That's correct guys, for all of you that read my blog and wonder why the hell it's been so quiet, it's that it's moved.
Basically, after all the fun, excitement and friends i've met on this very blog, it's time to move on to pastures new. So if you're one of the lovely people that check out what spews from my brain on a regular basis, please feel free to move over to the new blog and get involved there. It's very much a work in progress at the moment, so bear with me during the change.
I'll be leaving this blog in a state of suspended animation, and who knows....every do often I may take something that I wrote on here and do a retrospective on the new blog. Anyway...it's sad to say goodbye to the old girl, but needs must and all that.
Right. So the new address for the blog is quite simple.....www.thegamefreakblog.com. Told you it was simple. So please pop over there and say hello. Hey, if you feel like it you can even pop to my Facebook page and give it a like. Go on...you know it makes sense.
It's not me stopping....oh no. Just think of it as the blog putting on a nice new change of clothes.
I'll see you there.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Hey guys, It's Tony here again, bringing you the first fifteen minutes or so of Deux Ex Human Revolution.
Now as I say in the video, i've never played a Deux Ex game before, much to the chagrin of some of my friends. So i've plumped in after some recommendations from some Twitter buddies (thanks guys). And this is meant to be a prequel, so I can play the other games afterwards...yippee!
I'm beavering my way through the first mission, and I have to say that if it continues in the way that it is, i'll be high;y impressed. Expect a review as soon as i've finished a playthrough of the game....however long that may be.
And if you really want to experience the first fifteen minutes yourself...don't play the fucking video! There are no spoilers, I didn't want to completely ruin it all for you....I stop when the action starts really, so watch with confidence.
Deux Ex Human Revolution is available now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.......you get the idea.
I literally have a wood on now that i've watched this. Pleeeeeease Gearbox, DO NOT SCREW THIS ONE UP!
I'm one of the extremely small minority that actually liked the recent version of Aliens VS Predator. It was a bit clunky and archaic, kind of like my gran on her motor scooter, but I got quite a bit of fun out of it.
This however, looks in a different league!
Aliens: Colonial Marines is scheduled for release on March 30th, 2012.
Recently released on the indie section of XBLA is this possible sleep hit of a game.
entitled Raven Thorne, it tells the tale of a looting and pillaging Norseman, who has to fight his way through six levels of mythological beasties, hacking, slashing, casting magic and avoiding bathing for as long as possible.
I'll have to admit, the indie section of Xbox live is as off my radar as the latest series of Big Brother, so it came as a surprise to see a game of this quality available. It's graphically fresh and very attractive, sounds great and control is very tight. And at the bargain price of 240MSP it's pretty much a done deal as purchasing goes.
I've downloaded the full game, and i'll be sticking up a review later this week. So if you're sitting on the fence check back in a few days for my thoughts.
You can check out the developers website right in this link.
And if you make a purchase, let me know what you think.
YES! Coming to XBLA/PSN next summer is one of THE greatest fighting games in existence....Virtua Fighter 5: Final showdown.
It's going to have a huge overhaul, including new destructible arenas, a wealth of customisation options, and hopefully it's going to sell a fuck load.
It deserves to. Virtua Fighter is hardly mentioned these days. It's a shame, as it's one of those fighting games that if you're really good at it, NO button basher will EVER take you down.
And Kage for the win, by the way.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Hey guys, thanks for popping by my wee corner of the interweb again.
Today, if you haven't already watched it on my youtube channel, i'm bringing you a guest commentary that I had the opportunity to do this week. It's for a great Youtube/Twitter buddy of mine called Mattshotcha. He has a great channel where he puts up some absolutely killer Homefront videos. You remember Homefront don't you? It's that great game that everyone ignores over anything to do with Call of Duty.
One of Mattshotcha's series is called Run & Gun, where he goes into some fantastic detail about how to play on certain maps, weapons, spawn details....it really is one of my favourite series on YT, and he has some great montage videos in his Grindhouse gameplays as well.
So please, check out the commentary I did for him, and of course let me know if you enjoyed it, I appreciate all feedback.
And you can check out Mattshotcha's Youtube channel right here!
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Hey guys, another day, another video. In this Gamefreak favourites video i'll be looking at Splinter Cell Double Agent, specifically the Ellsworth penitentiary level, which is the one that stuck with me the most from the game.
Splinter Cell DA isn't completely terrible, but it's no Chaos Theory! It's worth playing just for this level alone, and I guess you can pick up the game for around a fiver right now. My problem was the whole appeasing two different factions within the game, and pissing about in the bad guys headquarters. Sam Fisher is a bad-ass killing machine...don't get him doing fucking chores!
Anyhoo....it's a great level, so enjoy.
And as always, your thoughts are appreciated.