About Giancarlo Saldana

Giancarlo Saldana is Blast's Gaming Editor. Follow him on Twitter @giansaldana to read his daily musings about the world of video games.

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Dance Central Spotlight coming to Xbox One this September

Dance Central Spotlight coming to Xbox One this September 0

Harmonix today revealed the latest entry in their Kinect-based dance games. Dance Central Spotlight will be making its way over to Xbox One this fall and will be the first game in the series to be completely downloadable. Players can purchase the game, which ships with 10 songs, and later on expand their music library with more than(…)

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire announced

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire announced 0

Nintendo has announced a “fresh take” on the GBA Pokémon games that released back in 2003. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are expected to launch on 3DS November of this year, and promise to let players explore a “dramatic new world”. Not much is known as of now, but there’s no doubt Nintendo will be releasing more(…)

Listen to the Mario Kart 8 soundtrack right now

Listen to the Mario Kart 8 soundtrack right now 0

Anyone that has played Mario Kart 64 remembers those classic melodies that bring back memories of racing with your pals and throwing shells at each other all while avoiding the chain chomps on Rainbow Road. It’s music to every gamer’s ears, and each Mario Kart game brings us even more songs to remember. Youtube user vini64 has(…)

Get revved up with this Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct

Get revved up with this Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct 0

Nintendo is known for their periodic Nintendo Directs in which members of its team unveil upcoming titles or reveal new aspects of a game. Today’s Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct pretty much answers any questions you may have about the upcoming Wii U racer, and it does so in a way that’s quite thorough. Ever(…)

Thief launch trailer is quite spooky

Thief launch trailer is quite spooky 0

Square Enix’s reboot of the Thief franchise comes out next week, but one last trailer gives you a look at some of its more supernatural elements and intriguing characters you’ll meet. Ghosts, shadows, and a lot of sneaking around are sure to await you regardless of how you decide to play this stealthy adventure. We’ve(…)

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD’s added features

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD’s added features 0

Final Fantasy X and X-2 aren’t just getting a graphics overhaul when their remastered editions launch next month. These two games will also come with new content highlighted in the trailer above. Expect re-arranged background music, trophies, cross-save compatibility, new Dress Spheres, and over 20 hours of content never released in the North American version.(…)

BioShock developer Irrational Games laying off employees, changing focus

BioShock developer Irrational Games laying off employees, changing focus 0

Irrational Games, developer of the BioShock franchise, is cutting its team down to a team of 15, co-founder Ken Levine revealed today. “Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job I’ve ever had. While I’m(…)

SimCity to get an offline mode

SimCity to get an offline mode 0

Almost a year after its initial release, the creators of SimCity are giving the game an offline mode allowing players to load and save their cities without being connected to the internet. Yes, Offline is coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players,” wrote Maxis Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner on the SimCity blog.(…)

Boston indies pick up NAVGTR nominations

Boston indies pick up NAVGTR nominations 0

Five games featured in the 2013 Boston Festival of Indie Games have made the list of nominated titles for the 13th annual NAVGTR awards. Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Jungle Rumble, Propinquity, High Strangeness, and Depression Quest were the games nominated for awards in Best Sound, Original Dramatic Score, and others. Additional small budget nominees include Antichamber, The StanleyParable,(…)

Killer Instinct’s Sabrewulf is now free-to-play

Killer Instinct’s Sabrewulf is now free-to-play 0

Microsoft is introducing a MOBA-like format to Killer Instinct, its free-to-play fighter that comes with one character to choose from. Originally available from the start, Jago has now been swapped out for Sabrewulf, meaning players can practice their combos with a new fighter before deciding to cough up some money and pay for him and(…)

GOG’s Big Winter Sale Is On Now, Original Fallout Series Free 0

Good Old Games has begun its winter sale by marking down over 600 games and for the next 48 hours they are giving away the original Fallout Series (Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics) for free. GOG has started their massive winter sale and has marked down hundreds of games up to 50% off. The sale will continue throughout(…)

The Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date and a new gameplay trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date and a new gameplay trailer 0

Bethesda announced Wednesday morning that The Elder Scrolls Online will launch for PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 2014, giving the first release dates for this next chapter in the venerable franchise. This newly-released gameplay trailed, called War in Cyrodiil highlights The Elder Scrolls Online’s massive PvP system,(…)