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An Express Guide To The Xbox One

 An Express Guide To The Xbox One The Xbox One is Microsoft’s third console, and successor to the Xbox 360. The initial impression of its E3 unveiling was very bad, but Microsoft has since done the damage control necessary. Microsoft had to deal with all sorts of backlash. First, an executive went on twitter and told those upset with DRM to deal with it. Next, another executive made a statement saying those ...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Gameplay Call Of Duty is the world's biggest entertainment franchise, and every year Activision serves up another helping of first person shooter action. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is renowned for its satisfying multiplayer action. It seems like you can play this game forever online and not get bored. Hordes of fans buy this game and never even touch the campaign feature of Black Ops ...

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Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC Review

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Review By Mikeoldboy I love Borderlands 2. There is no other way around it. Blending a Diablo-style loot system with the first person shooter seemed so obvious after Borderlands that it’s hard to believe it wasn't done until 2009. Now here we are in 2013 and Borderlands is still your one stop shop to shoot n’ loot. I am going to assume that if you’re reading ...

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Games That Hate You: “Spec Ops: The Line”

Games That Hate You: "Spec Ops: The Line" Video games are typically designed with fun in mind. The fun can come from the feeling of accomplishment from completing various challenges or puzzles. Or it’s from getting immersed in a story that the player helps shape with his/her in-game character’s actions. Or it’s meeting fellow gamers and either playing cooperatively or beating them competitively. But occasio ...

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Black Ops 2 Getting Old & Tired Already?

Black Ops 2, Sucks? It seems too early to see loads of Black Ops 2 games on someone's "LIST" for sale, some as low as $25.  Is everyone already getting tired of the repetitive running and gunning? crouching, shooting, up the stairs, out the window, down the stairs, die, respawn, die respawn.  Doesn't it feel like you are a rat on a running wheel? In Black Ops 2, YOU Are The Zombie Sure, it is addicting no d ...

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MLG: Going Pro In The Gaming World

Become An MLG Gamer No matter the field you choose if you wish to become a champion you should expect a battle; a long road full of struggles, victories, and situations that will push you to your limits. However, those that do not falter in their pursuits and push forward even when all hope is lost will be greatly rewarded. The field of Gaming is no different. Champions are made every day on the Major Leagu ...

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Far Cry 3 Made Me Do It

When Far Cry 3 gave me the choice of titty-twisting my enemies or fanning them with a broom, my inner man-child rejoiced. For some, this gameplay might seem childish. For me, I say we need more. Maturity is stifling. Breathe some fresh air. Titty-twist a noob. by alittlesharp Far Cry 3 Gameplay Woes Since Far Cry 3’s release date, Far Cry 3 has fidgeted in the hot seat; and as people both hail its gameplay ...

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Four Things Wii U Gamers Have Learned From The Nintendo Direct Conference

  Nintendo Direct Conference 2013 The recent Nintendo Direct conference whipped gamers into something of a frenzy with announcements about thrilling new Wii U games and updates, but with so much to take in it was difficult to nail down the important bits. Here are five take-away points we feel are among the most exciting. Nintendo Direct Conference: Super Mario Is In Good Hands With the launch of New S ...

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Is Blizzard Racist? Diablo 3

My Love For Diablo 3 I grew up with the Diablo franchise (Diablo 3, YES!). The initial Diablo was one of the first- if not the first- games I ever played. At 10 years old, with my dad directing over my shoulder, I fought my way through the labyrinthine underground levels of Tristram's cathedral and eventually defeated Diablo himself. Dad and I sat and strategized whenever I got stuck; we'd switch characters ...

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2013

The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for Video Games and Gamers. This top 10 video games list covers the most anticipated games of early 2013. By Mikeoldboy 10. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Release Date: January 22, 2013 Platforms: PS3 To start the list off, I chose a game I have been following for quite a while. Ni N ...

