Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dead Island Announcement Trailer - It's No Ordinary Family Vacation

I was viewing Facebook today and came across this incredibly surreal and yes, heartbreaking 'Dead Island' announcement trailer. It's unlike anything I've seen in a video game trailer in awhile. And it's pretty depressing too, but that's the whole point.

The game takes place somewhere on a tropical island resort, probably far away from the rest of civilization, where no one can hear you scream.

This trailer is pretty crazy to say the least, and violent. And if you didn't think children could ever be eaten by zombies, you were dead wrong.

And Dead Island is not your ordinary zombie slashing survivor horror, this game pits you against hungry zombies and you barely have a leg to stand on, let alone running into weapon and ammo cache along the way, which apparently is a no-go. You get what you get and that's all there is to it. Survivor of the fittest, and if you aren't trying to survive by finding valuable items like baseball bats and knives, then you aren't going to survive for very long.

Now this is a game that rings true "survival-horror", unlike the Left 4 Dead series, or really, any zombie game previously seen.

Now go the announcement trailer below, or elsewhere, just as long as you watch it. You can thank me later, and yes, it's 3 minutes you'll be glad you wasted.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel Edition Announced [EPIC]

Well, I knew it was going to happen, but just didn't know "when" it was going to happen.

So today, I woke up around 8am thanks to my alarm clock, turned said alarm clock off, checked my e-mail on my powerful Droid X, which is now powered by Liberty 1.5 ROM, and immediatly noticed an e-mail from the hero dev company that is Gearbox Software, the subject read, "First Access Club Alert: Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition Announced!" - I was like, "WOAH!" .... "I'm totally pre-ordering that today!"

I just knew Gearbox couldn't release Duke Nukem Forever without announcing a kick-ass Collector's Edition, and boy did they go all out!

And just in case you were wondering, here's what this Bad-Ass Edition includes:

  • Collectible bust of the greatest alien ass-kicker of all-time
  • Numbered limited edition certificate of authencity
  • 100-page hardcover book: History, Legacy and Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault
  • Duke Nukem Forever postcard series
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker
  • Duke Nukem Forever collectible comic book
  • Duke Nukem Forever foldable paper craft
  • Duke Nukem Forever poker chips
  • Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck
  • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem dice

Ain't that a lot of stuff for the low, low price of $99? And besides, you can't put a price on the bad-ass himself, Duke Nukem!

Today I'll be heading to GameStop to pre-order my Balls of Steel Edition. I figure why the hell not? The game has been in development for close to 15 years, so it would be an injustice NOT to buy that bad-ass Edition.

What about you? Are you going to go all in? Or be enslaved by the alien scum? Do it for your Country! OR, better yet, DO IT FOR DUKE!


And as a bonus, check out this video if you haven't seen it yet, but most DukeHeads have probably seen it by now. Be warned, however, there is a bizarre amount of cussing, but hey, it wouldn't be a Duke video if that wasn't the case, enjoy!