The video below is for Microsoft”s . Just a concept video, but the more I watch what they”re trying to sell here the more I feel like an old fart. Am I wrong to hate all these new ways to expand gaming past the television? 3D is the worst and now there”s going to be lights and shitty graphics on my walls and furniture around me? I feel like the Grinch right now. I”m not the only one here on this perch right? Someone make me feel better about myself without having to pay you.
NVIDIA”s new handhold game system titled only right now as “Project Shield” made it”s debut yesterday to the media and well it”s pretty much an Xbox 360 controller with a 5″ screen attached and in no way shape playboned.com of form related to The Avengers. I mean I got a pretty sick phone now with high level gaming capabilities and I really don”t need this at all, but hey all you kids without cars look what”s coming your way!
Hold onto your butts because it turns out someone is making a mod of Half Life 2 SP, Jurassic Park style. Color me excited because anything Jurassic Park and I’m all over it. Definitely one of my favorite movies of all time and I’m pretty sure I’ve played all the games. This one however is getting down to the gritty details it looks like; turning the generator back on, facility logistics, ect. Granted this game is still undergoing a lot of work, I still got chills watching the footage. I hope they spare no expense at making this an awesome Jurassic Park game.
While looking through Reddit’s ‘Best Of’ lists to compare my own to the people of the universe that work as much as Peter Gibbons in Office Space do, I came across the best of mobile gaming of 2012. Unfortunately the game that was getting a ton of street cred was only for iPhone, which I have recently ran away from to witness the awesomeness of the Galaxy. Come to find out though you can play it just regularly online for free. So check out Kingdom Rush people because this game lost me for about 2 hours this morning before I realized what the hell I was doing.
To describe the game play it is quite simple and it is because of such that the game is so enjoyable. A tower defense strategy game for certain you main goal is to stop the forces of goblins, trolls, dark knights, wargs, ect. from making it to the end of the map where your city lies. You must place archery towers, barracks, wizard towers, and cannons in the best positioning to hold off the forces as best you can. At first you can probably just put any tower in any of the set spots and be just fine, but eventually if gets pretty complicated and you’re going to need to step away from your phone/pc for a while…hence this article. Anyways check out Kingdom Rush and lose yourself in a great mobile game.
So if you haven’t been following gaming news and forums the last couple days you may not have heard about the game on Steam called The War Z that has been causing quite the stir. Why? Pretty much because the game is still in alpha testing mode and their write-up on Steam of what the game includes is pretty much completely false. Claiming that they have private servers, saying the maps are bigger than they really are, how big the servers are, ect. I must say as well when I read the write-up about the game I was really interested in trying it out. Pretty much an open world where you try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Scavenge, trade, earn skill points, no leveling, ect. Very intriguing at least to me. That is until I watched the gameplay/review video below (it’s long but just watch the first couple mins and you’ll get it).
So as you can see it looks pretty bad. If you can’t tell yet then watch more. Anyhoo after a crazy amount of emails and complaints to Steam they have pulled it off their servers and are offering a full refund. Bravo Steam, bravo. At least they can own up when they’re wrong. Executive producer of The War Z, Sergey Titov, continues to say that consumers were at fault and were reading what they wanted to hear when it clearly states on Steam what the game offers, most of which are false. Just happy they have fixed this now and hopefully Hammerpoint Interactive will finish this game because I would really like to play a final project…just not one that looks and feels like a half finished college project and trust me I know what they look like.
On the year of Mega Man’s and Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary’s we will have a crossover between the two…actually let me rephrase that, a FREE crossover. We get to play Mega Man and then have the new boss fights be Street Fighter characters?! I highly approve this message. Thank you gaming gods, thank you. Check out the
Sounds like a cool Motown group doesn’t it? I don’t care what any of you say; Samuel Jackson should probably just host the Video Game Awards every year. The man just deserves to be there (not sure if that’s a good or bad thing). Got to say the awards improved dramatically this year because there wasn’t a whole lot of BS outside the awards and some trailers. Here were the best trailers in my eyes. What were your favorites?
That”s right folks, as of November 1st SOE”s greatest hit is now totally free. On PC and PS3 you can now download the game for free and pay no subscription fees. I personally couldn”t bear the idea of paying per month to play, so I was damn excited to see this just sitting in the Playstation Store. And the free membership is awesome! Only difference is you get maxed out on two characters and have limited inventory slots. But guess what? If you spend $5 in their store, online casino on a dlc or other junk, you get upgraded to a Premium membership and get more shit. And if you”re rich, you can still subscribe $15 a month and become Legendary. But hey, free is free.
In an age where we have limitless information and gadgets at our fingertips, nerds have never before had such ready access to their passions. Here is a list (in no particular order) which I find to be quintessential for any nerd, and yes… they are free.
– Because smart phones were designed to waste copious amounts of time on trivial games. In this latest addition to the popular series we are given Luke Skywalker red birds and a Pig Star, battling all over Tatooine.
– Too many comics are on the market nowadays and it gets difficult to keep track of our new releases, comic shopper gives you release date shopping lists, price points, and blurbs about every title out there. It”s my best friend.
– Because astronomy is the shit, now you can point and view all constellations and planets in the night”s sky. It”s like having my own personal Lt. Chekov in my pocket. Though I still can”t find the Dagobah system for the life of me.
– Marvel Comic”s Easter egg app let”s you behind the scenes of your favorite titles, like raw pencil sketches and scientific probabilities of an actual dark Phoenix event.
– Whether fighting back hordes of storm troopers or defending against an imperial wedgie, this weapon is fawned over by many a nerd for decades. This particular model comes with customizable hilts, color crystals, and even various soundtrack options to keep you pumped and slashing toward victory.
Any app you wished to see that did not make it on the list? An app you can”t live without? And fuck iPhones