5 Games That Absolutely Need A Reboot/Remake

Nowadays, it seems like the trend in the video game industry is to make a reboot, re-release, or remake for just about everything.  I’m not complaining about that at all either, I More »

Quick and Painless Dawnguard Review

So I finally got around to doing my very first review, and it’s a video one no less.  It’s a whopping 3 or so minutes long, so if you need to use More »

The Top 5 Games that Impressed/Excited me the Most at E3 this Year

E3 has come and gone once again, so it looks like it’s about that time to discuss which games we all can’t wait to get our grubby little hands on.  And since More »

Speculation of a Second Skyrim DLC Pack Begins, First One Isn’t Even Out Yet.

The publishing company ZeniMax, the same company that published Skyrim, has just filed for a trademark titled “Hearth Fire”.  Some people believe that this may be a reference to the book:  2920, More »

 

Let’s Play Morrowind – Part 1 – It has Begun!

So lately, I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been wanting to go back and do a Morrowind play-through for nostalgia’s sake, if nothing else.  It was one of my favorite games in the early 2000′s, but for some reason, I’ve never gone back and played it like I’ve done with so many of my other favorite titles of the past.  Also, I figured since I have this recording equipment sitting around collecting dust, why not use that too?  So if anyone wants to join me for some Morrowind, then be sure to check out my Let’s Play series that I’m starting up, and will probably be spending a majority of my time working on.

And no, I will not only be making a few videos for this one.  I’m in this one for the long run.  You can also check out our YouTube channel here.

The Next Skyrim DLC Will Probably Take Place in Morrowind.

As many of you probably know by now, I’m a pretty big Elder Scrolls nerd.  So, imagine my surprise when I read that some of the files that were data-mined from the newest Skyrim update contained hints that a return to Morrowind might be on the way.

Here are some of the file-names, along with images of hud icons.

data\interface\Translate_english.txt
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorBonemold BONEMOLD
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorChitin CHITIN
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorNordic NORDIC
$Crafting_$DLC2ArmorStalhrim STALHRIM
$Dragonborn Quests Completed Dragonborn Quests Completed
$DRAGONBORN_ESMName Dragonborn
$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT_PS3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

update.bsa\interface\exported\hudmenu.gfx & quest_journal.gfx
Hudmenu compass markers/quest journal quest header:

http://i.imgur.com/ldx1a.png

http://i.imgur.com/mWGUj.png

update.bsa\interface\startmenu.swf\startmenu.as:
MainList.entryList.push({text: “$DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT” + (iPlatform == 3 ? “_PS3″ : “”), index: StartMenu.DLC_INDEX, disabled: false}); – Via Bethsoft forums.

The thread goes on further to speculate that the expansion will be named “Dragonborn”, and that mountable dragons will also be a possibility once the DLC is released.

So how do I feel about all of this?  I’m pretty excited, actually.  A while ago, when it was speculated that a future Skyrim expansion might take place in Morrowind, I wasn’t too thrilled about the possibility.  But the more and more I think about it, the more I like the idea.  It will be cool to go back and see how Morrowind has changed since the 3rd Elder Scrolls–even if it’s just to see the updated graphics.

Of course, the main setting of this expansion will probably be Solstheim, which is where the Bloodmoon expansion for Morrowind took place (which is probably my favorite Elder Scrolls expansion of all time).  Hopefully we’ll be able to venture out into the mainland as well, but either way, I think this DLC will be better than Dawnguard.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan also has a Release Date.

Leviathan, the new upcoming DLC for Mass Effect 3, will be released on August 28th for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.  But for some random reason, European PS3 players will have to wait until August 29th to download their copy.

We are very pleased to officially announce that the Mass Effect 3 Leviathan single-player DLC will be released on August 28th, 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Please note that on Playstation 3 in Europe, it will be available on August 29th. – via BioWare

The new content will only cost $9.99, which seems like a pretty damn good deal considering how much DLC usually runs for nowadays.  Hopefully the low price doesn’t signify a lack of content.

 

 

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has a Release Date.

Today, Konami Confirmed that the North American release date for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be February 19, 2013.  Not only that, but the European/UK release date will follow only a few days later.  Both of these dates of course being only a few months after the world is supposed to end, in case you were wondering.

So yeah, this new installment of the Metal Gear series will feature Raiden as the main character and is strictly an action game, as opposed to usual stealthy-type games that the franchise is known for.  Even so, I’ll definitely give this game a shot, as much as I hated Raiden in the second Metal Gear Solid.

Let’s Play SimCity 4!

I don’t exactly know what it is that has gotten into me, but lately I’ve had the urge to play some SimCity.  So yeah, I figured I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone and make a let’s play out of it, because let’s face it, I’ve been lazy as all hell lately.

*Warning: I might be a little bit more annoying in audio form than I am in text.

Conan O’Brien Takes On Skyrim.

This week in his popular Clueless Gamer Series, Conan O’Brien reviews the newest edition to the Elder Scrolls franchise:  Skyrim.  This was definitely one of the games I was hoping he would pick, because as some of you guys probably know by now, I’m a huge Elder Scrolls fanboy.  Although this may be a few days old by now, and a Skyrim review probably isn’t that necessary at this point, I just had to post it.

Was it just me, or did it seem like Conan really enjoyed himself playing Skyrim?  I’m not really sure how he got geared out so fast though.  Did they use console commands on the Xbox somehow?  Did they really just play it that long?  Either way, what games do you guys still want to see him review?  I’m still hoping for Portal 2.

