There are many weapons in Gears of War 3, and each requires a unique approach to use effectively. Guns are varied so that a certain balance is achieved where there is a gun for virtually any situation and range, but not too many that apply to any one situation. This mechanic makes it so no single gun stands too far above the others of comparable power and makes game play more based on the player’s individual skill with the gun they’ve chosen. Someone who’s bad with a Hammerburst rifle can get gunned down at range by someone who’s an expert with the Retro Lancer. Since the game has so many weapons, I’m going to focus on the primary weapons you start with as they are the guns most heavily relied upon. I’ll deal with map-placed weaponry next issue.
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My name is Anthony Custodio and I’m currently an indepedent game developer, but I’m here to write about gaming, primarily Smash. I wanted to introduce myself so you know where I’m coming from, as Smash Brothers 4 has been a very hot topic amongst players recently, but I wanted to introduce myself with this post, as well as this recent post detailing several of the changes regarding Mario in the new Smash game.
One of the biggest anticipations of the previous year was the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto Five (GTA5), sequel to GTA4, one of Rockstar’s bigger snafus. With a barely-interesting plotline, characters so annoying you silently wish a mission was coming that involved their death, and vehicle physics so laughable that stealing a nice sports car wasn’t really much better than any random muscle car and helicopters seemed to have a mind of their own, a suicidal mind. But despite those failures, there was still a strong anticipation for GTA5. Even I let my hopes rise a little for this game, and it did deliver, but only partially. Part of this game is legitimately polished and fun to play, the other half is, in my opinion, one of the biggest wastes in potential for a game this year.
We got to check out all of Nintendo’s upcoming titles, plus a few from their current library. The lounge was set up so both 3DS and WiiU titles were given room to shine. The room even welcomed bringing in your own 3DS to charge and play with others.
You looking forward to Nintendo’s upcoming line-up?
Another year, another mob of people clogging the streets of downtown San Diego as they attend Comic-con 2014, one of the biggest video game, comic book, and pop-culture events in the world. The main floor is always jam packed with booths and attractions. People all over hawk their wares; artists sell their great works, and game and movie developers premier their trailers for the next great blockbuster. Of the many game demos available at Comic-con, I was most attracted to the new Super Smash Bros. game that was playable on the 3DS at the Capcom booth and on the Wii U as well at the Nintendo lounge in the Marriott hotel. What I soon discovered was the chance the Smash Bros. team was giving to win a T-shirt. All you had to do was beat a single-player mode then win in a 4-player free-for-all match. The event went on every day with the only restriction that the event withdrew from the convention floor to the Nintendo lounge on Sunday. I was unable to win a shirt, but it was a rather fun way of getting a first look at the new game.
Check out some of the highlights of San Diego Comic-Con 2014!
We had a blast hosting our very own gaming room and visiting with everyone who visited!
Here is a video highlighting some of the finer things at the convention, as well as some quick interviews of what people enjoyed most about this year’s con.
The Doom Bots of Doom are LIVE! You Heard it first from Riot’s very own “L4T3NCY”.
“After weeks of tweaks and tests, the Doom Bots of Doom have been set loose onto live! If you’re looking to test your abilities against League’s craziest challenge yet, then sign up! What’s more, play a game against the Doom Bots and you’ll earn a unique summoner icon regardless of whether you win or lose ( which might take a few days to appear). Get to it before we haul the Doom Bots back into the FGM workshop on July 27! And while you’re cathing your breath between games, tell us about your Doom Bot stories! Did you win? Did you… not win?
Far Cry 4 Accolades Trailer shows more of the world you can explore and it looks absolutely stunning!
Dragon Ball Xenoverse was announced at E3!
The fighting is new and improved, the graphics look better than ever, and it seems they brought character creation back! This is going to be very epic!
Nintendo this year has pulled out all the stops at this years E3 with a ton of great games coming out for the Wii U and 3DS, but the game that I was more focused on was Super Smash Bros. Earlier in the day Nintendo revealed a couple of characters that were alright to say the least first off was the Mii characters. Then it was Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus. Now the newest character to join the Smash Bros family is none other then Pac-Man. I had a very strong feeling about Pac-Man being added since Namco is helping in the creation of the game, it was just a matter of time until they included another iconic character from our childhood. Also at the very end of the trailer you will see Mr.Game and Watch. Not sure what’s gonna happen with him, but it looks like an Easter Egg that Nintendo put in to confirm that game and watch is coming back to smash.
Mario! Link! Samus! Pikachu! All of your beloved Nintendo characters are back, along with plenty of new faces, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the next entry in the awesome Super Smash Bros. series.
Brought to you from Nintendo of America Inc., Up to four players can battle each other locally or online across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic Nintendo home console games. With a variety of control options and amiibo compatibility, the timeless Super Smash Bros. battles are still lively and fun!
From Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an fun-filled, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to end the evil Brainiac from eliminating Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his outrageous collection of miniature cities from everywhere! Now the best super heroes and the most wicked villains will gather and travel to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
Set sail on a exciting adventure in the New World with the adored Straw Hat Crew in ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun and wild escapades, action-packed battles and fierce comrades in a whole new never-before-seen scenario. Play as members of the Straw Hat crew and progress through the episodic storyline with encounters against widely-known bosses like Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown, and more. Master a large variation of flashy combos and test your reflexes by pressing the right button at the right time to counter, dodge or otherwise interact with enemies. Take advantage of the endless playability by traveling through the central town and endure challenging quests to assist the townfolk and gain more rewards and items.
Battlefield Hardline multiplayer gameplay shown on E3 2014
Beta available for PC and PS4 for a limited time (about 2 weeks)
Gameplay shown at E3 2014 for Madden 15
Coming out next week
New gameplay demo for Fable Legends was shown at the Xbox press conference
Sunset Overdrive gameplay was shown today at E3 2014
Expect Assassin’s Creed Unity at the end of this year.
Halo 5 and The Master Chief Collection were revealed today at E3 2014.
Halo 5 coming out next year and Master Chief Collection November 11 2014
Devolver Digital has released a new bloody trailer for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number that includes gameplay, new characters and weapons.
Hotline Miami 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Q3 2014.
A three-minute gameplay video of inFamous: Second Son has surfaced on a russian YouTube channel, showcasing Delsin’s neon powers in the city during the night. It goes without saying that the powers bring out the color in the game.
inFamous: Second Son releases March 21 on PS4.