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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been fascinated by how so many people are enthralled by the Halo game series. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy the games as well but not to the point of obsession. Yes, I have spent my fair amount of time playing Halo 2 and 3 with friends. I have spent entire weekends playing Halo 3 battle tournaments that lasted into the early morning. I have won and lost my fair share of matches and got free kills when the opportunity presented itself. I even got into the trash talking when playing online and would utter every foul word imaginable to throw my opponents off.
Like any other day, just surfing through whatever is on television could get mundane at times. Until you come across an intriguing commercial. I literally sat up straight(didn’t want to stand up ’cause I was too lazy), and paid attention to the very promising offer. For students who are going to college, if you buy one of probably three(There are more, just chose the ones I saw) Windows 7 PCs worth around $699.99 or more at participating stores, you get a free XBox 360 gaming console. Sweet Deal right? I thought so too.
Let’s face it, if you’re visiting GV you’re probably familiar with the controversy behind one of the biggest games of the year, Mass Effect 3, which saves me from having to give a lot of back story. Let’s just say when the game ended people weren’t happy, names were called and lawsuits were filed. So in an attempt to keep the masses happy ME3 developers BioWare decided they would release an extended cut DLC that will help clear things up and offer some closure for the gamer, many of which have spent years with their Commander Shepard.
Before I go any further I want to say that I’m going to try to be super light on the spoilers. I mean, I’m not a dick or anything.
These are characters I feel are stupidly useless or annoying, which may be worse. Most games have something redeeming but we´ve all played games that featured buzz kill personalities that ruin the experience. Here are my top ten shittiest characters.
When it comes to video games, one of the more popular genres (or at least the ones that show up in media most of the time) are shooters. Modern Warfare, Battlefield, Halo, Resistance, Killzone, TF2, Grand Theft Auto, Dead Space, Mass Effect–basically, if there’s a problem in the world: shoot it. That’s all good and fun and it’s a proven market strategy but with all these shooting games hitting the shelves by the masses we start to see a repetition of similar aspects in each game both good and bad. What sucks about it is we begin to ignore these bad mechanics and accept them as a standard… Like it’s excusable because everyone is doing it.
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
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/
· 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/
· 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:
There has never been a time where the legendary Stan “The Man” Lee didn’t appear in any of the video games which the characters he created showed up in. Games ranging from Spider-Man in the good ol’ PlayStation 2 days even to this day with all the innovations being made in the video gaming industry. One of the comic characters he created, the Amazing Spider-Man, has become such a household name that when you even mention Peter Parker, people will surely be able to recognize who that is. Spider-Man from the comic book have spawned television shows, 3 movies plus a reboot showing this summer, a line of toys, and other merchandises. The creator of Spider-Man will literally become a web slinger in the new game, which serves as an epilogue to Sony Pictures’ July 3 film.
This is an extension of a previous Game Vain Post.
The game has an /free-roaming concept, where the player can “swing around” and choose a variety of side missions, challenges and mini-games in addition to the game’s main storyline.open-world The game features a “Web Rush” mechanic, a mode that when activated while traversing, it highlights major points of interest for travel, for instance a lamppost, when selected Spider-Man will cinematically and smoothly transition to it, making travel more stream-lined and simple. The combat system is reminiscent of the Rocksteady Studios-developed Batman game series (Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City) using a freeflow design and counter attacks. Beenox took a cue from the Batman games, with Dee Brown (Beenox studio head) stating “I played both Batman games and liked them. For me, the Spider-Man character is very different than Batman. You have to approach both in a different way. I think the Rocksteady guys did a good job at providing what was required to make a great Batman game, and we’re doing everything we need to this time to make a great Spider-Man game.”
Video Game Trailer: