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FPS Rantings

Archive for April 2008

April 30th, 2008

Console comparison: Which version of Grand Theft Auto IV looks better?

I’m sure you’ve always wondered: which version of Grand Theft Auto IV looks better–the one for the Xbox 360 or the Blu-ray edition for PlayStation 3? Tell you what; I’ll let you do the choosing.

Tags: grand_theft_auto, grand_theft_auto_4, GTA, gta_4, gta_iv, ps3_games, xbox_360_games

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April 30th, 2008

Stumped: Armored boss gives Riddick a tough time

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is just one of the many games in my backlog list. I recently resumed my adventure in the PC shooter recently and got snagged with a particularly tricky boss fight. I love every moment of it, but I’m still clueless as to how this foe can be taken [...]

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April 29th, 2008

GTA IV is a shooter fan’s utopia

I do know Grand Theft Auto IV is fantastic, despite the fact that I’ve never played it, and that the only time I’ve seen it in action is when I watch gameplay videos. I never expected it to be THAT fantastic. Even GameSpot, who’s been awfully stingy with its reviews post-Gerstmanngate, has given the game [...]

By Mike -- 2 comments

April 25th, 2008

Korn’s exclusive Haze track now has video

Remember that bit about nu-metal band Korn writing a song for Haze, the PS3-exclusive shooter? Now that my view of Haze has been upgraded from “meh” to “rental,” I’m not sure what to think of Korn’s song, which incidentally, we found a video of.

Tags: exclusive, Haze, korn, nu-metal, ps3_games

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April 25th, 2008

Collector’s edition for Fallout 3 announced

Fallout fans are a critical lot, but you can’t blame them. Despite developer Bethesda Softworks’s pedigree in making awe-inspiring RPGs, there are still fans that remain on the fence when it comes to Fallout 3. Can you imagine turning a beloved isometric-view RPG into an FPS? I still can’t either.
When news of a collector’s edition [...]

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April 24th, 2008

New MGS4 trailer shows drama queen side of Solid Snake

If you’re a Metal Gear fan, then you’ve probably seen a fair share of Metal Gear Solid 4 trailers. You’ve probably even watched several long clips that showed the same crumbling desert town where the aging Solid Snake sneaks around. I have bad news and good news for this new trailer. First, the bad: you [...]

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April 24th, 2008

Hands on: Condemned 2 demo is short and sweet

I’ve finally downloaded and played the Condemned 2: Bloodshot demo from PSN. I also queued up the Turok demo since I’ve never tried it either. By the time I’ve blown through the Condemned 2 demo, the Turok download was still stuck at 37% and it was already growing dark.
I guess that meant people were starting [...]

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April 23rd, 2008

Weird: Yahtzee gives semi-positive review for Condemned 2

As far as I was concerned, my game purchases for the year have already been determined. At least until I heard what British-born writer Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw had to say about Condemned 2: Bloodshot, that nasty first-person brawler/shooter that requires a change of diapers to play.

Tags: ben_croshaw, condemned_2, scary_games, video_review, yahtzee

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April 22nd, 2008

The Darkness is a ghost town at PSN

I’ve raved about The Darkness long enough. While the Starbreeze-developed FPS has an excellent story mode, its multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t speak for Xbox Live since I don’t own a 360, but I can truly say that The Darkness is a ghost town at PSN.
Choose any multiplayer mode the game [...]

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April 18th, 2008

Snubbed by Konami, left out in MGO beta

Yes, you read right. I’ve tried to get in the Metal Gear Online beta, but no dice. I signed up at the game’s beta version webpage several times (using different personas) and received emails saying I didn’t qualify for the MGO beta’s “download promotion.”
The emails never did say why I didn’t qualify. I do understand [...]

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April 18th, 2008

Quake Live now accepting beta testers

Looks like Quake Live is now accepting beta program testers. All you have to do is visit the website and input your email address. However, the site warns: “entering does not guarantee participation in the beta program.”
If you haven’t heard of Quake Live, then you’re not alone. The online shooter is intended to be released [...]

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April 18th, 2008

Now Playing: The Darkness and it’s brilliant

Can you name another game that lets you play a heart-devouring comic book antihero? I bet you can’t because there’s nothing quite like The Darkness, an FPS developed by Starbreeze Studios.
Sure, games that let you shoot people in the face may be a bit too common these days, but the concept of generating power from [...]

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