Welcome to the March 1, 2010 edition of carnival of video game bloggers. As always, I’ve been a busy bunny, beavering away over at Nintendo Life, creating podcasts, reviews, news and loads of other stuff. Still, the Blog Carnival rolls on with some fantastic content this month as always. Let’s get on with the show!
Bryan Sharp presents The 5 Types of People Playing Brutal Legend posted at Gamebane, saying, “Here’s a funny article based on the audience for the new Double Fine game Brutal Legend.”
Brice Morrison presents 3 Overlooked Keys to Making Outstanding Games posted at The Game Prodigy, saying, “I’m editor of The Game Prodigy, a blog for indie developers and game students. I’d love to be part of this game blog carnival; let me know if you see any other articles of ours that you’d like!”
Martin Huang presents Dragonica Online Review posted at Martin Huang.
Jennifer Mannion presents Moshi Monsters â€“ Educational Computer Games and More for Kids posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.
Eric Gargiulo presents EA Sports MMA Video Game Trailer – Video | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Check out the trailer for the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. The trailer aired live on the Strikeforce CBS broadcast and appropriately features Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko. As far as graphics go, the game looks tremendous. The action sequences feature takedowns, strikes, an arm bar, and a muay thai clinch. This is the first visual taste gamers have gotten at EAâ€™s new venture. The game is scheduled for a 2010 release.”
Eclipse presents 100 Games I?ve Played, Part 1 posted at Gaming My Way.
Eric Gargiulo presents Kickinâ€™ It Old School: New Super Mario Bros Wii Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Back in the early 1990â€™s, Super Mario Bros. dominated the platform game market, and for good reason. Super Mario Bros. 3 was and still is the most successful video game to have ever been released, spawning a generation of competition that could not even come close to its dominance. Super Mario Bros. 3 was the most sold and highest reviewed NES games to have ever been released, this game has even the dubious honor of having one of the first product placement movies ever to be its launch pad.”
Matthew Overstreet presents Gritty Grand Theft Auto 4 is a Humorous Comedy posted at Matthew Overstreet’s Film Thoughts.
Shin presents DJ Hero 2 confirmed posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Activision has announced that they will indeed make another DJ Hero. Despite lackluster sales, it hopes to make a bigger name in the near future with this title. The idea is quality over quantity.”
Shin presents Sony announces PS3 DVR kit for Japan posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Sony announces a PS3 DVR kit for Japan that allows you to play your system or watch movies will recording and browsing programs.”
Shin presents Good interview on how to effectively voice act on Video Games posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “A video on how to voice acting and how to get into a voice acting interview.”
Shin presents New Rocket Knight Adventures due in 2010?! SAY WHAT??? posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog, saying, “Rocket Knight adventure, a cult classic, is remade on the PS3 and Xbox 360.”
Shin presents Megaman 10 and Final Fight confirmed for 2010! Footage of Megaman 10! posted at Playstation 3 Game Console Blog.
Eric Gargiulo presents Clank To The Future: Ratchet & Clank Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Ratchet & Clank have been some of my favorite games across multiple Playstation systems both portable and console. The first game was an instant classic on the PS2, it introduced new ways to play a 3D platform and it also brought with it a very good sense of humor. Jak & Daxter at the time were the kings of the 3D platform for the PS2 and many felt that this game would simply just use those characters as a spring board to make some cash, but they were wrong.”
Tony Huynh presents Greatest Video Game Trailers, God of War III (3) Release date and cover posted at LimitlessUnits.com, saying, “A countdown to the greatest video game trailers of all time. God of War III release date and cover finalized.”
Eric Gargiulo presents New UFC Undisputed 2010 Details and News posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The buzz is already well underway for the next Ultimate Fighting Championship video game. UFC Undisputed 2010 is just a few months away with a scheduled May 25, 2010 release date. One of the designers from THQ recently revealed a ton of news and details about the upcoming MMA video game. As great as the first UFC Undisputed video game was, if even half of these changes and improvements live up to expectations, this game could go down as one of the greatest video games of all time.”
Vicky presents Fun with ThinkGeek Ice Cube Trays posted at TGAW, saying, “Not sure if this is entirely fitting for your carnival. A post on using ThinkGeek Ice Cube Trays to make geek chocolates such as adorable little Space Invaders. :)”
Joshid presents Why there isn’t a new Power Rangers for 2010? posted at SentaiRider, saying, “Just awesome news on power rangers, I love it.”
