Aion Online Preview

By Published August 03, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Soul theft, although a common side effect of playing MMOs, was not enough to deter me from trying out Aion Online.  So many ads, so much hype - but is Aion really what it is amped up to be? At first glance, Aion seems like an advanced version of Ragnarok Online, well, before they started making everyone pay to play.  The game is built around two stereotypical races vying for control of the land.

 

 

The races are not unknown to us though, and the battle bears striking resemblance to a classic Angels versus Demons match off, fighting over what would be earth. The Angels, otherwise known as the Eylos, and the Demons, or the Asmodians, each have the same four classes with female and male counterparts.

Pong Creator Returns, Paddle in Hand

By Published July 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Nolan Bushnell, famed father of electronic games, has announced his glorious return into an industry that desperately needs a new idea, and who better to bring one?  Bushnell invented the arcade token-system as we know it through his Chuck E Cheese business, founded the gaming industry through his hit Pong, and now looks to leave us dumbfounded once again with an FPS/RTS combo game, available for free this year.

Battleswarm: Field of Honor, a "mashup between StarCraft and Starship Troopers," hopes to bring the industry a new genre entirely.  Players will be able to switch between FPS and RTS mode, either commanding units from birds-eye, or taking control of a unit to blast away the scummy aliens. While in FPS mode, you play as a "human soldier out to destroy alien bugs," and while in RTS, the player will "control [their] bugs, such as swarming, move them around on the terrain to take on humans." 

Asteroids Movie Trailer

By Published July 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm


Asteroids, galactic destroys of intergalactic peace, have once again returned.  Just like in Asteroids (the game), Nicholas Cage, Megan Fox, Sean Connery, and Megan Fox have been called forth to man an A-shaped ship into the orbits.  What will be left of earth if they fail?  Better yet, how did they manage to do donuts in that ship?  You'll see what I mean.  Credit to the team at Bad Joystick.

Oh, and sorry about the first 30 seconds or so - it gets better, promise.  

 



Someone please teach me how to do donuts in an A?!

After seeing the multiplayer teaser for Modern Warfare 2, GN took a closer look at all of the elements in the trailer, then analyzed them for your drooling!  So get pumped for the new factions, weapons, and achievements that we have unveiled!  

 

 

 

You can read some of our notes from the video below, just in case that wasn't enough:

Core Elements

"Be the gunner of an AC130" - Players are able to actually aim their kill streak bonus
Unlock the AC130 by achieving an 11 kill streak
Play as the rangers, marines (?), opposing forces, or... the soviets?!
At 0:25, there is a chopper in the background that is undamaged.  Is it possible to fly these?
At 0:35, the mini-map/radar is fuzzed out.  Possibly a new radar jammer?
At 0:36, it is apparent that some new guns have functional radars attached.
An AT4 rocket lawn chair has been added, with the ability to lock-on to vehicles (0:39)
Immediately after this, the Helicopter/Gun Ship releases flares to negate the missile.
At 0:47, it is obvious that a player in the server is in a helicopter or plane
-this vehicle has thermal vision and two different weapons.
Semtex plastic explosives added (1:17)

UI upgrades 

A compass has been added to the bottom right corner
In the bottom right, next to the radar, you can see which kill streak items you have - UAVs, Air Strikes, etc.
Achievements unlocked while in the game now have a description of what that achievement was for while in game.
The bottom left now cycles through winning/losing and game mode

Achievements

Buzzkill has been added.  "Stopped enemy short of a killstreak. (+100)"  
As seen with our buddy FOURZEROTWO (the IW blogger), Stuck "You stuck an enemy with Semtex!"
Payback! "You've taken revenge (+200)"

 

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Peek

By Published July 28, 2009 at 3:02 am

Infinity Ward teased eagerly awaiting fans a few days ago with the first Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer preview.  Take a look into the new Kill Streak Loadout screen.  Don't forget to watch the entire video, the last few seconds jest with sticky grenades.

 

 

EA Knows Audience, WTS "2 Hot Girls"

By Published July 28, 2009 at 1:59 am

Moneymonger of gaming Electronic Arts has been receiving flak all week for enhanced marketing strategies.  Not only did EA promote itself through its booth babes at Comic Con a little while ago, they also promo'd Dante's Inferno, an upcoming title, by asking attendees to "commit acts of lust" with any of the girls working at the myriad booths.

Demigod Update News

By Published July 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

After reviewing Demigod, we've had our eyes out on the game's site for cool updates.  The developers are very devoted to their game, and their promise to add new demigods has come through!

"We also went into great detail on the 2 new demigods that are in development." Said 'FrogBoy', one of the most active developers in the community,  "I am anticipating being able to go into significant detail on these in the next couple of weeks now that they’ve moved beyond a bunch of “assets” and are starting to come together."  He added, "Tentatively we are looking at one general and one assassin. One will be of the forces of light and the other the forces of darkness. One will be melee oriented, the other projectile oriented."

Sounds great!  A new general and a new assassin, one melee and one ranged, how much better does it get?  Pretty balanced sounding.  There are lots of updates to be added to the game, including replays, clans, and more.  The list is long, so click Read More to find out about the update!

Winner of First Giveaway

By Published July 21, 2009 at 12:46 am

After much tension and a month of waiting, we're finally ready to reveal the winner of our Gaming Computer Giveaway!  If for some reason the winner cannot claim this prize, it will be re-gifted immediately after declined.  Thanks to all for participating!

Please remember that the more people that sign up on our site, the more giveaways we will have!  Tell all of your friends to check it out, and we'll keep pumping out prizes!  The current plan is to give away a couple of games a year, and hopefully one PC a year.  

We are happy to announce that the next giveaway will be DEMIGOD, and will be done the same way - through email.  Please keep an eye on the forums and the News page for our giveaway rules and options!

We will choose a winner in the next contest the same way as this one - with a random drawing.

The Winner is...

Demigod

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Published July 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Why stop at Demi? Like its title, Demigod is a fantastic RTS that stopped halfway. What could take DG to the status of just God?

BioWare just released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic video. This game is starting to look like it could be really good, if they manage to pull it off. Check out the video below:


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