- 9:05 pm - Mon, Jun 17, 2013
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CUSTOM REX POWER COLT ACTION FIGURE (FAR CRY 3: BLOOD DRAGON)
Easily one of our favorite action games released this year, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was missing one thing: a custom action figure of Sgt. Rex Power Colt! Now we can enjoy the reality of this being a thing thanks to the awesomely talented Danny Hughes.
I think NECA should perhaps re-purpose some of their Aliens Sgt. Hicks figures and work with Mr. Hughes to make the Mark IV Cyber Commander toy line something we can actually buy one day.
- 8:24 pm
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SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MASHES THEMSELVES WITH INJUSTICE
The team from Scribblenauts Unmasked sent over this artwork to the team for Injustice: Gods Among Us. It’s cute as most Scribblenauts artwork is but it makes me want a playable Maxwell DLC character for Injustice now.
- 4:02 pm
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E3 PREVIEW: DANGEROUS GARDENS & GARDEN WARFARE
Plants vs. Zombies, a colorful tower defense game series where you defend your home from brain hungry zombies by using an army of deadly plants. An anticipated sequel, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, will be released on July 18. The beginning of the EA press conference, introduced a different addition to the Plants vs. Zombies franchise with Garden Warfare, a goofy and colorful third person shooter.
The 3-d take on the popular series, let’s you get in on the action where you can control the movement of your garden soldiers to defeat the waves of incoming zombies. The demo showed the four player mode where each player controls a different characters including the deadly Peashooter, healing Sunflower, gobbling Chomper and sniper Cactus. One of my favorite parts of the demo is when you can call for aerial back-up via corn cob cannons by deploying a Garlic drone to target the area.
While the plants never looked better, the zombies look amazing too. In the demo, we were able to see different types including the regular zombies, Conehead Zombies, Disco Zombie, Gargantuar and a quick glimpse Dr. Edgar Zomboss before crashing into darkness with the conclusion of the demo.
Garden Warfare will launch until next spring on the Xbox One and 360.
- 3:01 pm
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E3 PREVIEW: ESCAPE THE LAB WITH TINY BRAINS
The developers behind Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and EA’s Dead Space 3 formed Spearhead Games, an independent game studio based in Montreal. They recently announced their an upcoming co-op action puzzler called Tiny Brains which was available to demo at E3.
Each rodent has a unique ability to contribute to the team. Teleport (the ability to switch places with items), Create (this character can make a blue wall), Vortex (can pull items to him) and Force (the ability to push items away). Players work together to complete complicated puzzles to escape laboratory.
I played with the demo on the PlayStation 4 with the Teleport character. The game definitely requires a leader and teamwork to succeed. Each ability is important and critical in solving the problems.I could definitely see it ruining friendships especially if one person decided to troll or failed to cooperate with the leader commands. It’s easy to pick up the controls but it takes a little bit of practice to get the individual character special ability down which are essential to beating the level.
There are also Challenge Levels with more complex, complicated puzzles to test your teamwork skills against the clock and other team’s top scores. I’m proud to say that my demo group absolutely smashed one of the top scores for the Challenge Levels.
Tiny Brains teaser trailer on YouTube here. Tiny Brains will be available this Fall on PC and current generation consoles. Next generation consoles are in the works and will be coming at a later date.
- 2:30 pm
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COME PLAY MY GAME by BUTCHER BILLY
The Good Butcher is back with another serving of mismashed delectables, designed to please the appetite and confound the senses. Asking the ages old question: “will it blend?”, Billy combines random films, famous celebrities, iconic music albums, and any other prime cut of pop culture that’s easy to slice into one big lumbering sewn-together Frankenstein GIF. You can find prints, cards, and clothes of these designs over at Billy’s Redbubble.
Artist: Behance / Tumblr / Twitter
- 2:01 pm
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STATE OF DECAY BECOMES FASTEST SELLING ORIGINAL XBLA GAME OF ALL TIME
Undead Labs’ State of Decay has surpassed 500,000 sales since it’s launch on June 5, making it the fastest selling original game on Xbox Live, ever.
State of Decay is an open world, RPG-like, strategy game that puts players in control of numerous survivors as they try to make sense of the zombie outbreak and, well, survive.
The game is a mixture of The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and DayZ all in one. Players must manage base resources, morale, expanding their base, and even make sure that their characters don’t become too tired.
It’s an inventive game that is one of this year’s sleeper hits. The game will be released on Steam sometime in the near future. Look for our impressions and full review on the game soon.
