I don’t know why developers feel like they can release broken versions of games (when their budgets are up and the games cost more for us), but that’s just the way things are these days. Just patch it later, right? It’s the mantra of the industry.
Anywho, all that to say that apparently, Fallout 3 for the PS3 is a bit buggy, and Bethesda’s forums are filled with complaints about freezing games, textures that don’t load, and even more.
Hopefully they can release some kind of patch to fix this in the near future, because this game really doesn’t deserve to be spoiled. I’ve been playing it some this week and so far I’m completely enthralled. While I’m not sold on the combat, I love the style, the world and the story, and it’s been great to just dive into it. Anyone else played this yet?
Man, why must the new Prince of Persia look so enticing? I kept wanting to write this game off after the last couple, but everything I see just makes it look so good. Take this new gameplay trailer, for instance, which shows off long segments of platforming, spinning, jumping, diving, and glorious wall running. Can’t wait for this.
Welcome to a new GamerSushi feature wherein Anthony and I interview The Gaming Fortune Teller, the world’s most famous gaming prophet. He is blessed with the uncanny ability to predict gaming events before they happen. He even called the fall of the Virtual Boy, and we all know that came out of left field.
So without further ado, I present to you our recent sit-down with the Fortune Teller, who only appears once in a lunar cycle, coincidentally. Something about vaccinations. We asked him some of our more pressing questions concerning our favorite pasttime, video games.
So Nintendo has taken the time to put together a big mega list of every Nintendo game being released in 2009. This list includes both Wii and DS titles from first, second, third and every party in between. There are a surprising amount of games on there, so it’s definitely worth a look.
Now, how many of these games will be good and how many am I looking forward to? Umm… that part is a little harder to quantify. In a season where we’ve seen so many great releases and Nintendo has offered nothing, it’s hard to get excited about an Animal Crossing title in 2009 or a Dead Rising port.
But then again, I’m cynical. I do want Sin and Punishment and Super Punch Out, though.
What about you guys? Anything on the list you’d like to get your hands on for next year?
Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a game much like Star Wars: Battlefront, only in the LOTR universe that we know and love from J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s coming out in early January 2009, and features a bunch of multiplayer options to place you and some other dudes in the shoes of hobbits, elves, orcs and apparently, much bigger foes.
I got to have some hands-on time with this game at PAX, and it was pretty enjoyable even at those earlier stages. It reminded me a lot of Battlefront, and that’s never a bad thing. Check out the trailer. Anyone interested?
Sigh. Given Nintendo’s hysterical success this generation, this shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise. We all knew it would come to this. With rumors of Microsoft working on a similar device, it seems that the end is nigh for those of us that like to play games like normal people: Sony has patented a motion control device.
The device relies on ultrasonic and video signals to track its position in relation to a camera and its distance away from it. It actually seems more like a break-apart controller that can be reassembled in different formations, including a massive beating stick.
So what do you guys think? Sony just covering its bases? Or the sign that next gen is going to be super motion-tastic from more than just Nintendo?
I just started digging into User Created levels last night and after about 5 minutes, I was frantically calling Eddy to tell him how awesome it all was. Well, the good news doesn’t end there as Gamepro.com is reporting that Sony has confirmed that Media Molecule will be adding new levels and more as DLC.
Eric Fong says,
Yes, Media Molecule is continuing to add to the player experience with new levels, costumes, materials, and a host of other content.
I love what I have played so far and I look forward to more goodness from the MM crew. Have you guys played this yet?
Well, for any of you that are interested in Mirror’s Edge, you should know that a demo will be available today on PSN, and tomorrow on XBox Live Marketplace. In total, the demo is going to include a portion of the single player campaign, the entire prologue, and some basic tutorials.
I’m really excited to check this out tomorrow. I know I’ve said it before, but seeing this game in person is just a sight to behold, and I never actually got hands-on time with it at PAX, which I was totally dying for. If any of you guys play this on PSN today, be sure to drop us a line and let us know what your thoughts are.
The second Warcraft Retrospective, titled “Call to Arms” is now up on GameTrailers. This one chronicles Warcraft III and how Blizzard made a gigantic splash with the lore of its universe in Warcraft. Warcraft III is one of my favorite RTS games, so it was cool going back and watching all of this stuff.
I remember me and my friends used to get together to have big LAN parties, organizing raids and doing all kinds of nerdy things. Such great times from a great PC game. Does anyone else have any fond Warcraft or other similarly related LAN memories?
Starting last weekend, zombies began appearing in World of Warcraft, infecting all in their path with their hatred of the living and their love of tasty non-NPC flesh. Basically, anybody that came into contact with a zombie had to get a cure, or become a zombie themselves.
Hundreds of thousands were infected. It was meant to be a fun Halloween game plus a promotion for the upcoming expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. However, Blizzard had to put an end to the blight yesterday. Why, you ask? Because grumpy WoW players couldn’t have any fun, and were upset that the zombies were ruining their gameplay experience.
