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Monthly Archives: January 2012

FPS Question 2

January 31, 2012 | | 13 Comments

Due to issues with the first post, I had to make this question into its own post. Again, good luck!

In one of the many vehicular combat titles, one in particular included this character, which had a special attack/weapon whose effectiveness was dependent on the proximity of its victims. It would expel an explosive shockwave from the “vehicle’s” platform, even being effective while in the air. What was the name of this character?

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FPS: For the Past Two Weeks

January 31, 2012 | | 8 Comments

So, the past couple weeks have been rather hectic. As many of you know, the site was having server load issues, but we’ve managed to recently complete a server move, and the site seems much more stable now.

However, the first question comes from a week of really bad back issues (yeah, this bout of sciatica is rather persistent), but due to Tosh dealing with the server, he was unable to get to Free Points Saturday during that week.

Anyway, this is a duo week, so there are two questions. Both of which I have after the jump. Good luck with those! 150 points, 10 chances each! I’ll make at least one of them easy.

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[Giveaway] More Instant Chances to Win The Marbians for the PSN

January 31, 2012 | | 9 Comments

Here’s more chances for you to win the Marbians for the PSN!
Just be on of the first four to answer the following question correctly and you’ll instantly win a copy of the game! (I’ll PM you a code here on the site.)

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[Review] Lord of the Rings : War in the North

January 31, 2012 | | 16 Comments

Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a hack and slash game based on the fantasy created by J. R. R. Tolkien. This story takes place during the same period as the books (or movies), but in the game, the tale told is that of another group of adventurers. There have been many attempts to translate the rich world of LotR into video games, and many have failed. However, while still not the definitive Tolkien experience, I’ll agree with the bold statement made in the cover: “this is the best LotR game yet”.

After the movies came out (2001, 2002 and 2003), everyone started looking at this universe differently. Peter Jackson really raised the bar when giving life to Tolkien’s stories, and I was glad to see this represented in the game. Environments are rich and varied; weapons and armor also have a very unique feel to them. Character models are simple, but you’ll certainly note the resemblance of some of the known characters, like Elrond, Aragorn and Bilbo.

Effects are few, even when casting spells or using special skills, but this works out for the best because it does not get in the way of your view of the battlefield, which gets really busy at times. Textures are decent, but what really upped the visuals a bit was the lighting. Animations are the only thing that disappointed me a little bit, but only during cut scenes (and there are many), because combat looks really good and fluid.

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Twisted Metal Demo Lands Today on PSN

January 31, 2012 | | 13 Comments

Twisted The highly anticipated Twisted Metal PS3 lands on PSN today just in time for the community event being held on their facebook page, which can be found here.They have some nice prizes for the winners. Read on below.

Winner of the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Tournament will receive a Twisted Metal laser-etched PS3, and special prizes will be given away to participants and the top 10 players. David Jaffe and company will also be handing out special Twisted Metal items (exclusive to this event!) all night long. You’ll need to be present to win!

David Jaffe has just jumped in on some of the community’s questions over at Sony.

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Dragon’s Dogma Release Date, Story Trailer, and RE6 Demo Incentive Revealed

January 31, 2012 | | 6 Comments

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Capcom is now giving us a solid release date for Dragon’s Dogma along with a good incentive to purchase Dragon’s Dogma. Resident Evil 6 demo token will be included with every copy which can be redeemed some time in July. This is what capcom had to say
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February Plus Members Love inbound

January 31, 2012 | | 16 Comments

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February is going to show some love to plus members. I must admit this is one month that will break your heart if you are not a plus member. Here is the rundown of what to expect. The simpsons arcade game in hd with 4 player online is a big one!
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[Review] Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, Deck Packs 1 – 3

January 30, 2012 | | 7 Comments

Wizards of the Coast and Stainless Games have released one expansion set for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012. (We reviewed the game and its expansion.) Since that time, they have released three sets of two additional decks (six decks total), bringing the entire list of decks to a rather impressive nineteen. I was disappointed that Wizards did not advertise these most recent additions. I’m here to bring them to your attention and to give you my take on what’s worth buying and what isn’t, as each of the three deck pack DLC is going for 3 USD on PSN.

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