A NEW HOME FOR THE CREATURES!

•February 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

YES folks! Come check out our new home HERE!!! So, WELCOME!…and remember, Mi casa es su casa.

The Week that Was in Gaming News (Feb/05-Feb/13)

•February 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

This week saw X10 hit San Francisco and along with it, the showcasing of the 360’s heavy hitters in the form of exclusives like Alan Wake, Crackdown 2 and Halo: Reach. While Bioshock released also this week, both this and Mass Effect 2 had nuisances revealed forcing the developer to address…or not address in both cases.  Here’s what else got our attention.
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Sony 3DTVs Demo’s in Toronto

•February 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Sony of Canada recently gave a demo of their latest 3d technology in Toronto! Press and public gathered around Sony’s new XPR-LX900 series BRAVIA Television. Many had  smiles as all were surprisingly impressed with what they saw inside their dark 3D glasses.  The rest of the world will have to wait till Summer 2010 when the these new 3DTVs finally hit store shelves.

Executive Summary: Microsoft X10 (San Francisco)

•February 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This year more than ever, a post holiday release timeframe has become a significant period to release those titles trying to get an early jump to contend for Game of the Year honors and/or just to get a bigger piece of the annual sales pie.

So far we’ve seen the release of Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 each solidifying their AAA status, while games like Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo: Reach, Alan Wake and Final Fantasy XIII have the hype machine already revved up for their upcoming releases that are just around the corner.

This past week, Microsoft held X10 in San Francisco and along the way to promoting the aforementioned titles (most of which are exclusives), they also reminded us of games still coming down the road with the likes of Crackdown 2, Dead Rising 2 (with exclusive DLC entitled CASE ZERO), Fable III and Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing.

Not to be left out, soon to be released XBLA titles were also highlighted with the much talked about “Game Room” leading the charge, joined by Scrap Metal, Toy Soldiers and the anticipated re-release of Perfect Dark.  Sean C.
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PSN Store Update Feb/11/2010 – The Heavy Rain edition

•February 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This week’s update is highlighted by a spattering of Sony exclusive demos, most importantly with the greatly anticipated (at least on my part) Heavy Rain for the PS3.  The PSP rounds out the demos with SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 and the Echochrome spinoff echoshift.

Other than that, there are a bunch of new dynamic themes featuring PSN exclusive titles Flower (celebrating it’s one year birthday), Trash Panic and Wipeout HD.  There also price drops and special offer galore with Burnout Paradise Complete Edition for $20, Valkyria Chronicles DLC pack  for $10, Trine for $10, and the much adored Patapon 2 for $15 (permanent).

As for Playstation Home, be sure to check out the newly re-skinned Singstar space in spirit of Valentines, along with the new Warhawk personal space and a SOCOM item giveaway at the Playstation Theatre.

So forget about your Valentine this weekend…spend some time where your heart really is….on video games (sad).  Sean C.

Full Listing below

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WHATCHA PLAYIN’ EPISODE #5 (FEB 12,2010)

•February 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

IT’S FRIDAY!!! Check out what the peeps at Console Creatures HQ have on the gaming menu this weekend. We’re also grabbing a few of you on the street for YOUR weekend picks!

WiiWare Double-Bill Review: Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Pokemon Rumble

•February 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This review is sort of a double-feature showcasing the chops of Nintendo’s Wii Shop channel, which up until this point I had only had minor experience with. By “minor” I mean I used it to hoard a bunch of best-loved and half-forgotten games from my childhood for easy access. Chances are that if you have a penchant for “older” games, the Wii Shop Channel is for you; after all, many of your classic favourites are probably Nintendo made, leftover from a time where Nintendo dominated the gaming scene. One of the games I’ll be discussing is from that generation, but not from a classic Nintendo console. The second is a more recent entry from the Wiiware section with a little more depth and ties to everyone’s favourite collectable monster fad. Continue reading ‘WiiWare Double-Bill Review: Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Pokemon Rumble’

BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 IS ON PACE TO BECOME THE FASTEST DOWNLOADED DEMO IN EA HISTORY

•February 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio,today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is on pace to become the fastest downloaded demo* in EA history. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continues to dominate online multiplayer gaming with over 2M demo downloads across Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network (combined) in the first five days of availability. The recently launched PC beta has also met great success, with hundreds of thousands of players already signed up. With the huge popularity of the Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network demo and the PC beta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is positioned to be the premier first person-shooter of 2010 when it hits stores on March 2nd. Continue reading ‘BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 IS ON PACE TO BECOME THE FASTEST DOWNLOADED DEMO IN EA HISTORY’

Review: MAG (PS3)

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’ve never been a big online shooter fan throughout my time owning various consoles and PCs over the years, yet here I am doing a review for the online only, first person shooter, MAG (an acronym for the straight forward title of the game: Massive Action Game).  But therein lies the opportunity to look at this title with a fresh set of eyes, optimistic about the chaotic idea of 256 players online simultaneously on a single map yet expecting to be hampered by my unwillingness to socialize with PSN strangers.  Considering this, I dive head first in what has been promised as a different kind of shooter and enlist in the Shadow War.

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NBA ANNOUNCES SQUARE ENIX’S FINAL FANTASY XIII AS PRESENTING PARTNER OF 2010 NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Square Enix  Inc. (Square Enix) today announced a promotional partnership that will make FINAL FANTASY XIII – the latest in the world-renowned  action-packed role-playing videogame series that has shipped more than 92 million units – the presenting partner of the 2010 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Continue reading ‘NBA ANNOUNCES SQUARE ENIX’S FINAL FANTASY XIII AS PRESENTING PARTNER OF 2010 NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GAME’

STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL NOW ON PS3

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Square Enix announced today that STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system is now available.

STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL delivers the prequel of the acclaimed STAR OCEAN franchise to PlayStation 3 system users. Developed by tri-Ace Inc. – renowned for offering gamers spectacular visuals and expansive storylines – the game adds to the rich, science fiction saga of the series, beginning with the aftermath of World War III. Continue reading ‘STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL NOW ON PS3’

NEW CLIP from “Halo Legends”

•February 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“Halo Legends,” an all-new, CG and traditional anime PG-13 experience that presents enthralling new stories from one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be distributed February 16, 2010 by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as single disc DVD, On Demand and Digital Download.
“Halo Legends” is produced by 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft Game Studios.

In “The Prototype,” human marines struggling to defend a secret weapons research facility from invading Covenant troops are finally ordered to destroy everything rather than let the weapons and valuable navigational data fall into the hands of the Covenant. In a desperate but noble sacrifice, a war-torn officer dons the prototype suit of powered armor being developed at the facility in a last-second gambit to buy time for his soldiers to escape. The episode plays to the strengths of Bones’ impressive ability to represent aerial and mecha-style combat.

IRON MAN 2: THE VIDEO GAME BREAKS OUT THE HEAVY ARTILLERY WITH LAMB OF GOD

•February 9, 2010 • 1 Comment

SEGA of America, Inc.  and SEGA Europe Ltd. are excited to announce that two-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal superstars Lamb of God are creating an exclusive song for the upcoming blockbuster title – Iron Man 2: The Video Game. The all-new song serves as the perfect complement to the non-stop super-powered action of the game on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Wii video game system. Iron Man 2: The Video Game will be in- stores across North America on May 4, 2010. Continue reading ‘IRON MAN 2: THE VIDEO GAME BREAKS OUT THE HEAVY ARTILLERY WITH LAMB OF GOD’

UBISOFT EXPANDS TOM CLANCY PORTFOLIO WITH TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER

•February 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Today Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is in development at Ubisoft’s Paris studio and is scheduled to be released worldwide Holiday 2010.

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Console Creatures @ 2010 Life’s Good HD Short Film Festival (Toronto)

•February 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

On January 28th 2010, we were invited to the grand finale of what is becoming to be yet another yearly tradition in an already bustling and deep Toronto film festival circuit.  Introduced last year, the Life’s Good festival was meant to celebrate the D.I.Y. culture in filmmaking which, not so coincidently, has grown with the evolution of HD quality filming products, online HD video sharing, and its increasing accessibility around the world regardless of location and/or economic situation.  Being the largest festival of its kind in the world and sponsored and created by LG, kudos is deserved if only for the fact of the company’s active role in sponsoring events that attempt to further bring worldwide attention to Toronto and Canada.
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