8/17 Cool Shit You Need To Know About
I rented Fight Night Champion(Ps3) and Dirt 3(360) but haven’t played them yet. I’ll probably get to them today. Don’t have anything going on for this Wednesday so hopefully this should be published before 8pm at night. I’ve never watched Dexter but I have all 5 seasons on DVD so I will probably start that today or tomorrow so I can be caught up for Season 6 when it starts in October(I think). Well let’s get on with it right? Right.
Co-Op trailer for Dead Island which comes out on September 6th. Will you survive the nightmare?!
Loud mouthed but talented Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals is now a New England Patriot. Ochodinko has been silent on the field the past few years while stuck on a mediocre Bengals team and there’s no telling what his numbers could be this year with Tom Brady throwing him the ball. I expect he will just shut his primadonna mouth and play football because he has a chance to win on this team. I hate the Patriots(go Steelers!) but they have a great coach(cheater!) and a great quarterback(fag!) that can get the ball in his hands.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, which has been available on the 360’s XBLA since August 2010 is finally making its way to Sony PS3’s PSN in September. It’s the first multiplayer Castlevania game on consoles and you can team with up to 6 players and race through these crazy levels based on levels from past games of the series. Your goal being to defeat the boss of the level as quickly as possible and pick up some rare loot drops along the way. It’s kind of reminiscent of a Diablo grindfest in a way and it’s pretty fun. The PSN will have some new features like four player split screen and six player online. You’ll also get the Beauty, Desire, Situation Desire pyramid map with the game which was paid DLC on the Xbox 360. Konami didn’t give a release date other than September.
Nintendo’s Wii console is getting a redesign and being dubbed Wii Family Edition. The new Wii won’t play GameCube games anymore but does come packed with Wii Sports and Wii Party and will also now lay horizontal instead of vertical so it will make it natural to use as a coaster while you wait for Skyward Sword to finally be released and play all the cool games coming out for the PS3 and 360 this fall. I also think they made a mistake by not having a new cool name like the Wii-U. For instance they could have called it Wii-Gnu(pronounced new) and given away a Wildebeest with every purchase. No price announced at time of publishing and it’s only been announced for the UK so far.
Harry Potter 8: The Woman in Black brings us those kooky Hogwart kids once again with even more wacky hijinks as Harry and friends get sent off to the past and to save the future from a new evil, a Woman in Black. It comes out February 3rd 2012.
Let’s just cover all the latest news from Publishing giant Electronic Arts in one shot shall we?
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the new action RPG and brainchild of ex MLB pitcher Curt Schilling is being released February 10th 2012.
EA is developing a new Fifa Street game that will be powered by the FIFA gameplay engine, and introduces Street Ball Control. FIFA Street will have an arsenal of street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles within matches. For the first time ever, you will be able to utilize aerial skills to maneuver past opponents, an all-new sophisticated one-touch passing system for quick, precision passes, and over 50 never-before-experienced skill moves.
Electronic Arts has announced plans to acquire another indie game dev, this time it’s Canada-based Bight Games who mainly develops freemium mobile games. The studio is perhaps best known for iPhone and iPad hit Trade Nations, which recently launched on Facebook too. . “The freemium game model in mobile is here to stay, and it’s growing fast,” said EA Interactive head Barry Cottle. “The Bight team will help us to bring more freemium games to our chart-topping lineup of mobile titles this year.” I think that’s it for EA today!
Ea and Funcom announced that the Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), The Secret World will be released for the PC in April 2012. Starting on August 26th though, gamers can register to join the upcoming betas, through a unique interactive social media campaign that will be available on www.thesecretworld.com.
Imagine a world where secret societies pull the strings of kings and presidents, where vampires are more than just a Hollywood fantasy, and where all the myths, legends and conspiracies are true. The Secret World is an MMO that breaks free from the confinements of character classes and levels and allows players to explore real-world locations with an engrossing storyline. Funcom will not only challenge but redefine long-established MMO standards.
“It has never been more rewarding working on The Secret World than it is now,” says Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist. “The progress we are making in development allows the whole team to really enjoy just playing the game for hours on end. We are all looking forward to bringing in players through upcoming betas, and their feedback will be crucial to the further development of the game as we progress toward the April 2012 launch.” This game looks ballstastic!
One of the (many) shots floating around the web of Chris Evans in his stupid looking Captain America outfit on the set in Cleveland. I am hoping they will modernize the suit once Cap gets thawed out and starts leading The Avengers. Or at least I hope they do.
MMO publisher NCsoft revealed their upcoming MMO WildStar which will be a sci-fi adventure with designs according to art director Matt Mocarski are inspired by “animated films such as Atlantis, The Secret of Nimh, and Princess Mononoke,” anime series like “Naruto and Full Metal Alchemist” and “comics such as Hellboy, Battle Chasers, and Tank Girl.” WildStar will have four classes, Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists and Settlers and boasts a future fantasy style adventure. You can sign up for the beta at the official WildStar website. While of course that trailer is cinematic and no indication of gameplay it was a lot of fun to watch and had me laughing a few times.
While there’s still tons of news out there I haven’t even touched upon yet, I can only make these so long. Plus it’s a little after 12pm here in New York and if I publish this now and I can get some other important stuff done today like exercising, Smoothie Time and Beer on the Balcony while reading the latest Fangoria. I also have to go get my moms mail and return these movies to Family Video. See you tomorrow chicks and dudes!
Boner Bonus! Recent pictures of 39 year old Carmen Electra and the 23 year old amazon Brooke Hogan on the set of their new stupid sci-fi horror flick 2 Headed Shark Attack, or whatever: