VGM http://videogamemedia.com Video Game Media Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:18:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Rovio Announces Angry Birds: Transformers http://videogamemedia.com/news/rovio-announces-angry-birds-transformers/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/rovio-announces-angry-birds-transformers/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:18:12 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=913 Rovio officially announced today the newest installment to their ridiculously successful Angry Birds series. Get ready to fling some transforming aviaries. Angry Birds: Transformers doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will feature characters known as the “Autobirds” and “Deceptihogs.” Hasbro teamed up with Rovio and will soon have a game with transforming pigs […]

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Rovio officially announced today the newest installment to their ridiculously successful Angry Birds series. Get ready to fling some transforming aviaries.

Angry Birds: Transformers doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will feature characters known as the “Autobirds” and “Deceptihogs.” Hasbro teamed up with Rovio and will soon have a game with transforming pigs and birds that will most likely over-saturate smart phones, tablets, and various other gaming mediums for about a week before fading into obscurity.

The game will feature Telepod support, which allows players to purchase small action figures that interact with the game. Devout players of Angry Birds:Star Wars II are already familiar with this feature, and Rovio has strong hopes that it will be equally successful in Angry Birds: Transformers.

“Angry Birds Transformers provides fans worldwide with a fun, new story and characters, and innovative ways, like our TELEPODS platform, for consumers to engage with the brand” said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer at Hasbro. “We collaborated with Rovio to create opportunities for kids and families to experience Autobirds and Deceptihogs across multiple formats and entertainment platforms, for a completely immersive branded experience.”

There are no other details, other than the photo above, but we’ll keep you posted as news reach the web.

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Apple Announces ‘Metal’ – New Graphics Tech for Gaming on iOS http://videogamemedia.com/news/apple-announces-metal-new-graphics-tech-gaming-ios/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/apple-announces-metal-new-graphics-tech-gaming-ios/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:18:37 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=908 At today’s WWDC, Apple announced a new graphics technology for its iOS platform called Metal. According to Apple, Metal makes more efficient use of the processing power of its mobile devices while proving higher end graphics. Apple showed off titles from EA, Epic Games, Crytek and Unity that have been worked on with Metal. Epic founder […]

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At today’s WWDC, Apple announced a new graphics technology for its iOS platform called Metal. According to Apple, Metal makes more efficient use of the processing power of its mobile devices while proving higher end graphics.

Apple showed off titles from EA, Epic Games, Crytek and Unity that have been worked on with Metal. Epic founder Tim Sweeney showed off a Unreal 4 tech demo on stage as well. Apple also brought out footage of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on an iPad, which made of us all excited, but unfortunately revealed no official announcement about launching on iOS.

Metal is part of the upcoming iOS 8 update, which is set to release this fall, and is available in beta for developers starting today.

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Mortal Combat X Officially Announced With Trailer http://videogamemedia.com/video/mortal-combat-x-officially-announced-trailer/ http://videogamemedia.com/video/mortal-combat-x-officially-announced-trailer/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:41:30 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_video&p=905 Mortal Kombat X has been officially announced with an insanely cool trailer featuring the legendary Scorpion and Sub-Zero duking it out. The trailer, which you can see above, looks absolutely incredible and is possibly made almost entirely from gameplay footage, which would be mind-blowing if accurate. Check out the video, and let us know what you […]

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Mortal Kombat X has been officially announced with an insanely cool trailer featuring the legendary Scorpion and Sub-Zero duking it out.

The trailer, which you can see above, looks absolutely incredible and is possibly made almost entirely from gameplay footage, which would be mind-blowing if accurate. Check out the video, and let us know what you think. No word on availability or compatible consoles, but hey, I’m excited.

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Battlefield 3 for PC Available Free for a Limited Time http://videogamemedia.com/battlefield-3-pc-available-free-limited-time/ http://videogamemedia.com/battlefield-3-pc-available-free-limited-time/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 12:59:10 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?p=899 If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on the awesome Battlefield 3 game, then wait no more. Now is your chance to grab a free copy of the game for PC, but act fast; it’s a limited time offer. The offer comes from EA’s promotion “On The House”, where they offer a […]

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If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on the awesome Battlefield 3 game, then wait no more. Now is your chance to grab a free copy of the game for PC, but act fast; it’s a limited time offer.

