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Enslaved is a new take on the classic story Journey to the West. It’s set in a Post-apocalyptic world. You play as the lone tough guy, Monkey. Your goal is to escort Trip across the land to complete her mission for her people.
Alright, so you may be wondering to yourself, “omgwtf” is Bogeh talking about, this has nothing to do with games or the game industry. Well let me tell you, you’re absolutely right! You may or may not know that I produce hip-hop/rap beats as a little side hobby. I’m definitely not a professional producer by any means, but I know I how to drop a hot beat, yeeeaaahhh! If you want to hear some samples, feel free to hit me up!
Anyways, the program I use, FL Studio, made by Image-Line, is having a sale on all of their plugins. Now I’ll give you a brief rundown of what this means. Plugins are essentially external sounds, players, editors, etc. for the default program. If you have never produced music before, I highly recommend that you download the free demo of FL Studio 9. If you like it, purchase it and add some plugins!
Not only do I use this program, but I’ve convinced Elite Effect to use it as well, even though he’s still running the demo version. So if you’re looking for some good plugins, here are the ones I recommend:
- Edison WAV editor
- Soundfont Player
You can check out the full list here. This promotion runs until the end of August 2010!
Our friends at NinjaBee have just announced that their spiritual successor to Cloning Clyde will be released on June 30th. The game was originally set to be released during the week of E3 on June 15th. I think the slight delay may be partially due to the buzz surrounding E3. It’s not a huge delay so relax, enjoy E3 and before you know it you’ll be saving the Ooganis and kicking Boolis ass.
If you read this and wonder what the hell I’m talking about then check this out.
Basically if you’re a fan of the newly appointed Xbox Arcade Hit Cloning Clyde then you’ll want to be sure to give this a look. It has nothing to do with Cloning Clyde in terms of story but it offers the quirky comedic action and unique gameplay that made Cloning Clyde the popular game it is.
In this game you’ll be helping other Oogani tribes uncover lost powers and tribal leaders in a mystical world in order to lead a revolt a ruler who is less than democratic. It’s up to you to lead the way and apparently eat a lot of things while you’re at it. The best news is that this will only cost 800 MSP. Change the date, keep the price…..that’s cool with me.
You can check out all the hype by following Ninjabee on twitter and Facebook. You can also dress your Avatar in some pretty cool NinjaBee stuff. Everything else can be found on the official NinjaBee website.
~Scratch – the old new guy
The Wild West, a land of opportunity, crime, and exploitation. Many flock with the ideology of Manifest Destiny in their minds, but few prosper from their hopes of striking it big. Well that’s about to change with Rockstar’s latest title, Red Dead Redemption.
Now this game has been somewhat under the radar during development, but it’s made a huge mark in the gaming world. Imagine the shenanigans and open-world choices of GTA IV… now just put that in a western theme and you have Red Dead Redemption. I love this game so much, I even gave myself a cowboy name and named my stallion.
You can’t just judge a man by his name and his horse, but only his actions. So for the rest of this article, I’ll refer to the adventures of my myself with my cowboy name, Uncle Twinkletoes, and my mighty stallion, Gravy Biscuits.
This is what I yelled numerous times while playing the game Alan Wake. Seriously, you are casually walking along the darkened forest with just a flashlight and a handgun when out of nowhere these murderous ax murdering murderers jump out at you from behind a tree, or from out of nowhere and try to murder you! My poor puppy was sitting up and alert ready to save me from what ever invisible murderous foes were after me since I was screaming so much!
But, I am having a blast playing this game. The story is awesome and the suspense definitely keeps me on the edge of my beanbag chair! I am pretty sure I will have to play it again a second time because I know I am missing picking up some pages and coffee thing-a-ma-jobs because I get distracted when an ax murderer is chasing me and get turned around and forget where I was and where I am going!
One last thing… while playing to the game I am finding that I am talking back to the characters. I will say things such as.. “please continue what you are saying while I loot your kitchen for a coffee thermos”, and “OH MY FRAKING GAWD! You scared the bajeebus out of me!” and “Really, that’s a fascinating story”. So anytime I find the need to respond back to the characters in a game, I know it is good. If I didn’t want to listen to them or interact with them I would frantically be looking for a ‘skip’ button.. with this game I wasn’t. I wanted to experience all of what was going on.
I mean, c’mon! Books, and videogames, and ax murderers all in one package? Right up my alley! For sure!
Platforms: Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade
Online: 2-24 players
Cost: 1200 MS points ($15)
Battlefield 1943, what a great game! For only $15 you get an amazing multiplayer game that almost never gets old. This is probably one of the only games that I have played longer than 72 hours. So if you are into first person shooters and like the Battlefield games, I highly suggest buying this game. Here are some things that make this game great.
- Three maps for conquest mode
- Two teams (US & Japan)
- Jeeps, planes, boats and tanks
- Up to 24 player games
- Air superiority mode
- Helpful tutorial
- Easy to pick up controls
What makes this different from other games? No camping, if you try to camp the building you’re in will most likely be blown into pieces. The maps are enormous, with brilliantly placed vehicles and sniper towers.
Let’s talk about vehicles. Jeeps hold three people and get you where you want fast. Tanks are extremely powerful and can destroy a jeep in one shot with it’s cannon. The tanks can hold two people. The planes can wipe out a tank with only one bomb although it’s extremly hard to master.
Now lets talk about the bombers. They are extremely powerful and can flatten a base. You start a bomb run by going into a certain bunker. After you enter the bunker you have control of three bombers that release their bombs simultaneously at your command. But enemy fighters and AA guns can destroy the fighters so be careful.
Overall the game is great except it has some major lag issues.
Developed by: Introversion Software
Published by: Introversion Software
Platforms: Xbox 360 (XBLA), also available on PC as Darwinia & Multiwinia
Players: Singleplayer and Multiplayer (up to 4 players online)
Rated E for Everybody by the ESRB
It’s hard to describe an RTS that takes cues from games like Lemmings and Smash TV and that also visually pays homage to old school vector graphics in a single sentence; so let’s use just a single word. Awesome!
The Important Stuff
Back in 2006 Introversion Software won a few prestigious awards at the Independant Games Festival, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, for their PC title Darwinia. Now their hard-to-classify-yet-extremely-addicting creation has made its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade. Read the rest of this entry »
As you know, unless your living under a rock, Peggle was a huge hit on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. I could only find one problem with Peggle, you couldn’t play it on the go. No worries though, Peggle is now on the iPhone so you can enjoy this great masterpiece wherever you go!
The game is great fun at a great price. The controls transferred beautifully to the iPhone. I actually think the iPhone version has better controls at times!
Over all the game is great and is far worth the great price. If you have an iPhone I highly recommend it.
Developed by: Ubisoft
Published by: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox360, PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo DS and PC
Players: 1-2, Co-op Mode
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