I guess not everyone shares my feelings that Zombies make everything better.
Call me a fool, but I actually want to play Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe when it drops on November 10th. When I first heard the idea, I thought it was maybe one of the stupidest things ever conceived by man (save for the genius behind FFVIII’s draw magic system), but once the gameplay videos started rolling in, it looked shockingly fun.
However, I still wasn’t sold on the fanboy canon, and how these things could possibly mash. Well, a new video is out that does just that. And surprisingly, it kind of works. Anyone else going to play this one?
Ah, this is a subject I could rant on for hours on end. Kotaku’s magician-writer Brian Crecente has written an editorial piece about “The Rush To Review”, asking why people get reviews for games out so fast. His main case concerns Little Big Planet, whose reviews came out two weeks ago, even though the game wasn’t fully playable (the servers STILL aren’t running).
I felt this way about GTA IV and I totally agree that this question needs to be asked more often. To me, a game that relies on user content needs to be reviewed a few weeks after the game ships, to see how the game holds up. Sure, you can review the solo stuff, and it sounds like LBP’s is still great, but don’t tell us the whole game is perfect if you don’t know.
I know, it’s pretty silly, but it made me laugh to watch this video of two parrots showing down against each other in Tom Clancy’s End War, the voice-activated RTS. When you think about it, it’s pretty remarkable that the game can recognize the commands coming out of the mouths of the parrots.
I haven’t played an RTS in a while, but the more I see, the more I’m interested in End War. Who’s grabbing it when it comes out on November 4th?
Ah, since the new season of games is upon us, I thought it was time to bring back another “Would You Rather” feature for the GamerSushi audience. The last one had such solid feedback, it seemed that this would start some good conversation as well.
In “Would You Rather’, I simply ask a series of questions, and you follow up with your responses. Give as much or as little explanation as you want with your answers.
Unless they suck. In that case, a dog will come after you with mouth-bacteria.
In a story that could only have originated from EA, Bloomberg is reporting that Peter Moore, the president of EA Sports (it’s in the game) may auction off the rights to appear on Madden to the highest bidder.
“I bet you can find 50 players that would say, `I’d pay good money,”’ Moore said. “The league does a lot of work with them to make them realize how lucky they are and a lot of them have come out of poor circumstances and they give back.”
Moore also acknowledges that there is something to aforementioned “Curse”, noting it is odd how bad things happen to the cover athletes. Did Pacman Jones ever appear on it?
What do you think, would athletes, notoriously greedy as they are, ever pay big money to be on the cover of a game that might end up placing a curse on them and possibly ending their career?
Here’s a new Gears of War 2 Dev Diary, this time going over Epic’s process of making the Gears of War series as huge blockbusters, with a wacky cast, huge score, epic action, etc. Personally, when I played the first Gears of War, I felt like I was playing Predator or Aliens, the action was so huge and the score was so cinematic. Hopefully they keep that same pace up in Gears of War 2 and then some.
For you cheaters out there who don’t want to earn anything (you know who you are), Kotaku has posted the color code to enter into Guitar Hero: World Tour to unlock every single song in the game. Back in my day, kids had to walk four miles in snow to get their cheat codes, and now you’ve got your bloggers just posting them for free!
All old man-ness aside, it’s actually pretty helpful for you guys that are going to be playing the game, I’m sure. My friends and I did this for Rock Band 2 and it made the game instantly more fun. Since doing this opens up all 84 songs to your playing enjoyment, I’m sure it’s a tempting offer. I mean, I’m lazy, so I’d probably do it, too.
Anybody going to get this game, or has already gotten it?
In continuing with its tradition of getting us ready for big releases, GameTrailers has put up a retrospective about Fallout that I found terribly interesting. I’ve actually never played the original games, but I can’t wait for new one (which releases tomorrow, incidentally), so it’s cool to go back and see the roots of the series.
Definitely worth a watch if you’re dying for the new game. Hype train- engaged!
Just like Legos, these new and creative game properties are.
Over the last few years, EA has been reinventing itself as a company. At one point it was notoriously known for the garbage of Madden and the like, but it is now trying to push forward some new IPs of its own, with things like Dead Space and Mirrors Edge.
Apparently, EA wants to continue to use this as the foundation to build the future of its business, citing other exciting creative properties like Halo, GTA, etc. As a company, they’re realizing that people are flocking to great original games (go figure), and better yet, they’re less expensive than a Madden or NCAA due to licensing.
Even though LittleBigPlanet is just now finding its way into the hands of rabid gamers like Anthony, Sackboy and his army of cuteness isn’t quite finished just yet. It’s being reported that Media Molecule is already hard at work on the sequel.
I guess Sony has really latched onto this game, which makes sense, given they don’t have much of a face for their franchise this gen as of yet. While I am curious to play the game, admittedly I wondered if it would be any fun past week one or two, once I had made my phallic level and moved on. However, I’m hearing lots of great things, and the game is tempting like a tractor beam in its pull.