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Team Ico’s “The Last Guardian” (PS3)

The Last Guardian was announced today for the PS3. We don’t have a direct feed trailer yet, but rest assured this game will probably be amazing. It comes from Team Ico, the guys responsible for a couple of my PS2 faves, Ico, and Shadow of the Colossus. To me these games settle the argument of whether games can be art, and for some reason they hit my emotional buttons as well. A concept video(under the name Project Trico) leaked a few weeks back, that’s said to be a year old, and it looked great. We also don’t know much about how the game is, but it looks like it’s about a boy and his giant pet cat/dragon exploring a fantasy world. I can’t wait to see the final product.

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GBU for E3 2009 (So far!)*

*-This just a play on our usually weekly game review posts, Jamie and I are quite serious about our games, but we can also be goofs too. This is all in good fun and is only semi-serious on my opinions on things :-p

The Good – OMG, full body motion detection camera from Microsoft! Puts you in the game, Matrix here I come! I can’t wait to hang with Milo. Splinter Cell Conviction exclusive to 360, sweet. Metal Gear Solid series comes to the xbox platform once again. PSP Go! looks cool. God of War III, whoohoo!  DJ Hero, my dreams finally come true in console form. Team Ico brings me “The Last Guardian”, yeah baby! New Super Mario Bros. 4 Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, hello, the kid in me is taking over!

The Bad – Awesome looking PS3 exclusives God of War III and Heavy Rain don’t come out till next year? Man are you serious?!? More like PSP Go Home! Hey Microsoft, how bout an idea of when I can get this ‘Project Natal’, and how much? Nintendo, you make me wet my pants with the Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer, and tell me I can’t get it till next year? Are you just begging me to sell my Wii?? Oh yeah, how bout 17 more Guitar Heros while we’re at it Activision? New Tony Hawk with a board? cuz I just want more peripheral junk in my house!

The Ugly – Project Natal will make me physically tired of using the 360 interface….Wii Vitality wants to check my heart rate, how bout this-beeeeeeeep….Oh yeah, nice Sony, way to show a lame lookin prototype to motion control, it’s like the Wiimote and Project Natal had a really lame baby.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2

The guys over at Giant Bomb got a hold of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer. I’m loving the addition of Yoshi to the game. I loved it in the SNES mario and I’ll love it again. The game still looks worringly dizzy at times. hehe. Boom. BOOOOM.

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God of War 3 Released 2010

Fresh from the E3 convention sony has announced God of War 3 to be released in March 2010. Here are some videos of God of War 3’s gameplay. I cannot emote the feelings of pure excitment I’m getting while watching this. This is a big reason why i wanted a PS3. I cannot stress how insanely amazing God of War 3 looks. The big where he grabs a hold of the bird in part 1. Jesus. P.E.T.A be damnd right? How about in part 2 when all the guys rush Kratos and he knocks them all away. Then the ultimate finisher on the Minotaur. maaaan.

Part 1


Part 2

Part 3

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New Tauren Druid form released, cat form

Blizzard put up it’s 3rd installment of changes to the graphics for druid forms. Below you’ll find the pictures. I’m having trouble deciding which one I like the most. Lower right is pretty cool. I can see that being the more “girl” texture and the left ones being more male. That’s just my .02! I love these changes. Really well done!

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New Super Mario Brothers Wii

Ok, so youtubes got a video up of the New Super Mario Brothers Wii Game. Straight from E3!

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Wii Vitality Sensor

Hm. So, we’re guessing this Wii Vitality Sensor goes with the Wii Fit and will measure heart rates and works with how you exercise. I think there are already systems out there that do this stuff but the cross over to video games is definitly a first. I dont know if I believe this playing basketball business but maybe?

uhh....cool?

uhh....cool?

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New Mario Brothers for the Wii!

Straight from e3, Nintendo has announced a new mario!Call DUH DUH DUH “New Super Mario Bros” In 4d? what is 4d? I know of a british music label 4d? Or was that 4ad..4 player co-op that side scrolls. You hold the wii mode to the side ala the old nintendo style! Bewm. I’m so buying this for me an’ baby girl! Pictures/Screen Shots come from kotaku’s live feed.

mario1mario2mario3

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Patch 3.1.3 live today

Here’s a full list of patch notes from blizzard for patch 3.1.3

Below you will find the patch notes for the next minor content patch. As we do not intend to release this patch on the public test realms, we thought we’d share the notes with you ahead of time. Please be aware that these changes are subject to revision until the patch is officially released.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.3

Death Knight
* Frost Presence: Armor bonus is now 60% down from 80%.

Druid

* Improved Barkskin: This talent now also grants 80/160% additional armor while in Travel Form or not shapeshifted.
* Improved Tree of Life: The armor bonus to Tree of Life Form from this talent has been reduced to 67/133/200% bonus armor.

Hunter

* Hunter’s Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500.
* Master Marksman: This talent now also decreases the cost of Aimed Shot and Chimera Shot by 5/10/15/20/25%.

