By Brad Gallaway on August 24, 2009 - 9:56pm.
Started NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits on WiiWare yesterday. I only had time to get two or three levels into it, but I was really liking what I saw. The art style is very minimal and clean, and the mechanics are immediately accessible.
Basically, you take control of a winged girl and navigate puzzle-ish levels on a 2D plane. The jumping/flapping/gliding works well, and the formula is enriched by using the Wiimote to manipulate certain objects in the environment. In certain sections, you're controlling the girl with the left stick and a button, and moving stone blocks with the Wiimote pointer and a trigger. It's a little like the old "rub your stomach and pat your head" routine, but in a good way.
I look forward to spending more time with it.
By Mike Bracken on August 24, 2009 - 4:51am.
I think we were all pretty excited by the idea of Gore Verbinski directing the cinematic adaptation of 2K Games' BioShock. Unfortunately, though, the global economy and other issues killed that dream and cast the future of the project into doubt—at least it did until last night.
Variety is reporting that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently in negotiations to take over the project.
While Fresnadillo isn't a household name, he did direct 28 Weeks Later—which was nice piece of apocalyptic zombie cinema. The style he displayed behind the camera in that film certainly gives me hope for BioShock.
This isn't official yet, but I'll keep you posted as details emerge.
31% (99 votes)
27% (86 votes)
17% (54 votes)
Already own a PS3.
24% (77 votes)
Total votes: 316
By Dale Weir on August 18, 2009 - 4:44pm.
What the PlayStation 3 has lacked until now in its losing battle with the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii is a compelling price point.
That looks like it will finally change this September—or maybe before that. Sony has announced it will drop the price of the PlayStation 3 (80GB model) priced at $399 to $299 immediately. That means you can run out right now and get the current PlayStation 3 for $299. What interesting though is that in a couple of weeks (September 1st), you can go to you local electronics chain and get a sexy new, slim version of the PlayStation 3 for $299 as well. On top of that the slimmer version comes with a 120GB hard drive.
By Brad Gallaway on August 16, 2009 - 9:22pm.
I would never have guessed it, but I've been completely addicted to Trials HD on the Xbox 360 this week. One of the spotlight Summer Arcade releases, it's basically an updated version of the venerable NES classic Excitebike hopped up on stupidiculous amounts of steroids.
I'm not a fan of games that feature timed runs as a core part of gameplay, and I'm not usually a fan of games that emphasize an extremely high degree of technical precision, but in spite of those preferences, I got hooked immediately and I've been putting an unusual amount of time into it every night.
By Brad Gallaway on August 9, 2009 - 10:31pm.
I had a chance to play the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo currently available for download. The title is obviously getting a lot of attention for a number of reasons, a primary one being that it looks like it's going to turn out pretty decently—an achievement considering that the majority (if not all) previous attempts to bring the Caped Crusader to consoles have been trash.
By Brad Gallaway on August 4, 2009 - 11:00pm.
Ok, so if you read this blog even once in a while, it's pretty likely that you know I'm a pretty big Atlus fan. I'm not quite sure if I've crossed into full-blown Atlus whoredom, but I may be getting there. In any event, because they have a great upcoming lineup (and because I have no other blog topics this evening) here's a quick preview of four games coming down the pipe from the hardest-working developer in showbiz…
By Brad Gallaway on July 29, 2009 - 9:14am.
Bustin' makes me feel really, really good
HIGH It feels exactly like playing a never-released Ghostbusters movie.
LOW Bill Murray has a few good lines, but mostly phones in his performance.
WTF The last level is the weakest, most trite in the entire game.
By Trent Fingland on July 28, 2009 - 9:07am.
Cry havoc, and let fly the pigs of war
HIGH Capturing the enemy flag with a single scout running and gunning within the first turn.
LOW Leaving my own base totally unguarded allowing a lone enemy Lancer to lumber over and capture it unhindered, 10 turns into a battle.
WTF We definitely needed a cutesy flying piglet in our reimagining of WWII, right guys?
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