Monday, November 30, 2009
I just found out that Machinima has their own retrospective series, which unlike Gametrailers' doesn't focus on franchises, but on developers. This video is about Pandemic Studios, which has been shut down by EA recently. Their last game, The Saboteur is still about to be released and it looks like a decent good bye.
The Asari Samara seems to be deadly, cold and effective. You can find out more about her here, including spoilers, of course. I really hope that doesn't mean Liara won't be a playable crew member. I mean, come on, Tali is back in Mass Effect 2, but all gamers love Liara! Don't you dare leaving her out, Bioware!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Hey, people! Sorry for the lack of updates from yesterday until now, but I had too much to do, have gotten terribly drunk (Damn you, christmas market!) and had the worst hangover in years. However, back to business.
Screwattack relaunched their site and I strongly advise you to check it out! They've now added the feature to upload user videos and I found this nice Castlevania tribute. Something for the sunday, enjoy!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Okay, the game is Dead to Rights: Retribution, it's a sequel to last gen's Dead to Rights. It catches a bit of the old Max Payne vipe with an anti hero cop cleaning the city of criminals. The game looks a bit generic, but there is one feature that got me: You have a wolf as side kick . Sounds crazy, but looks cool. Have a watch at the video below. The game is coming some time in 2010.
It's awesome. I have my doubts that I'll be manly enough to play the single player alone (so scary!), but the multiplayer looks just fun as well! You can play as marine, alien or predator and start the brawl. Featured in this video is a mode called 'Predator Hunt' where eight marines try to defeat the technically superior alien hunter. The game comes in early 2010, like so many other blockbusters.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The fun racer Blur comes from Bizarre Creations, the developer behind the traditional racing series Project Gotham Racing and Geometry Wars. As you can see the game is fun oriented and features elements like rockets etc known from the Super Mario Kart games. We will see if it works in 2010.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Every day a new video for Mass Effect 2 appears is a good day. Today is one of these days. The first video is the character profile for Tali, which means that this Quarian returns as playable character. But seems like she has some serious problems with her people, because for helping Shepard she gets exiled.
The second video showcases the pimped up Adept class. It's something like Mass Effect's mage. Some new spells have been added and they are full of mass destruction!
For my wishlist: I hope that Liara T'Soni, the hot Asari scientist will be playable again, alongside with my other favorite party member, Wrex The Krogan Battlemaster. Do it, Bioware!
These scans show three new characters that will appear in Super Street Fighter IV. Cody and Guy from Final Fight and Adon, the kickboxer from Street Fighter Alpha. Well, Capcom said there'll be 8 new characters so with Dee Jay, T. Hawk and newcomer Juri there are still 2 more to be announced.
Update: Check them out in motion!
It's the Japanese release trailer for Final Fantasy XIII, so it's on Japanese... Nontheless contains it some strong images and more of the Final Fantasy drama gamers love so much. And it is nearly five minutes long.
Pandemic is as good as dead with EA closing it and this trailer is leaked. Basically it shows a multiplayer Mercenaries game. No one knows if it will ever come out though. Check GiantBomb for more info.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Game Reactor did an interview with the producer of the next big Castlevania game, the one that Kojima is involved in. Did you know that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is inspired by many games, for example The Legend of Zelda?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Metro 2033 is a game developed by 4A Games, a Russia based developer. The story is taken from the novel of Dmitry Glukhovsky with the same name. In the year 2013 the earth as we know it is destroyed and the last survivors hide in Moscow's vast Metro system. Twenty years later: You lived your whole life in the metro, among the other survivors. Under this circumstances a fearful society has developed and when attacks from mutants begin, your adventure starts.
It definitely sounds inspired by Fallout to me, but anyway, that is a good thing because since playing Fallout 3 and reading Stephen King's The Stand I've build up a fetish for postapocalyptic scenarios.
The video below is a first look from German Game Pro magazine. Basically they talk about how good the atmosphere of the game is and that Metro 2033 is as full of details as Half Life 2 or Bioshock. It is even said that the game comes in the first quarter of 2010. I have my doubts on that, but I will keep the game in my mind, I think it has amazing potential.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Long it has been silent for Capcom's Dark Void. Now a flood of new videos appeared over on Gametrailers. Dark Void is released in early January 2010 for 360/PS3. I had the chance for a hands on back in 2008 at Leipzig Games Convention and from what I can remember it had some nice vertical action and melee moves.
Will Infinity Ward try to go the Resident Evil 5 way of DLC? Would be a shame. But all beyond is just guesses. Who knew what the hacker dug out.
It is alleged the multiplayer modes featured are hidden on the gaming disc, and will be available at a later date to be unlocked as DLC content.
There are three modes showcased in the grainy, annoyingly 'graffiti'd-over' footage: VIP, Capture the Flag and Global Thermonuclear War, where the aim is to capture a thermonuclear base and blow up everyone on the opposing side.
The whole thing seems more than reasonable so far, but still, make of it what you will...
Friday, November 20, 2009
Whoa, the next game from Atlus is called 3D Dot Game Heroes. Based on this video I'd say it has a distinctive pixelized look and a great part of humor. And to come back on Atlus, it certainly will be better than this piece of shit nazi werewolf game from earlier this year. Oh, 3D Dot Game Heroes will be a PS3 exclusive. Lucky yous.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
To beat up old Chinese men. It's Wii Ware and it reminds me of Close Range. Enjoy, Wii owners!
Just Cause 2 is coming sometime in 2010. I guess with it we have the first big game after Q1. While I thinkt that the enemy physics could need improvement, just take a look at how amazing the far sight is.
Every once in a while I feature PC games. While I've never played Dawn of War II, I've played the table top Warhammer 40k a short time in my life. Chaos were so cool looking guys. But, damn, that game was even more expensive than Magic The Gathering!
Holy shit. Capcom dug out Albert Wesker, known from the Resident Evil series and killed in most parts, for their upcoming Lost Planet 2. While it makes no sense, it's a preorder bonus from GameStop. I hate those preorder bonuses.