Posts tagged Xbox 360
2012 was a strange year for gaming. We had a small amount of new hardware and a low turnout of AAA titles. The usual hyped up console exclusives were few and far between. Looking to online and more open platforms like iOS/Android and the PC though, we can see that things have been somewhat more exciting. 2012 saw a lot of behind the scenes developments; you can see the pieces all coming into place for what should be a spectacular 2013. Here’s a somewhat Sony-centric look back at last year.
Other than the Wii U launch, and the redesigned 3DS-XL, things were quiet on the More >
Telltale games turn their attention to zombies in an episodic adventure series based on Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comics. Do zombies and modernized point-and-click mechanics work well together?
To those of you who haven’t read the Walking Dead, or seen the (excellent) AMC TV adaptation – It tells the stories of the scattered human population after a zombie apocalypse. The narrative focuses on the interaction between characters and how they cope with the breakdown of society. Its closest approximation is George Romero’s classics if they went on forever in a constant loop of despair, More >
What spooky, creepy or otherwise nasty games would I recommend here at Gameblob? The criteria are simple, they have to be games from this console generation, or from within the last 5 years on the PC. This isn’t just a list of “survival horror” games and it’s certainly not a top list of the scariest. Not everyone wants to be traumatised by their games. Whether you’re up for some cute monster mayhem or something psychologically deep, there’s something here for all tastes. (more…)
What happens when you mix Resident Evil 4-like gunplay, Twin Peaks’ setting, GTA-like driving sections, and a mishmash of Stephen King stories? Alan Wake was critically lauded on release for its pacing and storytelling. By Remedy, the studio responsible for Max Payne it suffered from a notoriously drawn out development cycle. Now it has a reduced price on Xbox Live for halloween – is it worth a purchase to late-comers or new 360 owners?
Story: Alan is a famous yet frustrated writer. Encouraged to come on holiday by his wife, Alice, he expects More >
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This is a lot like a reading list for gamers. I’m not saying anything “ripped off” anything else here, I’m just making a nice list of movies that are relevant or related to games in some way. Some were definitely sources of inspiration, others just have some parallels.
Vampire Hunter D / Bloodlust - Castlevania Series
In VHD we have a long haired, mysterious, cloaked vampire hunter who also happens to be the son of Dracula. Sounds a lot like Alucard. Looks a lot like Alucard. Acts a lot like Alucard. We have a lot of similar monster More >