Posts Tagged ‘XBOX 360’
Nintendo consoles are now the official home of Sonic the Hedgehog!
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 04:14 Written by LoganDX Friday, 17 May 2013 04:14
If you played video games in the 90′s, you knew there were two mascots fighting for your gaming dollars: Nintendo’s Mario and Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Both starred in awesome games, both had cameos in comics and both, both were damn endearing. Once Sega bowed out of the console market that left Sonic a free agent. Since then, we’ve seen him on the Xbox 360, PS3 and even a Nintendo console or two. That was shocking but the latest from Sega is even more shocking.
Sega and Nintendo have struck a deal to make Nintendo the official home of Sonic! That’s right geeks, long time rivals Mario and Sonic will now permanently live under the same console roof. Sega will still make the games but they will only be on anything Big N, at least for the next three titles.
Back in my childhood gaming I would have never thought, I imagined it, that the foes would become BFFs. Now they can braid each other’s hair, make pies and chase after evil doers together forever. Chalk this one up to the strangest exclusive ever!
Geeky Game Review: Metro Last Light
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:11 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:11
For the past few years I’ve been meaning to finish 2010′s Metro 2033. I was instantly drawn to the post apocalyptic story driven shooter but have always found the clunkiness of its controls a major deterrent. As Metro 2033 found itself further back in my ever growing backlog of games, the future of its sequel looked as bleak as the post apocalyptic Russian setting that is Metro.
In 2012 it was no secret that THQ, Publisher of the Metro series was in financial trouble. Several games on THQ’s roster faced delays while the iconic publisher of video games tried to come up with a solution to their financial woes while still maintaining a level of commitment to the hard work developers like 4A invested into their games. In the end THQ filed for bankruptcy and their games were auctioned off to the highest bidders. Eventually Metro Last Light ended up at Deep Silver and now is available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Metro Last Light picks up where Metro 2033 left off, if you are new to the series be sure to watch the beginning cutscenes that will fill you in on the story thus far. The Metro universe is inspired by the books of Dmitry Glukhovsky and follows our hero Artyom through the devastation and consequences of a nuclear holocaust in his once beautiful Russia. Artyom is a Ranger and is sent to find the last known remaining “Dark One“. The Dark Ones were the species Artyom chose to call in a missile strike on in Metro 2033 and is therefore responsible for their extinction.
There is dissent amongst Artyom’s fellow survivors as to what is to be done with the last remaining Dark One, who is just a child. Of course, once Artyom finds the lone Dark One, we soon learn that a few other political factions are also on the hunt for the Dark One and have their own agendas as to why. Our hero Artyom has one distinct advantage, he can communicate with the dying race. In doing so Artyom starts to doubt his decision of helping commit genocide against the misunderstood Dark Ones.
Metro Last Light is best described as a shooter / horror-survival hybrid. The nicely paced campaign unfolds with both political upheaval and scary mutants all struggling to control the Metro. The story is very intriguing and well written despite a few weak spots in the plot. It has inspired me to dust off my copy of Metro 2033 and place it at the beginning of my backlog. The Metro world is one I can’t wait to revisit. Read more: Geeky Game Review: Metro Last Light
Ride to Hell: Route 666 gets spiffy new trailer.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:13 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:13
We’ve covered the latest bits of the full-fledged console game Ride to Hell: Retribution but little has been said about the XBLA\PSN side game, Route 666. Along with the new trailer, we learn a little (just a tad) about the game.
Route 666 is set inside the same universe as Retribution but so far seems to have nothing else in common with it. Players control their very own band of asphalt warriors as they fight to control the famous stretch of roadway. The bikers can be positioned in strategic positions to overtake enemy packs, knock ‘em down to become the leader of the road. It’s basically a Road Rash type game with some strategy elements mixed in. Sounds good enough to me!
Ride to Hell: Route 666 is scheduled to hit XBLA and PSN this June. No exact date has been revealed nor a price point. I’d say though it will be about 1200 points or $15. Hit the break for the latest press release and the new trailer!
May 21st the day Microsoft finally unveils the new Xbox.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 06:51 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 24 April 2013 06:51
It’s been hinted at, it’s been speculated and it’s been whispered in hallways, the date when Microsoft officially and loudly opens up about the future, their new fangled Xbox Next, Xbox 720, Durango – whatever it’s called. Most of us hoped they might say something before E3, much like Sony did but the days drug on, getting closer to the annual event.
Today Microsoft caused fanboys to grease up their palms because they admitted that May 21st is the official unveiling, the coming out party for the next iteration of the Xbox gaming console. According to Major Nelson, the 21st is just the first step in the unwrapping, 19 days later at E3 they will showcase the system’s new games.
Interested geeks will be able to watch the live stream on Xbox.com, Xbox Live and on Spike TV (where else?) on May 21st. Kick off time is 1 p.m. EST so set your countdown timers now!