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Portal 2 VS Mortal Kombat. FIGHT!

April 15, 2011

With both games being released on the same day, which one will you be purchasing? Will you be supporting team Aperture Science or Team MK? A very hard decision indeed.

Aperture Science team, this is what you’re up against.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most famous beat em up games to ever be created in this universe, although it did go down hill with MK VS DC and watered down violence wasn’t acceptable so Mortal Kombat has gone back to its roots with violence and gore being the main feast. Also top fighters making a return such as Noob Saibot and surprisingly Team MK has sent out an invitation to the God of War himself Kratos which he graciously accepted. Stages and mini games from the first MK are making a return and if you were ever a fan of the Krypt you will be happy to know it has made a return. The Krypt is used more like a unlockable shop but you can’t see the content you are purchasing with in game coins. You pick a casket and spend your earned in game coins and whatever comes out of the casket is your prize (evidently). Fatalities & Babalities are more violent and umm more…..cuter than ever?

 Portal 2 is a sequel to the highly acclaimed…..Portal. Every scientist is ready for this game baby because it will rock! The first game was a first person shooter with mind dazzling puzzles. You have a gun and guess what your gun shoots out? Yes, portals. The game is set to have up to 19 tests for you to solve during the main storyline although I’m sure there will be more gameplay outside of the testing facility. Also with a coop feature being introduced in Portal 2 you can now shoot portals at your friends & piss off strangers if you’re into that sort of thing (maybe shooting portals on the ground while they’re trying to help you out? Hey, just saying).

Be sure everyone to comment on which game you will be purchasing and why in our comment system below.

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The Nintendo 3DS

April 6, 2011

Come and join us in 3D!

The Nintendo 3DS is finally upon us and with it all the hype and all the questions we may now rest in peace because the 3DS defines history. Playing games on a handheld console with 3D graphics in the palm of your hand, without the need for the awful glasses. No one would have thought a technological leap would have come so soon until the 3DS arrived. The 3DS also brings better WiFi capability and a new creative way for game developers to introduce new ideas in their games using the 3DS features.

The 3DS features a new analogue stick which introduces a new flexible way to play your games rather than the old diagonal-pad (DPAD). The anticipated handheld also allows you to not only play in mind blowing 3D but to also play in 2D whenever you would like to kick back to old school. The handheld is currently only available in 2 colours in the U.K, aqua blue and cosmos black. From the day of release, the 3DS will have more than 10 video games and more launch titles available to play. Classics such as The N64 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to DS classics such as Nintendogs will be available from the get go.

The million dollar question is, is the 3DS worth purchasing? The answer to that is an assuring yes. The 3DS doesn’t only use the latest 3D technology but also manages to use it in a very effective way that will make you not want to put it down. Action games become more intense, arcade games become more fun and sports games become more realistic and cooking games become…..more 3D? What handheld can let you cook cake in 3D? The one and only 3DS ladies and gentlemen.

So what are you waiting for? Visit your local store and pick one up now, do not cease the chance of baking cakes in awesome 3D.

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Top Game Music/Songs Part II

March 31, 2011

We’re back for some more music everyone! If you all remember a couple of days ago I did Top Game Music/Songs Part I and now it’s time for part 2 baby! Lets get on with the show!

Loco Roco 2 Theme (PlayStation Portable)

What are they even saying? Who cares it sounds good. Loco Roco is one of the first games to use its own language. A language that no one understands but sounds really good. You want some lyrics for this song? Here you go:

Bajumbo moi noi noi jecker dabatto bunkergait jun jun. Nora juerue-rotto pura-pura petto puraret dum dum. Understand anything, no? So didn’t I but it’s awesome to listen to.

God of War III – Rage of Sparta (PS3)

Do not, I repeat do not piss Kratos off or you will be hearing Rage of Sparta. This music brought a great sense of the atmosphere to the player with Kratos killing and putting an end to each god one by one.

So prepare for KRATOS!

