Ash plays Hand of Fate, Scott plays Telltale’s Game of Thrones ep 2, and Matt plays Hero Emblems. We also talk the return of Aquaman, Aliens, and plastic band instruments! Finally, in the NAQOTW, we ask you how you deal with the snow and sickness to defeat cabin fever!
If someone were to take a time traveling phone booth to the past just to ask 13 year old me what he’d like to see in a video game, 13 year old me’s answer would likely be BROFORCE. Developed by Free Lives, a South African studio, BROFORCE is a blood-soaked love letter to the classic action films we all grew up on.
On this episode we welcome the awesome Michael Biehn, whom you already know from such films as Terminator, Aliens, and Tombstone. We talk with Michael Biehn about movies, his directorial experience with The Victim, providing his voice to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and more. Also, Miellyn Barrows stops by to put up with Scott and Ash, while Matt and Hilary are out; and we told you so about ABC’s upcoming TV show, SHIELD. See the future.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a bold take on a classic genre that hopefully brings new players into the fold. With a ton of depth and customization, players could easily find themselves spending hours upon hours tweaking their squads armor, colors, heads, and haircuts before sending their tiny soldiers out to face their inevitable brutal slaughter (unless you reload). But is it fun? (clicky)
“…Along with the mind-blowing cinematography, fun on-the-edge-of-your-seat scenes and interesting characters, there is a pretty gnarly part which provoked me to leave the theatre for a minute to get some fresh air. Yep. I almost passed out. I can handle horror movies and icky violence, but this particular scene struck a phobia chord. However, even with the onset of sweaty lightheadedness, I still think the scene was done well. When I looked at the faces of people around me, I could tell they were stunned, jaws clenched and brows furrowed. A few had even covered their eyes…”
Not only is Colonial Marines the canonical sequel to Aliens (one of my favorite films of all time), the game played well and was visually stunning. The fine folks at Gearbox and SEGA have finally given us a release date that’s not too far off, February 12, 2013.
If we could all take a break for a moment from playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer or attempting to spoil the ending for yours truly, something landed this past week that we all overlooked. Ridley Scott's new trailer for Prometheus…
In recent years Alien Invasion has become incredibly popular. Aliens are, as Scott would say, “The new hotness”. Everywhere you look someone is getting killed/probed and/or abducted by an Alien. Where is Will Smith when you need him? Falling Skies does not reinvent the genre of Alien invasion stories, but humanizes the story and makes it feel a bit more real.
So why has there never been a truly amazing Aliens video game? Gearbox hopes to fix that with Aliens Colonial Marines coming in 2012. Take a look at this teaser… for the film that should have been.