This is a guest post by Izzy Woods
While the boring old block building game Tetris is the most popular video game of all time, and the Mario Brothers are currently enjoying their gazillionth incarnation, some of us actually prefer a little bit more than cutesy graphics when it comes to gaming.
You can keep Sonic the Hedgehog, and you can stick your Mario Brothers where the sun doesn’t shine, because when it comes to a truly satisfying video games experience, there is nothing better than some good old fashioned blood and guts. And for those young gamers out there, don’t think onscreen violence started with the latest versions of Call of Duty. Blood and gore has been part of the video game scene since graphics evolved away from the block lines of Atari’s Space Invaders, and there has been some truly memorable scenes of blood, guts, violence and gore throughout gaming history. So, by delving into the archives of vide gamedom, keep reading for some of the truly classic and memorable moments of gore from the good old days:
In my opinion the greatest thing about the Call Of Duty series is just how accessible, and mainstream they are, it helps when you have friends who aren’t ‘informed’ gamers like many of us, because they can enjoy, and get marketed into a (mostly) solid FPS that may not revolutionize…anything, but sure as shit is popular.
This is why this Call Of Duty Drinking Game from ‘TheWarpZone‘ is so brilliant; because in our day, and age Call Of Duty, and drinking are both considered sports (if you’re an Alcoholic who likes killing shit) so enjoy the always hilarious video above which comically goes over all the rules, or keep reading to view the rules in bullet point for quick reference.
At $80 the Mass Effect 3 collectors edition is looking like a great deal! The video above goes into what’s included (in very dramatic, entertaining detail) but for those who haven’t the time, or just don’t care enough, Mass Effect 3′s collectors edition comes with:
- Robotic dog to keep you company on your ship
- N7 hoodie for Commander Shepard
- Alternate outfits for your squad
- Normandy Avatar prop for Xbox live
- Fabric N7 patch
- 70-page art book
- Comes in a steelbook/metal case.
- Digital sound track for the game by Clint Mansell
- Extra weapons
- “Classified: bonus character
- Downloadable mission
Looks like a great deal for $80!
Kojima has announced via the official Playstation Magazine that he’s working on Metal Gear Solid 5.
After Metal Gear Solid 4′s ending many didn’t think a sequel would emerge due to the strong belief that Snake was dead (old spoilers are old, the game came out 4 years ago)
But that’s likely not the case as Metal Gear Solid 5 is coming, no other details are known so far, but we’ll keep ya posted.
Epic Game=Epic Sales
Bethesda has announced that over 3.4 million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were sold in its first 2 days, and Bethesda is expecting the game to rake in over $450 million in worldwide sales across the PC, Ps3, and Xbox 360.
Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax’s CEO Robert Altman was obviously thrilled by the sales:
“We are grateful for the fans’ response to Skyrim, Todd Howard and his team at Bethesda Game Studios have crafted a very special game. Anticipation for Skyrim has surpassed any game in our company’s history, and we are pleased that sales and reviews have reflected the quality and hours of amazing gameplay it provides.”
Skyrim is set to be one of the top selling games of 2011. But how’s it compare to some of the other heavy hitting AAA titles that’ve dropped recently? Keep reading to see Skyrim’s sales compared to: Gears Of War 3, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, and Modern Warfare 3.
I looked at the boxart of Saints Row 2 (partially depicted above), and had an instant: who gives a shit? moment, but I looked it up, the game did actually get pretty positive reviews, plus ya can’t argue with free.
A while ago THQ promised an exclusive multiplayer mode for Ps3 owners of Saints Row 3, that…didn’t happen, without any explanation (same thing happened recently where EA promised Battlefield 1943 to Ps3 owners purchasing Battlefield 3) many websites reached out to THQ for a reason the content didn’t appear, they didn’t respond.
But now THQ (still isn’t responding) but they are giving Ps3 owners of Saints Row 3 who activate their online voucher before February 13th, a free Playstation Network copy of Saints Row 2!
I would be really pumped about this since the game released during this console generation (to good reviews), but it doesn’t have trophy support, so I’m kinda bummed, does that make me a bad person, or just a shallow gamer?
Amazing Horse” fits perfectly with this majestic cloud chasing stallion.
Skyrim’s a giant game, and thus plays host to a surplus of glitches. I’ve rounded up some great flying glitches for your enjoyment. Up above is a flying horse, and keep reading for a flying: mammoth, naked man, and clubbed guard.
softer folk hold dear.
Saints Row The Third has been hard under this sites monitor lately, and for good reason; it looks completely fucked up, has been getting high reviews, and Saints Row 3 seems to have no inhibition about defacing any, and all morals some
This trailer is a hybrid of what we’ve seen, it goes over the general plot, establishes the absurdity of the game, and gives us a glimpse of how ballsy the characters are. It’s a very nice condensed form of everything Saints Row The Third is, and definitely the kind of trailer you’d want to show friends, to initially get them interested in the game.
Saints Row The Third released yesterday (November 15th) for the PC, Ps3, and Xbox 360.
Hmmm, maybe this should be a wake up call for me…?
Lately I’ve been on a video game ‘high’ where I’m playing a game like PAYDAY: The Heist, and thinking “man I could totally rob a bank!” and recently I’ve been addicted to Uncharted 3, so now I’ve got gun-toting globe trotting ancient artifact theft on the mind.
Then this (very funny) video comes out about a guy playing Assassins Creed Revelations, then getting so pumped up that he dons a silly looking Assassins Creed outfit, and takes to the streets. Sure stabbing people in the stomach is all well and good; but some of the wall climbing, acrobatics, and….jumping into hay that isn’t there sorta comes at this guy like a brick wall, and breaks his bones, and some of my blood pumping video game action envy. Oh also this is a musical parody because apparently that’s cool right now.
Those chickens are either glitching, or really good dancers
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has everything you could imagine to excite the masses, big guns, huge set-piece storyline, multiplayer, WWIII, and now dancing chickens?!
The video is definitely good for a laugh, it may get repetitive for a moment, but make sure you watch it to the end (or at least skip to the end) because being a game focused on killing everything in sight, I think you can imagine what happens.