June 27, 2012

Are Video Games Thought Provoking?

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Not everyone is a fan of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. Roger Ebert, the reason this got attention, recently re-tweeted a link to a site stating that "The Last of Us, and other video games that leave absolutely nothing to the imagination".

the last of us wallpaper
The Last of Us Wallpaper

Random Rundown

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Things have been rather dull recently, haven't they? Nothing really new or deserving of an article. That said, there have been a bunch of random things over the past week which I thought it would be informative to go over.

  • Far Cry 3 Delayed from September to December 4th
  • 3DS XL is quite large and still lacks the second analog stick. What was Nintendo thinking?
  • The Resistance series might be over.
  • Meet the Pyro (Team Fortress 2) is here (video after the break)!
  • Scrolls, from the creator of Minecraft, now has a gameplay teaser and website.
  • Final Fantasy VII will receive a remake, once Square Enix creates a worthy new FF game.

June 19, 2012

Rewards for Xbox Achievements

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Xbox Live Rewards may be offering rewards for earning Gamerscore.

Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade + Sales

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Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade games list, dates, prices along with a special Games on Demand sale.

June 7, 2012

Gears of War: Judgement Gameplay

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Since its announcement, Gears of War: Judgement has only brought up more questions than answers. How will the new class based system work? How will it fit in with the Gears timeline? Thankfully, a new gameplay video answers a few of the above questions and shows the game in action.

June 6, 2012

Star Wars 1313 E3 Gameplay

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I am proud to bring you a new gameplay trailer for Star Wars 1313. If you are unfamiliar with the newly announced game, 1313 aims to bring a grittier, mature themed game to the Star Wars universe. Oh, and it looks pretty next gen too. There is another trailer after the break.

Beyond: Two Souls Gameplay

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Quantic Dream's new IP, Beyond: Two Souls, has been generating a lot of buzz since its announcement at Sony's E3 Press Conference. The Heavy Rain developers promised that the game will mesh video games with an emotional story that brings players through the good and bad of character Jody's life. There is no doubt that the team has created some truly emotional pieces between Heavy Rain and the recent Kara video, so it stands that Beyond will be no different. It is great that they are aiming to create such emotional experiences, but how does the game play? Take a look below.

June 1, 2012

E3 2012 Trailer Roundup 1

Check out the E3 2012 tab for the E3 Hub!

Welcome to the first Roundup of E3 2012 Trailers featuring: Guardians of Middle Earth, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dishonored, and Tomb Raider.

First off, I present to you:

Guardians of Middle Earth.

An E3 Dream: The Future

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Check out the E3 2012 tab for the E3 Hub!

This will be an opinion piece based upon my dream E3 that involves everyone, even those at home. Everything inside is completely plausible and something that could have been done this year.

A Look at E3 2011: Nintendo

Nintendo E3 2011 Press Conference Summary

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Zelda Content
Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
Gameboy Color Digital Download

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Improved graphics and framerate. Includes Master Quest and Boss Battle Challenge

Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Free digital download for DSi

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Out this holiday season for Wii.

Special Edition Gold Wii-mote with Skyward Sword logo

A Look at E3 2011: Microsoft

Microsoft E3 2011 Press Conference Summary

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Starting with Modern Warfare 3
Live gameplay of a level in which US (navy seals?) attack and board a submarine. After boarding and completing the mission, they escape by boat and board a plane. Ends with a flyby of New York being attacked.

A Look at E3 2011: Sony

Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Summary

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Jack Tretton Apology:
"My friends who are reporters tell me that there is nothing in the world that makes their editors happy than controversial news... to all our esteemed members of the press, Your welcome"
"... to our third party publishing partners, thank you for your support and offers to get things back up to speed."
"...To our retail partners, thank you for giving us a wonderful shelf life"
"...which brings me to the audience I am most interested in addressing. You are the life blood of the company, without you there is no Playstation. i want to apologize personally and on behalf of the company for any anxiety we may have caused you."
"...The Network is currently at 90% of what it was before the outage, and we will continue to strive to earn that back"

E3 2012 Intro

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Monday starts the gaming madness that is E3.

YouTube Coming Soon to PS Vita

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YouTube will be made available on the Playstation Vita via a free application by the end of June. The app will feature the ability to search, watch, and comment on videos and give access to your personal YouTube account. This application is a long time coming and I am glad to see it finally make its way onto the Vita.