Monthly Archives: April 2009

Left 4 Dead free this Friday

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Left 4 Dead will be free this Friday on Steam.

The downside is that the free game lasts for 24 hours.  After that the game is locked and you have to buy an actual copy.  You can preload the game on Steam so you can enjoy the full free 24 hours if you want.

Best news of the month!- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Official!

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been officially announced for Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network!

Check out the video for some hot action.

The game is getting a graphics update, but it does not sound as extensive as the HD remix of Street Fighter 2.  A downloadable demo is coming soon and Capcom is saying the game is hitting sometime this summer.

Konami cancels Six Days in Fallujah

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Konami recently announced that it is canceling production of Six Days in Fallujah, a shooter based on the ’04 Iraq conflict. The title attracted a lot of attention and scrutiny since the battle the game is based on is still fairly fresh.  Presumably this is why the game was canned.  Konami’s vice president of marketing, Anthony Crouts only stated; “We are no longer doing the title at this time”  Even though the publisher, Atomic Games were using a number of marines involved in the conflict to help develop the game, the consensus seems to be that they’re exploiting the conflict. Hopefully this is just merely shelved for now and new life will be breathed into it in the future.

First Gameplay Footage of Madden NFL 10

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While all the NFL attention this past weekend was on the draft, last week EA dropped the first major bombshell (or so they hoped) with the unveiling of the first gameplay footage from Madden NFL 10 on Spike’s GameTrailers TV. For a game that by now really should need no introduction, Peter Moore attempts to flex his mad hype skills till the very last second.

Personally, it looks like the same game I stopped buying years ago, but I want to know what you, the savy reader think?

Oh and for you Wii fans, there’s also a video available for you, but take my advice and don’t waste your time – if you thought family-play was bad… it gets worse.

Dead Space Review

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts
Rating: M
Players: 1

Much of Dead Space’s attention seems to be derived from the games gore content. Rest assured though, the game is not one of pure shock value and no substance. Some people have criticized Dead Space for being too reminiscent of Resident Evil. Yes, you do battle reanimated corpses in the game but that does not inherently make it like Resident Evil. It’s like saying any movie that takes place in space is a rip off of Star Wars. Dead Space does a fantastic job of earning its M rating and offers an original storyline. Read More »

Batman: Arkham Asylum – BANE REVEALED!

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batman-aa-coverEidos has announced that the bat killer, Bane will be in their upcoming Batman video game.  The video after the jump from youtube (taken for Gametrailers) shows the brute in action. Read More »

Too Human Review

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Platform(s): Xbox 360 (exclusive)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Silicon Knights
Rating:T
Players: 1-4

The Silicon Knights long awaited (and I do mean long awaited) action RPG has finally landed on the Xbox 360 but not without much hype and high expectations.  Does this re-imagining of Norse mythology deliver the action RPG experience gamers crave, or fall victim to the seemingly growing trend of  game developers over-promising and under-delivering?  Read our full review after the jump…

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Halo Wars Review

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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Rating: T
Players: 1-6


To be honest even after the months of coverage and hype, Halo Wars wasn’t really on my radar, even being an avid Halo fan. Surprisingly though I found myself playing the demo several times. I’m so conditioned to crappy ports over years, (Starcraft, Supreme Commander, ect) that I hardly care when a real time strategy comes to a console system. I must say that Halo Wars gives me faith in RTS’. Not to say that Halo Wars is flawless. It does have its shortcomings and I think the more hardcore RTS gamers will probably stick to their computer for strategy games.

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