Wipeout Lovers: Activision and ABC Have Teamed Up to Create New Kinect Game

24 Apr

For all you daredevils who wish you could give the Wipeout course a real run for its money, you can, only you’ll be in your own home and running, ducking, dodging and wiping out controller-free.

While the Wipeout game franchise is already on the market, you’ll now be able to run through the obstacle course without having to use a controller.

Called Wipeout In the Zone and slated for a summer release you will be able to go through 30 unique obstacles. The show hosts John Anderson, John Henson and co-host Jill Wagner will also provide voice and commentary for the game.

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Atari Slated to Release Centipede: Infestation on Wii and DS3

21 Apr

All of us old-timers know how great it was to play Centipede whether it was in the arcade or on our classic Atari console. The only thing that is a little disappointing is the modern Centipede doesn’t look anything like the game we remember and love. After all it is 2011 and I guess Atari just couldn’t be too old skool.

Announced today, Centipede Infestation, a post-apocalyptic action experience that features run-n-gun shooting style gameplay with tower defense-style objects, paying homage to the original Centipede while bringing the brand into the 21st century. Players assume the role of an orphaned teenager hero named Max as he trudges through the wasteland, fighting off giant bugs. During Max’s travels he encounters a young teen named Maisy who possesses a collection of seeds that hold the secret to bringing plant life back to the wasteland. Max and Maisy join forces to grow these gardens and protect the last natural resources on earth. (Atari)

Centipede Infestation will be available in the fall for both the Wii and DS3.

Does Nintendo Have Something Amazing Planned for the Wii 2?

18 Apr

It’s almost certain that Nintendo will make a major annoncement at E3 in June about their second generation Wii. According to today’s Guardian, Wii 2: all the rumours in one handy story, the Wii 2 is rumored to have more powerful capabilities than the XBox 360 and PS3. That’s a little hard to believe, but given the mad rush and buzz about Kinect and Move you knew Nintendo would come out swinging, and swinging hard!

This is a strategic power move to reposition themselves as the reigning king of motion gaming. I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Opens Guilds, Good Move or Bad?

11 Mar

I’m not sure what I think about this news yet. We have all heard about Star Wars: The Old Republic and how it has the potential to be a WOW killer.

Yesterday, Bioware opened up guild making and guilding joining capabilities for The Old Republic and I’m not sure if I want to rejoice or fume. The MMO was purported to come out this year (now pushed back until 2012) and I’m wondering if this is just a slick move to keep us on our toes and our interests piqued.

What do you think?

Image Credit: Bioware and Lucas Arts

BlizzCon 2011 Announced

7 Feb

If you are interested in attending BlizzCon this year, Blizzard officially announced their dates and location today.

BlizzCon 2011 will be held at the Anaheim, CA convention center again this year. The dates are Friday, October 21 through Saturday, October 22, 2011.

What you can expect:

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

Make sure to keep up with Blizzard news because tickets always sell out quickly. If you don’t want to be relegated to watching BlizzCon live online (like *ahem* I have for the past few years) then definitely follow Blizzard on Facebook and Blizzard.com for ticket information.

Visit BlizzCon.com for more details.

What Are You Playing?

2 Feb

There are so many new games out that I don’t know what to concentrate on. We asked over in our forum, what are you playing right now. And also what are you looking forward to? There was a shout-out to Lord of the Rings, Laura Croft and Call of Duty Black Ops.

Conduit 2 is coming out on March 22. That’s great news! We’ll be blogging about that very soon. Also, RIFT is pretty good. Anyone played it?

Share what you’re playing here.

Little Big Planet 2 – Release Date January 18, 2011

14 Jan

If you are like millions around the world, then surely you are looking forward to next week. Sony’s Little Big Planet 2 hits store shelves on January 18, 2011.

We know, there has been a long wait time, but by all indications, Little Big Planet 2 is well worth it.

You can pre-order Little Big Planet 2 here.

Be sure to check out G4’s review. They gave it a 5/5. We can’t wait to get our hand on a copy!