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Activision and Infinity Ward will be offering a Call of Duty®: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack 1 Free Trial on Xbox Live this coming weekend.

Starting Friday, March 21st and going through Monday, March 24th, gamers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to try out Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack 1 at no cost. The free trial includes the four new small-to-medium multiplayer maps – Fog, BayView, Containment, and Ignition; the dual-purpose Maverick weapon; and the first installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative – Episode 1: Nightfall.

Come Friday, owners of Call of Duty: Ghosts will just need to sign-in to Xbox Live, download the Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC Pack 1 from the in-game store, and jump into a match.

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Hey Got Gamers,

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the development of “Project Morpheus” (Morpheus) − a virtual reality (VR) system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion and demonstrates the future of gaming. SCE will continue development of Morpheus looking towards a future commercial launch.

“At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. “Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE, and we’re looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators.”

Morpheus enables developers to create experiences that deliver a sense of presence – where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. Presence is like a window into another world that heightens the emotions gamers experience as they play. Morpheus features a visor style head-mounted display and works seamlessly with PlayStation®Camera to deliver a unique VR experience right before the player’s eyes. Inertial sensors built into the head mount unit and PlayStation Camera accurately track head orientation and movement so as the player’s head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates naturally and intuitively in real-time.

Furthermore, in supporting games, the player can use a PlayStation®Move (PS Move) Motion Controller as an object, such as a sword. Morpheus will reproduce the player’s hands and sword within the game so the player feels like they are physically fighting off enemies with their sword in the virtual world. Morpheus adopts 3D audio technology uniquely developed by SCE.

In addition to sounds coming from front, behind, left and right, Morpheus re-creates stereoscopic sounds heard from below and above the players, such as footsteps climbing up stairs below them, or engine noises of helicopters flying overhead. Sounds that players hear change in real-time depending on their head orientation, creating a highly realistic audio environment within an immersive 360-degree virtual world.

Along with PlayStation Camera, Wireless Controller for PS4, and PS Move, Morpheus will deliver immersive breakthrough entertainment experiences to gamers through the PS4 system, leveraging SCE’s expertise across key areas for VR – including display/optics, audio, tracking, control, ease of use, and content.

Now the bad news, we really have no idea when project Morpheus will come out. I am guessing it will be a while since it is still being called PROJECT Morpheus, but chances are good we’ll get some more information at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles.

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Hey Got Gamers,

It’s not our thing at all and I want to stress that we have nothing to do with it, but since our mandate at Got Game is to bring you all the local gaming news, we should point out that our friends at C&G Magazine are hosting a FREE videogame party in April. I don’t want to accidentally get any information wrong, so I will simply point you in the direction of their facebook page for all the information.

We don’t discuss this at all during this week’s Got Game, but we have a radio hour’s worth of topics we’ll discuss instead. You can hear all of those in the audio file below this paragraph; however, we’re just calling it our March 16th 2014 edition of Got Game.

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THIS WEEK ON GOT GAME THE CREW DISCUSSES:

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PLUS, WE’LL TALK TO MICROSOFT’S SOFTWARE ENGINEER JEFF SIPKO ABOUT THE UPCOMING PROJECT SPARK.

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AND IN OUR REVIEW SECTION WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE GAME THAT HAS EVERYONE’S ATTENTION THIS WEEK: TITANFALL.

The Got Game Show Blog for March 9th 2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Hey Got Gamers,

Before we start this week’s show blog, here’s some news we were not able to get to during the hour we’re given each week. There has been a lot of movement on the release date front and we ran out of time to mention the follow:

  • 1) Watch_Dogs will be available worldwide on May 27, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U version will be available at a later date.
  • 2) Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale in North America June 3rd for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC.
  • 3) Dark Souls II from, From Software will launch April 25 on PC. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game was already given a released date of March 11 earlier this year.
  • 4) Batman: Arkham Knight will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release worldwide sometime this year.

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There is some pretty heavy hitting news points in that list, so just imagine what we didn’t cut for time. Luckily, you won’t have to imagine for very long because this week’s show can be found in the audio file below this paragraph; although, we’re just calling it the March 9th 2014 edition of Got Game.

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This week on Got Game a slightly different crew discusses:

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PLUS MATHEW EVERETT FROM EA WILL JOIN US TO BREAK DOWN WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THIS WEEK’S BIG RELEASE OF TITANFALL.

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AND WHAT ELSE WOULD WE REVIEW THIS WEEK BUT SOUTH PARK AND THE STICK OF TRUTH.

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Hey Got Gamers,

Get your jean jackets and Much Dance Mix CDs out because we’re about to do a Rocky Horror Picture Show style time warp… again.

Big Deez Productions, which claims to be based in New Jersey, is an untested videogame development studio that recently started a crowd-funding campaign in order to make a sequel to Shaq Fu called Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.

For those not familiar with the name Shaq Fu, it has been around since the early 90′s when the team behind the Moto Racer franchise released a 2D fighing game were Shaquille O’Neal is sucked into another dimension to rescue a young boy from an evil mummy. Unfortunately, in the 2 decades that Shaq Fu has been available, it’s been critically panned as one of the worst fight games of all time.

At the time this blog was published, Shaq and the people at Big Deez Productions have convinced 505 people to hand over cash for this remake, but they still have roughly 40 days to convince the public to give them another $400,000 in order to reach their financial goal of $450,000.

