What happens when you combine the classic encounters of Battlefield 2, the weapons and graphics of Battlefield Bad Company 2, and the RPG elements of Battlefield Heroes? ¬†Battlefield Play4Free, a new game announced on the EA Battlefield Blog. Unique about the new Battlefield game is having the ability to drill down what you want your character to specialize in with skill trees. The post mentions how a “Recon” class soldier could be either up close and personal, or picking enemies off as they foolishly run down his lane. Now this is just a teaser for our first take of the closed beta soon to follow, but for the time being check out the trailer after the jump.¬† Read More
Well, if you live under a rock you might not have seen the slew of unboxing videos from new 3DS owners in Japan, but it’s official, the portable era of 3D has begun.
Before we say so long to the original DS in North America we have one final special edition DSi bundle to
launch along side Pokemon Black and White. ¬†The special edition comes with a tastefully designed DSi system (in black or white) along with a copy of Pokemon Black or White as well as a case. ¬†If you choose black or white you will be shelling out $179.99 to have the privilidge of owning the
hopefully last special edition DSi bundle. ¬†Pokemon Black and White will of course be available on the same day by themselves for $34.99 each.
It is difficult to understand why Nintendo is releasing a new handheld that will only become technologically obsolete in 21 days, but unless we get the opportunity to sit in on their product development meetings, we will never know.
So to remind you how far away 3/27/2011 is, check beyond the jump for an unboxing video.
This week we’re talking about Gears 3, Crysis 2, Elder Scrolls 5, Silent Hill Downpour, Homefront, and Modern Warfare 3!
Our story continues where the first game left off,¬†Back to the Future Episode 2: Get Tannen! is the next chapter in the new saga told by Telltale games. The contents of Episode 2 are practically the same, if you want a review of gameplay, graphics and controls please head over to my previous review of Episode 1 here.
In a story picked up from Zelda Temple which more or less was a quote from Hideki Konno, we learn that the 3DS initially was just a revamped DS Lite. It would not be until a year after development started did they add the 3D screen and gyroscope.
Here are some select lines, for the entire piece follow along to the read more link below.
‚ÄúI became involved with development starting in 2008, but at that time, it didn‚Äôt have 3D visuals,‚Äù
‚ÄúIt was the right time to start thinking about using the latest in high-tech and try out glasses-free 3D. The technology we got to demo was really impressive, and starting in early 2009, we began to think that it was time to bring it to games.‚Äù
‚ÄúThose [gyro] sensors were actually put in pretty late. We officially went with them just before E3 last year.”
“We had a prototype for the sensor already, so we got everyone together to try it out, and the conclusion we came up with was ‚ÄòWell, if we can do things this fun with it, I guess we‚Äôve got no choice.‚Äô‚Äù
Would the 3DS be as hyped up as it is had it not have a 3D screen along with gyroscopes?
Yep, it’s no doubt that everyone loves Zelda. And GenGAME is a collection of some very big Zelda fans so when something like this graces the Internet, we’ll definitely be one of the many to include this. In short, this video is a speed drawing of the most epic of all epic Zelda drawings I have ever seen and I’m sure any of you who give the time to watch will agree.
* This drawing was featured on Maddenman2000′s youtube channel where we found it.
* The entire image can be seen here http://steam-punk.net/zelda_25th_anniversary.jpg
* The image was made by an artist named Sarria. Sadly that’s all I can figure out because I can’t read Japanese.
Hot off the editing floor from EA/DICE is some really stellar looking footage from Battlefield 3.¬† While personally I have lost faith in the battlefield series since the abysmal release of 2142, Battlefield 3 is shaping up to get back to what made Battlefield 2 great.
Check out the video after the break:
Certainly it‚Äôs been a while since I‚Äôve done a brash and honest gengame review. This time around I got my hands on a copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. So rather than beat around the bush here is my not so favorable review of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. This game has been anticipated for years and the crossover finally came to consoles February 2011. Has it been worth the wait? In my opinion, this game is very pale in terms of well‚Ä¶virtually everything. Looking at other websites reviews of this, I’m truly shocked that they enjoyed this. It wasn’t too much of a shock to see the X-Play 5/5 because they are certainly the most backwards “Center of the Gaming Universe.” So now that we’ve just been sued, I‚Äôll list the stuff I found good about the game and then contrast it with what was lacking and poor with the game. Obviously others are entitled to agree or disagree, and this is merely my review of the game. Rather than give a layout of each and individual aspect of the game I‚Äôll stray from the conventional gengame review formula and divvy this up into the good, and the bad. List‚Äôs seem to be the best way to display info so here we go:
First, before I start off on my information talk about consoles, let me take the time to say that this is post 101 at gengame.net. So thanks to all of the fans who follow everything that we do, and some of the fans that aren’t even fans yet but might know it, or very well not know it. Confused? Me too, that sentence didn’t make sense. Oh well, before you scroll down and get scared by the massive amount of text that may scare you at first let me give credit where credit is due. For starters I used some information from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_console#Second_generation (Used solely for dates)
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/02/will-2010-be-th/ (Once again, for dates)
The rest was all written from the confines of my brain.
Consoles Through the Ages:
As a preface to the massive amount of text below, I‚Äôll open up with the driving point of game consoles. The major things you‚Äôll need to make a gaming console successful is a controller, and obviously a good game to play. I may not touch on everything here, but that‚Äôs just the nature of gaming. There‚Äôs too much to cover in a few pages of text. So here we go:
Long gone are the days of just having an A and B button and a Directional Pad in your hands. Long gone are the days of Atari, Genesis, and Super Nintendo. But the legacies live on in virtual form. Remakes of popular games have been on the rise in the past few years, which shows that the new systems are taking a hint that people still want to play these old games. The main problem for people is that their old consoles have since been broken, sold, thrown out, or given away. The idea of remakes or ‘ports’ of these games live on in the new generations of consoles. Of course it’s the games that make the consoles worthwhile, because without games there is no reason to own a console. Many companies’ gaming consoles have failed simply because they didn’t have good games. And it’s a vicious cycle because you need good games to have a good console, but no one will make games for your system unless enough people own the console. So to make it short and sweet, games are a driving point for EVERY gaming console.
But let’s examine some of these consoles. Way back when in the stone age of the 1970′s gaming consoles were being developed. That’s close to 22 years before the Super Nintendo was made commercially available. So what were people playing in 1972? The Magnavox Odyssey. Read More
So I managed to get my hands on some Dead Space 2 play time up here which I was quite excited about. I knew the first game was quite the success and I played a little bit of it. So I dived into this game to see what it had to offer me. If you never played through the first Dead Space like I did they have an option called “Previously on Dead Space,” which I found to be pretty awesome because it catches you up on what is going on in the game when you start. Read More
This is a special double announcement from our live team.¬† Part 1: We are partnering with CrosseyedArena.com to bring you a free-entry, cash prize Call of Duty Black Ops tournament. Part 2: we are bringing the tournament to you Live only at genGAME.net/live.¬† Coverage starts at 8:30 Eastern Time with the opening round of action kicking off at 9.
Head on past the break to see the round breakdown