Update: Here’s a 60 second version of the trailer
Halo 5: Guardians is approximately 6 months away. That means Spartan Locke and Gametop want you to start pre-ordering! If you do, he’ll gladly give you his armor set, which he expertly shows off in this new trailer. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice Locke showing off all of the announced Spartan Abilities AND what looks like Promethean Vision at the 0:12 mark!
Is it time to pre-order Halo 5: Guardians yet? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Second time’s a charm, right? Isn’t that how it goes? No? Well, that’s okay. Even though our first community night on this game had some issues beyond our control, we’re hopeful and excited that this time everything will go smooth and we’ll have a ton of fun! It’ll be great to get back on Halo and cause some good ol’ fashioned RUL chaos across the 4 nostalgia trains in The Master Chief Collection. We know you’ve been waiting for this, and we promise it was worth the wait! Make sure you brush up on those Halo skills and get your spartans back into tip-top shape because there will be lots of running and gunning going on. We’ll see you soon, Spartans!
When: Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 PM Central Time
Game: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Where: Xbox Live on Xbox One
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Start a R1OT (Community Manager)
rebelrouser23 (Chief Executive Officer)
I haven’t been playing my console much as of late. Really, I haven’t been playing many games, due mostly to lack of time. Times like these, I tend to look for fast, fun games to play in the little bit of downtime that I manage to get.
Most recently, that game has been Ananias Roguelike by Slashware Interactive, which I picked up after seeing on my Twitter feed some time back. While I’ve mostly played it on my phone, it is available on other platforms, with more coming soon.
So, what exactly is Ananias Roguelike? It’s a swift dungeon crawler based on older games, albeit with a much easier-to-use interface optimized for touchscreens and mouse clicks. In it, you take on one of a handful of preset classes and explore the randomly generated dungeon the game gives you.
The story, which doesn’t factor into the gameplay much, is that the great Serpent “Kramora” has risen from the underworld, and is destroying the world, seemingly unstoppable. The only way to defeat the serpent is to obtain the Ring of Ananias. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the ring at the end of the treacherous dungeon.
Along the way, you’ll run into various unique monsters, all with their own attack styles and strategies for overcoming them. You can equip loads of different weapons, use spells that you find throughout the dungeon, have an animal companion aid you, or turn monsters into allies to help hack, slash, and burn your way to the end of the quest.
While combat itself is simple, do not let that fool you into thinking it’s easy. In the two dozen or so times I’ve tried to finish a run, I found myself getting overwhelmed fast. You really need to think about each encounter, as two or three monsters can ruin your trip in a few moves. After a few attempts, you’ll find yourself using the very scarce healing items only when absolutely necessary, and really paying attention to your health, your companion’s health, and your armor/weapon durability.
So, where can you get your hands on this nifty dungeon adventure? You can play for free in your browser, or you can download and play for free on any Android device. Also on Android is the “Fellowship Edition,” which, for $2.99, allows you to play as the two legendary classes Slayer and Barbarian, and also gives you access to leaderboards and the ability to create challenges for your friends.
iOS devices are slated to get a release of the game in June of this year, potentially with their own Fellowship Edition. More exciting than that, to me, is the Steam version of the game, which is currently in the Steam Greenlight program. Feel free to give it a ‘yes’ vote in order to help them along!
Overall, the game is fun, fast, and either really cheap or really free, depending on your platform and desire for extra goodies.
Revealed for the first time today, we finally get a look at actual game engine footage of Star Wars: Battlefront…and it’s glorious.
Developed by DICE and published by EA, it only makes sense that it’s this gorgeous. If it’s anything like Battlefield 4, in terms of graphics and destruction, then it promises to be one hell of a ride. The chaos and intensity of a Battlefield game, but set in the Star Wars universe? SIGN ME UP PLEASE.
Guitar Hero is back with an all-new experience entitled “Guitar Hero: Live” this Autumn!
Launching for $99.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U, GH Live is no reskin of previous titles…
As the name would suggest, this brand new Guitar Hero experience puts players in front of a live, dynamic crowd which will react to your playing success (or failure), all from a first-person perspective!
That’s not all… The controller has been modified too!
Ditching the five multicolored fret buttons and going for something a little closer to the real deal, there are now just 3 “frets” worth of buttons, but vertically split into two different buttons, giving players a total of six buttons to play with. One row is colored the “black” row. the other is the “white” row. Prompts on-screen are color-coded and laid out to resemble the horizontal layout as in previous games.
Artists confirmed to feature within the game include Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, Pierce The Veil, Green Day and Ed Sheeran.
Watch the reveal trailer for a taste of what to expect!
With a new Rock Band AND a new Guitar Hero, it looks like the age of music games is back! What are you most looking forward to?
Let us know in the comments!
Welcome back for another episode of the RUL Podcast! The latest and greatest in the world of video games from the team at Ready Up Live. As always hosted by Nevin Douglas, produced by Chief Canuck, and this week we have Greenskull, Spartan, and Keith from The Running Riot Podcast!
This week we talk about the games we’re playing and discuss difficulty levels in video games!
We all know that Halo has an enormous story universe which can seem daunting to somebody who has only played the games. Well, I’ve selected 5 pieces of content out of the over 15 fiction books/novels, 10 comics, and 3 encyclopedias that will help you get clued up with Halo fiction as quickly and painlessly as possible, in my opinion.
This list is ordered by my personal preference, but broadly speaking, each of these five are equally as good as the next, in their own ways…
Destiny’s Second Expansion, House of Wolves, will arrive May 19th, 2015. A cinematic prologue trailer was released with the announcement.
The House of Wolves expansion will add a wealth of weapons, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity called The Prison of Elders.
House of Wolves will also and take you and your guardian to The Reef to join the Awoken and hunt down the Fallen!
House of Wolves expansion will cost $20 individually or included in the $35 Expansion Pass. The Expansion Pass is included in the Ghost, Limited, and Digital Guardian editions of Destiny. House of Wolves is arriving about 4 and half months after The Dark Below, which launched on all platforms December 9th, 2014.
Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves will be available Tuesday, May 19, 2015 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Today, Rockstar Games introduced their special feature for Grand Theft Auto on PC, Rockstar Editor. The editor allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online.
Within Rockstar’s latest video, there’s an overview of just some of the features of this powerful video creation tool including special camera modes, filters, depth of field and audio customization options as well as the unique Director Mode feature that allows you to stage creative movie-making sequences from a cast of characters ranging from familiar faces from Story Mode, to pedestrians and even animals. You’ll be able to upload your finished masterpiece to YouTube and to the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends.
The Rockstar Editor will be available for use in GTAV PC when the game is released tomorrow April 14th.