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The Showdown Effect – The Verdict

The Showdown Effect – The Verdict

I just killed a man by throwing a broadsword at him. Before diving out of a window. Backwards. Followed by a hail of bullets fired from his teammates. I hit the ground back first, flip back onto my feet, and vanish in a shower of gibs and blood as a rocket hits me. This is The Showdown Effect, and despite sounding incredible – I’m actually quite annoyed at it.

An easy description would be to call on such venerable ancestors such as Super Smash Brothers and… basically every side-scrolling action game ever made. It sports a 3D-looking-but-actually-2D world of glass windows (to dive through), weapons (to pick up and swing/shoot), and improbably arranged platforms. A singularly multiplayer experience, you join a team of other like-minded souls and try to kill the other team as often as possible, while dodging or diving around to survive the inevitable retaliation.

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New Video Game Releases – March Schedule

New Video Game Releases – March Schedule

Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout March 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.

Still catching up with this months games? February’s release schedule can be found here.

1st
F1 Race Stars (Review)
Wii U

City Builder
PC

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus
PSV

5th
Tomb Raider (First Impressions, Review)
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Tomb Raider Screenshot March Release Date

When a sudden storm destroys her research vessel, a young and inexperienced Lara Croft finds herself stranded on a mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan. Despite several signs of various inhabitants the island is oddly deserted, and an uneasy feeling settles in as strange sounds emerge from the shadows. With only her determination, inner strength, and resourcefulness to help her, Lara must overcome the challenges of a harsh and unforgiving journey that will take her across a vast island wilderness and deep into the claustrophobic and menacing underground tombs from the island’s past.

Major League Baseball 2K13
PS3, Xbox 360

The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition
Wii U

South Park: The Stick of Truth
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

The Showdown Effect (Review)
PC

8th
Sim City
PC

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
3DS

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
PS3, Xbox 360

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
PS3

Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition
PC

The Sims 3: University Life
PC

12th
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Review)
PC

Star Craft 2 StarCraft II Screenshot March Release Date Blizzard

You are Sarah Kerrigan, former Queen of Blades. Once the most feared entity in the galaxy, you now wait in a cell in the depths of a high-security research laboratory. Before the murderous forces of the Terran Dominion close in, you must plot your escape to the dark reaches of space… and reclaim your living empire at the Heart of the Swarm. Lead Sarah Kerrigan as she embarks on a path of furious vengeance. Evolve your brood for maximum devastation, unlock latent psionic powers, and swarm from planet to planet aboard your moon-sized zerg Leviathan.

15th
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
PS3

The Thirty Nine Steps
iOS, PC

God of War: Ascension (Review)
PS3

21st
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Wii U

22nd
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Wii U, 3DS

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition
PC

Gears of War: Judgment (Review)
Xbox 360

Gears of War Judgement Screenshot March Release Date

Set years prior to the events of the previous Gears of War trilogy, Judgment centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole. They are joined by newcomers to the Gears series Sofia Hendrick and Garron Paduk, as they attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy. Gears of War: Judgment depicts the planet Sera on the brink of annihilation by an unstoppable new Locust menace, giving you a new vantage point into one of the richest and most acclaimed sagas in gaming.

Resident Evil 6
PC

26th
BioShock Infinite (Review, Group Thoughts)
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Bioshock Infinite Screenshot March Release Date

The city of Columbia was built by the US Government in the late 1800s to serve as a floating world’s fair. The city was sent to travel from continent to continent and show the rest of the world the success of the American experiment. Unknown to most, Columbia was also a “death star,” secretly packed with weaponry. Political strife caused Columbia to secede from America and the city disappeared. No one knows how to get to Columbia.

28th
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (Review)
PS3, Xbox 360

Lego City Undercover
Wii U

29th
Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi
3DS

Puzzler Brain Games
PC, DS, 3DS

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
PSV, PS3

29th
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
PS3, Xbox 360

Paradox Unveil TwitchTV Integration for The Showdown Effect

Paradox Unveil TwitchTV Integration for The Showdown Effect

Over at E3 Paradox Interactive have revealed their planned integration of TwitchTV into their upcoming title The Showdown Effect. While so far at E3 we have seen Nintendo reveal more on the WiiU and Microsoft and Ubisoft turn their events into concerts, this announcement from Paradox is perhaps the most relevant to expanding gaming communities.

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