Every once in a while a development team will spring up that sadly doesn’t get the respect or sales numbers they rightly deserve. Let’s take a look at Platinum games for a moment, and some things you may have missed.
X-Box live is offering all of the Mass Effect 2 DLC for 200 points each. This deal actually expires late tonignt, but if you haven’t stumbled across this news yet I’ll spell it out for you.
800 > 200
Holiday booty that is! Since my brothers in nerdery are in the process of moving to a new lair and/or stalking Kristen Bell or something, I figured I’d keep the dream alive and continue my mad holiday posting spree. What else am I supposed to do with 17 days off? Because it’s always fun to discuss what you got for the holidays, let’s make some more fracking lists.
With SWTOR slated for Q1 2011 many of us are already within its “force grip”, so to speak. I have friends that ask me on a weekly basis what class and specialization I plan on playing, so I figured I may as well make a list for those that haven’t yet decided what to roll. Enjoy this compilation of information gathered from a variety of resources that may make the decision a bit easier.
James Earl Jones and Aaron Neville read a Christmas classic.
This Christmas eve let us celebrate an amazing Bioware crossover event. For a while now I’ve been hearing rumors that the best female voice actress in the biz, Jennifer Hale was going to be the voice of the Trooper class in Bioware’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. Well with this X-mas eve trailer those rumors have been confirmed! (Click to behold greatness)
In recent years some developers have taken it upon themselves to become “Hype men” for their respective companies. Now let’s get one thing straight, if I worked on a AAA title that looked like Bulletstorm, you bet I would hype the living hell out of it. The question however is, have the devs over at Epic and People Can Fly gone too far? Is this latest “hype” filled video for Bulletstorm dumbing down the talent of some amazing artists and programmers?
Are you burnt out on zombies? Well I’m not. The nerdy ladies of Team Unicorn, including our amigo Milynn Sarley (again a one sided friendship) gave us a nice gift for the holidays wrapped in the entrails of the undead! What is this gift you ask? An amazingly produced zombie survival video, that’s what!
Horde mode is a blast, nobody can argue with that. Love or hate Gears of War, horde mode is nothing short of genius. Epic Games continues to award its fans with special events that alter the game-play and make old adventures feel new. This holiday season let us celebrate with the merry sounds of grunting and evisceration, let us celebrate the 12 days of Gearsmas.
Tomorrow marks a very special day for us here at Nerd Appropriate. A day when us nerds march waste deep through the swamps of ‘Nam to rid the world of communists! At some point tomorrow both PSN and XBL will Make Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam available for download. Why are we excited? Well a few of us thought that Bad Company 2 with its updated Frostbite engine was actually a better game than CODBLOPS. We always like rooting for the underdog.
With Christmas less than a week away we here at Nerd Appropriate are more busy than Phillps (…zing). I had plans to write a few breathtakingly long intellectual articles filled with factoids and quotes from interesting people, but I figured I’d spare you all for now and just tell you what I’ve been up to this weekend. Welcome to Weekend Warrior ™.