Archive for June, 2012
With the list of several highly anticipated games to be released by EA Games, they have a new marketing strategy. For this week only, go and preorder one of the games then you get 50% off of a select of games. The only games you get to choose from to get the discoutn includes :
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
FIFA Soccer 12
The Sims 3
Go to Origin to see the full list of games that you can preorder.
This week you can get several of the Dragon Age games on Amazon for $10 or under.
Dragon Age II ~ $4.99
The sequel to Dragon Age Origins and players follow the story of Hawke, who fled the nation of Ferelden during the events of Dragon Age: Origins.
Dragon Age Origins ~ $4.99
The game takes place in a mystical world with dwarves, elves and so much more. It is a role playing game so you would make decisions for your character of choice. These choices in turn would affect what happens in the game and how the game progress.
Server issues and connection problems plaguing Diablo 3 has prompted Blizzard to offer a refund to players in South Korea after much prodding from a Korean consumer protection agency.
On the official South Korean Diablo 3 website it was announced that unsatisfied players under level 40 can start applying for refunds on June 25. Furthermore, if anyone has purchased within 14 days and is level 20 or lower, they can return the game for a full refund.
South Korean consumer law states that consumers are due a refund if they purchase a product that doesn’t work through no fault of their own, and it's certainly well documented just how many issues Blizzard has had with the massively popular game.
Blizzard is doing this to comply with South Korean law, but don't expect this treatment in other countries. Most game publishers anticipate minor issues at time launch and hope for a "forgive and forget" treatment from players. Perhaps this will be the wake up call to make sure games are suitable for launch.
As the article title states, someone beat this crazy hard game in the hardest possible way. As he explains in the introduction to the video below, Canadian gamer Kripp wanted not only to be the first in the world to beat Diablo 3 on Inferno difficulty with a Hardcore character – i.e, flip your desktop and rip your hair out if you die – but to do it before Blizzard lowered the difficulty with Patch 1.0.3, which launched yesterday in the US and is currently being rolled out in Europe.
If you watch the video and haven’t gone through Act IV there will be spoilers, but hey, if you haven’t played Act IV yet, then what have you been doing lately since launch?
There was initially some confusion about whether Kripp and Krippi’s Diablo kill was in fact the first, but Blizzard community manager Bashiok has subsequently confirmed it in a tweet. “My apologies Kripp and Krippi” he said, “looks like you were 1st HC Inferno clear. (my spreadsheet deciphering isn’t what it used to be) Congrats!”
The Diablo kill takes around twenty minutes. What’s most impressive about this video is Kripp and Krippi’s ability to stay calm – even when Kripp’s barbarian gets knocked into Shadow Diablo’s cage trap/grab combo. “Don’t get cocky” and “run the f**k away” are stated over, and over again.
Congratulations to Kripp and Krippi, the amount of balls you have to do this battle, as well as how calm you guys were, you’re link ninja monks. It’s proof that cooperative gaming can be just as tense and exciting as multiplayer when the stakes are high enough – and the threat of losing a pair of max-level, uber-geared characters in front of an audience of thousands? Man it would have sucked if they didn’t make it.
So somewhere between doing actual work, video gaming, and sleeping, the team gets the chance to sit down for Episode 13 of the NewbCast Gaming Podcast.
On August 28, 2012 Activision Publishing Inc will be releasing a new game that is made to be as authentic of a Transformers experience as possible. The game is called Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The game will be released for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.
The premise for the game takes place during the final days of the planet Cybertron. Players can choose between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS. They have the ability to change between vehicles form and robot form with a variety of skills to fight. A great addition to the game includes the multiplayer option where games can have up to 12 players.
The game will be $59.99 and preorder is available at several locations including GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon.