Saturday, September 29, 2012

Is Bad Piggies For You?

The developers of the highly successful game Angry Birds has just released Bad Piggies for Mac, iPhone, and Android phones. If you need help with getting through the game the walkthrough help guide will be available here. Not yet, but available soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eurogamer Expo Starts Today

The Eurogame Expo starts today in London at 3 am PST/  11 am BST that goes on from September 27th-30th. Many games will be showcased on the floor exhibits, live talks with the developers, and gifts for the attendees will be given.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombie World Premiere

The Zombie mode for Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 had its World Premiere today on September 26th. Did you watch Treyarch's two minute trailer?

If not head on here to the Call of Duty official site to enjoy all the zombies. You will be prompted to enter your birthday first since the game is rated M for Mature. The trailer does look a lot more cinematic during a few scenes, does not look like its all gameplay.

The biggest reveal that came from the trailer is that the zombie mode will have some type of campaign. The mode will deliver a type of story maybe revolving around the difficulty noted by the progression of the symbols starting out bland to finally at the end with a skull. One similar thing between all the zombies besides the whole being undead is the blue eyes.

For those that played the zombie mode in Call of Duty Black Ops, the blue eyes came into effect after the incidents in the Moon Downloadable Content for the game.

There were a lot of scenes showcasing the bus, makes you wonder if you get to drive it during a level of the zombie mode. Only time will tell, but we can hope. The last scene in the video zooms out of the 4 playable characters who are being surrounded by the zombies. There is lava everywhere and the zombies run through it without slowing continuing on with the charge.
The game is going to be released on November 13 for the Xbox, Playstation 3, and PC. The game will launch for the Wii U on the 18th coinciding with the release of the system.

Sherlock Holmes--Elementary; The Testament

Sherlock Holmes fans prepare to get your fill of the brilliant detective. The show Elementary premiering on CBS on September 27th at 10 pst/9 central is coming. There was also a game The Testament Sherlock Holmes that released on September 25th for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.


The show Elementary has Jonathan "Jonny"  Lee Miller playing the detective Sherlock Holmes. The one big notable difference is that Dr. Watson will be portrayed by Lucy Liu. This is the first time Watson will be shown as a woman on Television. Not sure if they are going for a sensual relationship between the two or they will keep true to the original relationship between Watson ans Holmes. The show will revolve around modern day New York with Holmes and Watson taking on cases from the New York Police Department.

On the other hand The Testament Sherlock Holmes will revolve around a replicated London set in the year 1898. This is after The Sign of the Four novel and the short story A Scandal in Bohemia in 1891. Also the game is a follow up to the Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper video game that was released in 2009.  You will take on the role of a Sherlock Holmes who is accused of criminal acts, forcing a darker side of Holmes to reveal itself.On occasion you will use Dr. Watson to find where Holmes has hidden himself from the public, which means the game offers two different playable characters. The game does look visually more pleasing than its predecessor so a plus one there for Frogwares, the developers of the game. The game is available for the price of $39.99, which is considerably cheaper than the usual $59.99 for a newly released game.

Are you ready to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes? Go forth and test your detective skills.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Avengers Movie available today; Avengers Initiative reduced price

The Avengers movie is available today for purchase in either Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD, and HD Digital. The movie is PG-13 and revolves around the Marvel Universe super heroes Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, The Black Widow and the military force of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nintendo Power: Message to the Readers

With the latest issue of Nintendo Power arriving at your door step either today or in the next couple of days, you will be greeted with a message from Reggie Fils-Aime and Chris Slate. Reggie Fils-Aime is the President and COO of Nintendo of America Inc. and Chris Slate is the Editor in Chief of the Nintendo Power Magazine.

Humble Indie Bundle 6 Gets Even Better

Only 7 days after the new Humble Bundle went live over 22,000 bundles have been sold. The top contributor is no longer @fourzerotwo, but @MagicalTux. Finally, the Humble Bundle site has decided to add on four more games and their soundtracks.

The four games added are Bit.Trip Runner, Gratuitous Battles, Jamestown, and Wizorb. The soundtracks released are the music that is found in each individual game. Bit.Trip Runner is a retro styled platform game featuring CommanderVideo as the playable character. Then there's Gratuitous Space Battles the sci-fi strategy game that has you flying in space fighting another fleet of spaceships in various out of this world locations. Jamestown is a shooter that focuses on the war in the year 1619 between England and Spain on Mars. Finally Wizorb is a role playing game where you take on the role of a wizard in a world that is similar to the classic Breakout by Atari.

