Red Dead Redemption official trailer

Rockstar San Diego has finally released the official Red Dead Redemption trailer. A treat while this sequel of Red Dead Revolver comes out on the 27th of April 2010.

You can see it here.


The Gods must be kinda crazy

Alright then.

I love videogames…  How many times have you thought that?

For what it seems, people go further than that! This happened more than a week ago but it literally blew my mind. Apparently, this japanese guy that named himself for the wedding as Sal9000 married a girl named Nene Anegasaki. Okay, apart from the guy’s choice for the name nothing strange. It comes out that this girl is a character from a Nintendo DS game titled Love Plus.

Maybe I should reconsider my relationship and stalk the Dead or Alive girls before someone bests me…

You can watch the whole report on a youtube video and show your shock & awe at this crazy world.

Other stuff is the statement made by 2 Switzerland human rights groups named Trial and Pro Juventute after making a study of human rights violations within videogames where they put young players to play among others Call of Duty 4, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Far Cry 2. The object of the study was to see which videogames broke human rights…, they ended saying something like this:

“The practically complete absence of rules or sanctions is nevertheless astonishing: civilians or protected objects such as churches or mosques can be attacked with impunity, in scenes portraying interrogations it is possible to torture, degrade or treat the prisoner inhumanely without being sanctioned for it and extrajudicial executions are simulated,” finishing with, “At least a few games punish the killing of civilians or reward strategies that aim to prevent excessive damage.”

No harm done lads, from now on designers will make sure to reflect the fantasy world and leave cruelty for the real one. Two human rights groups didn’t find anywhere in the world were they could justify their funding better? weird… Games don’t justify violations, they just reflect reality as any other media does but they decided to focus on video games due to the “interactivity”. Oh well…

Last (but not least) is a set of new peripherals for the Wii for the ‘games’  Cyberbike and My Body Coach feauturing a static bike (yes you read well) and a pair of 500g dumbells respectively.

With all this going on I’m almost curious to see what comes out next!!!!! Maybe we will have a ping pong table wii peripheral for next year to make company to the tennis rackets!!! Or a straw hat for making fatalities in Mortal Kombat!!! Yay!!!

Remember… Ayame is mine!

Prince of Persia is back…

Ubisoft have recently anounced a new Prince of Persia game due for next year titled for now Forgotten Sands. It will be a return to the Sands of Time argument and the intention is for it to be released at the same time of, yes, the movie based on the Sands of Time game.

Seeing the results that videogames turned into movies have had I don’t know whether this is a good thing or not. Another thing is if Ubi has the intention of making PoP into a yearly series and if that is good for gamers… I wasn’t extremely fond of the last (except for the visual style) and probably it is a good idea to return to the Sands of Time storyline but yet…

I guess we will just have to wait and see.

There have been no confirmations about the systems it will run on but we can presume it will be a multiplatform game.

Best selling games of November

No surprises on this month’s list as we see Modern Warfare 2 take positions 1 and 2 in the chart (xbox 360 and PS3 respectively) with almost 10 million copies sold worldwide followed by the in console included Wii sports at quite a distance.

New entries have been powerful with New Super Mario Bros Wii (5th), Assassin’s Creed 2 (7th for Xbox360, 8th for PS3) and Left 4 Dead 2 (9th). The last 2 have been hardly a week in the market so we can suppose they will be bestsellers for December too… without counting the almighty MW2 which seems to be selling as it was expected to and will probably be the Christmas ‘must buy’ for many.


And yet one more time…

Little Big Planet!

It is probably one of the most common shouts in videogame awards through this last year. Since its release in October 2008 this game has caught the imagination of many PSN users and gave PS3 a ‘I must absolutely get this game’ exclusive title.  Nothing more can be said that hasn’t been said about LBA. Incredible art design, intelligent cooperation (or not) between players, great user content possibilities…

Media Molecule have stuffed themselves with awards but it seems the game still lives on. Yesterday they were awarded by the BAFTA Children’s awards 2009 as best game and this sums up to more than 20 different awards worldwide without counting critic and runners up awards.

It beat runners up Bloom Box: Bash Party, de Blob and Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise.

Although normally maybe this would not be an award to keep in much consideration as a gamer, it is worthy of mentioning that a game like LBA is capable of winning this prize when having a huge number of adult players within its ranks which shows its appeal to everyone.

Games can still be creative for the player and yet simple at the same time!

Congrats to the guys at Media Molecule!