The other day we posted about BioShock's new DLC, stating new plasmids and the ability to turn off vita-chambers. There's more, don't worry. We've got the details on the new plasmids, as well as the answer to "what the hell does Horizontal FOV actually do?" While 2K ponders a sequel to BioShock, we can, at least, enjoy the bliss that is the first, again, if we so desire, we and our brass balls.
E For All made its debut last month, attempting to be the more democratic, "everyman's" convention in the videogame industry. While its stature was smaller than E3 had been in the past, it certainly had a heck of a lot of heart. Monica was our eyes and ears on the scene of what might be the herald of a new focus in the world of game marketing and development.
10/05/07 | | Chris Martin
There have been rumors aplenty since the explosive launch of Halo 3. The rumors pointed to the an "insider" who said Bungie and Microsoft will be parting ways, and that, as we just received word, is true. Bungie Studios will become an independents developer, although Microsoft will retain the rights to the Halo franchise, and Bungie will still be focusing mainly on Microsoft's platform. Quote Harold Ryan, Studio head for Bungie, "We will continue to develop with our primary focus on Microsoft's platforms; we greatly value our mutually prosperous relationship with our publisher, Microsoft Game Studios, and we look forward to continuing that affiliation through 'Halo' and beyond."
09/22/07 | XB360
| Chris Martin
The second downloadable pack for Forza Motorsport 2 has jsut been released, for 400 Microsoft Points. This pack is substantially meatier than the last one, including various cars from seven different manufacturers. A few Civics, two Lambos, and even a Saturn come our way this week. But for all you Le Mans fans, the gorgeous 2006 Audi R10 (#8 Audi Sport Team Joest) Prototype will be enough to entice you.
09/05/07 | | Monica Hafer
Our roving reporter Monica Hafer, in search of excitement and mayhem, wound in up San Diego for this year's Comic-Con. This year was the biggest turnout in its history, selling out all four days of the convention. Prepare to be delighted in the latest comics, games, and costumes that our girl could find and pictures of some of the festivities!
08/29/07 | | Chris Martin
Tired of news about BioShock? We hear you. While our review is still baking in the oven, getting crispy on the edges, we came across a neat little factoid for all you fans of the old jest: "My game is better, ha, ha!" For it appears that BioShock not only has become critically received as one of the best games of all time, not only this year. According to www.Gamerankings.com
, Bioshock has supplanted Resident Evil 4 in the #4 highest ranked game of all time, just below The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), Soul Calibur (DC), and Metroid Prime (GC).
08/09/07 | | Chris Martin
Ever dreamed of winning money for playing videogames? Ever dreamed you might be standing in front of thousands of adoring fans as you rip-it-up on a plastic guitar? I know I have! Live in the Los Angeles area? Then you might want to spend your weekend at the Sacred Fools Theater Company as they host a Guitar Hero 2 tournament, sponsored by RedOctane. Oh, did I mention first prize is $200?
Content: Stranglehold Demo
Lowdown: (ESRB: M for BLOOD,DRUG REFERENCE,INTENSE VIOLENCE) Play as Inspector Tequila in this single-player demo and engage in cinematic firefights, inspired by John Woo, blasting your way through a fully destructible Hong Kong marketplace.
Size: 1.28 GB
Reasons not to download: None
The Australian PlayStation 3 Starter Pack that contains Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man will expire officially on August 31st.
The Starter Pack will include the current 60 GB PLAYSTATION?3 console, two wireless SIXAXIS? controllers, and a copy of Resistance: Fall Of Man? and MotorStorm?, both million sellers globally and the number one and two top selling PS3 games to date in Australia. The PLAYSTATION?3 Starter Pack will have a recommended retail price of AU$999.95 and NZ$1199.95.
08/07/07 | | Chris Martin
Just arrived on Xbox Live today are two new demos. Eternal Sonata from Namco Bandai is likely to satisfy all those eager for a JRPG on Microsoft's console, and Vampire Rain, which is, something else entirely. I personally am excited for Eternal Sonata, as I haven't played a JRPG in some time and it looks fantastic from previews. I'm less excited for the universally panned Vampire Rain, where you're an elite special forces unit sent to thin out the vampire ranks. Impressions forthcoming.
Candid and thoughtful.