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Review: GodFactory Wingmen (PC)

Developer: Nine Dot Studios
Publisher: Namco/Bandai
Platform: PC (Review Copy)
Release Date:(PC) 29th Aug 2014,
Price: $19.99 (USA) £14.99 (UK/EU)



Video Review:


Story
GoD Factory: Wingmen is a multiplayer space combat game played through fast-paced and intensely tactical 4 vs 4 player matches. Customize gunships and start frantic battles with your friends to survive the relentless fire of enemy players.

Gameplay
The Gameplay focuses on space combat as you work against your opponenet to blow up their space station, the concept is simple yet unique with varied customisation and quick tutorials to help you get started.

Sound
The Soundtrack focuses on a combination of space drama with an orchestrial score but has that touch of clash of the titans building the tension with high rifs, everything is built from shots fired to enemy responses the sounds are crisp and reminiscent of space fighters such as the Star Wars X Wing series.

Graphics
Gaphics are spot on , giving you the next gen feel glowing in 1080p everything looks unique and eye catching, it really brings the game together leaving the user in awe.

Downsides

- The Game is monotonous having giving the same experience again and again.
- will start to lag depending on online connection.
- Online only- As with all online games your win/loss record will depend on your experience which does take time.

Overall
Game rating: 5 out of 10

Pros:

- Great Gameplay
- Graphics are amazing
- Crisp Sound- Fun to play with friends

Cons:
- too short
- Repetitive

Review: PayDay2 (PC, Steam)



Developer: 505 Games
Publisher: 505 Games
Platform: PC (Review Copy) | Xbox 360 | PS3
Release Date:(PC) 16th Aug 2014,
Price: $29.99 (USA) £18.59 (UK/EU)

Video Review:


Shortplay:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Story
PAYDAY 2 is a four-player co-op shooter that has you sporting the masks of the original PAYDAY gang – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they hit on Washington D.C. for an epic crime rampage.

Gameplay
The Gameplay is first person shooter, with several RPG elements, from the money you steal to the items you aquire allows you to upgrade your weaponry to allow you to acquire more funds to enhance your arsenal.

Sound
With a pumping soundtrack featuring techno beats and aggressive mixes the sound sets the tone of environment.

Graphics
Backgrounds seem paper thin reminiscent of Duke Nukem but should be more next gen, each character is fairly detailed and graphics make each moment seem more fluid.

Downsides
- Single Player is glitched with bad AI and a story that is barely existant.
- Loading times are long and consistent.

Overall
Game rating: 7 out of 10

Pros:
- Great Gameplay
- Graphics seem fluid in the foreground.

Cons:
- too short
- Repetitive
- Bad AI.


DEAD RISING(TM) 3 APOCALYPSE EDITION INFECTS PC'S TODAY

DEAD RISING(TM) 3 APOCALYPSE EDITION INFECTS PC'S TODAY
 
 
Take a Trip to Los Perdidos in the Definitive Version of the Popular Open-World Zombie Sandbox 

London, UK. -- September 5, 2014 -- Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, confirmed Dead Rising(TM) 3 Apocalypse Edition for PC is available to download globally today from Steam, Windows Store and other service providers for EUR49.99 / $49.99. The title is also now available to purchase at European retailers.  To celebrate the arrival of the zombie apocalypse, a brand new launch trailer has just been released.

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition includes the original Dead Rising(TM) 3 content along with the four downloadable add-on "Untold Stories of Los Perdidos" packs, making this the definitive Dead Rising(R) experience. Dead Rising 3 and The Untold Stories Stories of Los Perdidos originally launched on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and has gone on to sell over 1 million units to date on that system.

PC gamers can experience the hordes of undead at high resolution with fully optimized visuals and upgraded textures on characters, backgrounds and in-game objects. Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition includes Steam platform support with Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards and full game controller support. Also compatible with the keyboard and mouse, players can toggle back and forth between the two in real time.

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition takes place 10 years after the events of Dead Rising(TM) 2. Set in the city of Los Perdidos during a city-wide zombie outbreak, the story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic. He must find a way to escape from thousands of blood thirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes out the city and its population. Relying on the help of other survivors he meets along the way and the vast array of unique and powerful combo weapons available, Nick will need to get creative to get out of the infected city before it's too late.

