Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Gears Of War comic #13 looks awesome!

Im really looking forward to the next couple of issues of Gears Of War, the art just seems to get better cooler and much more badass, this cover definatly competes to Jim Lees #9 cover.

The Gamer

Its weird these days, the rapid increase of gamers coming to Xbox Live and the PSN is quite crazy. With the success of online games such as Halo 2, Halo3 and Call Of Duty 4 it has put more hours into the game and brings a much bigger competitive background to it. It could lead to addiction but then again nearly everything can, but people need to understand that you need to at least have an interest in gaming in general to be addicted. I play games whenever I find it necessary and yea it can be alot sometimes like when I get a new game, but if I want to just talk to friends well thats all it is then isint it? Just because im on an Xbox doesnt mean im playing games like snorting cocaine and eating constantly such as vicious stereotypes (which by the way is a ridiculous accusation, gaming is nothing like taking cocaine) its become a much more of a social service now with all the latest updates and yes a phone maybe more social and meeting people through the internet isint making friends much at all, but I talk to my friends on Xbox and organize shit mostly on Xbox because I dont have any fucking credit ever so I talk to them through that, or Facebook which is on Xbox to by the way.

Dont you hate when idiot's like Pope make horrible theorys to make parents more paranoid? Its fucking horrible is what it is. I play games for the same reason I watch movies or read a book or comic, I just want a good story and the maximum amount of enjoyment I can get from one, after all I pay in the end 50 euro for each game so a full experience is what I expect in a game. I prefer single player over multiplayer games because you got more out of them. Alot of folks overact when peoples like Pope give that much negativity to video games, I like to sit down and just play a single player game for ages so I can reach the end and yes this can be bad at times like this video for example. 

We do get the impression that we are wasters and for somewhat I agree were not doing anything constructive but in the end gaming is no different than watching television, yet were deemed much more upon then a man watching television. But then again they do have every right I mean just watch someone play Modern Warfare 2 they become incredibly aggressive I myself even get pissed alot in that game. There huge difference I suppose but I myself consider I play quite responsible and know when its quits.
The online gaming community is an asshole theres no doubt about it, I mean we will find a couple of sound people on the odd time but if God made a person like everyone in the gaming community he would be Chris Angel yea not that good is it? We really to reinvent ourselves just look at this guy (Its not real): 

Friday, June 25, 2010

E3 Highlights: Halo Reach didnt impress me!

When I was watching Microsoft's press conference live I was going crazy over the Gears Of War 3 Demo it impressed me so much Call Of Duty was decent it was kinda cool but nothing great like last years with Modern Warfare 2, Fable 3 was just a trailer and was pretty much nothing in my eyes im not a Fable fan but I have always wanted to be convinced to buy the games however theres not much reason for me out there, so Halo Reach came after Fable 3 (I think) and was mildly disappointed there wasnt anything much new in the campaign at all so I was left annoyed, I looked at everyone else's comments and they seemed impressed and I was wondering why I didnt like it at all.
And your point is?

I played the Beta and to be honest im not that big into Halo multiplayer but I did know the big differences and that was just the new game types which where quite fun and the new ability which where decent, they weren't great and they didnt change anything in the mutiplayer so I overall I found it okay, nothing perfect. So I was REALLY hoping that Halo Reach's campaign would win me over to ensure that I was defiantly going to pre order, but sadly it didnt.
Im going to keep my eye out for the next couple of months on to the release date so far ive got no feeling for that game and nothing looks fresh for me.

Griffin Looks Like The Cole Train's Father!

You have to admit they do look quite similar, though nonetheless still badass right? I have to admit a cant wait to see this guy in action knowing Gears colorful list of characters he could sound like a right pussy :P
Not much is known about Griffin hes neither in the books or comics and is just in Gears Of War 3 so far.

THQ Boasts There Gonna WHOOP ASS Against Activision and EA

In an interview with THQ's Vice President Danny Bilson made a crude statement with his head up. In the interview Bilson claims that they will be announcing 2 projects that will blow the pants off gamers everywhere, and that EA and Activision will have to be chasing after them. Thats pretty bold, when you look at both Activision and EA they both have something for the hardcore gamers and casual gamers, sometimes for even both such as Modern Warfare 2. This will be interesting I assumed that this big news would be there Warhammer 40k MMORPG which is by the way huge, if THQ play there cards right and make this a success id bet it would top World Of Warcraft and that is saying alot.

THQ to me has brought alot of interesting games that make a shine to me and not so much everyone else for example Metro 2033 became an Xbox exclusive and got overall positive reviews but didnt play well with most audiences but I enjoyed it. My point here is that alot of negativity points there way but its not negativity they deserve. People seem to forget that THQ is the king of RTS games, with Relic Entertainment at there side they may always remain that people look at EA to be kings with Command and Conquer however even many of its hardcore fan base has left due to the negative response of the last release. With titles such as Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40k Dawn Of War THQ remains to be kings and will so until we see the response of Starcraft 2.

