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inFAMOUS Vs. [Prototype] With Bras!

infamous_prototypeIf there’s one thing that the Internet has given us the opportunity it is to voice our opinions easily. It also allowed budding journalist (or people just wanting to rant) the opportunity to make video game reviews for the masses.

Most are forgettable but there are a few that stand out in there own right. One such man is Yahtzee, a crazy Brit (dare I say Rostbeef!) who lives in Australia and makes review in a very original way.
The appropriately called Zero Punctuation reviews are delivered at a rapid pace with no pauses whatsoever. They are also accompanied by some very nice simple animations to animate the video.

But I digress, we all know the big debate about which is the best game. inFAMOUS and [Prototype] came out very close to each other and both feature a sprawling open-box city with a hero who suddenly gains powers and must seek answers. There are obviously some differences but the similarities are also numerous and so it has spawned numerous debates, battles, wars…

Yahtzee reviewed both games and after his second reviews decided that the best game would be decided by getting a picture of the opposite team’s hero in a bra (drawn by the developers). Obviously this was a joke and no one expected much but Sucker Punch and Radical obliged, much to their credit.

Here are the results. Personally I prefer the inFAMOUS one made by Radical, it is more risky and really gives a good Drag Queen vibe. But Ben decided he prefered the other one, and to each his own obvisouly, so Sucker Punch won the contest and inFAMOUS was declared the better game!

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Congratulations to Ben for his fun reviews and props to both developers for getting in on the joke and proving they are good sports.

July 6, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , | 13 Comments

Thursday August 14, 2008

RetroBeats Session 11 Out!

This week I’m taking a look at some of the best original Disney games from the 16bits era, including Castle and World of Illusion, Quackshot, Mickey Mania and Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

EA Is Expanding to Movies and TV

Considering the average quality of game adaptations to the screen this news can be scary but either way Electronic Arts has signed an agreement with the United Talent Agency to adapt some of its licenses to both the big and small screen. The First on the list appear to be The Sims, Mirror’s Edge and Army of Two.
Now’s a good time for a prayer.

Fallout 3 Will Be Released in Australia But Censored

After they said they would simply ban the game for it’s violence and language in the land down under, Bethesda went back to modify the game so that it could be released. Hence in its Australian version Fallout 3 will have some edited an deleted scenes and dialogues as well as the removal of all mentions of drugs.
Welcome to the 21st Century where democracies still act like the 3rd Reich in its hey-days. Long live the First Amendment.

Rock Band 2 Delayed?

It seems that while the game itself is still planned for the September 14 launch on the Xbox 360, the instruments will not be coming out until mid-October which coincides pretty well with the release of the game on PS3, PS2 and Wii. Doesn’t seem like a great exclusivity deal anymore.

Lian-Li Case for Xbox 360

Those of you who are into building their own computers are most likely familiar with Lian-Li, a very high quality case maker for PC. Well it seems they are releasing a special case for the Microsoft console. We all know the 360 is pretty noisy and gets fairly hot, so while this is a good idea I can’t help but feel that this is one of their weaker design and it simply looks too much like a PC tower.

Layoffs, Layoffs and More Layoffs

Since the Activision ‘streamlining’ a few weeks ago it seems that companies are firing people and canceling projects left and right. There was Midway a few days ago, NCSoft yesterday and now it’s Radical and High Noon, which are both owned by Activision Blizzard.
I know the economy isn’t at its best but this really doesn’t bode well for independent studios and original games.

Overlord Is Taking Over

Last year Overlord, a game I haven’t played but seems like a cross between Dungeon Keeper and Pikmin, was a surprise hit and Codemasters posted their best revenues ever. So it’s not too much of a leap to expect a sequel…BUT WAIT! They are actually planning to release 3 different games!
The PC, 360 and PS3 will be graced with a sequel: Overlord II while the Wii will have a prequel: Overlord: Dark Legend and the DS, a spin-off: Overlord Minions.
Pretty impressive and most certainly good news for fans of the original.

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Overlord: Dark Legend:

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August 14, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, DS News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, Tech News, Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment