Diablo 3 Launch Site Reveals The Monk

The third reveal from the Diablo 3 launch website, Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise, is the Monk;

“The monks. Holy warriors who believe that the madness and chaos of Sanctuary are destined to be brought into order, and that it is their sacred mission to assist their thousand and one gods in doing so. Arrayed in the fiery colors of Ytar, the fire god, monks draw from their years of intense training and meditation to become masters of melee combat. While proficient with many types of weapons‚ Aistaves, blades, maces and spears, monks have no real need for such crude tools. Their discipline has honed both body and mind into living instruments of divine justice”.

You can read a new short story for the Monk class on the website as well as a short background.

Watch the trailer for the Monk after the break.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Japanese Trailer Shows New Footage

It seems as though a lot of the foreign language trailers of big movies are showing new footage unseen to English-speaking audiences, firstly with The Avengers, now with The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Japanese trailer for the movie has hit the net and it shows some good shots from the movie, nice clear shots of Lizard and the toll he takes on Spider-Man.

Watch the trailer after the break.

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Crysis 3 HD Screenshots and Special Edition Details

With the announcement of Crysis 3 this morning, EA and Crytek have released the first screenshots and details about the Crysis 3 special edition, entitled ‘Hunter Edition’.

‘The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with early access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Gamers who pre-order now will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags’.

Read on for more details and screenshots.

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Crytek Announce ‘Crysis 3’

Electronic Arts has today officially announced Crysis 3. Set to take place in 2047 in a rainforest created in the ruins of New York City. Titled the “Liberty Dome” the game will be a sandbox shooter that features “seven distinct and treacherous environments.”

Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.”

The game’s story will take place from Prophets point of view, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination.

Well, there you have it, the game will of course look pretty as you can see by the screenshot above, lets hope it plays just as good.

Crysis 3 is set to launch in 2013.

Community Spotlight – Battlefield 3

I have been sending out requests left, right and centre over the past few days, scouring the internet communities for the best tips, strategies and loadouts from the top players around the world and have had a good response, getting some really helpful tips and tricks on how to improve your skills and not get annihilated when you play online.

So if you are a new player who is looking for some ways to improve your skills, or a veteran who wants that one thing to launch them into greatness, take a read of our tips from the community and take in what works on the Battlefield!

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‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Detail Plans For Season 3 and Beyond

With the renewal of Game of Thrones for a 3rd season, the shows producers have outlined their vision for how the show will continue in the future.

“Well… “A Storm of Swords” is too long to fit in a single season. And as readers know, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons” takes place during roughly the same time frame, so we’ll have to fold those together. The plan, if we’re lucky enough to be given the opportunity to see it through, is to use as many seasons as we need to tell the story as a whole, to do justice to George’s entire opus”.

About how they would deal with adapting from the source material they continued with;

“We’re not looking at our series as a book-by-book adaptation so much as an adaptation of George’s entire saga. In other words, in our minds season two is not “A Clash of Kings.” It is the second season of our adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

So it seems as though the team is looking at focusing on telling the entire story rather than trying to force massive novels into a 10 episode TV season. This is a good strategy, not only will the quality be better as they will be able to put more of Martin’s story into the show, rather than cutting it out for time sake. It will also give Martin the time to finish the final 2 books in his series before the show catches up.

New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Photos

A bunch of new pictures from The Dark Knight Rises have hit the internet. Previously featured in EW Magazine, the still have made their way online showing Batman using some new technology, Bane in a new costume as well as Catwoman working her magic. It’s also good to see Morgan Freeman back as Lucius once again.

Head over to EW for the rest of the pictures.

Rumor: God Of War 4 Coming?

Oh I really hope this is for God of War 4!

Posted on the Playstation facebook page, the image above teases a reveal on April 19, by the looks of the image and the popular consensus about the image is it could be a reveal for a new God of War.

The colours of the picture do strike a resemblance to those used for previous God of War ad campaigns and vengeance is Kratos’ thing, so it seems like a pretty safe bet right? I hope so.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Legacy Patch 1.2 Live

Bioware have launched the Legacy patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, patch 1.2.

The patch features massive upgrades to the Legacy system as well as a new Operation, Explosive Conflict, where you will fight for control of a planet in order to gain access to the precious minerals for your faction after the mercenary army hired to protect the planet goes rogue, you will also find the usual bug fixes and tweaks.

Watch the preview video for the new Operation after the break.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter In Action

Get your first glimpse of Medal of Honor: Warfighter in action with this gameplay trailer. The graphics look incredibly good here, with good effects and action, lots of explosions and destruction from what I can see. It seems to definitely be a boost over the original game. Perhaps they have learned from their mistakes and will be bringing us a great game this time around.

Watch the trailer after the break.

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Multiplayer Trailer

The new multiplayer trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is full of hectic action, it looks very promising indeed. Showing some footage from different modes in the game, the multiplayer seems as though it will bring a good mix of fast paced action and stealth. With the beta launching next week, I’m sure lots of new impressions will come out of that and a better idea of what the finished product will be like.

Watch the trailer after the break.

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Kaz Hirai Reveals His ‘One Sony’ Vision

Sony boss, Kaz Hirai has today outlined his vision for Sony moving forward, the base of his idea is “Sony is positioning digital imaging, game and mobile as the three main focus areas of its electronics business and plans to concentrate investment and technology development resources in these areas,” stated Hirai in a press release.

Riding on the back of the PS3 and Vita which are generating a steady profit for Sony, Hirai stated “By growing these three businesses, Sony aims to generate approximately 70 per cent of total sales and 85 per cent of operating income for the entire electronics business from these categories by FY14 [2013/2014].”

In order to keep Sony generating a profit, the bad news is that Sony will be laying off 10000 employees across all divisions.

Two New ‘Avengers’ Clips

With only about 3 weeks to go until The Avengers is released, the powers that be have seen fit to release a couple of clips to tease us. Showing mostly the same footage as we have already seen, however with some added scenes that we haven’t the first clip focuses on Thor, while the second is the extended scene from the trailer of Stark and Loki talking in Stark’s penthouse.

Both are short but oh so sweet!

Check them out after the break

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Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Multiplayer Updated

Blizzard’s Dustin Browder has updated the Starcraft II website with a long post detailing the changes and challenges of creating the multiplayer in Heart of the Swarm.

From the blog:

Terrans

Terrans have undergone significant changes since we talked about them at BlizzCon. We have not kept the shredder, and even the warhound is in contention. The shredder was very confusing for players as well as being something that was easily used to kill a large number of workers with little to no warning. It was rarely used for its intended role of map control. The warhound still feels a little too much like a small thor, which is just not new enough to give terran players new strategies. We are still experimenting with a wide range of units, particularly from the factory, which we think is a little light on options. We have had a great deal of trouble with the terrans largely because they are such a flexible and effective race in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. We want to provide terran players with new strategies, however, so we will continue to work on them.

If we keep the Thor, we are currently experimenting with an anti-air spider mine that would give the terrans a way to get some factory-built anti-air into small places that a Thor has trouble reaching (like near your minerals). Whether this is meaningful, considering terrans have marines, is still in question. We are also experimenting with an extremely long-ranged terran missile launcher that can be used to break siege tank lines to make terran-vs.-terran factory-based games more dynamic.

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Crysis 3 Revealed on Origin

Oops, that’s embarrassing, EA have accidentally revealed the existence of Crysis 3 via their origin service. The listing has been taken down but you may not have to wait long for details on Crysis 3 as there should be an official reveal via Game Reactor magazine in the coming weeks.

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