Saturday, December 31, 2011

Catherine Review

Hey Guys, after about three day of challenging and frustrating puzzles, I finally managed to finish the survival horror game, Catherine. I loved Catherine, I thought it was pretty fun and challenging. Although, I ended up getting the worst possible ending in the game. But anyway, what score does Catherine deserve?

Story: 9.5
The best part of Catherine is the story. Things spice up once you progress through the story, but the outcome is based on you the gamer.

Gameplay: 9
The controls can take some time to get used to, but you'll learn fast. Using blocks to climb during the nightmare stages require critical thinking. If you screw up once, you're pretty much done. It can be frustrating, but you'll soon pass it. Also, there is a Karma meter based on your actions. The questions you answer will either have a negative or positive effect on the story. Questions include, texting, Confessions in the nightmare levels, and interacting with other people. Getting good karma will lead you to Katherine and bad karma will lead you to Catherine.

Graphics: 8.5
When it comes to the gameplay, the graphics look pretty good. The anime cutscens look wonderful in enriching HD. So all in all, the game looks beautiful in HD.

VGT Score: 9.85 Out Of 10
Even though the game has a frustrating difficulty, it's still worth playing it again. In total, there is 8 possible endings. I got the worst like I said, but I'm not spoiling it. The graphics are outstanding in HD. Climbing blocks is a fresh new idea and choosing questions to change the story has been done before. Such as Heavy Rain. However, I highly recommend you play this game.
Till Next Time and A Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Homefront Review

Hey Guys, Homefront was met with mixed reviews upon its release. So I checked it out for myself to see what was so bad about it. But the game was good, but not that good.
Homefront Screenshot

Story: 9.5
Homefront probably had one of the best stories of the year. It's presentation was excellent, explaining the fallen America that is now occupied by the Koreans. Although, the campaign is completely short, it would take about 4-6 hours to complete. I beat the game yesterday, the day I bought Homefront. But I think the campaign is still enjoyable.

Graphics: 6
Compared with games such as Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3, Homefront failed with the graphics. And this was the first time Unreal Engine 3 did look bad. Textures are terrible around the environment, but the guns have some texture added to it. All in All, Unreal Engine 3 isn't the type of Game Engine for first person shooters, so it should stick with 3rd person.

Gameplay: 7
Homefront brought some interesting gameplay mechanics. This is the first game I played that the hit-marker appears in a campaign. Otherwise, it feels like your typical first person shooter. A little note, be sure to adjust the look sensitivity before you start playing the game.

Multiplayer: 10
The real reason I bought Homefront was for the multiplayer. If you have the time or finished the campaign, the Multiplayer has some great offers. The multiplayer was inspired by the Battlefield franchise. There is also some interesting mechanics when you play multiplayer. For instance, when you spawn, your able to see the whole map and enemy position. And your able to buy objects with Battle Points. Finally, face off with over 32 players in a Match.

VGT Score: 8 Out Of 10
Despite the short campaign, average graphics, the plot of Homefront is outstanding. But I highly recommend you buy the game for it's superior multiplayer. I don't think Homefront is terrible, it would be perfect if the graphics were improved, the campaign would be longer, and some new gameplay mechanics would be added or at least improved.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Call Of Duty MW3: More About Kill Confirmed

Hey Guys, most of you played Kill Confirmed on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Although it's just like Team Deathmatch, just changed a little. Also, there is some advantages and disadvantages to Kill Confirmed.

Kill Confirmed overall is a pretty great game type. I love the XP that is offers, which is the reason to start playing in it. Although, in Kill Confirmed it's easier to die then any other game mode. But you can get more kills behind Ground War.

The whole objective of Kill Confirmed is to collect enemy dog tags in order to win the game. To get dog tags, you need to kill an enemy, be aware of any other enemies, as they could take their teammates' dog tags. If a dog tag is red, then it's your teammates' dog tag, if it's yellow then it's an enemy's dog tags.

