Video Games Unplugged: Symphony of Legends (Brisbane) Contest 

Ever wanted to see Video Games Unplugged? Do you happen be near the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre? Then this may be your chance!

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Video Games Unplugged: Symphony of Legends by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,Uncharted 2 & 3, God of War and Diablo III,Final Fantasy VII, Halo and all new arrangements from Journey, Heavy Rain, BioShock 2, Assassins Creed II, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Secret of ManaCivilization IV and more will be at the show

Remember this show will be held in Brisbane,Queensland on November 23rd at 7PM - so you’ll need to provide your own transportation. But it’s going to be one hell of a show. The pair of tickets we’re giving away are pretty nice too. These are gold tickets, valued at $100 a piece. 

So how are we giving these away? Pretty simple. Be ever so kind as to like us on Facebook (not mandatory but sincerely appreciated) and reblog this post with a small note on ‘What game music you’d be most excited to experience at Video Games Unplugged’.

The contest will end Wednesday, October 23rd at 1PM EST. Good luck!!

Poké-I’ll tell ya whuut. Pokémon & King of the Hill Mash-up.

Yes ladies and gents. It’s a few days from the release of the highly anticipated Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS. And you know that we’re going to start seeing a bunch of Pokémon inspired Fan service. Here’s one that will either make you upchuck your breakfast or spit out your drink in laughter.

All joking aside, who’s going to be picking up a copy of the next Pokémon game? Why or why not?
If you’re late to the party you can snag it here!

pidgeftw said: meh ill get both they both have great exclusives .... how ever it annoys me how everybody is complaining about pre owned and always on...1 its up to the publishers and if they do oyu can still play pre owned games and sell for that matter ...2 if you dont have the internet well yeah thats annoying but its people complaining ON THE INTERNET...once you turn on your ps4 it will connect to the internet, yeah its not a necessity but its still online ALWAYS ....(my opinion)

Name: Sashin/SashGamertag and system: Tidemouth on PS3Bio: Death Metal Musician from Los Angeles. I’m also a half-assed wannabe physicist. Favorite Gaming Snack food: Mountain Dew and Chili Cheese Fritos.Favorite Games: Psychonauts, Curse of Monkey Island, Legend of Zelda series, Portal series, Fire Emblem series, Pokemon, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and the friendship ending/divorce causing Mario Party games.Blog Url: http://negativetimestream.tumblr.com Motto: “Also, butts.”

Name: Sashin/Sash

Gamertag and system: Tidemouth on PS3

Bio: Death Metal Musician from Los Angeles. I’m also a half-assed wannabe physicist. 

Favorite Gaming Snack food: Mountain Dew and Chili Cheese Fritos.

Favorite Games: Psychonauts, Curse of Monkey Island, Legend of Zelda series, Portal series, Fire Emblem series, Pokemon, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and the friendship ending/divorce causing Mario Party games.

Blog Url: http://negativetimestream.tumblr.com 

Motto: “Also, butts.”

Name: Justin W.Gamertag and system: Ac1d Re1gn 7, Xbox 360Bio: 21 year old nerd and gamer. Associates in Computer Programming. Huge Star Wars nerd and aspires to be a video game programmer. Also…a Homestuck…Favorite Gaming Snack food: Anything salty. Mainly chips.Favorite Games: Tekken, Halo, WipEout, Soul Calibur, Borderlands, You Don’t Know Jack, Hydro Thunder, most Star Wars games, and more!Blog Url:http://tekkenfreak4.tumblr.comMotto: “Feel the burn!”

Name: Justin W.

Gamertag and system: Ac1d Re1gn 7, Xbox 360

Bio: 21 year old nerd and gamer. Associates in Computer Programming. Huge Star Wars nerd and aspires to be a video game programmer. Also…a Homestuck…

Favorite Gaming Snack food: Anything salty. Mainly chips.

Favorite Games: Tekken, Halo, WipEout, Soul Calibur, Borderlands, You Don’t Know Jack, Hydro Thunder, most Star Wars games, and more!

Blog Url:http://tekkenfreak4.tumblr.com

Motto: “Feel the burn!”