The offer comes from EA’s promotion “On The House”, where they offer a free game every month. Those of you interested in downloading the game can head over to Origin’s website, you’ve got until June 3rd to get it for free and after that regular price is $12.99.

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Destroy Your Opponents Without Guns in Battlecry http://videogamemedia.com/video/destroy-opponents-without-guns-battlecry/ http://videogamemedia.com/video/destroy-opponents-without-guns-battlecry/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 15:49:29 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_video&p=894 Battlecry looks to be a pretty interesting game because it takes multiplayer action to a whole new level by boasting gameplay without the use of guns. The game takes place in a universe where gun powder has been outlawed, so war must be fought in more conventional ways. In the world of Battlecry, wars are […]

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Battlecry looks to be a pretty interesting game because it takes multiplayer action to a whole new level by boasting gameplay without the use of guns. The game takes place in a universe where gun powder has been outlawed, so war must be fought in more conventional ways.

In the world of Battlecry, wars are no longer fought with huge armies and powerful gun powder weapons, but by contending nations sending an elite group of warriors to duke it out on the field using advanced long range and unique melee weapons.

Gamers will be able to participate in battles with up to 32 different warriors and experience a whole new level of action with seamless controls, special move sets, and powerful combo attacks. Third person cameras mean you’ll be able to view the stunning locations and graphic design from the same team that brought you Half Life 2 and Dishonored.

The trailer above shows off some of the gameplay, scenery, characters, and weapons that you’ll see in Battlecry when the beta is released some time next year. Drop me a comment below and tell me what you think of this new idea!

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Watch The Evil Within Terrify Gamers http://videogamemedia.com/video/watch-evil-within-terrify-gamers/ http://videogamemedia.com/video/watch-evil-within-terrify-gamers/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 13:40:03 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_video&p=888 The Evil Within is a new survival horror game from Bethesda Softworks that is apparently pretty disturbing. The game has players take control of Detective Sebastian Castellanos as he investigates a mass murder that eventually leads him down a path where he has to face monsters, death, and his own growing madness. In the latest […]

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The Evil Within is a new survival horror game from Bethesda Softworks that is apparently pretty disturbing. The game has players take control of Detective Sebastian Castellanos as he investigates a mass murder that eventually leads him down a path where he has to face monsters, death, and his own growing madness.

In the latest trailer for the game, we’re not really given too much gameplay. Instead we’re treated to the reaction of actual players as they work through the game. It’s interesting to see them react, jump, squirm, and actually scream at the action in the game, and I’d love to get my hands on the game and see how crazy it really is!

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The game will be released on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, as well as Windows, on October 21, 2014. You can pre-order the game from their website, just in case the trailer above really whet your appetite for the insane. Gamers who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive Fighting Chance Pack which includes:

• Medical Kit — A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.
• Green Gel — Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.
• Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.
• An Incendiary Agony Bolt — Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.
• A Poison Agony Bolt — Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.

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Titanfall’s Second Xbox 360 Patch Now Available http://videogamemedia.com/news/titanfalls-second-xbox-360-patch-now-available/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/titanfalls-second-xbox-360-patch-now-available/#comments Sat, 24 May 2014 18:22:13 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=885 Respawn Entertainment has pushed a second update for Titanfall gamers on Xbox 360. This patch fixes crashing issues and an XP reset bug. You can check out the full patch notes here. This patch also changes the required number of players from six to two for private matches, and makes some modifications to the text and […]

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Respawn Entertainment has pushed a second update for Titanfall gamers on Xbox 360. This patch fixes crashing issues and an XP reset bug.

You can check out the full patch notes here.

This patch also changes the required number of players from six to two for private matches, and makes some modifications to the text and mini-map coloring related to calling out players, and changes some of the text in the menus to make it more clear.

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FIFA 14 Getting World Cup Update Next Week http://videogamemedia.com/news/fifa-14-getting-world-cup-update-next-week/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/fifa-14-getting-world-cup-update-next-week/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 21:33:38 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=882 With the World Cup right around the corner, EA is bring a couple of new updates to FIFA 14. This update will be available for all consoles, including Xbox One, and PS4. This free update to FIFA Ultimate Team will be a separate World Cup mode within the Ultimate Team framework. All 32 World Cup […]

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With the World Cup right around the corner, EA is bring a couple of new updates to FIFA 14. This update will be available for all consoles, including Xbox One, and PS4.

