X-Men Destiny: Silicon Knights Behind the Scenes

When I first caught wind of X-Men Destiny, I spazzed out in an epileptic fit due to too much excitement. It was advertised as a game where a character you create will join the X-Men. I was filled with the hope that the character creation would be as powerful as, maybe, Dragon Age, or at the very least, those WWE games. I was stoked because I could finally put IMPREGNATOR in the X-Men, where he truly belongs.

Little by little, details started to emerge. And to be completely honest, my excitement quickly degenerated into a slimy form of disappointment. The very first video I saw at E3 showed me a generic brawler that didn't even reach InFamous 2 levels of coolness.

You can pick out of three characters - an Asian girl, a Cole Macgrath-look alike, and a jock. So, yeah, two white guys and an Asian girl.

Okay, maybe, I figured, maybe the gameplay will improve because that video was an early build. It hasn't changed a bit. Anyway, check out what Silicon Knights has to say about X-Men Destiny.

Battlefield 3 Datablitz Pre-order Bonuses

My biggest gripe with gaming here in the Philippines is the fact that we were always overlooked when it came to pre-order or mail-in order bonuses. The Gamestop here doesn't offer the same bonuses, and we don't have Best Buy or Walmart. I felt cheated. I was always forced to wait a few months before I can download the DLC, and normally for $15. It just felt unfair - I'm willing to pre-order, to pay good money, but because I'm not from North America or Europe, I don't get anything.

That is until Datablitz started offering the same pre-order bonuses you would get from Amazon, Gamestop and Best Buy!

The pre-order bonus from any Datablitz is the Physical Warfare pack with the Type 88 LMG, flash suppesors, DAO-12 shotgun and flechette rounds and a shirt. Seriously, I would've been fine with just a shirt. On top of that, you get the Back to Karkand expansion map pack, too.

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Spider-Man: EoT Josh Keaton Interview

Despite how straightforward and monotonous I found Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, I still find my interest piqued by Spider-Man: Edge of Time for some unholy reason. Maybe it's just masochism, who knows. Either way, I just came across a video of Josh Keaton talking about the latest Spider-Man game from Beenox! He mentions some pretty interesting things.

Oh wait, I think I figured out why I'm so interested.


The graphics look stunning, absolutely gorgeous. The gameplay, though, looks like the same old shit from Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The two simultaneous timelines thing has me worried as it could be very gimmicky, but I guess only time will tell if my fears are well placed. We'll find out soon enough because the game ships October 14, 2011.


Modern Warfare 3 Preorder

Pre-order your Modern Warfare 3 from Steam now and get absolutely nothing extra. So, I guess this really is just buying something way in advance. Because, you know, you really have to reserve digital copies because they run out of... disk space.

I was one of the millions of people who jumped into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare franchise because I got tired of the World War II FPS theme. I was immediately hooked. I spent hours upon hours of getting my ass handed to me by screaming 13 year old kids.

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MVC3 Introduces Dr. Strange and Nemesis

While going over a few things online, I noticed a Facebook group I frequent was going apeshit over a couple videos. Turns out, someone posted the Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 reveal videos of Dr. Strange, the single character I never thought would be in a fighting game, and Nemesis, someone who fits so well, it's ridiculous he wasn't included earlier. Check these videos out.

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