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…But Everybody Loves Pie!

Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Okay, we all love pie. Even if we don’t always admit it (you know who I am talking to, yes you!). For anyone who hasn’t been catching the AotS Pie-Mania here’s a tasty, little treat for you… and the pie’s not half bad either!

Click below for the Piepocalypse!

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RE5 Demo Impressions

Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Daniel Sandoval

I’ve completed Resident Evil 4 about eight times on the GameCube and another four times on the Wii. Resident Evil 4 influenced several shooters of today like Gears of War and Dead Space, while revamping the Resident Evil series into something extraordinary. Does Resident Evil 5 live up to its predecessor? That is not what we should be pondering. Instead ask yourself this, do you want a prettier yet parallel experience to Resident Evil 4? Keep in mind that these are impressions of the demo. The title itself may or may not differ once it hits shelves.

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Rock Band 2 Review

Friday, January 30th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Rock Band 2
Publisher/Developer: Harmonix/EA
Platforms: PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
Release Date: 09/14/2008
Number of players/Multiplayer: 1-4

Rock Band 2 is back and better than ever, especially for the Wii crowd, as it brings all of its familiar features back, plus a few more, as well as some more user-friendly functionality and more flexible character creation.

Like always with these games, the first thing to talk about is the instruments. Rock Band 2 implements some new gear, although they play like the previous. The drums now contain velocity-sensitive pads and a metal reinforced pedal. The entire drum set though is still designed the same as the first, so if you’re used to playing with the original drum set, then you’re right at home. Same goes for the guitar, which while it sports a new color scheme and firmer buttons, maintains its original design. The improvements made to these instruments aren’t too noticeable, but they are for the better, and all old RB instruments are compatible, so if you just want to pick up the disc only, then you’ll be fine doing so.

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House of the Dead: Overkill Dev Diary

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

I don’t know about you, but when I think of classic arcade rail shooters where I am assaulted by hordes of zombies who need a cap in the head… I think of House of the Dead. Of course, I also think of House of the Dead when I think about horrific SciFi original movies, but that is a whole other story.

The gang at Headstrong hasset about with their handy-dandy dev diaries about the new Wii title House of the Dead: Overkill. So how about we take a looksie, eh? Rated M, people, rated M.

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Fallout 3 DLC.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

If you’ve been itching for more Fallout 3, today’s your lucky day. The Operation Anchorage DLC has been released today for Fallout 3 for Game for Windows Live and Xbox 360 (sorry PS3 owners, who knows what Bethesda is doing).

The DLC adds a new story, adding hours more playtime (which it took me 52 hours to get through everything the first time) and new achievements.

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Gone Gold and Shipped!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

A little tidbit on two games which I’ve been keeping my eye on for a while: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and Afro Samurai, with N.A. release dates of February 10th and January 27th (cough *today* cough) respectively.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin has gone gold today and is being sent off to the presses for release on the PC, Playstaion 3, and Xbox 360 systems.

Afro Samurai is already shipped and should be on shelves at your local retailer now for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 systems.

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Steam Sale: Mount and Blade

Monday, January 26th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

I was actually one of the people who paid for the alpha for this game to help the developers pursue the full release. Sure, some people will complain that it’s not a graphic power-house, but it’s a pretty damned good game from an independant developer. I happily annouce that I support Indie Developers with every fibre of my being.

Steam has Mount and Blade on sale now for a whopping $7.50. At that price I am sure just about everyone can enjoy it. You can download  a trial version at TaleWords’ Site that has a level cap, so give it a shot. I will tell you that I’ve gotten a lot more than $7.50 worth of enjoyment out of this game and I hope TaleWords Entertainment continues to move forward as a developer.

Forums Available

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

I know there’s been some request for forums for a while here at Gamers Platform. However, due to the EXTREME limitations of WordPress (which is why I am working to change the back-end), adding forums is obnoxious.

However, our parent site www.GameTechWorld.com has new forums up and running for everyone to use. I think I am just going to keep those as the central forums for the sites as maintaining and moderating one set of forums is a hell of a lot easier than several. You can find the forums here.

GP Site Changes

Monday, January 19th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am in the process of changing the back-end system for the site. Nothing about the site itself (ie- who is writing, what we cover, how we cover it, what the unladen weight of an African Swallow is, etc.) runs is going to be changing. I am only going to be changing the back-end system that runs the site so that we can provide you with more coverage in a much cleaner, easier to use format. Call me nuts, but I thought a forum might be a nice idea too?

So, if you log on in the wee hours of the morning and the site is down… DON’T PANIC. That just means I am hard at work trying to commence the transition as smoothly as possible. Hopefully, there will be no major issues for users. Worst case, you may have to re-register.

Just a heads up. Talk to you more soon!

Free Kick Pedal with GH: Metallica Preorder

Monday, January 19th, 2009 by Matt Cross

Excited for the new Guitar Hero: Metallica?  Me too!  Scared of trying to do those kick-drum patterns with only one pedal?  Me too!  Do I have the answer to this for you?  Me t- wait, I mean, yes!

For the folks who preorder the new Guitar Hero: Metallica from GameStop, you will receive a FREE second drum pedal!  The drum pedal can be used in conjuction wit the drum kit for World Tour to take advantage of the new Expert + mode, allowing the use of both pedals.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, even if you don’t use both at the same time, its always handy to have a backup.