League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn video released

Riot Games has just posted a new cinematic on their “League of Legends” YouTube channel that is absolutely beautiful. Titled “League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn,” the video runs 6 minutes and 30 seconds, ending…

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Video Explains Unique Sound Design

Want to get an insider’s look at the sound design behind the upcoming release Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Activision has released a one-and-a-half minute production video lead by Sledgehammer Games’ Audio Director Don Veca. In…

Dota 2 tournament focus of documentary ‘Free to Play’ from Valve

Valve has released a documentary film titled “Free to Play” that focuses on the Dota 2 International Tournament. The film premiered on Weds., March 19 during the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, and was then…

Bound by Flame PS4 trailer released

Sony has released a trailer for Bound by Flame, a new dark fantasy RPG for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 from Spiders Games. The game is slated for release in Q2 of this year, and promises “nuanced…

Sony releases ‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ DLC trailer

Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog have released a new trailer for The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC to be released on February 14, 2014. The trailer features footage of Ellie and her friend Riley who was…

Xbox employees get white Xbox One design, jealous?

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Microsoft employees were given a special white edition of the Xbox One, a limited edition design apparently reserved only those working on the Xbox One product launch. An employee has posted quite a few photos of…

Contrast Review

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Contrast is a game I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw it on Steam Greenlight over a year ago. The intriguing vaudeville-inspired setting, unique platforming that transitions between 2D and 3D, and catchy jazz…

Kickstarter Highlights

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It’s already been well over a year since Double Fine Adventure first appeared on Kickstarter and arguably paved the way for all the successful video game crowd funding campaigns that followed. The game’s initial Kickstarter success…

Sony confirms indie games for PS4 launch

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Sony has confirmed several indie games will be available on or before the launch of the PlayStation 4 on November 15. Of the titles, four of them are newly confirmed for the PS4 release including Blacklight Retribution, Super…

The Release Valve

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Welcome to the Release Valve, formerly the Greenlight Spotlight. I finally found a better, more creative name for the series at the suggestion of a friend.  Since my last article, Valve has announced two new batches…