Archive for October, 2011

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Trailer

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 05:19:00 PM

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that WoW’s pandas look quite good in motion, but, well, they do. You can see them frolicking in their Asia-themed themepark world below in the Mists of Pandaria trailer. Cute hot air balloons, too.

These Panda types will apparently be a neutral race, with players deciding between alliance and horde once they get past the starting stuff. The pandaren starting area is, also, on the back of a giant turtle. Hmm.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Trailer” was posted By Jim Rossignol on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:02 am

The War of the Worlds – Launch Trailer

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 08:03:07 PM

The War of the Worlds is a 2D cinematic platformer inspired by the work of author H.G. Wells.The game will be available on October 26, 2011 for XBLA.

Well, The War of the Worlds is finally nearly upon us. And here’s the launch trailer. Mainly, we’re all in it for the Patrick Stewartness of it, but still, I want to play now.

The War of the Worlds – Launch Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:03:07 -0700

Cortex Command Is Still Unfinished, Amazing

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 05:29:26 PM

I love Cortex Command. It’s one of my favourite indies ever. The current build of this brain-defending, bunker-building, robot-deploying, side-scrolling tactical digging and shooting game means that it has a tonne of interesting scenarios you can set up and play, but currently the campaign (which I’d jumped into to take a look at) is a bit completely broken. Cortex Command has been out in “work in progress” beta form for about 47 years, but there’s been a bit of progress of late, and so I’m hoping we’ll see that campaign built upon soon. Nevertheless, for those of you who’ve not played this yet – and you really should have done by now – there’s a free (and sadly harshly limited) demo on the site.

A warning: this one of those games that takes some getting used to before you see the real magic of it, and I suspect the demo isn’t long enough to get all that across. The quirky mannequin clunkiness of the character is the whole point: it’s an absurd slapstick physics robot battle toolbox, and it has a bit of a modding scene now to make things even more ridiculous. I’ve posted what is now quite an old gameplay trailer below, but I think it gets the point across.

I am definitely not going to recommend getting the full game unless you’ve played the demo, as it’s definitely an acquired taste. It can be fiddly, and really takes some time to get into the pace of it. But when you’ve got a great scenario ticking over properly, and robots get smacked all over the place, and you are managing on crisis after the next, it’s hilarious.

I plan to play a bit more and perhaps write some more thoughts later in the week. Join me?

Cortex Command Is Still Unfinished, Amazing” was posted By Jim Rossignol on October 18th, 2011 at 12:14 pm.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 07:06:07 PM

In The Adventures of Tintin: The Game, you will play as Tintin, the intrepid reporter and hero of the action-packed movie The Adventures of Tintin…..Did i say ‘Tintin’ enough there?


To coincide with the release of Peter Jackson’s upcoming animated Tintin movie, Ubisoft have been working on a video game adaptation of the same titled The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn – The Game that’s available now.

The game much like the movie will be loosely based on a bunch of Tintin comics such as The Crab with Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure and will offer players a “unique blend of platforming, exploration and puzzle-solving”. Kind of like Uncharted without the awesome.

In addition to the campaign, players can enjoy a stand-alone co-operative mode that’ll take place in Captain Haddock’s dream world as well as a Challenge mode where they’ll embark upon a bunch of challenges against the clock.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game Screens” was posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:06:07 -0700

Surely the First Console Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Wasn’t This Bad

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 06:11:23 PM

Dorkly’s rewritten the theme song to Konami’s 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the NES to reflect the overall quality of the title. Oh come on, it wasn’t that bad, was it?

This was the first game I bought (or had my parents buy) based solely on the licensed property represented, and if I remember correctly I was indeed punished for it. I can’t recall exactly how many hours I wasted driving around town, getting strangled by kelp, or having to resort to Raphael and his lousy sai as a last resort, but back then it felt like days. The game was incredibly difficult, but back then I didn’t care; as long as I was a turtle, I was happy.

Maybe if I went back and played it today I’d change my tune, and it would sound something like this. That’s why I avoid doing such things.

Surely the First Console TMNT Game Wasn’t This Bad” was posted By Mike Fahey
Oct 18, 2011 2:00 PM

Sonic CD – Official Trailer

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 06:13:26 PM

Sonic CD bridges the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits.

Back in August, we received the squeal-inducing news that Sega was readying a port of the classic Sonic CD for downloadable markets on home consoles and mobile. And by mobile, that meant it was coming to the App Store. But, this isn’t shaping up to be just a mere port. Instead, Sega has enlisted the work of Christian Whitehead, a gifted software programmer who basically created his own game engine from scratch that was capable of running Sonic CD (among many other things, I’m sure) on multiple platforms with all sorts of optimizations and enhancements.

Sonic CD – Official Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:13:26 -0700

Were Christina Hendricks’ breasts made smaller in this video game?

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 06:06:34 PM

There’s a lot to look forward to in Need For Speed: The Run. They’ve got Porsches, an interesting plot, and, oh, did we forget to mention a completely digital Christina Hendricks? That’s a lot of polygons. But doesn’t it feel like something’s missing?

Electronic Arts, the game’s producers, are going to let the (mostly) guys who play these action racing games gawk at a digitized version of Christine Hendricks — famous for being the busty redhead from Mad Men and the busty redhead from Drive. We only have one photo of Hendricks in the game, but it’s hard to ignore her uncanny valley is a little less uncanny.

If that’s the case, it’ll be a first video games, which has a strange habit of giving women completely unworkable anatomy. (Ahem, Lara Croft.)

But more importantly than seeing a fake version of Hendricks, you’ll get to hear the real thing as she whispers commands into your earhole. Get ready for the sexiest gaming voiceover since Betty White appeared on Hollywood Squares.

Were Christina Hendricks’ breasts made smaller in this video game?” was posted By Matt Hardigree on Oct 18, 2011 3:00 PM

Liberty City Becomes a Beautiful NYC In This Stunning GTA Mod

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 10:48:40 AM

Impressive Grand Theft Auto IV mods are nothing new, but this one—which turns the fictional Liberty City into a very real, very beautiful New York City—is really impressive.

OK, so here’s what it does: First up, it replaces advertising and store signs with ones you’d actually find in the Big Apple. But it also greatly improves the game’s visuals in just about every respect.

The mod’s creator, Gionight, says that it’s “just a beast visually” and yet doesn’t “eat much resources at the same time”.

If you’ve got GTAIV on PC, you can download it from the link below.

Gionights’s Best ENB Final

Liberty City Becomes a Beautiful NYC In This Stunning GTA Mod” was posted By Luke Plunkett Sep 9, 2011 5:30 AM

Megaman Thinks With Portals

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 05:40:20 PM

As science has proven, everything is better with portals. And that, it seems, includes Mega Man. Which we can totally justify posting a Dorkly video of below, because it’s got portals in it, and they’re from PC. OKAY?

Megaman Thinks With Portals” was posted By John Walker on October 17th, 2011 at 10:37 am.

The Secret World: The Secret War Trailer

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 07:51:01 PM

The Secret World is an in-development MMORPG by Funcom. An original story, it will take place in the modern day as well as ancient mythology and civilizations long gone, blending these elements into what is being called a dark fantasy with supernatural elements.

A battle between good and evil will unfold and players will be a part of it, building up their supernatural powers (there are no classes) and shaping their characters as they desire. The game will also include depictions of some real locations as well as fictional ones.

Not much else is known about the game or its possible release. In addition to the PC, it’s also scheduled to come out for the Xbox 360.

The Secret World – The Secret War Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:51:01 -0700