From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Mirrors Edge FPS

Mirror’s Edge is an upcoming first person action-adventure video game being developed by EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows-based PCs. Mirror’s Edge introduces players to Faith, a “runner” in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. When Faith’s sister gets framed for a murder she did not commit, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law. The cool thing about the game is that the developer introduces an entirely new concept of physicality that defies intuition, almost matrix like. In the game you get to see “true” first person view on hand to hand combat. You also get to perform string of movement combos, like running and jumping through obstacles and buildings in a sequence. Expect never-before-seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith’s world. To be released in November 2008. [IGN]

Anno 1404 Review

by Stephen on August 23, 2008

Anno 1404 RTS

Anno 1404 takes the long-running strategy series to the Far East. As with previous installments in the series, gamers will be tasked with establishing a civilization and then solidifying its position in history. The game will feature an improvement in the game’s graphics engine that is shown in intricate building details. In the beginning of your journey, you’ll start off with a ship and a few resources at your disposal. Once you land, you begin to build marketplace, allowing us to attract new inhabitants. We were also able to add churches and farms to attract more citizens. As your civilization grows, so will the demands and needs of your people, hence you get to grow more sophisticated building, farms and plantations, and also interact with other culture. For those who hate history and geography classes, after you play this game, you’ll gain an entirely new perspective. [GameSpot]

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 With Detachable Keypad

by Stephen on August 23, 2008

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft has recently revealed SideWinder X6 keyboard at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. It claimed to be the most flexible gaming keyboard available on the market today. X6 features switchable key pad which can be attached to either the left or right side of the keyboard, which is perfect for either right or left handed person. This “satellite” keypad is also programmable up to 90 shortcuts for each game, which will enhance both gaming experience and efficiency. [Microsoft]

The Controversial Mad World On Wii

by Stephen on August 22, 2008

Mad World Action Wii

Mad World is a bloody, futuristic action game that involves alot of bare knuckle punching and kicking plus grabbing everything from chainsaw to pipe to hack and slash your way. The graphics will look somewhat like Frank Miller’s Sin City the movie. From a third-person perspective, the player controls Jack, a hulking brute with a chainsaw on his arm, as he competes in a violent TV show. Using the Nunchuk to move Jack, by gesturing the Wii Remote, players perform brutal melee attacks on enemies. Also Jack can use objects around the environment, such as impaling an enemy’s head with a caution sign in an ironic way. The game is not without controversy due to its violent content. However, in my point of view, nothing instigates curiosity more than controversy. Videos after the break. [Wiki] Read more

Control Games With Your Mind

by Stephen on August 22, 2008

Emotiv EPOC Headset

The EPOC headset is a headset that can read your thoughts – through the use of 16 brain-wave sensors. Based on the latest developments in neuro-technology, Emotiv has developed a new personal interface for human computer interaction. The Emotiv neuroheadset now makes it possible for games to be controlled and influenced by the player’s mind through the use of non-evasive electroencephalography (EEG). Each Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset is priced at $299 and will begin shipping in late 2008. [Emotiv]

Wii Samba de Amigo

Sega has just announced that Samba de Amigo, the forthcoming Wii remake of its arcade and Dreamcast classic, will ship on September 23 in North America. Sega also reveals the game’s full song list, which will include more than 40 tracks. Among these will be 21 tracks from the original Samba de Amigo, including Chuck Rio’s “Tequila,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” and The Gypsy Kings’ rendition of “Volare”. Last but not least, Samba de Amigo will also be the first Wii title to offer downloadable content. Be prepared to boogie to the Samba rythm soon. [GameSpot]

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