Archive for April, 2012


Cruising Kotaku, when I probably should’ve been working, I stumbled across this video that they posted in an article entitled “YouTube Just Made My Childhood Gaming Memories Feel Super Dramatic.”  In the article, which is brief, they simply mention the video, titled “Go Right,” and how it evokes an emotional response from you even though the video was made simply by holding a camera close to a monitor or display.

YouTube user RockyPlanetesimal chose the perfect song for what they were going for.  It really provokes the drama that you feel from the video.  The hero simply trudges on and on going right.  Suddenly you see the heroes die or lose their way by going left, but through true grit and determination the hero picks themselves up off the ground and continues on the right direction.

This makes me almost feel bad for the hero when they initially start losing their way, but then it got me thinking.  How often do games get a little tough and we throw down the controller never allowing the hero to reach their full potential or save their homeland or save their princess? Too often, but for some reason this just makes me feel good watching this and thinking about all the games I have finished.  It makes me want to pick the games back up that I haven’t finished so the hero on-screen can complete their saga.

So what do you think?  Does this compel you to finish your games that are in progress and allow your hero to rest, if even for a little bit, before their next big adventure?

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Last Thursday Ubisoft released the hounds and opened the Ghost Recon: Future Solider Multiplayer Beta to the public as long as you: purchased Splinter Cell: Conviction or pre-ordered the game.  If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I’m a big fan of Ubisoft AND that all of my 360 games were stolen from me back in the February so I kind of lost hope that I wasn’t going to gain access to the beta.  I pre-ordered it but didn’t see the code anywhere, however a small ray of light glimmered in my inbox last week.  Ubisoft had sent me three codes to give to friends so they can get in on the action.  I know that Ubi has been hard at work since they opened the beta and have been tweaking/rebooting the servers constantly.  I know when I tried to play on Saturday that the servers were unavailable.  I haven’t lost hope, however, and I hope you haven’t either!  Because I’m such a nice guy I’m going to give you all a chance to score these.  Beneath the multiplayer tutorial there’ll be an image with two codes (since I used one of them) for use on the Xbox 360.  First two people to use them are getting in on the action 🙂  So enjoy and feel free to hit me up on XBL if you get them, my gamertag is: GraveSpy720.  Leave a comment below as well so I know that they’ve been grabbed!!  Also check out Mitch Dyer, of IGN fame, and his preview for the upcoming blockbuster entitled: Three Reasons to Love Future Solider’s Multiplayer!  Mitch can be found on twitter: @MitchyD

And now…the free codes!

**Please leave a comment to let the readers know you’ve grabbed a code**

It seems as though the new hotness in the gaming industry is leaking info related to games.  Ubisoft has been the “victim” of it time and time again so far with AC3 (have we had their official release come first yet?).  Sony seems to be suffering from the same problem with the game that they teased us about last week, which most purported (and were correct) was the next God of War game.  Last week they posted this image on their Facebook page:

Well turns out because of the trend Amazon kind of pulled the trigger a little too early… Shacknews.com reported that the online retailer had posted images, a description, and teaser trailer yesterday.  Now ShackNews posted their article at 8:06pm PST indicating that this probably happened way earlier than when the article was posted.  Unfortunately, you could tell how disappointed Sony was with this early break when Sony’s Worldwide Studios President, Shuhei Yoshida, simply tweeted, “sigh.” from his Twitter account.  Now if, like me, you’re a big fan of all things GoW (yes, both Gears of War and God of War), then you’re going to get at least a wee bit excited about the teaser! So without any more delay, here it is:

News hounds Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty of IGN.com posted a great video breaking down and analyzing the teaser trailer in their latest Playstation Conversation.  It won’t let me embed it here so (apologies) you’ll need to follow the link:  http://go.ign.com/Jj5Ml8

My big question, throughout all of this, is who is making this?  There was no studio attached to the trailer, so it could be anymore.  More than likely, it’s being developed by Sony Santa Monica, however until we know for sure it’s all up in the air.  Regardless I’m still kind of excited for this.  Are you?  Let me know in the comments below.

I’m Back!

Hey everyone!  Sorry it’s been soooo long since I’ve last updated this.  If you read my last post at the end I was going to talk about something that could re-shape the gaming industry permanently.  I was going to talk about the Mass Effect 3 controversy where Bioware was actually thinking about updating or changing the ending so that they could please the fans…Well I’m not going to write about that!  For a couple of reasons…

  1. I’ve never played any of the Mass Effect games so I wouldn’t be able to really talk much about them.
  2. If you’re into games, you’ve read what I would’ve written 1,000 times over on other sites, like IGN.com and Joystiq.com
  3. It’s old news if I were to write about it now so….whatever, right?

Next updates will be quickly following this one so stayed tuned!
-Chris

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