OnLive’s THQ Daily Deals Kicks off With Homefront

All throughout this week, OnLive is holding a THQ Daily Deal extrrrrraavaganza! And they’re kicking it off with a 50% off sale on Homefront. Some deals this week could get up to as much as a 82% discount. Different THQ games will be on sale all this week, so not even we know what is going to be on sale next. The only advice I can give you is to give Homefront a try, OnLive lets you try any game on their service for free for 30 minutes. The app is free to download on any PC, Mac and tablet. Oh yeah, PlayPack subscribers, you get a 65% discount on Homefront today. Just for the hell of it, here is some random multiplayer footage.

 

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for $30 & Pre-Order Goodies

Feel like seeing where the Halo phenomenon started? Feel like reliving the “good ol’ days” of the Halo-verse. Feel like reminiscing at that one spot where you got sniped for the very first time.. only to be sniped again because you were too busy staring at some fucking polygonal scenery reminiscing about a time you let a bullet go through your head!! Oh, did I forget to mention that all of those classic maps are going to be remastered in HD.. ’cause that’s kinda important.

Well you’ll be able to do all of that on November 15, 2011 when “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” is released for the Xbox 360. Oh did I forget to mention that (through Amazon) is only 30 DOLLARS! Oh yes my lovable worshipers you did read that correctly. But just to add some more validity to this epic announcement, allow me to humble you with the details straight from Amazon’s page.

$10 Credit Plus Pre-order Bonus
Pre-order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and get a $10 Amazon credit good toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads) as well as Master Chief Avatar Armor and the Grunt Funeral Skull (once activated, every grunt’s methane tank will explode like a plasma grenade when killed). The promotional code for the credit will be e-mailed within two days after the product ships. The access code for the armor and skull will be packaged inside the game box. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. Limit one per customer. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

Okay so it’s $30 dollars when you use the $10 credit, but still, what else are you going to use that ten dollar credit on? Socks? I don’t think so, there are digital aliens out there and a ginger in some far away state THAT NEEDS TO DIE (digitally)! Oh shit.. I completely forgot the link to make it easier for all of you to pre-order this awesome slice of epic over at Amazon. There we go.. all better now.

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– Mave

Alien and Zombie killing just got ten dollars cheaper!

Before you start speculating on how every weapon and garden tool just got ten dollars cheaper, let me tell you to remain calm.. now remain calm. Are you calm?? Good. Okay now it’s time to get you all giddy and stuff, long story short; Resistance 3 and Dead Island are 10 dollars cheaper at Newegg!!!! However there is a catch, you have to input a specific code. Oh, if only there were a omnipotent game blogger that could supply you readers/worshipers with this magical code. Wait, there is :D. Here you go everybody! One last note, both games are eligible for FREE SHIPPING!

Well there ya go, links to get the games and the codes for your C&P pleasure. Now if you excuse me, I have to go back to making my own game. 🙂

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“Motion Control is in an 8-bit era” Also, A Nice Surprise

Gesture devices will eventually grow from their “many limitations” says Shuhei Yoshida

I’ve often been quoted saying things like “motion controls have the potential to be the perfect controller” and “I thought you said it was fifty dollars”.  Fortunately for me; Shuhei Yoshida kind of believes with me on my first quote.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has likened the current standard of motion controllers to a generation of games consoles that were built in the eighties. Don’t give me that judgmental look like you just caught me masturbating to a video of your sister eating a roast beef sandwich. Here’s a quote from Shuhei himself to make you affix your face from the judgmental look you keep staring at me with.

“As far as I’m concerned, the motion control of today is like the 8-bit phase of video games,”

 

Speaking last week during a Gamescom panel discussion on the future of video games, Yoshida stated that modern motion control is currently held beck by “many limitations”. Mick Hocking, a senior director at Sony Worldwide Studios, echoed Yoshida’s statement.

“I think we’ve just only started exploring the possibilities of motion control,”.

“Move has given us the first accurate device use for motion control,”.

“I’m also interested in the possibilities of virtual reality and tracking every part of my body. There are loads of things we can do with motion control. Maybe we’ll create objects holographicly and interact with them via motion controllers,”.

All three major console manufacturers feature motion control nowadays. Nintendo even placed motion controls at the center of its “Wii” console. Whereas Microsoft and Sony just offer it as a side option. While there’s no doubt that these gesture devices were the biggest reasons for all of the fitness and dancing games releases and their massive success. That technology is slowly starting to creep its way into other genres.

Gareth Edmondson, studio manger at Ubisoft Reflections, believes the primitive nature of the technology is the reason for this. QUOTE TIME!!

“Well Ubisoft Reflections is a core gamer racing game studio, so applying motion control to that is actually quite hard,”.

“We’ve seen, like with the new Tom Clancy game, a really interesting motion-controlled gun customization shop,”.

“There’s a place for it, but it’s hard to make it for driving games. Maybe there is a way, but we haven’t found one yet.”

