Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

S&S News: Unreal Engine 4 "Infiltrator" Tech Demo Released

Epic has released a tech demo titled, Infiltrator, and it shows off what the next gen could look like when using the powerful Unreal Engine 4.  The video is below.

S&S News: Crytek Looking to Bid on Darksiders Rights

It seems that they will be a Darksiders 3, after all, and the company looking to pick up the rights is a talented one.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

S&S News: New PS4 Details from GDC

Sony has released some new details for the PS4, including a "very large" hard drive in every system, raised friend limit, and more.

S&S News: Next Mass Effect and Dragon Will Be Powered by the Frostbite 3 Engine

The next games from Bioware will be powered with Dice's new powerhouse engine, according to Bioware.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

S&S Review: Urban Trials Freestyle

Title: Urban Trials Freestyle
Format: PSN/PS Vita
Release Date: February 19th 2013
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: TATE Interactive
Price: $14.99
ESRB Rating: E10+

Urban Trials Freestyle is the PS3's version of Trials HD which is on the 360. The game features a whole bunch of sweet flips, kicks, and yes, deaths.

S&S Reviews: Bioshock Infinite

Title: Bioshock Infinite
Format: Xbox 360/PS3/PC
Release Date: 3/26/13
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: M

"Are you afraid of God? No, I'm afraid of you."
Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter game and the third installment in the Bioshock series. Previously known as "Project Icarus", it has been developed by Irrational Games and was released worldwide on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 platforms on March 26, 2013. Bioshock Infinite is not part of the story line of previous Bioshock games, but features similar gameplay concepts and themes.

S&S News: New GTA V Screenshots Released

Rockstar has released their next batch of GTA V screenshots, check them out below.  

S&S News: Battlefield 4 Gameplay Trailer Released

Dice has released the first full length trailer for Battlefield 4, showcasing the new Frostbite 3 engine, give it a look after the break.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

S&S News: Battlefield 4 Screenshots Leaked

The first screenshots for Battlefield 4 have been leaked, hit the break to see them, they're pretty mind blowing....

S&S News: Exclusive Interview with Moonshot Games

During PAX East 2013, I was able to sit down with Christian Baekkelund from Moonshot Games and talk about their upcoming top-down strategy game, Third Eye Crime. There is also a release date and price given in the interview below.

S&S Review: Gears of War: Judgement

Title: Gears of War: Judgement
Format: Xbox 360
Release Date: March 17, 2013
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: M

Gears of War: Judgement is the latest game out of the series, and it comes to us from Epic Games and People Can Fly, a couple of great studios.  The prequel to the original game doesn't do a whole lot new in the series, but it's still a great shooter.

Monday, March 25, 2013

S&S News: Roller Coaster Tycoon coming to iOS and Android devices.

Atari has recently confirmed the first Roller Coaster Tycoon is coming to iOS and Android devices. The release date rumored for late April, but we know will be released within the first quarter of this year. From being such a hit on the computer this classic will be great on wireless devices. Little information is known about this upcoming title. Whether or not it is free to play? Or how they will manage to allow the controls to work? For all upcoming details on Roller Coaster Tycoon, keep it here and Short And Sweet.


S&S News: Exclusive Indie Megabooth Interview w/Kelly Wallick

This years PAX East showed some sweet triple-A titles, but even sweeter than that was the amount of awesome Indie games. Thanks to Indie Megabooth, Indie developers were able to show off their work to the audience of PAX East. Thankfully, I was able to sit down with Kelly Wallick from Indie Megabooth to talk about what was happening within the Indie community.

S&S News: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag First Gameplay Footage Revealed

Ubisoft has finally shown off some gameplay footage for ACIV: Black Flag, and it looks impressive, check it out after the break.

S&S News: Bioshock Infinite Review Scores are Looking pretty Favorable

Bioshock Infinite is coming out tomorrow, but the bulk of the reviews are out now and they are looking very promising.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

S&S News: Next Mass Effect Will Be Something Fresh and New

Bioware recently discussed their next big project, and they had some pretty interesting words for their next Mass Effect game that'll definitely get some people excited.

S&S News: Rockstar Games Breaks Silence on GTA V

Rockstar has finally given us some more updates on GTA V, just not what you were expecting.

S&S Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Title: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Format: PS3, Xbox 360
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: CyberConnect2
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: T

With every new Naruto Shippuden game, it seems that CyberConnect2 continues to improve upon a great foundation, and Ultimate Ninja Storm proves to be yet another good title for fans of the anime.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

S&S News: Wanna meet Us?

     So you like Short and Sweet Reviews huh? Well if you're at PAX East on Sunday then you can meet me, S&S's News Editor Aaron Abelove.

S&S News: Randy Pitchford Excited For PS4

It seems that yet another developer is loving what Sony is doing with their next gen system.  Randy Pitchford had a few choice words for the system and the company behind it.

Friday, March 22, 2013

S&S News: Inside Saints Row IV at PAX East 2013

As I sat through the demo of Saints Row IV, I realized that even after the THQ sellout, Volition and Deep Silver still haven't lost their touch. Saints Row is back!

S&S News: Marvel Heroes Release Date and Information

     Today, during PAX East, Gazillion Games showed off some impressive footage and information about Marvel Heroes at their panel.

S&S News: Blizzard Reveals HearthStone

Today marks the 2013 PAX East, and already Blizzard has revealed it's new game.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Did you know there is a Pokemon MMO?

