Game Preview

This Week in Gaming – Week ending on May 4th, 2012

Posted on
This Week in Gaming – Week ending on May 4th, 2012

A weekly digest of all things gaming curated by Dani, GamerGal (@RoyalFlushGal) on This week, Royal Flush takes a look at the week that was as everyone gets excited for the week ahead. This week…

  • Modest Law shared his interview with Airtight Game’s Kim Swift.Check it out here!
  • Skyrim gets Kinect Support – See More »
    See More »
  • Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Downloadable Content Details – See More »
  • Bye, bye “Inside Xbox” – See More »
  • Ubisoft Announces Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Goes Gold –
    See More »
  • We Sing goes Back to the 80’s – See More »
  • Remembering ADAM YAUCH, 1964-2012 – See More »

Monday – April 30th, 2012

Written By Modest Law

Fans of Portal, thirsty for a new first person puzzler this year need not fear, Quantum Conundrum by Airtight Games and Square Enix is here to fill that void (or should I say, Portal) in your heart. You play as a quiet 12 year old boy visiting your Uncle Professor Fitz Quadwrangle, you are tasked to save your Uncle from his latest experiment gone bad using his last invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device. This glove when, powered properly, gives the player the ability to bend reality and change the properties of the world around you. With this new technology, you must then navigate your way through your Uncle’s mansion laboratory and overcome its challenges by shifting through each of the five dimensions.

Read More »

Tuesday – May 1st, 2012

Skyrim with Kinect

Xbox’s own “Major Nelson” breaks down the latest mandatory title update for Skyrim which includes Kinect support.

Read More »


Every week I fall victim to the cuteness that is THEATRHYTHM
Don’t you?

Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Downloadable Content Details

Today we’re happy to announce Max Payne 3 downloadable content plans with a full lineup of multiplayer content planned for release this summer and beyond, starting with the Local Justice Map Pack coming in June. Players will also be able to order the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass to get all of the upcoming DLC at a special discounted rate, compared to purchasing each pack individually. Starting today, the Rockstar Pass can be pre-ordered for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network from Best Buy or GameStop in the United States (or pre-ordered for PSN directly from the PlayStation Store).

The Rockstar Pass grants you access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC and will be available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012 via the in-game store as soon as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, or PC.

The Local Justice Map Pack, coming in June, will include the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.

– Rockstar Games Press Release

Wednesday – May 2nd, 2012

Bye, bye “Inside Xbox”

In a move that I think EVERYONE saw coming, “Major Nelson” announced that Microsoft it was discontinuing production in the US. Therefore making the content would no longer be available to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. To be honest, I have forgotten all about “Inside Xbox” with the latest dashboard update that has made finding content absolutely hard to find. What I always found easily was IGN created content which, shockingly, now has it’s own app. Who knows what Microsoft has planned but only time will tell.

Read More on “Major Nelson’s” blog »

Ubisoft Announces Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Goes Gold

Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has passed the gold master stage of development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system. The game will be released on May 22nd in North America and has an ESRB of “M” for Mature.

We Sing goes Back to the 80’s

The 80s will be remembered for many things – big hair, fluorescent socks and Cabbage Patch Kids, to name but three – but perhaps its most famous export is the music.

Fans of the decade which gave us power ballads, soft rock and some of the most memorable songs ever written are in for a treat this October, as Nordic Games Publishing announces We Sing 80s.

We Sing 80s – due for release later this year – will feature 30 nostalgic favourites, covering the unforgettable decade’s cult hits and dazzling disco tracks, all of which include the original videos. Each song has its own difficulty rating and can be played in short or full length song modes.

– Nordic Games Publishing Press Release

Friday – May 4th, 2012

Remembering ADAM YAUCH, 1964-2012

Written By jrobertson

You could make the case that Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, who died today, was the most important Beastie Boy. The other two–Ad Rock and Mike D–in the three-card-monty lyrical shuffle, you could be forgiven for confusing them. But there was never any doubt about which one was MCA. While the other two were clearly educated white boys trying to rap, Yauch was gifted with a gravelly soulfulness they simply didn’t have and never would. Yauch had a danger about him in the early days: The other two guys looked like jokers, city kids having hipster-ironic fun before we called it that, but MCA invoked the classic street hood. There was nothing ironic about his leather jacket and scraggly beard – the irony (different kind) came later, when the seeming Beastie-est of the Beastie Boys turned out Buddhist.

Mix the Bass Ale with the Guinness Stout, and pour some out… for Yauch.

Read More »