- 1:09 pm
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E3 PREVIEW: LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN
Rain is an action adventure game where you control a little boy who is chasing a girl who can only be seen in the rain. At first glance of the game at the Sony press conference, I thought the game was about ghosts. Apparently, I was wrong based on the limited demo that I played.
As you wander the stormy world, you realize that others can see you too in the rain. You must carefully make your way past dangerous monsters by hiding under cover where you become invisible and jumping into puddles to form distractions before sneaking to freedom. As you play, text flashes across the screen to progress the storyline and acts as the narration of the game. Many questions still arise that still need answers such as why can you only be seen in the rain? What happened to the little girl? What is this strange world? The game is easy to play and the outlying questions make me interested to play more.
I will warn you, if you have a tiny bladder like me, this game will make you feel like you have to pee. Fear not, you can get through it for the dreary beautiful world and unique storyline.
Rain will be available on the PlayStation 3 in Fall 2013.
- 10:01 am
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ADVENTURES WITH LOCOCYCLE: HANDS-ON DEMO ON XBOX ONE
One of the first games that I got play at E3 was Lococycle
. We’ve been following the journey of Lococycle
since the beginning. We were constantly harassing Twisted Pixel
for more information about this original racing meets fighting title at PAX Prime 2012
and PAX East 2013.
One of the first demos of E3 let me get hands-on with the Xbox One for the first time. The Xbox One Controller is lighter and smaller than the Xbox controller. It’s got smaller buttons and new design makes it easier to grasp and more comfortable to hold. It’s getting more closer to a personal controller than ever before.
Since I had a lot of knowledge of Lococycle and the playable level was one that I had previously seen a PAX, it was pretty intuitive for me to get going and nail some repeated combos. I got a bit of a VIP experience when Lisa Foiles whispered lines in my ear in the Lococycle voice before cracking up at her own jokes.
The gameplay is just as smooth as the demos with crisp, easy to follow graphics in the constantly changing gameplay. I noticed other patrons of the show who had never seen the game before were immediately captured by the colorful graphics and usual gameplay. People laughed as they played and enjoyed the antics of the kung-fu motorcycle and her mechanic, Pablo.
While I enjoyed the demo, I feel like Twisted Pixel is still holding something back. There are still a lot of gaps in the story line and I just feel like we don’t have the whole picture yet of the game.
Why did I.R.I.S break out of her garage? Why is she determined to go to Indiana? What’s in Indiana? Why are S.P.I.K.E. and I.R.I.S. rivals? What’s S.P.I.K.E.’s motivation for defeating I.R.I.S.? It’s a Twisted Pixel game, not everything is what it seems.
Lococycle is a launch title for the Xbox One and will be available in November 2013. It will be released on the Xbox 360 post-release.
- 4:27 pm - Sun, Jun 16, 2013
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REPORT: HANDS-ON WITH THE NVIDIA SHIELD AT E3
At NVIDIA’s E3 booth, most people seemed to grab a Shield T-shirt and then try their hand at winning a Shield or GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. I was more interested in trying the open-platform handheld device myself.
The device was very comfortable to hold in my hands since it’s shaped like a controller. I didn’t find the device very heavy and I’d compare it to being slightly heavier than an Xbox 360 controller. The screen was bright and picture was clear and crisp in the dimly lit booth.
When I picked up the device, it was already set to a first person shooter zombie game. I decided to give it a try even though I’m absolutely dreadful at FPS games. Luckily, this game was pretty simple or it was already set to the easiest setting because I was kicking some serious zombie ass.
My friend, Davis, a veteran gamer of the Warp Zone, couldn’t resist commenting on just how slow the zombies were moving but I didn’t care. It was entertaining enough and I could see myself enjoying it on a long trip.
After spying someone next to me playing Sonic 4, we both immediately switched games to give it a go. Unfortunately, Sonic 4 on the Shield requires you to use the Analog Stick instead of the classic D-Pad. It wasn’t the same not being able to use the D-Pad that I had used with classic Sonic games on the Sega Genesis or Game Gear.
While I enjoyed playing on NVIDIA’s Shield, I don’t know if I’d buy one just yet based on price and other options in the market. It’s more likely that I’d just wait for a friend to buy it and borrow it.
The Shield runs on Android 4.1 OS (aka Jelly Bean). As previously reported, the Shield is $349 and will ship at the end of June. For more information and to pre-order one today be sure to visit NVIDIA’s online store.