Thursday, June 30, 2011
Irrational Games knows that everyone is dying to get a glimpse of their upcoming BioShock Infinite. Today the released a tease of two minutes from the E3 demo and will be showing of the entirety of this demo July 7th. So, get ready to set those DVRs!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today Respawn Entertainment got their website up and running. They also decide it was a good idea to tease what they are working on as part of the publishing deal they have with EA. As you can see in the photo below, it isn't much to go off of but it does show they are getting shit done.
Respawn Entertainment is the brain child of Jason West and Vince Zampella, former heads of Infinity Ward until they were fired by Activision. These guys managed to pull over 30 employees from Infinity Ward to come join them over at Respawn. Its amazing that they have a game fully into production with this huge lawsuit between them and Activision.
source: Respawn Entertainment
This may seem like worthless news unless you have never played WoW before. The folks over at Blizzard are letting the two people left in the world who have never tried this game to play it for free up to level 20 that is. They are sure betting you will hit that level and be so addicted you will spring for the full version. If that is the case, then you can pick it up for 20 bucks and it comes with the new expansion, Burning Crusade. you can sign up right here if you need to get there in a hurry! I will admit, I am one of those two people who never played, so I'm signing up right now.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I know, I know. Activision just loves to spread their videos for DLC out over a long period of time. Would have been nice if they just released all of them on the same day, but then they wouldn't be Activision anymore would they? Anyway this trailer is all about the new zombie map and some how the guys over at Treyacrh always find a new way to freshen up zombies with every new map they put out. Just remember, this shit is still 15 bucks and only one or two of the maps are worth playing, so spend wisely!
Activision has been busy with James Bond games lately. Not only are they working on the new title that will be released in time for the now back in production next 007 film. They have also been registering domain names for a "reloaded" GoldenEye game. For of them to be exact. GoldenEyeReloadedGame.com, GoldenEye007GameReloaded.com, GoldenEye007Reloaded.com and GoldenEyeReloaded007.com.
It seems that Activision maybe answering the call to
Friday, June 24, 2011
If you have been trying to find a reason to wipe the dust off your copy of Killzone 3 and give it a play the Guerrilla Games gives you one. Starting today players are earning triple XP to celebrate their new map pack released last week. Don't worry, you don't have to buy it to get the XP. Just get out there and kills some fuckers! The triple XP runs til Monday morning.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
You would think that this thing pictured above would be for your Wii or PlayStation 3. If you thought that then you would be wrong! This fine piece of shit is for your iPhone! YOUR iPHONE! The whole purpose of an iPhone is portability. This thing is not even fucking close to portable! How in the world are you supposed to transport this thing without Homeland Security stopping you while sitting in the subway station and frisk you because the huge bulge in your jacket!
The ones for the Wii and the PS3 are a shittacular waste of money, but this thing takes the mother fucking cake! If you want to pre-order this stupid piece of shit, you can do it here and waste around $30. It also comes out July 7th too.
So these little controller attachments from Kontrol Freeks are designed for people who play first person shooter games and want to increase their kill/death ratio and accuracy. They snap right onto your control sticks on any standard 360 or PS3 controller and most third party controllers. By attaching them it gives your joysticks added length which gives players a 40% increase in range, motion and alleviates thumb fatigue, allowing the player to have better accuracy and high kill counts.
Today everyone's favorite little blue hedgehog turns 20. When this little bastard was released into the world on June 23, 1991, the Sega Genesis became a must have and was starting to give Nintendo a run for their money. Not only was this the birth of a great and sometimes frustrating franchise, but at least to me, this was the true beginning of the console wars. It all of a sudden became Sonic vs. Mario over night. I remember sitting in the cafeteria in grade school and having an argument about who would win in a fight, Sonic or Mario.
Now, I know that Sonic hasn't been the nicest to us over the last few years. Wait, what the fuck am I saying? Sonic hasn't been nice to us since Sonic Adventure and that was well over ten years ago.That little fucker even teamed up with Mario a few times. Why Sonic? Why did you betray us like that? Making some dumb ass olympics game with Mario. That sir, is a slide against the video game gods.
