Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The story is written by Bruce Feirstein, co-writer of the movie Goldeneye, its written like a worthwhile bond movie should be, and the true to form Bond intro instills a sense of an epic adventure about to follow, full of action, and quips between M and 007, thanks to the clever lines delivered by Daniel Craig who along with Dame Judi Dench return to play their respective characters and likenesses of Bond and M.
Excerpt: The likeness of Daniel Craig is having a heck of a week in James Bond's games. Over on the Wii, he's booted out the likeness of Pierce Brosnan to take over the lead in Goldeneye and he's got his own original adventure over on the XBox 360, Playstation 3 and PC in the form of James Bond 007: Blood Stone.
Excerpt: While the remake of GoldenEye has been capturing most of the public's attention, Activision has another Bond adventure on tap for HD consoles. Read on for impressions of 007 Blood Stone, the action-shooter in the works from the Project Gotham Racing team.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is It’s easy to dismiss Alien Swarm as a re-thought, re-modeled sci-fi Left 4 Dead. And why not, both games are developed by the same people; both are 4-player co-op and both play almost entirely the same way. Well, almost. Besides the traditional-FPS vs.
Excerpt: When reviewing a game, it can be really tempting to describe it as Other Game 1 + Other Game 2. Fallout 3 is just Oblivion plus S.T.A.L.K.E.R. , Mass Effect 2 is basically Gears of War with dialog trees, Starcraft is Command and Conquer plus Koreans…you get the picture. But even though it’s easy and fun to do reviews this way, most people try to avoid it, as it’s generally considered unprofessional. Generally.
Excerpt: It’s rare when you can actually apply the “you get what you pay for” thought to something cheap and have it mean something. It usually means that you went for the lowest price or bidder and the workmanship will likely be pretty shoddy. Still, sometimes you find something that is cheap or, in this case, free and it’s actually a pretty strong product. That is what Alien Swarm is. It’s a lot of software that works pretty well for the price of nothing. Hurray!
Pros: It’s pretty simple and fun. It’s great if you have friends on Steam to play with though you could practice on your own in single player. The Software Development Kit (SDK) is available to all Steam users.
Cons: Occasional graphics slowdown, sometimes controls can make things difficult, far too linear.
Excerpt: It’s unlikely that anyone interested in Alien Swarm will seek validation from a person like me. It’s a cooperative, top-down shooter in which you and three other people fight off waves of aliens that look like the result of the mutalisks from StarCraft and the headcrabs from Half-Life being cross-bred. It was created by members of Valve. It’s free . What else do you want me to tell you? Why aren’t you playing this game right now?
James Bond 007: Blood Stone Comic-Con 2010 interview
23 July 2010
Excerpt: Preview interview from the 2010 San Diego Comic Con about Activision's upcoming original Bond game, dubbed James Bond 007 Blood Stone. The new title, not based on a movie, is being developed by UK-based Bizarre Creations.