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Grand Theft Auto Online Reveals a Trailer

One of the last great games for this current console generation released their multiplayer trailer. No, I’m not talking about Call of Duty: Ghosts, although they did have a nice reveal yesterday. I’m talking about the online component for Grand Theft Auto V. GTA multiplayer is an interesting grab bag of games and ideas and it will continue in the next iteration but on a grander scale. The trailer throws a lot of information at you; but ultimately all you have to think about is all the on-the-fly shenanigans the game will allow you to have.

I am curious how persistent the world is.

Skydive past the jump to watch the trailer.

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Wolf Among Us Trailer Bites Down

While everyone anticipates the continued story of Clementine in season two of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead, they were busy working on another game to fill the void. Based on the Vertigo Comics series, Fables, Telltale plans to release Wolf Among Us soon.

The game will feature Bigby Wolf as the main character in a pre-Fables setting that will allow us to see some of favorite characters that are not around anymore. Bigby plays the noir detective archetype as the sheriff of Fabletown. The game looks to feature a lot of story, murder, and suspense.

Huff and puff your way past the jump to watch the first trailer.

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Arkham Origins Multiplayer

I’m a little behind on some of this news but gotta mention it. WB Games has revealed the online multiplayer aspect of Batman: Arkham Origins. Take a look at the video!

I’ve loved the Arkham games, but I’ve always felt they’ve been missing multiplayer. I understood due to the story of Asylum, Batman running solo made sense. With City, I thought a cooperative mode could have been worked in. Now with Origin, we’re finally getting some kind of multiplayer element aside from leaderboards attached to challenges (not my cup of tea). So we’ve got two teams of three facing off with each while also working against the Dynamic Duo. I am just as excited about playing as Batman/Robin as I am about playing against them. I’m curious if we’ll be able to play the gang leaders (Bane/Joker in the video) or if those are NPCs. Any way about it, I am excited!

Double Fine Adventure Reveals to be Broken Age

Way back in March of last year, I put in my helping hand to Tim Schafer’s then initially titled “Double Fine Adventure” when it went to break records on Kickstarter. A year later with a lot of fun updates in between, we get our first look in a teaser for the game now titled Broken Age.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer.

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SC2: Heart of the Swarm – Vengeance Trailer

Two weeks before the release of the second installment of Starcraft II, Blizzard was gracious enough to bless us with a new trailer for the game.

Head past the jump to see the new trailer.

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Pokemon X & Y Annouced

If you are around my age, then you grew up when Pokemon began its rise in popularity here in the United States. For me, Pokemon captured me with its simplistic RPG elements and “gotta catch ’em all” mantra that make a completionist’s wet dream. Yesterday, Nintendo announced the first set of games (since they always release in twos) developed for the 3DS.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y brings a brand new generation of Pokemon to an updated platform. For the first time, in a long time, Pokemon looks different from anything that I remember. They will finally show Pokemon use their attack animations in full 3D.

What else can I say? They hooked me into Pokemon again.

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Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 Trailers

In about three months, two of the most anticipated games are coming out within a week of each other. I am talking about Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2.  This week both games released new trailers, showing off some new stuff for fans to drool over.

Hit the jump to see what all the hubbub is all about.

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Borderlands 2 Goes Musical

I used to avoid first person shooters. Sure I played Goldeneye, but I didn’t really enjoy them until a little game called Halo. Then, along came Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and I was sold on another franchise. But recently, there has been a little fatigue from the repetitive nature of first person shooters. Most recently, Danny and I have dived headfirst into the world of Pandora and enjoyed Borderlands. Now Borderlands still has a lot of the repetitive shooting mechanics, but what sets Borderlands apart from the plethora of FPS games out there is the sense of humor present in the game. Check out what I mean in this new trailer.

DC Universe Fighting Game

So we got a peek at what could happen when DC characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker would appear in a fighting game in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Now the makers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, have made Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out the announcement trailer:

The game appears to feature a cast of characters including Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash, Solomon Grundy, Harley Quinn, and Lex Luthor. There’s also the possibility of Captain Cold, Mister Freeze, or another ice-based villain. NetherRealm also promises a roster with “at least as many” characters as Mortal Kombat

It looks fun and interesting, but not being a fan of fighting games, I’ll probably pass. I wish Warner Bros. could focus on creating content that was more original and less reactionary to the successes of others. A DC Universe fighting game ends up drawing comparison to Marvel’s many Capcom games which are strong examples of excellent fighting games. A unifying Justice League movie would be compared to the Avengers. So Warner Bros. I hope you read this (Yeah, right): Make content worthy of your characters like Arkham City that respects the source material.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Trailer

As I’ve said time and again, I’m a big fan of DC comics. I am also a big fan of Legos. On top of that I am a fan of video games. So of course, I love the Lego games, especially Lego Batman. Well, here’s the trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

This looks like the same kind of fun and humor of previous Lego titles, but now we get a full stable of DC heroes to play with as well as a stable of Batman villains with Lex Luthor thrown in the bunch. One thing I’m a little wary of is the addition of voices. So many Lego games have done so well with the silent mini-figs. Minor complaint. I’m looking forward to playing this one.

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