Back in E3, on June 4th, it was announced that a third installment to the Dead Space franchise was being developed. It was slated for a early 2013 release. From Visceral Games, a new change of pace is the setting. No more of those tight hallways and corridors an abandoned ship has to offer. This time around, it’s going to be in a frozen planet. The planet’s name is Tau Volantis. Still following the story of protagonist Isaac Clarke along with John Carver, They will(Or rather, you will) be trying to destroy the necromorphs for good. I feel like takingRead More
It’s been a week since the Arma 2 sale meaning it’s been a week since I picked up the hit mod Day Z which takes the game Arma 2 and turns one of its gigantic (and I’m talking about over 10km of walking) maps into a zombie survival playing field. Now most of us have encountered zombie survival games before like Resident Evil, Left 4 Dead, and Dead Island, so what makes Day Z so unique? (thxFPC) If you’ve ever played the free fps America’s Army, just take that game, Fallout 3, and Left 4 Dead, mix it in aRead More
I am a huge fan of fighting games and have played so many in my lifetime. The arcade game Marvel vs. Capcom received so many quarters for me that I could have spent on chips and snacks when I was younger. Megaman in that game was completely invincible to me. While my brother or my friends would choose Wolverine or Spiderman, I always stuck to the robotic boy in blue. We would push the buttons on that arcade game like we were trying to break it but I never lost with my reliable Megaman.
Earlier this week production company Legendary Pictures released word that a script had been written for a Mass Effect movie. At the 2011 SDCC ME creator Casey Hudson spoke about working on a film to go along with the game franchise saying that the universe was just as rich as other sci-fi/fantasy universes, lending itself to an epic movie. Hudson, as well as others involved in the franchise, have always said the movie will not center around any of the games or Commander Shepard his/her-self. Instead rumors were that it was more likely to follow the early career ofRead More
Oh lag, you are the bane of my existence. / The thought of you fills me with a rage that cannot be disarmed. / I don’t know much but I know I hate you, / and that may be all I need to know. “Latency Sonata #587” – by me We all hate it, and everyone here has multiple stories on how lag caused them to “break their hand, not knowing there was concrete behind that drywall” or how they turned a “$60 dollar wireless controller into a flying projectile 10 times more dangerous than a bullet.” I haveRead More
It’s that time again nerds! This is how our year starts off. With San Diego Comic Con! (Classical Music Plays) With news on upcoming movies, comic book events, television, more stuff for your toy chest, games, and other merchandise you can stuff a chimichanga with. That’s what the annual Comic Convention is all about. Nerds galore, or more appropriately, Nerdvana. Last week, over 200,000 people attended the widely celebrated event starting from July 11 (Preview Night) and going through July 12th to the 15th. I was supposed to go, already bought over $200 worth of badges for me and myRead More
Have you ever seen a trailer for a video game and thought to yourself “Holy shit, that looks real! I can’t wait to play it” and then once you get the game, you’re less than impressed with either the gameplay or story of it? This is a topic I’ve wanted to discuss for quite some time now, so why not make this the first of many GREAT DEBATE topics. From a graphic design/animator’s standpoint, one would assume that I am all about the realism and detail of a video game but in all actuality, it’s the exact opposite. I loveRead More
I have been playing video games for quite a long time now and have always enjoyed some good in game music. I did some DJing back in the day and decided recently that it would be sweet to do a VGM mixtape. So here I give you volume one.
Wrestling games and I have always had a complicated relationship. I was a huge fan of the now defunct WWF television show and watched the show religiously. I cheered for Sean Michaels and Triple H like every fan and even practiced their moves on my little brother. I idiotically jumped off the top of my bunk bed onto the ground below like I was in a wrestling ring so many times that it is not even funny.
As I sat down this morning with my morning coffee I picked up one of this month’s gaming magazines that sat in front of me on the table. As I flipped through, mostly looking at upcoming games, I realized something. The next 12 months of gaming is going to be kind of…ehh. For me at least. I fact, I can only come up with two or three games coming out over the next year that I’m really looking forward to. Yeah, there are some good games coming out, but I’m only impressed by a few…and only one has meRead More
(thxer) So lets say you’re a big fan of the Halo series and you picked up Halo 3 ODST when it came out and then you start playing through the game, you know everything, recharging shields? Left trigger to throw ‘nades? Energy vs. kinetic weapons? Yeah you got all that.
This Kickstarter craze is getting out of hand. The economy is in the dump yet people are lining up to throw their money at projects that could very well fizzle out of existence. I’m half wondering if Kickstarter is just a random idea from some federal reserve chairman to get poor people (and apparently rich people) to give money to not poor people.