army of two

Ides of March

Yeah, the title is sort of clichéd for this month, but who cares.   Anyway, we’re one month closer to closing out the first quarter of the year.  It seems like 2013 just started, close your eyes, and we are three months in already.  With a few games on my list already released, (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), it’s not even close to slowing down.  In fact, March has 3 games being released that  I am looking forward to.

Tomb Raider and Sim City 5 get’s released this coming Tuesday (March 5th), and Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel later on in the month.  With a current rotation of 5 games being played (SWTOR, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Resident Evil 6, Medal of Honor: Advance Warfighter) It will be tough to adopt 2 possibly 3 more games on my list.  I may have to hurry up and finish at least MOH:AW, and MGR:R so I can tack on TR and SC5.

We have a few things upcoming for you guys in the works, with the addition of NekkedSnake (aka Solid Cheese), our hits have grown exponentially, and we have to keep rolling with it.  To kick off, we will be launching our new “Top Lists” segment, starting with our Top 10 Ninja’s.  Yeah, there have been many similar lists that have been released in the past from other sites, but I assure you we will add our own spin to it.  We are also trying to get some video content out, but as you can see with the list of games up top, it will be hard to squeeze it in, seeing as I am not that experienced with video production as of yet.

But with all of that, it just makes it that much more exciting.  We hope our subscribers will enjoy it, and we hope that it will attract new ones as well. Please do not be shy on commenting, and letting us know if you like it or hate it.  It will only make us better in providing you with better content.

For now enjoy this video a classic Britney Spears video – Toxic

and, this odd cover from a Static Lullaby – The video is actually pretty good as well as the cover.

My 2013 top 5 wanted games

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In response to NekkedSnakes top 5 list, I thought I’d formulate my own and share the 5 games I am most looking forward to playing from here on in. Two of my picks are actually the same as Nekked’s, but, we do share similar tastes. So without anymore delay, and by order of release date, (or projected) here are my top 5 games for 2013.

A: Tomb Raider Reboot
I guess you can call this a more modern, more PC maybe, version of the classic series. Lara looking a bit more realistic, rather than the big chested, daisy duke wearing of old, and she looks more vulnerable than ever before.
Early trailers suggest that the story will be taking place well before the event’s of the previous games.
I’ve been eyeing this game since it’s announcement for a few reasons.
1. it’s being developed by Square Enix, one of my favorite developers. While they don’t always make the best games, they do know how to not make them crappy, and with a pretty well known IP, it should turn out pretty good.
2. The genre has been grabbing my attention more and more than any other genre at the moment. It was sparked by Naughty Dog‘s Uncharted series, the genre has a lot of potential, in terms of long term playability, and a complete sense of accomplishemnt when finished, and also, if done right, a very good potential in being very cinematic, and very well making you, the player a part of the game.
3. Have you seen the character models of young Lara? 😉

I have pre-ordered this game, the Limited Edition to be exact, and it arrives in stores next week, March 5th, and look forward to our usualy battery of our thoughts on the game as we play.

 

2: Sim City 5
Yes, the classic city building, wannabe mayor game is finally getting it’s 5th iteration after a 10 year hiatus. To be honest, I haven’t followed this game much, but all I know is that it looks awesome, and I cannot wait to start budgeting and city planning.
I have been in love with this city series of the Sim games since the very first one was released oh so many many moons ago. I just cannot get enough of seeing my city grow, and making my Sim’s happy as larks. i actually recently re-purchased Sim City 4 just to play it again. (it was on clearance at Target, I got it for $2.50)
Now with my newly built PC, and another shiny new game to install in it, I’m going to be as happy as my future Sim’s.
The game releases on March 5th (same day as Lara)

 

C: Army of Two: Devils Cartel
I’m really more after the co-op play on this game than anything else really. I first played AOT with my cousin from Florida, and it was fun. Well, playing with my cousin was, but the game itself left something to be desired.
Fast forward to AOT: 40th Day, and my Cheesecake is finally old enough to play this sort of game, and we had a blasty playing. Again, the game left something to be desired, but, it was playable and enjoyable enough that my cousin and I beat it a few times.
Now a new version comes out, and I am a bit saddened that it does not have the first 2 games protagonists, Alex and Rios, but 2 new characters, Alpha and Bravo. (seriously, can you get more generic than that, they shoud’ve named them Bob and Steve). I sure hope Salem and Rios make an appearance somewhere in the game.
Apparently you can alternately play as B.o.B and Big Boi if you pre-order the game. (not sure from what retailer) They collaborated on the game’s official theme song Double or Nothing.
The game releases on March 25

 

4: Last of Us
It’s a game made by Naughty Dog, makers of the hugely epic Uncharted Series, ’nuff said. They practically made the PS3 their bitch, and squeezed out every bit of performance from the Uncharted games. Now they release a new IP, and it just looks even more amazing than Uncharted 3, which I thought was not possible, but then again, this is Naughty Dog.
The game releases on May 7th

 

D: Grand Theft V

Not much to say about this game really, we all know the series, we all know Rockstar does no wrong when it comes to these games, or any of their games really.
I will say this though, the game looks impressivly amazing. I love the series, I love them so much, that my other other OG interweb handle is actually based on the game.
This series sure has come a long way, from the good old day’s of top down, Spy Hunter style perspective, to the 3-D world that was introduced in Grand Theft Auto 3, to how we see it today. This game personally makes me tingle all over thinking about it.
Projected release date is Spring of this year, but Rockstar is known for delaying, mostly so they can perfect the game.

 

The list above, as well as Nekked’s list is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. There are a few games we didn’t even list such as God Of War: Ascension, and Bio Shock Infinite, 2 games of which can easily be candidates for Game of the Year. Each year, it seems like the crop of A+ games are getting bigger and bigger, and this makes our wallet smaller and smaller.

I won’t even touch on the fact that the next gen consoles are slated to be released this holiday season, and who know’s what they will bring on the table.
And seeing as January has come and gone already, and we are on the last week of February, a few games has already been released (one of wich was on my want list, Fire Emblem: Awakening), and it does not look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.