Game: FarCry3: Blood Dragon
Format: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Mhhmm… I simply LOVE the smell of good cheese. And this is what you get when you fire up Blood Dragon for the first time, gratuitous amounts of smelly cheese of all flavors. Did I say “all” flavors? Well, in reality is mostly 80s flavors, which might actually not be bad, but it’s sometimes a bit jarring. And again, as it’s usual with me, I’m ranting even before I’ve set the stage, still, it feels good to be back.
FarCry 3: Blood Dragon is a stand-alone pseudo-expansion pack to FarCry 3. What do I mean by all that gibberish? It basically means you can buy and play Blood Dragon without owning first FarCry 3, and while both games are obviously siblings, there is no relation whatsoever between the story of FarCry 3 and the one in Blood Dragon.
Blood Dragon put us in the boots of Rex Colt, a grizzled and gravel eating cyborg from the future (of 2007) sent on a mission to put down a renegade military unit before they restart World War 3. This setup should explain my mentions of cheese at the beginning, and if not the avalanche of winks from the game to the 80s will drive the point home. 8-bit style cutscenes, electronic music, a loading screen modeled after a VHS tape adjusting tracking… this game definitely knows where it’s heart is. (more…)
The Xbox…. … … wait for it… One… yes! Really!
So we saw a whole heap of stuff at today’s Xbox One reveal, but the distilled version of what really matters really comes down to;
- Full voice control possible, no controller used during demo.
- “Snap” allows you to run video, apps & games next to each other on the same screen.
- Heavily TV enabled, including access to all local channels, full channel guide and a full PVR.
- Will run both a gaming OS and a cut down version of Windows to power web apps.
- Matchmaking for a game can happen “behind the scenes” whilst you play another game or watch TV / a movie.
- Global, live player metrics can be used by developers / publishers to provide reactive real-time worlds (think MMO).
- Kinect is much improved. Much more accurate and faster. In now hub for all other control (Voice, motion, controller & smart glass).
- EA Sports “Ignite”; new Xbox One sports gaming platform.
- “Quantum Break”, new Remedy game featuring strong time control / uber-bullet-time.
- Forza 5 at launch.
- 15 exclusive games in first year, 8 of them brand new franchises.
- Halo live action TV series supported directly by Steven Spielberg, will be Xbox One exclusive.
- NFL on Xbox, live fantasy league updates, stats and video taunts via Skype.
- All Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC will launch first on XBox One.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts adds; a faithful dog, dynamic maps (floods & earthquakes) and character customization.
- The Xbox One will launch “later this year”.
More as soon as we get any post reveal updates!
Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us – Batgirl
Format: Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Netherrealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Brothers
Shortly before the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us Netherrealm Studios announced that they would be releasing a Season Pass that allowed gamers to download four upcoming additional characters for the price of three. The first character to be added to the roster, Lobo, arrived a few weeks ago and we were pretty satisfied with him… for the most part.
Now that the second character, Bargirl is available, we can confirm that our main disappointment with Lobo (the fact that he didn’t come with any additional S.T.A.R Labs missions or extra costumes) also applies to Batgirl. (more…)
Concluding our coverage of the recently released The Killing Joke costume pack, we’re sharing another video looking at The Joker’s Red Hood costume. As an added bonus we’re also showing off the latest downloadable character Batgirl! (more…)
Continuing our look at Injustice Gods Among us downloadable costumes we’re showing off another Joker costume from the recent The Killing Joke pack as well as the final unlockable costume that can be earned by completing the Injustice Gods Among Us Mobile game. (more…)