Luke Geraghty presents 101 Classics: World of Warcraft posted at Luke Geraghty.com, saying, “I believe ‘World of Warcraft’ has earned its place in the hall of video game classics. Please check out my article!”
Bilal Mughal presents Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2 Review. Worth the buy ? posted at House of Tech, saying, “The path Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has come till now. Is it Still worth it to buy ?
Especially when there have been controversies, mainly being the dedicated servers..”
Bilal Mughal presents New Game Titles. Are they ridiculously over priced ? posted at House of Tech, saying, “Are the Game Really Over Priced ?
How much do the Developers Earn ?
Is it Fair ?”
KPC presents Aion: Tower of Eternity Review posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.
KPC presents Add ons for Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.
KPC presents Tips for Getting Kinah in Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.
KPC presents What is Aion the Tower of Eternity? posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.
KPC presents How to Create the Best Charter in Aion posted at Aion the Tower of Eternity.
sheila hopes presents Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews: August 2009 posted at Wii-fit and Wii-games Reviews, saying, “This game is great for Star Wars fans! It allows you to take the place of a variety of characters from the Clone Wars series and movie and battle with other characters. I really love this game”
D.C. Douglas presents Video Game Nirvana posted at THE D.C. DOUGLAS BLOG.
Adam presents Top 10 Halo Guns posted at Flip The Turtle.
Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Video Game Cheats and New Features posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 is available today and for some, this is the first half of your Guitar Hero 5 / Guitar Hero Van Halen bundle. The game features 85 songs, new GH features and the debut of Kurt Cobain. Expect a lot of the standard Guitar Hero cheats to work with the game.”
Jennifer Mannion presents Tropix- Fun, Educational Kids Computer Game Ages 6 on up posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down The Cover 2 Defense posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “This year it’s a bit harder to break down the Madden 2010 Cover 2 defense, since you can’t just put the tight end on a streak and get between the safeties. You have to open up the playbook a bit more to do this.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Old-enstein: Wolfenstein Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Now fast forward almost ten years later, the newest Wolfenstein game in the series tries its best at eclipsing that games success but comes up way short. The new game continues the story of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his pursuit to eliminate the Nazi Empire.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Guitar Hero 5 Full Import Song List posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Guitar Hero 5 was released earlier this week with 85 songs. This is the third Guitar Hero game released in 2009. Unlike previous GH games, Activision has now allowed users to import songs from older Guitar Hero games into the GH5. Here is the full list of import-friendly Guitar Hero 5 songs.”
Cricket presents Game Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum posted at NERDSOCIETY.com, saying, “Review of the latest hype game, Batman: Arkham Asylum”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips: Breaking Down Defensive Man Coverage posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “I like to break down man defense in Madden 2010 using one of four strategies. I like to either use my Madden opponent’s weakness to my advantage, hit the flats, use my tight end, or use wide receiver or half back option routes.”
Eric Gargiulo presents OrcPad Online Games Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Orcpad.com is an online gaming website and has a lot of cool free games. I was pretty happy with their random tab because each time when I visited the page I got a random selection of 15 games and at the same time some very cool games came up initially. Also I could find lots of fun games this way.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden Curse Strikes Troy Polamalu In Week 1 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Madden Curse wasted no time this NFL season. Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t even make it to halftime in Week 1 against the Titans. The Madden 2010 cover features Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald fantasy football owners are holding their breath everywhere.”
Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden 2010 video game players may have noticed that their roster is a little outdated. EA will fix that with a new Madden 2010 Roster Update. EA released the details of the next Madden update. The update will bring rosters up to date with NFL opening day lineups and recent transactions.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Can Buy Me Cheats! The Beatles: Rock Band List Of Cheats posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The Beatles: Rock Band is a very popular video game. Like other Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, there are plenty of Game Cheats available. Check out the full list of The Beatles: Rock Bands cheats. Follow these instructions and you will have more game unlockables than you know what to do with.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Breaking Apart the Cover 3 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Breaking apart the Madden cover 3 defense is a lot easier than breaking open a cover 2. I like to overload one side and have underneath routes just in case. In that play, there aren’t any buzz zones (purple zones) so the corners are open. You can run a play that has a corner route and a flat route to break down the lack of coverage they’ll have against one of the two routes.”
