Weekly Flashback: Lemmings

SNES

“Smile if you love Lemmings!”

Ah, it feels great to be writing about a game so burned into my skull. Normally I would re-visit an old game before doing a ‘Flashback’ on it – making sure I remember it well enough. Not necessary this time. These little idiots with their green mushroom-cuts were a pretty integral part of my childhood, were fairly consistently referenced by my sister and I. This was probably, in most part, because of the preference my friends and I had at the time for our own hair to be cut into mushrooms.

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Prototype 2 “Homecoming” Trailer

 

Courtesy of Gametrailers.com, we now have a new trailer for Prototype 2.  I didn’t play a whole hell of a lot of the original, but I really feel interested to play this one for some reason.  I think it’s pretty badass that you’re antagonist is the protagonist from the first game… dammit, so I AM gonna have to go play through it before I play this…

Yet another game I don’t have time for!

If you havent seen the original trailer for this game yet though, you can check it out here

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:

Terraria: Day Two

Note: Check out part one of our Terraria diary here.

So we knew that building shelter was going to be our main focus.  We also knew that we could dig and gather resources to make better tools and weapons – we just didn’t have a clue as to exactly what we could make.

We started building the inside of our shelter – all the while expanding outward.  Our shelter was now turning into a house, but we had ambitions for a large scale castle… clearly.  We put up walls, torches, tables, doors, everything people would need to call their house a home.  Suddenly we were alerted, “Guide has arrived!”.  We had our first visitor!  The Guide offered us some assistance, and told us what we could craft with the items we currently had.  He was kind of dink, but we decided to let him stay in our house.  Only 1 night after, we had a Merchant appear, and was interested in selling us items!  We finally had a use for the gold we found from destroying green slimes!

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Duke Nukem Forever PC Review

First of all, It’s only suiting that my review of Duke Nukem Forver is late.

To those of you living on Mars, Duke Nukem Forever was in development from 1996 until it was released in 2011 (Although to be fair, im sure even Martians know this).

I remember everyone debating the possibility of the game being bad, but I kept saying “Even if it IS bad, it’s Duke friggin Nukem.  I know that I’m gonna like it regardless”; I had no idea what hot water I was getting myself into.

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We All Know This is Why Peter Dinklage was Nominated for an Emmy

…And he deserves it!