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@AFGM: @Supreme Marvel: @Supreme Marvel: Hey guys. Here's a heads up. There's about 13 days until the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil! The first match starts June 12th at 17:00 between Brazil and Croatia. GET HYPE!
I need to be more active on here....
There's no need to force yourself. I feel like you're more of a Comic Vine person because over there, there are more things to your liking than here.
Such as the Movies and TV Club. That club is always looking for more people to talk about some movies and stuff. #shill
@GokaiRed: He is indeed. I'm hoping that this new Batman game will bring something fresh to the series. And the Batmobile looks like the thing to do it. I'm really hoping that we can do some of the sick tricks in the trailer such as the part where the Batmobile is driving on the ceiling of the tunnel towards the end. It's really too bad that the game got delayed to 2015 though because it looked really cool. Though, I am glad that they are delaying if it means that the game will be more bug free.
In other news, Nintendo is hosting a Super Smash tournament with the new Super Smash Bros game. So, if you want to see competitive players play out the new Smash Bros game, check it out at Nintendo's twitch on June 10th.
EA has revealed a new Battlefield game for the next gen consoles. This game will be created by Dice Studios and Visceral studios. Dice, which has created the previous Battlefield games, will be handling the multiplayer aspects. Visceral studios, which created the Dead Space series, will be handling the singleplayer content. Right off the bat from the trailers below, you will notice that the series is taking a refreshing change of setting in that it is no longer taking place in the Middle East like so many FPS are doing. Instead, it will now take place in America between the cops and the gangs. Taking cues from such games as Payday: The Heist, the game will be introducing a new mode where players will have to work together to rob a bank to to stop a bank heist.
Another interesting trailer recently came out. This one involves a hybrid of animation and live action.
Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films - even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young - for all eternity - in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.
The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
The next big game is out! Since the last E3, gamers have been eagerly keeping an eye on Watch Dogs to see what a true next gen game would look like. Does it hold up to expectations?
As an open-world game, Watch Dogs provides “enough” — enough sidequests, enough space, enough of a playground — to qualify, but it doesn’t quite place. Other games have nailed a better balance in optional activities and large-scale ambiance, including other games from Ubisoft Montreal itself. But whenWatch Dogs focuses on the things it does better than anyone else, it finds an identity worth developing. As a hybrid open-world stealth-action game, it’s in a class by itself.
The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic – it IS magic. The game would have you believe you’re the world’s most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, traffic control and all manner of personal electronics to your one-touch whims. But in this paranoid vision of the future, in which every mundane device is grafted to the same computerized skeleton, the right software might as well be an all-powerful wand.
Polished to a mirror sheen, and bursting with content, Watch Dogs is a great looking game with a thriving open world and an empowering premise. It suffers from being an amalgamation of every other major Ubisoft game, to the point where it doesn’t feel as fresh as it deserves to, but it’s still a varied, rich, thoroughly dense experience.
One-button hacking might be overly simplistic, but it does give you abilities that make playing through Aiden’s story feel powerful and fun. Doing side missions and multiplayer as you make your way through the dark and lengthy story makes it feel like a huge adventure, and stealth options let you play smart if you prefer. Car chases aside, Watch Dogs is fundamentally very well made, and has more than enough unique ideas to make it a great and memorable open-world action game.
At the end of the day, Watch Dog’s story works as a basic revenge tale, and the final few missions provide some gravity to the characters. Ultimately, however, the main draw of any open-world game is the gameplay, and while not perfect, Watch Dog’s hacking abilities add an engaging and unique twist to the third-person action. Ubisoft has another deserved hit on its hands, and I look forward to seeing where the new series goes next.
Watch Dogs doesn’t have that promising kernel. It certainly entertains, but mostly through borrowed concepts, and the central notion that could have made it stand out – the hacking – is the most undercooked of all. It doesn’t get anything horribly wrong, but nor does it excel at any of the genre beats it so faithfully bangs out. It’s good, and yet that always feels like a criticism when a game comes weighed down by this much hype. You won’t regret the time you spend in Aiden Pearce’s world, but nor will it be saved as a precious memory when you reboot.
With its beautifully crafted open-world, huge amount of content and satisfying mechanics, Watch_Dogs is something you just can’t miss out on. The story is intriguing and filled with great moments and characters with personalities. The hacking and the “connected world” also make for some genuinely entertaining moments. The only thing really holding it back is the driving mechanics, but make no mistake that it’s still well worth your time. Go out and get it. You will not regret it.
Overall it seems that Ubisoft has taken quite a known open-world formula and put its own spin on things. The hacking in the game is just so much fun; you could sit and do it all day. In fact, I did mostly sit and do it all day. I was able to find a number of interesting people and take many a dollar from them by infiltrating their bank accounts. The game is perhaps let down a little bit by the driving mechanics and having the next-gen version not running fully up to scratch may disappoint some gamers. Interestingly though, you will soon forget about all the negatives when you get lost in the world of hacking.
Watch Dogs won’t please everyone. Many will, I suspect, find it boring; a case of missions being a cycle of rinse and repeat. That’s the unfortunate, repetitive nature of open world games in general. It will, unfortunately, crumble under the lofty expectations it has set for itself. It fails to set a new benchmark for modern, open world games – but given that it’s the studio’s freshman effort of the sort, we won’t hold that against them.
@Guyver: If you liked Godzilla, there's news that a sequel is already being made since the movie grossed a ton. Also, the Gareth Edwards, the Godzilla director, has also been hired to do a Star Wars spin-off. Rumor has it that he will be making the spin-off for Bobba Fett. If this means that Bobba Fett is fighting giant monsters, I'm all for it.
Spider-Man 2 was easily my favorite. I never get tired of Aunt May's "I believe there's a hero in all of us" speech. I like to revisit that particular scene whenever I'm feeling the blues. It's so powerful, and it fits well with Peter's struggle. I just love that movie. It had memorable characters, great action, and themes concerning responsibility and sacrifice.
Sam Raimi's Spider-man 2 is everyone's favorite and for good reason. It's really too bad that no spider-man movie has lived up to it since (did not see Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet).
Acura is right. I do watch these movies out of order like I did Nolan's Batman films. I didn't see the first movie. I better rent that one. I only watched Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies 1 and 2 and somehow mixed this film with the other one.
No idea what I'm right about, but I'll take it!