New Godzilla poster

Feast your eyes on this awesome poster for the upcoming Godzilla reboot.  The film will be at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, so we’ll hopefully hear more about it soon.

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Rambo: The Video Game Trailer

It really doesn’t look like much, but, hey, it could surprise us all and be surprisingly fun.  It could also be a major turd, which is much more likely, but you won’t know unless you try it when it comes out this fall.  And now, the first gameplay trailer for Rambo: The Video Game.

Grayson: Earth One – A Nightwing webseries

Below is the premiere episode of a proposed six-episode webseries centered around Richard Grayson, the original Robin turned Nightwing.  There’s a twist, though:  in this new adventure Dick was never taken in by Bruce Wayne and, thus, never became Robin.  It’s an interesting experiment that certainly has promise, so I encourage you to give it a look:

 

Microsoft may make Games with Gold permanent

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Currently, Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion is only set to run through the rest of this year.  However, according to Major Nelson, that is subject to change depending on audience reaction.  Given that people like free things, even when there might be some disappointment there, I’m sure it will be a resounding success throughout the gaming community.

Microsoft first announced its Games with Gold promotion at this year’s E3 by promising gamers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription two free games every month throughout the remainder of the year.  The first two games to be announced were Assassin’s Creed II and Halo 3.  There was some expressions of disappointment with the two free games, given that they’re already several years old and most anybody that wants to play them already has them (and, c’mon, pretty much everybody has a copy of Halo 3 by now), but they’re free.

The major benefit of this promotion, besides the two free games thing, is that the games will be yours to keep.  Unlike Sony’s free games for PSN+ subscribers, games made available for free on Games with Gold will not expire even if you cancel your Gold subscription.  While I’d certainly like to see something newer than what Microsoft has shown so far (or at least something I haven’t played yet), I’m not going to complain about free games–even if I already own those games, it doesn’t hurt to have a digital copy… especially if it’s free.

Defense Grid is the first free Game with Gold and will remain free through July 15.

Source:  VG247

“Moon” rights revert back to Renegade Kid next year

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I’m not going to lie, I loved Renegade Kid’s DS outings.  The Dementium games were refreshing and terrifying handheld experiences and Moon demonstrated that Samus isn’t the only character capable of starring in a captivating first-person adventure.  Both properties demonstrate the kind of quality on a Nintendo console uncommon in third-party developers, so I’m all for seeing more.  With Moon being one of the few games out there to successfully replicate the feel of a Metroid Prime game, the idea that there might be more in the future is certainly exciting.

Renegade Kid had a five-year contract with publisher Mastiff for Moon, those five years are up in 2014.  Jools Watsham, the co-founder of Renegade Kid, has hinted that with the property being back in the hands of its creators, that there might just be more in the future.  In a conversation with Polygon, Watsham stated, “We… are very fond of Moon, and have always wanted to continue the story of Major Kane…. We purposely left it open-ended at the end of the first game for this reason…. [W]e absolutely intend to support Moon with future development efforts. We’ll have more news on our plans soon.”

 

Source:  Polygon

Celebrate Independence with The Walking Dead

400days_keyart_with_infoTelltale’s special episode of The Walking Dead, meant to expand the universe and sate gamers’ appetites while we wait for the second season, will be releasing on various platforms this week.  The game will follow five characters in their own stories and will be available for $5.  The North American release schedule is as follows:  July 2nd on PlayStation Network, July 3rd on PC and Mac, and July 5th on Xbox Live.  PSN in Europe gets the episode on July 10 while iOS gamers worldwide will get it on the 11th.

 

Source:  IGN