DRAGONBALL Z XENOVERSE - NETWORK TEST IS COMING!

NETWORK TEST IS COMING!

-For the first time ever a game based on the mythical DRAGON BALL license will benefit from a Network Test!-

All European DRAGON BALL fans will be delighted to discover that BANDAI NAMCO Games is planning a Network Test from 4th Oct 12:00 to 5th Oct 15:00 GMT. (27 hours)
 
Thanks to this Network Test, fans will be involved in the game’s development and will be able to give their feedbacks, support BANDAI NAMCO Games in its Servers stress-test and above all: get their hands on the game and get a first glimpse at it ! Players can register themselves here from now on!
 
To celebrate this, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE gets a brand new website: www.DragonBallXenoverse.com.! This portal will be updated regularly with the latest news and assets! All fans should keep an attentive on it, surprises might occur!
 
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will be available in EMEA and Australasia for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
 
For the latest DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE updates please go to www.DragonBallXenoverse.com. This. Join the community on the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DBZ.videogames. For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Games’ entire line up, go to www.BandaiNamcoGames.eu.

Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U)

Developer: Image & Form
Publisher: Image & Form
Platform: Wii U (Review Copy) | PS4 | PC | Vita | 3DS
Wii U eShop Release Date:
28th Aug 2014, $9.99, 88 MB (USA) 28th Aug 2014, £6.99/€7.99 (UK/EU)


Video Review:


Looking for the PC review?

Steam World Dig is a platform mining adventure you. take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need, the game is similar to classics such as Dig Dug that works in the same vein as its predecessor, you progress through several areas upgrading your various parts as you progress through the game.

Story
A mining town in the middle of nowhere is in need, here comes Rusty a lone mining steambot as he tries to rid the town of the known evils.

Gameplay
The Gameplay is a mining Rpg platformer with progressive stages as you mine through different portions of the game as you receive new items in aid of level progression, gameplay style is easy and fixed towards a younger audience but is built on nostalgic moments from games such as those from an atari platform.

Sound
Music is played throughout the game similar to the old west.

Graphics
Graphics are in the same veign as games such as castle crashers that use flash animation for a more fluid style of gameplay.

Downsides
- The game has 12 hours game time and can be completed easily.
- Two Player Co – Op is none existent in in game modes and cannot be manually selected you can only pick up a pad and jump in and out of the game whilst the first player takes the lead, second player is overridden when player one dies and is automatically kicked.
- Loading times are long and consistent.

Overall
Game rating:6 out of 10

Pros:
- Great Gameplay
- pays homage to retro gaming
- Very easy for non gamers to pick up from the get go
- Great graphics and flash animation.
Cons:
- too short
- Repetitive
- No Co-op - Can complete in hours or less

For More information you can check out the following videos:

Shortplay:

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Simpolitics: Ferguson, MO, Under the Dome - Afterthoughts

Looking back on the article I just wrote earlier this afternoon, it's easy to come up with answers; not so much to see a solution come of it!

nerdgenious.com Simpolitics: Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri riot under the dome after thoughts

What's happened in Ferguson could have easily been avoided by the authorities showing the public transparency and allowing them to demonstrate their constitutional right. The police had more than enough opportunity to allow this. They had the opportunity to liase properly with the public and to quell civil unrest without resorting to violence; essentially to lead by a good example. Instead they practiced a burning resentment for democracy. That is what the big picture says.

Free Speech and the First Amendment don't seem to be too handy these days. And whereas the government itself is never seen to be interfereing with these protests, who else but the local government controls the police? Are they not accountable? Yes, they are. They don't want anybody to be under that impression, though. So there are certain countermeasures to bullying the public into seeing otherwise.

As a result, this is now a worldwide affair, and protesters are taking to the streets across the US as a result. If the consequences of the Occupy movement were ever anything to go by, there are about to be thousands more reasons why the US needs to get its nose out of foreign affairs and take care of what's more important. You can't run around the world like Team America if your public isn't behind you. You sure as hell can't beat your own neighbours down without consequence.

