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AggroReview: Star Trek Online
by Binh Nguyen [ Monday, 8th of March 2010 - 06:51 PM ]
Binh and Corey record the first ever AggroReview for Cryptic (which we forgot to mention...Sorry Cryptic) Star Trek Online. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with the newly released MMO. Please leave your questions, comments and concerns and thanks for listening to AggroReview*note* if you do not see the player at first give it a minute and it will appear. Read More...
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Review: BioShock 2
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Friday, 5th of March 2010 - 08:49 PM ]
The time has finally come for us all to head back into Rapture and see what has transpired since the fall of Andrew Ryan and get some questions answered. Is the city still standing up well? Have the splicers died off? What happened to those pesky ADAM filled Little Sisters? All kinds of questions that we were left to wonder when escaping from the underwater city in the first BioShock. The Story: Picking up almost ten years after Jack escaped from Rapture, BioShock 2 starts you out in a similar WTF moment forcing the start of the game. You just kind of wake up as a Big Daddy and have only clouded memories on what the hell is going on. Read More...
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Big Daddy Got Wood!
by Binh Nguyen [ Friday, 26th of February 2010 - 10:34 PM ]
Ever been so obsessed with a game or character that you needed to draw them or have it everywhere? Myself, I have anime, Super Sentai stuff on my PC, PSP Go, toys (or in Mike's case, dolls), etc. Well this Japanese man takes things to a whole new level as he takes the time to carve out a nearly life size wooden statue of Big Daddy from BioShock. In this nearly ten minute video, you will see how much detail this Japanese Jason took to create Big Daddy. I could not imagine how long it probably took him to finish the project, but needless to say it is worth a watch. Read More...
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Fable 3's BIG... Let Down
by Corey Dockendorf [ Friday, 12th of February 2010 - 10:49 PM ]
Today was the first day of the X10 conference in San Fransisco. X10 is an invite only event at the Terra Station in San Fransisco, where Microsoft gets to show off all things XBox 360. From game releases and announcements to add-ons and hardware. One of the long awaited announcements today was Peter Molyneux's Fable 3 presentation. Earlier in the week Molyneux, in an interview with Game Reactor he said "There’s some very, very big things happening in Fable. Bigger than you think, and it’s going to really going to upset people. Read More...
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Got BioShock 2 Question? We Might Have Answers.
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 8th of February 2010 - 06:59 PM ]
So on Friday (2/5/10) the people who are bringing us BioShock 2 and who helped in porting BioShock over to the PS3, held a nice round of "answer some submitted BioShock 2 questions." A nice game that I was able to sit in on and have some questions answered. For you, our readers, as well as for my personal needs. We all know I can be needy now and then. Here is my understanding of what the guys were trying to get across while answering all of our needy questions. Read More...
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Get All Cuddly With Big Daddy
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 8th of February 2010 - 02:47 PM ]
We've seen the BioShock 2 Launch Trailer or seen the ending that teased the sequel oh so long ago. In these trailers you may have spotted something that the Little Sister was carrying around. A nice little plush doll, made from random junk from Rapture, fashioned to look just like her Big Daddy savior. If you haven't seen it, then watch one of those videos and you will understand what I am talking about. Getting back on track, NECA has decided to add that plush doll from the game to their list of licensed BioShock 2 merchandise. Read More...
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Brave Arms: The Facebook FPS
by Kevin [ Friday, 5th of February 2010 - 10:57 PM ]
3G Studios just announced that they would be crafting a first person "social shooter" for Facebook, arguably the most popular social networking site on the net. It seemed like this was in the making, the idea of a Facebook as a platform for more robust content (i.e. something a little more in-depth than say Farmville or Mafia Wars). As more and more companies seek to establish a presence on sites like Facebook, like EA staking their claim for instance by picking up Playfish, this seemed like a natural progression. So what does 3G Studios have in mind? Read More...
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BioShock 2 Says We Will Be Reborn
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 3rd of February 2010 - 04:48 PM ]
It almost seems like it has been ages since the first BioShock came out and rocked the gaming world and Survival Horror and FPS genres. With deep intriguing story and creepy as fuck visuals and audio. All wrapping up into what seemed like a nice ending to it all. Well at least if you didn't see the continuation video that did more than just tease BioShock 2. Then after that, we had to wait almost two more years to get the sequel we fans were all hoping for. Which, here we sit a mere week away from that day. Read More...
