So last night I was able to partially play through the demo of The Darkness II. Granted, I have never played the Darkness, so I was going in blind to it for storyline, but it was still an awesome opening to this demo. The gameplay itself was seemed very seamless, there was only a few glitches in the opening scene. In this opening scene, you are being dragged through a restaurant after a van came flying into the restaurant. It appears you are a mobster of some sort, but you are also possessed, able to tear people in half, throw car doors at them. and impale them with objects. This game was very cool, and I can't wait to play through the entire demo and let you guys know the full details in a preview article.
I have never been a big Final Fantasy fan, but none the less, this is a great deal. Amazon is offering a $10 credit in addition to giving you a pre-order bonus boss of Omega!! Make sure and get your pre-order in today by clicking the link below!
Here is my current trophy card:
And here is a sneak peak at what I am working on for my next review!!!
I know this might seem strange for our site, but I decided to write up a quick review on the new gaming glasses I just purchased, Gunnar Optiks Phantom Mercury. I purchased these over the holiday during a sale they were having, so they cost me $60 (shipping included) and they normally go for about $79 on their site. Shipping was really fast for them, I received them 2 days after my order was placed. I will first start with the one big negative thing that might hesitate people from buying them. The lenses do have an amber tint to them, so when you first put them on, everything yellows slightly, but most eyes will get used to them, and when you take them off, the world around you is what will look different. My primary use for these glasses are for work, as I do stare at a monitor all day long, and I was constantly getting headaches, dry eyes, redness, and eye fatigue to the point that my eyes would be on fire. For me, from day one, these glasses have really improved my eyes and how they feel at the end of the day, even with contacts, they still feel fresh.
Now let’s get onto the real reason that everyone wants these glasses: gaming. I have tried these of course with my gaming, and have seen much improvement with my reaction time. Now I am not saying go out and buy these glasses, your K/D rate will improve!! Not in all cases will this happen, the only reason it did with me was simply because I am spending less time messing with my eyes when playing, so I am able to focus more on the action around me, increasing my reaction time, hence increasing my K/D rate. One thing I will say though that isn’t necessarily a negative thing, but if you have the chance, definitely go try a pair on before buying them, right now Best Buy has a set in most locations on display to try. I simply say this, because not everyone is going to like the tint of the lens, and will regret their purchase, and I don’t want that to happen to any of our readers. Bottom line though, these things do work in my opinion and are definitely priced right for the amount of technology behind them and how effective they are at keeping your eye strain and fatigue down. If you are a hardcore gamer or computer user that stares at a screen for more than an hour at a time, I would definitely recommend purchasing a set of Gunnar Optiks.
Over the past few weeks, this site has not been updated, and for that we apologize, but we have all been with our families for the holidays, showing them some love. I promise we haven't forgotten about you guys and we are still working even though we haven't posted new content. I did finally get a PS3 over break, and have been playing Arkham City and started Infamous: Festival of Blood last night. I am going to start getting games from Eh-Rok so that I can review them and get them posted as well, so that all of you have more reviews to read through. We appreciate your patience, and as soon as I finish it, my review of Festival Of Blood will be up. Until then, I hope you guys enjoyed your holidays, and got lots of games! Keep up the gaming, and more importantly, support the industry, buy your games, don't pirate them!
Every product Sony makes that they anticipate a big product launch, they come up with some sort of proprietary memory card or other accessory that you have to buy to use their product. In case they haven't been paying attention, every time they do this, they fail miserably at it. When they first came out with their video cameras, the memory for them was proprietary and had to be purchased in order for you to be able to make home memories. It didn't take long for third party developers to create their own memory cards and sell them at a more reasonable price than Sony, forcing Sony to finally lower the cost of the memory cards for their cameras.
The latest example to com from their proprietary empire is the UMD's for the PSP. These discs were smaller than a normal CD encased in some sort of plastic case. While they looked cool, they were small and easy to lose, but they were the only way to play games when it first came out, and you had to have their proprietary memory stick duo to be able to save game files. Again, didn't take long for third party companies to make the same memory stick duos and sell them for a lot less than Sony was, forcing them AGAIN to lower the price of their brand of memory cards. However, they still have not learned their lesson from all this as we can tell by their newest memory cards for the Vita.
These cards are not gong to be cheap either, at the smallest of 4GB being 29.99 and the highest of 32GB being nearly half the cost of the entire system itself. On top of that, Sony has said that in order to get DLC and even save some of your games, you need to have the proprietary memory card to save all your data. Hmmmm, wonder how long before a third party develops the same card and sells it for the price it should be? Hopefully before the North America launch, because I myself will only be getting the 4GB because that is too expensive for a little memory card. Sony also said that there is a way to backup your Vita data to your PS3, whether that includes saved game files or just general data, time will tell. However, if it is everything, you better believe I will only have the game I am playing saved to my Vita memory card while the rest of my data is on the PS3.
Sony, please avoid what is bound to happen and lower your prices on the memory card before a third party company beats you to it, or before the 3DS looks more appealing to people as that doesn't even require memory cards, and is already cheaper for the system.
Modern Warfare 3 has been out for a few weeks now, and I have actively been working on the review since the first week it came out. There were some flaws in it, so I was waiting on the patch, but now the review is finally done! I am just working on the polishing touches, and it will be up and live by 3PM PT today!! Yeah baby!! You can find it here when it is live.
In a move that shocked me, two former Activision employees,to create a social game that is a hardcore first person shooter. Surprised? So was I. Potentially this is a smart move and has potential because if you really think about it, Call of Duty and Battlefield games are a sort of social game because you often mic up to discuss strategy with your teammates in an effort to take your enemy down. Basically, they are just taking an already loved genre and making it much more social and enjoyable for those that just love being online and love playing social games typically made by Zynga. A move like this is however, a very risky move in the sense that there is still the potential taht this game could not be as welcomed as they would like it to be, especially since the two sides of Call Of Duty and Battlefield fans are already hugely divided. Could this be the game that brings the two rivalries together to play one massive social hardcore game? How will this be played, free to play, or a monthly service fee? MMO, or be like the console shooters with having a set number of people in timed based rounds? So many questions don't have answers at this moment, but hopefully more details on this game will come as they progress through this project. I wish the two of them the best of luck in this venture, and can't wait to see what we have in store for this game. For all the updated news on the development of this game, keep it locked here!!
Okay, so I have been playing Modern Warfare 3 hardcore lately (keep in mind, its only the Wii version). I am working on getting a review up for it, but I am holding off on completing it until they patch the multi, so I can get an accurate review of the multi capabilities, be patient folks. Although, I will say real quick that I am very impressed with Treyarch and how well they ported this game over. Every night I have been working on this review to try and make it the best I can. Have fun guys!! Vita coming soon!! Be sure and pop over to my Vita News page for the latest updates on the Vita!!
As you can all tell, both Eh-Rok's and my blogs have been off and on dead so to speak. Its not because we don't care, its because we have a lot of projects we are working on to get this site amazing! Eh-Rok has been working round the clock with new release reviews, getting them written up, I have been working on all things Vita, and we are both working on getting the site more streamlined and user friendly with better organization of everything. We both want to say that we greatly appreciate all of your patience as we work to make this site the best it can be. Again, Thank you