But today I will forget all about that and just remember all those times I begged my mom for a GameGear so I could take you with me. Or sitting in the living room before school watching your cartoon, which most people say sucked, but I defended that shitty cartoon. So today I raise my glass to you Sonic and hope and pray that you can make a good game sometime in the future. We all know that the last few and the next one SUUUUCK! Happy birthday Sonic!
Oh, I know exactly how I and a few others I know are going to be celebrating this day. With a little bit of PowerGlove's So Sexy Robotnik! Check it out below.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
If you are a a fan of fighting games, and a huge fan of anime, then you are going to love this game. It has some crazy combos, and even crazier animations crossed with very beautiful artwork. I had a chance to get my hands on this game way back at PAX East. However, I played with a friend who can kick the shit out of people in fighting games, so I didn't get to have much fun while just trying to block his attacks. But this game seems out of the ordinary and I think this is something the fighting genre needs to freshen up.
I bet everyone wants to know what what Epic Games has done to up the ante against all the horde rip offs out there. Well, this video will give you the inside scoop of all the cool new shit, like upgrades, building bases and completing new objectives. Fuck, who really needs single player or multiplayer when you have horde mode?
New footage for the Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC Annihilation is out today to tease all of you COD fans out there iching to play new maps already. Only thing that is missing from the menu in the video is the price to remind you that it is another $15 you are shelling out.
Boom! Is that what I think it was? Yep, Ms. Splosion Man is coming to Xbox Live Arcade July 13th. There will 50 single player levels and 50 co-op levels for up to 4 people. Now, if you loved Splosion Man, you are going to love this one just as much or even more. I have had my hands on this game already and the Twisted Pixel people have managed to add even more fun to this arcade franchise.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I bet you just can't wait to get your hands on Star Fox 3DS. And you are dying to know when it will finally come out so you can tell Slippy to shut the fuck up over and over again, bringing back those good old memories from 1997.
Well, you can stop wondering when and start waiting for September 11, 2011 for the U.S., September 9, 2011 for the U.K. folks and July 17, 2011 for Japan. Now you just need three friends to play the co-op with.
Monday, June 20, 2011
So who is ready to shoot and blow some shit up in the future? I know I am! The guys over at Ubisoft announced hours ago on their twitter account that the beta for Ghost Recon: Future Solider will start up some time in January.
It's an open beta so that means all you need is a copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction, or put your five bucks down at GameStop for the pre-order to get your code. Only thing is the beta is only for the Xbox 360. Sorry PS3 owners. And no word yet if it will be hitting PS3.
Wish you never got rid of your Commodore 64 all those years ago? Searched garage sales for years trying to find your long lost console? Well, look no further. The folks over at Commodore are re-releasing this classic, but with a few modern tweaks.It includes a DVD tray, multi card reader/writer, USB ports and all the jacks you need to hook up to the HD TVs of today. But don't fret, because they have three models and one is the classic so you can have that same look and feel from your childhood.
If, for some reason you haven't picked up the Rockstar Pass for L.A. Noire yet, you my friend are a very good procrastinator. You can pick up this pass for a measly $10 until midnight tonight. The Rockstar Pass allows you to get every little piece of DLC for the game for a lot cheaper than buying each piece separately.
So what the fuck are you doing still reading this? Didn't you hear the part about the deal expiring at midnight? Get on it!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Um, yeah, the title isn't a typo. GameStop is exclusively selling pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops' upcoming map pack DLC, Annihilation. Now, it’s easy to say that the people over at GameStop are fucking morons for selling codes to download a map pack that can only be played online that customers can just download on their own when it releases. But GameStop sold a shit ton of these codes with the last two map packs for Black Ops!
