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Posted by Tim On March - 18 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Men’s Breakfast this Saturday – talk to Ray Owens (email here) for more info –

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UBISOFT® INVITES PLAYERS TO HAVE A “BLOODY GOOD TIME™” ON XBOX LIVE ARCADE AND STEAM®

SAN FRANCISCO— September 2, 2010 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Bloody Good Time™, a new intellectual property being developed by Outerlight, will be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Steam® for Windows PC this Fall.

Bloody Good Time takes a new and irreverent approach to multiplayer shooters and will run on Valve’s Source engine, a well-known specialized 3D game engine for classic multiplayer shooters. Bloody Good Time puts players on a Hollywood set, where they get to choose their thrill. From a spring-break beach house, to a horrifying Vegas hotel, players will discover the merciless world of movie studios where anyone can star in a scary Hollywood blockbuster film. There is an option link up to eight players online in this first-person shooter and to have a multiplayer experience like no other.

In Bloody Good Time, players can be as devious as possible by killing other competitors in nasty and unexpected ways. Players can use an arsenal of wacky weapons including guns, a frying pan and even an exploding remote-controlled rat to transform the movie set into real mayhem. In addition, players will be able to choose from a variety of stereotypical B-movie characters, such as the bikini beach babe, the creepy clown and the super jock.

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So people understand that flying is fun again, right? So why can’t we get a  Wing Commander reboot? Starcraft II showed us the ship scenario still works great… ah well. Games looks pretty cool. Give it a look!

Press release and video below:

Today Ubisoft has released the launch trailer for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2, an air combat action game developed by Ubisoft Romania. Available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on September 7, 2010, H.A.W.X 2 is rated “T” for TEEN.

In H.A.W.X 2, a player’s ability to master every nuance of the world’s finest combat aircraft as a member of the ultra-secret squadron will determine their success. Featuring head-to-head dogfights, target tracking with silent UAV’s, precision night bombing and carrier take-off and landing, players can test their strategic skills with up to eight players at a time.

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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES OUTLAND™

An epic action-adventure game of light and darkness for PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade

SAN FRANCISCO – September 3, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft announces Outland, a new platformer inspired by epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia® series. Outland is developed by Housemarque, the award-winning development team and creators of Super Stardust HD.  The game will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in early 2011.

Outland puts players in the middle of a world of balance and chaos where their efforts allow them to bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. Each player’s adventure will take them between light and darkness and force them to adapt to an ever-changing world. This light versus dark core gameplay is inspired by the arcade classic Ikaruga.

Immersed in a beautiful world doomed by chaos, players will test their swordplay by running, jumping and climbing to dodge the deadly traps of a world on the brink of collapse. Outland will feature unique high-definition graphics and an immersive soundtrack composed by Ari Pulkkinen, acknowledged for his work on the award-winning Trine project.

Outland will be on display for the first time at PAX in Seattle from September 3–5, 2010 at Ubisoft’s booth.

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Telltale Games has released info about their teased new game, Poker Night at the Inventory.

Looks interesting – leave it to Telltale to make awesome changes to the wold of poker.

This is from the latest Telltale Interloper:

Poker Night at the Inventory

New Game Features Tycho, the Heavy, Strong Bad and Max; Taking Pre-Orders Now; Exclusive Offer for PAX Show-Goers

We bet you didn’t see this one coming! The Gang’s been hard at work on our upcoming Poker Night at the Inventory, after-hours poker gaming with some of your favorite video game characters, including the Heavy from Team Fortress, Penny Arcade’s own Tycho, and a few familiar Telltale faces: Strong Bad and Max. The game is expected to be ready soon; you can pre-order it now for only $4.95 PLUS get 25% off additional purchases in the Telltale Store (certain restrictions apply; see store page for details). PAX Special: Going to the show? Pre-order Poker Night at the Inventory at the Telltale Games booth 3509 and receive an exclusive poster. Offer good only at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, Washington, Sept. 3-5, 2010.

Pre-Order Poker Night at the Inventory for only $4.95 and receive 25% off additional purchases in the Telltale Store

FYI – The following conditions apply:
- 25% off coupon code will appear in your cart when you pre-order the game; it must be used immediately
- Cannot be combined with other special offers and promotions. Exclusions apply.
- Not good with the following promotional offers: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Sam & Max: The Complete Collection and The Great Adventure Bundle.