In the interview Bilson says:
Honestly? To compete with our friends at Activision and EA? I think they’re going to have to start worrying about competing with us. Everybody wants to work here. There are two big announcements coming that will blow your mind.
Heavy stuff, I cant wait to see what they have in store for us, if its bigger than Relics RPG Third Person Shooter Space Marine I cant wait!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Red Rings Of Death!

After like 5 freezes on the my Xbox while trying to complete Crawmerax the Invincible in Borderlands the 3 red rings of death appear on my Xbox, a bit of a bitch right? Well yea especially when just 2 weeks ago you got it fixed because of the same reason. Now I was warned coming out of Console Repair Ireland located in Bray (Which I completely recommend by the way) that I may need to get a new Xbox 360 and I took that with consideration, with the release of the Xbox 360 Slim and this event I have decided that I will get the Slim however I dont have ANY money so it will be sometime roughly around August when I get the Slim.

Now this gives me the opportunity to talk about the Slim, it has built in Wi-Fi and runs cooler than the other models of the Xbox 360 not only is it smaller it also has 250 GB worth of space on this machine, from the tryouts I have seen on Youtube the sound of the machine isint much of a difference only when install games on the hard drive it makes a noteable difference, there seems to be more air holes, as I like to call them, on the machine to reduce overheating and hardware falirures. So ultimatley this is the best Xbox 360 on the market I will defiantly make a review when I get it roughyl around August so stay tuned.

Monday, June 14, 2010

E3 Highlights: Gears Of War 3 First Looks

Defiantly the best of E3, a lot of stuff in there my favorite was definatly the Pendulum era lancer at the begining.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fallout New Vegas Gets An All New Trailer Featuring GAMEPLAY

I love Fallout, the moment I put in that disc and started popping off heads in VATS I knew my journey with Fallout was going to be a good one. Now that there making a somewhat stand alone expansion im psyched to hear that my journey will be extended and not only that, they will also get rid of all those annoying bits I didnt like in Fallout 3.
I think all people should be hyping this not only are we getting a completely different setting we are also getting the original developers that worked on Fallout and Fallout 2 such as Chris Avellone are taking there seats to work on Fallout New Vegas, actually it should be taken into account that alot of designers at Obsidian Entertainment previously worked at Black Ilse Studio, the guys behind Fallout 1 and 2.
The song in New Vegas trailer is "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser  
Compare New Vegas trailer with Fallout 3's E3 trailer. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

New XCOM Trailer Looks Cool

I am a fan of 2K games there not afraid to bring something new to the table every once and a while, actually I cant think of any basic shooter they have ever published, so when I heard XCOM was getting a much wanted sequel I was already interested.
Now I have never played the old games mind you, but I know there where strategy game and not a first person shooter, so im assuming many hardcore XCOM fans are pretty annoyed but look at it like this, look at Fallout 1, 2 and now look at 3, and we all loved that.
Love the setting 1950s FTW!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bioshock Series Could See The Dawn Of A NEW Developer!

Could The World of Rapture Foresee The Will To Live After All its Downfall's? 

The human mind love's a good mystery, its a basic functionality that every person can relate to regardless of there minds capacity of knowledge. We have heard so many stories, read so many books and watched many movies of a basic outline of what a mystery is meant to withhold. Video games also make this attempt however a lot of elements have to go into a video game such as gameplay, which in all fairness is the most important input, which is why we dont always expect it to have a gripping storyline as a book or movie.

BioShock was released in 2007 by 2K Boston which has now changed its name back to Irrational Games, was a perfect example to what the standards of a storyline in a video game should be. The excellent narrative and storytelling technique's used in BioShock was somewhat revolutionary and completely new keeping the player in the game at all times. It instantly became a classic being compared to Half Life 2 and won many game of the year awards not only being critically acclaimed by March 2010 it sold over 4 Million copies. 
In March 2008 Take Two Interactive announced BioShock 2 was being developed by 2K Marin, in which this wasn't a surprise since Take Two Interactive has been boasting that BioShock could become a series like Star Wars. Although what was a surprise was that Ken Levine the Creative Director behind BioShock was not participating him nor his studio.

I was particularly pleased that the game was getting a sequel I knew that it was completely unnecessary but deep down I wanted to revisit Rapture its rusted beauty intrigued me and I also had a new favorite style, its retroness if you may became somewhat of an iconic image, but I was blown away by BioShock 2 morality system. The option to raise or harvest the Little Sister was new, refreshing and so much better, I attempt the good ending with good spirit and saved all the Little Sisters but I didnt realize how much the outcome would rely so heavily on the Little Sisters. Im not going to spoil anything but if you could save all the Little Sisters to demonstrate the path for your very own daughter to take? Id say thats ace in my book, but im not here to talk about why I like BioShock 2 better. Just go to this link.

