Category Archives: Gaming

The Different Generations Of Sonic

So it’s Sonic the Hedghog’s 20th anniversary.  Sega took it upon themselves to make a Sonic game that was made for the new fans and the old.  In Sonic Generations,  you can play as the new Sonic (taller more attitude) or the old Sonic (younger and more cuter).  Sega has taken some of the best levels of the Sonic games and put them in this one all revamped (most of them anyway) to look great on your HDTV.  Also don’t forget that this game is 3D capable, so if you have a television that supports 3D then turn that feature on.

As stated before the levels have been updated.  Also note that this game is both 2D and 3D.  Meaning you can play some levels as side scroller ala the 16-bit days or 3D also post Dreamcast days.  Sega made sure to please both fans.  As it looks from the video shown on the web, this could be that best game since the 16-bit era.  It looks like Sonic is back and this time back to shine in the spot light. Check out the fan-made trailer for the game and Sega should really consider this as their new promo trailer.

Next Gen Gaming Is Upon Us

It looks like the next gen in graphics is upon us. With new systems probably gonna be announced this year, it’s not surprising that developer tool makers are showing demos of their latest game engines. The two major players in the graphics engine game are the Crytek engine and the Unreal engine. Of course they have their pros and cons. There are some features that are available on both and some that are not.What does this mean for the gamers? Well, you’ll get improved graphics (think of prerendered graphics), better ai, and better special effects like lighting, particles, destruction.

Do think it’s a step above what we already see in console or pc gaming? We’ll find out soon enough as game developers are sure to take advantage of the new developement tools.

SonyNGP (Next Generation Portable) aka PSP2

Well this came out of no where.  This device is a monster.  It’s like a super device.  If the NGP (PSP2)  is priced accordingly, this will be a hit.  Form factor is similar to the original PSP.  It just thicker and has a 5″ OLED display.  Other notable things are that it now has two analog  joystick, touchscreen and trackpad on the back.  This all powered by a Quad-core A9 chip.  Supposedly this thing will be coming out during the 2011 holiday season, the only thing is is that it’s not confirmed if there will be simultaneous release.

Check Out A Look At Areanet

Take a look at the creators of Guild Wars 2.  The company is called Arenanet who were started by 3 ex-Blizzard employees.  They started in a small apartment, then moved to where the space needle was (Seattle) and well the rest was history.  Enjoy the 15 minute video below.

Batman And The Uncanny Valley

Well if you didn’t know, they just had the Video Game Awards. The best thing about the awards are the trailers for upcoming games coming out in 2011. Well check out the sequel to Batman Arkham Asylum. Now forget about the sequel and just look at the trailer. Are we at a point where CG becomes reality for humans. You decide and check out the trailer for Batman: Arkham City. Maybe just maybe, Christopher Nolan can just make the whole 3rd Batman film in CG.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

I’m so out of the loop.  This trailer came out in June, but here it is.  Got to say it kicks ass.  They gave it more of a comic feel with the hard inking lines and semi cell shaded colors.  If you’re like me and totally forgot about this very anticipated game make sure you don’t blink.  If you do, you’ll surely will miss something as there are so much things going on here.   Of note here, why the hell did Capcom make Ryu look so weak here.  This is their game, sure Wolverine has that unbreakable steel, but Ryu got that mega fireball.  Anyways, enjoy.  The game will be out early next year.