Update: Microsoft has provided images from the trailer we were shown at the Microsoft press conference, located below.
Since the incredibly popular open-world Western title Red Dead Redemption released in May 2010, there have not been many games set in the wild wild west during the 1800s. Even before then, Western titles were as barren as the deserts the games are often set in. In 2006, the Call of Juarez series spawned with its first game for the PC where it and was later ported to the Xbox 360 in 2007. While they are not necessarily the most critically acclaimed or incredibly popular titles, many who have played the games have found them to be enjoyable experiences, myself included.
Genre: First-Person Shooter Platforms: XBLA, PSN, PC
Platform Played: PC
Developer: Techland Publisher: Ubisoft
Yes, the Call of Juarez franchise may have been tainted with a pretty poor sequel, but Techland came back better than ever, and delivered the best entry in the series yet. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger really puts the wild into the wild west, and shows that you don’t need a full-blown sequel to right all the wrongs of your predecessor.
Bungie has released a live-action trailer for their upcoming first-person-shooter Destiny, with the trailer focusing on the three Guardians using teamwork to take down their opposing enemies.
The CG/live-action trailer was created with collaborations from directer by Jon Favreau, actor Giancarlo Esposito, and visual effects house Digital Domain. Read the rest of this entry
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is now available, providing a homage to the Wild West tales and era. Read the rest of this entry
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC // Genre: First Person Shooter
Platform Played: PlayStation 3
Developer: 4A Games // Publisher: Deep Silver
The Metro series is inspired by the critically acclaimed novel series of the same name, written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhousky, in 2002. Metro: Last Light is the sequel to the original 2010 released game Metro 2033, which was based entirely on the first novel in Glukhousky’s series. Last Light is different from the original game, as it takes inspiration from the book series and even Glukhousky himself helped with the game’s narrative, but it has no relation to the second novelisation. Developed by 4A Games, Last Light improves on many of the original’s shortcomings, providing an excellent experience that fans will enjoy. Metro: Last Light is a first person shooter that dares to be different. Although it doesn’t succeed 100% of the time, when it does these moments make Last Light stand out amongst its competition. Read the rest of this entry
Crytek has announced their free-to-play first person shooter Warface, will be coming to Japan with their latest partnership. Read the rest of this entry
Ubisoft has released a video interview with 80′s action star Michael Biehn, the voice of protagonist Sgt. Rex Cole in the upcoming digital title Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
In this hilarious interview, Blood Dragon’s Creative Director Dean Evans asks Michael Biehn questions over the game.
(Warning: Contains strong language and profanity)
Below are some new screen shots from Blood Dragon as well.
Blood Dragon will be available starting May 1 for $14.99 on Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and digital PC retailers.
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