Eric Gargiulo presents The Side Scroller Is Back: Shadow Complex Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Epic Games delivers another solid hit outside of there Unreal Tournament series. This time around its a 2D/3D side scroller called Shadow Complex. This title unlike there previous games on the consoles is a Downloadable Title online on Xbox Marketplace.”
Jaybot presents Jaybotâ€™s essential Top 10 best Videogames of all time. | Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games posted at Jaybot7 : Jason Surguine : Music : Audio : Design : Games, saying, “You wanna study game design without blowing all your money at Full Sail? This is so subjective, but people always ask me what my favorite games are (since I design games as a profession). This is a list of the 10 (okay, 50) best games that inspire me as far as game design.”
Surbhi Bhatia presents Epoc-h of Gaming posted at The Viewspaper Â» The Viewspaper.
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips and Strategy: Twin WR Sets & Beating A Nano Blitz posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “A nano blitz has been around Madden since the years of Madden 04-05 where your opponent would setup a blitz that gets to your QB really fast, coining the term nano blitz as it got there almost in a nano second. If it’s a good nano, someone will break free even with a TE blocking.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Gets AFL Legacy Pack Today posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “EA will release yet another Madden 2010 video game update today. The AFL Legacy Pack download is now available for Madden 10. The pack pays tribute to the AFL and will integrate classic AFL presentations and uniforms into Madden. The download is available on Xbox Marketplace and the PSN store.”
James Reilly presents Xbox Repairs ï¿½ How To Fix A Stuck Game Using A 360 Repair Guide posted at XBox Repair Guide.
Eric Gargiulo presents WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Deals and Screenshots posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The new WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game is on the way! WWE superstars John Cena, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio all featured on the cover. New game screen shots reveal the most detailed pro wrestling video game in gaming history. In addition to great graphics, the new game promises more customization than ever from users.”
Eric Gargiulo presents Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story â€“ Video Game Review posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story is a game I have been waiting to review for quite some time. The game was released in Japan back in February and since then, I have done everything I can to get as much information about this classic.”
Jennifer Mannion presents Top 5 Educational Kid Friendly IPhone/ITouch Apps posted at Kids Computer Games Recommendations.
Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 2010 Tips And Strategy – Pittsburgh Steelers Money Plays | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Madden video game players are very familiar with the term â€œmoney plays.â€ A money play is a play that works almost 90% of the time you run it either on offense or defense. Today, we take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelersâ€™ money plays. Use these Madden plays and lead the Steelers back to the Super Bowl.”
RetroEnter presents RetroEnter Presents: Spiderweb posted at For the Love of Retro, saying, “RetroEnter about Spiderweb’s games”
Luke presents How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars posted at Lukedude5’s Blog, saying, “How to rush with UNSC leaders in Halo Wars for Xbox 360. Head to my blog for how to rush with Covenant leaders.”
Eric Gargiulo presents New Madden 2010 Roster Update #6 Details posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “The boys at EA have worked hard on yet another new Madden 2010 update. The update is available now for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users and features updated NFL rosters, player injuries and skills/attributes. Get Michael Crabtree on the field immediately or have Mark Sanchez throw deep to Braylon Edwards immediately with the new update.”
Bryan Sharp presents Dante’s Inferno Encourages Baby Killing posted at Gamebane, saying, “Gamebane is a video game comedy blog that offers a unique perspective on the game industry. This post is some commentary on the recently announced Dante’s Inferno achievement that encourages players to kill babies.”
Eric Gargiulo presents It’s Go Time: PSP Go Review | CamelClutchBlog.com posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, “Sony has finally answered the demands by the media, blog community, and well just about everyone else outside of those two demanding sources. I have be waiting for an upgraded PSP with a built in Hard Drive for some time since I have always wanted a more digital gaming handheld. Well enter the PSP Go, a screen sliding, hard drive equipped, much more smaller and sleek looking PSP brings with it a new way of playing gaming while on the go. Instead of a media drive such as a Game Card slot like the Nintendo DS or the UMD with the current PSP, the Go relies solely on downloading anything and everything.”
As always, a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a post, and I hope you find at least one interesting post to read and comment on. Get to know your fellow bloggers and all kinds of avenues may open for you.
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