Saturday, March 8

New Condemned Screenshots

After what seemed like an eternity Condemned 2:bloodshot will finally be hitting store shelves next week, on Tuesday. The first game was pretty fun, beating hobos with lead pipes, taking blood samples and dusting for finger prints CSI style made the first Condemned an unique experience. I really hope it lives up to my expectations.

New Condemned screenshots after the break.



Retro Review: Sub Terrania

Holy cow B&W'ers! Can you believe it? I've actually done another Retro Review! This time I sat down with my good old Sega Genesis and popped in Sub Terrania from Zyrinx.

How should I describe Sub Terrania? Well, the back of the game's box says this;

"Aliens have invaded a vital subterranean mining colony. Fly a prototype fighter through impossible caverns to rescue miners and blast the aliens into the darkest pits of space."

That pretty much covers the basics, but let's dig deeper and elaborate after the break.

Sub Terrania is chopped up into missions revolving around the basic idea that the aliens are mad at you and the humans wanna be rescued. At the beginning of each mission there's a mission briefing telling you about all of your objectives which usually involve you solving some puzzle that opens up an area for you to acquire a certain pick-up or to save a couple humans by landing your ship next to them and allowing them to board the ship.

The controls are pretty easy to pick up on, but touchy at times. You have a forward thrust by pressing the B button and you control your direction with the left, right, and up directional buttons. The down directional button uses a reverse thrust. The whole movement of the ship is very well done, yet something about it feels off, for instance the controls are perfect for zooming across the map, but far too sensitive for the battling part of the game.

The A button changes your weapons which there's a couple that I found, mainly missiles with a limited use and an infinite machine gun styled attack. After you have the weapon you want to use selected the C button will fire it and cause imminent destruction to those whom oppose you.

Everything in Sub Terrania looks great, smooth, crisp and clean. There's not much too bad to say about the graphics, except maybe a little nit pick about the humans. All they do is run around on the ground as itty bitty shadows that don't have any distinguishable features about them. That was about all that bothered me about the style of the game.

As for enemies go, during my playtime I saw that there were definitely enough enemies to keep the fighting interesting and varied, and plenty of hidden areas with extra lives and pick-ups to make sure the levels aren't just getting from point A to point B.

The music, which is done by Jesper Kyd the award winning composer for IO Interactive's Hitman series, fits the game well and sounds pretty good with an impressive range of sounds. However, the music gets boring and repetitive quickly and is easily blocked out and forgotten.

In the end Sub Terrania is fun, yet forgettable. If you find yourself in a situation where you either have a chance to try it out, or pick it up for a couple bucks at a flea market; I say go for it. It's definitely worth your time at least once.

Sound: 6/10
Graphics: 7/10
Controls: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10
Replay Ability: 5/10

Overall Score: 7/10



Friday, March 7

The Family That Plays Togther....

What's that son? Someone stole your Xbox game? Well, let's not get irrational, we can handle this like adults. Now grab that baseball bat son, we're going to "discuss" this with that dirty rotten thief....

At least that's how I imagined the conversation between a father, Micheal Malta and his son, Anthony Malta right before they assaulted another father/son combo in West Haverstraw, NY leaving the victims with injuries to their heads, arms, and legs. Now that's what I call a beat down.

It's funny when teenagers fight over video games because then the media will claim that if their parents mediated their gameplay time better, or that video games corrupt youth no matter what, but it's even funnier when a parent helps his son beat the crap out of another father and son over a video game. What now media? What do you have to say to that?

I can't help but wonder what Xbox game it was that got them so worked up...

Read the original article here.



Gamer Discussion

Hidey Ho there B&W'ers, I figured we could start this Friday morning off with a reader/writer discussion! Let's continue this after the break so as to not distract from the gaming news.

The question posed today is What Game Has You Drooling Right Now? It could be a super retro game that you've recently seen a review of somewhere, or maybe a Ps2 or Xbox, or even Gamecube game that you remembered always wanting to try.

Of course it could also be a brand spankin' new one like Army of Two. I think you're getting the idea. Out of aaaalll the games in the world, what one do you want the most right now?

For me I've had the incredible craving for Folklore on the Ps3. I played the demo months ago and saw the reviews and just dismissed it, but now I've been wanting it more and more. Then again, what I want even more than Folklore is the DualShock 3 controller, but that's not really a game now is it?

So readers, what game or gaming peripheral is it that you're drooling over right now?



Thursday, March 6

Microsoft Adopting Blu-Ray?

With Microsoft's HD-DVD format 6 feet under, many are speculating about the possibility of a Blu-Ray drive on the 360.

In a recent article by the Financial Times, Stan Glasgow, President of Sony Electronics, reportedly stated that Microsoft and Sony are in talks about Microsoft adopting Blu-Ray. What could this mean? Maybe Microsoft is finally going to develop an external Blu-Ray drive for the 360, or this could mean proper Blu-Ray support for Microsoft's latest shovelware....erm....operating system, Windows Vista.

Financial Times Article After the break.

Sony is in talks with console rival Microsoft about offering a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, according to a senior executive.

The Japanese electronics maker has until now touted Blu-ray as an advantage its PlayStation 3 holds over Microsoft’s console. Microsoft has backed Toshiba’s HD-DVD format and offered an HD-DVD drive that can be plugged into the 360.

But after Sony’s victory last month in the high-definition DVD format war, Stan Glasgow, Sony Electronics US president, said the two sides were now talking about Microsoft adopting Blu-ray.

A Blu-ray drive in a 360 would make Microsoft more competitive with the PS3, but it would also mean extra revenues for Sony’s electronics division. It would also add further cost to the 360, meaning a premium edition of the console could be necessary.

A Blu-ray drive could be incorporated in its top-of-the-range Elite Xbox, or Microsoft could again offer a drive as a plug-in peripheral.

Mr Glasgow, speaking at a media dinner, added that discussions were also taking place with Apple, which has not offered Blu-ray drives on any of its computers so far and has focused on digital media via downloads and streaming through devices such as its Apple TV.

The Sony president said he did not believe Blu-ray would be overtaken by high-definition content becoming available over the internet. Bandwidth limitations meant it was still available to only a few, he said, and consumers favoured disks they could own.

“Downloading will build over time, but this will be over a period of years,” he said.

Microsoft declined to confirm any talks, saying: ”We have made no such announcement. Games are what are driving consumers to purchase game consoles and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available.”

On Blu-ray pricing, Mr Glasgow expects prices of players to drop to as low as $299 by the end of the year. They currently cost $399 and higher. He feels the price of a player could fall to about $200 by the end of 2009.

The prices of Blu-ray players are not expected to fall as precipitously as they did with regular DVD players. The Blu-ray Association, the group controlling the standard, has yet to license it to Chinese manufacturers, who would be expected to drive down prices.



The Orange Box games To be sold separately

Do you feel like screwing yourself out of a good deal? Have you ever woken up and said "Gee, this day is going to be made of fail, and I think I'll help it along." Well, I have news for you!

Valve has confirmed that the individually boxed Orange Box games will be released on April 9th. The separate SKUs, that will be released worldwide, include the first person puzzle game portal, cell shaded multi player frag fest Team Fortress 2, and both Half Life Episode 1 & 2. Though Valve made no comment on pricing for the games, retailers list portal for $19.99 and the others for $29.99.



Prepare to Be Damned

The newest game to be revealed from Codemaster's Blue Omega Entertainment is a shooter for the PC, Ps3, and the 360 by the name of Damnation with a modern-western feel to it, at least that's what the screen shots seem to be showing us.

Codemasters is using the Unreal 3 engine and says they'll bring us a "shooter gone verticle" with expansive levels that could take upwards of 3 hours to beat. I think that could be a record in shooter history, someone check that for me.

