All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘shooter’

Accused Tampa Shooter Claims He Feared For His Life

A day after being arrested for the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Chad Oulson, former police officer, Curtis Reeves is claiming he acted out of fear. The 71-year-old “had every right to defend himself” when hit with an unknown object, which witnesses claimed was theater popcorn. The defendant’s attorney stated in court today that the case against Reeves was “weak” and …

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Toledo Gunman Taken Into Custody At School

A teenage boy was taken into police custody today after bringing a pellet gun to Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio. The gun appeared real to faculty and students, and the student locked himself in a classroom–alone–before authorities came to negotiate with him. It is not clear at this time why he brought the gun to school or what his …

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Cincinnati Gunman Scares University of Cincinnati Campus

As a college student, this writer can attest to how scary it is to hear about shootings on college campuses and face the reality that such threats could become a reality at nearly any point. Those fears also surfaced for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Cincinnati when reports of a person with a gun were called in …

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Lodi High School Lockdown Lifted After An Hour

Lodi High in Bergen County, New Jersey was on lockdown this morning after reports that someone thought they saw a gunman, and a threat had been phoned into the school, according to Fox. Announcements were made over the loud speaker at 10:30 am that it was not a drill, and that a possible gunman was in the building. Students remained …

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Perks System Detailed

With just days to go before the release of the next yearly Call of Duty title, Activision has detailed one of the most important parts of the game’s competitive multiplayer modes – the perks system. Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature a very flexible perks system in which players will be able to customize their load-out with a variety of …

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‘Titanfall’ Release Date, Collector’s Edition Announced

One of the most hyped games at this year’s E3 now has a release date. Titanfall will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 11, 2014. Titanfall is the first game from Respawn Entertainment, a studio founded by the former developers of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. The game is fully multiplayer, with no …

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‘Alien Rage’ Launch Trailer Blasts Extraterrestrials

Back in July, developer City Interactive Games detailed Alien Rage, a downloadeble shooter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Along with the description came a cinematic trailer that showed off the game’s setting and art design (a bit Warhammer-ish). Players take on the role of space warriors trying to claim valuable asteroid minerals while fighting off alien civilizations trying …

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Dynamic Multiplayer Map Previewed in New Video

Earlier this month, Activision and Infinity Ward finally revealed the multiplayer gameplay in the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. The title will have the yearly team-based shooter action that fans of the series know and love, with a few twists such as leaning, sliding, and dogs. A month before the gameplay reveal, though, Activision was already announcing multiplayer pre-order bonuses …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Apocalypse Gameplay Trailer Released

Though shooter fans are all waiting for the November release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, there’s still fun to be had in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer. Treyarch and Activision today are reminding players of this fact with a new gameplay trailer for Black Ops 2‘s final DLC map pack. Titled Apocalypse, the DLC comes with four competitive …

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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Gets $10 Next-Gen Upgrades

As Sony announced during its Gamescom presentation yesterday, some next-gen launch titles this fall can be purchased for discounts, if current-gen versions of those same games are traded it. Today, Activision revealed that upgrading Call of Duty:Ghosts to next-gen will cost only $10 (£10/10€). When the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, gamers who purchased Ghosts on PlayStation 3 will …

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‘Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’ Detailed, Trailers Revealed

EA had some of the biggest announcements today at Gamescom. The publisher is heavily supporting the Xbox One with exclusive FIFA 14 content and a pack-in deal. It announced Battlefield 4 Premium, previewed more gameplay from its much-hyped Titanfall, and showed off new features from the upcoming The Sims 4. The big titles weren’t all EA focused on, though – …

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Battlefield 4 Premium Announced, New Multiplayer Trailer Revealed

Last week, Activision revealed the long-anticipated multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Today at Gamescom, EA countered by releasing even more multiplayer gameplay footage from its own annualized shooter franchise. The new Battlefield 4 multiplayer trailer shows a massive battle on the shores of an island. The map, titled “Paracel Storm” features naval battles, aerial dogfights, and old-fashioned gunplay …

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gets a Launch Trailer

The marketing of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has been a bit hit and miss. The game was rumored to have originally been more of a standard third-person shooter, but now has some in-depth strategic controls inspired by last year’s surprise hit XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Since the game’s visuals don’t appear to be anything mind-blowing, 2K Games has focused many of …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Collector Editions Revealed

Yesterday, Activision and Infinity Ward finally gave fans of the Call of Duty franchise what they’ve been waiting for – a look at the multiplayer action in the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. Aside from the inclusion of female soldiers and a few new details, the gameplay looks similar to previous Call of Duty games, which is what fans of …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Trailer Teased

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been heavily previewed since its first trailer at Microsoft’s big Xbox One reveal. A long gameplay video from E3 shows an underwater sequence and how the dogs now fit in with campaign gameplay. But that’s not what Call of Duty fans are looking for. As much effort as Infinity Ward may put into their Call …

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Sci-Fi Shooter ‘Alien Rage’ Coming This Fall

