Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Chop ‘till You Drop

What’s that? Dead Rising is an irritatingly frustrating game that should be shelved and forgotten?


I agree. But I love it anyway :3


‘Fo Sho

Monday, 30 March 2009

Battlefield Zeroes (hah, I see what I did there)


I got the BETA key for this… hmm. A fortnight ago now? Something like that.


Anyway, I think I've played it twice and I’ve just never went back to it. It’s a shame really, because I really REALLY wanted to like it. I just… couldn’t. It seems too shallow for my liking :(


No doubt I’ll go back to it eventually though! I hope :P

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Residentmee... Sorry. Resident Evil 5

Yahtzee reviewed Resdent Evil 5, and he did it pefectly. It's exactly my opinion!

Take everything in account, but understand that I loved it (regardless) and he's done my blog for me! 


Saturday, 28 March 2009

After a detailed discussion with a Mr. Ben Frisby (Sorry mate, I know we spoke of this matter Tuesday last, but... I forgot) we have both deemed Crackdown "Awesome".

That is all.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Taking The COD Out Of War

In a bizzare turn of events, Infinity ward have stated that the next Call Of Duty game... won't be a Call of Duty game... Kind of.

It's an odd choice, but never mind. Call of Duty 5 got rather boring so it's no wonder that they've decided to divide the two time periods apart once and for all.

Oh, and for all those who havn't seen the teaser trailer:

It looks immense! 

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Ratchet and Clank

New Ratchet and Clank game this autumn for the Playstation 3!

It's been confirmed that it'll be a continuation of the series!

Can't wait! :D

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


Rearden Studios introduced a gaming service and "microconsole," called OnLive, at GDC today, and we're still trying to wrap our heads around everything. If we had to describe it in one sentence, we'd call it a new way of playing games online without having to buy titles, but that sounds a bit too much like the vaporware Phantom console. Plus, there's another new "console" called Zeebo making a debut at GDC, which adds more confusion to the issue. Luckily, we have more than a sentence to work with here, so bear with us.
OnLive, as a company, a service, and a console, is being spun off from Rearden, and is run by Steve Perlman (founder & CEO) and Mike McGarvey (COO). The entire company is structured around a new way to stream video that the company has created -- "interactive video compression" -- which, according to the official line, has extremely low latency, and brings video lag down to "about a millisecond." Using that technology, the company plans to have five servers across the country that will host your games completely, and it'll be streaming the video from the game to your Mac, PC, or television. Sound ambitious? It is.

I’m actually quite fond of this idea. I wonder if it will work?

Monday, 23 March 2009

Inside Xbox


I’m obsessed with all aspects of Inside Xbox. It’s addictive. I actually laughed out loud multiple times today while watching sentuamessage, and I thought the Videogame BAFTAS coverage was extremely interesting.


Personally, I believe that all aspects of this delightful little feature are created professionally and accurately.


Also, one of the guys has FANTASTIC hair. I mean honestly, it’s amazing.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Rumble Massage

Forget Grand Theft Auto 4, Half-Life 2 and Bioshock. Rumble Massage for the Xbox 360 is THE game of the year!

With six EPIC settings you'll be relaxed in no time at all! All you need to do is fork over £2, select it from your games list, power up a controller and GET RELAXING!

I only played this for five minutes, and in that much time I was RELAXED BEYOND REPAIR! I physically MELTED INTO MY BED and had to STAY THERE UNTIL THE WEATHER GOT COOLER!

Download this INSANE game now, from the community games channel on Xbox Live.

You won't be disappointed! ;)

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Crackdown Heroes 5

Few things I wanted to chat about today.


I finished Resident Evil 5 (finally) and I can safely say it’s the best in the series. Hell I’d go as far as to say it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Exhilarating, action packed and more of a Resi game than Resi 4 was (story wise). Absolutely incredible. Especially the ending.


I got Crackdown for cheap today as well. Haven't played much of it but what I have played I’ve enjoyed.


