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‘World of Warcraft’: Legion Announced

The World of Warcraft event at Gamescon 2015 in Cologne, Germany is currently in full swing! Blizzard Entertainment is using the event to unveil Legion, the latest chapter in the Warcraft saga.

Some goodies have already been revealed, and naturally, being the kind-hearted geeks we are at GeekGirl World, we’ve decided to share them with you!

First up is the cinematic teaser for Legion, which, like always, is in way better quality than anything you could realistically expect from the game (but we honestly don’t mind):

The teaser centers around Gul’dan, and it strongly hints that Illidan the Betrayer will be making a return.

In addition to the teaser, Blizzard also revealed a video outlying the new features to expect from the game, including new dungeons, raids, and even levels:

Beta for Legion will begin later this year.

Hungry for more Warcraft news? Head over to Blizzard’s website to watch the live steam of the event!

Are you excited for this latest expansion, or will Legion fall flat of expectations?? Let us know in the comments below!

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‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning’ Exo Zombies Descent Trailer

The official Exo Zombies Descent trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning is out!

Descent is an Exo Zombies map in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that will be released in the Reckoning DLC.

It is set in an Atlas Corporation underwater facility, known as The Trident Retreat. This time players will have a new type of zombie to mess with, the Fused Zombie, as well as new weapon to take it down, theKL03-Trident.

Lennox, Lilith Swann, Jim Decker and Kahn return as playable characters in the 4th (and final) Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies map.

Check out the trailer below:

Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to the Exo Zombies saga, as Descent takes our four heroes to a deep water Atlas base in order to stop the source of the infection once and for all. Battle new enemies with enhanced capabilities, wield the powerful Trident Reflected Energy Weapon, and unravel the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding. Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, Bruce Campbell, and John Malkovich star in this action-packed Exo Zombies finale. – Youtube

Exo Zombies Descent will be released tomorrow on Xbox Live alongside Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning. There is currently no release date for other platforms, but a release date is sure to be revealed soon.

Looking forward to the Exo Zombies finale? Let us know in the comments below!

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Fan Film Friday reviews ‘Nintendo: Old School Revolution’

Leveling up in the box office this weekend is Sony’s Pixels, and the retro gamer in me jumped (Mario style) at the chance to watch and review a video game themed fan film called Nintendo: Old School Revolution. Does it get a high score? Or is it game over for this one? Check out our review to see what we think!

Watch Nintendo: Old School Revolution here!

Special note: This week’s Fan Film Friday is dedicated to Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s 4th President who passed away earlier this month. Thank you for helping make the world such a fun place! Rest in peace.

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Play as the Doctor in LEGO ‘Dimensions’!

Have any of you Doctor Who fans ever fantasized about building stuff with LEGO bricks alongside Gandalf and Batman as the Doctor? Well now you can!

It has just been announced that the Doctor will be a playable character in the upcoming LEGO Dimensions game.

The Doctor will be playable in the starter pack, where he’ll have his own level dedicated to him and his countless adversaries.

And if you’re itching for more time with Doctor Who in LEGO Dimensions, you can purchase the Doctor Who Level Pack, where you can play an additional Doctor Who level. This level will allow you to play as all the Doctors, as whenever the 12th Doctor is defeated in this pack he will return as the 1st Doctor and regenerate back up to the 12th.

Also included in the pack is a LEGO mini figure of the 12th Doctor, the TARDIS, and K-9 (all which are playable in the game).

There will also be a Doctor Who Fun Pack, which includes a playable Cyberman mini figure and Dalek model, both of which can be physically built and rebuilt twice for a total of three different objects.

Check out the Doctor Who Dimensions trailer below:

LEGO Dimensions and the subsequent Doctor Who packs hits shelves on September 27.

Excited to play as the doctor? Let us know in the comments!