Take Two Interactive announced at a press conference that 2K Marin would not be the essential Developers for BioShock 3 that it could past easily I quote Chairman Strauss Zelnick  "We think BioShock is still one of the most important franchises in the industry, we do intend to support it; doesn't necessarily have to be at 2K Marin, but we do intend to support the franchise." 
So in other words, he doesnt find 2K Marin to be the main asset for BioShock 3 it can easily be another developer, however there has been other comments from what I call "The Stalkers" or in other words huge fans have been saying that 2K Marin have cleared there schedule for BioShock 3 and that there only assisting on X-COM (like 2K Austrailla with BioSock 2).
I think its too early to speculate who will be developing BioShock 3 although I do think 2K Marin will take the project up, but you never know only time will tell.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Trailer Reveals Some Plot Details

New Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Trailer

I liked Kane and Lynch: Dead Men it was real gangsta fucked up shit but it was awesome, it was the only game I said absolutely terrible gameplay, graphics and controls but the storyline and the characters where amazing hands down.
So it wasnt much of a surprise when I heard they where making a second game, I mean it wasnt ALL bad.
Its on my most hyped list because I love the art direction there going for, I love that static Youtube quality look like in this teaser:
Thats gameplay folks! Just kidding but how awesome would that be :P
Anyway we get a rough story from the E3 trailer save the bitch etc etc, however I am looking forward to Lynches perspective, here me rooting for it!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What Im Looking Forward To E3

E3 ahhh....I love this time of the year, its that time where we hear the fresh batch of all those baked goods just oozing with the aroma of freshness and ploishness. Its very exciting especially the days leading up to the day where we sometimes get the scent of that aroma just teasing us with what we may be about to get the full taste of. It could be anything, thats the specialty it could be a sequel, an announcement, a first look or even a new gadget that could blow are pants off, we'l never know what will hit us right in the face thats the beauty of this event.I have a lot of favorites this year but im going to making two lists, one I personally think will be the games I will defiantly buy and enjoy such as my favorite franchises and second will be the games that will probably more or less be revolutionary, so lets get to it so :D

My Personal Favorites

18. Brink 

17. Splatterhouse 

16. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

15. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 

14. X - Com

13. Killzone 3

12. Spec Ops: The Line

11. The Last Guardian 

10. InFAMOUS 2

9. Deus Ex: Human Revolution 

8. Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 

7. Medal Of Honor

6. Bulletstorm 

5.  The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North 

4. Kane and Lynch: Dog Days 

3. Mafia 2 

2. Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 

1. Gears Of War 3 (No surprise there)

The Other Favorites

Dead Rising 2
Marvel vs Capcom
Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned 
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 
Lego Star Wars 3
The Force Unleashed 2
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Fable 3
Rock Band 3
The Legend of Zelda
Final Fantasy XIV
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Halo Reach 
LittleBigPlanet 2                         
Red Faction: Armageddon
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood                       
F.E.A.R. 3           
Portal 2

Warhammer 40k Online (mmo)
and Valves supper secret project (possibly Half Life 2 Episode 3)

So there a lot of stuff here, you will probably disagree with the ones im looking forward too but I guess its all into what type of game your into, it sure as hell will be some year cant wait until all the new scoop comes. 

Friday, June 4, 2010

Deus Ex: Human Revolution IS THE SHIT!!


Man this trailer looks so epic, and since this game is the sequel to PC Gamers Best Game In The World top 100, people should damn right be estatic to see that after 10 years were getting a sequel. 
Theres no telling what this game is gonna look like gameplay wise, but sure as hell I wanna see the 360 arm blade in the game immediately! 
I hope this is like a cross between Mass Effect 2 and the movie Equilibrium.
Courtesy of IGN for the trailer.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Every Marvel Film is Just One Big Hype To The Avengers Movie!

Regardless to what you say, its true, after Iron Man 2 it started as if the Hulk and Iron Man would be building it up but without a doubt were starting to see the formation of The Avengers. 
I thought that The Avengers would be filling in for the Hulk and Iron Man would continue on solo, however with Iron 2 release and the vague ending to show that he isint part of program at all, showed that the timeline isint what we thought, it was obviously showcased to bring in Captain America and Thor into the wider picture that is The Avenger. Not saying this is a bad thing, absolutely not at all, its really an awesome thing thats happening, Thor and Captain America is set to release itself in 2011, so no delay whatsoever but just recently the concept art has came out for both actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans

Not bad, except Thor he looks stupid, I dont know just dont get that God vibe from him, but the layout for Thor is awesome Anthony Hopkins as Odin? I think that question answers for itself, Captain America also has Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull not bad eh? 
There still loads of hope if your not digging the concept art but regardless everything sounds amazing!

Killzone 3 Gets A NEW Teaser!

Killzone 3 Gets A NEW Teaser!

Killzone 3 got announced a couple of weeks ago, since then IGN got a hands on preview of the game outlining all the stuff thats arriving into the game such as jet packs.
But now we have an awesome new teaser to ponder at until E3.
Enjoy folks. 

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