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Take a look at the new Amplitude
Back in May, Harmonix took to Kickstarter to fund a remastered version of one of their successful pre-Guitar Hero games, Amplitude. Today they uploaded a first look at the gameplay that's in very early stages of development.... [read more]
Bad Company 2, Darksiders II and Chariot are the Games with Gold for October
October looks like a mix of old and new for Games with Gold as two classic Xbox 360 games and one brand new indie game on the Xbox One will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. ... [read more]
Bungie reduces economy exploits in Destiny and details patch 1.0.2
Bungie released a hotfix that reduces the chances of exploiting Destiny’s loot system in certain locations, mainly the cave nicknamed the "Treasure Cave."... [read more]

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An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 "No Going Back" Review
When Telltale Games announced the second season of The Walking Dead, fans of the first season were wondering where Telltale was going to take the series. By focusing on Clementine, the second season went in a different direction than the TV series or comics have gone. It was... [read more]
Gods Will Be Watching Review
Don't let the looks fool you, this is not a regular adventure game and it's definitely not for the squeamish. ... [read more]
Demon Gaze Review
To put it simply, Demon Gaze is old school RPG action with a bit of fan service thrown in. ... [read more]

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8-Bit Eric: NES Zapper Games
Remember the NES Zapper? That beautiful orange, or gray, gun that let you feel like a real gunslinger. 8-Bit Eric remembers, and he has some NES Zapper games you may not have played. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Underrated Sega Genesis Games
The Genesis had a large library of great games, but some of those great games overshadowed some other quality games that ended up getting lost in the bargain bin. 8-Bit Eric is here to show you some of the hidden gems on the Genesis that you may want to give a try. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Super Retro Trio Review
For some gamers, conserving space is becoming harder to do. With more consoles coming out, those older consoles can take far too much space. That's where multi-system consoles like Retro-bit's Super Retro Trio console come into play. 8-Bit Eric shows you how well the console... [read more]
VGAs 2012: The Phantom Pain is Kojima's Phantom
Posted on December 07, 2012 by Drew Bergmark

The first unknown game of the evening was a very mysterious game with a man waking out of a coma in an English hospital held by either eastern European or Russian soldiers. In the background of the trailer, people were levitating and burning alive giving the thought that this game has to deal with some kind of paranormal plot. From the brand new Moby Dick Studio as their debut title, The Phantom Pain looks interesting but I wanted to know what it was really about so I guess their video editors did a good job.

After a few seconds of the trailer revealing the paranormal side, I figured the game was some kind of western spin off of the Silent Hill franchise or Doom 4. This game leaves a very eerie feeling as not only have fingers been pointed to this new Moby Dick studio being a farce but the evidence of this supposed Swedish studio having their domains purchased by a French representative.

 According to the WhoIs link just previously mentioned, the lady who registered the domain lives somewhere in southern France near the Strait of Gibraltar. The most interesting thing is that Forbes reported during the Video Game Award show that 'The Phantom Pain' isn't even the title of the game as it's a project name to drive others to go on a goose chase to find the truth. Well according to a scoop given to Forbes, the CEO of Moby Dick studio is Joakim Mogren but if you unscramble the letters of the first name it spells Kojima. Well someone online has already broken the code as the main character who was in a coma is a very familiar friend to the Metal Gear franchise.

 
 
Snake is back but wasn't there a game recently that revealed Snake was returning? Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. It's all over the place with hints as the trailer was actually using the exact same graphics engine as Ground Zeroes. By comparing the trailer on the link given before & the video below, you can see how similar they actually are. If you need confirmation, check look at the picture below the video comparing with the banner picture.
 
 
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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
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Legend of Grimrock II
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