As of right now there's not too many details, but we'll be sure to update you all once there is, check out opinions and screens after the break.

You can view all four of the screenshots over at IGN if you so wish. Which you should because they look pretty awesome, and if the one at the top of this page depicts what we as players can do, then I look forward to hanging from a wire as I shoot my enemies to a bloody pulp.

Oh yeah one final note, there's a screenshot over at IGN that has a person on a motorcycle riding horizontally on a wall while shooting down her opposer at the same time. I need to get me a girl like that.



Wednesday, March 5

Disgaea On the DS Confirmed

Really not much to say here, but the latest issue of Famitsu magazine has Nippon Ichi confirming that a Disgaea game will be coming to the Nintendo DS and will be titled (roughly translated title) Disgaea DS: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon.

That's all she wrote folks, there's no screens, no press release info, no shocking gameplay change updates. Just a title and a little bit of optimism.



Zack and Wiki Get Flashed

Over at Nintendo's web page for their Wii game Zack and Wiki, they've got an online flash demo. They're a little slow on this one, putting the demo up 5 months after the full-version of the game was released, but better late then never right?

You can check out the demo at their site here. Once the site loads, click on the Gameplay tab at the top, then "Play A Demo Level!".

Zack and Wiki is a clever, funny, puzzle game for the Wii and if you're a Wii owner and you haven't at least tried Zack and Wiki, you're missing out. The flash demo should push some skeptics over the edge and hopefully encourage them to purchase the game.

The full version features use of the Wiimote (of course), more involved puzzles, and Wiki actually does stuff. Rather then sit there and look pretty.

As for the flash demo, it's semi-frustrating. It took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to do, and I felt pretty proud of myself once I got it. Opening a door has never been so exciting.



Burnout Paradise Patch v1.2 On It's Way

Criterion Games already has a biiiig patch in store for Burnout Paradise that'll fix all sorts of problems in the game (even though there weren't that many to begin with), which we should be getting...when? Well, right now all we know from the main site is that it's "nearly done". Patch Notes after the break.

Burnout Paradise v1.2 Patch Notes

The Top 10 problems reported by you have been fixed, these are:

* PS3 game can crash when a player is taken down and the player that has performed the Takedown leaves the game.
* The game indefinitely displays "Connecting to Paradise City Servers" if it's having problems pinging the rebroadcast server.
* Disconnecting the controller before a race begines can mean that race timings can be manipulated with players who didn't cross the line first being awarded the win
* Repeatedly joining and leaving a game with 8 players can cause the game to hang.
* Hammering the A (360) or X (PS3) after unlocking a car can cause the game to hang.
* East Crawford and Watt St achievements can not be achieved if the player goes online and sets road rules before attempting them.
* Audio distortion when using 5.1 / DTS and looking rearwards.
* Enhanced 360 streaming performance stops instances where the game seems to pause for a second or so.
* Total time driven in player stats would stick at 145 hours :)
* VoIP connection problems with 8 player games.

Game experience enhancements

* We're going to be running road rule timers in all events and online challenges.
* Tuning Online Takedown logic & physical behaviour to iron out instances where it doesn't feel fair.
* Increase online race timer timeout so players have a greater chance of finishing the race.
* Fix drifting bug when drifting and boosting there wasn't any real control on the brake so players would grind around the walls of the corners. Getting better control.
* Boost fix, stabbing the boost has too much of a jerky behaviour in the car handling.
* Surround sound fix
* Centre speaker was 4dB louder, ruining the mix and the speech has now been positioned correctly.
* Tweak Marked Man gameplay AI, was easy to exploit by driving in reverse.
* Increase the # of search results returned for online games.
* Increase Picture Paradise timer so it doesn't kick in so quickly.