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Girl Gamers: The Gender Divide

Girl Gamers: Stats Bringing up the gender divide in gaming is always prickly subject. It gets personal. Let us lay some definitions and some truth out about Girl Gamers. By Ghost Lily Gaming started as an all-boys-club and is often still viewed that way, but ample data points to the contrary – According to the results of the Entertainment Software Association's annual survey released at E3 this past year, 4 ...

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I Wanna Be A Cowboy: Red Dead Redemption

Be A Cowboy In Red Dead Redemption On the world stage Americans have a reputation for being Cowboys. Unfortunately it has a bad connotation. It’s used to characterize Americans as reckless, irresponsible and out of control. But cowboys are the opposite. They are strong, fearless, and courageous. We all have a little bit of cowboy in us. We all want to believe we have these respectable character traits and R ...

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Are Gamers Lazy?

Are Gamers Lazy? It is no mystery that playing video games is often associated with laziness. And why shouldn't they be? Individuals that devote so much time and effort into an activity that doesn't benefit society must be lazy, right? Wrong. By Mittens Society Defines Gamers Society has deemed Gamers slackers because they do not understand the absolute beauty of gaming. No other form of media allows the us ...

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The 20 Best Games of 2012

20 Best Games of 2012 It’s that time of the year again when we reminisce and countdown the best games that left an undeniable impression on gamers and critics. 2012 was a big year with some old favorites reemerging, sequels carrying forward the story and prequels explaining the original plot. Here’s a look at 20 best games of 2012 1. Best Games of 2012: Borderlands 2  Second installment of the 2009 hybrid a ...

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The PS2 Is Dead, Long Live The PS2

PS2 Retired by Veritas PS2 Era Ends We all have, as gamers, had a watershed moment. The moment where life splits into two discrete paths that will never meet again. For some, it's crystallized in the death of a Big Boss, a piece of music, the end of a journey. The moment where we fell in love with a game, perhaps a moment where a tear was shed, a moment where something was lost and something gained. The mom ...

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Crack Ops 2 : Why I Can’t Put It Down

Black Ops 2 : Why I Can't Put It Down I’ve been playing Black Ops 2 since its’ release. And I can’t stop. We have so many amazing games purchased through several awesome sales my husband and I found during the holidays, but I just can’t seem to eject the Black Ops II disc from my PS3. Every time I try and play another game, all I can think about is the three more Bloodthirsty medals I need on my MTAR to get ...

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Google Predicts Xbox 720 Will Crush PS4

By Ludos They say knowledge is power, and when it comes to knowledge, Google has no rival in the private sector except for maybe Facebook. Google knows more about all of us than we can possibly imagine. Imagine warehouses full of servers, replete with databases storing every keystroke you make, phone call you make, and place you might go. Only the NSA (National Security Agency) has the capability to gather ...

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Call of Duty – Black Ops 2 Zombie Mode Guide

 Well, another year and another installment of the juggernaut xbox 360 fps (available on PS3 as well) we’ve all come to love and adore ( Black Ops 2 )! This time around the format of the game has been changed, as it takes the players to the not so distant future and introduces a truly diabolical antagonist. The game plot has enough twists and turns and is at the same time so immersive and thrilling tha ...

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Dark Souls 2: An Early Gift For RPG Fans

Dark Souls 2 Announced Namco Bandai released a trailer for the next Dark Souls game, Dark Souls 2, during Spike TV's Video Game Awards. Finding that trailer is proving as hard as getting through Dark Souls itself. Lawyers are all hot and bothered about keeping that trailer in one place. Nevertheless, the video is being posted all over the place and the boards are lighting up with speculation. A little diggi ...

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Madden NFL 13’s Coolest New Features

 A Look At Some Of The Changes In This Years Madden NFL 13 Despite being from the UK since the days of my good ol Sega Mega Drive I have had a love for the Madden NFL series. The more modern Madden games offer such a fantastic simulation approach to the sport that it can seem a little overwhelming to new comers. But I actually think that Madden NFL 13 does a great job in introducing you to the way of the NF ...

