Archive for the MMOs Category

HOLY Awesome Cinematic Trailers, Batman!

Posted in Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, MMOs on July 24, 2010 by thelonegamer

If only the actual game was as amazing as this mini-movie…

There are trailers that make you go, Eh. There are trailers that make you go, WTF? Then there are trailers that leave you slack-jawed with their kick-assedness. This cinematic 5-minute masterpiece for DC Universe Online is one of these godly spots, containing more bone-cracking, building-smashing, lightning-crackling, back-impaling and Giantess Bashing action than most full superhero movies. Yeah, the actual game it’s advertising won’t be anywhere near as freaking gorgeous or exciting, but what the heck- at least we had this bright spot of greatness for the upcoming MMO. Enjoy!

Drag Me To Azeroth!

Posted in Action Adventure, Game to Movies, Game-related Events, Gaming, MMOs, Movies, RPGs on July 22, 2009 by thelonegamer

A nice bit of news that concerns Blizzard’s mammoth MMO World of Warcraft which should interest even us non-MMOers. The future film based on the best-selling fantasy MMORPG setting will be directed by Spiderman and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi. What does it mean? It means that the film should be freakin’ awesome. Evil Cam, manic action, humor, more action, scares and thrills and awesome special effects. And Blood Elves. Oh My! To put things into more perspective, Uwe Boll reportedly tried to pitch for the WOW movie. So we’re all much better off.

Even though I’m not a WOW fan, I do love a great fantasy flick, and with no big epic sword and sorcery movie on the horizon (well, Prince of Persia is nice and such but…) this could be something special. Filming on WOW will apparently start after Raimi wraps up Spiderman 4. Once again, something to watch out for in the near future.

KOF Force Mode? King of Fighters Online Debut Trailer

Posted in Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, MMOs on June 16, 2009 by thelonegamer

Lone Wolves unite in battle!

Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming MMO King of Fighters Online, showing off some nifty cel-shaded 3D graphics, some Final Fight-esque battles and bouncy ninja girl love. Man, Mai should be in King of Fighters XII, not here. I guess this should have more depth than what the trailer is so far showing, which is pretty much all fighting. Will there be more meaningful interaction between the players and NPCs? A storyline or campaign to follow? And what’s with the presto-changing of characters?

Making this an MMO kinda perplexes me but hey… it’s still pretty early. For now, enjoy the cel-shaded SNK brawling.

Femme Fatale

Posted in Gaming, MMOs, PC Gaming, RPGs, Xbox360 on November 20, 2007 by thelonegamer

Keaira the Thief from Age of Conan.
Beautiful and Dangerous.

I’m not a big fan of MMO’s, but I’m quite interested in the upcoming Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Luckily, it’s also coming to the Xbox360 and may have an offline component, so hurray! Anyways, one of the coolest things about AOC, aside from all the customizable stuff, bloody action and deep world based on the Conan Mythos, is a girl. You’ve probably seen her in the AOC trailer- the uber-hot, big-haired assassin chick who first tries to stab ol’ King Con before giving him a status report.

Well, a name has finally been assigned to the face and bod. Her name is Keaira, a thief and leader of a secret network of spies who answers directly to Conan himself. The producers of AOC go on detail about the stuff that went into this saucy siren’s creation, from the concept to the preliminary artworks to the final, fabulous babe who has become the poster girl for the game. We expect to see more of this hottie as the game nears completion. For starters, you can check her in all her nude glory in the December 2007 issue of Playboy magazine, as she appears in the Gaming Girls feature. In-game though, she probably won’t appear naked, but players will surely want to meet this deadly-sexy NPC in the course of their AOC adventures.

Check out all about Keaira in this article. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is set to hit the PC and Xbox360 sometime in 2008.

Age of Conan delayed to 2008

Posted in Gaming, MMOs, PC Gaming on August 14, 2007 by thelonegamer

Sad but true. Funcom’s MMO set in the Hyborian Era of Robert E. Howard’s Conan novels has slipped from an October 30 release to March 2008, due to feedback from the game’s beta testing.

MMOs are a dime a dozen at this time… a little more development time to make this title that much more playable and compelling can’t hurt. Prematurely releasing a half-baked game can. So let’s all be patient, I guess.

Busting heads online with Kwon Ho

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, MMOs on August 2, 2007 by thelonegamer

Kwon Ho!

MMOs or Massively Multiplayer Online games are a dime a dozen these days… but while most are fantasy RPGs, the Korean-made Kwon Ho: Hero of Fist sets itself apart from the rest in that it’s an online one-on-one fighting game, in the vein of Virtua Fighter and Tekken. After installing the game’s client on your computer, you create your brawler from five different schools of martial arts (Muay Thai, Ba Ji Quan, Taekwondo, Judo and Tai Chi Quan), dress him or her up and get down and dirty in the ring.

The graphics of Kwon Ho are no VF5 though- the stages and characters are on the generic side and can’t even hold a candle to any of the PS2 VFs or Tekkens. The most can be said is that it looks a little better than the Playstation One version of Dead or Alive, though Tecmo’s game animates better and has flashier, cooler moves. But even with all that, Kwon Ho looks decent and the combat animations are smooth and well done. The fighting is similar to VF and DOA, with Guard, Punch and Kick buttons making up the controls. You can move forward and back, dash either way, and sidestep. The controls are simple enough to play on a keyboard, though true fighting enthusiasts will want a gamepad.

The characters, by nature of this being a Create-your-own-Badass, are generic; you have a few choices of hairstyles, body shapes (buff, thin, buffer), skin tones and faces. Clothing has a lot more choices, but you have to buy stuff from the store. Since gameplay is actually free, the real money made in the game is via players purchasing stuff to dress up their fighters, items and so forth. Not a bad way to go by things, I guess.

I was able to play a bit, and the game is decent, though it really takes getting used to controlling with the keyboard. Still, I liked Kwon Ho enough to not uninstall the game afterwards. Let’s see what else this game does in the months ahead.

You can check out Kwon Ho: Hero of Fist here, download stuff and even try out the game, and other stuff from the gamemakers at ijji.