Battlefield 3 Vs Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

January 16, 2012 at 3:53 am | Posted in Articles, Reviews, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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The big battle has finally come. After a couple of months since both the games release, the rivalry still burns strong through fans of the games. So let’s take both games and compare them up against each other. What’s the worst that could happen? Oh…that.

So let’s kick this Godzilla Vs King Kong battle with a part of both games that possibly 30% of the gamers haven’t even touched. The campaign.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

December 8, 2011 at 4:06 am | Posted in Articles, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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Now, I had quite the bad experience with Operation Flashpoints previous adventure ‘Dragon Rising’ but the thing that got to me the most was that I really did want to get on with the game. It had a set-up to be a great tactical and most importantly co-op shooter, but it just failed to deliver to me in a lot of ways. So when Red River was announced I kept my ears and my heart open for Flashpoints second chance to win me over.

Like Dragon Rising, Red River is a brutal kick to the teeth to anyone who considers themselves as a hardcore FPS player. In some cases, you may actually be a hardcore FPS player who may find this statement moot. But Operation Flashpoint has been known to bring even the biggest players to tears. Its constant large scale combat mixed with realistic weapon accuracy and even more realistic damage hit points gives a more heavier approach to what most gamers may have expected to be yet another gun-ho approach to war. You’ll definitely feel the pressure when enemies are flowing over the hills and you’re blindly shooting whilst trying to not only save your own ass, but three other soldiers part of your fire team. Red River, whilst a little bit easier than Dragon Rising, still gives you quite a hard time and wont feel bad about bullying you, stealing your lunch money and fornicating with your mother after either.

Bodycount

December 8, 2011 at 3:39 am | Posted in Articles, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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2011 has been a crazy year for video games. There’s been so many, it’s been almost impossible to keep track and November seems to only bring the accumulative force of all the biggest franchises releasing all at once. 2011 was also a showcase for a lot of new shooters. Crysis 2, Brink and Bulletstorm were main contenders of this year to possibly steal attention from the popular ‘you know who’ franchise, and the final addition to this collection of titles was Bodycount.

Eurogamer ’11 – Battlefield 3

December 8, 2011 at 3:37 am | Posted in Articles, Eurogamer Expo, Events, Preview, XboxLiveAddicts | 2 Comments
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A floor stealer for me this year was definitely Battlefield 3, partly because I enjoyed it a lot, and partly because they had a ton of the consoles running it. It literally stole the floor. Alongside Modern Warfare 3. These two games generated an insane amount of activity and the queues for both were incredibly long. The only other game generating THAT much attention would have been Skyrim.

Available at the show was both single player and the multiplayer. The single player was a short excerpt from level Operation Guillotine, a night time level set on storming a city complex. The level didn’t show off a great deal of what we can expect and even though the TV’s settings were ridiculously dark, it still boasted some incredibly good graphics for some vibrant and effective firefights. The city area didn’t show off the games immersive sound all that well, but with all the background noise of the show, it was sometimes hard to tell.

Eurogamer ’11 – Rage

December 8, 2011 at 3:31 am | Posted in Articles, Eurogamer Expo, Events, Preview, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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Rage has been a hard one these past few months. It’s tried so hard but just hasn’t brought it the audience it needs. Its major issue is that of being classed as too generic.

That may sound a little bit harsh but this was my general opinion regarding Rage before I even picked it up. After playing it, the game didn’t grab me and give me a memorable enjoyable experience. Sure the game does well in looking good. It’s presentable and gives a nice variety in weapons and settings but it just doesn’t scream out for players to try it.

Eurogamer ’11 – Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3

December 8, 2011 at 2:55 am | Posted in Articles, Eurogamer Expo, Events, Preview, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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You can’t have Battlefield 3 without MW3, the main contender. Not even a contender in some MW fans eyes. Alas, available at Eurogamer was the survival game mode of Spec Ops. Based on a more wave style of game play, Infinity Wards Spec Ops pits two players against wave of soldiers, dogs, juggernauts and light aircraft in some intense firefights on maps found in the game. The map Paris was filled with tight roads and winding back alleys perfect for bottlenecking large groups of enemies.

Eurogamer ’11 – Counter Strike Global Offensive

December 8, 2011 at 2:52 am | Posted in Articles, Eurogamer Expo, Events, Preview, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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When talking about games and especially reviewing them, I hate comparing them. The phrase ‘It’s like ‘this’ but…’ makes me cringe, since when can a game not just take inspiration from another without it being a copy or clone of another, bigger title. With that said, Counter Strike Global Offensive, or more commonly known as CS:GO, could well be the love child of Left 4 Dead and Half Life 2. A legitimate one of course.

It makes sense to use those comparisons due to both titles being created by Valve, which is also the creative mind behind the original PC first person shooter classic Counter Strike, but is a new addition to the CS family going to be a welcome one? With the current state of shooters, most notably current warfare ones, we can only wait and see.

Brink

December 8, 2011 at 2:28 am | Posted in Articles, Reviews, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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The first person shooter is a tough nut to crack. Since the PC, First Person shooters have been stealing players away from other genres and slowly but surely, the genre has developed and grown in intuitive and clever ways. We’ve taken the bad with the incredibly good and currently, we sit within a FPS limbo. With the Call of Duty franchise wooing over a majority of FPS players, this genre deadzone is literally enough to make or break new series. But is now the time for something new to take in the limelight?

God I certainly do hope so. As groundbreaking as COD 4 was when it hit our consoles, the multiplayer, four games on has become stale with little real advancements and whilst the ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’ saying would normally apply. Sometime down the line, minor changes and fannying about with over priced map packs just isn’t going to cut it.

Enter Brink, a title from UK developer Splash Damage, known for titles such as; Enemy Territories Quake Wars and Doom 3. Brink brings an objective heavy, class based style of game play with some seriously creative parkour elements. Top that off with a unique visual style and some serious customisation and we could be onto a winner here.

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Portal 2

December 8, 2011 at 2:12 am | Posted in Articles, Reviews, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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Wretchedness: The initial hype surrounding the release of Portal 2 has managed to die down quite a lot recently, so what better time to pick up a copy and have a go. That’s exactly what we did.

W: Considering the amount of time since release you have no doubt read countless reviews for this game. We thought we would do something different, a joint review. Two reviewers for the price of one, proof that you can have your cake and eat it too. No Lie.

MechanicalR: Following the massive response Portal 1 got after being added as a content filler to Valves Half Life 2 juggernaut The Orange Box. Portal based puzzles took the gaming world by storm and with it, a new type of gamer was born.

M: Portals puzzles got everyone involved, family members and loved ones watching from the sofa as you rake your brains for the solution would chip in and throw in their two cents or just mock you for your poor observation skills. Valve took notice of this and decided to take Portal 2 one step further.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior

October 31, 2010 at 2:00 am | Posted in Articles, Xbox 360 Reviews | Leave a comment
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