If you’ve got some time to kill, check out the YouTube playlist 8 Bit Cinema. You’ll find 33 classic movies remade in the style of NES/SNES video games with an average length of around 3 minutes. Some of classics include The Matrix, Kill Bill, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and Donnie Darko – all of which are done with witty, comical, 8-bit representations of the films.
The latest installment of the Madden video game franchise released this week, and you better get your copy before your friends have too much time to practice and show you up. New features for Madden NFL 15 include upgraded defense where you can risk bigger plays to force fumbles, or make more conservative tackles to ensure you stop the offense. For those looking for extra pomp and circumstance, the new game also features new pre-game and halftime shows. Available for PS4, PS3, XBOX ONE, and XBOX 360.
If you’re looking for the latest in first-person-shooter combat action, Call of Duty: Ghosts just released yesterday. The new game runs at 60 fps across all platforms and players can carry out single player campaigns, or join the revamped multiplayer with new maps, weapons, and the ability to create your own soldier with over 20,000 custom combinations. There’s also an all-new Squads Mode where you can build a team of up to 6 and the additional players will operate differently based on the weapons you provide them. Available for PLAYSTATION 3, PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX 360, XBOX, PC, and Wii U.
If you’re an original Nintendo fan, you’d probably dig some old school Mario Bros. Playing Cards. Decorated with the original 8-Bit renderings of Mario, Koopa Troopa, Bowser, and pals – these cards are sure to throw you back to a time where you had to sit reallll close to the TV to play video games.
If you’re into running around a fictional town, stealing cars and committing crimes, getting a copy of the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise should be on your to-do list. The city of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V offers the largest open-world map Rockstar Games has ever created and you can switch between characters to see missions from different perspectives. Plus, when you want to take a break from the gangster life – you can partake in “recreational” activities including golf, tennis, diving, parachuting, and yoga (we didn’t see yoga coming). Releasing 9/17, it’s currently available for pre-order.
The third installment of the BioShock series, BioShock Inifinite was just released and is tearing up the gaming charts. The unique first-person shooter is set in 1912 and takes place in a marvel of a city, the flying cloud city of Columbia. You’ll be on a rescue mission (to save a girl of course) and need to fight mechanized enemies along sky rails, zeppelins and floating streets. Plus you’ll be able to gain powers, tear through time, shoot lightning, and all that jazz. Available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Football might not meant the same thing to you as someone who’s buying Madden NFL 13. If you’re a soccer fan and gamer, you’ll want to grab a copy of FIFA Soccer 13. The latest installment of the long running FIFA game franchise features new attacking intelligence, increased dribbling capabilities, new passes and complete authenticity – Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.
Fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise must be pretty pumped for the upcoming installment. Assassin’s Creed III releases October 31st and takes place in 1775 during the American Revolution. Kick some Redcoat ass with tomahawks, bow and arrows, firearms, rope darts and more. On top of fighting in historic battles such as Bunker Hill, you’ll also be able to travel through trees and command your own naval warship. Looks pretty sweet.
Football season is back, and for big fans – watching the games won’t be enough. Madden NFL 13 releases in just two days and you can order your copy now. The latest Madden will feature a presentation reminiscent of national TV broadcasts, redesigned passing game, additional social and multiplayer features, improved defensive AI system and more. Available for PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, and coming later this year for Wii U.
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