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New Condemned 2 Bloodshot Images

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351w ago - A few new screenshots of Monolith's upcoming first person horror shooter Condemned 2 Bloodshot. The new images include a few enemies gamers will run into including a clown mask wearing hobo, and a man in need of a dentist.

More screenshots can be seen at the link up top!
 

Portal is the most subversive game ever

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351w ago - This modern masterpiece shakes the FPS genre to the very core.. Warning: The text you are about to read contains heady intellectual discourse and is not recommended for anyone made queasy by the discussion of feminist film theory or psychoanalytical signifiers.

Since its release two months ago, Portal has met with overwhelming popular and critical success thanks to its quirky physics and dystopian humor. Yet beneath the mainstream success lies the most subversive first-person shooter (FPS) ever created. Portal is essentially a feminist critique of the FPS genre, flawlessly executed from within the margins it assails. Gender politics just got a whole lot more fun.

Deconstructing the term "first-person shooter" reveals two fundamental concepts of the game mechanic. "First-person" is a personal pronoun that provides linguistic context, or origo, to enable discourse. It is a perspective. "Shooter" describes the discourse that is to occur, specifically the shooting and ultimately killing of the other participants. Thus, a "first-person shooter" is easily identifiable by its specific perceptual presentation of game events, and the presence of a gun or other weapon.

The gun is typically regarded as a phallic symbol of masculine agency, through which power is won and maintained. In any first-person...
 

High Velocity Bowling Review for PS3

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351w ago - Bowling hits the Playstation 3 care of a nice $9.99 download from the Playstation Online Store (PSN).

Ah yes... the game of bowling. There is nothing like going to the dark, dank bowling alley and renting some soggy bowling shoes that a thousand other smelly, stinky, sweaty feet have worn and hitting the lanes. Bowling is a game that everybody from Grandma to your own children (break out the bumpers) can get into. And for many years dating all the way back to the Atari 2600, bowling has always been transformed into a videogame. The game has reached new heights with Wii Sports (mainly Wii Bowling).

Wii Sports for the Nintendo Wii has been one of the most popular games in the last few years. The game has launched the Nintendo Wii into orbit. And Wii Bowling itself has been a huge gaming phenomenon. The elderly/college dorms have weekly tournaments and the game has people who do not normally play game systems putting their moves on for Wii Bowling. Families get together and play. The thing is huge!

So now Sony has jumped in on the bowling bandwagon. And much like the Wii's motion-controller gimmick, High Velocity Bowling uses the PS3 Sixaxis controller as a selling point. High Velocity Bowling sells for $9.99 on the PSN Store. So how does this game stack up against Wii Sports? First, the only...
 

More co-operation is the last thing we need

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351w ago - Co-op: it's the New Wave of multiplayer. For most of the '90s, online co-op was something gaming fanatics clamoured after, but developers shied away because "no one ever plays it". That's all changed.

With burgeoning broadband and the increase in online matchmaking efficiency, games are queuing up to offer you the opportunity to play through an epic with a friend.

Adding co-op to a singleplayer game is one thing. But now co-op has risen to the status of Anointed Messiah in the game designer's religion and they're desperate to see how far the concept can go. They've stopped just adding co-op to a game, and are reconceptualising games as co-operative first and foremost.

In increasing order of bring-a-mate-a-bility, we're looking forward to titles like Kane & Lynch, Army of Two and Left 4 Dead. It's a new frontier being explored, and the rewards could make us all rich in the precious currency of gaming goodness.
Except, while this gold rush is going on, back in the heartlands, the cities are falling into blight.

This was brought into focus when I was reviewing Halo 3 recently. The problem with co-op struck me at several points while playing, but was epitomised by a section near the game's close. Echoing the end of the first game, you're escaping in a Warthog Jeep.
 

Lost Planet launches with a budget price

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351w ago - Capcom's big PS3 surprise was a port of the former Xbox 360 exclusive, Lost Planet.

Disappointed PS3 fans expecting more were dismayed by the idea of yet another port, and threw a collective tantrum on the internet. Well, at least Capcom's making a smart move by pricing next year's port at a discount price.

If Capcom's official store is to be believed, the game will launch for only $40 -- that's $20 less than the standard retail price for games.
 
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