Daily Archives: 09/20/2009

Extra Life – Gamers give back

Extra Life 2009

Extra Life 2009

Found out about this cause via the Frugal Gaming forum, and felt the need to flag it up to anybody who might read this –  on Saturday, October 17th 2009 gamers all over the world will be joining up to raise money for Extra Life and the fight against paediatric cancer by doing what we do best – fragging the ever-loving whatsit out of folks on our Friends Lists.

More info on Extra Life at Sarcastic Gamer – and hopefully here when plans are formalised…

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Halo 3: ODST reviews digest

No Master Chief, No purchase?

From 1Up’s Jeremy Parish – “…a side diversion in the Halo universe, but it’s an awfully good one”.

MTV Multiplayer’s Rush Frushtick – “For Halo fans, it’s a no brainer”.

Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo – “Bungie’s done good this time. That’s a victory, even if that’s a departure from a series which has often seen Bungie do great”.

The Guardian’s Tom Roberts – “At the end of Halo 3, Master Chief put himself into cryogenic freezing. If  Halo: ODST’s fresh approach delivers on its potential, as far as I’m concerned, he can stay there”.

The initial word is very positive – and I have to admit that I’m intrigued by the prospect of non-linear storytelling influenced, in part, by Film Noir – but I wonder if there’s enough here for anybody who isn’t a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Bungie and all things Master Chief.

I didn’t try “Halo Wars” for that reason, and I don’t know that I feel involved enough in the series to pick up this premium priced campaign extension.

Jayne, Wash, Zoe and Mal

Jayne, Wash, Zoe and Mal

Of course, the vocal presence of some of these chaps could well sway me in the queue at GameStation.

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Obligatory “Activision Sucks!” Post Du Jour

Activision Logo

Via the excellent Eurogamer, a great piece on Kotick’s showmanship, Activision’s success and what their CEO’s more extravagant proclaimations mean for the future of the post-console, post On Live industry.

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Oi, Kanye – No!

Never give Kanye the mic...

Via our friends at Sci Fi Wire (with a big up to Whedonesque), some Kanye-based meme absurdity for your Sunday perusal…

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