By: iorilamia May 21, 2011 | 7 Comments
See the comparison of the in-game characters vs the actors used.
L.A Noire' big whoop are the faces. I've been playing the game and the incredibly realistic facial expressions really do enhance the experience. A few of the characters might have seemed familiar from TV shows or movies. Check out the facial comparison between the game characters and the actual actors.
Aaron Staton (From Mad Men) - Cole Phelps
Erika Heynatz (America's Next Top Model) – Elsa Lichtman
Brian Krause (Mad Men) – Grocery Store Manager
William Charlton (The Shield) – Marlon Hopgood
Michael Bofshever (Bruce Almighty) – Ivan Rasic
William O’Leary (Home Improvement) – Frank Morgan
Patrick Fischler (Oldschool) - Mickey Cohen
Andrew Connolly (Guiltrip) – Captain James Donnelly
Keith Szarabajka (The Dark Knight) – Herschel Biggs
John Nobel (Lord of the Rings and Fringe) – Leland Monroe
Adam Harrington (Dexter) – Roy Earle
Sean McGowan (End of the Spear) – Stephan Bekowsky
Jack Impellizzeri (Two guys, a girl and a Pizza Place) – Floyd Rose
Larry Clarke (The Informant) – Adrian Black
Michael McGrady (CSI:Miami) – Rusty Galloway
Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Startreck, Hollow Man)
Now these aren't all of them (L.A Noire had am impressive cast) but here are some of the more famous people in-game. They did a great job transferirng it to a game. Which are your favorites and most realistic out of all of these? Cole, Marlon, Ivan and Grocer Store guy are amazing. You can't tell in the pic but in-game Roy Earle REALLY looks like Adam Harrington. Leave a comment on what you think about these.
I love Doujin fighters and not too many people talk about them. Here's my review of a game I've been playing for a couple of years; BigBangBeat. Maybe it will get some of you interested in doujin fighters.
If you aren't familiar with Doujin fighters, they are fan-made fighting games that for the most part you can download for free online. A lot of them are actually pretty good and some are turned into official games (Like Melty Blood). Unfortunately many doujin's don't work well or have sketchy fighting systems. I bring you my review of one of my favorites: BigBangBeat- 1st Impression. A PC game.
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Played GuiltyGear since i was young. Wrote on how I feel about the two series, any other fans have some input on how they feel? Decided to write this because as the months pass their is WAY less and less GuiltyGear play and so much BlazBlue expansion.
Well first off, I am originally a GuiltyGear fan before anything else, and it was hard for me to accept BlazBlue's takeover. But I am not completely bias, I tried. Our last versions of GuiltyGear here the two AccentCore games that pretty much fixed and balanced everyhting out nicely (Well, Eddie is still...Eddie).But even with that, the BB Community has been much larger. Upon the release of BB, many people jumped on the bangwagon and loved it, including many old GG players, but with the game being so different, I wouldn't have guessed it taking over the way it did. Since then we have had patches to BB, more games, arcade releases AND DLC. The last year BB has been featured along with ssf4, HDR, and Tekken6 at many of tournaments. With no GuiltyGear in sight (except for the few tournaments that have GG on the side, but it is nothing major and not nearly as many competitors). The only place I see these games still equal is at Evo, where a decent amount of people enter on the side playing BB/GG tournies on small televisions for funzies. What do you guys think about the two games, which is better, why, like them the same, why does it appeal to you and why do you think it appeals to others more? Leave a comment below, and here are my thoughts.
So what makes Blaz B such a popular game so fast?
-Graphics. several of my friends first comments where " dude, the game looks so awesome!" the 3d backgrounds and smooth characters look great.
-Online play. you NEED this now a days.
-Noob friendly easy input mode
- growing game (DLC and new, GG has had many revisions over the years with usually the same roster, and piss people off when they create games like " ISUKA" and "GuiltyGear2")
But in my opinion, the Guilty G upsides are a lot better (besides the online part )
-The game is MUCH faster,has a much better combo system with Fautless romans, cancels and so on leading to crazyness.
- more singe player game modes , to challenge yourself under certain conditions and goals
-graphics. those are some of the best sprites around, they look great and go with the game well. dont need no HD shit.
-characters in GG seem to have a better variety because the BB cast is basically remixed versions of 1-2 characters+ new stuff. Also the ridiculous peronalities of the GG cast are just so lovable.
the music. the bestly metal soundtrack Daisuke Ishiwatari helped create went perfect with the game. I am not against the anime pop music of BB, but personally what GG had fit better, and BB's rock songs just dont have as much "UMPHHH" to them.
overall Blazblue has easier inputs, slower gameplay and not as many ridiculous combos, so it is much more noob friendly and not getting your ass rocked by people who mastered combos. Also the graphics and beauty draw people in aswell, along with the online play keeping people to play more often because online.
