Posts tagged with "gaming"

Video: Naughty Dog celebrates 30th Anniversary

Naughty Dog has come a long way since its early days of terrible games like Way of the Warrior.  They’re now a gaming industry powerhouse, responsible for some of Playstation’s most beloved mascots such as Crash Bandicoot and recent experiences such as The Last of Us.

This month they celebrate their 30th anniversary, so to commemorate, Sony released this special reflective video.

Video: NBA 2K15 ‘Yakkem’ Trailer

What did we learn about this year’s version of NBA 2K based on this new trailer?  Well, the version for the new consoles will bring back mascots and dancers, which were oddly absent in last year’s next-gen version of 2K14.  Ernie and Shaq providing halftime studio updates is a nice change from the voice-only updates we’ve had for years.  Other than that, it looks like the typical 2K trailer experience with a bunch of dunks.

The game drops on October 7th.  Pre-orders available.

Video: Madden NFL 15: Madden Season (starring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco)

As the NFL preseason rolls on and Madden NFL 15’s release draws closer, EA Sports unleashes an ad which proves to be one of the week’s best highlights (especially in what will end up being one of the gloomiest weeks of the year).

Comedy ‘it’ guy Kevin Hart links up with James Franco’s younger brother for what proves to be an incredible must-see video.

'Dat Madden' drops on August 26th.  You can preorder now on Amazon, as well as the upcoming Xbox One x Madden NFL 15 Bundle.

NBA 2K15 soundtrack revealed


The cover has been revealed.  The release date is known.  As usual, one of the last anticipated gems that everyone wants to know about is the soundtrack.  This year’s playlist, which was curated by Pharrell Williams, doesn’t disappoint.  In fact, as somebody who has heard every NBA 2K soundtrack since they started adding licensed music, this might be one of the best.

“Scenario” by A Tribe Called Quest
“Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
“Hot ‘n Cold” by Basement Jaxx
“River Styx” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
“Dangerous” by Busta Rhymes
“Grindin’” by Clipse
“Romantic Rights” by Death from Above 1979
“Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode
“Mama Used to Say” by Junior
“Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill
“Team” by Lorde
“Aerosol Can” by Major Lazer featuring Pharrell Williams
“On & On” by Missy Elliott
“Spiderwebs” by No Doubt
“Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic
“Hunter” by Pharrell Williams
“Can I Have It Like That” by Pharrell Williams
“How Does It Feel?” by Pharrell Williams
“Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)” by Public Enemy
“Seventeen Years” by Ratatat
“Suck My Kiss” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Creator” by Santigold
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg
“Set It Off” by Strafe
“Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys
“House of Jealous Lovers” by The Rapture
“Under Cover of Darkness” by The Strokes

Gotta give props for them re-adding “Planet Rock,” which was last heard in NBA 2K7.  That brings back tons of memories; 2K7 was the first game I got with my new Xbox 360 at the time, and I had a blast hearing the song on the main menu every time I was about to dominate online with my DWade/Shaq led Heat.

Overall, the playlist looks like it will be quite memorable.

Kevin Durant tweets first look at NBA 2K15 on PS4

Last season was two months ago and next season is two months away.  As such, this is usually when the thirst for more b-ball starts to pop up.  Kevin Durant helped that a little by tweeting a new teaser for 2K15, featuring himself.  Check it out below.

For those that can’t see the tweet: Video Link

The first new thing I noticed was the signs in the crowd.  Wow… finally!  Will be interesting to see what other enhancements they add to the environments in arenas.

NBA 2K15 drops on October 7th.  Pre-orders are available now.

Update: The video is low live on Youtube via 2K Sports.

Video: Tekken 7 Announcement Trailer

Nerdgasm on deck.  Despite earlier leaks in the day, Tekken 7 has now been “officially” revealed with more info coming soon at Comic-Con San Diego later this month.

"The Final Battle" is kinda saddening.  Then again, Namco pulled the same thing with early Soul Calibur IV trailers, making it seem as though it would be the last game.

All in all, fighting game players have Mortal Kombat X and now this to look forward to presumably in 2015.

Video: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 2014 Gameplay Demo

Your hype for The Phantom Pain should be through the roof after watching this gameplay footage.  This 30-minute clip was done behind closed doors, and Konami today has unleashed it on the public.

A definitive release date still isn’t known but it will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  Pre-orders are available.

Video: Grand Theft Auto V PS3 and PS4 Graphic Comparison

The folks over at Digital Foundry have become a go-to spot on the net for comparisons of games across different platforms, highlighting key differences and determining which version is better.  So with that, it should be no surprise that this video is close to 1 million views already.

When the next-gen GTA V trailer dropped last week, people were quick to break it down and determine if it truly was an improved game visually.  So with this, DF takes parts of the trailer and matches it up with footage from the PS3 version.  The results are actually pretty surprising.

Better lighting, more people and cars on the streets, more wildlife and elements in previously barren spots, and overall just a better looking game.

Rockstar might be trying to make a pretty good case for people to buy the game again if they’re on next-gen consoles now.  It drops later this year in the Fall and pre-orders are now available.

In other GTA V news, the “I’m Not a Hipster” update dropped today.

Scoop that the next time you’re on your PS3/Xbox 360.

Video: Grand Theft Auto V announced for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC + E3 Day 0 Runthrough

At long last, Rockstar has answered fan demand by teasing last year’s mega release GTA V on the new consoles, as well as the long awaited PC release.  The cool thing of course is that your GTA Online progress carries over.  This is just one more reason for folks to get onboard and ditch their last gen console.

Yesterday was a big day, with tons of new games and gameplay footage seen via Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony’s conferences at E3.

Here are some key links:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Announced for Xbox One

Rise of the Tomb Raider Announce Trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay

Far Cry 4 Gameplay

Mortal Kombat X Gameplay (New characters shown)

Assassin’s Creed Unity Gameplay

Sunset Overdrive Trailer + Gameplay Demo

Rainbow Six: Siege Gameplay

Tom Clancy’s The Division Gameplay

Fable Legends Gameplay

Little Big Planet 3 Announce Trailer

Playstation TV Announcement

Killer Instinct: Season 2 Announced - TJ Combo Trailer

Scalebound Revealed (New Xbox-exclusive from Platinum Games)

ID@Xbox Montage Trailer (Xbox indie games)

Ori and The Blind Forest Revealed

Inside Revealed (From the makers of Limbo)

ABZU Revealed (From the makers of Journey)

No Man’s Sky E3 Trailer

Bloodborne Revealed

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Trailer

Plenty of other things were revealed, including DLC for Dead Rising 3 and Infamous: Second Son (standalone game, Second Son not needed), as well as a look at Sony’s original TV show Powers.

Microsoft releases PC drivers for Xbox One controller

#BeastMode is an understatement for describing Microsoft in these weeks leading up to E3.  They added another to the long list of good things with the ability to use your Xbox One controller on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs/devices.

Download links:

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86)

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64)

Many are hoping for the ability to use the controller(s) wirelessly in the near future.

Via: Major Nelson’s blog