Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Black Ops 2 - Two New Camos Available NOW

Last week voting opened for the four new potential camos that could make their way into Black Ops 2 - Comic Book, Cyborg, Dragon and Paladin, and yesterday the voting closed. The winners were chosen, and released today on Xbox 360 for 160 MSP each. The winners were:

Cyborg Camo

Dragon Camo

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

GRID 2 DLC Packs Released Today

GRID 2 comes out today in America, and on Friday in Europe, and there are a selection of DLC packs available at launch – check them out below:

GTR Racing Pack
Download the GTR Racing Pack to receive the stunning Nissan GT-R SpecV and experience all five routes around the Yas Marina circuit by day.

McLaren Racing Pack
Download the McLaren Racing Pack to receive the stunning McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and receive two routes to race at the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit.

IndyCar Pack
Download the IndyCar Pack to receive two routes at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit plus receive the Dallara IndyCar and Indy500 Pace Car liveries for the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition.

Headstart Pack
Download the Headstart Pack and receive the stunning Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT, a RaceNet bonus and make your in-game cash go further with a 15% discount on all purchases from GRID 2’s online vehicle and upgrade store.

Endless Space - Disharmony Trailer Teaser

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Curiosity Game - Winner Video

Curiosity is a multiplayer social experiment. The game setting is a featureless and minimalist white room in the middle of which floats a giant cube made of billions of smaller cubes ("cubelets") and white, floating text across each layer, usually topic related (hashtag, notifications etc.), with small messages. Players tap the cubelets to dig through the surface of each layer and reveal the next layer below. The goal is to reach the centre and to discover what is inside the cube.

And now, someone has finally made it to the centre, and has the answer to "What's inside the cube?"

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Call of Duty Ghosts Dev Diary

Forza Motorsport 5 Revealed

Xbox One - The New Generation Trailer

Call of Duty Ghosts Trailer

New Tearaway Gameplay

Media Molecules fantastic looking new adventure game, Tearaway, has just been given a nice new trailer showing some brilliant new gameplay. Check it out below:

Sony Japan Studios' Freedom Wars (Panopticon) for Vita 2014

A trailer was released last week for the then named 'Panopticon', and the console was unknown, but the cloak of mystery has now been lifted, and the game is officially called 'Freedom Wars', and it is destined for PS Vita in 2014.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Shadow Warrior Teaser Trailer

Shadow Warrior was first released back in 1997, and is fondly remembered for some of Lo Wang's catch phrases. Well now Lo Wang makes a return in 2013, in HD! Check out the teaser trailer below:

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Resident Evil Revelations Demo Comparison (XBOX 360/WiiU/3DS)

The Resident Evil Revelations demo came out today for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U; here is a side-by-side comparison video of the Xbox 360 and Wii U versions, as well as some 3DS comparison from the old demo:

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Persona 4 Arena European Release

Persona 4 Arena was first released in Japanese arcades back in March 2012, and it then went on to be released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in July. Following that it was released in America in August 2012, and now, nearly a year later, P4A is finally hitting European shores tomorrow, May 10th.

Despite the long wait, the European version doesn't come with any extra content, but for fans of the series, the games release alone should provide plenty of enjoyment.

Check out the video below for some initial impressions:

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Momiji Trailer

Koei Tecmo released a new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate today, showing Momiji in action. Check it out below:

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Skylanders Giants Ninjini Vignette

Element: MAGIC

Phrase: Any Last Wishes?

