How dope is this? If you’re into the LEGO franchised, next year we have LEGO Marvel’s Avengers! Featuring playable content from The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And the worlds are open and you can go anywhere on the map, to freely roam and explore. Brand new characters and gameplay mechanics to utilize while adventuring through the sprawling concrete jungle. Super jump off skyscrapers with Hulk, use Quicksilver to speed run over water or even play as giant characters like menacing Fing Fang Foom who can grow to the size of buildings. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC on January 26.
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.
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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?
YES! The Walking Dead is now reality thanks to TellTale Games. From the popular television series based off Robert Kirkman’s Eisner award-winning comic books. The zombie breakout is here and you are in control to what happens, and I mean everything. You have to select what you say and do. I’m such a huge fan from the television show that once I found out about the game I needed it in my life. Once you get the game you are only able to play Episode One – A New Day (for now) since the other episodes are still not available yet. But this Friday 06/29/12 Episode Two – Starved For Help is going to be ready for download for PS3.
Imagine, the way you go a by things can change where and what the character Lee Everett gets into. I played this level a couple different ways and it does make a huge difference. I don’t want to give too much away, you gotta make the decision. I really like that they didn’t base the characters off the actual show. This gives us a whole new perspective to how the same storyline of a zombie apocalypse would happen but with these different individuals and different scenarios. The entire experience was EPIC! I highly recommend this game! You can purchase via Playstation Network and XBOX LIVE.
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!
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