I like Kill Confirmed; I love the XP that it offers. Also, you can get more kills from it, but it's much more easier to die in Kill Confirmed.
Till Next Time!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Review

Hey Guys, I've been playing Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for only a day and so far it's an OK game. I think Call Of Duty Black Ops did slightly better than Modern Warfare 3. But let's see what score Modern Warfare 3 will receive.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Screenshot

Campaign: 8.5
The campaign was pretty good. I didn't finish it though because I was spending more time on the multiplayer. Also a little note, if you play the campaign on veteran difficulty, it's pretty easy. As a matter of fact, this is the easiest Call Of Duty game to finish on Veteran difficulty. And it's the shortest game in the Modern Warfare series.

Graphics: 8
The graphics are much more improved than Black Ops. There is also much more texture to the guns. But as usual, some textures of the building are missing or blurry. So all in all, the graphics are good.

Gameplay: 8
Like every Call Of Duty game, you can't see your legs. The diving action that was featured in Black Ops was removed as well. The controls feel like your typical first person shooter. Compared to Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 didn't do as much improvement to the gameplay as they should.

Multiplayer: 9
The only reason to get Modern Warfare 3 is for the Multiplayer. I had so much fun playing it. Although there's 10 pretiges and 80 levels, Modern Warfare 3 will likely take up most of your time. Also your able to choose your Killstreak classes. Which are Assault, Support, and Specialist.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Screenshot

VGT Score: 8.5 Out Of 10
The Campaign for Modern Warfare 3 is pretty fun if you don't have online. But the real reason to get Modern Warfare 3 is the addicting Multiplayer. The gameplay didn't change that much or at all. The graphics seemed to changed and improve your experience. All in all, the best part of Modern Warfare 3 is the multiplayer. So it's much better to get Battlefield 3 or something. By the way, look for the Assassin's Creed Revelation Review, coming soon.
Till Next Time!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Two Gamers #12- Left 4-6 Christmas 2