Though gamers are anxiously awaiting the launch of the next generation of home consoles, the current generation will no doubt continue for years. As an example, next-gen titles such as Titanfall and Knack will be launching around the same time current-gen titles such as Grand Theft Auto V. And current-gen titles are still being announced. City Interactive Games, the developer …

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Halo 4 “Global Championship” Announced, $200K Grand Prize

Mocrosoft today announced a global Halo 4 tournament will take place this summer. The Halo 4 “Global Championship” is sponsored by 343 Industries in cooperation with Virgin Gaming. Microsoft stated that nearly $500,000 worth of prizes is up for grabs, including a $200,000 grand prize. The tournament will consist of five weeks of competition on Xbox Live. Halo fans can …

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Road Rage: Orlando Police Looking For Murderer

Road rage is a scary thing; with one wrong move, a driver can invoke the wrath of anyone who happens to be in a bad mood. Sometimes, it turns deadly. An Orlando man who was driving through Tampa called police after he said a man followed him out of a store, chased him in his car, then pulled alongside him …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Bonus Pre-Order Map Announced

With the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map pack coming this week, Activision is now turning its attention to enticing Call of Duty fans to pre-order the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. The publisher today announced the first of what are sure to be several pre-order-related bonus offers. Gamers who pre-order Ghosts will receive a free bonus map …

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New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Trailer Features The Replacers

The next Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map pack DLC is out next month, and Activision has followed through with yet another live-action “Replacers” trailer for the content. Actors Peter Stormare (nihilist Karl Hungus from The Big Lebowski) and J.B. Smoove (Leon Black from Curb Your Enthusiasm) star as professionals who replace gamers who want a little more time …

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Battlefield 4 Engine Preview Trailer Released

Back during E3, Activision and Infinity Ward were showing off Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ graphics, touting motion-captured dogs and a few new graphical techniques. It was EA and DICE, however, that stole the show with Battlefield 4’s obviously next-gen graphics. A sinking aircraft carrier has never looked so good. Of course, Battlefield 4 isn’t likely to look like that on …

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New Titanfall Game Preview Released

Of all the next-generation titles previewed that this year’s E3, Titanfall was, perhaps, the most promising. Though it appears at first glance to be another multiplayer shooter and is being made by the same developers that crafted the modern military shooter, some of the new mechanics being toyed around with in the game could change the status quo for the …

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New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Map Pack Coming July 2

With all the coverage Call of Duty: Ghosts got at this year’s E3, it would be easy to forget that the Call of Duty fanbase is still hooked on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. But Treyarch and Activision haven’t forgotten. Just months away from the launch of Ghosts, the next map pack for Black Ops 2 has been announced. …

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E3 2013: Tom Clancy’s The Division Announced, Previewed [VIDEO]

While the most anticipated games from each E3 normally come from one of the big Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo conferences, Ubisoft this year saved its big reveal for its own press conference. Continuing with its “scare the crap out of everyone” presentation style established in announcements for Watch Dogs, Ubisoft used the example of a pandemic to show how “fragile” …

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Announced, Trailer Released

Last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a polished, modern turn-based tactical shooter that was at the top of many game-of-the-year lists and seems to have resurrected the XCOM brand, as well as tactical RPG genre in general. Now, 2K Games is capitalizing on Enemy Unknown‘s success by releasing an XCOM-branded third-person shooter. The publisher announced today that The Bureau: XCOM …

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Metro: Last Light Delayed Yet Again, Releases on May 17

When THQ entered bankruptcy and auctioned off its game properties and studios piecemeal it wasn’t certain that all of the projects would survive. In particular, it was odd to see the Metro series land in the hands of Koch Media, the parent company of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver. Today, some good news has come for Metro fans. Deep Silver …

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Battlefield 3 End Game DLC Trailer Released

Back in December 2012, Dice and EA teased Battlefield 3 fans with a peek at the upcoming “End Game” DLC. That content still isn’t out, but its March release date is finally close. Today, EA released another trailer showing off all the new maps included in the add-on. The four new maps included in the DLC are “Operation Riverside,” “Nebandan …

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Fuse Delayed to Spring or Early Summer

EA‘s third quarter earnings revealed lower revenue, but a lower net loss than the previous year. Aside from blaming its revenue woes on its cynical Call of Duty: Warfighter project, EA also had a few other announcements it could reveal now that its holiday earnings have been released. The most notable announcement is that Fuse has been delayed to the …

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Medal of Honor Franchise Shelved by EA

EA‘s third quarter financial results were a disappointment for the game publisher. The company announced a net loss of $45 million on a reduced revenue of $921 million. During the EA earnings call, Medal of Honor: Warfighter was consistently blamed for the poor revenue. As a result, EA is writing off the entire Medal of Honor Franchise, and apparently won’t …

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Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Starts Today

As promised last week, EA and Crytek today released the multiplayer beta for Crysis 3. The beta is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The beta includes two different team-based multiplayer modes – Hunter and Crash-Site. Hunter mode sees two players don a nanosuit and team up to hunt down the other players using stealth tactics. Players …

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