Content about Shooter

10.15.12

No matter your age and no matter your gender take a moment to think back to your childhood toys. Remember that one teddy bear that you had? Some of you may even have had more than one. Now imagine that same cute and cuddly teddy bear as a homicidal murder weapon wielding manic whose goal is to dismember every other living creature in sight! That in a nut shell is “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise”. “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise” is the downloadable sequel to 2010’s “Naughty Bear”. “Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise” takes the best parts of its predecessor and adds a ton of new features. Do these new features make the game worth downloading? Let’s take a stab at it in our review. 

09.03.12

There is someone in the world, as I write these lines, who has been waiting for almost a decade to be able to download Gungrave: Overdose. He unjustifiably loves the game, and believes it would be even better if the game could be downloadable on its Playstation hard drive. Eight years have passed and the long awaited miracle has finally crossed over from hope to reality.

08.13.12

If there’s one thing I take pride in, it’s my music collection. Over 1600 songs on the iPod, and that doesn’t even include the large amount of playlists I’ve generated on Spotify. So any game that makes use of the music library stored on your computer, much like my beloved Audiosurf, is doing something right. And much like Audiosurf, Symphony combines stunning visuals, addictive gameplay, and the music you love into an all-around fantastic game.

07.31.12

This fall Electronic Arts is releasing Medal of Honor: Advance Warfighter, but they have already started hyping the next installment into the Battlefield series. During a conference call, the publisher confirmed that Battlefield 4 will ship in the fiscal 2014 year. This places the game’s launch date between April 2013 and March 2014.

07.14.12

Welcome back to your favorite Steam Summer Sale updates and recommendations. In personal news, I just got an email from my aunt saying she sent me a Gamestop gift certificate for my birthday, which is on Monday. I mean literally, she couldn’t have picked a worse time, right as the Steam Summer Sale has gotten started. Oh well, maybe I’ll get a bit of cash to help out the cause. Anyway, today is Saturday, so let’s look at some of today’s deals and bundles that you should take advantage of…

07.12.12

It’s the event that PC gamers have been waiting for since school ended. What all their hard months of working and saving up money have been for. It’s like Mardi Gras and Black Friday combined into one. The happiest ten days of the summer to anyone with a Steam account: the Steam Summer Sale. But with so many options and deals to choose from, how do you decide? Well, while many more deals are sure to come over the next ten days, if you want to start taking advantage of the savings right away, here are my recommendations.

07.11.12

The announcement was so traumatic that every Star Wars fan in the galaxy felt a disturbance in the Force. It hurt more than the destruction of Alderaan and getting your hand sliced off combined. Electronic Arts had shut down Pandemic Studios, meaning there would be no Battlefront III.

07.08.12

The first person shooter genre is stacked with quality AAA games from various publishers year in and year out. Most of them usually carry strict military tone that resembles the theme carried out thought the game. Offensive Combat is different and takes an entirely different approach. The game doesn’t take it self seriously and that is one of its main attributes.

07.01.12

In an effort to keep up with Call of Duty and its Elite service, EA has shifted Battlefield 3 in a whole new paid-content direction with the announcement of a Premium service, one that offers map packs and various weapon and XP boosts for around $50.  A decent price, but one that’s really set aside for the dedicated fans.  They’re out there, as the pack has sold 800,000 units so far, and climbing.  The first real map pack to come with the service, Close Quarters, offers some extensive combat situations that will test even the most frivolous of players.  However, the way it does it may not be what most Battlefield fans are used to.

06.29.12

During our time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo a few weeks ago, one game that distinctly stood out from the crowd was Halo 4, Microsoft’s upcoming sequel to the series that will also introduce a new trilogy, with Master Chief facing  a devastating new evil force in the universe.  The game is taking a much different direction than before, with 343 Industries taking over development for the now-departed Bungie.  But fans needn’t worry, as the series is in good hands.

06.27.12

Last fall, Epic’s Gears Of War franchise came to a close. It has helped form the third person shooter genre as various publishers have adapted the Unreal Engine. The series launched in 2006 with Kevin Riepl designing the score for the game. The signature Gears Of War echo came from him and has been echoed through out the series. The thunderous bass, drums and orchestral clashing together are what fans come to expect. Riepi also showed his full repertoire by creating the somber and depressing times in Gears Of War, but do fans notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.25.12

If you owned a PlayStation back in “the day” and played shooters a lot around that time, you might remember a top-down 3D entry called Raystorm, brought to US shores by Working Designs and its shooter label, Spaz Games.  It was quite a brilliant offering at the time, packed with great music, colorful visuals and challenging shooting action.  The game recently underwent a resurgence on Xbox Live Arcade as Raystorm HD, with excellent results, and now it’s made its way to the App Store, following the release of Rayforce earlier this year.  This game fares much better, and is a must for anyone who’s hardcore about mobile shooters.

06.18.12

Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.11.12

The idea behind E3 was to showcase the latest and brightest games of 2012, but there are always a few games that disappoint us. Some games on our list made serious changes to their formula, and not for the better. Other games took center stage at E3 when they shouldn’t have. There were many games at E3, but here is our top five list of disappointments.

06.04.12

One of the biggest first day E3 surprises was Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Black List.  It has been two years since we last time saw the stealth hero legend, but much has changed since then and the hero has appeared to adapt a more modern stealth.

05.30.12

It looks like the strenuous wait for Doom 4 will continue on, as neither Bethesda nor id Software have any new information about the sequel -- and it won't likely be present at E3.  However, it looks like we'll have the next best thing, as the companies did announce this morning that it is bringing back an Xbox/PC favorite for the current generation of gaming.  Hope you've got your boomstick handy.

05.30.12

At one point, folks were worried what would become of Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank series, considering that the team was moving on to multi-platform development with its upcoming Electronic Arts project Overstrike, announced at last year’s E3.  Well, don’t fret.  Along with the forthcoming Ratchet and Clank HD Collection, which is being developed by Idol Games and overseen by Insomniac, the team is actually returning for an all new effort – one that long-time fans will appreciate.

05.29.12

A lot of folks I know were pretty disappointed with Resistance 3, despite Insomniac Games’ efforts to take the series in a new direction following the death of its main hero, Nathan Hale.  Me?  Well, it irked me in places, but I could see what the developers were trying to do, and I had a fair amount of fun with it – even though I still turned to Killzone 3 by default afterward.  Now, people are once again getting divided up over the release of Burning Skies, the first portable entry for Resistance on the Vita.  (In this case, game critics.)  But, honestly, is it really that bad?  Nope, in fact, it’s pretty good.

05.28.12

Halo 4 is without doubt one of the biggest games of the year and is expected to sell well during the holiday season. As we approach fall, many retailers are starting to update their store catalogues to show store specific pre-order bonuses.

05.24.12

To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #2, Activision enlisted NBA stars Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz to go head to head in a Face Off Challenge, a special edition of the Call of Duty Grudge Match for ultimate bragging rights. Jennings and Hayward captained teams featuring development studio members, online personalities and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fans in an intense battle before settling the final score in the all new Face Off. Hayward talks about the experience and his own gaming habits in this exclusive video interview below.

05.22.12

Today during Take Two earnings conference call, first week results of Max Payne 3, Rockstar’s newest game were released. According to Take Two Interactive, Max Payne shipped three million units in its first week. No word yet on how many units they actually sold, but it's still great news for both Rockstar games and Take Two.