Superm6031: Hey Guys, I want to wish you all Happy Holidays from Video Gamer's Tribune. And today I bring you a sequel to the original Left 4 6 Christmas Special for Two Gamers. The story takes place on an island. Rob won a vacation to a private getaway and he invites all his friends. Little do they know, there vacation would turn into a nightmare.
Marcus: How long do we have left to get on that Island Rob?
Rob: About 15 minutes or so.
Nick: Perfect! This is just the thing I want to do on the holidays.
Marley: I hear the sarcasm in your voice Nick.
Nick: Ya think?
Bob: Why are you guys so mad? Come on it's Christmas!
Darry: Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean we'll act any different.
Bob: It would be nice if you did.
Marcus: Why don't both of you just shut up?
*The Plane Lands*
Rob: We're finally here guys!
Marley: Well it's about time.
*Everyone gets off the plane*
Marcus: This place seems quite.
Rob: It's a private island, what else do you think?
Marcus: No, something doesn't feel right.
Bob: What doesn't seem right now Marcus?
Marcus: Well remember what happened last year?
Nick: Like anyone forgot that.
*A Guy Appears*
Darry: Hey look a local!
Marcus: Wait a second...
Rob: What are you so worried about?
Marcus: Didn't you say this was a private island?
Rob: Yeah, why?
Marcus: Then why is this guy here, he looks sick too.
Rob: Wait, this is a private island.
Marley: And I don't think this guy is a local.
Darry: What are you talking about? He's harmless.
*He Grabs Darry*
Marley: This guy ain't human!
Bob: Holy God!
*Marley Punches The Guy Off Darry*
Rob: Let's Get Outta Here!
*They All Run In A Building*
Marley: Ok, can anybody explain what I just saw!
Marcus: That "guy" was a zombie.
Bob: A Zombie? Really Marcus!?
Marcus: Think about it, we are on an Island, there was a Zombie!?
Rob: Dead Island...
Nick: Holy Crap, I thought that game was fake!
Marcus: It is fake Nick, use common sense.
Bob: Now we gotta get off this island.
Rob: Getting out of that Mall last year was easy, but this is going to be hard.
Marley: Well this Island doesn't have any technology so far. Obviously this is going to be hard.
Nick: Hey Guys! I found some crowbars!
Marcus: At least we have something to defend ourselves.
Rob: Ok, if we can get to that airport we arrived from. Then we can signal for help.
Darry: How are we supposed to signal for help?
Marcus: It's an airport, they gotta have some kind of flare gun.
Marley: Your right!
Nick: What helicopter would land here!?
Bob: There's over 6 billion people in the world, there has to be somebody out there.
Darry: Well what are we waiting for?
*They leave the building*
Marcus: Oh my god!
*A Crowd Of Zombies Surround Them*
Bob: How are we supposed to get through!?
Darry: Oh man, we're going to die!
Marley: Shut Up Darry!
Marcus: Ok I have an idea... RUN!!!!!
*They Run Through*
Rob: That's your best idea, Run!?
Marcus: You gotta better idea?
Rob: Good point.
Marley: There's the airport!
Nick: Keep Running!
*They Enter The Airport*
Marcus: Ok, let's find a flare gun somewhere.
Marley: There's no time.
Marcus: Why not?
Marley: Look!
*Zombies Break In*
Bob: Where do we go!
Rob: There's nowhere to hide or run, we're all going to be a zombie.
Marcus: No we can't give up!
Marley: We have to Marcus, there's no other way.
Nick: Great, dying on Christmas, that sucks!
*A Helicopter Breaks In*
Marcus: What the?
Darry: Hey Guys! While you were running I manged to find a helicopter. Pretty neat.
Marley: Just get us in!
*Everyone Gets On The Helicopter*
Bob: Well at least we ain't going to be a zombie.
Nick: Talk about relief.
Marcus: Well another Christmas gone wrong.
Marley: And only one guy to blame.
Rob: What?
*Everyone beats up Rob*
Superm6031: Sucks to be Rob. Anyway, Merry Christmas To All, And To All A Good Night! Till The Next Episode.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Battlefield 3: The Ranks

Hey Guys, I have had Battlefield 3 for over two months as of today. Currently, I am on level 34 and I'm trying to get to the highest rank. But it's difficult to level up. Today, I'm going to tell you more info on the ranks and how to rank up faster.

In Battlefield 3 the max is 145. There are 45 regular ranks which the highest in colonel and you have the option to keep going to get to 145. Service stars and Medals can help you level up faster so keep that in mind. Also, I heard playing in the Support class can help you level up faster as well.
To be honest, there is no real answer to leveling up fast in Battlefield 3. You just have to keep playing and hope for the best. And I've been playing with the Assault class and it's pretty good. Just be sure to get the game early since it takes a long time to rank up.
Till Next Time!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Spike VGA's Game Of The Year Nominees

Hey Guys, it's December 10th and tonight the Spike Video Game Awards Will Air Live! And I'll show you there nominees for Game Of The Year. I'm pretty sure Batman or Skyrim will get Game Of The Year since both of them were good.

Batman Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City Screenshot

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Picture

Portal 2
Portal 2 Picture

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Screenshot

For the first time, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 didn't get nominated this year! Same thing for Battlefield 3, that was a pretty good game. Anyways, watch the Spike Video Game Awards at 7pm.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The New Xbox Dashboard Should Arrive

Hey Guys, the new Xbox Dashboard is one day off schedule, but today the Dashboard should Update. This morning my Dashboard did update but I experienced some issues.
The Dashboard is great, I'm still wondering how to use Cloud gaming on it however. So hopefully the Dashboard will download on your console.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Xbox 360 Dashboard Delayed!

