City Of Heroes/City Of Villains: Good Vs. Evil
NCsoft has released the "Good versus Evil" edition of City of Heroes and City of Villains, packaging both massively multiplayer superhero games in one box along with unique costume pieces and powers. To coincide with Good Versus Evil's launch, a number of bugs and gameplay elements have also been addressed.
Battlefield 2142 Demo Impressions
The Battlefield 2142 demo is 1.08 Gigabytes. It comes in a zip file, which was thoughtful of EA. Compression is awesome!
The file sits on my desktop just below my Recycle Bin. It isn't overbearing at all. I like the way it looks.
I like it.
Defcon: Everybody Dies
Well gee, if you assholes are going to spoil the ending why should I even play? 8/10
Don't get too excited, this is a pretty decent RTS with people riding dinosaurs and not the genre-breaking paraplegic parachuting game we've all been hoping for. 7/10
The first decent game released this century with John Romero's name in its credits. 8/10
I have enough trouble pressing the Xbox 360's Eject button and lifting a game out of the tray, do you really expect me to wave my arms around spastically for three minutes to move a turtle on a ball halfway across the screen and live through the experience, much less enjoy it? 3/10
The World Cup doesn't come around for another three years, what the heck are you releasing this for now? 8/10
Naruto: Clash Of Ninja 2
If you're only going to buy one Gamecube exclusive fighter this month then you should buy this, and if you're going to buy two Gamecube exclusive fighters this month I guess you'll have to buy a second copy. 7/10
Baten Kaitos Origins
If real battles were fought with cards like they are in this game, the first nation to develop papercut-proof vests would inherit the Earth. 7/10
Gangs Of London
Whether Grand Theft Auto actually influenced real life violence is debatable, but there will be no denying that Gangs Of London will be directly responsible for software store clerks getting punched by everyone who buys this game. 4/10
More than twenty classic board and card games that are hard to screw up and harder to get very excited about. 6/10
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
In the Japanese version the title is "Sixteen Gigantic Marios Take Turns Punching An Ape" and all you do is play tennis. 8/10
This is your typical consumer model throne. If you just want a cheap prop, it's fine. If you want to actually sit like a king, pony up the cash and get yourself a prosumer model. This entry level stuff is more for a duke or baron at best.
Do you wish to know what computers will be doing in the year to come? With a sigh I shall exert the minimal effort it takes to reveal all. Feel free to print out these predictions and share them with your friends via fax.
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