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Why Movie Based Video Games Suck

Ready to play "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" by Warner Brothers Interactive, set to release around the movie premiere? Before you lay down your hard earned cash, maybe you need to ask yourself . . . Hey, did you see Iron Man 2?  Of course you did.  Did you play the super awful Iron Man 2 videogame?  Let us hope not, or let us at least hope that you got it on Gamefly and returned the game with no vomit ...

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WWE 13: Dissected, Weighed, and Heated in the Microwave for Dinner

WWE 13: Dissected, Weighed, and Heated in the Microwave for Dinner The WWE13 Roster – 3 Leaping Lanny Poffos out of 5 by Jumpman The players in WWE 13 have been graphically improved.  That much is good.  Now overall, the WWE rosters aren’t that bad, but I guess I wasn’t overly impressed with the depth of the playables.  It would be impossible to include everybody, but you don’t have Hardcore Holly?  He’s no ...

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Forza Horizon : Could This Be The Best Forza Yet?

Forza Horizon Could This Be The Best Forza Yet? It 's crazy to think that this is the fifth installment in the Forza series. I guess you could now call it a franchise. Forza Horizon, however, is more than just the fifth game in the series. While it will have some features that fans of the series have come to love, in many ways Forza Horizon is somewhat of a spin off rather than a direct sequel to Forza 4. T ...

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – The Juggernaut Rolls On!

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – The Juggernaut Rolls On!  By Suhail The best selling juggernaut of an FPS is back in the form of Black Ops 2! Treyarch has pulled all the stops to make this installment of CoD the most memorable for the legion of diehard fans, as Black Ops 2 includes elements never seen before in the CoD series! The game plot is so meticulously crafted that it resembles an elaborate Hollywood prod ...

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3 Crucial Tips for Navigating a Steam Game Sale

Avoiding SGPR (Sale Game Purchase Regret) on Steam By Enemy Crab It seems like every other week Steam is forcing some sort of new sale down my throat. We are currently in the midst of the Autumn sale on Steam, and while I can’t say I’m upset about it, I do think it’s strange that they’re having a sale just because it’s Fall. I like the theme of the Summer sale, and obviously there needs to be a “25 days of ...

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GTA V : The Latest Rockstar

GTA V By Veritas Grand Theft Auto has been innovating gameplay since its inception. An engaging story, solid voice acting and an immersive open world have been constants in the GTA Universe. It is the Coca-Cola of the gaming world, it does not even need advertising. It is coming out and fans are buying it, no question about that. But while GTA proves that an established formula will keep players coming back ...

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From Humble Beginnings, To Glory, To Potential Disaster: The Future Of The Sony Playstation

The History of The Playstation By Veritas The history of the Playstation is a fascinating read, full of intrigue and drama. In 1994, when the first Playstation was released, it was not just another competitor to Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64, it was a change to the gaming world. It became the first console to sell over a 100 million units worldwide and it did that in under 10 years. The Playstation 2, releas ...

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Best Games To Come Out Of The United Kingdom

United Kingdom is renowned for many things! Fish n Chips, soccer and the Beatles but what most of us avid gamers don’t know is that it’s also home to some very talented game developers. Surprised? “I was under the assumption that most game developers are from Japan or USA” is the typical response that comes to mind. So the objective of this article would be to jot down the best games to come out of United K ...

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Test Your IQ With The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Due to a very small amount of release copies for The Testament of Sherlock Holmes I was forced to reschedule my gaming time and replace it with studies. Then after about a month of walking around, tearing a hole in my carpet, naaah just kidding! I am a student, I can’t afford a carpet, but finally I got my copy of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. I don’t know if this was a ...

