Chris Cerami

Duke Nukem never comes early

Well, I can’t say that this should come as much of a surprise, but Duke Nukem Forever has been delayed. Again. I know that a lot of gamers probably thought the delays were done since we’re only two months from its May release date, and Gearbox has taken the reigns, but time makes fools of us all. Yesterday, Gearbox announced via the 2K Games YouTube channel that Duke fans would have to...

Random Game of the Week #3 – Sentinel Returns

Sentinel Returns – Playstation – 1998 And we’re back for our latest random game. When my random number generator landed on the original Playstation I got a little worried. I have some really great games on the PS1: Parappa the Rapper, Klonoa, and Oddworld to name a few. On the other hand, I also have some real garbage. So, we spin the wheel and the answer is Sentinel Returns, a 1998 title publishe...

SHMUSICUP: Shoot Music Up – PC Review

SHMUSICUP: Shoot Music Up Developer: Tzai Entertainment (website) Publisher: Tzai Entertainment Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up, Rhythm/Music Price: $14.99 ($9.99 for pre-orders) Platform: PC Release Date: TBA Hybrids are usually risky when it comes to video games, but sometimes when pulled off right they can be revolutionary. SHMUSICUP: Shoot Music Up claims to be a hybrid of the shoot em up and rhythm/music...

URL Hunter – A game played entirely in your URL bar

Every once in a while someone comes up with a unique and interesting game idea that changes the way we think about what a game is. The last game that had that kind of effect for me was Wolfenstein 1D, a game played along a line only one pixel wide and still surprisingly faithful to the classic FPS. Today there is another. URL Hunter is a game that takes places entirely in the address bar of your w...

SHMUSICUP blends rhythm and shoot ’em up gaming

I will gladly admit that rhythm games are one of my favorite genres of games. PaRappa the Rapper, Elite Beat Agents, and Taiko Drum Master are permanent parts of my collection, and I just played through the entirety of Gitaroo Man last night. The only way rhythm games can be made even better in my book is by combining them with another genre to create a hybrid of epic proportions like the Bit.Trip...

Oddworld’s Oddboxx 50% off, now multiplatform

The Oddboxx, Oddworld Inhabitants’ digital collection of the four classic Oddworld games has just been released across all major digital distribution platforms. The list of download services includes Amazon, Direct2Drive, GOG, GamersGate, and Stardock, along with Steam for which it was originally released. In order to celebrate the arrival of the Oddboxx to the rest of the digital realm, Odd...

Australia may get 18+ rating by July

According to an article published today by The Age, an R18+ rating for video games may come to Australia in the foreseeable future. Much to the dismay of Australian gamers, the country has been lacking an adult rating for video games. Unlike the United States’ ESRB and Europe’s PEGI, Australia’s Classification Board is controlled by the federal government, rather than being an in...

Battlefield 3 Fault Line Episode 2 released

Ever since the release of Battlefield: Bad Company, DICE has sort of made a name for itself in the field of demolition. Similar to series like Red Faction, Battlefield has come to be known as the king of destructible environments. It doesn’t seem like Battlefield 3 is going to give up that title without a fight. EA and DICE have released the second episode of Battlefield 3 Fault Line, titled...

Random Game of the Week #2 – Metroid Fusion

Metroid Fusion – Gameboy Advance – 2002 Talk about good luck. My first random game was Solaris for the 2600, a space combat game which I thoroughly enjoyed despite having no idea what it was prior to starting this. Now for my second random game I end up with Metroid Fusion, perhaps one of my all-time favorite games on the Gameboy Advance. This is the game that got me into the entire Metroid series...

Crysis 2 to be scored by Hans Zimmer

Let me start this off by telling you that last night I saw Rango, and I thought that it was absolutely fantastic. It was essentially The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly but with a cartoon lizard voiced by Johnny Depp. What about that doesn’t sound awesome? Now you might ask why I’m bring this up in a post that is clearly about Crysis 2. Well, the score for Rango (which rocked my socks clea...

FEZ finally to see release in 2011

As anyone can tell you, the two things I love are platformers and retro games. You can imagine then how excited I have been the last few years about the impending release of FEZ. It may seem like a lifetime ago that FEZ first came on the scene, and some may have given up waiting for it all together. Today, however, it was announced that POLYTRON, the independent studio that created FEZ, and Trapdo...

Bungie Cares initiative offers aid to Japan

In the wake of the recent trifecta of disasters Japan has been facing in the last week, several companies and organizations have made attempts to lend a helping hand in one way or another. Bungie, creators of Halo, Marathon, and Myth, have stepped up once again to do their part. Similar to their relief campaigns for the Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina victims, Bungie will be attempting to...

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