Month: June 2012

Spider Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage

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In keeping with the Spider-Man theme this week, and in anticipation of the new movie coming out, I figured it was only natural that I delve into the video game side of Spider-Man. There are a ton of Spider-Man games out there, with a few gems in the mix. The one that I loved however – and a LOT of people will disagree with me on this one – was Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage on the SNES.

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LEGO Batman 2: Dumbed Down on Vita.

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The PS Vita was deemed the “PS3 on the go”.

Then why must we constantly get lower quality titles on it than on the PS3?

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was released recently both platforms. It looks FANTASTIC on the PS3, with a huge open world that you can even fly through as Superman. You return to your bat cave to do things like buy items and features and what not, then back out to adventuring and exploring.

On the Vita, and it has been confirmed that the game does NOT feature that open-world sandbox gameplay. We, instead, get a port straight from – wait for it – the Nintendo 3DS. A totally linear, lack-luster port from a system with half the power.

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Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

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I’ve been dying to find something good to play on my Vita. It’s been a while since I’ve bought it, and there really hasn’t been a great RPG created for it, so I went into the PSN to try and find something awesome.

For RPG fans in Japan, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky has a huge following. It is celebrated as one of the great JRPG’s, and rightfully so. It never really made a splash in North America, but it’s a diamond in the rough, and definitely worth the $20 price tag.

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Sony’s E3 2012 Presentation Rundown

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Sony took the stage at 9pm EST (6pm PST) Monday night.

Typical of Sony, they opened with a huge cinematic show, featuring all of their characters and IP’s to a soundtrack of…you guessed it: Dubstep. Seems to be the popular choice this year.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Entertainment then took the stage. He started with thanks to the gamers. He thanked them for their loyalty and their dedication to the brand. He also thanked Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corp. who stood up and received a short standing ovation.

Then the show kicked into high gear.

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Nintendo’s E3 2012 Presentation Rundown

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Nintendo took the stage at 12pm EST (9am PST) with one of the most anticipated shows of E3. They not only had the Wii U system to announce, but also a surging 3DS platform and games.

Yet, somehow, they gave us the most disappointing show so far.

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Microsoft E3 2012 Rundown

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Today, at E3, Microsoft took the stage at about 12:30pm EST (9:30am PST).

They opened with a gameplay demo of HALO 4. It looks great, the gameplay looks similar to that of Halo 3 and ODST. There seems to be a new type of enemy shown as well, an orb-type foe that seems to be able to fly at the speed of light, interesting stuff. There was also some kind of fiery skull monster, looking scary and great. About 5-7 minutes of demo there, and it was pretty impressive.


Then, we got nearly 10 minutes of gameplay from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The game looks FANTASTIC! The kill system of tagging enemies is back, and implemented in a great way here. Watching the demo-er take Sam through a desert-style level and silently killing people, while using the targeting mode to kill multiple enemies at a time made…

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The E3 2012 Rundown!

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It’s almost here!

Known as “the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products”, the Electronic Entertainment Expo or “E3″ trade show kicks off June 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It’s truly one of the most exciting times of the year for any fan of gaming or the culture surrounding it!

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about it this year as the biggest names in gaming are making some big announcements. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger stories that could potentially come out of the show this year.

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