… or fun with Rag Doll Physics.
I especially liked the soccer ones.
Through a weird turn of events that involved a chicken, corn husks, strawberry jelly, and sprinkles of pixie dust I was able to acquire Civilization Revolution. I’ve not even opened it yet because I am afraid of what a time sink it might be. It’s getting good reviews, but nobody seems to be playing it. Maybe there really is a difference between the PC gamer and the console gamer? I hope to follow up sometime in the future with a 2 Minute Review.
Here’s something new at buttonmashing: a press release. Why is this a big deal here? 1) We like Dead Rising. 2) It’s now officially announced for North America.
It’s not really anything new we’ve already posted except the mention that it’s using the same engine as RE4 and the save function is “improved.” Here’s hoping the gameplay translates to the wiggle stick.
Press release after the jump.
I’m all set for Dead Rising 2, but this’ll suffice if priced right.
Once again, Sally Forth proves it’s one of the few print comics that “get it.” Most of the time, I’d rather play a game than go see a movie. Unless it’s The Dark Knight. That movie was awesome.
Here we go (with commentary):
If they sell this title for $30, it will be a must-buy. However, I still think it’s Japan only so far.
Thanks to 1up for the news. Go there for a lot more detailed info.
A site I used to frequent more than daily recently posted the June NPD numbers. The number aren’t what I’m really interested in (i.e. Nintendo prints money). However, the comments on that post chafe me just a little.
It seems as if hardcore gamers cannot accept the fact that there has been a paradigm shift in the gaming world. Let me make it simple: the Wii is a success and is here to stay, Sony still has to prove themselves with the PS3 (Yes, they do. If you don’t think so, you are in denial—show me the numbers next month), and Microsoft seems to be missing all the cues to stay afloat with the 360.
It also seems as if all the companies are copying each other: avatars and Miis, achievements and trophies, motion controllers, instruments, etc. You name it, but I only really see one innovation that’s driving all the momentum. It’s that thing that hardcore gamers call a gimmick.
I truly believe that hardcore gamers are a dying breed. Hardcore AAA games will keep being sold for a premium (and don’t get me started on the “Collector’s” editions that some games just have to have), and the casual waggle games will still fly off the shelves at an incredible rate at a cheaper price.
My big surprise for the June NPD was that the Wii Lego Indy made the top ten list and the 360 version didn’t.
It now looks like you’ll actually get to swing that sledgehammer. Capcom announced Dead Rising for the Wii in Japan.
Considering the game kinda bombed in Japan, I would not be surprised to see it in the States. I would also not be surprised to see it budget priced.
Thank you, 4cr, for keeping your eyes peeled and catching this announcement in all the E3 (non)hoopla.
Yeesh. Certainly not safe when kids are around. Or if you’ve recently eaten dinner.
Also, make sure to visit http://deadspace.ea.com/sweepstakes/ if you haven’t already to enter to win titles such as Saw, Alien, and 12 Monkeys in their 100 Horror and Sci-fi DVD Sweepstakes, chosen by Dead Space’s development team.
Please go see the new “teh phunny” from Joss Whedon. It’s brilliant.
UPDATE: It’s proving to be very popular on the intrawebs. The tubes are full. You can snag the entire series for only $4 on iTunes. I’m not shilling, but based on the 1st act alone—it’s worth it. I got lucky and viewed it online earlier today.