With the inclusion of an online co-op mode in this years Madden game, comes the inclusion of co-op Achievements. Interestingly enough, the PlayStation 3 trophies for the game are entirely different and none are co-op specific.
Action, Violence, and a team (co-op?) experience. That's what many of us ask for in a game, and that's what could have happened in a video game version of Heat. Gearbox Studios, the awesome guys responsible for the highly anticipated Borderlands, almost had Heat on lockdown. Unfortunately, when asked about the project, the disappointing answer was:
The latest iteration of the Guitar Hero franchise, Smash Hits is exactly what it sounds like: a compilation of the best songs from previous Guitar Hero games. One one hand, the entire idea of a greatest hits game reeks of "easy cash grab", especially given Activision's reputation for milking franchises dry. On the other hand, these songs are indeed great, and they are fun to play, even the second time around. The true value of GH Smash Hits lies somewhere between these two extremes.
Comic Con 2009 had a nice warm welcome for Lost Planet 2 creator Capcom this year. G4 TV sat down with the producer and director of Lost Planet 2 to ask them about what to expect from the co-op experience. Since we have that interview in video form, I'll just mention a few highlights. The Co-op experience for Lost Planet 2 takes a lot into consideration from the development of Resident Evil 5. Only this time, you won't have a cohesive path to follow! Each player can pick up different weapons and take a different approach at defeating enemies, making your co-op experience in Lost Planet 2 feel customizable depending on who you play with!
We're about four weeks away from the official kick-off of the Penny Arcade Expo 2009. In just 28 days we'll be kicking with gamers, playing hundreds of upcoming titles, and mingling with developers. And hopefully you will be too!
I'll admit, after watching the trailer for Phono Alliance from independant developer Soft Hope, I wasn't quite sure what I watched. The game is described as a Patapon meets Super Mario Bros. style game. That is, an action platformer with music and rhythym based elements.
If you haven't heard, Starcraft II was officially delayed yesterday by Blizzard. Nobody was really surprised, though many were disappointed. The game was moved into 2010 for a release, and the reasons it was delayed may surprise you.
Military Sims, true Military Sims, are a rarity these days. Instead we've grown used to the likes of Ghost Recon. That's not a knock on Ghost Recon, it's just a true hardcore sim is hard to come by. Enter ArmA 2 for the PC, the latest co-op military sim from Bohemia Interactive. Perhaps there's a reason these sims are a rarity? Or perhaps we just don't know what we are missing.
Activision and Treyarch have released the final trailer for tomorrow's Map Pack #3 for Call of Duty: World at War. The trailer largely focuses on the game's new co-op zombie map called Der Riese, as well as showcases the game's three new multiplayer maps; Battery, Revoution and Breach.