Video Game News and Miscellany

figmentPez

Staff member
I figure there are a lot of bits of video game news worth a post or three, but not really enough for their own thread.

To start off, I offer the Batman: Arkham City trailer that debuted at the VGA awards tonight. Damn, I'm looking forward to this one. Arkham Asylum was great, and this trailer definitely ups the ante.
 
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Jiarn

That's was bloody fantastic, looking forward to it very much.
 
A trailer for a game is not available in my country? For the first time in my life: wtf?
 
Man.

I'm gonna have a lot of games to play next Fall/Winter.
 
TES 5 so soon :D

I knew they were working on it, but it coming in less then a year really took me by surprise. Can't wait.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
TES 5 so soon :D

I knew they were working on it, but it coming in less then a year really took me by surprise. Can't wait.
Hmm, intriguing. On one hand if the game engine is a big step up from Fallout 3, then it will probably make my system cry for mercy. On the other hand, consoles are still on the same generation, so they may not have pushed things enough to make it unplayable. I'll have to keep an eye on this one.
 
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Overflight

Good news: SSX is coming back! To current gen consoles! Bad news: ...it's a reboot. A Darker and Edgier reboot:

According to the site's official writeup, SSX: Deadly Descents tells the story of a team seeking " to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet." The globetrotting snowboard supercrossers will be shredding down the Himalayas, Patagonia, the Alps and ice ranges of Antarctica. Players will be battling both the mountain and a rival team seeking the same claim as yours.
Several internet comments are already dubbing this game "SSX: Black Ops", "Call Of SSX: Winter Warfare" and variants on the basis of a single teaser. To those people I ask this: yes, they did replace your beloved wacky characters with afros and J-pop attire with generic winter clothing wearing cyphers, but seriously how badly can an attempt to turn a cartoony arcadey game into a dead serious affair be?




...oh, right.
 
They ARE using some interesting new technology though, which helps make the mountains you can go down as close to their real locations as possible. That's pretty cool.
 
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Chibibar

I figure there are a lot of bits of video game news worth a post or three, but not really enough for their own thread.

To start off, I offer the Batman: Arkham City trailer that debuted at the VGA awards tonight. Damn, I'm looking forward to this one. Arkham Asylum was great, and this trailer definitely ups the ante.
It is sooooo pretty.
 
Ooh ooh I have one!

How about Kratos being announced for the new Mortal Kombat game on the PS3? :D :D
 
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Overflight

Yeah, I thought that was cool too. After all both franchises are steeped in ultra violence (I think God of War III might be the most violent game I ever played) so he fits right in.

..or at least better than in this:


...I wouldn't want to be HIS caddy.
 
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Overflight

What really gets me is not so much the fact that he's there but how his body was hideously deformed to match the other characters' proportions. It's friggin creepy.
 
It makes him look rather harmless, actually. Something I hadn't expected when thinking of Kratos.

But yes, I echo the previous statement of ''what''.
 
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Jiarn

Another game that will never see a release on American soil.... and thank god.
 
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Chibibar

Speaking of "what":

Sega Is Making A Game You Can Piss On

...goddamnit, Japan. :facepalm:
You know...... This might actually be GOOD for a community college campus.

We have students who:
Don't life the toilet seat and pee ALL OVER THE SEAT
Totally miss the urinal and piss all over the wall
piss in the sink (don't ask)
piss on the wall

and these are college kids.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Secret of Man on the iPhone, $8.99 is a little steep though, especially since I'd have to buy an iDevice to go with it. Still, one of my favorite games of all time. I'll have to dig out my SNES and play it again sometime.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Speed Demos Archive is doing a marathon of live speed runs (to benefit some cancer foundation). Right now they've got a 4 way race running The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and it's flipping awesome. They've got one stream for the game(s) and another of the room full of gamers watching and commenting on the action.
 
That makes my decision for me. I'll be waiting until the next iteration of the 3DS, because it'll have better battery life. Without a doubt.
 
That depends a lot on the settings, though. That 3-5 hours is with the highest settings which I know I never use on anything. I get way more use out of my DSi than they said that battery would last.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
That depends a lot on the settings, though. That 3-5 hours is with the highest settings which I know I never use on anything. I get way more use out of my DSi than they said that battery would last.
True, but I think that one of the interesting things it depends on is the game being run, and how well optimized it is. I know that the DS gets different battery life when it's taxed versus just running basic 2D stuff, but I don't remember any talk of battery life getting better as game developers learned to better handle the system.
 
I remember hearing too that the 3DS battery lasts 8 hours with a normal DS game, but again that's with the settings all maxed out.
 
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Overflight

Screenshots from the upcoming gritty Tomb Raider reboot (ANOTHER one?) are surfacing:

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/114/1143535/tomb-raider-20110111031302349.jpg
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/114/1143535/tomb-raider-20110111031223439.jpg
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/114/1143535/tomb-raider-20110111031217939.jpg
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/114/1143535/tomb-raider-20110111031220752.jpg

...great, just what we need. Tomb Raider: Torture Porn Edition.
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In other disturbing news, F. 3. A. R. gives us probably the creepiest Collector's Edition ever:

http://www.destructoid.com/f-e-a-r-3-special-edition-has-glow-in-the-dark-pregnancy-191654.phtml

And look! It's been only confirmed for Europe thus far! Lucky us!

(Damn it. This thread seems to bring out the sarcastic cynic in me)
 
Those are some very nice screen caps, especially the last one.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
It looks like GOG.com's exclusive on the Baldur's Gate games is over, they're now available on Impulse (as are Icewind Dale and Neverwinter Nights). I'm not sure why anyone would buy them there instead of GOG, but I am interested to know if the games will be showing up anywhere else.
 
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