Bio: Ninjini was the most renowned magical ninja from ancient times, long before the Arkeyans ever rose to power. But a dark sorceress, who was jealous of Ninjini’s skill as a warrior, trapped her within an enchanted bottle to be imprisoned for all of eternity. Time stretched on, yet Ninjini remained steadfast and determined to escape – even mastering the dual sword technique within the solitude of her bottle. Over the years, her strength continued to grow until alas, through sheer force of will, she broke free! From that moment on, Ninjini made it her mission to help those in need as one of the first Skylanders, always carrying that enchanted bottle as a reminder of her own resilience.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Resident Evil Revelations Wii U features trailer

There's a new trailer for the Wii U versions of Resident Evil Revelations, check it out below:

Monday, 6 May 2013

Monster Hunter Online Official CG Trailer

A new CG trailer was released for Capcom And Tencent Games' upcoming Monster Hunter Online title. Check it out below:

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Remember me - Memory Trailer

There is a new trailer for Capcom's upcoming "Remember Me" game. The trailer is titled 'Memory' - check it out below:

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Call of Duty Ghost Camo Footage

Call of Duty Ghosts got an official teaser trailer today, and with that pre-orders for the game went live. Activision announced that the game will be officially unveiled at Microsoft's Xbox reveal on the 21st May.

If you pre-order the game at selected retailers you can get a Ghost Camo for use in Black Ops 2.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

GTAV - New Trailers

Rockstar announced late last week that they would be revealing 3, yes 3, brand new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V today - one for each of the main characters. Those trailers went live just now (4pm GMT), and we've got them right here for you:

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Arekkz Gaming Weekly News - GTA V Trailers, Xbox 8, No Nintendo at E3, Call of Duty Ghosts and Beyond: Two Souls

This week's Arekkz Gaming Weekly News covers the upcoming GTA V Trailers landing on the 2nd May; the potential new name for the next Xbox - Xbox 8; Nintendo not having a press conference at E3 this year; new Call of Duty: Ghosts information; and a new trailer and gameplay footage of Quantic Dreams' Beyond: Two Souls.

Check out the video below:

Friday, 26 April 2013

Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled - Developer Video Diary: 'Heritage and Horror'

Capcom have just released a new developer video diary for Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled.

Check out the video below:

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Rayman Legends Challenges App AVAILABLE NOW

Today is the 25th of April, and it is also a good day for Rayman fans. As promised, Ubisoft have released a second Rayman Legends demo for Wii U fans. This demo contains all the content from the original one (3 levels and 5 characters), but also contains a new challenge mode in which you can participate in daily and weekly challenges, and attempt to rank highest on the leaderboards.

This demo will be updated daily, and weekly, with new challenges to give fans something to play, and compete in, while they wait for the full version of the game to come out in August. The two challenges currently available are set in the same level, but one requires the player to collect 150 lums in the shortest possible time, while the other requires the player to travel the furthest distance. There are also new, unlockable characters in this demo that the player can 'purchase' using lums they acquire throughout the demo.

Check out the demo in action below:

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Initial Impressions

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen comes out this week, April 26th, for Xbox 360 and PS3 and comes with vast array of brand new content.

This game is perfect for both people that are new to the series, and have yet to try out the original Dragon's Dogma, and people that are returning to extend their story, and gameplay experience.

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen comes with the original game, so people that are new can begin right at the start, as well as a range of new skills for each of the professions, over 100 new pieces of armour and weapons, 14 new pawn/character augments, and on top of that there is an HD Texture pack and a full Japanese voice-over that can be installed. Not forgetting the entirely new zone, Bitterblack Isle, that players have to explore.

In short, this game is packed full of content, and is much more than your average DLC expansion. Ideal for both newcomers and returning fans, this is certainly a game worth picking up.

For the complete breakdown, check out the video down below:

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen - HD Texture Pack Comparison

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen comes with a second disc, and on that disc is not only a complete Japanese voice-over track, but there is also an HD Texture pack. The HD Texture pack does a good job in improving a lot of the bland, blurry and quite washed out textures from the original game, and helps breathe life back into this new expansions.

For a side-by-side comparison of the game with, and without the texture pack, check out the video below:

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Forza Horizon 1000 Club DLC AVAILABLE NOW

The new 1000 Club DLC for Forza Horizon launched today, 16th April, on Xbox 360. The DLC was only officially announced last week, but comes with 2 new cars, and a whole host of content for all the existing cars.

