Sunday, September 30, 2007

Resident Evil 5 and African Zombies


You've heard the debate no doubt and if not take a wee gander here. and here

Games have given us the opportunity to blow the heads of child-like beings, batter prostitutes to death with baseball bats and garotte, blow up and disembowel our foes. Many game titles have placed us in the contentious role of Western soldiers slaughtering our arab and muslim brothers. Resident evil 4 placed us in Spain killing Spanish people.

But when the imagery of a game becomes so unbalanced as Resi 5 appears to be (no one knows what the final game will play like) and people are openly condemned for voicing their opinion on that imagery, then it's time to shout even louder.

I dont' for a minute think that the Japanese developers Capcom purposely set out to cause offence, but I find it hard to believe not one of them considered the loaded imagery as being powerful enough to provoke. If the final game content plays anything like the trailers and the game passes the censors office then censorship ain't worth squat!!! and this gamer won't be adding to Capcoms coffers... they'll be plenty of zombies to kill elsewhere.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Spiderman Friend or Foe Preview


For Wii, Xbox 360, Ps2, PC, PsP, DS
Due US Oct 2nd, EU Oct 12th


Inspired by the Spider-Man film trilogy and the Spider-Man comics, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe challenges players to defeat and then join forces with notorious Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, and embark on an epic quest to overcome a worldwide evil threat. Players control Spider-Man and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, mastering unique fighting moves and styles, while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes.

IGN Preview
Gamespot Preview
1up Preview

Wii Screenshots
Ps2 Screenshots
Xbox 360 Screenshots

Official Website

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Porn for Leprechauns: Cosplay






Hello Seamus the Leprechaun here, comin atcha once more with the next instalment in the now famous series of posts entitled "Porn for Leprechauns". This instalment brings to you the wonderous charms of the World of cosplay. Not that i have a feckin clue who any of these beautiful ladies are supposed to be cosplaying, but I'm sure you'll agree images like these carry an aesthetic value that goes far beyond the accuracy of their character portrayals.

Leprechaun News:
Since my last outing intense negotiations have taken place between my handler (mr.elderly) and my loyal manager (mr.Gnome). It appears, you'll be glad to know, that this little Leprechaun has some merit. Ergo Brandishing a brand new easily identifiable logo and an upcoming sidebar hotspot, it is but a matter of time before my not inconsiderable talents attain their full prominence in the gaming blog genre.

May I take this opportunity to thank all those readers, who made my "Women with Guns" post the most visited post on this site.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Clive Barker's Jericho (Xbox 360, Ps3)







Due 2007: Oct 23rd Us, and Oct 26th Eu

Mingling the darkest elements (we hope) of Barker's horror fiction and films, Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. The official Jericho Website is structured like a short adventure game requiring you to search through a mini-labyrinth of creepiness to find more information about the game.

Jericho Official Website
Jericho Community Website (US)
Xbox 360 Screenshots IGN
Ps3 Screenshots IGN
Wallpaper from Justwalls

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Ivy and Ulala Wallpaper






By special request and brought to you at absolutely no expence, following a laudable request by Father Krishna, Webmaster extraordinaire, the Elderly Gamer proudly presents Ivy and Ulala for your viewing pleasure.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Soul Nomad and the World Eaters (Ps2) Previews



(aka Japan Soul Cradle: Sekai o Kurau Mono) Due September 25th in the Us with no word of an EU release. Vid upped by Takeshi1589

An rpg which sees you in a fight against the World Eaters, who, using a Disgaea like battle system, you must stop from.. well... eating the World. In a neat play twist however you are possessed by the spirit of a malevolent and egotistical god called Gig, tempting you all the while with the spoils of evil.

IGN Hands on
Preview 1up
Screenshots Gamespot

Official Website


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Warriors Orochi (Ps2, Xbox360)


Warriors Orochi, known in Japan as Musou Orochi was initially a PlayStation 2 action video game developed by Koei and Omega Force. the game being a crossover of two popular video game series, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors (Specifically Dynasty Warriors 5 and Samurai Warriors 2). A port of the game was released for the XBox 360 in Japan on September 13 2007. A western version will see release alongside the localized Playstation 2 version in US September 18th and tba October in Europe.

Because Warriors Orochi is a crossover game, it takes the liberty of combining elements from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors games.

Crossover changes and character list on Wikipedia
Ps2 Preview from IGN
Xbox 360 Preview from Gamespot
360 screens on 1up
Ps2 screens on 1up
Japanese Website (slow)
English Website

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Pokemon Battle Revolution Walkthrough


The first Wii Game for Pokémon and the first Wii game to link up to the DS, all 493 Pokémon portrayed in Widescreen loveliness. With 10 Colosseums and 8 ranks of difficulty, PBR will truly test your training ability. So if your still puzzled about setting up your battlepass, unclear as to the strengths and weaknesses of your pokemon or looking for a path to victory in Poketopia then the following websites provide the answer.

Calisunset and Trixter800 on Gamefaq
Rental Pass Guide from IGN.com
Unlockables from mycheats.com
More unlockables from cheatcodes.com

Official Website

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oshidama


Nudge the white circle to the exit point avoiding the obstacles and the black holes (okay darkly blue..) in a set number of pushs. The game also features a time limit mode, you may wish to, nay you should turn on your sound for this... nice!

