Apr 30, 2012

The Walking Dead game EP 1-a new day (ps3 version) review

The Walking Dead, the popular zombie apocalypse comic book now has a game based off it. I case you don’t know what the walking dead is about, it follows the lives of a band of survivors as they make their way across the country now riddled with zombies and other survivors, losing and gain more people with every “HOLY SHIT” moment that comes. The game follows this formula. As Lee Everat, you on your way to jail, till the zombie apocalypse provides you with the greatest get out of jail free card ever.  Along the way you meet others and gain a little girl as your main companion as you know survive in this new world.

The game is played much like an adventure game. The left stick is used to move and the right to look/interactions. The different buttons offer different interactions, like X being the action button, or the triangle being an observation button. The meat of the game is the interactions with other survivors. Gaining their trust or losing it will affect you even after the first episode. You also have a time limit to make your choices, removing any thinking on your part and going with your gut more often. Then there’s the “HOLY SHIT BAD STUFF IS GOING DOWN” moments that the walking dead is very well known for, where you gotta make a split decision NOW, and it come back to bite you in the ass later.

The look of this game is just like the comic book, except in color. I can even forgive Tellatale Games for some pixilation in the background. The Walking Dead game is not to be missed by any walking dead fan. For $5, is very a very good cheap download. I’m looking forward to the next episode.

Apr 10, 2012

Capcom gives us three new trailers today

Today Capcom has released three big trailers for 3 big games at their Captivate 2012 event. First up is Resident Evil 6:

Now the new Devil May Cry (or DmC) trailer

that's umm, an innovated use for pizza, not for the lost planet debut trailer

all three games look great, and the DmC trailer has made me interested, in the game not naked daunte.

Epic Games working on PC exclusive Game

Epic Games and it well know lead designer cliffy b, announced at PAX East that they are working on a PC only title. No details were given but it could be many things. This new "PC only title" could be the next game that put Epic games on the map and it's main graphics engine name shake,

Yes, this new game will be Unreal 3, and it will be powered by the Unreal engine 4. This is the reason why it's not being made for the current gen on consoles, they don't have the power to run next gen graphics unlike PC games. But don't worry, I'm sure whatever this game really is, it will find it's way to the next PS or Xbox console.

Apr 9, 2012

Coming soon: The history of video games

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, a post talking about the consoles that laid the ground work for today’s gaming systems. Instead of using generations, I have broken them down into eras (see timeline above), naming the eras for what that gen or gens contributed, and yes; some consoles do overlap some eras, PS2 and Xbox for example. Here’s the breakdown of the consoles per era:

The origin era (or pre-crash era)
Magnavox Odyssey
Pong (arcade and home system)
Fairchild Channel F
Atari 2600
Bally Astrocade
Bandai Super Vision 8000
Atari 5200

The golden age era (or the rebirth era)
Nintendo Entertainment system
Atari 7800
Sega master system
Sega Genesis
Sega cd
Neo Geo

THE 3D era (or Disc media era)
Sega Saturn
Atari jaguar
Nintendo 64
PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube

The modern era (or the online era)
Xbox 360

I will be doing each era in its own blog post. Now I’m not going to be talking about every console show in the list, that’s where you come in. I’m going to be putting up a pole both on here and on the Facebook page beginning with the origin era, and the top 3 or 4 consoles will be featured. Why am I doing this? This will lead to a "what is the best video game console of history" post in the future.If there is a console I left out that deserves to be listed, just let me know on twitter, the FB page, the G+ page, or by commenting below.

Apr 1, 2012

Thoughts On the Battlefield 3 Patch

The Big Battlefield 3 patch has been released for PS3 and PC users last week, and everyone seems to have an option about it. Some love, many seem to be pissed about it. Me? I like it but do have some things I don't like. I have notice much gameplay wise, I really don't pay that much attention to the guns and the way they handle. I did notice the F2000 was not the same, I'm going to take the suppressor off to see if that helps before i go switching guns. I do notice the amount of USAS user have greatly dropped. And the new map look is great. I do not like that claymores now go away  after you die, causing me from stopping using them altogether other than just using them on some maps. I don't care much for the new substitution business, a new way for EA to get more money. EA should give me the $14 for unlocking all the items for the classes I have done that with. And finally the rent-a-sever, I have mixed feelings over it. One, it's is a great thing to have on a console, you can just have a game with you best buds, although you gotta pay for it. But DICE has messed up how to make your sever private (check out the video below to see how to make it private). Also you can get dropped into via quick match a sever where the renter does not want you there and get kicked, this can be fixed with a "join EA/DICE severs only" option on quick match. Some of the non-EA/DICE severs are great, with tickets going into the 1000's. So with the build up and what seems forever for it to be released, the patch in the over all is great, yet with a few missteps. Battlefield 3 has greatly benefited because of it.