Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hail to the King baby...

Now there there is a release date for Duke Nukem: Forever people have now moved on to the next big question. What will borderlands developer Gearbox do for a inevitable special edition?? Wonder no more as the lid has been blown off of the "Balls of Steel" edition of the macho man's adventures. Included in the crazy special edition are:

  • A collectible bust of the greatest man ever
  • Numbered certificate of authenticity
  • A whopping 100-page hardcover book titled: The History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever art from the Vault
  • Duke Nukem Postcards
  • Radioactive emblem sticker
  • Duke Nukem Comic
  • Poker Chips
  • Radioactive Emblem dice
$99 will net you all of this and the game. Honestly not a bad price, I wonder if the guy who reserved this back in 2000 and kept the receipt will get anything special...

Sony's Xperia Playstation phone officially announced.

Today the Xperia phone from playstation was finally revealed along with all of the details surrounding it. The android based smartphone will be hitting this March on Verizon wireless services. According to sony the phone will release with over 50 games, 5.0 megapixel camera, and a huge 4-inch touch screen display. Other features include:

PlayStation Certified gaming experience
The latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread version 2.3)
60fps play-back enabled through the Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, optimized with enhanced graphical processor unit the Adreno 205
Dedicated gaming controls for real console quality game play, D-Pad, recognizable Playstation buttons, left/right shoulder keys and two analog touch inputs for joystick action

Xperia is also said to include a "Legendary" PS1 title along with pre-loaded games such as The Sims 3, Tetris, and Bruce Lee.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Goes to....

Red Dead Redemption(XB360,PS3)

In a gaming industry overrun with first person shooter titles, one would think that a western would never work. Rockstar has taken that idea and has proven everyone wrong. Arguably one of the best characters to grace a video game the story of Red Dead follows a former gang member John Marston as he tries to get back to his family, begrudgingly following the orders of a corrupt government. Marston is tasked with taking down his old gang, but on his way he will meet deceiving, villainous, weird, and cruel characters who will put his patience and will to the test. Red Dead follows the GTA formula fairly closely giving a open world southwest setting. Players will follow a familiar take a mission then complete it and come back, style of game play. Along the way players can help strangers, skin animals for furs and meats, and take over gang hideouts. Although pretty much empty you'll find that RDR has one of(if not) THE BEST looking landscapes created in a game. From their absolutely stunning sunsets to the dark and starry nights RDR performs exceedingly well in all categories. Multi-player is also included, giving players complete free roam capabilities with up to 6 people in one crew. Here players can take place in "Land Grab" matches or just have fun causing a ruckus in towns. Also, players can use this as a portal to other game types such as gold grab and free for all matches. Overall RDR has given the most a game could in the year of 2010, solid game play, tons of multi-player options, continuous DLC, and a fulfilling story leading up to a dramatic and incredible ending. All the more reasons why Red Dead Redemption is my game of the year for 2010.