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9
Nov

Call of Duty – Black Ops

The game arrived today (release day), after me ordering it yesterday…kinda forgot about it.  Demand can’t have been that high, or just overstock I don’t know.  Can’t really say if I am impressed or not. It’s just another call of duty with the obligatory extras that keep the game “fresh”.

Played through a few levels of the Single Player.  Glitch on the 1st level at about the half-way point, ended up with my 2 team mates on a roof. As a result, I can’t progress…yay.  Restart, this time it was fine, but after seeing that I kinda couldn’t really be bothered any more.

After a couple of levels, decided to call that quits and go to play zombies.  Zombie Nazis from World at War are back.  A lot of fun.

Maybe more of the normal online will be a bit more entertaining, only time will tell – and the hope I don’t leave the game gathering dust.

7
Jul

COD MW2 – Resurgence Pack – Out Now

Another map pack is now out.  Again on the slightly pricey side, but its not that bad.

5 additional maps.  3 new, 2 from Call of Duty 4;

New maps – Carnival, Fuel & Trailer Park
Updated maps – Vacant & Strike

The PS3 download for all 7 different versions (depending on the number of the box spine) comes in at a fairly reasonable 346mb.  Thankfully I have my new 2.5″ drive to put into my PS3 as soon as I can be bothered to backup my current data.

Not much to say on these yet as I haven’t played them first hand, only seen videos, might post an update in the near future if I can get some playing time in.

25
Jun

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

I can’t believe that I missed this.  It’s also quite an achievement for this to even be possible at the moment, billions of possible actions.  This is on a completely different level to rag-doll physics, which was awesome when I first saw that.

Heres the trailer. Watch the whole thing, but specfically 1:45 – end… and I HIGHLY recommended watching @ 720p.

I have a feeling it will not quite live up to my expectations and I’m expecting the Xbox version to be somewhat crippled in comparison but…amazing.

17
Jun

E3 – Filled with wow…

This years E3 really does seem to be the best to date. Lots of stuff all round, much more than I am even going to mention in this post.  These are just the things that are my personal favourites.

Sony

  • 3D gaming with a demo of the upcoming exclusive, Killzone 3, expected February 2011.
  • Move (even though I feel it is a bit gimmicky)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • PlayStation Plus
  • Portal 2, properly done for the PS3 & the trailer looks to have much more physics details

Microsoft

  • Kinect – previously Natal.  Lots on this as well, including some titles.
  • Gears of War 3
  • 360 Slim, built-in wifi & disc-scratching technology

Nintendo

  • 3DS – 3D gaming without glasses
  • The return of many classic nintendo characters

A wide range of games (non console exclusive) were also there

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Sonic
  • Dead Space 2
  • F.E.A.R 3
  • Medal of Honor
  • Quantum Theory
  • Crysis 2
  • Silent Hill 8

I think, in time, I might add a bit more on some of these individually along with screenshots etc.

7
May

Bright Falls, the beginning of Alan Wake

Recently I came across live-action movies, Bright Falls, a prequel to the upcoming Xbox 360 game, Alan Wake.  The movies are taking place over what seem to be 6 individual episodes.  Airing started at the end of April and new episodes are released weekly, with the final episodes coinciding with the release of the game mid-May.

Episode 1 is available on Youtube.

It’s a shame this is a 360 exclusive , however as it is only single-player I am not going to be missing out on anything through not having a Gold Live Subscription.