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Pixel Clicks Podcast #18 – E3 2015 Predictions: The Year of Crash Bandicoot?!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #18 – E3 2015 Predictions: The Year of Crash Bandicoot?!

It’s the E3 predictions special! This week was an extra long one, as we discussed the latest news, such as “OMG FALLOUT 4 IS HAPPENING!” as well as our predictions for what to expect at E3 this year. Spoiler Alert: Crash Bandicoot. So much Crash Bandicoot! Also, Dark Souls 3 possibly being leaked, and Steam refunds. Read On

Uncharted 3 – More Gold is Still Gold

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Uncharted 3 – More Gold is Still Gold

I could save us all a lot of time and just say that Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is at least as good as its predecessor.

I could say it sparkles with witty character dialogue. I could say once the game gets going, set pieces that would be the climax of another franchise are a frequent occurrence.  I could praise its vivid, captivating environments, its solid shooting mechanics and excellent encounter design, or even just the new and improved hand-to-hand combat mechanics spicing up the requisite pulpy brawls.

Ok, so I have. (Ha! I’m so sneaky!) If all you’re looking for is a verdict on whether to buy it, here you are: if you have any interest in spectacular action-adventure titles, do it. Now. Get off the computer and go buy it. I’ll wait.

Now that you’re back, Drake’s Deception has been the subject of some interesting discussion, as instigated by Eurogamer’s now-infamous review of Uncharted 3. Author Simon Parker’s opinion of Deception is muddled – while he starts off with open approval for the game’s sense of cinematic style, it quickly becomes a decidedly backhanded compliment. For Parker, Deception creates “a nagging feeling that your presence in the scene is an irritation rather than a preference.”

In other words, Parker argues that the dictated narrative is so strong the player’s emergent narrative is largely unnecessary.

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Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie

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Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie

News about the upcoming Uncharted film has been surfacing as of late, and the interwebs are buzzing with cries of anger over various decisions.  I personally could not be more excited about the prospect of the upcoming movie.  Although some of the early rumors have led to some head scratching (Robert De Niro?), I think the movie is being taken more seriously than the typical Hollywood adaption of a video game series.  So here are my Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie.

5) Uwe Boll is in no way affiliated.

"I get to ruin something people love? All right!"

This could have even been higher up on the list in all honesty.  Uwe Boll is a director of absolutely dismal talent who somehow continues to find work, despite his name being a constant punchline in any movie related discussion.  He also, for some terrible reason, seems to be constantly finding himself employed to ruin any hopes we had for a movie based off of a video game.  He has nothing to do with this movie.  So hands down, it is already one of the best video game adaptions, if only by default.

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2010 VGA’s: Naughty Dog Team on Uncharted Movie

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2010 VGA’s: Naughty Dog Team on Uncharted Movie

What an interesting event the 2010 VGA Red Carpet was, especially considering that there was no red carpet at the event. The biggest highlight for me personally was getting to chat with the Naughty Dog team about all things Uncharted. With various rumors floating around about the casting of Drake for the upcoming Uncharted movie. Furthermore, we witnessed the release date and trailer for Uncharted 3 which led to a very emotional Tripod Podcast team. I figured it was time to ask the question on everyone’s mind. Full video interview after the break.

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Top 5 Games of 2011

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Top 5 Games of 2011

The new year is upon us, and that means we have a whole year to game before the Mayans return from outer space to harvest us for batteries to power their space dance parties.  And what a year we have to look forward to!  2011 looks like it is going to have an impressive slate of games for us to devour.  With that in mind, it is time to look ahead to what should be the best titles of the year.  So here are my Top 5 Games of 2011.

5) Little Big Planet 2

Booga Booga

Little Big Planet is fun on a disc.  The original introduced us to Sackboy, undeniably one of the most identifiable mascots Sony has ever created.  The game play was also no slouch, transporting us to a whimsical world full of fun challenges and colorful settings.  Evil sumos and skeleton bridesmaids are just some of the fun characters you can find in Little Big Planet.  Little Big Planet 2 looks like it is going to be even more fun making everything bigger and better than the original.  Plus, I hear there are evil cupcakes.  Now that is something I can relate to.

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Uncharted 3 Announced

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Uncharted 3 Announced

If you enjoyed Uncharted 1 and 2 (and I’m sure you did, lovely reader, seeing as you’re not a Communist), then get ready for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.  Details are sparse, but what we do have suggests that it will focus on Drake’s relationship with Sully and be set in the desert.  Check the video for the extremely brief teaser trailer.

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