Oh and there is this thank you video for Russell T. Davies that was most likely never meant to be released. But it has hit the web and fans everywhere are happy!
From the video
A video from David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman to thank Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner for their excellent work on the series.Source: Geeks are sexy!
This was made for the wrap party at the end of David Tennant's tenure as the Doctor when both Russell and Julie were also moving on to other projects.
Same guy that brought us Saturday Morning Watchmen.
Battlefield 3 might just be the shooter this year to beat. Not only does it bring a level of realism rarely seen in games now days but is a sequel to one of the best team based PC games ever. No Battlefield 3 is not BF: Bad Company 3. There hasn't been a proper Battlefield PC title since BF2 in 2005. Sure you could say the Bad Companyy games were but they also were maid for consoles first rather than the proper home of the PC.
The main point of a single player campaign most FPS shooters is ether to tell a compelling story or prepare the player for the multiplayer component. DICE's Battlefield series tried telling a story for the first time with Battlefield Bad Company and for the most part did well. Single player has never been the company's strongest ability but they have easily gone above the call of duty on this one. The story hook has been done in before but it feels like it would fit well into a more realistic scenario than most FPS military shooters. Where some of DICE's competition has opted for going over the top big budget Hollywood this story feels more like it could have been an HBO drama. There are major set pieces and some jaw dropping action scenes that is damn sure. The gameplay does not always take place on foot and does jump you around between the major players in the story. One mission you might be in the pants of Blackburn, the main role of the player, and the next preparing to take off from the flight deck in a aircraft. Just when you think you know what is coming next the game throws you a different direction and surprises you. Not the best single player story in a first person shooter but by far the best in the Battlefield series.
This is the bread and butter of almost any major game these days. Where most games ether push to tack on a multiplayer DICE does not screw around. Until Battlefield Bad Company came along every BF game was multiplayer only. That is what the game was build for and excelled at. Large scale battles, huge maps with vehicles fighting along side infantry. Recently in the past several years we have seen more scaled down personal "squad" combat in games like Gears if War, Crysis 2 and the Call of Duty series. Where these kind of games feel more like arcade action rather than a war game. Battlefield 3 brings that back in full force. You really can't effectivle lone wolf your way to a victory. It takes team work and even more team work. Spotting enemy targets for a sniper or a morter player or being that loved support player that drops ammo. This is how a game should be, one that brings group of gamers together.
This is not...
Both of them are.... really just a WTF moment.
Mario Kart 7 features 16 new tracks, first-person motion-controlled steering and a clutch of new items to rip up the racetrack with. The new first-person mode does look very interesting and should be a new spin on how you play the series.
Find this new Mario Kart in stores this December!
There is even very dedicated community behind this game with websites like http://www.steelbattalion.org/index.php who even has a modified newer controller.
This new game looks to be one of the best Kinect titles to date. Rather than having the giant controller again they built it into the game. The one major thing about Steel Battalion in the first game and apparently in this one that they are more walking tanks than your Robotech type mechs. So slower but powerful. Where the first game was more futuristic this one reminds me of World War 2 with walking tanks! Foe me being such a huge fan of the series it is hard not to get excited at what this game could be and fear the disappointment it may bring!
Everyone loves Batman. Seriously, whether you were first introduced to the dark knight through comics, movies, or the television shows, it seems no one can escape his brooding charms. What's not to like? He's dark, calculating, and, above all else, he doesn't need super powers to fight crime. He's the everyman we all desire to, but likely could never, be.
It's surprising then that it took until 2009, with Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum, for someone to make a great Batman game. Asylum was released to glowing reviews, with many calling it the best comic book game of all time and I, even as a Marvel fan, would be inclined to agree. The mix of tight, fluid combat, detailed environments to explore, and excellent production values made Asylum a game that not only drew from Batman's history but added to it. Now, two years later, Rocksteady is back with a slightly different take on the caped crusader in Batman: Arkham City.
The movie has been filmed in black-and-white in just 12 days, and in secret. It stars Amy Acker as Beatrice, Alexis Denisof as Benedick, and Nathan Fillion as Dogberry.
Speaking of which, upon being asked if it was a hoax, Nathan Fillion replied on Twitter that it was "Very real."
The film is scheduled for release sometime next spring.
Link to the movie's website is here:
Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto 5 via its official site. A trailer has been dated but beyond that there is no more info. Who is looking forward to the return of this series? Maybe a more serious tone or even the game using the L.A. Noire tech? We will see in just a week!
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland - Wii
Battlefield 3 - Xbox, PS3, PC
Disney Universe - Multi
House of the Dead OVERKILL Extended Cut - PS3
DBZ: Ultimate Tenkaichi - Xbox and PS3
Kinect Sports Season 2 - Xbox
Dance Central 2 - Xbox
Just Dance Kids 2 - Multi
King of Fighters XIII - Xbox and PS3
EyePet and Friends - PS3
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest - PS3
inviZimals: Shadow Zone - PSP
MotionSports Adrenaline - Multi
Country Dance 2 - Wii
Horses 3D - 3DS
Magic School Bus Oceans - DS
The Rum Diaries
- Based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson, author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp
“American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the ex-patriots who live there.”
“A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.”
“A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.”
Mists of Pandaria is the new expansion
Level Cap is raised to 90
New Race - Pandaren
Starts off neutral and at level 10 you choose Alliance or Horde.
Epicurean - Increases the stat benefits from food by 100%
Gourmand - Cooking skill increased by 15.
Inner Peace - Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long.
Bouncy - You take 50% less falling damage.
Quaking Palm - You touch a secret pressure point on an enemy target, putting it to sleep for 3 seconds.
Available Classes - Monk, Hunter, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
New Class - Monk
Pandaren, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Night Elf, Blood Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Forsaken
Uses Cloth and leather Armor,
Fist Weapons, One-Handed Weapons (Axes, Maces, Swords) Polearms and Staves
Will not have an auto attack option!
Not a hero class and starts a level one
Challenge Mode Dungeons (Speed Run Challenges for Zero Stat Pollymog Gear)
Talents 2.0 (Complete overhaul of the current talent system)
Scenarios (Group Guests / PVE Challenges)
Pet Battle System (Pokemon comes to WoW, Use your Minipets to fight!)
Whole new continent to explore, new dungeons, raids
The Soul Calibur series welcomes a fierce new warrior into their ranks! Check out the debut of this Character trailer originally debuted on GT.TV!
About a hour and half before the opening ceremonies start! You can still order you virtual ticket to all 4 live feeds, the concert and get your mini pet for 40.00 over at www.blizzcon.com. I have done it the last 3 years and it has been well worth it. There is also now a 2 meg stream size instead of last years 1.2 meg. Which means more HD content! Will we see any info on Titan!? What will the next World of Warcraft expansion bring us?! Diablo 3 dated? More details on Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swar? Nerfing of more classes? All valid questions that I hope to see answered in the next 2 days. I will be updating with what info I can as the day goes on but I most likely will be too caught up in all the fun. So if you have the day off or it's your weekend, relax and tune-in !
You can find the cd over at Amazon!
"Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)--and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective"
Source: massively and RIFT
Hey Internet, how are you guys doing? I'm so glad you could all make it here for episode 18 of The Geek Switch Podcast. Our little podcast has grown up so fast and no longer needs us to buy it's pornography and cigarettes. Dante, Furioso, and I are so proud of our little thing. Anyway, join us this week as we discuss the new Ace Combat, Ico, the news of the week, and more. As always, stick around after the main show for the Big Crits Update with StoneyBaby. Until next week, keep it switched on!
Source: The Mary Sue
IT'S BETTY FREAKING WHITE! And she's RAPPING. What's not to love about this?!
Rage is a game that wears a lot of hats. At its core, it's a completely competent first person shooter. On top of that, it's also a car combat and racing game, an open world game, a showcase for ID Software's new graphics engine, and, oh yeah, it wants really badly to be an RPG. It's not.
I have to mention up front, Rage is absolutely gorgeous. It does a great job presenting “wow” moments especially early in the game and it's a great show piece for ID Tech 5 but it also shows the limitations. For instance, there are no dynamic shadows at all. When you walk by a window with light pouring in there is no visible reaction because all shadows are pre-rendered into the texture. Texture pop-in is another prominent issue when turning quickly though you'll hardly ever notice it in a firefight.
