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04.20.11
It’s been exactly 20 years since Ed Boon sat down with a team and first concocted the Fatalities that have lived on in infamy. Mortal Kombat has spawned a pair of feature films, multiple live action and animated TV shows, a hit record, and a live stage show. More recently, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the nine-part digital series, has become a Youtube sensation. Boon talks about the ninth Mortal Kombat game and why he thinks the franchise has succeeded after all of these years in this exclusive video interview.
04.20.11
Although gamers will have to wait until November to pick up Electronic Arts’ answer to Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise, DICE is offering an early look at Battlefield 3. This intense video walkthrough of the game gives players an idea of what the new game engine technology is bringing to the table for one of the big games of 2011.
04.20.11
Sony Computer Entertainment America has released one of its big games of 2011. SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs has been deployed in North America exclusively for PlayStation 3. The newest entry into the award-winning SOCOM franchise from development studio Zipper Interactive takes advantage of the latest PlayStation 3 functionality. With its over-the-top action, high production values, and an authentic military strategy and arsenal, SOCOM 4 delivers squad-based multiplayer alongside a robust single player campaign. Zipper Interactive discusses the launch of the new game in this exclusive video interview.
04.19.11

If Pokemon were to replace all its cute critters with demons and gods and focus on complex themes of identity, sexuality, and the collective subconscious, what you'd end up with would be a lot like the Persona franchise. Combining all that with a high school setting and the anxieties of moving to a new town resulted in Persona 4, what many to consider to be the best game in the series. Atlus has already been able to cash in on that fame, producing action figures and toys based on it, though most were only released in Japan. They continue to give fans what they want with the recent announcement that a Persona 4 anime is in the works.  A trailer, shown below, is already out.

04.19.11

 Today marks the release of the new Mortal Kombat game, a fighting series known for it's gore and fatalities. You might have skipped class or called out of work just so you can spend the day perfecting combos and learning all of the special moves. While you're doing that, you may want to know that there will be a few more characters you're gonna have to learn. In an interview with CVG, producer Hans Lo talked about the first 2 characters that will be available as DLC.

04.19.11

Last week we reported that Brink's release date had been moved ahead due to "production wrapping up quicker than [they] planned" which is good news for all of those who are eager to get their hands on any Bethesda Softworks title. Brink is highly anticipated and being able to deliver the game to fans early adds to the amount of praise the game has received even before the official release.

04.19.11
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution’s original digital media series Mortal Kombat: Legacy premiered to over five million views since its debut last Tuesday making it one of the most watched films on YouTube over the past week. It also generated plenty of hype for the new game from Ed Boon, which just launched. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Fame), and starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) as Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”) as Sonya Blade and Darren Shahlavi (300) as Kano, this series  produced by Warner Premiere takes gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and revere. Ryan talks about working on the digital series in this exclusive video interview.
04.16.11
When Epic Games first saw an early prototype of People Can Fly’s new shooter, Bulletstorm, they liked the game so much they literally bought the company. After several years of development, a lot of hype, and some controversial violence, Electronic Arts published the game to positive press reviews. But according to VGChartz.com, cumulative global sales of Bulletstorm across all three platforms have failed to top the 1 million units sold threshold in its first seven weeks.
04.15.11

 Cars firing guns and missles at each other; that was the name of the game with Twisted Metal. It was a free-for-all battle similar to Mario Kart but took things to the next level with the power of the weapons and the destruction. Many gamers fell in love with the series that spawned 3 titles on the Playstation and one on the PS2. For a long time, people have been eagerly waiting for a title to hit the PS3, and on October 4 the wait will be over. To build up even more anticipation for the game, another trailer has been released that shows off some gameplay and story that might be seen on the campaign.

04.14.11
German game developer Crytek used Autodesk Scaleform software in the development of Crysis 2, the new science fiction first-person shooter published by Electronic Arts (EA). Scaleform, a leading Flash-based user interface (UI) and multimedia solution, was used to support the cross-platform development of stereoscopic 3D menus, displays and interfaces. Autodesk acquired Scaleform Corporation, a privately held middleware and UI tools company, on March 1, 2011. Crysis 2 has seen strong sales globally since launch, topping 1 million copies sold in its first two weeks.
04.14.11
Hollywood Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) who directed and produced the popular, unofficial Mortal Kombat: Rebirth fan short, has brought the same immersive directing style to the official live-action digital series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy. After his video got 10 million video hits, Warner Bros. gave the director the keys to the franchise in digital form and he attracted Hollywood talent like Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White to step into the iconic video game fighters’ roles. The director talks about his prequel anthology and gives his thoughts on the challenges of adapting games to film and television in this exclusive video interview.
04.14.11

Twisted Metal is one of those amazing Sony franchises from back in the PSone era. It was the quintessential multiplayer title--I recall going to friends' houses--with 10 of us crowded around the system camped out on a rooftop detonating buildings from afar with Axel in Twisted Metal 2. Twisted Metal 3 and 4 weren't the greatest moments in the franchise due to the change from now Incognito Studios to Sony's 989 studios, but Twisted Metal: Black on the PS2 steered the series back in the proper direction. Since, we've seen appearances on the PSP with Twisted Metal: Head On and re-releases of Twisted Metal installments on the PSN. Now it's time for Twisted Metal to bring its vehicular carnage to the PS3.

04.13.11
Michael Jai White is known to legions of fanboys for bringing Al Simmons to the big screen in Todd McFarlane’s Spawn movie. The actor’s latest project is a 10-part digital series shot in Vancouver that brings the fighters from Mortal Kombat to life in anticipation of the new 3D game from NetherRealm Studios. White stars as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs in the series, which also includes Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”) as Lieutenant Sonya Blade and Darren Shahlavi (300) as Kano. White, who also appeared in The Dark Knight, talks about bringing Warner Bros.’ Mortal Kombat: Legacy to life and his own video game habits in this exclusive video interview.
04.13.11

There is no "I" in team. If a team wins, it's the whole team's effort that makes it happen. The same applies to losing. Everyone loses on a team and not just one person. Then again, some people can do a lot to drag a team down to the point it's very hard to overcome. I'm here to share with you 5 people I believe who prove to the be the least bit helpful when playing online in the shooters that are out there today. If you see any of these on your team, avoid them like the plague!