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- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer is amazing
A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.
The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.
- Starpoint Gemini 2: The Review
Disclaimer: I’ve never reviewed a game, this is not my genre, and I didn’t have time to put enough time into playing. These deadlines are killing me. Now that is out of the way we can move on. I put a couple of hours in. I was impressed but not blown away.
It almost seemed catered to fans of the original even though I never played it, frankly because the graphics were not fancy, the story line doesn’t catch you, the interface is generic, and the details are extreme from buying “ice” or “spices” for small scale trade from customization of many aspects of your ship. I can certainly see this for potential Enders Game applications, but the amount of gritty detail (or appearance of) guaranteed an intense emotional and time intensive commitment that I’m not interested in. Harking back to N64 days, I’m an NFL Blitz person and this game was Madden, a level of management I’m just not into….except I love the Civilization series.
Graphics: Not impressive, mini clips were OK and game play graphics were certainly dated, particularly the firing impacts on other ships, etc . The space environment was pretty, but more so spooky, nothing glamorous. There is a chance my video card is dated and I didn’t tweak up the graphics.
Music: Music is fine…initially got excited with the Inception-like theme songs, but frankly didn’t play enough to hear all the clips. The bad guy music was helpful, because otherwise I wouldn’t know when I was near an enemy. Because you’re hurtling through a vacuum of space most of the time, music is critical to keep you engaged, but it was just OK. Typical flying through space music, with added drama (and drums) for enemy situations.
Game Play: The most annoying part of the game. This isn’t my genre, but navigating battles was quite difficult. Either I didn’t research the help menu enough or it doesn’t exist, but you can’t zoom in and out, leaving me blind except what was right in front of me. The turret views didn’t help. The lack of 360 degree (well I guess more than that in space) visibility made battles just flying in circles to try to get the enemy back in sight. It almost seems that battle has nothing to do with flight tactics, just blowing away your enemy…..just not engaging, would likely avoid them altogether if I played through the game. The management piece had an old interface style that reminded me of Alpha Centauri back in the 90s. Tutorial never had pop ups even though it said they would, leaving me to waste time weeding through the help menu to see what actions I could do and how.
Story: No hook, expected you to be aware of the history. Just things are bad in space, and some guy had his father killed and he’s following the bread crumbs to get revenge. The excerpts of characters talking to each other harked back to StarCraft (first one) days, with a bust of the person and the character. No animation with the characters, even Star Fox had animated character drop ins for dialogue. The decision points to take different paths is interesting; however it came way too early in the game. My father died and before I knew what the hell was going on a box popped up and said I have to work with this guy or that guy. I think there should be a little storyline before splintering off into different RPG lanes.
Replay Ability: Yes, if you are an RPG fan this game is for you. Very easy entry if you are new to genre. I think this gave would also do wonders on an iPad.
Pro: TheFor those that liked the initial play-through, I can see it. Lots of customization and different ways to play it out.
Con: I think there should be a little storyline before splintering off into different RPG lanes. This game only works for Microsoft Windows. Where is the love for Macs?
Aye/Nay: This is an Aye. This not a must have game but it is a good game none the less.
Steam Link: Starpoint Gemini 2
- Alien Creeps TD is Tower Defense done right
SAVE THE PLANET AGAINST HORDES OF INTERSTELLAR INVADERS IN ALIEN CREEPS TD
Story-Driven Tower Defense Game from Outplay Entertainment Coming Soon to iOS Devices Everywhere
Dundee, UK – July 21, 2014 – Outplay Entertainment, a leading social and mobile game company, announced today its action-packed tower defense game, Alien Creeps TD, will be exploding onto iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad soon. Alien Creeps TD is a free-to-play tower defense title that features high-octane and fast-paced action with lots of powerful player interactions.
Alien Creeps TD features a huge variety of alien baddies across a wide variety of testing terrains. The fate of humanity is in your hands! Command powerful heroes with special abilities and unlock new towers with devastating upgrades. Share explosive airstrikes and infantry reinforcements with your friends to wipe the Earth of the interstellar onslaught and preserve humanity’s very existence.
“We are exceptionally thrilled to be able to announce Alien Creeps TD today,” said Outplay President Richard Hare. “This tower defense game is packed with action and will keep gamers coming back for more, and with its crisp 3D graphics and quality gameplay, we’re honored to have our name behind it.”
Key Features of Alien Creeps TD Include:
- Boss fights featuring menacing, vicious enemies
- Three different game modes to test your skills
- Fifty mighty towers to strategically build, place, and upgrade
- Three unique and powerful Hero characters to employ to aid in your defense
- Powerful reinforcements and airstrikes to share with your friends
Alien Creeps TD is coming soon to the App Store, where gamers can download it for free for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
- Bungie welcomes gamers to Destiny on July 17
Bungie was founded in 1991 and right from the gate it delivered Halo. This single game that changed a genre and helped put Xbox on the map. Bungie always combines latest technology with uncompromising art, captivating storytelling, and deep gameplay. Over the past twenty years, Bungie created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo Franchise, the Marathon Trilogy, and the first two Myth games. Now the employee-owned independent outfit is preparing to unleash their newest creation, Destiny.
“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates. We already love to play Destiny, and with your help we can be ready for our launch in September.” ~Harold Ryayoun, Bungie’s president
In Destiny you play as Guardians of the last city on Earth. You explore the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. You have incredible power that will help gamers battle humanity’s enemies. Your goal is to reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. Destiny unfolds through great storytelling and grand adventures. Bungie has always done a great job of immersing players in a universe. They are the same folks that created the story rich and action packed Halo but this time think more Action-RPG like Mass Effect. The anticipation for this game is as high as a Gran Theft Auto game. Bungie has finally confirmed the date for the Destiny Beta. The Destiny Beta will give gamers a small taste of the full game. If pre-order Destiny at a retailer, I got good news for you. You are guaranteed access into the Beta.
“As we prepare to launch our first Beta on multiple console platforms around the world, we are excited and eager to open the flood gates”
The things to keep in mind about the Destiny Beta:
- Sony folks get 1st dibs. Owners of the PlayStation 3 and PS4 can start playing the beta on July 17th at 10am west coast and 1pm on the east. Sony folks need to have a PlayStation Plus account to play this beta.
- Microsoft folks get it a few days later. Owners of Xbox One and Xbox 360 can start playing the beta on July 23rd at 10am west coast and 1pm on the east. Just like the Sony folks, you will need a paid online account to join in the fun. You will need a Xbox Live Gold account to play this beta.
- The Beta will be offline for scheduled maintenance on July 21. It will back online on the 23rd and open pre-order participants across all platforms until July 27th.
- How American are you?
I personally think it does not matter if you were born here or not. Once you drink that American Kool-Aid so to speak, you are for all intents and purposes an American. Technically speaking the only real Americans are Native Americans. Our founding fathers were British but I digress. The faces of America are many different shades and hues.
Take this quick quiz to find out How American are you? As American as apple pie? As American as the blues? As American as Rock & Roll or Hip Hop? If you are on the main page and don’t see the quiz. Click here How American are you?