EA and Ubisoft Getting Rid of Video Game Manuals

Video game manual massacre.

I’m sure a lot of people have noticed that game manual have been shrinking a lot lately. Of course this isn’t true for all game manuals but it’s happening a lot now a days. Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are getting rid of paper based manuals completely for all upcoming retail-based games.

The decision to do this isn’t apparently do with money but to try to be more environmentally friendly. EA and Ubisoft are now going green. I can think of many other ways they could be green to be honest. Anyway EA’s Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3 and Fight Night Champion were the first two games to ship without a paper manual under this new policy.

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Medal of Honor Open Beta Review

Captain Price is looking in bad shape.

First person shooters these days seem to have got bored with the World War II setting. Which I think still has a lot to offer also there’s still loads of different war settings that could be used Falklands War anyone? The Battlefield Bad Company Series and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series show that there is a big demand in terms of sales and player numbers to warrant more games in a modern theme. Medal of Honor have gone and tried to reinvent themselves with a new setting and by taking the same name of their first ever game Medal of Honor (PS1) which was a WWII first person shooter which some would say, me included made FPS shooters on consoles acceptable. The game is set in Afghanistan where Coalition forces (Americans basically) fight insurgents (Taliban)/Opposing forces (OPFOR). The single player game is being built by EA and the multiplayer part is under the wings of DICE which would explain why it might feel familiar to Battlefield veterans.

Medal of Honor’s multiplayer mode, which I played in the open beta feels like a mix between Modern Warfare and Bad Company I will explain why. These games come to mind because the themes, modes and layouts. The difference is that the actual gameplay because of the modes offered in Medal of Honor make it feel fresh.

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Why achievements need more originality and why my made up achievements are better than the official ones

Not that long a go I made some achievements up for Dead Rising 2: Case Zero which I thought would add more gameplay to the arcade game and because the official Case Zero achievements were uninspiring like a lot of game achievements are. You can see my ones here. Anyway with the release of Dead Rising 2 and the achievements that go with it I am pretty disappointed to say the least. I havent bought the game yet but I looked at the achievement list and where’s the creativity?.

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My Made Up Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Achievements

I have been playing Dead Rising 2: Case Zero lately and its a lot of fun. I never played the first game Dead Rising but after playing Case Zero I might consider getting Dead Rising 2. Anyway I been messing about and thought I make up some of my own achievements which I have made up while playing the game. If anyone wants to try them out it could add some fun and some replay value.

60 achievements with a total of 1185 Gamerscore.

Click read more to see the achievement list.

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Duke Nukem Forever Reborn

Duke Nukem Forever was first announced in 1997, and became a legendary project for it never likely to be released.

3D Realms went bust in May 2009 thanks to a lack of funding, and was subsequently sued by Take-Two over lack of delivery for $12 million. Take-Two retained the rights to the game. Rumours surfaced at E3 that Gearbox was now in charge of the project.

Gearbox has confirmed that Duke Nukem Forever will be finally released, with boss Randy Pitchford confirming the game is coming next year. Pitchford has confirmed the game will release on PC, 360 and PS3.

In a short movie, the Duke was shown lighting a cigar, saying he’d “hit” a monster with tits and taking a piss in a toilet. Aliens, pig monsters and vehicle combat were also show.

Remade Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath coming to PS3

Oddworld developer Just Add Water is to release a revamped, HD version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PS3 next Easter.

This will be the franchise’s first outing on a PlayStation console since 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.

Stranger’s Wrath was originally released in 2005 for the Xbox. The new version will be download-only.

Since word got out that we’ve been working with Oddworld Inhabitants there have been many rumours circulating about what we’re working on… Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is the first project in what we believe will be a long and fruitful relationship. Having the chance to update this great title and release it on PS3 is just a brilliant opportunity, not least for us, but for the fans too

said JAW boss Stewart Gilray.

The game will ship in 720p and will come complete with normal mapping, self-shadowing, re-mastered dialogue, Move support and additional material.

Another picture…

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Megaman (NES) Review

Megaman is a fun but hard side scroller. It stars a person in a blue robot type suit who acquires new weapons from the bosses he defeats.

Like a few other games you can choose in which order you want to play each of its different seven stages. Each stage is based on a boss character, so Iceman stage will have ice and snow etc. There is Fireman, Iceman, Bombman, Gutsman, Cutman, and Elecman stages. The names in Megaman are always lame but I guess that’s the point. I remember Megaman actually being called Rockman some where but I might be imaging that. The stages are well designed with different enemies and enviroments depending on which one you have selected.

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