Monday, March 7, 2011
Dragon Age II is the upcoming sequel to BioWare's Dragon Age series of role-playing video games and is set to be released on March 8, 2011 in North America and March 11, 2011 in Europe. Unlike Dragon Age: Origins, the main character's race cannot be changed; however, the character's appearance, gender, class and first name are all fully customizable. Hawke, the main character, is a Lothering refugee who rises to power and becomes the Champion of the Free Marches. Dragon Age II is set in the same world as Dragon Age: Origins, but takes place in the Free Marches.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The device codenamed Next Generation Portable (NGP), commonly referred to as the PlayStation Portable 2 (PSP2), is an upcoming handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation family of gaming devices. The device is due for initial release during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console by Nintendo, which can produce "3D effects without the need for any special glasses" via a process called autostereoscopy. The device was released in Japan on February 26, 2011 for ¥25,000, and will be available in Europe on March 25, 2011 at a retailer-defined price, in North America on March 27, 2011 priced at $249.99 USD. and in Australia on March 31, 2011 for $349.95 AUD. It succeeds the Nintendo DS series of handhelds, which primarily shares the handheld console market with Sony's PSP. The Nintendo 3DS will feature backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, including Nintendo DSi software.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom. It features Capcom's own characters and characters from American comic book company Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, the eighth installment in the Vs. series, the first to be initially exclusive to consoles, and the second in the Vs. series to use three-dimensional graphics on a two-dimensional battle area.
I actually got this game that came out yesterday. Its pretty amazing. It has 4 unlock-able characters one of which is Akuma.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Battlefield 3 is an upcoming installment in the long-running Battlefield video game series, and the direct sequel to Battlefield 2.
Battlefield 3 will feature the maximalist combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player, co-operative and multiplayer modes. It will reintroduce several elements absent from the Bad Company games, including fighter jets, the prone position and 64-player battles on PC, while consoles will support 24 players.
A new animation system will allow players to "drag fallen comrades into safety and mount weapons on almost any part of the terrain." The destructible environments of DICE's Frostbite engine will also be in use.
I bought battlefield Badcompany 2 and it was awesome. I bet this one will be even better.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version introduce a generation of never-before-seen Pokémon characters featured in a thrilling new storyline set in a brand new region. New Legendary Pokémon include Reshiram (Pokémon Black Version) and Zekrom (Pokémon White Version). Release date: March 6, 2011 for the DS.
Consumers who purchase either of the new games between launch and April 10 will be able to receive a special Liberty Pass via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required), which will enable them to catch the never-before-seen Mythical Pokemon Victini.
Personally, ive loved the pokemon series and I reserved a copy of each so both my brother and I can swap.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
For those who liked the movies, a Back to the Future video game is coming out!
Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley -- driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!
This episodic game series takes you back in time as Marty and Doc embark on a completely new cinematic time-travel adventure based on the blockbuster movie franchise about a nutty scientist who has invented a time-traveling DeLorean.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Mario Sports Mix is a sports video game developed by Square Enix for Wii. It was released on November 25, 2010 in Japan, and was released in early 2011 in other regions. It features volleyball, both field hockey and ice hockey, dodgeball, and street basketball. The game features mostly characters and locations from the Mario series with a few guest appearances by characters from Square Enix's Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series of games. Players can also opt to play as one of their Mii characters. Mario Sports Mix has received average reviews, having an aggregate score of 68/100 on Metacritic.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Killzone 3 is an upcoming 2011 first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3, developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the fourth in the Killzone series, the first game in the series to be presented in 3D and the first to include motion controls using the PlayStation Move. It is due for release in February 2011.
he game picks up immediately after the ending of Killzone 2 and follows the previous games' main protagonist, Sev, a Special Forces operative fighting for the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance against the Helghast Empire. The game continues shortly after Sev successfully defeated Radec and Rico having killed Visari, the Helghast dictator who leaves them to a fleet of Helghast ships approaching them destroying ISA vessels.
The death of their dictator has left the Helghast Empire in a state of internal struggle. Now, Sev and his comrade Rico are trapped in the cross-fire between the various political factions without any reinforcements and are left to fight alone in order to escape as the ISA struggles to regroup its forces and stop a Helghast invasion of Earth. The game will also give players a deeper look into Helghan culture such as their language and showcase whatever humanity they have left within them.
Killzone 3's story will also be more light-hearted compared to its predecessor, which Guerrilla felt suffered from an overly serious and dark story which was one of the major complaints of the original, though they mentioned that it would not be too light-hearted as it is still a war. In addition, Guerrilla Games has hired an external writer to focus on only writing the storyline so as to give a fresh perspective to the story as well as hiring a lot more Hollywood actors to elevate the level of storytelling within the dialogue of the game.
