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GeoGuessr is an Awesome, Challenging Streetview Game

GeoGuessr is an Awesome, Challenging Streetview Game

I’m on a road somewhere. Looking around, I notice a few palm trees in the forest surrounding the road. It seems to be about eight in the morning, and there’s a yellow car just ahead of me. On my left it looks like there could be a lake, and on my right there’s a house. I shrug and head forwards- there’s not much information to reap. The signs are kind of fuzzy, and as I keep heading forwards I notice a couple on the side of the road, jogging. Eventually I make it to a sign- something about Great... Read On

Batman Arkham Origins Trailer Released

Batman Arkham Origins Trailer Released

Last week WB Montreal released a teaser for the Batman Arkham Origins trailer. I don’t know what sense that made, but it got people curious about the actual trailer. Well today they have released the full trailer for your viewing pleasure and it is all kinds of badass. Of course it’s just a cinematic trailer much like what was done with the previous two games and tries to set the tone for yet another long night for Batman.   Hopefully when it comes time to fight Deathstroke in the game it will be this intense. But honestly I just hope... Read On

Wii U to be supported by Cry Engine 3

Wii U to be supported by Cry Engine 3

The Wii U has been heavily pelted with doubt since the hardware was released November last year. A subject that has brought contraversial views that not only predict the systems future but all upcoming home entertainment consoles. EA recently stated that they would not be providing games for the Wii U format based on performance tests with their Frostbite 3 engine and the restrictions that go along with contributing to the Nintendo game library. Precursor games have emerged into the light with comments hailing the Wii Us performance in handling the Cry Engine 3. Nintendo’s next generation machine has... Read On

Deadpool Game Coming This June

Deadpool Game Coming This June

Next month High Moon Studios & Activision are going unleash a contagious personality onto the masses that will take the full video game spotlight. Deadpool aka Wade Wilson….aka “The Merc with a Mouth” is going to warp plenty of minds when Playstation 3, PC and Xbox 360 gamers get dragged into his demented world through the fourth wall. As a character Deadpool has to be the craziest son of a gun ever created in the Marvel Universe and most likely in comic book history altogether. Nothing quite spells about wacky than a mutant that can regenerate health, listens to... Read On

Game News: Is There Room for the Shield? Nvidia Needs to Learn from the Vita.

Game News: Is There Room for the Shield? Nvidia Needs to Learn from the Vita.

Not too long ago, I was at PAX East 2013 enjoying the sights, sounds and occasionally smells when I came across a pretty big booth that belonged to Nvidia in the middle of the show floor. There was swag galore being handed out- gigantic pins, bags, t-shirts- it was clear that Nvidia spared no expense to promote their latest product, the Shield. I got to try the handheld out, and I have to say that I was pretty impressed- it felt good to handle and the games showed off both looked nice from a visual standpoint (graphically better than... Read On

Gamebreakers Podcast – Episode 1

Gamebreakers Podcast – Episode 1

You’ve listened to our comic book podcast now here is our very first video game focused podcast, Gamebreakers! We hope you enjoy listening because we enjoyed recording it! You can click here to download Gamebreakers Episode 1. Also here is the link to the Katie Couric piece we mentioned: http://www.katiecouric.com/on-the-show/2013/05/01/daniel-petric-video-games/ Read On

Game News: McDroid Interview and Preview

Game News: McDroid Interview and Preview

As of late, we’ve been drowning in beautiful new releases- one game that captured my attention (and my heart) is McDroid, by Elephantopia. It’s an action strategy game in which you play as a robotic strawberry farmer trying to protect his crops from unusually aggressive worms. The game boasts a lovely cel-shaded aesthetic rather like Borderlands or Jet Grind Radio and gameplay that’s quite reminiscent of Pikmin. We got to chat with the creator of McDroid, Laurent Lavigne, and in addition to getting some insights on his upcoming game, we got a neat look into the mind of the artist himself- the interview... Read On

LEGO Breaking Bad Parody Is Right on the Money

LEGO Breaking Bad Parody Is Right on the Money

I haven’t had the privilege of watching AMC’s Breaking Bad. I’ll give you a minute to yell at your computer right now. Feel better? Well don’t be too angry at me, because someone out there was awesome enough to make a parody in LEGO form. That’s right…LEGOs. And I for one would probably play this game. Now if only he would do a LEGO Walking Dead then we’d be in business. Tell me that game wouldn’t be hilarious. Read On

New Trailer for GTA V Shows Off Characters

New Trailer for GTA V Shows Off Characters

Let’s be honest, despite all the delays, we’re all still excited for Grand Theft Auto V. We’ve only had glimpses at the gameplay and not much info has been shared about all of the characters other than what Rockstar has said in interviews. But now they’ve released a series of trailers, each one focusing on one of the three characters we’ll be playing as. I’m still very curious to see how the game handles playing as three different characters. Though from the looks of things, it will be tons of fun. GTA V is expected to ship for the Xbox... Read On

Are Videogame Prequels Necessary?

