Thursday, September 22, 2011

Super MBTA World!


VIDEO: A Game of Thrones: Genesis Trailer

So as some of you know, I've been hacking and slashing my way through the A Song of Ice and Fire series (I'm on the 3rd book now, A Storm of Swords) after really enjoying the first season of the HBO series.

I'm not alone in my enjoyment of this series and universe, and a result of that is this game - A Game of Thrones: Genesis. Let's have a look at the trailer:

I gotta say, apart from seeing some key locations from the books and show, this trailer doesn't really get me hyped up. RTS titles have never fully clicked with me and unless there is some major shift in the core gameplay, I am unsure I'll enjoy this.

What is interesting is how this seems to be a prequel to the books and show. It would be pretty cool to play out the battles we've only read and heard about from other characters, but again.. it's an RTS.

Who knows - if the price is right and it's on Steam, maybe i'll give it a shot.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Payday: The Heist (aka Shut Up and Take My Money!)

Holy crap!

The fine people over at Kotaku just posted a preview of this upcoming PS3/PC title I hadn't heard of called Payday: The Heist. What hooked me was the article title "Payday: The Heist Blends Left 4 Dead With Hardboiled Crime Cinema" - Left 4 Dead? "Hardboiled Crime Cinema"?!

This has my name all over it.

Anyway - of course I had to dig up some video footage. And here we are!

So between Kotaku's crazy preview, and this trailer - I *GOTTA* have this game.

$20, Steam/PSN, 10/04/2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

VIDEO: Starhawk space combat trailer!

Here's a fresh new video for Starhawk. This time we're treated to some space combat action!

Let's have a look:


I've said this a bunch in the past - but this is a day 1 purchase!
(Thanks Terry!)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3DS: Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 release dates!

It's official - Super Mario 3D Land will hit NA shelves on November 13th, and Mario Kart 7 will arrive Dec. 4!

3DS: 3d Video capture update expected in November

Here's another hot bit of news from the 3DS event last night - It's been announced that an update is coming this November to add 3D video capture functionality, as well as some added bonuses for those who've completed the StreetPass games:

This update will allow individuals to capture 3D footage and view it on their 3DS handhelds. The November update will apparently also include new experiences for 3DS owners who have completed all the StreetPass challenges in StreetPass.

I am very glad I replaced the 2gig SD card with an 8gig card in my 3DS.

3DS: Monster Hunter 4 announced!

More news from the 3DS event - Seems Capcom is already hard at work on Monster Hunter 4... for the 3DS. Infact, things are already far enough along to where Capcom has released a "concept clip".

Let's have a look:

So now this is 2 MH titles coming for the 3DS, and so far, none have been announced for the PS Vita (I do expect that to change down the line). This should give the 3DS a pretty hefty boost in Japan.

Meanwhile, I keep telling myself I really need to re-visit this series. I haven't really touched MH since beta-testing the original on the PS2.

HEADS UP: Zelda: Four Swords Adventure dated!

Hot from Nintendo's 3DS event over night, we've got a release date for the free DSi Ware game The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure

Between Sept. 28 and Feb. 20, 2012, players can download a DSiWare version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition, free of charge.

Right around the corner! Now if only I could find someone locally to play this with...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WOOT: Guardian Heroes XBLA release date!

At last!

Guardian Heroes will be available on 10/12 for 800ms points on the Xbox Marketplace. I can't wait!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

COOL: Game of Thrones chiptune remix

Well hey, look at this! A chiptune remix of the Game of Thrones theme music. This is relevant to my interests.

(Thanks Joe!!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

VIDEO: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Trailer

Here's the latest trailer for Modern Warfare 3, showing off some elements of the multiplayer game. Let's have a look:

Holy crap, that was *BAD ASS*. Can't wait for November!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The 3DS Virtual Console

...or "How I was reminded how much I love Nintendo" & Current Gaming

Ahh the 3DS Ambassador Program... Feels good, doesn't it? I'm still kind of soaking it all in, but holy crap Nintendo dropped a pile of games in our laps! Sure, they aren't new, and most of us "old folks" have probably played most of them countless times. But I just had a realization. For the first time ever - I'm able to play the pillars of the NES game library, on the go, *LEGALLY*. (I'm also going to argue that they were also free. Some may say they had paid for these games already with the original launch price, but I disagree. Launching with an amazing port of Super Street Fighter 4 made me a *very* happy camper, and I still have no regrets in buying the system at launch.)

Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Zelda... I think it's fair to say that Nintendo really tried to make an effort for the fans. They had to have realized that most of the early launch purchases were made by the die hard, long term Nintendo loyalists. And what better way to make sure there was minimal butthurt with the early price drop? Nice work, Nintendo.

Anyway, now that I've gotten that out of my system... WINTER IS COMING... *cough*choke*... sorry... (Yeah, I'm a little late to the game but I've just finished both watching the first season of Game of Thrones, and reading the book. Holy crap. I'll leave it at that.) ... Let's talk about what I'm playing right now.

Once again, Target loves putting Xbox 360 games on sale or in the hidden discount bin, and as such I've picked up Dragon Age 2 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 for cheap.

DA2 has been pretty damn fun, and my wife also really enjoys just watching it. The long and the short of it is - Mass Effect with dragons and swords (and that's not a bad thing!). I'm starting to really warm up to Western RPGs which has been an interesting change from the tried and true JRPG formula.

Naruto has been one of my favorite ongoing anime series for some time, and honestly - the North American versions of the games have sucked ass. In the past they've removed characters, and limited you to the English Dubbed voices - But with Ultimate Storm 2 that's a thing of the past. At last - Japanese voices with English Subs! Found this little bad boy deep in the discount bin with a price I couldn't pass up. This game pretty much plays like an interactive version of the series up to the whole Pain and destruction of Konoha arc. If you're a fan, you'll probably love it.

Anyway, Time to dive into A Clash of Kings...

VIDEO: Super Mario Brothers X Portal

Are you ready for something simply awesome this morning? Yeah, i thought so. Here is an amazing video (thanks Greg!) showing a hack of Super Mario Brothers with elements of Portal mixed in. Enough talk - LOOK! Way too cool...