To those of you looking for a more involving experience from the PC version of stellar co-op title Left 4 Dead: Nvidia is using our favorite PETZ offender to showcase their newly-available 3D gaming technology.
By far one of the more popular titles on the show floor was Ghostbusters from Atari. With all three systems on display (360, PS3, and Wii) and about six guys cosplaying the crew (their outfits and proton packs were AMAZING) everyone had caught the Ghostbusters fever.
The first co-op game we looked at during the New York Comic Con was actually the best game we saw. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X from Ubisoft not only looked beautiful, it played really well too. Featuring full four player co-op through the entire campaign, in drop-in and drop-out fashion, H.A.W.X. was an easy choice for our game of the show.
I'll admit it, I put way too many hours to count into Bioware's Baldur's Gate on the PC more than 10 years ago. So despite what you see in the above screenshot, when I glared at the screen at the NY Comic Con, I was shocked to see something that looked eerily similar to the classic title so near and dear to my heart.
While we got our hands on a ton of great co-op games, I wanted to point out a few other standout titles you guys may enjoy. First up is the recently announced Battlefield: 1943. The game is a remake, or re-imaging of sorts of the original Battlefield: 1942 for the PC.
We start our NY Comic Con 2009 coverage with a handful of shots from the show floor. We've got some great pictures of the entire thing. What impressed me most was the sheer size of the show. From a square footage perspective, this even topped last years PAX. The people that were there were all upbeat and fun, with plenty of cos players wondering around posing for pictures.
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This week on Casual Friday, we'll take a look at several games, all in the same genre. Each of these games are for the Wii; Nintendo's console is a fine choice for casual gaming, though certainly not the only option. The unique capabilities of the Wii remote have led to something of a renaissance in an old, but dearly beloved game type: the lightgun shooter. We'll look at several examples of Wiimote shooters today in our quest for the best co-op title in the lot. One of the first things a non-gamer will say when you hand them an Xbox 360 or PS3 controller is "what do all these buttons do?" It can be overwhelming to say the least. Consider the Wiimote, though. The pointer motion is quite natural, and easy to understand. There are lots of buttons, yes, but A and B are much larger and more prominent in a tactile way. The device is a perfect fit for the simple point and shoot philosophy of lightgun games, and Nintendo obviously knows this.
This weekend is the New York Comic Con - and we'll be there to cover the show! Ok, by we'll I mean, I'll be there while everyone else plays games from the comfort of their own living room.
Last night we were lucky enough to get some hands on time with upcoming Activision games for a pre-NY Comic Con event. We examined the ex co-op game Prototype, slashed some bad guys in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and met our old friend BJ Blaskowitz it's Wolfenstein. While there's no co-op to ...
VG247 reported this week that Rare is teasing unlockable clothing -- and possibly accessory items -- for our Xbox 360 NXE avatars in the near future.
Don't take this post's title the wrong way: I've never viewed Nintendo Wii and DS owners as "casual gamers". To the contrary -- anyone dedicated enough to stand by these consoles while third-party publishers ignore them over and over again is a true gamer in my book.