Are Videogame Prequels Necessary?

Everyone loves a good franchise. Whether it is a movie series, tv series, book series, or game series, if it’s awesome enough, we the consumer want more. And why not? When a series is created that features not only a great story and great characters, but also a fantastic world, we want to be lost in that world. So it makes sense to make more entries into the franchise in order to give us more of what we love.   Videogames are notorious for having sequels. Not a year goes by when we don’t get a sequel to a... Read On

Game News: Giveaway Time! Who Wants to Play Anomaly 2?

Game News: Giveaway Time! Who Wants to Play Anomaly 2?

The sequel to the critically acclaimed tower-offense game is right around the corner, and right now’s as good a time as any to get into the beta- we’ve got a Steam key waiting for you. Interested? Excellent, entry details are below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway ends May 5th, 2013! Read On

Movie News: Heavenly Sword Film Moving Forward

Movie News: Heavenly Sword Film Moving Forward

Earlier this week, Sony and Blockade Entertainment revealed a teaser trailer for the upcoming Ratchet and Clank movie, based on the series by Insomniac Games. Needless to say this got the gaming community excited. Heck I’ve only ever played one game in the entire series and I was excited. It helps that the trailer was hilarious. But it seems Blockade Entertainment wasn’t content with just one videogame adaptation. Today it was announced that the studio will also be working on an animated feature length film adaptation of Ninja Theory’s Heavenly Sword. Anna Torv, from the hit show Fringe as well as the... Read On

Game News: World’s Largest Game of Pong Took Place On a Building (Video Here)

Game News: World’s Largest Game of Pong Took Place On a Building (Video Here)

It’s tech week in Philadelphia right now, and many great things are happening around the city. One of them is the world’s largest game of Pong.Organized by Dr. Frank Lee of Drexel University, it’s something that he’s “been envisioning for quite a while”, and he says it’s “fun for anyone who’s ever played a video game, but it’s also a uniquely interactive art installation.” The first game took place on April 19th, 2013 and the next takes place on the 24th. The players are on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, where they watch their game on the north wall of... Read On

TV News: Defiance Debuts; SyFy May Have a Winner

TV News: Defiance Debuts; SyFy May Have a Winner

If you’ve been watching the SyFy channel since the name change, you may have been a little disappointed as of late by the current programming- ghost hunting, haunted thrift stores and “pro” wrestling seem to have been dominating as of late. Not to say that there’s nothing worthwhile on SyFy (Warehouse 13 and Continuum seem to be pretty well received), but for the most part, they don’t have any real heavy hitters- quite the disappointment from the channel that once ran Ray Bradbury Theater. So what’s going on with Defiance? in short, there was an attack by a group of relatively... Read On

Game News: Interview with Craig Stern, Creator of Telepath Tactics at PAX East

Game News: Interview with Craig Stern, Creator of Telepath Tactics at PAX East

Strategy RPGs are a thing we don’t quite see enough of- if anything, the recent release of Fire Emblem: Awakening proves that they can be engaging and successful. I had the opportunity to talk to Crag Stern, the developer of a new strategy RPG called Telepath Tactics at PAX East 2013. His game looks intriguing- it contains some elements of Fire Emblem, but boasts some other awesome features such as destructible environments and mod support. How often do you see that in an RPG? Watch the interview below! Here’s some info ripped from the official Kickstarter page: Throw enemies off of cliffs; push... Read On

Game News: Interview with Windforge Dev Evan Hahn at PAX East

Game News: Interview with Windforge Dev Evan Hahn at PAX East

One of the coolest games I saw at PAX East 2013 was Windforge, a game rather like Terraria, but with a few differences (and airships!). I got the chance to chat with chat with Evan Hahn, the game’s developer. You can vote for the game on Greenlight right here. Read On

