Christmas is a-coming. Can you feel it? Can you feel your game store filling up with games you’ve never heard of? Have you seen the annual signs yet like the Call of Duty or Professor Layton games lining store shelves? If you haven’t you’ll see one this week.
I’ll only mention Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto once in this review simply for the purpose of putting down any notion that L.A. Noire is “Grand Theft Auto set in the 1940s,” or even that it’s a Rockstar game. It isn’t. Team Bondi developed L.A. Noire and they went for something entirely different. [Read more...]
Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
Another year has passed us once again folks. We’ve wasted yet another thousand hours of our lives in front of our TV, and we just wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve talked to our staff, and with a little bit of “persuasion” (That’s my nickname for my trusty cattle prod), I managed to get them to write a little something about what they consider to be their personal Game of the Year.
I’ve been a fan of Rockstar’s games since I got my hands on Grand Theft Auto III. I’ve even beaten a few of them. In fact I had just gotten through Grand Theft Auto IV just a few months back (LttP much, I know). The last thing I wanted to do was invest another large chunk of my time in besting another Rockstar game, and yet it’s funny how our rotation worked out. I got assigned Red Dead Redemption. As you might have guessed, yes this is a Rockstar game. In such an irony of fate I quickly became engrossed often skipping sleep in order to “finish one more mission” that would undoubtedly turn into a few more hours of playtime. Even with that said should you stay past bedtime or lay this one to bed?
Where the hell did this come from? After a good couple of weeks with less than a handful of notable releases, we’ve suddenly got a week jam packed with games worthy of anyone’s attention. It’s like… like… a third Christmas or something. Isn’t this supposed to be the summer months? Isn’t this when we’re supposed to be so bored out of our minds that we… we… go out? And play or something? Whatever’s the reason, we’re in no shortage of anything to do this week. Hell, with this week alone, we may have something to play for all summer!