CUNT! …Have those who are easily offended left? Good. I get bored of those guys.
Nevertheless, apologies for the Tourette’s-style welcome to this article, I just thought I’d set the
tone for that which is to follow. After my last piece discussing my downfall of not saving enough,
I have become all too aware of the other terrible gaming habits that I seem incapable of ironing
out. One of my more noticeable habits catches the attention of most people who know me; I am a
swearer. Continue Reading
This is a game I’ve been wanting to write a review about for a long time. I may not be the world’s biggest Zelda fan but I’ve played my fair share of them with most games on most systems somewhere in my catalogue (I never got round to playing the Oracle games on the gameboy colour, the Minish cap, or the Spirit Tracks…oh and the less said about the Phillips CDi games the better). With The long anticipated Skyward Sword coming out on the Wii last November, many fans, including myself were waiting for what was promised to not only be one of the great console entries in the franchise but also one which was promised would shake up the increasingly stale Zelda formula. I’ll say it right now so you can skip to the comments section and vent your anger right away…I was let down. I enjoyed much about the game but I was also disappointed in many areas and have my share of gripes so with that caveat out of the way lets dive into the meat…
So Wayforward technologies sure are generous folk it would seem. For anyone who read my recent review of the excellent ‘Mighty Switch Force’ on 3DS you’ll know that one of my few complaints was that it was a little on the short side, clocking in at 16 levels. Well now Wayforward are due to release an extra 5 levels and the existing levels also get some extra TLC in the form of upgraded 3D effects. Not entirely sure what that will play out like but it doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me. What’s more the company have said that this is just the first in a series of planned DLC releases for the game. Looks like the eshop is finding its groove after all…maybe. The first DLC pack is due out this Thursday 24th May.
If there was any doubt over just how evil Activision is then their latest debacle will surely remove it. Yes it seems that Bobby Kotick (CEO), or rather his chief legal officer George Rose has been taking a leaf out of Newscorp’s book and decided to try and hack the email accounts of Jason West and Vince Zampella. For anyone who doesn’t know, West and Zampella were the founding members of Infinity Ward, the studio behind industry behemoth ‘Call of Duty.’ Continue Reading
So I just popped Max Payne 3 into my PS3, all set and bam! Downloading update data, wait 22 minutes. I know I’m probably the umpteen millionth person to have a moan about this but whatever happened to the days when you could buy a new game, pop it into your console and play? The damn game hasn’t been out 24 hours yet and there’s already a patch released for it??! This may just be a peculiarity of the PS3 version for all I know but it just seems like this phenomenon is getting more and more prevalent. I remember one of the chief advantages of console gaming over PC gaming was that you didn’t have to wait for the damn thing to install (also controllers, in the days before official Xbox/Playstation controllers were easily supported on PCs). Anyway it’s finished now so I’m off to play…Rant over.
I must confess I’m not a fan of the Halo series but I do appreciate that many of you are which is why I felt it necessary to include this little bit of news in today’s updates. For those of you who don’t know, I commend you for managing to survive on the mosses that grow under whatever rock you’ve found shelter under. No seriously, the 4th installment (or at least the 4th numbered installment) in the Halo franchise is due out this November on Xbox 360. It’s the first major installment that’s not being made by series’ founder Bungie. Instead 343 Industries will be taking the reins, to some fans’ unease it might be added. Anyway the official artwork for the game was unveiled this week (see the lovely big picture below) along with some details on the games’ multiplayer.
‘As revealed by the publisher earlier today, the UNSC Infinity will serve as the game’s multiplayer hub. You’ll customise your character and manage your progress through the game’s various different modes from the giant ship. Continue Reading
Well this friday Max Payne 3 hits the shelves of video game stores across the U.K. I’ve reserved myself a copy so I’ll be hard at work come friday evening. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a little while, much more recently. See I tend to go through phases of excitement; I’ll start off slavering from the mouth when the game gets announced and the first juicy morsels of information come through. Then when it dies down, my enthusiasm goes with it, then when some more press comes along when the game approaches its launch window my ears prick up again and I remember that I was excited about it. I guess that’s typical of gamers like me…who knows?
Anyway my question to anyone who cares to have their say is whether or not I break the mould of reviewing slightly older games for a moment and make Max Payne 3 my next review? I was planning on reviewing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword next (don’t worry it’ll be along soon either way) but I thought perhaps I could put it on hold until after Max Payne. What say you readers?