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Marvel Vs Capcom 2 remake!

May 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Marvel vs. Capcom 2is being remade for the Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network! Similar to the Street Fighter 2 HD remix, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 will bring back the awesome classic fighting game into this generation. Revamped visuals will be the most predominant new feature in this remake, also a simplified control scheme has been created along with a few changes to the combos. Online support is also included.

High anticipation surrounds Marvel Vs Capcom 2, and for good reason – who does not want to play as Spider-man and beat-up notorious Capcom will M. Bison! Or even team Ryu up with Wolverine or even Iron Man! The possibilities of this game are so cool it warrants a purchase itself.

If you have never played the original two games, then this is a must for your XBLA or PSN collection. Its released in July this year.

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Can Anything Challenge Warcraft?

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Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (or MMORPGs) have been around for a while and have proven extremely popular with gamers. There are plenty of titles to choose from, however, one title has stood out the most, World of Warcraft. No other MMORPG has come close to getting the number of subscriptions Warcraft gets. Over 11 million people subscribe to play in the lands of Azeroth, that’s a greater population than Ireland! Simply put World of Warcraft is the game to beat when developing a new MMORPG.

Many have tried to knock Warcraft off its pedestal and have crashed and burned in the process. Movie properties have tried to beat Warcraft, such as Codemaster’s Lord of the Rings Online game, the popular war games franchise Warhammer has even created an MMORPG to tackle the might of Warcraft. While being popular in their own rights, usually with the fans f said franchises, they have never come close to the numbers Blizzard boast about when referring to Warcraft. Heck even Dungeon and Dragons created an MMO and they didn’t beat them and they basically are responsible for what we know as an RPG!

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The reason Warcraft succeeded where others haven’t is primarily down to the fact it can run on virtually any machine, be it a low spec PC, high spec super gaming PC or a Mac. If you have a computer you can more than likely play World of Warcraft. People have even managed to play it on their Netbooks! Warcraft can play on a variety of machines because of the graphical choice the developers Blizzard made. Instead of top notch, realistic, intensive environments, Warcraft has its on cartoonish, fantasy world and it works. The first steps you take in Azeroth you admire the beauty of the world.

Blizzard also made sure they catered for all types of players – from a young audience to a more mature audience and casual players to hardcore players. The two different factions show this the best. The Alliance faction has more ‘nicer’ races to choose from that may generally appeal to a younger audience who want to champion the good, where as the Horde side is much more darker and perceived as more evil, is mostly played by a more mature audience.

If your just a casual player in Warcraft, you and your friends can roam around completing quests, or tackle an instance or even have friendly duels. To satisfy the more adventurous type, Blizzard created battlegrounds, where the two apposing factions could battle it out to control certain points on a map or capture the oppositions flag and fifty man raids against bosses that require tactics and skill to defeat. Arenas were created to increase the amount of player versus player (PvP) experiences, where players fought in gladiatorial style events. Blizzard catered for everyone and this is testimony to why they have so many subscribers.

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Now there is a new breed of MMORPGs on the horizon. Comic giants DC are wading in on the MMORPG business with their new title DC Universe Online. But can this knock Warcraft from the top? Probably not. While the idea of the DC Universe being open to us to create our own super heroes or super villain is super cool, its been done before with NCSoft’s City of Heroes and City of Villains. Also, the reason people love DC is for their great, charismatic characters like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Catwoman. What is the point of a DC game if you can’t control these characters?

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Another contender is Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. Based thousands of years before the movies, The Old Republic charts the battle between the armies of the Sith and the Jedi’s in a time that is relatively uncharted in the Star Wars Universe. And this is what will make it a real contender, there will be no Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia being badly voice acted (to us Star Wars fans as nobody other than the actors and actresses who played the beloved characters can voice them properly) will be present. The creators have free reign over how the story and game is developed.

Now this isn’t the first Star Wars MMO to be developed. Star Wars Galaxies, the first MMO, was a success in retrospect and had a very loyal fan base. The developers made a difficult choice to leave out the Jedi class and instead opt for a difficult journey to become a Jedi. This was a great concept, as Jedi’s where limited in the time period (between New Hope and Empire). Due to outrage of the fact you had to work to become a Jedi a slue of updates was released and changed the game from the one that the fans loved.

