Limbo first caught the public’s attention with its stunning art style. Using a black and white colour scheme, along with some skilful vignetting and light bloom, the game’s visual aesthetic is nothing short of beautiful.
Limbo not only satisfies in the graphics department, the gameplay also stands up well to any other downloadable game. It can be classified as a puzzle-platformer with a simple two-button jump/grab mechanic. Puzzles are reliant on the game’s physics system and the player’s reflexes. Much of the game will be solved through trial-and-error, and the frustration level will mount toward the end of the game. In spite of this, the ending is satisfying and cements the game as one of Xbox Live Arcade’s best offerings.
A much needed revision for the Xbox, the 360 Slim, came out in late June to the applause of Microsoft fans everywhere. The new, slick, black version of every gamer’s favorite platform is back and better than ever, albeit with a steep price tag of 300 big ones. If you can foot the bill, this might prove to be one of the better investments in an Xbox, ever.
Technically, Microsoft’s newest cash cow really isn’t called the “Slim”, its the “Xbox 360 S”. Actually, Xbox rarely even uses its actual name in advertisements, preferring to go with the “new” Xbox 360 (which doesn’t sound as cool but sure rakes in the money). Anyways, the ‘S’ comes with a generous 250 Gigabytes of storage, built-in WiFi, KINECT capability, 5 USB ports, a better fan, “smoother” run, and a cool black finish to top it off.
Still, although the pros definitely outweigh the cons, there were some things Microsoft probably could have implemented but opted out on. Blu-ray, for example, has been harped upon by rival Playstation for years now, and Xbox still has chosen not to begin integrate their hardware with the new technology. Another side note on hardware quirks: the black plastic coating is very prone to fingerprint marks and smudges.
Regardless of its tiny shortcomings, the 360 Slim has managed to breathe new life into Xbox. The smaller, sleeker, and more efficient design was merely the icing on the cake for most die-hard Microsoft fan boys, that’s for sure.
Sony’s impressive PlayStation 3, with its Blu-ray player and wireless connectivity, handily fills the home media niche. But the heart of the system belongs, as always, to the games, and those who desire the most out of their time with their PS3 should stock games from a variety of genres to fend off boredom. While new PS3 games are introduced frequently, several standout games have risen to the top of the heap. Read the rest of this entry »
The Acer Aspire G7700 Predator Crusher is a powerful gaming pc with a stylish case featuring a garage door style front. The Acer Aspire G7700 Predator Crusher oozes gaming potential with an overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme processor and dual SLI graphics cards in the form of nVidia Geforce G9800GTX. Read the rest of this entry »
2008 was a great time to be a gamer, with hit releases appearing across the console and PC markets. Here are some of our favorite games from 2008. Read the rest of this entry »
The Apple iPhone is starting to look like damn good game platform, with new games being released ever day. One of the best iPhone games at the moment is Rolando – a game that makes excellent use of the iPhones touch screen and motion control. Check out the video! Read the rest of this entry »
So you have an Xbox 360, but do you have the killer games? Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a hardcore gamer and have the space, this could be for you. The Liberty Multidrive RS allows for the authentic driving experience and supports a 32inch flat screen, pedals and 5.1 surround sound. Read the rest of this entry »
The G71 is the world’s first Intel® Quad Core™ gaming notebook and offers the great performance for gamers. Read the rest of this entry »
A small British company has built the fastest PC on the Planet.
For the price of a three year old family car with 50,000 miles on the clock, you can purchase a piece of kit that is absolutely guaranteed to blow any other PC into the slow lane. Read the rest of this entry »
Many hardcore followers of the Fallout franchise were not initially happy when it was announced that Bethesda would be the development studio to transform it into a first person role planing game. They were afraid it would be nothing but a crude mockery of the original, something like an “Oblivion with guns.” While there are so true similarities between Fallout 3 and Obliviion, the former is much better executed, and ends up as a far superior gaming experience. Read the rest of this entry »
The Velocity Micro Rapter Signature Edition Gaming PC is probably going to increase you electricity bill, but it sure is cool. This beast is loaded with 8GB RAM, an overclocked Intel Extreme quad core processor and 3! x Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 graphics cards. This is serious computer power and you can use it to make even the latest games scream for a rest. Read the rest of this entry »
The initial Gears of War introduced us to Sera, a planet containing a group of warriors who fight to preserve their race and once again make their world safe. Preventing them from doing this is the Locust, a race of aliens ardently seeking to bring down the Coalition of Ordered Governments. Read the rest of this entry »
Sony’s PlayStation 3 is still the king of consoles. The PlayStation 4 is probably well under development by now but the PS3 is still worth buying if you dont already have one. Sure the XBOX 360 is a great machine, but the PS3 combines the best gfx gaming power with a good upgradable Blu-Ray player. The PlayStation 3 is a must for all gamers and your TV is lonely without one. The PS3 makes the hot list for sure…