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Posted 03:14pm 04/05/13 by: limimi
The 5 Inch Floppy is back! This week is a double episode, with Junglist kicking things off with the indie Horror game Slender: The Arrival to see just how frightening it is. He follows that up with something completely different - the jazzy sea-faring turn based battler Leviathan: Warships.
You can watch the 5 Inch Floppy embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course. And as always, you can get more of your Junglist fix by checking out the 5 Inch Floppy on Facebook and the 5 Inch Floppy Blog and following TheJunglist on Twitter!
The 5 Inch Floppy - Slender: The Arrival and Leviathan WarshipsPosted: 03 May 13 | 727 views | 131.1MB
Andy is back everybody! And just like every week, we are once again blessed with another episode of The Weekly Update! This week Andy talks the upcoming Xbox reveal on May 21st (22nd in Australia) and brags about his hands on with the Dualshock 4 acquired by Melbourne indie developers Nnooo, who are working on a new game for the PlayStation 4.
He then talks about Nintendo's latest software update for the Wii U and ends this episode checking out the 25 hour gaming marathon that took place from yesterday until this morning. You can still donate to the excellent Starlight Children's Foundation via the official site! And you can watch The Weekly Update embedded below or in our videos library - going full screen for HD of course!
BigPond GameArena Weekly Update 03 May 2013Posted: 03 May 13 | 275 views | 146.4MB
Posted 12:40pm 03/05/13 by: limimi
Do you have plans for the weekend of May 17th to 19th? Are you in Melbourne? If you answered no and then yes respectively, you should go to Battle Arena Melbourne for some kickass fighting game action. This year CouchWarriors have super-sized the event - BAM5 is going to be huge.
The event will feature tournaments for Super Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters XIII, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5, Super Smash Bros Brawl and Injustice: Gods Among Us, along with exhibitions featuring Mortal Kombat 9 and a host of other titles. Around 300 players will descend on Melbourne for the event - including pro-gamer Jonny 'Humanbomb' Cheng - and naturally matches will be streaming throughout the weekend.
It's not just about matches though - Tom Taylor, author of the excellent Injustice prequel comics will be signing autographs and thanks to a partnership with Sound Bytes, the entire thing kicks off with a live music performance by chiptune artist Pselodux. You can find more information, along with registration and location details over on the official site. I wish I lived in Melbourne.
The bit you're not going to believe about Grand Theft Auto V is the character switching mechanic. Everything else I'll tell you I saw is superficially feasible, but the way you jump from one character to another defies what we've seen so far in games.
I'm sure Rockstar won't like inviting the comparison between GTA and the Driver series - after all, at one point the two battled head-to-head for the same crown. Whichever way you look at it though, Driver San Francisco's switching is probably the easiest way to give you an idea of what GTA V is doing... except Rockstar is going grand.
Posted 09:26am 02/05/13 by: limimi
Are ghosts real? In the sense of spirits, yes absolutely. But in another sense, in the sense of deniable ops type soldiers, yes - almost definitely. And it is the second of these definitions Infinity Ward have decided to go with for the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise - Call of Duty: Ghosts. To repeat, there will probably be zero spectral anomalies in the new Call of Duty game.
Ghosts will however feature a brand new cast in a new story and world built on a brand new Call of Duty engine designed especially for next-gen platforms. Which should make it no surprise then, that the new game will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the 5th of November, as well as the PlayStation 4 and the as-of-yet still unnamed next-gen Xbox. In fact, if you're hoping to get more than a teaser trailer, the first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts will be a part of Microsoft's next-gen unveiling on May 21st.
Meanwhile if you're eager to learn more about Ghosts you can check out the official site and the official Facebook page for more info and you can watch the first teaser trailer embedded below. It will hit our servers later, but it's currently available through Youtube - so it is metered. I've never gotten into the Call of Duty games, but I have a couple of friends who are going to flip out at this, and maybe wet their pants when they learn it has a new engine. What do you think, are you looking forward to a new Call of Duty? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 05:25pm 01/05/13 by: limimi
Just a quick heads up for all of you out there enjoying last week's most awesome release - Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. Word has come down from Capcom that both Dark Arisen and original version of Dragon's Dogma have been issued an update which may corrupt save files for some users on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
If you've been fortunate enough to avoid the update so far, Capcom suggests backing up your save data - either to the cloud if you have access to it (through PlayStation Plus or Xbox LIVE Gold membership) or to an external device like a USB flash drive. Instructions for backing up externally are available via PlayStation.net and Xbox.com.
If you can't backup, or are having continual trouble with broken saves, playing offline will be the way to go until Capcom pushes the fix for the update. Fortunately, Capcom are on it and hope to have a solution soon. I think I would vomit if I lost my save, and I'm nowhere near the Dark Arisen content yet. My condolences to anyone who has lost theirs.
Posted 11:09am 01/05/13 by: limimi
Far Cry 3's stand alone expansion Blood Dragon is not what you'd usually expect as a follow up to a game set on a modern day tropical island with cassowaries and crazy pirates. Unlike its progenitor, Blood Dragon takes you into the future of the past, a cavalcade of glowing neon, improbable weapons and explosions, heaps of explosions.
And best of all, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is available tomorrow on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, giving you the opportunity to live all your Michael Biehn dreams beneath an eye-watering red sky. Having played only a bit of Blood Dragon, I can't comment on it's gameplay - but it is certainly dedicated to its retro-future theme. It's like an FPS Run Saber - you can almost see the 'futuristic' action-platformer it would have been had it been built in the SNES/Mega Drive era.
The launch trailer for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is embedded below - it's currently only available on Youtube however, so it is metered content. It's totally worth checking out however, it is probably one of the most ridiculous things you will see all week. Are you buying Blood Dragon, or have you bought it already? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted 03:53pm 02/05/13 by: limimi
Rockstar has released the new Grand Theft Auto V trailers they promised were coming, showcasing the lives of our three main protagonists this time around - Michael, Franklin and Trevor. We already knew the game was set to be released on the 17th of September, but now we can see what we're getting into!
Michael is the mobster, Tommy Vercetti getting old and going through marital issues and a mid-life crisis - sort of like a less Italian Tony Soprano. Franklin is the gang-banger, CJ if he never left Grove Street and is only now trying to escape the turf war. And Trevor is the wildcard baby, a hillbilly drug dealer with no equivalent in previous games.
You can watch the trailer embedded below - it will hit our servers later, but it's currently available through Youtube, so it is metered content. I think it looks awesome - I'm most looking forward to checking out Franklin's story, being the CJ fan I am. What are your thoughts on the trailer? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: The videos have made their way to our library - separated into one for each character. Click the links for Michael, Trevor and Franklin. I didn't want to give any of them precedence, so none of the videos have been embedded below. Instead I've embedded a gif showing another rich old guy with marital issues, an idiot and a black man named Franklin!
Techland announced the end result of Project Hell today - Hellraid, a First Person Adventure game set in a world where the armies of Hell have stormed the realm of man - and only the best have the skills necessary to survive. Like Techland's Dead Island, Hellraid features melee combat, four player co-op and randomly generated loot. It also adds in magic - with four classes to play as - and a Game Master system governing loot and enemy placement. Also, co-op players will compete against each other for kills and quest completion - which should be interesting.
At the very least, it can't be any worse than Dead Island: Riptide, which I reviewed yesterday. No release date has been set for Hellraid, but it will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime later this year. I'll give this a shot, assuming they fix the heck out of their engine - what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Ubisoft has announced the release date for Watch Dogs, the next big IP from Ubisoft Montreal - the makers of Assassin's Creed - and that release date is the 21st of November on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU! The game will also be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and is planned for other super top secret next generation consoles.
Ubisoft have also taken the opportunity to announce Watch Dogs special editions - the Dedsec Edition, which comes with an Aiden Pearce figurine - the Vigilante Edition, which gives players a... hat and a mask - the Uplay Exclusive Edition, exclusively available through Uplay - and The ANZ Special Edition, which is not particularly special compared to the others. You can check them all out on Ubisoft's official store.
A pretty cool new trailer was also released for Watch Dogs today - and you can watch it embedded below. It's via Youtube, so it is metered content, but I'll be certain to update this post when it hits our servers. Are you looking forward to Watch Dogs? Let us know in the comments below!
Update: It's now available through GameArena quota free.
Watch Dogs "Out of Control" Gameplay TrailerPosted: 30 Apr 13 | 167 views | 153.1MB