Much like God of War's Kratos, Apotheon’s hero suffers from a thirst that can only be satsified by the blood of the gods who have wronged him. Unlike the Ghost of Sparta, however, he’s not blessed with bulging biceps or deity-destroying powers. Despite being little more than a glorified stick figure in a loin cloth, though, the pissed-off protagonist can bloody the pages of Greek mythology with the best of them.
The anonymous human’s power comes courtesy of Apotheon’s physics-based battling. While the game — according to its co-designer and programmer Lee Vermeulen — mashes-up elements from the “open-world, Metroidvania, side-scroller, action-RPG, and platformer” genres, its nuanced combat is its crowning achievement.
Two new content packs for Dragon Age: Inquisition are available now, BioWare announced today on the Dragon Age website.
The first pack, Dragon Age: Inquisition - Destruction, is a free expansion for the game's multiplayer. Destruction adds new paths to existing locations and introduces dangerous new wildlife prone to attacking both you and your enemies.
Season 3 of History’s drama series Vikings returns on Thursday, February 19th at 10/9c.
The new 10-episode season begins with Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) as King and follows the great responsibility that now rests on the shoulders of the former farmer.
With the promise of new land from the English, Ragnar leads his people to an uncertain fate on the shores of Wessex. King Ecbert (Batman Begins' Linus Roache) has made many promises and it remains to be seen if he will keep them. But ever the restless wanderer, Ragnar is searching for something more … and he finds it in the mythical city of Paris. Rumored to be impenetrable to outside forces, Ragnar and his band of Norsemen must come together to break down its walls and cement the Vikings legend in history.
A new Destiny patch released today enables replayability for the Fist of Crota mission
Released in Destiny's most recent expansion The Dark Below, Fist of Crota is the first mission available to play. Prior to this update, players could not access the Fist of Crota mission more than once.
Other updates from the 188.8.131.52 hot fix include a change in Raid gear obtained in Crota's End. Existing and future Raid gear from the mission start at level 30, with an added upgrade path for level 32. The Raid helmet is also available as Crota's End drop on Normal Mode now, and will drop more frequently on Hard.
See the full changelog for the Destiny patch on Bungie's blog.
Back in May, talks were underway over at Netflix for prequel series to the 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Then in June, co-writer Michael Showalter gave an update on the project, revealing that he'd written an outline but that he wouldn't want to do the series unless they could get everyone back (it's a large, notable ensemble).
EOnline is now reporting that the Wet Hot American Summer series is a go.
The third week of the PlayStation Holiday Sale has officially started.
Featuring games, television shows, and movies, discounts are available on several different titles for both PS Plus members and non-members.
Several games are available across all PlayStation platforms (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita), including Hotline Miami, Child of Light, CounterSpy, and Flower.
On both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $44.99 USD, and Need For Speed Rivals Complete Edition is discounted for $30.00 USD.
On PlayStation 4, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, and Styx: Master of Shadows are all available at a discounted price.
With Batman's quest to resurrect his deceased son and former Robin, Damian Wayne, taking him to Apokalips, a showdown with Darkseid was inevitable. Batman came packin', though, as we saw him don a heavy duty armored Bat-suit that gave him immense power at the cost of his own life force. This story has been unfolding in the pages of both Batman and Robin by writer Pete Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason and Robin Rises: Omega/Alpha also by Tomasi with art by Andy Kubert. This week's issue #37 will see Batman face off with Darkseid as the fate of Robin hangs in the balance.
An intriguing blend of deckbuilding, roguelike elements, and RPG-flavored action, Hand of Fate promises a little something for everyone...even fans of Batman: Arkham Asylum’s freeflow combat system.
My demo doesn’t begin with a counter punch or cape-stun, though, but with a menacing masked chap peering at me from across a table covered in tarot cards. Officially dubbed “The Dealer,” the mystery man serves as both my narrator and nemesis. On top of laying the dungeon-crawling quest before me -- in the form of category-specific cards, such as gear, treasure, encounters, environmental transitions -- he taunts me by reminding that my eventual death will be determined by the luck (or lack thereof) of the draw.
Dota 2's Shifting Snows update, a "small gameplay update" with adjustments meant to "augment your strategies," is out now.
According to the Dota 2 website, the update brings a winter theme to the MOBA in lieu of a canceled Frostivus event, plus new items on the Dota store.
These include the new Treasure of the Frosted Flame chest, which can reward players new armor for the Drow Ranger, Shadow Shaman, Sniper, Luna, or Legion Commander. There's also a small chance of receiving a set for Tiny or Hexgill the Lane Shark courier.
