Monday, February 27, 2012

NCAA '12 Has Half a Cover

Not just one, but a pair of athletes will grace the cover of EA's upcoming NCAA '12 college footballer. Baylor allum take note-

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Toy Fair '12: K'Nex Angry Birds

It was probably only a matter of time before Angry Birds mad the transition to an actual toy line. K'Nex has just that up their sleeves for this Fall with a full assortment of building (and knocking down) sets.

Toy Fair '12: K'Nex Nintendo

K'Nex' series of Mario Kart Wii based building/racing toys is about to expand. The building block company has a bunch of new sets on tap that will include even more of the Mushroom Kingdom. Well, the Mushroom Kingdom's raceways anyway.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rampant Brutality in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City casts you as a member of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella's clean up squad. Judging by the new 'Brutality' trailer that was just released, that's one messy job.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Trailer-ality!

The good folks at Netherrealm take us on a guided tour of the new Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition that's on the way for Xbox 360, PS3, and PSV.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mastiff Announces BandFuse

Now this is a different take on the 'music game' genre. Coming this fall from Mastiff and developer Realta, BandFuse puts playable tracks to real video, all wrapped up with real guitars.

Rhino Revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man #41 (1966)

This Summer's Amazing Spider-Man movie won't have the thick skinned Rhino in it (it's got the Lizard), but that won't stop the two ton terror from rampaging all over the Web-Head's newest game.

Win Horror History with The Wasted Land

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land developer Red Wasp is giving you a chance to take home a piece of Lovecraft history with their Wasted Land Competition.

Doodle Roll Wins 'Best in Play' at Toy Fair

Although Imagination Brands' Doodle Roll hasn't been around all that long as of yet (it was released last Summer) it's fast become a favorite toy of critics and kids alike, taking home a boat load of awards.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

First PC Max Payne 3 Screens are Hard-Boiled

Max Payne 3 isn't all that far from launch now on every major home console and Rockstar is steadily pumping out the teases and looks. Today we catch a glimpse of the game's PC version in action.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Snake Eater 3D Sneaks onto 3DS Today

Get ready to go back to the Cold War and the 1960s... or at the very least, back to a few years ago to relive Konami's third game in the Metal Gear Solid saga, Snake Eater, in the glorious third dimension.

Review: Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted land (iOS)

The Old Gods of H.P. Lovecraft have seen few and far between successes in the gaming world. Now developer Red Wasp brings the fantasy horror universe to iOS devices in classic turn-based strategy form. Will it leave you running for the asylum, or bowing at the alter?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Toy Fair '12: Earthworm Jim Returns

How long has it been since Earthworm Jim has seen a toy line? Playmates' lineup of cartoon based figures from the ate '90s is pretty much the only thing that comes to mind. Now Mezco is about to rectify that situation with a fresh assortment of collectibles based on the worm in the power suit.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Skylanders Legendary Triple Pack Back at TRU

Toys R Us' Legendary three pack of Skylanders figures has made a triumphant return to store shelves this week. Considering how difficult it is getting ahold of anything Spyro related these days, that's something that the game's fans will more than likely be very happy to hear.

Mass Effect 3 Trailer Debuts on Walking Dead

This Sunday (that's tomorrow) the newest trailer for one of the biggest games in recent years, Mass Effect 3, will debut. Chances are that you would have seen it even without a reminder as the spot is scheduled to air during the mid-season re-activation of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Official: Abe Lincoln was a Vampire Hunter

Get ready to think of Abraham Lincoln as a badass, undead slayin', mofo. The first trailer for the upcoming movie based on the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter book is live and in your face.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yakuza: Dead Souls is Infested with... Mini Games

A whole bunch of them apparently. From the trailer released today by Sega, it looks like there's going to be plenty to do in Japan to keep you busy between rounds of fighting the undead.

New Max Payne 3 Trailer Has Gravitas

Rockstar released the newest trailer for the upcoming Max Payne 3 today and it's chock full of guns, shaved heads, guns, beards, guns, slo-mo dives, guns, and tough talkin'. And guns.

Protect your iOS Web Surfing With PassTouch

Worried about your passwords, search history (ahem), and other online stuffs being discovered and otherwise ogled? PassTouch has a nice little solution for you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Country Dance All Stars Trailer Shows off New Deets

A few more details today for all you roadhouse dancers out there from Gamemill about they're upcoming Kinect powered dancer- Country Dance All Stars.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dark Horse Presents: Concrete Park

Remember Eraser? The 1996 blockbusters was one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's last big huge hits before taking office as CA's gov. It was also written by Tony Puryear, author of the upcoming 'Concrete Park'.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Brings the ESPN in New Trailer

ESPN is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) sports networks in the world, and EA's upcoming Grand Slam Tennis 2 is going to take full advantage of that.

