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Anomaly: Warzone Earth Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on May 2, 2011

After player Defense Grid: The Awakening, fellow Altered Confusioner Charlie sent me a Steam link to another game: Anomaly: Warzone Earth by 11 bit studios. For only $10, I figured why not try it out for what amounts to 2 swanky coffee drinks? After loading the game and finding out that Earth has had 2 objects fall to the ground, an elite military group is tasked with finding out what’s happened by any means necessary, I was intrigued. And thus the reverse-defense grid fun starts.

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Kalypso Media’s Elements of War Has A Release Date

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 29, 2011

I’m going to have to admit right off the bat that this game has flown under the radar for all of us at Altered Confusion, but after reading up about it, I have to say that this could be quite an interesting PC game to look at. Elements of War is set in the not to distant future where a top secret military project has allowed the discovery of controlling the weather to affect the outcome of battle.

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FaceBook: ESPNU College Town Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 1, 2011

This has been one game that I’ve been beyond hesitant about writing because much like a MMO it continues to evolve, but then again there’s always the fact that one could use a review of a game like this as a starter to help influence if they are going to end up playing the game or not. College Town is a game in which you build a college from the ground up, you can associate your school with an existing school, I chose Auburn.

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Facebook: Zuma Blitz Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on February 25, 2011

Let me start this off by saying that I’m not at impressed with the majority of the games that FaceBook has out there. However there are a couple exceptions to the rule, and because I enjoy the following so much I thought it only fair to review it. Zuma Blitz is basically a break-neck speed version of the regular Zuma.

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Robot Entertainment Announces Orcs Must Die!

Posted by Altered Confusion on February 24, 2011

Robot Entertainment has just revealed their newest game, Orcs Must Die!, a fantasy action-strategy game in which you have to defend a fortress, utilizing traps and weapons to try to stem the tides of enemies. This game will be coming out this summer for digital distribution only, so that means no boxes to buy, but the PC, XBOX360, and PS3 will have it.

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DC Universe Online Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 24, 2011

DC Universe Online is a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online Game) for the PC (and soon the PlayStation 3), in which you get to create your own Super hero, or villain and take on many of the different famous locales in DC comics. You will be divided into either the hero faction or the villain faction. You’ll get to see one another on the battle field of PvP battles.

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Gears of War DRM Brings bad Feelings

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 30, 2009

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Just when you think the DRM hot talks very cooling off, here comes another round, and what a huge problem DRM has caused now. It would appear that the certificate for Gears of War expired January 28, 2009. Which means that anyone trying to play it is experiencing a sad message, and a complete lock out of their game, which they paid for.

Now don’t worry Epic is fully aware of the situation, unfortunately they have to go through Microsoft to get the issue resolved, so there’s no telling how long that conversation is going to last. Here’s the direct quote, “We have been notified of the issue and are working with Microsoft to get it resolved,” a super moderator posted on the forum.

Now for the time being, from my understanding, you can change your system clock every time you play the game so that the certificate hasn’t “expired”. I’m still kind of stumped as to why only after 3 years of the game being out there that the end of the game is already here, but we’ll see how this pans out.

Now of course if you are one of those out there that got that slightly pirated version that doesn’t have the DRM, please don’t mind this post, you’re absolutely fine, “game on”.

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Audiosurf Review

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 23, 2009

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AudioSurf, is a PC game that you can get through the STEAM service. There are several different modes in which you are a ship that is trying to collect colored blocks to the beat of your favorite MP3s. That’s right, you will be using your MP3s to play the game.

The graphics aren’t overly amazing, but you really don’t get to pay too much attention to the world around you as you try to navigate a 3 sometimes 5 lane highway, trying to collect blocks. The different ships you’ll be using are slightly different, but once again you’re not going to notice much as you are try to collect the blocks.

The controls are really simple once you actually get into the game. You’ll either be using the arrow keys (left and right), or you’re going to be using the mouse and moving it left and right. I truly recommend that you use the mouse because the movement of your ship, especially in harder modes is crisper and you will be able to move faster.

The music is whatever you choose as your song of choice. So its either going to suck because once you play a couple times you’re going to notice that slower songs are easier, or they are going to be the best thing you’ve ever heard because its one of your favorite songs.

So what you’ll be able to do is either play a game with the Audio Surf station music, or choose, from your hard drive, a MP3 to play. You’ll also have to decide what type of game you’ll be playing. Some of the modes are, trying to avoid grey blocks while collecting all colored blocks, collecting colored blocks but filling your grid with them in such a way as to make matches, and other modes that get a bit more creative with those two basic ideas. At the end of the game you’ll be able to see how you scored in comparison with people in the area (I think the state), as well as globally. Sadly I’m not first in the world for any song, but I am second for a Classic Case song, for now.

