So…Star Wars Angry Birds Is Actually Happening.

The GIF above is a teaser for Angry Birds: Star Wars, a game which will be officially announced later today.

If the gaming world wasn’t already nearing critical mass with crossover Star Wars titles and Star Wars themed games it has to now find space for this new title. Excuse my cynicism here but I’ll wager the mechanics of this game will be exactly like Angry Birds…only with a Star Wars theme. I know, I’m that good.

Alleged Leaked GTA V Beta Gameplay Footage.

As the Internet debate rumbles on over Rockstar’s much anticipated official release date for Grand Theft Auto V, gamers have been getting themselves into a foaming tizzy over pretty much every rumour and suggestion of what the new game might contain.

Now it seems we have a video with very rough footage of early beta gameplay. Is this a fake? Maybe, maybe not. The movement of the vehicles in this clip are very similar to those in GTA IV but if this is an example of actual gameplay then I’m pretty sure  Rockstar would have had the video removed from YouTube, which hasn’t happened yet.

Or how about this, Rockstar are indeed behind this video which they’ve dressed up to look like a fake to keep the buzz and hype going about they’re forthcoming title.

*adjusts tin foil hat on head*

Capcom Opened A Human Butchery.

Games developer Capcom launched a rather clever PR stunt over the weekend to promote the release of Resident Evil 6 by setting up a human butcher’s shop in Smithfield Meat Market, East London.

Entitled Wesker & Son the fake business premises played host to human hands, feet, arms, torsos, legs and even a full cadaver all made out of actual meat for people to buy. If you wanted a human hand it would’ve cost you £5.99, while feet were £6.00 and thigh steaks were £2.99. All the money made from the faux human meat sales went to the Limbless Association, a UK charity which helps those with limb loss, and assist their families and carers.

Of course not everyone managed to appreciate the wit or the ambition of this PR stunt and as usual the readers of the Daily Mail online took to  their keyboards. Here’s a few examples of the best comments which were posted, complete with original spelling mistakes:

‘I despair of this country. How was this allowed? By the way I love the way saddos have given themselves the title ‘Gamers’ as if it is a valuable activity – You are adults wasting your time PLAYING games.’

‘Yay a practical use for chavs and trade unionists is found at last, Turn em into soylent green its the only time they will be useful in their lives.’

‘Why was the ‘body female? Why not male. The word ‘depraved’ comes to mind. I wonder how many already damaged minds will think this appropriate and even fun. And how many small animals will suffer as the sickos get in some practice.’

‘No wonder the world is a sick as it is and that people turn into monsters seeing this sort of rubbish to promote what is a sickening game,these sort of games should be banned, it gives the young of today crazy ideas……’

‘I can not believe how low people are becoming , and why should we accept this kind of behavior this is not funny and surely one nut is enough to go do some stupid act of copying this and then suddenly we will be having an apademic .’

‘Discussing. How would you explain that to a terrified child!!’

(via Picky Glutton)

Far Cry 3 Pax Demo.

Here’s a 14 minute demo of the lush looking Far Cry 3 from this year’s PAX, (Penny Arcade Expo). Is it me or does this new Far Cry game have a lot in common with Rockstar’s 2010 Western based game Red Dead Redemption? Skinning animals, collecting fauna, wild dogs, bears, Wanted side missions, they all seem rather familiar.

First Look At Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer.

Here’s a trailer for the Multiplayer section of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2. Yes it’s more of the same in fact the engine hasn’t changed at all. Visually it looks like exactly the same game but developers Treyarch have stated that it will run at 60 frames per second, as for additional content there seems to be some at least with the introduction of futuristic weaponry but apart from that it’s pretty much more of the same but with a brighter sheen.

Black Ops 2 will be released on November 13th.

E3 2012. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Demo.

A screenshot from the playable 2025 section of Black Ops 2.

The video below is from Treyarch’s latest addition to the Call Of Duty Gaming franchise. It’s a sequel to Black Ops, imaginatively entitled Black Ops 2 and will be the very first COD game to feature future warfare technology in a special section based in the year 2025.

Of course in the future a new cold war has broken out but this time it’s between America and China and Treyarch have confirmed that  robotics, cyberwarfare, unmanned vehicles and other modern technology will be featured throughout this section of the game. The plot for which rattles along like so:

Pew, pew, pew, zooooom, baaabaaabooooomm, thwunk, bang, bang, bang clank, click, puh-puh-puh, gazooks, tch, tch, tch.

E3 2012. Watch Dogs Demo.

E3, the gigantic gaming nerdfest is currently underway in Los Angeles this week. So far Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have conducted their all important annual press conferences showcasing all the new exciting trinkets and whistles that they’ll be offering customers in the future.

One title, Watch Dogs, pretty much blew the audience of man-children away, in fact such was the excitement in the room during this demo that around fifty 5XL sized t-shirts actually shrank due to feverish perspiration.