Fresh Screenshots for Metro Redux

In case you missed it, Deep Silver announced last week that they would be bringing re-mastered editions of both ‘Metro 2033’ and ‘Metro: Last Light’ to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can buy them separately, or as a complete package, dubbed ‘Metro Redux.’ This is one of my most anticipated releases this year. Check out these new screenshots and the trailer if you haven’t seen it.

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Jason Graves Scoring Murdered: Soul Suspect

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This game hasn’t been on my radar too much, but this is some really cool news. Jason Graves, the BAFTA Award winning composer, most well-known for his work on the most recent Tomb Raider game and the Dead Space franchise, is scoring the upcoming supernatural detective game, ‘Murdered: Soul Suspect.’ This definitely piques my interest, as Graves’ music added so much to the Dead Space franchise and makes me a bit more excited for his upcoming work. Consider ‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’ back on my radar.

Comic Haul For 5/28/2014

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Trees #1
Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive. Beginning a new science fiction graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard.

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Batman Eternal #8
Is Stephanie Brown an assassination target?

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Tomb Raider #4
Gail Simone’s thrilling addition to the Tomb Raider saga kicks into high gear! Lara Croft is chased through the streets of London as she gets dangerously close to the truth! But it’s not her own safety that concerns her, but that of her friends, the surviving crew of the Endurance!

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Guardians of the Galaxy #15
With the entire galaxy running for the Guardians and Peter Quill missing, it’s time to bring in a little help. Captain Marvel JOINS the Guardians of the Galaxy! But where in the universe is Star-Lord? And what does his disappearance mean for the safety of earth?!

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Batman #31
The second chapter of “ZERO YEAR – SAVAGE CITY” reveals an entirely new Gotham City. Unraveling the mysteries set forth by the Riddler, Batman must learn to work with his new ally, Lieutenant Jim Gordon, and do whatever it takes to survive!

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24 #2
Now that you’ve seen Jack Bauer’s return to television in LIVE ANOTHER DAY, read the story that sent the heroic agent spiraling into his darkest days as an international fugitive. Ed Brisson and Michael Gaydos wind the clock on the latest chapter of the high-octane saga!

Why I Don’t Care About Another Borderlands Game

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Relatively recently, Gearbox announced that they have been working on yet another Borderlands game, dubbed ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.’ Not only is the name atrocious, but the fact that it isn’t launching on any next-gen consoles is disappointing, though unsurprising. Since this next Borderlands game is coming out on last-gen consoles (Xbox 360 and Ps3), they are easily able to cut and paste assets and such from previous games into this new game. Like the previous entries, I’m sure this game will play just fine. My main reason for staying out is because Borderlands really hasn’t changed at all since the original launched in 2009.

I greatly enjoyed the original ‘Borderlands’ on the Xbox 360. I played a ton of it, both on my own, and with various co-op partners. I cannot say the same about ‘Borderlands 2.’ There was something about that game that just did not pull me in like original. I got bored about 15 hours in and simply stopped playing. I tried going back to it some time later with a couple of co-op partners, and that didn’t last long, either. I think the main thing that held me back from enjoying Borderlands 2 was the extreme sense of same-ness. I felt like I was playing an expansion of the original Borderlands. The only real differences were the different playable characters and new villain. The writing was decent and the gameplay remained just fine, but it just didn’t grab me.

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I fear this will be the downfall of ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.’ From what I’ve seen, the only real difference from the previous games is the locale; the moon. While this offers some different sights and some slightly adjusted physics (you can jump higher), this does not make me excited to return to the world of Pandora, or it’s moon, for that matter. They could prove me wrong and deliver something new, fresh, and exciting. But I’m not betting on it.

I’m Still Waiting For The Last Guardian

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We haven’t heard a single peep about Sony’s The Last Guardian for several years now. What happened? Will it still come out? Will it still be on PS3, or will it be a PS4 exclusive? None of this information is known. I have no personal insight on the situation, but I wanted to quick post this to remind people that this game still exists, and still could potentially come out. I strongly believe that we will see this released exclusively on the PS4, possibly as early as 2015. I reached out to a Sony PR rep, to see if I could get any kind of comment on the status of The Last Guardian. Will probably lead nowhere, but it is definitely worth a shot. Sony should know that people still care about this game.

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Maple Story Celebrates Seven Years

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Well, this makes me feel really old. I used to play this game with my now-fiancé when we first started dating, over six years ago. Things were so simple, then. We ran around, got sweet new hats and killed jelly monsters. I haven’t touched Maple Story in nearly six years, but I do have fond memories of the game. Apparently, a ton of people still play this game, as NEXON is launching a huge in-game anniversary celebration. The event, which lasts until June 11th, will feature a new quest lines, gifts and bosses. Will this make me go back and play Maple Story? Definitely not. But, it is cool to see that this community is still alive and going strong.

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No Hitman At E3 This Year, But The New Game Will Have A Building Larger Than Any Location In Hitman Absolution

Never played much into the Hitman series, but this sounds like it might be great.

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In an open letter to to their fans IO Interactive have stated that they will not be showing off their new Hitman game at E3 this year, choosing instead to wait until they feel its ready to be unveiled, which I commend them for in an age where titles are often announced long before they’re ready to be.

“We know the worst thing is to hope for something that doesn’t turn up; so we wanted to let you know that our next Hitman is going to be under wraps for a bit longer. We’re focusing all of our time and efforts into creating the best possible Hitman game. That’s our number one priority and we don’t want to divert valuable resources to show something before it’s ready.”

However, while IO are not ready to head to E3 with the new Hitman just yet, they did want to give fans a…

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Watch Dogs: First Impressions

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I managed to sneak in about two hours of Watch Dogs yesterday. I got through the tutorial and just scratched the surface of chapter one. As of now, I’m not sure how I feel about the game as a whole. The story has not grabbed me at all, the main character seems largely one-dimensional and his voice-acting is boring, at best. The game feels a lot more like Assassin’s Creed than I ever would have expected, right down to certain side missions being almost the same, just set in a futuristic Chicago. The game looks very nice, handles well and has some very interesting concepts. Again, these are just initial impressions of the game. I will be digging into it deeper over the next week or so, so that I can provide a full review.

Watch Dogs: Pre-Impressions

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I am extremely excited to play Watch Dogs. I have my copy pre-ordered and fully paid off. I get to go pick it up when I get home from work. Ever since Watch Dogs was announced and we were shown that initial gameplay video, I have been excited. The graphics floored me and it made me extremely excited for the next generation of consoles. Even after a long delay, my anticipation has remained. Watch Dogs finally launched today, as what I believe to be one of the first next-gen games. This is all based on impressions I’ve gotten from around the internet. I have not played the game myself, as of yet. This is simply a quick post about how I feel about Watch Dogs and what I’m looking forward to doing.

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The main thing that excites me about Watch Dogs, is it’s setting: Chicago. I recently started working in the Loop, and the first thing I’m going to do is try and find the building that I work in. I know it’s probably a long shot (nobody really cares about the West Loop), but I’m looking forward to trying.

I’m also looking forward to just enjoying how good-looking Watch Dogs is. This is the first game that has come out where I’ve thought, “This is next-gen.” Even if some of the mechanics are similar to other open-world games, none of them have looked this good. Cloth physics always get me.

All in all, I am pumped up to go home and play Watch Dogs. Delaying the game out of the holiday season was smart. Now Watch Dogs gets to dominate the end of May and the beginning of June, as no other AAA releases appear to be on the horizon. Look for my review here with the next week or so!