This free update to FIFA Ultimate Team will be a separate World Cup mode within the Ultimate Team framework. All 32 World Cup teams, their crests, the official Adidas ball, team kits, and the Estadio do Marcana stadium will be available on Thursday, May 29.

Also, new-gen versions of the game will be getting a FIFA World Cup Kickoff mode. Xbox One and PS4 users will be getting all 32 squads, the stadium, and the official ball as a free update.

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First Gameplay Trailer for Batman Arkham Knight http://videogamemedia.com/video/first-gameplay-trailer-batman-arkham-knight/ http://videogamemedia.com/video/first-gameplay-trailer-batman-arkham-knight/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 16:03:25 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_video&p=862 The first gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight has found its way to the Internets, and it’s a doozy. The trailer was uploaded to Playstation’s YouTube channel and has the subtitle, “Evening the Odds.” I watched the video a few times to see what sort of details I could get from it, and from what […]

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The first gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight has found its way to the Internets, and it’s a doozy. The trailer was uploaded to Playstation’s YouTube channel and has the subtitle, “Evening the Odds.”

I watched the video a few times to see what sort of details I could get from it, and from what I can tell, Scarecrow is going to be a pretty big antagonist. I think I may have caught a glimpse of Bane in there as well. The most obvious villain appearance is a view of Two-Face’s good side.

The game also has a pretty sick looking new batsuit for the Dark Knight, as well as a Batmobile that has a few improvements. What other things are you noticing in the trailer? Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think!

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YouTube Acquiring Twitch For $1B According To Report http://videogamemedia.com/news/youtube-acquiring-twitch-1b-according-report/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/youtube-acquiring-twitch-1b-according-report/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 00:08:46 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=856 Variety is reporting that Google-owned YouTube has reached a deal to acquire the famous video game streaming platform Twitch for more than $1 billion. Twitch is, of course, staying mum on the rumor stating, it “doesn’t comment on rumors.” Google has also yet to make any comment on any potential acquisition, but the report claims […]

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Variety is reporting that Google-owned YouTube has reached a deal to acquire the famous video game streaming platform Twitch for more than $1 billion.

Twitch is, of course, staying mum on the rumor stating, it “doesn’t comment on rumors.” Google has also yet to make any comment on any potential acquisition, but the report claims the deal should be announced soon.

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EA Releases Titanfall Companion App For Android and iOS http://videogamemedia.com/news/ea-releases-titanfall-companion-app-android-ios/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/ea-releases-titanfall-companion-app-android-ios/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 19:51:42 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=851 EA has released an mobile companion app for its popular Titanfall Xbox One and PC game. The app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices, brings a full-size interactive map that allows gamers to keep an eye on their place in the scoreboard. Players will also receive update notifications and information on Titanfall’s […]

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EA has released an mobile companion app for its popular Titanfall Xbox One and PC game. The app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices, brings a full-size interactive map that allows gamers to keep an eye on their place in the scoreboard. Players will also receive update notifications and information on Titanfall’s characters, weapons, maps, modes and controls.

Hit the link below to download it on your Android smartphone/iOS or tablet. Be warned, the app is over 600MB in size, so if you’re running low with on board memory, it may be best to stay away from this one.

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Flappy Bird To Make Its Comeback On Android and iOS This August http://videogamemedia.com/news/flappy-bird-make-comeback-android-ios-august/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/flappy-bird-make-comeback-android-ios-august/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 21:39:05 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=848 Flappy Bird is officially coming back to Android. The “news” comes from a CNBC reporter that spoke with the creator of the addictive bird game, Dong Nguyen. The game is set to re-release in Google Play this August and will reportedly feature new additions. According to CNBC, the game will bring new features, including a […]

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Flappy Bird is officially coming back to Android. The “news” comes from a CNBC reporter that spoke with the creator of the addictive bird game, Dong Nguyen. The game is set to re-release in Google Play this August and will reportedly feature new additions.

According to CNBC, the game will bring new features, including a multiplayer mode (turn based, maybe?). While many of us may not really care about Flappy Bird, there are millions of people out there that will be excited to hear the news. No specific date has been announced as of yet.

