Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC Announced for June and Two More Later in 2012

The Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC expansion was announced for June 2012 at an EA event last night. There haven’t been any major DLC release since Back to Karkand was released in December 2011. Close Quarters will include four new maps and 10 weapons. There will be no new vehicles introduced as it’s speculated the maps will… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Too Good to be True

Ubisoft drops some knowledge with another inevitable release and financial reports, while EA is trying to screw up the launch of Mass Effect 3 and Sony finally gives PSN games some love with a new campaign. I don’t know which story I found more touching, all of our crushes, Brandon’s bonding with his son, or… Continue reading

FemShep Leads the Way in the Best Mass Effect 3 Trailer Yet

For a series that prides itself on gameplay options, Mass Effect advertising has been surprisingly dominated by the generic male version of its hero, Commander Shepard. BioWare and EA recognized that gamers did not identify with the default character model of the female Shepard to the point that it prompted them to conduct a Facebook campaign where… Continue reading

NFL Blitz Reflex Review: A Safety is Not a Touchdown

Hey, NFL Blitz is back! That is a factual exclamation. Licensed arcade football is something I’ve been missing since my Nintendo 64 and arcade days (PS2 and “The League” versions be damned). Needless to say I was thrilled when the rumors started churning that EA was going to push out a new NFL Blitz on… Continue reading

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is Warm Up Game for XBLA House Party 2012

Who says downloadable games aren’t gaining popularity and a certain level of awesome? Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced the lineup for the Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party, and there are highly anticipated games in the list. Luckily for many of us the warm up game at the party will be Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on February 15,… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Single Player MMO – The Cursed Checkpoint #101

Josh has traditionally been anti-MMO games but has fallen for Star Wars: The Old Republic, so Justin sits down with him to figure out what has happened and if he should join in. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a single video game, genre, news headline,… Continue reading

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Special Editions Limit Trolling

When a new studio has been working on a new video game franchise and generally promotes the franchise by touting the names of the producers/directors behind the game for years before unveiling the name of the actual franchise, you can bet that they will try and tap into the fans of that big name team…. Continue reading