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Blade Runner sequel from original director Ridley Scott

Blade Runner 2
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The guys over at Ain’t It Cool News are reporting that Sir Ridley Scott is going to be directing a Blade Runner sequel.

I’m not sure what is up with acclaimed British director Ridley Scott and his recent desire to return to his old material. Sir Ridley is currently working on Prometheus, which marks his return to the Alien franchise that he created back in 1979. Continue reading Blade Runner sequel from original director Ridley Scott

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Explorer Edition unboxing

Uncharted 3
Game of the Year?

It wouldn’t be far from the truth to say that I brought my PlayStation 3 just so that I could play Nathan Drake’s first adventure, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

Despite being a day one PS2 owner, I’d held off buying a PlayStation 3 as a one-man protest against the way Sony treats the PAL territories (releasing their console late, removing the PS2 hardware emulation and charging us more for the pleasure). Also, I had an Xbox 360 and access to all the games that I wanted to play.

Except Uncharted. Continue reading Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Explorer Edition unboxing

Grand Theft Auto V trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTA V
Oh Yes!!

The wait’s over. And with a tear in my eye, I introduce to you the beautiful thing that will be GTA V.

I for one can’t wait to go back to San Andreas.

Check out the trailer below. Continue reading Grand Theft Auto V trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New American Reunion trailer!

American Reunion
The gang's all here!

I loved the American Pie films, the real ones, not those direct-to-video spin-offs with Stifler’s brother.

This sequel, featuring the original cast all grown up, looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Check out the trailer below. Continue reading New American Reunion trailer!

Battlefield 3: PC Review

Battlefield 3
Modern Warfare

I’ve been playing the Battlefield series since Battlefield 1942. BF:1942 was the game that really got me into multiplayer gaming. Unlike the Quakes and Unreal Tourneys, you could actually get to the top of the score table without firing a shot thanks to the use of a bit of stealth in conquest mode. This extra bit of depth, along with all those lovely vehicles to play with, served to elevate the series above id and Epic’s multiplayer offerings.

Battlefield 2 took things further, with Battlefield developer, DICE, further refining the gameplay (and increasing the accuracy of the weapons) into a modern combat experience that was, at the time, without peer. Even though I’m sci-fi nut, Battlefield 2042 with its futuristic setting took things a bit too far, if you ask me. I just didn’t get on with it. Continue reading Battlefield 3: PC Review

Vic B’Stard’s week(s) in review: Batman, Holy Terror, Kinect Sports: Season Two, Battlefield 3 veteran status.

Vic B'Stard
Busy. Do not disturb!

After Bat-week , a long weekend here in New Zealand , a little bit of intellectual property drama and me being too busy in Arkham City to write anything, State of Play returns to normal. Well sort of, as best it can in this game encrusted run-up to the Christmas holiday. 

Even though I’m still getting down and dirty with Batman in Arkham City and taking Battlefield 3 through its paces, my attention is turning towards the next triple A title, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception which launches in little over a week’s time, exciting stuff. After Nathan Drake’s outing we then have Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Busy, busy, busy.

Anyhoo, with two weeks work of goings on to summarise, I’d better get cracking. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week(s) in review: Batman, Holy Terror, Kinect Sports: Season Two, Battlefield 3 veteran status.

Vic B’Stard @Game Culture NZ

Vic B'Stard
Credit where credit’s due.

Due to an administration error, my writing credits got removed from the articles that I wrote on the Game Culture NZ website and accidentally credited to another author.

As I did the writing for free, having the author credit is pretty much the only reward I got for the job, so it was important for me to get the situation sorted out as soon as possible. Apparently the stuff-up was due to me being removed as a contributor to the site; other commitments making me unable to continue writing for them on a regular basis.

Continue reading Vic B’Stard @Game Culture NZ

Uncharted 3: The Hero’s Journey

Uncharted 3
Nathan Drake: hero...or mass murderer?

Sony go all Joseph Campbell on our ass with a new Uncharted 3 related video that asks “what is a Hero”.

As a tie-in to the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception  a host of hollywood types including Sam Rockwell, Michelle Rodriguez and Nathan Drake himself: Nolan North tell us what, in their eyes, it is to be a hero. Continue reading Uncharted 3: The Hero’s Journey