Name: Jonathan or “Jon” 
Gamertag and system: LatchedCloud is my gamertag on 360 :) I lost my old one a few months ago, having to start from scratch now :[Bio: I’m just a guy from a little town in the UK who loves to play games, cook and derp around on the internet :3 Favorite Gaming Snack food: Taylors Extra Dark Roast Coffee and Jaffa Cakes.Favorite Games: Silent Hill 2 +3, Halo 4, Deus Ex (All bar the second one DX), Mass Effect (whole series), Bioshock (whole series), Dead Space 2, Fallout 3, and loads more!Blog Url: http://royslenderman.tumblr.comMotto: "As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there’s an "I" in meat pie….and the anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he’s talking about."

Name: Jonathan or “Jon” 

Gamertag and system: LatchedCloud is my gamertag on 360 :) I lost my old one a few months ago, having to start from scratch now :[

Bio: I’m just a guy from a little town in the UK who loves to play games, cook and derp around on the internet :3 

Favorite Gaming Snack food: Taylors Extra Dark Roast Coffee and Jaffa Cakes.

Favorite Games: Silent Hill 2 +3, Halo 4, Deus Ex (All bar the second one DX), Mass Effect (whole series), Bioshock (whole series), Dead Space 2, Fallout 3, and loads more!

Blog Url: http://royslenderman.tumblr.com

Motto: "As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no "I" in team, but there is an "I" in pie. And there’s an "I" in meat pie….and the anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he’s talking about."

What’s up with Microsoft and the state of the Xbox 360’s successor?

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Microsoft has been extremely quiet as of late since the release of the Wii U and Sony’s announcements regarding the PS4. Some of you may have already been seeing the typical debates and/or questions: “Who thinks that the next Xbox will be Better than the PS4?” online. Many of us are eagerly awaiting Microsoft’s shot back at Sony’s PS4 info. Mostly to know which way we are going to go as far as what platform we are going to invest our gamer dollars. The wait be nerve wracking.

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Are you ready for Shovel Knight?

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If you’re a fan of the Megaman titles, Ducktales for NES, Darksouls and retro goodness, then Yacht Club Games has a Kickstarter for you.

You can tell right away of the Megaman influences , by the gameplay, menu screens and huge boss fights. You can see some of the Ducktales influences by the use of the shovel.

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This game deserves to be made. These guys are doing an awesome job.

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Source: ( Shovel Knight Kickstarter Campaign )

New Bioshock Infinite Gameplay Video Shows Versatility Of It’s Combat

In this new video today released by IGN, Lead Combat Designer on Bioshock Infinite, Andres Gonzalez goes over some of the more intense and advanced gameplay mechanics in a later level in the game.

We get a first look at some of the insane powers/abilities that are at your disposal called vigors. You can see them being used in combination with other vigors, weapons, skyhook maneuvers and also assistance by Elizabeth. It looks insane and deeply satisfying.

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Not only is the game beautiful (which we already knew), but the new combinable gameplay mechanics give a glimpse at just how deep, intense and enjoyable this game is going to be. Irrational Games has another bonafide hit on their hands that will again raise the bar in the fps  genre.

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Bioshock infinite is scheduled for a March 26, 2013 worldwide release.

Via: ( IGN’s Youtube Channel )

The Legend of Zelda-A World Divided Concept Piece

Deviantart Artist HeavyMetalHanzo created this concept piece for Swedish gaming magazine LEVEL issue # 82. You can find out more about the thought process behind the art piece and check out a larger version of the image by either clicking the image or by the link below.

Source: ( HeavyMetalHanzo’s Deviantart Page )

Now Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is Getting Micro-transactions

Sometime this week, Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Xbox 360 will be getting in-game purchases in the form of optional micro-items in the game that Activision’s Dan Amrich calls “either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, which won’t “affect gameplay” but rather offer “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”.

They will be Personalization Packs, which will cost you 160 MS Points each. They will offer unique weapon camos, three targeting reticules and a Calling Card. Ten extra Create-a-Class slots will also be available for 160 MS Points, while a Flags of the World Calling Card Packs will set you back 80 MS Points.

Activision stated that this will also be available on PS3 and PC at a later date. No mention on the Wii U version as of yet.

This comes after EA’s attempt at micro transactions in recently released Dead Space 3.

Are we going to be seeing even more of this in future games? How do you feel about it? In-game purchases have been around for quite some time, but you didn’t see them as much in AAA titles on home consoles.

Do you mind micro-transactions being in your games as long as they are optional or would you rather not have them in at all? How can game developers continue to create income on existing titles and get some money back from used game purchases? Any suggestions? Let your voices be heard in the notes/comments.

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