Posts Tagged “Xbox 360”

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man – The Game

by on July 23, 2012 >> PS3ReviewsXbox

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.

Ubisoft Announces Avengers Game for Kinect… In Other Words Another Game We Won’t Play

by on May 10, 2012 >> NewsWii UXbox

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will join forces on the Wii U and Xbox 360 with Kinect in a game based on the iconic “Secret Invasion” storyline. Yes that means that this is not a movie tie in game, but it’s still a game that involves motion controls and the Kinect. With the game also coming for Wii U there is a genuine chance that the game could be good on one of it’s two platforms, but the Kinect has failed to impress when it comes to action oriented titles. Keep reading for more information on this poorly idealized game.

This Two Year Old is Probably Better at Trials HD Than You

by on February 29, 2012 >> VideosXbox

My friend MurdocLoch has been teaching his two year old son Elliot how to play Trials HD, one of the more difficult XBLA arcade games out there. At just under three years old Elliot is now able to beat Brown Boxes, a track rated at “extreme difficulty” in just 29 faults. That’s a rather impressive feat considering the kid doesn’t know how to read. I think we have a gaming prodigy on our hands. What do you think of this and what’s your best fault record on Brown Boxes? Click to watch the video.

Sega Hosting Jet Set Radio Graffiti Contest

by on February 28, 2012 >> PCPS3Xbox

Are you a street artist or graphic designer? Think you have what it takes to add an official tag to the Jet Set Radio graffiti library? GOOD! Sega is hosting a contest where 18 winners will have their artwork imported into the updated version of the Dreamcast classic. Prizes include a drink shaker that looks like a Jet Set Radio themed spray paint can, a Jet Set Radio Hoodie, 2 copies of the game and a solar powered boom blue tooth speaker system for your iPhone or other MP3 device. Pretty cool swag actually. Read all about the contest here.

Review: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

by on February 23, 2012 >> ReviewsXbox

If Alan Wake: American Nightmare was just the story mode it’d be one of the worst reviewed games we’ve ever featured on this site. The combat is the focus here. Taking the incredibly clean scramble and shoot mechanics from it’s full price predecessor, Alan Wake American Nightmare attempts to tell a story where Alan is fighting with his darker half in an episode of his TV show where time seems to loop around itself. It’s a convoluted story with bad acting, characters that are pointless and a repetitive nature that had me frustrated to continue. Thank god for Arcade Mode, a no-nonsense gritty survival mode with leaderboards and multiple maps. If it weren’t for that mode, American Nightmare would be a lost cause. Read on to see if playing American Nightmare is how you want to spend your gaming nights.

Dragon Ball Z Kinect… It’s Coming!

by on February 17, 2012 >> RumorXbox

I have a love hate relationship with Dragon Ball Z that I can’t explain clearly. On one end I hate it’s simplistic story lines and how it went from being a take on classic Asian mythology and turned into a long and drawn out space opera and constant power struggle… literally. The show became about characters struggling to get more and more powerful and there’s nothing duller than that. Now thanks to a rating submission in Korea we have the first confirmation that Dragon Ball Z has a Kinect based title coming. I have a Kinect and I don’t use it because why would I. I live in a small house without enough room for it to be effective and I play games that are good. If you want to punch in the air a lot, measure how much you can scream and flex or do a fusion dance with your friend now is the time to do it. As a bonus watch the attached video for a kid who will probably buy this game on day one. continue reading »

Review: Soul Calibur V

by on February 6, 2012 >> PS3ReviewsXbox

I love fighting games. I have a strong relationship with them ever since I walked into Scandia Arcade and Family Fun Center in the early ’90s and found Street Fighter II. Ever since then I’ve always had a fondness for the genre and found it exhilarating to play with friends, random strangers and every mix in between. I remember picking up my Dreamcast in September of 1999 and shortly there after getting my first copy of the original Soul Calibur. I loved the game. From the characters to the unique fighting mechanics. The sequel with it’s unique characters on each platform including Link from Zelda on the gamecube was a blast. Yoda, Darth Vader and Starkiller made appearances in Soul Calibur 4 and now with the fifth entry we have Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. But does this game make you want to play those extra rounds or just move back to what you know? Read on to find out.

MUST WATCH: Case Mod Showcase Episode 1

by on February 6, 2012 >> NewsPCVideosXbox

Totally Lame Robot is at it again with her Case Modders Network show: Case Mod Showcase. We absolutely insist you subscribe to BOTH of her YouTube Channels and support this up and coming star in the world of modding, gaming and nerd culture. Links to both channels and Episode 1 of the new show after the jump.

Mass Effect’s Voice Cast Has Some New Faces… Literally

by on January 31, 2012 >> NewsPCPS3TrailersVideosXbox

Mass Effect 3 has one of the most solid voice casts out there and the series seemingly keeps growing with new characters including James Vega, a gruff soldier played by Freddie Prinze Jr. There’s also the addition of Jessica Chobot and her likeness as Diana Allers. Chobot has been one of the big names over at IGN and around the web for her good looks and legitimate love of gaming, so it’s nice to see her get her dues in a large title like this. Returning cast members include Keith David, Martin Sheen, Tricia Helfer, Seth Green and more. The full video reveal gives a bit of insight into all the characters and how they recorded, which surprisingly includes Seth Green and Tricia Helfer working together in the same booth. I’ve met Seth Green and he’s an incredibly short man, and I’ve seen Tricia Helfer in person and she’s rather tall. Seeing them in a booth together for a piece of dialog where Seth’s character, Joker, is being a bit dickish is hilarious. Click to watch the full video after the jump.

Review: Scary Girl

by on January 25, 2012 >> PS3ReviewsXbox

I had no idea that Scary Girl was a flash game before it became a side scrolling beat em up released on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. Based on a series of stories and drawings, ScaryGirl is the adventures of a girl with a whippy hook arm and a stubby bone arm. She travels through mysterious lands finding monsters and beating up bosses while platforming and upgrading her attacks. It has a Tim Burton-esque charm to it but sadly Scary Girl borders on being a great game, but seemingly misses the mark in almsot every aspect. More after the jump.

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