Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - 6th May 2011

As the Games industry starts to prepare for its summer hibernation like some reverse Techno-Bear, we here at Reaper Towers continue in our crusade to find you the best deals week by week.

L.A. Noire; PS3/Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£34.99/$57.50/39.60 Euro

This title has had us champing at the bit since it was announced by Rockstar all the way back in 2004 and now with the release only two weeks away, we’ve been hunting down some of the best pre order prices. For those not in the know, L.A. Noire is in the same vein as the classic Noire movies of the 1940’s such as Double Indemnity and The Maltese Falcon. I for one will be playing this wearing a Trilby and Spats while calling everyone Doll-Face. If we find a better deal for you before release date, we’ll bring you that next week.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood - Da Vinci Edition; Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£22.98/$37.74/26.00 Euro

The Borgia, what an odd lot, murder, warmongering, adultery and incest, all before breakfast. A stout lot the Mediterranean people, must be due to the diet, I need a caffeine transfusion before I can make it to the shower. In the continuation of the Assassin’s Creed saga we once again tackle those fiendish Templars, this time in Rome. This package also includes a new single player story, following the disappearance of the worlds most famous painter of women in a post coital state, as well as some new multiplayer options.

Stalker - Radioactive Edition; PC at Gamestation
£10.99/$18.08/12.45 Euro

One of the very few shooters that has not had a multiplatform release, but certainly deserves a look from all you console players. Set in the ruins of Chernobyl known as “The Zone” after a second nuclear disaster, this edition includes the original title and its follow up, meaning more mutants for your moola.

Homefront; Xbox 360 at Gamestation
£24.99/$40.97/28.48 Euro

Joe McCarthy’s worst nightmare comes true in this game, in the year 2027 The Greater Korean Republic invade the USA after a global conflict for the worlds dwindling resources. An FPS with a gripping storyline from John Milius of Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now fame, that places you in the heart of an alien America as you fight using guerrilla tactics to take back the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.

Lego Ninjago; Nintendo DS at Amazon UK
£19.46/$31.97/22.03 Euro

Ninjas and Lego, you know that’s cool. Lego also makes a cracking weapon incidentally, throw some bricks on the floor and your enemies are doomed. Although that does rely on them not wearing shoes.

Assassin's Creed Relevations - More Ezio... Desmond... and Altair!!

Ok, now this isn't to be confused with an Assassins Creed 3 game, cos its not one. Its the continuing story of Ezio. We will be kicking Templar ass in Constantinople and apparently we will also get to jump into the boots of the modern day Desmond and the ancient Altair at various stages of the game in 'Assassin's Creed Relevations'. Basically Ezio is on some sort of quest to understand his ancestors and break the Templar's hold in the region. There will also be multiplayer aspects to keep us happily backstabbing each other online, so lots to look forward too!

This will be the last chapter for the 'Assassins Creed 2' linage and will tie up the saga of Ezio, leaving room for a brand new character to come in the third installment. Any guesses when or where that will be? Perhaps it will be a modern day one... but its more likely to be a historic setting. Salem Witch trials perhaps? Who knows... One thing is for sure - there will be a 'third' game! For more info check the Ubisoft website here or join the great reveal on facebook. No release date as of yet but we will let you know when we hear of one... till then - stay in the shadows and watch out for E3, were all will be revealed properly!

Duke Nukem Forever - Its not the size... its how ya use it!

Check out the new 'Shrinkage' trailer below to see Duke turned into a dildo sized mini muscle with guns of pissing lead. Have to say, the more immature this game gets the more I want to play it!! Hail to the king baby!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Darkness 2 - Vid Trailer

The first Darkness was a pretty good game, Mafia meets Horror. It was nothing amazing but it had a nice feel to it and a enjoyable story, hopefully its sequel will be as good or improve on this... hopefully. Its hard to predict at the moment and as you will see in the trailer below they aren't giving too much away, except the release date perhaps, the 4th of October 2011. Badda-Bing-Boo!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Black Ops - Escalation - Call of The Dead

Its nearly the 4th of May so - May the fourth be with you! If your an XBox 360 owner and you like zombies then the video below will salivate your blood lust. It features some Horror movie Greats (and not so great) appearances, most notably George Romero, Mr Day/Dawn/Night and other less successful times of the Dead movies, Legend! But - Buffy?? Seriously?? Could they not have gotten Bruce Cambell or someone else, arg! At least theres no Twilight twats I guess. Anyway, the Escalation pack is looking seriously good and for me this seals the deal, I simply must get it now... grumble. I hate the price (1200msp) but at least it looks like were getting a lil more than usual for our buck with this 'Call of the Dead' feature. If you hate the living dead idea then this changes nothing for ya, its just an over priced bunch of maps... but I luv the walking dead, so I'll see ya all in Zombieville, with my Boomstick!!