Saturday, October 20, 2007

FIFA Soccer 08 Reviews (Ps2)


"Experience the same highs and lows of real-world players and tackle the challenges they face on a daily basis" without the salary. Scoring 86% from 6 reviews on Metacritic.com

621 FIFA licensed teams,
More than 15,000 players,
30 leagues (with all 27 leagues from FIFA 07), The new leagues officially confirmed are the FAI League of Ireland, the Australian A-League, the Czech Gambrinus Liga.

Full list of playable leagues on Wikipedia

Reviews Summary
Be A Pro mode is really top-notch, probably the best game in the FIFA series.
Spot-on control, great atmosphere, more features than ever
The AI can actually defend, it is a shame the AI has so much trouble scoring
Pretty much the same as "FIFA 07" but tighter and more feature-packed than ever.
The FIFA series has come as close as ever to bringing down the Winning Eleven 9 vale of supremacy

IGN Review
Gamespy Review
Screenshots Gamespot

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Preview Blacksite: Area 51 (Ps3, Xbox 360)


Sequel to the game Area 51 and set for release on Ps3, PC, and Xbox 360 on November 5, 2007. Set in the present day, players take the role of a decorated military veteran charged by the government to lead a squadron of "secret soldiers," as they fight off the invasion of unidentified enemy races.

Ps3 Screenshots from IGN
Wikipedia overview
Latest Preview from Gamespot
Preview from 1up
Official Website

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dancing With the Stars


video upped by Extorsionador

For Ps2 and Wii with an October 23rd release in US, published by Activision but no credits on the Developer and precious little information other than the less than catchy caption

"Shake it up as you tango with the stars of the popular TV show"

exhaustingly energetic trailer though, now if you'll excuse me I must sit down now.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Portal Walkthrough


Proving a bit of a toughie, but if your stuck, it dosen't get much better than the following most excellent Video Walkthrough site, with videos on both normal and bonus maps, including least steps, least portals and least time guides including footage on how unlock the 300ft long jump and terminal velocity achievements. Ace!!!

Portal Video Walkthroughs
Orange box achievements list from Gamefaq

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Boa "Love Letter"




South Korean singer Boa with her 23rd single, currently sitting at number 15 in Japanese singles charts, I don't understand a word of course, but well it's Boa. . . .

Boa's Blog

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Leprechaun Pron: Pointy Ears #2





Seamus the Leprechaun here, in another, I hope, laudable attempt at bridging the species gap. A fascination with pointy ears has always been foremost in leprechaun culture, a unique besottedness which I believe we share with human beings.

Pointy ears #1
all "porn for leprechauns" posts

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Mass Effect First Reviews


Good? and then some if Game Informer Reviews are anything to go by

"It's an adventure that is so captivating that you'll be counting the days for the sequel. It takes interactive storytelling to new heights, and brings the player closer to content than ever before. It's easily one of the year's best titles and one of the most impressive games to date."

9.75/10

Due EU November 16th, US November 20th

Mass Effect Website
Game Informer Online

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Folklore Reviews (PS3)




An action/adventure game by Kouji Okada (the father of the Shin Megami Tensei series) that takes you through seven mysterious Earth-like worlds. A competent tour operator Kouji Okada apparently, judging from a score of 76% from 21 reviews from Metacritic

Reviews Summary
Evoking a sense of otherworldliness. . . .in an almost heartbreakingly beautiful way no other game ever has.
Annoying dialogue, bizarre comic book style cut scenes and drab game play. Folklore is one of 2007's biggest disappointments.
Folklore is a delight to play; a game full of wonder.
One part boring adventure game, one part underdeveloped collect-em up, and one part standard dungeon crawl.
Folklore is genius that shines through.
If you’re someone who pines for originality and risk-taking, then Folklore is a tale worth flipping through.
If you want a lot of intense action, look elsewhere. If you want an experience, look here.

IGN Review
1up Review
Screenshots from Gamespot
Official Website

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Half Life 2 The Orange Box (xbox 360) Reviews


With a Ps3 release due December 2007, The Orange Box compilation includes: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2:Episode One, Half-Life 2:Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Scoring 98% from 7 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
A sci-fi masterpiece, a clever puzzler and a multiplayer monster wrapped into one
That so much great content is offered at the standard single-game price is astonishing.
A landmark achievement in gaming value and one of the easiest buying decisions you'll make all year
The Orange Box offers everything any fan of first-person shooters could possibly want
While there might be longer games, this is a near-perfect blend of varied games.
It seems that Valve (developers) just can't make a bad game.
The Orange Box is probably the best videogame deal ever.
Each individual game runs amazingly well on the Xbox 360. The graphics are amazing as is the presentation.

Official Website
Review from IGN
Review from Eurogamer
Screenshots from Gamespot

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Eye of Judgement (Ps3) Previews



Due
US: October 23, 2007
Australia: October 25, 2007
Europe: October 26, 2007

The Eye of Judgment is a turn-based card battle video game for the PlayStation 3, played out with real cards and the use of the next-gen EyeToy camera.

Through the use of a 3' x 3' board and encrypted trading cards players conquer the field by selecting a card and placing the special cards in front of the EyeToy camera for their respective character to come to life and battle. Players take turns to place cards as they jostle for control of the board, the winner is the first player to capture five of the nine squares. The Eye of Judgment presents the player with more than 30 cards, as well as unique online and offline gameplay.

Expansion packs are planned for the game, with Set 2 and Set 3 to be released on PlayStation Network on February 2008 and June 2008, respectively.

The original release package of Eye of Judgment comes bundled with everything needed to get started:

the Eye of Judgment,
the Eyetoy camera,
the Eye of Judgment camera stand,
a 3x3 playmat,
one starter deck of 30 cards
and a booster pack (5 random additional cards.)

Hands on IGN Preview
Gamespot Screenshots
Ps3 teaser page
Official Japanese Site

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Free Burma


"What is there to be discouraged about?
Gandhi said the victory is in the struggle itself.
The struggle itself is the most important thing. I tell
our followers that when we achieve democracy, we will look back
with nostalgia on the struggle and how pure we were."

Aung San Suu Kyi
www.free-burma.org

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