Despite the fact that this video portrays fanboy-ism at its finest, I can’t help but somewhat empathize with this disgruntled uber geek. Sony needs to hold on to some of its exclusives. For real.
Microsoft is stepping up their game (no pun intended) yet again with the New Xbox Experience which will add some features their competition is already offering (or has promised to offer over a year ago). So where is Home anyways?
The way I see the FPS market is that there are only three franchises worth that $60 kick in the nuts: Halo, COD and Gears. What sets these titles apart from the rest (ehmmm R6V), is that the controls are totally crisp. If you don’t have this, your game is bound to suck regardless of its genre (i.e. every Marvel and Disney title ever produced). I am however glad to see that Epic is adding a variety of new features that will keep Gears fans rocking this game all throughout the holidays. Although I’m still a tad bit skeptic about the chainsaw battles, the proximity mine-esque grenades, body coverage and wide assortment of new weapons are surely to make Gears 2 a keeper.
Emergence holes that can take out a whole city? I wonder what types of grenades you’ll need to close them up. What I am “digging” Senior Cliffy, are these new single shot weapons that seem to be more accurate than the chainsaw; I could never aim with that piece of crap.
Now the only thing left to wonder is how Epic is going to gel the chainsaw battles into the multiplayer. It seems as though the winner is determined by how fast one can tap the B button. Cool, but any n3wb sporting a third party controller with an auto function will pwn every time. Here’s hoping that they won’t make it into another humdrum Halo-esque sword battle.
Konami is giving away beta vouchers to “qualified” users that sign up for the promotion. Not sure what the qualifications are (probably by region), but I signed up and shortly after I got a free beta code in my inbox!
Yes, Konami fumbled the Beta launch (it was supposed to have started already)… but I can’t argue with free.
The verdict: Star Wars just makes everything that much sweeter. I’m in quite a dilemma having both 360 and the PS3. The problem starts when I’m forced to decide between the notorious gamerscore perk versus an enticing tandem of playing as Darth Vader, all the while being able to control my character with a fully responsive D-Pad. Decisions, decisions…
EA seems to think so. In just two weeks of using the new iPhone SDK, they’ve gotten Spore up and running.
For those that don’t know, the iPhone and iPod Touch have some pretty powerful hardware, coupled with multi-touch input, and a 3-way accelerometer (like the Wii). With just their cobbled together toolchain, the homebrew community has already assembled some impressive wares (iPhysics and Marble come to mind). With an official and well documented SDK, and the big guns getting onboard, do you think the iPhone and iPod Touch could become a viable gaming platform?
If you’re interested in this platform, check out our sister site: Modiphone.net
Remember when Sony told you don’t need rumble anymore? That’s so last gen. Well everything that is old is new again. The DualShock 3 is coming state-side April 15th. Do you really need a picture? Dust of your 10 year old Playstation controller. That’s what it looks like.
The wheel are turning in the Wii scene. The gc-linux team has come out of a two year hibernation and has released a proof of concept Linux build for unmodified Wii’s with the Twilight hack. Don’t expect a fancy gui, but the concept has indeed been proven. Check out the Gamecube Linux page for more details and the down.