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Posted on Oct 13th 2008 at 04:31:47 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under site news, Resident, evil,

When I sit back and think of some of my top games of all times, one of the first games that come to mind is Resident Evil 4. Don't get me wrong, the first three are great, but everything that they reinvented about this game for the series is amazing. Now I know some of you will say that the old camera views made the game what it is, and with the over the sholder view it does not feel like a RE game. While I will say with the fixed camera the game is a lot less scary, the game did have me on the edge of my seat for a few parts.

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So the question I am posting for the members of RFG today is: Can RE5 match the awesomeness that RE4 brought us when it first came out? Now, let me make sure you understand what I am saying. I am not talking about taking RE4 in one hand and RE5 in the other and talking about which one is better at this time. No, I am talking about looking at RE4 when it came out and looking at RE5 now. So, what do you guys think?

Posted on Aug 23rd 2008 at 05:27:28 AM by (shadowforte)
Posted under site news, top,10,innovations

So I was playing some games today (shock), when I started to think of great gaming innovations. Then I remembered that with all my other projects going on I forgot to make a blog post on RFG. So, here you go community:

10: Button Combos

I know what you are thinking. Button Combos!?! WTF? Alright, so it might not have been the first thing you would have thought of, but think about it for a second. Where would we be right now if you could not memorize a few combos and go kill your friend at Street Fighter? I will tell you where. We would be in a chaos of button smashers. If I wanted that, I would go play Smash Bros. (You ever wonder why it is called "Smash Bros?" There you go!)

9: Lvl Up!

Good job killing that slime there dude, you just reached Lvl 3. Have you ever set down and thought about how much this simple idea changed the gaming world? If not, then go play through Jade Empire (or any BioWare game for that matter). Lvling up is not only addictive, but lets you control the outcome of your wizard or knight or whatever.  Besides, without it I could not cast Fira.

8: Achievements

You know who you are. You are the one who played Gears for hours just so you can get that achievement. You sir have a problem, as do the rest of us who play XBL. People will play games they don't even like just to get a few more achievements on their Gamer Tag. It's like crack, McDonalds and WoW all in one. Run, coward!!!!!!!!

7: Unlockables

So how many of you that played Pitfall! on the 2600 thought that you would be unlocking characters in Ultimate Fighters Megamix? Without unlockables, the fighter fans out there would be stuck playing Ivy over and over and over (which is not a bad thing).

6: Percentage

When I first got 100% on Crash Bandicoot 2, I almost died. Then I found out there was more to get. Getting 100% in games keeps people playing and gives them something to brag about to their friends. Now go and get over 200% on Castlevania.

5: Character Creation

People love to customize. If you can create someone in a game that looks like you, or just looks cool in your mind, then the game has just won over your heart to the story. When we have something we create, we look out for it. We want it to be the best, and that is what people like with character creation.

4: Dialog Tree

This is one of my favorite things that people can put into the games that they make. It makes you feel like you are the character. The only games that I have seen this done to really well are games like Mass Effect, Jade Empire, and KOTOR (all from BioWare I might add. Are you getting sick of the love for them yet? Because I can move on to Capcom or Valve).

3: Cheats

We have all cheated on games in one point of our lives. If you have put in a code or read some info to get you ahead in a game, then you are a cheater. Now, while I don't like to cheat in games on my first play through (It takes the fun right out of it), I do like game
cheats and think they need to be on this list.

2: Online

We humans spend most of our time online now days. We read, learn to cook, mail, shop, etc. So why not game? Why not show off your skills on GH? Or beat someone down with a sword in Halo? Online has brought gamers from around the world to join up or smack talk their way to the top.

1: Saving

Remember the good old days? When you could not save your progress on Mario? Had to
enter a password on Mega Man? While those were the good old days, passwords and
no save options were not. Saving has made gaming amazing. Now you can save right
where you left off, and it makes games like Morrowind possible.

Posted on May 29th 2008 at 04:02:52 AM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Site News, top, games, shadowforte

So, we are back! Feels good to see the homepage again. So why not start up with a new weekly article, Shadowfortes 100 Best Games of All Time. So I will post 5 a week. Here we go!

100 Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis, Game Cube)

So, I was never a big Sega fan when I was a kid, because Nintendo ruled my house. I think the first time I played a Genesis was after I got my PS1, so I was a bit behind. One game though that will always stick out will be Sonic. It had something that Mario would never have: Speed. It was fast and had amazing colors and graphics for it's time. And IMO, Genesis had the best controller of that time, so that helped.

99 Phozon (Arcade, PS1)

So many things I could say about this game. The only thing the strikes me as odd though is that everyone I have asked about this game has never played it or only played it on PS1. I can also say that this is one heck of a hard game to play. But the awesome tactful game play and replay value make me keep coming back for more.

98 Burger Time (Arcade, NES, Game Boy)

Burger Time spawned a whole new type of game play for us that played it on the NES. Who thought making burgers by walking over them could be so much fun? With funny, yet hard to fight hot dogs, falling patty's and a little chef, how could you go wrong?

97 Rock Band (360,PS2,PS3,Wii)

What's Rock Band you say? Take the GH games, whip out four friends and Rock Band, and feel like you are on your first world tour. Rock Band steps it up to the next level with one of the best party games of all time, yet it is also a great single player game. With the options to create your band members, play online, and download new tracks each week, this game is a must have.

96 Dig Dug (Arcade, PS1)

Dig Dug is not a game I can just pick up and play. Matter of fact, I need to be in the mood for it. So why is it on my list? Because once you are in the mood to play it, you can't put it down. This game is so much fun, you just can't get enough. I mean, whats better the blowing air into a dragon until it blows up? Priceless.

Posted on Mar 26th 2008 at 06:12:27 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Wii, VC, Sega

We all knew it was coming. Sega Master System will be added as the next VC system over here. Here is what they have to say:

"SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Wonder Boy and Fantasy Zone will be the first wave of many SEGA Master™ System titles that will soon be available for download on the Wii™ Shop Channel. Prices start at 400 Wii™ Points for SEGA Master System titles. Wii Points can be purchased online or at select retailers at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points.

    WonderBoy - As Tom-Tom the Wonder Boy, it's up to you to rescue your girlfriend Tanya from the vile clutches of a monster that has kidnapped her. To do so, you must navigate through a series of worlds in a race against time to reach your goal, as you battle off foes and collect fruit that will add to the amount of time you have to complete your mission. You can also collect helpful power-ups from various eggs, but make sure to avoid the "bad" eggs and poisonous mushrooms that sap your precious vitality. Find the magic doll in each level that opens up the hidden areas, and make it to the very end to rescue your one true love!

    Fantasy Zone - Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. Once you've destroyed the bases, you'll have to beat the stage boss in order to move on to the next level. By using your guns and bombs wisely, you'll be able to take down your enemies and explore each of the crazy environments in this side-scroller. You can also buy upgraded weapons for your ship by accessing the shop. Various SEGA games through the years have referenced the Opa-Opa - now you can play the game that started it all!

    The Wii Shop Channel serves as the Wii's online storefront, where visitors can redeem Wii Points to download games and other items. Users need a high-speed Internet connection to access the Wii Shop Channel. More Virtual Console games will come available every Monday following launch. Users buy Wii Points at retail or with a credit card online from the Wii Shop Channel and redeem their Wii Points to download the classic games."

I never had a chance to play SMS, so this might be fun. And only 400 points for a game is not bad.

Posted on Mar 25th 2008 at 09:59:45 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Wii, Nintendo, DLC, Final Fantasy

The new upcoming Wiiplay title Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a King, will feature DLC.

The DLC so far will be new costumes that will be available for Leo and Chancellor Chime, such as a pirate set. You will also be able to download housing to gain more races such as the Yukes, Lilties or Selkies. Prices have not has a set price, but will be around 100-300 respectevely.

I am all for DLC on any game one the Wii after the Rockband news. And $3 is not bad for a whole new race in your game. Now all we need is an HD...

