Firaxis previews XCOM: Enemy Unknown details and launch date

Aliens are coming. Rather, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a re-imagining of the acclaimed PC strategy title X-Com: UFO Defense, should be invading stores on Oct. 9, 2012. I had the opportunity to preview the game (which is also slated for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) at a recent event that developer Firaxis hosted in Los Angeles. There, I learned how fans old and new can help protect the planet.

The Dark Knight is back in slapstick Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The Dark Knight is returning to the video game world, in block form, for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. This family friendly adventure from Developer Traveler’s Tales now features a ton of Justice League members (including Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman) as they team up to fight a smorgasbord of super villains…which is typically how these superhero gang wars go.

NAVGTR announces nominees for 2012 game awards

The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers (NAVGTR, pronounced “navigator”) announced its list of nominees for their 2012 NAVGTR video game awards. Voice actors Tom Sizemore and Tara Platt were on hand to present the nominations.
The organization plans to have a panel of game journalists and other industry folks debate the list and predict the winners during the PAX East festival this April. It will announce the winners shortly afterwards.
And the nominees are…