It's a surprise, after such events, that Obama's approval rating is even anywhere near twenty percent, meaning the top twenty percent of earners, some of who may enjoy seeing cops mop the floor with the common public. For sure, when the time comes for him to step down, I don't think ethnic diversity is going to be his friend. But back to the matters at hand...

There are officers patrolling the streets of St. Louis that not only need to be suspended, if not fired. They need a psychiatric evaluation if they are to continue to carry a firearm.

Every time this happens, a clear message goes out to the civilians on those streets that the cops are just out to get them, regardless of who they are. Every time someone shoots a black kid, you can almost imagine the stereotypical bad cops celebrating a fucking home run, almost like it's just another gang initiation. But is it just a work of fiction drawn up by the media? Yes and no. It's really happening. It's happening a lot and it's not being dealt with, but good civil servants are being endangered as a result of the actions of cops that seriously need a psychiatric evaluation and a less stressful job like, I don't know, a Subway "sandwich artist" or a carpet fitter (preferably one that doesn't use a staple gun).

There is no worse or more dangerous karma right now than that image of the self-proclaimed Leader of the Free World exposing a thuggish Third World mentality, and that endangers the lives of good police officers and their families, all because justice will not be served and the bad elements will not be removed. 

To somewhat balance that, of course there are always going to be violent protesters, just as there are peaceful protesters. There is no ignoring the constant criminal element but as the police know all too well, violence in these situations is reactionary, and you have given them a reason to react and to retaliate. Isn't that always the way with a cop that just wants to go rack up a few arrests and to cave in a few skulls? You have nothing to arrest them for, since the First Amendment isn't a crime, so you provoke them into a fight, or force them to defend themselves so you can claim assault?

And to those who informed me via social media that "Ferguson is a shithole!" Well if Ferguson is such a shithole, then was it worth such an aggressive and heavily armed response? No! That's no excuse. The situation would be no worse right now if the police force had left looters and violent protesters to smash windows and raid stores. They did anyway, only one group smashed into a McDonalds for cold milk to tend to tear gas victims, so you made things the way they are.

These views, this pessimism; this is exactly the kind of pessimism that causes such a lack of value for human life. The safe distance that the Internet allows you might protect you from the consequences, but that in itself is inciting hatred. Where will it ever stop? At your doorstep? I doubt it. Take a look at Israel trying to police Gaza. When the politics fly out the window, boundaries become insignificant, just like people you don't know and don't care about.

So where is the mayor of St. Louis, Francis G. Slay, in all of this? Where was he when not one but two state senators were gassed by police for peacefully protesting? Where is he when they were still treated like shit even though they pointed out that they were state senators? That cop sure looked dumbfounded that a black woman could ever be a politician, didn't he? 

The media is here to ask all the questions that only the authorities can give answers to, only it seems that democracy isn't their strong point. Their rule of dealing with the media involves practicing another Amendment from the Bill of Rights; the Fifth. Am I right or wrong? Please tell me, I'm a slow and careful learner, by humility as well as by research. Where are the people who took responsibility for all of this? They are not above the law, so much as they hide beneath it when the shit hits the fan. They have the right not to be incriminated by the media, and rightly so, but that doesn't mean that they should be spared from justice.

And where will this end? Unfortunately it will take a lot more bullets and bodies before the individuals hiding behind their guns and badges are finally forced to take responsibility for their actions. Instead of building nothing but Superprisons, the US should invest in a few Supercop Prisons to lock up the trigger-happy lone wolves who can't tell the difference between a pair of handcuffs and a gun in any given situation.

These guys aren't Dirty Harry or John McClaine, they're cops whose numbers come before their names. They operate without emotion. Unfortunately for some, that means switching off their common sense in the process.

It would also very likely take one hell of a nutcracker to end the stranglehold that protects the constitutional and civil rights that matter while swatting away the unspoken rules that keeps this dark blue brotherhood from following the same essential rules as the taxpayer; the rules that preserve democracy, freedom and life itself. This could end up being the UK in a few years' time, I need to see that it can be done!