(Link: http://www.siliconera.com...life-as-a-king-explained/)

Posted on Mar 24th 2008 at 07:35:18 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Modern Gaming, PS3, Sony, PSP

PC World has stated that the new upcoming PS3 firmware, version 2.20, will include some great new features. PC World says:

"The updated firmware enables Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0, or BD-Live, to be supported on the PS3. BD-Live enables Blu-ray Disc makers to incorporate additional interactive features including downloadable video content, ringtones, games and more.

The firmware also exposes "Portable Copy," which enables PS3 users to copy a standard-definition version of the Blu-ray movie to a PlayStation Portable (PSP). You can transfer music and photo playlists from the PS3 to the PSP and use the PSP as a remote control for music playback using "Remote Play." DivX and WMV playback functionality has been improved, along with new Internet browser settings and additional AV settings."

I think that this is a great new ideal from Sony. They just keep pushing out more and more great ideals all the time now. I will admit I was one to be a PS3 Flamer, but now I am starting to like the new Playstation.

(Link via PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/ar...ddrivesmedia/article.html)

Posted on Feb 14th 2008 at 04:28:34 AM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Bioware, Star Wars KOTOR RPG

A post over on the Kotaku blog has info on Bioware working on a new KOTOR title. There is not much info yet, so it is still on borderline. All we can do is hope and pray. What do you think about the info? I can't wait. I just finished KOTOR 2 and am about to play through 1, and love it so far. Bring on more Star Wars goodness.

Link: http://kotaku.com/355808/...re-at-work-on-a-new-kotor

Posted on Jan 9th 2008 at 04:15:45 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Wii, Fad, Codemasters, Modern Gaming

Rod Cousens, to CEO of Codemasters has said, and I quote:

"I think this cycle has got a long way to go and it's certainly not over. Anyone writing off Sony and Microsoft do so at their peril. I could give you an argument that says there's going to be a 'Wii 2′ pretty quickly because [Nintendo would need one] in order to sustain momentum over a 10-year period. And what type of software would it have then? Because right now it isn't driven by technological supremacy or power. I wonder if the idea of opening up a whole new audience to 60-year-olds looking to make sure their brain cells don't die off is a sustainable form of entertainment. Maybe they got it right because we are all an aging population in Western markets, but I somehow think as a form of entertainment that won't be the case."

My reply? Why the heck are you in the gaming business? Are you that stupid? Let's talk some games, shall we? First off there is Super Mario Galaxy, which is regarded as one of the best games of all time. Second, we have the up coming release of Super Smash Bros Brawl, which is going to sell like hot cakes. Also, ton's of great 3rd party games coming up. Would you like me to name some Mr Cousens? Sure.:

Endless Ocean
No More Heroes
Dragon Quest Swords

So maybe if you could out from under your rock and see whats going on, your quotes would not make me sick. We are all on page 5 Mr Cousens, open the book please.



Posted on Dec 31st 2007 at 04:32:09 AM by (shadowforte)
Posted under Nintendo, Sony, Japan

Over this holiday season, the Nintendo DS Lite has broken the PS2 lifetime sales over in Japan. The DS racked up at a outstanding 20,954,157, compared to 20,901,468 PS2s Also keep in mind that the PS2 has had a four and a half year head start on are little dual screen. Way to go Nintendo. 


Posted on Dec 23rd 2007 at 05:16:18 PM by (shadowforte)
Posted under nintendo, smash, capcom, mega man

During Capcom's Bionic Commando "Top Secret" podcast, the series creator Keiji Inafune said that he has yet to hear from Nintendo about involving the Mega Man series in Smash Bros. He says: "Well, I really do love Super Smash Brothers. It's a great series-but, Nintendo hasn't asked me yet if they can use Mega Man in their game. I'm still waiting-we have a little bit of time left, it's not coming out for another few months. They might get around to asking us if we'd like to put Mega Man in Super Smash Brothers. Maybe if somebody from Nintendo is listening to this podcast, they'll give me a call." There is still time Nintendo! Give them a call!


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