The video game world usually doesnt disappoint with the
tomfoolery that is displayed on April Fools Day. I dont know if its the
fact that gamers are gullible or in their own little worlds, but watching
people go hook line and sinker into the various jokes are always a joy to me.
Not just that, but this week, two old reliable franchises
got some solid info for new games, and a new COD map pack got sent out – and
thats no foolin.
April Fools Fun,
Altiar Gear (yes, it rhymes)
Intro by Jade Raymond? Check. Two huge franchises? Check. Prename
Hype? Check. Watch the video and get entertained – its pretty good.
Legend of Zelda: The Movie
IGN got really elaborate this year. They created a whole
production with CGI and actors and it really caught some people for a loop. I
know I got a few kicks in the email and phone about the new Zelda movie. Even
watching the trailer again, I got hyped for this to be real someone make it
Three times the
Blizzard usually comes with the heat when it comes to April
Fools jokes. This year they hit three, and they were all funny in their own
way. One happened to be the bard class in WOW. You were apparently going to do
damage based on the guitar riffs you could bang out Guitar Hero style (one of
the many fruits of the Venvedi/Activision merger).
The second is a new unit for Starcraft 2. The Tauren
Marine, with full description (overpowered) and in game pics. The last of
the terrible three was a brand new WOW game on the Atari 2600. Blizzard – they
never fail, not in gaming or during
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming!
The Big News
Yes, a new 2d Sonic game is coming (PS3, Xbox and Wii), much to relief of all the
old school fans. Can this franchise be saved? Check the trailer below to see
for yourself, but I may have just already moved on. Sonic Adventure 2 was the
last straw for me.
Release Dates for Star Wars: The
This was one of my Top 5 to watch at E3 last year, and
although I will have to wait another six months (hits the U.S. on Sept. 16,
Southeast Asia and Australia
on Sept. 17 and Europe on Sept. 19) the wait
seems worth it.
For those who havent been checking this one out, it
basically features you as the secret apprentice of Darth Vader. Check out the
E3 Trailer here. Yes he brought down a
Chris ODonnell joins
Max Payne Cast
Yes, the main cause for the sh***y Batman movies in the 90s
(well maybe not, but he is the link between the two) has been cast in the new Max Payne production which currently
stars Mark Wahlberg as the deeply troubled detective. Strangely, my
anticipation has dropped just a little.
Call of Duty Map Pack Out
Not much to say but four more maps, four times the fun. I
dont see why you havent bought these already. Leave some comments for those
who arent enjoying them now to tell them why they are mad – this includes the
PS3 owners – you have to wait a bit longer, until April 24.
In honor of the closing NBA season, we have gotten out the
best NBA experience this year. I know
Live stepped it up a bit, but there is still no question as this one just
stepped its game up that much more.
Defense is much tighter, the CPU is tough, and the game flows the way
NBA ball does these days.
I still havent found anything much more exhilarating than hitting that
game winning shot in ya boys face and letting him have it over the mic or in
his face by dropping the controller.
Grand Theft Auto IV
You know the story. Check out our Screen Shot article here
to get a look at this one – check out the trailers.
You know the deal. If you dont buy now, be prepared to
catch the sold out sign when this one drops April 29.Whenever he isnt
contemplating a world takeover, you can find Adam Thomas building the Gamer
Studio. For now, join the support and catch some cool screen shots at