If you happen to own a PS3, Xbox 360 or even a Nintendo Wii you might have noticed an unfamiliar addition to your dashboard, the Netflix streaming app, which allows you to watch movies instantly through your games console or PC.
Basically Netflix is like Lovefilm except for the fact that they don’t let you rent DVDs by post, instead you can watch them instantly through their streaming service on your TV or PC for as little as £5.99 a month. Like most new company start ups in this country your first month’s subscription is free so we jumped at the chance to try out their service. We could write an article reviewing exactly what kind of game changing elements Netflix are bringing to the table and that the days of renting DVDs may well and truly be a thing of the past, but our good friend Grahame Gallacher has already penned an in-depth article.
If you want to know exactly what Netflix are offering and how their service holds up against other established UK movie rental services then head over to Past The Pixels and read Grahame’s excellent online article.
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.
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.
Holy Schnikes Batman! Here’s the trailer for the sequel to Warner Bros Interactive Entertainament’s highly popular console game Batman: Arkham Asylum, which proved itself a smash hit with gamers across different platforms. This new game, Batman: Arkham City, promises to expand on all the elements that made it predecessor so successful, while at the same time expanding on Batman’s story and adding in a new villain Prof Hugo Strange.
Did I lock the front door?
Following on from their highly successful Western themed sand box game Red Dead Redemption, gaming giants Rockstar have proudly unveiled the first official trailer to their highly anticipated new title LA Noire. Set in the city of Los Angeles in the 1940s , drawing obvious inspiration from the likes of LA Confidential, Chinatown and other film noir from the same era, the game is centred around a young detective and his efforts to crack a series of mysterious murders. The game was announced over six years ago and fans have been in a state of anxious anticipation since then. Obviously, with all of their titles, it will be a well researched game giving players that specific feel of authenticity Rockstar are known for.
One thing we did notice was how the lead character looks uncannily like actor Aaron Staton, whose most famous role to date is that of Ken Cosgrove in the excellent 50s drama series Mad Men. What do you think?
Everyone here aboard HMS Friday has so far refused to relinquish to the temptation of using so-called move technology for gaming. Whether it’s the Nintendo Wii, Playstation Move or Xbox Kinect we all feel that it’s a little…well a little shit. Now with Microsoft and Sony in direct competition with Nintendo, (ie, now that they’ve shamelessly stolen Nintendo’s original idea to capitalise on a market they initially poured scorn upon), there has been a steady rise in the number of motion detection related injuries. You know years ago when people jumped up and down in their front rooms, waving their arms about and pulling weird contorted positions it was called a party. Here’s three of our favourite videos demonstrating just how f**king stupid you will look when using these devices and how we really all are rapidly hurtling towards a future filled with obesity, social exclusion and general idiocy.
N.B. Watch the man who clearly hasn’t done anything remotely athletic for a long time announce that he is going to pull off some ‘neat tricks’ for you and yet still have no clue as to the dangers of such a proposition.