When I think of iconic PlayStation characters the first on my list is always Kratos, the original video game bad ass and while the gameplay may be getting a little long in the tooth I can’t bring myself to say anything bad about him. He’s just one of those awesome characters.
Now we all know that Australians aren’t really good for much but I’m happy to give them all the credit this morning for posting up 4 brand new Gears of War: Judgement videos showcasing the single player campaign and multiplayer; including a new game mode called Overrun.
It’s been long rumoured - and recently officially confirmed - that the Mass Effect series, one of the last bastions of great single player gaming would be getting that multiplayer bullet-point on the back of its box. Many were fearful that the inclusion of multiplayer would detract from the focal, single player experience, whether directly - by making it part of the campaign - or indirectly, by decreasing the game’s scope. Thankfully, it seems that neither will be the case - and according to Bioware, the multiplayer component is mostly standalone.
The tile-,matching, PC puzzler entitled Jewel Quest has officially been released for Apple handsets and Java devices. The title is one of the latest (apparently but I thought it was much older) member of an old but very popular PC genre at currently boasts well over 7 million downloads.The iPhone iteration is in actual fact a sequel to Jewel Quest 2 and includes a plethora of new and innovative features. Some of the cool new updates incorporate a multi-player mode in which players can go up against eachother either on a single device or make use of the awesome new Wi-Fi multiplayer modes and even share their scores online through a Facebook utility. The I-Play version also claims to have some insane graphics, 3D animations and yes wait for it... wait for it... touch-screen controls.So yeah although its a casual gamer's title so maybe not quite fit for the die-harders that follow Lazygamer. But hey if you have an iPhone or iPod touch and left your PSP at home, its a pretty awesome consolation title to keep you busy while waiting for your routine colonoscopy.Source: mobile-ent
There hasnâ€™t been much announced about the upcoming multiplayer side of Uncharted 2 but that hasnâ€™t stopped us getting overly excited about a new batch of screenshots that have just been released.
From what I can see there is going to be a capture the flag type of gameplay where you need to capture a vase and then obviously your generic â€œKill everything that movesâ€ mode as well.
The screens look awesome apart from the ugly green indicators on the HUD that I hope Naughty Dog change before releasing the full game.
Click through the link below to see all the new screens.
Does that headline sound as bad to you as it does to me?
Anyway back to the point, news has been released that the Killzone 2 servers are being booted up this Wednesday in preparation for the Friday release of this blockbuster title.
Now it has been mentioned before and I will just briefly go over it again, very few blockbuster PS3 games to date have managed to be released and their multiplayer section hold out against the horde of players.
Gears of War 2 has been a massive success, pulling in tons of sales in it's first week as well as breaking a couple of Xbox Live records.The original Gears of War multiplayer laid down the foundation to which all of the hype and excitement was formed for the coming of the sequel but one must wonder if Epic got lucky. While a lot of us have been enjoying Gears of War 2 this week, there are many fans out there who do not feel the same way. The Epic Gears of War 2 forums have been set ablaze with posts complaining about changes made to the core gameplay as well as a few new unwelcome additions.More after the jump.
It seems to be a great day for leaked footage of upcoming titles.A video of some co-op footage of Resistance 2 has been uploaded onto Gametrailers by a user named Chnswdchldrn and shows some of the gameplay from the co-operative campaign.As you may or may not know, the co-operative campaign will not be the same as the single player campaign but is sure to give a whole lot of fun to those who enjoy fighting along side their buddies.I am really happy to see that so many companies have listened to gamers and are integrating co-op into their games. The game itself is looking fantastic and the huge multiplayer modes are sure to be a massive hit.
I know that this trailer is only for the map editor in Far Cry 2 but honestly, if this trailer doesn't sell you on the game then nothing will.Even though I have already seen the map editor being demoed, it really doesn't come close to seeing what you are actually going to be capable of making. That recreation of the pyramids was awesome and the rock statues were super cool as well.I don't think that I fully understand exactly how much can actually be done with this editor yet but I will tell you that I think it is going to change the way that it is an insanely great tool to get with a game.You however may thing that it's nothing but a novelty. What do you think? Awesome or nothing special?
While we initially gave a review for Soul Calibur IV a short while back, we were unable to review one of the games new and anticipated features, online multiplayer.
As usual, we at Lazygamer do things slightly different, so with that in mind, we bring you the review of Soul Calibur IV's online component. We are also going to be looking at the game not only from an online perspective, but a South African online perspective. So, Is it a step forward in the world of fighting games, or is it just a lag fest that South Africans can happily ignore.
Find out after the jump.