This just means there are a shit ton of stupid ass shit heads in this world that pre-ordered these map packs. I understand that with the first DLC for GTA IV was available for pre-order, because some people didn't have Xbox Live Gold accounts and only go online to download their codes. But then we have these dumb butt licks who pre-ordered a Black Ops map pack that requires them to have a Gold account to play these fucking maps online. Why the fuck don't they just download it the day it comes out from their couches?! Oh, because they don't want to give out credit card information online? That's justifiable. But then why don't they just buy a fucking Microsoft Points card from GameStop, or Wal-Mart, or one of a shit load of places you can pick one up?
These kinds of people just baffle the shit out of me. In my opinion, any person who walks into a GameStop in the next two weeks and pre-orders this map pack should have their rights to vote taken away. If they are fucking dumb enough to pre-order something they can get while sitting on their ass at home, in a store, they definitely have no business making a choice in deciding who runs a country.
Jimmy Fallon has been very busy this week showing how much he sucks at video games. Last night he had the guys from EA to show off what Battlefield 3 is going to look like on something other than the PC. As you can see below, the demo is the same we have seen since March, except this time its running on PS3.
Everyone who saw Battlefield 3's demo has been waiting to see what this game looks like on something that we can actually afford to play it on. We all know that only a small number people will be able to play this sexy looking game on expensive PC rigs. I was grateful that the PS3 version wasn't that much of a drop off visually from the PC, but you should judge for yourself.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Today Activision and Treyarch finally revealed to us all what we knew already yesterday. The third DLC map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops called Annihilation. Yesterday some little dumb ass GameStop employee who doesn't know how to use their cell phone camera took pictures of a flyer showing what the new maps were going to be.
So, on June 28 get ready to blow another $15 on this map pack, making your grand total invested in DLC for this game 45 bucks! Fuck! You just spent a minimum of $100 for one game. More if you were one of the fucking morons that bought the prestige edition of this game.
Check out the preview of the Annihilation map pack below.
For any of you super gamers out there that pre-order tons and tons of games well in advanced of their release dates, I have good news for you. Best Buy is giving customers a $100 gift card for pre-ordering five games from a their list of blockbuster up coming titles. This shouldn't be too hard for most of us hardcore gamers, because we will be buying a majority of these games from the list anyways. Only thing about this though, you can't just pre-order and then cancel them to get the $100 and must be signed up for their gaming rewards program or some shit like that.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This site doesn't like to talk about rumors, but today has been a slooooow day. And no one that comes to this site really gives a shit about some douche bag PR guy blasting and threatening the press for giving Duke Nukem Forever bad reviews. Which reminds me. Look for my Duke Nukem Forever review sometime next week.
So with that out of the way, This very blurry picture shown above is supposedly a GameStop flyer showing off the new Black Ops map pack in a similar way Activision showed off the Escalation Map Pack.
These maps include Hanger 18 (guessing some huge Megadeth fans over there at Treyarch), Hazard, Drive In, Silo, and a new unannounced zombie map (just like the Escalation pack). In my opinion, this flyer looks to be the real thing, because we all know those losers that work at GameStop(not all of them are losers, just most of them) love to rub in information that they know before other people with real jobs.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Last night a few guys from Activision, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer showed up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They showed a bit of the harbor scene from the single player campaign that we have all seen already. But they did give us a little taste of the Survival Mode in Spec Ops. Given its Jimmy fumbling around with the controls, it gives us an idea of what we are in store for. Crazy out of control, unorganized mayhem. Well, in the later rounds for us experienced gamers anyway.
So we already knew that Skarlet was joining Mortal Kombat to knife up some fucks. But we didn't know when she was coming until now. Yep, that right. We have been informed that you will be able to steal opponents moves with their blood starting June 21 on Xbox 360 and PS3! If you don't believe me just check out the trailer below. Oh, and there is a bit of a tease of the future DLC of Rain, Kenshi and ??? who ever that is.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Today THQ announced that they will be doing what you see above to Kaos Studios. Blowing it up? No, not that drastic but I am sure a few of us wouldn't have minded it so much if all existence of Homefront was disposed of. But in all seriousness, They are closing the studio and moving current and future Homefront development to THQ Montreal.
