May 23, 2017

Destiny 2 is the real deal that the original Destiny wanted to be

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I caught the the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer today and I pre-ordered the game straight moments after.

I have never ever pre-ordered a game after watching a trailer.

And that's truth.

But I was simply impressed by how comprehensive this game felt.

Destiny 2 appears to be the game that the original Destiny game so desperately wanted to be but took 2 years to be fully realised by the Bungie crew.

Check it out the game play video:



The lessons of Destiny  have been learned. Bungie has listened and honed their ideas. They came good with the last couple of rounds of DLC.

I'm firmly of the hopeful view Destiny 2 is going to be the real deal and that for the Holy love of Oprah Winfrey, this game will have compelling campaign!

Can't wait until the Beta!

Speaking of the Beta, if you pre-order the game on Amazon, you can get into the Beta early.

Game on Bungie, game on.

May 14, 2017

Star Wars references in the Mass Effect trilogy

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Star Wars references in Mass Effect

During my Mass Effect 3 run through I noticed a sweet Star Wars reference and thought it might be a good idea for a post so here's what I've found and what other kinds of easter eggs and reverential nods people have found in the campaign of the three games in the series.

The Original Game
  • There are several instances of "I have a bad feeling about this."  being uttered.
  • The Krogan Wrex say's "It's a trap" after being ambushed by Geth, being the classic line uttered by Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi.
  • Upon seeing the Sovereign, the line "Look at the size...", is dropped, a probable reference to A New Hope when Luke sees the Death Star for the first time.
Mass Effect 2
  • Miranda's loyalty takes leads you to docking bay 94, which is the same number for the docking bay the Millennium Falcon was found in A New Hope.
Mass Effect 3
  • When Sheppard helps the Cerberus scientists escape the line "The first transport is away.." is uttered and is a reference to the Rebels escaping the planet Hoth. In fact the whole scene is a homage.
  • A lot of the characters that can be found in the Docks on the Citidel have the costumes and colours that appear to be inspired by the Star Wars universe - such as the orange jump suit Luke Skywalker wears in Empire Strikes Back.
  • If you look at the Rachi ravagers (the ones with sacs) side on, they kind of look like those Droideka robots that 'roll' around in The Phantom Menace, kinda:

And if you liked all that, why don't you check out some Star Wars cosplay or just skip to Leia in a bikini...or read these lines by Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens.

Leeloo from The Fifth Element cosplay

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"Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass"

Leeloo costume play from The Fifth Element movie


The best thing about the film The Fifth Element was Gary Oldman chewing scenery as the super villain whilst being adorned with perhaps the most horrible hair do in history. The second best thing about the film was the emergence of  Milla Jovovich as the perhaps the most famous red headed character ever, Leeloo.

With her good looks, hot body and rather interesting attire, Leeloo was instantly became one of the most recognisable heroines that the movies have offered and thus she is always a fair target for the cosplay queens of this world. 

First up is Top Model Adrianne Curry, featured with a friend from the Dark Side

Adrianne Curry as Leelo and Bobba Fett

Ashley Williams cosplay from Mass Effect

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Fan cosplay of Ashley Williams from Mass Effect


Mass Effect fans will surely appreciate this fantastic version of Ashley Williams from Mass Effect. Nice work! If you want to see more ME cosplay, check out this ultimate Mass Effect cosplay page.

Is this the best ever Star Wars cosplay?

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Star Wars is a world that's just ripe for cosplay. There's your Bobba Fett freaks. There's your iconic Princess Leias wearing golden bikinis and we always appreciate a sexy storm trooper getting felt up by Darth Vader.  Your Star Wars fails are amusing enough and we really like it when the Jedi and Sith make their peace.

But this photo is the best Star Wars cosplay we've have ever seen. It's a beautiful homage to a beloved set of characters done with a mood of, this us, we're doing it like this and if you don't like it, go back to your cave, troll!

We love the R2D2 - it's like Jack Black as his own prom date. C3PO looks pretty grand and as for Han Solo, never have we seen her look so sexy...

March 31, 2017

Dead Space 4 announced, Tom Cruise to do a voice cameo


With the success of Dead Space 3, you could have bet the farm that Dead Space 4 was going to happen and Visceral Games and EA made a brief announcement today in response to a early morning leak by an employee on Twitter.

The release said "Yes, Dead Space is returning for a fourth round of guts and glory. Despite what you may have read Isaac Newton will again be featuring as the lead protagonist."

There was the usual yada yada and then this wicked gem near the end of the release.

"Dead Space can be a game that can be taken a bit to seriously at times so we wanted to have a bit of fun with the player so Tom Cruise has been cast as a renegade Unitologist who has finally seen Unitology for what it really is. Given the similarities to Unitology and Tom's own religion of Scientology we thought it would be a pretty meta thing to do, and give the game's players some further food for thought as they slice and dice their way on planet Earth."

Tom Cruise was quoted as saying, "Yes, it's a pretty clever joke. The idea threw me at first but I played Dead Space 1 and 2 right through in the same weekend and thought I really should delve into video game acting so I signed up."

That's pretty crazy, almost jump on the couch worthy kind of news. Let's see how this pans out.

Dead Space 4 will be available for purchase on 1 April 2017.

Correction: Tom Cruise was actually cast as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One and made a cameo appearance.

Sarah Palmer to replace Cortana in Halo 6 as Chief's love interest

The Chief is Palmers's new love interest in Halo 6

The Chief is Palmers's new love interest in Halo 6


It was also announced by 343 Industries today that Halo 6 was on its way.

Which is pretty cool and you can get details elsewhere. But of real note, quietly hidden away at the bottom of the press release was this telling revelation:

“Halo 4 was about the Chief finding his humanity and we felt that story worked out really well. What we didn’t count on was the fan reaction to Commander Sarah Palmer’s character in the game and the role she took on during the two seasons of Spartan Operations. Fans have been extremely vocal in their support for the character and asked for more of her. 

Accordingly, we have taken the step of featuring Palmer’s Spartan as a lead character in Halo 6. Obviously with the death of Cortana in Halo 4 we needed a strong female lead and Palmer was the obvious choice.

Jennifer Hale will return as the voice actress and Veddette Lim will again model for Palmer.”

That’s a pretty massive change to the game, I hope they get the character right as she’s a bit ‘terse’ for my liking. God, I hope the Master Chief doesn't fall in love with her now that he's found humanity! 

What do you think? Do you agree that Sarah Palmer should replace Cortana in Halo 6?

Halo 6 will be released on 1 April 2017

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For clarity, this was an April Fool's that some people took way too seriously!