Sunday, January 30, 2011

Final Fantasy versus XIII new trailer

Now I remember why I was more interested in VS XIII than XIII! This trailer really showcases the power of the PS3, it is great to see actual gameplay footage also. I love the fact that there is framed Yoshitaka Amano artwork in the scene where Noctis Lucis meets Stella Nox!
The cityscape cut scenes are jaw dropping and from what I've seen it appears VS XIII may be less linear that XIII, which many complained about.
The other neat little thing I spotted was the animated avatars of the characters in the ATB gauge while fighting the behemouth. This one's on my launch day list!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Square-Enix announces FFXIII-2...thousands of voices cry out and are suddenly silenced

Whoa there Sqeenix! I'm still killing Adamantortoises on Gran Pulse trying to get the Treasure Hunter Trophy!
So FFXIII-2 is a direct sequel that will pick up right where FFXIII left off after defeating Orphan...I hope they figure in the hours spent on Gran Pulse after defeating Orphan doing hunts and upgrading and dismantling weapons for the treasure hunter trophy...
FFXIII-2 apparently will expand upon the events that we only got to read about between chapters.
FFXIII-2 will focus on the Goddess Etro...could she be the maker Barthadelus mentioned???
The ATB system will be "evolved", read as FFXIII's ATB system was a beta test...
The story will be darker and more mysterious...I hope they explore where the F everyone on Gran Pulse disapeared to.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TDKR casting news!

Hey we're jumping on the TDKR bandwagon here!
Guess what? Anne Hathaway is Catwoman!
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And Tom Hardy is Bane!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Girl time with Peach and Zelda

Guys, we bust our ass trying to make the ladies in our life happy, and all they do is complain that it's not enough or have the cojones to compare us to there friends husbands or boyfriends....and yes I speak from experience. And if you think your girl doesn't your fooling yourself...look at Link and Mario these two have been saving their ladies for twenty years and look what these greedy woman say on the side! No respect I tell ya.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

EGM SSX DD Cover story

I still remember the first time I played the original SSX when the PS2 launched...the game kinda flew under the radar but it was incredible, the graphics, the sound track, the game was gorgeous and it handled just as well.
And SSX3 was and is the best snowboarding game to date imo. So after reading the EGM cover story I'm a little disappointed and a little optimistic at the same time. SSX is like the X games VS The Olympics, SSX was never about realism is was always about over (way over) the top racing while performing insane (unreal) tricks in various locations, terrains, and weather conditions using larger than life characters. And the tracks that DJ Atomika spun on SSX radio reflected this uber stylized game short it was pure fun to the XTREEME.
The one thing I learned in my time in retail is never come into a new job and try and reinvent the wheel. The article leaves the impression that these guys are gonna make the SSX franchise better by making it more accessible to the masses, and I'm sorry but making it more realistic with a hint of CoD action is not the answer. From the sound of it they're forgetting the fun factor, but there was some things in the story that piqued my interest....the Mountain Man program and the Google Earth Interface. If SSXDD allows us to free ride a digital representation of real mountains that would be pretty cool...I'd still miss doing ???? over apartment buildings in Merqury City or grinding the edge of an icy precipice on the throne as a plane crashes through the trees. And for the love of all things bring back DJ Atomika, Nate, Alegra, Mac, Zoe, and the rest of the SSX originals!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Street Fighter Derezzed

Capcom's Street Fighter Franchise has inspired many artists from Udon to the casual artists on deviant art and those cooky cos players as well. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since Ryu wore red slippers and I have seen some real fantastic and creative work lately like the recent Street Fighter-zombie mashup. But the work from BossLogic is so amazing it should be put in the next Capcom art book! Street Fighter X Tron!!!!
The rest of his work can be found on his deviant art page here:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Free Swim's 11 for 2011

I don't think I did a 2010 list of  my most anticipated games,so here's Free Swims 11 most wanted for 2011...this list looks like yet another great year to be a gamer! And an expensive one!
11. Resistance3
10. KZ3
9. Twisted Metal Armeggedon
8. Dead Space2
7. Batman: Arkham City
6.MvC3: FTW
5. CoD: prequel? sequel?
4. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2.Mass Effect 3
1.Portal 2


Happy new year! It's 11:11AM on 01/01/11....

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