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Comic Con '09 Hands-On Impressions Dragon Age: Origins
by Corey Dockendorf [ Wednesday, 29th of July 2009 - 07:23 PM ]
After a short walk from the San Diego Convention center to the Hilton Gas Lamp, I found myself standing in line to play one of the most anticipated games this year at the EA games lounge. I received some free swag (blow up sword!) to get my excitement pumped up until I walked in the double doors and made a quick left to a PC version of Dragon Age: Origins. Just my luck, a previous player had just finished and walked away, giving me the opportunity to hop in the hot seat and start from scratch. Let me start off by saying, visually this game is stunning on PC. Read More...
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Comic Con Issue #1
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 29th of July 2009 - 12:30 PM ]
Thursday: The First Official Day Earlier, I brought you what went on at the preview night of the convention as well as how it has changed quite a bit. For the worse in my opinion. But that didn't keep me or the Aggrogamer team from pressing on to the first official day of the convention. A day that I deemed EA day. A day full of games, small reveals, lounging, and a few extra after hours events. It'll make sense when you continue down. Read More...
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Street Fighter IV: Turbo Cheap Deal Edition
by Kevin [ Tuesday, 28th of July 2009 - 01:22 PM ]
Previously Mike reported on an upcoming Street Fighter 4 tournament taking place August 2nd in Rockville, Maryland. The full article can be checked out here and here. In a move that could only be referred to as awesome goodness, Gamestop is now offering the title for $19.99. The details of the deal are as such: Step 1: Add Street Fighter IV for the Xbox 360 or PS3 to your cart. Step 2: Proceed to checkout as normal and your discount will be applied at checkout! You can check it out over at their "The Deal" site. Read More...
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Comic Con '09 Hands-On Impressions of Brütal Legend
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 27th of July 2009 - 09:39 PM ]
Brütal Legend Take Two As you may have known if you follow Corey or myself on Twitter at all, you would have seen how mush the PR train was rolling at Comic Con this year. It was Huge! But it wasn't just about the free stuff they were giving out or events they were putting on. They also had an updated version of the demo for this game. They also had the game on a few more platforms for us all to take in. Not to mention the fact that they had more kiosks to play on, thus shorter lines and waiting than at E3. Read More...
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Comic Con '09 Hands-On Impressions of Dante's Inferno
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 27th of July 2009 - 05:47 PM ]
Dante's Inferno So at E3 this year, we were all given some great teases as to what to expect for Dante's Inferno from EA. All in the form of an extended trailer and a little bit of watching the designers play through a level showing off their game. No solid hands on experience, but it was still a great sight to see. But it did leave me wanting more to really get a feel for the game. Something EA was obviously waiting to let people do at Comic Con. Read More...
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The Force Unleashed Once More
by Jesse [ Sunday, 26th of July 2009 - 11:08 AM ]
September 16th of last year saw Lucasarts release the much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Right from the get-go, TFU was all about giving players a more thorough Force-wielding experience. Powers like Force Push and Force Lightning could be used in ways far beyond anything we’d ever seen before in a Star Wars game. Following the games release though, Lucasarts supported the title by creating several downloadable packages. There were two costume packs that added several new costumes for The Apprentice, as well as a number of alternate character skins. Read More...
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Next 15 Songs for The Beatles: Rock Band Announced
by Brian Bentley [ Tuesday, 21st of July 2009 - 10:08 AM ]
As you may have been able to tell from my E3 Impressions of The Beatles: Rock Band, I am a little excited for this game to arrive on September 9th.  Today, MTV Games and Harmonix gassed up the hype machine and took it for a drive around the neighborhood, releasing the next 15 songs that will be found on-disc whether the game releases.  With 25 of the 45 songs released, I'm sure that means at least 1 more teaser announcement before a full track listing will be issued.  I am definitely excited by the additions of And Your Bird Can Sing, With a Little Help from My Friends and Revolution, but will continue to hold out hope for Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) or really anything from Rubber Soul. Read More...
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Gaming As A Sport Further Legitimized
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 20th of July 2009 - 06:58 PM ]
Pro gamers' league signs big deal with Electronic Arts Another blow to your mom's nagging about how video games will never get you any where just flew onto the scene. EA and Major League Gaming have just penned and signed a new deal hooking up EA as a major sponsor for their gaming tournaments. Something that will totally draw more than their average 600,000 people they get now and 5000 to 7000 that show to the live events. Not to mention to bring some big pull with EA Sports and other franchises under their belt now being added to the list of titles to be played for cash and prizes. With the first major event starting at the end of next month. Read More...