Microsoft’s GM Says That There Will Be A New Xbox.

In a move that might get somebody in trouble, Microsoft’s Brian Hall briefly mentioned the existence of a new Xbox on a recent podcast.  At around 1:40 is when he mentions the new console:

Although it’s not much, It does confirm that a predecessor to the Xbox 360 is at least being worked on.  Microsoft recently stated that they have no intentions of releasing a new system at any point soon.  However, this small statement makes things a little bit more complicated than that.  I personally would be shocked if we didn’t at least get some details on some new consoles by the end of next year, or probably even E3.

Metal Gear Solid 4 to get Trophies. Here’s the List.

For those of you who don’t know, this Monday Konami will be going back and retroactively introduce trophies to Metal Gear Solid 4.  Here’s the full list of what will be included:

(Obvious Spoilers)

  • Bronze 
You enjoy all the killing, that’s why – 
Killed many enemies in one area, and vomited.
  • Bronze 
Divine Wind – 
Caused a “divine wind” using the Tanegashima.
  • Bronze 
Hands Up! – 
Held an enemy soldier at gunpoint and performed a body check.
  • Bronze 
Emotion Control – 
Controlled an enemy soldier’s emotions using an Emotive Magazine.
  • Bronze 
Hurt me more! – 
Shocked an enemy soldier using Mk. II/III.
  • Bronze 
Drum Can Addict – 
Knocked an enemy soldier flying using a Drum Can.
  • Bronze 
That Tune Is His Mind Control Music – 
Played Oishii Two-han Seikatsu and made one of the BB Corps dance.
  • Bronze 
Overhead view — just like old times… – 
Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.
  • Silver 
SUNLIGHT! – 
Obtained the Solar Gun.
  • Silver 
I Just Don’t Fear Death – 
Caused ALERT status while wearing the Corpse Camo.
  • Silver 
Where I Can See Ya – 
Located enemy soldiers using the Scanning Plug.
  • Silver 
Ghost Photography Addict – 
Snapped at least 5 shots of ghosts on Shadow Moses Island.
  • Silver 
FaceCamo Addict – 
Obtained 10 or more types of FaceCamo (excluding types obtained via password).
  • Silver 
Can you feel my power now!!!? – 
Took control of an enemy soldier’s body using the Mantis Doll or Sorrow Doll.
  • Silver 
Are you an Otaku too? – 
Viewed all model posters.
  • Silver 
You’re pretty good – 
Got kissed by Ocelot during the final battle.
  • Gold 
Flashback Mania – 
Viewed all flashbacks.
  • Gold 
Sounds of the Battlefield – 
Obtained all iPod® tracks (excluding tracks obtained via password).
  • Gold 
I am THE expert on weapons, equipment and cutting-edge technology – 
Obtained all weapons (excluding weapons obtained via password).
  • Platinum 
The Legendary Hero – 
Obtained all trophies. – via siliconera

Site News/Update

Update:  Turns out that the apartment that was rented for this vacation didn’t have internet.  Not only that, but in my drunken stupor, I ended up giving my phone a bath in the ocean on the first night.  So yeah, I apologize for the lack of updates this last week.  I’m back now though (god, help us all), so hopefully things will be back on track.

Hey everyone, just wanted to quickly let you guys know what’s happening on my end of things for the next week or so.

It turns out that I’ll be on vacation until next Saturday (August 4th).  So, what does that mean?  Good question; I’m not really sure to be honest.  Updates might be a little slower than normal, or since I don’t have to worry about work, they might be faster.  They might even stay the same.  What I do know is that I don’t currently own a laptop, and all I have access to is this stupid tablet thing that I’m borrowing.  So in all likelihood, the quality of the images that I use for stories might suffer.  Other than that though, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  Either way, I just wanted to say that if things seem a little off this upcoming week, it’s because I’m on vacation.

While we’re here, I just wanted to give a quick thanks to everyone who’s been visiting the site.  We’ve only been up a couple months now, but I’m really shocked by all of the comments, subscriptions, emails, views, etc. that we’ve had already.  It may not seem like much, but I’m really humbled that some people enjoy visiting the site and reading some of the stuff that I’ve wrote.  I really appreciate it guys and gals.

So yeah, we’ve talked about the past and present, now let’s quickly talk about the future.  When I get back, I’m planning on putting a lot more love into the youtube channel.  I want to get a few Let’s Plays going for sure, and go in a whole different direction in that area.  I also want to get a few more reviews going, but it’s a little harder in the Summer when there isn’t much being released.  What do you guys think?  Any suggestions?

Info on Battlefield 3: Aftermath Revealed.

EA has revealed the first details for the upcoming Aftermath DLC package for Battlefield 3.  The add-on will include four new, urban themed maps that allow you to use earthquake-damaged terrain and debris to your advantage.  It will also include new “heavily modified” military and civilian vehicles, a brand new game mode, as well as new assignments, achievements, and dog tags.

Set amongst the shattered districts, streets and surrounding villages of a post-earthquake Tehran Battlefield 3™: Aftermath depicts a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst the devastation.

With operational capacity severely compromised the opposing forces must adapt and engage in vertical and horizontal urban combat amongst the dust and rubble with cracks and fissures in the terrain providing unexpected cover and paths to objectives. Additional support comes in the form of heavily modified troop transports and civilian vehicles specially adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy. – via Battlefield.com

Aftermath will be the fourth of five DLC packs to be released for Battlefield 3.  It will hit sometime in December of this year following Armored Kill, which is due in September.