Archive for November, 2012

Be an Assassin in the Bathroom!

Posted: November 9, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming
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Impress your other half with this Assassin’s Creed III bathrobe. Stalking your rubber duckie has never been simpler. Buttering your toast with your hidden blade or be daring and do a leap of faith down the stairs to scare the postman.  Always wanted a hooded robe without looking like a slob Rocky. Maybe this could be the one.

The “Eagle Peak” robe is $77 (£55) from insert coin. Click HERE to visit the website and get more information.

GTA V!

Posted: November 9, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
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As promised earlier on today, we’ve found the new screen shots of Rockstar’s GTA V. And boy do they look awesome. Along with the images released is a whole lot of NEW information. And of course we’re more than happy to share that with you.

The images and info are taken from GameInformer, who got early and first journalist access to Rockstar to see the ‘Game of The Year 2013?’ last September/October. The digital magazine is on sale right now.

As you can tell from the images, Los Santos looks awesome. The action looks slick and if its anything to go by, Rockstar is about to land another Big game.

NEW Information:
Rockstar claim that the new Los Santos is the size of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and GTA IV all combined.. Wow!!
Three main characters, the image of them are on the cover of GameInformer and was posted on here earlier today. (from left to right above):

  • Trevor, a burned out trailer trash hick with constipation and a character described as “a deranged Dennis Hopper character”. He lives in Blaine County, a backwater desert region full of bikers and meth heads (the image of the Jet Ski)
  • Michael, a retired bank robber, “living a lavish lifestyle thanks to an unconventional deal with the FBI”. He and Trevor appear to be old friends.
  • Franklin, a repo man who hasn’t known the other two that long. First appears in Vespucci (Venice) Beach. (the guy who narrates from the first trailer)

You can switch between each of the characters at anytime using a radial dial you call up on screen. Outside of missions you’ll find them going about their daily business when left unattended. We’re told you might be “surprised by the situations they find themselves in” when you check back on them. Inside missions switching offers you different options. One example gives you the choice between flying a helicopter in a chase, firing at pursuing choppers from the back or sniping from a nearby building. While each character has their own story arc playing as one can affect the others. (Kind of reminds me of the LEGO games switching out to other characters to finish a mission. I’m a bit hasty about this swapping characters but it is Rockstar, I keep my faith in them.)

Other characters:

  • Lamar – “Franklin’s Crazy friend. Described as “a lunatic version” of the more “serious and ambitious” Franklin.
  • Jimmy – Michael’s son. “A whiney pot smoking 20-year-old kid”.
  • Ron -Trevor’s best friend. “A paranoid conspiracy theorist living in the next trailer”.
  • Amanda – Michael’s wife. He’s mistreated her in the past and they hate each other but are stuck together.

Each character has unique hobbies with Dan Houser talking of, “One or two key minigame activities per character”. Trevor will have access to planes “very early on”. Activities mentioned include, yoga, Triathlons, jet skiing, base jumping, bike riding, tennis and golf.

You can insult people. At one point Trevor flips the bird and you’ll get different reactions according to who you do it.

Ammu-Nation is back, the only named “familiar businesses” so far.

Planning and pulling off multi-stage heists are a large theme. Dan Houser talks about, “investing the story and design for some of the missions into making these built-out series of heists”.

One mission see the trio rescuing a hostage, Trevor flies the helicopter, Michael abseils down a building and Franklin provides sniper support from another building. When you smash through the window to grab the victim you’re shown an icon indicating you can switch mid-mission. You can stay as Micheal to fight it out close up, or change to Franklin to snipe from a distance.

There’s no RPG-style player customisation but you can customise a character’s clothing. There’s no romance this time. Partly due to the nature of the characters, and the complexity of having three on the go at once. There is an economy. No property but “loads of other stuff”. There will be random missions (like Red Dead Redemption) where you can stumble on things like broken down cars or hitchhikers, or two parked cars and “a sea of dead bodies”. You can then, “investigate if you want”.

Multiplayer is in but not being discussed yet.

In a nut shell it seems that Rockstar are doing a good job and the game should be one of the best to date. Knowing Rockstar games they’l be a lot more surprises in store for us. 

– Credit for images & information goes to GameInformer & Official Playstation Magazine. –

New GTA V Screen shot + Info

Posted: November 8, 2012 by davidsugden in Concept Art, gamers assemble, gaming, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
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This new screen shot has popped up online ahead of this afternoon’s big informational reveal which is due to start tonight around 5-ish. The screen appeared in Shortlist where they’re running a competition to win some of those GTA 5 pre-order viewers revealed last week, each with a “brand new, never-before-seen” screen inside. The information will be released by GameInfomer as they release their cover art of the game and all the juicy gossip inside. The digital magazine will also be on sale by tonight.

 
UPDATE: There are three main characters in a re-imagined Los Santos. The characters are ‘Albert De Silva’ from the first trailer (Right), the man on the jet ski above (Left)and the man from the leaked GTA pre-order art (Centre). Rockstar say that the game will use a ‘Groundbreaking’ way to control the characters. Maybe you can control all 3 Hmm. There will be more info at 8pm when the digital magazine of Game Informer goes on sale.

Skyrim News

Posted: November 8, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming, Playstation 3
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The peeps behind Bethesda’s: Skyrim have today announced that DLC is very close to been available on Playstation. Whoo, only just a fair few months behind Xbox and PC. (few many) From what i’ve read the team hasn’t stated why there was a such a big delay, but we can gather from previous statements that it just didn’t work on the Playstation, until now. Theres no official release date as of yet and price, but as usual stay tuned.

Update: There will also NEW content. So maybe aswell as Dawnguard, Hearthfire or the new Dragonborn, Playstation users may get additional content.

Interstellar Marines

Posted: November 6, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming
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Watch the video below to fully understand what this post is about. But if your that way inclined in short, the video is about a 3 man team who have this idea of making a FPS (First Person Shooter) set in space against these mutant beasts (COD + GOW + Space) but the only problem they don’t have the money/resources or even a publisher to make this game happen. Its a shame really the game looks really good and have some clever ideas. E.g. training your soldier and weapons, like real soldiers, the drills etc. The graphics looks awesome too. They do have a massive fan base but are asking people to donate via ‘KickStarter’ to get the money needed to publish it themselves. Check it out below.

Awesome Stealth Game!

Posted: November 6, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming
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This awesome stealth game was created using the CryEngine, the engine behind Crysis etc. But this isn’t a game in development its an actual end of year students work and boy does it look stealthy. A first person stealth game! A mixture of Splinter Cell and Dishonoured with extra flavour added. Check it out below and lets petition this to get made!

Assassins Creed III Anthology

Posted: November 6, 2012 by davidsugden in gamers assemble, gaming, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
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For all you Assassin’s Creed fans that how the money to burn will be happy to know that coming out soon Ubisoft are releasing a 5 disk special that will contain over 100 hours of gameplay, all the AC’s (AC, ACII, BrotherHood, ACR, ACIII) and all the DLC’s even the ACIII ones out next year. It will also contain the Multiplayer packs bought, 5 exclusive Lithographs and will come with an Exclusive SteelBook. The news of this Anthology comes from Amazon France who posted it for Pre-Order. It is rumoured to cost €150 and $192. Which is equivalent to £120. There is yet no release date but it will be available on every format. Make sure to click the image below for better quality.

UPDATE: It will cost £119.99 and is out mid-December and is no release of PC. The first part of Anthology will be about an evil George Washington.