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Is UK Game Development The Best In The World?

by Jason Bourne UK Game Developers Being a gamer from the UK as I was growing up I had no internet or anything like that back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. I just ignorantly assumed that the majority of games that I was playing on my consoles at the time were either made in Japan or America. Little did I know that this little island that I live on was home to some of the very best video game developers on ...

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UK Gamers More Sophisticated Than U.S. Gamers

While American Gamers spew obscenities, annoying noises, and even slurs in online gaming, UK Gamers seem to focus more on supportive communication, eloquent team play, and a more cooperative spirit. As the general stereotype goes, the world sees Americans as brash, crude and even rude. The Brits on the other hand seem to have the reputation as the standard for civility, and intelligence, even in war. Going ...

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10 Amazingly Craptastic Video Game Movies

Video Game Movies As the film Wreck It Ralph hits theaters November 2, talk is again circulating the interwebs about video games making the jump to film.  Yay?  With very, very few exceptions, movies based on video games just do not make money.  Good grief! Did anybody see Doom?  Ugh!  The saving grace of Wreck It Ralph is that the film is based on an “80’s style” game.  The artwork in the trailers almost l ...

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Top 3 PS4 and Xbox 720 Reveals So Far

The release of the next gen-consoles are a reason to both be excited and nervous about. In an increasingly lucrative industry, developers, publishers and the three major console makers, are in a nonstop search for that edge. These machines could in fact determine if they will be the last of their kind for their respective makers, making it all the more critical that they get it right; not just for the gamer, but for the bottom line. ...

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Black Ops 2 & NBA 2K13 Is All We Play

Black Ops 2 & NBA 2K 13 Is All We Play By Dauddy I call it like I see it. The casual gamers in my town only tend to play NBA 2K13 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. At times I consider myself one of them as well. I agree with only needing two or three games to keep busy. These two series are what we play; the latest NBA 2K and the latest Call of Duty. Plus, we’re usually playing them on Xbox 360 since the P ...

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Dark Souls DLC Boss Fights Walkthrough

Dark Souls DLC: Boss Fights Walk-through By Veritas The Dark Souls DLC is finally out for consoles as well as the patch that nerfs and buffs a lot of favorites. This guide assumes you have some working knowledge of the game. We also assume you are prepared to die. Getting Started With Dark Souls DLC The Dark Souls DLC areas are not immediately available for new characters. You must have cleared up to Anor L ...

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Top 3 Changes In Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss

Changes In Dark Souls Artorias of the Abyss Artorias of the Abyss Changes & Nerfs by Veritas *Warning: Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss minor SPOILERS ahead. Also, for the sake of brevity, this article assumes readers have some knowledge of the Dark Souls'  weapons and combat system. Finally, the Dark Souls DLC Artorias of the Abyss is out for consoles along with a patch. For two months, hardcore fa ...

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Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games

  Why We Love FPS ( First Person Shooters) Games Video games have the capability to immerse us into a fantastical world where we can cast aside norms imposed by society! There are different gaming genres out there that weave a fabricated world so vivid that it’s difficult not to completely lose touch with reality. A favorite gaming genre is FPS ( First Person Shooter ). First person shooters work by pu ...

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SNES vs. Sega Genesis : 20 Years Later

Playing a SNES & Genesis ROM "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke, man, couldn't picture this,” as heard from The Notorious B.I.G. The two greatest 16-bit consoles are still going at it. Even twenty years later, there have been games released via XBLA, PSN and Wii Virtual Console as well as compilations and, my favorite, ROMs. For sure, we will be playing the classics forever. Today, we ...

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Far Cry 3: Paradise of Insanity Is it true?

  Far Cry 3: Paradise of Insanity Is it true?   First person shooter Far Cry 3 is the long awaited sequel finally coming out? Developer Ubisoft Montreal assures fans that this time they mean it. The Far Cry games are established as some of the best first person shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and the long wait is draining on the fanbase. The third installment, Far Cry 3, has been mired in p ...

