Category: Video Games

January 7, 2013 No comments exist

Here is a best of 2012 list from friend of the show Francis Sky.  So read, enjoy, and leave some feedback because after all these lists are not supposed to end the conversations, but meant to start them. Now on to the list:

MOVIES

 

 

 

 

1. Avengers– This was probably the most fun I had at the movies in a while.  Marvel managed to put some of its top characters in the same movie without over saturating the content.  Director Joss Whedon managed to make a comic film that both does not insult old fans and does not punish the new ones.  All the characters were given equal time to shine and the final battle in New York was a wonder to behold in 3D.

 

 

 

 

2. Frankenweenie– Frankenweenie felt like a return to form for Tim Burton.  Combining elements of classic horror with a morbid sense of humor, the film felt like something in the vein of earlier works like Beetlejuice.  The emotional buttons were also pushed, because who can’t sympathize with losing a pet?  Unfortunate timing (coming after Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania) really hurt its box office, but hopefully it can find a bigger audience on DVD/Blu-ray.

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February 9, 2012 No comments exist


 

I am not sure I can express, in words, how happy I am over this news. As anyone who listens to our podcast knows, I love Monkey Island as much as Rick loves him some Joss Whedon (Hi Rick!). With that said, Ron Gilbert created Monkey Island and Tim Schafer worked on the game, so you can imagine my delight upon hearing (well, reading) something like this. My eyes came across this late last night and I thought to myself that I probably should get some sleep just to be sure I am not hallucinating. Well, I woke up to find out that not only was I not hallucinating, but the project had come one step closer to fruition.

For those who are not aware, Tim Schafer of Double Fine announced a Kickstarter project yesterday where he asked for donations to fund a classic point-and-click style adventure, currently untitled and only known as “Double Fine Adventure.” As the video above details, Schafer and company requested donations of $300,000 towards the game development and an additional $100,000 for an accompanying documentary about the making of the game for a grand total of $400,000. Well, they not only reached their goal in a mere eight plus hours, but they also shattered Kickstarter records for most backers and funds raised in a 24 hour period. As I am writing this, the project has 26,000 backers and a total of $1,001,988 raised.

All additional money will continue to be put towards the game and documentary, thus making both even better with the extra financial support. As far as I’m concerned, we should keep supporting this and really stick it to all those publishers who have refused to back graphic adventures, citing that the genre was dead.

Lastly, for anyone who was wondering, I did not actually have a wet dream (or so I claim), but including it did make the title of this post far more interesting…or disgusting. You decide.

January 31, 2012 No comments exist

 

I just wanted to give a heads up to any and everyone that is interested in Starhawk  about some dates for the multi-player beta. If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you are a lucky one and have been playing since January 17th. If you’re one of the few. . .million that purchased a new copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, like me, then you are able to jump in RIGHT NOW. Finally, if you’re part of the general public, then you are in on February 21st. So, now that you have all this information, whichever group you are a part of, download the beta, give them feedback, and enjoy the game. I know I am.

November 22, 2011 No comments exist

This is a case of a game company doing the online pass bonus right. If you purchased a NEW Saints Row: The Third for the PlayStation 3 you get a free digital copy of Saints Row 2, which I am currently downloading as I type this. Here is what you need to do to claim your free copy:

1. Purchase a NEW copy of Saints Row: The Third
2. Redeem your included “Online Pass” by Feb. 13th.
3. Locate Saints Row 2 in the PlayStation Store
4. Start downloading and enjoy

As far as I know this is for new purchases only and not if you buy the online pass from the PlayStation Store. Keep in mind you will need just over 7GB’s of free hard drive space, so it may be time to clear out some junk if you are hurting for the space. As someone who never played Saints Row 2, I am very excited to try it out as I love Saints Row: The Third so damn much.

October 5, 2011 No comments exist

It has been well documented on SSWL that I am a huge fan of the Gran Turismo series. An update to GT5 has been discussed for awhile, but the recent natural disasters in Japan coupled with an office relocation has led to Polyphony Digital falling behind on major updates to the game. However, minor game play tweaks and regular updates to seasonal events have still occurred in spite of all this, making an already awesome game an even more enjoyable experience. All that being said, I came across an article on one of my favorite GT related sites (gtplanet.net) which detailed some of the major things coming with the Spec 2.0 update as well as the DLC that’s coming soon after. Check it out here and be sure to buy the game while you are at it. With its recent price drop, you can get the game at most major retailers for about $40 bucks. I’ll probably be gushing about it on the show this week.