A Few Glitches with State of Decay…...
June 6th saw the release of State of Decay on the Xbox Live Arcade. It also was the day I got my review copy. After putting in a good seven, eight hours into the game just screwing around and exploring, I came across a few glitches other than textures and frame rate problems that I needed to speak up and post something since the review is far from being ready to post.
Xbox One Reveal, stepping forward....
Today Microsoft announced "Xbox One", the all new all-in-one media system which will launch later this year just in time for Christmas. The event opened with quite a promising start, then it sort of dragged out the information, then started to drive the point towards features that many of us may not even use. To begin with I was excited, the event started out with bang, console, slew of information, controller, new Kinect and the new design. Then it started to pass on more information about switching features and the general Live network and how it will be extended into a huge structure of computer power. After the general information, the explanation of power, the network and all the other stuff to do with how the console looks and how it's going to function. The presentation kind crashed and burned in my opinion. It's interesting that the system can do TV, jump to music, and even resume games you're playing, but this is all minor stuff outside of what the console can really do. Instead of the presentation really focusing on what people wanted, a slew of information regarding sports games, Forza and a Halo TV series wasted the time…
Xbox – Making the jump to Next-Gen...
There's been quite a lot of rumors floating around about the next generations of consoles. Some are beyond obscene and extremely over the top, where as others are probably more correct that some people want to believe. I've missed just about every generation when it comes to the next generation, I've always been late, and always only been casual to the point of playing the odd game series. With this currently generation that changed for me seeing as I started to get into writing guides and reviews. So as we've been running this site for nearly three years, it hit me that I've not been part of the change from one system to the next. I've managed to adopt every platform I've played on at least 2 years later than everyone else. Now that my time has finally come to enjoy the reveal and launch of a new set of systems and next generation of games, I thought I'd put together what I'd like to see for the next Xbox seeing as the reveal is tomorrow. We've already seen quite a few games announced for the next generation, which from my standpoint has been good and bad. I'm not going…
Arc System Works Festival 25th Anniversa...
It is Arc System Works' 25th year in the industry and they have quite a bit lined up.  As well as that, there was also a tournament going on, if you really want to know the results to that, please go here for more information about that.  This article is going to be mainly featuring all the games and stuff that they have lined up for us. First up is the new Blazblue ChronoPhantasma (the third installment into Blazblue's story) characters.  These characters have been revealed before, these are going to be pre-order bonuses.  These characters were not featured in the Arcade versions of the game, first you have Kaguri Mutsuki, an entirely new character to the series, he looks like he has a few moves like Sol Badguy from the Guilty Gear series, at least, I seen the similarity in one of his Distortions.  Next is Yuki Terumi, you are probably saying but he's already in the roster.  Yes, as Hazama, but not as his original self, this is what he would have been like during the time he was in the Six Heroes.  He plays differently to what Hazama does, so it's not just the same character but…
Free To Play MMOs: Aion...
Back when I started Aion, it was a game you would buy in retail stores and then would have had to pay a monthly fee to access it.  However, that has changed now, for quite a while actually, it has entered the Free To Play area of games.  Aion is quite a unique MMORPG, at the start, you wouldn't notice it, but once you reach Level 10 with a character, you'll gain wings and be able to fly, this is also when you get access to some of the major cities in the game, so it's a bit of the same stuff you have done in any MMORPG before that, but this is actually quite a helpful feature to those who are new, you'll start in a smaller area, you'll basically learn the process of quests and so on here, then when you do reach the first major city, you'll learn how to craft (and you'll definitely start needing to use the world map). Before you start in Aion, you have the choice of either playing as an Asmodian or Elyos, Asmodians are the dark type of angels while Elyos are the light type.  Both of these races fight against…
5 Minutes to Kill: Dorito’s Crash ...
As an Xbox 360 gamer, I love when random free games hit the Xbox Live Arcade marketplace. Well, with the exception of Yaris, which was horrible, even at no cost to the consumer. But, the latest to hit is actually a sequel to another free game from not too long ago. Crash Course 2 is yet another attempt at console free-to-play gaming, and while it’s worth picking up to kill a few minutes, it’s just not right this second. After sitting down with this on it’s launch day yesterday, it became clear that we’re facing another Happy Wars underestimation. Sadly, the game can only be played when you’re connected to the on-line servers. The problem is that there’s always a problem connecting. Granted the longest it took me was maybe one minute, but then I would either be kicked out at the title screen, during a race, or while sitting in the lobby waiting to play on-line, which I haven’t been able to do yet. Thankfully, when it kicks out after a race, no matter how early, everything is saved, and that’s a good thing due to the token system they implimented. Crash Course 2 has you completing tasks and…
5 Minutes to Kill: Samurai vs. Zombies D...
One thing other than money I don’t have a lot of anymore is time, so sitting down with only five or so minutes to myself keeps me from getting any progress done on major game titles. Hell, I rented a copy of DMC from the local Redbox and only remembered I had it this evening before work! Chances are I now own it… But, in any event, there are some games I’m quite familiar with that don’t take hours on end to make any kind of progress in, and Samurai Vs. Zombie Defense is one of them. Of course, this isn’t the version on the Android Makertplace, but rather on the Windows 8 store, though I assume they are both identical with one major alternate mode exception. I looked at it as, if I have a few minutes to kill, why not add some achievement points to my gamerscore, especially when the game is free to download? The premise is simple, keep the zombies that are advancing towards your shrine at bay. The more you kill, the more coins you earn, the more help you can hire, upgrades you can buy, and strengthen your character. This edition does come with…
First Impressions: Resident Evil 6...
Over the years, Resident Evil has been a household name, much like several other Capcom titles. As many fans already know, the series has taken a rather drastic change from what it once was. Unlike previous games in the series, this time you get to play separate storylines with three different characters, Chris, Leon and Jake. Each character seems to have a different style and gameplay. Each story is setup with different play styles, so if you're Leon you will do the typical zombie filled run, where as Chris will be fighting against mutations. Jake on the other hand is rather vague. You will find yourself running from a large creature which is hunting you down. Currently the demo may be from very early development stages, so it's possible that a lot of the character movements and fighting mechanics feel a little stiff at times, as well as the movement feeling slow and clunky. This will hopefully change by the time the game is released, but it's one of the bigger draw backs to what's been shown. If you're looking for the Resident Evil you know and love from Capcom, this most likely won't be it. Unlike older titles where…
A Brief Discussion on The Amazing Spider...
The Amazing Spider-Man is an interesting little gaming title. First of all, this one is a movie tie-in, but it's not a video game interpretation of the film that is due out one week after this offering hit store shelves. Instead, this picks up after the events in the film. This is good for those who follow the comics and have a general idea of what to expect, but for those who aren't too familiar with it, this will definitely ruin some plot points and tension when in the theater, or putting it in your media player once it becomes available to own. However, even with spoilers in consideration, there's a lot to do in this game that makes it more than your generic licensed release. First of all, this game really treats the Spider-Man characters with great respect. It was awesome seeing a story line involving Aleister Smythe, as well as a plot involving the serum Doctor Connors created and used on himself to become the Lizard. However, I wasn't too into how many of the animal-based super villains all seem to be linked to this, such as Rhino, Scorpion, and Vermin. But, it's obvious this game is keeping…
My First Impression of Madagascar 3: The...
As an Xbox 360 gamer, I'm hooked on earning achievements, but it's rare I'll obtain all of them in a retail title. When it comes to the Live Arcade, I'll stick it out since many are pretty short. However, if I can rent or borrow a movie-licensed title, I typically will in hopes of earning the full score and maybe have another Disney/Pixar's Up experience. So, when I saw that Madagascar 3: The Game was coming to my local Redbox, I figured I'd throw a few bucks their way and hammer it out. Right? Nope. Madagascar 3 is the most boring game I think I've ever played. Now, I'm not expecting a full-on action packed experience. I wasn't expecting to run around and kick people or crush them. But, I expected more than going through town looking for a gardening hose for Skipper, or putting up flyers. Yeah, sound entertaining? Oh, trust me, it's not. I'm struggling just to try to finish up Rome, and I'm an adult! Did developed Vicious Cycle honestly expect kids to sit in place and play this game? Honestly, the most fun I'm having with this game so far is avoiding animal control, but even…