In the end I just couldn't do it, i sold my copy of BB, dont play it (even though all my friends do), and find someone to play GG with once in a blue moon. Without online play GG will continue to suffer HARD.
On a side note: thank god Daisuke Ishiwatari didn't want to do a BlazBlue vs GuiltyGear game, to sum it up he felt the same way I did, and did not want that series to cross and mess with guiltygear. My hopes for the future is that they will release one more in my beloved series, and it would be GG:3. Basically the same as Accent-Core Plus, but add in the characters from GG2 Overture( that game sucked, give those characters a rightful place in the 2d realm) with a much enlarged story-line,online play and possible dlc.
Wheatly that fits in the palm of your hand!
Youtube user http://www.youtube.com/user/ammnra is a crafty dude. He is the same guy who made the Rubix Companion cube last year, and replicates weapons from many other games. Today he brings us something a bit more relevant. Mini fan-made versions of Wheatly, Adventure Sphere, Fact Sphere and Space Sphere! They look like they came straight from Portal 2! Unfortunately he is not marketing/ selling them, so we can only watch in awe over the internet.
And his picture gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/ammnra/sets/72157626669964230/with/5722889210/
What do you guys think of his craftsmanship? Super badass nice to me! Leave a comment on what you think, or share any info on other fan-made stuff.
Some info on the characters and game mechanics to Konami's upcoming Third-Person Shooter.
Neverdead, a game where you play as a Demon Hunter who is seemingly immortal hasn't had much info in a while, till now. You play as the main Demon Hunter Byrce. A long with shooting from third-person, you can also use your limbs as weapons. Bryce can get blown to shit and stlll function in some ways but it is game over when all you have left is your head. Not sure how, but you can also use stuff in the enviroment as weapons, like pillars and walls. One fun-tool to being immortal is covering Bryce in flames as a physical attack and also shoots fire bullets. Now check out the main cast:
An immortal demon hunter who is employed by NADA, a group that covers up recent demon attacks that have afflicted the city. He spends his days killing off demons to collect beer money
An investigator with NADA. She overseas demon hunters, but does not appear to be too fond of being in charge of Bryce.
Like Bryce, demon hunter Alex has the Evil Eye, which is a sign of immortality. However, it is rumored that he is not fully immortal.
A charismatic idol who's half Indian and half American. She meets Bryce following a certain incident
Cool cast, the Half-Indian idol is a bit random. Alex is interesting, I wonder what the technichal difference is between him and Bryce. Hope some character videos show up soon. Does this seem like a fun game? Heres the 2010 video preview in-case you missed it.
By: iorilamia Jun 21, 2011 | 6 Comments
Things go horribly wrong between a group of friends...
The reverse and forward motion of the Dead Island trailer was a great one and I'm suprised thousands of parodies didn't pop up. Here's a great one upoaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/deadislandnews that parodies it with a group of gamer guys, enjoy.
Could this happen? Maybe.
By: iorilamia Mar 18, 2011 | 10 Comments
GET EM WHILE YOU CAN JIMMY
In my previous story I told you about the Shick and Gel promotion for PS3. Buy a product and get DLC for the games Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 3 or inFamous 2. Well, someone fucked up MAJORLY! If you go to the redeem site, you can add in ANY amount of fake information, and they give you a redeem code. To confirm this, I just used it for Killzone 3. Hey, even if you don't have these games , it isn't too bad of an idea to get the DLC for future preferences. You basically go to the Edge/Shick site and input either these 2 codes 841058005209 / 841058005261.
Source and further instruction here http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=139003
By: iorilamia Sep 8, 2011 | 6 Comments
New trailers uploaded this morning, think you know who they are?
I don't really play Tekken but the gloves and colors in the first video for sure seem like Lili. The boots in the second one are a dead giveaway for Gief. Anyone have any other ideas? Unfortunately I really have no interest in these characters so this reveal was really dull for me. Still waiting on Juri and Elena ;) What do you guys think of the new teasers and who do you still want in?
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/gamernejp
Possible 5th character makes sense
Ok, So in AE we officially have 4 new characters, yun yang, oni and E.Ryu. Making 39 characters total. People have speculated their would be more characters since when yun and yang were added their was more space, and they were correct. but now their is still a space right next to Ryu's face on the left, and I'm disregarding the space on the bottom right because it's right next to Random Select. Anyways, I'm guessing this character will follow the evil fashion of oni and E. The other two official ones are Violent ken and Dark Sakura. Dark sakura to me seems way less likely because her evil form wasn't very popular or that epic. Also Violent Ken is property of SNKP.