A massive changelog for patch 6.83 available on the Shifting Snows page outlines some gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, and several adjustments to the game's items and heroes.
A number of games will be on sale on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 starting today.
The sale is part of Xbox's Countdown to 2015 sale, as announced on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's blog, and features sales for both Xbox Live Gold members and non-members.
On Xbox One, Magic 2015, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Lords of the Fallen, The Crew, and The Evil Within are some of the big games currently available at a discounted price. Today only, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and LEGO: The Hobbit are also discounted on Xbox One.
Many of these cross-generation games are discounted on the Xbox 360 as well, and the system has a number of other games currently available as part of the sale, including Skate 3, State of Decay - Breakdown, Dark Souls II, BioShock Infinite, and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. To view a full list of available games, check out Major Nelson's blog post.
There's a lot to sift through this week as we head into the Christmas season dead zone - starting of course with the awesome spectacle that was NXT Takeover: R Evolution.
A sublime, exciting wrestling property that you'd think would draw more people to the WWE Network, as it is an exclusive. Especially now that the Network is monthly. So if anything, fickle fans could sign up (and then try to remember to unsubscribe by month's end) for 'Mania and the four quarterly NXT shows.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
SimCity BuildIt – (Freemium)
Keep the kids and credit cards away from the in-app purchases on this one, because there's one that's priced at $99.99 – yikes. Otherwise, this looks like a fine new edition of the classic city building sim.
EA released an update for The Sims 4 today that adds four new career paths for your Sims to pursue.
Sims can now aim to become either an Angel Investor or a Business Tycoon in the Business track, or a Hall of Famer or Mr./Ms. Solar System in the Athletic track.
Each career path also comes with specific outfits that change with each promotion and unlock unique objects and interactions. Promotions will also unlock four new career-reward rooms available in Build Mode.
Next in line for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate crossovers is Devil May Cry.
Community specialist Yuri Araujo revealed the new Felyne Palico gear on the Capcom blog, which includes Dante's jacket and Alastor sword.
This particular crossover coincides with additional Devil May Cry news from Capcom, specifically the announcement of two remastered Devil May Cry titles made for current-gen consoles.
There are two types of zombies: fast and slow. Dying Light plays with the idea of both by having the zombies react differently according to the time of day it is.
We went to the IGN community on Twitter and asked them a question that is always asked around the IGN office: Would you prefer fast & dumb zombies or slow & smart in a real-life setting.
To stay consistent we applied the following lore:
What Does "slow & smart" mean?
Unlike the Mega Buster Gun replica that we unboxed last week, this limited edition officially licensed Mega Man Helmet from ThinkGeek isn't big enough for a regular sized human to wear. Instead, it's made to be prominently featured amongst your best and most awesome shelf collectibles.
USB power provides the sturdy base with cool blue lights that illuminate the bright, metallic blue of Mega Man's helmet as it sits atop the stand. At 1.8 lbs and detachable, the helmet is perfectly fine sitting on any flat surface without the help of the stand in case you'd like to put it in a display case of its own.
WildStar's upcoming update features changes based on player feedback, including new options for player customization, new currency, and "quality of life improvements" designed to help players enjoy more of the game's content, regardless of level.
Max level players can enjoy a new dungeon called Ultimate Protogames. Shiphand missions have been expanded to include a new level-six mission, along with Veteran versions of all Shiphand missions. In a letter to players, Chad Moore, WildStar's creative director, explained some of the major changes coming with the new update.
We are excited to present your first-look at Project TriForce’s newest collectible, a full-scale replica of Batman’s cowl based on the Batman: Arkham Origins video game.
Made of polystone, the product's dimensions are 26" H x 23.5" W x 24.5" L and it weighs in at 35 lbs., so it's a bit bigger than you would imagine. Batman is a towering figure in the game, so when getting a true-to-life replica of his headpiece, it makes sense that it'd be just as large. The marks on the cowl give it a nice battle-worn look -- you can't fight Deathstroke and not get a little scratched up. The glowing face underneath the cowl not only fills out the piece but looks really, really cool.
From their secluded home-theater compound, film critics Wade Major and Mark Keizer mix insightful commentary with irreverent banter, covering the latest DVD and Blu-ray news and new releases of the week, including studio, independent, television and special-interest titles.
Digigods Podcast, 12/16/14 (MP3) -- 45.5 MB
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