Today, Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. has announced the eagerly-awaited Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2014 will be available in retail stores nationwide in North, Central and South America on September 24, 2013 for PlayStation®3 and Xbox®360.
And so it happens. Microsoft decided to backtrack on some of its next gen plans to appease the consumers. The new Xbox console will no longer have the rigid DRM rules and online check-in requirements. Well, at least it won’t have them right out of the box. Who knows what happens down the road. But instead of speculating, does this change anyone’s mind? Or is it a little too late for Microsoft’s 180?
With the abject failure of Aliens: Colonial Marines, now seemed like the best time to revisit an old classic. While Aliens Infestation for the Gameboy DS is a fun 2D side-scroller and 2010’s Aliens vs. Predator is nowhere near as bad an FPS as many claim, neither are what you’d call fantastic games. To see a truly great example of what can be done with the xenomorph license you’d need to look back to the early 2000s when Monolith Productions were allowed a shot at making a sequel to an already big success with Aliens vs. Predator 2.
However, rather than being a review this is to be a comparison. A step by step detail of each aspect of both games to detail why one is a lauded success fondly remembered by fans and the other is a hated wreck. Both for reasons obvious and otherwise.
This week on the ParaNerds Podcast: The Paranerds speak about Kingdom Hearts 3DS, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Fall Out New Vegas, Skyrim, Draw Something, Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2, along with new releases and NEWS (See below). The two also read some fan mail and answer some questions. Kevin and Rooster also go over 30 random gaming questions, and announce the winner for the Resident Evil 6 Giveaway.
There are some ideas which just don’t work in practice. No, not the idea of combining Aliens with Predator, in spite of the films that has been largely good – I mean this game specifically. AvP has consistently been an FPS series with the option of playing as a predator, a xenomorph or a remarkably durable colonial marine. It was an easy thing to do, two classes had big guns and a fun variety of gadgets in their films while the xenomorphs they gave the ability to run up walls. So you have to wonder what the developers were thinking when they decided to make Extinction an RTS.