We have recently written about the Alesso music and video game cross-over. This articles continues on a similar theme, but looking at Hip-Hop in particular. The combination of videogames and hip-hop seems like a match made in heaven. Both love and benefit from colourful characters, compelling storylines and fantasy lives. However, too many artists have sought to benefit from videogames rather than looking to contribute to something great; they made games that failed to attract people away from online gaming and New Casinos Online 2016 on a Friday night; games that had people turning on the radio instead of the games console.
However, some releases have shown that with the right motives, and plenty of skill and imagination, hip-hop can work with videogame developers to create classics. Below we will take a look at some of those partnerships that are more favourably remembered.
Def Jam Vendetta for the PlayStation Two and Nintendo GameCube-From 2003 This wrestling game combines hip-hop and professional wrestling, two arenas that have often been compared. The game sees fights between the likes of DMX, Method Man, Joe Biden and Redman. It received much positive feedback, particularly on gameplay and the simple controls. People were not very happy about the absence of cage matches and special matches though. This game was such a success that it ended up having two sequels.
50 Cent-Bullet-Proof the PlayStation in 2005 This is a classic revenge game where you play the title character, 50 Cent, as he attempts to lay vengeance on the baddies who attempted to murder him. Watch the trailer on YouTube here. There are some pretty notable cameos from hip-hop artists including Eminem, Dr Dre and G unit. Much of the gameplay is around the New York underground and inner-city area. This game was popular enough to lead to a sequel, in 2009, 50 Cent-Blood in the Sand.
DJ hero for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 – From 2009 This game is straight out of the Guitar Hero genre and allows you to practice DJ on the turntable controller that accompanies the video game. There are loads of avatars, and you will recognise Daft Punk, Grandmaster Flash, Zee-Trip and DJ Jazzy Jeff. This game received almost unanimously positive reviews and has been a financial and artistic success for the collaborators. It has led to 2 sequels, which also received widespread acclaim in the gaming world.
These three games prove unequivocally that the marriage of hip-hop and videogames can be a rip-roaring success. The failures in this genre demonstrate that success does not happen by chance, and that the association of an hip-hop superstar does not guarantee any level of success, no matter resounding success. It takes great gameplay, great music and a great storyline or theme to make a videogame a success. If you love Hip-Hop then check out our Hip-Hop Culture page.
November 5th Call of Duty releases GHOSTS! The new game gives us more than any other Call of Duty game has offered. You have now character customizations, build your squad, multiplayer, search and rescue, new arsenal, cranked, and my favorite part. Call of Duty’s first female playable character! This is one hell of a game. I’m definitely going to get this game but with the new Playstation 4 system. Can’t wait!
Releasing March 19, The Walking Dead’s Survival Instinct game for PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U, and PC. The game is based on the popular television series The Walking Dead. This is the prequel to the show’s heart-stopping story with characters Daryl & Merle Dixon. This is before they met the rest of the gang in Atlanta. Crossbow’s and hand guns on a Zombie killing spree.
The trailer is intense! But leaves me wanting to play the game even more. Also, Darly is one of my favorite characters from The Walking Dead series. We get to see the story of their brother-hood before everything went down in Atlanta with Rick and T-Dog. Do you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
WOW! This :41 second trailer has my heart racing! I’m a huge fan of Black Ops & Zombies, so when you mesh up the two.. you know it’s going to be an instant favorite. From the preview I see the zombie map is on a moving bus while zombies and fire zombies are after us. Intense! Can’t wait to play this! Black Ops II is set to release on NOVEMBER 13, 2012! But we get to see more of the upcoming Zombies trailer in the next a couple days.
Just got into this part of Call of Duty: Black Ops! FIVE a whole different Zombie map compared to Kino der Toten. In FIVE the four players are known officials such as President John F. Kennedy, Robert McNamara U.S. Secretary of Defense, Richard Nixon President, and even Fidel Castro President of Cuba. The Pentagon is under attack and it’s up to you four to survive endless waves of Zombies that consists of previous employees of the Pentagon, US troops, and scientists.
Once you have a group of four members that know how to play this level makes this game a lot more entertaining. Going through elevators to secret rooms, it even has teleporters that the zombies can access as well. Pretty insane stuff!
Activision released the official trailer for Modern Warfare 3 and has gotten so much great feedback. I wanted to share with you guys Call of Duty’s The Vet & The n00b video. The live action trailer features Sam Worthington, Jonah Hill and Dwight Howard. I’ve been able to play a few rounds online and I gotta say this beats BlackOps. New features! Unbelievable Graphics! Loved it!
Check out the cinematic trailer for video game DC Universe Online which was released on January 11, 2011. DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online action game that delivers unparalleled physics-powered combat set in the DC Universe. This genre-defining game puts the power of the DC Super Heroes and villains into the palm of your hand.
Characters you can play are: Superman, Batman, Wonder woman, The Joker, Cat woman, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Nightwing, Flash, Power girl, Killer Croc, Mister Freeze, Zatanna, Solomon Grundy, Jervis Tetch, Black Adam, and Bizarro. Maybe even more.
Watching a few trailers on the game it has a lot of similarities to the online computer came World of Warcraft and SIMS. Each level will have it’s very own storyboards for each episode, including a whole new character for each new update the video game has. You need to play as your own character working for them, then you have to go against them, and then you play as the main character of the episode. There is so much to do!
The game is only available for Playstation 3 Owners and in their network.