Back to Pandora? Yes please.
When Borderlands first released we were all a bit sceptical about the ideas being put forward, the promises made and the choice of artistic direction. Well as we now know Borderlands turned out to be one of our favourite games this gen, delivering or exceeding all of the promises made and certainly blowing our expectations out of the water.
The word game genre has exploded over the last few years, mostly thanks to the quick on-the-go gaming that mobile platforms have created. Today we review the latest game in the genre called Words in 30 Seconds.
Over the course of the last week or so there have been major rumblings and conjecture about the VGAs for one reason, and it’s got nothing to do with any actual awards. The hype train has been at full speed thanks to a billboard announcing that there will be a “PS3 exclusive you won’t believe”; followed by the gushings of Geoff Keighley. Well we’ve seen this countless times before from just about all corners and in most cases it’s always led to a disappointment no-one could believe. Regardless 8BitBot decided to take a look at the potential options as well as what’s being said out there by the gamers.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the next Xbox (probably named 720 or possibly the rumoured Xbox X) and PS4 being announced in early 2012 for a late 2012 release. There has even been talk about dev kits going out. So 8BitBot decided to take a look at things and see what the chances are of next year being the start of the next gen for the current HD Twins. Our take is that it’s not going to happen and here are 5 reasons why:
When the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD remakes were announced we were struck with a bout of mixed emotions. The simple reason for that is our incredibly fond memories of these two PS2 masterpieces were about to undergo a test, a test we felt wasn’t needed. Considering how poorly other icons from our youth have withered in the test of time the alarm bells were justified. Luckily the PS2 era is not all that old so hope remained for these two gems. In addition to that we wondered if these games are relevant anymore, when they launched they stood out as games that might be considered art, games that deviated massively from the norm and made an impact and now that impact might not be as prevalent. Join us as we try to find the answers.
A lot of gamers out there are angry about the direction Warner Brothers have taken the online pass with regarding Batman: Arkham City. The online code allows only 1 use of the Catwoman DLC which is part of the single player story and has been HEAVILY advertised as part of the game. Personally i’ve been looking forward to the game immensely but this just angers me. We can take it and eat this pie WB have dished up, or we can say “no thanks, we’ll spend our money elsewhere”.
Whatever you choose dear gamers think about this; the rest of the publishers out there are watching what happens here and if WB get away with this I promise you this will be happening in a lot more games in the very near future. Anyway, this chap says it all and I know gamers are too lazy to read so just have a listen after the jump:
Steve Jobs co-founder of Apple passed away on 5th October 2011, he was 56 years old.
The 2011 Rage Expo kicked off today (30 September) and I was lucky enough to have the day off to attend, excited by the prospect of having face-to-screen encounters with some of the games I’ve been tracking over the last year (or two). Once the press pass was secured I made my way into the fray with no real idea of how to tackle the expo; it’s pretty big with stands and stalls all over the place. Very well, the tactic had to be one of guerrilla warfare; get in get out and come back later for more.
So let’s get right to it:
What would the gaming world be without Zombies? It seems that over the last 4 years or so the general gaming public has gone ga-ga over mutilating already mutilated corpses. Somehow, brutally killing an already dead human doesn’t seem to bother anyone and so we have seen no end to Zombies in games. Personally I’m getting pretty tired of zombies and yet here I am about to praise another zombie filled frag-fest.