Our good friend Grahame over at Past The Pixels recently posted up an article highlighting the trend of gaming decals for sale on Ebay for MacBooks.
Simple vinyl transfers incorporating the illuminated apple logo on the back of the laptop with some of your favourite gaming characters throughout the years.
For more examples and info on these delightful little decals chart a course for HERE.
Pew, pew, pew!Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba! Get used to these sounds in the next coming months because with a wad of shooty, fighty games set for release in the next few weeks it’s all you’ll be hearing this Christmas.
The first triple A title to whip out it’s wares for everyone to see, before it goes on sale in time for the pre-Christmas market is the first-person shooter Battlefield 3.
Set for general release on 0ctober 24th a special multi-player open beta has been launched giving those lucky enough to be invited to play a hands-on trial of the game. Thankfully some very generous gamer was kind enough to film some gameplay giving us poor uninvited souls an in-depth look at the game in action.
In an official online announcement made today by gaming giants Rockstar, the third installment of the Max Payne franchise was not only given a release date but details about the new game were also revealed…like the genitals of a embarrassing drunken Uncle at a wedding, (long story).
One of the biggest surprises of this new title, which will pick up exactly where Max Payne 2 finished, will be the inclusion of a multi-player mode the very first of its kind in the series which will also include‘…a deep reward and leveling system, persistent clans and multiple strategic load-out options.‘ The bullet-time mechanic, which the game was famous for, remains but according to Rockstar has been tweaked and refined to give players a whole new experience.
As for the general plot of the game, scheduled for release in March 2012, Rockstar announced the following:
Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.
So exactly like the plot to Tony Scott’s Man On Fire only this time the hero is a white, bearded, bald guy. Speaking of Man On Fire who could forget this:
As massive fans of the action role-playing games Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas this fully functional Pip-Boy 3000, (Personal Information Processor-Boy, a device which houses an inventory and various player characteristics), is somewhat amazing.
Constructed by a technical whizz-kid, known only as MyMagicPudding on YouTube, this operational real-life version of the in-game device may not be the only one out there but it certainly looks like the best. Yes, it may be completely useless on a practical level but as a collectible for tragic, lonely gamers who spend hours sitting in front of the warming glow of thier consoles dressed only in loose fitting clothes it’s a must, even though it’s still only in a prototype stage.
It works. Hallelujah!
On the video’s official YouTube page MyMagicPudding explains:
It consists of an HTC Desire HD as the screen and processor, and an Arduino Uno with a USB host shield running microbridge to act as an ADB host for the phone. The Arduino then sends button presses to the phone via TCP over USB. The casing is a cast made by Skruffy over at http://www.therpf.com , it’s amazing!
It came out quite well, with a few problems:
– I couldn’t fit the potentiometer for the dial inside (the phone is in the way), so I mounted it on the front. I wasn’t too bothered by that as I think it looks fairly cool.
– The phone and the Arduino and the battery take up so much room that I can’t fit my arm in anymore, making it kind of hard to use as a costume accessory to SDCC 2011 as I had planned.
– The electronics consist of some stripboard and lots and lots of loose wires. My soldering is pretty dodgy and the result is quite flaky; lights go out and buttons stop working as it is moved around. It’s my first electronics project though so I’ve learned a lot and I think I can improve it.
(via Games Radar)
With a ton of triple A gaming titles scheduled for release before Christmas including Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Uncharted 3, Oblivion: Skyrim, Rage, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City to name but a few, there is only one title you should be gearing up for, a game so realistic and grimy it’s like you’re actually there, a game where your sole objective is to keep the city’s streets clean…quite literally.
Just look at that realistic dirt inertia!
How can you not get excited about Street Cleaning Simulator? Here’s the game’s official synopsis:
Brush off the dirt and make a clean sweep as you embark on a career to become an accomplished street cleaner. Choose from a selection of highly detailed sweeping machines as you navigate the city in search of detritus. From industrial areas, to residential and retail districts to motorways and even fairgrounds your skills are much in demand to bring shine and sparkle to the city.
As your experience grows, so will your tasks as you have to deal with ever more complex contamination using authentic clean-up techniques. With individually controllable brushes on your vehicle, along with manual management of the water tank, dirt traps and fuel, each vehicle is the ultimate in realistic simulation, complete with full 3D cab views.
Get up close to the grime with custom zoomed camera views and a dynamic particle system as your cleaning vehicle devours the dust in 14 challenging missions.
Polish up your business as you spend your hard earned income on upgrades and additional vehicles.
Consider yourself bought Street Cleaning Simulator. Discarded syringes and johnny bags be warned, you’re on borrowed time! Can’t wait for the special London Riot Clean-Up DLC.
Not content with fleecing you of a small fortune from your wallet those good people at Treyarch and Activision have yet more downloadable content for you to buy for your copy of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, but this time it’s all zombie based…now there’s a twist we didn’t see coming.
Lift off into the latest Zombies epic with “Rezurrection,” the new downloadable content pack for “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” and the first to launch players into space for a new dimension of undead action! Old school Zombie strategies get blown out of the airlock in “Moon,” where armed with new perks and a space-age arsenal of weapons, our heroes must overcome undead astronauts and fluctuating gravity as they unearth conspiracies that began in 1943.
Rounding out Rezurrection are the 4 maps that spawned the Zombie phenomenon: “Nacht der Üntoten,” “Verrückt,” “Shi No Numa” and “Der Riese.”
At least the trailer is entertaining.
So amazing is this gameplay footage that your eyeballs may just spontaneously com-bust.
If this game were a cake it would be sponge layered gateaux, with a thick topping of chocolate, money and booze. But enough salivating, just enjoy these unbelievable 14 minutes of a game which looks to contain at least 100% more creativity and ingenuity than pretty much everything else out there. God bless you Ken Levine.
Following on from our previous post which featured seven minutes of insane gameplay footage from Saints Row The Third, here’s a 12 minute look at Rock Steady’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to their highly successful Batman: Arkham Asylum game with Batman: Arkham City.
Don’t worry the footage doesn’t give much away in terms of spoilers except for the fact that Catwoman crops up as a playable character, but seeing as Rock Steady already announced and demonstrated that at E3 it’s not much of a spoiler. Apparently there will be over 16 hours of game-play with 400 additional challenges contained throughout. October can’t come quick enough.
E3 is currently underway over in Los Angeles where the latest games and software for consoles and PCs are showcased to
a throbbing crowd of sweaty virgins gaming enthusiasts.
Our good friend Grahame over at Past The Pixels gave us the heads up on this trailer for Electronic Arts latest game Overstrike, a first person shooter from developer Insomniac Games, (Ratchet & Clank, Resistance), which, as Grahame as already hinted, looks like a Quentin Tarantinoesque version of Pixar’s The Incredibles.
Following a massive online leak earlier this month which revealed pretty much every detail about the third installment of the Modern Warfare franchise comes the first official trailer for the game.
You know when a company really want to hype up a project when they include a sinister klaxon as part of the soundtrack.
This game appears to take place around the globe with inner-city warfare being fought on the streets of New York, London, Paris and Berlin in what appears to be an attempt to make the game bigger than before. So much so that the scenes in what appears to be the Hudson River, crowded with submarines and warships, looks like the bath tub of an 8 year-old with ADHD.