The Week in Games: Biehn’s Back in Action

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FAR CRY 3 BLOOD DRAGON LOOKS NOTHING LIKE FARCRY 3/ TOTALLY DOPE:

Ubisoft had been hinting at an 80s-themed Far Cry 3 expansion for a while, but most of what we knew was pure speculation. Now they’ve released a trailer showing off the stand alone title and it’s cooler than anything you could have hoped for.

The game drips 80’s nostalgia, starring Michael Biehn (Aliens, Terminator) as a cyborg commando fighting off a Terminator-style robot army. This is the best promotional trailer since (similarly) Awesomenauts released its classic cartoon intro. Watch the Blood Dragon trailer because it’s fucking awesome.

How does the game itself look? Who gives a fuck, it’s got a cool cartoon!

CAPCOM’S ALL “FUCK THAT SHIT” ABOUT CLASSIC FIGHTER RE-RELEASES:

In a bizarre dose  of honesty, Capcom’s head VP Christian Svensson revealed via the company’s blog that he was already disappointed with the sales numbers of Darkstalkers Resurrection, the latest in a long line of Capcom fighter re-releases.  Mr. Svensson thinks the time of the classic fighters may have passed, stating:

“We’ve not given up. But I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we’ve put out on the same platforms… given the frequency and urgency of requests we’ve had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution. It is the most fully featured and probably best project of this type we’ve done.”

I bought one fighter earlier this year, and that was a cheap digital copy of Persona 4 Arena. Call me crazy but one 2D fighting game every couple of years is enough for most people–there’s just not a variety enough in art style and gameplay.

But if someone re-released Time Killers? Oh, I’m all over that.

MICROSOFT STUDIOS CREATIVE DIRECTOR ADAM ORTH BOUNCED:

The reality of web 3.0 came crashing down on Adam Orth, Creative Director at Microsoft Productions, this week when he lost his job for his reactionary Twitter rant in which he railed against consumers who don’t want or understand the need for always on connections. The details of his exit are hazy (was he fired or did he leave on his own terms?) but the message is clear: the new Xbox will be always on…oh and you watch what you say on Twitter.

Given how little Orth understands the consumer, EA’s probably about to offer him a job.

DUKE NUKEM FOREVER ON TRACK TO WIN JAPANESE GAME “RAZZIE:”

In the states, it’s common knowledge that you should avoid Gearbox’s Duke Nukem Forever like spoiled cheese, but in Japan they’re just getting the message. For some reason, this turd was localized in Japan and now it has gotten mention on a prestigious wiki as possibly the worst game of the year.

Japan’s Kusage of the Year wiki, a site where gamers can vote for the worst games, has Duke Nukem in place to take the top spot over…some sort of shitty fireman simulator.

Next time can we send Serious Sam over instead?

THIS KICKSTARTER HAS THE MOST AWKWARD UPDATES:

I don’t know anything about this Kickstarter. I don’t know anything about the game (Camelot Unchained), the developers (City State Entertainment), or the concept. All I know is I tried to watch a video to break up my boring work day and the next thing I knew I was waking up to my boss jostling me because I fell asleep at my desk.

A little research revealed that the insanely dull update was delivered by CSE’s lead programmer, Andrew Meggs. A little advice Andrew–ya listening ova there? Good. I know computer programmers aren’t known for their social skills, and I know you guys already conned people into giving you a million dollars, but next time you make an update–do it with some flair.


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