Friday, March 18, 2011

Portal 2 TV Spot

The official TV Spot for Portal 2.  I can't wait to play this. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ZombieCraft: Day 1

Apparently this has been going around for awhile but some Machinima director has picked it up and is making a video every day for the next week about this very interesting game, ZombieCraft.  Basically it takes the zombie mode from the Call of Duty series and the blocky style of Minecraft and combines them together. 

The developers of this mod are a team called modzilla minecraft.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dead Island Official Trailer

Dead Island is a survival zombie game set on an island somewhere in Papua New Guinea.  It is being developed by Polish video game developer Techland who is most known for their work on the Microsoft title Call of Juarez. 

The trailer looks amazing and does it in a unique way although it is being criticized for depicting the death of a young girl. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crysis 2 Leaked

Crysis 2 isn't going to be released for about another month and a half but yesterday the full version of Crysis 2 was released online which supposedly includes the full singleplayer as well as multiplayer.  I have no plan to test out whether this is true or not.  It's not currently known who leaked this online but EA released a statement a few hours after the leak was discovered. 

"Crytek has been alerted that an early incomplete, unfinished build of Crysis 2 has appeared on Torrent sites. Crytek and EA are deeply disappointed by the news. We encourage fans to support the game and the development team by waiting and purchasing the final, polished game on March 22. Crysis 2 is still in development and promises to be the ultimate action blockbuster as the series’ signature Nanosuit lets you be the weapon as you defend NYC from an alien invasion. Piracy continues to damage the PC packaged goods market and the PC development community."

As an avid video game player, it sucks to hear this.  Crytek has made some great games and I can only hope this leak doesn't hurt the sales of Crysis 2.  If anything, I hope the attention they get from this causes more sales.  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Duty Calls

You may have heard of a newly released free to play game that has been going around called Duty Calls.  The title of this game is purely coincidence and has no relation to a popular game with a similar title, i.e. Call of Duty.  It's a silly shooter that makes of the Call of Duty series in any way it can.  If you haven't already watched the game play for it, you can download and play it for yourself at the official website.  It doesn't take long at all to beat and should be enjoyed for the humor. 

If you're like me and were too lazy to actually download and play it, you can watch the full game here:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Night Combat Steam Promotion

Monday Night Combat has been on the Xbox Live Arcade since August 11, 2010 and today is the release date for it's PC debut through Steam.  The TF2 Team is giving anyone that purchases the game on Steam through 10 AM PST, February 1, 2011 cross game items as a promotional boost.  TF2 players will receive two unique hats and a scout miscellaneous accessories item.  MNC players will receive class items that reflect their TF2 counterparts.

Here's a summary of the new items:
  • Bonk! Slash!: Spy mask and Scout headphones worn by Assassin
  • Mental Illness: Sniper hat worn by Sniper
  • Jet Guns Are Better: Pyro's gasmask worn by Tank
  • Eye Lad: Demoman's cap and eyepatch worn by Assault
  • Bavcon: Heavy's bandolier worn by Gunner
  • Doctor Dispenser: Medic's backpack and Engineer's hardhat worn by Support
  • The Athletic Supporter: Available for every TF2 class
  • The Superfan: The Mascot's hat worn by the Scout
  • The Essential Accessories:The Mascot's wristbands, socks and shoes worn by the Scout 
 One thing I love about MNC is the cheap price, $15 for a good game is hard to come by when you're normally expected to pay upwards of $50-$60 for a new game of the same quality.  If you're interested in playing, check out the MNC store page on the Steam website. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is a new game soon to be published by Rockstar Games.  You play as a detective that is trying to solve murders in 1940's Los Angeles.  One of the reasons I'm looking forward to this game is the detail of the characters.  A new MotionScan system was used which captures an actor's facial expressions in amazing detail with 32 cameras that surround the actor completely to get every angle.

This looks awesome.