Chopping Block Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation (Apple Valley) It’s hard to top a Disney animated feature. The quality, the stories, the emotional connections made: Disney knows how to please an audience. So with it’s latest outing, Wreck-It Ralph, Disney aims at not only its longtime Disney fanatics, but at the gamers of the world…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Naughty Bear- Panic in Paradise

Review by: Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Developer: Behavior Interactive Publisher: 505 Games Release Date: October 2012 Platforms: X-Box Live Arcade, PlayStation Network Genre: Third Person Action Naughty Bear was originally a full-fledged game for the X-Box 360 and PS3 in 2010, but I never played that version. Instead, this downloadable game, Panic in Paradise,…Read moreRead more

GameStop to Open GameStop Kids Stores This Holiday Season

It’s a cool idea. GameStop announced today that they opened their first GameStop Kids store in Texas, with more to follow soon. GameStop kids will feature video games, toys and collectibles, just in time for the holiday season. 80 locations will open in malls across America, with Ontario Mills and Galleria at Tyler being the…Read moreRead more

Box Art for the New Tomb Raider Revealed

Ready to survive? Check out the box art for the new Tomb Raider game, which hits stores March 5th, 2013. The game from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix will show off the origin of Lara Croft as she is stranded on an island and forced to survive on her own. You can pre order the…Read moreRead more

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul to Headline Need for Speed Film

Damn yo. Aaron Paul, the shining co-star of the hit show Breaking Bad, is now ready to headline his own film, and it should be huge. Paul will be the lead in the film adaptation of the video game franchise “Need for Speed”. The film is set for a 2014 release date and will be…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Marvel Heroes MMO Adds Phoenix, Luke Cage and Nova + Trailer!

This game looks amazing! At the New York Comic Con, Marvel announced three more characters to play in the free to play MMO, Marvel Heroes. Nova, Phoenix and Luke Cage are now among the playable characters for the game, which already boasts quite a large roster. Check out the trailer below: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUBF_PcQyPA&w=640&h=360]

NYCC 2012: Dark Horse Deluxe Brings Mass Effect's Reaper to Life

Gamers: this is one of the display case. On display at New York Comic Con this weekend is the massive Reaper replica, straight from Bioware’s Mass Effect video game franchise. Check out the official word from Dark Horse below: DARK HORSE DELUXE “GOES BIG” WITH LARGE-SCALE MASS EFFECT REAPER REPLICA! OCTOBER 12, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Udon to Produce World of Warcraft Tribute Book

Fans across the world will be thrilled. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the iconic video game that has reached across the globe, is becoming an art book, with the fans behind the art. Udon has done similar books in the past, like for the Street Fighter series, and the results were amazing. The news broke at…Read moreRead more

NYCC 2012: Capcom Announces Darkstalkers Resurrection

Yes! For fans of Capcom, you will all remember the classic Darkstalkers series of games. You know, the fighting game with all the monsters? Yup, it’s back and headed for the PSN and XBLA in 2013! HD graphics, two games for one price, 18 fighters? It’s going to be great! Check out the official word…Read moreRead more

Box Art for Injustice: Gods Among Us Reveals The Joker and Green Lantern

With Green Arrow just being added to the roster this week, we now get two more characters added to the roster for Injustice: Gods Among Us. No surprise really: I think we all kind of assumed that The Joker and Green Lantern would be in it. Cool nonetheless. Check out a screenshot below.

Rockstar Games Collection Hits This November on X-Box 360 and PS3

That’s a hell of a collection. Rockstar Games announced today that the Rockstar Games Collection will hit stores November 6th. The collection includes Red Dead Redemption, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, L.A Noire, and Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition. All that, and for the bargain price of $59.99. That’s quite the deal for four…Read moreRead more

Green Arrow is Now a Part of Injustice: Gods Among Us

The Emerald Archer has entered the fight! Entertainment Weekly has released info that Ollie Queen, aka The Green Arrow, is the newest DC superhero added to the growing roster for next year’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. The game, from Mortal Kombat trendsetters Neatherrealm Studios, puts the heroes and villains of the DCU in glorious battle. …Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Double Dragon Neon

Review by: Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: Majesco Entertainment Release Date: September 12th, 2012 Platforms: X-Box Live Arcade, PlayStation Network Genre: Beat ‘Em Up The Double Dragon franchise is something old school gamers know a lot about. The exploits of brothers Jimmy and Billy as they beat their way through the…Read moreRead more

WWE 13 DLC Announced: Includes Sandow, Too Cool, Ryback, Cesaro and More!

