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God of War (2018) [Review]

God of War (2018) [Review]

A landmark piece that defines evolution for both franchise and genre.

Sea of Thieves [Review]

Sea of Thieves [Review]

If you want every day to be talk like a pirate day.

Shadow of the Colossus Remake [Review]

Shadow of the Colossus Remake [Review]

An important historic game, with a nostalgia warning.

Dragonball FighterZ [Review]

Dragonball FighterZ [Review]

Dragonball for every level of skill and fandom.

Destiny 2 [Review]

Destiny 2 [Review]

Something to get lost in, for the foreseeable future.

Game Face importing tool explained by EA in the latest Fight Night Round 4 video.

Your dreams of punching George Bush in his face can soon be realized in 1080 HD graphics with a 60 frames per second display rate. the "Photo Game Face" tool, which allows players to bring their likenesses (or others) into the boxing game

"It'll be your face that's actually getting bruised, battered, broken, cut and bleeding when you're fighting," producer Mike Mahar says of Fight Night Round 4 innovative tool.

QuarterSave Podcast - Episode 05 - E3 Wrap Up

Alright! E3 has finally come to conclusion and there have been a lot of goings on this week. With all these gaming stories to go on about, it seemed a good time for QuarterSave to have it’s first guest host on the show. Corey Rollins from ShogunGamer.com joins us this week to talk about the E3 showing that we’ve all be watching carefully.

We discuss the big three’s conference showing, and games that caught our attention during the week.

Perfect Dark coming out for Xbox Live Arcade

Take a trip back with me to the year 2000. A time when a tank full of gas didn't double the value of your car, Y2K ultimately didn't pan out with doomsday being subsequently pushed back to 2012 and Rare was pumping out reasons to own a N64 housed in convenient molded plastic. Games like GoldenEye 007, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Mickey’s Racing, Blast Corps and of course Perfect Dark.

LBP Shadow of the Colossus costumes revealed

Last week we got official confirmation that the world of Team Ico would be invading LittleBigPlanet with a release of a content pack featuring costumes and other items inspired by Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. It was unknown if we would all be in for a treat and receive an amazing map pack to go with these items but sadly it was announced over the weekend that the pack would only include costumes, stickers and sound effects.

A unique new game explodes on Xbox Live Arcade

It’s common at E3 for a variety of smaller titles to get lost in the shuffle amidst all the sequels and interesting new tech. At times these overlooked games overcome the odds and become massive hits such as the case with Guitar Hero as it wasn’t even in the main hall when it debuted at E3 many years back. But other times these small gems usually get released at some point to a whimper with a loyal but small audience that appreciates the game.

Hollywood shifts their focus to the gamers and not the games for their next film

By now most of us are used to Hollywood adapting hit videogames and the results being quite horrid.  Aside from Mortal Kombat and Silent Hill we really haven’t had any movies that properly captured the essence of its virtual counterpart or helped expand upon the existing mythology or themes from the game.

Final Thoughts: Microsoft E3 2009


Wow, this week has been hectic. It’s been a full time job just reading the stories that have been flowing constantly out of E3. But this seems like a good time to take a step back and reflect on everything that is Microsoft E3 2009. The week started out with the Microsoft press conference, which was arguably the best of the three main shows this year (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo).

Helghan comes to Home

So far PlayStation Home has been quite an oddity. It definitely hasn’t been a failure as over 6 million users have logged in and millions of dollars has been generated through DLC but when it comes to giving users something to do with Home that’s where the problems arises.  Walking around to check out the latest 2 minute trailer in the theater, see some people do the robot or harass a female avatar and standing in line to play an arcade game or play pool gets quite tiresome.

The worlds of LittleBigPlanet and Team Ico collide

A few weeks ago an interesting teaser image popped up on Media Molecule's website showing Sackboy/girl versions of Ico and Yorda from the popular game Ico. At the time there was talk that the image was merely a fan portrait but it seems like that isn't the case as today we've gotten our first official tease at a Team Ico inspired LBP pack in the form of a Shadow of the Collossus inspired Sackboy costume.