Hey Guys, I've been waiting all day and it's been annoying. But it's been confirmed this morning that the new Dashboard will be delayed.
Xbox 360 logo
There are currently no updates yet, so if there is any word then I'll let you know.
Till Next Time!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Battlefield 3 Back To Karkand Release Date Announced!

Hey Guys, it's been almost two months since the release of Battlefield 3. And today EA has announced the release date for the Back To Karkand expansion pack for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360. It will be available on PSN on December 6th, PC and Xbox 360 on December 13th.
Battlefield 3 Artwork
Those who bought the Limited Edition of Battlefield 3 will get this map pack free. Other than that, it will cost $15.00 bucks on PSN and PC, and will cost 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

VGT Tech: 3D Gaming, Should It Continue?

Hey Guys, now a days most games are being made in 3D. I mean most of them look great in 3D, but think about the disadvantages. For instance, 3D TVs aren't selling that well. Why make games in 3D if there's no TV to play it on. Companies should at least wait until the sales of 3D TVs rises before making games in 3D.

Now it's easier to play games on PC, although 3D PCs and Laptops aren't cheap. So the sales for the both of these things must go up as well. But many games on PC support 3D.

Now currently the best systems to play 3D on are Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The Nintendo 3DS doesn't work well with it's 3D in my opinion. The only games I know that probably don't support 3D are Skyrim and Battlefield 3. And that's a good thing.
Battlefield 3 ScreenshotThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

I almost forgot to mention that 3D can harm your eyes. And that's scientifically proven. Which is why I don't really like 3D myself.
Till Next Time!!

Battlefield 3 Sells 8 Million Copies

Hey Guys, it's been about 2 or 3 weeks since Battlefield 3. On it's first week of release it sold over 5 million copies. And this week EA revealed that Battlefield 3 has sold 8 million copies! Currently surpassing Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3, with at least 6.5 million copies sold.
Battlefield 3 Screenshot
I highly recommend Battlefield 3 if you don't have it. It's a must have game this year along with Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Also don't forget Limited Edition owners, Back To Karkand DLC Maps will release some time in December.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Info On Battlefield 3's Multiplayer And Second Opinions

Hey Guys, last week when I reviewed Battlefield 3 for its multiplayer I gave it a 10. But after playing it some more, does Battlefield 3's multiplayer really deserve a 10? Also, I'm going to tell more about the multiplayer if you don't know that much about the multiplayer.

First let's talk about the classes of Battlefield 3. There are 4 available to play, Assault, Engineer, Support, And Recon.
  1. Assault- Armed with an M16A3, Assault is a great class to use. Also they could use Medkits or Defibrillators since the Medic class is mixed in with Assault.
  2. Engineer- Armed with an M4A1, an Engineer is a recommended class to use. Engineers could repair friendly vehicles and destroy enemy vehicles. And it's highly recommended to use an Engineer in the Conquest game mode since you play on enormous maps and you use mostly vehicles.
  3. Support- Armed with an M27 LMG, a Support could easily gain points if used correctly. So if you want to level up fast, be sure to use the Support, but you need to get used to it though. Also Support could use a Mortar. And it's great to have a Support on your team since they could provide Ammo. And Battlefield 3 is a fast paced game, so Ammo is your top priority.
  4. Recon- Recon has a lot of gadgets that include Motion sensors, SOFLAMS, and a Radio Beacon. But all in all, Recon is for Noobs.
Okay now on to the Multiplayer Review. Now I acclaimed the Multiplayer since it was very enjoyable, there was no lag, and it was easy to find games. Well I change my mind. I experienced lags several time, for example a car teleported while I was driving a different one. When you start anything that has to do with the online, you have to wait a while for it to load. And there is long loading times in the game. But the Multiplayer is very fun, although your most likely to get paired up by the losing team. And finally, I think Conquest is the only game mode where you can actually drive vehicles, and in Rush including Conquest you can play on Huge maps. So does Battlefield 3's Multiplayer really desreve a 10? No. I'l give it,
Multiplayer: 8
In my opinion, the Multiplayer could have been better, but it's good. And I highly recommend this game to you if you like playing any games online.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Breaking News: New Xbox Dashboard Release Date Changed!