REDUNDANT LINK sorry

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Wallpaper and Websites edition 6




Some old, some new, some looking like cher, yes its another instalment of in the grossly underated Wallpaper and Websites series, brought to you by Seamus the Leprechaun.

from top to bottom:
Knight Shift: Online mmorpg
Planetscape Torment: Classic PC rpg, archived site
Horizons, Empire of Istaria: Online mmorpg

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Preview



Due September 24th for Pc,Ps2, psp, Ps3, Ds and xbox 360, and essentially the import car scene recreated in your living room, with customisation options to make your head spin. Change everything from the hood, headlights, side skirts, side mirrors, doors, spoilers, rims, paint jobs and decals.

With 90 cars in total your entire career mode can be taken online, playing through career mode in single player and online with real people who are competing for the same goals and achievements. The game also tracks a player's abilities with something called their "Driver DNA." If you're better at drifting or cornering, it will be recorded. You can then download people's DNA and race against their ghosts.

The Wallpaper is purely for illustrative purposes only.....

Official Website
Gamespot Preview
Gamespot Multiplayer Preview
IGN Online Preview

Ps3 screenshots
360 Screenshots
Ps2 Screenshots

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kengo Legend of the 9 (xbox 360) Preview





Play as any of nine real samurai warriors from history, each with their own unique storylines, attributes and attack techniques.

Choose between 4 unique game play modes:
Main Mode: Select a character and advance his/her storyline that interconnects with other
character storylines.
Mission Mode: Includes 10 different missions that must be completed within a set time limit.
Combat Mode: Compete in a 2-player head-to-head match.
Xbox Live Leaderboard: Connect to Xbox Live and compete against other gamers by pitting AI Characters against each other. Once the match has begun, your character will act according to his or her AI Traits. Your rank will change based on the outcome of the match, and you will be rewarded with various items for reaching certain ranks that you can use in game.

Customize your samurai’s nickname, fighting stance and weapons using items won online

IGN Preview
Screenshots from Gamespot
Majestico Entertainment Website

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (ps2) Reviews


Recently released for the European market, sequel to the original Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Silmeria is a 30 hour 2D feast for the senses with plenty of replay value, collecting a score of 84% from 39 reviews on Metacritic.com, another classic hits the Ps2.

Reviews Summary
Short by epic RPG standards, but it also makes the game that much more replayable
A difficult and lengthy game built for loyal and determined role-playing adventurers.
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is a breath of fresh air in a world of play-alike RPGs
Some one of the most technically and aesthetically pleasing visuals we've seen thus far
Not everyone's going to love the transplanted platform puzzler elements, and RPG purists might be turned off by the wafer-thin town exploration
One of the best games in the PS2 library
If you can get past the stiff difficulty, it has all the elements of a great RPG with its intriguing storyline, compelling combat and deep game mechanics
To put it simply, it's gorgeous in every respect, even though it's only in 2D.

Official European Site
Official US Site

Sample Review from Eurogamer
Screenshots from Gamespot

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Cher Barbie Doll



Seamus the Leprechaun here, guest blogger on the Merry Gamer. Now I know what your thinking the little lads gone too far this time. Not that it's the first Barbie Doll ever featured on the elderly gamer mind you, but it is the first Barbie Doll a Leprechaun like myself would have a legitmate reason to purchase as a memento of a bygone era. If your still puzzled why this above all the Barbie Dolls would take my fancy well take a look a the video. Ah!! if I could turn back time indeed.

Cher Barbie Doll from Entertaiment Earth


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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem Trailer


Alien Vs. Predator 2 Requiem HD Trailer - The funniest videos are a click away
Due for release December 25th 2007. When a Predator ship carrying Alien facehuggers crashes outside a small US town, an elite Predator is sent to clean up the mess, and soon begins a battle for survival between the Town's inhabitants, the Army unit sent to evacuate them and the two alien species determined to kill them all.

A game has also recently been announced for the Sony PSP. centering on the lone Predator cleaning up the mess left by the crashed ship. New Predator technology is expected to be seen throughout the course of the film. It is also rumored that the Predator variant of the Alien, the Predalien, will appear in the film.


Official Website (HD Trailer)
Imdb overview

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Two Worlds Reviews (xbox 360)


The hype was breath taking, "Oblivion on Steroids", the reality far less than expected. With a score of 49% from 14 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
There's a lot to Two Worlds that will take you an eternity to complete.
It's rare that a game releases that is so shockingly incompetent.
Fans of old-school PC games such as Diablo will find plenty to entertain them
This game doesn't feel rushed. It feels like it was done by amateurs AND rushed.
Epic scale and depth of content make Two Worlds worthwhile.
It's possible to get used to the random hardships and persevere, so it's not a complete failure.
Those who have been waiting for a quality role-playing will be sorely disappointed

Official Website

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Devil May Cry Website Portal


Recently updated portal to the Devil May Cry Universe and a excellent introduction to the Devil May Cry series. The DMC4 portal has some new aim and buddy icons, wallpapers and screensaver.

Devil May Cry Portal Website

Devil May Cry 4 is the second sequel (Devil May Cry 3 being a prequel) to the Capcom action game Devil May Cry. It was announced in March 2007 that the game would be released simultaneously for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and later PC. It is being developed by Capcom Production Studio 4, the producers of Resident Evil 4 and the original Devil May Cry.

Devil May Cry 4 has been delayed till Early 2008

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