Wednesday, March 30, 2011

YouTube Gaming Community

Just starting out in the YouTube gaming community but struggling to gain a fan base? Maybe you just want to network with other gamers to share subs?

We recently created a new YouTube community channel with the overall aim of helping promote 'the small guys' in the gaming community, by advertising their own YouTube channels through uploaded videos so they can gain more views and subscribers. The top ten submitting channels will be placed in our 'other channels' section. Over time, with a growing fan-base from our video submitters it will become easier to gain followers by submitting content of your own.

How It Works:
1)Send your gaming footage to
2)If we like your content we will upload it.
3)A link to your channel will be place into the description of video.
4)Sit back and enjoy the (hopefully) many new subs!

Only new content can be submitted, be it gameplay commentary, montage, funny gaming related video, etc. As long as it is up to par with our standards,and you are subscribed to the channel then we will accept videos from anyone.

See our channel description for more information!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Battlefield Play4Free beta code giveaway!

Based on the Battlefield series and built on a modified version of Battlefield 2's engine is the upcoming free online FPS Battlefield Play4Free.

The game is currently in closed beta testing phase with open beta scheduled to begin on April 4th. Beta codes were distributed via email from March 17th onwards and we managed to get our hands on some. So if you are too impatient to wait till the 4th or maybe you just want to brag to your friends then all you have to do to win one is follow the blog, and leave a comment below - we shall pick one random winner on Friday at 17:00 GMT.

Hint: If you know anyone interested then tell them about it and get them to say who referred them to us in their comment for a better chance of winning!

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crysis 2

The original, released in late 2007, was such an ahead-of-its time powerhouse that PC gamers still struggle to run its graphics engine on the game’s highest detail settings...

...and now we have number 2! Yeah, thats right, Crysis 2! The original Crysis is still a serious benchmark in gaming. Regarded, by many, as the best-looking game on the market, the question “Can it run Crysis?” has, and still is directed at numerous new gaming rigs. Unlike its predecessor, Crysis 2 is also appearing on PS3 and Xbox.

Users play as 'Alcatraz', a Force Recon Marine, who is unceremoniously plonked inside the famed, and redesigned, Nanosuit from the first title. It's an explosive beginning, filled with hoo-rahs, gunships and in-game cutscenes designed to give a completely immersive, cinematic experience. It truly is the "catastrophically beautiful" existence that Crytek intended to design. The incredable allure of the urban jungle of New York, filled with desolated neighbourhoods and defaced landmarks is an exciting contrast to the jungles of the original.

Thanks to the weapon customization and interchangeable nanosuit ability modules, multiplayer is a LOT of fun. Oh and we can't forget the distinct feeling that can be had with the unique maps. So if your starting to get sick of Black Ops (yeah, it can happen) or maybe you're just craving a fresh take on the multiplayer shooter scene, then Crysis will have you utterly hooked!

Verdict: Buy It!

Friday, March 18, 2011

First Person Mario

WOW... just WOW!

This must have taken FOREVER to make! Call of Duty, eat your heart out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Set in a 2027, Korean occupied United States, Homefront truly has a unique approach to the FPS genre of video games...

A new expansionist leadership in a united Korean Republic strikes a United States weakened by gas shortages leaving only small remnants of the US military in its wake... I'll admit that war on American soil isn't a foreign concept for first-person shooters, however, few depict the land with the same desperate and barbarous atmosphere.

The immersible storyline was slightly tinted with an unpleasant surprise when things wrap up so abruptly around the five-hour mark. That may not seem terribly short by modern-shooter campaign standards, but what makes it worse is not that you are left wanting more, but that you are left expecting more. By spending a lot of time on quality exhibition early on, Homefront's campaign sets itself up for a long story arc, but it doesn't deliver.

The meat of Homefront, however, is definitely the mutli-player. Think Modern Warfare meets Bad Company 2; high octane battles mixed in with large maps and more vehicles than you than you could shake a stick at... It's a game that has all the features that make an FPS popular yet it doesn't seem to be afraid to throw its own additions into the mix and it is this formula that makes Homefront a worthwhile contender on the battleground.