If you had already purchased the bundle prior to the release of the four additional games then they should appear right in your account. If you still haven't contributed to the bundle you just have to pay more than the $5.86 average to unlock all ten games and the nine soundtracks. The great thing about the Humble Bundle is that you can customize who your contribution goes too. You choose how much goes to the developers, the charity, and the site itself.

Have you purchased your Humble Indie Bundle? Are you having fun playing the ten games and listening to their amazing soundtracks?  If you haven't hurry there's only seven days left.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wii U : No GameStop Pre-orders/ region locked

The upcoming next-generation console from Nintendo the Wii U can not be pre-ordered through GameStop anymore.

There is only 54 days left for the release of the Wii U, did you pre-order your copy? If not there's certain places that might still have it available. I have found that Walmart still has the basic edition, but only if you're willing to pay a little more than the suggested retail price. If that one does not float your boat, Toys R' Us allows you to pre-order the basic model as well, with a similar additional price jump.  

Toys R' Us is trying to pull you in with your choice of a game to take along with the console. Wait a minute why is the 8gb basic set $299, but when you add a game the price jumps a $100. The deluxe set is 32gb and comes with a game for only $349. 

Don't fret for people that still decide that they want to pre-order through GameStop they are now offering a wait list. Not available online from what I can see, you  must physically go to the store and show one of the employees that you're a GameStop powerup rewards member

Nintendo has also confirmed that the console will be region locked. Nintendo UK revealed the news to  Eurogamer earlier today. What is region locked? If you buy your system in the United States you will only be able to play games specifically designed for the United States. The Wii U is not the first system to be region locked, the Xbox is region locked as well. The difference is that Xbox and Playstation have left the decision up to the game publishers, if they want to deliver the game as region locked or not.

Did you even know your current console is region locked? Does this affect your choice of next-generation console? 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gaming Art: Borderlands 2 Creation

Art is a beautiful thing, this is the product of eight hours of work of papercraft being influenced by games created by gearbox software. It is amazing when one type of artwork influences another like this. Bringing the virtual reality to the physical reality, being able to hold something in your hands you would most likely have inaccessible to us.

Free-To-Play: Hawken

Hawken is an upcoming free-to-play first person shooter that is scheduled to be released at the end of the year on December 12. The game will have a multiplayer component that will have you controlling a mech soldier and battling it out with other players on either Team Deathmatch or Free for All mode.

The game was available to play during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 at the Twitch booth. I was given a short opportunity to play the game when it was on the show floor and have to say it was a really enjoyable experience. I wish I could have played for a longer period of time than I did, but there were many games I wanted to try it out.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

StarCraft 2 Fans, Time is Running Out

The StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Beta Sweepstakes hosted by Twitch is coming to a close on the 24th of September at 8 o'clock.  A very easy process to go through to enter the contest for a chance to play the game before its release. Also it is only one entry per person for the sweepstakes. During the beta the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) regulations will be lifted which will allow you to stream the game, upload content to YouTube, and share pictures with your friends.

The sweepstakes gives you the chance to be awarded one of the one thousand beta codes available to the public. Other codes will be given to StarCraft pro players and other known figures of the StarCraft community. On the plus side for those gamers who have never played StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty the beta will still be available to them to play. If you happen to own the previous game it might help out your chances at winning.

For those that don’t know, StarCraft 2 is part of the real-time strategy genre that is played on a PC running windows, but the game is also compatible with computers running the Mac Operating System. Heart of the Swarm is an expansion pack adding to the storyline and the multiplayer, and the second installment of the three part StarCraft 2 story progression. It should be noted that the beta will only offer participants the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming expansion pack which also does not have an official date as to when the completed version will be released.

For more information on what can help your chance on acquiring a beta code, go to the official site of StarCraft 2. Hurry time is running out.

Have you signed up for the beta already? Have you heard that Blizzard Entertainment is thinking about making StarCraft's multiplayer free-to-play?

