Monday, 30 March 2009

Lock Me Up And Throw Away The Key!

I jusr reported that Eidos have been bought by Square Enix due for takeover in April. This is becuase Eidos' shareholders have decided that it's a good idea to sell the company, most likely because of some financial trouble, as is the case with most other franchises. Though whatever issues Eidos were dealing with, it seems that they have still succeeded to make a pretty decent game in Batman Arkham Asylum. At least that's what this new trailer suggests.

Batman Arkham Asylum trailer courtesy of Kotaku

Like the look if the game? Why not pre-order it from Amazon?

What did you think of the new trailer? Say your opinion in the comments box below.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Another One Bites The Dust

In these dires times of recession companies everywhere are closing their doors and shutting up shop and up until a few months ago critics claimed that the video games industrywould be unaffected by the terrible economy. Though it is now apparent that the reality is in fact the exact opposite, with more and more developers falling prey to this financial disaster. It seems that Eidos (the folks behind the Lara Croft games)are the latest publishers to go down as they have been bought by the Japanese company Square Enix (the creators of Kingdom Hearts). It really is a shame as many of us loved playing their wonderful open-world FPS Far Cry 2 and had hoped that there was a sequel in the pipeline. I bid them good luck and farewell for their new home at Square Enix.

Sad to see them go? Leave the title of your favourite Eidos game in the comments box below.

Oh No Not Again!

On Thursday I told you about a major mishap at shopping site Amazon that revealed the plot for Mass Effect 2 and it has been made clear that leaks of gameplay and information are quite a common factor in the cut-throat industry of video games. Why do I say this oyu ask? I have the answer to that question as below there is a video of leaked gameplay from upcoming PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves.

Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves gameplay video courtesy of Giant Gamer and YouTube

Sorry about the not-so-perfect quality of the video.

Why not pre-order Uncharted 2 from Amazon?

What do you think of the gameplay in the video? Good,bad or just plain ugly? Put your opinion in the comments box below.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Remember This: November 10th

We've waited so long and now it's almost here. We loved the first one so much and it left us hungry for more.

Here is the trailer for Call Of Duty:Modern Warfare 2!

Trailer courtesy of That Video Game Blog

Say what you think of the trailer in the comments box below.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Mass Leak On The River Amazon

To start off this post off I should really say thank you to the folks at Amazon for giving me this juicy info for this post. So thanks a bunch Amazon!

Let me explain...

A couple of days ago some foolish person at Amazon published the plot for Mass Effect 2 on the shopping site. In the space where Amazon post a pragraph telling you a little bit about the product, for Mass Effect 2 they have done exactly that only where they should have put a small xdescription of the game the have instead posted the plot:

"The second chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy takes you to the darkest reaches of space, where you must uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of humans across many worlds. Prepare yourself for a suicide mission to save mankind. Travel the galaxy to assemble a team of soldiers and combat specialists, and launch an all-out assault on the heart of enemy territory."

My guess is that Mass Effect (1+2) developers BioWare won't be too happy about this!

Like the sound of the game? Why not pre-order it from Amazon?

Thankful for the leak? Or do you think that it shouldn't have happened in the first place?Say your thoughts in the comments box below.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

I Told You So

When I was younger my sister and I would always wind each other up. I would hide her stuff and she would hide mine, I would say that she smelt of poo, she would say it back. However, the most prominent way that we would annoy each other was to say 'I told you so'. It is here today on System Fail News that I title my post with that infamous phrase for a very delightful reason.

Do you remember last month when I told you some juicy gossip regarding Mass Effect 2?Well, the cunning developers Bioware (the guys behind both Mass Effect games) have just made this teaser trailer for Mass Effect 2 public.

Mass Effect 2 teaser trailer courtesy of That Video Game Blog

Like the look of the game? Why not pre-order it from Amazon?

Say what you think of the video in the comments box below.

Ali Or Tyson?

Who would win a match between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson? That is the very same question that developers EA Canada asked gamers not long ago. The team over there recently released this intriguing video set to entice the masses like Barack Obama making a speech. I loved Fight Night ROund 3 with its seductive graphics and its astonishing cast of boxers, so if Fight Night Round 4 can match its predecessor or even do better then FNR4 will surely fly off shelves like hot cakes when it's released this summer.

Fight Night Round 4 teaser trailer courtesy of That Video Game Blog.

Who do you think would win, Ali or Tyson? Say who in the comments box below.

SFN Has You Covered

The release of The Godfather 2 is imminent and I'd like to think that I've been keeping you up to date with the latest news and videos on the game. However, if those other posts about The Godfather 2 haven't convinced you to purchase the game then this video sure as heck will!

Godfather 2 TV Commercial courtesy of EA on YouTube

Like what you see in the video? Why not pre-order the game from Amazon?

Alpha Protoc-o-o-l

Games like Fallout 3 and Oblivion have had huge success in the video game market. There's no surprise there, with even the most casual gamers ourchasingthose games fr their console and or their PCs. Some argue that thses games popularity stems from the amazingly creative ideas that the developers maaged to come up with tohugh some some say it's because of the excellent way that capture the RPG genre's 'essence'. Regardless of your thoughts as to what caused their fame, if you enjoyed playing games like Fallout 3 or any games in the Oblivion franchise then Alpha Protocol will be right up your (metaphorical) street. Most of us here on the interweb who have seen the video below all agree that the game looks 'scrum-diddly-umptious' but I want you to make your own mind up so take a gander at the video below and tell me what you think.

