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The Future Looks Bright

The end of this year and the upcoming season look very promising for new game releases! With the game developers coming up with new and exciting material I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds.

Here are some new releases scheduled for late 2013 early 2014 that have sparked my interest.

Beyond: Two Souls. Oct 8 2013-PS3 Exclusive.

Is it just me or did Ellie in The Last of Us looks more like Ellen page than Ellen Page playing Jodie in Beyond: Two souls? Nonetheless this PS3 exclusive has my attention. With Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe acting in this psychological thriller I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. It’s coming from the makers of Heavy Rain so you can bet it will have a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat while making the player feeling pivotal to the outcome.

Assassins Creed: Black Flag. Oct 29 2013-PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U. Q3 2014-PS4/Xbox1/PC.

This looks amazing already! When the series first hit the scene I was intrigued and impressed. As the series continued to grow I started to lose interest. I found that by the third installment the poor writing, storyline, glitches, controls and repetitiveness had me pretty much believing the franchise would never recover. To me it was just too linear. So I truly hope with this new game they will prove all the skeptics wrong. I mean it’s about pirates. It’s pretty hard to not get excited about that. Also having your own ship, collectable shanties and a crew that will sing them to you sound like an epic adventure!

Elder Scrolls Online: Spring 2014-PC/PS4/Xbox1/OS X.

I think for many of us the fact that Skyrim was never developed to be a multiplayer game came as a disappointment. I personally said right from the first whisper of its development “It better have multiplayer”. However it’s still an amazing game. No question there. So it pleases me greatly that the MMORPG is on its way. From what’s been released so far it looks like everything we’ve been patiently waiting for.

Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn. Aug 27 2013-PC/PS3. TBA 2014-PS4.

I still have hope for this one. After shutting down version 1.0 of FFXIV and pretty much scrapping most of the original game, what they have now looks a hundred times better. Fans have been waiting for what feels like forever for FF to get a proper MMORPG off the ground. I hope this delivers.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Summer 2013-PC/OS X/Linex.

Who doesn’t love when a game terrifies you?! I enjoyed the first one. Of course I’m also a big fan of anything horror related so that helps. The graphics look stunningly beautiful and creepy. I look forward to sitting in my dark bedroom with some headphones on squirming in my computer chair.

Batman: Arkham Origins: Oct 25 2013-PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U/PC.

Continuing with the Arkham series you can expect similar game play as it’s predecessor Batman: Arkham City. You can always expect some fun new gadgets such as the remote claw, cryptographic sequencer, the batarang and explosive gel. Also new to the game is a fast traveling system and multiplayer modes. This is definitely a must have!

Dragon Age: Inquisition: Q3 2014PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox1/PC.

Oh Bioware how you make me proud to be Canadian. Not too much is known about the upcoming Dragon Age game. I’ve heard it will be more open world and there will be a change to the combat system as well as more customization. The artwork looks absolutely beautiful. Looks and sounds good so far, excited to hear the release date!

MGSV: The Phantom Pain: Sep 20 2013-PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox1.

I find myself intrigued yet still saddened by the fact David Hayter is no longer working with Kojima. I still want to continue the story but I`m not sure what to expect when it comes to the voice acting. I`ve been a fan since the MGS series first started and love the over the top ridiculousness of it all. Tongue in cheek all the way.

 

 

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Hello again world!

I apologize for the long, long time between post! It’s been a crazy busy summer thus far. How can I put this? Too many games, too little time. I love video games. I’m sure in my daily life it’s pretty obvious to most of the people around me. Considering most of them are nerds/geeks as well so they get it. Originally the idea behind this blog was to do short reviews on android based games. Which is still something that very much interests me, however recently my Samsung Galaxy S2 decided to freeze at the loading screen and I was forced to do a factory reset. There is something worse than losing all your pictures, numbers and personal data…. losing your game progress. I’ve also come to the sad realization that I desperately need to upgrade my phone.  It’s a piss off that in the year and a half that I’ve had my phone the S3 and S4 have come out. Unless you have a large expendable income it`s pretty hard to keep up. $600 to upgrade early? I think not.

That being said. Why should I limit my interests to just Android based games when so much is going on? I do love the name of my blog however and I don’t see that changing. There is a big wide world of platforms out there and I have an interest in most of them…

So what have I been doing? Well working the same mindless job 4 days a week, spending 2 days with my significant other and that leaves me 1 day a week to play a game or two. In the past 3 months I’ve filled my game time with all kinds. Including but not limited to: Path of Exile, Neverwinter, PWI, Torchlight2, Insomnia, WoT, Dragons Dogma, The Last of Us *mind blown*, Mass Effect (started over from the beginning now that the first game is available for ps3), Skyrim,  MGS HD Collection *always a favorite*, Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. Now some of the reasoning behind the older titles is because of the fact I always seem to be behind when it comes to playing all the new releases. Not so much due to not knowing when the new stuff comes out but coming up with the time and more importantly the money to play them. But some of it’s due to replayability. Yes, I consider replayability a real word when referring to this topic. That’s my favorite part. The part that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy with a touch of nostalgia. Enjoying a game so much that even years after its release I still want to pop it in once in a while and try for those achievements I may have missed. That’s what makes certain games stand out above the rest. For me lately it’s been The Last of Us, MGS3, Mass Effect and Skyrim. That familiar whisper calling this geek back. Once in a while I’ll throw Black Ops 2 in when I’m feeling like getting some name calling and anger off my chest.

So what else is new? A close friend of mine from Australia who is now residing here in Vancouver, Canada is on his way to becoming a voice actor! I met him in April 2012 and after discovering our mutual appreciation of all things video games we’ve been friends ever since. He has done radio and audiobook related work back in Australia and is looking to get into the video game industry here in Canada and the U.S. Recently he picked up a really awesome role but unfortunately due to the fact that he has to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) I can’t talk details. What I can say is it’s every geeks dream, and it’s awesome! I’m truly excited to see where this takes him. He’s also started a blog tracking his adventures in the voice world. Please feel free to give it a read and a listen as he’s posted a short demo. He has been working on a proper demo that will be available asap.

Also I may have done some online geek shopping.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend or long weekend if you reside in Canada! Hopefully I will come up with a new game review shortly.

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