Believe it or not, there a Pokemon MMO, and it's very good. Completely free and tons of fun. The following simple steps below will allow you to jump in. Rumor has it, a player who goes by "stulew" is the Pokemaster.

S&S News: Halo 4 Receives a New Update for Weapon Balancing

Halo 4 has received a new update, and it'll address the constant patching issues for weapon balancing.  Check out the full patch notes after the break.

S&S News: New Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix PAX East Trailer

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, and it will be the trailer to be featured at PAX East.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

S&S News: New Bioshock Infinite Trailer Shows the Creation of Elizabeth

Irrational Games has released a new behind the scenes trailer, and it showcases the multiple actresses that helped create Elizabeth.

S&S News: Tomb Raider Was Built From the Ground Up for the Xbox 360

According to Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider was built from the ground up for the Xbox 360, and then later ported to the other consoles.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

S&S News: Battleblock Theatre has a release date.

The release date is April 3rd of this year. Releasing on Xbox live arcade.

S&S Review: God of War: Ascension

Title: God of War: Ascension
Format: PS3
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Sony Santa Monica
Price: $59.99
ESRB Rating: M

God of War: Ascension is the latest gory adventure featuring the troubled spartan, Kratos.  Ascension is a prequel to the epic trilogy, and it tells the story of Kratos before the events in God of War 1.  This is the first God of War game to include multiplayer, and although it doesn't enhance the game, it doesn't hurt it either.

Monday, March 18, 2013

S&S News: CEO of EA Resigns

After six years of being EA's Chief Executive Officer, John Riccitiello has announced his resignation.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

S&S Review: NightSky

Title: NightSky
Format: iOS devices
Release Date: 3/14/13
Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.
Developer: Nicalis, Inc.
Price: $0.99

Intro - NightSky has been a hit on the Nintendo 3DS, which has been ported for wireless devices. This is a silhouette side swiping art game with soothing music. NightSky is a puzzle game at most, and always gives you something to look at with the background art.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

S&S News: The Last of Us Campaign's Length Revealed

Naughty Dog has revealed the length of The Last of Us's single player campaign, and it's a lot longer than you might think.

S&S News: Frozen Endzone Announced

Were you a fan of Frozen Synapse? Well a new game from Mode 7 Games may fill your fix.

Friday, March 15, 2013

S&S News: Bioshock Infinite Voice Cast Revealed

The main voice cast has been revealed for Bioshock Infinite, and it features a number of top notch actors that have been featured in a number of games.

S&S News: Saints Row 4 Announced

The fourth game out of the Saints Row franchise has just been confirmed, and its coming a lot sooner than you think.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

S&S Review: Naruto: Powerful Shippuden

Title: Naruto: Powerful Shippuden
Format: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Inti Creates, CyberConnect2
Price: $39.99
ESRB Rating: E

Naruto: Powerful Shippuden is a side scrolling spin off of Naruto Shippuden, as well as Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals.  Controlling either Rock Lee or Naruto, you get to go on ninja missions directly from their own storylines.  It's not your typical Naruto title, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

S&S News: "Next Xbox" Websites are FAKE

Many have signed up and many have been scammed. The "Next Xbox" sites are fake.

S&S News: PAX East Information and Predictions

As the days pass, PAX East is growing closer and closer and the anticipation is growing. Here's what we expect to see at the event.

S&S News: PS Vita Sales Skyrocket in Japan

Apparently Japanese citizens are very happy about the PS Vita price cut because sale numbers have risen.

S&S News: Hometown Story Headed to North America and Europe for 3DS

The latest game from Harvest Moon Creator, Yasuhiro Wada, revealed his next game will be coming to NA and EU regions later this year.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

S&S News: New Sound Shapes DLC

After a long awaited announcement, Sound Shapes will be receiving new DLC.

S&S News: PETA needs to stay out of video games.

With most recent controversy of the whaling epidemic brought up in the announcement of Assassin's Creed 4. PETA has stepped in again trying to make their mark. They have even gone to the extent of creating spoof versions of games they believe are cruel to animals. 

S&S News: Ron Gilbert Leaves Double Fine

It looks like the Monkey Island creator is leaving Double Fine Productions....

S&S Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirrors of Fate

Title: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Format: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Mercury Steam
Price: $39.99
ESRB Rating: M

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate brings the classic Konami franchise over to the Nintendo 3DS, and it adds a lot of new flavor into mix.  If you've been waiting for a good Castlevania game for the 3DS, the wait is over.

Monday, March 11, 2013

S&S News: God of War: Ascension Review Score Round Up

God of War: Ascension hasn't faired too well with gaming critics, but this is only when you compare it too God of War 3.

S&S News: Just Cause Dev Says PS4 Will Out-power Most PCs

It seems like more developers are singing the praise of the PS4, and for good reason, the machine is going to be a powerhouse.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

S&S Indie Review: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Title: Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
Format: Wii U
Release Date: November 18, 2012
Publisher: WayForward Technologies
Developer: WayForward Technologies
Price: $9.99
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone (10+)

This port of an earlier release on the 3DS eShop strives to maintain its core gameplay while adding some additional features and content, but how does it do?

S&S News: EA Offering Free PC Game for SimCity Buyers

It looks like EA will finally be giving a bit of compensation to fans who've been waiting to get online in SimCity.