Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Recap

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next big installment in Activision’s shooter franchise. Infinity Ward revealed the first details and footage of the multiplayer mode today at an event in Los Angeles. They include a laundry list of changes that I find to be extremely compelling. Knowing that they face fierce competition from the upcoming Battlefield 4 game, they really stepped it up.

They have 3 new modes now.

Search and Rescue – Finally you’ll get a chance to revive fallen teammates in battle, something that has been available to Battlefield players for years.

Cranked – I call this the anti-camper mode. You get temporary boosts after a kill, but also the clock starts ticking down to your demise unless you get another kill. How do you die? EXPLOSION!

I’m extremely excited about

Squad Mode: You can create 10 soldiers that form your “squad.” You can play in this mode solo, co-op, or competitive and your squad can be “challenged” even while you’re not playing, earning you experience. Squad mode is broken down into:

Squad vs Squad – your basic player vs. player, pitting your squad against someone else’s
Wargame – Pick five of your squad mates to battle against AI
Safeguard – Four player co-op mode
Squad Assault – Six player squads can take-on offline squads

There’s also clans that can be formed now which will allow you to form a clan or join one. You can also participate in Clan Wars where you battle over territory.
As a Battlefield fan, I’m going to have to make a hard decision this fall. Here’s some gameplay video.

New! Watch Dogs Trailer – Hacking the City

Hey, the Angry Gamer here. I’ve been watching this next gen game, Watch Dogs closely. I love a sandbox game as much as the next man and this feels like it could deliver a lot more than the standard we’ve come to expect from Grand Theft Auto. Here’s a new trailer detailing how much hacking impacts gameplay.

Zatanna, the newest DLC for Injustice

Zatanna is the latest DLC character in the Injustice lineup. Just a week after announcing Martian Manhunter they’ve released video showing Zatanna’s moves. I think they’ve learned from the boring General Zod and have brought us a fresh character with dazzling moves. There was no release date that I could get my hands on, but I’m sure she’ll be released soon seeing how much has been developed so far. Here’s her official Wikipedia entry and official gameplay video.

The History of Zatanna

Tomb Raider Sequel Announced!

Square Enix has announced that they have already started development on the new Tomb Raider sequel. The previous iteration of Tomb Raider is easily one of the best in the series. As an old school pc gamer, I remember playing the demo of the very first Tomb Raider where tiger attacks were the most stressful thing in the game. Now it’s turned into a full fledged adventure powerhouse and I’m happy to have watched it grown. Despite the Tomb Raider movies, the game seemed to have fallen into obscurity for a bit to me. As a fan of the series, I enjoyed the exploration and mind-bending puzzles, but in the age of fast paced FPS I found the games dull after a while. Oh yes, there is much more life in the Tomb Raider franchise and I gladly recommend a sequel to this recent iteration be made. Welcome back Lara Croft.

“I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!”

Here’s a link to the Square Enix blog.

Here’s some footage of me playing the latest Tomb Raider. Excuse the lag, it has since been fixed.