Friday, April 29, 2011

Gears of War 3 - Multiplayer Beta

For those that don't already know the Gears of War 3 beta  came out recently, and those of us that had pre-ordered the game at Gamestop were able to get in and try the game out on week 2 of the beta. Overall the multiplayer is looking pretty good, with a handful of maps, 2 game modes (King of the Hill and Team Deathmatch) and unlockable features such as characters, weapons and weapon skins. Also each weapon has its own finishing move which actually adds quite a bit to the look of the game as you get into it.
Overall the beta is looking very promising and  anyone who plans on buying the game when it hits retail in September should pre-order it as the beta will be up until may 18th so there's still quite a bit of play time to get involved in.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword

Anyone who is a Zelda fan like myself knows that Nintendo recently announced another Legend of Zelda game, this one will be called the Skyward Sword and will basically take place before all the other games in the series, it will tell the history of Hyrule and the Master Sword.
The most interesting thing about this title is that it will be played on the Wii  with the Motion Plus controller, so if you're like me and haven't played the Wii in the past year you'll probably have to go out and buy the motion plus plug-in for you wii mote. In my opinion the controls will make or break this game as the players motions with the wii mote will  control your in-game sword while the nunchuck will control your shield, if this system is fluent then this game will be a huge hit with both the current Wii and Zelda community. Most of the motion controls for 1st and 3rd person games on the Wii have not been all too impressive and I am hoping Nintendo really pulls through on this one because they aren't doing all too well to compete with Sony and Microsoft and a successful Zelda game with its massive fan base would be a great start as they try to regain some of their lost audience since the release of the Wii. As for a release date nothing is confirmed but according to speculation it will be released on Sept. 25th, 2011. All we can do as of now is hope and pray that Nintendo pulls through on this and gives us a much anticipated hit for the Wii.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guild Wars 2

Since we are already on the topic of MMORPGs lets talk a little bit about Guild Wars 2. The first Guild Wars basically redefined what MMORPGs were, it was the first of its kind to offer so much and remain free to play but over the years it has lost its dominance in the MMO genre. With Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet intends to recapture its lost audience with the promise of bigger battles, larger environments,  more playable races and an even more interesting story all while remaining free of monthly charges. Not much else is known about the game as of today, but we should have a better idea of what to expect as the release date for Nov. 2, 2011 nears. I will definitely be following this game and I think everyone looking for a free, fun and cooperative online gaming experience should do the same.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Star Wars The Old Republic

Star Wars the Old Republic is definitely a game that I am looking forward to, although I am not a huge fan of MMO RPGs  this game seems like it has the potential to be a great game. There is no set realease date but it is set to be some time this year, and seeing how beta testing is already under way and is said to be going smoothly I don't see any reason for it to be pushed back.
When I first found out about this game I was quite skeptical about Star Wars, one of my favorite movie franchises of all time being turned into a World Of Warcraft-like MMO, but as I started looking into it and following its development I started to think that, hey this could work and with BioWare working on the game it could easily become one of the most popular MMOs out there. For those that don't know about BioWare they are the ones behind games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, both of which have had squeals made due to their success and are exceptional games especially Dragon Age: Origins which is one of my favorite RPG's to date and although they are stepping into a different genre I am confident that BioWare can make this game into a hit. Star Wars the Old Republic is definitely something worth looking into if you are a big MMORPG or Star Wars fan.

Portal 2

Basically everyone who is into gaming has heard about portal at one point or another, it started out as an independent game but was picked up and released by Valve with great success. It was a game I fell in love with because it was so different from everything else I had played, it made me think in a "portal" mindset. Which basically means I didn't just have to rush into a room with a weapon and shoot the bad guys, it encouraged creativity. As for the sequel although it is VERY entertaining and probably worth the buy for most portal fans still lacks the ability to become a stand alone game. Altogether I got probably no more then 15 hours of play time between single player and co-op which was quite disappointing seeing how the game cost me $50. Not only this but the game has no real replay value other then showing it off to your friends who have never seen the game before and impressing them with how cool and innovative it actually is. Anyhow still a great game but could have been so much better if it had something along the lines of a level customization/creation for online play.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

First Ved Game to Look Forward to in 2011

The very first ved game that I personally cant wait for is Dota2, most of you have probably never heard of this and thats fine since it really hasn't been marketed at all yet.... but its set to be an amazing game, I mean cmon it will be designed and published by valve after all.
For those of you that haven't previously head of Dota, it was a very successful warcraft3 custom map which created a new genre for PC gaming, MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas), where you control 1 hero in an RTS fashion, sounds simple...the concept is,  however it's incredibly fast paced, and you will get beat down faster than you can blink, and most importantly, it's highly addicting (i speak from personal experience with dota).... If you want to get a feel for the game before its released I suggest playing League of Legends as it is in the same genre and completely free to play.

First Post

So for my first post we'r gonna start with something simple, an amazing song with an equally amazing ved

Check it out!