April 30, 2012

What We're Playing: Apr. 30

Welcome to another week of "What We're Playing"! Let us know what you're playing, what your opinions are, and what you think we should check out in the comments below. Every week we will highlight some comments of the previous week. As always, read at your own risk. There may be spoilers.

What Jon is Playing:

What We Play Week 2

April 27, 2012

Prototype 2

Mike Here.

I had picked up the original Prototype on release day but after beating the game, I traded it in. It is not that I didn't like Prototype, I mean its pretty much Grand Theft Auto with super powers but that also means that I cant help but compare it to the amazing inFAMOUS series. I was excited to pick up the sequel to if it made improvements from the first game and I have to say, it was much better.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale coming Holiday 2012

Hello Everyone,

[Gameplay Video Inside]
Rumors have been circling for weeks, if not months, about Sony's upcoming take on the classic Smash Brothers series. The game, titled Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (PASBR? PBR? They should have a better acronym), is set to launch Holiday of this year and contains some of the iconic Playstation characters. The only confirmed characters so far are as follows: Fat Princess, Parappa the Rapper, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, and Kratos. There will be plenty more first party fighters along with a few third party as well when the game finally launches. There will also be full four player splitscreen along with online battles and a story mode.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Logo

April 25, 2012

Rumor Roundup: 360 Features, Title Fight, Soul Sacrifice, and More!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another weekly episode of Rumor Roundup in which we cover the top rumors in the gaming industry. This episode covers new features headed to the xbox 360, Sony's Title Fight, Soul Sacrifice, Santa Monica Studios new game, Rayman Origins 2, Black Ops 2, and more!

April 24, 2012

PSVita Gets Skype and PS+ May Preview

Hello Everyone,

Skype for Vita

I am pleased to announce that Skype will be releasing today on the Playstation Store! Just like all versions of Skype, it will be available for free on both the Wifi and 3G models. The app contains video and voice calling along with the ability to call landlines, if you feel like paying. The app will also run in background mode, allowing you to play your favorite games while waiting for a Skype call. While Skype may not be that killer app, its nice to finally have the video chat application available to download.

PAX East Prize Bag Winners

Hello Everyone,

A lot of people entered into the give-away over the last two weeks, 172 to be exact, and only two could walk away with the prize bag.

and the winner is

April 23, 2012

Diabolical Pitch

Mike Here.
Diabolical Pitch
Suda51's most recent release is the Kinect required, arcade game Diabolical Pitch. As previously stated I happen to be a huge Suda 51 fan so writing another article of on his games is very exciting for me. This time Suda51 changes pace a little bit by bringing us a baseball game? Well, while baseball is a part of the game, this is no ordinary baseball game.

What We're Playing: Apr. 23

Welcome to the first "What We're Playing"! Let us know what you're playing, what your opinions are, and what you think we should check out in the comments below.

What Jon is Playing:

Sly, Ghost Recon, Shank, Duke Nukem Forever

What We're Playing: Intro

Hello Everyone,

I figure its about time I brought something new to ATG and I hope to get you all involved. We are all here because we love video games and I figure, who is better to discuss what we're playing, what to check out, and what to avoid than our fellow gamers? That is why every week we will be putting out a new post called "What We're Playing".

What We're Playing
Section of the Collection

April 18, 2012

God of War: Ascension Confirmed

Hello Everyone,

In a recent article, I discussed a short teaser that hinted at the next God of War game. With job postings and other rumors floating around, it has been no secret that there has been a God of War game in development. Today, the next game in the series has finally been confirmed as God of War: Ascension. There is a short teaser trailer available that features the usual Gaia narration along with hints that the game will be a prequel, perhaps taking place when Kratos lead the Spartan army. It would be an interesting twist to play as Kratos without the Blades of Chaos or Godly powers. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

So, what do you all think? Will this be a full on prequel featuring Kratos without the Blades, or will this fit in someplace else in the God of War timeline.


April 17, 2012

Three New Apps Headed to the PSVita

Hello Everyone,

It is a well known fact that the Playstation Vita has been lacking on the application front. We have yet to receive support for Playstation Classic games, a fully integrated Playstation Store, or even Skype. Sony aims to start bringing the Vita into the world of apps with what we all have wanted from the beginning: Paint Park, Treasure Park, and Wake Up Club </sarcasm>. Although not really on the top of anyones list for the Playstation Vita, the three apps are going to make their way onto the Vita for free over the coming weeks, with Paint Park launching today.

Reminder: PAX Prize Bag Give-Away

Hello Everyone,

Just a reminder that you only have six days left to enter to win a PAX East 2012 Prize Bag! Each bag is valued at approximately $90 + many, many extras. You're guaranteed to get t-shirts, games, and PAX swag.

