PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: Videogames (91-100 of 503)

One brick to rule them all: Watch the 'Lego Lord of the Rings' game trailer -- EXCLUSIVE

For seven-plus years the Lego videogame franchise has provided reliably fun opportunities for fans of all ages to platform, puzzle-solve, and collect prizes aplenty. But let’s face it, the brick-busting gameplay isn’t the reason we keep returning to these titles — the real draw is the series’ ability to smartly skewer our favorite films’ stars and scenes by giving them block-y makeovers. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is the latest movie license to get Lego-fied and, if this exclusive trailer is any indication, it appears no one—not even an army of ugly Orcs—is safe from being turned into cute, plastic playthings. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Borderlands Legends' preview -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST HANDS-ON

borderlands-legends.jpg

The first thing that hit me in Borderlands Legends — the upcoming iOS game based on the popular shoot-and-loot franchise — wasn’t a face full of buckshot, but its eye-popping visuals. Adopting the same artistic approach as its console counterparts, Legends sports a vibrant, stylized look that’s nearly indistinguishable from its big brothers. Small touches, such as detail-drenched character models and crackling fire effects, further complement the familiar presentation.

Looks are pretty much all Legends has in common with its predecessors, though, as its gameplay signifies a drastic departure from the series’ defining open-world first-person shooting. Viewed from a top-down perspective, each level unfolds in a small, arena-like battlefield where the original Borderlands‘ vault hunters — Brick, Lilith, Mordecai, and Roland — are tasked with fending off hordes of ugly foes. Missions contain multiple, increasingly difficult levels, each with four waves of baddies to unload on. READ FULL STORY

'Borderlands' blows up iPads! -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

borderlands-legends.jpg

It’s official. Borderlands is indeed blasting onto iOS devices in an all-new title starring the series’ original quartet of vault hunters. Borderlands Legends, the bite-sized take on the console blockbuster, will have players looting, leveling, and laying waste to ugly bandits on Oct. 31 ($4.99 iPhone, $6.99 iPad).  READ FULL STORY

'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' -- EXCLUSIVE gameplay preview and mission reveal

Pulling players from Call of Duty‘s front-lines is no easy task — just ask all the me-too military shooters that have tried. Medal of Honor: Warfighter, however, aims to offer an alternative to Activision’s blockbuster by forgoing its competition’s Michael Bay-shaming spectacle in favor of an experience more grounded in realism. In the boots of Tier 1 operators — the military’s real-life super soldiers — players tackle missions inspired by actual terrorist-thwarting events.

In this gameplay preview video made exclusively for EW, we’re introduced to “Old Friends”, a single-player campaign mission that sees bobsled tracks become battlegrounds as the Tier 1 chase a bomb-maker through a rundown Sarajevo sporting village. Watch it below:

READ FULL STORY

David Fincher's 'Halo 4' trailer: The life story of Master Chief

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Halo 4, which marks the long-awaited return of faceless space marine Master Chief to the franchise. A new trailer for the game celebrates his return with a surprisingly extended flashback-peek into the life of Master Chief. (Spoiler Alert: Master Chief’s life sucks.) The video was produced by David Fincher, who directed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and was directed by Tim Miller, who directed the best part of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. READ FULL STORY

Sackboy gets fast and furious in 'LittleBigPlanet Karting' -- EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

Sackboy and his burlap buddies are back, but this time the craft-y characters are hitting the open road in an all new take on the LittleBigPlanet brand. Forgoing his signature platforming skills in favor of piloting rubber-burning rides, Sackboy stars in LittleBigPlanet Karting, a fresh twist on the familiar racing genre made popular by the Mario Kart franchise.

Narrated by Stephen Fry, this exclusive trailer offers a sneak peek at Karting’s charming story mode. Check it out below:

READ FULL STORY

'The Unfinished Swan': Behind-the-scenes of the intriguing new indie game -- VIDEO

The-Unfinished-Swan.jpg

The Unfinished Swan is a videogame which began life as a grad school art project, which explains how the game — coming to the PlayStation Network next week — wound up with such a eccentric visual style. In this behind-the-scenes video, the developers at Giant Sparrow talk about crafting the distinctive aesthetic of the storybook game. “I want people to feel like they’re having a good dinner,” says art director Hokyo Lim, “Like you’re eating something very soft, very tasty.” Watch the video: READ FULL STORY

'The Unfinished Swan' videogame review: Or, Jackson Pollock does 'Where the Wild Things Are'

The-Unfinished-Swan.jpg

The Unfinished Swan – the newest indie-game release on the PlayStation Network from developer-to-watch Giant Sparrow — feels very much like a great children’s storybook brought to life. A prologue establishes the Sendak-esque backstory: You play a little boy named Monroe whose mother just died, leaving him nothing but an almost-finished painting of a neckless swan. One evening, the swan disappears. The orphan boy follows the swan into a magical world. Initially, though, the world is empty: The game begins in an abstract white space. Using the deceased mother’s brush, you throw little balls of black paint, which slowly illuminates the world around you. READ FULL STORY

'007 Legends': James Bond videogame brings back Jaws and Goldfinger -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

James Bond may not be back on the big screen until next month, but armchair secret agents needn’t wait until Skyfall‘s Nov. 8 bow to get their MI6 fix. 007 Legends — Activision’s latest interactive take on the iconic, 50-year-old film franchise — lands like a thunderball on Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s Oct. 16.

Forgoing the movie-tied mediocrity plaguing most film-to-game adaptations, Legends puts players behind the Walther PPK in an inspired overarching story spanning six Bond films; from escaping Auric Goldfinger’s infamous swimsuit area-searing laser to evading Jaw’s bone-crushing blows in Moonraker, players face off against favorite foes in a number of classic scenes. On top of revisiting the films’ most fan-pleasing moments, Legends also features a detail-drenched likeness of Daniel Craig and promises more slick gadgets, sexy girls, and globe-trotting action than you can shake — not stir — a martini at.

Check out the exclusive launch trailer here:
READ FULL STORY

Green Arrow shooting into superhero fighting game 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

It could scarcely be a better time to be Green Arrow. The not-quite-top-tier DC Comics hero is enjoying a major career resurgence thanks to the CW’s highly anticipated new series Arrow – featuring the crime-fighting abs of star Stephen Amell — not to mention the nation’s abiding obsession with all things archery.

And now EW can exclusively reveal that the man who by day is known as billionaire Oliver Queen has joined the ranks of warring superheroes in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Developed by the same team behind the seminal fighter Mortal KombatInjustice pits DC characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Catwoman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Cyborg, and Solomon Grundy against each other in a battle royale in vast battlefields that the characters can employ against their enemies. In this exclusive gameplay trailer, it’s clear that Green Arrow will use his arsenal of arrows and wisecracks to pummel the crap out of his comic book compatriots. It would appear Mr. Arrow especially has a bone to pick with the Flash.  READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP