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are both enjoying the zombie dance at the moment. Multiple stories have been popping up about the popular games getting infused with a little Halloween horror and how much of an homage it is giving to the scary undead. I’ve been playing WoW since release and the scourge invasion is as hilarious as it is fun.

GTA4 Zombie

GTA4 Zombie

I however am taking sides as there are people who can’t stand to be “griefed.” I haven’t played GTA4 in awhile but will certainly pop it in tonight to see whats up. As for this Halloween thing, its great. It’s finally nice to see games take on the approach of including a culture mix of holidays and game life. If it wasn’t for the Scourge invasion being added for the release of Wrath of The Lich King, I don’t know if I would have signed on to play or just waited until the expansion hit live.

As for Grand Theft Auto, I played it alot, in fact, it was a game that after your done in the story, its kinda like, see what kinda crazy stuff you can do yadda yadda. But, certainly give props to two huge games and their companies throwing in some unique storyline to keep the interest in their games at maximum capacity.

Corrupted Blood

Corrupted Blood

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Many WoW(World of Warcraft) players out there have been comparing this game to the current game they lay allegiance with.  However, with a plethora of some cool advances and a more streamlined game play system…could Warhammer: Age of Reckoning give WoW a run for its money?  I would love to hope so seeing that this game brings a fresh new light on the MMORPG scene, because frankly 5 years of Warcraft, countless hours grinding until my eyes bleed is getting old.

I for one am a huge PvP(Player Vs. Player) buff, I love to do nothing more than pounds somebody’s face into the virtual ground and then go promplty after someone else.  Hold on there psycho parents, I keep my violence in game and thats where it stays.  Warhammer is introducing a cool way to do battle through their new RvR system.  Think of it, as a huge seamless battle between realm vs. realm.  But, unlike WoW, Warhammer has you gaining experience for quests done in the battle, xp for killing other players, and even loot from those dead players!  It’s almost like a cream come true for someone like myself who is sick and tired of the cookie cutter arena based pvp system that WoW has you again grind countless hours in trying to even get enough points to earn your gear.    That’s frustrating, but, RvR is an awesome welcome as its totally seamless at the moment and actually makes you feel like your part of the war!

Another great addition in this game is the fact that if your in a guild, you no longer feel like your just part of a name.  Your guild works togethor as a team in RvR, completing public quests and earning experience points for the guild itself, unlocking new things.   Also, the dye system for your clothing is a cool little addition that I’m sure WoW will steal once its released.  All you do is pay a couple of copper and you can change the color of your clothing, creating a style for however each player feels the need to look.  Finally, players will be able to adorn trophies, of alot of cool achievements, heads of players, killed special in game characters, etc. etc.

If anything, if this game fails, and falls to the pressure of the mega giant(WoW).  You can totally assure that WoW will be taking qualities from Warhammer and putting them in the game.  Oh yea they already have…achievements, and their full zone PvP.  However, I can safely say, I won’t be cancelling my account to WoW anytime soon, but I will certainly be trying out Warhammer come September 18th!

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Xbox 360 & PS3

  • In this years Madden EA has added a new “Adaptive Difficulty Engine” which will change the AI’s strengths depending on the player’s skills. The game’s tag line is “The first sports game that adapts to you“. Players will be able to determine their skill in a holographic environment with the help of John Madden.
  • Backtrack will show the user their error after a bad play such as a failed 4th down conversion or an interception. The computer will be able to show the player his/her mistake while the user will be able to re-do the play with EA Sports Rewind. Backtrack and Rewind will not be available during online play.
    Picture-in-Picture window
  • The play calling window has been replaced with a picture in picture interface where the player will be able to access up to the minute information.
  • EA has updated last years Total Control Animation System by adding in new animations, feet planting, the ability to return short field goals and more.
  • This is the first year that a Madden game will feature true online leagues with 32 human players. Drafts, trades and a full playoff system will be in place.
  • Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond will be replacing the Radio Broadcaster.
  • Players will be able to celebrate TD’s
  • Madden Moments will let the players re-live the highlights of the 2007 NFL season. This will be much like the Super Star Challenges of last years Madden for the PSP.
  • Stadium, weather, player and grass graphics have all be improved.
  • A handicap feature has been implemented in multiplayer games. This allows two players playing against eachother choose different difficulty settings.

Wii

  • This year the game will be called Madden 09 All-play thanks to a new button scheme that lets the player control the action with only 1 button
  • A new playbook will make it easier for new players to jump into the game as will the ability to create a passing play on the fly. Simply point the Wii mote to a spot on the field and the WR will run to it.
    Wii play calling screen
  • A celebration system much like the one on the 360 and PS3 will be put into place.
  • New 5 v. 5 mode

Nintendo DS

  • 8 player wireless mode, Wi-fi enabled, single card play available.
  • DS exclusive mini-games.

Receiver Icons in Madden 09 on the PSP

PSP

  • EA Sports Rookie mode lets players play the game using only 1 button.
  • Receiver Icons let the players know which wide receivers are open.
  • New coach tips and easy to use playbooks are aimed to help new players.

