On December 12th the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra will be debuting new music from upcoming Square Enix game, Final Fantasy XIV as part of the long running Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy tour. Nobuo Uematsu, famed composer for the first ten games in the series will be in attendance and will also be performing for part of the show. Tickets can be bought on the Ticket Master website.
Today was The Budget, for our international readers that’s the day when the Treasurer pops out with a red briefcase and tells us how poor we are, how we are going to spend money we don’t have to pay of our deficit, and how he plans on raising that money(taxes!)
The latest issue of Famitsu has been leaked, what does it say about Final Fantasy XIII?
Capcom Store is offering the very original Umbrella Corp Umbrella with the purchase of Resident Evil: Zero for the Wii. The game is set before the original Resident Evil and sees you fighting off the usual bunch of zombies and co. With the acclaim the Wii version of RE4 got this could be a solid buy. If we get it in we can do a review for you. But whether the game is good or not doesn’t matter. You get a freaking Umbrella. Closest thing you could get to that […]
With vidoegames becoming a social norm is it taking over Christmas, and is this a good or bad thing? Back when I was a wee little lad the traditional thing to do after the giant Christmas feast was to roll into the lounge and get out a board game. Usually this would be one you’ve just got as a gift, or the various staple games like Monopoly. You’d learn the rules, and the whole family would join in, teaming up if the game only had so many pieces. Siblings, parents, […]
Can’t wait to get your hands on the next in the Final Fantasy series, XIII? Unfortunately, us westerners have to wait until next March but the wait in Japan is almost at an end, to add to the final hype, Square released a handful of new screenshots.
The next installment in the Metal Gear Franchise hits US shores on May 25, 2010. If you can bring yourself to wait the mere 1632 hours, or roughly 9 weeks if you want to be boring about it, then there’ll be no need to import the game. It will also be released in Europe 3 days later on May 28th Peace Walker, the 8th game released in the canonical series, places you once again in the boots of Naked Snake as he leads the Militaires Sans Frontieres to save Costa […]
Starting December 17th Polyphony Digital, Sony and Nissan invite GT fans to see if they have what it takes to be the best in the GT Academy 2010 Contest. The Official Facebook page says “Test your racing skills to the limit and swap your sofa for a real race car with PlayStation and Nissan in the ultimate virtual to reality racing competition” Just a few days before Christmas race fans can download the “GT Academy Time Trail” from the PlayStation store. In this demo racers will compete for the best […]
In a landmark case for homebrew carts and similar hacks the French high courts today ruled in favour of flash carts. Nintendo had taken action against Divineo for supplying the carts, but the Paris courts instead called Nintendo’s actions restrictive to developers. They suggested that developers should be free to develop games for consoles, whether they had to use things like R4 to do so. Of course such devices can be used for piracy, but the ability to play homebrew games, add features, many of which only just added with […]
Last month Epic released the Unreal UDK for free. A kit that should allow budding bedroom game designers to build their own games using the massively popular Unreal middleware behind such games as Gears of War, Mass Effect and of course Unreal Tournament. Now a month later They’ve uploaded over 160 tutorial videos showing how to use this tool to craft new games. They mostly cover the basics, much like you get with most 3D packages. But should be a great start, especially for those who prefer video tutorials. If […]
We are getting near the end of the year and we’ve had quite the year of release not quite 2007 but there are some blockbusters released this year. PS3: Killzone 2, Flower, Infamous, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in time, Uncharted 2 360: Shadow Complex, Forza 3, Halo:ODST, Splosion Man Wii: New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Mad World, Punch-Out PC: Dragon Age Origins, Plants vs Zombies, Torchlight, Sims 3 PSP: Dissidia: Final Fantasy, SoulCaliber, Gran Turismo PSP, LittleBigPlanet PSP DS: Scribblenauts, Rhythm Heaven, Pokemon Platinum, Legend of […]
The 2009 Google Zeitgeist is out. Googles list of the highest rising and most searched for terms of the past year. The Video Games section proves rather interesting. Video Games ghostbuster ufc saw bakugan batman arkham asylum twilight fifa 2010 modern warfare transformers 2 resident evil 5 I have to say, well it’s different to what I would of expected. Saw ranks surprisingly high, though without direct access to Googles methods this may be an anomaly from the movie also released this year. Twilight, Ghostbuster and Transformers 2 may of received similar film mix up boosts. However Batman gets a deserved rank as […]
International Movie Firearms database covers guns from Films, TV, games and anime. It’s a Wiki layout, and very easy to search through categories to find what you want. Obviously we’re most interested in the guns featured in games. It has a rather large selection of games. From as far back as Doom to as recent as Modern Warfare 2. It unfortunately doesn’t cover made up weapons, so games like Halo are complelty absent from its listings. The posts on individual games are pretty in-depth, listing the fire arms used with shot of the real life gun, screenshots and information on its […]
Blog Launch! So here we are. A couple of weeks of natter and we have the launch of our blog. A day that will go down in history. Maybe. So, need to get the ball rolling, get those on board who were part of pre-launch, maybe re-jigger themes n widgets (which I must say Wordpress has some very nice themes and settings, makes my Blogger days seem like stone n chisel) and we will soon be up and running. So we are hoping this post will be the first of many to come.