-Dan Ashley

Simpolitics: Under the Dome, Ferguson, MO

So, stop me if you've ever read this story or seen it on the TV...

Ferguson, Missouri Under the Militarised Police Dome

An unexplained disaster isolates a town from the rest of the world, leaving them trapped and under the very debatable control of a corrupt town official and his rag-tag bunch of cops, who are mostly comprised of moronic, discriminate, violent bullies and even a psychopath or two. Despite the efforts of the town's media to get the word out about the ensuing fascist dictatorship, and the brutality of the police force, they are blacked out and there is nothing the outside world can do to help them. Slowly but surely, everything goes to shit!

You're not just reading about Stephen King's Under the Dome, you're reading about the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of the town's own police force. There are just a few differences. There is the fact that no invisible dome is separating the town of Ferguson, or the state of Missouri from the rest of the US, or the world. There is also the fact that the police aren't trying to hide the monstrosities they have executed; their attemtped media blackout included.

Police scene at Ferguson, Missouri, USA, where Michael Brown was shot dead.
"Black kid waving an ice cream cone at two o'clock. Permission to shoot!"
Nobody has been safe, this past week, during the protests against police brutality. What began peacefully soon descended into chaos, all because the police have the power to attack should they feel threatened. There are videos littered all over the Internet, and thousands of pictures, even just of journalists and news reporters being shot at with tear gas and rubber bullets; even when they were out of the danger zone and clearly not inciting to riot.

And when I mention that Ferguson isn't covered by the same mysterious impenetrable dome of King's novel, that's also to point out that it isn't just Ferguson suffering the impatient and eager pig wrath of bad police officers...


Notice that I don't tar all police with the same brush. They are not all the same, but it isn't only a pity that good men and women must follow orders in a no-win situation - not against a clear enemy, but against people taking to the streets to demonstrate in the name of justice and peace. That puts them in danger, too, not only when they patrol the streets, but when they take off the uniform to go home to their families. It is frankly disgusting that what could have been taken care of peacefully, descended not only into violence, but the full-on militarisation of the police against the people of Ferguson. If the people of the UK were treated like this, it could easily become another Bloody Sunday. We're still hearing the echoes of that today.

It already stinks of the UK riots of 2011, and so it should. To cut it short, even the police know the difference between a police officer and a pig. Nobody but a pig shoots a man dead because they have an itchy trigger finger; because they'd rather shoot first, even when a suspected perpertrator may not even have a gun in their own hand. Because of their continued oppression of protesters, they are making yet another prospective Rodney King incident into yet another LA riot. Well done!

. What always happens when a cop shoots a black kid
"UNARMED BLACK WOMAN. I NEED BACKUP. BRING ROCKETS. AND INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE"
There's a huge difference between the police and the military. For one, the military is extensively trained to use firearms. It seems that the police don't even know how to aim for the legs in a situation where they reach for their gun when they clearly should have had the tazer ready. Secondly, US military invades foreign countries, not their own. The cops in Missouri just went and made Ferguson look like nearly every scene out of John Carpenter's They Live, and the world just watches in disgust if it doesn't turn a blind eye, because if the administration doesn't want to see that this is dealt with properly and humanely, what are you going to do?

This is something we all have to look forward to, now that the UK is introducing firearm-carrying regular police onto the streets. Got a phone in your hand? Think before you raise it to your ear, folks! Are you black and under the age of 50? I'm about to hate my life all over again! And kids, drop those water pistols and nerf guns before you end up shot in your gangbanging motherfucking faces! It doesn't matter, they'll find a way to incriminate you, just to protect their own.

Missouri USA witnesses the full force of a fascist police state
Celebrity Big Brother USA.
But of course I don't see it becoming that drastic. Not immediately. What happens is natural escalation. The cops get guns, so more criminals carry guns, and you can count on that because they can't even spot most of the narcotics coming into the country. The only difference here is that the law abiding people won't have guns and they'll be caught in the crossfire if we're not all tarred with the same brush and living with the prospect of a clip's worth of bullets to the chest.