Hey Guys, I mentioned that the new Xbox Dashboard will release on November 25th, but this morning it was confirmed that it will now release on December 6th!

Xbox Live Update
- Photo By IGN

The update will include,
  • Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile.
  • Beacons and Facebook Sharing for any achievements that are unlocked or any activity Online.
  • Enhanced Family Settings.
  • The Dashboard will be Kinect ready.
  • Bing voice search (US, UK and CA).
Let me repeat, the new Dashboard will be coming on December 6th, which is about two weeks from now. So get looking forward to it.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Sells 3.5 Million Copies

Hey Guys, the sales numbers are in and they are average looking. And Skyrim sold over 3.5 million units on all consoles. Though, I don't think Skyrim deserved this number, it should have been bigger since it's totally going to get Game Of The Year. And the game sold 3.5 million in over two days prior of its release.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

I am currently creating a Holiday Buyer's Guide soon, and Skrim is definitely on the list and be sure to read it if you need to buy a gift for loved ones.
Till Next Time!!

PlayStation Network To Go Offline On Thursday

Hey Guys, on the PlayStation Blog Sony has announced that the servers will go down for maintenance, so don't freak out or anything like that. It will go offline on Thursday, November 17th from 8am until 10pm Eastern Time. So it will last for at least 14 hours or so depending on your location, in the mean time, play some games that will help pass the time.

In other news, please stay tuned for the sells of The Elder Scrolls Skyrim. And I can say that the sells are pretty good.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 Games, Released On The Same Day...

Hey Guys, I noticed something weird yesterday and you know what? Assassin's Creed Revelations, Saints Row The Third, and Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary are released on the same day in the United States!
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Screenshot
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Picture
Saints Row: The Third Screenshot

Who is better than the other, but they all are great games. Though we'll see who is better then each other by who sells more copies.
Till Next Time!!

Happy 10th Birthday Xbox

Hey Guys, it's been over ten years since the release of the original Xbox console. Which was November 15th, 2001. And to this day, it's one of the best video game consoles of our time. Anyways, Happy Birthday both Xbox and Halo!
Xbox logo
Xbox console with "Controller S"

In other new, the new Xbox Dashboard will release on November 25th. And also I updated Prestige Mode, Why Do We need it, click here. This time see the Prestige Emblems for Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 which was highly demanded.
Till Next Time!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Call Of Duty Modern Warefare 3 Sells 6.5 Million Copies

Hey Guys, based on Activison's sales estimates, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has sold over 6.5 Million units in one day and grossed over $400 million dollars. But ironically, Call Of Duty Black Ops had sold more copies in one day which was 7 million.

Rest In Peace Ghost...

Now, I probably will try to get Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 but right now I'm kinda of worrying of paying something off. So, I don't know yet.
Till Next Time!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Look Back At Halo Main Series

Hey Guys, it's been over 10 years since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. And when I first played it, I thought to myself for a moment. Where were these kinds of games when I was a kid, we had crappy pixel violence, and now we have advanced graphics to make the games look better. But anyway, here is the history of Halo.

1. Halo: Combat Evolved
The first Halo game that started it off, but there is no Online for the game. But Halo has a very outstanding campaign storyline.

2. Halo 2
Halo 2 is the first Halo game to support Online multiplayer. Sadly, the multiplayer servers were finally cut down due to the fact that the original Xbox Live for the original Xbox was shut down.

3. Halo 3
Halo 3 final boxshot.JPG
To this day I believe people still buy Halo 3. Halo 3 has one of the best Online multiplayer experiences, and the best campaign.

4. Halo 4 (Upcoming)
I can't wait to play Halo 4 after seeing the ending for Halo 3. But I'm really hoping to play the multiplayer, hopefully it will be improved.