Guerrilla Games has also mentioned that the game's story will be an integral part of the game with dialogue and character development being greatly improved from its predecessor. In addition, Guerrilla Games has also said that they are curtailing the swearing in Killzone 3, which many felt was unnecessary in the dialogue of Killzone 2. They mentioned that the dialogue in the game should be focused on advancing the story rather than "gratuitous" swearing.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
L.A. Noire is an upcoming video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. Initially announced as only for the PlayStation 3, the game was later reported to also be scheduled for release on the Xbox 360. L.A. Noire is set in "a perfectly re-created Los Angeles" of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries.
As the title suggests, the game draws heavily from both plot and aesthetic elements of film noir - stylistic films from the 1940s and 1950s that shared similar visual styles and themes including crime, sex and moral ambiguity and were often shot in black and white with harsh, low-key lighting. The game uses a distinctive coloring-style in homage to the visual style of film noir. The post-war setting is the backdrop for plot elements that reference the detective films of the '40s, such as corruption and drugs, with a classical jazz soundtrack.
L.A. Noire is also notable for using Lightsprint's real-time global illumination technology, as well as a newly developed piece of technology called MotionScan, where actors are recorded by 32 surrounding cameras to capture facial expressions from every angle.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Konami has unleashed a monsoon of screenshots as it details Silent Hill: Downpour, the next installment in the long-running survival horror series.
Having taken a brief sabbatical from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – in which time the impressive Silent Hill: Shattered Memories released on the Wii – Downpour marks a return to the HD consoles.
Czech developer Vatra is behind the game, first scant details of which came earlier this month.
Now the trickle has turned into a downpour (sorry) as Konami reveals official screenshots and details some of the philosophy behind the game.
"Having a compelling story is the key element to a good Silent Hill game," said associate producer Tomm Hulett, "It's what set SH1 apart from the other early survival horror games, why SH2 is so fondly remembered, and so on. Of course, an important aspect of this is how the story ties into the horrific things the player encounters."
Producer Devin Shatsky went on to explain how Silent Hill: Downpour's environment differs from that of previous games. "We have this huge city at our disposal, yet in the past, it was comprised primarily of locked doors," he said. "We wanted to give players a bit more incentive to search around and check those doors without facing a constant barrage of discouraging locks."
To that end Silent Hill: Downpour will feature side missions: "This gives the player a greater sense that they are 'exploring the town' and then rewarded with these mini-stories," saud Shatsk. "We've been very careful to keep these immersive enough to make the player feel like they're still a part of the main story, yet separate enough that they aren't forced into completing all of them in a linear fashion to reach the ending."
Silent Hill: Downpour releases this Autumn.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Mortal Kombat is an upcoming fighting game in the Mortal Kombat series. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, it is the ninth installment in the series and the first to be published exclusively under the Warner Bros.
The story begins after the events of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, but then returns to the period in which the first three games - Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3 - occur. Due to a plot twist (the character Raiden now having knowledge of the future), the events of this time are slightly altered.
Mortal Kombat is the first title in the series to include 3D graphics with gameplay solely on the 2D plane (2.5D). The developers have also stated that this is the first game in which they are making a conscious effort to create deeper gameplay for more dedicated players of the series and of fighting games in general. Mortal Kombat was officially announced on June 10, 2010, accompanied with a debut trailer showcasing the new presentation and new gameplay features. Mortal Kombat has an announced April 19th, 2011 release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. A PC version has also been posed as a possibility
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Fat Princess is primarily a multiplayer game for up to 32 players, with the basic goal of rescuing the Princess and bringing her back to the team's base. The players pick up and carry cakes to feed the Princess, which makes her heavier and harder for the enemy to carry back to their own castle. The game contains six character classes (Villager, Worker, Priest, Ranger, Mage, and Warrior) and three downloadable classes (Pirate, Ninja and Giant) each of which contributes to the team's task of capturing the princess in a unique way.
In Fat Princess, the player joins one of two opposing groups consisting of up to 16 characters each, with the goal of rescuing their team's princess from the other team's castle. To make their opponents' task more difficult, players can feed the captive princess cake slices. With each slice, she becomes heavier and harder to carry back to her respective castle. Over time, the effect of the cake wears off.
Players can change their character classes and abilities by picking up hats that are generated at their team's castle. Hats can also be found on the warzone where enemies have fallen. The game's six classes are the villager, priest, mage, warrior, ranger, and worker with three additional classes (pirate, ninja and giant) unlocked from DLC. Each class has its own unique set of abilities and skills. Classes can be upgraded by having a worker collect resources from the map and then upgrading the hat-producing machines. Upgrades provide alternative weapons or attacks to each class.
On each map there are several trees and ore nodes that worker classes can use to obtain resources.
Other interactive objects are bombs, potions that turn players into chickens when thrown, and torches that most classes can use to ignite their weapons to do additional damage.
I bought this because it was on sale and it was pretty fun ^^
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The game follows the events of Infamous with Cole MacGrath as the main protagonist again. The game is set in a new city called New Marais, a New Orleans-inspired city, which Cole heads to in order to enhance his electrical powers further. The game begins with Cole fighting the Beast in Empire City, barely escaping with his life. Cole, along with his friend Zeke, flees to New Marais to prepare for his inevitable encounter with the Beast; this is the location where the Ray Sphere was created. Cole encounters the Militia, a shadowy group led by a man named Bertrand, and the Corrupted, horribly mutated beings affected by the Ray Sphere. The Militia has taken over New Marais in an attempt to keep all superpowered or abnormal things away. Cole encounters Wolfe, one of the men involved in the Ray Sphere's creation. Cole will combat the Corrupted and Militia, explore New Marais, and learn about himself, Kessler, and The First Sons along the way while gaining new abilities to confront the Beast. The first one reminded me of assassins creed in how parkour works in the game. All in all, its going to be an awesome game.
Unfortunately this game is exclusive to the ps3.
Monday, January 17, 2011
When Portal was originally released as part of The Orange Box in October of last year, its uniquely puzzling gameplay and dark, sharp-witted humor thrilled consumers and critics alike. Set in a mysterious scientific facility, Portal introduced players to new ways of moving through the gameworld that challenged their perspective and flexed their spatial awareness. The pitch-perfect voice-over soon became stuff of Internet legend, and the song that played during the end credits was so popular that it has since been released as a downloadable track for Rock Band. The only real complaint that surfaced was that the game ended too quickly. Recently released as a stand-alone retail product, Portal remains a unique gem of a game that packs a huge amount of appeal into a small package.
The first few levels of Portal introduce you to fairly simple applications of portal technology, eventually putting the portal gun in your hands and enabling you to create portals anywhere you like. Well, not quite anywhere. Certain surfaces are not portal-able, and this is one way that subsequent levels, known as test chambers, become more difficult. Other elements, such as energy balls, weighted cubes, floor switches, and moving platforms, are incorporated into the test chambers in increasingly exacting ways, but the real complexity and the real genius of Portal lie in the challenge of "thinking in portals."
The second one is coming out and its going to be sick
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Dead Space 2 is a survival horror game that takes place in 2511, three years after the events of Dead Space, on the Sprawl, a densely populated metropolis built on a shard of Titan, a moon of Saturn.The mental illness caused by the Marker appears to be permanent and continues to have an effect on the protagonist Isaac Clarke. The government will continue to have a place in the storyline. The game will begin in a hospital aboard the Sprawl. You guys will witness the horror of the Necromorph infection as it begins in the station. Also this game will have a multiplayer gamr function. The first one scared the shit outta me throughout the game and im looking forward to this one. It is released January 25, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Two hundred years have passed since the gates to oblivion slammed shut, and the world of Tamriel
is a very different place. The empire has ceded territory to elven nations it once ruled. The blades
that so proudly defended the Emperor are all but wiped out. In the far north, the Nords have turned against one
another, and civil war seems imminent. The World Eater, the great dragon Alduin, is coming to fulfill his prophecy just
as the elder scrolls predicted he would, Tamriel may not realize it yet. But these are the birth pangs of a new era. To fend off the
dragon and restore order, Tamriel needs the Dragonborn. Those rare individuals anointed by the gods to strike down this
ancient threat. Sadly, that storied line of mortals is all but extinct. But there is one- A lowly prisoner unaware of his destiny.
The one the resurgent Dragons will come to fear. The one those winged beats will curse in their all but forgotten language.
They will call him Dovahkiin
I really liked the Elder Scrolls games so far and Skyrim looks epic. It reminds me of oblivion and includes dragons. I love dragons
Who doesn't? Anyway, Skyrim will be released on 11/11/11. Make a wish.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The third game in the Uncharted series, Uncharted 3 will continue the story of Fortune hunter Nathan Drake. He is catapulted headlong into an adventure that takes him on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert in a search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands." This journey pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears. Uncharted 3: Drake's deception is released in November this year