Remember back in Battlefield 1942 when you could jump off of a plane, defeat your assailant with a rocket launcher, then jump back into the plane? No? Well, you missed out on some fun times!
The move, called a “loop zook”, is a totally insane move where you set your plane on a loop, eject out, use a rocket launcher on your attacker to kill them, and then jump back into the plane.
A recent video posted from the Battlefield 3 beta shows that, though EA and DICE have been touting that this is a “realistic” game, that you can still do almost the same, ahem, technique, during dogfighting! Whether this will be “fixed” or called “legacy” is uncertain, but I say keep it! It’ll make dogfighting a tad more interesting! Oh, and for the uninitiated, we do have a vid of the same thing being done in Battlefield 1942 as well.
Alvin, Mira, and Jude from Tales of Xillia strike a pose in this illustration by You Kazakami. With the game’s critical and commercial success in Japan, there may be a possibility of localization if there’s enough fan interest in other markets. Come on, Namco Bandai. If Atlus can do it with their titles, you can too.
I love my fighting games. There is no doubt. And to be honest, I think I am pretty good at these type of games. I am not the best, nor am I anyone that would stand some sort of chance at the annual EVO. But there are a few things that bother me about this beloved genre to say the least.
No, you’re not reading this wrong. Keiji Inafune, widely credited as the man responsible for Megaman, has unveiled his newest game… and it’s a return to mascot based games. Titled Kaio: King of Pirates, the game is loosely based off of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story (not the game which had a spin off called Dynasty Warriors which was in turn based on the story) but has anthropomortphic characters instead. And yes, Liu Bei is the penguin, Zhang Fei is the big Yeti looking dude, and Guan Yu is the Walrus with the sword. Oh and Lu Bu is the dragon. We’ll see if the game’s cutesiness translates well to the gameplay since this CG trailer is just here to whet our appetites.
Sony teased about well, something, several days ago and they’ve finally revealed what it is. As part of their “Long Live Play” marketing campaign, they created this incredible video that shows the relationship of the roles we take when we play and the gamer in all of us. In a way, it reminds me of Toy Story where the toys show their loyalty and play with their friend, Andy. It’s touching, and it’s definitely something that we all have in common as gamers. Long live play indeed.