1st Podcast recorded, next step your ear holes!

14 02 2012

You will get to hear me on the podcast sooner than you think, but I wanted to drop this on your eye holes!





Online Pass for a Single Player Kingdoms of Amalur…What EA?

27 01 2012

This morning Destructoid brought to our attention that Electronic Art’s upcoming RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is boxed with an online pass.  This online pass apparently hides 7 quests and the Mass Effect 3 crossover universe armor.

“You know what that says to me? That a publisher is not confident that its game is worth keeping.” Jim Sterling went on to say.  I agree with his statement, but there is definitely more to it.  EA has it out for used games, no doubt, but why take it out on the customer.  There are still gamers who don’t care about achievements and play single player titles offline.  So the person who buys this game new no has no possible way to see 7 quests they paid for?  Shame on you EA.

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Mass Effect 3 Demo Release Date Dropped!

18 01 2012

With every type of demo imaginable dropping this month, EA and Bioware weren’t afraid to make us wait a few more weeks for the Mass Effect 3 demo to hit XBLA and PSN on February 14th.  SWTOR ruined relationships around Christmas and Mass Effect 3 looks to re-open those wounds on Valentines day.  Maybe you could plan to dine in, order some pizzas, light some scented candles and blow up some Reapers all romantic like.  And of course bring a friend because co-op missions will be available for those with the online pass via Battlefield 3.  Sorry Steam members, EA’s Origin doesn’t want to play and has taken it’s ball back home.  After getting your fix you can continue to repel the Reaper invasion starting March 6th on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC (Origin).

Expect to see the latest Demo Reel from Nic soon,  don’t miss it!

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The Worlds of Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur Collide

11 01 2012

EA is doing something really creative this first quarter of 2012.  Starting out rather strong to be more precise.  EA is releasing demos for Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur that will unlock in game items across each games universe.  “What does that even mean?”  Glad you asked, EA is releasing the Kingdoms of Amalur demo on January 17.  When you complete the demo, that also means watching the trailer at the end, you will receive in game items for not only Kingdoms of Amalur, but also in game items for Mass Effect 3.

These in game promotions for Kingdoms include an ice resistance booster Twist of Fate Card, a health and mana boosting Twinned Souls Chakram weapon, and a protective helmet called The Infernal Helm.  And for your troubles, or enjoyment depending on how you like Kingdoms, your Mass Effect 3 awards include The Reckoner Knight Armor and the Chakram Launcher.

It doesn’t stop there, when the Mass Effect 3 demo does drop, EA has disclosed no information when that may be, completing that demo will also reward you with N7 Armor and Omniblade Daggers for Kingdoms of Amalur.  The Commander Shepard inspired N7 Armor looks bad ass with the accompanying  Omniblade Daggers.  Every piece of armor and weaponry look awesome and have useful perks that would be well worth a play through to get them.  The Mass Effect 3 Reckoner Knight Armor maximizes close-quarter damage and increases projectile velocity while the Chakram Launcher fires “lightweight explosive ammunition discs.

With rewards like these I will definitely be downloading each of these demos.  It really feels like free DLC or pre-order bonuses, they’re that good.  The Kingdoms of Amalur demo drops this January 17th and you can pick up the full game for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 7th.   Happy hunting.

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2011 VGA Recap

12 12 2011

In cased you missed it, the Spike VGA’s were last Saturday.  I don’t want to hype them up or tear them down but, I don’t really care about them.  In fact, I don’t care about any awards shows.  They never seem to have the same taste in entertainment as I do, so I disregard them.  This years VGA’s had some improvements over last years, Zach Levi is no NPH, but you could tell he certainly had some interests in video games.  But let’s face it, the VGA’s are a time for larger game companies to show their grand accomplishments and “latest and greatest” trailers.  I’m not complaining, I ate up the Mass Effect 3 and Metal Gear Rising trailers like krispy kreme kreme straight off the conveyor belt.  But for you, I did pick some of my favorite videos and compiled a convenient list here for your viewing pleasure:

Reapers Attack in the new VGA Mass Effect 3 trailer

“Sorry” Kojima, Metal Gear Rising looks bad ass

What is “The Last of Us”?

Alan Wake and Agent Cooper

Bioshock: Infinite brings eariness to the skies

And for those of you who do care Skyrim won Game of the Year and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 won Best Shooter.  I don’t really agree with either of those, but more so on the side of MW3.  That’s why I tend to sway away from these award shows.  Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception took Best PS3 game while Batman: Arkham City rightfully won Best Xbox 360 game.  Portal 2 didn’t take home enough awards but was able to snag the Best PC Game category.   

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Reapers Attack in the New VGA Mass Effect 3 Trailer

11 12 2011

Last night at the VGA’s a lot of new “world premier” trailers were shown.  I didn’t really care for that many of them, but Mass Effect 3 is truly one of the most anticipated games of 2012 and this new trailer makes waiting for the new year even more difficult.  The trailer features past teammates, shows off impressive in-game mechanics, and hints at just how full scale this Reaper invasion will be.  Enjoy the trailer compliments of GameTrailers.com.

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Mass Effect 3 Co-op Multiplayer Detailed

13 10 2011

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer rumors have been buzzing all over the interwebs the past few weeks, but yesterday it was officially announced and the Bioware Pulse video has all the details.  Mass Effect 2 was an incredible feat, so it left me wondering how Bioware was going to top one of the best games of this decade.  When the Mass Effect 3 trailer dropped at Spike’s Video Game Awards detailing an attack on Earth, I squealed like a tween girl at a Justin Bieber concert.  Now with the news of an official co-op mode, I think it’s safe to say Mass Effect 3 will be the icing on the cake to this grand trilogy.  Haters are gonna hate, but I’m certain your single player experience will not be tarnished by this co-op.  I’m really excited to hop into battle with my friends using other races, I almost smell an MMO opportunity here.  It sounds completely separate from single player, and if anything will only enhance the playability of your whole Mass Effect 3 experience.  I welcome this addition to the Mass Effect universe and will impatiently await it’s arrival early 2012.

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