Archive:  April 16th, 2011

12 Minutes of Pure Battlefield 3 Gameplay!

By Trevor Magnani, April 16, 2011 0

This is a more of EA stringing together the previously released clips of pre-alpha Battlefield 3 gameplay, but shows off what the Frostbite 2 engine can really do.¬† It’s easy to see why this is pre-alpha, as some of the animations are clearly not there yet (see mounted machine gun at the end), but from what we see so far, Battlefield 3 could quite possibly be one of the top contenders for FPS of the year.¬† Call of Duty and Crysis 2, you’re officially on notice. Gameplay video after the break–be sure to watch this on the biggest screen you have, in high definition, and speakers cranked. Continue Reading This Post…

How Close Are We To Releasing Portal 2?

By George Pekar, April 16, 2011 2

As of right now it seems that Valve’s campaign to release Portal 2 early will be successful. But by how early is the question. According to some savvy quick math skills it seems as if Portal can be released at 12pm on Monday April 18th at the earliest. But this does not mean that it is the most probable. According to GlaDOS it seems as if Portal 2 will be released around 4pm EST.

This is of course if people continue to play the Indie games that Valve has put in their POTATO SACK for the rest of this weekend. 2 games are completed. (1…2…3…KICK IT! and The Wonderful End Of The World) So finishing should be a little quicker considering the selection has been narrowed down.

It is pretty incredible how Portal has gone from a “willy-nilly filler game” to a huge franchise. Congrats to that Valve. It seems as though they have done an excellent job with Portal 2. We really hope to see others picking up some of the POTATO SACK games so we can get our hands on Portal2 as soon as possible. Keep on trucking gamers lets push this game out as soon as we can!

Source: GLaDOS
Source: Valve

Best Buy Selling Wii for 169.99

By Trevor Magnani, April 16, 2011 4

Well, now we can call it official:

Best Buy is now selling the Wii for 169.99…right now.¬† So you can take advantage of this pre-E3 price drop right this second, or wait till tomorrow and pick it up at your local Best Buy store.¬† We just spied this on Best Buy’s website, and it looks as official as it can get. This pretty much confirms our previous post that Target will be doing the same as of Monday. E3 is right around the corner and this hopefully means the news will officially break for the next gen Nintendo console.

Will the “Wii2′ use a similar WiiMote as the Wii? Will it have some funky looking GameCube/Dreamcast/Xbox controller with a 6 inch touchscreen that seems to be rumored? Will it be in HD? And more powerful than Sony and Microsoft’s current hardware? Once again this is only speculation. We, nor anyone else really knows at this point what may be unveiled at e3 this June. But until then, let’s stay excited.

Source: Best Buy