Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dragon Souls F2P MMORPG goes into Open Beta.

The upcoming F2P MMORPG DragonSoul, is going into open beta.
Source with Features List

Over the last two month or so, Dark Souls has managed to escape obscurity and force its way into the minds of gamers all over the world.  I, like many others, can’t help but be drawn to it despite its many flaws and technical troubles.  With a 90-hour save still present on my 360 hard drive, I need to figure out what makes Dark Souls so compelling to me.  What is it about this game that keeps bringing me back in a way that other RPGs haven’t done for years?  Perhaps more importantly, what could other developers learn from From Software’s latest release?

Read it all at the source.

Monday, September 19, 2011

HD BioShock Infinite Trailer - TGS

Looks pretty fun flying through the skies like that! Sort of like being in an underwater world except above water, and land for that matter!

HD Max Payne 3 Wallpapers


Friday, September 16, 2011

Guild Wars 2 - Rata Sum, Capitol of the Asura

The team working on Guild Wars 2 at ArenaNet have sent out their latest video. This one features the Asura capital...

Like, comment, and of course stay tuned.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nintendo's Wii U may just succeed

Nintendo hasn't been getting the best of hype lately as they keep revealing more of their new console, the Wii U. Odd naming scheme for sure, it makes sense somehow, but still, why so cheesy? Of course the name is the least of problems for a console, you can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Let's find out if they can.

For starters, Nintendo has always been the pinnacle of gaming, always leading the pack, until other companies wanted a slice of the market. The two other gaming giants would be Sony and Microsoft, they have always valued performance over gimmicks, until they realized the Nintendo Wii's success with motion controls (the first of it's kind to hit the consumer markets in large quantities), with its amazingly low prices compared to the competitors.

Apparently, Nintendo has always targeted the casual gamers rather than the hardcore. Of course this isn't all bad, but that's about half or so of the whole market, not enough to keep a large competitor in. Seeing that Microsoft and Sony now moved to target the casual audience as well as keep their hardcore, Nintendo had no choice but to target both as well... And thus, the Wii U was born.

Of course this may seem like another gimmick, was the Nintendo Wii any different? Actually yes, it was! It was much more revolutionary, the only thing I can say is that they actually brought motion controlling to the consumers as a whole, which inspired everyone else! This time they just put on better specs, and stuck a tablet with motion sensing capabilities there. It may seem that they are competing with the whole family for not just basic gaming entertainment, but web browsing and so on... so they will be competing with the iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and many others if this is what they are trying.

You may be wondering what the specs are of this new console? Well here is what we know so far:

Nintendo Wii U Specs

Size:Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.
New Controller:The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.
Other Controls:Up to four Wii RemoteTM (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all WiiTM controllers and input devices, including the NunchukTM controller, Classic ControllerTM, Classic Controller ProTM and Wii Balance BoardTM.
Media:A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.
Video Output:Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.
Audio Output:Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.
Storage:The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.
CPU:IBM Power®-based multi-core microprocessor.
GPU:AMD RadeonTM-based High Definition GPU.
Other:Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

Specs and chart courtesy of... Wii U Updates
This is more than enough to compete with the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. What about the future generation? Probably not, but I am sure that the PS4 and Xbox 720 won't have such new hardware as its predecessors did at launch, this is because they want to stay in budget and appeal to their audiences, which was not possible at release.

Games games games! Are the most important thing about a "gaming" console, what games do we know are confirmed for launch?
Confirmed games
Assassin's Creed
Darksiders II
Ghost Recon
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Metro II
Batman: Arkham City

Prototypes/Yet to be confirmed
New Super Mario Bros Mii

We can tell they are building a strong third party line up this time around, but we haven't got much information as of now. You can expect the traditional Mario games as well as other Nintendo titles (ex. Zelda), Here are some videos showing off the Wii U's capabilities as well as commentaries and such.

Wii U Hands-On Analysis -- E3 2011

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Wii U Hands-On Analysis - E3 2011

Up Close with the Wii U

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Kotaku Goes Hands on with the Wii U Console

Wii U Controller

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Nintendo Wii U controller, first hands-on!

Wii U E3 Expo

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Wii U Zelda -- 2011 E3 Expo

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Wii U Zelda - HD Gameplay Demo (E3 2011)

Wii U -- E3 2011: Graphics Demo

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Wii U - E3 2011: Graphics Demo

Wii U Game Line-Up: Nintendo Conference

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Wii U Game Line-Up: Nintendo Conference (E3 2011)

Nintendo Wii U Controller Demonstration E3 2011 Video

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Nintendo Wii U Controller Demonstration E3 2011 Video

Wii U Measure Up Demo

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Measure Up Wii U Demo (E3 2011)

Super Mario Bros for the Wii U

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New Super Mario Bros Mii (Wii U) - E3 2011: Hands On Demo

Hope everyone enjoyed the videos! Stay tuned for more updates and news!

DICE: MoH disc will not be needed for the BF3 closed beta

This is good, for anyone who actually lost the disk or damaged it.

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