Monday, 19 July 2010
This is a guest post from Press The Buttons.
How many notes does a vampire have to whistle before he's referencing a popular video game franchise? That is the question at the heart of what may or may not be a shout out to Konami's long-running Castlevania franchise in the latest episode of HBO's True Blood, "9 Crimes". Some are saying that when vampire Eric rushes to help one of his human associates, he whistles four notes that sound a heck of a lot like the first four notes of the Castlevania "Vampire Killer" melody. Is the show actually referencing another famous piece of vampire fiction? Or is it just coincidence?
Friday, 16 July 2010
Crackdown 2 (360) is the continuation to the surprisingly good game for "cheap bastards" (sold at $20 at release, and thank you G4) that took a somewhat new IP to the third-person shooter, being titled as a "3rd-person action vertical shooter". That game got awards and high praise, this game does not. Now being sold at the retail price of $60, you would expect the game to be 3 times better than the last since it is 3 times the price, right? Nope, you'd be better off getting the first game. If you can get past the point that the game has alot of repetition and maybe have more fun online or co-op playing, the game just may be for you. As for gameplay? Nothing has changed. More Here...
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
What happened to video games? They used to be simplistic yet challenging, cheap yet replayable, and pixelated yet awe-inspiring. Now, it seems that there is too much focus on the new technologies (especially with the addition of gaming via internet) and not enough where it really counts. Take this for example, I bought an Xbox 360 three years ago, and since then I’ve been through four of them, and not a recurring problem, different ones each time.
When the warranty ended, one year per box, there was nothing left for me in Microsoft products and moved to Sony. Since the recent switch there have been little to no issues. That being said, the Playstation 3 put such a gaping hole in my pocket that the bill for Obama’s health plan couldn’t fit into it, and that missing money still hurts today. Not only was the Playstation around $500, games can cost anywhere from $45-$85 (depending on popularity/edition), and accessories can vary in high prices, all of which are a continuous strain on a person with(out) a paycheck. More Here...
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Toy Story 3...and that's all I have to say. If you haven't seen the movie, then go see the movie and leave the theater either in tears of sorrow or joy. It's one of the best animated movies ever made and easily gonna be best animated movie of the year. I personally didn't think they could top Toy Story or Toy Story 2 with this but 10 years of planning apparently is good enough to make one of the best trilogies of movies of all time. Wait...on yeah, games.
- 1up.com: 9.1/10
- Extreme Gamer: 8.6/10
- Game Revolution: 8.3/10
- IGN & Playstation Universe: 8.0/10
- GameSpot: 7.0/10
I was supposed to talk about the game, but go see the movie. You can get the game on your own time, SEE THE MOVIE! More Here...