Welcome to the Weekly Haul, your list of what entertainment goods are being released for the week. One game comes out this week and it’s for the PS Vita. Monsters go to college and a zombie outbreak happens in theaters. Three anime collections come out on DVD. Check out the rest on the list! Continue reading
Welcome to the Weekly Haul, the place where we show you the new entertainment releases coming out during the week. This week, there are only two games coming out but they are pretty big titles. Man of Steel and This is the End are out in theaters as well. Check out the list below! Continue reading
Sexy computer screens, flying aircraft carriers and more supes than you can sling a web at (still wish we had spidey…).The Avengers hit theaters Continue reading
Does anyone else remember the 7th Guest? Most people I mention this game to look at me with a blank stare. But no longer! Good Old Games has saved all of the uneducated young folk by releasing it. And for a mere $7.99!
The 7th Guest is a point-click adventure title from the wonderful year of 1993. It was one of the first games to be released on CD-Rom and was considered to be one of the best games out for the PC at the time of its release. If you are one of the few who did play this game back in the day, then you know about waking-up scared from memories of it. Great times, but the game is certainly a product of its time.
It is a great grab for nostalgia, or if you’d like to play an old classic. Check it out at Good Old Games. And you won’t have to know how to run games through DOS! Lucky you! No, seriously, that was a pain.
Check it out here: http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/the_7th_guest
I, like so many others in the gaming community, was unaware of who Adam Adamowicz was until I saw this heartfelt and expertly crafted eulogy. Looking through just this small amount of his concept art, you can get a small taste of his immense talent and what he did for gaming in general. His art and fully realized concepts raised the bar for all games to come. It is truly a great loss for the gaming community. It is always unfortunate to lose someone in the world, especially someone so talented and taken in the prime of his career. Adam died after a battle with cancer. http://www.awesome-robo.com/2012/02/farewell-adam-adamowicz-visual-mind.html
I am a Playstation Plus member. I often exclaim how much I love it. I play awesome games I would never think to play otherwise (Costume Quest) and get other games free I was going to purcha anyways (Sonic 2). So, every month, I love seeing what new games I can get. While this month seems a bit light compared to months past, I am still getting another $20 worth of games to throw in my collection of downloaded titles. Now, these are just the titles I personally picked up, there are others to choose from, as well as free booster packs and such for games I will never play, so who cares about those!
Final Fantasy V
This is a great, free pick-up for me, as I love classic JRPG’s. Any older Final Fantasy is usually something I can agree with, so I know finally playing this will waste some hours for me.
The Simpsons Arcade
The original Simpsons Arcade game has been ported to a system near you just like X-Men before it and, within a week of its release, it is FREE on Playstation Plus! Yes please. I used to go to the movie theater by my house to PLAY THIS AND NOT SEE A MOVIE. Here’s to hoping it is as enjoyable as I remember. I should use a fight-stick to play it…
Sports games are always interesting to tackle. They come out every year, and sometimes, only feature new rosters and a few new stadiums. You always have to ask yourself if the latest iteration is worth your hard-earned cash. I admit I too get caught picking up the new Madden and MLB: The Show most years, but I rarely feel as if I did not get my money’s worth out of the titles. And this year’s FIFA is no different. Continue reading
When you load up the Asura’s Wrath demo, you can’t help but be excited for what epicness is to come. The title screen shows footage of a planet-sized, mustachioed man, and Dragonball Z style battles, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into some fast-paced gameplay. It was slightly after pressing start that my excitement faded away.
Asura’s Wrath, or at least what we are shown of it in the demo, is essentially a glorified quick-time event. Not to say this cannot be done well, as Heavy Rain has shown us, but in an action game, there needs to be something to make the player feel tension or a sense of urgency, and this game, so far, is lacking that. While an epic battle is going on, a button prompt will show up in the foreground every once in a while, you press it, and we all go on our merry way. After pressing the button, you watch some more, and wait for another button prompt.
Other than the obvious problems with this, I have a few other gripes with Asura’s Wrath’s system. First, the button prompts are always the same because certain buttons pertain to certain actions. It makes sense, but it really takes the suspense out of it. Also, I found myself more annoyed by the prompts than anything. They’re big and usually in the middle of the screen, in front of the action. I know this is to call attention to it, but seasoned gamers know to look around the screen.
At least the second part of the demo featured to full analog stick movement and dodging, which makes me wonder if there is more to the game, but they haven’t shown this to be so yet. This time you’re fighting a guy who looks like a more buffed-up version of yourself. I actually became confused at first as to whom I was when gameplay started. Eventually he pulls out his magic extending sword and starts swinging, which doesn’t really add much to gameplay, but looks cool.
After a quick few dodges and punches, we were back to more of the same QTE, press button to not die videos. It really is a shame the gameplay is so bland because the cinematics (see: the game) look incredible. What little the demo shows of the plot makes me want to know what is going on. But I don’t want to play what is going on, I’d rather watch it. The button prompts almost feel like they are just getting in the way, like someone is asking you to press a button to keep watching Goku fight Vegeta. Just let me watch it and leave me alone!
After running through the demo once, I wondered if it was possible to play through the entire thing with only my bluray remote. Sadly, the PS3 does not register is as a gameplay controller, so I opted for playing the demo with one hand. While eating a bowl of cereal with the other. I managed to run through it without a hitch, if that tells you anything.
We headed off to the Anime Expo this year and took a good look at all the cool cosplayers. There were quite a few choice costumes in our sights, but these are the ones our camera woman liked the most. I myself engaged in a little bit of Cosplay, as I donned the Spider-Man tights and strut around with Venom. Continue reading
Authorities may have caught a couple of the culprits involved in the massive attack on the, Playstation Network. The three persons-of-interest were picked up in three different cities within, Spain. The police have stated that the three “were guilty of coordinated computer hacking attacks from a server set up in a house in Gijon in the north of Spain.”
We’ll keep you updated as we gain more information into the situation.
The RAGE is going to have to wait a little bit longer, as it has been hit by a massive delay. We won’t be seeing ID’s best work until around October 4th, 2011. No reason was given as to the delay, but we’re going to assume that it needs a bit more polish. The delay puts the game in a heavy release quarter for a multitude of games. Dark Souls, Twisted Metal, and NBA 2k12 are just some of the games that drop that week. Yikes!
Codemasters website compromised by hackers
Sony may have started to collect on their hackers, but Codemasters is the recent victim of one. If you have an account on the Codemasters website, you could be one of the thousands who have lost personal information. That includes phone numbers, names, passwords, IP Addresses, and even your Gamertags.
Codemasters, does not have a clue who breached their security. At the moment, new group is standing up to take the blame for it all. Somehow the hackers failed to gain any payment information, so they’ll just have to try different means of identity fraud. Codemasters has taken down the website until they can do a complete security probe.
It looks like this could just be the start for hackers vs. gaming sites!
Source: BBC News