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Super Mario Bros 2 a Coin Extravaganza

The global coin total for Super Mario Bros 2 has surpassed 102 point 5 billion coins collected by players. The game was released less than two months ago in Japan on July 27th and then came to America on August 19th. Plus, 13-thousand 201 of these players have individually accumulated one million coins. Can you imagine how long you have to play to acquire all these coins? Quite some time, but not impossible to get one million

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Call Of Duty Black Ops 2: Zombies Preview

The preview for the world premiere reveal of the zombies mode in Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 was uploaded on September 19th to YouTube. Have you watched it yet? If you haven't, head on over to the Call Of Duty official site and watch it on there.

The world premiere trailer will go up on September 26th, but no time has been announced. Follow Call Of Duty on Facebook and/or Twitter for more information, you can also make your way back to here.

The photo is of the poster that was distributed to the first people that pre-ordered the game. I still have my copy on my wall, do you have yours?

If this game is still not on your pre-order list there are three different versions you can choose from: Care Package edition, the hardened edition, and just the game. There are various perks added on to each, but depending on the retailer you might be able to get an extra perk or two as an incentive to pre-order from them.

Make your Choice:
Care Package
The Game

Zombies was originally introduce by Treyarch in Call of Duty World At War.The game was released back in 2008 and was the third Call Of Duty Game that Treyarch worked on. Zombies has become an integral part of the Call Of Duty franchise and many people purchase the game just to play that mode. The zombies mode in Call of Duty was also ported over to iOS keeping the same premise of just shoot and survive for as long as you can. The game is available off the Apple App Store for $0.99 for both the iPad and iPhone. There was also a Black Ops Zombies version of the game released on the store.

With only a couple of days left for the premiere where are you getting you Call Of Duty fix from? Are you still playing Call Of Duty or do you stay away from the first person shooters?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coming Soon: Dragon Age 3

Mark Darrah, executive producer of Bioware announced in an open letter that the next installment in the Dragon Age series will be named Dragon Age III: Inquisition.

Humble Indie Bundle 6 Available

Humble Indie Bundle 6 went live today, September 18, offering six games and five soundtracks. The games are available to play on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The 14 day countdown begins so head on over to the Humble Bundle site so you can help out the Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Borderlands 2 Releasing at Midnight

By the time you read this, Borderlands 2 will probably have been released and you are already playing the game. Walking around for countless hours trying to acquire all the achievements/trophies the game has. If you find yourself at a loss and need help acquiring one of those achievements, just simply return here as I will be uploading a walkthrough for the game. Link to walkthrough will be provided at a later time.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set is Unavailable

The upcoming Wii U console set for release on November 18th has received a huge amount of attention. Pre-orders for the console were available from GameStop  immediately after the release date and price were announced.

Bad news is GameStop, Best Buy, and Target are not filling any more pre-orders for the Deluxe Set.

Good News is that the basic edition is still available for pre-order at all these retailers for now.

The question for many consumers at the moment will be 'Will the Wii U Deluxe Set be available for pre-order once again before release or do I have to result to the bidding wars of Ebay?'

How are you taking the news? Will you be happy with the Basic Set since you can add an external hard drive for more memory?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wii U Release Date and Price Announced

Are you ready for the Nintendo Wii U?

Confirmed release has been set for November 18 2012, just in time for the holiday season. Two bundles will be available for purchase, the Wii U Deluxe for $349.99 and Wii U Basic for $299.99.

The announcement was made this morning, 7 am pst, during the presentation from Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President. While pre-orders of the console are not available yet by most retailers, Game Informer employee Matt Miller has put out an article stating GameStop Opens Pre-Orders For Wii U.

If you want to catch one of those consoles on release date it is highly recommended to go pre-order your copy. Now which one should you pre-order, the basic bundle or the deluxe?

The $299.99 basic white bundle will include the Wii U hardware with 8GB internal storage, Wii U GamePad and GamePad Stylus, the sensor bar, HDMI cable with the Wii U console and GamePad AC adapter.

The $349.99 Deluxe Black bundle includes everything the basic bundle has, but with a 32GB internal storage. Also included is the Nintendo Land Video Game, Wii U GamePad Stand, GamePad Cradle, Console Stand, and an additional Deluxe Digital Promotion. With the promotion you accumulate points through digital downloads which can go to future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop.

I will be pre-ordering this future console, will you do the same?