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter

  Medal of Honor: Warfighter   More Than A Medal of Honor Reboot As far as first person shooters for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC go, Call of Duty is the most well known and widely considered the best fps. In the last couple of years, Battlefield 3 has made major inroads and won enough fans to be mentioned along with CoD as a top online first person shooter. But there is a third franchise among shooter ga ...

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My Addiction To Xbox 360 Achievements and PSN Trophies

Xbox 360 Achievement and PSN Trophies Hello, I am Jiwe and I have a confession to make: I am an addict (to Xbox 360 Achievements). I let the addiction take control over part of my life. It forced me to do things I did not want to do. But today, I stand tall and proudly say "I am better now, I am in control now." I am Jewi and I am addicted to Xbox 360 achievements and PSN Trophies, but  soon I will be compl ...

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Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon

Remember Me: Memory as a Weapon Memory is an integral part of the human psyche. From it, guidance may be derived for the path to follow based on previous experiences. Solace can be gleamed from evoking a happy event. Memory dictates to whom we are loyal and for whom we hold an enmity  It is the unassailable keep which makes up individuality. It is sacred, inviolate and deeply personal. At least until visiti ...

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Dead Space 3: Bring A Friend

Dead Space 3 Veritas Examines The Co-Op Promise of Dead Space 3 Set to release on February 5 of next year, Visceral Games' Dead Space 3 comes with some interesting changes. The series of third-person survival shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC were a welcome entry into the dwindling horror genre. Now that Resident Evil has become more of an action first person shooter for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Dead Spac ...

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Gotham City Impostors Review

Gotham City Impostors Background Brought to us by the good people responsible for the F.E.A.R. franchise, Monolith Productions, creators of some of funnest first person shooter games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Gotham City Imposters is an online first person shooter set in the DC Universe but you will not be playing as Batman, Joker, Robin, Killer Croc or any other famous members of Gotham City. It is a very ...

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Are Video Games ‘Works Of Satan’ ?

  Unlike most children I was never restricted on anything I did as a kid. If I wanted to dig a hole to China, which I attempted, my parents didn’t care. (Although I can’t say the same for my uncle who stumbled into said hole drunk and was forced to spend his night there.) Stay up all night? Sure! As long as I made it to school the next day. In fact I received my first gun when I was only seven. Needles ...

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Castle Crashers Review

Castle Crashers Castle Crashers ( Castle Crashers Tips tricks and Cheats )is an exciting, comical, 2D side-scrolling, animated RPG and one of the best xbox 360 games . It starts off in your king's castle, during a party, when all of a sudden, an evil wizard intrudes. He steals the king's precious, and very large, crystal. Not only that, but also snatches four of the king's princesses, flying away back to hi ...

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My Battlefield 3 Run In with a Girl Gamer

As of late I've noticed a growing trend. It is a trend that makes me suspicious and skeptical at the same time. A trend that may ruin my beloved experience with Xbox 360 shooter games. I'm sitting in front of my TV, weapon selected, timer is counting down, and my waypoints are clearly marked on the map. My squad leader is calmly and effectively communicating our strategy. Focused now, readying for the sprin ...

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review

Amnesia The Dark Descent Amnesia The Dark Descent  is an exciting and horrifying adventure game built around exploration and puzzle-based environments. Imagine waking up in a brittle old castle in the Kingdom of Prussia. You have no recollection of how or why you got there [Hence the title.]. You remember your name and still preserve your long term memory. Still, the mystery of how, why and where you are el ...

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Real Men Don’t Play Wii

The Nintendo Wii It’s not about what system you bought, it’s about what system was never on the radar, the Nintendo Wii. Amen! You can’t smoke and drink to Nintendo Wii games. Maybe you just got home from work, you don’t want to play Wii Fit, you’re looking for your couch. Cut that out!  Pass me my wireless controller, headset, and make me a sandwich! Remind me why I work so hard, to play that basketball ga ...

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