Do you remember this arcade classic from the late 80s where you played as chef Peter Pepper in a delicious little platform game called Burger Time?
If you do then look out your gaming napkin as the title is back and it’s been redeveloped into what looks like a glorious 3D experience for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PS3. The original title had you scrambling up and down ladders and platforms avoiding hot dogs, pickles and eggs along the way:
‘When Peter Pepper walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the level is finished.’
The new and much improved Burger Time HD, which will be released in the summer, remains faithful to the original premise but puts a much needed 3D spin on the game. Apparently players will be able to play as The King from Burger King in a special DLC add-on feature, as seen below.
Taking toilet humour to a whole new level first person shooter Duke Nukem Forever, which will be released in June of this year, now has playable feces.
As you’ll see from the footage above players can get the Duke to fish out some dookies from toilet bowls and throw them at walls, characters, enemies and possibly even fans, much like a grand version of a dirty protest.
This latest addition to the game’s proceedings will no doubt garner more outrage from tabloid journalists as last month it was revealed that the game would also feature a ‘Capture the Babe‘ mode where players have to slap women on the buttocks while abducting them.
Geeks are a hard working breed, a committed breed, a loyal breed. Gaming geeks are all of these things and more as proved by this spectacular 13 minute long video edited together by a fully dedicated fan of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV called Head Charger – Wide Open.
Put together by L.J. Carantan this mini action movie has Nico Bellic and cousin Roman fleeing the law in a Dodge Charger laying waste to anything in their way. (via Toples Robot)
Paul found a new way to beat the rush hour grid lock.
We never got the chance to play the sci-fi, futuristic open world game Prototype when it was released in 2009 but we might be tempted to give the sequel a go simply based upon the game’s trailer above.
There’s something quite relaxing and cathartic having the ability to throw virtual people for miles, releases the pressures of the day like a safety valve. You could even go so far as to imagine the pixelated character who you’ve launched through the air is your boss, irritating neighbour, wife , husband, sister or brother.
Right we’ve danced the Hempen jig enough over Rockstar’s latest game La Noire but in their very latest trailer for the 1940s themed, sandbox detective game, entitled Investigation & Interrogation, we couldn’t help but notice a few familiar faces.
The technology used to realistically recreate the faces of those actors and actresses used in the game is known as MotionScan, a new system for 3D motion capture, and as you can see from the video above the results are breathtaking. Long gone are the days of trying to figure out the actor who voices your favourite in-game character as you can easily determine who it is from their almost identical CGI doppelgangers.
Michael Gladis who plays Paul Kinsey in the hit series of Mad Men and apparently appeared in that Liam Nesson and Harrison Ford submarine Russkie flick K-19 The Widowmaker.
Greg Grunberg the cop from Heroes.
Brain Krause who played Leo Wyatt in Charmed and also popped up in an episode of Mad Men.
Patrick Fischler who played obnoxious comedian Jimmey Barret in Mad Men, Phil in Lost and Detective Kenny ‘no-gun’ in Southland
We’re going out on a limb with this one but we’re pretty sure that’s Courtney Gains, famous for his role as Hans Klopek in The Burbs and Sgt Eugene McVey in Memphis Belle.
Did you spot any more?
It was only a matter of time before somebody put together a live action fan film for Infinity Ward’s first person shooter Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and it looks nothing short of amazing.
Find Makarov was made by Toronto based marketing firm We Can Pretend to emphasise that a film version of the highly successful gaming franchise is actually achievable. In fact a first person POV movie of this nature could have massive potential by drawing in millions of gaming fans while staying faithful to the original property. If you want to know more about Find Makarov then chart a course for the short film’s Facebook Page.
Modern Warfare 3 comes with realistic salute inertia.
If you’ve just watched the trailer below for Techland and Deep Silver’s zombie survivor horror game Dead Island then you may be in need of strong cup of tea or coffee. This has to be one of the most creative and disturbing trailers for anything we’ve seen over the last few years. According to the developers the game is a mash-up of different styles, ranging from first-person shooter to RPG as well as having online multi-player co-op options. Seriously though back to the trailer, put your hands up if the room started to get a little smokey?
And here’s how it plays out in standard chronological order, thanks to the ever vigilant people over at IGN.
As you’ll see from the video above this is every bit a work of art as it is a game. Rockstar Games, who now have a pretty flawless reputation for producing the goods, in collaboration with developers Team Bondi have put together what looks like a multi-layered, beautifully textured, highly detailed open world game which has the look and feel of the late 1940s in Hollywood.Yes, cynics and critics will cry that it’s just GTA with brylcreem or Red Dead Redemption without the horses, but they’d be wrong.
The story itself centres around your character a rookie LAPD cop who starts off on the beat and works up to detective solving cases and arresting criminals along the way. A large part of the structure to this game relies heavily on picking up clues, solving mysterious deaths and working your way up the LAPD chain of command. Obviously there is a lot more to the game than that so we’ll let the nice man with the dulcet tones explain more in the video. La Noire is released on May 17th.
NB. For the solitary reader of this website, you may recall we thought the lead charcter of LA Noire was the CGI double of Mad Men’s Ken Cosgrove and we were right, for the actor Aaron Staton is indeed the lead in this fine looking game.
*bumps chests with the rest of the crew in excited celebration*
Look at it. Look at its wee face. How low does a nerd have to go to hold down a defenceless kitten and paint it like Pikachu?
Oh, apparently it’s just a photoshop. Wahey! Doesn’t it look cute?