bucks(s).
Wal-Mart just ordered a million shirts with this image emblazoned upon them. The latest trailer for Dark Souls is the most bad-ass thing I've seen all day. And my life screams "bad-ass." Apparently someone brought a giant wolf to a giant knife fight, and then blasted some Silent Comedy to set the mood. "Bartholomew" is a lovely song for a good old fashioned mauling. A crap-ton of other bosses are on display as well. Bask in the awesomeness that is this trailer, and prepare to die.
The story of Deathspank comes to and end(?) with The Baconing. If you've been following this series at all, you know just how silly these games can get. Silly enough to title the third installment "The Baconing?" Yes, sir. The plot is inconsequential. All you need to know is that a group of goofy characters will come together for some light dungeon crawling and groan inducing, hit or miss humor. This trailer showcases some of these new characters. In true Deathspank fashion, they're worth a chuckle or an eye roll.
We've got a double dose of good news for you this morning as Gears of War 3 has gone gold and is on its way to publication. To celebrate that news the game's opening cinematic has been revealed. It features the familiar voice of Anya as she details what's happened since the events of Gears of War 2.
While Torchlight had three classes two choose from, Torchlight 2 will have four completely new ones. Already revealed are the Engeineer, Berserker, and Outlander. With one more class to go and the game (hopefully) getting closer to release we're left wondering, and speculating, just what is our fourth class going to be.
While some of the staff hope to start their fall gaming season, others are busy with work work work. Others seem strangely fascinated with someone or something named Catherine, I bet we'll know more this coming week. It's hard to believe August is almost over and the gaming season is going to start kicking up bigtime. Get ready folks, it's going to be a great one.
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Ghost Recon is back next year in a big way after a long hiatus. Some sexy looking new screenshots have found their way out of Germany at Gamescom and onto the Co-Optimus gallery for the next game, titled Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Without a doubt the most stand out thing is the way the game integrates tactical information directly into the game world. It's slick looking and makes me wish I had some sort of kick ass retinal implant to do the same. Just think, shopping for fresh vegtables would be so much more fun.
The classic Age of Empires franchise gets an MMO-ish spin and a fresh coat of paint in Age of Empire Online. We take the free to play game for a spin and decide whether or not you should be spending your hard earned money or stick with the free.