Last year I did a roundup of some of my favorite “news” that cropped up on April 1st and I’m here to do it again. I’m doing it despite someone one of our fellow writers beating me to the April Fools punch, but I don’t care! Jokes!

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Today marks the announcement of the final Rock Band DLC release set for April 2nd on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. It’s been no surprise for over a week now that the final song is “American Pie” from Don McLean, which seems like a wonderful finale song for a game I’ve held near and dear to my heart for so long. The pricing is nothing new, so I’m not [...]

Friday night means it’s time for a new episode of The SML VaultCast for you to waste your time listening to! Episode 7: Boge vs. Wild is like a mashup of two episodes. One episode is a Dummy Run about Boge playing the Xbox 360 all time classic Man vs. Wild starring Bear Grylls and the other episode is a nice discussion on preorder bonuses, Limited Edition games and consoles, and [...]

Genre: Open-World Action Adventure | Developer: Ubisoft | Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii U/PC | Players: 1 Local/8 Online Rating: ESRB: M (Mature) / PEGI: 18 Recently, the Assassin’s Creed formula, tried and tested as it is, has begun to wear thin, beaten into the ground with an iterative yearly formula that many feel has become stale. Is a new location and a new time-span enough to reinvigorate the [...]

Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game | Developer: BioWare Publisher: Electronic Arts/LucasArts | Platform: PC | Players: BAJILLION | Rating: T (Teen) I’ve had a mostly enjoyable ride from 1-50. It’s been filled with lightsabers and force-projected rocks and my sage doing some of the most un-sage-like things imaginable. Informing your troop-mate’s family that he was killed via a spin-kick to the face by a healer has to suck. That [...]

Despite being absolutely in love with it, I never really got to play as much Forza Motorsport 4 as I would’ve liked over the busy Christmas period. I needed an excuse to play it again, and I finally got one when the guys at Mad Catz were kind enough to send me down their new official Wireless Force Feedback Racing Wheel – their new top-of-the-line steering wheel.

Genre: Survival Horror | Developer: Capcom/Tose | Publisher: Capcom Platform: Nintendo 3DS | Players: 1 Local/2 Wireless | Rating: M (Mature) Resident Evil: Revelations has been sold as a return to the world of survival horror – something which excites some, usually more vocal fans of the original PlayStation titles, but leaves some others who entered with the more action packed fourth entry a little cold. The truth, though, is [...]

Genre: 2D Platformer | Developer: Blit / Christian Whitehead | Publisher: SEGA Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Steam/iOS/Android/Windows Phone 7 Players: 1 | Rating: E (Everyone) SEGA is no stranger to porting its substantial collection of classic 90′s titles to modern hardware, especially when it comes to the Sonic franchise. These conversions have been solid but often bare-boned, with the games simply being emulated, upscaled, and dumped into a lazy-looking interface. Some [...]

The Holiday season can be quite a stressful time – least of all because picking up correct presents whilst keeping them a surprise in time for Christmas day can be a real pain. We’re hiting that mid-December time now when people are panicking – and it’s especially hard when you’re trying to buy a gift for the gamer that has everything. Here’s our idea of some gifts that aren’t discs-in-boxes [...]

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Genre: Action/Adventure | Developer: Ubisoft Montreal | Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC | Players: 1 Local/16 Online | Rating: M (Mature) Ubisoft Montreal is listed as the developer on most official literature for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, though the game in truth was developed by a much larger crew, with Ubisoft Annecy, Massive, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest all credited with having contributed to the game – meaning a hell of [...]