October 23, 2011
Are You Ready for Some Foot.…. Battlefield?
Ok so I’m sure some of you are getting sick by the total media blitz that has hit every type of video/data stream entering your dwelling but you have to admit this game is going to be Epic to say the least. Now that there is less than 48 hours before launch and some last minute trailers have hit the You Tube! One is a fan made trailer for “Battlefield 4” and totally backed by Dice being that they put it up on their Facebook page and the second is a live action/CG trailer also up on the Battlefield Facebook page daring you to choose whats real and whats memorex! First is the “Battlefield 4” made by Freddiew hit the link to check out their You Tube page they have some really well made video’s for your viewingRead more…
July 16, 2011
Uncharted 3 Beta Stats
It came, it saw, it blew our minds. The Uncharted 3 beta has wrapped up and now we have to wait until November to get to the fun again. Playstation posted some numbers on the beta saying it was the largest beta on the Playstation network to date. Here’s some food for thought: ‑Total unique Beta players: 1.53 million people ‑Total kills: 1.9 billion ‑Total Cash collected: 1.4 TRILLION dollars (that’s greater than the gross domestic product of Spain, the eleventh highest GDP in the world!) ‑Total shots fired: 48 billion ‑Total matches completed: 22 million ‑Total time played: More than 362 years worth of matches Yea pretty insane it what I thought too.
July 14, 2011
One does not simply Tank Cat into the Emmy’s.….
We here at the TheGamersBlog would like to congratulate our favorite show (at least for most of us) that just debuted a few short months ago for being nominated for 13 Emmys, Game of Thrones. The series, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, premiered on HBO back in April and was quickly picked up for a second season heralding to rave reviews and high ratings. Making sure to watch every episode, we would explode in discussion over that week’s episode; it’s still the only reason outside of some sporting events, that I keep my cable. The series had some great twist, a huge WTF moment, and a strong lead into its second season. Peter Dinklage was nominated for best supporting actor for his role of Tyrion Lannister. Unfortunately Sean Bean was snubbed, a muchRead more…
July 14, 2011
For some reason stat tracking needs tested.….
If anyone signed up for the Call of Duty Elite beta, the first wave of emails are being sent out today for you to start testing their new stat tracking service CoD: Elite. I really didn’t know you needed to test a stat tracking service; Bungie had no problem implementing the same service in 2007 with Halo 3. But for all you CoD fans out there you will need the email and your copy of Black Ops, funny how they are testing a feature in a Treyarch developed game yet it will be implemented into IW’s MW2.5 MW3. I do believe Activision is the one implementing this but I just find it funny since Treyarch and Infinity Ward are just the best of pals (rolling sarcasm). If anyone dies get a chance to try this out let us know andRead more…
July 14, 2011
3DS Netflix goes live today.….
If you need a reason to dust off you 3DS and give it some love, Nintendo has your anti-static cloth in hand. The Netflix app that was discussed at last year’s E3 went live today on the3DS’s E‑Shop. A bevy of content will be available as well as 3D movies that don’t require you to look like a hipster with those funky glasses. The parental controls on Netflix will work on the 3DS application as well as the 3DS parental controls will keep your rug rats from experiencing anything not age appropriate or from them witnessing the bevy of crap movies and shows available on the service and scaring them for life (Glee needs destroyed!). I am one excited to download this app. If I can have the 3D version of Tron Legacy available to me on the portable IRead more…
July 13, 2011
Netflix Raising Prices
In an announcement that angered a great number of people, Netflix has announced that they will be redoing their pricing plans. Currently users are able for $9.99 to get 1 DVD and unlimited streaming. Netflix, starting in September, will be separating the two services. The new pricing scheme is such 1 DVD out for $7.99 or unlimited streaming for $7.99 or both for $15.98. This statement led to outrage because users were furious with the fact that they had to pay more money. Netflix is also in the process of renegotiating their streaming contracts and as such several studios have pulled their movies from Netflix instant streaming. While I don’t like the price change I think people need to look a little deeper into the price increase. Most people think “I’m just steaming a moving how much can it reallyRead more…
July 12, 2011
EA Acquires PopCap for $750 Million
EA is buying PopCap games for $750 million dollars. The publishing giant is yet again purchasing another company to add to it’s lineup of developers. PopCap games is the developer of massively popular games like Plants vs Zombies and Peggle. “EA and PopCap are a compelling combination,” said EA CEO John Riccitiello. “PopCap’s great studio talent and powerful IP add to EA’s momentum and accelerate our drive towards a $1 billion digital business. EA’s global studio and publishing network will help PopCap rapidly expand their business to more digital devices, more countries, and more channels.” “We picked EA because they have recast their culture around making great digital games,” said David Roberts, CEO of PopCap. “By working with EA, we’ll scale our games and services to deliver more social, mobile, casual fun to an even bigger, global audience.” There haveRead more…
July 11, 2011
Digital Distribution… Competition Bad for Business?
A war is brewing on the internet for your money, support, and loyalty (no it’s not the PC vs Console war that you see flames on a daily basis) and the outcome could have dire consequences for the gaming industry. That war is the supremacy over Digital Distribution. Currently there are several key players in the industry, Steam (Valve Software), Impulse Driven (GameStop), Direct2Drive and GoG. Steam is by far the most popular and largest of the group by several times however several companies are looking into providing their own services instead of selling them through a vendor and competitor like Steam. We often hear the phrase “competition is better for consumers” and in many cases this is true but in the case of Digital Distribution is this truly the case? Consider this, the majority of major title games can be hadRead more…
July 10, 2011
Games for Windows + Xbox = ?
Games for Windows will merge with Xbox.com tomorrow July 11th making Xbox.com a single stop for console, PC and mobile gaming no specifics have been released other than the date of the merger confirmed at Joystiq.com and Eurogamer.com. Here’s a link to the forums at xbox.com to check up on the “heated” debate on the merger. Check it out here: I think this is a sensible move to have one site for all gaming platforms. So what you think? Will this make a difference? Will it affect Steam in anyway?
July 9, 2011
Mass Effect 3 to be an Origin Exclusive
We now know that Mass Effect 3 will be an origin exclusive on the PC along with The Old Republicand will not be available on any of the other DD platforms such as Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse. This will most likely be one in several upcoming exclusives to the Origin platform. Other title that are expected to be Origin exclusives are Battlefield 3, Crysis 3 and any future AAA title releases that will come from EA. Mass Effect 3 will of course be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 for those of you who do not wish to play on the PC. What do you PC guys think about Mass Effect 3 being Origin exclusive? Will this be bad for business? Good or bad?