Kingdom Hearts II – Friends In My Heart (PS2)

Really saddening music. This sort of music makes you reminiscent all the friends that have come, gone in the past and the ones that remain will truly be in your heart….by now. This music is played when Sora is reunited with Riku.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Fist Fury (PS2)

Time for some happy music again. If anyone played GTA:VC they would know it had one of the best game soundtracks to ever be in a game. Well here is a song and band that Rockstar created purely just for this game!

I flocked school cause I’m hardcore!

Kingdom Hearts – One Winged Angel (PS2)

The battle with Sephiroth is one of the most difficult yet most satisfying. What makes it even better is the One Winged Angel music that’s playing simultaneously. One Winged Angel music to gamers is what Eye of The Tiger is to boxer, I’ll let you figure that one out if I know what the hell I’m talking about.

Tetris – Theme – (Gameboy)

Put on your dance shoes and let’s start dancing! Who can remember playing this on their huge Gameboy’s? Putting shapes (well not really shapes) into alignment to make one horizontal line. Very addictive music and very addictive game. Don’t be afraid to try it out as it has aged very well.

The World Ends With You – Calling (Nintendo DS)

One of the most under rated games and soundtrack. This was in my opinion one of the best under appreciated games on the Nintendo DS and so was the soundtrack. The soundtrack itself could blow you away and this is just or a DS game. If you haven’t played this game yet make sure you buy it right now, you will fall in love with it and its soundtrack. Especially Calling as it’s one of the most over used tunes in the game but I ain’t complaining.

Shadow of The Colossus – Dear Life (PS2)

I said this once and I say it again, Shadow of The Colossus has one of the best OST ever to be created for a game. Each piece of music sounds better than the rest. The one’s I’ve put up in part I and II are favourites. Hope you enjoy fighting the Colossi or hasn’t everyone done that years ago? Well hope everyone is ready for it on PS3!

That’s all for now. Maybe there might be a third part, but we shall see. Be sure to drop down in the comment what your favourite music is.

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Top Game Music/Songs Part I

March 28, 2011

Hey everyone, it has been a very long time since I’ve last updated this blog and I won’t create a lame excuse to make you feel sorry for me (which you won’t anyway).  Just been lazy but all I ask is for your forgiveness gamers. All I ask is for forgiveness (which you won’t give anyway).

So there’s the boring part over and done with. I will today present to you, some of the top,  most inspirational music and songs that have been created during the years I’ve been gaming, which has been quite a while now. Please be sure to participate as I love to engage with the community as much as possible and have debates about the most interesting subject ever, gaming. If you’re either a casual or a hardcore gamer, we are one. If you’re a 360, PS3, Wii fan, let me say again, we’re one! We are gamers! So let us stand and what the hell is wrong with me, over with the show.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater – Snake Eater (PlayStation 2)

What a thrill this song really is, isn’t it? Who ever hates this song, they should hide under a cardboard box! This song is first encountered in the introduction of MGS3: Snake Eater. Hideo Kojima did a really great job with this game, but not just that, as you can see the music itself can very much enhance the overall experience of the game. You think of the game Snake Eater, you think of the song also.

Shadow of The Colossus – The Opened Way (PlayStation 2)

Hey! Look guys, the composer that only has one letter different to my surname, Kow Otani. Now if you have played Shadow of The Colossus you would understand how much of a beautiful score it has. Not only is it a unique blend of various of games put together but it just has something that will make you always remember it. Recent games have been trying to do this but none are really leaving you with what Shadow of The Colossus would have left you with. That’s questions and some happy memories. Now this song first begins while you’re battling your first Colossi. Really adds that intensity to the battle and I couldn’t think of more perfect music other than this to be played during that moment.

Is it just me or does this song just make you want to punch someone’s light out?

Kingdom Hearts – Dearly Beloved (PlayStation 2)

How could something so simple be yet so effective I wonder? Well Yoko Shimomura proved this by just creating Dearly Beloved. You’re first introduced to it as you enter the Kingdom Hearts menu. Very calming and relaxing music. Maybe this type of music should be played on a beautiful sunny day at the beach eating Sea Salt ice cream? And for those who’s hearts are filled with darkness, screw you!

