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Forza Horizon 2 [Review]

Forza Horizon 2 [Review]

Freedom in both world and car creation, distilled into pure fun.

Dear Nintendo: It's Not Me, It's You

Dear Nintendo: It's Not Me, It's You

Nintendo and I HAD a great relationship.

Sunset Overdrive Weekend Live Stream

Sunset Overdrive Weekend Live Stream

This weekend we're playing the first 2 hours of Sunset Overdrive, LIVE!

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor [Review]

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor [Review]

There and will go back again.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS [Review]

Super Smash Bros. 3DS [Review]

MASSIVE NOSTALGIC ROSTER... Teeny-tiny screen space.

Need For Speed Movie Gains Four New Actors + Basic Plot Summary Released

This may seem odd but we’re fast approaching a shocking occurrence: a film based upon a video game is actually going to enter production as scheduled.  As some of you may recall,  Electronic Arts successfully sold the film rights for Need For Speed to DreamWorks and now the film is actually set to enter production without any delays, last minute cancellations, or other such horror stories that have plagued projects in the past.

Disney Unveils The Imagination Driven Experience Of Disney Infinity

Today is one of the rare times I wish I could visit the offices of Activision brass as I’m sure the company is in a conniption fit over the reveal made by Disney today.  No, Disney didn’t go on yet another massive purchase spree along the lines of gobbling up Marvel and LucasFilm, but the house Mickey Mouse built did reveal a new game that essentially takes the Skylanders formula to the next level; hence Bobby Kotick is probably in full-on evil Sith Lord mode.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Receives Battle Edition (Big CE) and Release Date Revealed

At this point there may be so many games coming out in the first half of 2013 that it’s hard to keep track of which games should immediately join our collection and which should receive the Gamefly/Redbox treatment.  Choosing between a dozen games may be a tough thing to do for gamers with less than deep pockets, but fans of fighting games are likely going to go all in for Injustice: Gods Among Us and the rather massive special edition SKU that will be released alongside the game.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Cast Is Revealed In This New Image

Director Kevin Tancharoen has taken to Twitter once again to reveal a new image from season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Since filming began on the second season of Legacy Kevin has been rather forthcoming in giving us teases of what’s to come in the form of simple character or set snapshots. Now with the first footage of MK: Legacy Season 2 set to debut early next month, Kevin has shared an image showing the complete cast.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Receives Price Cut + Demo Planned

It may be the start of the new year but we’re fast approaching that period in which half a dozen hotly anticipated titles are set for release within weeks of each other. Obviously such a thing will put gamers in a difficult dilemma as they figure out which title should receive their hard earned money and which one will be put off until it eventually reaches the bargain bin.  Thankfully Sony is doing us all a solid by slashing the price of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the much awaited PS3 debut of the Sly Cooper franchise.

Microsoft Unveils Impressive New IllumiRoom Game Tech

As expected CES 2013 hasn’t exactly been a major event in respect to Earth shattering gaming announcements. A more reserved show compared to GDC and E3, CES has usually been the home to more minor announcements, if that, which in some instances serve as a small tease of things to come.

It almost seemed as if CES 2013 wouldn’t give us much in the way of noteworthy gaming reveals aside from the oddity that is the Nvidia Shield, but Microsoft have just revealed an interesting prototype they've created for the Xbox.

Marvel Heroes Unite In Lego Marvel Super Heroes

After being denied a game based upon The Avengers due to THQ’s poor business practices, we may finally have the long awaited Marvel action video game romp we’ve been yearning for.  Now we shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves as we aren’t receiving a massive action game based directly on the Marvel cinematic universe via Activision or even Ubisoft. Instead, we're going to receive Lego Marvel Super Heroes thanks to WB Games and TT Games.

THQ Assets Officially Up For Auction This Month

After the news broke on Friday that some would-be objections could stall the sale/salvaging of THQ, the matters have been discussed by the involved parties with one major result: THQ is officially dead.  It may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but today it was officially revealed that THQ will be up for auction on January 22nd and that all its assets (studios, IPs,) will be available to purchase.

Nvidia Enters Handheld Arena With The Shield

The first true megaton of 2013 may have just occurred that either will end up being yet another turning point for the industry or will simply be the biggest blunder since the NGage.  To kick off CES 2013 with a true bang, Nvidia decided to do something I think none of us expected: a new handheld console from the firm was announced.

