May 30, 2011

Dear Gabby: Mad Scientist Hoping To Find His GLaDOS

By Paul Hunter

DEAR GABBY: I'm an Aperture scientist in my late 30's and have spent the last decade locked up in our Enrichment Center researching ways to give Companion Cubes some personality. After an experiment gone wrong I seem to have created some weird Cube/sheep hybrid that just won't stand still. They prance about in the most unintelligent of ways and it's impossible to get them to stand still and cooperate during testing! It was deemed a failure by the artificial life that oversees our operations, GLaDOS, and one of her Morality Cores escorted me off the premises immediately. The thing is, I had never laid eyes on GLaDOS until that day, and now I can't get her demure image out of my head. To be honest, I had never encountered a woman with such snarky one-liners before, and it kind of excited me when she talked about "testing me" for the rest of my life. She kept on referencing cake too, but I assumed that was part of the fun.

Eight Friends Are Invited To The Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Character Trailer

By Paul Hunter

Well okay, not every character in Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D are friends per se, but it is nice to see them all working together to rid the land of those nasty bio-organic weapons (B.O.W.). The game marks the debut of the Resident Evil series on Nintendo's new 3DS console, and is a console exclusive. The Mercenaries 3D has an expected release date of June 28, 2011.

May 29, 2011

Cars 2: The Video Game Preview

By Paul Hunter

It was inevitable that the 2006 animated film Cars would receive a video game tie-in and just like its predecessor the upcoming sequel will also be seeing a game based the Cars universe. Amidst all the pre-E3 games I've been playing recently Cars 2: The Video Game stood out for its pick up and play gameplay and charming cast of characters taken directly from the upcoming Pixar computer animated 3D film.

PlayStation Network Restoration Begins in Japan and Asia Countries

By Paul Hunter

In what can be described as massive step forward for Sony's PlayStation Network restoration plans, the company has announced plans to relaunch the online service in Japan and Asian countries and regions including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand on May 28.

PS3 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle Available End of May

By Paul Hunter

April showers bring May...limited edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops bundles. Well, I don't remember the saying going quite like that, but since we're used to seeking shelter during these past weeks of inclement weather perhaps it's time to consider extending our indoor living just a wee bit longer with this upcoming exclusive new PS3 hardware bundle.