Killzone3 Trailer

Meet the Characters, some familiar faces; Sev, Rico and Narville, and a number of new ones… The female ISA member Jammer, Jorhan Stahl and Admiral Orlock (the potential heirs to Visari’s throne).

Are you ready to face off with the Helghast again?

Expect some great voice talent in this installment of Killzone with the voice talents of Malcolm McDowell (TankGirl, Entourage), as Stahl Arms CEO, and Ray Winstone ( The Departed, Beowulf), as the Helghast Admiral.

Source: PlayStation EU.

Uncharted 3 Gameplay


For those of you who missed Jimmy Fallon last night, fret not because we have the segment here complete with in-game footage. If this doesn’t make you want to wish an entire year away, check your pulse.

Review – NCAA Football 11



NCAA Football 2011

I love NCAA football – Way more than NFL because these guys are playing their asses off for their pride, the school and the chance at getting rich and playing like the rest of the lazy thugs in the NFL. Every year I look forward to the updated release of this title. Being the little brother to Madden, it’s no surprise that the game feels like it’s been neglected some in the last couple years.

The incredibly fun “Road to Glory” mode that, has you controlling a high school superstar to college star status, received no new features or attention. This is sad because this mode is incredibly satisfying and a lot of fun but it’s a little less so this time around because it’s got the “Been there done that” feel to it. Even the incredibly hot Erin Andrews videos are the same and she’s even wearing the same outfit – Come on EA, quit effin with us. That’s rather insulting.

The dynasty mode is still fun and even slightly more engaging to a small degree with the recruiting allowing you to woo your prospective players away from your competition by making phone calls and planning visits. Only problem seems to me after playing 3 championship seasons, I still don’t have a higher level of prestige as a coach nor am I able to access some of the other points to discuss with players. Not sure what a guy needs to do to make this work better but it’s starting to get a little irritating. What else does a guy need to do to get more 5 star players to come play for his school?

The gameplay itself is by and large untouched which isn’t a bad thing. There have been some minor adjustments to the running game but I didn’t find it to be that bad anyway.

All in all I enjoyed this year’s title but still feel a little cheated by EA. All they did was add a few lines of code to the game and tweak the run game slightly and add the phone calls option to recruiting, slap a new cover athlete on the front and call it NCAA Football 11. As my football coach used to say; “Put your full effort into it or don’t bother trying. You’re just making yourself look bad”

Feed Your Console gives NCAA Football 11 a 7 out of 10

SCEA Announces Acquisition of Media Molecule

Media Molecule
Today Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it had acquired game developer Media Molecule, creators of LittleBigPlanet for the PS3 and PSP.

Quote from the release by Alex Evans – Co-founder of Media Molecule:

“Since Media Molecule’s inception, we’ve had a uniquely close relationship with SCE. Over the years they have consistently shown their dedication to Creative Gaming and Media Molecule, not only through their support of the company, but their willingness to take risks and embrace our often unusual approach and ideas,” said Evans. “What we’ve achieved already with LittleBigPlanet has proved this to us and we’re excited by this new chapter of innovation and creative gaming, for all involved.”

Media Molecule will be joining the ranks of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and will bolster the already phenomenal talents of 15 game development studios located in Japan, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.

Congrats to the Media Molecule team and to SCE for finding a great partner and talented studio.

Happy Birthday Playstation

PlayStation 15th Birthday

Today PlayStation turns 15! Check out the special page created by SCEI (Japanese) showcasing the history of the PlayStation from day 1 in December of 1994, with the PlayStation 1 (the system that started it all for me) right on up to the November 2009 launch of the PSP Go.

On behalf the Feed Your Console team…  Congratulations and thanks for all the great memories.

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up

Did someone say Pizza?

Donnie, Mikey, Leo and Raph are back and they are ready to smash everything in site. But they are not alone this time they have a few new friends tagging along; Zen like Master Splinter, the nosey reporter April O’neil and the urban jock Casey Jones. A number of other classic TMNT characters will also be found through out the game – the Shredder and Foot Clan member Karai will be seen at several points through your story.

From a playability mode this game relies heavily on the strength of the multi-player matches, as the story mode was incredibly short and barely lasted the length of a television episode. Good thing you can play through with all 6 of your primary characters. The controls are simple and the make good use of the Wii mote and the Nunchuk. However The real fun begins with a 4 person battle in a 2D world. Battle your friend locally or take to the Wii network for some online smashing shenanigans. Graphically this game is fairly standard for the Wii. Black and White Cut scenes (shown above) and bright colourful settings for each battle provide a number of great back drops which include multi-tear settings and destructible objects (in some cases the environment is more dangerous than your opponents. Watch out for falling power-ups they are as good for you as they are your your opponents and the AI loves to get them before you can.

Musically this game left me with a feeling of a one SNES title – short music clips that play on rapid repeat, coin counting point totals and the same tag line for each battle, but the actual sound effects of the game are quite good while your actively battling.

Overall I found this to be a very average 2D fighting game, which is actually to bad consider what could have been. Please bring back the old side scrolling TMNT game from 1989, and give it the remake it rightly deserves.

Pros:

    – TMNT fans will appreciate the game – Easy to play and fun for group gaming – Good in battle sound effects

Cos:

    – Voice acting is light and repetitive – Very short short story mode – Single player reply is limited

Feed your Console gives Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up a: 6.5 out of 10.

Developer: Game Arts
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: Wii, PlayStation 2

Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Platforms: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PSP

After a somewhat disappointing movie, yeah I said it I had issues with the movie – but that is another site at another time, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Video Game brought it. Following the movie storyline but without all the fluff and the extended and unnecessarily ling battle scenes, you will traverse the globe and battle over the remaining fragments of the All Spark. The hardest decision is choosing to Save the planet, as the Autobots, or try to destroy it, as the Decepticons.

Play as one of four Transformers, depending on the side you are playing as, and head out into the world. Complete challenges where you will protect (or destroy) key locations and race against time and battle it out with your enemies. Tackle your missions with speed and efficiency, while finding the Autobot/Decepticon tokens. Earn energon rewards for killing your enemies and completing the bonus mission tasks, these bonuses are worth the time and investment. Use energon to upgrade your team; more health, stronger weapons, faster drive boots and recovery times. Also unlock original G1 cartoon episodes – yes sir the original 1980’s Transformers episodes – FANTASTIC!

Where I was disappointed with this game was the length, a common problem for movie games. Most missions are 10 minutes or less, even completing all the side quests takes no time. However I’d say this was mu only beef with the game. Game play was easy to grasp – transforming and driving (or flying) is done with ease and switching between your primary and secondary weapons is as simple as pushing a button.

Re-playability is also an issue for the game, how many times can you save/destroy the world and not get tired of it? But do not worry multiplayer is here to save the day! Deathmatch (solo and team), Control (the bases), VIP (kill the team leader) and Shard battles (Capture the Flag). Find yourself on the world leaderboard and participate in the Global Battle matches to help your side of the war win.

Autobots Transform!

Pros:

* Better than the Movie
* Play as your favourite Characters
* Unlockable G1 Transformer episodes
* Multiplayer extends playable life.

Cons:

* Single player is short
* Limited Reply value, out side of multiplayer

Feed Your Console gives Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: 8.5 out of 10.

Publisher: Activision
Developers:
Luxoflux – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Beenox Studios – Microsoft Windows
Krome Studios – Wii, PlayStation 2
Vicarious Visions – Nintendo DS
Savage Entertainment – PlayStation Portable

Review: NCAA 10

I love me some football – Especially of the college variety. The game just seems to mean so much more to these guys. They’re playing for their hopeful professional futures, their schools and pride – not the next big contract or the millions of dollars in endorsements. This is what really draws me to college ball.

It’s been about 2 years since I picked up NCAA Football, so I wasn’t sure what to expect this year having read nothing about it. Immediately I jumped into the “Road to Glory” (previously known as Campus Legend) and created myself a player. From there, they put you in the shoes of your player in the midst of the State championships tournament where you have to put on your best show for the college scouts.