Other high priority issues being fixed

* Some online race start points face the players in the wrong direction
* Instances where Barrel rolls were not registering correctly in Stunt Run
* Instances in Stunt Run where players would crash but not wreck & score multipliers by driving away
* Fixed instances where the counting of Boost Chains would drop out
* Some instances where Revenge Rivalries desync & don't get fixed until players are updated online.
* Some instance where the Host couldn't change the game access if the game was created through an invite.
* Achievements, Awards and Challenges numbers sometimes not updated if the player didn't leave the game cleanly
* Online challenge issues where the challenge couldn't be completed if it was started at the exact time that a player left the game.
* Incorrect rivalry updates when European players played against English or Japanese players. Online connection issues
* Force timeout if the 360 gets stuck on "Connecting to Paradise City Servers"
* NAT error
* Rich presence on 360 didn't change correctly when there is a change in the game parameters.
* Instances where Friends were not being displayed on the mini map.




Tuesday, March 4

Turok Marked up already?

Damn, Turok was just released and they are already slashing prices. Amazon has Turok listed for only $39.99, and if that wasn't enough of a bargain, they are throwing in a free copy the game's strategy guide. The guide is a nice incentive to get the game, but it troubles me that this game has had its price slashed so soon. Though the game scored an average review of 6.9, it certainly doesn't deserve to be marked up so soon.



D&D's Ultimite Dungeon Master Has Passed Away

The father of D&D, Gary Gygax, aged 69, passed away this morning at age his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin after being in poor health for a length of time, suffering from multiple strokes and a near fatal heart attack.

This is very sad news for the D&D community, and all of us nerds as well. I know I'm pretty bummed about it.

There's not much to say really, except for....I guess Gary rolled a 1 on his saving roll...




Uber-box gets Blu-Ray Finally

Last year SE2 Labs unveiled the "ITC One" media center, a $25,000 monster that features an Xbox360, wii, HD PVR, digital amplifiers, surround-sound processor, touch screen, and an ipod dock. The only thing missing from this uber-box until recently was a Blu-Ray player. After neglecting to include the obvious choice for a Blu-Ray player(*cough*Ps3*cough*), SE2 Labs has finally decided to support Sony's hi def format, but not its console.

All in all this thing looks like a solid deal, it may have a hefty price tag, but then you could be paying up to $17,000 for a Blu-ray player. Its a shame they couldn't squeeze a robot that makes Ramen onto it somewhere...



Monday, March 3

Phil Harrison Now Leader of Infogrames

In a follow-up to a bit of news a couple weeks ago that both ryizzel and I bombed on writing about, Phil Harrison, previously head of SCEA (Sony for all of you acronym-deficient readers out there) is now the President of Atari's Infogrames.

Yes sir, we totally forgot to update all of you about Phil Harrison leaving Sony after fifteen years of working solely for Sony. Sorry guys.

Now that he's got his fancy new job with a company that hasn't produced a game since 2005, I'm sure he's very very proud of his decision. Even if I think he's completely batty for making that transition.



The Dark Defender Pixelized

One of my favorite shows, Dexter, a Showtime original about a serial killer who kills murderers (how bad ass is that) is going to be getting it's own video game.

Not too many details as of now besides knowing that Marc Ecko Entertainment will be developing the game while working closely with Showtime.

Dexter has plenty of elements that would make a great video game, a tight story, fun ways to kill and torture people (always a plus), and an awesome character set. To top it all off Marc Ecko Entertainment is a pretty nifty developing team.

However it's still a game based off a television show, and I'm hesitant to get my hopes up for this one. Please prove me wrong Marc Ecko, I reaaaallly love Dexter.



Sunday, March 2

TF2 Update Released

On Thursday, Valve released an update to Team Fortress 2, which addresses some class balancing issues and adds several new features. Also added was Tournament Mode, along with a win/loss tracking and a team creation UI. Valve has also made searching for custom games is now easier, thanks to the feature added that allows players to search for custom games via tag filtering.

