Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Angelina and Milla and the Freeware Wallpaper Changer

Hi Seamus here, head blogger on the Copy and Paste Gamer.

Resident Evil Extinction due September 21st
Official Website (online game, wallpaper, Screensaver, icons)
Posters on Forbidden Forrest
Wallpaper on this site

Beowulf due November 16th
Official Website (wallpaper aim icons
Posters on Rendered Beauty

Angelina and Milla, could it get any better, and rather than disappoint either lady by leaving them waiting in my desktop folder, I've managed to find this Freeware handy dandy wallpaper changer, makes all the hard choices for me.

Wallpaper changer

Posted by the Leprechaun

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Letoya She Don't

LeToya Nicole Luckett (born in March 11, 1981), is an American R&B singer, songwriter a founding member of Destiny's Child. LeToya's self-titled debut album, was released on July 2006. "She Don't" is her second single from the album The single received moderate success, reaching number seventeen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and is currently an airplay gainer worthy of note on Youtube.

Official Website

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bioshock Walkthrough

Unless you wish to buy, register for, or rent out your granny to read one, Freely available walkthroughs online are becoming increasingly rare. No different is the case of Bioshock with the following guides all i've managed to find following a ten page search of google. If you've played the game, have any snippets of info other Rapture visitors would be interested in please, let us know by dropping a comment or adding a link in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

thank you in advance, you incredibly beautiful person you.

Walkthroughs to date
Chrisvig2 and Grawl on Gamefaq
Gamespot guide online
Official through the looking glass Forum
Widescreen and Tweaking Guide
(links after "Disclaimer" )

Bioshock Related:
Bioshock Faceplates
Bioshock Artbook Free pdf
Official Website
Cult of Rapture Site (wallpaper, aim icons)
Bishock Free Soundtrack on Gnomeslair

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Bioshock Faceplates

These Xbox 360 faceplates were part of 2K games promotional campaign for the game Bioshock. Almost exclusively given as gifts to GameStop managers, only 5,100 of them were ever made. Not surprising then that a few of these beauties have ended up on ebay, fetching close to $100 a piece.

List of Bioshock Faceplates on ebay

List of Xbox 360 Faceplates on ebay

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"Wet" Preview Trailer

Featuring Rubi, a mercenary, travelling around the world solving other peoples problems for a cash reward, due for xbox360 and Ps3 TBA 2008

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Stuntman Ignition Previews

Due August 28th for Xbox360, Ps3, Ps2, Psp and the kitchen sink, Stuntman Ignition sees you living the life of a Hollywood stuntman, building your career from the ground up and taking death defying stunts to a whole new level as you take the driver's seat to create spectacular Hollywood moments such as monstrous jumps, fantastic explosions and large-scale crashes. (elderly breaks longest sentence record....)

Stuntman Ignition puts over 25 vehicles at your disposal, including sport cars, motorcycles and even a hovercraft. ....vrooom!!

Official Website
Hands on from IGN (Preview for all systems)
1up (Preview for all systems)
Gamespot (Preview for all systems)

Ps3 Screenshots
Ps2 Screenshots
Xbox 360 Screenshots

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brunswick Pro Bowling (Wii) Preview

Hello Seamus here blogger guest and the only Leprechaun on the Blobby Gamer. This product combines the latest in Latex engineering and user safety for that extra sensual.... no sorry wrong packaging... ahem.. scuse me a second...

.....This bowling game allows players to choose everything from their character’s appearance and accessories to ball styles.... (checks packaging....).

In Career Mode, players work their way from amateur to professional by competing in a year’s worth of bowling tournaments. Ten authentic bowling centers, modeled after actual Brunswick locations, set the scene.

Due August 21st in US, September 21st in EU, also available for Ps2 and PsP

Official Website

Hands on Preview on Gamespot
Screenshots (102) on IGN

posted by the leprechaun

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Heavenly Sword Review

Play Magazine are first out of the block with a review for the game, which is due Sept 12th (US) Sept 14th (EU). Still despite Play Magazine being a liberal sprinkler of 10's, it appears there may well be some substance behind the pretty redhead and the 10GB of sound.

Forums are reporting the game is only between 6-7 hours long, see here and here
OJ.net suggests 12-13 hours.

Unconfirmed reports that Edge magazine UK (notoriously low scorers) have given the game 6/10 see gametrailers.com

Reviews Summary:

Play Magazine 10/10
"What MotorStorm has become to racing and Odin Sphere to action role-playing, Heavenly Sword is now to 3D action: Perfection."

Gamepro 4.5/5
"Gamers can and should busy themselves by taking in the compelling saga of Nariko and her heavenly blade. It is without a doubt a journey worth taking, even if the road to the end is somewhat bumpy."

Gameinformer 88
"an incredibly cinematic experience. It may invite comparisons to other action titles, but I can safely say that Heavenly Sword is a unique and captivating adventure with a style all its own."

