I feel like all the sudden, my precious Earth Defense Force is going through some sort of renaissance. A few months ago, I was happily replaying the 360 version with one of my best friends in mad pursuit of the Genocide Gun, saying, “One of these days, maybe they’ll make a sequel…” And then the next thing I know, there’s a new game on the way , EDF 4 announced, a PSP version, and Earth Defense Force Legend for mobile phones . Wait a sec ..
Earlier today I jumped right into a situation that was so CES it wasn’t even funny: 3D glasses, HD gaming and motion sensing technology, all in one presentation. It was Killzone 3 in 3D, controlled with the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter gun. I was one in a long line of people to get their ass handed to them in the CES floor demo Sony had set up, but I was surprised at how responsive the camera moved with the movement of the gun.
Sorry, but I don’t want to wear glasses.
I’ve been known to defend my craft from the trendy critics of so-called game journalism, but that doesn’t mean we writers are not above reproach. In fact, there’s a certain little tactic that I am yet to find a reasonable, justifiable, believable defense for, and that is the subject of this week’s show. I got genuinely furious in this one, moreso than usual
Last year, 2K Sports drew a whole lot of attention to its annual baseball game, Major League Baseball 2K10 , by offering a $1 million cash prize to the first person who could throw a perfect game in the game. The promotion was so successful — not only did the contest work as a smart bit of advertising for MLB 2K10 , but it became one of the feel-good gaming stories of the year when 24-year-old Alabama gamer Wade McGilberry won the money and a trip to New York City — that 2K Sports is bringing back the contest for MLB 2K11 , albeit with a few tweaks to the rules that will only increase the competition. McGilberry accomplished the feat on the game’s launch date, in a spring training stadium with spring training rosters
Bare-knuckle prison boxing? Fight Night Champion has it. Seeing is believing, of course, and this trailer’s got what you need.