Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gamespot's Best of E3 2010 Awards

Some good choices, some bad. Where's Rage? I just can't believe which game they made their Game of the Show... Have they lost their minds?

Portal 2: Meet Wheatly

Another robo thing that talks too much.

MGS: Rising Will Be A Katana Action Game

MGS: Rising isn't going to be a stealth game, that's for sure.

Blacklight: Tango Down: 2nd Dev Diary

Another generic FPS I'd say, but then again it's a downloadable title for XBL Arcade and the PSN.

[Movies] Valhalla Rising

They invented the eye patch for a reason.

[Movies] Animal Kingdom

Not what you thought it'd be. More of an Australien gangster crime drama or something.

Fallout: New Vegas Interview: Less Radiation, Better Tech

Usually Game Reactor's interviews bore me to death, but this one is about Fallout: New Vegas and has some great new infos in it.

Slayer Fans, Listen Up!

Raining Blood on the Mario Paint composer. Someone definitely had too much time. Anyway, gets me in the mood for seeing the band this friday live in concert.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Singularity Multiplayer Trailer

Soldier against beast. First Person versus Third Person.

Medal of Honor: Multiplayer Gameplay

The maps are quite good looking. Personally I don't see the great difference to Modern Warfare 2 or Bad Company 2 in gameplay though.

Transformers: War For Cybertron Launch Trailer

A solid in your face shooter.

Crysis 2 Marine Salvage Trailer

Easily one of the upcoming games to be most excited about.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Zombrex Dead Rising Sun

Will be the worst zombie movie ever made. Actually it's pure trash and in a way funny. I don't see that any person will buy Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero because of watching this.

Naughty Bear On The Hunt For Uni Bear

He reminds me of Chucky the murder doll.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Screwattack's Wins And Fails of E3 2010

Harsh, but many of their points are true.

Tips For Red Dead's Co-Op Pack

I've already tried to play the co-op missions once, but the game died in a neverending loading process.

Xbox 360 Slim Comparison

Slim doesn't really fit it. Xbox 360 Short might be better.

E3 2010: Killzone 3 Dev Walkthrough

Nearly 15 minutes with Killzone 3.

E3 2010: NFS Hot Pursuit Dev Walkthrough

Remake of a classic.

E3 2010: Socom 4 Dev Walkthrough

Socom on stage.

Naughty Bear The Ring Parody


E3 2010: Warriors: Legends of Troy Trailer

I didn't even like the movie.

All Points Bulletin: Welcome To San Paro

Cops vs robbers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Red Dead Redemption Co-Op Missions Trailer

This game is awesome. Simple as that.

Personal Gaming: Best of E3 2010

Time for a summary after this blog marathon I did on this year's E3. I watched all the press conferences that were watchable, saw pre and after shows on the big event, read on gaming sites and in forums. I've been practically glued to my chair the last week. Don't expect that I'll let other's peoples opinions dominate mine, though. So here's what I found best, most entertaining and what made me want to go out and buy it instantly. My instant first impressions of the press cons can be read here:

E3 2010 Microsoft Press Conference Live Blog

E3 2010 Electronic Arts Press Conference Live Blog
E3 2010 Ubisoft Press Conference Live Blog
E3 2010 Nintendo Press Conference Live Blog
E3 2010 Sony Press Conference Live Blog

Okay, let's begin with the Best Press Conference. And the winner is:

Sony's E3 2010 Press Conference

Sony's Press Conference this year was in my opinion the best for core gamers. Not only they had lots of sweet titles shown on stage, like Killzone 3, Dead Space 2 or Twisted Metal, it as well announced a new God of War game for the PSP. PS Move is also the only motion control to do core gaming. And let's not forget about Kevin Butler and Gabe Newell. Definitely my winner.

Follow ups are:
2. Electronic Arts: Dead Space 2 and Crysis 2 on stage demos were awesome. Blew my mind!
3. Nintendo: I'm not a portable gamer, so Nintendo 3DS can't really hype me up, but their 3rd party support is impressive. Also the new Donkey Kong and Zelda look great!
4. Microsoft: Started great with Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach and ended terribly with Kinect. Only casual games? That's a big no-no from me and I'm one of the loyalst 360 fans around.
5. Ubisoft: Well, the Ghost Recon Future Soldier demo was nice, but the rest I didn't see due to connection problems.

Best Motion Control

1. Playstation Move

Wow, Sony really did it. A year ago when both Project Natal/Kinect and the Playstation Move were shown, I favorited Natal. But this year's show proved that Sony can do some real games with PS Move, as Sorcery proved. It doesn't come cheap, but for me it could be an investment in the far future.

