5 Games That Made A Difference

When you take history into account, you’ll see remarkable things that seem to pop out of nowhere or that things happen all of a sudden that will shape how the future generation lives. Those things happen in the video game industry too. Games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, and etc. were so big, they were like shouting at the whole world with a blow horn. They made this huge impact to kids everywhere, even making them decide how they see themselves in the future. Well, it’s the 21st century, and boy how things have changed. Sure enough there isn’t just one game that really stood out. For the console generation, there are hundreds and maybe even thousands that could fall under the category of forever imprinting itself in our psyche. With everyone having their own games that changed their lives, I’ll show you 5 games that made a difference to me.

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Remembering The Old: Crash Bandicoot

How many of you remember your very first encounter with a video game? Some would have answered spending their childhood in arcade shops and busting out your quarters. Well, I remember mine too. It was Crash Bandicoot. If you have no idea what this game is all about, then you’re probably too young to even know what system it was played on. I was first exposed to this game back in the late ’90s. Yeah, this was my whole world during the weekends. How about I take you back in time and show you how awesome this game was for me.

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Most Anticipated Games Of 2013

Last year saw the releases of games such as The Walking Dead: The Game(later would be announced as 2012′s game of the year), Max Payne 3, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. These are only the tip of the iceberg on what seems like a vast amount of game releases. Clearly game developers would want to up the ante on the games they plan on releasing the next year. Fans are clammoring over the titles I’m about to show you, provided you too are excited about these. One was, for some reason, been delayed its timely realease and is postponed to the end of 2013. Anyway, with the break GameVain had, let’s start off this year with some previews that’ll really make your mouth water.

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Mashfest – Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Do you guys even remember the 1st Tekken game? Because I sure can’t, what with all the years that have passed. Actually, you know what, I didn’t even get to play the first two Tekken games. I only remember playing Tekken 3. Which, by the way, was such an overly awesome game! The first Tekken game was released back in 1994, and it has been over 18 years for its latest sequel to come out. A spinoff from the main title and the sequel to the 1999 Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is coming out for September 11 here in the United States. This article is targeted for those living in and around New York. But if you’re not from New York, you’re still welcome to read this post.

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Gamescom 2012

Ah, I love the smell of a convention floor with a tad mix of gaming frenzy. That is Gamescom for you. Alright, I can hear you ask yourself “What the heck is Gamescom?” I can answer that for you. Think of Gamescom like the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3. Instead of in the US, Gamescom is held in Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. An annual event that started back in 2009 whose promising cult followers(if you can already establish a cult following just being its 3rd year) have gathered from all over the world. Don’t forget the exhibitors, almost every game developer from 39 different countries have signed up for this year’s Gamescon. All sorts of news, trailers, and inside reports are in store. Come and join me as we uncover all the details Gamescon has to offer.

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San Diego Comic Con 2012

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 my brother, but alas, I must tend to my family.  Which sucked ass!  But that didn’t stop me from finding ways to feel like I was there.  Join me as we go through the highlights of this year’s Con.

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Top 10 Best Zombie Games

With Resident Evil: Retribution coming out on September and the 3rd season of AMC’s The Walking Dead at around the same time(October). Not to mention the monumental 100th issue of Image Comics’ best selling title The Walking Dead(basis for the tv show) coming out this week. All these made me think and I thought I’d make an article about the top 10 best zombie video games to date.  There aren’t any restrictions on the console/system the game is played on. As long as they are video games, they could make the cut. Here are MY Top 10 zombie games of all time.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Skip “Family Guy” Game

Back in E3, gamers had the chance to try out a demonstration for Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse, a game that sets its tone like that of the classic “Road to the Multiverse” episode from the acclaimed tv show by Seth McFarlane. I wasn’t there, but reading through some of the people’s reaction who were there, I made this “Top 10″ for you to see. All I want you to do is think, whether I have a point or not. Tell me your thoughts down below after reading the entire post.