There are other Halo games such as Halo Reach, Halo Wars, and Halo 3: ODST. But I'm looking at the main series. Though it's sad that Bungie is done with Halo, with Halo Reach being their last game. But 343 seems pretty good. Anyway, Halo Combat Evolved will release on November 15th at $40 dollars in the US!
Till Next Time!!
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary

Monday, November 7, 2011

Assassin's Creed Revelations Leave Your Legacy Trailer [HD]

Another trailer for the Upcoming game, Assassin's Creed Revelations.

Call Of Duty Elite Now On Xbox Live

Hey Guys, Call Of Duty Elite is now available on Xbox Live. And for those who sign up for it, will get Two hours of Double XP for Black Ops. But I have to say that those of you who play COD on PC won't get Call Of Duty Elite on Day One. So console players will get Call Of Duty Elite first.

Call Of Duty Elite will be free, but will have limited features to it. The Premium version of Call Of Duty Elite will offer monthly downloadable content, daily competitions with virtual and real life prizes, the ability to level up your clan, pro analysis and strategies, Elite TV, and more. But this will all cost $50 bucks a year in the US.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 releases tomorrow, and if your board, be sure to pick up a copy of Battlefield 3. Which scored a 9 on the VGT score. To view the full Battlefield 3 review, click here
Till Next Time!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Battlefield 3 Review

Hey Guys, it been a week since Battlefield 3 has released. Believe it or not, it was sold out at the GameStop I usually go to. So I had to wait for a week until they restocked. But is Battlefield 3 worth the money? I paid over $70 bucks for the game!

Graphics: 7.5
I expected the graphics to be stellar and astonishing. The HD pack took over 1.5 GB for my Xbox 360 Hard drive. Which I think it wasn't worth it. The graphics shown  in the videos are totally different when you play them yourself. So, the Graphics are Average.

Gameplay: 9
Nothing really changed since the beta. I'm still confused with the whole crouching and knife issue. And I can assure you that if you play any other FPS games such as Halo and Call Of Duty, the controls can take some time to get used to. But I'm still proud on how you can see your body, instead of floating hands and a gun. You will be satisfied on the gameplay for Battlefield 3, just get used to the controls. Don't forget the sun can blind you and any other light.

Multiplayer: 9
The server browser has been added and it makes finding games easier. Lags and bugs are very common now. The follow cam helps a lot so you can get payback on the person who killed you. The maps are so huge on Conquest and Rush. But you only get vehicles in Conquest. Also, there is 24-players in a server. Get the game on PC for 64 player games.
Story: 8.5
I manged to play the story. And so far, it's ok. The plot is hard to follow to tell the truth. But the missions are great, but some are difficult. AI character are really dumb in the story. When you play the game on Hard difficulty, the game is not that hard, the AI characters are just much dumber and enemy bullets can hurt you more. So use cover when you can, and patients. You can use Vehicles in the Campaign, but they are limited and there is one mission where there is Jet combat. But you can't fly the jet. Plus the MI6 shown in the trailer for Battlefield 3 Fault Line Gameplay is different in the game, the Scope is replaced with a Red Dot sight. But overall, the story is good.

VGT Score: 9 Out Of 10
Battlefield 3 is not your Typical first person shooter. It's not a game for casual players, it falls in the Hardcore category. This game is not for everyone. But it's a great game to own, but your wanting to get this game for it's beautiful Multiplayer.
Till Next Time!!

Battlefield 3 Unboxing

I unbox Battlefield 3. I'm sorry for the crappy looking video, I used my Ipod to record the video since my Camera is curently not working.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Only Ten Prestiges In MW3

Hey Guys, it was announced today that the max Prestige level will be 10. In Call Of Duty Black Ops it was only 15. But in Call Of Duty Black Ops, the max level was 50, but in Modern Warfare 3 the max level you can reach is 80. So it's going to be harder to level up now.
 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Screenshot

I could get Battlefield 3 this weekend or just wait for Modern Warfare 3 to be released. Right now I'm extremely busy with work and random life situations. So look for any Reviews coming soon
Till Next Time!! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

VGT Tech: The Faces Of Unreal Engine 3

Hey Guys, Unreal Engine 3 is a Graphics Engine developed by Epic Games. They used this for games such as Bulletstorm and Gears Of War. Other Video Game companies have used the Unreal Engine too. But, most of them are heavily modified. You want to see the difference?