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Ben Affleck’s Batman Teaser Picture Released – No Nipples On Batsuit http://videogamemedia.com/news/ben-afflecks-batman-teaser-picture-released-nipples-batsuit/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/ben-afflecks-batman-teaser-picture-released-nipples-batsuit/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 18:03:50 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=845 This afternoon, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a first look at Ben Affleck as Batman on Tuesday, a day after teasing with another black-and-white photo of the Batmobile. Even though he told us he’d show the Batmobile off today, the appearance of Batman was definitely a surprise. The teaser is definitely interesting to […]

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This afternoon, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder tweeted a first look at Ben Affleck as Batman on Tuesday, a day after teasing with another black-and-white photo of the Batmobile. Even though he told us he’d show the Batmobile off today, the appearance of Batman was definitely a surprise.

The teaser is definitely interesting to say the least. Batman looks buff. This could quite possibly be the biggest Batman we’ve seen in the movies, as Snyder has returned to the natural chest-and-abs look that Tim Burton went with for Michael Keaton’s Batsuit in 1989.

What do you think of this new Batman? Is he too big or does he look intimidating enough for your taste?

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An Xbox One Without Kinect Is A Nightmare For Potential Users http://videogamemedia.com/news/xbox-one-without-kinect-nightmare-potential-users/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/xbox-one-without-kinect-nightmare-potential-users/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 17:53:56 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=842 Microsoft announced this morning that it will be dropping its console pricing from $500 to $400 after making the decision to remove the Kinect from its packaging. Since last November, the camera-packing Kinect was a standard in every bundle sold, although not required for the console to function. As of next month, a second option will […]

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Microsoft announced this morning that it will be dropping its console pricing from $500 to $400 after making the decision to remove the Kinect from its packaging. Since last November, the camera-packing Kinect was a standard in every bundle sold, although not required for the console to function. As of next month, a second option will exist on retailer shelves, and Microsoft Xbox marketing lead Yusuf Mehdi is all about having options for potential customers.

“We have 80-plus million Xbox 360 users today who want an Xbox One, and many of them tell us, ‘For me, it’s an affordability issue. I’m gonna get there, it’s just a question of time. If you make it more affordable, then I’ll upgrade faster.’ So this is an opportunity to really make it easier for them to get there at their pace.”

The problem this new bundling approach creates is in the navigation through the software has to change. Xbox One’s user interface is highly confusing and difficult to navigate without using voice commands. For regular users, you turn on the console with your voice, you play games, change the channel, browse through Netflix, and much more using only your voice. We know there’s an Xbox remote control on the way, but until it gets here, using voice is the way to go, and that’ll be a problem for potential Xbox One owners sans Kinect.

Thankfully Microsoft realizes this new problem, and is working on addressing it. “We do want to find ways to give you some of those shortcuts and make some of the things that we have with Kinect easier with the controller,” Mehdi told Engadget today. “You can expect to see us do a bunch of things over the coming months to make the experience easier and easier, even if you don’t have a Kinect.”

We’ll have to wait until after E3 for these changes though. Still Microsoft promises the new updates soon.

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Microsoft Will Sell Xbox One Without Kinect http://videogamemedia.com/news/microsoft-will-sell-xbox-one-without-kinect/ http://videogamemedia.com/news/microsoft-will-sell-xbox-one-without-kinect/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 16:42:48 +0000 http://videogamemedia.com/?post_type=it_news&p=839 Microsoft announced this Tuesday that they will begin selling their latest console without the Kinect sensor as early as next month. The Kinect free system will cost $399, and customers can pre-order the console starting today. When the Xbox One was first released in November 2013, it had a hefty price tag of $499 because […]

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Microsoft announced this Tuesday that they will begin selling their latest console without the Kinect sensor as early as next month. The Kinect free system will cost $399, and customers can pre-order the console starting today.

When the Xbox One was first released in November 2013, it had a hefty price tag of $499 because it had a Kinect peripheral bundled in. This made many gamers pretty upset. Microsoft announced they would begin selling the console without the add on, which, of course, would lower the price.

The Kinect-free Xbox One will begin shipping on June 9, and you can head here to pre-order. If you purchase the console without the peripheral and decide later on down the road, you will be able to purchase it separately. However, the Kinect will not be available until this fall.

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