Telltale Games Confirms Upcoming “Game of Thrones” Video Game In Teaser Trailer

It’s true, folks. It’s really, really true.

Rumors have been swirling about video game publisher Telltale Games – the glorious people responsible for The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us – working on a new project based on hit book series and HBO show Game of Thrones. With this announcement trailer, Telltale Games has made those rumors super duper official.

Naturally, the trailer doesn’t show us much of anything, and the given release date of “2014” is as vague as possible, but hey! We’re getting a Game of Thrones game. And based on how amazing The Walking Dead was, and how much I loved episode one of The Wolf Among Us, I foresee much enjoyment to come from Telltale’s new project.

Now, all I need is an actual release date for “Smoke and Mirrors” and I’ll be the happiest camper in the world.

FIFA 14 Soundtrack Countdown Pt. 4

The next installment of EA’s popular soccer franchise FIFA is just under a month away and anyone who’s watched any of the previews has re-adjusted their jaw from the floor numerous times already. 3D fans in the stadiums? COUNT ME IN!

Besides the annual graphical and gameplay updates, FIFA fans also have a new soundtrack to look forward to. EA has yet to release the complete list of songs that will appear in this year’s game so, in anticipation of FIFA 14′s soundtrack, we present our favorite tracks from previous installments.

Don’t forget to read Pt. 1, Pt. 2 and Pt. 3 if you haven’t already.

FIFA 2005

Mala Rodriguez – “Jugadoras, Jugadores”

This one was very difficult. Continuing from the impressive soundtrack of last year’s installment, FIFA 2005 boasted an impressive roster of artists with licensed and original songs. Paul Oakenfold returned with the original theme “Beautiful Goal” exclusively for the game. This year’s installment was also heavy on contributions from alt./indie rock acts and Latin alternative artists: Air,Nortec Collective, Los Amigos Invisibles, Franz Ferdinand, Morrissey, Scissor Sisters… I can’t praise this collection enough.

The award for Best Track out of this amazing lineup goes to “Jugadoras, Jugadores” by Mala Rodriguez. The song introduced the young female MC from Cadiz, Spain to the world and her music has only gotten better since then. Don’t believe me? Listen to her two latest singles, “La Rata” and “33,” and try to tell me I’m wrong.

FIFA 2006 ROAD TO FIFA WORLD CUP

DuSouto – “Ie Mae Jah”

You can’t talk about football/soccer without ever giving a nod to Brazil and the contributions of its countrymen. DuSouto hails from Natal, the capital city of Rio Grando Do Norte. “Ie Mae Jah” comes from their 2005 debut album DuSouto No Samba. The trio does play samba but they also mix it up with drum n’ bass, funk, and reggae. It’s beyond me why this group isn’t more popular than it is. Swing over to their website and download their latest album, Cretino!, free of charge.

FIFA 2006

LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”

It was very difficult to choose just one track as my favorite off this soundtrack especially considering how the music transported me back to my days at my rock n’ roll party palace (my apartment/neighborhood) in Hollywood at the time. Plus, there’s no shortage of great music here though that may just be my nostalgia talking.

The final vote went to LCD Soundsystem’s “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” because LCD founder James Murphy is my hipster anti-hero who wrote the soundtracks to my own personal life without ever meaning to. Hey, it just happened that way!

I do want to tip my afro to a couple of other artists whose songs tickle my nostalgia bone: Bloc PartyDamian Jr. Gong Marley, Nine Black Alps, and The Rakes.

Written by: Afroxander

FIFA 14 Soundtrack Countdown Pt. 1

The next installment of EA’s popular soccer franchise FIFA is just under a month away and anyone who’s watched any of the previews has re-adjusted their jaw from the floor numerous times already. 3D fans in the stadiums? COUNT ME IN!

Besides the annual graphical and game-play updates, FIFA fans also have a new soundtrack to look forward to. EA has yet to release the complete list of songs that will appear in this year’s game so, in anticipation of FIFA 14’s soundtrack, we present our favorite tracks from previous installments.

ROAD TO WORLD CUP ’98

The Crystal Method – “Busy Child”

The 90s were defined by two particular items: flannel shirts (re: grunge rock) and keyboards (re: breakbeat hardcore, drum & bass, other electronic styles). One of the best and most defining artists of that era is The Crystal Method – AKA Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland. The duo was at the forefront of an electronic music explosion, filled with keyboards, samplers, and beats, alongside The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, and others.

“Busy Child” is off their most popular and best-selling album Vegas named after their hometown. Give it a spin. It still holds up great today. In fact, I’ll take this over Doctor P or Cookie Monsta any day of the week!

WORLD CUP ’98

Wizard Of Oh – “Terminal Intensity”

This installment contained enough songs to be counted on one hand but it’s this break-beat hardcore track by Wizard Of Oh (Omar Santana) that stands out. Fluke’s “Absurd” and Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping” are obvious products of their time that just don’t hold up on any playlist other than a 90s party nostalgia bender while Boymerang’s “Soul Beat Runna” just sort of exists.

“Terminal Intensity” is also an obvious product of its time (test it out by playing this to any techno fanatic and they’ll probably guess the year it was released) but a damn good product nonetheless.

FIFA ’99

Lionrock – “Rude Boy Rock”

FIFA ’99 had many classic tracks by some great artists. Fatboy Slim was in there along with Danmass, Dylan Rhymes, God Within, and Gearwhore. My ears and heart, however, belong to big beat group Lionrock’s “Rude Boy Rock.” It stands out for the fact that it sounds nothing at all like big beat/breakbeat hardcore but is instead an old-school ska/dancehall jam. The group released two albums before calling it quits.

Written by: Afroxander

“The Elder Scrolls Online” Official Gameplay Trailer

Coming to a console or computer near you in Spring 2014

“A new dawn is upon us. Never have our choices weighed more heavily. To stand alone… or to fight, side-by-side against the encroaching forces of oblivion.”

And with that begins the wait for the next chapter of the Elder Scrolls saga. The game, whose basic plot is described as “three powerful alliances struggle for control of war-torn Tamriel as the Daedric Prince Molag Bal schemes to destroy it,” is the first of the Elder Scroll games to take on this open ended multi-player format. It’s set for release in Spring of next year to PC, Mac, XBox One, and PS4. You can find more information about ESO at their official website.

Excited? Appalled? Already planning to throw as much money at Bethesda as required for you to get your hands on it? Let us know in the comments below!