Everyone groaned when they heard that Treyarch (makers of Call of Duty 3) would be doing the next COD game, and that it would be taking a step back from Modern Warfare to the familiar trenches of WWII.
The multiplayer beta eased people a bit. It was obvious that they were using the exact same system as COD4 and just placing their game into that same mold, but it was still just as fun, and as sick as we might be of WWII shooters, it played damn well.
Now the final product’s here. It’s a good game, of that there’s no doubt, but is it everything it could be?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Hitman) has been signed on for the lead role in the upcoming remake of George Romero’s The Crazies. He’ll be playing the sheriff of a town that’s infected with craziness after a biological weapon is accidentally dumped into their water supply.
Les (Michael Rapaport) is looking for a way out of his mundane existence. He works as a meter maid, hated and derided by countless people every day of his life. He has no family, his only two friends are comic book dorks, and he’s too lame to even ask out the checkout girl at the local supermarket. Leo hears about an experimental antidepressant called Special that’s currently in testing and goes to apply.
Many were surprised when DICE studios (previously only well known for their Battlefield series) announced a brand-new IP that had nothing to do with soldiers in gigantic battles. Mirror’s Edge is about as far removed from their previous games as you can get, a quiet, solitary title that has you running from rooftop to rooftop- all in a first person perspective.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh is actually a prequel, an episodic game that will be released for the Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and Steam starting in March to coincide with the release of the film. The developers behind it, Deadline Games, are the guys behind Total Overdose and the (amazingly fun spinoff) Chili Con Carnage, as well as the upcoming Faith and a 45, which we haven’t heard much about in a while. But then I guess the chance to create a videogame version of one of the most beloved comics of all time will put anything else on hold.
Yes, it’s real. There is a game available in stores tomorrow (the usual Mortal Monday) that lets you face Mortal Kombat “Kombatants” against DC Universe superheroes and villains. This means that you can finally realize battles that only existed before in your happiest, most glorious dreams, like what would happen if Lex Luthor fought Baraka, or how sexy it would be if Wonder Woman and Sonya Blade really got into it.
Even if you don’t think you know Robert Davi, you know Robert Davi. He’s had memorable roles in a ton of classic movies, from Special Agent Johnson (no, the other one) in Die Hard to the Opera-loving mafioso in The Goonies. For decades now he’s been trying to get his screenplay The Dukes made into a film and direct it himself, and finally, he’s done it.
The two competitors are finally out for all systems, but which band simulator is king? Not everyone can be as dorky as I and have tons of plastic instruments scattered around their house, and at almost 200 bucks for each whole set (Drum kit, guitar, and mic), it sure doesn’t make sense to buy both. So I’m going to take you down the list here to show which one’s the better deal. It’s not as cut and dry as you might think….
Valve has finally released the public demo for Left 4 Dead, the highly anticipated co-op zombie shooter. Fire up your Xbox 360 (or Steam on your PC) and cracking on this! The demo’s only going to be available for a week or so, till the game hits stores.
This week I’ll once again be attending the NYC Horror Film Festival, and I encourage you to do the same. I’ve checked it out for the last twoyears and had a blast, and this years lineup has a few gems in it, such as Timecrimes, which has received some great buzz, and Bad Biology, Frank Hennenlotter’s latest (review here). Hennenlotter himself will be on hand to receive a lifetime achievement award, and you know you won’t want to miss that. There’s also The Objective (by Daniel Myrick of Blair Witch fame) and the North American premiere of Resident Evil: Degeneration.