Crash Bandicoot Reboot Could Be In The Works

A once legendary video game character could be poised for a major revival if a leaked image is to be believed. Regarded back in the day as the next big thing,  the era of Crash Bandicoot came to a close once Naughty Dog, the original creators of Crash, decided to move on to bigger and better things. Crash didn’t immediately die once Naughty Dog left, but he didn’t exactly receive the attention required to keep him relevant, a thing which led to the franchise to die a few years ago.

The Woes Of THQ Continue

Perhaps this could be construed as a joke concerning that it’s the start of a new year yet more problems are arising, but once again there’s drama in the world of THQ.  After a string of failed projects, bad business decisions, and similar things of that ilk, THQ opted to go the easy route in a sense by allowing an investment group (Clearlake) to effectively buy the company and continue business as usual, at least that was the plan devised by THQ company brass.

James Bond May No Longer Be With Activision

The most dangerous foe of James Bond may have at long last been defeated in a somewhat unexpected way.  I’m not referring to longstanding 007 villains such as Blofeld or even new entities like Silva as I’m instead referring to Activision - the company which for the last six years has wasted the James Bond franchise.

Star Trek: The Video Game Gets Release Date (No, There Aren't Any Khan/Gary Mitchell Teases)

Last week sci-fi fans were chattering about one thing they were waiting months for: the first trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness, the follow-up to the franchise reboot helmed by J.J Abrams.  Say what you will about the finer points of the massive restart button that was pressed on the Trek franchise, but as an action pop-corn flick it gave us the goods thus a sequel was prepped. 

THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Remaining Assets Likely To Be Sold [Update]

The timing may be unfortunate but the inevitable has happened: THQ has filed for bankruptcy. After suffering several major setbacks, the chief of which was the uDraw HD debacle, THQ has been on an ever steady decline despite solid software releases, with the exception being WWE 13 of course.

Project Versus J Screens Show Gameplay and Character Art

Those wanting more details on the anime/manga mash-up that is Project Versus J may have to wait a little longer for such thing, but Namco Bandai have shared the first in-game images from the potentially amazing game. 

Announced two weeks ago, Project Versus J has a premise that seems like it was dreamt of in a forum as it has various characters from notable Shonen Jump franchises beating the crap out of each other.  Basically, if you ever wanted to see Goku beat up a character from One Piece then your wish has been granted.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Pics Show Kitana and Shang Tsung

It may not officially be Fatality Friday since there isn’t a new Mortal Kombat game or a well-polished trailer showing some brutal yet entertaining combat. Even then, the Fatality Friday moniker is rather fitting for today considering we have additional character glimpses for the upcoming second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

Gears of War Creator Hoping To Open New Studio, Release New IP

The Gears of War franchise may be gearing up for yet another installment in the first half of 2013, but it’ll be the first to not be under the guise of series creator Cliff Bleszinski.  After helping put Epic Games on the map through with the Unreal games and the arrival of Microsoft’s second core franchise in the form of Gears, the man sometimes known as Cliffy B. decided to end his tenure at the company to pursue other endeavors.

See What It Would Be Like For Chun-Li To Fight Tifa [Video]

Most of the time would-be dream battles never become a reality since doing franchise mash-ups isn’t the cup of tea for protective companies and developers.  We are slowly creeping into a realm in which some notable mash-ups are happening thanks to things such as Dead or Alive 5 featuring Virtua Fighter characters and of course there are games like PlayStation All-Stars.  But what would a 1 vs. 1 battle featuring video game characters be like if it was depicted in live-action?

Kaiju Combat Could Finally Become A Reality

In the interest of keeping you fine folks up to date with certain things, and to further show a project that the Shogun Gamer staff holds dear to their hearts, I thought I would give y’all a general update on the Kaiju Combat Kickstarter campaign

Project Versus J Could Be The Ultimate Anime/Manga Video Game

Mashing up franchises seems to be a hot thing these days given games such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, ACE: R, and most recently PS All-Stars, but now it’s time for the characters from the Shonen Jump world to collide in what will hopefully be perfect video game harmony.

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