Top Anticipated Games of 2010

12 03 2010

Since I have completed my GOTY 2009 post I thought it would be a good idea to look at the games forecasted to come out this year. Although I still have not played all of the great games that came out in 2009 and despite a lot of quality games that have already released this year, we as gamers have a lot to look forward to. As good as 2009 was it appears 2010 won’t disappoint – here are some of the most anticipated games yet to release, for me at least.

Diablo 3

Release Date: TBA Platform: PC

It’s doubtful this game will come out this year however it become an anticipated title the day it was announced. I spent copious amounts of time playing the original and I can’t wait to sink hours upon hours searching for loot and crawling around the various dungeons while eviscerating the world of evil.

God of War 3

Release Date: March 16th 2010 Platform: PS3

The God of War series was the pinnacle of gaming in most peoples eyes last generation and I can’t wait to see what the Santa Monica Studios have waiting for us with God of War 3.  The stage appears to be on a much larger scale and the brutality and gore seem to also be ratcheted up.

Heavy Rain

Release Date: February 23rd 2010 Platform: PS3

This title appears to be hit and miss for most gamers but I for one can’t wait to play it. I am not sure if it’s going to be a great game but I have no doubt that it will stretch the thinking of most gamers and developers. I applaud a development team that is trying to expand the medium and create a cinematic experience. I believe Heavy Rain will have a large impact on future titles therefore I am eager to experience it.

StarCraft 2

Release Date: TBA Platform: PC

StarCraft 2 is along the same lines as Diablo 3 for me. I love watching pro gamers play a game of StarCraft knowing I will never reach that level but admiring the skill and strategy it takes to perform at that level. I enjoy the minute details of multiplayer but the single player campaign and story is just as fantastic, with the inclusion of Battle.Net 2.0 I can’t imagine Blizzard would put out anything less that spectacular.



World at War Map Pack 3 Info

4 08 2009

Map Pack 3 Header 2

Updated August 6th, 2009

Treyarch doesn’t have a problem supporting their games, especially Call of Duty: World at War which will receive its third downloadable map pack on Thursday August 6th 2009. Treyarch will follow the same format of their previous two map packs, both of which sold extremely well, releasing three new multiplayer maps and one Nazi Zombie map.


My Trials & Tribulations

5 07 2009

EscalatorI started this blog on a whim late last year without much direction or plan in search of finding some success in an industry I loved. I was unsure how to break through and just figured any action was better than no action. Of course I was hopeful this would lead to other opportunities so I set myself a goal of six months. I figured by that time I would have a clear picture of the future and if I were to have success it would be evident by then. If at that time I truly felt I was committed and still saw no progression or promise then I was going to focus my energy elsewhere. Well, this past month actually marks that six month barrier and while I haven’t had huge success I am happy with the progress and sense of worth I have achieved. Follow me as I take a trip through the past six months.


Farewell EGM

22 01 2009

If you haven’t already found out about the selling of 1UP which resulted in layoffs and the closing of EGM by now then feel free to find a different source for the details, it has been talked about enough that I don’t feel the need to go into grave details. This particular post is more of a farewell tribute to the actual magazine. Don’t get me wrong the magazine was successful because of the different personalities it had writing for them however I don’t see a reason to part ways with them nor feel sorry for them. They each have enough talent and skill that this will not be the end for them and most likely they will find something that will challenge each individual to become better. In fact most of the ex-employees are already well into their own endeavors, which is admirable, and if you want to follow them they can be found at Eat-Sleep-Game where they just released their third episode of Rebel FM as well as Area 5 where they also just launch “CO-OP”. This is more of a farewell to a magazine that not only has very fond memories from many gamers but also has inspired multiple talented individuals to enter the business. It feels like a pet died or a girlfriend lost – you cherish the good times you had but also mourn the loss of something very close or sentimental to you. I can remember as a child how I could not wait for a friend to finish reading the latest issue so I could get my hands on it and dream that one day I would be able to play these games and even one day have a job as good as they had. I wish I had the opportunity to work with such visionary, talented, hardworking people. Despite lasting 20 years I wish it could have lasted another 20 however I will obviously spin the situation in a positive light and use this incident as motivation for myself. So, Farewell… EGM.

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