If there's one fond memory I'll always have with Halo 3's campaign, it's the incredible feeling of collecting the various skulls (and their interesting game alterations) hidden throughout the game. "Grunt Birthday Party" is by far the best thing ever to do anything with any amount of anything ever, especially involving children and confetti. Seriously, guys.
So imagine my excitement, if you will, to see vg247 outline some of the pre-order incentives for Halo CE: Anniversary. In addition to some avatar items that will let you don the Master Chief gear, pre-ordering the game will also net you access to the "Giant Funeral Skull", which involves grunts and is "explosively humorous".
When one thinks about video games, we often look towards the future. After playing the first God of War, we wondered, "what's next for Kratos?" After defeating the Covenant in Halo: Combat Evolved, we imagined what adventures Master Chief would move on to next. Sequels are what make a game become more than just something fun to play. Sequels give life to a storyline. They create a series of new characters, returning old characters, new abilities, a new enemy, and even sometimes a new protagonist.
Well, here I honor 10 games who are in dire need of a sequel. Some to further the already amazing story, and some to fill in the cliffhanger ending of their first and only game. Do you agree with any of them? Read on and see what sequels I am hopeful for in the near future.
According to high level sources at Crytek, Microsoft will be announcing the successor to the Xbox 360 sometime within the next 12 months,though most likely at E3 2012. The new system, which they say is far from the final specs, is designed around DirectX 11, the awesome tech that brought us Epic's Unreal Someritan demo back at GDC. Why did someone at Crytek leak this info? Well, that's the best part (for the Glitchy Tasty crew anyways)! Crytek is hard at work on TimeSplitters 4, which is set to be a flagship launch title for the next Xbox.
Now that E3 has come and gone, I would like to give my thoughts on a few of the sports titles on display. But first, some interesting facts on E3 and Glitchy Tasty. For starters, everytime a Glitchy Tasty staff member has been present at E3, a New England team has made it to the championships in their respective sport.
The Boston Celtics in 2010 (lost to the Lakers), and Boston Bruins this year. Even more odd is that when (managing editor and co-founder) Jayce Diaz went with a previous company he was with, the Boston Celtics went on the win the NBA Finals. Also, whenever Jayce has been at E3, an earthquake of 2.0 magnitude or higher has happened in the L.A. area (A 2.1 happened in Palmdale on Tuesday) however unless one happens before his flight tomorrow it will be the first time a 3.0 doesnt happen.
Well now that I have mentioned those interesting facts, I'm going to talk about my thoughts on the good and bad of sports titles at E3.
We've known for a while that Horde Mode would be making a return to Gears of War 3. However, Epic Games has remained mum about what enhancements they would bring to the table. This all changed last night, when they announced Horde 2.0 at their Gears E3 Party. Today I was able to sit in on a demonstration of Horde 2.0, lead by Gear of War 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson.
One of the biggest announcements at Microsoft's press conference yesterday was Halo 4, as well as the fact that this marked the beginning of a whole new trilogy for Master Chief. While we don't know much, we do know that I WANT IT NOW. Unfortunately for me and Halo fans everywhere, we have to wait until Holiday 2012. To hold us over, here is the historic (cause yesterday is now history) announcement trailer.
Microsoft officially announced a graphical remake of Halo: Combat Evolved at their press conference on Monday. Titled Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, it is set to launch on the 10 year anniversary of its original release.
After talking with a representative from 343 Industries, we learned that you will be able to switch the graphics back to the original (in HD of course) on the fly, by hitting the "Back" button on your Xbox controller. We also learned that if you could do it in the original, you can do it in the remake; in other words, you can still get a Warthog into the "Silent Cortographer". Halo: CE Anniversary will also feature online Co-op and multiplayer via Xbox Live.
One of the more pleasant experiences to come from Microsoft's press event on Monday was the stage demonstration Square-Enix presented of the upcoming Tomb Raider.
The first thing you'll notice in the video is that Lara Croft is no longer the untouchable badass she once was. Truth be told, it kind of got old fast in previous games to see Lara always on top of every situation, never worried or even bothered by anything. It separated the audience from any sort of real attachment to the character.
Well, not here. Lara is bloodied, beaten, and on a violent run for her very life. Check out the video above and let the wincing begin...
Yesterday Microsoft opened up their press conference with an action-packed gameplay demo of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The previous trailers promised high action and huge set pieces, and this demo delivers. Battling to free the Hudson Bay from the control of the Russian Navy has never looked so good.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is not yet rated. It is being developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software, and is being published by Activision. It is scheduled for released on November 8th, 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.
Days after the initial launch of Grant Theft Auto: Online, the innovative new mode is finally stable enough to let GlitchyTasty.com's Jayce, Ryan, and Manny have some online multiplayer madness. However, some glitches are still present...
SO I booted up GTA IV on PC today... and totally forgot I modified the friction values for several things. Fun times were had by all (except by the pedestrians).
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