Cheat Code Central 84
"By and large, this is a game you should consider playing, whether you rent it or add it to your library of purchased games. I wouldn't say it's a title worth buying the PS3 for"

Electronic Gaming Monthly 83
"motion control adds an unprecedented layer of complexity and fun to an otherwise familiar fare"

Game Revolution 83
"One of the few games I’ve felt the urge to replay on a harder difficulty, just because those 7 hours were so sweet"

1up 80
"Inspired by good taste, rather than looking up the recipe and coming up with something that's not quite as good as the original"

Gamedaily 80
"a God of War knockoff, and after plowing through another room of identical enemies you may eventually lose the urge to see what's around the next corner."

IGN (UK) 7/10
"the lavishness of the show might well be enough for you to overcome the game’s significant failings. There’s definitely some kind of fun to be had here – albeit of the one-engaged brain cell"

IGN.com 7/10
"Heavenly Sword comes very close to being great, but nearly every element of its design falls short in one way or another."

Edge Magazine 6/10
(see link in main post, thanks tom)

Average from 11 Reviews 80.72%

Heavenly Sword Wallpaper
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bioshock Free PDF Artbook

Update September 20011
Apologies but it wasn't me, the PDF is gone :(
cultofrapture does have it's very own download page, wallpaper, screensavers, icons, and printable character papercrafts, yes!! print and fold your own character from the game :).

Cultofrapture downloads section


the soundtrack for free download.... hell all games should have such freebies
soundtrack from Gnomes Lair

To summarize:
Free Bioshock Artbook Pdf for download
On the premise that "everyone should be able to experience the beauty of BioShock" cultofrapture in association with the BioShock team have put together Bioshock: Breaking the Mold in two PDF versions: a smaller, ebook download, and a more hi-resolution version that you can take to your local printshop and bind.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Nariko Wallpaper

Just upped on Rendered Beauty

see all "Heavenly Sword" posts on elderly gamer

100 Bullets

100 Bullets is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso. It is published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint and is slated to run for 100 issues.

The plot of 100 Bullets hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge. Occasionally in a given story arc, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches someone who has been wronged in some way, and gives them the chance to set things right in the form of a nondescript attaché case containing a handgun, 100 bullets, and irrefutable proof of the person who ruined their life.

Volume 1 First Shot, Last Call (issues 1-5)
Volume 3 Split Second Chance (issues 6-14)
Volume 3 Hangup on the Hang Low (issues 15-19)

Volume and Issues list on Wikipedia

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Persona 3 Reviews (Ps2)

Supernatural role-playing game about a group of high school students, caused a stir at E3 and apparently justified with a score of 88% from 15 reviews on Metacritic.com The Ps2 just keeps on giving.

Reviews Summary
Compelling story and addictive gameplay
Definitely a game only for the true RPG faithful
An engaging title that truly pushes genre conventions in an exciting way
Steps outside the bounds of normality, a story telling masterpiece.
Games like Persona 3 are the reason we play games
P3 proves RPGs don't need big budgets to be all-around awesome
At times shocking and always intense, Persona 3 is not a game you are likely to forget

Persona 3 Official Website
Persona 3 Walkthrough from Gamefaq
Sample Review from Gamespot
Screenshots (104) from IGN
Wallpaper on Rendered Beauty

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Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1 (Ps2) Review

Originally set for release on August 7th in US, but seemed to have gone MIA, with no reviews upped until 16th August last. This compilation includes four classic Fatal Fury games: Fatal Fury 1, 2, 3 and Fatal Fury Special.

Reviews Summary

Gamezone 69%
Simply put, this collection is true to the first four 2D fighting games but somehow the series just doesn’t hold up as well as it did back in the day.

IGN 68%
A neat collection, but the games themselves aren't the best around. But if you're a diehard fan of 2D fighters, we recommend picking it up. In the meantime, you'll have to excuse me. I'm going to go practice my Burning Knuckle

Gamespot 6.5/10
If you're an SNK devotee or a serious fighting game connoisseur, you might enjoy the collection as a nostalgia piece or as an opportunity to revisit Fatal Fury Special.

Mini preview from Gamespot
Screenshots from IGN

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Boogie Reviews (Wii) and Soundtrack

Released 7th August in US and 31st in Eu. Boogie is a music/rhythm-based game that takes full advantage of the Wii-mote. Customize different characters in the game to best show off their dancing style and karaoke skills. The retail release of Boogie also includes a microphone to sing along with the game. So far:

Gamepro raved about it (80%) as did
Nintendo Official Magazine (81%)
Games Radar were less than ecstatic (70%)
had issues (60%)
showed no mercy (55%)
rubbished it (30%)
Average 62.66%

Boogie Official Website (requires latest version of Flash)

And I'm sure your also wondering (humour me here!) just exactly what songs you'll be dancing, singing and cavorting to, take a peak at the full list on IGN

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Bioshock Review

Average Score from 13 Reviews 98.5%

Reviews so far
warning! Full reviews will have spoilers

Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 100/100
"Amazingly written and beautifully constructed, it's a complete emotional rollercoaster which we can't drawn any parallels with...You'll be playing this game for months to come, exchanging story elements to build up the bigger picture, and arguing about what it all means."

