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Alan Wake Collector’s Edition Arrives

Alan Wake Collector's Edition

The full package

It finally showed up – it’s as if Amazon don’t want you to get new releases until the official release date. 3D Dot Game Heroes arrived from another online retailer on Wednesday Amazon! Anyway, you can probably judge from the fact that there’s a post and picture, that I’m pretty chuffed. I first saw a trailer for Alan Wake in October 2006 when I bought my 360. Since then I have played so many great games, but I was still absolutely stoked to see Remedy at Microsoft’s press event at E3 last year, fueling my hope that this will be all that I hope for. It’s now less than a month to E3 2010 and the game is finally here.

The Collector’s Edition, which was very reasonably priced comes packaged in a facsimile of a hard bound book, but instead of Alan’s latest work you get a soundtrack CD, making of DVD and hardbound book with Bright Falls related facts and of course the game. You also get a voucher for the DLC, releasing later this year and a I was also sent a PDF of the guide for the first episode, but I won’t be spoiling anything by checking that out.

I plan to play this with my wife at my side – not because I’m scared you understand, but we both enjoy narrative driven adventures, especially if they have a bit of the Twin Peaks/ Stephen King about them. Check back to see what I think when I publish my review.

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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 justĀ  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…

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…

Rear View Mirror: Just Cause

Just Cause Xbox 360

The most fun you can have on San Esperito

Avalanche may have created the largest and most beautiful open world game
with Just Cause 2, butĀ  this wasn’t their first go at realizing this vision. It was in 2006 that they first created a game that gave you an entire tropical island and an equally over the top toolkit to play with, but back then they were criticized for letting ambition overtake their abilities. Now that the sequel has demonstrated the scope of what they were trying to achieve how does the original compare? Read more…

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