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Dead Space 3 Story Gameplay Trailer January 31, 2013

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Even with the power of Phil Collins, EA is not content with releasing just one trailer this week for their next game.  With only five days left until release, EA has released a story gameplay trailer for Dead Space 3.

Up until this point we’ve only gotten teases and snippets of the game’s story.  Now, what is at stake is being laid out before us.  If Dead Space 3 had its trailer made by the Motion Picture Association, this is what it would look like.

Dead Space 3 is coming February 5th, 2013 to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Bioshock Infinite – City in the Sky Trailer January 31, 2013

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We’re two months away from the release of Bioshock Infinite and Irrational Games has released a brand new trailer for the game today.

This new look at the game shows a bit more than just action, we get to take a brief look at what is going on with the people who inhabit this strange city of Columbia.

But what seemed to be very unique about this game is the religious overtones.  The first Bioshock game made it clear that the city of Rapture did not allow religion, and yet the people wanted it anyway so badly that they ended up smuggling bibles into the city as if it were contraband.  Here, religion is much more prominent, with people watching 1984-ish screens of someone preaching.

We also get a fresh look at some new abilities that you could be able to use in the game, or perhaps they are hallucinations.  Check it out for yourselves.

Bioshock Infinite is coming March 29th, 2013 to the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Tactical Multiplayer Trailer January 31, 2013

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is going to be shipping with the multiplayer component every Aliens fan has always wanted.  To simply tell you that the game will feature team deathmatch is not enough.  Just wait until you see the teams, and what each side brings to the table.

Take a look at this trailer and see for yourselves all the special weapons and abilities you will get when playing as part of the Alien team, or as part of the Colonial Marines.

If you’re interested in reading my preview of the game’s multiplayer component, you can read my experiences with the game at PAX EAST 2012 here.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is coming February 12th, 2013 to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.  A Wii U version is also coming later.

God of War: Ascension Super Bowl Commercial Teaser January 30, 2013

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Looks like Kratos will be making an appearance during this year’s Super Bowl commercial block.  Today, Sony has released a teaser for their next trailer for God of War: Ascension.  They say that the full version will air during the Super Bowl.

The commercial appears to be in Live-Action (at least the parts we’ve seen in the teaser), and any God of War fan will probably recognize them as Kratos’s darkest memories.  In Ascension, which takes place at the earliest point in the God of War timeline, Kratos will have the freshest memories of the horrible moments that earned him the name The Ghost of Sparta.

Super Bowl 2013 will air live on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.  No word yet exactly when during the Super Bowl the full version of this trailer will air.

God of War: Ascension is coming March 12th, 2013 exclusive to the Playstation 3.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Special Unlockables January 29, 2013

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A few weeks ago we got a taste of the new gameplay capabilites in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Konami teased that players would be able to unlock new armor and weapons in the game’s menu.  This could change Raiden’s appearance for the funny or allow players to customize their gameplay styles.

Well, Konami has greatly expanded on that in these new trailers they released today.  If you’re in the States and ordered the game from Amazon.com, this is the special Inferno Armor you’ll be getting with your armor.

If you preordered the game at GameStop, you’ll not only be getting a special 25 page book featuring the artwork of Yoji Shinkwa, you’ll also be getting the special Cyborg Ninja Armor and FOX blade.

I’ve heard people also call this the Gray Fox skin.  I’m pretty sure that Cyborg Ninja is the offical term for this in the States, and I’m pretty sure they are the same thing.  Gray Fox was the original Cyborg Ninja in Metal Gear Solid, and let me tell you, how much my friends and I would talk during lunch how much we wished we could play the entire original game with the Cyborg Ninja’s armor.  Sadly, that wasn’t possible in the original version of the game, but we would get a small taste of it in the MGS: VR Missions disc.  This may be a US only promotion, as I have also heard that UK players will get the Cyborg Ninja Armor included with their game without the need of a seperate download.

Don’t worry there’s going to be a lot of other armor and weapons you will be able to unlock in the game for those who didn’t preorder.  First up, here’s a trailer that shows some special swords that Raiden will be able to swing around.  And remember guys, in this game you can cut almost anything.

Well, with all this specialized armor and weapons, Raiden is going to need to have one heck of a tough enemy to merit all this, and this next trailer details the cyborg troops that Raiden will face.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is coming February 19th, 2013 to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

iOS 6.1 Released January 29, 2013

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Apple has released iOS 6.1 to their compatible devices.  The update expands 4G LTE support to a wider range of wireless providers, and brings some new features and bug fixes.

If you’ve got yourself an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, make sure to run a Software Update today while on a WiFi network to check if your device is ready for 6.1.  To do that go into the Settings Menu from the device’s main screen and select General, and then Software Update from the list.  You can also update your device through iTunes.  All you need to do is select update from iTunes while the device is connected to your computer.  Just make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes installed.

You’re going to need A LOT of free space for this update.  On the iPhone 4, the upgrade is only a 78MB download, and yet it requires 1GB of free space to do a wireless software update.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 Multiplayer Trailer January 29, 2013

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Looks like Nintendo Land will not be the last time we’ll have a multiplayer Luigi’s Mansion game.  Nintendo has announced that Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon will feature a special four-player multiplayer campaign called Hunter Mode, where players on separate 3DS devices can team up and search for ghosts.

The objective of Hunter Mode is to team up and tackle the mansion cooperatively, finding and clearing ghosts on each floor.

A four-man team of Luigis hunting for ghosts? I know who to call now.

Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon is coming in March 2013 exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

GameStop Offers Gears of War: Judgement Early Access With Preorders January 28, 2013

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Those of you guys who have Gears of War: Judgement on preorder at GameStop are going to be getting more than just a Young Marcus multiplayer skin and original Hammerburst, you’re going to get early access to the game’s multiplayer.  For the period of three days, you’ll be able to play Gears of War: Judgement’s new OverRun mode, and the best part is you’ll get to keep all the XP you’ve earned over those three days for when the finished game releases.

The early game access will be from March 15th, 2013 to March 18th, 2013.

You MUST be a member of the GameStop Power Up Rewards service and have a preorder of Gears of War: Judgement at GameStop to qualify.  If you already put the game on preorder at GameStop don’t worry, the promotion will retroactively apply to you.  You can view all the details about this promotion on Major Nelson’s Blog.

Gears of War: Judgement is coming March, 2013 exclusive to the Xbox 360.

Bioshock Infinite Truth From Legend Documentary January 28, 2013

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Imagine for a second that the city of Columbia as depicted in the upcoming game Bioshock Infinite was real.  In the first Bioshock game Rapture was a city on the bottom of the ocean, in Bioshock Infinite, Columbia is a city in the sky.  How could such a city be created?  What would cause them to leave?  What would the rest of the world say about them?

Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus is an in-universe documentary which talks about the origins of the city of Columbia, the fictional city in the clouds you will be visiting in Bioshock Infinite.

The video does leave the possibility that more videos in this style may be coming, which hopefully will give further information about the history of the city.

Bioshock: Infinite is coming March 26th, 2013 to the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer January 28, 2013

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We’re days away from the release of Dead Space 3 and EA has released the game’s official launch trailer to celebrate.

Every once in a while a game trailer or gameplay moment will come around which has a song tied to it that complements the scene perfectly.  It amplifies the feelings it is trying to convey at the moment and impacts us better than we ever could imagine.  What could possibly make this amazing montage of CGI and gameplay footage better?  Phil Collins.  I don’t know how they made it work but they did.  Give it a watch!

Dead Space 3 is coming February 5th, 2013 to the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.