There's a great trope, taken from an episode of Happy Days, called “jumping the shark” and it’s basically the point where a story loses the plot entirely and veers off into lala land. Well we’ve just hit that point with video games thanks to the season pass for Dead or Alive 5.
Dark Souls, the strategic hack-and-slasher from FROM software is notoriously difficult. Truth is, it’s not really all that punishing once you understand it, and is so perfectly balanced that any of the inevitable deaths you face will all be entirely your fault. Of course, you could make it artificially difficult – which this guy has done… by playing through it with a Rock Band controller.
You may have noticed the dearth of noteworthy games being released this month, or indeed next month. We’re in that slump. That changes a bit in September with the local release of the Xbox One, and of course, Destiny. Then in October, everything goes balmy. Just about every game you’re waiting for this year is out in that one little month. With the price of games and the time investment, we’re all going to be forced to ignore a few for now. Which ones will be taking the backseat?
MainGaming is hosting two most awesome LANs this month, and I say most awesome because the games played and prizes are, well, amazeballs.
Sure, there are plenty of FPS games hitting us this year, from Apocalypse Now inspired shooter such as Spec Ops: The Line, to the gun-collectathon that is Borderlands 2, but one such high-profile title that has kept its details under a tight guard has to be Far Cry 3.
We’ve seen very little of the upcoming title from Ubisoft , with only glimpses shown of the main protagonist as he tries to survive lethal encounters with the severely disturbed Vaas.
Until now that is, as a slew of new information has just been revealed about the open-world shooter.
Console gamers often get the short end of the stick when it comes to mods and DLC and when we did finally get something in a game it ended up being Horse Armour which cost us 200 MS Points and did nothing to change the game of Oblivion at all.
But lets try put that aside now, I mean itâ€™s been 5 years we should have gotten over it by now.. right?
Sometimes, no matter how much you practice,youâ€™re always going to need that extra little advantage in order to gain an edge over your gaming opponents.Sure, you could inject steroids into your thumbs and take mind-altering performance enhancers in order to hone your reflexes,but thats a bit on the constantly pricy side. What you need is a controller that allows for faster and more intuitive responses. Which is why we have this, the N-control Avenger.
Genius. Thatâ€™s the single word I can use to sum up the latest bit of hype-generating from Valve. Employing the model of Alternate Reality Gaming, they mysteriously updated Portal with all manner of digital clues, as seen in our previous post.
The internet collective have proven their mental fortitude, cracking each successive clue like some sort of hive mind. Hit the jump to see whatâ€™s been discovered so far.
So we have reached the half way point of Movember and I hope at least some of you have resisted the urge to shave that Mo off just yet. Yesterday I managed to be called a paedophile twice and an old man about 3 times. My wife canâ€™t stop laughing at me and a work colleague is convinced I look like Merv Hughesâ€™ love child. So all in all this is going greatâ€¦ The real important part of Movember however is raising money for CANSA to help research and support Prostate Cancer which is one of those things that we donâ€™t normally speak about but which really is very important. I would like to thank the following people who have already donated towards Movember and have entries into the draw for an awesome Rockstar bundle. If you have donated and you donâ€™t see your name below please let me know urgently so I can rectify that.
So the hair growth has been going for 5 days now and I am itchy as all hell... but it's for charity sowe gotta keep going. There have been a few nice donations made already to CANSA but we really need to pick up the pace here we want to at least get in a couple of thousand for a very worthy cause so if you haven't made your personal contribution yet please do so and if you have or know a company who would be willing to donate to a good cause and receive some nice marketing in return please point them in this direction. The full details are through the jump as always.
You may remember earlier this week I posted up an article about Movember and how if you managed to grow that killer tache you could end up in the upcoming Red Dead Redemption game? Well I liedâ€¦ apparently South Africans are not allowed to enter.
But never fear, with the help of Rockstar and their local distributor Megarom we are putting together quite possibly the biggest prize that we have ever given away. All the juicy details will follow next week but what is really important to note is that Sunday is the 1st of November which means you can start growing you Mo on Sunday.
More details follow after the jump