Souce: Cartoon Network
Nope another first person shooter like the crappy Xbox 360 / PC release. Thankfully they are going back to the more pen and paper setup and a overhead view. Cliffhanger Productions are behind this browsers based new game. The game will be split into two parts, an action part where you can do all the hacking, shooting and magic you want. The other being an overhead map where most of the mission prep-work will go down in the way of using contacts to get info, blueprints, making bribes and everything else that was more traditional to the dice game. One of the game's producers described as "more in the tradition of Baldur's Gate crossed with Jagged Alliance."
You can read the whole interview over at
Source: Cliffhanger Productions
Source: Battlefield YouTube
This massively patch to the Free-To-Play MMO by Turbine is out. The patch notes are so big I wont even attempt to post them here. New class the Artificer, tweeks, new areas heck this is more of an expansion than just a patch. Check out the full notes here. If your looking for a MMO with a very different combat system and are tired of World of Warcraft give it a shot. DDO might just surprise you.
Really?! AGAIN?! Yes it is a small number compared the previous hacking success on SONY but this is the last type of news they wanted. How did the hackers get in again. You would have think after being down for a flipping month that SONY/SOE would have updated their security to military like levels. This is right before the switch to Free-To-Play for DC Universe. This might make people less inclined to try the game now that their accounts can be effected.
hief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger posted a letter on several SOE forums informing players that their accounts may have been compromised
"Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked," Reitinger said. He assured customers that credit card numbers were not leaked and that any purchases made during this intrusion will be restored. SOE customers with locked accounts will receive an email with instructions on how to validate their credentials and restore their service.
Just in case here is a link to the official site with a QuickTime forced trailer.
Source: NicePeter's YouTube
Hey Internet, has it been a week already? Time seems to be flying by with all these games to play. Well, we took a little time out from marathoning the latest releases to record a show for you anyway and here it is: Episode 17 of The Geek Switch Podcast! This week Dante, Furioso, and I sit down to talk about Rage, Dark Souls, some news, and a whole lot of tangents. Tune in for all the herpoly derpoly zomboly fun!
Do you still have that old electric guitar sitting around that you've been meaning to learn to play since you we're in middle school? Well, Ubisoft's finally here to whip you into shape with Rocksmith. Using a special cable, you hook your guitar to your Xbox360 or PS3 and Rocksmith teaches you how to play through lessons and licensed songs. Think less Guitar Hero and more Guitar Instructor. Minus the lesson fees and smell of Pot.
If you have an Android phone then hurry up and go pick up the game that will destroy any productivity you have. 6.99 is sort of a high price but who knows if it will live up to the full PC version? Best thing about that Android Market you can return games and apps. So if you hate Minecraft Pocket Edition then you can get your money back. Doubt you will want to return it.
Also Star Wars The Old Republic will be playable at the New Your Comic Con Oct. 13 -16 of this year!
Vocaloid (ボーカロイド Bōkaroido?) is a singing synthesizer application, with its signal processing part developed through a joint research project between the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and Japan's Yamaha Corporation, who backed the development financially—and later developed the software into the commercial product "Vocaloid". The software enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody.Hatsune Miku herself/itself... arg. is defined by wiki as.
Hatsune Miku (初音ミク?) is a singing synthesizer application with a female persona, developed by Crypton Future Media. It uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 2 synthesizing technology. The name of the character comes from a fusion of the Japanese for first (初 hatsu?), sound (音 ne?) and future (Miku (ミク?) sounds like a nanori reading of future, 未来, normally read as "mirai"), referring to her position as the first of Crypton's "Character Vocal Series". She was the second Vocaloid to be sold using the Vocaloid 2 engine and the first Japanese Vocaloid to use the Japanese version of the Vocaloid 2 engine. Her voice is sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita. Hatsune Miku has performed at her concerts onstage as a projection.
Most recently at ANIME EXPO there was a concert of various Vocaloid that you can find on YouTube. The tech could lead to some interesting situations, such as a pop start that can not die. Who know what the future might hold but this tech is becoming more and more popular. I personal had a WTF reaction to the first video I saw with it myself. These kids seems really confused... and ya.. watch it for yourself.
Source: TheFineBros and Wiki.