Now, I joke about this closing but actual real people are affected by this. No one really wants to see hard working people loss their jobs regardless of how we feel about their games. THQ is letting all the folks at the studio get first dibs on interviews with their other studios with openings, so its not a complete loss for some of these guys/girls. Lets just hope that THQ can learn from the mistakes of Homefront instead of looking at how much money this pitiful piece of shit game raked in some how.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Dear Bull Shit Diary,
On February 1, 2007 Microsoft announced that every retail disc based game had to have 1000G unlock able in their games. In the beginning, game studios made them easy to acquire by just finishing levels, or just finishing the game. Others made it even easier. For example Avatar: The Burning of the Earth has only five total achievements and you can earn all of them by achieving one 50 hit counter!
So, needless to say, Studios began making more achievements with more fun ways of getting them and some took it a step further by making some of them a waste of time and some ALMOST FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE!
I know a gamer score doesn’t mean anything in the real world. I also know that getting achievements shouldn’t be the easiest thing either. Achievements make the games replayable and give a player something to strive for. But when developers put achievements in games that are super hard and only give little points or they make them so they are almost impossible that you want to throw your controller through the T.V. and throw your XBOX out the window! Keep reading to know what the fuck I'm talking about.
Friday, June 10, 2011
If you find yourself at a GameStop in the very near future and pre-order Assassin's Creed: Revelations you will get bumped up to the Signature Edition which is no extra charge. What is in this Signature Edition you ask? Well, for an appetizer you get the Assassin's Creed: Revelations sound track and animated short film. Now the good stuff is an extra single player mission, exclusive multiplayer character, and weapon capacity upgrade. Not to shabby for the same price.
And I guess if you want to see some actual gameplay of Revelations, its below. Now, did I forget something really important. Oh yeah! The game will be out November 15. So here is to another November where I will spend all my money on video games!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
About a week or two a go the folks over at Eidos teased us royally with a Hitman teaser. So at E3 they thought it would be funny to make us squirm even fucking more! This trailer is jaw dropping
Umm...I know this news seems like ages ago now, but yesterday Nintendo announced their successor to the Wii, the Wii U. I know… this isn't a very creative name at all. But what it lacks in the name, it makes up for with endless possibilities. This little sucker has a 6.2 inch touch screen, gyroscope, microphone, speakers, a front facing camera and Nintendo has finally cried uncle and put all the usual buttons that you would find on an Xbox or PlayStation controller. Oh yeah, and it's in HD as well.
It seems to me that Nintendo's recent slide down the popularity pole and the small but impactful financial drop has finally made them realize that casual gamers only casually play games. Just the addition of this controller is Nintendo sending a message to the hardcore gamers that they miss them and they need those players back to insure a steady income. But this controller will also keep those casual gamers because the simplicity of it all and that it is still Wii compatible as well as the balance board and the original Wii controllers.
They teased a few titles that will be on the Wii U. With names like Assassin's Creed, Darksiders II at launch, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden III, and Batman Arkham City! WOW! What a complete 360 (no pun intended) from the last few years when Nintendo pushed their dumb little first party published kiddy games. It is a very warm feeling to see that Nintendo isn't afraid to get blood on their hands again!
Zelda Tech Demo
Monday, June 6, 2011
The rumors were swirling around for the last few days about the name of this lovely piece of technology, but Sony made it official today. Say hello the the PlayStation Vita! This little sucker has dual analog sticks, a touch screen, dual shock, six axis motion, dual cameras and a touch pad on the back side! Oh, and there will be a Wi-Fi version and a 3G Wi-Fi version. Now, when they announced their service partners the crowd let out a bit of a groan when they were told it was AT&T.
Some of the features the PS Vita will have is online gaming functions, and cloud file sharing with the PS3. Players will also be able to voice chat through headsets as if they were at home playing with friends on their PS3 regardless where they are in the world or what game they are playing.
