I’m a Halo fan, plain and simple. I’m not a crazy fan, but a fan none the least. I showed up to my GameStop at 9pm for the midnight release. I was about 8th on the line. Talking to other random people in line about how we all thought ODST wasn’t good and how Halo 3 was nowhere near as good as Halo 2, the question came up. What version did you pre-order? Some said just the regular, many said the limited, but then I said Legendary. Out of the 10 people in the little circle of strangers, I was the only one giving away $150 plus tax for this Legendary Edition.After asking the Gamestop Manager, he only had 35 Legendary Editions to sell in all, and 30 of them were pre-ordered. Now although I just my version for free by winning a Gamestop after hours event contest, I was going buy the Legendary Edition regardless. I thought this was one of the best limited editions I’ve seen in a long time, and most likely ever. Was I wrong? In my opinion, I wasn’t.Bungie … [Read more...] about Was the Halo: Reach Legendary Edition Worth It?
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As a Playstation owner and advocate myself, I’m glad to see Sony giving back to its loyal customers. Sony is now introducing the Play On Gaming Rewards. While rewards programs like this tend to be a way to get you to dig deeper into your wallet than you would have already, if you’re a true fan and use Sony on a regular basis then you’re probably purchasing a lot of these items to begin with and this rewards program will only serve to lighten the financial load. The Play On program allows you to earn points by doing everything from joining Playstation Plus to simply making an online purchase from a variety of sources. To cut straight to the nitty gritty, a participant in Play On gets 100 points for linking his/her account and can earn 1 point for every dollar spent on PS Store when you link your account. The same deal applies to the Sony Online store, but it doesn’t stop there. You get 5x the points (5 points per dollar spent) … [Read more...] about Sony Introduces Play On Gaming Rewards
By: Matthew RorieDesign: Randall Montanari There have been various Mario RPGs on Nintendo systems since the original Super Mario RPG appeared on the SNES way back in 1996. With the advent of the Nintendo 64, though, the Mario RPG series was rechristened as Paper Mario, which featured Mario and his cohorts as flat, 2D entities inhabiting a world with more 3D elements than the previous generation of consoles allowed. The series continued with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on the Gamecube, and is now again brought forward on a new console, as Super Paper Mario has arrived for the Wii. Those of you who expected the same type of gameplay as appeared in the previous iterations of Paper Mario, though, are going to be a bit surprised, as Super Paper Mario features gameplay more aligned with that of the old 2D Mario games like Super Mario Bros. or New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS. No longer are battles turn-based affairs; instead, you’ll have to bop enemies on the … [Read more...] about Super Paper Mario Walkthrough
By: Doug Radcliffe It’s rare for a game to live up to the enormous pre-release hype and Grand Theft Auto IV is that rare game. With a huge Liberty City to explore, impressive detail, sharp writing, compelling characters, and a ton of side missions and activities to complete, Grand Theft Auto IV is not only the best GTA game ever, it’s one of the best games ever period. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get you through every facet of Grand Theft Auto IV and every corner of Liberty City. You’ll find a complete walk-through of the story mode, details on all friends, girlfriends, and random characters, solutions to side missions, multiplayer tips, and cheat codes. This Gamespot game guide to Grand Theft Auto IV features: Story Walk-through: A complete walk-through of the single-player game with tips on completing all mission objectives. Friends, Girlfriends, and Random Characters: Make friends, date girlfriends, and meet random characters. … [Read more...] about Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough
This article was originally published on GameSpot's sister site onGamers.com, which was dedicated to esports coverage. The following is an adaptation of Portrait magazine's original Chinese article about the revolution that is happening in Chinese esports. It has been translated into English and adapted for Western audiences with permission from Portrait MagazineChinese version credits: Content: Chuhan Chen, Da Wu / Editor: Da Wu / Photography: Bo-Wen Yu, Jun-Ru HuangEnglish adaptation credits: Translation: Reazony / Content: Nilu Kulasingham, Kelsey Moser / Editing: Thomas WattsWei "CaoMei" Han-Dong's mother remembers each time her son's monthly salary increased: November, 2011, trainee, 3,000 RMB ($491); March 2012, official member, 4,000 RMB ($654); November, same year, the IPL 5 Champions, 7,000 RMB ($1,145); May 2014, 10,000 RMB ($1,636); June, 20,000 RMB ($3,271). Now retired, he streams with an annual salary of five million RMB ($817,863).CaoMei is a former professional gamer … [Read more...] about “We play here so you don’t have to embarrass yourself.” – The new era of Chinese esports