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Some E3 pics

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 by Zach Potts

Hey guys, just got into LA today and have been making my way around the city…more like getting lost, but my trusty iPhone and its GPS is very, very helpful.

Anyways, after a few freeway visits, I managed to get myself to the LA Convention Center, pick up my badge, and snap a few pictures, but nothing major. You can check out all the pictures after the jump, and expect many, many more in the coming days.

Also, tomorrow brings the start of some press conferences, so expect some live blogging, including Microsoft’s conference at 10 am PST.

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GamersPlatform at E3 2009!!!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Hello everyone. Just wanted to let you know that Gamers Platform will be extensively covering E3 this year, as Rafa and myself will be covering all the news from the show floor, bringing you up to date information from the major conferences and the latest hands-on demos from the hottest games.

Expect the action to start Monday morning, as the party kicks off with Microsoft’s conference at 10am PST, as well as other big players, like EA and Ubisoft. I’ll be live blogging the major conferences, as well as tweeting some goings ons with the show floor on first minute impressions. I’ll also be providing more extensive coverage on the site, updating whenever I get a minute, and most definitely by day’s end with all that I have seen.

Prepare for a ton of coverage. It’s going to be exciting.

You can follow my tweeting at our page HERE, and expect all other coverage to be on the website.

Demigod Review

Friday, May 29th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Demigod
Developer/Publisher: Gas Powered Games / Stardock
Platform: PC
Release Date: 04/14/2009
Number of Players: 1, 10 online

Demigod is an RPG-fighter/strategy for the PC which allows you to play as one of eight characters, all of whom have their own unique play style and attacks. The game is heavily focused on multiplayer, but it’s been having some issues online. But let’s focus on what the game is all about.

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Next GTA IV DLC Coming This Fall

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Yes, the Ballad of Gay Tony was recently announced as the next exclusive DLC for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV.

This installment will put you in the shoes of Luis Lopez, and deals with his life in the hood, as well as job working in gay Tony Prince’s night club.

The episode is planned to release this fall, with a price tag of 1600 MS Points, or $20.

High Voltage announces 2 new games for Wii

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by Zach Potts

High Voltage Software, developers of the highly anticipated Conduit for the Wii, have announced this week that they are working on another two titles for the platform; Gladiator AD and The Grinder.

Gladiator AD will feature fighter-like mechanics and 1 verse 1 fighting, where you can brutally dismember opponents with your sword, or other implements of death. The game will happily support Wii Motion Plus.

The Grinder is another game they are working on, set to be out holiday 2010, and features Left 4 Dead like material. You get to play as one of four characters and battle your way through hordes of vampires, werewolves, and other such beings. You’ll have a myriad of guns at your disposal, and possibly a sword for some gruesome action. The team is working hard on the title, and the game will include online co-op, with up to four people in all likelihood, as well as Wii Speak support.

You can look forward to some hands-on impressions with this title at E3. They are definitely titles I’ll be looking for.

Rune Factory: Frontier Review

Monday, May 25th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Rune Factory: Frontier
Developer/Publisher: Neverland / Marvelous Entertainment & XSEED Games
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Release Date: 03/17/2009
Number of Players: 1

Rune Factory: Frontier is a game similar to a Harvest Moon or previous Rune Factory games, where you play as a young gent who finds himself in a new town and must assimilate with the new community by talking with your neighbors, learning to farm, and exploring your surroundings, including the mysterious floating island that is shaped as a whale; madness (Please refrain from any 300 references). There is a lot to do in this game, but you have to be self-motivated to do it, or you may lose focus and motivation to continue playing.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Trailer

Monday, May 25th, 2009 by Zach Potts

The trailer for the highly-anticipated next entry in the Call of Duty series was released over the weekend, and it looks sharp. It seems the story will continue from the previous installment, and feature a variety of environments, from snowy mountains, to underwater levels, to even US-like “normal” settings. The game is shaping up very well, and is looking like it will have a more cinematic experience.

You can expect us to watch this one closely, and hopefully get a good look at it at this years E3, which we will be covering extensively from the show floor.

Weekly Nintendo Update

Monday, May 25th, 2009 by Zach Potts

First let’s start with the DSi. This week, we get American Popstar: Road to Celebrity and Photo Clock. American Popstar costs 800 points, is for 1-4 players, and contains four musical mini-games, like guitar and singing, as well as has you talking with a variety of characters, taking pictures, and signing autographs, all to become a top star. Photo Clock costs a mere 200 points, and is an application that both displays the time, as well as your pictures. You can set up to 3 alarms and view the clock in digital or analog; joy.

There are another 3 games for the Wii this week, which include the new BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus!, ADVENTURE ISLAND® The Beginning, and the classic Clay Fighter. Bubble Bobble Plus! is 600 points, while the other two are 800 points. Bubble Bobble Plus! features the original 100 rounds, as well as an additional 100 new rounds, plus multiplayer action, plus an online competitive mode, plus the ability to download new content in one of two add-ons. Adventure Island: The Beginning is a new game in the series, which features similar island-adventuring gameplay as the NES original, as well as new mini-games. The last treasure on the list is Clay Fighter, which is a pretty interesting 2-player fighter that features 8 characters and some cool graphics.

Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to Wii

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 by Zach Potts

It was announced today that the entire Metroid Prime series will be available on one disc for the Nintendo Wii on August 24th for a low, low price of $49.99.

The disc will include both Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime: Echoes from the GameCube, as well as Corruption from the Wii, all featuring Corruption’s control scheme, utilizing the Wii’s controls.

Each game will be available to play at anytime from a hub, and there are even added “achievements” in each game which will allow you to unlock artwork, songs, and other goodies. The GameCube games will also feature enhanced graphics.

This announcement isn’t anything too mind blowing, but it’ll be really cool to have all the games on one disc, and be able to play them with the superior Wii controls.

Hydro Tilt XL Review

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Hydro Tilt XL
Developer/Publisher: Code Glue / Publisher X
Platform: Apple iPhone and iPod Touch
Release Date: 05/19/2009
Number of Players: 1

Hydro Tilt XL is an expansion to the popular Hydro Tilt for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. This is more of an expansion or update rather than a brand new game, as it features all of the old levels and keeps your times and data. What is added with XL is 30 new levels, and the ability to both create and upload your own levels as well as download new ones. I won’t really be talking about the game itself, as I already did a review for it HERE, but I will discuss the new level editor and other improvements.

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