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The Elders Scrolls Online Early Details Emerge

The setting of the Elder Scrolls games, Tamriel, seems like it would be the perfect place for and MMO, and apparently Bethesda though the same thing back in 2007. Since then, a team of 250 people have been hard at work on The Elders Scrolls Online for the PC and Mac. What we know about the game so far is that it will take place 1,000 years before the events of Skyrim. Most of Tamriel will be available for exploration from the beginning, but some sections will be locked for the purpose of introducing expansions.

The Elders Scrolls Online will feature full voice acting throughout the game and is played from a 3rd-person perspective. Furthermore, the gameplay will keep a balance between traditional MMO games and what we’ve come to expect from The Elders Scrolls series. So, not only will you be getting a hotbar to use your skills, but you’ll also be able to to enter massive player-vs-player combats. Some battles will even reach the scale of 100-vs-100, so “massive” is not an overstatement.

If you want to learn more, head over to the NeoGAF forum, where this information leaked, or wait until the newest issue of Game Informer.

Review: Fable Heroes for Xbox 360

 

Now I have three questions for you. Did you like The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker cel-shaded look? Did you think those little sack people running around in LittleBigPlanet were cute? Did you like playing Castle Crashers with your friends on Xbox live? If you answered yes to all of these then Fable Heroes is a game for you.

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NBA Baller Beats

 

 

I think everyone that has seen this trailer in the last week has been thinking the same thing. What is Microsoft and Majesco thinking?

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The Ending of Mass Effect

There will be spoilers. Der.

To say that you didn’t like the way Mass Effect ended is to say you didn’t like Mass Effect 3 as a whole. Let me explain: Mass Effect 3 consisted entirely of an ending. From start to finish, the whole game closed out the trilogy that we have grown to love. I know that this subject has been talked about to death, and I’ll just be beating a horse that has already decomposed as it starts to fester in the hot summer sun. However, if you look at all three games together, what I’m about to say will make sense. At least it makes sense in my mind.

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Sony finally unveils PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Remember a few weeks ago when everybody was curious about project “Title Fight”? You know–  Sony’s supposed answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise?

Well, it’s real and it’s called — OK, the title of this entry just gave it away, don’t you think? Typically expected, if I may add:

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Robert Bowling Opens New Next-Gen Studio

Robert Bowling, aka  fourzerotwo, was the Creative Strategist and Community Manager for Infinity Ward. After the mass exodus/exile from the company, he stuck around to see Infinity Ward release Modern Warfare 3. Well, now that that’s over and done with, Bowling has decided that it was about time he went off into his own direction, and quit the team. I’m sure many people thought he was going to join up with Respawn Entertainment, which consisted of the Infinity Ward exiles.

However, it appears as though he has decided to start a company of his own, which he is calling “Robotoki,” and it is going to be a “developer development studio that just happens to make games.” He decided to elaborate on the statement, presumably because the interviewer gave him a look which resembled that of a confused dog.

“We are focused on our team first and everything else second, because I believe as an industry, we have a lot to learn on how to treat talent. While we continue to out stride film and music entertainment in other areas, we are falling severely behind in how to properly inspire and support our creative talent.”

Robotoki is a self-funded project that only has backers who share Bowling’s vision of having complete creative control over the work. We won’t know exactly what it is that they are working on until after this year, but what we do know is that the game will be for the next generation of consoles, the PC, and mobile devices. If you would like to share Bowling’s creative vision, Robotoki is currently hiring.

New Call of Duty being Revealed During NBA Playoffs

There are two things that “bros” like: sports and Call of Duty. So it probably comes as great news to them that the latest Call of Duty game is going to be revealed on May 1st during the NBA playoffs on TNT, which is apparently a big deal in the sports world. If you are surprised that we are getting another Call of Duty so soon, then shame on you. Shame shame shame.

Considering the last installment in the series was developed by Infinity Ward, it is almost certain that the one that will be revealed during the playoffs is going to be developed by Treyarch. Also, due to the internet and it’s inability to keep anything secret, we’re pretty sure that the game we are going to see is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. There. I just saved all the game nerds from having to watch basketball just to see what the game will be. I believe that counts as an hour of my community service fulfilled. Only 49 more to go!

Review: Pinball Arcade on PSVita

If you have never been to an arcade then you have never truly lived. Back in the day (oh know, I am starting to sound like my mother) there used to be arcades almost everywhere. Now I have to google search arcade and if I am lucky I can find one maybe a little over 20 miles not including dave & busters or gameworks, which just isn’t the same. Lets face it, consoles took over not that long ago and helped make arcades a rare dying breed. The only thing saving arcades is the virtual arcade games you can purchase on almost every console, ipad, or phone you own.

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Harley Quinn DLC Teased

A while back, it was suggested that there would be some DLC for Batman: Arkham City based on Harley Quinn. That rumor now seems more likely due to a post from the game’s official twitter account that included the above picture and the anonymous quote, “Don’t worry. This is all part of of my plan.” Given the slender legs and the large mallet/sledgehammer, the signs really do seem to point toward The Joker’s femme partner in crime. Other than that, nothing is really known, but I’m sure we’ll hear an official announcement in the near future.