This week in gaming

“The Stick of Truth” censored IGN UK has reported that Obsidian Entertainment’s newest game, “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” will be partially censored in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The portions removed include anal-probe sequences and two abortion sequences. These scenes will be replaced by an image background and a description text selected […]

Online functionality for Nintendo Wii and DS to be discontinued

Nintendo revealed today that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the service that facilitates online functionality in Wii and DS games, will be discontinued March 20. More information and a list of affected games can be found at Nintendo of America’s website. Games like “Mario Kart DS” on the DS handeld console and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” on the […]

New Releases – week of 02/24/14

2/25/14“Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2” (PS3, 360)The follow up to the original “Castlevania: Lords of shadow” casts us in the role of Dracula, formerly known as the hero Gabriel Belmont, who embarks on a quest to defeat Satan’s acolytes again and free himself from his immortal curse. Keeping the same combat style from “LoS,” this time […]

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“Bioshock” developers closing their doors Ken Levine, creative director on “Bioshock Infinite” and co-founder of Irrational Games, announced the closure of the 17-year-old video-game-development studio this week in a message posted to the studio’s website.The team, which will be pared down to just 15 members, will be led by Levine and focus on games centered […]

Ken Levine says Irrational Games “winding down”

The studio behind the “Bioshock” series and “System Shock 2” will be closing it’s doors after 17 years of developing video games, according to a message from Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine. All but fifteen members of the team at Irrational will be laid off in the coming weeks, to make way for a more […]

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Test out a Titan this month Sign-ups for the public beta test of Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming first-person shooter “Titanfall” opened Tuesday night. Those interested can click the link above and choose whether to participate in the Xbox One or PC test, which will occur today through Tuesday. The game, developed by co-creators of the “Call […]

New Releases – week of 02/03/14

Tuesday, Feb. 14“Fable Anniversary” (Xbox 360)It’s been a while since the original “Fable” dropped back in the day on the original Xbox, and Lionhead Studios saw now as a good time to bring back an old classic for its anniversary. “Fable Anniversary” is a re-telling of the original “Fable” but the graphics and control scheme […]