The Legend of Zelda Theme (N64, Gamecube, Wii, DS)

So everyone, after hearing that who is ready to go on an adventure? Pack your sword, fill up your hearts and don’t forget your boomerang. One of the best theme songs in gaming you will ever hear. Very inspirational to hear this before you set out a goal you want to achieve or maybe play it while making a speech? It can be used in many ways such as while setting sail, before getting busted doing something wrong, as an alarm clock to school and even maybe while pouring cereal for breakfast?

Portal – Still Alive (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)


I’m making a note here. Huge success. Come on, who doesn’t enjoy this? Whoever has played this game would know if the cake was a lie or was it? That will always remain a mystery or will it? OK—I—WAS—-JUST—KIDDING—I—DIDN’T—WANT—TO—CONFUSE—YOU—BUT—EVEN—WHEN—YOU’RE—CONFUSED—I’M—STILL—ALIVE! Wow, were we just invaded there? Anyway, yes one of the most hilarious but very catchy songs to ever get into your head. Hey you guys angry because of what I did above? Well while your angry I’ll be ‘still alive’.

Metal Gear Solid – Alert Phase (PlayStation, Gamecube)

Watching porn and your mother opens the door to your room? This is the music that should be playing in your head. Back when Metal Gear Solid was released I used to make myself get caught so I can just hear this! MGS would bring back a lot of memories to the people who have played it. Crawling, hiding in lockers and looking at magazines. Just paradise.

Final Fantasy X – To Zanarkand (PlayStation 2)

“Listen to my story, this may be our last chance”. One of the greatest FF games to be released. In my opinion, FF games have been going downhill after X. For everyone who has played FFX knows how much of a great game it really is. Your endless journey with Yuna and co to Zanarkand. A very nice memory to hold for the rest of your life. The music itself is saddening and so is the theme of the game really. Very deep story telling in this one.

That’s all for part 1 guys. I’ll be adding the next part when I’ve decided the music itself. Hope you’ve enjoyed the resurrection of this blog. Don’t forget to comment and tell everyone what your favourite game song or music below.

Till we meet again.

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10 Things Everyone Did In Grand Theft Auto III

January 11, 2011

Once upon a time in a world far, far away. We had a peaceful world before GTA. There has been numerous Grand Theft Auto’s released after GTAIII, but none will ever replace  our beloved GTAIII, nor will anything replace our animal friend Pogo The Monkey.

GTAIII was the first game to truly be a sandbox game and revolutionise gaming forever. You’re put in a world where everything goes and doesn’t throw the word ‘fun’ out the window.

If you’ve all played this game you would understand the nostalgic feeling this game will always bring once you see a screenshot or hear your favourite music track on your favourite radio station. I’ve compiled a list of things I’m sure everyone would remember doing. Be sure to comment telling us what creative things you used to do in GTAIII.

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Pick up a hooker:

Remember when you used to drive by with your Infernus or Cheetah trying to pick up hookers so they can give you that extra 25 health points? Then after it all gets down and groovy you kill her and take your money back.

Place a car bomb and wait:

So you visit 8 Ball to fix you with a car bomb. You drive to a section of the map that’s highly populated with civilians and leave it in the middle of the road with your bomb armed. Once in a while a civilian would try to steal the car and that’s where you come in. Then you hear humorous screams from civilians.

Delaying your mission just to finish off a good music track:

I’m sure everyone did this. Before entering a mission if a music track such as ‘Push It To The Limit’ or ‘She’s On Fire’  was on you would delay your mission till the music track is finished.

The Great Wall of Cars then KABOOM:

Basically I used to park a car in the middle of a two way street, then vehicles that are coming and going will be blocked. You steal all the cars that are near you and put them right next to each other. Shoot one car till it’s about to explode then you get to watch the pattern of exploding cars begin. Such beauty…

Stealing the only Banshee on the first island:

The first island only had one and it was right next to a petrol station to what seemed like a car company which only owned one car, but that one car had monstrous speed!

