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Archive for February 13th, 2009

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Ok so this is a very busy Friday afternoon, and I know you love the quick posts, so here’s one more little tidbit for the blogosphere before the long weekend: BioWare announced a new playable planet for their upcoming MMO, The Old Republic. Check out their post here for the details. The planet is called Hutta, and is the homeworld for the Hutts. If you don’t know what a Hutt is, chances are you aren’t going to be playing this game. But if you do, check out the screens, they look really cool. Get excited for this one…

If that wasn’t enough, the good people over at Loot-Ninja have put together the just released God of War 3 screenshots really nicely, so I thought I would link to those as a special added bonus since it’s almost qutting time. This game looks absolutely amazing, and is probably the reason why I’ll have to finally buy a PS3. Have a great weekend everyone, look for big things in the next week at The Bird Nest. There will be a few exciting announcements for all!

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I don’t have time to go into details (too busy discussing bad movies in the previous post) but I figured I would link to two interesting stories. Joystiq has the scoop on some new details for Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC and it sounds awesome. Sign me up for working with, instead of against, the Raiders and another set of weapons and armor. This will be released in March and I will definitely be updating as more information gets released.

Other then that, Microsoft announced the creation of their own line of retail stores. This guy could go either way. Apple seems to be the ideal here, where Microsoft probably wants to avoid the failures of Sony at all costs. Either way, another interesting move from everybody’s favorite monopoly. That’s all for now, enjoy the remainder of your Fridays!

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Happy Friday the 13th

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Another wonderful Friday at The Bird Nest is upon us and I thought that since it was Friday the 13th i would take a short trip memory lane with one of the stupidest games ever created, Friday the 13th for NES. It was lame, that’s all there really is to say about it. Gameplay? Boring. Graphics? Nothing special, even for 8-bit.

I thought, in honor of the 865,567th remake of this classic movie, we could brainstorm some of the better and worst movie-to-game adaptations over the years. Most of the time, a game based on a movie is so rushed, so carelessly developed, that it’s almost never worth the time and the money. Studios are so focused on their liscencing that they forget to make a quality game.

Don’t believe me? Pick up a copy of Superman Returns, Iron Man, or any of the Spiderman games. You will not thank me this time, unless you avoid these games like the plague. If you do give them a whirl, well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. They are under-developed, full of bugs, and none of them are any fun. But the question is, has there ever been a movie-based game that was worth buying?

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