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As I have said before, it is sad when a game is better than the movie it is based on. Needless to say, that Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues is better than the core story that it is based on, the story in question being that of 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I went into this game with much trepidation. The reason being that Traveler’s Tales has gotten away with the same thing too many times now with their repetition of in their Lego titles, with the possible exception of Lego Rock Band. I enjoyed it with the Lego Star Wars game and I loved it with Lego Indy 1. Then came Lego Batman which, yes, was a rehash of the same controls and game play but was able to incorporate its own original story to the proceedings, which was the saving grace to that game. Lego Indy 2 however, attempts to make a game out of an already paper thin plot that was in the fourth Indiana Jones movie.
Don’t get me wrong, I am one of the biggest Indiana Jones fans out there but Lego Indy 2 feels like we have already covered this ground.
The Good: The graphics as usual are really nice. The game play is really easy to learn and the levels are fun to look at. There are plenty or neat little surprises to find and out of all of them, flying a fighter jet is a really nice surprise. The music is good as it is the score by John Williams for the most part. The levels for Crystal Skull are fun and the humor that is a signature in the Lego games is, as always excellent. The level builder is interesting to say the least.
The Bad: Repetition is not a good thing and unfortunately this is the games’ big weakness. Did we really need to retread what had already been brilliantly handled in the first Lego Indy game? I get that one movie was not enough to make a game out of but honestly, something more original than revisiting the first three movies could have been done. It all feels too much like every other game in the Lego series. No new ground is covered here in terms of something new and challenging game play and unfortunately, that’s a huge shortcoming of this game.
I don’t blame Lucasarts. Traveler’s Tales is the one that should be taking the blame and while I am eagerly anticipating Lego Harry Potter, I fear that it too will be the same in regards to the puzzles and the game play and that kind of novelty can only last so long before things begin to stagnate and unfortunately these Lego games are starting to get a little stale.

Final Verdict (Out of 10): 6

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Quick-Hit Game Review: Plants vs. Zombies (PC)

Posted by Serenity On February - 15 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

PopCap Games brings us the latest craze of pestilence and plague comes in the form of brain-munching zombies. This time, it’s not up to you and your trusty twelve-gauge to stop them – you’ve enlisted the zombies’ mortal enemy to defend your home. Garden Plants!!! You’d better hope you have a green thumb if you’re going to make it through this zombie apocalypse… Read the rest of this entry »

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Fallout 3 is in it’s own right a fantastic game. Highly addicting and fun to play, seeing the little character nuances that you can bring out of your hero, whoever that may be. The game is epic in it’s own right. As I was reaching the end of the main story, I found myself wanting more. This certainly could not be it for the Capital Wasteland could it? Well, imagine my surprise when I realized that XBOX Live has several bits of downloadable content that not only enhance your character with incredible weapons, but take you to new locales and even have you fight new baddies.

That said, I would like to say that Mothership Zeta was at least a little more interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

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When I fired up Dark Void I had no real notion of what the game was about. I knew there was flying and that the game was a cover-based shooter. With the birth of my son in December, I was glad of an excuse to really sit down and play through a game. The list of unfinished games for both 360 and PC is growing ever so steadily.

But I digress – Dark Void, developed by Airtight Games and published by the good people at Capcom is an experience that has a distinct feel. And that feel is unfinished.Riddled with small annoyances and loose controls, and a story that has more holes than Star Wars (I say that with love), I would have loved to see this game in 6 months or more when it would have been finished. With no singular direction, the game suffers but still manages to pull off a passable 8-10 hour single player experience that has some satisfying moments. However, with a distinct lack of multiplayer

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And the winner of Batman: Arkham Asylum is….

Posted by Tim On December - 26 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

COSMO2389!!

Thanks everyone for entering our contest! Happy holidays and keep reading Kennedy New Media in 2010 for more contests, reviews, and general game awesomeness! Here’s a pic of a happy Cosmo2389 who is now playing Batman: Arkham Asylum free of charge thanks to Kennedy New Media. Here’s our winner sporting a rogue-ish smile with his new game. Congrats!

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A Happy Comso2389 with his FREE copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum from KNM!

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Yo I\'m Tim - I love playing games, writing, and giving opinions about games. Bet you probably could have guessed that, eh? I\'m currently studying towards a Game and Simulation Programming degree, hoping to finish by 2012. Its my dream to be in the game industry, doing AI or anything else, really. Meanwhile, I\'ll be here posting about the games I purchase and the games I\'m fortunate enough to be asked to review. If there\'s a game you want to see, drop me a line. Lastly, I’d like to drop a shout to those who\'ve inspired me somewhere along the way: GiantBomb.com, eat-sleep-game.com, cheapassgamer.com. These guys are some of the funniest and most interesting game podcast crews out there and I just want to say thanks for keeping us laughing.

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