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Everyone Is Getting A Comic Now
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 20th of July 2009 - 11:40 AM ]
EA and DC Comics Enter Nine Circles of Hell with Dante's Inferno Comic Last week there was the announcement of the God of War Comic, which just added to the number of the recent games that have had their story made into a comic or had the story expanded upon via this medium. Dead Space, inFAMOUS, and [Prototype] are just to name a few. Not even going to go into the number of anime style games that have their likenesses in comic mode. *Cough* Final Fantasy. Read More...
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The Ultimate Gaming Wishlist
by Jesse [ Thursday, 16th of July 2009 - 02:33 PM ]
Last week when I was discussing the changes I would make for the upcoming Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, I got to thinking about another annual franchise that’s due to hit store shelves soon. NHL 10 is perhaps the sports game I am most excited for this year and with a North American release date of September 15th the wait has just about two months left. Of course with so little time left until release, it means that all the little things I hope and wish for probably won’t make into the final game. But this is a wishlist and as such I can still dream about what won’t be but might be in the future. Read More...
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EA Confirms Release Date For FIFA 10
by Jesse [ Wednesday, 15th of July 2009 - 07:27 PM ]
Soccer fans have been eagerly awaiting the chance to get their hands on the latest installment of EA Sports ultra-successful football (yes I called it football, not soccer) franchise. Today it’s been made official that FIFA 10 will hit store shelves worldwide on October 2nd. FIFA 10 will be available for practically every system from home consoles to PC to handheld systems and Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch as well as other mobile phones and devices. Unfortunately for PlayStation 2 owners, this will be the final year FIFA will appear on the system which is basically a sign that you should probably go out and buy a PlayStation 3 already. A lot of focus has been centered around improving many smaller aspects of the overall gameplay including an improvement to the A. Read More...
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Release Tuesday 7-14-09
by Ben Brody [ Tuesday, 14th of July 2009 - 05:07 PM ]
Release Tuesday version 7.14.09 brings us 1 new entry into our video game libraries. NCAA Football 10 is released this Release Tuesday and it is by far the best looking NCAA Football game yet. Over 20 improvements make this years game the one to get. The ability to finally put currently-in-the-WAC Boise State in the Pac 10 with the big boys to see how well they will dominate there is now available with Custom Conferences, an ability not only for offline play but for online dynasty modes. Season Showdown and Road to Glory add a new twist to the game of football with the ability to finally feel like you are playing for your team. Over 900 new animations made it into the game and the plays are more fluid and realistic looking than ever. Read More...
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NCAA Football 10 Review
by Ben Brody [ Tuesday, 14th of July 2009 - 10:47 AM ]
Defenses be damned, offense is the name of the game in EA Sports' NCAA Football 10, their newest iteration of the NCAA football series. With all new game modes and a new presentation, it is clearly the sharpest looking of all, but is it the best? NCAA Football 10 continues the time-honored tradition of only adding just enough to get people to buy the new edition for the new year. Incorrect uniforms, dull (and often inaccurate) stadiums, boring commentary and lackluster audio plague the game, however it has always been that way. The first game I played, a rivalry game between Wisconsin and Minnesota, wasn't a very good first impression. Read More...
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Lusting For More Dante's Inferno?
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 13th of July 2009 - 06:11 PM ]
Dante's Inferno Lust We all know the meaning of Lust. We all know what is attributed to this "deadly sin" as well. When you think of it, most of the time humans will go the low brow version of this concept. Something that one of the developers at Visceral Games talks about in the below video. Another developer diary for Dante's Inferno. This go around is all about the second level of Hell, Lust. In the video, they bring up all the concepts that they had and currently are working with for this level of the game. Read More...
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Play Left4Dead 2 At San Diego Comic Con
by Brian Bentley [ Monday, 13th of July 2009 - 03:41 PM ]
Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on the release timing issue of Left4Dead 2, if you are going to San Diego Comic Con, you will want to jump on this. Valve will be showing Left4Dead 2 at Comic Con, as well as make it playable. At E3 they showed us "The Parish." This time around they plan on demonstrating a new campaign ("Swamp Fever") along with some never-before-seen items. After seeing Left4Dead 2 at E3 and going hands-on, I am already extremely hyped on the game and encourage everyone at SDCC to stop by the EA Gaming Lounge in the Gaslamp Hotel and try it out. If for nothing else, get your hands on some melee weapons and hack up some zombies. Read More...
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