Article Archive for March 2011
This week the store comes freshly updated with a new batch of special offers to loosen your cold, lifeless grip on your cash.
Other highlights this week include the opportunity to save the world with style in Moon Diver and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. For control freaks Swarm allows you to simultaneously lead a horde of little blue beings. They will follow you blindly, lead them well. As for the rest of the update, the folks over at EA have released a laundry list of add-on content for the recently released Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12. Get in and have a look.
Award-winning composer Michael Bross will be tasked with creating the soundtrack for the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Insomniac Games announced yesterday at their Community Day.
Bross has previously worked on the soundtracks for videogames Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, in addition to blockbuster films such as Black Dahlia and Ripper. The soundtrack for All 4 One will contain over four hours of original music by Bross, who has been a fan of the series for many years now.
The Tribeca Film Festival is held in Lower Manhattan, New York each year to “help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.” For those that don’t necessarily keep up with all things film, having a film exhibited at Tribeca is an tremendous honor.
To have a video game featured would not only be incredibly humbling, it would also be the first time it has ever happened.
Following last week’s lackluster offering, the PlayStation Store is getting a robust update this time around. Once again we are reminded why it is so nice to have that little ‘+’ next to your avatar as PS+ subscribers are given access to four games for the price of free.
Other highlights include the acrobatic, arcade-style beat-em up, Moon Diver and the release of the final Mass Effect 2 mission titled: Arrival. Fans of the free-to-play structure and micro-transactions can rejoice as Free Realms is now available. As always there is more to choose from so sign in and get downloading.
BE STRONG. BE FAST. BE INVISIBLE. BE THE WEAPON”. That’s EA’s slogan for Crysis 2, to prepare us for this suped-up, sci-fi first-person shooter. It wouldn’t sound out of place in an eighties action flick, but, then again, neither would Crysis 2.
We’re not talking about its graphics, because they’re splendid and would certainly look completely out of place; we’re referring to its unashamedly macho, action spirit. Crysis 2 belongs in an era which celebrates the overpowered guy, the guy who can single-handedly take down an army in the middle of New York without shedding a sentimental tear.
Believe it or not it has been 15 years since we first caught glimpse of the now epic Resident Evil franchise. In a nod to their past success Capcom, this month, announced the future availability of both Resident Evil 4 and Code: Veronica X via download.
Not to be outdone, official news has surfaced concerning the latest addition to the franchise: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
If you’re like most people you have little to no knowledge concerning NASCAR. The motor-sport that has given birth to such greats as Dale ‘The Intimidator’ Earnhardt and Mark ‘Crazy Old Man’ Martin is one the world’s most popular niche sports.
If you ever lay awake at night wondering what it would be like to run three cars wide on turn 4 at Bristol Motor Speedway we’ve got you covered.
Released a few weeks ago on the PlayStation Network, StarDrone was developed by Beatshapers, a Ukrainian studio based in Kiev. Although this is their first full game release, the team are no strangers to the PSN, having released a number of innovative and original PlayStation minis titles on the PlayStation Store; but how does their latest title fair?
Many times we see games blending different genres together to create something new and exciting. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Slam Bolt Scrappers, developed by independent studio Fire Hose Games, mashes what can only be described as Tetris meets Tower Defense into a chaotic free-for-all battle to be king.
Is this action puzzler fit to wear the crown, or is it destined to be thrown into the scrap heap?
If you are in grave need of a tropical vacation maybe Dead Island wouldn’t be your first choice. What with the zombies and all.
But hold on before you book that flight to Tahiti. What if you focused more on the ‘island’ and not so much on the ‘dead’? Take a look at these new screenshots to gain a greater appreciation for the game’s captivating setting.
Looks like you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to play Duke Nukem Forever; about one month to be exact. The game, which has been in development for close to 15 years now, has been delayed until June 14th in North American and June 10th internationally.
What’s another 30 days of waiting, right? At least we know the game is still coming out.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, and to celebrate Capcom is re-releasing both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X in HD as downloadable titles.
Originally released in 2005 for the Gamecube, Resident Evil 4 has gone on to critical acclaim and been remade for the PS2 and Wii. By now you’ve played the game in some form or another. Are you ready for one more?
In case you hadn’t heard Crysis 2 is dropping this week. The fact that the original still remains as a high water mark for graphics capability a whole 3 years after its release date is enough reason to get excited about the sequel.
If you need something a little more to get yourself amped for the game this trailer will no doubt help. Just watch it already, it’s awesome.
Fans of homestarrunner rejoice! This week on the store PS3 gamers now have access to Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People.
Also, if you’re not a fan of leaving your address you’ll be very interested in the full game download of DC Universe Online now available. Let the atrophy continue.
In other news, the PlayStation Move sale rolls on. So if any of these Move games interest you make sure to make your purchase before March 30th. Outside of that the week’s update is meager. Who knows you may end up unearthing a gem. Happy downloading.
Your nausea, high fever, headache, muscle ache, chills, cough and runny nose mean you probably have the flu. There’s been a touch of that going around, go get yourself checked out.
If your symptoms are more closely related to seasonal discounts then you’ve probably got a case of Spring Fever 2011. This week we are receiving the release of Ghostbuster: Sanctum of Slime (yay) and Battle: Los Angeles (eeeeh). Of course there’s more to be had so head in and check it out. Happy downloading.
Activision’s upcoming X-Men: Destiny allows gamers to play as one of three new mutant recruits as they take control of their own destiny. The first original character created specifically for the game is Aimi Yoshida, a young mutant from Japan who is all alone in the big city of San Francisco.
Will she use her powers for good or for evil? That’s up for you to decide…
Trine is a classic platforming gem on the PSN and when we got the word that Frozenbyte was developing a sequel, well, we could be happier. The game was originally due out this spring but due to unforeseen circumstances, Trine 2 has been pushed back until the late summer. Hopefully it’ll give the development team more time to polish the game.
Combat, stealth, hacking and social. These are the tools with which you can overcome the obstacles that lay before you. Which tool comes out of the bag is completely up to you.
Further explanation can be found in this video that shows viewers how a single destination can be reached along three unique paths.
Story and concept came first for Homefront – they are the things THQ are pushing – so it’s only right that we tackle the singleplayer campaign first before moving on to the multiplayer, Homefront’s real trump card.