File:GoW2 screenshot.jpg
Unreal Engine 3 as you can see gives great textures. Also giving some photo realistic objects. And Epic games usually uses this type of Unreal Engine 3, but they improve it a lot. And Gears Of War 3 is powered by Unreal Engine 3.5.

Unreal Engine 3 is also used in Borderlands. But this is not the kind Epic usually does, this is a much more modified version of Unreal Engine 3. The graphics are really bold in this version of Unreal Engine 3. Crackdown has the same graphics, but it's not powered by Unreal Engine 3.

File:Strange 02.JPG
I shouldn't forget that Batman Arkham City is powered by Unreal Engine 3. But I believe the graphics are slightly better then Gears Of War's graphics. There is more textures given in this version of Unreal Engine 3.

This has been another segment on VGT Tech. Next time we'll talk about 3D games and whether they should be made or not.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why Homefront Is One Of The Best Online Multiplayer Games

Hey Guys, if you ever played the game Homefront then you either hate it or love it. Though the game has received mixed reviews from Critics. But anybody who owns the game, must totally love the Multiplayer. Anyway, I'll tell you why Homefront has the best Multiplayer experience.


1) The Servers
There is like no lag in Homefront. Unlike EA servers, they don't shut down in the early morning or late at night. You can even still play without lag when your on a yellow or red bar!

2) Awesome Gameplay
The multiplayer is very similar to Medal Of Honor and Battlefield. And this is probably the first FPS game to show the entire map when you spawn. I never played an online game that has ever done that. The maps on the other hand, are extremely large. There are a lot of guns in the game, and the max level you can reach is 75 as I believe.

Now, the game isn't worth the $60 bucks. But you're going to want to buy it for it's incredible multiplayer. And did I mention that it could hold up to 32 players in a lobby?
Till Next Time!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Xbox Dashboard Update Coming November 25th

Hey Guys, when Microsoft first announced an Update for the Xbox Dashboard, they did not announce a release date. But today, a release date was finally announced,

Report: Xbox Dashboard Update on 25 November

Microsoft targets Black Friday for its dashboard refresh.

UK, October 10, 2011

Microsoft will refresh the Xbox 360's dashboard on November 25, according to sources close to GigaOM.

If true, the update will bring a host of new features on Black Friday, including HBO and Verizon apps in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

The report also states that the new apps will be built, for the most part, using Microsoft Silverlight, an application framework used for writing and running rich internet applications.

"The goal is to quickly mature the platform, with the potential of enabling other third-party developers to eventually use the Lakeview framework to build their own apps for the Xbox 360 console," says GigaOM.

Looking forward to the facelift? What apps would you like to see on your dashboard?

I just want to know if there will finally be Internet on the new update. And if all the apps will be free, we would all want to know that.
Till Next Time!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gears Of War 3 Review

Hey Guys, I just recently purchased Gears Of War 3 and this game is better then what I expected. I have played the Campaign and Beast Mode. Now I can say that the Servers are pretty great, I didn't experience any difficulties with the connection or other similar problems.
Gears of War 3 box artwork.png

Graphics: 8.5
The Unreal Engine returns but is now improved for better graphics, I can honestly say that the Graphics for Gears Of War 3 are better then the previous two games.

Gameplay: 9
The controls are very easy to get use too. I love how when you spawn, you are given protection for a short period of time. This is probably due to the cause of Spawn Camping. About time somebody did something about this issue! OK, I can say that I'm not used to the crossair within a crossair thing, and if you shoot too much then the crossair will grow bigger, meaning that your shots are spreading.

