Thursday, January 22, 2009

Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition

As the launch date for Resident Evil 5 gets closer, details about a collectors edition of the game have been released. The collectors edition (which was previously only thought to be avaliable in Japan) comes with:

-Chris Redfield Figurine
-Tricell Messenger Bag
-BSAA Patch
-Kijuju Keychain
-Bonus Disc including a making-of featurette, a digital art gallery and a trailer for Resident Evil Degeneration
-The game and bonus disc come packed in a Special Collector's Steel Book Case.

The price is kinda high ($89.99 US) but if your a fan, you've already pre-ordered this version.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SpeakEasy Speed Test

Have you ever wondered how fast your downloading and uploading speeds are? Well now you can find out! This website allows you to test your internet connection speeds in a matter of seconds, and all you have to do is click on one of the eight regions your closest to. My download speed is 548 kbps (KiloBits Per Second) and my uploading speed is 483 kbps. Yeah I know, mine sucks. Lets see if yours is better!

Follow this link to start your speed test:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Halo 3: ODST; Another Bungie Success?

With the success of Halo 3, game developer Bungie Studios is making yet another Halo game to add to the series. Halo 3: ODST (formally known as Halo 3: Recon) takes place during Halo 2 in a now ruined New Mombasa in a city called Kenya. Although this game is very different from previous titles. You don't play as the Master Chief. Instead you play as an ODST Lance Corporal, who goes by the name of "The Rookie." According to recent information, the player must search for beacons across the city of New Mombasa, and it is up to the player how they get to the specific location, which gives the game an open-world feeling that is new for the series. When you find one of these objects, they send the player back in time to find out what happened to one of your four squadmates (their names are: Mickey, Dutch, Romeo, and Buck). Along with this new play style, you also lose the ability to duel-wield weapons and other things.

I think that this new style of play will be a great success for Bungie, and a fun and challenging game for all Halo fans. Halo 3: ODST is Preparing to Drop in Fall of 2009.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Resident Evil 5

March is a important month for Resident Evil fans. The 13th of March is the launch day of Resident Evil 5, continuing the story that has lasted for years! The game will be available exclusively for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (Sorry Wii owners!). This game keeps the play style of Resident Evil 4, except your partner isn't helpless...or a blonde. The main character of the game is Chris Redfield and it takes place in Africa. Chris has moved on from STARS and has joined a new organization, the BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) and is assigned to an African village because of a mutagenic virus that got distributed in it. As I said above, you get a new team mate...who actually helps! Chris teams up with Sheva Alomar, the BSAA's West African Branch operative. Together, they must find out what happend to the village...and meet some familier faces along the way.

P.S. I have played the demo of this game, and I can tell you that its extreamly fun! You only get two levels, but for a demo, it feels like the game is already finished! It is very well put together. If you have the Wii version of Resident Evil 4, the controls for this game might seem difficult the first few times you play.

Halo Wars Collector's Edition

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For any Halo fan, the Collector's Edition of Halo Wars is clearly a must buy. The Standard Edition is comes with the usual (case, disc, instruction booklet), but the Collector's Edition explodes with content like a Spike Grenade! The Collector's Edition includes all of the following:

-The Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack
-Halo Wars: Genesis (a graphic novel)
-A Unique In-game Vehicle (The “Honor Guard” Wraith)
-Six Leader Cards
-Spirit of Fire Patch

With all of these extra items, its pretty obvious as to why a fan would want this edition instead of the Standard Edition.