Wednesday, 22 May 2013
An overview of the "Xbox One" from what we know so far, which for the record, shall be known by the acronym "X1" throughout this article.
- It has a gay name that makes no sense, if anything this is the XBOX THREE, there is a profound chronological and etymological mindfuck with the choice of name here. Plus the name is fucking unimaginatively gay as shit, it lacks any iota of brilliance that even the project names or the long fabled "720" are more captivating.
- It requires a connection to the internet once every 24 hours, say good-fucking-bye to having no internet available and playing your shit offline, maybe you're bombing taliban in Afghanistan or maybe you can't afford your internet bill, whatever the offline paradigm, you're no longer afforded the option to play your games campaign mode offline because the console will have a spasm over the lack of connectivity.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Castle Crashers is an epic action adventure side-scrolling RPG which hosts a generous 20+ in- game levels, 2-4 player online/local co-op, 2-4 player PvP combat, 99 levels of stat progression and once completed, an insane mode which yields increased EXP to level your characters up with and keep you playing even longer, for an XBLA title it’s a generous package which packs a feature-filled punch, so much so it’s up there with the best of them on the Xbox Live Arcade, oozing tons and tons of fun, originality and importantly for that all important bang for your buck – replayability.
Castle Crashers is a game which loosely takes place in a medieval setting. The story’s premise is simple and you may have come across it somewhere before (*cough*, Mario, *cough*) the princesses of your home town alongside an extremely generic looking crystal are kidnapped from the castle by a random dark looking minion who appears to corrupt the crystal (indicated rather subtly and non-vocally at the start of the game by its changing of colour to red from yellow) before said evil antagonist flies off with both your booty and your kingdom’s noblewomen. The king of the castle (no pun intended) then sends off his 4 best knights, the red, blue, green and orange knights to get back his crystal and his princesses, however it’s important to mention for gamers of a solitary nature that you don't have the other knights accompany you in this quest unless you're in co-op mode, so just how many knights the king sends to get his princesses back is dependent on how many players are in the active game session.
Monday, 6 May 2013
If Red Dead Redemption was GTA on a horse then Bully would be GTA in a school. Running on the GTA San Andreas game engine, Bully looks and feels a lot like Grand Theft Auto and as a result of this you'll be reminded throughout that this is a title which has gone through the tender loving hands of games industry giant, Rockstar.
Bully is a gaming depiction which caricatures what it’s like to be a kid trying to make it through the pitfalls of school as an adolescent in contemporary America. You've got a number of things which draw direct parallels with the American school culture portrayed by the Simpsons, the iconic 60’s looking dark yellow buses, wedgies, preppy kids, jocks and an overly-aggressive past his prime hobo that lives behind the chassis of the school’s resident abandoned bus (Groundskeeper Willie anyone?)