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Recent Articles: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
It’s another big day for the PSN as a treasure trove of new games and add-ons are now available on the PlayStation Store. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Leading off the week is the “Star Wars Pinball” add-on for Zen Pinball 2. The collection includes three tables: one starring everyone’s favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett; one based on The Empire Strikes Back; and one based on the Clone Wars cartoon.
Also available this week is the Game of the Year Edition of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, as well as Uncharted 3 Multiplayer, a standalone download of Uncharted 3′s multiplayer mode. The free-to-play version caps your progress at Level 15, but a paid version allows you to rack up as many levels as you can.
Let’s see, what else… There’s the classic RPG Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, that’s available in the PSone Classic section. And speaking of classic RPGs, the “Dawnguard” expansion is now available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The Fall is here! The Fall is here! Say it with me… the Fall is here! Your Fall gaming rush begins now and it begins with the release of the latest expansion to the biggest MMO on the planet, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
This week also marks the beginning of the annual soccer riot between EA Sports and Konami as both companies plan to release the latest iteration of their flagship soccer titles. FIFA Soccer 13 will appear on the 3DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Vita, Wii, and Xbox 360 while Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 go for the goal on the PS2, PS3, PSP, and Xbox 360.
A very different kind of kicking takes place in Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive 5. The latest game in the fighting franchise will punch and kick its way to the PS3 and Xbox 360 this week.
Hit the jump for the complete list of this week’s new releases. (more…)
As expected (by pretty much everyone), Sony has announced an even smaller and slimmer PlayStation 3 system at a pre-Tokyo Game Show event. The new rendition of the console looks very similar to the current PS3 Slim, but it now sports a ridged top. While retaining the same shape, the system itself is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.
The new PS3 will be available on September 25 as part of an Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition bundle. Priced at $269.99, it will include a 250GB hard drive and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content to the free-to-play title Dust 514.
IF you already own a PS3 and are just interested in purchasing the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition, it’ll also be available on September 25 for a retail price of $39.99.
The even slimmer PS3 will also be available as part of an Assassin’s Creed III bundle on October 30. That package will include a 500GB hard drive and four exclusive Assassin’s Creed III levels.
We’ve got three serious releases today: Diablo II, Game of Thrones, and Max Payne 3. Which of these games are you spending your hard-earned money on, and giving all of your time to? My answer is obvious: Diablo III. Though I do really like Max Payne… no! Don’t look back!
Let’s see, what are the deals today? Well, Amazon’s got Gears of War 3 on sale for $39.99. And Target has a plethora of games on sale in their video game deals event. Check out page after page of deals, including Dead Rising for $14.99, Dead Space 2 for $19.99, Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition for $14.99, Mass Effect 3 for $39.99, and Uncharted 3 for $29.99. Scoop those deals up!
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Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took home the coveted Game of the Year award at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, but Valve’s Portal 2 was the big winner of the night. The story of Chell, GLaDOS, and Wheatley won Best Audio, Best Game Design, and, of course, Best Narrative.
The other big winner of the night was Supergiant Games and Bastion. The title from the small seven-man team was awarded Best Downloadable Game as well as Best Debut.
A trio of special awards were also handhed out last night:
- Epic Mickey and Deus Ex developer Warren Spector received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Atari’s Dave Theurer received the Pioneer Award for his work on Tempest and Missile Command.
- Lawyers Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith were presented with the Ambassador Award for their defense of the game industry in the Supreme Court case (Brown v. EMA/ESA) that established First Amendment protection for video games.
Hit the jump for a complete list of award winners including Best Technology, Best Visual Arts, Best Handheld/Mobile Game, and more. (more…)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for the 2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards. In all, 48 games were nominated in 18 categories including four new awards for this year: “Debut Game,” “Online – Browser,” “Online – Multiplayer,” and “Performer.”
Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire garnered the most nominations from the BAFTA board with eight apiece. Several other games have a chance to win big when the awards are handed out on March 16 including Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (six nominations), LittleBigPlanet 2 (also six), Portal 2 (five), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (five), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (four).
Arkham City, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, and Portal 2 will be competing for the prestigious “Best Game” award along with FIFA Soccer 12 amd The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Finally, voting for the BAFTA’s yearly audience participation award, The GAME Award, is now online at BAFTAGAMEAward.com.
Hit the jump for a complete list of all the nominees. (more…)
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 15th annual Interactive Achievement Awards and, to save everybody some time, they just recycled the nominee list from 2010.
OK, not really. But a surprising number of games on this year’s ballot are part of franchises that took home some IAA hardware in 2010. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception leads all nominees with 12 nominations, just like Uncharted 2, which nearly swept the 2010 IAAs. Batman: Arkham Asylum won every award that Uncharted 2 didn’t in 2010, and so it goes in 2012 as Batman: Arkham City racked up six nominations this year.
Other games with more than five nominations include Portal 2 (ten), L.A. Noire (nine), Battlefield 3, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (six each).
Many of those multiple nominees (Arkham City, Skyrim, Portal 2, and Uncharted 3) will be involved in the five-way battle royale for the IAA Game of the Year award. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword rounds out the the category.
Hit the break for a complete list of every nominated game in all categories. And remember, the 2012 AIAS IAAs will be handed out during this year’s DICE Summit on February 9. (more…)