December 31, 2011
Old Republic: First Impressions
Bioware has always been one of my favorite companies. They have produced some of my favorite games, such as Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 1 and 2, and finally Knights of the Old Republic. I was skeptical when I heard that they were taking their first stab at a MMO, but I was also very curious to see how they would do such a thing. I quit playing World of Warcraft about a year ago when Cata came out. I had been playing since vanilla WoW. With that said, I obviously at least enjoyed one MMO in the past, although I haven’t explored many others. Having to pay a monthly fee for a game sucks, and you game better be pretty good before I am going to invest that much money in to it. Now my very first impression ofRead more…
December 31, 2011
XBL Underworld Awakening Sweepstakes
As you may know Xbox live holds all nighter events for certain games. With the upcoming release of Underworld Awakening XBL will be giving players the opportunity to enter into a Underworld Awakening XBL all nighter sweepstakes. The events will begin on Dec. 31st, first event on 12/31 will be BF3, 1/7 will be Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and on 1/14 COD: MW3. While partaking in the events you can enter into the Underworld Awakening XBL all nighter sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will get to fly with a guest to LA and attend a live taping of G4’s Attack of the show. The winner will also receive an Xbox 360 slim, two passes to the movie Underworld Awakening, a copy of the Underworld Trilogy: The Essential Collection, an Underworld Awakening Blu-Ray, an Underworld Awakening poster and 120,000 Microsoft points.Read more…
December 29, 2011
Myst coming to Nintendo 3DS
The highly popular Adventure/Puzzle game Myst is being ported over to the Nintendo 3DS and being given a new look in 3D. The game has seen previous ports to the DS and PSP and the same developer that brought you those is currently working on a 3DS port to make the game pop in 3D. As a bonus the developers will be adding the RIME Age location from the revamp realMyst. For those of you who enjoy adventure/puzzle games such as this one should put this title down on your “want” list, the game is scheduled to release on march 27, 2012.
December 28, 2011
Thoughts from the Dota 2 Beta
Hello, everyone. It’s been a good while since my last posting. Again, same old excuses- social life, college finals, mandatory holiday family time, and all of that good stuff. However, I’ve definitely not let my gaming slip. Far from it- I got the invite I had been praying for, and have spent the last week or so enthralled with Dota 2. While I’m definitely not experienced enough to put out a full review yet (not even considering the fact that the game is still technically in beta), I can surely provide some perspective for those of you waiting who haven’t received invites yet. Dota 2 is, unsurprisingly, an incredibly good and challenging tactical experience. It takes some drive and desire to play, however; for newcomers, DotA has always been more of a learning cliff than a learning curve. Dota 2Read more…
December 27, 2011
Microsoft to remove avatar guns from Xbox live marketplace
Have you been eyeballing that sweet lancer for your xbox avatar? Well you have until Jan 1st to get your fix. On Jan 1st Microsoft will be removing all gun like items available for your avatar from the marketplace. In an attempt to be more “family friendly” Microsoft will implement a new Xbox Live policy that will put a stop to purchasing firearms for your avatar to rock out. We gotta make sure our youth’s fragile little minds aren’t being warped by fake items from the uber violent game they have been playing day in and day out. Any items purchased before Jan 1st wont be taken away so get it now while you can, you have 4 days to get your avatar a weapon from your favorite shooter.
December 26, 2011
Command & Conquer: Red Alert– an iOS Game Done Right.
Hardcore games are not hard to find on any smartphone platform, Apple’s iOS included. With most of these titles, the hardcore gamer demographic generally has a universal complaint: controls. Shooters, platformers, action games and RPGs all prove to be substantially more challenging and off-putting because of the lack of tactile feedback from a touchscreen interface. One game genre, however, doesn’t have this hangup: Real Time Strategy. As a matter of fact, RTS games seem tailor-made for a touchscreen interface. That being said, I was skeptical when I first saw an official Command and Conquer franchise port to iOS– and got even more nervous when it turned out to be an extension of one of my favorite C&C series: Red Alert. Thank God I gave it a shot. Not often will I pay for an app of any kind, but afterRead more…
December 25, 2011
The Foxx is in!
The Gamers Blog invited me to be their newest writer! My name is Foxx and I am a D20 Girl, I have been a gamer since I was a little critter, starting with the original Nintendo. I primarily play on the PC but I also dabble in the 360. My favorite types of games are fps, rpg and rts in that order. I have participated in a few competitions for Counter Strike: Source and attended LANs like Intel LANfest. Other than being an avid gamer, I love zombies, science fiction and fantasy. I have a huge collection of books all within those three genres. I have dressed as Alice from Resident Evil, Zoey from Left 4 Dead and Anna Valerious from Van Helsing among many others. The D20 girls is a project involving geek and gamer girls in theRead more…
December 22, 2011
Steam Holiday Sale
In case anyone isnt keeping up with Steam on the 19th they started their Holiday sale that will run through Jan 1st, all sales are good till then. If you havent been tracking the steam store you can still get the sales from the 19th and on, they just arent as discounted but still discounted none the less. Check in each day to find out what has gone on sale. They run for 24hrs from 11am-11am at which point new items get discounted. after the sales for a particular day end the items remain on sale just not as heavily discounted. For instance you can get the Fable Franchise from the 19th for $40 regularly $80, it includes Fable, Fable III and all DLC (no Fable II though). Today, 12/21 the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City is 50% off at $25, amongRead more…
December 19, 2011
Gamefly now offering PC titles for rent/sale
Gamefly has just released its own download client for PC games, in its beta stages of course. It would seem that gamers who subscribe to their service will get to choose from a growing selection of PC titles to download and play for an unlimited amount of time. Most of the play for free games will be unheard of titles and/or titles no one is interested in, however this is to be expected with something in its infancy, not to worry though, there are a few big titles such as Prince of Persia and Assassins Creed, and as it matures more A titles will likely be seen (remember its a FREE service included with membership). Gamefly has made this possible by acquiring Direct2Drive. This allows them to offer their free and unlimited games along with direct download of PC games available forRead more…
December 19, 2011
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Review
Ah yes, good old Counter-Strike. No other shooter series has been as popular and competative for as long as Counter-Strike has. Well, as many of you know by now, Valve announced a new, long overdue, addition to the Counter-Strike series, Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. Immediately so many rumors came out about the game and how true to Counter-Strike it would end up being and so on. All anyone had were a few short videos showing some limited gameplay to stare at and formulate opinions on. There were some details given out such as the fact that the game is being made for XBox and PS3 as well as PC, and that they want to make it console friendly to draw in a new crowd. I think this definitely scared a lot of the old school CS players as so often when aRead more…