Encore once more…
You know what’s funny? I did a bit of digging around before I got down to writing my review and realized that the DS version of Guitar Hero has seen its third offering in about a years time. So you know it’s been selling relatively well to merit a sequel and since the Guitar Hero Brand is popular there is no stopping this juggernaut on any platform. Despite that it’s a bit too quick to be releasing so many sequels if you ask me.
With Activition’s third offering for the DS we dive into the basic same game with a different playlist and more broad approach to single player progression. Save for a few key setbacks this has become my favorite Guitar Hero title on the DS simply because of the aforementioned feature and playlist.
Now andPOP has reviewed the previous iterations so for a full understanding I will kindly ask you to refer to those in depth reviews to get a broader understanding of the game.
I find it funny that this game actually took physical form, it couldn’t be download only on the DS, but had they gone that way I wouldn’t be surprised since that’s the amount of content that’s packed within the cart. That’s not to say it’s not worth a pick up if you are a huge fan of the series on the DS but if you’ve played and owned the previous two versions than you’ve essentially played the third. Now if you don’t have any of the DS incantations then this is the version you have to pick up. Read more…
Get ready for Tony Hawk: RIDE, the newest and freshest skateboarding game we’ve seen in some time. It’s hitting the shelves in November, and will be debuting an innovative controller that is nothing less than a skateboard simulator. It looks like a snowboard, although I wouldn’t recommend taking that simile to any extreme.
So for all you skaters who will be packing away the legit boards in November, you may want to think about swapping them in for these. Except, for RIDE. Not for snowboarding. Ever.
November 17th, get ready.
For the last entire week Ive sort of tried to get more exercise, maintain the weightloss and keep fit for the entire summer. You know how it is.. come early spring we all start working out like crazy, by summer things are good then BAM end of summer you look worse than you did in the beginning.
So anyhow, I’ve been taking long walks early in the morning. I’m up at 5 anyways.
Now I am walking on a trail and it hits me.. something’s walking behind me.. I look back and nothing is there.
Didn’t really freak me out since there were other people in the park but for some reason my gamer toasted mind thought of PACMAN…
And so this NOT SO ORIGINAL COMIC was born.
Enjoy by clicking on the image for that FULL SIZE GLORY !
Batman vs. Punisher: Arkham Asylum vs. No Mercy Impressions
I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up by giving the impression this is a review of Batman: Arkham Asylum. It’s not. But I’ve been doing some research into the game, and wanted to rant a bit about the character of Batman as compared to other heroes, specifically the Punisher. A friend of mine recently compared Batman to the Punisher as being very similar, and I couldn’t disagree more. Why? Let’s take a look. Read more…
Activision has announced the newest Call of Duty is being released exclusively for the Nintendo DS this fall. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized (two colons… let’s not make that joke) is going to feature intense PvP action as gamers fight ground battles, hack into enemy computers, shoot from gunships, battle tanks, and much more. Read more…
Guess what is in stores now? Singstar Queen, the newest title in the series that has been trying to fill the big shoes of Guitar Hero and Rock Band with it’s vocal-only styles. Being released for the PS3 and PS2, this game promises to bring the thunder Freddie Mercury-style. What may push this newest title and give it the edge is right there in the title: Queen.
The game features over 20 of the most popular and memorable Queen singles ever released. I personally suggest you Wayne’s World it and headbang the chorus to Bohemian Rhapsody. So I will finally be able to play a singing game where I actually know the words. This could be the beginning of a new era, where I do not suck at singing games.
Man I love Queen.
I should tell you I had trouble getting some of my software to work properly.. I just love hand drawn stuff too much but not to say I can’t use painter or PS. At the very least now you’ll get clear text and not some messy lazy hand written stuff (that I am used to doing).
So Enjoy, what I believe is the next setting for the resident evil franchise. Last week the producer of the series (if I’m not mistaken) talked about how they’re not too sure where the series will head towards.
Since resident Evil 5 seems to tie up most if not all of the lose ends in the series.. everyone’s wondering what new threat will either Chris or Leon face in the next installment.
As always click on the image to enjoy it in full screen Glory!
This week’s topic: Top five video game clichés
For this week’s rant, I thought I would take a page out of the Brett blog and do a top five list. Not to steal his thunder, but a topic like this has been nagging in my head for a good long while now. This week, I’m going to take a look at the top five clichés that annoy me but often pop up in video games. Perhaps because it works well in that specific title, perhaps because the story writers or coders or someone along the supply chain was lazy, perhaps we will never know but until that point, at least you, the viewers will know how I feel about them. Read more…
Watch out kid, this one is gonna knock you OUT!
So the review copy of Punch Out had finally arrived! Here was a game that honestly came out of nowhere. Thinking back six months ago, there was little to no clue what this new iteration had to offer. I was very curious to see how things would pan out but I won’t deny that I was a bit worried that this might just flop and tarnish the games legacy.
Before I dive in to this title, let’s look at some of its history! Punch-out was originally crafted as an arcade game back in 1984; with its success came the NES game titled Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!! (’87)– This was later changed since the contract with Tyson expired to Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream as the official NES game. Read more…
OK, so I went for the OVER 9000 joke in the title. Deal with it, it’s still true.
