This is one of those times where I get tempted by The Dark Side of The Force. A complete Xbox loyalist, I've held back on getting an Xbox One (but I almost need to at this point), yet here comes this beautiful beast - The PlayStation 4 Limited Edition STAR WARS Battlefront 500GB Bundle. Available on November 17th and up for pre-order now via GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy, it features a fully customized PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 wireless controller inspired by Darth Vader, STAR WARS Battlefront, and a voucher containing four Star Wars Classics - Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter.
Earlier this month, metal legends IRON MAIDEN unleashed the music video for their new single, "Speed of Light." Taken from their forthcoming album, THE BOOK OF SOULS, the video is pure 80s glory - the type of video you would've seen on MTV's HEADBANGERS BALL during the midnight hour. In the video, IRON MAIDEN's mascot Eddie is seen in 8-bit form - the subject of a Nintendo-style video game. As of today, you can actually play that game online! It's a little DONKEY KONG-esque, with Eddie racing to rescue a woman from the top of a building. I made it to level four (you only get one life), but maybe you can do better?
I really need an Xbox One. With all the great games coming out and the shift finally moving into "current-gen-only," it's pretty much definitive at this point - though I will say that Darth Vader Edition PS4 looks pretty sweet. But Xbox is familiar territory for me, and games like this one - TOY SOLDIERS: WAR CHEST HALL OF FAME EDITION make me want the upgrade. Ubisoft managed to take their TOY SOLDIERS game, drop in the Brotherhood of Assassins from ASSASSIN'S CREED, and somehow bring HE-MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and G.I. JOE into the mix. That's right - Mattel vs. Hasbro - just like real life!
On October 27, 2K Games will unleash WWE 2K16 - the latest in their popular multi-platform franchise. This time around, things are getting interesting, as the latest live-action trailer features Arnold Schwarzenegger as THE TERMINATOR - re-enacting his hillbilly bar arrival, which finds him going face-to-face with a variety of WWE Superstars and Divas.
Dean Ambrose should really know better... when someone asks for "your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle," you say YES.
When it comes to casual gaming, I'm still old-school enough that I prefer things on a console - but I do have some apps in rotation on the multitude of devices available here at Rock Father HQ. We've got Windows, iOS and Android at our disposal, but I tend to think that the games usually run smoother on iOS (despite my overall lack of fondness for Apple). Outfit7's new MARS POP Bubble Shooter is a true cross-platformer - available for just about any device. Reviewed from my iPad Mini, Mars Pop is unique in that its a real-time bubble shooter in which players can take on a live opponent. Players are teamed randomly, or from Facebook friends, and the battle is on. Check out the gameplay video below...
It's official - the park is open! Universal Pictures' JURASSIC WORLD is wowing audiences in theaters everywhere (get tickets via Fandango), with fans new and old experiencing an all-new epic action-adventure from director Colin Trevorrow and producer Steven Spielberg. For younger audiences, there's something else to experience - LEGO JURASSIC WORLD: THE VIDEO GAME, and I can assure you that the folks at TT Games have spared no expense in bringing their signature LEGO humor to their latest game - one that spans all four films: JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, JURASSIC PARK III and JURASSIC WORLD. How would you like to win a copy? My friends at Universal Pictures and I have teamed-up to give you just that chance - to score a copy for the system of your choice!