PAX East 2012 Prize Bags
Win One of These Bags!
You can enter by simply tweeting @JonNohons!
Sending an e-mail to me directly!

April 16, 2012

Exclusive: Aliens: Colonial Marines Single Player

Aliens: Colonial Marines was not a game I had on my radar heading into PAX. I knew it existed and had been following the news revolving around the game, but it never made it to that point of excitement that say, Hawken had. That said, going in I was not expecting much. However, I was very interested in the fact that the Gearbox studio head, Randy Pitchford, would be giving the gameplay demo himself.

Aliens Colonial Marines Cover

April 15, 2012

Mass Effect 3 DLC

Mike Here.

Earlier this week the Resurgance DLC pack was released for Mass Effect 3. This multiplayer DLC contained two new maps, some new weapons and a plethora of new characters including two new species: the Geth and Batarians. While none of this content is a "game changer," I personally love having new characters to play as along with new guns to shoot down the baddies in the new areas.

April 14, 2012

Asura's Wrath

Mike Here.
Asura's Wrath

I know that Asura’s Wrath has been out for almost a month now, but this week I finally was able to pick it up and play through it. Know this before reading further, this is not a review for the game. I will give my opinion and ideas of it but I didn’t play the game even thinking I’d be writing about it. I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, because I hate spoilers.

April 13, 2012

Exclusive: Lollipop Chainsaw

Mike Here.

This is my very first article for A.T.G. which already makes this a special article in my heart. But, there is another reason why this is special to me. My first article is about the Lollipop Chainsaw demo I played at PAX East 2012! I am a huge Suda51 fan and playing this game along with meeting my favorite developer Goichi Suda himself made me smile like a giddy school girl. Well speaking of school girls, let’s talk about Lollipop Chainsaw.


Challenger Approaching!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Mike and I will be writing some articles for A.T.G. and its readers. 

I live on the East Coast and I am a huge gamer. I own the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, as well as the 3DS. Although I own all the consoles, I have to admit that I play my Xbox more than anything else. Most of my friends and family play on Xbox, so it is a great way to keep in touch while I am in college. I do not know how often I'll be writing articles for the simple reason of other responsibilities. I plan on writing about anything I find interesting or exciting in the gaming world.

April 12, 2012

God of War 4 Teased, Dark Souls PC, Max Payne 3 and Medal of Honor Trailers

Hello Everyone,

[Don't forget to sign up for the PAX East 2012 Prize Bag Give-Away!]

First up, has God of War 4 been teased by Sony? An image posted on Sony's Facebook Page would lead you to think so. It reads, "Will Vengeance Bring Redemption?" and God of War's story has always been about seeking vengeance on the Gods to earn Kratos' personal redemption. It is unknown if this is even a Vita game, a PS3 game, or even a God of War game at all.

God of War 4 Teaser
God of War 4 Teased?

April 11, 2012

Ghost Recon Online Beta Key Give-Away

Hello Everyone,

[Gameplay Video Inside]

I have three Ghost Recon Online closed beta keys to give away. The next three people to follow me on twitter and tweet "Check out http://www.allthingsgaming.net for #PAXEast content and #giveaways! @JonNohons" or if you already follow me just send the previous tweet will win! I will direct message the first three to do so with the beta keys! 

Don't forget to enter in to win the PAX East 2012 Give Away!

April 10, 2012

Exclusive: Far Cry 3 Multiplayer

Don't forget to sign up for the PAX East Giveaway! Far Cry 3 Swag guaranteed!

Far Cry 3 PAX East Set
Far Cry 3's Beautiful Set
Over  the last few days I got the chance to go hands on with Ubisoft's upcoming Far Cry 3. The set for the game was beautiful. Fake trees surrounded the gaming rigs that were set up on a makeshift dock. Netting was strung over the walls and the workers were dressed as the Pirates and Rebels, straight from the game. Some people argue that these environments are just to catch your eye, but I would have to respectfully disagree. It feels pretty awesome to play on Far Cry 3's beautifully rendered island while surrounded by a beautiful island set.

PAX East 2012 Give-Away

Hey Everyone,

As I previously promised, I will be hosting a giveaway of two prize packages from PAX East 2012.

PAX East 2012 Prize Bag
Each Bag is full of Goodies! 
Each bag comes in at an estimated $90 + extras. They contain roughly the same items with a few differences. Both contain games, t-shirts, and other unnamed PAX swag; I want some excitement in what you'll receive! The t-shirts are large, if they do not fit I recommend transforming them into posters!

I am giving my website readers a small lead on the giveaway as I will be posting this content to my youtube channel on Tuesday, April 10th.