PS2/Xbox

  • Points based Franchise mode lets you earn points by drafting high profile players, winning games and making stars out of no-name players.
  • Fantasy Challenge: A tier based mode where the player must complete each league and beat its champ to move onto the next round.
  • SuperSim lets you sim 1 play, 1 quarter, 1 half or the full game.
  • QB Avoidance Stick – Lets your QB get out of pressure in the pocket.

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Well, with the release of Madden 09 approaching us, the player weapons seem pretty standard as always. With the addition of Rookies there isn’t much new to who is listed and who is not. The only thing I disagree with is that Eli Manning is more accurate of a quarterback than Ben Roethlisberger. I don’t know if its because he won the Super Bowl, but Ben has always had a higher completion percentage, than Eli. Even with his season where he led the league in interceptions. So without further ado, you can find the link to the player weapons here. Madden NFL 09 Player Weapons.

Notable Players:

Darren Sproles – Elusive Back
Joe Flacco – Cannon Arm QB
Ryan Grant – Power Back
Rashard Mendenhal – Power Back
Darren McFadden – Stiff Arm Ball Carrier
Adrian Peterson – Stiff Arm Ball Carrier
Jerricho Cotchery – Possession Receiver
Limas Sweed – Spectacular Catch Receiver
Mario Manningham – Spectacular Catch Receiver

As for all of the other players, its more of the same. Like I said, my only problem was the Eli/Ben thing and that’s because I am a Steeler fan. But, all is well that ends well. Read and Enjoy!

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

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Well E3 is here and news is coming out the woodwork on various games, design changes, exclusive gaming news and all.  But, I am most intrigued by the new screens that show the new Xbox navigation system.  Apparently were getting avatars much like the Yahoo based system that people can check out and see what were into with a more visual appeal.

I’m not so much excited about it as seeing the screens almost look like it has taken a step back in terms of what it looks like now to possibly what it could look like.   My biggest concern just is the overall feel and all that jazz.  Most importantly though were going down the slippery slope of the facebook battle of watching us at all times and keeping everyone else updated.  There is I believe an option to turn it off, but hopefully they don’t remove it.

Also, a new party update is going to be available with private chat rooms and game joinings to boot.  With me being a hardcore bad company player at the moment I am loving it.  In fact, I would enjoy that 8 people can play different games and all chat togethor at one time.  This is indeed why Xbox live is the social giant that it is today.  It isn’t so much about games as it is a multimedia socialiate sharing moment.

Also click here to read more about the Live Experience.

Xbox Live Interface

Xbox Live Interface

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The past week has been awesome gaming for me. With the release of Bad Company(been a long time fan of the franchise), reading up on some Star Wars Unleashed info, and now after Blizzard hinted at it during the week Diablo 3 was announced at the worldwide invitational.

I am incredibly excited for the pc gaming lineup because I’ve grown up on Starcraft and Diablo, and eventually evolving into World of Warcraft. But, to me Diablo has been the staple of the company until it created the omega World of Warcraft game that over 10 million of us gamers feel in love with. So now, with the information that is coming from the Diablo news release, I will post some facts known about the upcoming game below.  About the only thing I am concerned about after watching the videos is what kind of hardware you need to handle this type of game.  Other than that, I’ll be emmersed back into the world of Diablo, and will have a much needed break from the WoW universe.

Things Known:

  • The game takes places 20 years after the second Diablo ended.
  • The Sanctuary will be an evolving 3-d world.
  • Multiplayer again will be a staple of the game over the newly created Battle.Net portals.
  • The game will be powered by the Havoc Physics system.
  • New character: Witch Doctor
  • Interactive Environments

Screen Shots:

Male Witch Doctor

Female Witch Doctor

Summoned Beast

Known Video Links:

http://www.wegame.com/watch/Diablo_3_Gameplay_6_29_08/

More information to come…

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I cannot tell you how pumped I am for this game. I’ll admit, when I was a kid I loved Star Wars. I hate the new movies except for the part where Vader becomes Vader. In all honesty I actually just watched Anakin become Vader on youtube haha.

The video games have always been topsy turvy with me. The battlefield games, where they were online only and for consoles kicked major ass. Other than that, I really didn’t care, but this game looks amazing.

The Force Unleashed is a game about being the new “apprentice” and learning how to master your powers. It’s just awesome, because I always liked the darker side of the force as a kid. I’m pretty excited that you start out as Darth Vader, with all the awesome tricks and powers at your disposal. The cinematic appeal of this game alone is worth it. Everything has been voiced over as well as the acting. The story is said to have a polished feel, and have multiple twists to keep you entertained. I can’t hardly wait.

The physics engine of the game is outstanding. The euphoria engine is bliss, and runs smooth. If you need an example of how it plays, just pop in GTA4. I really am amazed at how far technology has come, and am anxiously waiting to see how the AI reacts when you force grab them and dangle them in the air like a rag doll. Each AI apparently reacts different and can grab onto objects and hold onto them even suspended in the air.

Well, that is about all the info I have for you today. Below this little article, is the trailer for the game. Enjoy it, for it is pure awesome.

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