Put your face into Fight Night Round 4 with EA's Game Face tool

Past games like Rainbow Six and Face Breakers have incorporated a feature that allow you to import photos of yourself, friends or that guy on the bus who smells, slap them on characters and kick the crap out of them. It's pretty fantastic. But if you thought that was fun, then EA's most recent press release will floor you. Literally.

Players will be able to upload their photos to EA's server and create player models based off of them. Not just re-skin a template model, but actually generate face and head shape based upon the photos you upload.

From Chrome to Chrono

Last year players were introduced to the unique puzzle game “Echochrome” which had them navigate various M.C. Escher style puzzles by changing the angle at which the puzzle is viewed. Echochrome was well received by many who found its brain busting puzzles and unique presentation to be a welcomed addition to the puzzle genre and the PlayStation Network. The series is now continuing with a sequel of sorts in the upcoming Echochrono for the PlayStation Portable.

Afterthoughts: Sony E3 2009 Conference

Yesterday Sony held their E3 2009 press conference and they had a lot to live up to. The day before Microsoft wowed both the press and the consumers with their impressive line-up of exclusive games such as Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Crackdown 2. But the showstopper at the Microsoft Conference was the reveal of their Project Natal motion camera and the accompanying Milo AI tech demo which showed some amazing motion and recognition tech all done via a camera without an aid of a controller.

Big Smile Reviews: Little Big Planet

LittleBigPlanet is one of the Playstation 3's flagship titles. Boasting incredible amounts of user generated and licensed downloadable content, it's the game that keeps on giving. Diifii finally got his hands on LBP to see what the fuss was all about.

Big Smile Reviews: PicoPict (PiCTOBiTS) DS review.

PiCOPiCT (or PiCTOBiTS in North America) is a falling block/match three puzzle video game developed by skip Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the DSiWare digital distribution service. It is one of six games released for the Art Style series of video games. It was announced on January 26, 2009, and was released two days later alongside Somnium, another Art Style game.

E3 2009 Sony Conference Live blog

After an incredible showing from Microsoft yesterday that showcased several exclusive games and the incredible Project Natal it’s time for Sony to respond with their E3 press conference. While much has been leaked already (PSP Go in Qore) or flat out shown already (Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2) there are still a few surprises in store as Sony never shows all its cards before a big show like this.

Fury comes to Wipeout HD

Since launching late last summer fans have been aching to get DLC for Wipeout HD. Both PSP iterations of Wipeout were supported with the addition of new tracks, ships, liveries and even new menu themes. For awhile it seemed like Wipeout HD was going to be left out in the cold of DLC goodness but Sony has announced the first DLC pack for Wipeout HD in the form of the Fury pack.

E3 2009: Microsoft's Press Conference "Live" Blog

Finally it’s time for another E3. This year promises to be big, after looking over the exhibitors list and the games that were announced to be shown at this year it’s evident that E3 is back to its roots. This looks to be a huge show. First up for the developer conferences is Microsoft, which is scheduled to begin in a couple of minutes. Currently I’m getting myself situated and prepared for the show (which I’ll be watching live via G4). I’ll post everything as it happens, and give a bit of reaction to the news, live blog style.

TOROcast - Episode 10 - Da News

This week Musco and SammMoney go into the news, they discuss the Developer Dispatch released by BioWare, and the EDGE magazine article.  The two of us very surprisingly have a lot of good things to say about both.  We also touch on our topics from last week, thanks to everyone who touched on it with us.  And we discuss some of the live show from yesterday.  Thanks everyone for coming to that also.

 

Big Smile Reviews: Rag Doll Kung-Fu Review

Developed by Tarsier Studios, Rag Doll Kung Fu™: Fists of Plastic is a PS3 exclusive party-fighting game based on the original 2005 title, Rag Doll Kung Fu, created by Mark Healy (co-founder of Media Molecule). But is it any good?

LAst week Rag Doll Kung-Fu was free in the USA due to a promotional sponsorship by Sprint. Did you get it for free? If you didn't, watch this to see if Diifii thinks it's worth it's price tag.

 

Mini Ninja Gameplay Video

We covered the developer forum launch of this game a few months back. In the beginning it looked like a great little pick up and go game. With the latest game play video, released by Joystiq yesterday. The game is looking like a whole lot more than just your average weekend rental. With tactics, side missions, and the ability to possess animals of the forest.

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