Archive for the ‘PlayStation 3’ Category

An Hour With 3D Dot Game Heroes

May 13, 2010 1 comment
3D Dot Game Heroes

Hyrule as you imagined it to be

Even though the word on the street is that 3D Dot Game Heroes plays just as if you had added a 3rd dimension to A Link to the Past, I have to say that I didn’t really know what to expect. I quickly discovered that it played exactly like From Software had added a 3rd dimension! That is just such a good way to think about this game because even though the graphics are a million miles from what the SNES could produce, the movement and animation absolutely capture those top down adventures.Before the adventure began I took a quick look at the character creator that lets you design your own pixelated heroes (see here for more), but starting from scratch was just so daunting I decided to leave it alone for now. Not that when you start your game there aren’t a myriad of different characters to choose from which range from the genre staples to the bizarre. How about questing as a tank or a shark? Read more…

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Fallout: New Vegas Box Art Unveiled

May 13, 2010 2 comments
Fallout: New Vegas boxart

New Californian Republic Ranger is the cover star

Just a quick one to say that this is the box art for Fallout: New Vegas, which just¬† happens to be our most anticipated title of 2010. With the art that’s already been published by Bethesda the final cover art isn’t a huge surprise showing a New Californian Republic Ranger. Nice to see what we’re going to get though. Remember you can send the developers your questions via Bethblog.

Categories: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Do You Like Fallout? Do You Like Collector’s Editions?

May 11, 2010 1 comment
Fallout New Vegas Collectors Edition

Gambling paraphenalia

Of course you do. In that case you’re going to love the freshly unveiled Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition. The extra-large box contains a host of Vegas inspired physical items, which depending on how full your man cave is getting will delight fans of the series. Read more…

3D Dot Game Heroes – What Hero Will You Be?

Politicians in 3D Dot Game Heroes

Gordon Brown leaves number 10

One of the best features of 3D Dot Game Heroes is the ability to create your own hero model.¬† Not only can you create your own hero, but you can then share it on the official website. Once here they can be downloaded and used within your game, so even if you don’t have any artistic ability you may still be able to use a Link looky likey. My dad, who spent many hours with graph paper making his game sprites would have been in heaven with the simple editor included in From Software’s homage to games gone by.

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April – Month in Review

May 6, 2010 1 comment
SPlinter Cell

The writing's on the wall

For most people April was a welcome relief in the release schedules finally giving gamers a chance to catch up after the best start to a year ever. Depending on your platform though it wasn’t a completely barren month and definitely had a greater number of decent games than 2009. A theme for this month is perhaps games that have been previously released on other platforms or should have been released as DLC. Read more…

Next Generation Consoles – Must Have Features

Xbox 360 EliteWith Microsoft and Sony heralding the arrival of their motion controllers for this generation of hardware, the next generation seems like a very long way off. However, for those boffins that are beavering away in secret labs the feature set for the new consoles is probably being nailed down even as I write. What is likely to make the cut next time around? Read more…

Fallout: New Vegas – Will You be Playing Hardcore?

Fallout: New Vegas

How hardcore are you?

When I’m playing video games, my wife often makes comments such as, “how can your health just recover?” or “why does picking up a bandage heal bullet wounds?” These conventions are part and parcel of video games and part of the compromise developers make to ensure that playing games remains fun. What would happen though if they threw away those conventions and combat was as potentially fatal as it would be in real life? That is what Obsidian are offering with Hardcore mode in Fallout: New Vegas. Read more…