PAX East has announced the indie games that will be featured in their indie showcase. There’s seven of them and all of them are mobile games. They’ll all be available to play during the convention in March.

  •  Little Chomp
  •  Major Magnet
  •  Orion’s Forge
  •  Saturday Morning RPG
  •  Spaceteam
  •  Third Eye Crime
  •  Time Surfer

I personally haven’t played any of these, but from the descriptions on the PAX site they all look pretty interesting.

As a self-professed “undying whore” for Collector’s Editions, I’m starting to think things are getting just a wee bit ridiculous.

The folks over at IGN had the big reveal showing the contents of the Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Retailing at a whopping $169.99, the package will include a copy of the game, an 88 page Splinter Cell Echoes graphic novel, a poster, some in-game digital content, and oh yeah, a goddamned R/C plane.

According to Ubisoft, the included plane is a “custom three-channel, dual-motor plane modeled after the in-game mobile headquarters” and that it does indeed fly. Because if you’re dropping $170 on a special edition with a goddamned plane, that plane sure as hell better fly!

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be available August 20th and the Paladin Collector’s Edition will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for $169.99. Check after the jump for a better look at the full package!  Read More »

I totally called it. Well, the soundtrack part at least.

Last month I told you that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers was finally making it’s way to the US this spring and this week ATLUS finally announced their usual preorder offer. A bonus soundtrack CD! Yay!

The game and CD bundle will be available while limited supplies last, which means this is more of a “first run” offer and not just for preorders. The CD contains “newly arranged versions of the game’s beautiful musical themes” yet there is no word on how many of those themes will be included.

The bundle will be available only at participating retailers with the website specifically mentioning Amazon and GameStop/EB Games. SMT: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will be available April 16th at retail for the Nintendo 3DS and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for digital download.

Robit Studios and Chucklefish have announced that they’ll be releasing a HD remake of 2011 freeware indie gem, Treasure Adventure Game.

For the uninitiated, the TAG was a 2D platforming puzzle adventure that really isn’t as widely known as it should be.

Titled Treasure Adventure World, the remake boasts a brand new engine with high resolution hand drawn art, new music, more treasures, collectibles, puzzles and an enhanced story with multiple endings to name just a few things.

Target platforms and a release date are currently unknown, but we’re told that we’ll hear more in the coming weeks and hopefully, we’ll see the game come to a number of console platforms; allowing that many more people to experience its numerous delights.

For more information, you can (and probably should) swing by the official site and in the meantime, make do with the teaser trailer that we have for it after the break.

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I haven’t done the Rock Band DLC updates for a few weeks due to various reasons, but don’t worry my babies, I’m back in the saddle again bringing you the news and yes, I missed you too, thank you so much!

Anyways, after another week of nothing but some more Rock Band Blitz singles, we get ourselves a week of new content for Rock Band in the way of freakin AEROSMITH! Who’d have thought we’d see them after the whole Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game locked them up with Activision?

Get all the details on a massive SIX pack plus the usual Rock Band Network information after the jump!  Read More »

Sony Entertainment Network launched a browser version of their PlayStation Store for the US, Mexico, Canada and Brazil,  letting you view and purchase games right from your computer. The site works the same as the store on the PS3, but it’s nice to have a browser based one as well.

Check it out here.

Oh hell yeah! Getting the NES classic Super C on the Nintendo 3DS eShop today is probably my big highlight of the week and it’s not the only Virtual Console release of the week either! Then again, we touched upon the other one a few days ago.

Get the scoop on the Virtual Console releases, a NEW downloadable title on the Wii U, info on a 3DS demo, and everything else in this week’s update after the break!

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The Level 5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration Ni No Kuni released this week for the PS3 to near universal acclaim and a good number of people out there were lucky enough to place an order for the highly limited Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition that was sold exclusively through the Namco Online Shop. Unfortunately, it looks like TOO many people placed that order and there are some pissed off customers who won’t be getting what they thought they bought.

Digital River, a name that makes most online shoppers shudder in fear, claims that “an error in [their] ordering system” caused them to accept more orders than there was stock available. A spokesperson says that affected customers will be contacted with additional information on the error, and hopefully they’ll figure out some way to make up for this monumental F-up.

Hopefully none of our readers will suffer due to yet another Digital River blunder. Thankfully, my copy of the Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition is in transit to me, so I can sleep peacefully tonight.

The GDC is an industry only convention held every year in San Francisco. Their line-up includes both indie games and major releases across 10 categories. As with all awards this year, ThatGameCompany’s Journey is leading the pack with nominations in 6 categories, while Bethesda Softworks’ and Arkane Studios’ Dishonored is up for 4. For the first time there’s going to be an ‘Audience Choice’ award, which will be voted on by the public. That’ll be announced in February and we’ll keep you posted.

Winners will be announced at the convention on Wednesday, March 27th. They’ll be chosen by the ICAN, International Choice Awards Network, which is an invitation only group chosen by the convention and comprised of leading industry professionals. Check out the full list of nominees below the break.  Read More »

WB Games and Netherealm Studios have popped out a new set of moving images for their forthcoming DC Comics powered scrapper Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Whether or not this turns out to be anything more than a PG-13 version of Mortal Kombat  with comic book folk turning up to grab a paycheck remains to be seen until we get the thing in our hands.  With that said, the trailer embedded after the break certainly shows the game off to at least be a fun brawler which brings together some of DC Comics most famous faces in an pleasingly over-the-top melee.

Catch the trailer after the break.

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