Sony also claims to have over 80 titles in development now. The games they showed off were not ports of other games, but built for the Vita. They demonstrated an Uncharted game that looked like they were playing it on a PS3. It was complete with touch screen controls for climbing, shooting, and fighting. There was also Street Fighter x Tekken and will have Cole from inFAMOUS as a playable character!
How much will this bad boy cost you ask? Well, the Wi-Fi version will be $250 and the Wi-Fi 3G will be $300 just in time for the little kids to annoy people with the "I WANT IT, I WANT IT, I WANT IT" trick. Oh wait, That's what I'm going to do.
During their press conference this evening Sony announced they want everyone to be able to experience 3D gaming with the PlayStation 3. So, this fall they are putting out a 24 inch 3D PlayStation monitor that not only does 3D, it also allows split screen with out splitting the screen! While each person plays they will only see their own personal actions on the FULL screen through their 3D glasses! The glasses they have will work with different types of 3D televisions and can be purchased separately for $70. That's a lot cheaper than some pairs that run over $100.
The glasses and monitor are due out this fall and will also be available in a package deal. This includes the monitor, two sets of glasses, an eight foot HDMI cable and a copy of Resistance 3 for $500! Now if only I can convince someone that I need this!!
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one of the most anticipated games that hits stores this year. To be exact, November 1 this year. To say this game looks amazing is an understatement. This game is shit your pants fucking amazing! I know, proof is in the pudding, but the pudding is embedded below!
The biggest thing everyone was waiting for at the Ubisoft press confrence today was Assassin's Creed: Revelations. And this reveal did not disappoint. Sure Ezio is a little bit on the old side but he can sure still kick some fucking ass!
Everyone is pumped about Battlefield 3 including me. So it was no surprise that today everyone was waiting to see what EA was going to show us. Well, they showed us a lot of stuff including a release date of October 25 of this year! hmmm...that happens to be a few weeks before Modern Warfare 3. Coincidence? I think not. EA also announced Battle Log and it sounds like its a stat and Friend tracker just like Call of Duty Elite is, buuut..unlike Elite, Battle Log is going to be free! Watch out MW3, that's all I have to say.
EA just announced their new Need for Speed game called the The Run. This racing game takes place across the United States, from San Fransisco to New York City. Autolog will of course be a huge part of the game with new features and functions added in. There is also one more twist to the arcade racer. There will be points in the game where you aren't in a car. I know what your thinking...how is that possible? Well, they do have a trailer that you can check out to see how they pull it off.
Well here is a bit of a shocker! Kinect Fun Labs is live right now as I type this. That's right you can log on now to try out the new stuff from finger tracking shown above, object capture, which allows you to at real time objects into your Xbox. and the Avatar creator with Kinect.
UFC president, Dana White announced a partnership between the UFC and Xbox 360. In the short trailer they showed, it seems that you will be able to check stats on your favorite fighters, the outcomes to recent fights, watch weight ins, and even purchase and watch pay-per-view events right from your Xbox! I know a lot of UFC fans that are going to dig this.
This fall we will be getting a new Xbox Live Kinect dashboard with more features like live TV, a voice activated Bing search for Live content, and YouTube.
We all knew this was coming right? If you didn't then there was something wrong with you. But anways, we didn't know it was going to look this fucking awesome! Check out the trailer. In stores this November 15.
The folks over at Ubisoft have told us about this game last year. But today the revealed that it will have some features with the Kinect like weapon customization which looks really fucking sick. They also stated that all Tom Clancy's games will have Kinect in the future.
First look at the new Tomb Raider which is scheduled to release sometime in 2012. From this footage, it looks as if they are going at the story with a darker feel which seems to give the franchise a fresh feel to it.
During Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 kicked of the Microsoft press conference with a lengthy campaign demo.The folks over at Game Trailers also got another trailer of gameplay from this highly anticipated game.
The rumors were true that Mass Effect 3 will have Kinect capabilities. Now don't worry, this doesn't mean the game will be on rails or any shit like that. You will how ever have the option to speak your options and give your teammates combat commands. EA also annouced during their press confrence that ME3 will be in stores March 3, 2012!