February 20, 2012
Mass Effect 3 Trailer
This past Sunday, during The Walking Dead the new Mass Effect 3: Taking Back Earth launch trailer was shown for the first time. I was tempted to bother someone who had a TV just to watch this trailer. I think it would have been worth it. I have always had a soft spot for cinematic trailers, but if I wasn’t already excited for Mass Effect 3 I really am now. The Walking Dead however, I really enjoyed the pilot episode and since then have lost interest.
February 20, 2012
Gaming in Stereo: Metal Gear Monday
[display_podcast] I am finally getting around to finishing Metal Gear Solid 4; I have had the game since 2008, and now for the outcries of hate. I love the game, just others came out and well the rest is history. I am almost finished with it but I have always loved the music of the series and today we are celebrating it with a fantastic remix. Today’s track is a treat, Metal Gear Solid ‘The Price of Freedom’ by Evan Arnett, Janna McKinley, and Jonathan Mills is a combination of themes from Metal Gear Solid. So now go and spend you Monday morning enjoying the sounds of Tactical Espionage Action and wait, Snake? Snake? SNNNAAKEEE? http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02368/
February 18, 2012
Co-Review: Gotham City Impostors
It’s been some time since we have heard from Monolith Productions. F.E.A.R. 2 was the last we heard from them and while the game was more varied than its predecessor, the A.I. took a large dose of stupid pills. They are finally back with a downloadable title that is rather odd. Take one part Batman, one part Team Fortress, and one part absurd humor, shake not stir, and you come away with one humorous but compelling shooter. Joe: Gameplay: Based on the Team Fortress/ Team Fortress 2 style game it works really well with plenty of customization allowing you to play this first person shooter however you like. The four game types are varied (one being a challenge mode ripped right out of Batman Arkham City) giving plenty of verity to add value to the price of this DLCRead more…
February 17, 2012
Gaming in Stereo: Robot Master Friday
[display_podcast] Two Mega Man days in a row how great is that? Today’s song comes from a unique album that came from Over Clocked, its mixed bag of music but every piece is different. Mega Man: The Robot Museum is a collection of remixes highlighting one robot master from Mega Man 1–8 and including Bass from Mega Man 7. Today’s track Power Stone (Mega Man 5 – Stone Man) by Joshua Morse is full of fun dance beats and a hint of guitars here and there. This is a really fun track, great way to start the weekend. http://ocremix.org/album/28/mega-man-the-robot-museum
February 16, 2012
Civ V getting expansion; Gods and Kings
The Civilization series is a widely known and popular turn bases strategy game allowing the player to build a civilization and compete on a global scale for supremacy. It includes many of the worlds historical great leaders, each with unique traits and abilities. Late spring of 2012 Civ V will be getting an expansion pack called Gods and Kings. Gods and Kings will bring with it 9 new wonders, 13 new buildings and 27 new units along with 4 new civilizations, Carthage, the Netherlands, the Celts and Mayans, each with unique traits, buildings and units. Players will also have 9 new leaders to play as, four of which will be William I, the Prince of Orange, Boudicca and Pacal the Great. It will also add new religious city-state types and mercantile types. And thanks to enhanced diplomacy and espionage options players willRead more…
February 16, 2012
Gaming in Stereo: Blue Bomber Thursday
[display_podcast] Last Monday I featured a Mega Man tune that cranked up the heavy metal, this week we go a bit electronic with one of the most memorable and just one of the best opening themes in all of gaming. Mega Man 3 ‘Mega Man 2003’ remixed by Gecko Yamori is a fantastic tribute to one of the greatest in games in Mega Man’s NES days. The subtle piano opening leads into an all out glow stick tribute. Gets your blood pumping this morning with a bit of Mega Man techno because honestly, what else could be better? As always hit the link to download the track. http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00878/
February 15, 2012
Konami shutting down Metal Gear Online
Come June 12, 2012 MGS4’s online counter part, Metal Gear Online will be shut down for good. This will happen in stages beginning March 21st with the online shop being shut down. A month later on April 24th players will no longer be able to create and register new characters, also all expansion packs will be made available for free on April 24th. If your a fan of Metal gear Online get your fix in now because it will end, I would also advise you to take as much advantage of the free expansions you dont already have and enjoy them as much as possible for the month and a half youll have access to them. This is a bit of a sad day, Metal Gear Online had a pretty large following and this will upset quite a few gamers,Read more…
February 15, 2012
Gaming in Stereo: Bastion Wednesday
[display_podcast] Today we get to listen to a song off one of my favorite soundtracks of last year, Bastion. Bastion was a surprise for me. The game was not on my radar until the games for last year’s XBLA summer of arcade were announced. The game caught me off guard and when I reviewed it I wanted to give it a perfect score just out of shear love for the game. But, as a professional, I with held and gave it a score based on its merits regardless, though one thing I praised so highly was the soundtrack. The soundtrack is a gem of its own and should be heard by all. Darren Korb, the games composer, did a fantastic job of creating something unique, something that can’t be described in words. So sit back and enjoyRead more…
February 14, 2012
Mass Effect 3 demo is here!
One of this year’s most anticipated, if not THE MOST anticipated game, Mass Effect 3 released in demo form today and I must say if this is any indication of the full release then I think no other game will come close to touching it the entire year! In the demo you get two full single player levels complete with cut scenes. The demo also gives you an option to choose the game style you would like to play like straight shooter or classic RPG action shooter. What little of the story you get it amazing in keeping with the Mass Effect franchise it hooks you in the first 5 minutes and keeps you on the line until the demo is over. Without reveling anything all as I can say if HOLY AWESOMES SAUCE! This game is goingRead more…
February 14, 2012
What Does This Button Do?
So two days ago you may or may not have noticed Steam was offline for a hour or so. Immediately internet gossip spread that it was more hackers since Gabe Newell confirmed last week that more info was lost than originally thought in a 2011 attack. However Valve quickly responded by saying it was a power failure. The actual quote from Valve’s twitter was: “Our data center’s [universal power supply] experienced a power failure. Power is back on now and working to get service restored asap.” Time to employ DON’T TOUCH post-it notes methinks.