Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - 22nd April 2011

It’s Easter, a time for chocolate, booze, some bloke with a beard and a big brick blocking a cave entrance, oh and most importantly spending time with your loved one, that’s right your gaming platform of choice. If your already feeling not exactly the “May West” from all that Coco and Hooch, let the Doctor write you a prescription for this weeks gaming deals.

Portal 2; Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£32.99/$54.48/37.40 Euro

Well its finally here and this is the best price we could find for all you dirty little sods looking to stick parts of yourselves into holes. It’s a Freudian nightmare I swear.

Fight Night Champion; Xbox 360 at Game
£22.98/$37.96/26.05 Euro

Drinking and fighting go hand in hand for some of you, why not have weekend off marauding through your local city centre like some sex crazed Nordic invader and punch people on the bugle in a virtual environment? You’ll save even more money seeing as you won’t have to pay bail.

Call of Duty Black Ops; PS3 at Gamestation
£24.98/$41.25/28.33 Euro

If you haven’t already been swept up in the new CoD wave here is your chance. In this outing the best selling series of all time puts you into the murky goings on of the Cold War and its secretive battles. Ah, don’t you miss those good old days of wondering if a massive A-Bomb was going to drop on your bonce?

Broken Sword Trilogy; PC at
£3.99/$6.59/4.53 Euro

A personal favourite of mine at an unbelievable price, one of the finest adventure series of games to grace any gaming platform. From the streets of Paris to sweltering jungles these three games have it all, cracking voice acting, graphics that still stand the test of time and brilliant storylines. I recommend this one highly.

The House of the Dead: Overkill; Wii at Amazon UK
£10.83/$17.89/12.29 Euro

If there is one thing the Wii does well it’s Rail Shooters and this one isn’t for the kids. A Grindhouse blast fest, full of guns, girls, gore and one of the most twisted endings in any game.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Call of Duty - Black Ops - Escalation Vid Doc Preview!

Damn you Treyarch, damn you to hell!!! You are making me question my gaming principles - I hate the idea of getting ripped off for your map pack... again, but it does look rather good! Check out the video below to share my conflict. If only they would play fair and charge a reasonable price... feckers! It will be 1200msp ($15) and is coming May 3rd. 'Grumble' - @#"$*%'s

Arrrrrgh! - New Rage Gameplay Trailer, Screenshots and Multiplayer Info.

Why Bethesda, with all this new information you really are spoiling us. Yes that's right folks we have some new Rage based info for you, with a glimpse at some screenshots and gameplay footage from the single player campaign.

But first lets take a butchers at multiplayer;

"What we didn't want to do is just throw a couple of guys on foot and they're fighting and call it our online offering," said Rage Design Director Matt Hooper "That's not what we wanted to do. We wanted to make it uniquely Rage."

Glad to hear it, so what do we get? Rage will feature a special competitive combat rally mode which we have seen before in titles such as Twisted Metal, with players using mounted weapons to take out opponents as they race around the five (at least) available circuits. When not filling each other with lead from ramshackle vehicles players will be prompted into check-point based races. All pretty interesting, but what if you get your kicks from shooting teenage kids who scream "NOOOBBBCAKES!!" down your lugholes all battle, in the head? Fear not, The Legends of the Wastelands mode will allow you to do just that, with approximately eight different maps from the single player mode packed full of missions, weapons and gadgets.

The trailer below gives you an idea of what to expect in the single player experience and by all accounts it would seem to suggest that Rage will certainly be able to hold its own against the Smorgasbord of sequels being released this year.

Rage from id Software and Bethesda will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in September.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dead Island

Set in The Royal Palms Resort in Papua New Guinea, Dead Island by Techland could be a breakthrough in the horror /action/ adventure gene.

Picture the scene you wake up with a massive hangover and find out there’s been a zombie outbreak, and not the walking home from a hard nights clubbing type of zombie but the proper flesh munching type. And what’s worse, this is only day two of your holiday!

This game does sound impressive with an XP based levelling system and skill tree that will let the player choose how to develop their deadhead smashing character, 4 player co-op(both local and on-line) ,weapon customization, RPG elements and of course hordes of zombies.

Seeing as this is based in a holiday resort your access to semi and fully automatic firearms and things that go boom is more than likely going to be limited, but the developer is promising a “spectacular system of dealing with combat damage: blunt weapons, crushing skulls, breaking bones and blades choping off limbs and decapitation.” Sounds good...
Granted it does sound like a love child of Left4Dead and Dead Rising but the developers are promising us something special ,and seeing that it was originally meant to be released in 2008 let’s hope so.

Release Date: Q4 2011 (ish)


The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim Trailer -Some Great vid info!

I am currently going back to Oblivion at the moment to close all those big red portals and save the lands of Ababbadabbadooo or whatever it's called, so I shall be a hero and rich and everyone will love me... oh did I mention Im doing all this as a vampire, which is more of an STD than a way of life in the game, and I fully intend on draining the population like a bloated tick when I am king! What a great thing these games are, they totally take you away and submerge your big dumb brain into a land where anything is possible. Well now the next Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, is coming on November 11th (2011) for more brain dunking. This time around its prettier, bigger, more varied and it has massive dragons in it, plus the king of open world games Bethesda have used all their great knowledge from the Fallout games that they produced in the recent past to add perks, better dual combat and even a level editor for modders. It simply cant go wrong, Id bet my crotch gauntlets on it!! For more info check out the great video below form G4TV where Adam Sessler gets the scoop from Todd Howard on what we can expect to see come November! Now, back to work - who did I leave my axe in...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alice: Madness Returns - Now With 100% Extra Alice - Game to Ship with Original Title

In an interview today, creator of the cult classic, America McGee's Alice, has revealed that its follow up, Madness Returns, will include a DLC code to redeem the original title for free. As of June 2010 Alice had sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide in the ten years since its release on the PC and can now be experienced on the Xbox 360 and PS3 via this much welcomed DLC. Although not official this maybe an indication of how EA will use its online pass feature, perhaps enticing gamers to purchase older titles rather than waiting for them to hit the pre-owned shelves. There is also something for those amongst you who like playing "dress up" with your Avatars, with further DLC for Alice in the form of dresses with special powers. Alice: Madness Returns from EA is released on PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Mac on June 14th in the USA and June 16th in Europe.

A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall - New Screenshots for Silent Hill: Downpour

Ready to have the Be-Jesus scared out of you again? Good, I thought so. Konami have released some new screenshots for the upcoming 8th game in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Downpour. Developed by the Czech company Vatra Games, this latest outing will see you in control of Murphy Pendleton, a Con who finds himself stranded in Silent Hill after the prison van transporting him crashes. As well as the familiar undergarment staining plot and devilish puzzles, we'll also get to explore the southeastern areas of the town which up to this point have not been seen. Silent Hill: Downpour is pencilled in for release at the end of this year on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Duke Nukem Forever - Check this shit out - Feces trailer!!

Poo, Shit, Crap, Feces - its smelly, dirty and an unpleasant necessity of being a meat based lifeforms, plus it is terrible in a sandwich, but it can also be very funny! As you will see in the trailer below Duke is looking to paint the town brown with a great big turd - Class eh! Cant wait to see what achievement there is for this - 'Pass the poo' - 'Toss the Turd' or maybe 'Crap in the City'. I hope Dirty Duke washes his hands after this little shit-romp, what next eh - 'two girls and a Cuppa Duke'? I can feel my stomach retching already...

Cheers to 'Father Ted 9t9' for the heads up!