Head shotting civilians from rooftops:

Used to buy a sniper and filled it up with ammo, then go over to a high rooftop and try and get as many headshots in row as I possibly could. Once I had a four star wanted level I would ready my Bazooka to take down the chopper.

Ride the Dodo as long as possible:

Remember the very first time you tried to ride the Dodo and just crashed it? Or remember the very first time you rode it and was actually able to keep it under control for over 5 seconds? It felt very rewarding.

Using cheat codes:

The police is shooting at you, you then rotate a couple of times and then get granted full instant health. My sniper ammo has finished, hmm lets just rotate a couple of times to restock the ammo.

You think you can take me? You need an army if you’re going to take me:

Achieving a 6 star wanted level and once the tank has arrived, you steal it and go on a riot shooting your cannon and blowing up cars. I’ve always wondered why the police was so suicidal when you had the tank? As soon as they appear they tried to commit suicide and drive right into you.

Listening to Lazlow:

Turn your radio stations to Chatterbox and listen to people talking to Lazlow about naked people. Lazlow makes anything interesting!

GTAIII was released many years ago but will forever remain in our hearts as the best Grand Theft Auto yet. What did you guys used do in GTAIII? Be sure to drop it down in the comment section.

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Fallout: New Vegas Review

October 31, 2010

War, war has changed. It’s 2010 and the the sequel to the 2008 game of the year Fallout 3 has been released, but could the sequel grab the game of the year award even though it has been developed by a different developer? Does Fallout: New Vegas fall short to what made Fallout 3 successful or does it do everything the previous entry in the series did and more?

Skinned alive.

New Vegas does not act as a direct sequel to Fallout 3, but offers a similar role playing experience with many new and returning features. The game is set 4 year after the events that took place in Fallout 3. You play as a Courier who’s job is to deliver packages till one day your package is stolen and you’re left for dead. You’re then rescued by Victor a mysterious robot and brought back to a town called Goodspring. Story wise, nothing new, it has been done over a million times. While the story can be interesting at times with the numerous branching paths the game can end, yet it doesn’t draw you in and you will find yourself discouraged in continuing the main quest because the story is, let me try and summarise this…boring.

Anyone order a hammer?

You will awaken at Doctor Mitchell’s house and will be introduced to the character creation screen. Here you will create your character just like Fallout 3. Name, age, gender, specials and so on. Once you’re about to exit the Doctor’s house, you will be presented by a notification asking you if you would like to turn on Hardcore mode, but we will get to that later. So the game begins with you, the Courier in search of the man who shot you, Benny. Then you’re open to a whole world of possibilities, with currency used as caps, dinosaur toys, radiated rockets, ghouls and hell of a lot of bugs and glitches.

While Fallout: New Vegas is a larger game in comparison to Fallout 3, the game is infested with glitches and game breaking bugs. Which comes the million dollar question,was this game even tested? The main quest itself is bugged. The sidequests are bugged. Your companions are bugged. The loading screen is even bugged. During my playthrough I had just completed a main quest and fast travelled to The Strip. I approach the door and it wouldn’t allow me in because now you magically need a key. I’ve been in The Strip more times than I can count and what makes it even worse was this occurred after the 1.01 patch on PS3 was installed. Other bugs such as your companions being stuck to the environment while trying to run, you getting stuck next to a car and frame rate dropping to zero. The game also freezes multiple times, that you frequently begin praying it doesn’t freeze because once it does, it means the console itself has frozen too.

How cliché.

This game seems to have been released incomplete and not tested at all, but when the game isn’t suffering from these glitches it’s truly great. The game is really fun to play when you’re not experiencing the bugs and glitches. The game delivers hour upon hour of joyful gaming. Even while you’re with your girlfriend, you will be thinking Fallout. Although in this day and age, games with this amount of bugs cannot be excused, but then again Fallout: New Vegas does do what it’s meant to and that’s make the player addicted, and I am.

