Archive for July, 2010
Friday, July 30th, 2010
Here are the details to the Dragon Quest IX event Momin mentioned on our show.
Select GameStop/EB Games locations across Canada are hosting exclusive Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Tag Mode events on Saturday, July 31, from 2pm – 4pm. Along with trading maps with other attendees, players will also be able to download an exclusive map, and have the chance to win a Midnight Blue Nintendo DSi XL.
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is the latest game for the Nintendo DS family of systems. The game combines imaginative game play with social fun, setting players out on an epic adventure. Maps allow players to find otherwise inaccessible special dungeons called grottoes, which can contain rare items or enemies. In Tag Mode, treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged automatically by players who come within range of one another.
For a complete list of participating GameStop/EB Games locations across Canada please visit: www.gamestop.ca/dragonquest
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
For everyone out there who always wanted more Got Game, we have a surprise for you. From now on each episode of Got Game will be around 40 minutes long. Just like the one below this sentence, or as we like to call it: The Got Game Podcast for Saturday, July 24th 2010.
This week we discuss:
- How gamers can help a children’s charity by deciding the fate of Carmine in the upcoming Gears of War 3
- The possibilities that come with Netflicks arriving to Canada
- EA Sports becoming the official technology partner for The English Premiere Soccer League
- The future of movie games
- And how the man behind Doogie Howser and Doctor Horrible is getting involved with video games again
Plus we tell you what’s hot and what’s not with our reviews of:
NCAA Football 11
Personal 3 Portable
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
We have a couple of must see trailers here for you. This first one is for everyone who owns a Wii. For those who do not, you may not know that Wii-Ware is Nintendo’s version of an XBL arcade game or a PSN game. To be honest, the majority of the stuff on there doesn’t catch my interest at all. Just like with the iTunes store, it seems that many Wii-Ware products are put there to make a quick buck. However, in the case of both Wii-Ware and iTunes, there are a number of undiscovered jewels waiting to be found.
This is one of them…
And I am sure that many people have seen this new DC Universe Online CGI teaser trailer. However, it’s so awesome that we want to make sure everyone see’s it.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Today Microsoft announced the Canadian price points for their new controller free controller. As expected there will be a stand alone version for just the Kinect sensor; as well as, a bundle that includes a new 4GB Xbox 360 and the Kinect sensor. However, both the bundle and the lone Kinect sensor will also come with a copy of the launch title: Kinect Adventures. Now, while I haven’t seen all of the mini-games in person (actually I’ve only seen the river rafting and Mountaintop Obstacle Course) the press release we received from Microsoft stated that Kinect Adventures will come with 20 different mini-games. However, for a better idea of what’s to come, we found and uploaded this Kinect Adventures trailer for you.
When the Kinect sensor launches, Kinect Adventures will be 1 of 15 launch titles, but it would be unfair to label the Kinect system a wireless gaming controller and then publish this article. It is true that the Kinect system can turn your living room into a virtual fitness gym, a dance club, or a sports stadium; but it will also come with that operating functionality that has continuously been compared to the computer props found in the movie Minority Report.
When a Kinect sensor is connected to your 360, you’ll be able to start a video by saying, “Xbox, play;” or you can browse your 360′s operating system by waving your hand. On top of that, owners of the Kenict sensor will also be able to access Video Kinect; a real time video chat system that allows you to chat face to face (via camera) with other Kinect owners around the world.
If the Kinect sensor sounds like something you must have, select retailers are now taking pre-orders. When the sensor hits stores this fall you can purchase:
- the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor, a 4GB Console, and Kenict Adventures game Bundle for $299.99 Canadian
- just the Kinect sensor and a copy of Kenict Adventures will cost you $149.99 Canadian
Monday, July 19th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers,
About 18 months back, 4 sports radio broadcasters took a trip down a very unique rabbit hole. They started off on a journey to create Canada’s most informative and entertaining talk radio show, centered around the world of gaming. You’d eventually come to know them as the 4 co-hosts of Got Game, but as with all journeys, their trip started with a single step. That first step was reporting on the launch of the now moth-balled 1 vs 100.
So to the show that got us rolling we say a tearful goodbye, and to its host: Chris Cashman…
… we’d like to say thank you for the good times. However, you can hear more about that in the audio file below this sentence, or as we like to call it: The Got Game Show Podcast for Saturday, July 17, 2010.
This Week on Got Game:
- We obviously chat about the demise of 1 vs 100 Live
- Less obvious is our debate over one developer’s claim that i-devices are the future of gaming
- Our discussion over the ability to play Kinect while sitting down turns into a debate over how would we like to use it period
- And we talk to Forcetek about their new XIO product, or as we like to call it: the new power glove.
Plus we have reviews of:
Sin and Punishment 2: Star Successor
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers,
We got a brand new DeathSpank trailer in the mail, so we put it up on our brand new Youtube account (GotGame590) and posted it here.
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of games that have that Diablo style to them. There is nothing wrong them, they’re just not MY thing. However, I enjoyed watching this trailer so much that I had to double check that it was indeed over a minute long. It really did feel like 30 seconds the first time around.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers,
I always hate to just take a press release and turn it over to you word for word. Our job is to filter out the background noise and just deliever the gold to you, so I apologize for not doing that today; but some circumstances that are out of my control have left me no way to write a proper story based on this release. Regardless, I thought this information is important enough to get to you asap. VIRTUAL FOOTBALL SEASONS STARTING!
Here is the press release:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – July 13, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ NCAA Football 11 is now available in North American retail stores. NCAA Football 11 recreates the intensity of college football Saturdays via TruSchool – a system that reflects the authentic style and traditions of each of the 120 FBS teams in-game.
NCAA Football 11 achieves all-new levels of quality in core gameplay by implementing real collegiate team offenses that reflect the authentic style of each team. Run offenses like the spread “no-huddle”, triple option, wishbone, air raid, or pistol, just like your favorite schools.
Recreating one of college football’s greatest traditions, NCAA Football 11 features true-to-life pre-game team entrances from many of college football’s traditional powers: the touching of Howard’s Rock at Clemson, the Ohio State team interlocking arms as they head onto the field, and more. Experience the stunning detail of game day with a full ESPN broadcast graphics package and all-new replay system. From pre-game until the final tick of the clock, immerse yourself in the ESPN Game of the Week.
The NCAA Football franchise continues as a leader in online innovation with the all-new Dynasty Wire feature. Create stories that document the peaks and valleys of building a college powerhouse. Capture video and photo highlights from each game, then share the news of triumph or defeat with the world, by publishing stories to top social networking sites.
“NCAA Football 11 represents the greatest transformation in the history of the award-winning franchise,” said EA SPORTS President, Peter Moore. “With the TruSchool system, we’ve replicated the authenticity of college football, from team-specific entrances to offensive styles, like never before. The start of the college football season kicks off today.”
Developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon, and licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company, NCAA Football 11 is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. NCAA Football 11 has been rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB.
More information at www.ncaafootball11.com.