Verdict: Buy It!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Super Mario Bros. The Movie (Second Attempt)

I'm sure you all remember the flop that was the 1993 Super Mario Bros Movie with its cheesy and incoherent plot...

It really was a poor attempt to make a movie out of one of the most successful game franchises but how many of you would be willing to see the movie if it was remade in a similar style to the SXSW 2011 Film Bumper by Joe Nicolosi?
I know I would!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

URL Hunter

"An experimental game using the URL bar as the game screen."

With web browser gaming still in its youth, a new browser game made by Corey from Probably Interactive throws a wrench into the works by taking gameplay out of the main window and into the address bar. Whether you think it's useful or useless, you can't ignore the sheer cool geekiness of a game played entirely in the URL bar.

You play as an "O" that must consume as many "a" letters as possible in 30 seconds. Players move the "O" back and forth and press the spacebar when above an "a" to capture it. Meanwhile, the "a" letters move back and forth on their own as time ticks down.

URL Hunter probably isn't going to keep you entertained for much more than a minute, but it's a good example what can be done with some creative programming. Is it a good game? Not really. The gameplay is pretty awful, and the concept is naturally pretty limited. But it's clever and unusual, and, in the end, what could be better than that?

If you haven't done so already then check it out here...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dragon Age II

Featuring a gripping new storyline and stunning visuals, Dragon Age II allows gamers to experience the rise to power of Hawke, the male/female human mage/rogue/warrior.

Unlike most RPGs, which depict a prevailing evil presence that can only be defeated after a lengthy and arduous adventure, Dragon Age II has instead opted to document the political struggles of the city of Kirkwall. While this may seem like a progressive idea, most of the 30-hour game-time is spent in and around the city looking at similar architecture.

The animations, details and overall art direction glisten with tons of polish. However, due to the unique storyline the entire adventure is set in just one area and, hence, the sights quickly start to become repetitive. Character customization has also been dumbed down. Unlike the prequel, the game's story insists you play as a human and lets you only choose a gender and one of three classes (mage, rogue, warrior). You are also assigned the surname Hawke, though you can select a first name.

The gameplay is faster paced than previous games and it has a satisfying 'kill-everything-on-the-screen' style with plenty of blood and gore. Nevertheless, your party's AI isn't smart enough to allow you to ignore them in a battle. Unless you set up specific instructions in individual characters' tactics menus. Tactics are fairly easy to set up, so that's not the end of the world, but you'll still need to keep a careful eye on your party's health to make sure they don't go kamikaze on you.

Verdict: Buy It!
(if you're a fan of fantasy-style games)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Angry Birds: Trololo

Hope you like this Angry Birds/Trololo music video:

I made it all ba maself! *childish grin*

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Evolution of Controllers

Cool picture, pity there's no PS3 controller though...
Submitted by: Harry Fenton

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Find Makarov

Last week's mysterious countdown on has finally ended with what looks like a Call of Duty movie trailer.

The week-long viral countdown on the site led to speculation that Activision was about to announce COD: Modern Warfare 3. While it may have seemed like a good guess, it was subsequently shot down by a company spokesperson. The countdown has just ended and the site now redirects to the trailer above for what looks like a Modern Warfare movie.

Not much is known about the video and if you try to contact the makers for more information they simply reply with something along the lines of "can't reveal too much at this point in time."

What we do know is that Find Makarov was scripted by We Can Pretend design director Patrick Lo and produced by David Fradkin. The company self-funded the project to demonstrate how the Modern Warfare brand can be expanded to film (and to no doubt make a name for the marketing firm). Mission accomplished. The Makarov trailer looks very impressive and here's hoping we end up seeing more.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Possibly the coolest bra EVER, but seeing a girls generally don't like stuff like this then I guess it'll have to be worn on your moobs...
Submitted by: Harry Fenton

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