After that’s done, the very hot Erin Andrews from ESPN talks about you and your play during the tournament speculating where you may decide to go. Once the decision has been made, it’s up to you to work your way up the ladder to the starting position by practising and performing events that include studying (keep that GPA up or you’ll be suspended) and training.

Further to that, 2 other features that really stand out are the Team Builder modes that easily and effectively puts you in charge of building a team via a website (for ease of use) and the “Season Showdown” mode which is really just a big online football pool where you pick a team and try to score the most points in a season. This sound interesting to me but not having any friends who are into NCAA, I might have some difficulty keeping up with the Joneses.

The presentation of the game is awesome – the stadiums are always full, the sounds is great with the Marching Band music that goes hand in hand with College ball games, the Mascot dances and the over atmosphere almost makes it feel like you’re there.

I’m not sure how well NCAA Football sells in Canada, but for all you fans of Football in Canada, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. For everyone else, this is a damn fine game that’s sure to keep you entertained if even until Madden comes out in August.

GO HURRICANES!!!!

Pros:

* The Atmosphere
* Road to Glory Mode
* Online gameplay, create-a-team and tournaments
* Erin Andrews – Hello – It’s Erin Freaking Andrews! Oh ya and her updates on your progress

Cons:

* Some computer play calls are frustrating (ie: Kick a FG on the 1yd line with 20 seconds to go)

Feed Your Console gives NCAA 10 an 8.5 out of 10

Review: Tiger Woods 10

It’s that time of year again – the time of year when EA practically dominates the release schedule with their onslaught of the new generation of their popular sports franchises. NCAA 10, Fight Night Round 4, Tiger Woods 10 and next month Madden 10. As an armchair athlete, it’s my duty to play all of these titles and bring to you my verdict. Without further ado, I bring you Tiger Woods 10.

As someone whose only played golf a handful of times, I can’t even call myself a casual fan but something always drew me to this series. The 1st version I ever purchased was back in 2003 on the original Xbox and I was instantly hooked. The game kept me entertained for hours prompting me to get out and golf again (IRL) – I failed miserably and bent one of my new clubs in frustration. I’ve yet to play since.

Tiger Woods 10 kind of feels like that day back in 2003. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, yet extremely frustrating. If you’re a veteran of the series, you can rest assured that the very precise and comfortable controls haven’t changed at all which is a very good thing. They have however, changed up the putting a little. Now you actually get a meter that better allows you (in theory) to gauge the distance/power needed to make that long putt. I’m either doing something very wrong, or this has actually made it more of a distraction from the guessing of the previous few versions (which I actually liked).

That said, the game has so many features and options, novices and pros alike can find something they’ll enjoy in this game. Tiger Woods 10 features 16 of the most recognizable PGA courses, online tournaments that coincide with real life tourneys, USGA (US Golf Association) rules, Tournament challenges and even some wackier arcade-like things (pink bunny suits, over the top drives and attribute enhancing clothing).

Playing through a season with a created golfer (Using EA Gameface is an option) is enjoyable but don’t expect to win too much. The real pros will whip ass in this game much like they would in real life and that can also be frustrating. At one point, I was in the lead by 3 strokes and out of nowhere, Tiger gained upon me and ended up winning by 5 strokes. When playing tournament, you’ll often hear cheering in the distance and the commentators will notify you of what’s happening with an updated ticker at the top of the screen.

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in a game was the real time weather provided by The Weather Channel. While playing the game, as weather in your area changes so does the weather in game. For example on Saturday, it was storming out and in the game the same thing was happening. As the day brightened up and clouds disappeared, so did the game. Something small but still pretty cool.

All in all I would have to say that Tiger Woods 10 is a damn good game despite the frustrating moments and what I found to be off balance difficulty levels. I hear that this game is a huge success on the Wii with the new Wii Motion Plus. I’d be interested to play that one next and hear what any of you have to say about it.

Pros:
Graphics
Controls
Online Touraments
Real time Weather
Number of playable courses and real golfers

Cons:
Unbalanced difficulty levels
New putting meter is distracting resulting in many missed putts

Feed Your Console gives Tiger Woods 10 an 8 out of 10.