Gaming Newsletter- 2/12/10

Bam! Back with the best and most promising in Gaming News 2010!

Hell on Earth is bad enough, but how would you fare in real hell? Well now you’ve got that chance, albeit in a virtual form. Dante’s Inferno has been the subject of a pretty large amount of hype since it was announced. Now that it’s out how is it being recieved? Team Xbox gives their opinion, and while it isn’t bad, it probably isn’t something the average gamer would be dishing out $60 for these days with other games like Mass Effect 2 fresh out in stores. It looks like the graphics are great, but the gameplay mechanics in Dante’s Inferno have a few holes in them that make playing frustrating at times. The fact that it is based off of a classic story may be endearing, the gameplay itself however is rather repetitive, with you solving not-too-complicated puzzles and slaughtering hordes of demons and other denizons of hell over and over again. The fact that many of the bosses are incredibly freakin huge would be enough for me to give it at least a 7.5 or so, but Team Xbox’s review came up with a rather scathing 6.7 scoring.

Read it all here.

Frank O’Connor answers some questions about current and future plans for the Halo franchise. He (Of course) dives around the direct questions pertaining to specifics about Reach, but he does drop some interesting information about other projects. There are plans to incorporate NATAL into Halo Waypoint. 343 Industries will be focusing more on community interaction in the future. We will most likely see another Halo Evolutions type book in the future. Then there was the part that I was personally most interested in, Frankie swore, on his life no less, that we would find out about what happened to the guys in the  Halo book ‘Ghosts of Onyx’. That made me quite happy right there.

There was indeed more!

The best looking game ever. Crysis has been called that time and time again. When the PC game first came out it could only be played on the highest of high end computers. Well the second in the series is quickly nearing, and the first look at it is not on the PC, but the PS3. We get a look at a level of the game, and a hint of the story to come as well.

Words can not describe

A link to links! Game Informer did an excellent job of covering everything at X10, and they have compiled it all into a user friendly link center! Pick and choose my friends. You will see games and favorites such as Fable III, Alan Wake, Dead Rising 2, and Crackdown 2. It actually took placce only an hour or so away from me, but by the time I could have gotten there it would have been over, if I could even have gotten in anyway.

Bungie finally starting talking about Halo: Reach’s multiplayer. They released the official BETA release date, set for May 3rd, that will be available to all Halo 3: ODST owners. They gave a walkthrough of a map that will be featured in the beta, Powerhouse, an asymmetrical map based in a power station. They also revealed that there are destructible walls, and it seems that all multiplayer maps will be taken from campaign.

Yeah it’s that awesome.

There is a time. Where you can marry your arm, and dolphins can fight aliens. There is a time. Where the epitome of evil is a giant venus flytrap. THERE IS A TIME. Where journalists can be embodiments of alien plant power in…ah just read it, these are pretty dang ridiculous.

What games went too far? Yep you got it! These.

Well that’s all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed the update and look forward to seeing more!



About Dominic Ricci

Dominic has worked in the industry as both a producer and designer, absorbing many skill sets and branching out as much as he can with his experience to be as competitive as possible. He feels video games are the premier medium for thoughts and expressions in the world, and he wants to help make those experiences as successful as possible. Outside of work, health and fitness are also passions that Dominic holds, and nothing is more fun than going to the gym and then crashing at home to play a game with some friends.
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