Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally here and in the video below you can catch the first 15 minutes of the highly anticipated first-person shooter. The game opens with a rather emotional scene featuring antagonist Raul Menendez followed by an epic gameplay sequence in Angola with hundreds of soldiers. If you haven't picked up your copy of Black Ops 2 yet, check out what you're missing in the video below.
MIT Game Lab researchers have been developing an open-source game called A Slower Speed of Light that simulates the relativistic effects of slowing down the speed of light. The first-person game has players navigate through a 3D space filled with orbs that reduce the speed of light in increments if you pick them up. It's a bit complicated, so I'll let the MIT researchers explain:
"Visual effects of special relativity gradually become apparent to the player, increasing the challenge of gameplay," said MIT Game Lab. "These effects, rendered in realtime to vertex accuracy, include the Doppler effect (red- and blue-shifting of visible light, and the shifting of infrared and ultraviolet light into the visible spectrum); the searchlight effect (increased brightness in the direction of travel); time dilation (differences in the perceived passage of time from the player and the outside world); Lorentz transformation (warping of space at near-light speeds); and the runtime effect (the ability to see objects as they were in the past, due to the travel time of light).
Here's a video of A Slower Speed of Light in action.
For more, check out the MIT Game Lab website.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is already primed to be one of the year's most successful titles. The highly anticipated first-person shooter is finally out this week, and to get you even more hyped for the release, DIRECTV’s Audience Network is showing a special behind-the-scenes look at the game with their The Making of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 documentary special. The doc contains exclusive footage with the game's cast, as well as expert consultants, pro gamers, and of course, the developers behind the game itself. Here's a sneak peek:
If you want to watch the whole Black Ops 2 documentary, check it out on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch. 239) at 10 p.m. ET/PT or on Tuesday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Commander Shepard and her squad are back for another go at Mass Effect 3, this time on the Wii U. The Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 will have Wii U exclusive features, like GamePad gameplay mechanics and more.
If you've never played Mass Effect 3, and you plan on buying a Wii U, consider checking ME3 Wii U out. Although, you will be missing out on the first two installments in the trilogy.
Mass Effect 3 Wii U will be released on November 13, 2012, according to this trailer. That's five days before the launch of the Wii U.
Naomie Harris, star of the new James Bond movie Skyfall, stopped by Attack of the Show! recently to talk all about her work on the film. The styling actress went in to the excruciating physical training that she had to go through to prepare for her role as Eve, and talked about her interactions with castmate Daniel Craig.
This is pretty clever. Sony's upcoming 2D arcade brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale features a story mode, and that story ends with a boss fight featuring none other than... Polygon Man! You guys remember Polygon Man, right? No? Figures. He wasn't around for very long.
Sony used Polygon Man as a mascot for the first PlayStation prior to its release in North America. He featured into various ads for a time, but was eventually dropped and replaced with characters from actual games. The snub has apparently simmered over the past decade-plus, and so now Polygon Man is back in PlayStation All-Stars to put the smackdown on Sony's more popular present-day lineup (plus a few of their third-party friends).
Get your first glimpse in the newly revealed opening cinematic. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hits stores on November 20, 2012.
In the video below, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk talks to John Barrowman about the Bones Brigade documentary. It's a film that explains how a group of kids working together turned their love of skateboarding into an international industry. Skate or die, man!
Casey Hudson has revealed via Twitter Bioware is working on a "completely new Mass Effect game." This is the first concrete confirmation that there will be life for the Mass Effect franchise after ME3.
The Mass Effect trilogy ended earlier this year with Mass Effect 3. Now, Mass Effect 3 Wii U and the Mass Effect 3 trilogy collection are planned for release soon.
The tweet reads:
"We're in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?"
The nice man asked you a question, what do you want to see in a new Mass Effect game?
Skyfall, the new James Bond movie is finally here. In the video below, Grace Helbig talks to the star-studded cast including Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe about their roles and the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise.
Sara Underwood and John Barrowman join forces to bring you an epic Around The Net, filled with treadmills, a crazy right, a cool new way to pass out, how to take the edge off and yet another weird video from Japan.
The Call of Duty series has no shortage of jaw-dropping moments thanks to its gripping story and intense gameplay. X-Play's Blair Herter and Morgan Webb are counting down the creme de la creme of the most EXPLOSIVE moments in the Call of Duty series. Check out the video below to see if your favorite CoD moment made the cut.
Hold on to your butt, Star Trek fanboys and girls, William "Captain Kirk" Shatner himself stopped by X-Play recently to show off his new "Shatoetry" app for iPhone. The app takes words you string together and reads it back in the voice of the Big Billy Shat himself. X-Play's Tiffany Smith got time with the man behind the app and the captain in the video below.
Film expert Chris Gore stopped by Attack of the Show to take on DVDuesday. This week's DVD offerings include some big budget movies like like The Amazing Spider-Man, They Live, You Can't Do That On Film and Steve Jobs: the Lost Interview. All of these films are out on DVD now, but which ones are worth your time and money? Watch the video below to find out!
Far Cry 3's story tells the dark tale of a man's struggle to escape the horrors of a mysterious island. The environment may be serene and beautiful but its people are anything but. What the island in Far Cry 3 lacks in Holiday Inns, it makes up for with insane and heavily armed men who want nothing more than to causing suffering. If you're not familiar with Far Cry 3's story, take a look at the trailer below.
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