Archive for January, 2009

Red Faction Guerilla: Look who’s laughing now

January 31, 2009

Yesterday Game Trailers posted a world exclusive trailer for Red Faction: Guerilla, a third person action game set to release in Q2 of 2009. Some might recall last year when early screenshots of the game were released only to be mocked and laughed at. Well it seems THQ and Volition may be the ones laughing now. (more…)

1UP Yours returns with a new name

January 31, 2009

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Last week I posted my thoughts on the now defunct 1UP Yours podcast. Well it appears that the new podcast, hosted by Garnett Lee, is ready to carry the torch. The aptly named Listen UP is now available through the same RSS feeds that 1UP Yours used. You can also download the podcast directly from the old 1UP Yours podcast page.

Thankfully the show seems to have retained the same sense of camaraderie that made 1UP Yours so great. Welcome back guys.

Young man, here’s some pricey GTA IV DLC

January 30, 2009
Meet Johnny.

Meet Johnny.

If overpriced DLC is your thing, Game Trailers has a new video for GTA IV’s upcoming expansion The Lost and the Damned. It spotlights a biker named Johnny who, if I’m not mistaken, was one of the members of the Village People.

The trailer sees Johnny cruising around on his bike, performing Y.M.C.A., and generally doing some bad voicework narrating the trailer.

Sticking to its Punch Out roots

January 30, 2009

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You know the really lame looking Ready 2 Rumble game hitting the Wii on some date I don’t care about? Yeah, forget that one in favor of the OG of crazy boxing games, Punch Out!! As you might have noticed in the recent release list, it’s heading to Wii in the first half of this year, so start putting away some money in your piggy bank.

Nintendo hasn’t let out much information on the game, but speculation is always a fun thing to do so let’s look at what Punch Out!! should be. Thankfully, Nintendo opted against getting too “new” with it, sporting the classic behind-the-back view of Little Mac facing off against oversized, extremely stereotyped, boxers – it’s fucking great.

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Nintendo ’09 release dates, US gets shafted

January 30, 2009
Hey you, do something.

Hey you, do something.

Nintendo finally revealed a good portion of their 2009 release dates, and ’09 is looking to be pretty damn good for all regions. I will say this though, NOA is pissing me right the hell off. I’m not entirely sure what the group over there is doing, but it might involve the act if ramming their thumbs up their own asses.

Before we talk about what just pushed me over the edge, let’s take a look back at 2008. In case you don’t remember, Wii content was bone dry in the last half of the year. Meanwhile, Nintendo of America sat on two games that the core would enjoy, one of which was already fucking localized. That’s right, it was completely localized and ready to go. That game would be Disaster: Day of Crisis.

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Muramasa finds date in Japan, now looking for US hookup

January 30, 2009
Bad. Ass.

Bad. Ass.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is one of the most visually impressive games this generation across all consoles. That’s a bit shocking because it’s a Wii game after all, but I suspect other 2D fans might side with me. The game is just fucking gorgeous.

Thankfully, Muramasa finally got tagged with a release date of April 9 in Japan. With that release date out of the way, it’s only a matter of time before we learn when this bad boy heads stateside.

Admittedly, I’m a little concerned about constant attack-attack-attack gameplay getting stale, but hopefully there’s enough variety to keep it interesting. I’ll pick it up either way, however, just to stare at the damn game in awe.

New Blood Bowl trailer, now with 100 percent more gameplay

January 30, 2009

In an attempt to become Blood Bowl headquarters, here’s another video of the damn game. Get this though, there’s some actual gameplay. I gotta admit, in the past week, Blood Bowl went from being completely out of my mind, to one of my most wanted titles.

It looks like it’s going to bring fun back to sports games. The other day while having a discussion on games, Michael brought up the fact that there seem to be no odd over-the-top sports titles like Blood Bowl anymore. Thinking about it, he’s right. That pretty much sucks, too, because they are the best kind in my mind.

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Sony, Nintendo stocks drop

January 30, 2009

The good news couldn’t last forever with Nintendo, as they lowered forecasts for DS and Wii sales, and in turn, were hit hard at the stocks seeing a 12.5 percent decrease. Sony saw a drop of 6.7, too.

I doubt if Nintendo is crying too much over this news, but it certainly would prefer it not happen. As for Sony, well, this really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise these days.

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New MadWorld trailer in ESPN-like fashion

January 30, 2009

The guys over at Platinum Games put together a nice little teaser for their upcoming Wii title, MadWorld. With the whole game revolving around lead character Jack being a part of a death game (think The Running Man), the latest trailer mocks cliche sportscasters, and gives a nice new preview of the game. Check it out in high quality for better picture.

Bat Ears of War: Arkham Asylum

January 30, 2009

I want to get excited for Batman: Arkham Asylum. I really do, but I just can’t – not even with the latest trailer. It’s not that it looks like a bad game, but it just looks like another Unreal Engine game, complete with big, bulky bodies and very likely a significant amount of texture pop-in.

So while it doesn’t look bad, it doesn’t look particularly exciting either. This is actually a bit of a disappointment, too. While I’m not a big comic book reader, I really enjoyed the latest Batman movie.