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Killzone 2 @ GameStop

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 by Daniel Sandoval

Those out there that cannot wait to undertake Killzone 2 will have to scamper to their nearest GameStop and place a pre-order. GameStop will be distributing a special demo with every reserve which can then be accessed though the entering of a numbered code made for the PlayStation Network.

It is still theoretically a free demo since consumers will be able to withdraw their pre-order of Killzone 2 at any point before or after one obtains a demo.

A friendly reminder, Best Buy is giving away a Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 theme, while Amazon is putting up a Helghan soldier PlayStation avatar.

Wiikly Update! 12/29

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Zach Potts

The trend seems to be continuing with 2 WiiWare games and 1 Virtual Console game a week, and today we have Maboshi’s Arcade for 800 Wii Points and Cue Sports - Pool Revolution for 500 Wii Points for WiiWare, and Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II for another 500 Wii Points for the VC.

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Far Cry 2 Review

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Remember that awesome game a little while back called Far Cry? Yeah, I do too! Well, those fine folks recently released a new installment to the series, Far Cry 2. Guess what though? It has nothing to do with the original! You must be thinking to yourself though, “what the hell?”, and trust me, I was too. Not that Far Cry 2 being basically nothing like the original is bad or anything, it was just not what I was expecting. So does Far Cry 2 sink like a bag of bricks, or leave you crying for more? Find out in our review of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 2!

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Hydro Tilt Review

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 by Zach Potts

Hydro Tilt is a puzzle game for your iPhone or iPod Touch and plays similarly to Super Monkey Ball. You control a water droplet through 25+ stages via the devices’ accelerometer, and must transform said droplet into both mist and ice in order to maneuver around the stage and reach the finish.

The main draw of the game is the fact that you need to change the state of your droplet numerous times if you want to reach the end. This is done in a number of ways, such as moving your droplet underneath a heating or cooling device. There is also this cube, which you must have to complete the level, and when you pick it up, you automatically become ice.

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Happy Holidays from GP/GTW

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by Ryan L. Lopees

In what will be an historic event, my shortest article written, I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to evereyone! From ours to yours here at GP/GTW.

Remember to stop by and bring your Holiday Loot List to share with everyone!

Toy Bot Diaries Entry 3 Review

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 by Zach Potts

Toy Bot Diaries Entry 3 is the latest and final installment in the Toy Bot saga for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which follows young Toy Bot as he travels to a variety of locales in order to put a top to his nemesis and save planet Earth from destruction.

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BUZZ! Quiz getting National Geographic Expansion

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 by Zach Potts

Come tomorrow, BUZZ! Quiz TV will be getting a National Geographic expansion pack, featuring the sea. The pack will come with over 500 questions pertaining to the oceans, such as “which fish is the fastest swimmer,” and “what do sponges eat?”

There wasn’t any indication on the price, but I’m sure it’s the same as the other packs that have been released in the past.

Wiikly Update! 12/22

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 by Zach Potts

This week brings another handful of games to the Wii, with a variety of genres.

For WiiWare, we have Tiki Towers for 500 Wii Points and Fun! Fun! Minigolf for 900 Wii Points. Tiki Towers has you building a village to keep out attackers, while taking on rivals and navigating through puzzles, while Fun! Fun! Minigolf has you putting your way through 27 holes with up to 4 players by swinging the Wii remote like a club.

The VC has Phantasy Star IV for 800 Wii points, which is a turn-based RPG in the Phantasy Star series in which you must save the universe.

Capcom at CES ‘09

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 by Ryan L. Lopees

As I had announced, with me stepping in here, we will be covering CES ‘09 this Janurary. Well, as cool as that is in and of itself, it gets better. Capcom just sent us a nice little friendly invite. Want to know what we’re going to see? So do I. Why not read some more?

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Left 4 Dead PC Review

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 by Ryan L. Lopees

These are people who have died, died!

Title: Left 4 Dead
Publisher/Developer: EA/Valve and Certain Affinity
Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox 360
Release Date: 11/18/2008
Number of players/Multiplayer: Single-player, 4 player Co-Op online, 4 player Versus online

Yup. that’s right, it’s time for me to review the newest dead-heads to the party. As if you couldn’t have seen this one coming. If you’ve know my tastes slightly, you knew I was going to chew into this game’s brains like a hungry zombie at a buffet. Left 4 Dead hit us just a scant, few weeks back and there’s are hordes of us already addicted. Why? Well if you are asking that question then, as much as I hate to tell people to leave the site, stop reading this and get the game for yourself. That is, of course, if you like first-person shooters and non-stop, heart-pounding, bloody action. This is going to be one of my longer reviews, but that is simply because I can see players still playing this game for a long, long time. It’s amazing to me how deep the game is without actually having that much depth.

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