- Category: Pixel Kings
- Created on Thursday, 23 August 2012 19:10
- Written by Mark Navarro
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I’ve been taking some Lit classes and reading up on world history lately. I felt that my soul was sinking deeper into the oblivion of douchery so I took a break and played a campaign level of Left 4 Dead. I chose this game because I just needed a brainless respite from the cerebral demands of extra education and my day job; however, as soon as I reached the farmhouse finale of the Blood Harvest level, I couldn’t help but take down notes on the phenomenon of trapping a player in an arena to fend off waves of enemies… more commonly known as “The Alamo Standoff”.
Hot off the presses from Namco, the makers of Tekken, is the announcement of the first press bonuses. Since this was a Japanese press release, I don't exactly know what they meant by "first press bonuses" though I'm inclined to believe these are on-disc bonuses or DLC of some kind. I'm not sure if that's synonymous with pre-order bonuses, though. (EDIT: First press bonuses mean pre-order bonuses) Anyhoo, we learned that those bonuses will include the Swimsuit Costume Set and Lili's Fluffy Skirt. Confused? Are you going "swimsuit? skirt?!" Well, take a gander, my friend. And try to hide your boner.
You may be thinking, is this going to be the next DoA? See for yourself. Check out the bouncies.
Every gamer in the history of ever has dreamed of being part of the video game industry. I know I sure as hell tried, despite having absolute ZERO technical knowledge or ability and ridiculously poor 3D animation skills. For people like me, I'd have to be satisfied with being the end user. However, YOU could be that someone to fulfill that dream. With technology, instruction and knowledge being more available than ever, now would be the perfect time for you to start chasing after that ever elusive dream. And hey, what better way to start your journey than with a little bit of inspiration.
The Philippine chapter of the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA) is holding a special screening of Indie Game the Movie. There will be two screening dates - June 12 and June 17. Both dates will start at 8PM at the u-view theater at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Each ticket goes for a mere hundred bucks, and all proceeds go to paying off the venue.
The past couple of weeks saw The Amazing Spider-Man win hard at the box office. Does the Beenox developed game do the same on the electronic entertainment front?
A couple days before the movie released into most theaters, the game dropped at local game stores. After seeing the movie, I immediately picked up the game due to an impulse brought about by, admittedly, a high from the movie. I've had a week or so with the game and I think I've formed a fairly informed opinion on whether it will fall victim to the curse of almost ALL movie-based video games *cough Iron Man, Thor cough* or if lightning will strike twice for the Spider-Man movie game franchise.
In picture: sweetness of the embossed cover
Do you remember Spider-Man 2? That game changed history with the control they gave you when swinging around the most faithful recreation of Manhattan in a video game ever. How does this new Amazing Spider-Man stack up?
One of the things I absolutely love about this game is how it feels nothing like the movie. It almost feels as if Beenox got the movie funding and just made a 616 Spider-Man game presented on the surface as the new Amazing Spider-Man movie game. Seriously.
Peter doesn't look or sound like he's in high school, even though this was supposed to be set up a few months after the movie ends. Hell, high school hasn't even been mentioned and I'm, like, halfway through the game. This Spidey doesn't even talk like the movie Spidey.
My sneakers can stick to things!
It's not that I dislike the movie; it's just that I'd much rather play as Spider-Man than Andrew Garfield, ya know?
After watching this video of the sniper shotgun wielded by a guy who I can only assume is totally into vikings, I got to thinking about what other weapons in games are utterly destructively powerful. What other weapons out there in the world of pixels and polygons are capable of such pure obliterating force? Well, I picked out 10 but I'm sure one guy's list will differ from another so I made sure that this isn't a top-tier list. There are hundreds of games, and there are thousands of weapons, and since no one can really play them all, no one can absolutely name the top 10 super weapons of all time. I guess unless you're a super nerd.
So, let's get to it.
10. Hand Cannon from Resident Evil 4
This weapon is unlocked only after you beat the game and get 5 stars in each Mercenary mode with each character. When you do that, you get it for free from that creepy guy who sells you weapons. STRANGAH! What sucks is that to make it one of the most powerful and convenient weapons ever, you have to upgrade it and that costs a lot of coin. But if you have the pisetas, it can destroy practically everything in the game and you won't have to reload it ever. Those pesky Spanish zombies are blown back with every shot.
The reason why the Chicago Typewriter or the Infinite Rocket Launcher didn't take the spot is because the Typewriter doesn't have that satisfying BOOM of Hand Cannon nor does it have the power and the Rocket Launcher is just way too cumbersome.