Follow ups:
2. Kinect: Stephen Spielberg titled it as ground breaking at E3 2009, but this year Microsoft unleashed Skiddles from Kinectimals along with a bunch of other non games and that's nothing which appeases me as core gamer.
3. Wii Motion Plus: Pay more just that this thing works like intended? Not with me.

Best Trailer

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows E3 2010 Trailer

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow looks like one epic journey full of vampires, werewolfes and big old castles. This trailer pretty much sums this up.

Follow ups are
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Trailer, Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Trailer, Knight's Contract Trailer, Portal 2 Trailer and both of the Star Wars trailers, of course.

Best On Stage Demo

Dead Space 2

Just look at this massacre. I am still deeply impressed. But it was very close with Gears of War 3.
Follow ups are:
Gears of War 3, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops

Best Action Game

Gears of War 3

The good thing about Gears 3 is that you know how good the first two games are, which leads to that Gears 3 won't disappoint. Definitely a must buy game for all action fans.
Follow ups were: Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor, Call of Duty: Black Ops

Best RPG

Fallout New Vegas

I loved Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas will be of the same greatness. Follow ups are... Were there even other RPGs? Haven't seen anything of Diablo III. Anyway.
Oh, I remember: Final Fantasy XIV. MMORPGs, not my kind of game.

Best Platformer/ Jump'n'Run:

Sonic The Hedgehog 4

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 is a retro dream coming true. For me as a die hard fan of the Sega Mega Drive titles, it's a game that's too good to be true. Even the music sounds like back in the 90s. Sonic is finally good again.
Follow ups are Donkey Kong Country Returns (looks also very sweet), Trine 2, Rayman Origins, Dust, Hard Corps Uprising

Best Racing Game

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

I played Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit when it was fresh out on the first Playstation and that's 12 years ago. Alone out of curiosity I want to see what Criterion, creators of the Burnout series, can improve in this remake.
Follow ups are Gran Turismo 5 (it feels like twelve years since its announcement), Motorstorm: Apocalypse, Kinect Joyride (that was a joke) and Driver: San Francisco.

Best Fighting Game

Mortal Kombat IX

I've always been more of a Street Fighter fan, but Mortal Kombat is enjoyable as well. At least the Mortal Kombat games that I've played and those were on SNES and Playstation (Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3). Since then the series has gone down the drain, as I see it at least. Concerning how blood less the last Mortal Kombat games were, it is surprising how ultra brutal Mortal Kombat IX will be.
Follow up is Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (as much as I like Capcom fighting games, this looks a little bit too hectic for me).

So far, that's it from me. I'll update this post if there comes more to my mind. What were your favorites of this E3?

Naughty Bear Has A Naughty Multiplayer

Propably the only game with teddy bears that deserves an M rating.

Supremacy MMA: A New MMA Game

Not my kind of sport, to be honest.

E3 2010: Motorstorm: Apocalypse Trailer

Motorstorm meets 2012.

E3 2010: The Agency: Covert Ops Trailer

MMO Third Person Shooter. Looks generic to me.

E3 2010: Arcania: Gothic 4 Trailer

Let's hope they don't include a thousand bugs.

E3 2010: Portal 2 Gameplay

The puzzle game of the next generation.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

E3 2010: The Complete Konami Press Conference

Here it is, the complete Konami E3 2010 Press Conference. The only press conference, which wasn't availlable via live stream.

E3 2010: Fallout: New Vegas Interview

One great thing about Fallout: New Vegas is that there is no major bad guy, only different factions. So, it's basically a playground to try things out. Sounds very good to me!

E3 2010: Rage Dev Walkthrough

From id software, the guys who invented the first person genre. Rage is said to surpass expectations you have for FPS and will be out next year on all major platforms.

E3 2010: Rayman Origins Trailer

Looks fun. Interesting art style.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

[Movies] 2nd Resident Evil: Afterlive Trailer

Comes to theatres this september.

E3 2010: Trine 2 Trailer

What a stunning platformer. Anybody played the first game?

E3 2010: Driver: San Francisco Dev Walkthrough

Smash through garbage with over 100 liscensed cars.

[Movies] Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

I know that dude from that Jack Black stone age move, which was hilarious. Oh, there's also a 16bit themed game coming for this movie.

E3 2010: Lost in Shadow Trailer

You are nothing but a shadow of yourself.

E3 2010: 7 Minutes With Brink

There you go.

E3 2010: Knight's Contract Trailer

Another nice trailer for you this evening.

Friday, June 18, 2010

E3 2010: Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Gameplay

I very much welcome the trend, that long running video game series remind themselves of their roots and become good again.