SPORE’s Galactic Adventures allows players to create their own adventures to play or have other play online. Whether it’s battling bizarre and deadly monsters, participating in intense races or puzzle games; players can design the most horrific, brutal or mind-boggling missions for themselves, or for their fellow SPORE players. Read more…
SPORE: Galactic Adventures is an expansion that will kill a few hours at a time, whenever you feel like it. I think that’s an important distinction to make – the difference between your immersion in a truly epic game that you have to really pull yourself away from, and a game that is easy to break away from, but is still fun to play for hours at a time. Through it’s simple interface for play and very in-depth character(creature) creation process, it can be a pleasant diversion whether you’re more into the gaming itself, or (like me) you enjoy playing around with how bizarre a creature you can make, or how human you can evolve it. Read more…
Bullets and Blades – The Top 5 Weapons in Modern Gaming
What would Link be without his sword? Samus Aran without her patented arm-mounted gun that doesn’t resemble Mega Man’s at all? Other cliches without their weapons? With the possible exception of Street Fighter and/or Mortal Kombat, many games have legendary heroes and villains that wield weapons and armor of a similarly epic nature. This week, we’ll be looking over another Top 5 List, this time focusing on the greatest gear in gaming, and who wields it.
I’d like to mention right off the bat that the Mega Man Blaster or the Master Sword won’t be making an appearance in this list. When I say weapons in modern gaming, I’m talking new games from the Playstation 2/Xbox era forward. As much as I would like to mention epic weapons from times past (cough – Masamune! – cough) let’s stick to the more current list. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our list! Read more…
I have been waiting for Inglorious Basterds since it was announced. I have been waiting for the newest Wolfenstein game since I finished the last one I played. What can I say? I enjoy killing Nazis. Read more…
Jenn had the opportunity to take the brand new G-Force video game for a spin on the Xbox 360 in 3D! While enjoying this guinea pig infested preview we spoke with THE G-Force expert about 3D functionality, Jerry Bruckheimer, the plot behind this game and much more.
Taking Control of team lead Darwin and his surveillance spy Mooch, you are the last line of defense against appliances turned evil robots bent on death, destruction and the end of civilization as we know it. Don’t worry, it’s a Disney game / movie… in 3D!
That’s right folks, if you’re anything like me (and I guess it’s ok to assume that you are not… or else the world would be a very strange place) than you’re stoked for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 to finally make it’s way back onto our consoles and our hearts.
Available for download NOW on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 MS points (later on PSN), Marvel Vs. Capcom has stood the test of time and is back for another round on this generation of consoles (as long as it’s PS3 and Xbox 360). With MvC2 players can now battle online as one of 56 Marvel or Capcom fighters utilizing unblockable attacks, infinite combos, and other frustrating maneuvers that everyone online seems to be able to do except for me.
Want to see who would win in a fight between Wolverine and Ken? Perhaps Spiderman Vs. Megaman? Ohhh how about M. Bison pitted against Magneto? (I don’t know about you but it feels like the Marvel characters would ususually be the ones to come out on top). Forget Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, this is the real deal here.
With Forza Motorsport 3 coming to North America on the Xbox 360 in October (on the 27th to be exact), a number of goodies have been dropped on future speed enthusiasts. Not only will those purchasing the game get to enjoy over 400 cars and 100 tracks in this, the biggest and most vividly realistic console racer (so says the media); but they also get the following if they shell out a deposit on this title ahead of time. Read more…
High Score: Music in Video Games
Dah-dah-dah doo dah-da – duh. If you totally called that as the beginning of the Mario theme, then you’re one step ahead of this article. If you didn’t, prepare to be schooled baby.
Music has always been a part of video games, with a few minor exceptions (Pong, anyone?). From the classic themes of the Mario franchise to the epic scores of Halo and Metal Gear Solid, music has provided a strong influence on the tone and theme of the game in question. By the way, Guitar Hero doesn’t count. Read more…
Well, we can’t have everything.
Bayonetta, SEGA’s sword-swinging, gunslinging, spell-casting uber-witch is the titular character in the upcoming title for the PS3 and XBox 360. She is arguably the sexiest and deadliest character SEGA has produced since Sonic the Hedgehog (I have a fetish for colourful rodents – sue me).
With that in mind, SEGA has started promoting a fan art contest. Artists can submit their entries to wizarduniverse.com on or before August 28th, and fans will then vote on the entries over the month of September. The winner will see their submission shown in Wizard magazine and receive an Xbox 360 console, a 50 inch Panasonic HDTV Plasma TV and a developer-autographed copy of BAYONETTA for Xbox 360. For the details check out http://www.wizarduniverse.com/bayonettacompetition.html.
As a personal request, I would like all artists to keep those sexy glasses. Bayonetta is the sexiest librarian ever.
On second thought, scratch that. They make her look like Sarah Palin. Yeah.
The greatest Super Hero action/RPG of all time is back with the world’s largest army of heroes and villains in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s award-winning Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Incorporating elements of the acclaimed Marvel Civil War storyline, players must choose their side and team up to battle or interact with returning favorites and all-new characters, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man, Deadpool, Venom, Green Goblin, Iron Fist and Captain America, whose powers can be combined to unleash astonishing new attacks. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 engages players in co-operative multiplayer through graphically rich and destructive real-world environments, and allows players to strengthen their ultimate Super Hero dream teams by teaming up to unleash astonishing fusions of super-powers.
Check out some photos from the game.
The latest title in the Forza Motorsport series introduces a slightly different selection of vehicles than what we’ve seen before – and your parents probably wish they had one.
Yes, SUV’s and luxury cars are the autos of the day in FM3, with such land-yachts as the Porsche Cayenne or the BMW M5. As with all racing games, the tried-and-true template stands with plenty of… racing. The XBox 360 title also features a wealth of customization for all vehicles involved. Perhaps child-locks or kiddie seats for the SUV’s are in store. Who knows?
I, for one, am anxiously awaiting Forza Motorsport 4: The Moped Edition. Yay Vespa!