There is a list of achievements available in Mass Effect 2. Fifty to be exact, and I might have been spoiled just by reading some of them. The “Suicide Mission” has achievements based on whether you survive or not, and if all your teammates survive. Does this mean that it’s difficult to clear with all your teammates intact? And it also suggests what conditions you recruit your teammates under. It also seems like there might be a similar system to Dragon Age: Origins where you can gain the loyalty of your allies. Hopefully Thresher Maws are tougher this time around since you get an achievement for defeating one. Or in their words, “Thresher Maw Defeated“. They were a joke in the first game, especially since they were some sort of big bad sand worm that almost made me soil my pants the first time one popped out. And the achievement I like the most is the “Merciless” one. The description just makes me laugh. Being able to personalize armor sounds cool too.
From Ningin: Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Start the year off right by checking out today’s Daily Mixr of top stories!
In a year that brought us a new title from Activision’s Call of Duty series, Bungie’s Halo series and a slew of the yearly sure-to-be-hit sports titles, it was bound to be a flagship year for the videogame industry. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 alone broke every sales record a videogame could possibly break and Halo: ODST surprised everyone with it’s sales, performing exceptionally well for a game that was from the beginning marketed as a title that would not take long to play through. Although these mentioned games performed well in sales and reviews, 2009 was simply a year of surprises. With new titles like Borderlands and Brutal Legend as well as the triumphant return of Assassin’s Creed, this year introduced some great new titles that can hopefully be the beginnings of exciting new franchises. More »
2010 is going to be a year of sequels. We’ve gotten a jump start for this with Assassin’s Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2, and the list will only take off from there. Next year promises us another Final Fantasy game, another Castlevania game, another Bioshock game and so many more. But there are plenty of games set for release in 2010 that do not have any numbers after their names.
Here are 12 brand new games to celebrate a brand new decade. More »
In all honesty, 2009 was not the music game genre’s best year. With a market completely overflowing with options, nobody knew what to buy and sales dropped almost 50% from 2008. According to my calculations, there were eight games released just by the two major parties (Activision’s Guitar Hero series and Harmonix’s Rock Band series), and this is not even including karaoke games and any third party developed games that didn’t make a mark on the sales charts. Last year in 2008, music game’s exploded over anybodies expectations and sales soared above what many stock groups anticipated, so it’s completely understandable this year gave a drop. A Wedbush Morgan analyst expects the category will level off at about $500-$600 million dollars per year, which he called a “nice, healthy genre on par with the “Call of Duty” action-game franchise.” More »
Hear ye, hear ye. Your good old pal Sir Spencealot here to announce further developments in the Wirebot vs. Ningin Mixr Gaming League Tournament. While the official games list was posted earlier this week, us Wirebotians have yet to release our key players whom we are sending into battle. UNTIL NOW. More »
From Ningin: Knock, knock. Who’s there? The Daily Mixr. The Daily Mixr, who? The Daily Mixr is all of today’s top stories!
TorrentFreak released its annual list of most pirated games of 2009. Can you guess which game made the top of the list? Rogue Warrior! I kid, of course it was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, did you really think otherwise? 5.07 million pirated copies were downloaded since its November release. In total downloads the PC leads the pack, followed by the Wii and then Xbox 360. The complete breakdown after the jump. More »
When Xbox Live and the Playstation Network first began releasing downloadable content for it’s titles, the packs usually consisted of gamer pictures, themes, costumes, weapons and for music games, additional songs. What’s now being released is far beyond what gamers in past years may have anticipated: gameplay. While past downloadable content sometimes added minigames to existing games, the downloadable content released in 2009 seriously lengthened games with hours of new areas, new quests and in some cases, what seemed like an entire new game added on to your existing title. In this feature I want to highlight some of 2009’s best downloadable content for hit games such as Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto 4, Borderlands and more. More »
Video game developing is a fickle mistress and there are many times that a development studio will put out a powerhouse hit and are then expected to follow it up with something even better and more miraculous. Unfortunately developers often ignore the simplest of problems with their first titles and fail to repair them when the second title is released. Let’s explore some of the kinks that developers need to work out as they work on cranking out titles in the upcoming year. More »
From Ningin: The New Year is upon us. Thought of any New Year’s Resolutions? I want to exercise daily so I can have a bangin’ body like Beyonce. I highly recommend you exercise your mouse clickin’ fingers by reading all the goods on today’s The Daily Mixr.
RJ Cooper & Associates, Inc. specializes in software and hardware for persons with special needs. One of their newest inventions is a modified Guitar Hero guitar, adjusted to suit players who are unable to use their arms to manipulate the frets. The guitar is fitted with an attached Gumball Switch, a button that can be placed near the players head and pressed. When the device is engaged the guitar simulates a strum, allowing the physically challenged player to compete against their friends and family without actually having to hold the guitar and strum. More »
Twitter is the newest edition to the social networking “trifecta” (along with Facebook and MySpace) but there is one thing that makes it stand apart. It is much more useful for gamers! With many major game companies, studios and developers posting their daily news announcements and activities, gamers can get news straight from the mouths of the people making things happen in the industry. In this new feature I will highlight some of the important “tweets” of the week from all over the world. More »
In a growing industry such as the video gaming industry, many studios and developers provide tons of jobs to many people all over the world. Especially in America’s current recession, for a company like Electronic Arts to provide thousands of jobs is a godsend to not only the public, but a generous contribution to gaming. Electronic Arts has had a fruitful history of over 25 years, forming such popular series as Battlefield, Burnout, Dead Space, Medal of Honor, Rock Band and The Sims. More »
The video-gaming industry has been booming. Sales are higher than they’ve ever been and everyone wants in. Major corporations have bought in: IGN.com is owned by the Fox corportation, Gamespot.com is owned by the CBS corporation and G4TV is a major subsidiary of Comcast. Now a truly gigantic media force, videogames are drawing in more players. Celebrities and musicians are getting into the mix, licensing their likenesses as characters in popular titles. Also joining the fray is the newly-revived comic industry, forming partnerships with many major developer’s flagship titles to provide companion literature or further insight to the game’s story. More »
From Ningin: As Commissioner of the inaugural Mixr League Gaming tournament, it’s my job to do a number of things - ensure that all the rules are followed, incite riot and animosity among the participants, ensure that no animals or interns are harmed, and pick out games that would make for good tournament play. I must say this is a particularly challenging job, but I feel good about my abilities. More »
From Ningin: This is just about the time where I start feeling sleepy. I’m not worried, though. A cup of fresh, hot The Daily Mixr will wake my tired soul up. I can just smell the freshness of today’s top stories. (Not really, but that’d be awesome, no?)
This game was totally not meant to be played on the PC. I’m sorry for all you people out there that might have some form of crazy macros or add-ons or something that make it easier for you, but as a newbie to Final Fantasy XI, I can tell you, this game was not meant for the PC. Originally releasing for consoles(FFXI is still available on Xbox 360), I think this game would be much more fun if played there. The entire control system is not based off of pressing 1-9 for using skills, but rather like in Final Fantasy games, with a menu and submenus with skills. Clicking and using the Enter key has proven to be a real pain when in combat. Clicking especially. It is hard to select mobs/npcs with the mouse function, and often times using the Tab key is so much easier.
But that aside, I am playing a Hume Monk on the Seraph server named More »
With the year coming to a close, I figured I would take a close look not at what was fantastic and awe inspiring in the gaming world this year, but what could have been amazing had the developers and publishers decided to keep some titles on there original release track.
So, here it is; 2009: What should have been. More »