If it takes off successfully here, though, I'd like to approach an armed policeman and ask "when does the gun at your side ever not feel like an automatic bullseye? How do you feel going home after a shift without that gun? Do you personally feel safer or more at risk?" Because I bet that having a gun automatically makes you paranoid enough to want to shoot anyone that asks questions, which is why the US needs to think about disarming sections of its police force if they want to promote a more peaceful America. It seems that they know they can pull the trigger and get away with murder, that they can be excused for not being proficient enough with a gun, for causing these riots and turning the world into a Pig State.


Who is next to go under the dome, I wonder? Could it be you?

-Dan Ashley

ACE COMBAT INFINITY PATCH 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!

ACE COMBAT INFINITY PATCH 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!

After a successful launch, ACE COMBAT INFINITY goes higher in the sky thanks to a massive patch offering tons of new content to enhance the players’ experience:
·         5 New Standard Aircrafts including F-14D, F-15J, Su-33, Su-37 and ASF-X Shinden II
·         Aircraft Level Cap Increase from Level 10 to Level 15 for the following Aircrafts:
§  F-4E Phantom II
§  F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
§  F-16C Fighting Falcon
§  MiG-21bis
§  AV-8B Harrier II plus
§  Mirage 2000-5
§  Su-25TM Frogfoot
§  F-14A Tomcat
§  Su-24MP Fencer
§  MiG-29A Fulcrum
§  Gripen C
§  F-16F Fighting Falcon
§  F-2A
§  F-15C
§  Su-24M Fencer-D
·         9 New Aircrafts parts
·         Campaign Mission 7 will be available
·         New Special Raid Missions:
·         Stonehenge Destruction Mission: 3 type of missions where the player faces the White, Gold and Red versions of Stonehenge.
·         Large-Scale Destruction: 3 types of missions, available during a limited time, where the player faces enemies on the ground, on the air and on the sea.
·         Ranking System enhancement: Players will be available to see their rivals/allies ranking from now on!
On top of that, other improvements are to be implemented for all ACE COMBAT INFINITY fans!

OH MY GLOB! LITTLE ORBIT AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW ADVENTURE TIME VIDEO GAME

OH MY GLOB! LITTLE ORBIT AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW ADVENTURE TIME VIDEO GAME



Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to debut on Steam, Nintendo 3DS™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 on November 21st 2014
 
Paris, FRANCE – August 21th 2014 – What time is it? It’s time for an all-new Adventure Time video game!  BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. and Little Orbit, alongside Cartoon Network Enterprises, have announced the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise.  Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch on November 21st 2014 in Europe and Australasia and is developed by veteran game studio WayForward, which created the franchise’s first two titles.  The game will introduce a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.  


WayForward is the perfect studio to bring the third all-new Adventure Time video game to fans of the animated series,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit.  “Just like the Adventure Time television series, these video games have resonated strongly across all age groups and we’re thrilled to be publishing the latest installment of this beloved franchise.”
In Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, players take on the personas of both Finn and Jake as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo.  They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter never-before-seen characters and creatures.  


There is a huge amount of excitement and anticipation around this latest Adventure Time video game release with WayForward once again working closely alongside Cartoon Network and the Adventure Time team to develop the game,” said Johanne Broadfield, Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting System EMEA. “We’re confident that the action adventure and puzzle-solving elements to this game are a great fit for the brand and will provide an engaging experience to Adventure Time fans of all ages.”


Created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the top-rated animated series Adventure Time follows the explorations of Finn and Jake, two best friends, as they traverse the mythical Land of Ooo and interact with its diverse citizens. With over 132 million viewers tuning in worldwide, the fifth season of Adventure Time is currently airing on Cartoon Network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be distributed in Europe and Australasia by BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.

Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - The Fated Countdown launch trailer

Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - The Fated Countdown launch trailer


There is no turning back. It's time for the final countdown! Tales of Xillia 2 is out on the 22nd August 2014 for the PlayStation 3. Follow Ludger, Elle, and returning heroes from the first Tales of Xillia in an adventure that will bring them through a thrilling journey to the land of Canaan. The power of choice is now in your hands. Can you handle destruction? Decision? The journey of a lifetime is just ahead of you. To watch the EU launch trailer on YouTube and to download it, please click the relevant links below:




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