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With the time period chosen with The Old Republic, this can be easily avoided, Jedi’s and Sith alike are abundant and other classes can be chosen, like bounty hunter. And since World of Warcraft has nearly finished its lifetime, in terms of expansion packs and story progression, The Old Republic can come in and fill the void that will be left after Warcraft has ultimately finished.

These are only a couple of new MMORPGs that are being developed, many more like the Star Trek MMO have been announced, but since World of Warcraft is on its final journey with the Wrath of the Lich King and the many content updates that will come along in the next year or two that will lead up to the ultimate end fight with Arthas, a.k.a the Lich King, eleven million subscribers may need a new MMO to migrate to. There will be many choices for the gamers to choose from, but the one that will capture the market the way Warcraft did will ultimately by the game that succeeds.

Even if a new MMORPG comes in a takes the crown away from Warcraft after its end, Warcraft will still be perceived as the greatest massively multiplayer online roleplaying game ever. Until Blizzard release their new one that is…

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Movie adaptations to look out for!

May 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s the time of the year when this years blockbuster movies come out in succession. It’s also the time when movie games, based on said movies, come out to coincide with the movie release. Video games based on films tend to sell very well, but don’t tend to be very good. This year, however, the games are looking fantastic. So what is in store for this summer?

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Who wouldn’t like to control a regenerating, virtually indestructible, claw wielding superhero? Well, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine you get to do just that! Developed by Raven Software, Wolverine is the video game companion to Marvel’s summer blockbuster of the same name. The plot for the game is not directly related to the movie, but it does feature Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in both his likeness to the character and his voice.

For a Marvel video game it is quite a bloody affair. Wolverine’s claws rip through Weapon X security guards, leaving pools of blood and dismembered body parts all over the place. This is no surprise, since Raven Software created one of the most bloodiest game series ever, Soldier of Fortune. It seems Raven have took the idea of Wolverine having these claws and put them into context in the real world and in the real world sharp metal claws equals blood, blood and more blood!

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Graphics-wise Wolverine looks great, but this is to be expected. Movie video game tie-ins are expected to be as good looking as the films they represent. This usually has a unfortunate effect on the rest of the game as the developers focus on making it look like the movie and sacrifice gameplay, AI and other important aspects. However, in this case Raven Software have managed to not sacrifice the important aspects. The controls are fluid and intuitive with moves being mapped to only a few buttons and AI is generally good with the usual inclusion of cannon fodder.

In essence, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is just like its main protagonist, a raw, animalistic beast, and that’s what makes it so good. Wolverine is available on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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The new Terminator Salvation movie looks awesome. Many people doubted whether another film should be done especially after Terminator 3. The same could be said for the games. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was a poor game at best with the only cool thing about it was it had terminators in it. Then again most movie based video games generally aren’t that great, but there are a few exceptions, and Terminator: Salvation is looking to be one of those games that will buck the trend.

The main reason for this is the inclusion of two-player co-operative play. While only limited to split screen, co-operative play has been a big hook since its inclusion in Gears of War. Not only that, GRIN the developers have put a lot of time and effort into creating a believable post-apocalyptic world and its shows.

In this post-apocalyptic world you, as John Conner, and your team carry out specific missions to take the fight to the machines. Conner can take cover behind various objects and trade fire whist behind them. But GRIN have designed the combat system to allow you to flank the enemy by exploiting the environment. This is a neat feature and adds another dynamic to the gameplay.

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The games story takes place two years before the film when John Connor is in the military. It follows you as John Connor on his missions before the events of the film and his development into the heroic leader most fans know him as in the first couple of films. GRIN seem to have nailed the post-apocalyptic world of the Terminator universe, co-operative play and have developed a combat system that allows for various ways of taking down the machines. Terminator: Salvation looks like a movie video game worthy of the attention. Terminator: Salvation will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 when released.

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Yes Ghostbusters was released in the 80’s but this is a game based on a movie franchise worth writing about. In essence the Ghostbusters game is the third film in the series (even though a third film has been announced). The story is written by the writers of the original film, Dan Acykroyd and Harold Ramis, so already it’s a must!

The original cast has been faithfully recreated to look almost identical to what they looked like in the two films. The game negates having a heads-up-display to show information, like health, and instead opts for a similar system to Dead Space, were your proton pack displays all you vital information.

