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5 Games That Failed Miserably Despite Themselves

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Over the long course of gaming history, there have been a lot of bad games; titles like Too Human and E.T. for the Atari 2600 have had notoriously negative receptions and connotations over the years. But bad games are easy to find, especially in today’s age. With platforms like Steam and programs like Kickstarter, ambitious games that would otherwise never have seen the light of day are being released on a regular basis. And for every great indie project like Limbo and Braid, there are literally hundreds of indie games that many of us have never played because they just don’t measure up. However, this list isn’t just going to be covering bad games, because plenty of games fail. Games that fail miserably are games that had nothing but potential going into their development, either because of the companies behind them or the names associated with them, games that would seemingly have to literally try to fail. Here are five games that failed miserably despite themselves. (more…)

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PSN Today: NCAA Football 13, Quantum Conundrum, Game of Thrones, more

This week’s PlayStation Store update is the perfect example of “something for everyone.” At least one of the eight games added to the store this week should make you giddy with excitement. And if not, I think your giddy bone may be broken. Best get that looked at.

There’s digital download versions of NCAA Football 13, Game of Thrones, and Get Up And Dance. There’s Kim Swift’s latest puzzle platformer, Quantum Conundrum. There’s the colorful RPG, Rainbow Moon, and the colorful arcade reboot, Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition.

Finally, there’s the PS2 Classic Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: SBK Superbike World and the PSP Mini Arcade Pool.

Hit the jump for more on everything you’ll find in this week’s PlayStation Store update. (more…)

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New Releases: Diablo III, Max Payne 3, Game of Thrones, More

It’s finally time to give the devil his due, Diablo III will be available in stores this week. With a whole mess of big releases, this marks the end of the “new game drought” that has been plaguing gamers all throughout the month of April. And Diablo III isn’t even the only long-awaited return this week…

  • Max Payne is back for another round of stylized neo-noir action in Max Payne 3 for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360.
  • George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones makes the jump to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 courtesy of Atlus.
  • The Test Drive series returns to its roots in Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (PS3, Xbox 360).
  • Rising Star Games makes it US debut with Cave’s sidescrolling shooter Akai Katana (Xbox 360).
  • And there’s Battleship, the game-based-on-the-movie-that-was-based-on-the-board-game is now available for the 3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

This week is so chock full of new releases, there’s even more after the break! (more…)

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Game of Thrones artbook available with game pre-order

But don’t lose your head over it!

Atlus has announced that gamers who pre-order the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of Game of Thrones from Amazon, GameStop, or the HBO Store will receive a 64-page artbook entitled Game of Thrones: Visuals From the RPG.

It looks like Atlus is going all-out with this artbook. In addition to being hardbound and printed on premium paper, it’ll include “64 full-color pages of sketches, renders, photos, and screenshots from the game accompanied by compelling text and commentary from the development team.”

And don’t worry, the same deal applies in the wintry north of Canada as well if you pre-order from Amazon.ca or EB Games.

Game of Thrones will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on May 15.

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Game of Thrones gets May 15 release date, new details, new trailer

“Winter is Coming;” so says George R.R. Martin and so says Punxsutawney Phil. In honor of six weeks more weeks of Winter, Atlus has unveiled a huge update for their upcoming Game of Thrones game.

This update includes the “Riverspring” trailer above and a whole host of new features at the Game of Thrones official website including new character profiles, “juicy” story details, new screenshots, and interactive content.

They’ve also updated the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 game’s release date from “sometime this Winter” to May 15, 2012.

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Game of Thrones RPG gets a new website, snowy trailer

The new Game of Thrones RPG for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 is actually looking pretty promising. The new trailer, titled “The Wall,” shows some of what you’ll be up against in a Westeros we aren’t exactly familiar with.

They’ve also got a shiny new website, and I’m digging that they’re using the music from the show. It’s shaping up to be an interesting amalgam of the book and the show. Also, if they get enough “Likes” on their Facebook page, they’ll open up more areas to explore on the site. So start unlocking! It’s a long way to early 2012… oh wait, no it’s not. Oh well. Unlock anyway! I’m impatient.

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Game of Thrones action RPG in the works for 2012 release

Winter is coming. But fear not, for this Winter you’ll be able to experience an action RPG based on the “Game of Thrones” television series with a story created by George R.R. Martin himself. Developed by Cyanide Studios and published by Atlus, Game of Thrones will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in early 2012.

In addition to a story supervised by Martin, the Game of Thrones game will also feature the actors (and their likenesses) from the acclaimed HBO series. So what will players be getting themselves into with this latest adventure in Westeros? Here’s what Atlus had to say:

In this 30-plus hour action RPG, players will enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros. As one of two original characters with disparate motivations, both former soldiers of Robert’s Rebellion, players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms. Their journey will span numerous quests, during which they will interact with many characters and make key decisions that impact the realm.

Standing before the majesty and bitter isolation of the Wall or walking through the streets and alleys of King’s Landing, players will not simply pass by locations and characters integral to the series; they will explore and interact with them, meeting and learning about the people and history that defines them and their importance. Key decisions and major events will have meaningful impact on Westeros, allowing the player to witness how the game world evolves over time based on their actions or inactions. Moreover, Game of Thrones introduces an innovative “active slowdown tactical combat engine” in which combat mirrors the series’ thoughtful approach to war and politics: fighting slows but never stops entirely, forcing the player to make quick, pressured choices before their enemy strikes again.

Atlus has launched the official website for Game of Thrones: The Game at GameOfThrones-TheGame.com. There’s not much there right now, but as they say, Winter is coming.

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