So I thought I was gone, you thought I was gone but apparently I’m not gone. I’m like the cousin that came to stay the week but that was three months ago and I still haven't paid rent. I’m like the stray cat you picked up out of the garbage and fed once and now never leaves your side. I’m like the clap.
Microsoft revealed their latest creation, the Xbox One, and showcased the new machine in a live event on Tuesday, May 21st. Although the presenters demonstrated the new console along with its capabilities and applications that will be bestowed unto paying gamers later this year, the event, unfortunately, left many of us with more questions than answers.
When exactly will it release? Was that a shipwreck simulator or a game? Why does it look like a HAM radio from the 1970’s? Is Microsoft seriously going to charge $60 to play a rented or used game? Normally, gamers must wait until E3 before our questions are answered, but this is not a normal gaming site so we'll answer your questions before E3.
On Thursday, May 30th, Thick-n-Thin will feature a special guest who'll answer your questions regarding the new Microsoft console. Resident aged gamer, and Xbox One designer, Brian “Styles” Parks is the big-brained know-it-all who'll be here to answer your Xbox One questions. Keep in mind that Styles works on the console, not games, so keep your questions Microsoft and console related if you want answers. You can post your questions in the forum thread, http://www.2old2play.com/forum/talk-back/topic/list-your-questions-brian-styles-parks-one-designers-xbox-one-504931, or leave a comment here, if you prefer.
For the first time in around seven years it didn’t snow this weekend! There is a long curse that plagues the May long weekend in Southern Alberta. The weekend before and after are typically gorgeous but May long is cold, rainy and eventually we end up with snow. I actually look forward to that as I can stay inside and play some games. Mother Nature obviously had other plans as the sun was shining two out of the last three days. Stupid Mother Nature always ruining my gaming plans....grrrr!
Phew! The day after Mother’s Day. Time to just relax. Thankfully this is another slow week in game releases and gives me time to not only catch up a little bit but also catch my breath from the weekend.
At PAX East 2013 I caught up with some great Indie studios for interviews.Then life and Bioshock Infinite ate up all my waking free time and I promptly forgot everything we talked about before finding time to write up my notes. In short, they were super nice people who make awesome games. Here’s some info to check out their games for yourself.
So I apologize. I am a little late this week but after Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day and the first nice weekend in seven months that allowed me to clean up the yard, I was beat. I know, you want results not excuses so lets start this weeks new releases off!
Are you a fan of Marvel Superhoes? How about a fan of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games? If you answered yes to either, then you owe it to yourself to check out Marvel Heroes this weekend on PC.
To get into the beta, all you need to do is create an account on www.MarvelHeroes.com . Once that’s done, you can download the client and once the Beta goes live, the client will connect to the servers and you can suit up as your favorite Marvel Superhero.
Marvel Heroes is made by some of the same guys who worked on the Diablo and Marvel Ultimate Alliance series of games. The game is free to play, giving you the choice of Daredevil, Storm, Hawkeye, Thing or Scarlet Witch. Other characters as well as alternate costumes can drop as loot while you play. If you like the open beta and want to support the developer, you can buy a starter pack which will give you a pack of other Super Heroes along with a couple extra costumes and in-game cash to spend.
The Open Beta kicks off Friday May 3rd at 7pm PST and goes until Monday May 6th at 10am PST. To get started, visit www.Marvelheroes.com .
Well it was another successful weekend at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Some awesome costumes, some not so awesome, some great panels, some even better photo ops and a Raccoon Mario that seemed to follow us everywhere we went...all weekend long. Highlight of the weekend for me had to be the photo-op with Stan Lee.
Ahhh spring! I don’t know what it’s been like where you live but up here in Alberta it hasn’t felt anything like the springs I grew up with as a kid. People are trying to make something like spring out of it but when the kid comes by asking to aerate my lawn and I point to the 15cm (or 6” for you Americans) of snow piled up on my front lawn and the flakes falling from the sky he hangs his head and slowly moves away. I do the same but I retreat to the stack of games I still have to play. That’s right...I’m looking at you Bioshock: Infinite!
April is off to an inauspicious start: two weeks of exactly jack shit for game releases, then we paid our taxes. Yeah, that was a lot of fun. But before we show April what our collective middle fingers look like, I have to let you in on some good news: it ain’t over yet. This week we finally get the DC fighter that Ed Boon promised us, and a 3DS game with the longest title in existence, and next week we get some zombies. So shake those Tax Day blues, we got some gaming to do.