Now about those proton packs, apart from crossing the streams, you need to also worry about overheating, luckily you don’t need to worry about ammo. The ghost-trapping gameplay works a treat, with you throwing out traps and slamming them with your proton beam, everything feels just as it should. The developers, Terminal Reality, have also managed to create an atmosphere that borders between scary and humorous. As you walk down spooky corridors you comrades start making fun of you or crack a joke of and occasionally shout out advice.

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The graphics of Ghostbusters depends on which version you purchase, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have very realistic, shiny graphics that the owners almost expect to see these days, where as the Wii version has a more cartoony look to it. This maybe due to the lack of powerful hardware in the Wii, but it the chosen graphics work extremely well. You could go as far as saying it makes it feel that more Ghostbusters-y. Rumours have been flying around about co-operative play being included then taken out. If this is the truth it would be the only negative in what looks to be a great game. Hopefully, there is co-operative play as there would be nothing better than playing this game with three of your friends.

Which ever version you pick up, Ghostbusters looks to be a video game treat. Many fans have been waiting for a Ghostbusters game like this, me included. Ghostbusters will be released 16/06/2009 for the DS, PS3, PC, Xbox 360 and Wii.

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Shadow of the Colossus Movie?

April 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes, it seems Hollywood can’t keep their hands off video games still. After a string of video game titles in the early 00’s, which were largely criticised, some flopped after release and more went straight to DVD, the seminal Shadow of the Colossus is to be made into a film. Oh no…

Shadow of the Colossus was one of THE must have games of the PS2 era. There wasn’t much story to it, the basic story was to save what appeared to be a princess by slaying a range of Colossi in a mysterious land. Each Colossus had a certain tactic as to how to defeat it and this was one of the great appeals of the game. As well as this, the game had the most breathtaking graphics seen on the PS2 as well as one of the most detailed, the Colossi themselves where the most detailed characters in the game with details right down to the hair.

This is the main reason why there are so many reservations as to why some one would want to make Shadow of the Colossus into a film. The story present in the game was excellent, but it was simple, intriguing and in the end deceitful with its plot twist. But there isn’t much to go on to turn it into a film. Yes they have a beginning and an end, but the middle just consists of finding the particular Colossus, riding your horse there and then slaying the Colossus. That’s it.

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However, Justin Marks, who is adapting the story for the screen and wrote the new Chun-Li film, believes it can be turned into a Lord of the Rings style fantasy blockbuster, and will expand upon the minimalistic story.

Ideally, this game will never be made into a film, but like most great games out there, there seems to be a place in Hollywood for them, and Shadow of the Colossus will join a list of great games that are being made into films, like Gears of War, Halo and Metal Gear Solid. Lets hope they manage to pull it off and create a magnificent film.

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Nintendo DSi

April 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The next incarnation of the hugely popular Nintendo DS is here. With an added vowel to the name, the Nintendo DSi brings with a host of new feature, such as the two DSi Cameras. As well as this Nintendo have created the Nintendo DSi Shop. Similar to the WiiWare shop for the Nintendo Wii and the App Shop for the iPhone, the DSiShop allows owners to buy DSiWare games and applications.

The main feature of the new DSi are its two new VGA 0.3 megapixel digital cameras. One on the outer casing and one pointing to the user on the internal hinge. To accompany the two cameras is an SD card slot, allowing you to save your photos and transport them onto a computer so they don’t clog the memory of your DSi.

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The Nintendo DSi also has multimedia capabilities. An SD card can be used not just for storing pictures, but for downloaded software from the DSiStore and to store AAC encoded music, which is played using the Nintendo DSi Sound feature and also acts as a voice recorder in conjunction with the microphone. The player also allows you to edit what ever audio is playing, by allowing you to add filters, adjust the pitch etc.

On the looks side, the DSi is pretty much the same apart from the accommodation of the two cameras and SD card. Nintendo have again managed to strip a bit more weight from the already thin previous model, the DS Lite. Specs-wise all is the same, apart from the increase in RAM – up from 4mb to 16mb. Storage can be increased by 32gb with the addition of an SD card. Lastly, the new DSi has upgradeable firmware, like the Wii and Sony’s PSP so any bugs found on release can be fixed as well as new features being incorporated as time goes on.

