Archive for October, 2010

Happy Halloween Gaming!

Posted in Action Adventure, DLC, Fan Service, Gaming, My Stuff, PS3, Read Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare on October 30, 2010 by thelonegamer

Hey there, everyone. It’s the Witching Hour here, so I should get some shut-eye soon… but darn, I’m still wide awake after playing a couple of hours of Red Dead Redemption. That’s the regular RDR mode, albeit I’ve already installed my newly-purchased Undead Nightmare DLC. Strange is, I only got RDR recently, and now I’m enjoying playing it. Heck, I may just have to play through a lot of it in regular mode before I switch to UN. I mean, there’s a lot of referential stuff that you’ll probably enjoy more in UN if you play through RDR first. The good news is, it’s not really a chore at all- living life through John Marston’s boots is pretty awesome. It’s literally living every Western Movie I’ve ever watched.

Anyway, I’m enjoying the long weekend break. Should be able to play a lot more games before the good times end. Everyone, enjoy yourselves and stay safe. Happy Halloween!

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Update

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Xbox360 on October 29, 2010 by thelonegamer

Versus City just posted an update about the next Tekken game. The latest issue of Arcadia Magazine in Japan has a short article on the game, which includes an interview with series producer Katsuhiro Harada. The info isn’t exactly that mind-blowing; the roster will not go below what’s already there at present (the roster in Tekken 6), walls will be in the game as the devs want elements from Tekken 4 onwards to be incorporated in the game, plus overall the game should have a ‘festive’ feel. Anyway, read the whole article here.

Anyway, on the Twitter front Harada has also teased that the team is considering adding a Story Mode into TTT2. The game will be at 720p and 60fps, just like Tekken 6 (no 1080p for us). The game will be able to support up to 4 characters at once onscreen, but what conditions will have everyone onscreen at the same time? Man, that’s gonna be crazy.

That’s it for now. More as it arrives, then.

SSFIV Alternate Outfits Now Available!

Posted in DLC, Extra Costumes, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Gaming, PS3, Super Streetfighter IV, Xbox360 on October 28, 2010 by thelonegamer


Get ’em while they’re hot!

The first batch of alternate outfits for Super Streetfighter IV are apparently now available online! You can check out the goods in advance in the video above, showing off Mak, Hakan, Dudley, Deejay and Guy in their new costumes. Me, I’m liking how fetching Makoto is in her school uniform. Nice!

Puzzle Quest HD on iPad

Posted in Gaming, iGaming, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Games, My Stuff, RPGs on October 27, 2010 by thelonegamer


Conquering the kingdom one gem at a time… in High Resolution.

Puzzle Quest is not a new game. In fact, it’s a couple of years old and has come out on a horde of platforms. However, the classic formula of mixing Bejeweled with an RPG just works incredibly well, and no matter how many times this game is resurrected, it seems that fans will always be willing to check it out. I already played this a bit on PSP, bought the iPhone version, but it really took the recently-released iPad version, Puzzle Quest HD, to get me playing this for hours and hours.

Yeah, sad to say, I never really progressed that much in the iPhone game- I could never really play too long since the battery would drain quicker than a your life bar after a particularly lucky enemy combo. It was also draining on my admittedly unfit eyes, staring at a tiny screen, trying to match gems and skulls in an attempt to win the deadly jewel duel. Another major complaint with the iPhone version was frequent bugs with the save files, with much-beloved heroes inexplicably disappearing, wasting hours and hours of grinding time and hard-won battles. Fortunately I never experienced losing a save, but that was poor consolation.

Thankfully now I can play to my heart’s content (or, at least, the length of the iPad’s prodigious battery life) and easily enjoy the lush, sharp visuals on the tablet’s larger real estate.

And so where am I now? My wizard is 16th level, Knight of the realm yet oddly enough ruler of my own little empire of several subjugated cities. Just beat a damn tough boss, and now I’m raring for more. All thanks to HD, baby.

At about $4.99, the iPad version gives you high-res visuals and all the additional content over the original game (that’s three episodes, as far as I know), so this is by far the best version to get. It looks, plays and sounds awesome, and pretty much has conquered my iPad as my most-played game now. This game just never gets old. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I got some giant rats to challenge…

The Playstation Phone, for Real!

Posted in Game-related Events, Gaming, Mobile Games on October 27, 2010 by thelonegamer


Yet another potentially awesome mobile gaming platform is arriving soon.

Engadget just posted pics of what is supposedly the real deal- A Playstation Phone. The pic above is of a prototype produced by Sony Ericsson, and will run on the Android platform. No analog nubs, instead we get a multitouch pad in between the d-pad and the customary PS buttons. The thing unsurprisingly does not support UMDs or Memory Sticks, but has a Micro-SD slot.

We’ve really heard little about any games for this new Playstation-branded device, but hopefully a strong lineup should appear as it approaches release. Not really thinking this a replacement for my iPhone or iPad as a gaming device or a mobile companion yet… but a strong lineup of games (hopefully including some titles rhyming with Smekken or Petal Ear) may make this a gamer’s phone of choice. This is due out perhaps late 2010 or early 2011.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Test Play Videos Soon?

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Xbox360 on October 22, 2010 by thelonegamer

On Tekkenmeister Katsuhiro Harada’s Twitter and Facebook pages have been posted an intriguing bit, teasing that he’ll be recording (and we assume, showing off) test play footage of his upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Just how much footage, and which fighters he’ll be using, are of course, unknown. When will we be seeing the goods? According to Harada he may be bringing the TTT2 peek at an upcoming Major League Gaming (MLG) Event, which should be within the next couple of weeks. Hopefully he’ll give us all a peek sooner than later.

It’s also been some time since SD-Tekken’s intriguing post about something big being unveiled that will be amazing for fighting games (and gaming in general). What could all this be? Teases, teases, so many teases! Anyway, I’ll be keeping my eyes out. Even if I really, really, really need a long nap. More as we get it, then.

The Long Weekend Gamer

Posted in Gaming, My Stuff on October 22, 2010 by thelonegamer

Things have been pretty slow lately- well, in gaming. Truth is, work at the day job has been pretty hectic, leaving little time for me to raise controller. Fortunately, this weekend is an extended one, so I’ll hopefully be able to log in some quality time in with Dead Rising 2 at least, where I’ve been stumped in a boss fight, fighting not just some tough psychos but a running time limit- the fault of my own dilly-dallying instead of giving priority to finishing the case. Oh well. Worse comes to worse I can just restart the story- which places me back at the beginning but at least lets me keep my accumulated levels, skills and augmented Chuck Greene.

That aside, updates in other games I’ve hot for, such as the Fighting Festival series (SFxT, TxSF, TTT2), have been scarce as of late. I’m interested in the new (and just released) Fallout: New Vegas and the soon-to-be-released Fable III. I wonder if I should spring for these right away? And will I be able to resist getting Red Dead Redemption with the Undead Nightmare DLC? Hmmm.

On the other hand, I can just blow the entire weekend and just sleep the whole time. That’s a good option too. Heh. We’ll see whatever works out.