Paladin

* Eye For An Eye: This talent now deals 5/10% of the critical strike damage taken by the paladin back at the attacker.
* Hand of Freedom: The base duration of this buff has been reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.

Rogue

* Overkill: Talent redesigned. Now increases energy regeneration by 30% while stealthed, and for 20 seconds after breaking stealth.

Warlock

* Chaos Bolt: This spell no longer ignores damage reduction effects of the target.

Warrior

* Blood Frenzy: This talent now provides 5/10% haste instead of 3/6%.
* Bloodthirst: Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds, and rage cost reduced from 30 rage to 20 rage.
* Juggernaut: This talent now also increases the cooldown on Charge by 5 seconds.

Items

* Death Knight PvP Gauntlets: The chance to refresh a Frost Rune when casting Chains of Ice has been removed. When equipped, these gloves now generate 5 additional runic power whenever Chains of Ice is used.

Raids & Dungeons
Ulduar – Mimiron

* The flight time of Rocket Strikes has been increased, and Rocket Strikes will try to prefer players at range.
* The Leviathan Mk II component of the V-07-TR-0N will become stunned during Phase 4 when the VX-001 component begins to cast the P3Wx2 Laser Barrage ability.
* Proximity mines now deal less damage and have a lower duration. A small arming time has also been added so proximity mines will not immediately detonate on creation.


Bug Fixes

* Druid Tier 8 Balance Set: The 4-piece bonus no longer has its effect consumed by Starfire casts in progress when it triggers. The chance for the effect to be triggered has been reduced down to 8%, as it was originally inflated to compensate.
* Ice Layered Barrier: Upgraded to item level 232. In addition, the stats in the tooltip have been correctly adjusted to 78 spell power, 48 haste rating, 16 mana per 5 seconds, 52 Intellect, and 50 Stamina.
* Pulsing Spellshield: The stats listed in the tooltip for this item were incorrect and have been adjusted. This item provides 69 spell power, 34 haste rating, 42 critical strike rating, 45 intellect, and 45 stamina.

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Google Wave?

We going for a HOUR long ride? Well. Google’s got a hour and 20 minute preview up of the upcoming Google Wave. In short it bridges IM, facebook/myspace/friendster/makeoutclub, and wikipedia into one big program AND according to their wiki page has a robust spell check. So ppl who tlk lk dis cnt look lk mrns ne moar. (THANK GOD).

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More Halo 3 ODST Trailers

I’m in! 3rd person halo!? I love you Halo ODST! I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS. LA LA LA LA LA LA LA. it looks saaaweeeeeet

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Ringo’s Rock Band Drum Kit

Bewm, this is looking to be the Warner Brothers blu ray choice or Wal Mart pulling out of the HDDVD sales market for Rock Band. I mean. Really. Is there any bigger of a franchise than the beatles? Yeah World of Warcrafter’s, y’all aient got nothing on Stadium tours. So we’ve been seeing the other instruments for the Beatles Rock Band game, John’s Ric, Paul’s hofner bass, and George’s gretsch but we’re minus ringo’s famous kit. So. Here is it. I’ll go on record and state that the drums are the easiest parts to play minus say I feel fine. Here’s part of the song list for Beatles rock band.

“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
“Day Tripper”
“Get Back”
“Here Comes the Sun”
“I Am the Walrus”
“I Feel Fine”
“I Saw Her Standing There”
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
“Octopus’s Garden”
“Taxman”

All you need is love will also be an xbox360 exclusive (hur hur) available for download. Additionally the game will include additional DLC, including full albums.With Abbey Road being released for the game shortly after release.

stolen from kotaku. So what?

stolen from kotaku. So what?

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Star Wars Old Republic MMO trailer

Ahh E3. How sweet you are this year. Star Wars Old Republic, the new MMO the lovely folks from Bioware are working on, have released a new trailer.
Did you SEE the bounty hunter? Star Wars Galaxies eat your heart out. THIS is a trailer folks. What a day. And……I’m done.

Boom.

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Beatles Rock Band Trailer!

Oh man this looks awesome. I’m a big beatles fan, who isen’t? But Beatles Rock Band looks pretty slick. We reported awhile back about the instruments/peripherial’s for Beatles Rock Band and now here’s the trailer straight from e3!

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Halo ODST Controller Picture

I know rich posted this jawn but I wanted to put up another picture of the Halo ODST wireless Controller. Boom. Will you look at that.

odst

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More MS Stuffs, Project Natal aka Controllerless Gaming aka…

…Will this really work? This Project Natal? There was all kinds of announcements during the microsoft press conference at E3 today, constantly nipping at the Wii’s heels for some of that casual market money that they’ve gotten through the Wii Motion,and now they showed off their long rumored camera. A full body motion sensing camera, whoa. Check out the youtube vid below for the potential for gaming, as well as some updates to the 360’s system interface that allow you to control it kinda like that OS in Minority Report. Can it really work as well as their showing it off to be? Time will tell. Pricing and release date to be determined.

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