Aliens: Colonial Marines connects to the Alien films in a way that will leave fans of the films totally satisfied. Gearbox wanted to make sure that authenticity was there for all the aspects of the game. Want an example of that dedication? Aliens: Colonial Marines features its very own Bishop, and he's voiced by none other than the original Bishop, Lance Henriksen. The renowned actor was thrilled to be a part of the game, and we're thrilled to see him in video game form.
The Wii U is coming out next month along with a brand new Super Marios game, New Super Mario Bros. U. The 2D platforming title is the first true HD Mario game, and it will once again set Mario off on an adventure to save Princess Peach from Bowser. In the video below, Nintendo's Corey Olcsvary stops by X-Play to give us some more details about the game, including an in-depth overview ofNew Super Mario Bros. U's multiplayer features.
Late night YouTube trolling can result in all the lights being turned on in the house, random calls to a best friend to calm nerves, and flashlight location memorization. Of course we're talking the videos you stumble around the internet watching late at night for some reason while alone despite your crippling fear of everything even a little out of the ordinary. Everyone does it.
And everyone's doing it now, seeing as Halloween is right around the corner. But you don't have to sift through the scraps of YouTube for screamer videos or poorly shot "paranormal" footage. May we suggest a litany of awesome for your viewing orbs with a sampling of horrific web series that will send chills down your spine without insulting your intelligence or forcing you to visit the land of YouTube commenters? Shudder. Here are five spooky series to get you started.
You know you were way into the Blair Witch saga when it hit theaters way back when. The whole "found footage"/documentary trend has all but exploded since then, but nothing has been able to match the excitement the film culminated in exactly, though few have tried. Marble Hornets is an admirable project that follows in the same footsteps of the greats before it with creepy footage and bizarre goings-on, most of which should be more than enough nightmare fuel for skittish viewers.
A fictional movie was suddenly and mysteriously dropped from production due to some weird circumstances. The series of videos chronicle the raw footage a friend of the movie's creator was able to procure, and the disturbing events surrounding it. The project extends to video footage and unsettling tweets, and there's more here to get engaged if you're looking for a new ARG to get into. If creepypasta and related scares are your thing, Marble Hornets should be on your to-watch list.
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is all about working together and making decisions that will affect the world around you. In this Epic Mickey 2 "Oswald" gameplay trailer, you'll get to learn all about Mickey's new playable friend, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and find out how Oswald will be helping Mickey with his special remote control that can re-program robots and animatronics.
The Guild Wars 2 Halloween Event "Shadow of the Mad King" is now live for players to participate in. The event marks the first big update to the massively popular GW2, adding 80 new pieces of content, many of which revolve around a spooky four-act story culminating in a big Halloween event on October 31.
Shadow of the Mad King brings back the loony Mad King Thorn from Guild Wars, and the event will let players trick or treat, go on scavenger hunts, craft special Halloween-related recipes, and play through all sorts of Halloween-themed mini-dungeons and areas across Tyria. There are even themed events complete with achievements to partake in; the only thing missing is you.
Along with the Shadow of the Mad King, other additions to the game include a new mini-dungeon called Vexa's Lab, and other dynamic events throughout Fireheart Rise, the Plains of Ashford, and Timberline Falls. There are even new jumping puzzles, one of my favorite parts of the game.
Check out the Shadow of the Mad King trailer below, and then grab your candy bucket and log in for a frightfully good time.
Marvel has released the teaser trailer for Iron Man 3. The full Iron Man 3 trailer will be revealed tomorrow, Tuesday October 23, 2012.
The trailer comes in at just under 20 seconds but in that short amount of time we got a glimpse at some of the situations Tony Stark will be in, as well as his love, Pepper Potts, who doesn't look too happy.
Nintendo's first TV ad for the Wii U, which aired during the latest episode of Homeland in the UK (via Polygon), lays out exactly what the November 18, 2012-releasing console can do. There's a feeling of goofiness that seems out of place for a Sunday night audience, but the content of the ad is exactly the sort of thing that Nintendo needs to be putting out there.
