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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inception – the game

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L.A. Noire is back with another trailer and has a release date!

UPDATE: The video has been taken down, because it wasn’t supposed to be released yet. Too bad, lets wait for the official release of the trailer. PS! I try to put another link which hasn’t been taken down yet;)

Here it is! In-game footage. Looks like it has a really deep and impressive story. Damn, I like unique games! What do you think of the game? The game is coming out on May 17 on Xbox360 and PS3.

Duke Nukem Forever New Trailer

THE KING IS BACK! Oh yes. We get our hands on this beauty on May 3rd for Xbox360, PS3 and PC. This trailer is really kick ass. The same level of awesomeness as Bulletstorm has in its trailers.

“It’s pointless” “Turn the volume down” “Do something useful”

It might not be!

These phrases are the most common things I hear from my parents or adults while I game. I usually just turn the volume down if they ask me to do that, but I can’t agree with them when they say it’s pointless.

About 50 MILLION Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide. So, about 1% of humanity owns an Xbox 360. That’s not much, but can you make 1% of the world buy a pointless device which isn’t even cheap? I think not. Are people that stupid that they spend their time and money by playing pointless games on that pointless device? You can’t say “pointless” or “useless” about things you haven’t even tried yourself.

Many people say that games are confusing and therefore they have no point and are useless. Hmm… Let me think. A movie was released last year which was very popular because it was confusing…..What was it? Oh right, INCEPTION. People loved it, it wasn’t even that good in my opinion, but people were going crazy. People went to the cinemas, paid for their tickets and that’s why they had to watch the whole movie from the beginning till the end. The same thing is with some games, you just need to follow the storyline, think about it, watch the ending before you make a conclusion, and at some point you realize – “I really liked it”.

Okay, I keep saying that games are not pointless. Let me tell you my 3 main points why I think games are not pointless:

1) You learn something. Every game tries to tell us a story. Many of them are based on real things and even historical events or persons. Thanks to the Civilization series I knew Otto von Bismarck way before others my aged knew. While playing games you remember things more faster.

2) Different periods of time. You also get to know different customs and how things were in the past. In Mafia 2 they show us a pretty good picture of America in the 1940s and 50s. A lot of games are based on WWI and WWII. Also we get to know the medieval times. Or maybe what will future bring us. Games make it possible to relive these periods.

3) Reflexes, thinking and consequences. The point is, we train our reflexes by playing for example ANY FPS game. Games make us think. There is even a genre for games that need thinking – puzzle games. And don’t think that other games need no thinking. Oh yes they do. You constantly need to think. Many of us think that games show us that killing people or driving your car straight to the wall are okay and by doing so you have to face no consequences. WRONG. You know that your wreck your car and might get seriously injured when you make a car accident. Killing people is wrong and games don’t make us kill other people. If kids really think that it’s okay, then their parents should have a serious chat with them.

So think before you say games are pointless. Try them yourself. Play a game from start to finish. Prejudice sucks and it has no place in gaming world. What would have happened if everybody thought that Red Dead Redemption was just a boring game where you ride horses and shoot people. And believe me, I know some people who thought just like that.

That’s it!

Dead Space 2 Launch Trailer

A few weeks ago I posted a story trailer of this game. Now Dead Space 2, developed by Visceral Games, is about to be released. I really like this trailer, I don’t know if it’s because of the music or what. It really fits in this video. The song, played in this trailer, is Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoy.

Spare Parts video

Spare Parts is a game developed by EA. The game tells us a story of Mar-T and Chip, who find themselves dumped out with the rubbish on a strange planet. It was supposed to come out on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN in winter 2010, but as we all know IT’S ALREADY 2011. I checked the official site and it said “coming soon”, so the game is not out yet. Looks a little bit ordinary, but here, check it out yourselves.

Bulletstorm trailer

Boooyah! New trailer for Bulletstorm developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly. Like what? It’s just strange. Ahhh, better watch it yourself,  I have no comments. The game is set to release 25.02.2011 according to the trailer, but 22.02.2011 according to Wikipedia. Maybe the 25th is the European release date. Oh and you can play it on your 360, ps3 and pc. Have fun!

Back to the Future: The Game – Episode I – PC

Today, I played the first episode of the Back to the Future series. What happened was: I started the game, played it for 2h, finished it and closed the game. Easy as that. Very-very short game. I really started to like it. Got stuck only in one spot where I had to test every option to proceed and that was for only 15min or so. It started off really great and I enjoyed the “movie” feeling in it.

Wake up, Marty

The voices were all from the real characters so that felt genuine. I saw the movies long time ago and I couldn’t catch up with some of the characters in the game or the references. So the game achieved one thing – I must watch the movies again. The puzzles weren’t very hard and there was a nice hint system to help you. Visuals were cartoonish, so they can’t be bad. Controlling Marty didn’t felt really good, maybe they’ll fix it in the next episode. You had two choices to control him; mouse or arrow keys, and they both felt a little bit uncontrollable. It felt like a fun game to play when you want to relax, but when you’re expecting a long and meaningful first episode you might disappoint. But I must say, the story wasn’t that bad, it just wasn’t deep.

+
Nice visuals
Great voice acting
Brings back memories
Funny time killer


SHORT
Bad controls
Can’t compare with other full games

Score 6,9

Still alive

No gaming news lately, only lots of “game of the year” awards to RDR. So, I hope that CES brings us great news and things for me to write about. Over and out!

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