Having become famous for selling games at can't-go-wrong prices, Steam has dropped Call of Duty 4 to $39.99, Mirror's Edge to $19.99, BattleForge to $29.99, and more! I'll be getting Mirror's Edge purely to check out the graphics that seem to really have people going. So far Steam has not posted an ending date on any of the (above) prices, which would make it apparent that these are new low prices and not just sales.
Obviously Steam has some major influence behind PC Gaming, considering that Left 4 Dead sales went up by 3000% when they halved the price the first time, and also that Unreal Tournament 3's simultaneous online players increased by a whopping 2000%. What does this mean? It seems that the price-point on games is way off, primarily from the over-packaged bulletproof boxes that games come in these days - hopefully publishers will learn from these successful sales and drop the average price by $10... but I'm doubtful.
The graphics are pretty impressive. We've uploaded the HD gameplay trailer as well, viewable below. While the game has been out for a while now, the $30 drop in price is huge, and certainly worth considering.
See you on the battlefield,
Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.
After the wild success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward decided to give the fans what they wanted - a sequel made by them, not by some sub-par developer (I'm looking at YOU, Treyarch). Recently two trailers have caught our attention here at GN, one of them reveals a lot of in-game details as sort of easter eggs in the cinematic. Perks, primary plot points, and other details can be found in the video below, where an unnamed youtuber makes very legitimate explanations of the Modern Warfare teaser, revealing perks and other hidden things within the video. While we don't necessarily agree with all of his conclusions, you can come to your own easily once the easter eggs are pointed out.
Gaming conferences are kicking off around the country with the start of the new year, and North Carolina's "The Triangle" (Wake County area) is not one to lag behind. The Triangle Game Conference (TGC) is an event hosted for aspiring game developers - both programmers and designers - and, well, for gamers! Boasting over 30 gaming dev and gaming media companies, this game con is no joke. Epic Games, famous for Unreal Tournament & Gears of War, Insomniac Games, Crytek, wildly famous for Crysis, Atomic Games, known for the controversy over their next title, Six Days in Fallujah, and more will all be at the conference. A couple of "Game Development Universities" will also be on hand for those of us interested in the gaming industry.
Zombies. We've seen enough of them lately. Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil, plenty of no-name other zombie games, it's just too much, right? Wrong. Plants vs. Zombies, the newest edition to our zombie obsession, is due to be released May 5th, 2009. What is Plants vs. Zombies, though?
Imagine this: Overrun by zombies wanting nothing more than your braaaainnnnssss (sorry, had to), your hometown only has one certified zombie-hunter. You.
Unfortunately, recent changes to the 2nd amendment have made it impossible to secure a pistol or pump-shotty for yourself. Oh, and don't think you can rely on the local hillbillies - they've all fled to the mountains and sealed up their hunting shacks. The Governator rings you up, panic-stricken, and says to you: "[Your name here], help us! The town will be decimated by the zombie-bobsledders, zombie-driven-zambonis (or are they zombonis?), and buckethead zombies! We need you to help us!"
Oh noes! Bobsledding zombies? None of those video games released earlier this year helped us prepare for that! There's only one obvious answer. Plants.
As a frequent-viewer of the Pure Pwnage gaming internet TV show (www.purepwnage.com), I thought I would make a short news announcement about how the Pure Pwnage team has recently recorded a new soundtrack - it's 12 days of christmas, except for gamers. Whether or not you like Pure Pwnage, you can still appreciate this awesome take on an old song, gamer style!
Half-Life is $0.98? What?! That's right, the originator of the Source Engine that we have all come to love is now available for less than a dollar. What else can a dollar get you? A few sticks of gum, 1/3 of a gallon of gas, maybe (before tax) a fast food meal - why buy any of those? Those only last for so long, but a game like Half-Life, with all the hundreds of good mods available, for $0.98 will secure you countless hours of gameplay. But you must act fast, this deal ends on November 21st!
To quote Steam's website:
"To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the game that started it all, Half-Life is on sale for only 98 cents. Ends Friday, November 21 at noon PST."
Gift this to as many people as you can for the holidays - but, shhh - normally it's $10, you just "know people." Happy Owning!
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.
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.
Click "Read More" to see our holiday gaming list! Find the best upcoming games here on The Gamers Nexus!
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:
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