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BioShock 2 Shows Us How To Use The Scout Plasmid
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 27th of January 2010 - 10:32 PM ]
During your play through of BioShock, didn't you always wish there was a way to Scout out what was going on in the next room? Wouldn't have been nice to be able to do that and also set up or actually attack enemies in the next room so they were weaker before kicking down the door for the attack? I know I would have saved a few deaths if I was able to do that. Actually screaming out "I wish I could [insert what I said above]" when I died. Not really, but I can picture it in my head. Read More...
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You will be assimilated, Resistance is Futile
by Corey Dockendorf [ Friday, 15th of January 2010 - 08:05 PM ]
Cryptic Studios has finally announced the subscription plan information for Star Trek Online.  With the game being released February 2nd, players who have already pre-ordered the game will get discounted subscription offers and exclusive content.  Subscription models are always the make or break deal for MMO's.  With so many free online games out there to play and with pay to play business models already in place, MMO companies are starting to offer incentives to those willing to sign on for a longer subscription.  Here are the newly offered subscription options:Lifetime Subscription:$239 gets youLifetime AccessPlayable Borg2 additional character slots12 month Subscription$119. Read More...
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CES 2010: BioShock 2 Multiplayer
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Thursday, 14th of January 2010 - 12:08 AM ]
At this year's CES in Las Vegas, NV there was loads to show off in terms of hardware. At least as gaming consoles and gaming computers go. But what about some of the software that was shown for all of us gamers? Like a real hands on with the multiplayer of BioShock 2. Not just spiffy videos. Well this was one of the games that was being showcased for all who attended and found there way out to the IGN and Sprint trucks hidden in front of the convention. Let me start off, as I usually do when it comes to multiplayer, not a big fan of it. In fact with this title, I was loathing the fact it was having multiplayer added as it generally ruins the single player game. Read More...
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Review: Saw: The Video Game
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Tuesday, 20th of October 2009 - 03:37 PM ]
Now I want to start out that this is not a movie based game, at least like all the other movie based games that get pumped out onto the store shelves when a new feature film or the film it is based on is about to hit the big screen. I felt we needed to open with that, because Saw: The Videogame shares only the title and is a continuation off the first film. It is not based of any of the films that have come out or are coming out. It should be considered Saw 1. Read More...
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Rock Band To Release Brütal Legend Themed DLC
by Corey Dockendorf [ Friday, 9th of October 2009 - 10:33 PM ]
My face has just been melted! Next week marks the dawning of a new era in video gaming. Double Fine Studio’s has collaborated with Harmonix and MTV's Rock Band to release three new DLC tracks with the Brütal Legend theme, and they are hot like lightning! The tracks will include: Brütal Legend Pack Motorhead - "(We Are) The Road Crew '08" Tenacious D - "The Metal" Testament - "More Than Meets the Eye" Also being released October 13th Black Tide - "Show Me the Way" Blink-182 - "What's My Age Again?" Joe Satriani - "Satch Boogie" Joe Satriani - "Surfing with the Alien" Kansas - "Icarus (Borne on the Wings of Steel)" Kansas - "Point of Know Return" L7 - "Andres" Tim Schafer, who is as much a metal head as your friend in the “Lemmy is god” shirt, had this to say in the current press release: "These are three great songs that totally capture the feeling of Brütal Legend. I can't wait to play them in Rock Band," Tim Schafer said "I've air-drummed to all of them so many times, I'm sure I'll be able to beat them on hard mode, no problem. Read More...
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Get Your Star Trek Beta Key... If You're Lucky
by Binh Nguyen [ Friday, 25th of September 2009 - 11:55 AM ]
Are you a hardcore Trekkie or maybe you are one of those excited for Star Trek Online? Maybe you have been wondering how you can get a Beta key for this eagerly awaited MMO. Well wait no further as Alltern8.com, the world's first online publication, community, and resource built by and for the consumer, announced that for one week only beginning September 24th, gamers have the opportunity to win an exclusive Beta Key for Star Trek Online. Go boldly go around the Star Trek universe as you pioneer your own destiny as Captain of a Starfleet Federation starship. Or if you want, become a warrior of the Klingon empire. Read More...
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Review: Champions Online
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 21st of September 2009 - 08:31 PM ]
Hello and welcome to Millennium City. Don your tights, cape, and/or power armor and take up the good fight to save the city and in turn, the world. That is the premise of Cryptic Studios' new MMORPG Champions Online. Champions being a very popular table top RPG system and Cryptic being best known for their City of Heroes/Villains MMO. How could this paring go wrong at all? It didn't in the very least. Read More...
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