This game is meant for enjoyment and fun, its not really that hardcore, and there are going to be times where you think that things are a bit repetitive, but overall this game is a keeper and something to have when you not only want to listen to some kick-ass tunes, but want to have them involved in your gaming session. There are some game modes that are just too weird without a tutorial to understand them, which I haven’t found, but other than that its a solid game. This game gets a 8.6 out of 10.

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Beatnik Games’ Open Beta of Plain Sight has Arrived

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 21, 2009

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Beatnik Games is officially ready to throw down its Open Beta for Plain Sight, a multiplayer online PC Game in which you control a weapon wielding, bouncing, robot against other robots of the same general type. Sound like a fun idea to check out, well all you have to do is download the game, which takes 128 MB, install it and go, there is no signing up required beforehand.

Now there is a twist to the gameplay, and that is not only are you trying to kill other robots, which will make you become bigger, and you’ll start to glow, but to score the points obtained by your kills you will have to kill yourself. That’s right, once you feel that you have obtained enough points, or you’re afraid that someone will come along and down you, you’ll have to put yourself down to score. I’m sure the format dictates first to a certain amount, and a time limit, but what an interesting twist to have in a game.

I personally will be trying my hand at this game as soon as I can, and I’m sure I’ll drop some more knowledge when I have it.

*** UPDATE ***

After downloading the game and installing it, I have found that it is time based, and that its built around joining or hosting a game on different maps. I really would have like to see what an actual game would have been like, but for some reason the game decided to take control of just under 2 gigs of my RAM and stall my entire PC. So if someone was luckier than I, and perhaps not running Vista gets this up and running, leave a comment.

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Runes of Magic: Store Announced

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 20, 2009

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Runes of Magic, the MMO from Frogster, in which the creators are quoted in saying they took the best of all MMOs and put it in their game, now has a micro-transaction item shop open to the public. For those willing to fork over some cash you can now gain items that will help with your adventures, and lessen the grind.

For those who don’t know, Runes of Magic is a free to play MMO, at least in the states, but I’m sure that’s a global thing. Frogster America released this press release to unveil not only the store, but also give people who haven’t tried the game yet a look at what the game is all about.

SAN FRANCISCO – January 20, 2009 – Frogster America, Inc. today announced that the item shop for Runes of Magic, the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles, is now open and players have the option of purchasing items that will enable them to achieve their goals in the game world faster. With an exciting and engaging story, more than 1,000 quests at launch and 30 character class combinations, Runes of Magic is the most immersive, content-rich, free-to-play MMO game ever created. The item shop will allow players that are interested in a specific item, or too busy to wait for random item drops, to quickly upgrade their armor, weapons, spells and more.

“Runes of Magic is a free-to-play game, and we want to ensure we are creating a game that appeals to the widest possible audience,” said Sean Kauppinen, president and CEO of Frogster America, Inc. “Many players don’t have the time to wait for randomly dropped items that could enhance their overall gameplay experience. For those players, and players that have their heart set on a specific item, we have opened the item shop and are looking forward to delivering a fun, immersive, and social online game that appeals to the widest possible audience.”

Runes of Magic went into the open beta in December with English and German versions, and more than 300,000 players have already entered the world. Anyone interested can now download the game for free at: http://www.runesofmagic.com.

About Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic is the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles. With an exciting and engaging story, more than 1,000 quests at launch and 30 character class combinations, Runes of Magic is the most immersive, content-rich free-to-play MMO game ever created. More than 300,000 people have already signed up and entered the world with hundreds of thousands more expected as word of the game’s features and community spread each day. Already a winner of multiple awards for its content and overall gameplay, Runes of Magic is expected to be a major international hit in 2009 and beyond. For more information, please visit: http://www.runesofmagic.com

Runes of Magic features

· Free-to-play: no monthly fees, free download
· Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes)
· Versatile spell- and attack-combinations
· Enthralling background story
· More than 1,000 quests and quest series on launch
· No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture
· Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent
· Individually developable skills and spells
· Armor sets with special bonuses
· Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading
· Optional PvP system with arena battles and guild wars
· Ranking system with player-ranking lists
· Multitude of unique mounts
· Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
· Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing
· Reputation system
· Customizable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons
· Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
· In-game auction houses for trading items
· Teleport-Runes for instant travel
· Mouse and keyboard controls for movement
· Regular updates with new content
· Cross-server fights in three-server-battle in development
· Guild houses in special zones in development

I personally, if I go back to the game, will not be spending my hard earned money on weapons. I’m not a huge fan of fast tracking certain aspects in a game, where those who truly want to play it get penalized for not spending money. We’ll see how this game fairs overall.

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