Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Developer: Danger Close
Publisher: EA
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Reviewed on: Xbox 360 & PC

Sigh.

Well here it is folks, EA’s latest multi-million dollar ‘hey we’re cool like COD’ shooter. Yes EA has made it incredibly easy to be cynical about their big releases what with their corporate attitude & business practices both being what they are, but despite all that is Medal of Honor: Warfighter worth a look?

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Resident Evil 6: Even Evilier Resedition!

OK, it’s not actually called that but a Collector’s Edition of the upcoming 6th (if you don’t count the other 17) game in the Resident Evil franchise has just been announced!

The Resident Evil Collector’s Edition will include the standard retail game housed in a Zombie Steel Book. In addition to this, fans will also be treated to:

  • Exclusive RE6 hardback artbook showing concept art from the game
  • Avatar DLC code for 360 owners OR an exclusive Dynamic Theme for PS3 owners
  • Ivy University, Tall Oaks hooded sweatshirt (one size)
  • The RE6 forces emblems – High quality enamelled zinc alloy emblems of the three main protagonists (Leon, Chris & Jake) squad insignias, mounted and set in a limited numbered frame authenticated with signatures from Senior producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi , Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and RE6 Director Eiichiro Sasaki
  • All of the above amazing goodies are bundled together in the ‘Needle Bomb’ collectors box (as seen in the RE6 announce trailer) with lenticular images

Will I pick it up? The game definitely, as I was a huge fan of RE5. In fact it’s one of my favourite games on the Xbox 360, mostly due to it’s incredibly intense couch co-op.

Will I pick up the Collector’s Edition? Maybe, the art book, emblems and hoodie are cool but everything else is just filler. So ultimately like most things it will come down to price… which has yet to be announced.

A limited number of the Resident Evil 6: Collector’s Editions will be available for pre-order in Australia through EB Games and JB Hi-Fi.

Source: THQ Australia & New Zealand

Review: Asura’s Wrath

Developer: CyberConnect2/Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360
Reviewed on: PS3

Asura’s Wrath was a game I’d little followed since its announcement as generally I hold little interest in games so intensely ‘Japanese’, so when a review copy fell into my lap I ventured into the experience largely blind. This is a rare thing for me and something I’m starting to really appreciate in this age of perpetual hype and teasers upon teasers leading up to release, but I digress.

You are Asura, one of eight generals in the demi-god army of some-such, defending the space Karma Fortress against the impure Gohma who are disliked for their impurity or something. Continue reading Review: Asura’s Wrath

Review: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

Developer – Rockstar North
Publisher – Rockstar Games
Available On – XBOX 360 via Live Marketplace or retail redemption.
Reviewed On – XBOX 360

Sayonara the Slavs and strap on a leather jacket, it’s time to hit the streets of Liberty City in Rockstar’s first downloadable expansion for Grand Theft Auto IV – The Lost and Damned. Starring the biker gang ‘The Lost’ first seen in the original adventure, The Lost and Damned isn’t limited to the enthralling new story included but also adds new content such as multiplayer modes, weapons, music, reworked physics and much more.

Anti-hero and familiar face Johnny Klebitz stars Continue reading Review: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

Review: Saints Row 2

Developer – Volition
Publisher – THQ
Available On – XBOX 360, Playstation 3, PC
Reviewed On – XBOX 360

It’s hard to review or discuss a title like Saints Row 2 and not compare it to the likes of Grand Theft Auto IV. On the surface they seem near identical, both molding gameplay genres together to create a surreal blend of third person driving and shooting action. They both tell a tale of gangs and guns through the eyes of a hardened criminal, looking to fight his way through city filled with violence and corruption. They even both have a similar city setting, allowing player freedom to pick and choose quest paths through a sprawling urban landscape. The game feels oddly familiar, but when one delves deeper into Saints Row 2 the numerous additions and changes to the genre become more apparent alongside a seemingly intentional contrast to the realistic maturity of Grand Theft Auto IV. Never taking itself too seriously, Saints Row 2 is a refreshing take on the genre that continually entertains with a blend of immature action-based fun alongside a well developed and exciting story.

Following on from Saints Row, Continue reading Review: Saints Row 2

Review: Fallout 3

Developer – Bethesda Softworks
Publisher – Bethesda Softworks
Available On – XBOX 360, Playstation 3, PC.
Reviewed On – XBOX 360.
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Of all my planned holiday locations for this Christmas, a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. wasn’t on the list. I’ve never even been overseas. Claiming this is now difficult, having survived the wastelands of Bethesda’s Fallout 3. Continuing a stellar series of role playing games, Bethesda have managed to build even more on a popular franchise, delivering on every expectation and despite a few bugs along the way the overall experience is immeasurable in grandeur, a role playing adventure like no other that adapts and takes form as the player progresses and continually rewards those who explore and discover the exciting world.

Juxtaposing 1950’s culture and fashion within a futuristic sci-fi environment, Fallout 3 retains many key concepts of the series Continue reading Review: Fallout 3

When You Gonna Call?

Atari have announced a release date alongside a new trailer for the new video game set as an official third installment for the Ghostbusters films.

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the original film release North America will bust ghosts come June 16th while Europe and the rest of the world will get their ghost on June 19th.

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UGO Entertainment buy 1UP, lose lives.

The 1UP Network has educated many gamers around the world for a long time now through global magazines, podcasts and several popular online outlets. Today this is set to change as 1UP have confirmed their acquisition by UGO Entertainment (owned by Hearst Corporation) and with so the loss of the long running magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly.

For now the multiple websites Continue reading UGO Entertainment buy 1UP, lose lives.

Game Damage Full Pilot Available

The Game Damage crew have released the full pilot of their television series on YouTube for media and fans to see an early sample of what the guys have planned for the new series.

Yahtzee also joined Matt and Yug on another Australian Gamer podcast to discuss feedback and plans for the series so it’s definitely worth a listen.

Check out the pilot above and be sure to visit the official site, hit the forums, and let them know what you think!

Game Damage Premiere – New TV Show Featuring Yahtzee, Yug and Matt

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Premiered in person at eGames ’08 was a brief preview of a new TV series being created and pitched worldwide by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw (Zero Punctuation) as well as Yug and Matt (Australian Gamer); Game Damage.

Game Damage Intro


Described as “The Chaser’s War On Everything meets Top Gear… about video games” by Yug, the threesome are currently Continue reading Game Damage Premiere – New TV Show Featuring Yahtzee, Yug and Matt