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.
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.
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.
Back in 2010 a basically unheard of Swedish game designer made Minecraft as a small indie PC game. The game was about randomly generated worlds, creating and destroying and having fun. Mining the world for resources in order to create your dream home had the feel of Legos on the PC, and almost any computer could run it. Eventually the game changed thanks to it’s audience being able to join the Beta for a low cost and soon the game became a giant hit with people playing in strictly a creative fashion, a survival fashion and with friends in giant worlds filled with monuments to the things they love including retro gaming and internet memes. To call it one of the biggest and most important games in history is an understatement. So why do I feel like the Xbox 360 players are getting shafted? (no pun intended). Keep reading to see why the 360 version of Minecraft just doesn’t quite measure up.
Two of my favorite indie games collide with a great texture pack and a smart designer who decided to make some of the levels from Fez in the world of Minecraft. I think i’m going to snag this texture pack actually and play with it. You can do the same by going here and downloading it. Huge props go out to InTheLittleWood for making this and the Fez Facebook page for sharing it. Click to watch.
Minecraft is the game I play more than any other. I love it to no end. I’ll be live streaming it all week on our Live Channel and I’ll be playing with literally anyone who wants to play. It’ll be a neat experience for everyone involved. If you want to play just leave a comment below or add me on Xbox Live and let me know you want to play. The game will feature 4 player split screen and 8 player online multiplayer. Rather cool if you want to play with some friends. Will you be crafting on May 9th? Click to watch the very fun 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.