April 7, 2012

Exclusve: Hawken

[Update: Added Gameplay Video]

Don't forget to enter into the PAX East Give-Away

Free to play Mech combat game, Hawken, held its own private event the first day of PAX East 2012 in the back of a sports bar/bowling alley. This was the first time that Hawken has ever been demo'd. To anyone. I got to go hands on before the major press and big conventions could get their paws on it. Knowing that, I had already started to gain respect for those at Meteor and Adhesive. The developers are truly making this game for the fans and the only things they asked of us was to play the game and for our honest feedback. They wanted to know, down to the smallest detail, what we liked and what we hated. 

Hawken PAX Private Party
Private Hawken Party at Jillians in Boston

April 6, 2012

PAX East 2012 Day 1: Photos

PAX from the street. 7:30 am
Looking into the Lollipop Chainsaw Bus
Snapshot with Suda 51
Farcry 3 (video coming soon)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Playing Farcry 3
I LOVE all the sets. Fake trees and a dock for Farcry 3
Surprised to see Borderlands 2 here, very big line.
Bumblebee Cosplay
Assassin's Creed 3 makes its debut to the public
Now THIS is PC gaming
Firefall (video coming soon)
PvZ Zombies invade PAX
Marines vs Zombies 
Firefall (video coming soon)
Marine with a Smart Gun
I wouldn't mess with his steady-cam powered gun 
Amazing homemade costume w/ gun
This time shes riding the bus
Amazing Hawken Private Party 
Hawken in Action (video coming soon)
Infront of giant Hawken backdrop

Pre PAX 2012

Hey Everyone!

It's 5am and I am good to go for this years PAX; just need to eat some breakfast and I'll be out the door. I am hoping to have a post up tonight following PAX about my day one experiences. If you are interested in keeping up to date with pictures and impressions, please follow me on Twitter @JonNohons. PAX tends to be a blackhole of cellular reception but I will try my best to keep my Twitter flowing with information.

Have a great day and I hope to see you there!

April 4, 2012

How To Get Rid Of Those Pesky Gamestop Stickers

Hey Everyone,

A quick video for you all on how to get rid of those pesky Gamestop stickers that are on almost every single game in the store. The video is recorded on my Playstation Vita to display how good, or bad, the camera is. Skip to 2:30 unless you'd like to hear about the below sales and see what games I picked up.

There are also more Vita Backgrounds and Lock Screens that I just finished tonight, enjoy!


Buy 2 Get 1's and Get 'em Cheap!

Hey Everyone,

I have a slew of special sales and deals for you all.

First up, both Gamestop and Best Buy are having Buy 2 Get 1s on all used games. Gamestop's sale starts today for Powerup Rewards members and Thursday for everyone else.

If you plan on heading to Best Buy I have a few coupons for you all which will knock down a few games to bargain bin prices. The offers expire on 4/7.

Get Bulletstorm for $5 with this $15 off coupon.
Get Rage for $5 with this $15 off coupon.
Get Final Fantasy XII-2 for $15 with this $15 off coupon.
Get Batman: Arkham City for $10 with this $20 off coupon.
Get Mass Effect 2 for $5 with this $15 off coupon.

In order to cash in on these deals you will need to be a Gamer Zone member. Sign up here.
Your local Best Buy should accept these coupons.

Check back next week for these Best Buy coupons:
  • $10 off Darkness II (PS3,360)
  • $25 off Tritton Xbox Wireless Headset
  • $10 off Yakuza Dead Souls (PS3)
  • $30 off Metroid Other M/Sin and Punishment 2
  • $15 off Pre-Owned Homefront (PS3,360)
  • $20 off Pre-Owned Resisitance 3 (PS3)
  • $10 off any Pre-Owned title $29.99+
  • $20 off Steel Diver or Pilot Wings (3DS)

Happy hunting!

Site Changes

Hey Everyone,

I am sure the first thing you noticed when coming on the site today is that there have been some major changes to how everything looks. I decided to work with some lighter colors to bring forth a more elegant feel. Let me know if you like the new layout or if you would prefer to revert to the old one.

I also changed the header of the site to include "@ PAX East". If you are unaware, I will be attending PAX East over this coming weekend. All of the sites content for the next week will be centered around PAX (unless of course something big happens). If you are attending PAX feel free to say hello! I am 6'4" and will be wearing an All Things Gaming sweatshirt. Stay tuned to the site for photos, videos, and impressions on this years hottest games. Following PAX I will be holding giveaways for all the swag I can get my hands on so be sure to check back next week for information on that.

I am currently planning on getting the unanswered requests up tonight as well. Be sure to check back later tonight or tomorrow for those.

I am really grateful for all the support this site has gotten since launching a month and a half ago. I encourage you all to be vocal about what you're interested in so that I can tailor the site to fit your needs. I do read every comment on the site and youtube but you can also reach out to me directly on Twitter or email me.

Once again, thank you. I can't wait to see where this will take us!