While I am sure that the crowd funding cash will help, Shaq and the team at Big Deez will probably make this game regardless of the outcome of their crowd funding campaign. On the crowd funding website the developer admits that, “the purpose of bringing the game to the public is to see how much interest there is in becoming Shaq’s partner and in seeing the game happen.  In exchange for your help, Shaq, is offering unprecedented access to his life with incredible perks. “

I will give Shaq credit. He’ll be making some pretty incredible concessions to people who offer to fund his videogame project. While you can get your face or voice in the game for a reasonable price, some of the more notable sponsorship rewards include:

  • A) Signed original size 22 Shaq Attack sneaker.
  • B) Playing basketball with Shaq, on his own court, at Shaq’s house.
  • C) Having Shaq record your voicemail.
  • D) Having lunch or dinner with Shaq.

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At this point, not much beyond the game’s art style is known, but the Big Deez production team is describing it as a 3D beat’em up with dynamic destructible environments. They say to image what it would be like to play a game that is basically, “Devil May Cry with a Streets of Rage feel.” With the lack of actual game-play to show off, Big Deez Productions is trying to leverage Shaq’s name and reputation hard. Shaq even appeared in a trailer for the game were he says, “Alright, I admit it. The first Shaq Fu was terrible . Wait until you see the graphics on this one. I’m back.”

For your convenience, here is that trailer that has Shaq’s admitting to the poor quality of the original Shaq Fu game.

Although, and to be honest, until I see game play the only thing I can really bring myself to worry about is what will happen to Shaqfu.com. Their self-proclaimed mission is to find and destroy all copies of the original Shaq Fu and (depending on quality) this may double their workload.

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For the first time in Call of Duty® history, Activision and Infinity Ward, in partnership with Xbox, will be hosting a free Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this coming weekend. Starting Friday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and going through Monday, March 10th, gamers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to jump on Xbox Live and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer at no cost.

The demo will include three multiplayer maps – Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison break; three multiplayer modes – Search & Rescue, Domination and Team Deathmatch; and the original Extinction game mode – Point of Contact. Come Friday, gamers will just need to sign-in to Xbox Live and download the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo to enjoy the free demo weekend.

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Hey Got Gamers,

Here is an image to help you out with the opening minutes of this week’s edition of Got Game. Before we get to the latest in the world of gaming, we’ll start talking about a crying bear from the closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics games. Here is an image of the bear we were discussing

We also talked about Adam Lind‘s new beard but, as we discussed during this week’s show, you’ll have to reach out to Momin on twitter for images of that. Everything else you can find in the audio file below this paragraph, but we’re calling that file the March 2nd 2014 edition of Got Game.

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THIS WEEK ON GOT GAME THE CREW DISCUSSES:

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PLUS JAY ACEVEDO, OUR FRIEND FROM UBISOFT CANADA, JOINS US TO DISCUSS NEXT WEEK’S RELEASE OF SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH.

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BEFORE THE END OF OUR SHOW WE’LL ALSO STEAL A REVIEW SCORE FROM THE NEW THIEF GAME.

WE’LL PUT NASCAR 14 THROUGH ITS PACES.

AND WE’LL PRUNE THE SCORE OF PLANTS VS ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE.

WE CATCH UP WITH DISNEY INFINITY

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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Hey Got Gamers,

Disney has collected a number of franchises (Marvel, Star Wars, etc.) in the last few years, but for some reason they have decided to put all of their videogame efforts into one product: Disney Infinity.

As a product, it is different now compared to what it was like at launch, and it will again be different in the future. Since it is always changing, we decided to check in with Disney and see what the state of Infinity currently. To do that we called John Vignocchi, Disney Interactive’s executive producer, to see where Disney Infinity is now.

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The Got Game Show Blog for February 23rd 2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Hey Got Gamers,

For those who were wondering about our absence from the airwaves this week, we were cancelled for this week only in order to make way for live programming that was focused on the final day of world’s games. Now that the games are over, we can focus on the other important games again: videogames. As such, look forward to Got Game returning to the airwaves next week at the same time and on the same radio frequency.

That said, we did make an episode of Got Game this week and we put it right on the web. As luck would have it you can hear it in this very blog post. Simply click on the audio file below this paragraph to hear the latest episode of Got Game, but we’re just calling it our February 23rd 2014 edition.

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THIS WEEK ON GOT GAME THE CREW DISCUSSES:

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PLUS WE TAKE TIME TO GIVE OUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW DLC FOR THE LAST OF US

AND WHAT WE THINK OF HUNTING SUBMARINES WITH STEEL DIVER: SUB WARS

The Got Game Show Blog for February 16th 2014

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Hey Got Gamers,

You may have already seen these images on the Got Game blog; however, here are the Brett Lawrie cover choices for MLB 14 The Show. If you’re wondering why there are 2 covers, Sony PlayStation Canada has put the choice of cover up to a vote. You can go to the PlayStation Canada facebook page to find out the details and to vote on your favorite cover.

That said, don’t go anywhere just yet because we have more than cover athletes to discuss this week. You can listen to the discusson of every topic we have by clicking on the audio file below this paragraph; however, we’re just calling it the February 16th 2014 edition of Got Game.

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This week on Got Game, along with a new MLB The Show cover, the crew also discusses:

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PLUS, WE TALK TO ED MARTIN FROM EUTECHNYX ABOUT THIS WEEK’S RELEASE OF NASCAR ’14. ALSO, AS YOU’LL FIND OUT BY LISTENING TO THIS WEEK’S SHOW, WE HAD TO CUT DOWN OUR DISCUSS WITH ED. YOU CAN FIND THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE.


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BEFORE WE GO WE’LL ALSO SEE HOW MARIO AND SONIC ARE DOING AT THE SOCHI OLYMPIC GAMES.

AND WE’LL BUILD A REVIEW OF THE LEGO MOVIE GAME.