This new DLC adds medals for every single car in the game, and these medals are earned by performing various skills and challenges - some as simple as "perform 2 great drifts", while others will require you to get from one place to another, in a set period of time. Players can then compete with one another in the new medal leaderboards to be the best. This DLC also adds 10 new achievements to the existing batch. 

The DLC is absolutely free, and available now, so check it out!


Monday, 25 March 2013

Bioshock Infinite: All Vigors Gameplay

Bioshock Infinite attempts to add some variety to your every day FPS gameplay with the introduction of Vigors, which are this games equivalent to Plasmids from the previous iterations.

Vigors are effectively super powers that allow the user to turn the tide in battle, and take control of a situation that would otherwise overwhelm them. There are a total of 8 different Vigors, each of which have two functions - a quick use function (at the press of a button), and a trap function (by holding the button).

For a complete look at all 8 Vigors, check out the video below:

Arekkz Gaming: Bioshock Infinite Review

Bioshock Infinite - quite possibly one of the biggest games this year. After the long development cycle, the game finally sees the light of day - the question is, does it live up to the hype?

The game is breathtaking to behold, and a welcome change from the sea of brown that most shooters have adopted this generation. Some really inventive gameplay mechanics, and characters that are not only believable, but engaging, make this one game you cannot afford to miss.

See the full review below:

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Arekkz Gaming: Weekly News Recap #6

Episode 6 of the Arekkz Gaming Weekly News Recap covers the big stories from last week that you might have missed. In this week's episode: Gran Turismo 6 hint via Facebook, Phantom Pain interview and Saints Row IV release date announced! Check out the video below:

Monday, 18 March 2013

Gears of War Judgement - New Weapons

Gears of War Judgement introduces a variety of new weapons for the player to take advantage of, each with its own unique playstyle.

Markza: This is a semi-automatic sniper rifle with a scope that allows the player to fire rapidly, with precision. The Markza isn't as powerful as the COG Longshot, however the trade-off is the speed as which it can unload rounds.

Breechshot: This is a Locust sniper rifle, with a twist - it has no scope. Fans of no-scope headshots will like this one, simply because the only way to use it, is like a regular gun given the lack of scope. It fires faster than the Longshot, but not quite as fast as the Markza - it pauses momentarily between each shot.

Booshka: This is a grenade launcher with the added ability to bounce the rounds off walls. The player can use this to shoot at enemies hiding round corners if they can plan out the correct trajectory.

Stim-Gas Grenades: These new grenades allow the player to heal themselves, and their team mates by simply throwing a grenade at their feet.

Spot Grenade: This grenade can be used to scan the area for enemies that might be hiding around the corner.

For complete coverage on the new weapons, and a chance to see them in action, check out the video below:

Gears of War Judgement Review

Gears of War Judgement, the latest instalment in the popular franchise, launches around the world this week - in America on Tuesday the 19th, and Europe on Friday 22nd.

Judgement is set years before the events of the original "Gears of War" trilogy, and centres on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus 'Cole Train' Cole. They are joined by newcomers to the "Gears" series, Sofia Hendrick and Garron Paduk, as they attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy.

Throughout the game the player takes control of all 4 of the team members as each of them tells their part of the story. This fits perfectly into the way the new game is broken up - Judgement has a more Arcade-like feel to it, with each story arc being broken up into small sub-sections, or areas, and the player is ranked at the end of each of these areas.

For the full review, and a glimpse into some of the aweomse new features that await you in the new Gears of War Judgement, check out the full video review below:

Friday, 8 February 2013

Mass Effect 3 in Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 came out this week (Tuesday in America, today in the UK), and with that comes the return of the much anticipated survival horror series. Dead Space 3 pits player character Isaac Clarke against the Necromorphs, human corpses reanimated by the signal of an alien artefact known as the Marker.

As an additional bonus, for people that played Mass Effect 3, and have a save file on their system, a special N7 Suit is awarded to the player at the start of the game. Once the player gets to the point in the game when they can change suits, they can then equip this, and represent Mass Effect in the appropriate Black and Red colour scheme.

Check out the video below: