Last week was a long tough week and left me with no time to jump on to my Xbox One and enjoy a few games. Then, as we were preparing for the latest podcast, Shot O’ Games, I got a notification from Xbox One Smartglass on my Nokia 925 Windows Phone.
Here at 2 shots, we’re already preparing ourselves for MTAC, starting with booking a room to avoid the hassle of driving back and forth and lack of sleep. I’m, of course, busy working on cosplays
and dying ; I’ve decided I shouldn’t just spam Tumblr and Facebook with my progress, but you guys too! ( I keep it pretty controlled actually)
So here’s my big project for MTAC:
And my project for Halloween:
Well depending on your timezone. Sorry I haven’t been posting lately, I have a few articles I plan to have up once I finish suffering in Government. But hey, take a look at this (it corresponds to the time on your computer) :
At long last, it looks like we might get ourselves a TWEWY related game sometime soon; tune in next Monday, the 27th, and the surprise will be revealed!
That’s right High Moon Studios’ Fall of Cybertron, which is due to hit stores later this month, has a demo available to Xbox 360 and PS3 users right now. Having grown up on the mythos of Transformers I knew Cybertron had fallen and that in part is brought the war to earth [Watch Transformers 1980’s series, G1, if you are not familiar]. For this reason I worry a little about the story, but still I’ve been looking forward to this title for some time. Now let’s get to the game at hand, err, controller and see what we should expect from the full retail version.
I’ve been playing the demo on the Xbox 360 and the graphics have improved since War for Cybertron. Gameplay is much in the same, with a new ability for us that I will discuss momentarily. As the they did in War for Cybertron they continue to stay true to the origins and familiar designs of the bots and cons we know. The soundtrack available on the demo did a great job of pumping me up.
We get to play parts to two missions. One involving Bumblebee and the other being Vortex. It’s not much gameplay for the campaign side, but just enough to wet our appetite. What they seemingly intended to show was the controls and gameplay of robot, car type vehicle, and aerial vehicle. All move with ease as they should and you can customize the controller layout in the options. A quick note about the controller layout options is that Grimlock has his own controller options in said menu. Playing through the missions with Bumblebee and Vortex was fun and still challenging, though the default difficulty is set to normal. Graphics and sound mixed well to create a strong ambience that drew me into the game, and when that sections abruptly ended it was almost a shock back to reality. Well, almost.
The one thing that stood out was the ability to switch the hand that holds your weapon in robot mode. This is a game changer! I know can flip left to right on the fly, mid game to better aim or use cover more effectively. Let’s say your moving right along a wall of cover, you’ll want the weapon in the right hand and vice versa. This made things even more fun and it carries over into multiplayer.
Multiplayer, as I reported from Comic Con, is still epically awesome. It feels right changing between modes and moving about. Combat is natural and more fluid than the War for Cybertron. In fact I think overall the gameplay in multiplayer and single player is moving at a faster speed and the game responds quicker. Just a few modes of multiplayer are available to try, but still very fun. The customization options have also gotten some work, but I’ll admit I didn’t spend much time there- I just wanted back in the action.
All in all the demo is worth downloading. It’s also a good way to keep yourself occupied until the 21st of this month of August when it’s released to retail. Go have some fun and let us know what you think.
With Windows 8 release coming later this year, we took a deeper look into the current release preview to see what new changes and features you can expect. Truly, this is a milestone release and improves on many things. Granted with Metro, it’s different and not everyone is a fan. That being said, come release date Microsoft will have a promotion allowing you to purchase the digital upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro for only $39.99. If you prefer a disc, your local retailer will have them for $69.99 for the duration of this promotion. This is only valid for upgrades from Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Now on to the video.
July 31st is closing in on us, and that means it’s almost time for Kingdom Hearts: 3D (Dream Drop Distance). Several things were released this week, so lets kick off this post, with the full, official, English Trailer, just released on Monday!
This past week I was one of the first to play Mass Effect 3 in Las Vegas. We were only allowed to play a short section, but it shows a lot about the quality of the game. It is also worth noting that the game is still in development so a few things may change and be improved upon.
We had the pleasure of stopping by Blue Microphones Booth at CES 2012 to take a look at their new products. They did have quite a bit displayed including the Snowball and Yeti microphones that we have used and found to be of excellent quality.