April 29, 2009 § Leave a comment
This week, we have the continuation of the Mick Travis saga in the form of Britannia Hospital (1982). For video games, I will be reviewing Ninja Gaiden 2 (XBox 360).
That will be all.
April 27, 2009 § Leave a comment
As I’ve been recently tormented myself playing Ninja Gaiden 2 recently, I went to check out GiantBomb‘s Quick Look of Ninja Blade — a game that also has the word ‘ninja’ in the title, and which features ninjas in the actual game (who’d have thought?) Witness a perfect example of why QTEs are a terrible gameplay mechanic (skip to about 7 mins in).
April 26, 2009 § Leave a comment
Gavin Hood’s award winning drama is a powerful tale of redemption, set in the Soweto slums near Johannesberg, South Africa. The film focuses on the vicious, volatile ‘Tsotsi’ (literally translated as ‘thug’), a local gang leader, who unwittingly becomes the surrogate ‘mother’ of a small child after a carjacking gone wrong. Scared, frightened, Tsotsi is forced to look after the baby and to come to terms with his own upbringing and the mistakes he’s made along the way.
April 25, 2009 § Leave a comment
This is pretty interesting: LOVE is this weird, procedurally-generated mini-massively multiplayer online game; each world is populated by around 200 people, and each world can be completely terraformed, explored and fought over by the players (and AI) within.
It’s quite an ambitious concept, especially considering it’s being made entirely by one man, Eskil Steenberg, “without funding or support.” From the gameplay video (linked below), the game looks like a combination of different games and genres. From my perspective, it looks like a cross between a 3D Tower Defense game, an FPS and Darwinia (and, probably, something like Second Life or Stronghold).
April 23, 2009 § Leave a comment
Valve released the much-anticipated Survival Pack DLC for Left 4 Dead this Tuesday. Included were two Versus maps (Death Toll and Dead Air) and a new game mode called Survival, which comes with its own exclusive map, The Last Stand. Also included were some bug fixes and gameplay changes.
April 22, 2009 § Leave a comment
OutRun Online Arcade is the gaming antidote to a rainy, Sunday afternoon; it is pure unadulterated escapism, liquid joy in the form of ones and zeros. In between all the Resident Evils and Gears of Wars in this world, they simply don’t make this kind of game any more. Except they do. Because this is Sega we’re talking about here, and they’re not afraid of committing themselves to, what I’d imagine to be, months of development time, hours of endless discussions, trying to figure out which perfect shade of blue they should put in a game.
April 21, 2009 § Leave a comment