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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:

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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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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:

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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Top Ten Game Worlds I Love to Play in

Dave and I have recently gotten into Terraria, which you can read about in our ongoing Terraria journal.  The pure joy we’ve been experiencing by playing around in the Terraria world got us talking about what our favorite game universes are.  This list ranges from franchises to one-off titles, and the main criteria to make the list was how much fun I’ve had simply “existing” in these worlds.  So let’s get the list started with the most recent game in the top ten:

10 Terraria

Terraria is a pretty unique game, despite its obvious inspiration, Minecraft.  The world Terraria drops you in will be unique, but it is created using certain design parameters.  Every Terraria world will have 4 or 5 sky islands.  Every world will have lava and a “hell” area if you dig deep enough.  But aside from a few main characteristics, you’ll be given a giant world full of caves, forests, deserts and more to explore.  Along the way you’ll encounter many types of enemies and building materials, find some random houses built with gold brick, and a few more surprises I can’t spoil.  The world of Terraria might not be the same for every player, but I can guarantee the world it creates for you will be a lot of fun. Read the rest of this entry

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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Mass Effect 3 to Have Unprecedented Epicness

Among others the Mass Effect franchise is a personal favorite of mine and it goes without saying that I am damn near dying for the release of Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360. Its a new galactic war! ME3 promises to be even more enormous in scale and judging by the sneak peaks at this years E3 it looks to be more action-oriented than the previous two installments. The game is also going to be Kinect-supported. You will be able to physically say which line of conversation you want to say and command your team with impressive looking voice-recognition.

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Making a Case for Bayonetta

In early 2010, Sega published Bayonetta.  The game, developed by Platinum Games and designed by Hideki Kamiya, was an over-the-top action game featuring a witch who strongly resembles Sarah Palin (see comparison below).  I looked at some of the preview coverage, but quickly wrote the game off as something that was geared towards a Japanese audience (mostly due to the bat-shit craziness of the story/cut scenes).  A year passed, and I completely forgot this game existed.  Then, one day I was catching up on some old Rebel FM episodes and IGN‘s Arthur Gies talked extensively about how great Bayonetta is.  Gies’ statement about how the “witch-time” mechanic in Bayonetta is the best version of Max Payne’s “bullet-time” in any video game piqued my interest, and I decided to check it out at EB Games.  After buying the game for fifteen dollars and playing through the game 3 times, I can firmly state that Bayonetta is one of the best action games out there.  If you wrote it off like I did, I strongly urge you to give it a chance.

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