The roster just got that much better. THQ announced the DLC characters for WWE 13, and they are some great additions to the game. Including modern and attitude era wrestlers, these look to be must downloads! Here is the roster of DLC from THQ: WWE Superstars AJ Lee Antonio Cesaro Damien Sandow Drew McIntyre Layla…Read moreRead more

Injustice Gods Among Us Collector's Edition Announced

Who doesn’t like statues? Today, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that there will be a Collector’s Edition for DC Comics fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Scheduled for release in April 2013, the North American Collector’s Edition will be for the X-Box 360 and PS3 and will include: ·Exclusive DC Collectibles statue featuring…Read moreRead more

Dead or Alive 5 Launch Trailer from TGS 2012

One week away! Check out the newest trailer for Tecmo-Koei Game’s/Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive 5! Looks awesome, and that tiger in the circus stage? Crazy! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZTrJ9IfY74&w=640&h=360]

Injustice Gods Among Us TGS 2012 Trailer

The more I see, the better it looks. At this week’s Tokyo Game Show 2012, a new trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us hit the floor, and it looks amazing! Take a look at some more of the action from the DC Universe, get ready as the fighter hits stores April 2013 for X-Box 360,…Read moreRead more

Pop Culture Awesomeness At Spirit Halloween!

Yes, the time is here once again! With Halloween comes the chance to be someone or something else for the day… so why not be something from the pop culture we all know and love! Spirit Halloween, who has stores across the nation, has TONS of new costumes this year: video games, comic book heroes,…Read moreRead more

Dead or Alive 5 New Character Trailer: Mila

Fight! Team Ninja revealed another character for it’s fifth outing in the Dead or Alive series. Check out the video below which showcases Mila, an up and coming MMA fighter who can take a punch. The action, the environments, they all look amazing! Dead or Alive 5 hits stores September 25th! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oNG2lzbBzQ&w=640&h=360]

Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates Hit Stores This Month

It’s almost time to throw down, minimate style! Minimates based off the hit fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken will hit stores this month, and what a line up it is! Art Asylum put up a gallery of photos showcasing the line: I picked a few, but feel free to visit the Art Asylum blog…Read moreRead more

Bluefin/ Tamashii Reveals D-Arts Classic Megaman Figure with Rush!

The original blue bomber is back in action figure form! Bluefin/Tamashii, the company behind the highly successful D-Arts line which includes Megaman X, has added another version of Capcom’s trigger happy hero to their line up. Coming this January is a figure of the original Megaman, complete with Rush and a hard hat! Tell me…Read moreRead more

Killzone Trilogy Hits Stores October 23rd

The word going around was spot on. Rumors had been swirling around that a Killzone collection would be coming soon, and today it is official. The Killzone Trilogy hits stores October 23rd on the PS3 for a mere $40, and comes with Killzone, Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 with DLC. The original game has upgraded…Read moreRead more

Marvel Vs Capcom Official Complete Works Hits Stores This September!

The epic series can be yours in art book form this September. Udon Entertainment’s Marvel Vs Capcom Official Complete Works collects art from a wealth of classic games, including the gigantic Marvel Vs Capcom franchise. The hardcover edition was available at SDCC this year, as well as at PAX. Check out the info below, straight…Read moreRead more

Persona 4: Official Design Works is In Stores Now!!!

Persona fans, get ready! Udon Entertainment, who have produced breathtaking books on Street Fighter, Mega Man, Okami and more, are now bringing something for all Persona 4 fans. Persona 4: The Official Design Works hit stores this past week, and was also available at the PAX Convention, where Udon was exhibiting. Having owned quite a…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: Darksiders II

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Developer: Vigil Games Publisher: THQ Release Date: August 14th, 2012 Platforms: X-Box 360, PS3, PC Genre: Action/Adventure In the original Darksiders game, players took the reigns of War, one of the horsemen of the apocalypse, as he went in to battle against angels, demons and more in an effort…Read moreRead more

End of an Era: Nintendo Power Ending with December 2012 Issue

It’s sad news for Nintendo fans. In 1988, the first issue of Nintendo Power was release. Now, by the end of 2012, Nintendo Power will be just a memory. Nintendo has had Future US publishing the magazine for the last few years, but it seems Nintendo didn’t want to renew the contract and has decided…Read moreRead more

WWE 13 Roster Revealed! Vader! Road Warriors! Mike Tyson!

It’s official! WWE announced the official roster for THQ’s WWE 13 at this weekend’s Summer Slam Axxess event. I’ll just cut to the chase and say this is the most impressive roster for a WWE game that I have seen! Here is the roster, and make sure to check out the whole article at the…Read moreRead more

Dark Horse Comics to Release The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Encyclopedia in 2013

It’s like owning the triforce. Legend of Zelda fans have been waiting for the US release of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Encyclopedia, and now they can breathe a sigh of relief. Dark Horse announced today that they will be producing the book in a partnership with Nintendo for a release date of January…Read moreRead more

Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates Series 1 and 2!

Here comes a new challenger! Check out the lineups for the first two series of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates! Personally, I can’t wait for this line: a Sagat Minimate?!? King?!?! Yup, I’m there. Series 1 should be hitting around August. So here are the line ups, for more information check out Art Asylum HERE….Read moreRead more

Capcom's Remember Me

This looks like a trip! At this week’s Gamesom, Capcom revealed another entry to their legendary library: Remember Me. Here is the deal on Remember Me, straight from Capcom: Neo-Paris. 2084. Personal memories can now be digitized, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears…Read moreRead more