Alpha Protocol due for release October 2009
Alpha Protocol video courtesy of Joystiq

Like the look of the game? Why not pre-order it from Amazon?

What do you think of the video? Post your thoughts in the comments box below.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

You Can Call Me Don

The chances are that the majority of the people reading this have seen at least one of The Godfather films are pretty darn high but most of you may not have played The Godfather video game. Well the first game too repetitive and pretty mediocre at best and so for the fairly small group of us who played the first movie tie-in game, the premise of a heavily, and yes I do mean heavily , improved sequel was a delightful change for the better. Don't beleive me? Take a look at the new trailer for the game below.

Fan of the films? Why not buy them on DVD? Or instead you could just pre-order the game!

So what did you think of the trailer? Speak your mind in the comments box below.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

No Way!

Since the 2007 release of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, no video game journalists have praised a game to be as good as it. Though there's always one who will separate themselves from the crowd and today I am that one.

If you haven't heard about Codemasters' Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising then take a look at the wiki. Anyway wikipedia page aside I have some good news. Developer Codemasters has recently revealed that they will be releasing a demo for OF2 shortly before the release date. I don't know bout you guys but I can't wait for the demo/game to be released as it looks set to reach the incredibly high bar set by Modern Warfare, so keep your eyes peeled for news about it on System Fail News.

Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising available on PS3,Xbox 360 and PC later this year.

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Please Help Me Readers

Readers I am asking you for a favour. Please,please,please,take a look at the ads and widgets on the site as it is thanks to those that I keep this site up and running. Thank you so much readers your help is much appreciated!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Dogooders In Tights Lol

When I started this blog a few months back I promised myself that I would never use the phrase ‘lol’ in a blog post or title. However with the Batman: Arkham Asylum gameplay trailer featuring the Joker I thought that it was highly necessary to put it in the title of the post.

Batman: Arkham Asylum gameplay trailer courtesy of GameTrailers

Like the look of the game?Why not pre-order it from Amazon?

What do you think of the gameplay trailer? Say your opinion in the comments box below.

Big Rebel Daddy

 bioshock2So I’m sure that as a Bioshock fan you will have heard about the featuring of ‘Big Sisters’ in the hugely anticipated sequel to the hit video game Bioshock, Bioshock 2. However you probably didn’t know that the game may also feature the original Big Daddy. In fact not only will it just be in the game you will even get to play as it, 10 years after the first Bioshock game too. After considering every conceivable reason for ‘playable Big Daddy’ I eventually gave up and found a reason elsewhere. That Video Game Blog (TVGB) are saying that the Big Daddy that you play as is a “renegade” one of that. The same site is also saying that this Big Sister that we keep on hearing about will be Bioshock 2’s antagonist.

Want to catch before the sequel’s released?Well then pre-order Bioshock from Amazon.


Love It or Hate It? What do you think of the first Bioshock?Voice your opinion in the comments box below.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

I Likey!

A while ago I posted the trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and it looked pretty good, though if that didn't cinvince you enough to pre-order the game, take a look at this gameplay video below to see what GTA Chinatown Wars is all about.

Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars gameplay video courtesy of PeanutButterGamer on YouTube

Like what you see in the video? Why not pre-order the game from Amazon?

Grand Theft Auto or Grand Theft Noughto? Say what you think about the long-running game franchise in the comments box below.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

An Online Alternative to Guitar Hero

It’s a well known fact that Activision and Harmonix rule the music rhythm genre of video games, though for many gamers splashing out hundreds of dollars to buy peripherals hardly seems like a great financial move in this time of economic insecurity does it? This is why below I have written about one of my favourite free online alternatives to Guitar Hero.

Guitar Hero LogoJamLegend

The online game that I’m talking about is the marvellous JamLegend.Made up of about 100 (maybe more) rocking tunes, all of which are available and require no unlocking at all, this site is by far the best equivalent to Guitar Hero when you’re sat at the computer.

Another great feature to the site is the competitive multiplayer AKA ‘showdowns’. While not as advanced as that of Guitar Hero showdowns pit you and lots of other JamLegend users against each other with one aim, to rack up as many points as possible. JamLegend has a ton of other excellent features to it including these, it’s free to use, songs added every few days and there are leaderboards too. Plus if you’re using a desktop PC you can pick up the keyboard and play it just like a guitar, the same control scheme as Guitar Hero. I advise you to check it out as it’s a lot of fun,free and there are absolutely no ads. So why not give it a go?

JamLegend or Guitar Hero? Which one do you prefer? Pick one and say why in the comments box below.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Wii See Dead People

No, this post is not in fact about the movie 'The Sixth Sense' and instead it is actually about an upcoming title on the Nintendo Wii. After their great success with Dead Space on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the developers of the game are set to release a sequel.

Exclusively on Nintendo Wii.

Judging by the video below the game looks set to look like the fight for the last Krispy Kreme at a Weight Watchers meeting.
I.e deliciously gory.

Dead Space Extraction trailer courtesy of gamefront on YouTube.

Not heard of the original, Dead Space? Why not buy it from Amazon?

Dead Space or Dead Stupid?Think that the idea of another undead slaying video game is foolish? Say why in the comments box below.
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