Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Games | Posted on 16-08-2012
This game not only looks amazing for current generation hardware. It might be the last game worth buying on that hardware. Also the implication of heroes involved in an epic adventure who are not Jedi add a bit to the gravity of the story. I liken the vibe to Halo Reach; My favorite Halo game because I didn’t feel like a nearly invincible character like Master Chief. I can’t wait for this game.
Trailer courtesy Machinima:
Posted by jon | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 16-07-2012
While watching t.v. last night, I caught a trailer for ubisoft’s newest addition to the Assassins Creed series. From what I saw what better way to continue the story than to place it in the time of the American revolution. From what I’ve gathered from most talk on gaming websites, you play as a half native american, and half British assassin. Hunting down Templars, is going to be a lot more fun by using bows, tomahawks,various other new weapons, and possibly being able to climb trees
Personally I am excited for AC3. I’ve played through every assassins creed that has been made. But one thing I’m Hoping there going to do, is spend a little more time on Desmond miles( the main character for all 5 games) because I’ve found his story more interesting than the ancestor story lines. The release date is October 31 and is currently available for pre-order. I will try to do a review of the game when I get the chance to play it
Posted by jon | Posted in Games, Video Games | Posted on 25-06-2012
After watching various E3 game trailers, found one for Bethesda‘s “Dishonored” To me Dishonored look like if you took Skyrim, add Assassins Creed then throw in some steampunk, with a side of Bioshock.
There’s also a gameplay trailer. The graphics are not the best that Bethesda has come up with. But, what it lacks in graphics it makes it up in “cut-throat” gameplay.
Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Games, Video Games | Posted on 18-06-2012
I just finished Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP that I got as part of the Humble Indie Bundle V. It is a fantasy game whose irreverent tone fondly reminds me Sierra Entertainment fantasy adventure games of the late 80′s. It’s not a very long game, three to four hours total play time, so I won’t spoil anything by going into specifics.
I know this may come off as a bit haughty but this is less of a game and more of an interactive piece of art. There are only a handful of action sequences. The majority of the game is spent casually traipsing about a visually appealing pixelated world solving puzzles. The puzzles aren’t overly complicated or esoteric, for the most part they can easily be solved just by goofing around.
What really ties everything together is the Jim Guthrie’s score. It elevates a game that is a quirky adventure game throwback into a true masterpiece.
If you were one of the many that picked up Humble Indie Bundle V then I would suggest not glossing over this game. If you don’t already own this game it is well worth the money. It is available for iOS, Windows and Mac via Steam and on the Ubuntu Software Center.
Posted by jon | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 17-06-2012
For awhile now I’ve been watching video game reviews by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw.Yahtzee stared his show, Zero punctuation by himself. He eventually became well-known and soon caught the attention of the website “The Escapist“. Yahtzee isn’t like any other game reviewer I’ve seen, he tends to smash video games a lot. But, most of the time all in good fun. He talks quite fast and has really witty comments about the game as well as the creators. Because of that, he does a good job and really keeps people’s attention. Some of his latest reviews are, Dragons Dogma, Diablo 3, Max Payne 3,and Prototype 2. Check him out it’s a great way to find more info on a game you thought of getting, or just getting a different point of view on one you already played.
Here’s an example: Yahtzee’s Skyrim Review
Posted by Joe | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 14-06-2012
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here is a great video preview video of the upcoming StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Expansion from Atomic MPC. Some of the changes look great, and I hope they breath some life into us casual RTS players.
Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 13-06-2012
I am finally caught up on Giant Bomb’s
and they talked about a game that flew under my radar. That game is SimCity
. I haven’t touched a SimCity game since SimCity 2000 but this latest iteration feels very new. They have taken a lot of lessons learned from Spore
and have translated that to SimCity.
From everything I have heard and read there are improvements on both the micro and macro level. On the micro side there are multiple upgrade paths for individual buildings and even goes down to the minutest of details of how each individual person acts.
What excites me more though is the social macro economics; individual cities no longer have to be isolated. You can partner with your friends and have neighboring cities that can interact in a variety of ways. It ranges from pollution and crime bleeding over to neighboring cities to services such as firemen helping out in times of crisis. It can even go as far as pooling resources to build things like international airports and even space agencies. I’m a little sad that it isn’t scheduled for release until February but at least that gives me plenty of time to recruit as many friends as possible.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in TV & Movies, Video Games | Posted on 26-05-2012
I saw the link on the Steam Store to pre-order this movie there. That is unusual itself but appropriate given Valve’s embracing of indie games on the Steam service. It looks amazing. Following the making of the games SUPER MEAT BOY, FEZ and BRAID, you see first hand the passion and sacrifice it takes to make an indie title. Unlike seeing a movie about a famous athlete or movie star making sacrifices for what they love to do, these gifted game creators (Edmund McMillen,Tommy Refenes, Phil Fish, and Jonathan Blow), are so much more identifiable. Also amazing is the amount of community support as the finance of this movie was due in large part from two very successfull Kickstarter campaigns. You can purchase the movie on steam for $8.99 and it’s also available to purchase on iTunes and via direct download from indiegamethemovie.com. Out June 12th.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 17-05-2012
As many of us use the Steam service for the majority of our PC gaming needs, I found the newest feature quite interesting. The recent update allows users to remotely install new or old games in their steam library onto their PC from a web browser or the Steam apps available for iOS and android. In other words, one could plan a game night with friends or buy and install a game which recently went on sale from work and have it ready to play as soon as you get home. Awesome. I only hope my hard drive can withstand another holiday sale.
Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Stuff | Posted on 14-05-2012
I’m not talking about this fat man but rather Kevin Smith. His latest Smodcast forgoes the usual formula of Kev and Scott Mosier and Kev brings on special guest Paul Dini. You may not recognize the name but most will know him from his work on Batman The Animated Series. This guy is responsible for my own and many other peoples love of the dark knight and has had his fingers in many parts of my childhood… Eww… That doesn’t sound right… I highly suggest making the time to listen to this episode of Smodcast and you can skip about the first fifteen minutes as Kev prattles on as he is known to do from time to time. For a dude best known as Silent Bob he sure doesn’t know when to shut up and I love him for it.
– Dan H.