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New Tomb Radier Trailer + Comment

How can we not love you now Lara Croft? They have taken us back in time to see the start of a marvelous traveler. I must say they’ve also made one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen. To show of what they’ve created, the thoughts of a new Lara and the world she will be thrown in to. Tomb Raider will finally be redefined and reworked, the game really needed it. I loved the first few games, but lately it’s been a bit too much of the good stuff. To see a new setting, a new feel and a new main character is lovely. Thank you!

Heroes Of Newerth – A “review”

Most gamers… I should say all gamers that play computer games, know about the phenomena known as DoTA. For all of you that just went: hum what’s that?
Here is a short about it:

“Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a custom scenario for the real-time strategy video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, based on the “Aeon of Strife” map for StarCraft. The objective of the scenario is for each team to destroy the opponents’ Ancients, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters called “creeps”. As in role-playing games, players level up their hero and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.” – Wikipedia.

Dota:

Lets go on shall we!

Once upon a time, I tried DoTA, I played it, i failed at it, I played it some more and never really liked it. I understand the beauty of it, being a very cooperative game means that friends can easily get together and play. Fighting for a common goal or to slash each other. Two or so months ago, a friend of min told me about game called Heroes Of Newerth (HoN). It’s basically polished version of DoTA, making it look better, flow better and making the menus allot less confusing (kudos on that one). The item and hero picking was something that really took a long time for me to learn in the DoTA, annoying people in game about my lacking skill.
In HoN you pick the hero you’re bringing to the game, before the actual games starts. You can also see what characters the opponents are going in with. This also makes strategic choices a part of the game. “Does our team have enough counters for what they have?” Of course I’m still in the N00b games, learning and evolving my skills, but I can see this being very important in actual matches or for pro players.

The graphics also helps allot when it comes to items, skills and any other type of management you have in your HUD. Huge problem for me in DoTA aswell. The game comes with several game modes and settings, including Single draft (pick between 3 heroes only), easy mode (more gold and weaker units) and much more. Going in with this game with a friend is probably one of the reasons I have enjoyed this so much more as well. The team work REALLY helps when playing the game. Teamwork is key, and with people you know it just becomes so much easier to do.

The graphics are better; a lot better, the game seems to have a better flow in general. The creators are really quick when it comes to balance. They update often and listen to the community of the game. As you’ve noticed, I may have been a bit bias in the review, starting off with a disliking of DoTA. Seeing as the games are very much alike and how much more I loved HoN, should speak its own language though.

If you get the chance, try it, and if you don’t, try and find somebody with a invite and try it! It’s worth it even for the ones not being huge fans of this type of game.

For more info on Heroes Of Newerth go to:
http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/

/Nurgleprobe
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Guitar Hero 5 – Bands revealed.

A simple list of all the bands revealed for Guitar Hero 5. Any favourites?

3 Doors Down
A Perfect Circle
AFI
Arctic Monkeys
Attack! Attack! UK
Band of Horses
Beastie Boys
Beck
Billy Idol
Billy Squier
Blink 182
Blur
Bob Dylan
Bon Jovi
Brand New
Bush
Children of Bodom
Coldplay
Darker My Love
Darkest Hour
David Bowie
Deep Purple
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Eagles of Death Metal
Elliott Smith
Elton John
Face to Face
Garbage
Gorillaz
Gov’t Mule
Grand Funk Railroad
Iggy Pop
Iron Maiden
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Eat World
John Mellencamp
Johnny Cash
Kaiser Chiefs
King Crimson
Kings of Leon
Kiss
Love and Rockets
Megadeath
Motley Crue
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Nirvana
No Doubt
Peter Frampton
Public Enemy Ft. Zakk Wylde
Queen & David Bowie
Queens of the Stone Age
Rammstein
Rose Hill Drive
Rush
Santana
Scars on Broadway
Screaming Trees
Smashing Pumpkins
Sonic Youth
Spacehog
Stevie Wonder
Sublime
Sunny Day Real Estate
T. Rex
The Bronx
The Derek Trucks Band
The Duke Spirit
The Killers
The Police
The Raconteurs
The Rolling Stones
The Sword
The White Stripes
Thin Lizzy
Thrice
Tom Petty
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
TV on the Radio
Vampire Weekend
Weezer
Wild Cherry
Wolfmother

Found on: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-2803-Guitar-Hero-5-Bands-Revealed.html

/Alex
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Warhammer 40.000: Space Marine trailer!

Yes! It’s the frist look on the upcoming game: “Warhammer 40: Space Marine”. It’s been under the ice for awhile now and all of a sudden the giant awakens to show us what it is all about (Relic = giant in this case).
It seems as tho you will be playing as a space marine under the Ultramarine chapter. The trailer looks great, I wonder how the game will end up. A hit… or a terrible freefall?

/Alex
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