I’ve played a lot of the Battlefield Heroes Beta and I can safely confirm that it’s surpassed all expectations. From a technical viewpoints it’s genius. Matchmaking takes literally seconds and all the games are completely lag free. From a game play perspective… well third person is the new first person in my opinion these days and graphically this game is beautiful. The simple and colourful maps and characters make it really easy on the eyes. I’d apply for a Beta invite if I was you :)

Friday, 20 March 2009

Battlefield Heroes

I just got my BETA key!




That is all

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Gears Of War 2

I’m a firm believer that those who, thus far, have missed out on the Gears of War series is missing out on one of the most fundamental gaming experience of the past few years. I’ve never played a game that can take itself so seriously, yet be completely tongue in cheek at the same time. One minute it’ll be screaming a million moral messages about war, the government and the future of the human race and the next you’ll be cutting your way out of a giant worm using your giant chainsaw gun. Epic, epic gaming.

I’m about half way through the campaign at the moment and I’ve only come off it to do this. I’m addicted, there’s just something so fresh and unique about the gameplay, even though it’s quite clearly a tried and tested formula. It just manages to pull off the balance so well.


I’ve played about 25 online matches as well, and I’m impressed. Haven't even scraped the surface on it yet though. I only found out that there’s ranks on it yesterday xD


Friday tomorrow! I’ll be finishing Resident Evil 5 tomorrow night for sure. I’m at the point now where I just want to sit down and finish it in one sitting, so I haven't been playing much of it lately if I'm honest.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Mass Effect

It’s no secret I’m not a die hard fan of the RPG genre. In fact, I often find them quite boring. So why I bought Mass Effect today is an answer that’s beyond my expertise. It' dosn’t make sense why I did it.

Still, I played an hour of it today and I enjoyed it. Quite a lot actually. It’s pretty simple to understand the game play (often on RPG’s I just end up staring at the screen, dribble running down my chin) and the real time combat is extremely fun to mess around with.


I’m off to play some now actually :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

GTA: Chinatown Wars

Do want! Surprisingly. It actually looks like a DECENT Ds game and let's face it, there's not many of those about.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Resident Evil 5

Immense. There is no other word to describe it really. This is everything I hoped for plus more. The game play is exactly like Resident Evil 4, but the addition of the quick select does change the flow of the game a little more (i.e. if your not prepared before going into a fight, you’ll struggle trying to equip ammo etc.), the graphics are by far the best I’ve ever seen in a game and the story is… well. It’s true Resident Evil :)


The only thing that annoys me is that Capcom have actually taken Umbrella Chronicles into account… BOO!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

The Final Fantasy Musical

This is possibly the best thing I've ever seen on Youtube xD

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Hypocrite Of The Year Award 2009

I went ahead and did it. I traded in all my Wii stuff and got a premium Xbox, a month of Xbox live, a wireless adapter and three games! 

I'm, addicted already, if I'm being honest xD

Friday, 13 March 2009

Resident Evil 5


Don't have yet....

... But may well have it tomorrow....

.... On Xbox :D

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Father, Where Art Thou?

“Miyamoto has expressed his disappointment with the GameCube era, which he describes as a time when "Nintendo was going in the direction of doing the same things other companies did"

Don’t you just love Nintendo? I used to worship this guy as a God, as an inspiration, as one of the greatest minds in the gaming industry… and now look at this. I loved the Gamecube! It was one of the best consoles ever made! Just because Nintendo’s become the cool kid on the block it doesn't mean he can forget his roots, forget who his friends truly are…



Wednesday, 11 March 2009


I never played Grand Theft Auto 4 online much. In fact I think I went as far as to play half a game of deathmatch before going back to the story, and at the time didn't feel the slightest bit of regret. Now I understand how much of a fool I’ve been. GTA4 with a few mates, or even one mate, is an absolute riot. Tonight, me and a mate spent almost an hour trying to get to the helicopters in the Airport. When we finally got one, I decided to drive and crashed it within about 5 seconds, killing both of us. Fun times xD


I said mate too many times during this blog :P

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


I’ve become a bit of a CVG addict if I’m honest. I go on the thing about 4 or 5 times a day. It’s well handy when I’m trying to think of things to blog about, which happens quite often lately.


