Category Archives: News

Battlefield 3 Alpha Gameplay

So it turns out that a bunch of cockers over at the Youtube group “YourGamingTeam”, have finally done what we all knew would happen:

Break their non disclosure terms of revealing information about the BF3 Alpha build and upload walkthroughs of as much as they possibly could.

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Breaking News: Ganon Will Not Be In Skyward Sword

. . .BREAKING NEWS. . .
 

With the new Skyward Sword trailer that was showcased a few days ago at Comic-Con 2011 came the unveiling of a new villain for what is, or should be, the most beloved franchise in gaming history. According to the original story on IGN, the Zelda producers have stated that Ganon will not appear in the upcoming Wii game this holiday season.

Just above Skyrim, Skyward Sword is my most anticipated game by a long shot. Given the title of our blog, i’m sure that I speak for the others here when say I that this news is relatively massive.. As it likely is for any Zelda fan, being that Ganon has obviously appeared in everything that has had anything to do with Zelda since day one. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone this shit.

His name is Lord Ghirahim.

He's being called a David Bowie look-alike. I'd call him Cindy Lauper

 

Also, expect a lot more aspects of familiarity in the Zelda universe to be shaken-up.

Pretty interesting stuff.

 

More Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Footage Surfaces at SDCC

A new 2-minute clip from the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was unveiled at San Diego Comicon.  Click below to watch all the bonerrific action.

Penguin goes Cockney in more Arkham City Footage

We are a little divided about Rocksteady Studio’s Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Arkham City here at Ganon Fodder.  Even those of us that don’t like the series (aka me) have been following the development of Arkham City, however, and Gamespot has posted the latest trailer featuring the Penguin.  Without further preamble, here the vid:

I, for one, welcome our new Apple overlords…

With news hitting the web that Apple has now sold 220 million iOS devices, we’d like to break down just how insane that is.  In the last year, Apple has sold 100 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.  Last month the figure spiked to 37 million sales.  In one month.  Compare that to the approximate 4 million Nintendo 3ds that have sold since the device was released.  We’ve heard the talk about how the iOS devices aren’t gaming devices for ages, but at this point I think one could objectively state that Apple is stealing the gaming business away from companies that didn’t even recognize it as a competitor until it was too late.  We’ve already watched Apple steal the music business away from retailers that scoffed at the prospect of being outsold by a digital download service.  It would not be surprising to see Apple continue its upward sales trend and be the dominant gaming console within 5 years, and reactive decisions to emulate Apple’s devices (see: Wii-U) aren’t helping the big 3 stop Apple from stealing their business.  I game on my PC and Xbox 360, but I have to say I spend way more time gaming on my iPod Touch, even if I’m at home with access to the other systems.  So if your a gamer who has been holding off on buying an iOS device, just buy one now.  Resistance is futile.

 

Thanks to allthingsD.com for the great news story where the information in this story was found.

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded Reveal

 

Remember Just yesterday when I posted leaked photos for the possible New 007 game? well turns out I shouldve just waited!

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded is going to be a re imagining or a re imagining.  Goldeneye from the N64 was recreated and released on the Wii.  With Activision clearly not pleased with the general reception of the game, they did what should have happened in the first place – release the damned game on all consoles!

Itll never live up to the hype of the N64 version, but if you’ve been following this game, it’s not trying to.  This is inspired, not upgraded, so keep that in mind!

GoldenEye Reloaded Screens leaked

So Comic-Con is right around the corner, and news of a new James Bond game from Activision has been floating around for a little while now.  Exactly what that game will be is technically still up in the air, but with the leak of all these juicy photos of what appears to be an HD remake of GoldenEye for the Wii… we can be pretty sure that those fat cats at Activision are really planning on announcing GoldenEye Reloaded.

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The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer

 

Yeah I know, we cover videogames, and videogame topics here at Ganon Fodder.

I really just couldnt help myself about posting the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, since I’m pretty pumped about it.  Jordan made a joke about the originality of the name, but then again he also didn’t like Arkham Asylum (aka not a Batman fan).

Not much happens in this that we hadn’t already guessed, but you can clearly see that Batman is about to get his ass HANDED to him by a towering Bane.    Also it’s just a teaser…

Just hearing the dialogue with the subtle music in the background has whet my appetite.  Bring it on Chris Nolan, the contents of my wallet are yours!

The Feud Continues: Unofficial MW3 website redirects to Battlefield3 website

 

It seems the FPS supernerds of the world will forever be caught in the tired, old game of King of the Castle. Pretty inevitable, pretty obvious. Especially when it comes to Call of Duty VS Battlefield.

ZZzzZzz. . .

Activision (MW3) has filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum and wants transfer of ownership of a domain name. It seems that a very popular unofficial/parody Modern Warfare 3 website is redirecting itself to the official Battlefield 3 site (UPDATE: it is currently “under siege” and not redirecting anymore).

Activision is assuming that this is in retaliation to issuing the unofficial site a take-down notice. They previously sent the notice because they claimed the site  infringed on copyright laws, seemed to be making commercial use of the domain name (with ads)  and also because they probably just didn’t want shit to be leaked or talked about (made fun of) by these lifeless megadweebs, months before the games release in November of this year.

Boring. . . Funny “retaliation”,  although I’m sure Activision wouldn’t give a shit about the redirecting if the domain name wasn’t modernwarfare3.com and clearly popular because of it, but who isn’t tired of talking and hearing about these two games in the same sentence. . .

Read the original story on Gamespot, here.  Or don’t.

NHL 12 Coming September 13

Stammer!

 

EA Sports’ latest trailer for NHL 12  (featuring Steven Stamkos on the cover) doesn’t exactly have me drooling, but they never have in the past. Still, somehow they always end up being worth the yearly $70.00 that they mug my ass for.

It’s an annual tradition of mine (fully hockey obsessed) to go out and buy the latest NHL game, whether the newly added features seem to be “worthy” or not. It always seems like they’re adding things that should already exist. For example, this year there will, yet again, be a fully new physics engine and everything in the rink will be live, which is to say that anything that gets hit or ran into is effected; including the goalies. Glass smashes, helmets and masks fly off, net comes off moorings, players can be hurled into benches and goalies can fight.

Like any decent game developer, they listened to their fans for suggestions again this year. It’s just too bad that the best the fans could come up with was an inclusion of the Winter Classic, where you play in PA as the Pens or Caps and “battle harsh weather conditions.” Ooooo. However, in the reveal trailer, EA does mention an upcoming “Huge Announcement” that will be revealed on their twitter/facebook. Surfing the boards only brings rumors. Everything from new  in-depth League or GM type modes to “monkeys” (?) and “better servers”, as one kid jokingly (or not jokingly) put it.

I play it often enough for it to be worth the money and i’m always interested in the new, up-to-date rosters, goalie equipment, team jerseys, and especially this year’s addition of the WINNIPEG JETS. The fuckin’ Jets, boys! I’m extremely jacked about that.

Enough yapping. Basically, i’m twinkling on my fuckin’ tippy-toes for this one. It will be released in North America on September 13th.

The reveal trailer: