The stories for this week:
The stories for this week:
Upcoming top-down Alien co-op title Alien Breed Evolution has been confirmed to be released episodically in three installments, instead of being the first of a separate trilogy as previously believed. It's said that each of these three episodes will take players 5-8 hours to complete, and will be available for download "December-ish." If you're unsure about paying for 3 separate installments of the game, don't fret - the prologue will be available for download and preview for free.
If you have children, and are a gamer, you have probably run into some awkward situations. There are some games that are perfectly acceptable for adults, and yet wildly inappropriate for children. Some parents may disagree, and buy Grand Theft Auto for their first grader, but for most of us, there's a line between what's a "me" game, and what's a "kid" game. This line varies from gamer family to gamer family, of course, and by child, as well. For my youngest, who is eight, we have a higher tolerance of sci-fi violence (such as that in Halo's campaigns) than we do human on human violence (Call of Duty comes to mind). Excessive realistic gore is a no-no (Left 4 Dead), but heavily stylized cartoon blood (Castle Crashers) is acceptable. For our older son, fifteen, all the above games are probably OK, but I'd draw the line at games with strong sexual content or excessive language. The point is, there are going to be some games on the shelf that your kids are not allowed to play.
Borderlands is still on the brain. Freshly patched too!
Dawn of War 2's first expansion pack called Chaos Rising is set to hit the game in March of next year. IGN was lucky enough to get their hands on it already, and so far it sounds like there's quite a few game changers here.
If only these guys decided to play the cooperative Spec Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2, instead of trash talking each other, perhaps there wouldn't have been a "snow mobile accident." Wal-Mart is running a set of ads that feature the duo and the game, and for the most part, they are pretty entertaining.
We finally know the details about the first DLC pack for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Most of us will be able to purchase the pack on November 5, though European PS3 users have to wait until November 12. The DLC will set you back $10, or the MS Point equivalent. So what do you get for the money?
The first expansion for Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers has been out for just over a week now. Titled Duel the Dragon, the expansion adds some much needed variety to the original game, including another two-headed giant style co-op campaign. We've spent quite a bit of time with the expansion, and have our impressions to help you decide if it's a worthwhile purchase this crowded gaming season.
If you're a fan of Steam and happen to be running Microsoft's recent Windows 7 operating system, you're in for a treat. The latest Steam update adds full native Windows 7 support for features like jump lists and process bars.
Fairytale Fights has already been released, but that didn't stop PlayLogic from releasing a launch trailer for the four player co-op title. What's in store? Blood. Lots and lots of blood. I also thing I spy some dismemberment, some kicks to the head, some matrix style camera work, and a handful of big dead wolves.