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 ™.
Epic Games released some great info for Gears of War fans today. For those that were upset about Gears of War 3 getting pushed to Q4 2011, there was only one morsel of information that offered any sort of respite. The promise of a free multiplayer beta during Q1 2011. Well today Epic released the following information on how to gain access to said beta. Take a look.
Words cannot really express how amazing this new trailer is. Watch Wesker and Magneto compete for a canister of the T-Virus.
I had the pleasure of trying out Dragon Age II over the summer at San Diego Comic Con 2010. Was I a lucky member of the press whisked away to some dark room to spend hours with the game? No, absolutely not. I waited in a long line with other passionate fans for about an hour to get my hands on an early build of the game. As I told a number of my friends, the game looked and felt amazing. Combat had been sped up, and everything felt more fluid and tactile.
Jimmy Fallon is one of us. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Fallon is a nerd. I once saw a tour of his office that revealed some hidden game systems tucked away inside seemingly normal cabinets. Jimmy Fallon is also one of the first high profile “celebrities” to really voice his passion for gaming despite the fact that it is often viewed as “for kids” or “too nerdy”.
What you’re seeing here are the ruins of London England in the year 2184 C.E. The cockney sounding gentlemen states that 2 million were killed in the first day, and another 7 million in the first week. While the numbers may seem low for a massive alien invasion, we are talking about the population of London after many humans left earth due to pollution and overpopulation problems. Also, we should all be aware that many of the humans are more than likley being harvested for some nefarious purpose, as seen in Mass Effect 2.
The trailer for Thor dropped this morning. Have a look and let us know what you think!