Starting with the declaration that this is "a brand new console with a brand new controller," the ad runs through a variety of Wii U-specific features that set the new console apart from the Wii. You get looks at a handful of games, but none of the titles are actually mentioned. Nintendo smartly puts the focus here on the hardware and letting people know how they'll be using it.
This right here is how you want to start your week: with a shiny, new gameplay trailer for BioShock Infinite. Set to the strains of Nico Vega's "Beast," the minute-and-a-half montage offers up a picture of Irrational Games' work on the February 26, 2012 release.
The thing that strikes me most watching this trailer is the abundance of people. For all of its deranged Splicers, BioShock was a very solitary experience. Columbia compares to Rapture in the sense that it is -- or appears to be, based on what we know -- a dying metropolis, but it looks like the new story plunges you much more centrally into the throes of that death. That certainly seems to be the case based on what we know of the warring Vox Populi and Founders factions.
There's plenty more to pick apart in the trailer, but pay close attention to that first bit of footage. Is a lighthouse the entry point for Irrational's latest ruined paradise as well?
Killers aren’t born evil. They have to go to school for that.
Welcome back to Slasher School where they’re on the cutting edge of killing. Psychopaths and the undead go to learn the basics of what it takes to eviscerate young teenagers and anyone else daring enough to check out the basement at night. Who needs to get their degree in VCR repair when you can take an advanced course in mass murder? Check out everything Slasher School has to offer as we revisit the AOTS animated series.
Zombies might have the brains, but they don’t have a lot of cash to spare. This Halloween, look like the dead without killing your wallet with these simple but effective FX tricks. From showing off a little grey matter to pulling a prank on your friends, we show you how to do it all with only a couple of bucks.
G4 is super excited -- today we're live-streaming hours of games to help kids. You can tune in at 12 Noon PT, as we raise money for Extra Life, a charity-drive dedicated to Children's Miracle Network hospitals across North America. We'll be running a live-streamed 'telethon'-style event featuring all kinds of video games. Cool!
We need you to watch and contribute. You can check out the stream above, or on Twitch TV, and you can give right on G4's team page at Extra-Life. In return, we'll be giving out amazing, one-of-kind gaming swag.
The games we'll be running through include Borderlands 2,Dance Central 3 and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron... and lots of surprises, too!
Square Enix has released a teaser trailer for Sleeping Dogs DLC "Nightmare in North Point." The spooky DLC revolves around a "Hungry Ghost," cat food, and murder. Our hero wil have to call upon the powers of ancient Chinese magic to defeat ghosts of Triads, possessed citizens and Smiley Cat’s army of Jiang Shi.
Ubisoft is bringing Gangnam Style, the Internet sensation from South Korean rapper PSY, into Just Dance 4 come November 2012. The DLC drop will offers all "motion sensor platform"-owning fans everywhere the opportunity to do a horse-riding dance in front of their TVs. This is a world I am happy to live in.
There's no confirmed release date other than "November" and the press release also notes that pricing "will be similar to previous Just Dance DLC." To save you the time of searching for the Gangnam Style video so you can watch it again, I've embedded it up top. Just hit play. You know you want to.
Halo 4 arrives on November 6, 2012, and Microsoft wants to get you in the mood with this launch trailer from filmmaker David Fincher (Se7en, The Social Network) and visual effects wizard Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World). The trailer debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the Internet provides this morning, with the two-and-a-half-minute tease popping up on Halo Waypoint and YouTube.
What's really impressive to me about this "Scanned" trailer is its blurring of what's real and what's a visual effect. I would never have taken any of this to be live-action footage if Microsoft's press release hadn't alerted me. Fincher got his start in Hollywood doing short form work on music videos, and you can most definitely get a sense of that knack for telling a big story in a small space after watching this trailer. The "Believe" campaign from Halo 3 is still tops in my book, but this is nonetheless a damn fine trailer.