The visuals are out dated and so is the engine. The game itself overall is visually and performance wise better on PC. It’s even less buggy. Players who have played Fallout 3 will recognise many of the textures used in New Vegas. Character appearances have not changed and you will see the same looking civilians in this game that you saw in Fallout 3. Does this mean Fallout: New Vegas is the same game as Fallout 3 but with a different topping? Short answer to that, no. Long answer, noooo. New Vegas is a very different game, with various differences such as a more balanced character building system. At the end of the game, your character won’t feel the same as the other million players that are playing around the world.

Somethings burning...

The V.A.T.S. system is back and is still pretty much the same although your character can use unique melee weapons abilities can be performed in V.A.T.S. A weapon modification, crafting and plant harvesting system have been incorporated into the game. The weapons modification system seems shallow with only 3 types. Increase the size of your weapon’s magazine, mounting a scope or modifying the rate of fire. The plant harvesting system allows you to collect various types of herbs and roots to create powerful healing herbs to aid you on your quest or you can use them to create bombs and even insert them into your ammunition for that extra omph power. Also a number of casino games such as Roulette and Black Jack can be played within The Strip.

Decisions have become more important than ever. No more decisions between black or white. The obvious answer isn’t slapped into your face and speech challenges still depend on your character’s specialities. Although this time around if you fail a speech challenge it can be redone by speaking to the same character again, rather than it disappearing forever.

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Hardcore mode adds to the challenge but is it interesting or annoying? You consistently have to keep hydrated, eating food, sleeping and you cannot fast travel if the distance will make you sick of dehydration. Your Stimpaks also do not heal instantly but overtime and your bullets can add weight to your inventory. Hardcore mode doesn’t necessarily add much of a challenge but does become a chore over time. Good thing it’s optional. If you’re searching for realism Hardcore mode is the way to forward.

The reputation system that was absent in Fallout 3 is back in New Vegas. The role of this system is to ally with whom you desire. Each faction will react differently towards you depending on your loyalty towards them. Such as helping the NCR will make Caesar’s Legion angry and will shoot you on sight, while the NCR will aid you during your quest and vice versa. A companion wheel has been implemented to allow interaction with your companion to be less of a nuisance. Options such as follow, stay close, wait and talk are available to use. You can only use one humanoid and one non-humanoid companion simultaneously. Roaming the Wasteland with a companion grants you a special perk to be equipped as long as the companion is with you.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Voice acting is one of New Vegas’s strong points. No matter how long you spend in the game, you will always hear something new the characters have to say but then again some sentences are repeated enough times for you to learn the script. The radio station’s music is still similar to the likes of Fallout 3’s with old classics playing, it really does add atmosphere to the game, especially The Strip music.

Fallout: New Vegas is a game with a large number of rough edges with its ageing engine detracts from the experience, yet it’s really fun game to play and you will find yourself spending half your life completing. With the main quest to take an average of 17-20 hours to complete alone. Even if another identical Fallout game is to be released with only a different topping, we wouldn’t say no.

Score: 8/10

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Fallout: New Vegas Hardcore Mode Special Reward Revealed

October 23, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas was released just Tuesday in North America and just yesterday in Europe. New Vegas is about the player being betrayed and left for dead. After being patched up by the doctor while simultaneously creating your character, you’re left with an option before heading out of the operations room. To switch Hardcore mode on (which isn’t recommended) or keep it off and play the game Fallout 3 style.

Hardcore mode is where the developer Obsidian decided on making New Vegas that bit more difficult and interesting or annoying? You consistently have to keep hydrated, eating food, sleeping and you cannot fast travel if the distance will make you sick of dehydration. Your Stimpaks also do not heal instantly but overtime and your bullets can add weight to your inventory.

When prompted to choose if the player would like to switch on or off Hardcore mode at the beginning of the game, a message appears informing the player that there will be a special reward waiting for them upon completion.

The special award is….drum roll please. The Hardcore trophy/achievement. Unfortunately, yeah that is it. So there you have it, a kick in the ass. Check back for our full Fallout: New Vegas review.