Sunday, May 20, 2012

Go Right

If you played a lot of old school 8 and 16 bit games, this video will bring back a lot of great memories and its fun to see how many of the characters you can name. If you dont like old school, pixelated 2D side scrolling platformers, *cough BOND cough*, this video will probably just confuse you and give you a headache.

Does anyone know what game that slow Mecha robot guy is from?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

London Aerials

Something about this aerial footage of London gives me that epic Blade Runner tingling feeling like we really are living in some futuristic dystopia. If this is London now, whats to come 400 years from now? I think it really will be Blade Runner.

Check out the link for some great high resolution photographs as well.

The Atlantic - Views From the Night Sky: London and the U.K.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Akai Katana - Training Series

This is the first in a series of training videos that publisher Rising Star Games has put out for the upcoming (5/15) XBLA* release of Cave's danmaku shooter Akai Katana. There are several parts up on youtube already and they walk you through the attack and defense shots, the hitbox, Phantom Mode, scoring, and most of what you need to make sense of this highly anticipated, insanely intense 2D side scroller.

*edit/correction this is a $40 retail release!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Raytheon - Blade Run

Not a big Trance guy, I like the genre, never got too deep into it but I like this track, and it features a short voice clip from Blade Runner, one of my all time favorite films.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dino Beatdown Release Video

This game comes out today as a Steam PC exclusive for $9.99, and for that price it seems almost impossible not to buy. Basically its a Horde style Dinosaur hunting game thats played cooperatively online with up to 5 players. It takes the Turok torch and runs with it. Add me (chronicdog) as a friend on Steam, and lets play.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Long Live Play Commercial

I never saw it when it aired, probably because I watch very little TV - almost only sports (long live Netflix), but some people are saying this commercial was the inspiration for the just announced Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. The commercial is pretty cool but upon seeing the previews of the game, I have to say I have absolutely no interest in it.

Games like Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros are fun and all, but aside from Snake, Kratos, and a couple others, I dont think the Playstation has a big enough roster of memorable, unique characters to make for a fun game. Secondly. the game looks to be totally derivative of SSB, which has several iterations and is already established on the competitive pro scene. If I want to play a great fighting game, Super Street Fighter 4 has no peer, and if I want to play something totally crazy, I think SSB Melee (Brawl isnt quite as good), Marvel vs Capcom 2 (Im oldschool), or Power Stone 2 (yes I still have my Dreamcast) will more than sate my desire for insanely unbalanced, unblockable super tag team beatdowns.

Speaking of Kratos, the next God of War game is apparently going to feature multiplayer. I hate to be that guy, but does every game need to have multiplayer these days? I understand developers drool over the profits posted by Call of Duty, but we are talking about a game that features Gods and Immortal humans. Its one thing to have Zues pimpslap you down, but when some random 11 year old kid does it online and screams "suck it bitch!" into my headset, I think it might detract somewhat from the experience of me feeling like a God.