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‘Arkham Knight’ DLC “Batgirl: A Matter of Family” Trailer Premieres Today

Yesterday we brought you the first look at Arkham Knight DLC, “Batgirl: A Matter of Family” where DC treated us to a powerful and exciting sneak peek at the cinematic cut scenes featuring Barbara Gordon in full, gorgeous costume, kicking crime’s butt and facing the Joker alongside Tim Drake’s Robin.

Today we got a whole trailer, all 90 seconds of it. We start out with Batgirl and Robin arriving at the Joker’s “main event” at the big top circus in the heart of Seagate Amusement Park. Harley Quinn, in her traditional red and black outfit, slinks by as we take a look around. Not only are there GCPD and SWAT officers dead or held hostage throughout the park, but Jim Gordon’s been captured and caged, suspended in true Joker style up high (and probably over a tank of something hungry!).

Though Robin tells her they ought to call Batman, Batgirl is adamant that the Joker will kill her father if they dare involve him. And seeing as how the Joker, sitting astride a huge canon, announces “the magnificent deaths of the caped do-gooders,” it looks like Barbara is going to have to play along with the psychopath’s demands.

Both Batgirl and Robin swoop in from above with all the knock-out force of the dive attacks we’ve come to love from the Arkham series of games, taking out the masked Joker thugs. Batgirl deftly disarms a brute with her batclaw, then makes quick work of the thug who dared aim a shotgun at her. With a Diana Rigg-esque high kick, Batgirl stands tall and triumphant.

The pack of Joker thugs the next scene unleashes is standard fare for Batman game fans; the RPG the Joker wields moments after is a little bit more intimidating. We get a great shot of Robin wiping off a thug’s grin as he uses his bow staff to assist Batgirl in an aerial attack. The Joker begins to muse about how things used to be so simple before these “knuckleheads” came in and “spoiled his game.”

What follows is frenetic montage of both cinematic cutscenes and gameplay which includes the always useful detective vision. We get to see Batgirl using her invisible predator skills as she stalks some thugs, but unfortunately there are no scenes utilizing her much-anticipated hacking talents. Though considering how dynamic and exciting this trailer is supposed to be, I suppose there wasn’t room for the more cerebral of her skill set.

As Batgirl promises that she’s “gonna put them all away,” Joker replies, “Not. Funny,” and fires his RPG at the base of one of the gondola lift pylons. Batgirl shouts out a warning to Robin, and, as the pylon explodes into a fireball, we watch Batgirl take flight on the edge of the shock wave.

The trailer ends with Harley’s signature giggle as the Joker points his handgun towards the viewer and eerily remarks, “It’s been a blast…” I don’t think it was a mere coincidence that they included this as the final scene to the trailer. Have a look for yourself:

Despite the initial grumblings earlier this year over the value and viability of the Arkham Knight Season Pass deal (Season Pass and Premium Edition, priced at $39.99 and $99.99, respectively), today’s release proves that WB and Rocksteady sure didn’t skimp on style. Here’s hoping they didn’t skimp on story, either, and that we get as much bang for our buck as we’ve hoped.

“Batgirl: A Matter of Family” releases to Season Pass holders Tuesday, July 14, in North America, and July 21 to non-Season Pass holders for $6.99.

What are your initial impressions about the trailer? Have you signed up for Season Pass for Arkham Knight yet? Do you think you’re getting your money’s worth with this newest DLC?

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First Look at ‘Arkham Knight’ DLC, ‘Batgirl: A Matter of Family’

Barbara Gordon will finally be getting her own side missions in the most recent installment of the Arkham game franchise in the DLC Batgirl: A Matter of Family, according to Entertainment Weekly. Best known as Oracle in the franchise, Barbara has played a pivotal role is assisting Batman with intel on the baddies terrorizing Gotham City. Now she’ll enjoy her own playable arc and Warner Bros. Games Montreal design producer Justin Vazquez promises a unique perspective. The first image from the DLC was released, showing Batgirl taking down some of Joker’s henchmen with gusto.