What do all of you think about the current state and future potential of and for motion controls? Feel free to tell us in our comments section. Actually, you know what.. I fell bad about just posting a trailer for another fitness game.. so to make it up to you all.. HERE’S THE ENTIRE SONY GAMESCOM PRESS CONFERENCE!!

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– Mave

Resistance 3 Trophies Revealed! And Could R3 Be The Brownest Game.. Ever?

Brownest game? Nonsense! I see yellow, orange, blue, white, gray... brown.

Resistance 3 fans have a lot to look forward to when the game launches this September. 59 trophies and the color brown! There’s so much brown in this game you’d think someone spilled Yoo-Hoo over the programming code! But once you get past the vast amounts of brown, you have 59 shiny trophies to collect. The Playstation Blog recently published the entire Trophy list, which is full of spoilers and mildly clever commentary. Not as clever as me (obviously). But since I don’t have PlayStation 3 at the moment and will most likely not get to play it for a loooong time; I’ve taken the liberty of editing out the spoilers for all of you. But the “not as clever or witty as me” commentary is staying.

Continue reading for more Trophy details and a super secret prize just for you super sexy readers.. ugly ones will have to wait their turn. )_)

Master Mechanic – Fully upgrade all weapons in Campaign Mode (Silver).

This makes me all giddy because it takes me back to my Ratchet roots. I spend hours fully upgrading my colorfully destructive arsenal upon every new Ratchet & Clank release, and now I can finally do it in the Resistance universe. Except this time, there’s tons of blood. Yayz!

Nothing But Net – Score a basket by lobbing a grenade through a basketball hoop (Bronze).

I’m not the biggest basketball fan, but maybe I would be if they used live grenades instead of rubber balls. However, since I don’t know of a health care plan that covers “grenade dunks,” this Trophy will have to suffice for the time being.

Silent Partner – Damage the same enemy in Cooperative Mode for 100 kills (Silver)

Did you hear that you can play through Resistance 3’s campaign cooperatively? No? Well, congratulations because now you have! Why don’t you celebrate by working with your co-op partner to take down 100 Chimera together? That’s at least 20 percent cooler than taking them down alone.

Slaybells – Make Santa and his reindeer fly (Bronze)

I don’t care what my psychologist tells me – Santa is real. Who else would eat my cookies? I’m an awful baker. Knowing he is real is what makes this trophy so hard to get. Let’s just say you don’t make him fly by singing songs of holiday cheer. Sorry, Santa. Can I still get a PS Vita for Christmas?

Brutal – Complete Campaign Mode on Superhuman (Gold)

I love this Trophy because I helped balance the Superhuman difficulty. I played it – it was really, really hard. My feedback? Make it harder. Have fun, kiddoes! Muahaha!

Those are just a few of my favorite trophies. But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can find your favorites when Resistance 3 is released on September 6th. Here’s a list of the full batch:

Bronze Trophies

Gardener – Destroy 100 Blast Roots

Slaybells – Make Santa and his reindeer fly

Up Your Arsenal – Get a kill with every weapon in your arsenal

Overload – Use the EMP to take down 15 Steelhead auger shields

Cheap Shots – Kill 25 enemies firing the Auger through an object

Grenadier – Kill 3 or more Military Chimera with a single grenade

Raining Limbs – Kill 25 Grims using only Grenades

Corpse Wagon – Kill 3 enemies simultaneously using a single plagued body

Juggler – Inflict 4 enemies with each status ailment

Nothing but Net – Score a basket by lobbing a grenade through a basketball hoop

Weaponsmith – Upgrade 5 weapons in Campaign

This is My Rifle – Fully upgrade one weapon in Campaign Mode

Backstabber – Kill 20 enemies with Melee while they are idle

Toast – Use the upgraded Deadeye secondary fire to kill 2+ enemies 5 times

Counter-Sniper – Use the Deadeye to kill 20 snipers

Electric Avenue – Use the EMP to take down 25 drones

Warp Speed – Use the EMD secondary fire to kill 30 enemies

Feeling Lucky Punk – Detonate multiple Magnum rounds to kill 2+ enemies at once – 5 times

Fireworks – Use the Wildfire secondary fire to kill 6 enemies in one shot

Boom Stick – Use the upgraded Rossmore secondary fire to set 6 enemies on fire at once

Tag You’re It – Kill 40 Bullseye tagged enemies

Opportunity Knocks – Kill 20 enemies with environmental objects

Expert Sniper – Get 50 headshot kills in Campaign Mode

Collector – Collect 10 intel

Waste Not – Get 5 headshot kills with one Deadeye clip

Shoe Leather – Travel 100 miles on foot

Land, Sea, and Air – Travel in 3 different vehicles in your journey

Buckshot – Kill 2+ enemies with one Rossmore blast

Access Denied – Absorb 1000 damage with Auger Shields

From the Hip – Kill 25 enemies with the Bullseye or Marksman while moving

Chamber Full of Death – Kill 5+ Hybrids at once by using the HE .44 Magnum secondary fire

Helping Hands – Revive a Co-op player 20 times

Silver Trophies

Irresistible Force – Complete Campaign Mode on any difficulty

Master Mechanic – Fully upgrade all weapons in Campaign Mode

Archivalist – Collect all journals

Silent Partner – Damage the same enemy in Cooperative Mode for 100 kills

Gold Trophy

Brutal – Complete Campaign Mode on Superhuman

Platinum Trophy

Platinum Trophy – Unlock all Resistance 3 Trophies

Super Spoilers

(This is your last chance to leave unspoiled, amigo)

Short Out – ???

Bouncer – ???

Calm Under Pressure – ???

Snipe Hunt – ???

Roops! – ???

Frickin’ Laser Beams – ???

Vehicular Manslaughter – ???

Hello Driver – ???

BARF! – ???

One Eyed Jack – ???

No Escape – ???l

In This Together – ???

Good Fences – ???

Medusa – ???

Bull in a China Shop – ???

End Spoiler-Thon

Well that was fun. I hope you alien shooting fanatics are ready to hear a pleasant “ping” 59 times.

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– Mave

PlayStation 3 Owners Aren’t Pre-Ordering Modern Warfare 3

MSXboxWorld has revealed that PlayStation 3 owners aren’t exactly flocking to the release of Modern Warfare 3 as much as Xbox360 owners.

One reason for this is the fact that Sony doesn’t seem to be “starving” its owners for 1st party content. I’ve said time and time again that many gamers are much savvier and waiting to see what deals could be had on launch day. There are a lot of other (and more promising) games coming out within the next few months other than Modern Warfare 3.

And let’s not forget the small matter of Battlefield 3 releasing before MW3, which could’ve halted the “OMG I MUST GIT MODERN WHARRFUR3 NAO!” momentum that other Fish games have gotten in the past. Even the new trailer of the Spec Ops/Survival mode trailer hasn’t gotten gamers off of their savvy/indecisive asses to pre-order Modern Warfare 3 (and in my opinion, despite how I like making fun of this series and the hate it gets, that Spec Ops/Survival mode looks damn good. Even if it basically “horde” mode, but with Fish perks.) And no, I will not stop calling this series “Fish”.

Note: Am I the only one that thinks MW3’s music/”brrrnnggh” noise sounds an awful lot like Bad Company 3’s?

Although I really don’t give a Duke Nukem flying turd about which platform has the most pre-orders of a certain game. It doesn’t change the fact that gamers of every platform will have their own views on how much a game is worth to them. And no amount of  pre-order stats will make gamers feel any inclination on rushing to the store and making a five dollar promise that they will buy your game on release day or a couple days after that day. Your game’s content will do that, not useless stats.

It matters not which platform you’re on, the months leading up to Christmas promises to be a great time for you (excluding PSP and 3DS, they have no “gaemz”. The purposeful misspelling of games is kind of a inside joke here at 8BC, just deal with it and accept it softly.. like a strange rapist approaching your naughty parts, but the rapist is hot and has an aroma of Hot Pockets and Cheetos.)  The game doesn’t even come out until November so there is plenty of time for anyone to place a pre-order or not.

Have you placed your preorder for MW3 or any game coming out between now and Christmas or early 2012 yet? Let us know here in the comments section.

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– Mave

N-Control’s “Avenger” PS3 Accessory Promises to Revolutionize Gameplay

Really? That looks like a flustercuk. >_>

 

N-Control is releasing its new accessory for the PlayStation 3 controller, this November. N-Control guarantees to provide users with “the ultimate gaming advantage.” N-Control claims its “Avenger” accessory to be “the most sophisticated secret weapon in the gaming industry,”. I swear, just about every other accessory maker and their dog claims this whenever they release an accessory too. Maybe I should place one of my turds in the freezer overnight and call it “the joystick that literally conforms to the way you hold it”. “The ShitStick, available now for 29.99 at where ever over-priced accessories can be found.”

Oh Demotivational, where would we be without you?

All cynicism and witty dialogue aside; the Avenger is an external adapter that houses the PlayStation 3 controller to enhance game play. The accessory tightly grips the controller’s exterior surface, providing an immersive gaming experience through an intuitive user-interface. Or so N-Control claims.  “It enhances the gamer’s manual dexterity and situational awareness by improving accuracy and reaction time,” says David Kotkin, lead designer of The N-Control Avenger. “This sophisticated accessory is specially engineered for those who want to push their gaming abilities to new heights.” The Avenger supposedly allows for rapid, fluid movements between individual buttons and analogue sticks (because I’ve always complained that my thumbs were just too fucking slow), allowing gamers to access nine functions simultaneously (who the hell needs nine functions at once?). The adapter comes equipped with a stabilizer tripod, high-precision tension straps, hair-triggers, and sensitivity adjusters, which can be fine-tuned like the price of a indecisive crack whore.

The Avenger’s release date coincides with the launch of Modern Warfare 3. The Avenger will only be available in a limited edition of 5000 Units Worldwide; gamers had better hurry if they wish to take advantage of this offer The PS3 Avenger can be ordered online from the N-Control website for $48.99.

For more information,go here

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