News: Video Game Releases

This is where we put out some info about the games we think are going to be somewhere between decent and awesome that release today.  Typically we skip over the heavy hitters.  Sorry Call of Duty, but 8 million people usually already know about your release date.

House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut – PS3

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Developed by Headstrong Games and developed by Sega.  This is the PS3 Move enabled version of the motherfucking awesome Wii game.  We apologize for using the f-bomb in our otherwise clean posts but this game demands it!  If you aren’t familiar, the game is basically a grindhouse flick rail shooter that’s incredibly vulgar and funny.  House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut releases at $29.99.

 

Dance Central 2 – 360

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Developed and published by Harmonix for the 360 Kinect.  Dance Central 2 introduces co-operative play to the mix with a cast of new and old characters.  Pretty much our theory is the first one was ridiculous fun so the second one must be.  Also you can purchase all the tunes from the first game for $5.

 

Cursed Crusade – 360/PS3

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Developed by the relatively unknown Kylotonn and published by Atlus (everything that is good).  Cursed Crusade appears to be a violent combo driven co-op Crusade era action beat ’em up.  While the average gamer may be apprehensive about investing $60 into a new game from an unknown developer, note they won’t have to since it releases at $39.99.

 

Voltron – PSN/XBLA

Developed by THQ and Behaviour Interactive.  Truth be told, we think this game is going to be absolutely terrible but we love giant robits!  The game is up to 5 player co-op and the trailer we linked below has some of the original US cartoon’s Peter Cullen (aka Optimus Prime) narration.  But its only going to cost $10!  That’s like the cost of a bad movie in the theater!  So form the blazing sword, wonder what the heck happened to Lance cause that sure looked like a funeral, and go Voltron force!  

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Afterhours Podcast 1

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Scott “Artisan002”.

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com.  Background music if you can hear it by Miles Davis.

Welcome to the first occasional podcast of the Carousel Afterhours, where we just without any sort of plan or intention or limitation but with alcoholic consumption.  If this gets released on any sort of regular basis, it’ll be on every other Friday evening.  Topics covered include Catherine, Cursed Crusade, Gears of War 3, Rage, Borderlands, Halo Reach,  Battlefield 3, Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Atlus, Rage, Ruin, Playstation Vita, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Apple, Android, iPhone, iPad, WiiU, AT&T, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Dragon’s Crown, Irrational Games, Move, Kinect, Mass Effect 3, Brink, Modern Warfare 3, Michael Bay, Transformers, Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Google, and Scott goes pretty far down the tech rabbit hole.

Turn 6: E3 and The Evil Eye

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Part 2:

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Justyn, Scott, and our special guest Stretch.

Music: Intro – Untitled by MusiM; Middle and Outros – “Idle Tides” by MusiM

This week its all about E3 and we talked so much about it we split it into two episodes for your convenience. We start out talking about the Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony presenteations for part 1. In part 2 we talk about all the games we’re looking forward to and yes, there are a TON. Enjoy!