Being a kid of the 90’s I am obviously a huge fan of the mutated heroes in a half shell and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a great party game in its time. But to say I’m not a little worried about the upcoming title would be a lie; will they be able to capture the spirit of the original series?
Aw yeah, who’s ready for a slice of nostalgia that is mixed with half-shell jokes and pizza puns? Just me? Okay then. Activision has been working on a new Turtles game starring the latest incarnation of the cult classic teenaged turtle shinobi, for a while now. And now, the Krang is finally out of the really strangely dressed robot bodybuilder and I have no idea where this train of thought is going. Damn you eighties cartoons!
In life, there is one constant, and that’s that Lego will always remain awesome. Sure, the stuff may be the same price as a small African nation these days, but there’s no denying that the Danish blocks will always be there to get the creative juices rolling, or find a way to embed a 4x2 piece in your foot late at night. And now, Lego has combined with those heroes in a half shell. LEGO POWER!
Yesterday, we had a look at some of the hardest video game bosses that we had ever encountered. Today, I’m going to have a look back at certain video games that were just plain old mindf***s towards gamers, titles that had a great premise and then proceeded to do everything in its power to convince me to book into anger management classes.
The following four games are old-school experiences that made me want to turn my controller into a batarang.
If youâ€™ve got a bunch of MS silly money lying dormant on your account, next week will be the perfect time to spend some of it. Microsoft will be discounting some of their very best games available on its downloadable game service next week.
24 XBLA titles will be reduced in price between 33 and 53 percent â€“ giving you some incredible savings. Shadow Complex (560 Microsoft Points), Trials HD (560 MSP), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (560 MSP), TMNT: Turtles in Time HD (400 MSP), and 'Splosion Man (400 MSP) â€“ the entirety of last yearâ€™s â€œSummer of Arcadeâ€ are available for a steal. If you don;t have these games, you ough to be ashamed of yourself. the other games are just a bonus.
Nick de Bruyne
This week's Xbox Live deal of the week has a little more deal in its deal than usual.
This week, you get to pick from a selection of 3 different fighting games and to be honest, I couldn't care less about two of them. The first two are Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao and TMNT: Turtles In Time Reshelled for 800 and 400 MS points respectively.
That's nice dear. I'm pretty interested in what's behind door number 3, and that's Marvel vs Capcom 2 which has been slashed from 1200 MS points to 800.
Will any of you be picking up any of these? I sense some interest in TMNT.
Remember, Gold members only. More info through here. (thanks Major Nelson)
Nick de Bruyne
The overhauled version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled is coming to XBLA and PSN this August and from the video that I have posted up today, you will see that is looks like a really great reason for us to all do some time travelling as well.
The 3D graphics update is looking marvelous and smooth and coupled together with some 4-player nostalgia, it should be a ton of fun.
The game is set to hit our machines in August with a price of 1200 MS points or what should be around R150 on PSN.
Check out the 4-player co-op gameplay video after the jump.
Itâ€™s Summer for our northern hemisphere brethren, and that means itâ€™s time once again for Xbox Liveâ€™s Summer of Arcade. Last year saw the release of some of Xbox Live Arcadeâ€™s most prolific titles â€“ Such gems as Braid, Castle Crashers, which are still two of my favourite arcade titles. Those of us stuck in the Southern hemisphere, hugging our heaters and mugs of hot chocolate can take solace in the fact that weâ€™ll at least have some hot, hot arcade action to keep our fingers warm.
Hit the jump to find to what we can expect (In case you missed them all in the header picture) â€“ along with release dates and pricing.
Remember, if youâ€™re short on MS Space Bucks you can visit our local retailers mspoints.co.za and evogames.co.za to stock up.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helped me get through my early childhood, itâ€™s not often that a person wishes they were a green reptile with a carapaceâ€¦
We could always go into the psychological aspect of it all and think about how the turtles are the perfect example of young teenagers who donâ€™t fit into society but want to contribute in some way. All they need is someone to follow or a ratâ€¦ either way.
So when I first saw the news that they were coming to a console near you I wasnâ€™t very happy, I am happy in my naivety that the TMNT are awesome and nothing can touch them.
So I ignored those stories, then today I accidently stumbled across this trailer and you know what? It looks awesome.