Bioshock Infinite: City in the Sky Trailer

If you’re like me and you’ve been waiting for Bioshock Infinite this whole time, your heart probably dropped when you heard that the game got pushed to March 26. It probably also didn’t help much that they keep releasing awesome trailers like these to keep our hype in check.

This latest trailer seems to be aimed at showing more of what’s going to happen when you set foot on the floating city of Columbia, displaying much more of the game’s environments and combat, all along the while showing a sneak peek of the story that the folks at Irrational Games so lovingly crafted. Still, it’s worth noting that every single thing about this trailer screams that it is part of the Bioshock universe, displaying the core concept of the series that talks about how ideologies can lead to some horrible, horrible consequences if someone abuses them.

Bioshock Infinite puts you in the shoes of Booker DeWitt, a former pinkerton agent assigned to rescue a girl named Elizabeth from a floating city called The Columbia. In a manner not so different to the Big Daddys of the original Bioshock games, Elizabeth is protected (and, if the trailers are to be believed, often harassed) by a huge mechanical creature called The Songbird. To make matters worst, things are quickly going south on Columbia, with warring factions and anarchy reigning supreme. Ken Levine said in some interviews that, much like how the first game’s theme was based loosely about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, that Bioshock Infinite‘s theme is a loose exploration of American Exceptionalism.

Bioshock Infinite is set to come out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on March 26. Preordering the game will grant you access to a browser-based puzzle game called Bioshock Infinite: Industrial Revolution, a game based off of developer Lazy 8 Studios’ Cogs. Solving the puzzles will unlock various items in the game when it’s finally released. Let’s hope we make it then without any more delays!

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Sony Releases Live Action God of War: Ascension Trailer

Sony released a live action trailer promoting God of War: Ascension ahead of its Super Bowl debut yesterday and we have it right here! See Kratos before he declared vengeance against the Gods, how he became the Ghost of Sparta and why everything he touches turns to ash. Listen to Ellie Goulding’s “Hanging On” as Kratos’ enemies close in around him.

God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the original God of War sold on the PlayStation 2. In this game, Kratos (voiced by Terrence C. Carson) is a Spartan soldier who is in the service of Ares and is tricked into killing his wife and child. He vows vengeance and sets off across Athens on an depraved quest given to him by Athena to kill Ares.

In addition to standard editions of the game, Sony is also releasing a God of War: Ascension Legacy bundle for the hardcore God of War fanatic. This bundle comes with a 500 GB Garnet Red Playstation 3, God of War: Ascension and the God of War saga (which includes all five previous games from the franchise) for $350. Or you can purchase the God of War: Ascension Collector’s Edition which includes a 8″ Kratos statue, game soundtrack, an avatar pack, and multiplayer heroes for only $80.

God of War: Ascension is developed by Sony Santa Monica Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game releases on March 12, 2013 and includes a multiplayer feature new to the God of War franchise.

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New Republique Screenshots and Video Released

It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything from Camoflaj, developers of Republique. Fortunately, they’ve just released a few screenshots and another development diary to keep us up to date on what’s going on in this ambitious project!

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Disney Infinity Platform Officially Announced

Disney finally unveiled the long rumored Disney Infinity platform at a private media event at the El Capitan Theatre this morning. I say platform, because not only is it a video game, but it’s also one where you can change your character by means of purchasing physical toys. Yes, just like Skylanders.

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Battlefield 1942 Dogfighting Shenanigans Seen In Battlefield 3

Remember back in Battlefield 1942 when you could jump off of a plane, defeat your assailant with a rocket launcher, then jump back into the plane? No? Well, you missed out on some fun times!

The move, called a “loop zook”, is a totally insane move where you set your plane on a loop, eject out, use a rocket launcher on your attacker to kill them, and then jump back into the plane.

A recent video posted from the Battlefield 3 beta shows that, though EA and DICE have been touting that this is a “realistic” game, that you can still do almost the same, ahem, technique, during dogfighting! Whether this will be “fixed” or called “legacy” is uncertain, but I say keep it! It’ll make dogfighting a tad more interesting! Oh, and for the uninitiated, we do have a vid of the same thing being done in Battlefield 1942 as well.

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