It’s been nearly 5 years since the last time we got our crime on a rampage fix that is the Grand Theft Auto series. We’ve been teased with some in-game stills, concept art, theatrical trailers, and now finally, Rockstar gives the goods with a new game play trailer featuring five minutes of driving, shooting, explosions, and uh, yoga. Sure we don’t actually see any … Continue reading Here’s your first look at Grand Theft Auto V (Game-play Trailer)
Today’s news about the forthcoming Xbox One’s reported limitations on their “license” and how it’ll affect consumers is a bit troubling. The short version of this is that Microsoft has created a system that can potentially kill the trade-and-resell market for video games but has deferred the actual pulling of the proverbial trigger to publishers. It’s a half-ass stance that is not unlike Microsoft’s current business culture … Continue reading Xbox One, Licensing vs. Ownership, and Voting With Your Wallet
Now here’s something that you don’t see every day; above is an official Pokédex app for iOS (iPhone/iPad) by none other than the Big N itself – Nintendo! Though listed as being published by “The Pokémon Company,” the app is actually made by Creatures Inc. – the main creators of the Pokémon games and a subsidiary of Nintendo. Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata has in the … Continue reading Nintendo does an about face; releases Pokedex app for iOS
Yesterday marked an important day in gaming history. 10 years ago Microsoft released the original Xbox, along with its ever successful gaming service, Xbox Live. Microsoft sold close to 25 million original Xbox’s and was then upgraded to the uber-successful Xbox 360. From everyone at The Noisecast, Happy Birthday Xbox! Continue reading Xbox Turns 10.
Whoa, this is a big item picked up by Polygon (video game arm at The Verge); a source (and former employee at OnLive) disclosed that the ENTIRE staff has just been laid off. Cotdayum that’s horrible news for former(?) OnLive staffers. Aside from news of the abrupt shuttering of the OnLive service, there’s also a bit about forming a new company and talks about what … Continue reading Breaking: OnLive cloud streaming game service shut down?
It’s been about 15 years since we last saw Jet and his gang of skating graffiti artists bring freedom of expression to back to the people of Tokyo-cho, and now Sega has finally made Jet Set Radio HD’s release date and price official. Jet Set Radio HD will be available in mid-September for $9.99 on Steam, PS3, PS Vita, XBox 360, and PC. Playstation Plus … Continue reading Jet Set Radio gets official release date, price
Good morning, dudes and dudettes. I’ve started the roundup early, so be prepared to have your face filled with news. Sponsor a Zombie from Timothy W. Stevens on Vimeo. Day-Z becomes standalone. Day-Z, the incredibly popular mod for the Arma II combat simulator from Bohemia Interactive, has been given the green-light by Bohemia for stand alone development. Arma II is a pretty realistic shooter that’s … Continue reading Roundup: Standalone Zombies
Looks like there’s trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom, Nintendo’s latest quarterly earnings report is not looking good. According to a report in Forbes, the Big N reported a net loss to the tune of $461.2M – worse still, selling the Nintendo 3DS at a loss isn’t helping matters either. Worse still is the projected plan to right the ship; Nintendo’s quarterly report seems to be … Continue reading Nintendo reports nearly half-billion in losses
All things old are new again, at least that seems to be the case for mobile gaming. We’re not complaining one bit. Capcom recently announced the official street date for their classic button-masher, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, coming to iOS in just a couple of days. The iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) app will bring its full 56-character roster, the “Variable System” – the tag system that … Continue reading It’s Maahvel baybee! Marvel vs. Capcom 2 coming to iOS
Demiurge makes their game debut with Shoot Many Robots, a throwback to the old run-and-gun play style. Does it fly high from start to finish or run out of fuel and fall flat? Continue reading Shoot Many Robots: Fun or Fizzle?
Okay, you guys have been dishing out headshots to the tune of $1 Billion dollars. That’s quite a feat for any game, especially in this crappy economy; but the kicker here is that the milestone was reached in just 16 days. To put it in perspective, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took an a seemingly endless (read with a lot of sarcasm here) 60 … Continue reading COD: Modern Warfare 3 hits $1B milestone in 16 days
The holidays means that, for many, a trip to the airport is probably in our immediate future. The problem with traveling around the holidays is that chances are you’ll be waiting an extra long time at airports trying to get to where you’re headed. If you’re the owner of a Nintendo 3DS, your waits may be just a little more bearable thanks to a recently … Continue reading Nintendo to get free WiFi access at airports through Boingo
Sorry guys, I’m a terrible person. I wanted this episode to go up on time for once, but it’s been a hectic week. My apologies. In any case, show notes after the jump. Continue reading “Episode 52 – Crazy and Probably a Little Dumb”
On November 15th, Capcom released their follow up installment to Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It’s been a just under a year since MvC3 was released and many fans felt that their was a lack of development for the title. After the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan earlier this year, Capcom announced that they would not be developing any additional content for Marvel … Continue reading Capcom releases full DLC schedule for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom
When you’re dealing with a highly anticipated video game, release dates become something of a suggestion – especially for mom & pop shops that simply can’t compete with big box retailers. When Super Street Fighter 4 was about to be officially released, I ran down to a game/sneaker/cell phone place that was selling it a week early. In other words, it happens. Last week rumors … Continue reading Early MW3 Players: Fear not the banhammer