Yet SNKP new president spoke of liscencing shit like "kof sky stage" which is something you would use in another fighting game. Even though the anouncement was recent, who knows how many months or so things have been in planning and kept under wraps. Also another great reason to beleive its a 5th character is that it follows costume pack DLC's. AE has only brought up 4 new characters, yun and Yang already have alt costumes and all alt costume packs are 5 characters. When this is released on home I'm not so sure if they are , breaking that chain. but forever and ever and ever fans have been bitching and whining for " OMG ITS GONNA BE ALEX, HUGO, ROLENTO, ELENA KARIN" and so on.
After TvC I dont think Alex is getting much else, especially since they they did take some chars directly form tvc, buffed them and put them in mvc3, except Alex. Also, the demand for all these 3rd strike characters seem even more ignored to me because 3rd strike ONLINE has been in the works, they are going to want people to buy the shit out of that. also, for a lot of the 3strike characters and 2nd impact and other older sf game characters we havent seen in a while, they WILL be in sf X Tekken, capcom even made a specific anouncement long ago saying " remember this is SF vs tekken, not ssf4, so you will see many returning fighters" also, we have no idea whats in store when the Tekken version is released soooooo, thats where all those characters can go. Yet, it seems risky having them push a THIRD evil/altered character, especially Ken, but his fanbase is massive and people enjoyed his alterations. As far as plausible characters go that arn't evil, I would go with Rolento. not because I am a fan of him, but because capcom does listen sometimes, and people have been begging for that dude for years in so many games,lol.
I really do think theirs a 5th character evening the game out to 40 characters(holy shit), what do you Jimmy's think? Will their be another character or does it end here? Leave a comment and why :D
By: iorilamia Jan 7, 2011 | 6 Comments
Tokido and Daigo Yun play.
More AE video from Air and kim's youtube channel. WE finally get Daigo, people have been raving over seeing his Yun. It is really good, but not as ridiculous as many people thought. What do you guys think of the gameplay?
Air and Kims youtube channel from where the vids are from -http://www.youtube.com/user/SSF4AE
(Also, heres another youtube SSF4AE channel that doesn't get much recognition http://www.youtube.com/user/derrace#g/p)
First is Daigo (Yun) vs Jack (Sagat). At fist it seems Daigo has a tough time getting in, Sagats normals can space well vs Yun, but Daigo gets in some Ume-Upkicks and in the second round, pretty much sniffs outt he Tigger uppercut
Here is Daigos Yun vs Magos Fei. It is a good fight but Fei's BnB's and normals seem too much for Yun, priority wise and damage wise.
Daigo vs Galactis Indian (rose)
And here is Mr.Murderface, Tokido's Yun vs Naruo's Seth. Nothing too special, mainly Tokido showing he is a solid Yun player and lands neccesary combos. In his blog he wrote that he picked up Yun's offense well but he is bad at defense.
Link to Tokido's Blog http://tokidoki77.blog138.fc2.com/
By: iorilamia Dec 12, 2010 | 3 Comments
Oh god how I've been waiting...
It's been 3 years since the last SSX game, ( and 7 years since a GOOD one was released in my opinion >_>)
Trailer is pretty generic, except this new batman free-fall wing thing looks pretty sweet. What do you guys think?
Official site here!
By: iorilamia May 16, 2011 | 8 Comments
Want to see what cool swag you get for Gears of War 3 Limited and Epic Edition?
LIMITED EDITION: $79.99
- Octus Award Box and a to-scale zinc Octus Service Medal.
- Exclusive Adam Fenix multiplayer character. The code for the download is engraved on the service medal.
- A fabric COG flag.
- Adam Fenix's personal effects -- his "Last Will & Testament", Hammer of Dawn schematics, and Fenix family mementos.
EPIC EDITION: $149.99
- Marcus Fenix statue -- PVC. 11.2"
- Art and Design of Gears of War book
- Infected Open Weapon Pack -- special skins for Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Gnasher, Sawed-off Shotgun.
- Everything from the Limited Edition -- Award Box, Medal, COG Flag, Adam Fenix, Adam Fenix's personal effects.
Special Amazon Offer: $20 coupon with purchase of GOW3
Gears fans, do these bonuses feel worth the extra cash? Limited edition definately sounds good enough for the price but the chunk of extra cash to get "Epic" edition for a little statue, art book and gun-skins doesn't feel right. Will you be getting just the game, any of these special editions or not getting any? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions.
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