Marvel vs Capcom 2: Officially Revealed

29 04 2009

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Yes, you heard right. So get all of your virtual quarters ready because the arcade phenomenon, Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, is coming back. This titles release hasn’t been the best kept secret, since it has been heavily rumored for some time now, although has now been officially announced on Marvel’s website. Marvel vs Capcom 2 is set to release this summer on XBLA and PSN.

To read more about this blockbuster release including information on the demo and subsequent teaser trailer hit the link below.

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What to Play: April 19-25, 2009

24 04 2009

Guess what? Its that time of the week again. Welcome to What to Play our weekly feature detailing all of the playable content for the week. If its playable and it come out this week for the PS3 then we will have it. If you would like other consoles listed let us know in the comments below. Also if you would like to check out previous weeks or bookmark a page for future releases just click here. So, without further a do… Enjoy!

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Top 10 PSN Games

21 04 2009

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With an overwhelming amount of quality games that have been released on the Playstation 3 it’s easy to overlook some of the games on the PlayStation Network. However I am here to tell you that would be a mistake. Instead I will offer you a list of the top 10 PSN games.

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Starcraft 2 – Gameplay Footage

18 04 2009

Blizzard recently released their latest Battle Report, which is basically a replay of a game. The current Battle Report was a match played on a never before seen 1v1 map called Blistering Sands between Matt Cooper who played as the Zerg vs David Kim who played as the Terran. During the 20+ minutes of the replay many new units are seen as well as new abilities. Check out the footage below along with my comments and reaction.

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What to Play: April 12-18, 2009

17 04 2009

What time is it? Game Time! That’s right, I love sports and this is arguably one of the best times of the year. The NBA playoffs are starting, MLB Baseball is beginning, and the Future stars of the NFL are getting ready to be drafted and start training camp. So, anyways its also time for our weekly What to Play post, retail games, demos, and DLC its all here. If you would like to check out any of the past weeks simply click here. So, without further a do… Enjoy!

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What to Play: April 5-11, 2009

10 04 2009

What time is it?… Ya, I guess your right after a few weeks off that can’t be done. We’ll save that for next week. Anyways after a few weeks off due to sickness, March Madness, and life in general What to Play is back. What to Play is a weekly feature where we will highlight all of the weeks playable content. If you are looking for something to play you have made it to the right spot. If you want to check out previous weeks releases its just a click away. So without further a do… Enjoy!

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Why Game?

8 04 2009

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I recently had a question posed to me from a non gamer that on the surface appeared easy. But after some thought I found myself asking the same question. What was it might you ask, simple, Why do you play video games?

My first reaction was effortless, hey why don’t you play games? But decided against that and after some thought said that gaming was a hobby of mine that I enjoy. After the conversation ended I felt good about my answer but still continued to ask, but why? Of all the hobbies I could have chosen why video games? It’s obviously something I enjoy or it wouldn’t be a hobby, something inside must lean me towards video games. Granted I grew up playing video games but that can’t be the only reason and if it is what about that first experience led me to continue to play to this day?

So there I sat thinking, what has led me and millions of others to embrace this “hobby”? Is it the interaction with other players of like minds? Or maybe it’s the interaction with the character that eventually leads to an emotional investment? What if it’s because our lives are so complex that we enjoy something that is solvable or where our actions have no repercussions. I know I will never be able to play professional sports no matter how much I would like to, is that why I like playing Madden or NBA 2K9? Because in these games I get to experience something I otherwise wouldn’t have. The human race as a whole loves to be in control and while playing games we have the opportunity to control or role play others lives, is that why we enjoy games? Then I thought, wait, what if it’s not even that complex. What if people enjoy video games as just another form of entertainment?

Any or all of these could be a valid reason, but since I can’t speak for the masses I will simply state why I choose to game. I enjoy the entire experience of gaming but those experiences and what I choose to do to get to that experience may differ each gaming session. For instance one time I may just want pure entertainment while another session I may want to be challenged and use strategy to achieve a goal or role-play and interact with the character and my friends. What I am trying to say is there is no one reason why I enjoy gaming. It’s the combination of all of these and the choice to choose your experience which most gamers enjoy and ultimately why I believe they also choose to game.

So … I will ask you, why do you game? I would be interested to hear your response. Please let us know in the comments below.

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