Monday, November 8, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 Box Art & Trophies Video

Gran Turismo 5 box art provided by reviewers which gives us a hint that the game is nearly ready to be released.

The following is a video showing all the trophies available in GT5.

New Call of Duty Black Ops M16 gameplay

It is a little campish but supposedly this is his second game online. Can't wait to play, looks like I'll be clocking some serious hours in Black Ops.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Gran Turismo 5 Screenshots W/ Cote d'Azur

Some more beautiful screen shots from GT5.

More info and screen shots can be found on GT5's blog here:

7 Year Old Boy Uses DS To Save Family's Life

Christopher Miszkowiec is a 7 year old boy whom not too long ago was involved in quite the car accident, when his family was driving late at night on a country road near Heathcote, Victoria, when they hit a kangaroo, crashed, and rolled multiple times until finally stopping.

Fortunately, Christopher’s father, Wayne, the 6 month old baby brother (Joseph) all survived. Meanwhile, Christopher unbuckled his own seatbelt and his 5 year old brother Dilon’s. All the while, using the light from his Nintendo 3DS to make his way around the car, leading up to freeing his unconscious mother, Kathleen.

His mom admitted to originally growing tired of her son’s constant playing of the DS, but ever since his heroic actions with thanks to Nintendo’s handheld, she has become a supporter of the device and is more than happy to give her son anything he wants.

You can find the original post here:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas Cheat System Released

Xploder has released cheat systems for over a hundred titles and the latest release to be given the Xploder treatment is Fallout: New Vegas. Players of Fallout: New Vegas who venture back to the wastelands of crumbling buildings and stumble across dusty artefacts of a once civilised society will be treated to unlimited ammo, decent weapons and ample useful items to aid them thanks to the Xploder cheat system. Xploder is a PC system that makes the cheating experience virtually seamless for the user, with full access to their database and an easy to use program. It also works with your own USB memory stick or USB hard drive and provides the Xploder "re-signer" engine which allows gamesaves to work with your 360 profile. 

Players can obtain and use available gamesaves on their consoles so they can unlock levels and stages, unlock secret/hard to find content, gain extra money, etc. Xploder enables you to access the managed online database and website which is constantly updated with new cheat gamesaves. You can also ask questions, find solutions and share cheats, gamesaves, tips and gaming news with other community members. Xploder also enables you to back-up all your saved games to your PC to free up memory on your console. Xploder works with any USB Stick/ Hard Drive as well as official Xbox Hard Drives and Memory Units. Electronic Theatre will bring you all the latest news on Fallout: New Vegas and Xploder.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fable III Isn’t Legendary - Review by Adam Najberg

Fable III is a game that promises much, but never fully delivers. Peter Molyneux’s Lionhead Studios has a game with all the elements needed to succeed – stunning graphics, a deep storyline, sympathetic characters, a hip steampunk feel and smooth gameplay. Somehow, though, the game fails to meld all those elements together.

I really wanted to like this game, which is out in stores today, but I couldn’t get myself immersed or lost in a world that offers far too many faux life choices and has a windup longer than an Ayn Rand novel.

Fable III casts you as a prince or princess in the kingdom of Albion. It’s set a half-century after Fable II. Your father, the able king and protagonist of the previous game, is long dead. Before dying, he handed the crown to your mean brother, Logan. The new king is a cruel man, and the people of this realm – in the throes of their own industrial revolution, complete with post-apocalyptic-looking, smoke-belching factories – are also in the early stages of fomenting a real revolution to topple Logan. That’s where you come in. Your mission is to shake a lot of hands, kiss a lot of babies around the kingdome, winning the support of the people and overthrowing your brother. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to keep the support of those who helped you onto the throne or go the way of Logan.

The division of the game into distinct halves – one where your hero is a revolutionary leader and the other as king – is smart and keeps you occupied. You’ll need to display both violence and smarts to be successful throughout the entire game. The good news about the lackluster development of the storyline is that you’ll have plenty of time to develop whatever you’re lacking. If you’re a bad fighter or spell-caster, you’ll have enough chances at swordplay and wolf-killing in the first half. If you’re not up on your Albion tax law, tweaking policy in the second half of the game will let you see what kind of ruler you really are.

You’re helped on your quest by your valet, Jasper, who’s delightfully voiced by John Cleese. I kept expecting him to hand me an exploding pen (a la James Bond’s Q) or to ask Manuel to make me some Paella (nod to “Fawlty Towers”). Neither happened, but it definitely adds something to the game to have Cleese’s snarky lilt along for the journey. Also on your side is adviser Walter Beck. Apart from some sword-fighting scenes and a powwow with villagers that my hero wasn’t allowed to attend, I didn’t get why I needed him. And your trusty dog is with you on the quest, always ready to fetch. He barks when he finds something useful to you somewhere in the game.

Spoiler warning: very early in the game, you see how cruel Logan is when he forces you to decide between killing your lady friend or a revolutionary leader. But it’s also the first of many moral dilemmas and social choices you’ll have to make to develop your hero’s character.

There are some nice side touches to Fable III. You can find and accumulate wealth, including gold or jewels. If clothes do make the man (or woman), you have plenty of choices of what to buy and wear in Fable III. You can wander slightly off the path the game wants you to take to interact with or engage passers-by. The game’s social aspect also lets you develop relationships with other characters.

Fable III is a clear upgrade in the last version of the role-playing game. It has a cleaner interface that’s not cluttered with menus. Choices appear as button icons on the screen with one-word memory-joggers. Instead of plowing into the game’s manual, you can generally get by with helpful tips that appear on the bottom of the screen between scenes.

Overall, though, I don’t like games that force you down a particular path. In this game, your every course is illuminated by a glowing dust trail – like emergency aisle lighting on an airplane. While it’s nice to not have to memorize locations or read a map, exploring is often half the fun of adventure and role-playing games.

You can read more of Adam Najberg's excellent review here: