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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:

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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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.

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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Xbox live on Windows 8? Seems the rumors are true!

“Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.”Microsoft VP of Global Marketing Mike Delman

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How Left 4 Dead 2 Finally Won Me Over

I was one of those Left 4 Dead 2 “haters.”  No, I didn’t sign a petition, post on message boards, or promise to boycott the game.  I decided that I’d try it, but I wouldn’t spend full price on the game, as the preview coverage – aided by community criticism – led me to believe the game was more of an expansion pack than a full sequel.  Let me state that I was a huge fan of the first Left 4 Dead on PC, and logged over 150 hours on multiplayer.  I’m also a giant Valve Software fanboy who usually plays every game the Washington-based company publishes, but some inner voice kept urging me to skip Left 4 Dead 2.

Fortunately, my little brother’s friend brought his copy of the game over for Xbox 360, and we delved into the first story campaign.  It took a mere ten minutes to be reminded how great the first Left 4 Dead game was.  After twenty minutes I put the controller down and drove to Electronics Boutique to buy the game.

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