Mario Kart 8

The Backlog Volume # 25 – Mario Kart 8

Platform: Wii U Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre(s): Racing Released: May 30, 2014 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Hello everyone and welcome back to the ramblings of a man with too many video games and not enough time to play them, The Backlog. We haven’t done this in a while, my real life and day…

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Telltale’s Walking Dead Comes to Zen Pinball 2 This Summer

Zen Studios announced today that they’ve teamed up with Telltale Games to bring a The Walking Dead pinball table to Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX 2 this summer. Above is the teaser trailer. The Walking Dead pinball table features choice-driven gameplay across each of Season One’s five episodes, along with original story dialogue from…

New Game Releases

Video Game Releases for the Week of April 27th – May 3rd

Below are list of games releasing this week across home consoles, handhelds, and PC. The week is highlighted by Ubisoft’s RPG “Child of Light,” which is available for all the consoles and PC. The week is actually dominated by Nintendo believe it or not; they top the list with eight new releases across Wii U and 3DS. Nothing for you Vita owners this week.

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Capture and Play as Villians in Skylanders: Trap Team

The ever popular world of Skylanders continues to expand this Fall with the release of the new entry Skylanders: Trap Team. This time around, developers Toys for Bob are expanding on their portal machine toys-to-life mechanic by reversing that processing. A special new portal, called Traptanium Portal, allows you to trap villains in the game…

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9 Minutes of Watch_Dogs Multiplayer Gameplay

Ubisoft has released a new nine minute gameplay walk-through showing off some of the multiplayer action in Watch_Dogs. You can view the video below. Of course Watch_Dogs multiplayer isn’t like traditional multiplayer. It’s integrated seamlessly with the games single player campaign and involves “hacking” into another player’s game or trying to get them out of…

Watch_Dogs Gets Release Date and New Trailer

After being delayed late last year to add more polish to the game, Watch_Dogs has been given an official release date.  On May 27th the game is expected to release on all major platforms.  In addition to the release date being announced Ubisoft has released a new trailer hyping up the story of the game.

Nintendo Unleashes New Bayonetta 2 Trailer

Platinum Games and Nintendo released a brand new story trailer for the upcoming Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 today during the Nintendo Direct. The trailer also shows off some of Bayonetta’s new powers. Unfortunately, no release date was announced during the trailer, but it is coming “later this year.” You can view the trailer below.…

The Koopalings Invade Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 got a new trailer today during the Nintendo Direct, and this trailer was all about introducing new playable characters that have been added to the racing roster… the Koopalings. Yes, the Koopa kids will be taking to the track to try and outrace Mario, Luigi, Peach, and a host of others including…

Launch Trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo released the official launch trailer for the first big Wii U release of the year, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, today during the Nintendo Direct. The side scrolling platformer releases exclusively on Wii U on February 21st. You can pre-order the game from Amazon for $49.99 by clicking here. You can check out the…

Ubisoft Delays Wii U Version of Watch Dogs

There’s good news and bad news for gamers who are looking forward to picking up Ubisoft’s ambitious open world game Watch_Dogs. First, the good news. There were some rumors earlier this year that the Wii U version of Watch_Dogs had quietly been canceled. That’s not the case. Watch_Dogs is slated to release sometime this year…

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PS4, XB1, Wii-U) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): Third person action adventure Released: PS3/360/Wii U – October 29, 2013; PS4 November 15, 2013; PC: November 19, 2013; Xbox One November 22, 2013 ESRB Rating: M – Mature I am a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed games…