EA’s War on Gaming!

31 01 2012

The Anti Game Company

If you haven’t been under a rock for the last couple years you learned about these “new fangled” online passes that EA has been tacking onto their games. Who knew what dark and sinister plans EA had for them until recently.

EA is planning on releasing SSX 2012 with an online pass similar to Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, which blocks single player progression. All I have to wonder is, with their strangle hold on the NFL, the vast majority of shit games they allow to pass on to the consumer and all the near fascist levels of content withholding they are doing, how long can they continue this until we rise up as a community.

I mean when you pay $60.00 for a game you should receive everything on the disc right? But should the used game consumer or the low income gamer be punished because they had to wait for “X” title to drop to a reasonable price? The answer to that question should be resoundingly “NO!” Just because you can’t purchase a day 1 game or a brand new disc doesn’t mean you should be only able to enjoy so much without paying more.

Heads up EA, Your time is coming.

Nic

“Don’t forget about EA’s attempt to snag the downloadable gaming market with Origin.  Battlefield 3 is Origin only, STEAM members are outa luck.” – Burke

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Shout out to JokerHero!

16 01 2012

My good friend Mike over at http://www.JokerHero.com, just got his first self written app on the Apple store! So to salute his achievement I’m tossing him a shout out and recommend all our readers stay up on his page too, for the latest in home brew apps! If you have any ideas of any kind of app you would like to see or possibly commission just drop him a line over on his site. And here’s a preview of his Monopoly Banker App!





Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Video Review!

16 01 2012

Here’s my first video review. If you guys like it, I’ll do more. Especially after I buy a camcorder! Hope you enjoy!





January 31st is coming, are YOU prepared?!

6 01 2012

This month, a game I’ve been waiting for about 2 years to come out, is finally going to debut on both PS2 and 360. As far as features go, Soul Calibur V is boasting the most robust character creation system yet in the franchise. And as you can expect, you will be getting a whole host of characters new and old, but more intriguing is the addition of Ezio Auditore of the Assassin’s Creed series. And because I love you all, I included the Ezio trailer to give you an idea of what we will be dealing with and on the 31st I will have a fresh, clean, new copy of SCV to review for all of you 😀

Nic

Mmm...Cleavage.

I didn’t want to steal any of Nic’s thunder, but I thought I better just post about the only reason this game has ever caught my eye, over zealous physics.  Physics surrounding big bountiful bosoms.  Sex sells, plain and simple, and why not exploit that?  But is it really necessary?  Nic is planning on picking up Soul Calibur V because it’s one of the rare fighting games that matches his play style and everyone knows about the boobs, we didn’t need to be reminded..  Anyway you look at it, they’re boobs, and they look pretty damn moist.  Just sayin…

Burke





Modern Warfare 3 DLC Rings in the New Year!

1 01 2012

And to kick off the new year, Activision is throwing some DLC your way! If you purchased the CoD Elite service which has mostly been broken but still cost you $50, then rejoice. On January 24 you will be playing some brand new maps. No real word on how many yet, and hopefully if since we are forced to pay for them, it won’t be just some “Redux” versions of old maps. I mean after all it’s “the greatest selling first person shooter of all time”. Or at least that’s what Activision would tell you. At any rate, a few new maps will do the franchise good, maybe even spark some players to drop the game they are currently playing and pick up the old CoD mantle once more.

The aptly named "Park" map...in a park...

Nic





A whole new world!

17 10 2011

Ok folks, while I know both you and I are standing upon the precipice of Arkham City, I wanted to give you a bit of information about a game I have been playing the past couple months:

This game has been out for just right around half a year, for those already subscribing enjoyed the “Half Birthday” Celebration with increased xp, pvp currency, and prestige points ( much like C0D). Rift is an MMO which is to say it contains all the prerequisite monsters of any RPG such as goblins, forest animals turned violent and a mix of other colorful would be assailants. There are 6 races to choose from in 2 factions:

Defiant and Guardian respectively. For the WoW players among us, think Horde (red) Alliance (blue). This is probably the only area of Rift I really take issue with is that in 2 factions i have 6 humanoid type races; Bahmi, Eth, Mathosian, Kelari, High Elf and Dwarf. Thats it. No beasts, no hybrids, nothing. But where it lacks diversity in character design it makes up for with the freedom it allows players to have with how they play their characters.

Rift works off of a class system akin to WoW in some ways but think like this: Each class is its own separate talent board. You pick your archetypal character design (ie. Rogue, Warrior, Mage or Cleric) then you receive over the course of your tutorial zone 3 souls with 6 more you can purchase later in game.

This soul system allows for a lot of diversity among each archetype, giving players a certain level of ownership lacking from most games of this genre.

I like to think that where Rift really shines is in two main areas: The Devs are constantly updating the game to fix problems and balance issues as well as to add more in game events which require no fee to use and the name sake of the game Rifts. Rifts (like the death and water ones listed above) serve as the main focal point of the game, allowing plane-bound creatures access to the world of Telara attempting to breach the ward protecting it and enable the Dragons (the games main bad guys) to roam free, unchecked in their power. The Players job is to close these rifts in a series of objective based spawn areas and players are rewarded with a second currency known as Planarite which allows for the purchase of plane based items and character enhancements.

Now I know this is a lot to take in during just one sitting but I highly recommend doing the 1 week trial and see how you like the game, or if you’re cheap..it is available through Steam and generally speaking comes on sale quite regularly for under $10. Truly there is so much to do in this game: Dungeons, crafting, Raids, Quests and Rifts. I have found it to be much more enriched game play with a lot less of the WoW type community playing.

So if you are looking for something different, something new or would like an introduction to the MMO genre, I totally recommend RIFT as your first jaunt into fantasy.

SRSBIZNIZ