So I sat down with a friend a few days ago, and politely asked if he “wanted to play ODST“, and he replied quietly with, “I’ve never heard of it, but alright lets try.”.
Needless to say, it was nothing short of disaster.
I’m beginning to fear that developers are making games too complex for newcomers to transition into the gaming fold. Sure, you always start with something simple, but what struck me as amazing, was that my friend ended up getting into gaming because of Borderlands; he was already level 36 within 2 days of renting it! More »
Custom Units, the ability to create a 3rd Person Shooter, and a top down shooter?. I want this game NOW!
Truly, does Blizzard ever really disappoint?
You only think you’ve played boring games. You don’t know boring until you’ve tried Desert Bus, a video game minigame by the comedy duo Penn and Teller.
A Penn and Teller video game titled Smoke and Mirrors was planned for release in 1995. Unfortunately, the game never made it to shelves because just before it could, the developer (Absolute Entertainment) went out of business. A few publications managed to preview the game though… and recently it’s come back thanks to one of those advance copies. Smoke and Mirrors was a collection of minigames whose sole purpose was to trick the player… and for the player to use to trick his friends. More »
You walk into a village, sporting your massive sword, big gun, and wielding unimaginable magical power, and instead of wreaking chaos and pillaging, you stay your hand and continue walking through.
Congratulations! you’re morally sound.
The point I’m trying to make is this; should video games be subjected to ideals and theories that we hold true outside of those fictional worlds? Considering that most games like Fable 2, Mass Effect, and Fallout 3 have a moral engine in the game, garnering points for your good deeds or your bad. This concept still seems a little small minded in my book in the sense that some politicians are calling for this to be implemented into every game. More »
A while ago, CSI: NY did an episode centered around the popular social MMO Second Life. The episode touched on the subject of virtual reality versus the real world… but was really just a way to promote the fact that the show was going to join Second Life. Second Life users would be able to “solve” different crimes and interact with the world of CSI. More »
I think that my title is completely appropriate, and something that I think about often.
My recipe for cooking up some of this amazing, rich, and buttery goodness?
1 Part Emotional Endearment 2 Tablespoons of engaging Gameplay 1/2 a cup of worthwhile story A pinch of fantastic voice acting and finally just a dash of beautifully rendered CG and Environments. More »
Christmas time is joyous occasion for everyone, especially gamers because of all the consoles and games they’ll recieve as presents but here is one thing no one has ever seen, gaming ornaments. That’s right, they are ornaments in the shape of different gaming objects that you can hang on your Christmas tree as a decoration. Some of the ornaments are of things like an N64 controller, PS3 controller, and the Wii remote. More »
Halfway through the expected life of the Xbox360, Natal is launching. Same for the Playstation 3, we’re seeing the Wand come out almost halfway through the expected life span of that console, as well as Wii Motion Plus for Nintendo’s current gen console. Fundamentally both the Xbox360 and the Playstation 3 are the same creature inside, the only difference between the two is that Sony’s platform utilizes an experimental technology. More »
Was anyone surprised by the results from the Call Of Duty sales results? It was reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 brought in $3 billion dollars in sales for Activision. The game has hit a new benchmark in terms of sales for a video game, as well as number of copies sold. It hasn’t even been a full month and the game has broken all kinds of records. More »
“Meth Hero“, Activisions‘ new installment in the “Hero” franchise is set to release next November.
All jokes aside, no, Activision is not making “Meth Hero”, but the sequels to “DJ Hero” and “Band Hero” are already in the works! The company reported less than stellar sales for the new DJ simlulation, and it looks like that trend will carry on through with “Band Hero”. Personally, I’m getting a little tired of annualized releases of games. More »
The world of games is not only going CRAZY over the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, so are many retail stores around the country. Yesterday I had to drive down to Denver, and for me, it’s a 60 mile trip. Therefore, doing some shopping down there is usually a priority. I stopped at Super Target first as soon as it opened to check it out and look around. I wanted to see if they had any good game sales going on but I was instead bombarded with Modern Warfare 2. More »
So I only thought Black Friday deals could happen in stores like Wal-mart, Best Buy, Newegg, or places like that…but I was wrong! This year, Gameloft, a big game app maker in the Apple App store world, has quite a few of its games that are normally pricey, all for less than a dollar! If you’re like me and never buy anything more than 3$ or so, you’ll know what I mean by a Gameloft game. They have the reputation of always starting at $9.99, ending up at $4.99, and never budging. Gameloft extends its holiday More »
The Good News: When it does happen it will be bigger, better, and just a whole crap-load of awesome. More details when they come.
I apologize to anyone who was looking forward to this happening next week, but just keep an eye on Wirebot so you can be the first to sign up once we release more information. For now, practice makes perfect, so get on live and keep on shredding!
I was sitting in my bedroom last night looking through my mountainous collection of video games when something hit me; I still have Too Human.
That game had so much promise, had been in development limbo for years, and when I finally heard they had a release date planned, I went that day and pre-ordered it. I was sorely disappointed as I put the disc in my Xbox360 and started playing. I digress, Fable 2 is guilty of that same crime. More »
The Nintendo Wii is bringing families closer together by providing them with good, clean, family fun. Now the Wii takes it a step further - Mass: We Pray is a game that lets the whole family enjoy the fun of Sunday Mass… from home! Whip it out any day of the week and take part in fulfilling and spiritually fulfilling games. “Bring your family closer. To Heaven.” More »