Our third Mega Mug Monday, we’d like to thank everybody that has joined and liked us on Facebook since we started we are having so much fun with these draws keep it up folks and we will too!

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Crytek and EA’s worst kept secret has been officially announced, Crysis 3, a sandbox FPS built using the latest CryEngine 3 tech and due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the spring of 2013.

The developers claim Crysis 3 “advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay,”

The player takes on the role as prophet returning to New York in year 2047 He finds the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is now an urban rainforest, packed with overgrown trees, swamplands and rivers.

EA’s five-a-side footy game FIFA Street, has retaken the No.1 spot after last week’s bestseller  Kinect Star Wars takes a 50% drop in sales and falls to position 4.

EA titles flood the charts, taking six of the top ten spots, with Mass Effect 3 at No.2, FIFA 12 at No.3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 at No.5, Battlefield 3 at No.8 and SSX at No.10.

The only new release to enter the charts is Pandora’s Tower on the Wii coming in at No.38.

The top 10 can be found below!

  1. FIFA Street (EA)
  2. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
  3. FIFA 12 (EA)
  4. Kinect Star Wars (Microsoft)
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
  9. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
  10. SSX (EA)

…yours, that is. Game developer Bethesda Softworks are finally bringing Kinect functionality to our beloved Skyrim on the XBOX 360. As the second highest grossing game of 2011 and a new benchmark for what an RPG should be, this seems only natural. So, those hours you and your friends spend shouting “Fus Ro Dah!” at the screen will no longer be in vain.

But there’s more.

Not only will the Kinect voice recognition software recognise all of your favourite shouts, there will be no more equipping of items using the controller or that pesky menu for bossing around your companions. From the week of the 23rd of April, when Lydia is standing around and being unhelpful, you can shout, “Ally, attack!” at the screen to send her charging into battle. Playing God never felt so good.

Check out the latest Resident Evil 6 trailer below featuring some interesting story from the highly anticipated game.  

Yes we know we are late but we think this makes up for it. Adventure Time Mug! Enter the prize draw on www.loadgame.co.uk  and remember the more people you refer the more entries you get for more chance! ends Sunday 6pm.

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Internet Killed The Magazine Star?

The internet is the biggest development of our era, the age of communication, but we are still at a point where we can remember internet in the early days of dial-up, and even the days before it.  While the evolution of internet gaming is an unquestionable improvement, what about the other aspects of the game industry that the internet has changed?

When I was young, with the early Nintendo consoles, a Sega Master System and Megadrive etc, the first I heard of a new game, was either when a friend had bought it and told me about it, or when I saw it on the shelf in a store myself.  I would entirely judge the game by its cover, the picture on the box would have initially had to have won my attention, then the back would have to reinforce my desire to invest with some gameplay shots.  One way or the other, it wouldn’t be until I took the game home that I would be able to ascertain its quality.

As I grew older I would spend pocket money on game magazines, as they increased in popularity enough that the local store would actually stock them.  These magazines often came with attached demos of new and upcoming games, or cheat codes for the games you already had for an added incentive.  They would sometimes report on games in advance of their release, but never very far in advance.  It was a period when the only way to discover the secrets in a game, was to read game magazines.  In addition they were one of the only places walkthroughs for the tougher games could be found, and so a much more quantifiable amount of the magazines would report on games that were already released.

Now we have the internet.  The moment the name of a game leaves the lips of the producer or designer we know about it.  We can follow the progress as the official game name is released, when the first concept pictures are released, then the first gameplay pictures, and so on.  We are watching gameplay videos and reviews for games before they are even on the shelves.  As such we always know exactly what to expect, and when to expect it.  We rarely have to worry about whether or not we are going to like a game because the likelihood is that before we ordered it to be delivered to our door on release day we already knew everything there was to know about it.   As a by-product of this new mass media network however, the game companies can control what you read, censoring views that paint them in a bad light regardless of the honesty of an article, and paying the names we trust to give them good reviews.  By contrast these days we are rarely pleasantly surprised by a video game, it was either as good as we were expecting, or it was a let down.  It numbs the elation a player can feel.  Though magazines are still on shelves, and in a larger number than ever, there is a far smaller demand for them with so much more information so readily available on the internet. 

Is this an improvement? 

The feeling of instant excitement when you see a new game in a series you love, like Zelda, on the shelf right in front of you, and you can take it straight home!  Having to judge games by their case or by what your friends had told you about them to decide on whether or not you are going to enjoy it.  The spontaneous positive emotion you almost drown in when you unwrap a present and it is a new game that you didn’t even know existed!

Or the long building hype that we have today, watching a game develop over sometimes more than 5 years (Diablo 3), watching for release dates that get constantly taken from rumour and altered by both truth and game producer alike.  The impatience you feel when the next Mass Effect is announced, and how you religiously look for every new news announcement or trailer as your anxiety for the release of a game slowly builds and builds.  Telling your parents/partner how there is definitely going to be a game out on your birthday that they can buy for you.


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If you ever wanted to try out the first classic Interplay RPG Fallout now’s the perfect time, GOG.com is giving it away for free to existing and new customers for the next 48 hours after their first ever site revamp.

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Game Informers May issue will be showing off some Halo 4 artwork featuring Master Chief and a very sexy Cortana.

The issue promises a 14 page Halo 4 feature “stuffed full of details on the new game, including information on where the story is going, hands-on impressions of multiplayer, and intel on the surprising new approach governing every aspect of Halo’s multiplayer experience”.

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