The Amazing Spider-Man is a strange game in that it’s a sequel to a movie that many people wrote off simply because it’s a reboot of a film franchise that ended less than a decade ago. For that reason alone many of the people who might want to play this game, which is actually rather well done, may be turned off. The story picks up moments after the movie ends and right away spoils who lives an dies in the film as well as many other events pertaining to the characters and how they relate to each other. For that reason talking about the game’s story will be incredibly limited in this review. But to see if it’s worthy of adding to your collection, renting or passing over, keep reading.
Battlefield, Call of Duty, TF2, Halo, Mass Effect, James Bond, Half-Life 2, Mario Kart… Have those ever been in a video together before? No? Well why not?! This video highlights the brilliant instakills through modern gaming history. I absolutely love this video for it’s simplicity and awesomeness. Huge props to Corridor Digital for making yet another great video. Click to watch.
In this short film created by YouTuber RockyPlanetesimal, we see many of our favorite platforming characters doing the one thing they’re all designed to do… go right. It’s really that simple but the music, the way it’s filmed and edited, the showcasing of the small pixels blown up to massive proportions. It’s all beautiful and it might even say something about gaming and life. Or I could be looking into it too much. Click to watch.
I love Portal. I love everything about the franchise and I wear, on a daily basis a band that states I’m an Aperture Test Subject. I’ve seen mock ups of the turrets from Portal in the past but never one that actually makes sounds, tracks your movement and fires. This student has rigged up MATLAB and an Arduino processor to a couple servo mounted USB rocket launchers and a webcam that tracks a pink shirt and fires on it when it’s stationary. It even has the red laser. Pretty cool stuff. Sure it’s not as fluid and right now the frame is lacking, but for an early start it’s pretty great. Click to watch the video of this awesome project.
There’s no denying that Assassin’s Creed was finding it tough to stay fresh. While AC II brought new ideas to the franchise, the gameplay was relatively untouched and with each additional game it became harder and harder to tell them apart. Now for the first time in years the game has a numbered sequel that is worthy of taking notice. ACIII puts you in the moccasins of a young warrior named Conner Kenway, who is half English and half Native American. The game takes place over 30 years of Connor’s life and features large historical figures from the time of the revolutionary war. And now finally we get gameplay that shows just how different ACIII is from the previous four games. ACIII hits on October 31st, 2012. Click to watch trailer.
Sonic & All Stars Racing was actually a really solid kart racer that borrowed some of the best mechanics from Mario Kart but of course added a Sonic twist with more unique levels, carts and more. I actually prefer it to the Wii Mario Kart game. Now we’re getting a sequel with a really great mechanic of transforming for different environments. Karts will become boats and jets depending on when it’s necessary. Pretty sweet. Oh and there’s Dubstep. Dubstep is always good. Click to watch Sonic rock out to dubstep at a million miles an more.
I found myself yelling “CHARGE!” into my microphone at 2am in an effort to move my troops forward in the new game Binary Domain. This wasn’t a gesture I was making because I was so into the game, the same kind of gesture a gamer makes when turning the controller in hopes that their actual movements might make their character move just that perfect amount. Rather this was something I’d have to do in order to actually get my troops to be effective in combat. I pity my neighbors. Read on good citizen.
Very rarely do I think that a shooter needs to be played on a console. The control of a mouse and keyboard is always more responsive and accurate just based on it’s nature. It’s a better control scheme. Why is Binary Domain so stupid and trying to force me to play with a controller but then making it really hard for me to play with any controller I want? The game has only been out for an hour and I’ve never been so frustrated in all my life. Read on for this whiny nerd rage filled post.
I had lost faith in Telltale Games for a while. They simply weren’t delivering the products that they promised me and I had become annoyed with the latter half of Back to the Future and all of Jurassic Park was a giant mess to me. It’s safe to say that I had zero interest when going into The Walking Dead, the latest episodic game from Telltale… but they have full redeemed themselves. The Walking Dead is everything I could possibly want it to be, and things I didn’t even know I wanted from an episodic game or any game for that matter. Read on for the full review.
I didn’t like Crysis 2. I had a lot of issues with the boring story, the lack of connection to the character, and most of all the environment being the same all the time. I loved the jungle and island settings the first Crysis game because it had naturally occurring differences when I went from one place to another. Crysis 2 lacked that and lacked the organic feel and beauty of the first. Now Crysis 3 blends the two games together with a domed NYC that’s been taken over by jungle growth and the alien menace. Now it’s up to you to wipe them out and take the city back. I feel like this could really redeem the series for me and be the best that the franchise has offered to date. Click to watch the trailer.