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We’re kicking off the official Addicted-Gamers Halloween Week with a look at five delightfully frightening games that you should play in the spirit of Halloween. You can play one each day until Halloween! Or you can stick to reading the articles and basking in spooky memories of your past experiences with these great games. Read on for our recommendations.
Who doesn’t love zombies? With their drippy orifices, missing limbs and insatiable appetite for human flesh; they play the starring role in an endless list of video games. Valve’s Left for Dead series being one of the most popular zombie games ever made and has inspired a whole genre of survival co-op games since its release. Having fought my way through hundreds of virtual zombie attacks, I can’t help but wonder: “If there really was a zombie apocalypse, would I survive?”. Well fortunately for me, I can answer this question thanks to Ram Training’s Zombie Boot Camp in Worcestershire, England.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: September 25, 2012 (North America) September 28, 2012 (Europe)
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS (reviewed on Xbox 360)
FIFA 12 was billed as a major step forward for the series, with mixed results. The online modes were a joy to play but it was somewhat tempered by the unwieldy Impact Engine and stuttering servers. EA have promised to refine everything that was wrong with FIFA 12. What comes out of it as a game that doesn’t revolutionise the series but takes a few steps backwards in some departments to take a few bigger strides elsewhere.
Dishonored is the brainchild of Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, and is an upcoming action/adventure stealth game being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Viktor Antonov, the designer of Half Life 2′s City 17, serves as the game’s visual design director.
In Dishonored you play as Corvo Atano, a personal bodyguard to the Empress of Dunwall. Shortly after the game begins you are accused of her murder and thrown in prison where you have a chance encounter with a mysterious man who imbues Corvo with supernatural powers. After making your escape you start on your quest for revenge against the people who framed you for murder, but how you go about it is entirely up to you.
The issue of gamer entitlement is one that has been talked about a lot, especially this year with the whole Mass Effect 3 ending debacle. So why do a lot of gamers seem to feel so entitled? Should gamers be able to demand things from developers and publishers? I will answer these questions and more as I attempt to break down the issue of gamer entitlement.
Video games are unique in the fact that their fan base is seemingly becoming more and more entitled every year. You simply don’t see this kind of entitlement with other entertainment mediums. If a movie comes out that has a terrible ending, you don’t hear people demanding that the director and actors film a new one. The same goes for music and television as well. You may hear people complaining about a certain movie or CD, but there is a big difference between voicing your dissatisfaction with something and demanding that it be altered in some way that will take time and money from the people who created it in the first place.
The 6th Humble Indie Bundle has now been released and is probably the best compilation of games to date. Comprising of five of the most popular and exciting titles that the indie game world has to offer, I think this time we really are “humbled”! Here’s a quick run through of what to expect from Humble Bundle 6.
Humble Indie Bundle 6 happens to be the very reason why it’s taken me so long to write this article. Normally when important gaming news comes to light I would do my research, make notes and then begin to tap away at the earliest opportunity. Sometimes however, something comes along that’s so good, the diligent journalist gets pushed aside and the addicted gamer in me rears its square eyed, loose jawed head. Yesterday was one of those days.
With Apple’s new iPhone 5 finally being unveiled in San Francisco yesterday by Apple CEO Tim Cook, we at AG ask the question “What does this mean for gamers?” Well I have been an iOS boy for a long time now, having purchased my iPhone 4 on day of release back in June 2010 after a disasterous experience with the Blackberry Storm. I finally believed I had found my soulmate in Apple’s 4th generation phone after playing Angry Birds and Peggle for the first time on the beautiful retina display. However, after two years of wading through countless free to play games and Farmville rip off’s on the app store, I feel that maybe there’s more to life than paying 69 pence a time to buy my digital farmer new hats. Therefore I have started to look towards the Android market for new offerings. What I found was the Samsung Galaxy S3, the flagship phone for the Korean manufacturer and the iPhone’s evil nemesis. As Apple flex their muscles with the official launch of iPhone 5 I can feel myself more and more tempted to convert to the underdog.
Developers and publishers frown at us. Some gamers look down their noses at us. Casual and non-gamers just don’t understand us.
Sometimes we need help doing what we can’t do alone. Online achievements can be a bitch to get. When we need backup, we turn to a community of like-minded individuals for assistance. We boost.
Two of the top Xbox 360 achievement websites for just that purpose are Xbox 360 Achievements and True Achievements. Both serve as user managed sites focusing on Xbox 360 news, reviews, and of course, achievement hunting. Though they do serve a similar purpose, they deliver to very different experiences.