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Posted by Rhettspect On January – 31 – 2010

Mass Effect 2 is billed as the dark second act of a sci-fi epic, the Empire Strikes Back of this space trilogy. It’s that, and so much more. Where the original game was clean and bright – all iPod whites and colourful locales – Mass Effect 2 is dark and gritty. The shadowy, neon-lit landscapes bring to mind Blade Runner.

It’s all sensory overload for a sci-fi geek; a brilliantly conceived world.

The original Mass Effect was one of my favourite games, and it’s gripping narrative, dragged me along relentlessly. However, it was also a game with many flaws, which became even more apparent to me on my second play through. The frame rate was atrocious, the texture load time was horrible, and the general feel of movement and combat simply lacked something.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by urbankiwi On January – 29 – 2010

Hot Damn i love my job. Last year i had the chance to meet with Kieran Brigden from Creative Assembly and get completely blown away with Total War Napoleon.

Over the next few weeks were going to bring you more information on Total War to whet your appetite. So sit back and hear about the genius that is Total War Napoleon.

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 29 – 2010

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 29 – 2010

Spotted on twitter this morning: Xbox 360 Battlefield Bad Company 2 Demo is now available for download from XBL Marketplace, come get it:

Battlefield Bad Company 2 brings the Battlefield gameplay to the forefront of Xbox 360 – featuring best-in-class vehicular combat with new vehicles like the ATV and a transport helicopter delivering all-new multiplayer tactics in the warzone. With the Frostbite game engine, players will experience ‘Destruction 2.0′ being able to blow-up cover and take entire buildings down. Players can also compete in 4-player teams in two exclusive squad-only game modes, fighting together to unlock exclusive team awards and achievements. The game also sees the return of the B Company squad in a more mature single player campaign. In-stores March 2010, reserve your copy now!

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 28 – 2010

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 28 – 2010

Having sold over 2 million copies to date, Flight Control is without a doubt one of the most successful iPhone apps available. And now that Apple’s taken the wraps off their new tablet, the iPad, developer Firemint is ready to take Flight Control to the next level.

“We will bring an optimized and reimagined version of Flight Control to iPad,” reads a post on the developer’s website. “Like almost 140,000 other apps on the App Store, Flight Control will work perfectly on iPad without any changes from us, but we want to ensure a delightful experience on iPad that feels just right.”   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 28 – 2010

Apple finally unveiled the tech industry’s worst-kept secret today: a tablet-style computer dubbed the iPad. The device looks essentially the way speculation pinned it, as a larger iPhone that utilizes a full touch screen. Steve Jobs and a host of other presenters showed off its functionality for web browsing, iWork, and more. The device starts at $499 for the 16 GB WiFi-equipped model, then $599 for 32 GB and $699 for 64 GB. 3G functionality adds $130 to each price ($629, $729, and $829 respectively). Data plans range from $14.99 per month for 250 MB of data, to $29.99 per month for unlimited data. The WiFi models are due in two months, with the 3G models coming a month later. Apple claims the device holds an impressive 10 hours of battery life.

But what about the games?   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by otenic On January – 26 – 2010

Below is a post that was posted to the Battlefield blog.

This mode, called Squad Rush, looks, well, like lots of fun! Fast paced gameplay mixed with destruction… ahh… match made in heaven…

So anyway, here is the post:   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Rhettspect On January – 26 – 2010

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has the potential to be a great multiplayer game. And, at times it is. Sadly, a combination of human nature (the hacks and abuses of the community) and ineptitude (Infinity Ward’s arrogance in not having a multiplayer beta) is ruining the game.

Here is how it could be fixed…   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by famousfivenz On January – 25 – 2010

The Xbox Live community is often criticized for overly boorish behavior, but rarely do you see the criticism coming from what could be considered a direct competitor. In explaining why he thinks MAG is a better fit for the PlayStation Network, Zipper Interactive’s Ben Jones said it came down to a certain lack of maturity on Microsoft’s network.   Read the rest of this entry »

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