I suppose I could have posted this trailer along with my previous article for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena but alas here I am bringing you the goods of the internet.
Any game that allows you to grab someone by the neck and pummel them in the face like a helpless child and then turn around and shank another guy with a, uh, shank, deserves a spot in any gamers library.
Lucky for us TCoR:AODA (we love giving acronyms to video game titles) looks to suprise us once again with it’s minimally hyped – over delivered goodness. Vin Diesel – you rock, and don’t let any tell you otherwise.
Hit the jump for the trailer.
Opposable Thumbs, the gaming folks over at Ars Technica that we often ‘borrow’ from (hey, we link to them and give them credit each time at least) just ran a post about a new charity setting up shop in the great big internet. It’s called DonateGames.org, and while it isn’t doing business yet on the ‘selling’ side of things, they are already accepting donations as to get the ball rolling.
The idea is pretty simple. Instead of going to GameStop or somewhere similar to trade in your used games for that copy of Onechanbara you’ve been hoping to get your paws on, you mail your game off to DonateGames.org. In return, they will give you a tax deductible receipt, which is great for keeping Uncle Sam off your back a bit. But you receive no ducats.
Instead, DonateGames.org will sell that used game, and with the ducats raised by doing so, they intend to provide some funding for research and treatment options for dealing with the far lesser-known diseases (such as bonitis) that like to creep up on our friends, families, and fair-weather well-wishers when we all least expect it. Whew. Long sentence. Anyhow, it’s a noble, if not quite ‘thuggish’ enterprise, and it may very well be a way to start atoning for that hobo you ran down with your car last year. Oh yes. I know about that. I know all about that…..
Coming April 7th to North America and April 24th to Europe is The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena for XBOX 360, PS3, and PC.
This highly anticipated FPS/Stealth/Action game set in the Chronicles of Riddick universe will feature a full length campaign, “Assault on Dark Athena”, as well as an HD remastered version of the original “Escape from Butcher Bay” campaign.
As an avid gamer with an orientation mostly aimed at consoles for my entire life, I’ve always been aware of Sam & Max, but I’ve never ventured into their world. I’ve seen the towering heaps of glowing praise that has been laid at the Sam & Max altar, but I’ve never stopped to see why that praise was mounting there.
I always said that this was driven by my deep and unshakable fear of bunnies, but alas, that is not truly the case. In reality, I simply didn’t care for any LucasArts products that didn’t have lightsabers in them. That’s what held me back. But now that TellTale Games is producing the Sam & Max adventures, and the Star Wars prequels and the countless shitty SW games have shown me that lightsabers are definitely not a panacea for everything, I’m finding myself in a place where I can comfortably broaden my horizons.
Modus here to drop some gaming news on you.
Over in the Land of the Rising Sun word has it that for the XBOX Live Arcade they’re getting Virtual On for 1200 gamerpoints. All around the dark and damp corners of the hardcore gaming community I’ve heard that “Japan gets all the good games well before the West does” and I never really bought that.
The Wild West is stupid – especially when it’s the Wild-Wild West with Will Smith. I didn’t really like Gun or any other western cowboy stuff. I don’t like Howdy Doody or the Lone Ranger or Ronald Regan or anything else that’s old and western and stupid.
So why am I even batting an eye at this trailer and posting it on TheJRE.com? It’s my duty as a journalist. I may not like it but some of you might be intereted. Did anyone play the first one? I heard it was actually pretty good. Unfortunately that old western cowboy billy the kid wild west shit just puts me to sleep. Eh – maybe they’ll have steel horses that we can ride. Wanted. Wanted!!
Dead or Alive….
Hit the jump for the trailer.
Over at IGN.com they have an article up regarding the Limited Edition Red XBOX 360 bundled with Resident Evil 5, a Resident Evil 5 premium dashboard theme, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (or SSF2THDR for short…), a red wireless controller, 120GB hard drive, and a wired headset.
All this for $399. That’s a pretty nice deal for all that hardware and the two games. Although I’m not so certain about the red color, I mean… Continue Reading
I have to admit this title caught me a bit off guard. I hadn’t been following it and it never really cropped up on my radar until now.
The synopsis of Singularity is that you’re an air force pilot who crash lands on this island and you’re trying to find your co-pilot. There is some huge cover up going on with flashbacking storyline spanning the 1950s until modern day times.
It’s as if Bioshock mated with FEAR, but Killzone was tappin’ that on the side so you’re not really sure who’s baby it is but now you’re in this really awkward position of trying to convince yourself that it’s not yours and your baby’s momma is taking you on Maury Povich cause he gives paternity tests and real soon you’re gonna rain hot justice down on this woman, cause she’s tripping, but as it turns out the baby is yours, so now what’chu gonna do son?
Well… something to that effect anyhow. Hit the jump and enjoy the trailer.
The original Tomb Raider was an incredible game for it’s time. I always considered it to be one of those ground breaking titles from the PS1 era along with Metal Gear Solid.
Some would disagree for certain and other’s may only recall the Tomb Raider series for the digital boobies of Lara Croft (I mean, who could resist, right?). Nonetheless the original Tomb Raider game in the series had a great sense of adventure to it not found in most other games.
Sadly from my experience everything thereafter sort of fell by the wayside as the series didn’t really reinvent the wheel but rather seemed to be content to be the same adventure puzzle platformer that it started out as. This trailer isn’t mind blowing per se but I liked it nonetheless and I hope this installment of the series can rekindle some of the charm of the first. Oh – and TheJRE.com does in fact endorse boobies.
Hit the jump for the trailer.
Let’s face it folks. Lately, being a PSP owner has not really been raking in the benefits for us, has it? In fact, one might go so far as to say that over the past year, the PSP has done little more than to leave a bitter trail of tears in its wake, evoked from any and all who even held an ounce of hope for the notion that this piece of hardware might actually deliver on it’s slated role (that being a portable gaming system).
It’s no secret that I’m a staunch critic of all platforms, and the PS3 has summoned more of my ire than any other console from this generation by far. However, the PlayStation 3’s little bro, the PSP, goes even further in getting me going. In fact, the PSP straight up pisses me off when you get down to it. There’s simply no reason for this system to suck so bad.