Gaming Under The Radar – Shadows of The Damned

For the next part of Gaming Under The Radar I decided to go with Shadows of The Damned, a third-person shooter resulting from a collaboration between Goichi Suda (No More Heroes, Killer7) and Shinji Makami (Resident Evil, Devil May Cry).  The game shares a lot of similarities to resident Evil 4 in terms of gameplay, as you follow demon hunter Garcia Hotspur into the depths of the underworld to save his true love in a humorous and gory adventure.

Despite the pedigree of its producers and other established names in the gaming industry (composer Akira Yamaoka for example, famous for his work on the Silent Hill franchise) the game sold very poorly, with only about 50,000 units being sold in North America in the weeks after its release.  It’s hard to understand why as the following review will hopefully explain.

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Gaming Under The Radar – Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

 

As a means of reviewing old-ish and not well known games, the purpose of this post (and others to come) is to share with you those games that slip under the proverbial radar – for all the Call of Duties, Forza and Fifa’s there are many other quality titles that are overlooked for a variety of reasons, so hopefully this will give you an insight into those titles.

We’ll start with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, a game that was released in late February 2010.  It’s a kart racer similar to the likes of Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing featuring various characters from many Sega franchises, with an array of weaponry and tracks to use and explore.

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Gaming/Anime T-Shirts

Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates on this site, unfortunately new job commitments have made it difficult to do… much of anything really.

What I have been doing in my spare time is creating a few gaming and anime related t-shirts.  I’ve always wanted to own these sort of t-shirts but as I’m rapidly approaching my late 20’s I can’t help but feel I’d be embarrassed by wearing an outright Gears of War or Dragon Age kind of thing, so what I decided to do was create a few of my own that (in my opinion at least) look pretty snazzy but at the same time only the most die-hard of fans will recognise.

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E3 2011 Review – Microsoft

It’s that time of year again where gamers across the world get all excited about the latest video game releases at this years E3 showcase, kicking off with Microsoft as has become the norm.  Most of what was shown by the company was already known about through various snippets of information and leaked footage online and in magazines, but nevertheless there was still plenty for the various Microsoft representatives to talk about.

The show started with an extended look at a single-player campaign level from the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3.  It looked typically exciting with lots of explosions and gunfights, but from that footage alone it seemed like more of what fans of the series have seen before.  Of course it’s impossible to judge based on that alone, but early signs indicate there might not be as much new content to this game as people might expect.

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E3 2011 Preview

As promised in my E3 Conference Times post, here is a preview of the event with what games will be showcased.  E3 runs from the 6th-7th of June, and as a lot of search engine results regarding times lead back here please click on the E3 conference times link for those.

Here’s are the publishers that will definitely be exhibiting at E3 2011, along with the games that they’ve confirmed to be released within the next year or so.  Updates will be made to this post regularly with any updates, and be sure to check out the list of rumoured games further down the page.  As always comments are welcome, specifically with what you’re looking forward to seeing or what you’d like to be announced.

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