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Recent Articles: Angry Birds Star Wars
The Xbox Live Game Store expands again with the addition of three new Games on Demand and one new Xbox Live Arcade title today.
The three new Games on Demand include the Star Wars-themed airborne avian attack of Angry Birds Star Wars; The first 2K-published wrestling game, WWE 2K14; and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, the latest starring role for one of gaming’s earliest characters.
Over on the Xbox Live Arcade is Final Exam, a 2.5D side-scrolling beat ’em up that takes place in the Obscure universe.
More details on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as five PS3 games (and one Vita title) made their digital download debut simultaneously with their retail release.
Do you like exciting military action? There’s Battlefield 4.
Do you like stealth action with a dash of piracy? There’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Do you like Pac-Man (and who doesn’t?)? There’s Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.
Do you like wrasslin’? There’s WWE 2K14.
Do you like flinging birds at Stormtroopers? There’s Angry Birds Star Wars on the PS3 or Vita.
More details on all of these titles, as well as a few others (including Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD), can be found after the break. And, as always, a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
If you had told me in 2009, when the first Angry Birds game was released for iOS, that this little mobile game about slingshotting birds would be a gigantic cultural phenomenon, I would not have believed you. If you had gone a step further and told me that it would one day be on the same pop culture plane as Star Wars, I likely would’ve outright laughed at you. Yet despite its simplistic nature, Angry Birds has taken much of the world by storm and spawned a respectable franchise, including merchandise like Halloween costumes, t-shirts, and even golf balls. Yes, Angry Birds golf balls.
Yesterday, Angry Birds made another significant jump… Rovio and Activision released Angry Birds Star Wars on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, Vita, and 3DS. The pair of publishers also announced that the game will be hitting the PS4 and Xbox One next month. Complete with all of the lovable features from the current-gen editions, Angry Birds Star Wars on next-gen systems will also include a few additions. PS4 players will gain touchpad controls while Xbox One owners will experience “improved Kinect functionality.” The game will also support each system’s video capture features.
It took a little bit longer than usual, but we’re finally in the middle of the Fall gaming avalanche.
This week, gamers can look forward to Battlefield 4 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), the next entry in DICE’s popular shooter series; Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360), the next entry in Ubisoft’s popular stealth series; and Sonic: Lost World (Wii U, 3DS), the next entry in Sega’s
sometimes anger-inducing popular platformer series.
Also available this week is…
- The Wii Fit U Fit Meter, Nintendo’s stylish exercise gizmo designed for the free downloadable version of Wii Fit U (which will also be available this week).
- The first wrestling game published under the 2K Games banner WWE 2K14 (PS3, Xbox 360).
- The console version of Angry Birds Star Wars (3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360).
- The latest platformer starring Pac-Man, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (PC, Wii U, Xbox 360)
A complete list of this week’s new game releases can be found after the break. And remember to keep an eye on “New Releases,” because we’re just a little over two weeks away from the launch of two new consoles. (more…)
Activision and Rovio are teaming up again to bring Angry Birds Star Wars to consoles and handhelds this Fall (hmm… which one is the Emperor and which one is Darth Vader?). The “saga” of birds batting pigs continues on the 3DS, PS3, Vita, Wii, Wii U, and Xbox 360 this October.
In addition to high definition graphics, the console/handheld version of Angry Birds Star Wars will add 20 new levels to the game as well as new new competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.
Angry Birds Star Wars will be released for consoles and handhelds on October 29.
Five more games are now available as free downloads in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the iTunes App Store. They include Angry Birds Star Wars, the latest entry in the bird-flinging series; Peggle, PopCap’s popular puzzler; Chopper, a side-scrolling helicopter shooter; and a pair of EA-published console adaptations: Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge.
All five games will be available to download for free for “a limited time.”
And good news! The previous batch of free titles (Badland, Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Tiny Wings, and Where’s My Water?) are also still available as free downloads. So if you missed them a few days ago, there’s still time.
Welcome to Warp Zoned’s second annual Golden Pixel Awards. It was definitely a good year for gaming. With the fight over Mass Effect 3‘s ending, the resurrection of Sleeping Dogs, and the launch of the Wii U, we were treated to 12 months of interesting stories.
So sit back and relax as we reward the best (and worst) games of 2012 with a series of accolades based on their rather unique accomplishments.
The Apocalypse List
The bombs have fallen, the economy has collapsed, food is scarce, the zombie hordes are scratching at your door, and you’ve boarded yourself up in a bunker that’ll stand for a hundred years. What better way to spend your time in “The Vault” than by playing Warp Zoned’s favorite games from 2012? It doesn’t matter if you call it a “Top Ten List” or “Our Favorites From 2012,” but these are the games we plan to keep playing even if there was no game industry to keep making games. (more…)
Angry Birds Star Wars comes on the heels of the less-than-stellar puzzle-solving fiasco that was Bad Piggies, and is the next game in the Angry Birds Series (which also includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Magic) from Rovio Entertainment. After that Bad Piggies episode, not only do we have our slingshot back, but we have a Lightsaber, too! How is that not amazing? (more…)