Humble Bundle Featured Bundles and Spring Sale Encore!

The folks over at the Humblebunle.com site have some really awesome bundles and deals going on right now! There is something for everyone currently on their site.  

For those who like the Deep Silver Studios games, check out the Humble Deep Silver Bundle 2! With some awesome games like Saints Row 2, 3 and 4!  Also, for the zombie enthusiasts out there this bundle comes with Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition and Dead Island: Riptide.  There are different tiers you can pay for to get certain games or you can get them all for a low price of $13.00!

Capcom fans will be happy with the Humble Capcom Super Turbo HD Remix Bundle! Try saying that 10 times fast!  This bundle comes with some awesome games like Bionic Commando and Bionic Commando Rearmed for those nostalgic folks from the early Nintendo years.  This bundle also comes with a few different Resident Evil games for fans of that series.  Again, different tiers of pricing or pay what you want, or even unlock the entire bundle for $15

And finally to top it all off, the Humble Bundle Store is having an Encore Spring sale.  With huge discounts on many of the games on their store.  Head over to the Humble Bundle Store to check out the savings!

Let us know if you've purchased a Humble Bundle in the past or if you are planning on picking up one of the current ones being offered, in the comment section below!

Assassin's Creed Movie Trailer

The movie industry in the past has given us some some attempts at creating different films based on the popularity of a video game.  We all can probably remember some of the more popular ones like  Mortal Kombat, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the Resident Evil series, and a couple of Hitman movies.  There are also some that we'd rather try and forget like the DOOM movie and Double Dragon movie.  Did you know that there was a Far Cry movie released back in 2008?  

I remember going to the movies to see Street Fighter:  The Legend of Chung Li.  I made it all the way through the movie but left feeling very disappointed.  As gamers we expect the movie industry to match the level of greatness behind the minds of the video game creators, story tellers and level designers.  Unfortunately, more times than not we are left with a sub par representation of what we enjoyed playing on the PC or console.  

Technology has taken leaps and bounds and it would seem now that we have the means and ability to create some great video game quality movies.  A few days ago, 20th Century Fox and Ubisoft announced the new Assassin's Creed movie.  I am a big fan of the video game series for their incredible story telling, epic level design and their historical content.  Check out the official Assassin's Creed trailer below! 

 
The movie is set during the Spanish Inquisition from what we can gather in the trailer.  The main character Callum Lynch who also plays his ancestor the assassin Aguilar.  Who is best know for his role as Magneto in the last few XMEN movies.  Through out the trailer you see scenes taken directly from the game, such as the Leap of Faith at the end,  the Eagle flying over the city representing Eagle vision, some Parkour moves we love from the game and the hidden blades.  The only part which I was slightly taken back with is the actual Animus device.  Instead of it being some VR machine with a pod like feel to it from the games, in the trailer we see it represented as a giant robotic arm.  It looks cool, and I'd have to wait till the movie comes out to actually see how it is used.  I am still optimistic about the Assassins Creed movie and definitely will be one of the many who will see it on its release day of 12.12.2016!
 
What are your thoughts on the Assassin's Creed trailer? Let us know about your early expectations.  Should you need something to tied you over till the movie comes out, the be sure to check out the play on the AC video game series starring some cute and deadly Assassin Kittens!

 

Battlefield 1 Official Reveal

EA officially revealed the next Battlefield game and its to be titled:  Battlefield 1! Being marketed as the "Dawn of all-out-war!" Battlefield will be set during World War 1 and featuring all the weapon/vehicles that dominated the land air and sea!  Check out the official reveal trailer down below!

 
Battlefield 1 was just announced and already you can pre-order the base or collectors editions from both GameStop or Amazon.  The collectors edition looks awesome and will include the following:
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Base Game
  • Collector’s Edition Statue (14" Tall)
  • Exclusive Steel book
  • Exclusive cloth poster
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive** DLC content
  • Exclusive patch
  • Premium packaging
The only downside that I can see so far is the Exclusive Collector's Edition is only available for the PS4 and Xbox One, leaving the PC fans with only the Standard version.  The game will be available worldwide on October 21st!
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Let us know what you think of Battlefield taking a step back in time and bringing us a WWI game?  Also let us know what you think about the collector's edition items down in the comment section below! 

Paragon: New Hero - Grim.exe

Epic Games is on a roll with their new third person MOBA; Paragon! Currently it is in the Early Access stages, which you can join in by purchasing a Founder's Pack, which you can read about here!

A new and unique looking hero will getting added to the Paragon lineup.  Going by the name of Grim.exe, Grim is an imp who controls his sentry combat robot with his every command.  Grim.exe looks pretty intimidating at first glance as you can see below.

You can check out some of Grim.exe's attacks and special moves in the teaser trailer below.  The presentation of the video is also unique and amusing, almost like a "portal-like" introduction.  

You will be able to play as Grim.exe after the next update scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th.  This weekend though, Paragon is having their Stress Test weekend from May 5th till May 8th, due to the stress test they are compensating all players with Double XP during this test.  
 
Paragon is scheduled to release Summer 2016, but if you can get you hands on an Beta code or purchase a Founder's Pack, I would definitely encourage you to do so and check out the game. You will not be disappointed. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
 

Battlefield World Premiere Countdown!

The folks over at EA and Dice are counting down to a Battlefield World Premiere of some sort.  Could it be a new Battlefield game or a new DLC announcement?  Details are unknown for the most part but the big reveal will be sometime in the next 5 days! 

Taking place on May 6th at 4PM ET/ 9PM BST we will all get a first look at the future of Battlefield!  Stay tuned!

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: Closed Beta/PC Specifications/Delays

The Mirrors Edge Catalyst Closed Beta started on April 22nd to those selected who signed up to participate. Among those, I was fortunate to be selected for the Closed Beta, and I can honestly say that Catalyst is just as fun or even more so than the original game was.

Graphics set to High/Ultra settings makes the game look surreal. I only wish that I had a VR headset to go along with the game to make it just that much more realistic. I bet anyone who is able to run a VR headset with the game will be impressed and scared out of their minds (if your afraid of heights).

EA also announced the PC specifications to run Catalyst, of which they recommended the following:

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror's Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 270x or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller


RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Hard drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller

Originally the release date for Mirror's Edge Catalyst was late in May 2016. An announcement by EA the the ME team a few days ago updated everyone with a delayed release date of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). Erik Odeladahi, Design Director, stated "That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game..."

With many games these days feeling like they were rushed and released too early, I do appreciate EA taking the time to make sure their game is a bit more polished and ready for the fans to enjoy without any issues. Event though this cannot always be guaranteed. What do you guys think about Mirror's Edge Catalyst? Will you be picking up a copy? What are your thought on the delay? Let us know in the comment section below!

Mafia III Release Date Announced!

2K Games is at it again with their award winning style of action/adventure single player game.  This time is the next game in the Mafia series, Mafia III.

Mafia III take place in the fictional city of New Bordeaux 1968.  You are Lincoln Clay a combat veteran of Vietnam who takes on the Italian Mafia after they wiped out his surrogate family, the Black Mob.

The stunning graphics and storyline that we see from the announcement trailer below is a clear indication of what we can expect of this game. 

Set to release on October 7th, 2016, it would be a good idea to add this game title to your Steam wishlist!  Let us know what you think about the announcement trailer and the next installment of the Mafia game, in the comment section below!