Evolution of Gaming: PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One (Part 1)

I’m going to start this off with saying one thing in particular. I have been a fan of gaming since I was just a little boy. I can still remember begging my older brother for a turn on the Super Nintendo. As my mother saw the hurt from missing out on these classic gaming experiences, she purchased me a Sega Genesis for my birthday in 1996. By the time 1998 came around, I was given a Nintendo 64 and a PlayStation in 1999. On top of that selection of consoles, I had already developed a love for the GameBoy Color. Video games had become my passion and my past time to say the least. Now let’s jump to this coming generation.

THE PURGE

purge Well I think that most of the human population wishes that one night out of the year all Crime should be legal right? Well this is the film for you! The Purge is a upcoming horror film from Platinum Dunes. The film is set in 2022 where crime is at an all time low and unemployment is at 1%. Those statistics are because one night out of the year all and any crime is legal for 12 hours and all services such as ambulance, police, fire anything that has to do with society’s safety is shut down. Scary right? The movie was released in the UK today and was suppose to release in the US today but that was changed to June 7th. Check out the chilling trailer Here!

V/H/S 2

VHS-2

Wow the sequel to possibly one of the scariest movies of all time is finally arriving! For those of you who have not seen V/H/S, it is a 2012 horror anthology about a group of thieves who are sent on a robbery to retrieve a rare tape only to discover that each tape is scarier and more disturbing then the previous. Please you horror fans really need to check out V/H/S. Check out the trailer to the first one HERE. Hopefully you can make it through the terrifying movie to catch the sequel! Here is the trailer for V/H/S 2! Also a warning, this film has made people pass out when shown at the sundance film festival and is not for faint of heart! V/H/S can be purchased in most retail stores and online. V/H/S 2 will hit limited screens july 12th 2013, but will be on demand everywhere june 6th!

Start Button To Return In Windows 8.1

Remember that Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of every Windows-powered device prior to 2012? Well, chances are, if you’re reading this from a Windows PC, that it’s probably in sight right now as you are reading this. Most consumers have decided not to upgrade to Windows 8, excluding myself and a few others who are tech savvy enough to realize that Windows 8 is merely Windows 7 with the addition of mobile-styled apps and more intuitive menus. It seems that Microsoft is beginning to understand their general consumers who tend to utilize PCs for more casual use such as primarily for Facebook, E-mail, and news.

‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon May Return to the Show

Dan Harmon announced last week that Sony had asked him to return to produce the low-rated yet critically-acclaimed NBC sitcom, Community, to which he has yet to respond whether or not he will be accepting this offer. Many viewers have recently claimed that the series has changed negatively in the recent fourth season of the show, the first (and hopefully only) season of Community to leave out its original creator. After a lengthy decision over whether or not the show would be renewed for a fifth season, it was eventually decided that the series will return eventually, but not in the Fall.

Watch the “Need for Speed: Rivals” Trailer

EA released a trailer for their upcoming current and next-generation racing title, Need for Speed: Rivals. The game is currently available via pre-order on its official site for retail PC, PC Download, Xbox 360, and PS3, but also briefly mentions its next-gen focus in a descriptor below. It is also made apparent that the game utilizes the Frostbite 3 engine. The trailer is available to view below, but keep in mind that it doesn’t seem to be anything like Sonic Rivals.

Look Ahead at Destiny

Bungie Promo Art

Following Microsoft’s recent Xbox One announcement, the gaming world is full of anticipation for the next generation of home consoles and the various upcoming titles. Though there are already several noteworthy titles set for both Xbox and Ps4 launches, one game occupying most of the spotlight is Destiny, a cross-console game brought to us by masters of sci-fi, and creators of Halo, Bungie.

Watch the Debut Trailer For Sonic: Lost World

Sonic: Lost World was recently announced for Wii U and 3DS in a Nintendo Direct update that also confirmed a partnership between SEGA and Nintendo. The partnership grants Nintendo exclusive rights to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise for three entire video game releases, the first of which is…. You guessed it! Sonic: Lost World. You can view the debut trailer below.

Rayman Legends Comes To PlayStation Vita

Remember that Wii U exclusive you thought you knew? Well now it’s exclusivity is has drawn even farther from the truth. Earlier this year it was announced that in addition to Wii U, Rayman Legends would make its way onto the current-gen Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles, most likely due to Wii U’s lack of sales since its launch. The Vita version of the platforming sequel to 2011’s Rayman Origins will use touch controls “to zoom, take out enemies, and manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more.” In addition to these features, the portable version of the game will also include five exclusive touch-based levels on Vita. Rayman Legends will release on PS Vita, as well as Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 3rd in the U.S. and August 30th in Europe.