Added "Custom" tab to the server browser

* Servers can now specify metatags describing the custom rules they've adopted
* Players can use tag filtering to find servers running the custom rules they want to play
* Added options for servers who want to become custom games: Disable critical hits (tf_weapon_criticals), eliminate respawn times (mp_disable_respawn_times), and raise maxplayers above 24

Initial release of Tournament mode (mp_tournament)

* UI for handling team naming, ready mode, and win results
* Disables team player limits, autobalancing, and intermission

Class balancing

* Reduced Soldier's maximum rocket reserve ammo from 36 to 16
* Reduced Demoman's maximum sticky bomb reserve ammo from 30 to 16
* Reduced Demoman's maximum grenade launcher reserve ammo from 40 to 24


* Added protection against voice command spamming. Dramatic reduction in teleporters needed
* Fixed mp_timelimit ending the map during the middle of a round on maps like Dustbowl and GravelPit
* Fixed "lastdisguise" command not remembering if you were disguised as your own team
* Added "Toggle Disguise Team" binding in Options->Keyboard to toggle the disguise team for the Spy's PDA
* Changed PDA menus to accept keys bound to "slot1", "slot2", etc., and "slot10" cancels
* Fixed Spectator targetID not using team colors
* Changed team autobalance code to not balance the teams when the active round timer shows less than 60 seconds
* Fixed "-maxplayers" on the command line not correctly setting the maxplayers value for the server
* Fixed Badlands never having Sudden Death triggered
* Fixed Engineer being able to detonate buildings that are being sapped
* Changed Engineer buildings to detonate when a player disconnects instead of blinking out
* Fixed potential client crash for players being healed by a Medic or dispenser
* Made several improvements to server-side stat reporting (not related to individual player stats)



Week 1 of the March Game Releases

Here we go, the first week of March and all the great (or not so great) games that you'll be spending all your hard earned money on. We've got some good ones this week including God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP and Army of Two for Ps3 and 360.

To read up on all of the releases this week simply click on "Read More" and let your heart flutter with the gaming glory, and remember our pick of the week is found at the bottom of each list.

Nintendo DS

Out of all of the systems, the Nintendo DS is tied with the PC for getting the most additions to the family, they've each got 9 new titles to add to their library. Here's the list of DS games and the days they're coming out on, looks like the blunt of them will be rushing in on the 4th.

Let's Ride: Friends Forever - March 3rd, 2008. A nice little horse care-taking sim from THQ. Now you can obsess over that pony that your parents never got you.

Chicken Hunter - March 4th, 2008. The title makes it seem so non-child friendly, but I swear it is. Your mission in this game from Mumbo Jumbo is to stop all the chickens during their crazy antics. Sounds like an Ape Escape mimic to me.

Imagine Figure Skater - March 4th, 2008. One of the "games for girls" that Ubisoft is trying out. In this one you take management of a figure skater and divvy up her time between schooling, training, and leisure time to hopefully become the best figure skater in the world.

Petz Bunny - March 4th, 2008. Yes, it's another adorable animal sim game from Ubisoft from it's Petz series. This time bunny rabbits. Shhhh, I'm wabbit hunting. *note, you do not hunt the rabbits*

Pet Store - March 4th, 2008. First Petz Bunny, now this one also from Ubisoft. One more animal sim this week, just getting flooded with them aren't we? Well, this one isn't species specific as you can "care for a variety of pets" in Pet Store.

Ninja Reflex - March 4th, 2008. Take on a series of martial arts challenges in this reflex-testing game by competing against your sensei or in multiplayer sessions in this one from EA that's also coming out for the Wii.

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery - March 4th, 2008. Explore the world in this 18th century sim from Ubisoft. Essentially it's Civilization, without the fun.

Eco Creatures: Save the Forest - March 4th, 2008. Control the cutesy animal filled ecology in this adventure-management game from Majesco Games.


Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer - March 4th, 2008. Coming to us straight from Japan, Sega's re-hashed this game that was originally released on the Super Nintendo. It's a classic turn-based, role-playing game and came with plenty of screen shots throughout it's media lifespan. We picked this one because we are always glad to see a remake of a classic game, especially an RPG one.


The PC game release slate for this week tied with the mighty Nintendo DS at 9 games each, and here's the PC line-up, there's actually a few good ones in there this week.

Galactic Command: Echo Squad - March 3rd, 2008. A space combat sim from GamersGate, pilot your spaceship as you explore levels and blow crap up.

Tom Clancy's Chronicles - March 3rd, 2008. Joining in on the "sell more of the same game by putting them in convenient cost-efficient box sets" Ubisoft presents us with Tom Clancy's Chronicles which includes Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six 3: Raven's Shield.

Field Ops - March 3rd, 2008. This one's definitely interesting. It's a war game from Atari that brags up the player's ability to switch between RTS and FPS play modes any time they want.

Stranger - March 3rd, 2008. Your basic fantasy RTS coming to you from Fireglow, take control of a variety of fantasy characters and fight through the light and dark sides of the realms.

Mysteryville 2 - March 3rd, 2008. Return to Mysteryville in the sequel to the original puzzle game from Activision. Now with more mysteries and clues to find in this hidden object game.

Arctic Stud Poker Run - March 3rd, 2008. When I think Poker, I think hectic races and devious tricks. What, you don't? Well now you will, in this game from Got Game Entertainment you have to race around and screw your enemies up as you attempt to assemble the best poker hand you can.

Imperium Romanum - March 4th, 2008. Take on the role of a Roman emperor and lead your country to wealth in this historic RTS from SouthPeak Interactive.

Legends of Norrath: Inquisitor - March 7th, 2008.
The third installment in the online card battling game based on the Everquest world. Sony thought this one up, have fun losing your social life.


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm - March 4th, 2008.

The third standalone expansion to Warhammer 40k published by THQ and developed by Iron Lore Entertainment up until a few days ago when they shut down, it was finished up by Relic. This one got our pick simply because standalone expansions to awesome games are cool as hell, and this is one hell of a game, we highly suggest this one.

Xbox 360

Hitting 3rd place in game releases with only 4 games, and only one of them being 360 exclusive.

Though of the 4 that are being released, three of them are good and definitely worth a play-through.

Major League Baseball 2K8 - March 3rd, 2008. Baseball game from 2K Sports. My prediction? MLB '08: The Show will destroy it on all consoles, but since MLB '08: The Show isn't coming for the 360, MLB 2K8 found a safe home on the 360.

Bully: Scholarship Edition - March 4th, 2008.
Rockstar Games brings you the same game that you've played before in Bully, and with added content. If you didn't play Bully before, now might be a good chance to try it out.

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil - March 5th, 2008. In complete cell-shaded joy Capcom brings us the only 360 exclusive coming out this week. It's a Sci-Fi FPS and looks to be a little cartoony and zany, fun for the family. If dealing out death is fun for the family.


Army of Two - March 4th, 2008. EA is giving us what looks to be one of the best co-op shooters coming for the next-gen (now current gen) systems. This game is pretty much meant to be played with a friend, as all the cool things come from utilizing all the co-op abilities. Stopping up bullet holes with a tampon For the Win.

Nintendo Wii

Unlike Nintendo's DS, the Wii only has 3 games this week. I guess they were focusing too hard on the portable simulation games (holy crap there's a lot of them).

Ninja Reflex - March 4th, 2008. Take on a series of martial arts challenges in this reflex-testing game by competing against your sensei or in multiplayer sessions in this one from EA that's also coming out for the DS.

Major League Baseball 2K8 - March 3rd, 2008.
Pretty much the best MLB game the Wii will see, unless you count WiiSports' baseball game, which is damned fun. What can I say? 2K Sports knows what they're doing. Though MLB 2K8 will be great for all of you baseball enthusiasts out there.