Story: 10
I finally got a chance to play and complete the Campaign, and it's amazing! The characters have a great sense of humor, and are fun to play as. The Campaign is very interesting, and in some parts it's heartbreaking. I can say that someone will die, but I'm not spoiling it, but I couldn't believe my eyes when this happened.

Beast mode is pretty great, but they should have more waves to play since there is only 12 waves to play on. I love the Campaign, overall this game cannot be missed.
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Battlefield 3 Beta Review

Hey Guys, I finally got a chance to play the Battlefield 3 Beta this morning and so far I'm impressed with the game. I can say that this game is actually full of realism, it actually can be better then Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

The only bad part of the Beta is that you can't fly a jet. I was looking forward to use the Jet for some air combat.

Graphics: 8.5
I can admit that the Graphics that were shown during gameplay videos weren't the same as the Beta. But the Graphics are actually better then Medal Of Honor. So I consider the Graphics average. Also, Graphics don't make a good game, it's the Gameplay we're looking forward too!

Gameplay: 9
When I first played the Beta I had trouble controlling the characters. When you press RB for the Xbox 360 version of the beta, you use a knife attack, and the button you use the knife with is to change your stance. I always pressed B to crouch or Prone and it doesn't do anything. But excluding the controls, I love the realistic gestures that are presented in the Beta. When you prone your arm sticks out and you could see your body when you look down or hurdle over an object. That's the awesome thing about it.
Cover art of Battlefield 3

VGT Score: 9 Out Of 10
This was just the Beta, so I had only limited things that I could review about it. The Score could change once the full game is released and I'll have more content to review. Stay tuned until then.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rezurrection Map Pack Now Available For PS3 And PC

Hey Guys, this is two days late but the Rezurrection Map Pack for Call Of Duty Black Ops is now Available on PlayStation 3 and PC!
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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Hardest Campaign Missions In Call Of Duty Black Ops

Hey Guys, if you want or have played the campaign in Call Of Duty Black Ops, you need to know some of the missions. But if you want to play the game on Veteran, you might want to see which campaign mission will be a nightmare to pass.

Vorkuta- Campaign Mission 2
There are two parts in this mission that are ACTUALLY hard. The first part is when you have to take cover behind a mine cart and cover Reznov. And the second hardest part is when you mount an MG near the end of this level.

Executive Order- Campaign Mission 4
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Ok, this is probably the hardest level in the entire game. This mission defies one of the biggest gaming sins, Infinite Enemy spawns. The first hard part is when you head up into a building, there will be an enemy always ready to kill you. Another hard part is when you try to go blow up the rockets and you need to fight your way over there. And the last and very difficult part, is near the end of the mission. It's strongly recommended that you have Smoke grenades and a KS-23 during this part of the level, due to infinite enemy spawns, and I literally pulled some of my hair off during this mission

S.O.G- Campaign Mission 5
The only part in this mission that is very hard is the hill. It's just basically a Suicide run if your not careful, I suggest you take out as may people as you can. But some people were confused on how to beat the level during this part, it turns out you need to knock down three barrels. Some people thought you needed to take out the entire country.

Numbers- Campaign Mission 7
Enemies are usually hidden in this level and the slow motions part just make it worst. Also, infinite enemy spawns return in this level. And the ending of the campaign mission is hard, you need to Pray that you don't die!

Rebirth- Campaign Mission 13
Going through the lab when playing as Mason is pretty hard. But when playing as Hudson, it's a totally different story. When your on the machine gun while playing as Hudson, there is no protection your just standing there saying "Hey I'm The Machine Gun Guy, Kill Me!".

The remaing missions are neutral, but unless you don't want to destroy your TV from this game, you chose the right time to read this post. Make sure to keep coming back, and "We'll Guarantee You Safety!".
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