The often delayed “Alpha Protocol” finally has a release date, which means you’ll be able to play this massive game on June 1st of this year. Sega and Obsidian Entertainment have been showing off the game for a few years now, and it gets a little bit better every time I see it, and the trailer above should give you an idea of just what kind of grand scale, cinematic experience they have been working on all these years. Keep an eye on this one, it’s going to be some serious espionage fun.
May 23rd looks like the date that gamers will have their first true Mario sequel in years. “Super Mario Galaxy 2,” co-staring everyone’s favorite dino-buddy Yoshi, will hit stores before the summer, and based on the trailer above, it looks like it’s going to live up to its predecessor. Between this, “BioShock,” “God of War,” “Mass Effect,” and who knows what else the year holds in sequels, 2009 is shaping up to rival 2007 as the best year in gaming… well at least in terms of sequels anyway.
The first “Just Cause” game had some appeal to it, but it was limited to being able to basically grapple anything you wanted in the game. “Just Cause 2″ takes it to the next level. Check out what appears to be just a sampling of the havoc you can wreak in the upcoming action game that will be on store shelves on March 23rd. At the very least, you’ll be able to answer the nagging question of truck vs. jet. (More explosions after the jump.)
It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re no the verge of Sam Fisher’s return to gaming (I mean outside of “Academy of Champions Soccer”) with “Splinter Cell Conviction” for the Xbox 360. As the trailer above illustates, a few things have changed, but Sam’s back, and better than ever.The game will finally hit store shelves April 13th, and you’ll be able to unravel Tom Clancy’s latest video game and find out just what happened to Sam’s daughter.
Hi-Rez Studios are trying to stir something up in the MMO world with their latest release, “Global Agenda.” Instead of sticking to the fantasy-based, open world game template with little interactivity, they are trying to blend the best of team-based shooters with the character development of typical MMOs. It is a very innovative risk since this is game trying to appeal to two different types of gamers who despise each others existence, especially when the game includes a pseudo-subscription service. In a nutshell, you buy the game at the original price to gain access to the “free” modes, and then pay a subscription to get involved in the Alliance vs Alliance battles. With all this said, is it worth getting into the battlefield or are you better off ignoring it altogether?
Capcom’s revealed a release date for their latest addition to the “MotoGP” franchise. “MotoGP 09/10″ will hit store shelves on March 16 as “the most definitive game of the MotoGP series yet.” It may not be every gamers’ cup of tea, but fans of moto racing should be happy with what “09/10″ is packing – and on two wheels, none-the-less. And if you absolutely can’t wait, there’s a demo headed to XBLA and PSN before release so you can start revving your engines a little early.
2007 was a big year for video games; that’s an undeniable fact. So many great games came out that year that it’s hard to nail down one in particular as the best game of that year. However, there’s one game almost always comes out near the top of the heap; “BioShock.” Ken Levine and 2K Boston’s underwater masterpiece is something that gamers will always look back on as a true classic. “BioShock” was both a critical and commercial success, so a sequel was inevitable. However, “BioShock 2″ wasn’t handled by the same development team, with 2K Boston passing off the reins to 2K Marin, and it didn’t even feature the same characters. However, “BioShock 2″ somehow managed to be one of the most enjoyable and compelling games to come along in a while. [Continue Reading]
Whether you loved or hated the original “Ninety-Nine Nights” it looks like the Xbox 360 is about to get another dose of the horde-based hack-n-slash title courtesy of Konami. While the appeal of the original may have been a bit general gamer audience, partially because it came out really early in the Xbox 360′s lifecycle, and partially because it wasn’t really that much fun. However, it looks like developers Feel Plus and Q Entertainment are hoping to inject some fun into “N3 II: Ninety-Nine Nights” when it comes out later this year. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Later this week one of the most interesting looking titles to hit XBLA will be released. “The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom” follows around the titular character in his never-ending quest for pie. That’s right… pie! Everyone loves pie! Seriously, how can you go wrong with a game about pie! Supposedly there’s also some mystery and puzzles mixed in, but for me, it’s really all about the pie! Also, I’m a sucker for black and white games, and if someone’s got the balls to release one, I’ll give it a try. Also, I love pie!
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if two of the greatest puzzle games of all time have an illegitimate child, you can stop trying to figure it out, because the world now has an answer. “bittos+” is the latest block dropping puzzle game to find its way to WiiWare, and it’s very clearly inspired by the grand-daddy of any block-based game, Alexey Pazhitnov’s masterpiece, “Tetris” and a modern day reinvention of virtually the same formula, “Lumines.” Pulling from such impressive (and addictive) source material, it seems like “bittos+” has lofty aspirations to keep gamers playing for hours on end with its simplistic and familiar look and feel, but can it satisfy gamers’ need for yet another block-based puzzle game?
Yeah, it can. [Continue Reading]