I probably shouldn’t be buying as many games as I am but there as so many deals right now! This is going to be short because although I bought Chrono Cross, FInal Fantasy VIII, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3, I haven’t loaded them up yet. Yeah, I know, I probably shouldn’t have bought them but oh well. So yeah, I bought seven more games since last Tuesday or so. I got Chrono Cross on the PS3 via PSN, Final Fantasy VIII, Batman Arkham Origins and Lego Marvel Super Heroes on PC via Steam and Green Man Gaming, and Lego Batman 2, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 on the 360 via the Games Store.
It’s back! My Gaming Landscape has returned onto my blog and in a more polished way. I’ll actually use bullet points and different headings to separate each game instead of this just being plain paragraphs of text! In case you don’t know, My Gaming Landscape is a weekly blog post where I talk about all the games I’ve been playing over the past week. Since I’m just bringing this back, the idea is I do this every Monday so be sure to check back here to see what I’ve been playing so you can comment below and tell me what you’ve been playing. So enough with the introductions! Lets get started!
There are some people who aren’t happy with the announcement that the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto V will contain two discs. This is despite the fact that only one disc will be needed to play, with the other serving as a means to install data on the the hard drive. This got me thinking to how much the perception of multiple discs has changed in 15 years.
The Tekken series has been a roller coaster of quality. From the heralded heights of its PlayStation era to the lukewarm waters of its more recent releases, Tekken has always managed to be good if not great and it started with the second entry in the series. The first game was a solid title in the series and there are many, myself included, who still enjoy it. However, it felt like a first attempt and the game lacked polish in various aspects. The second game was an improvement in every way and when asked which is the best in the series, this game along with the third game are usually your answer. I recently bought it again so I could play it on my PS2 and coming back to it after all these years, the game is still as incredibly deep and fun as I remember.
Yesterday, Sony announced that on August 28, along with the previously announced Ratchet & Clank Collection, two more compilations would be released as well and future compilations would be marketed under the label PlayStation Collection. The Infamous Collection and The God of War Saga will be released and will contain all of the games in their respective franchises up till now. Infamous will have the first and second games, as well as the Festival of Blood downloadable title and some extra content. God of War will have the first, second and third games, Chains of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta and extra content. A voucher for a month of PlayStation Plus will also be included. The PSP and PS2 games will be the HD remakes from the previous collections. Both collection will retail for $39.99.
Sometimes there are news stories that aren’t too important to report on. Sometimes some stories take priority over others. That’s why I welcome you to the inaugural edition of Back Page News. This will be a weekly blog compiling stories from the past week that were less than big news. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
This week’s recommendation is brought to you by Burger King. We had 88 cent Whoppers this past Monday because it was August 8th. We’re clever.
Salutations, noble warrior. I present to you the Recommendations of the Week for August 12th, 2011. This featured article on Gaming Precision informs you of games to play for the upcoming week and weekend. Unfortunately, some weeks are thinner than others when it comes to worthwhile titles. Oh sure, Fruit Ninja Kinect was released this week but it sucks! That was the major release this week so honestly there is nothing new to recommend this week. So why are you here? This post is over, right? WRONG! There’s always great games to play, even if there aren’t any new ones. So what do you do with no new titles to recommend? There are sure to be more titles to recommend in the upcoming weeks for sure but in the meantime, why not start that epic adventure you’ve been putting off…
When I was around 10 years old, I became a fan of wrestling. I would watch Raw every week and be so pumped from the drama and epic matches each episode had. The aerial jumps from the Hardy Boyz, Steve Austin and the Stone Cold Stunner, or Triple H sneaking up from behind and planting a chair right into Mankind’s head. What kept my excitement going, however, were the games that Acclaim was releasing. The first game was WWF Warzone and man, it packed a whole can of whup-ass! I remember slamming my opponent onto the canvas, then as he was stunned, I climbed the turnbuckle and drove my elbow into his heart. In hardcore matches, I would bash bells into their heads, break TVs on them and slam them through tables. A year later, a follow up was released. It’s been over 10 years and wrestling isn’t the juggernaut it used to be. The WWF is now the WWE, WCW is gone and a new league, TNA, is growing. Has my opinion of this game changed with the times?
It’s about FUCKING TIME! Sony hasn’t handled this well but it’s about time that things are finally getting back to normal. Don’t get me wrong. Sony has some serious bootlicking to do but at least 1) We can enjoy what we were suppose to be after over a month of not being able to and 2) we can stop talking about this.
By the way, the Welcome Back package isn’t available yet so still looking forward to that.