A Week In Gaming With Aryel Abrahami
It has been a relatively busy week for the myself and the GodisaGeek crew with some interesting news and reviews posted in the last 7 days. Asim kicked things off on Monday with an interesting look at the PlayStation Move, the launch titles seem ok, but we are still looking for a huge game to really push Sony’s motion controller.
Adam Cook has been busy reviewing the impressive Flight Control HD and controversial Dead Rising 2. It seems like Capcom’s latest zombie-fest has divided the gaming public with a marmite reaction, you either love it or hate it. Let us know how you feel about the game over on the forums.
StarCraft II Patch 1.1.0
So, StarCraft II got its first major patch since launch with patch 1.1.0, the patch not only addresses some debatable balance issues but also improves upon the game with some snazzy new graphical icons and tweaks to certain maps. So, did I get the chance to experience Blizzards wonderful patch? Well yes and no. I have not actually logged in to Battle.net this week as I have been away from home and more importantly away from my lovely gaming PC. I have however been watching some YouTube videos which show off the patch changes in all their glory.
On the “How To StarCraft II” front we are still churning the videos out once a week and still looking for feedback via this thread on the forums.
I already mentioned Asim’s review of the Move, but its so good it gets a second plug. I know a few of the GodisaGeek guys have jumped feet first into Sony’s new motion controller, purchasing all sorts of wands, sub-controllers, cameras and games. I myself have so far only flirted with the idea of purchasing the Move at this early stage.
A number of factors have stopped me from purchasing what I feel will be the best motion controller on the market. The first concern is the games, there are various launch titles coming in at the £25 mark, but are they really worth a purchase? It seems like we are being shafted in the UK with our Move starter pack containing a demo a disc and no game whilst accross the pond our American counterparts get a Sports Champions bundle.
The second concern is what the hell do I need? Well perhaps an easier question to answer now after launch, it seems most launch titles require either one or two wands plus the camera, you are looking at roughly £80 worth of controllers plus a £25 game and that is before you even talk about the Navigation controller. The Nav-controller will be needed for games which require analogue stick movement, Killzone 3 and SOCOM to name just two.
The third and final factor is money, October is going to be a massive month for gaming with a long list of top games set to hit the shops. I will be saving what little cash I have for a few select titles.
At this point I am not sold on Sony’s new motion controller. I will no doubt pickup the Move eventually, just not at this time.
Cataclysm Beta and Patch 4.0.1
Patch 4.0.1 (you know the big one before the expansion) is being released slowly, but surely we are now on stage 3 with some WoW fan sites expecting the patch to hit in the next couple of weeks. I would hazard a guess that 4.0.1 will be out mid October with the Cataclsym expansion hitting in November. Speaking of the expansion, the GodisaGeek guild are still recruiting, we have set-up the guild on Doomhammer EU Horde side. Every one is welcome, you can get involved with the guild via the guild forums.
Eurogamer Expo 2010
Last but certainly not least the Eurogamer Expo 2010, we have been attending the Expo for some time now and seen it grow each and every year. We are very excited about this years expo, its going to be huge!
The whole crew will be attending the Eurogamer Expo 2010 which takes place from October 1-3 at London’s Earls Court. A few tickets are still available for Sunday the 3rd, but snap them up fast as they are running out. You can check out exactly what’s on here.