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Archive for July 2008

July 31st, 2008

Finish Portal’s 14th chamber in 4 seconds

Remember test chamber 14 in Portal? Yes, the tricky one with all those long corridors that eats up a lot of time as you move the companion cubes. That chamber. Well, a gamer named KingpinSYD just posted a YouTube video of someone (he claims he did it) going through the chamber in four seconds.
Tags: chamber, […]

By Mike -- 7 comments

July 31st, 2008

Mass Effect DLC brings down the sky

I did not see this coming. Mass Effect’s “Bring Down the Sky” downloadable content was released the other day and I didn’t even notice. Best of all, the DLC is free. You know how it’s like with me and free stuff. Then again, everyone loves free stuff, especially when they’re related to video games.
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By Mike -- 0 comments

July 29th, 2008

See Gears of War action figures in all their plastic glory

Remember the Gears of War action figures that are due in stores in late spring? You get to see them again in all their plastic glory, from Comic-Con no doubt. The detail in these toys is amazing. Like I complained earlier, just don’t expect them to survive a good ass-whooping.
Tags: comic_con, epic_games, gears_of_war, toys

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By Mike -- 2 comments

July 26th, 2008

What are you playing this weekend?

I promised myself to finally finish The Bourne Conspiracy, but I still can’t say that I would be able to do so this weekend. Despite its visual flair, the game doesn’t attract me much so I don’t feel the push. I might try to work on Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth once […]

By Mike -- 8 comments

July 26th, 2008

Jace Hall Vs. Jack Thompson = Not Pretty

From Crackle: Jace Hall, Ep 8: Video Game Violence & HOT CHICKS!

Remember Jace Hall? He’s probably the only human outside 3D Realms that was able to play the latest version of Duke Nukem Forever. This time, the former Monolith boss gets a one-on-one talk with Jack Thompson, enemy of all video gamers. […]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 25th, 2008

Quake Live gets in on the hype

Quake Live will be available in your browsers soon. Problem is–there’s hardly any buzz surrounding the game, which is why the video clip above is a welcome sight. Sure, it may just be Quake III all over again, except that you can play it for free. But if you’ve played your share of […]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 25th, 2008

Book Review: Rainbow Six novel combines Tom Clancy’s best and worst

Tom Clancy sure knows how to drive me bananas. At his best, Clancy weaves compelling yarn that can hook readers until there are no pages left to flip. At his worst, Clancy puts me to sleep with all the digressions that he probably considers as “details,” but end up having no bearing on the overall […]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 24th, 2008

Having trouble getting a FragFX? This deal might help

If you’re unsatisfied in using regular console gamepads for FPSes like me, then you’d probably be happy with this news: SplitFish, maker of the FragFX PS3 controller, made a deal with Living Picture AG for the worldwide distribution of SplitFish’s FX line of console game controllers.
How does this deal affect gamers like us?
Tags: controllers, fps, […]

By Mike -- 1 comment

July 24th, 2008

So Max Payne can dance

Our resident retro gaming nerd Joel recently showed us a hilarious video that just begs to be shared. It’s a clip of Max Payne from Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It’s actually a good idea to use the second Max Payne because Finnish writer Sami Järvi’s lookalike has this permanent constipated look […]

By Mike -- 2 comments

July 18th, 2008

Resistance 2 boss may be one of the biggest there is

The new Resistance 2 gameplay video from GameVideos’ E3 coverage gives new meaning to the term “stage boss.” It’s is one of the biggest enemies I’ve ever seen, rivaling even those of Painkiller’s (see image).
According to the some details leaked online, the biggest boss in Resistance 2 is about 300 feet tall. The game is […]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 17th, 2008

Call of Duty 4 multiplayer tips for surviving Bog and Bloc

Remember the first video tutorial for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare that I showed? Well, we have the second part right here. This time, the maps tackled are Bog and Bloc. I don’t think this batch is as good as the first one, but it still provides good insight on the levels nonetheless.
Tags: call_of_duty, […]

By Mike -- 2 comments

July 16th, 2008

Fallout 3’s Bloody Mess perk is a bloody mess

I love Fallout. I played the first two games with gusto, and I’m looking forward to the third part. Others gamers worry that Fallout 3 would just be “Oblivion with guns” because it’s also being developed by Bethesda so perhaps the video would change your minds.
However, I do have a new concern with Fallout 3.
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By Mike -- 3 comments