Today, unfortunately, there wasn’t much there to nick and blog about. Looks like I’m going to have to just write a list of crap xD


I played a bit of SimCity Societies today. I got it ages ago but never really got into to it. I only played it for an hour but I had fun. I made a communist city and ended up just rounding up the entire population and putting them in prison. Good times.


I’m getting an Xbox on Saturday. I’ve decided to trade in my Wii and spend the money on something that you can actually have fun with. Getting Xbox Live and a few games. Should be good.


I think I’ve lost my DS. Doesn’t really bother me though.


I really REALLY wanna play the new Uncharted Game D: If anyone from Naughty Dog’s reading this, send me a copy pluz? 8D


I found my DS, it was in my sisters room. Hers broke the other day after she dropped it and the top screen snapped off. I didn’t even think it was possible to be honest. I dropped mine down the stairs the other day and it didn’t even turn itself off.


Boring day for games! :P

Monday, 9 March 2009

Science Strikes Back

This video is immense. I forgot about it until today, I used to watch it all the time when I has just finished Half Life 2. It's great.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Gears Of War 2

Came damn close to finishing this last night with my cousin on Co-Op split screen on his Xbox (and 42” full HD TV with 7.1 surround sound. You needed to know that. Honest).


It was one of the best experiences I’ve had with a game in a long time! I loved every second of it!


Oh, and 5 days till Resident Evil 5 :D

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Bioshock 2

"Local fisherman Eamon Clune, 44, and his wife Charlotte (32) were awoken by the sudden shattering of a window in the front room," a document on the site reads. "Moments later, his daughter Maura, age 7, screamed. Mr Clune rushed to investigate the noise only to notice the unknown attacker racing out of the broken window with 'incredible speed'

"Due to the moonless night, Clune was unable to provide a description of the assailant. He notes that the attacker was thin, above average height and wore some kind of 'red light.'"

This here, are the first story details for Bioshock 2. As I said a while back, I was a bit skeptical about the whole thing, but this has certainly restored my faith in the whole game. It’s set seven years after the original, and appears (according to the text above) to be set in Ireland which should also be nice. Still, no release date yet, so all I can do is wait I suppose.

Friday, 6 March 2009


Don’t close the browser. You need to hear about this game.


It’s an emotional experience, it’s a near religious experience. It allows you delve into your very soul, your psyche. It leaves you to wonder, to ponder, to wish. It leaves you to dream.


I don’t know the story… I heard somewhere it’s a Flowers dream. Whatever it is, it’s a bold and striking statement on the condition of the Earth. At least, that’s what I took it for.


Go play it. Now

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Keep Me Up To Date

Wow. I haven't blogged in a while. Well that’s gonna change now :P


I’ve decided that for today, I’m going to fill you in on everything that’s happened games wise that I feel like commenting on. This may well be a long one xD


Firstly, I got the Orange Box for the PS3. I bought it for the sole reason of wanting to play the first three Half Life 2 episodes again in glorious HD, but I’ve become obsessed with TF2 which makes no sense because it’s horrendously broken compared to the PC version…. Still, it’s probably only because I don’t get my arse kicked on it.


Trackmania United Forever is immense. I’ve always been a fan of the series, and this is definatly the best one yet. It’s a must buy if your into racing games that don’t take themselves seriously.


I considered getting the new Dead Rising game for the Wii, but then read all the reviews for it and changed my mind straight away.


However, on a related note, Dead Rising 2 looks fantastic. Also, there’s rumors there’s going to be a PS3 version, which is just gravy.


Resident Evil 5 comes out next week! Although I seem to be the only person on the Internet looking forward to this, I’ve still got high hopes for it. Oh, also, I think the control scheme works. Eat that!

Everyone keeps telling me to play Halo Wars, and I have every intention not too.


Left 4 Dead downloadable content fails to interest me.


That seems to be it… Yea. Pretty much xD


More tomorrow!