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Hopefully by now you've all had a chance to look at the Mario Party 10 review that was posted up earlier this week, if not (or if you wanted to see it in operation live) we played through a Bowser Party tonight on Radial Dialogue! Jen played out the role of King Koopa and well... it was interesting, to say the least.

First Crop Of Games Premiering At The Spike Video Game Awards 2011 Are Revealed

It’s close to that special time of year in which we get a few surprises that we weren’t expecting at all. No, I’m not talking about receiving a holiday specific present but instead receiving our first look at brand new video games and eagerly anticipated sequels thanks to the Spike Video Game Awards.  A tradition in the video game biz for the last few years, the Spike VGAs can always be assured to give us a few key things: horrible “comedy”, world premier trailers, and an almost unnecessary amount of dudebro content which may or may not include women prancing around in bikinis.

Why You Should Care: Alan Wake

Every now and again a game comes along that will win people over on a personal level. It could be that they really enjoyed the mechanics, or the storyline, or maybe they were just able to relate to the characters. What it takes to connect people to video games is an individual experience, but nothing has connected with me, personally, on so many levels in a long while as Alan Wake. It's a game that I've fought for in the past, and pushed really hard to make known during our game of the year discussions because of what it did for story-telling, game design, and atmosphere.

Remedy Is Touting It's New Facial Animation Tech As The Soon To Be Champ

This generation has been an extremely interesting one when it comes to developers improving the graphics and overall visual fidelity of their games.  Besides pushing out more polygons for character models, developers have been improving the core tech of what helps create the games like creating new motion capture  and animation techniques.  Back in the day motion capture was a fairly basic process that involved placing a few motion trackers on a performer and then using that movement to drive the game character.  But these days we have motion capture that records the mov

Xbox Live Marketplace Updates: 7/27/10 [NA]

Xbox Live Marketplace updates for the week of July 27 2010:

Demos: (Available only to Gold Subscribers)

  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • Madden NFL 11 

DLC:

QuarterSave: The Woes of Exclusivity EP37

On this week’s show Corey and I discuss a couple of great games that launched this week. You’ve probably already know about Red Dead Redemption, but Alan Wake came out this week as well! At the top of the show we talk a little about this seemingly under-appreciated title, along with the other games that we’ve both been enjoying throughout the week. 

Alan Wake [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

A dark, unnerving setting back-lighting an intense, powerful horror survival game with a fantastic story and immersive game-play.

The Pros: 

Strong story. Interesting characters. Powerful narrative. Amazing scenery. Unique game-play. Fantastic presentation. Solid soundtrack. Subtle queues to evoke eerie atmosphere and a drive to plow straight through the campaign.

The Cons: 

Left-side-loving camera. Blatant product placement.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

For a while there I was having discussions with fellow gamers and friends about the death of single-player gaming. It seems that every title that releases these days has multiplayer associated. In most modern cases the story-mode of the game does little more than introduce you to the ideals of the multiplayer. I was afraid that the cinematic, story-driven games of my past may have gone the way of the Dodo. 

QuarterSave: Dawn of a New Brew EP33

After some severe arm twisting on my part, I’ve finally convinced Corey to allow us to do a weekly adult beverage review on the show! The QuarterSave show with thus forward feature us commenting on a beer of the week each and every week, thanks for the suggestion Sublimical! Aside from drinking, we’ve made another little change to the show, considering we’re both heavily invest in Just Cause 2, the intro segment will now be a more general weekly check-in, rather than specifically what we’ve been playing.

See the First Two Episodes of Alan Wake's Bright Falls

See the first two episodes of the Bright Falls, the live action prequel to Alan Wake.

The episodes are about six minutes in length and there will be a total of six episodes that will be aired.

 

Bright Falls Trailer Teases Us On What's To Come.

Microsoft releases the first trailer for Bright Falls the Alan Wake live action prequel series.

I can't help when watching the trailer but get a Twin Peaks flashback.

Hopefully the Bright Falls series lives up to expectations though even if it turns out bad, I don't think it will alter my decision to purchase Alan Wake on day one.

Watch it yourself beginning 4/25/10 on xbox.com/alanwake and 4/27/10 on brightfalls.com

Play the game on 5/18/10.

 

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