Blur Review

The game, Blur, is a game that came out today for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. After one day, gamers have liked what they have seen of this racing game. Here is a review that has been given to the game:

“There are multiple gameplay modes at hand here, but the primary one is combat-focused racing. You face off with up to 19 white-knuckled adrenaline junkies and try to complete a number of laps around a variety of circuits faster than everyone else while staying out of trouble and out of those 19 sets of crosshairs. Scattered about the courses are icons representing each of the eight power-ups available, like the fire-and-forget shunt, the shock attack, mines, turbo boosts, and shields. Most projectiles can be fired forward or backward and it’s important to use them in both directions. Focus entirely on what’s ahead and an opponent will quickly fill your tailpipe with fire and brimstone, but keep your head on a swivel and you might make it for 30 seconds or so without getting blasted – maybe.”

Make sure to look into this game some time.

New Music DLC for the Week

Here is a list of the new music DLC that came out this week:

Guitar Hero

Aerosmith Track Pack

“Livin’ On The Edge”
“Love In An Elevator”
“Rag Doll”

Price: $5.49/440 Microsoft Points/550 Wii Points for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

Rock Band

Packs

Grateful Dead Pack 03

“Beat It on Down the Line”
“Cumberland Blues”
“Scarlet Begonias”
“Throwing Stones”
“Touch of Grey”
“U.S. Blues”

Tracks

The Smithereens – “A Girl Like You”
The Smithereens – “Only a Memory”

Rock Band Network Tracks

Amberian Dawn – “Valkyries”
a t o m – “Satellite (Live)”
Ballyhoo! – “Paper Dolls”
Band of Horses – “Is There a Ghost”
Blackberry River Band – “Santa Fe”
CJ – “Eency Weency Spider”
Connor Christian and Southern Gothic – “Sunday Suit”
Counterfeit Pennies – “Five More Minutes”
Evile – “Now Demolition”
Farther Snake – “Shape 3″
iwrestledabearonce – “Tastes Like Kevin Bacon”
The Knew – “By Yourself”
Nothing More – “Fat Kid”
Reverend Horton Heat – “Death Metal Guys”
Sadaharu – “It’s Not Paranoia If They’re Shooting Live Bullets”
Thunderdikk – “Bra Off Party On” (X-Play’s J.P. Shub’s band!!!)
Windtunnel Syndrome – “You’re an Egg! (Evolution)”

Price: $9.99/800 MSP for pack, $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track (Rock Band Network prices vary by track)

Lips

No  new releases

SingStar

No new releases

DJ Hero

No new releases

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a game that was just made available to gamers today. It was released for the consoles of the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Here is a review which has been given to this game:

“If it sounds like The Forgotten Sands is a series of highs and lows, that’s because it is. It’s a game filled with heightened moments of elation followed by stretches of frustrating mediocrity. It nearly all falls apart at the very end, too, when the game creates an unnecessary wall of difficulty by asking the player to accomplish ridiculous feats of timing totally out of line with the rest of the game. The Forgotten Sands‘ flow walks a very fine line, wanting to give the appearance of challenge but without breaking the player’s forward momentum. When you stop moving in this game, you stop having fun. To this end, one of the final stretches in The Forgotten Sands crafts arbitrary difficulty through an uncontrollable camera viewpoint and timed jumps that rely less on skillful use of the Prince’s abilities than it is blind memorization of hard-as-nails jumps.”

Be sure to look into more details about this game if you have the chance.

New Releases for the Week

A large number of games come out each week. Some of the games are bigger titles and some are the smaller ones. Here is a list which includes the games which are going to be coming out in this current week for the various consoles of the Sony PlayStation 3, the Nintendo Wii, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo DS, the Sony PlayStation Portable and the PC:

Sony PlayStation 3

  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Split/Second

Nintendo Wii

  • Attack the Movies 3D
  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Shrek Forever After

Microsoft Xbox 360

  • Alan Wake
  • Attack the Movies 3D
  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Shrek Forever After 
  • Split/Second

Nintendo DS

  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers
  • Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow
  • Imagine: Animal Doctor Care Center 
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 
  • Shrek Forever After

Sony PlayStation Portable

  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

PC

  • Split/Second

Make sure to look into at least a couple of these games on this list since they are the new games which are going to be available this week.

Fragile Alliance Mode in Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

 In the original game of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, there was a popular multiplayer mode that was called “fragile alliance.” This mode received great reviews and a lot of popularity. When the sequel to this game was eing made there was no doubt that this mode would be a part of it. Some improvements in the mode were completed. 

The following is a preview of the “fragile alliance” mode from Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days:

“The potential for someone going traitor is always there, whether it be your teammates or yourself. If you do decide to go traitor, you could hang back and silently assassinate teammates — just make sure no one sees you do it. Or you can grab a human shield, keeping your teammates from shooting you by making it crucial for them not to accidentally shoot the buddy being used as a shield. If a teammate shoots a teammate, he can turn traitor, and the guy who gets wounded has a certain amount of time to get his revenge on the shooter without becoming a traitor himself thanks to a function called “yellow card.”

Iron Man 2 Review

Recently released for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 is the game Iron Man 2. The date that this game came out was on May 4th. This game, that has been published by SEGA, is based off of the famous movie. In playing this game, you will be able to better experience the power that Iron Man has.

The following is a review that has been given to this game:

“The combat system is, likewise, well-conceived but joylessly executed. Iron Man’s attack powers are split between his left and right hands. You can assign two different weapon types to each side and change them on the fly by pressing the D-pad. Combat is built around a rough lock-on mechanic. In theory, it works like it would in most games: when locked onto an enemy, a translucent blue circle surrounds them and a green health meter is intertwined. The problem is that it’s impossible to hit a moving target with standard attacks, which renders it fairly useless, since lock-on mechanisms are designed to hit non-stationary enemies.”

 Make sure to check out some more details regarding this game if you have the time.

Guinness World Records 50 Best Franchises

Recently, Guinness World Records came up with a list of the 50 best video game franchises. Voted upon by gamers, make sure to check out some of these if you have not yet.

“We decided to take a different approach with this list than we did in the previous edition,”  said a spokesperson for Guinness World Records. “Instead of asking developers, industry insiders and journalists to rank their favorite titles, we approached a different kind of expert: the players themselves! We are confident that this ‘top 50’ more accurately reflects the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics.”

  1. Halo
  2. Call of Duty
  3. The Legend of Zelda
  4. Guitar Hero
  5. Metal Gear
  6. Super Mario Bros.
  7. World of Warcraft
  8. Gears of War
  9. Super Smash Bros.
  10. Grand Theft Auto
  11. Pokémon
  12. Resident Evil
  13. Fallout
  14. Half-Life
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog
  16. Counter-Strike
  17. Runescape
  18. FIFA
  19. Kingdom Hearts
  20. Final Fantasy
  21. Pac-Man
  22. Madden NFL
  23. The Sims
  24. Tomb Raider
  25. WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW
  26. Rock Band
  27. LittleBigPlanet
  28. Saints Row
  29. The Elder Scrolls
  30. God of War
  31. GoldenEye 007
  32. Bioshock
  33. KillZone
  34. Skate
  35. Left 4 Dead
  36. Need for Speed
  37. Chrono Trigger
  38. Gran Turismo
  39. StarCraft
  40. Ratchet & Clank
  41. Pong
  42. Tom Clancy’s…
  43. Star Wars: Battlefront
  44. Battlefield
  45. Diablo
  46. Lego Batman
  47. Mario Kart
  48. Burnout
  49. Crash Bandicoot
  50. Pro Evolution Soccer