Country Dance All Stars Gets Down with Full Track List

In the mood for a little square dancin' at the local waterin' hole? No? Well maybe you'd rather just dance it out in your living room with Gamemill Entertainment's Country Dance All Stars for the Xbox Kinect.

Click on through pard for a full set list of the music and a launch trailer-

EA Nabs Licensing Agreement with Czech National Team

EA Sports FIFA titles are about to get an infusion of Czech National Team Football (soccer to you westerners).

Wrapping up the four year agreement, EA will be including the newly available team in the next edition of FIFA. A fact that has the President of the Czech Republic's Football Association very happy.

SSX Goes Big with Soundtrack

EA's upcoming reinvention of the classic extreme sports title SSX is almost upon us- and it's bringing a pretty big name soundtrack with it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ready for Kingdoms of Amalur?

Dropping into retail stores everywhere today, EA's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning represents a pretty big new IP. The game boasts art and design by comic book legend (Spidey FTW!) Todd McFarlane, a script by R.A. Salvatore, and is the long awaited first effort from Curt Shilling's development house- 38 studios.

Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition Now Available

Are you guilty of skipping one of the biggest titles of last year? Well don't fret friends, because Fallout: New Vegas' Ultimate Edition is now available on retail shelves everywhere.

New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer Debuts

You know, I have to admit that I had a lot of doubts about the new 're-boot that isn't a re-boot' Spidey flick- The Amazing Spider-Man. Despite the excellent title, there really wasn't anything else that appealed to me about the movie.

I was wrong.

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's a Dragon Age Valentine with Felicia Day

Originally airing as a limited series on, all six episodes of Dragon Age: Redemption are about to hit home as a collected edition DVD.

Battleship Superbowl Trailer Goes Online

Even though it might be a flick about a classic boardgame, the upcoming big budget blast-a-thon is anything but old school.

True- Battleship might be about an alien invasion, that's nothing new, but the whole feel of the trailer is amazingly video-gamey. It almost looks like it's meant to be played and not watched. So much so that it almost warrants a viewing just to see if producer/director Peter Hancock manages to pull this off.

Either way, this is one hell of a coming attraction-

Friday, February 3, 2012

Facebook Timeline Not Proving too Popular

The merry pollsters over at polled their users about the 'Timeline' feature that Facebook (who recently announced their IPO) will be rolling out as a mandatory element to it's 800 some-odd million users this week. The results were... not too good to put it mildly.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 hits the PSV shortly after launch with what's shaping up to be a full on console experience. And a full on shopping cart full of junk. 

Vybe is a Music Info Machine

One of the latest 'New and Noteworthy' apps on the iOS App Store, Vybe is like a little news filter for all the bands you care about.

11th Annual NAVGTR Awards Coming Soon

On February 15th, the NAVGTR (National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers) will be holding an event to officially unveil the nominations for the best in gaming art, production, and technology.

Get Aquainted With the 608 Bull in Max Payne 3

The newest trailer for Max Payne 3 showcases the 608 Bull revolver. If you don't know what that is- it's a very big, very bad, and very short range hand cannon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Comic Books in a Digital Age

Here's something cool and very near and dear to our hearts here at the Spark- digital comic books. 'Comics in a Digital Age' is the title of the newest episode of the Peter Biddle hosted 'MashUp' radio show and sounds like it's going to be a pretty cool listen for anyone who likes comics- digitized or physical.

Kaz Hirai Named Sony CEO

No! Not a dream! Not an imaginary tale! Kaz Hirai is... the CEO!!

Curt Shilling PItches Kingdoms of Amalur

EA's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is getting ready to storm retail and digital store shelves worldwide. But before it does, 38 Studios head (and all time great ballplayer) Curt Shilling would like to share his thoughts on the game.

AskMen Reveals Top Most Desirable 2011 Gals

AskMen (the men's lifestyle site) asked it's readers to rank the most desirable females in film for this past year. Who they picked might surprise you...

If it's Super Bowl Time Then it's Madden Bowl Time

The Madden Bowl is the biggest digital sporting event of the year, which is fitting since it takes place alongside the biggest real life sporting event of the year.