Overall the Nintendo DSi is a worthy update to the previous DS Lite. It incorporates new features that are natural in the DS’s evolution and will hopefully produce some new and interesting games, which use these features. IF you haven’t checked out the Nintendo DS yet, then this is a great entry point, and if you have a DS Lite, just think of all those new features and you’ll see why this is a must have!

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Happy 20th Birthday GameBoy!

April 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This generation of consoles will be remembered for pushing the boundaries visually, redefining how games are played and also redefining who plays games, with the massive surge of casual gamers and the Wii.

However, this year it its the 20th birthday of the greatest ever handheld console time has ever seen, the Nintendo GameBoy. It has had the life of the underdog from its birth, with its technology being a decade out of date and with a woeful dot-matrix green screen. It optimized Nintendo's attitude of "just good enough". Compared to its rival of the time, the Lynx, it was pitiful. It was the late 80's version of David and Goliath, and David won again. The GameBoy sold tremendously as it was extremely cheap, thanks to it's low tech insides. Not only that, it shipped with an absolutely gem of a game, Tetris. The most popular, addictive game ever gave flight to one of the longest lasting consoles to date, reaching a staggering 14 years being on sale.

The GameBoy not only brought the revolution of handheld gaming to the masses, it saved Nintendo. Nintendo was doomed to go the way Sega ended up, publishing other people's games on other people's systems. The GameBoy managed to sustain Nintendo through the N64 years and the GameCube years and probably helped fund the Wii. The GameCube is just that good! It is the unsung hero of the gaming world and deserves a mention on its 20th birthday!

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

March 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

After the massive success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year from Infinity Ward, it is still collecting rewards two years after it's release, there would be no doubt that a sequel would be on its way. With Activision's policy of releasing a game from the Call of Duty franchise, with Infinity Ward and Treyarch releasing their variant alternately, this year is Infinity Ward's tough task of matching and bettering the standards set by the brilliant Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

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So far news of the second installment has been hard to come by, until Infinity Ward sent out a cryptic message on Twitter. Then at the Games Developers Conference (GDC), Infinity Ward and Activision revealed a teaser trailer for the masses.

The trailer oozes subtle clues, but doesn't really say anything about what the game will be like and what improvements Infinity Ward have made. All those will have to wait until the release, which has been stated as November 10th.

On an interesting note, nowhere in the trailer does it say Call of Duty, only Modern Warfare 2. Are they dropping the Call of Duty tag from their games? Is it just for marketing purposes? Who knows, but recently the Call of Duty series has dropped the numbering system with Call of Duty: World at War, which people thought was Call of Duty 5. Whatever Activision and Infinity Ward are doing with the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 2 is definitely going to be anticipated. you can watch the trailer below.

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Sonic

March 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

During the 90’s there was only two things on people’s minds Sonic or Mario?, or in other terms Megadrive (Genesis) or SNES?
Sonic and Mario were the stalwarts of the 1990’s gaming decade and defined the system they graced upon. Sonic the Hedgehog was the pin-up of Sega’s Megadrive (or Genesis) and Mario of course is the face of Nintendo and in the 90’s graced the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the SNES.
Mario had been around the gaming world for a few years now, debuting in the Donkey Kong series and then having his own game series on the NES. During that period, there was no-one to rival the Italian plumber and his adventures to save Princess Peaches from Bowser.
That was until Sonic burst on to the scene in 1991, in Sonic the Hedgehog, (or Sonic 1 nowadays) for the Megadrive, which had been release just a few years earlier. It was an instant hit, gamers loved flying through the Sonic universe at blistering speeds collecting rings. It had everything from alternate paths, to Special Stages, to hard to get to areas with loads of rings, and cool boss fights.
The main aim of the Game was to stop Dr Robotnik from collecting seven of the Chaos Emeralds. You played through six zones, each with three stages, until you confront Dr Robotnik one last time in the game in the Final Zone.
To collect the Chaos Emeralds you had to collect at least 50 rings, which would unveil a giant golden ring at the end of the stage. This could only be done on the first two stages of a zone as the third stage is where you fight off Dr Robotnik. The golden ring would then send you to the Special Stage, where you get flung round a level like a pinball, avoiding pitfalls that would fling you out of the Special Stage. The Chaos Emeralds were always guarded by crystals that took numerous hits for them to disappear. Oh and lastly, Dr Robotnik had turned all the creatures of the Zones into evil enemies that would attack you and make you lose all your precious rings. If you spun attacked them then they would turn back into their fluffy and cute original state! What game has this!!
Anyway, Sonic the Hedgehog was such a huge success Sega released a sequel the following year and introduced a new playable character, Miles “Tails” Prower. Again Dr Robotnik was after the Chaos Emeralds, but this time use them to power his Death Egg. It was up to Sonic and Tails to stop him.
Sonic 2 built on the previous game with enhanced graphics, however, the core gameplay was the same. The only thing they tweaked was the ability to “charge” sonic up and then let him fly along the level in a ball of blue hedgehog. This new mechanism was a brilliant addition by Sega. Another new addition was Super Sonic. If you had collected all seven of the Chaos Emeralds in the Special Stages, Sonic could unleash his Super Form. to do this Sonic must have 50 rings and then jump into the air. When in Super Sonic mode, Sonic glows yellow and is virtually invincible.
Again, Sonic 2 changed things, this time with the Special Stages. Instead of pinballing around a level, Sonic and Tails ran along a course collecting rings and the elusive Chaos Emerald. Sonic 2 was yet another hit for Sega and continued Sonics' rapid rise in video game fame.
Soon after Sonic 2 was released, the inevitable Sonic 3 was rumoured, and to everybody's relief Sonic 3 was released to the masses. It again built on its predecessor, and improved on the graphics front (as much as you can with sprite graphics). It still included the Chaos Emeralds, Super Sonic and Dr Robotnik. However, there was a new Enemy, Knuckles. Knuckles tried to stop Sonic at every turn. The dastardly Dr Robotnik had tricked Knuckles the Echidna into thinking Sonic was a threat to his home.
Knuckles was an instant hit with the Sonic fans, and due to that Sega decided he warranted a game where he was a playable character, thus Sonic and Knuckles was born. Sonic and Knuckles worked as a stand alone game, but had the added functionality of a system called Lock-On Technology. This allowed the previous versions of Sonic to be plugged in combine the two games together and added new elements to the game, except for Sonic 1, which when plugged into the Knuckles and pressing the A, B and C buttons together, a minigame based upon the Chaos Emerald bonus levels is unlocked called Blue Sphere.
Sonic and Knuckles was the last Sonic game to be released on the Megadrive, and ultimately was the last decent Sonic game to date. Since his change from 2D to 3D Sonic entered a downward spiral of poor games, with equally poor gameplay that did not live upto the speed and skill needed for the original trilogy and Sonic and Knuckles. After the failure of Sega's Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, Sega dropped out of the console market and focused on creating and publishing games, and since 2000, Sega have published a Sonic game every single year, to which none of them were any good. Even the games Sega claimed would capture the essence of Sonic, which the fans craved for and was sadly missing, flopped with disgrace. For someone who grew up loving Sonic, this is a sad turn for the blue hedgehog. Personally, I would be happy if I never saw another Sonic game again, just so we are not disappointed again. However, this will not happen as today's kids still love Sonic, and rightly they should, the idea of a super fast blue hedgehog who has superpowers is just brilliant. But Sega has ultimately set their sights on this demographic, as their previous efforts failed to rekindle the older gamers love of Sonic.
So where does Mario fit into all of this? Well he still lives on strong and just keeps getting better and better. Since his debut in 3D on the N64, Mario has embraced the 3D world with relish. Mario absolutely loves it, and 3D loves Mario. The slower pace and platforming suit Mario perfectly, and has resulted in some f his best games - Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. So does this mean Mario has won the battle that has been going on between gamers for nearly twenty years? Maybe, but as long as there are still Sega Megadrives out there (and the emulators) we will always have Sonic at his best!

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Demigod

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Demigod is a real-time, tactical strategy game merged with extensive role-playing elements. Developed by Gas-Powered Games, it closely resembles the Defence of the Ancients mod for WarCraft III.

This isn’t the first time developers Gas Powered games have taken influence from Blizzard, WarCraft III developers. Dungeon Siege is heavily influenced by Diablo. But who better to take influences from? Blizzard have never to date released a bad game, and continue to push the boundaries with their games.

However, back to Demigod. Demigod sees you taking control of one of several Demigods, each with their own unique abilities. By killing enemies your Demigod gains experience, which can go towards gaining new abilities. Abilities are unlocked via a skill trees, which have a vast number of abilities to choose from and each Demigod has its own unique skill tree. The key is to find a character and skill tree to match your style of play.

Instead of roaming vast worlds and ridding the worlds of evil, Demigod throws you into a battle against an equally matched foe on symmetrical maps, called “Arenas”. The aim of each Arena is to push back your enemy whilst taking control of strategic objectives that can help you change the course of battle.

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The battles in the Arenas do not just centre around your Demigod. Your demigod commands minions, I say command, you do not actually control these minions the computer does for you. The minions will follow your Demigod around the Arena and will attack your enemy automatically. This may be a concern for many  players, as you do not want computer AI to send your army of minions to the other side of the map where you are not engaged in a bloody battle. However, the programming of the minion AI is very good, and response from the beta testing says problems occur infrequently.

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The world of Demigod has been crafted beautifully, and Gas Powered Games has managed to create a vibrant and rich world. The Demigods themselves look awe inspiring. The Rook is a classic tank Demigod, ready to charge in and demolish its foes up close and personal, and it has been designed to look so. The Rook looks like a gigantic stone golem that has catapults built into its shoulders.

In contrast, the Unclean Beast, is a Demigod that likes to poison its foes and suck the life out of the living. The Unclean Beast is modelled to look like a cross between a bear, a wolf, a panther and a corpse. This is where Demigod excels at, creating characters that are interesting to all types of players, so you instantly bond to one Demigod that will suit your preferred style of play.

Gas Powered Games, has managed to create a game that takes one of the most well played mods ever, Defence of the Ancients, and turn it into a promising and hugely polished game. If you missed out the chance to play Defence of the Ancients, then I would definitely check of Demigod.

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Addicted to Games?

March 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Addicts exist in all forms of society, be it alcohol, gambling or video games. Video game addiction is the latest to pop up in the media as being a great concern for today's youth. According to some studies, nearly 10% of American youth (ages 8-18) are clinically addicted to playing video games.

Should you, parents and authorities be concerned?

According to one study, approximately 23% of youth felt they personally were addicted to video games, while 44% claiming their friends are addicted. Assuming that addiction is generally a negative phenomenon, these youth are concerned about themselves and their peers.

Potential negative eddects of video game addiction are:

Detachment from reality

Gamers who spend many hours playing games are by definition not paying attention to what is happening in the world around them. They can become interested in the fantasy or make-believe world inside the game than in the real world.

Violent Personality

Many adults have raised concerns about the violent nature of many video games. Indeed, at least a few cases exist of teens acting out the actions modeled in games, although hard data is hard to com by.

Games such as Grand Theft Auto include theft and sexual crimes. Parents obviously are concerned about their children taking part in these activities, even if it not "real".

More common is the "war" type of game where the gamer merely shoots another combatant.

Impact on Physical Fitness

Just as having a desk job often correlates with an overweight condition, so young adults who are heavily into video gaming have a tendency to be overweight. Clearly when sitting on a couch or the floor playing a game, one cannot be burning off many calories, although the Wii Sports and Wii Fit have addressed this issue to a degree. In addition, many gamers tend to snack on junk food and sugar-laden soft drinks while playing for long periods of time, which as a regular diet can cause obesity and diabetes in the future.

Mental development and thinking habits

Gamers addicted to playing video games may also suffer in their mental development, especially if homework and reading are neglected. While some gamers have argued that many games require critical thinking to play them successfully, others point out the nature of the typical game is quite limited in scope. In other words, one is limited by the world in which the game developer wished to create. Also, video games have been accused of reducing children's attention spans, both in and out of school.

Gamers' perspective

In response to claims of video gaming addiction, gamers point out several facts. First, addiction can take many forms, and video gaming addiction is much less harmful than say, alcohol or drug addiction.  Second, many adults have addictions such as to caffeine and sugar and they seem to function reasonably well in society.

Advancing video game technology means games are becoming more realistic and immersive. This may mean an increase in video game addiction. The debate as to whether video game addiction is truly harmful will continue to be hotly debates, as gaming is becoming one of the biggest forms of media to date. The industry is on par, even in front of, the movie industry in terms of revenue.

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