Eurogamer Review 10/10
"It takes the tired, worn-out FPS genre by the scruff of the neck, reinvents and bends it out of shape in such a breathtaking fashion that it's going to take something very special to top this in the months and years ahead."

Gameinformer 10/10
"It’s ingenious, enthralling, and a masterpiece of the most epic proportions. In terms of delivering chilling atmosphere, dynamic combat, and startling revelations, games just don’t come any better than BioShock."

Gametap 10/10
"BioShock is one of the few games that I’ve reviewed in my entire career that I feverishly want to go back through and play again"

1up 10/10
". . . . . an experience that's richly and utterly complete, and one that engages the player in a constant dialogue, BioShock is virtually unassailable."

Games Radar 10/10

"A mesmerising masterpiece of horror, the only glaring weakness we can find in BioShock is that it may be too unusual, too original, too artistic and too genius to be embraced by the general public"

GamePro 5/5
"It leaves its mark on a genre that has its fair share of memorable titles and it does it with style and panache. It is easily one of the best games of the year"

Gamespy 5/5
"An unparalleled achievement. No other game comes even remotely close to it in terms of raw emotional connection."

UGO.com A
"There's nothing which will make you ever want to stop playing; you'll simply curse under your breath and get on with killing Splicers and hunting Little Sisters."

IGN 9.7/10
"BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters. This is an essential gaming experience."

Teamxbox 9.5/10
"It's inventive and entertaining, with a number of twists and unexpected situations that'll have you on the edge of your seat...It's rare to find a game that has both quality in its engineering and quality in its gameplay."

PC Gamer (UK) 9.5/10 ( as upped on games radar)
"Succeeds so Stunningly on three fronts: narrative, emergence, and a sense of place. If another game did just one of these as well as BioShock, it would immediately qualify as a classic. When a game comes along that does all three, we can only be baffled and thankful."

Xbox World 360 9.4/10
"It's a gruelling game of resource management, and as the ammunition dries up, you end up having to improvise. And more often than not, Bioshock will reward you heavily for thinking outside the box."

Average Score from 13 Reviews 98.5%

Due August 21st in US and on shelves for 24th in Eu

Bioshock Walkthrough links
Unlock Hidden Hard Mode in Xbox 360 Demo
Bioshock Artbook PDF for Free Download
Bioshock Faceplates on ebay
Xbox360 demo mini review on Pro-Gamer

see all "Bioshock posts"on elderly gamer

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Metropolismania 2 (Ps2) Preview

Sequel to an apparently successful, if unheard of Ps2 title called MetropolisMania, MetropolisMania 2 sees you with the task of creating and maintaining an entire anime style city!

You must create a city that attracts new residences, while at the same time keep your approval rating in good standing! To do this you must interact with each and every citizen of your town. Some of your citizens have other ideas, so you’ll have your work out how your going to make everyone happy!

• Hundreds of unique businesses and residential houses to build, as well as
railroads and freeways!
• Each member of the city has his/her own unique personality and wishes!
• Customize your own character and build your own house!

Set for US on August 14th, no word on a European Release. Rated E (10+) because of Alcohol Reference and Mild Suggestive Themes. . . . the mind boggles.

Hands on Preview from IGN
Screenshots Gamespot

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

James Hawkins Concept Art

concept artist for Gears of War.

James Hawkins Website

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Heavenly Sword Trailer

vid upped by grampl

IGN's E3 winner for technological excellence and Best Artistic Design and runner-up in categories "Best Action Game", "Best Graphics" and "Game of the Show".

Nariko, a fierce, red-haired warrior whose clan is the holder of the "Heavenly Sword", a sacred blade of immense power that slowly drains the user's life-force. King Botan, obsessed with the Sword, embarks on a campaign of destruction against Nariko's people in a ruthless quest for it. In a final act of desperation and retribution, Nariko takes the Sword to exact vengeance upon King Botan and his army before the Sword kills her.

Set for release September 12th

Hands on Preview from IGN
Heavenly Sword Website
Screenshots from Gamespot
Developers Blog
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Halo 3 Hands on Preview

Having been deluged with Halo 3 information for the last 3 years, I must admit to not particularily caring whether this makes it onto to my xbox360 or not. But even my over saturated little brain, couldn't help but be drawn to the following exclusive hands on preview by 1up

1up hands on preview

Halo 3 Website

The game is set for release on September 25th US and 26th Europe and there will be three, yes three retail packaging options for you to purchase on the day.

Standard Edition: which contains the game disc and a manual;
Collector's Edition: contains the game disc, manual, interactive Xbox 360 bonus disc with several featurettes
Legendary or Beastarum Edition: contains the game disc, manual, interactive bonus disc, Beastarum ( a "hard cover, bound collection of information and art covering the species, cultures and civilizations of Halo 3) and Legendary DVD containing special content exclusive to the Legendary Edition, and a scale replica of the Master Chief's Helmet as a case for the three discs.

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