Those with the season pass to Batman: Arkham Knight will unlock her story on July 14 and the DLC will be available for purchase separately on July 21. In the DLC, Batgirl will team up with Robin to take on the Joker and Harley Quinn in the nautical theme park setting of Seagate Amusement Park to save her father, Commissioner Gordon. One of the great features of Arkham Knight, the Dual Play system, will be present and allow you to seamlessly switch between playing as Batgirl and Robin during timed takedowns of the various enemies. Batgirl will also have unique hacking capabilities unlike any seen before while still maintaining some of the brute strength players are used to with Batman. If her gameplay is similar to the strength we saw in Harley Quinn’s (too short) Arkham Knight side story DLC then I am super excited. Vazquez notes that “hacking is really what separates her from the other characters. It’s a gameplay mechanic with which the player can create situations for Batgirl to really shine.”

Along with the tag-team fight between Batgirl and Robin against Joker and Harley comes side quests, collectibles, and of course Easter eggs for fans. Because the story is a prequel, taking place before 2009’s Arkham Asylum, I expect that it will have a lot of the same feelings that Asylum had with the modern flare of Arkham Knight.

For those either with the season pass or who plan on buying the add-on, what are you most looking forward to? What are your thoughts on the other DLCs for Arkham Knight so far? How are you liking the main story line? Let us know in the comments!

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Batman: Arkham Knight Launch Trailer

The Batman: Arkham Knight launch trailer is here! Check it out:

The game will be available for sale everywhere tomorrow, but retailers such as GameStop and Best Buy will be opening up their doors at midnight tonight as part of a special release for the game.

If you do decide to wait in line at one of those stores at midnight, though, just know that most of their inventory will be reserved for pre-orders! They should still have some quantities available that are not reserved, but if you haven’t pre-ordered the game you’re going to want to make sure that you’re one of the first people in line.

But honestly, if you’re going to go that route you may as well just pre-order it, as pre-orders as still open (at least they are at the moment I’m writing this).

Pre-ordering also does come with some perks! Best Buy, for instance, will give you a game bonus that will allow you to play as Harley Quinn AND a $10 rewards certificate (if you’re a My Best Buy member) as a thanks for pre-ordering the game.

But no matter how you choose to get your hands on the game, one thing is definitely certain: this game is going to be absolutely amazing!

Are you going to pick up Arkham Knight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Female Video Game Characters

This week is E3, The Electronic Entertainment Expo! We are watching all the announcements very closely here at GeekGirl World, and it looks like Fall 2015 is going to be a exciting time for us in the game community. In honor of all the wonderful gaming news, we are counting down the top ten female video game characters.

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‘Uncharted 4’ Game Play Revealed at E3

Sony rounded off their E3 conference with a brand new look at Uncharted 4′s game play!

The game play for Sony’s flagship series definitely starts off a little awkward!

After the cut scene ends, main character Nathan Drake just stands there instead of following Sully, and the game play restarts itself shortly after and heads in a normal direction.

This definitely was a mistake on Sony’s part, but I personally found watching the villagers go about their daily business while Nate stood there awkwardly quite intriguing!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be available early 2016 exclusively on Playstation 4.

How did you like the footage? Let us know in the comments below!

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Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Footage!

You absolutely need to see the gameplay footage for Star Wars: Battlefront that was released today during E3:

There is SO MUCH to say about this new footage, but for the sake of time (and maybe humanity) let’s just keep it simple: WOW!

Battlefront will let you battle in 40 multiplayer battles all reminiscent of the battle of Hoth, a battle all Star Wars fans know well.

But for those of you who don’t know what the battle of Hoth is, get off your computer or phone, head down to your nearest store that sells movies, and purchase Star Wars Episode V: the Empire Strikes Back IMMEDIATELY.

Star Wars Battlefront will be available November 17th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Are you as excited as we are? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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