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What is it lately that all of these video games companies are behaving like those EVERYTHING MUST GO carpet and furniture warehouses that seem to go out of business for years at a time?
SEGA has marked down a substantial amount of video games, the majority of which are marked down %50 from their original MSP. Like all of the recent downloadable offerings, this one is full of snoozers too. Ecco the Dolphin? Does that game have a cult following or something? I remember playing that game on the GameGear for crying out loud, and I don't particularly remember the game being that entertaining or popular- but hey. It's 200 MSP if you're into that kinda thing?
You can still grab all the classic Sonic titles for 200 MSP each, and there are a few others like Shinobi and Streets of Rage 2 that are worth the trip down memory lane, so you might as well check it out anyway.
If you haven't gotten enough button-mashing goodness of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, of if you just don't feel like shelling out the $60 for the brand new game, just get on your PlayStation 3 (sorry Xboxers) and sign into the PlayStation Network, where you will be able to purchase it for the astoundingly low price of $7.49, a %50 savings.
Capcom is also offering Lost Planet 2 on the Xbox Live Games On Demand service for $19.99, and though it's an entertaining game, it's nowhere near as solid as the greatest fighting game that existed until its sequel recently showed up in stores. Also, a simple Google search will probably reveal that a store near you probably has it for $12. This is somewhat reminiscent of Nintendo's mundane download announcement, but hey, at least we generally get one good grab.
Once again, sorry Xboxers. But if the urge to play Halo all the time hadn't stopped you from buying a PS3, you could be playing the predecessor that inspired the game that has so many flashing lights that Capcom is legally obligated to warn people.
Plus, MvC 2 has way more playable characters. And it's eight bucks! That's like a "value" meal at an American fast food restaurant.
Valve's Portal 2 is a smash hit, scoring virtually 100-percent in all reviews. There's not much to say about the game unless you haven't heard of it - if you're one of these people, there are some steps you require right now. Stop what you're doing, open Steam (and if you don't have it, GET IT), find Portal 2, purchase. This is all you need to do to enjoy happiness.
As for reviews, I've provided a bunch of links below:
Capcom announced today that they're rebranding Capcom Mobile as Beeline, which they evidently intend to be more of a social and/or causal gaming platform. Capcom mentioned that everyone's favorite, classic, extremely well-known Capcom games will continue to be released under the auspices of the Capcom brand, but something tells me that this announcement has more to do with non-Apple mobile platforms than Capcom is letting on. "Beeline"? Can anybody else think of any other apian-themed mobile platforms? Or I don't know- operating systems?
These days, everyone is trying to capitalize on social gaming in the wake of giants like Zynga, and I doubt Capcom is exempt from that temptation. I still see the rebranding as a harbinger of a future arrangement- but hey, who knows? It could all be a strange comical coincidence.
What do you think?
Valve's portal-shooting game, Portal 2 is now available. I have just spent the last hour or so pre-loading, decrypting and shooting portals around and I must say it's great. It's very funny, like the original and the graphics have quite a bit more polish applied too.
The game is available at under $50 and features co-operative play for portal fun with a friend. Grab it now! Now I said!
Hey hey hey, remember when I was just talking about how amazing the SNES was? Well instead of waiting on Nintendo to ponderously release amazing retro games amidst a sea of irrelevance, why not just check out Hyperkin's SupaBoy instead?
It looks like an SNES controller! And it plays SNES games! If you're going to start whining about the 3.5" screen, you probably didn't read the part about how it has Video Out and controller ports for actual SNES controllers. Yeah that's right, you can play any SNES game (that you own or can find) on your flatscreen or, you know, anywhere else you take the SupaBoy with you. It's coming out Summer of 2011, so stay tuned for more information.
In case any of you forgot, the Beta for Gears of War 3 is available next Monday, and all you have to do is to use Gamestop to pre-order this bad-ass game you want to play anyway (pending you have an Xbox 360- otherwise you're kinda out of luck). If you were smart enough to grab the Epic edition of Bulletstorm (kinda redudndant, that game is pretty epic as is), you got access to the Beta today! Congratulations for loving hardcore FPS's.
Here's a video of some of the Beta, which begins April 27 and lasts until May 15, brought to you by Canada's Console Creatures:
Also, after the break, a list of all the awesome stuff that comes with it from the Gears of War 3 blog.
The new game reunites classic 1991 Sonic with his modern-day counterpart, in true campy time-traveling video-game style. A mysterious force is generating "time-holes" that send Sonic and company on a journey to the past where the current Sonic crew encounters their early 90's counterparts. I love how this game implies that the characters acknowledge they're all in a video game- otherwise, wouldn't Classic Sonic look the same as New Sonic? Anyway, Sonic and his friends must journey back in time to discover who is behind all of this nefarious stuff. My money's on Robotnik.
Check out the exclusive trailer after the jump, available from IGN (lucky scoundrels):
Nintendo announced their most recent array of available downloads with an extremely enticing list-topper: the insanely entertaining SNES classic, Mega Man X! I don't know how many of you are old enough to have played that fantastic game back in the day, but the "futuristic" incarnation of Rock Man made me instantly fall in love with both the SNES and console gaming. Haters, talk all you want about Mario but put the robot with the arm-gun in a cage with a plumber and see who comes out smiling. This is definitely worth the 800 Wii points it'll cost to download this.
Other than that...virtual babies? Whatever the hell BIT.TRIP is? And a game that teaches you to "play" piano? Way to start off strong, Nintendo. This download list reads like a one-hit-wonder filler album.
I've been posting quite a bit about Battlefield 3 lately but there's two reasons behind this. One, DICE/EA are pushing out new content showing off various pieces of the game every week or so and secondly the game just looks absolutely fabulous. Mind-blowing. Orgasmic. And finally, we have a 12 minute video to get all excited over.
The above video shows off the three Fault Line Gameplay videos and there's a bit of extras in-between and at the end. The videos are just amazing and are really setting Battlefield 3 up to be one of the best-looking FPS games ever. This is all thanks to Frostbite 2.0 and the fact that DICE are developing BF3 for the PC first and then scaling down - which sounds like a few of the keyboard-warrior attempts I've personally said on various forums and TweakTown-based news bits and editorials.