LIFE44 is currently doing a “Let’s Play” for Crysis 2. When he’s finished, he’ll have a review up for the site. Until then, sit back and enjoy the show!
In honor of my Bomberman post, my friend Fei drew Jack in a Bomberman costume, with Pikachu as Louie.
Well I got my hands on the Nintendo 3DS and have been playing it non-stop, which is why this article is being put up late (I actually made the publish time the 28th, even though I’m just doing this now -_-). As you can see, I picked up Super Street Fighter IV and Samurai Warrior: Chronicles. Well on to the preview!
The Nintendo 3DS was released! For a list of launch day games, check this IGN article. For their 3DS review, click here. For my first impressions, click here. Real quick: some people are saying that DS games look terrible on the 3DS. That’s because the 3DS has a higher resolution. If you want to play DS games, you have to select the DS option on your 3DS. For instructions how either: read the manual (duh) or check this IGN article.
Platform: Playstation Portable
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Nihon Falcom (Japan), Xseed Games (North America)
For those of you familiar with The Legend of Heroes series, this should be a no-brain pick-up. If you’re a fan of JRPG’s, then you might also want to give this a try. Xseed Games has also brought the Ys games to North America.
Want to help Japan and get a cool Miku Nendoroid as well? Well you can by purchasing this cool Miku Support Version off the proxy site Yokatta. For every purchase, Good Smile Company will donate 1000 yen to the Japan Red Cross while Yokatta will make a 200 yen donation. That’s about $15. Not a bad contribution for just buying a figure. We all know the devastation that the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami has done to Japan. It’s never a good thing to see your fellow man suffer. So if you haven’t helped in some form or fashion, maybe now’s the time if you’re a figure collector (or Miku fan). I’ve given $10 to the Japan Salvation Army and to this really cool dude collecting donations in front of Kenka’s at St. Mark’s playing a shamisen.
So I finally got around to playing the beta of the latest official campaign for Left 4 Dead 2 called “Cold Stream”, which was released on March 22nd. The final version will be released along with the other four Left 4 Dead campaigns (Crash Course, Death Toll, Dead Air, and Blood Harvest) presumably some time after the release of Portal 2 on April 19th. One thing to note is that the creator of “Cold Stream” is the same person who created 2 Evil Eyes.
*Strategies in bold denote one’s added by Judge
Ah Starcraft…the beloved Real-Time-Strategy game from Blizzard that everyone loves…especially South Koreans. But in today’s world, Starcraft 2 has caught the eyes of many more people than just Koreans. Europeans and the continent of North America (Canada and America) have had players come out and compete at some of the top levels of the Korean players. Starcraft 1 and its expansion, Brood War, was a very diverse game but only had very few strategies and counters, but when Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty came, all hell broke loose. The emergence of strategies and “How-to-do” style videos came out more and more and the more patches Blizzard makes, the more tweaks the strategies get. With the next addition to Starcraft 2 a year away (give or take a few months, who knows when Blizzard will release it), Wings of Liberty still has much to do. Here are some strategies that are both funny and standard gameplay strategies for all three races:
Paradigm City is a place without a past. 40 years ago, something happened that wiped the memories of everyone in it. Unfortunately, the people of Paradigm City were very busy before then, making Megadueses (giant robots) and monsters. People who were born after the memory wipe are gaining/recovering memories of the past and using them to build newer threats. Roger Smith keeps Paradigm City safe with the help of The Big O (a faithful giant robot), his butler Norman and the android Dorothy, Roger keeps Paradigm City safe. As problems mount and more memories surface, Roger’s past and Paradigm’s future begin to become suspect…(Source: ANN)
Well folks, it’s official, Bomberman is dead…for now. On Wednesday March 23rd, Hudson cancelled their upcoming Bomberman 3DS title. It’s been widely believed that the cancellation of this title (along with other future Hudson titles) is due to Konami’s full acquisition of Hudson. If you don’t remember, Hudson was acquired by Konami back in January but the full subsidization did not become official until now.
Hey guys sorry for the lack of updates the past three days…been swamped with sorting out work, school, and apartment hunting. Although it’s only been three days, it feels longer. Is this what they call the joy of blogging? Oh well. Anyways, this post is sort of random…a friend of mine who happens to be the “official” artist for our site drew a quick sketch of the well-endowed bikini clad (2D) girl above with the caption “Summer is almost here (not really).” I don’t know if she was thinking the same thing I was, but with all the terrible weather here, I can’t wait for summer. I mean, it freaking SNOWED here Wednesday; where’s all the warm sunshine? Sigh…moving on, if you’re not into 2D girls, I happened to pick up the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featuring the lovely Russian bombshell Irina Shayk. And if you’re asking yourself whether I intentionally zoomed closer and closer on those delicious uhh “assets” of her’s, the answer is yes. I’ve always been more of a “T” guy. Guilty as charged.
I’m a little late, but yesterday, Treyarch announced that the Black Ops map pack “First Strike” will be available on the PC this Friday March 25th for $14.99. “First Strike” was released on the Xbox 360 on February 1st and on the Playstation 3 on March 3rd. I for one am excited for “First Strike.” It’ll give me a reason to start up Black Ops again on the PC. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out IGN’s Charlie Sheen Black Ops parody; it’s hilarious, trust me. Winning!