The last segment of Sony’s E3 keynote was dedicated to this new game under construction by the makers of SOCOM, termed MAG or Massive Action Game. The name certainly seems to be suitable with the game effectively being a giant, slightly futuristic SOCOM MMO.
Andy Beaudoin, speaker on behalf of Zipper Interactive, said the concept of the game was something along the lines of, “SOCOM set 15 years into the future,” and is set over many terrain types with complex tactics at the core of the gameplay. Most impressively of all the game boasts 256 player multi-player.
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Every now and again there are those videos that come along and at the end you have to ask for someone to get you a new pair of pants. This is one of those videos. It’s just amazing, the references to Fallout 1’s opening is very clever and the whole beauty of this astonishes me.
I need this game, NOW.
The recently updated Playstation Japan has revealed a count down timer to a new game called ‘The last guy’. according to Kotaku’s story the game is to use Google Earth top create a world in whcih you have a top down view and task you with leading survivors to safety whilst avoiding the shambelling ranks of the living dead. As pretty much every gaem with zombies in it is awesome and this takes a new, non-violent, take on the idea of a zombie holocaust for the PSN I have great hopes for this game. Expect more on this on Friday the 11th when the timer is set to stop.
Just a note for that friday, I may post the story early on the saturday due to me being in London at the houses of Parliment for much of the day.
According to Kotaku it appears that the Australian rating board has refused to update the up coming Fallout 3, in effect banning its sale in Australia until changes are made. The Australian games board is notorious for its position on the ratings for video games due to their refusal to allow games to be rated 18+, effectively banning most violent games. The game itself is going to follow both Fallout 1 and 2 which would mean that several items would be deemed ‘unsuitable’ in Australia. Mainly, the high levels of violence, the prostitution industry and the use of both prescription and illegal drugs in game. Hopefully changes will be made and the game will be rated as it would be a shame for Australia to miss out on what I think will be game of the year.
I’d just like to point out that I love Fallout, and did audibly sob and swear at amazon for only allowing America to have access to the truly amazing Fallout 3:Survivor edition. Europe deserves a PIP boy alarm clock!
Now Sony, I have been an avid gamer on my PS3 ever since I bought it at the beginning of the year and whilst you have managed to lure me away from my original Nintendo roots I have also realised why I was always so suspicious of you. You mean well and you do listen to the community, as that is one of the main reasons we now have an in-game cross media bar and trophy system, you are only half committed to bringing them out. My main problem is the trophy system or current lack there of. I updated yesterday after reading on Joystiq that I would be able to get trophies for playing Warhawk, “great!” I thought, ” I’ve just finished GTA IV and Metal Gear Solid 4, this is a real chance to get my teeth stuck into Warhawk again”, but were there any? No. Apparently those trophies aren’t out yet and from what I can tell the only games that currently have them are Super Stardust HD and Pixeljunk:Eden, which isn’t even out yet. Nicely planned Sony, when I get given a trophy system I’d quite like some trophies to be able to win, now my updated friends icon just sits there and mocks me. Level 0…level 0…level 0…
I would like to officially announce the reopening of this blog. It has been several months since I have last had any chance to begin to start work on the blog again mainly due to the huge work load I had when it came to starting my A level course. Whilst the work hasn’t gotten any less difficult there is currently not as much, and whilst I still need to read about 5 books on whether or not Hitler was a weak dictator or not I would like to restart this blog again.
This time round the blog will be a lot lighter on the Nintendo scene due to me falling out with my Wii and the company in general over gross amounts of shovel-ware and the fact that its the first week of July and the UK STILL hasn’t gotten super smash bros. So expect a lot more coverage for Sony and Microsoft, a large weighing on film again (especially with the dark knight coming out next month) and a lot more music with me reviewing albums and gigs and even Leeds Fest.
So whilst I usually give up bad ideas that I will never carry out lets see what happens when I don’t. Lets get this train-wreck a’rollin!