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E3 2012 – “Sleeping Dogs” Ain’t No Puppy To Mess With

Alright, hardcore gamers know all about what this is. For those who don’t, Sleeping Dogs is… How can I put this? Think True Crime but in Hong Kong. Sounds decent right? Well, get this. This game actually used to be called True Crime: Hong Kong but was eventually not cut out for approval. Someone else got the rights to it and named it Sleeping Dogs.

(Wikipedia) “The game blends open world elements such as action, street racing and role-playing games elements. The core gameplay ofSleeping Dogs consists of giving the player an open world environment in which to move around freely. Sleeping Dogs is played as an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective action-adventure game with RPG elements. The player controls Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer as he goes undercover to infiltrate the Triad organization called Sun On Yee (A reference to real-life triad gang Sun Yee On). On foot, the player character has the additional ability to walk, run, jump, climb over obstacles and swim, as well as use weapons and Wei Shen’s martial arts skills in combat. Players are also capable of driving a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, boats and motorcycles.”

You still not convinced? Here, watch this trailer released on E3. Courtesy of MTV Geek, but managed to borrow this video from Sleeping Dogs’ youtube channel.

E3 2012 – New “The Amazing Spider-Man” Trailer

Well, it’s that time again. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or better know as E3, started this year’s run on June 5th all the way to the 7th. Video game news, trailers, exclusive videos, sneak peeks, and first-hand gameplay are spreading out through the world. If you’re a video game fan and you don’t know what E3 is all about, just leave, you’re embarassing everyone.

Comic Book and video game fans alike are waiting to hear upcoming news on The Amazing Spider-Man. Well, if you’re on this site, why don’t you check out the tag E3 and read all the other great posts on this years E3. I have for you a new trailer from E3 and I’m sure you are going to drool your mouth out.

Courtesy of IGN’s and The Media Cows’ youtube channels.

Enjoy!

Marvel Heroes On The Rise

It’s been almost a year and 4 months since DC debuted its Massively Multiplayer game, DC Universe Online, on PS3 Microsoft Online. Now, when times are is at its peak for Marvel and its respective departments, Marvel is about to release Marvel Heroes MMO. News are out on Marvel.com, the details are being given out by a leading game developer/publisher/operator for mmo games Gazillion Entertainment and designed by Secret Identity Studios.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, author of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, NEW AENGERS, SECRET INVASION and countless other successes, “Marvel Heroes” is inspired by some of the most popular tales and events in Marvel Comics history. There may be hints of events like Civil War (even though it’s already been tackled by Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2), Secret Invasion, Siege, or even the recent Marvel Event, Fear Itself.

The game is set to have at least 8,000 characters for players to choose from. From classic heroes like members of The Avengers to the misunderstood mutant heroes The X-Men, From Cosmic Entities like the Silver Surfer and Guardians of the Galaxy to Street Guys like The Punisher, Moon Knight, and Daredevil. The list goes on and on and on. Trust me, with 8,000 characters, it is a long list.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tournament Mashfest @Midtown Comics

Hey video game fans, residents of New York, and comic book geeks, everyone doing alright? Want another break from work and spend some time brushing on your button-mashing skills? Well, Midtown Comics and Mashfet NYC is having another of their mashfests. This time around, it’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Plus a side tournament on Marvel vs. Capcom 2. You even get free comics for just going to the event, the catch is first come first served. So, Button-Mashing, Free Comics, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, And Drinks! Who doesn’t want to go now?

The event will be in

64 3rd Ave (at 11th st), New York, NY 10003

For more info, go to Midtown Comics’ Facebook Event Page:

Midtown Comics & Mashfest NYC present MASHFEST 5!
NO ENTRY FEE!

· 1st place prize: eightarc Fusion Ivory Professional Joystick (http://eightarc.com/fusion-ivory)
· 2nd place price: $50 Midtown Comics gift certificate
· Free comics for attendees! (while supplies last, first come first serve)
· Stream by bifuteki (http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki)

· Signups begin at 2pm. BE ON TIME or you may not get to enter (though you can still watch)

· You must be 21 to drink, but any age can enter
· We will have Xbox360 and PS3 setups

 

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom Gameplay Video: