Martin "CyberGrim" Baker and Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke have finalized two new reviews for our readers to devour! That's right, Viking: Battle for Asgard - the first game on our "Wall of Win" ever and Spectraball by Flashcube Studios have been reviewed by the two gamers respectively.
For the PC Only:
Spectraball, as reviewed by Lelldorianx. "Possibly the best $10 I've ever spent," Said Lell. After inspecting the puzzle/platformer ball-rolling game, our reviewer was pleased to say that he "found only a few bugs to squash," and that the game's unique look and feel reintroduce a classic-style game, that is a "refreshing break from all of the shooters." See what Lelldorianx had to say in his review here.
For the XBox 360:
Viking: Battle for Asgard is the first game that The Gamers Nexus has ever reviewed to makes it mark on our not-yet-published "Wall of Win,"where gamers can find all items we've reviewed that scored 95% or above. CyberGrim states, " Viking is the way hack ‘n’ slash games should be made," and "Viking is an amazing game and I can't recommend it enough for other gamers." Check out his full review here.
I was unsure at first about getting Viking from the rental people. I'd heard horror stories about how bad it was, in fact I tried deleting it from my queue at first, but something unearthly compelled me to get it anyway. “Maybe it's not so bad.” I said to myself, “maybe those horror stories are wrong.”
World renowned shooter series Call of Duty has released its sixth extension of the game, 11/11/2008. World at War, as the newest edition is called, is set back in the games roots - WW II. The game is developed by Treyarch games, which leapfrogs with Infinity Ward every other title. If you've liked any of the past CoD games, you might want to know which ones Treyarch made, and that can be found here:
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: World at War
Infinity Ward, Activision's other Call of Duty developer, became wildly popular for their big hit, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where the series took their first huge leap into the modern world, leaving the days of WW II behind them. Infinity Ward is said to be working on a sci-fi shooter, however it is not confirmed whether or not this sci-fi FPS will boast the Call of Duty prefix or not. An insider at Infinity Ward reportedly said: ""we are currently working on a new sci-fi title, we cannot release any more information as of yet, we may or may not announce it at E3." What does this mean? Either CoD6 is going Starship Troopers on us, or we're about to get a new series from IW.
Back to the topic though, Call of Duty: World at War ships with a special M1A1 and accelerated experience (online) for those who pre-order/buy the first day. Check out the game at www.CallofDuty.com, and see our review which will be published by 11/13/2008. The game is standard $50 for regular edition, but an additional $20 (total of $69.99) for the collector's edition - no thanks.
In spirit of the upcoming Holiday Season, Audiosurf and Eets are available on Steam for a record-breaking $2.49. Being the cheapest games available on Steam recently, you might want to check them out - don't miss this opportunity!
Audiosurf: Audiosurf is a game where you can play your music using a car speeding down the symbolic frets of a music-highway. It's similar to Guitar Hero, only more extreme and to your own music; hell, you could play the game to the soundtrack of The Simpsons if you wanted to! You can learn more about audiosurf here:
Eets: Unfortunately, none of the GN staff have played this obscure puzzle game yet, but being that it is available for only $2.49 someone will probably try it soon. The game is a mix of oldskool Lemmings and Rube Goldberg-style puzzle games. There is a built-in puzzle editor, from which you can release your creations to the public for free download. According to the Developer, there are currently over 200 user-made puzzles.
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Troika Games, created by some of the geniuses that worked on the original Fallout, gained a strong foothold in the PC Gaming market with VTM. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (VTM) shines a whole new light on being a vampire. Before I begin, this game is not for kids: vampires live in the darkness of debauchery-filled late-night cities, they are not censored.
With the presidential race coming to a close and the new President of the US drawing near, EA Games puts aside the differences in the candidates, breaking it down to whoever has the biggest explosive will win. What am I talking about? The Mercenaries 2 Presidential mod. That's right, I said it. As posted in our forums:
EA Games proved their humor recently by releasing a patch for Mercenaries 2, which features the fully tricked-out Barrack Obama and Sarah Palin in all of their explosive-wielding glory! In this patch, players are now able to use Obama or Palin characters. I have not yet discovered if the patch changes/adds anything to the game other than these characters, but it's still funny.
Check out the video here:
"The Force is potentially strong with this one."
If you've read my review of LEGO Indiana Jones, then you already know what I'm going to say here. As well as a growing up on a good staple of Indiana Jones, the Star Wars trilogy was a main focal point of my childhood. I have fond memories acting the fool in the back garden with branches of varying different sizes doing the iconic "vshoom" sounds over and over again. This inevitably led to the pursuit of video games set in the Star Wars universe, ranging from the games for the Game Boy, Rebel Assault for the PC, X-Wing Vs, TIE Fighter, Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight II and most of the games before and since then.
Thought we would let everybody know that the Call of Duty: World at War beta is finally released to the public. It has been out for somewhere around a week, and is still considered open beta. That's right - anybody can get in just by signing up! Play the game before hand and decide if it seems worth the purchase, or if you should stay back with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. CoD5 is based off of the CoD4 engine, but is NOT made by Infinity Ward unfortunately, and is instead made by Treyarch. The stunning new website can be found here: http://www.callofduty.com/hub to get the beta, sign up with a valid email, activate your account, then check your profile for a DL link and code. Below is the official HD multiplayer trailer.
You're new to the map, you've no idea you can sprint, and bullets are ricocheting off of everything around you. Luckily, your commander has a clue and starts barking orders over the radio, "CAPTURE CHARLIE, STOP STANDING IN SPAWN, DON'T BLOCK THE DOORWAYS."
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