Batman: Arkham Origins Announced

Batman: Arkham Origins Announced

We all love the Batman games. Rocksteady took one of the most iconic characters in history and gave him not one, but two fantastic games. And after the amazing experience of Batman Arkham City, fans wanted more. Well sure enough, we’ll get it. GameInformer announced today with the reveal of their May cover, that there will be a new Batman game titled Batman: Arkham Origins and it will take place years before the events of the first two games. That’s right- let the excitement sink in because I can barely contain it myself. And yes that is indeed Deathstroke, which means... Read On

Game News: Highlights from PAX East 2013

Game News: Highlights from PAX East 2013

PAX East 2013 was amazing- there were so many great games (and developers) in attendance, and we at BNR had the opportunity to chat with some of them, play some incredible games and attend engaging panels- here’s a highlights reel: Who knows what we’ll see next year? The next generation of consoles is upon us- maybe the Xbox 720 will be shown off? Read On

Game News: Puppeteer Gets Trailer, Release Date & Price

Game News: Puppeteer Gets Trailer, Release Date & Price

Sony and JAPAN Studio have released a story trailer for their new game Puppeteer. And if the game didn’t look awesome enough then you’ll be happy to know that it will also be released with the price of $39.99. How can you say no to that? Expect the game to ship September 10th. PlayStation Blog Read On

Game News: Thief Reboot Gets a Trailer

Game News: Thief Reboot Gets a Trailer

Eidos is hard at work bringing Garret back to gamers with the new Thief reboot. And to get you more excited for it the first trailer for the game has been released. While it doesn’t show any gameplay, it does set the tone for what’s to come. I for one look forward to becoming a master thief and testing my stealth skills. The game is expected to release in 2014 for the PlayStation 4. Read On

Game News: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Giveaway!

Game News: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Giveaway!

Alright ladies and gents, who wants to win a copy of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller for iOS? Episode one of the mysterious adventure series has been released on iOS, and our review of the second, which has been released for Mac and PC, is right around the corner. a Rafflecopter giveaway The giveaway ends on April 6th, and the code for the game expires on April 8th, 2013 so be sure to use it once you get it! Read On

Game News: Interview with Malik Boukhira, Developer of Tiny Brains

Game News: Interview with Malik Boukhira, Developer of Tiny Brains

One of my favorite games of PAX East 2013 was Tiny Brains, an insanely fun co-op action puzzle platformer with plenty of personality and challenging, innovative gameplay. I had the chance to have a chat with Malik Boukhira, one of the developers at Spearhead Games, and we talked about Tiny Brains, what games what influenced it, and what it’s like developing games independently. Mr. Boukhira and the rest of the Spearhead staff formerly worked for much larger studios, such as Ubisoft, and when they got together and formed Spearhead, the experience was completely different than what they were used to. Check... Read On

Game News: Feet-on with the Stinky at PAX East 2013

Game News: Feet-on with the Stinky at PAX East 2013

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I stumbled across the Stinky Footboard (or what to make of the name). As it turns out, I was in for a pleasant surprise. The Stinky is a foot-based controller for your PC that allows you to map any four keys to four directions; you can set all four arrow keys, for example, to their respective positions on the footboard. Suppose you’re into DotA (or any other MOBA) and would like to save your hands a little trip across the keyboard to the arrow keys- the Stinky could come in... Read On

Game News: Phantom Pain Officially Announced as Metal Gear Solid 5

Game News: Phantom Pain Officially Announced as Metal Gear Solid 5

During the VGAs, gamers were shown an interesting trailer that featured someone who resembled Big Boss from the Metal Gear franchise. The title to the game was Phantom Pain. Now if you couldn’t see that this was clearly the next entry in the franchise then you shouldn’t call yourself a gamer. Well during the GDC Kojima Productions has made it official, the next game in the franchise is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game will once again focus on Big Boss as he deals with yet another convoluted plot to destroy the world by some sinister... Read On

Game News: Pandora’s Tower

Game News: Pandora’s Tower

If you honestly believed that the Wii was truly going to go out without a boom, then you are clearly mistaken. Besides the two amazing RPG titles that already came out –Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story -another title known as Pandora’s Tower is also in the running to come out alongside those two in the United States thanks to “Operation Rainfall”, or in short “Oprainfall”. In short, this operation was a fan campaign in order to persuade Nintendo of America to localize those three titles in the US. Just like the other two titles listed before, Pandora’s Tower... Read On

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