Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Ridge Racer: Unbounded, My EuroGamer Lowlight

After experiencing the pleasant surprise of Anarchy Reigns at the Eurogamer Expo on Friday, I experienced my most disappointing lowlight of the event.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Anarchy Reigns, My Surprise Eurogamer Hit

I’ll admit that before the Eurogamer Expo, I had heard very little about Anarchy Reigns. The little I had heard, described it as a “Mental Brawler”, but I had no idea what that meant exactly?

“Mental” as in, the thinking gamers fighter? or “Mental” totally over the top, bat shit crazy? It’s definitely the latter.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Dead Island… I’m Back!!

Well it been a hectic few weeks.

But now the summer holidays are over, work has returned to normal and games are slowly being released again.

I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time over the last few days playing Dead Island, a fantastic but flawed (buggy) Zombie Survival Action RPG, I'll admit I'm tempted to record some footage for a “Let’s Play” series to put up on YouTube.

It is a lot of fun, but definitely more fun in co-op mode than single player. Nothing like smacking a zombies head off with a meat cleaver, but viewed with friends it becomes a manic game of one upmanship.

“Did you see that?? one swipe with a meat cleaver”

“Yeah, Well watch this machete swing”

I did buy Warhammer Space Marine at the same time, but have barely touched it… i think ill have to rectify this soon though.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

School Holidays Are Nearly Over

Fear not, I'm still alive!

The summer holidays are always a blessing and a curse, they are a blessing due to the extra hours the cinema is open, which means more pay.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Eurogamer Expo 2011, Getting Prepared

Sorry for the quiet spell this week, gone a bit hectic at work.

Starting to get excited for my trip to London next month, it will be my first time there since I was a young lad off to the natural history museum with my dad.

This time though, I will be heading to Earls Court for the Eurogamer Expo.

I am starting to gather my supplies already, new memory card for my digital camera, as I intend to take a lot of pictures, and I have even bought myself a Flip Ultra HD Camcorder for well.. taking videos if and when I can.

The list of playable games on show is growing daily, and I've started making a mental list of where and what I want to have a look at. So far the games I'm definitely taking a peek at are:

Assassins Creed: Revelations, I’m hoping that this is a fitting end to the series, its one of the best original IP’s in the last few years

Batman: Arkham City, I absolutely loved Arkham Asylum and have high hopes for this

Battlefield 3, It’s Battlefield.. .. no reason is needed

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I never got into the original Counter-Strike rush. I dabbled a bit when it was first released as a mod for Half-Life, and again when Counter-Strike: Source came out, but never got hooked in a big way, the same can be said for Team Fortress 1 & 2, but 2 is now free on steam so I am giving that another shot

Saints Row: The Third, low brow GTA knock-off? maybe it is but Saints Row 2 was fantastic, and a lot of fun. Hopefully this one will continue the trend

Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’m a sucker for MMO’s and Star Wars.. this could be a bad thing.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, while this is actually released a few weeks before the expo I wouldn't mind taking a look at it in person before parting with any cash. I loved Warhammer when i was younger and still have all the paints and books cluttering up my cupboard, maybe this can keep the addiction in check for a bit longer

I know this list is going to grow over the next few weeks (39 days to go) so I will keep adding as more are announced