Gameplay Walkthrough of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – A Game You Are Secretly Waiting For

Those anticipating the new action/adventure game from Monolith Productions can now watch a new video containing gameplay footage from pre-alpha of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The video takes us several hours into the game and focuses on the “nemesis system” – a feature developed for the game, allowing surviving enemies to remember previous encounters with the protagonist, making future encounters unique and personal.

Considering it’s a pre-alpha footage, the graphics look very fluid and the fighting system resembles the one seen in the Batman games – Arkham Asylum and Arkham CIty.

Game is taking place during the time between the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” and as a fan of Tolkien’s works, I cannot wait to see how this release will turn out.  The video definitely makes me hope for the best.

Do you think Shadow of Mordor has a chance of becoming a great title, or maybe will it end up just like other games based on Tolkien’s books?

Reblog of the Day: PS4 vs. Xbox One: The Comparison ‘They’ Had To Make

New generation consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, rolled out to the stores nearly two weeks ago (November 15 & 22 respectively), so fellas from Kotaku decided to compare both machines (go here) and cast some light on their strengths and weaknesses from the user perspective.

If you are still deciding which console is best for YOU, Kotaku goes over topics like games, controllers, media integration, and interface to give you a feel of what to expect from each system. Great and easy read for all gamers (and their parents).

Already have a new console?  Share your experience and tell us what do you like most, or less, about it!

Watch Dogs – 14 minutes of freedom

Ubisoft released a new gameplay video about their upcoming game, Watch Dogs.

Game’s Animation Director, Colin Graham, takes us on a free roaming adventure on which we get to see the outskirts of Chicago, side missions, and more preview on hacking mechanics.

One of the most interesting aspects of the game is “hacker vs. hacker” mode in which a real player tries to hack into our phone and we have to locate him before he is done. Single player campaign, interwoven with multiplayer, can add more thrill and irregularity to the gameplay.

Watch Dogs will come out on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, WiiU, as well as Xbox One and PS4. Release date is set to November 19, 2013.

source: Machinima

GTA V – New Trailer

After going “gold,” new GTA V materials were expected to see the daylight soon after. This morning Rockstar has released a brand, spanking, new trailer of their upcoming work.

Since the work on the new Grand Theft Auto has been finished, in this trailer developers decided to dig more into the main storyline and dilemmas facing our three characters.  Also, it is always nice to see new in-game footage while we wait to put hands on our own copy.

Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PS4 and Xbox 360 September 17, 2013.

source: rockstargames.com

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Gameplay Trailer

The first half of Gamescom behind us and developers feed us more and more videos about their upcoming games.  One of the games that really seems to stand out is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and its gameplay trailer.

Sequel to the Lords of Shadow looks and feels just like the previous game published in 2010.  Great level design filled with details, plethora of weapons to help you cut your way through the enemies, and epic bosses to head against come all together in this action filled game.

Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is set to be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC’s on February 25, 2014.

source: bubblenews.com

Gamescom – video game showcase

The biggest electronic entertainment event in Europe, Gamescom,, has begun and we cannot wait what the gathered developers have in store for us.

From August 21-25 we will be anticipating new information about games like Watch Dogs, Castlevania II, Titanfall, Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassins Creed IV, The Witcher 3, and many, many more.

As I write this, the first day, which has been dedicated to the press, is almost over. That’s great for us, gamers, as new, never seen before gameplay footage from many of the games is being uploaded right now to all Youtube-like platforms.

Keep track of all your favorite games and do not fall behind, Gamescom has just started!

source: gamescom-cologne.com

Dying Light Gameplay – Dead Island meets Mirror’s Edge

Dying Light is another game set in a world filled with zombies. This time, however, the title adds a free running spin to the mechanics and this may just be the game you have been waiting for (excluding GTAV, everybody is waiting for that…).

The game looks great and very fluid. From the spot you can notice the Dead Island’s color palette and the Mirror’s Edge feeling to it.  According to Techland, you will face moral dilemmas and the world will react to your decisions as you go on. As the sun sets, the infected become more vicious and your job is to make sure they don’t find you.

Dying Light fans have to be patient, however. The game is set to be released in 2014.