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Video Games are much like a movie or a full length album – you kind of get what you get out of the box. Sure, there are websites, forums, tv shows, tournaments, contests, and prizes all made to build franchises, for promotional purposes. However, you really have to follow a game, movie, or artist to actually find all of these prizes and secrets. Much to the sustain of players, I think it’s safe to say that most developers and game masters are really competitive, just as with any media business. It’s almost unheard of that a company hands themselves or their own works to someone else. That is, almost unheard of.
In its early years, gaming was all about difficulty. Some of the hardest games ever created were on the NES and Sega Genesis–Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Battletoads for example. Those games were extremely frustrating at times, but the sense of accomplishment that awaited at the end of the speed run or finally getting the impossible pizza made it all worth it.
In light of the recent rumors flying around the interwebs about the newest gaming consoles, some people are upset about some of the details. (more…)
You’ve probably read or heard a hundred different rumors about the next gen Xbox by now. Most of the rumors talked about the new Xbox having no disc drive, and instead require hard memory or online certification for gaming to be enabled after you purchase a game.
LAN PARTIES ARE A DYING BREED
It was one of those extremely cold nights, not necessarily because of the rain, but the mixture of rain, wind, and the night. I can still remember cuddling up in a sleeping bag, I think it had some moisture or water spots on the outside of it from all my friends’ and I going in and out of the tent at first. I held firmly to an original Xbox controller that led its cord to the Xbox that rested in our tent; the power cords running outside into that muddy, rainy, watery ground, along to a generator that ran abruptly loud and steady in those extreme camping conditions. (more…)
A recent patent revealed plans for a motion peripheral in development by Sony. The product is in development for the upcoming Playstation 4 console yet to be detailed. The actual patent states the following:
An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a depth sensing device. The invention includes obtaining depth values indicating distances from one or more physical objects in a physical scene to a depth sensing device.
By the description, it sounds like this peripheral will include the player’s environment as well as the player in an interactive space. The possibilities of a device of this type are exciting. I foresee zombie games in which you choose items from your home as weapons. And no, your infant baby brother is not a good weapon.
Sony looked into 3D peripheral ideas like Kinect before the Kinect was released but moved in a direction that led to the development of the Move. A switch in direction toward a Kinect-like peripheral is a good idea by Sony, rip off that it may be. It’s just business.
Remember the original release of Fable for the Xbox? I can’t seem to get it out of my head. I was an impressionable youth at the time, and my adoration of the gaming world was at a catalyst when the discussion of an open-world RPG took place. So when Peter Molyneux couldn’t keep his mouth shut about Project Ego, my hopes began to skyrocket beyond the world of ‘reasonable’ and into the area of ‘if-this-doesn’t-blow-my-mind-i’ll-destroy-mankind’. (more…)
Not according to Gamestop.
Technology has come a long way, and gaming is always at the forefront, utilizing the newest tech to improve gamers’ experiences. One innovation adds a potential benefit to the gaming community: Cloud streaming. Cloud based storage allows streaming from any location with an internet connection, and allows for a portable experienc (more…)
The Xbox 360 saw a plethora of grade-A titles for the platform in 2011. Here is the pick of the litter for your 360 gamer!
Average Price: $39.99
Post apocalyptia has seen its fair share of titles over the last few years, but Rage brings a fresh approach to the scenario. This first-person shooter features you as the lone survivor of an Ark, a cryo-pod of sorts meant to preserve society’s elite in the face of disaster.
Rage is a top notch FPS for those who enjoy the genre – but hard drive installers beware: This game comes on three discs. Rage is rated Mature for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Average Price: $39.99
The storied Deus Ex franchise made a triumphant return this year with Human Revolution. The gamer follows the story of Adam Jensen, a security specialist of Sarif Industries, one of the future world leaders of bio-enhancements.
As Adam, you are thrust into an interwoven plot of disguise, intrigue, and betrayal, and must use your newly acquired abilities to accomplish the greater good. Or, you can do what I did, and punch everybody in the face. Just as fun.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is rated Mature for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Use of Alcohol.
Bethesda is responding to numerous complaints that remain in Skyrim after the release of their 1.2 patch last week. The oddest and certainly funniest glitch, is the backwards flying dragons, and PS3 users are still reporting framerate and lag issues, but this patch does not address this issue. The patch is to fix the backwards dragons, and a glitch in magic resistance calculations. The patch will be released over all platforms by the end of the week. [ Bethesda blog.]