Monthly Archives: March 2012
Today, Square Enix announced that the fantasy game they were teasing a week ago, will be call ”Crystal Conquest” and it will be a browser-based real-time battle strategy game for Yahoo! Games. For more information go to andriasang.com
This is a test video of my show, Through the Pipe. In this video, I’m playing through some part of Metroid Fusion for the GBA. I chose Metroid Fusion because I was already playing through it and I just wanted hear how my mic sounded on top of the game sounds.
Through the Pipe is about visiting the past by playing old games. Please leave suggestions on what I can do to make this into a good show and the name of games you want me to play.
That is right folks; beta keys for what might be WoW biggest competitor are starting to go out. For those in the unknown, Guild Wars 2 is a fantasy-based mmo set to release later this year.
Is mobile gaming just about empty experiences? An unbiased answer from an owner of a Vita, 3DS, and iOS device.
Phone gaming has become synonymous with casual fluff like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. I’m not saying they are bad games. In fact, they are pretty ideal for killing 5 or 10 minutes of time. Launching birds at pigs does have its initial novelty, as does swiping fruit like some kind of crazed, lunatic chef. Also, both games play rather well with the strengths and limitations of any touch screen device. However, there are titles that go beyond being mindless entertainment. Some even rival, and surpass, the innovation found on traditional handheld gaming devices. Most of these gems are usually some kind of puzzler, platformer, or adventure game. The touch screen services these genres rather well. As for big budget shooters and action-adventure titles, I doubt you’ll see anything comparable to Uncharted Golden Abyss or Resident Evil Revelations for a long time…if ever! Those are genres that just work much better with analog sticks and traditional button layouts. Also, iOS or Android gamers won’t shell out $30-$40 for any of these titles…at least not now. Fortunately, I have both a Vita and a 3DS for these kinds of games. I keep my iOS device for those rarities you won’t find on either Sony’s or Nintendo’s portable platforms. Now, the following list isn’t my top 10 of all time. I left out games like Ghost Trick, which is superior to the DS version, and World of Goo (a PC/Wii game) because they are ports. I wanted to focus more on titles only available on mobile devices.
Sonic Team producer, Takashi Iizuka, told Digital Spy that there’s no plan to release any more episodes after Sonic 4: Episode 2.
Source: Digital Spy
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the Mass Effect series. I observed the way the games had transformed into a commercial juggernaut by this third installment, and how there may have been sacrifices made along the way in order to bring new fans to the series. Thus, I wondered if Mass Effect 3 would be able to hit the sweet spot between hardcore and commercial in a way that wouldn’t alienate any of the fans that they picked up along the way. Before I get too into my review, let me once again give you a little info about myself. I’ve been a fan of this series since I was about 10 minutes into the first game and saw Saren betray the shit out of Nihlus. I would have had a hard time disliking ME3 based off of the simple fact that I am absolutely in love with the universe and the lore behind the games. However, this is my first review and I will make it a fair one. That said, Mass Effect 3 deserves your money. Yesterday.
Good news for Vita owners, Sega announced today that the Vita will get former PC exclusive MMORPG, Phantasy Star Online 2. The Vita version of the game will use the same server as the PC version, so it will be a cross-platform game. There’s no info on the release date or if it will be coming to the west.
Let it be known that I am a man. I can enjoy violence and explosions in my fiction. I have watched plenty of films and T.V shows and played even more video games that revolve entirely around the concept of macho guys who exist with the sole purpose of ending the existence of other guys. I recognise the appeal of all that business; ‘bitches and guns’ if you will. And I certainly have acted out my power fantasies of being a bad-arse of some kind – in my bedroom whilst wearing pyjamas – at various points in my life, even since legally becoming an adult.
So with my manliness forever safe from question, I hereby proclaim that I’m sick of all the killing in games! And more importantly, I believe it is essential for the evolution of the medium that we all agree to call a truce.
Allow me to philosophise here. What is our medium trying to say to the world? And how do we, as the players, relate to our games and the roles we embody within them?
In truly shocking news, 343 Studios have announced that Halo 4 is indeed a Halo ass Halo game. To the surprise of no one, this is going to the be the most epic and most thrilling Halo to date. Also Master Chief or something.
The announcement trailer is below after the jump, prepare to have your Halo blown clean off.
I’ve always been one of those whose thought tablets are pointless pieces of shit.
They haven’t been that much more powerful than the top mobile phones, so besides the bigger screen I haven’t really seen any major advantages. My claims aren’t entirely unfounded; I’ve had some firsthand experiences with both the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10’1.
Frankly the iPad left me unimpressed, and basically confirmed my suspicions that it was a glorified iPhone. The Galaxy Tab gave a somewhat better impression, but was akin to an out of proportion Galaxy S2. Needless to say, neither device won me over.
Something was lacking, to me tablets just seemed like oversized smartphones .. minus the phone part.
The new Transformer Prime did catch my eye though. The powerful hardware, super IPS+ display, keyboard and around 18 hours of battery life simply put it a step above the competition. I wanted to get my hands on the device that, in previews, was basically touted as a cheap tablet PC.