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VGX award winners

Winners highlighted in bold text.

Most anticipated game

  • Destiny
  • Titanfall
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs

Character of the year

  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Trevor Philips (Grand Theft Auto V)
  • The Lutece Twins (BioShock Infinite)
  • Naiee and Nyaa (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons) Read More…
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Announcements from VGX 2013

Formerly known as the VGAs, the Spike VGX awards are something gamers looks forward to every year. This year’s show brought many announcements. Here’s a list of announcements from tonight. Read More…

Twitch Live Stream!!

Twitch Live Stream!!

Watch as Jimmy plays Knack!!

Killzone: Shadow Fall review

Developer/Publisher: Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: First-Person-Shooter (Current Sci-Fi)
Available on: PlayStation 4 only
Mode(s): Single-player campaign, multiplayer
Release date:
(NA) November 15th, 2013
(EU) November 29th, 2013
(JP) February 22nd, 2014

What I’ve Played:
Campaign to completion (Hard)
Hours of Multiplayer

Behold, Killzone: Shadow Fall, a game among Sony’s vanguard for its PlayStation 4 launch line-up, as well as one of their exclusives. As an exclusive launch title for Sony’s shiny new console, it carries with it a lot of hype and expectations for the “Next Gen.” The first Killzone was infamously dubbed as a ‘Halo Killer’ on the PS2 when, in actuality, it was never trying to be one. While Halo had super soldiers, alien weaponry, and a colorful world, Killzone was more grounded in realism with armies of soldiers, current-sci-fi guns, and gritty war-torn battlefields. It aimed to deliver a World War 2 setting of the near future and, in doing so, they produced the Helghast with their iconic black gas masks and glowing red eyes. They are reminiscent of the Third Reich and are essentially Neo-Nazis.

Has this new Killzone been able to deliver on the “Next Gen” experience many are waiting for, or is it familiar territory hidden behind the shiny new coating? Read More…

PlayStation 4: First impressions

I didn’t get my PlayStation 3 until 2010, so I thought I wasn’t ready for the next generation just yet. And, to be fair, I am still very happy with my PS3 and I think it has a lot of life left. But, when I played the PlayStation 4 for the first time and held that amazing new controller in my hands, I knew I made the right decision purchasing a PlayStation 4 at launch.

I always thought the DualShock 3 was the greatest controller ever made, until I held the DualShock 4. The biggest improvement is the L2 and R2 triggers; I can actually use those buttons for shooters now! I haven’t used the touchpad for anything yet, but I’m sure it will be useful in future games. I find myself hitting the touchpad when reaching for the start–er, option button, but I’m sure that’s something we’ll all get used to pretty quickly.

Visually, everything is stunning. Killzone looks so incredible, and even Call of Duty looks amazing. I can’t wait to see what Uncharted 4 and other PlayStation exclusives look like on this amazing system.

Currently, the PCR team has Killzone Shadow Fall, Need For Speed Rivals, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Contrast, Warframe, and Call of Duty Ghosts. We will be posting reviews very soon. Stay tuned to PCR for all your gaming needs.

The Last of Us single-player DLC world premiere on Spike TV

Fans of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us can’t afford to miss Spike TV’s PS4 All Access Launch event this Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11 p.m. ET. Host Geoff Keighley tweeted this today:

That’s right–we will FINALLY hear something about single-player DLC for The Last of Us! Will Naughty Dog be announcing a new IP for the PlayStation 4 as well? Maybe Uncharted 4? Tune in to Spike TV, on television or online, on Thursday night to find out!

What do you hope to see in the single-player DLC for The Last of Us? Comment below and start a conversation.

Soulcalibur II HD Online coming to PS3 and 360 on Nov. 20

Fans of the very popular fighting game will be happy to hear that Soulcalibur II is being re-released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 under the title Soulcalibur II HD Online.

This HD title will host updated visuals and graphics which, from the trailers and screenshots, look good, yet still hold the art style and feel of the original title.

Namco Bandai has confirmed that Spawn and Heihachi will be featured in the game. Read More…

The Versatile Blogger Award

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We are honored to have received not one but TWO nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award from John Heatz of johnheatz.com and Kevin Kutlesa of The Mental Attic. We at Poppycock Reviews really enjoy reading their blogs and are so thankful for the nominations!

The Versatile Blogger Award has something quite nice: An official site where you can check the rules and all the information about it.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. Read More…

The Walking Dead: Season 2–Reveal Trailer

Coming soon! Who’s excited?

Details on The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 coming on Oct. 29

Telltale Games has finally released some information on the upcoming season of their hit game, The Walking Dead: The Game. Well, they released a tease, anyway.

Information about The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 will be revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern.

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