Bully: Scholarship Edition - March 4th, 2008. Like I mentioned before in the 360 section, this version of Bully brings the original back with all new content. So all you big fans of Bully, you'll love it. Also, this version should bring in a bunch of new fans who didn't get to play the original.

Playstation Portable (PSP)

It's a good week for PSP, even if two of the three games are multi-platform baseball games. The third one is what makes up for it all, not surprisingly it's also our pick of the week.

MLB '08: The Show - March 4th, 2008. Sony's bringing you this one personally to all of their current systems (PSP, Ps2, Ps3), and if you're looking for a baseball game this is going to be your best bet. Go for it on any of the Sony consoles. You wont be disappointed.

Major League Baseball 2K8 - March 3rd, 2008. One of the two baseball games being released this week, and really if you're given the choice between this one and MLB '08: The Show they're both great games. Go for The Show if you can though, I have a feeling that one is the better of the two, even if 2K Sports has more experience.


God of War: Chains of Olympus - March 4th, 2008. This one was a no-brainer. Not that we don't like sports games, just we like Kratos and his deliciously demented God murdering more. A hack and slash in it's finest, if the Ps2's God of War one and two show anything, Ready At Dawn know what they're doing when it comes to a great and fulfilling action/adventure game.

Playstation 3
Not much to show here on the Ps3 this week, the two baseball games that are being circulated virtually everywhere else and Army of Two that was also for the 360. Hmm, I wonder what our pick will be?

MLB '08: The Show - March 4th, 2008. Sony's bringing you this one personally to all of their current systems (PSP, Ps2, Ps3), and if you're looking for a baseball game this is going to be your best bet. Go for it on any of the Sony consoles. You wont be disappointed.

Major League Baseball 2K8 - March 3rd, 2008. One of the two baseball games being released this week, and really if you're given the choice between this one and MLB '08: The Show they're both great games. Go for The Show if you can though, I have a feeling that one is the better of the two, even if 2K Sports has more experience.


Army of Two - March 4th, 2008. EA is giving us what looks to be one of the best co-op shooters coming for the next-gen (now current gen) systems. This game is pretty much meant to be played with a friend, as all the cool things come from utilizing all the co-op abilities. Stopping up bullet holes with a tampon For the Win. (Yeah I know I just copied the text from the 360 part, but it's essentially the same. Shoosh, I'm tired.)

Playstation 2

Playstation 2, the same two MLB games and one other. Simple, and brilliant. I think the Ps2 has got to be one of my favorite consoles of all time, but that will never make me biased (damn you haters for not letting me say that without getting thrashed). Anyways, here's this week's line-up.

MLB '08: The Show - March 4th, 2008. Sony's bringing you this one personally to all of their current systems (PSP, Ps2, Ps3), and if you're looking for a baseball game this is going to be your best bet. Go for it on any of the Sony consoles. You wont be disappointed.

Major League Baseball 2K8 - March 3rd, 2008. One of the two baseball games being released this week, and really if you're given the choice between this one and MLB '08: The Show they're both great games. Go for The Show if you can though, I have a feeling that one is the better of the two, even if 2K Sports has more experience.


Silent Hill: Origins - March 4th, 2008. I love the Silent Hill series, they've always scared the crap out of me. Haha, I remember this one time I was playing Silent Hill 4: The Room with the lights out. Well, I wont tell the story but let me tell you what, if you're already afraid of the dark....don't do what I did. At any rate this is a great way to extend the life of the Ps2, bring in a PSP port and put it on a home console.

At last I've reached the end of the releases for this week. It looks to be a fairly eventful week with a good amount of flow of games coming in. Of course it would be optimized if you had aaallll of the systems, but we know how hard that is. Still, I'm digressing, I complain, but I'm glad that Army of Two is finally out, not to mention Silent Hill: Origins. Haha, and who can forget God of War: Chains of Olympus. Yes sir, I've got even more games on my to-get-list now.

Happy gaming guys.