Monthly Archives: September 2010
So chances are, you’ve played a violent video game or two. Maybe even killed an innocent civilian for no reason, without even giving it a second though. Or maybe perhaps when playing “No Russian” in Modern Warfare 2, you said …
Superstars V8Racing will be released on October 26, 2010 directly to the PlayStation Network in North America for only $19.99.
“The speed and excitement packed into this title, as well the robust amount of teams, cars, tracks, 12 player …
This eagerly anticipated DLC for Red Dead Redemption is “Coming Very Soon” and besides just Zombies, promises to have some Mythical Creatures, probably along the lines of Big Foot, or the elusive Chupacabra.
SBK-X Super Bike World Championships is a must buy for all race or motorcycle fans. The graphics are stunning and the realism is said to be amazing. Eurogamer’s review rated it a 8/10, and most others are rating it above 7/10. There are many different game modes, as well as a 16 player multiplayer option where you and friends can create a team to race against other teams.
Zipper has totally revamped the MAG experience, as those of you who have played with the beta already know. They’ve dubbed their patch “Mag 2.0,” and it releases worldwide today, September 30, 2010. Highlights of the revision include …
Football has always been a big part of my life, from Sunday league kick abouts where my team lost every game 15-2 to playing FIFA on the Mega Drive and Pro Evo on Playstation. I’ve grown up with it and now look forward to this time of year when the next FIFA and PES roll out to get my next football fix. So with FIFA 11 out this week let’s kick off, to use a footballing Clichy (sorry) and see if FIFA 11 can improve on the already great FIFA 10.
Straight away in the arena kick about you can notice the difference, changing direction whilst dribbling feels freer and no two shots at goal are ever the same with so many new animations added. Passing is now not just a simple button press, it now needs to be thought about with both direction and power now something to be considered. This eliminates the ping-pong passing complaint from the last two FIFAs as you now have to work the ball up field. This can result in sluggish encounters however as both teams wrestle to control the ball but it is a change for the better more realistic game of football that gets easier with practice. The other major complaint was goalkeepers were too easy to lob either because they charged off their line or the lob shot was effective, this has been rectified with better keeper positioning and lob shots being very difficult to get on target.
PlayStation has been running (pun unintended) a Game Runners scheme to create games in real life and not just on PlayStation . They recently held a competition to decide which game was the best and Blocks won.
A description of Blocks; “It’s an epic faceoff between two opponents who take it in turns to stack blocks in a two-column tower.
Every face of every block has a PlayStation symbol stamped on it. When a player stacks a block, the symbols on the touching faces must match. So the higher the tower, the harder it gets. If a player topples the tower, or runs out of time, they lose the battle.”
Sounds like a mixture of O’s and X’s with a bit of Jenga thrown in for good measure! If you want to try Blocks out for yourself then you can as on Friday the 8th October Blocks is playable at Ely’s Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1.
A photo of Blocks in action and full details are after the jump;